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“A fantastic villa” A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the adults enjoyed relaxing on the sun
We stayed at Casa Dos Sonhos for 6 nights in June. The villa is great - clean, modern, large and has everything you need for a self- catering holiday.
We had no problems during our stay and Ian (the… More
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal pla… More
“I still want 2 buy this great appartment” Been twice this year could not b happier very nice owners nothing seams 2 much trouble they just let u enjoy your stay,not far away if u ever needed anything or advice. On my last review i did say make sure u
“Beautiful farmhouse, very clean, spacious pool very clean. Everything you need for a relaxing break.” Stayed for a long weekend with family who had travelled from the UK, the farmhouse is lovely and in a nice quiet location with shops close by. The ro
“Stunning holidays in Palmela” Mandy gave us a warm welcome. The house is fully equipped.We felt very comfortable in this cosy, bright and convenient place. The Garden is spacious with a nice patio and a lemon tree. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe.
“Very nice place for families or big groups, close to the beach” We traveled with parents and children in Dec 2014 and chose to stay at Casa Europa. We had a very good stay - the place is close to the beach which made it very easy for us to go to the b
I would definitely recommend this place for large group (especially Family and kids). The caretaker (Amit) is very helpful and courteous. Thumbs up.… More
Thank you Patrick!
“Ideal Accommodation in Goa for a group of 10”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2014
The experience of staying in a Private Villa just couldn't be better. The Bedrooms where big and very comfortable. The whole place was clean and tidy (Although not so much when we were leaving, but th… More
Thank you for your kind review and am glad you enjoyed the place. We now have a new staff called Amit replacing Kamal who is a good cook. So going forward it would much more kitchen support if you wish to have BBQ, family dinner etc. Other than that, i think you misspelled the distance to the beach, which is only 100-150 meters from the villa rather than a kilometre. Thank you once again and we look forward to you staying with us in the future.
“Best Place for comfort and covenience.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
I have gone to goa thrice in this year and twice i have stayed at this place, the bunglow. Amazing place to stay. It is spacious , with 3 AC bedrooms and flat screen TV in all the rooms. Kitchen and h… More
It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us every time and thank you for taking time out to write a review this time. It is always a pleasure to have our regular guests who use our property with love and care as they would with their own house. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!
“Recommended!!” First time staying in Lagos. The apartment was ideally located. Beach 10 min. Shopping 5 min. Clean and well equipped apartment. No pool or communal facilities but would definitely stay here again. Recommended!!
I've been to Lagos 4 times now and I have to say, this has been the best trip so far. The place keeps getting better and better. Normally I come in the summer but the winter is even better.
I usually… More
Reviewed 28 Jan 2015
My hubby and I had a lovely time in Portugal. The appartment location is very close to the beach and atractions. We found a great deal. Very tidy and clean. For sure we will comeback soon! … More
“Convenient modern studio”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2015
Great spot in a lovely town. My husband has limited mobility so we really appreciated having parking so near the apartment. … More
“Gem of a find in Porto” For a start the apartment has great views over the River Douro. It has everything you need for a city break. There is a lounge area with all mid cons and a very comfortable sofa bed. There is a small well equipped kitchen area
“Spectacular view over Port Soller” We stayed in Apt 7 on the 3rd floor. The apartment is quite spacious and well equipped with a terrace affording a picture-postcard view of the port. Ours was a sightseeing and walking holiday which was well served b
I have just spent an enjoyable week in flat 7 Port Soller Apartments. The apartment is very comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen facilities are very good. The views from front and back of the apartme… More
“Well- presented and equipped accomodation on the outskirts of an interesting and lively Spanish town.” My husband and I had a great time based at Casa Antequera for one week just before Christmas. It was the ideal base for exploring the surrounding ar
“A comfortable, clean and spacious apartment in a quiet, charming town”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2016
We had a great stay at Jane and Dave's apartment in Antequera for a week in February, 2016. The rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped, with everything we needed. Jane and Dave were… More
Hello Richard and Christa
Thank you taking time to give us your lovely review. We very much enjoyed welcoming you here as guests and hope you can visit again very soon. We so wished the weather could have been better for you but are pleased to hear you enjoyed our log burner.
Jane and Dave
“El Palmeral - Kieran & Evior White - Nice People, Nice Location” This was an pleasant experience from the moment we booked it. Kieran & Evior were extremely helpful from the outset. The apartment/house is situated in a quiet suburb about a ten minute
“Perfect location, wonderful pool and gardens, great house”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
This house is on a lovely complex of only 47 houses.Having stayed on the complex before, we already knew the area. The house was very clean and had everything you needed.The roof terrace at the top … More
“Great location and relaxing”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2014
I came to stay at El Palmeral with a group of girlfriends for a week at the start of July 2014. We wanted to be close enough to Puerto Banus for nightlife but far enough away so we could relax in the … More
“Gorgeous house - a home from home!” We stayed at Girasol in June 2016 a new what an absolutely beautiful house it is. It was perfect in every way from its lovely lounge area opening out into the garden, to its 4 decent sized bedrooms and well equipped
Cannot think that there could be any better place for allowing us to have a relaxing Easter break. Secluded, very quiet and so relaxing, it was hard to leave the house. We had the doors to the patio… More
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l
“Hope to return!” Having never been to Portugal before I was really excited to experience somewhere new and to stay in such a beautiful villa in lovely surroundings was amazing!
I travelled with my husband and 3 children age 16,13 and 10 along with a
“Relaxing Holiday” This is a comfortable apartment that we have stayed in before. All the self catering facilities you could hope for in the kitchen.. Perhaps a gas lighter would be good. Nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Only 10-15 min walk to nearest
We stayed at the apartment for two weeks. It was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need. There was also clean linen and towels delivered half way through which was great.
Great location… More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2013
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone. It is a new, very nice place to stay with everything you might need while you are there. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine - nice! The owners w… More
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your stay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and have taken note of your comment about the lack of wi-fi. We have recently installed wi-fi and cable TV service in the apartment, which will make it more convenient for our guests to access the internet, etc., and to have more options for TV when at the apartment. Thanks for the suggestion!
“Central Location, Fantastic Views”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2013
Centrally located apartment, just 5 mins. walk to train station and 10 mins to bus station. (Lagos has very good access by bus/train to interesting areas along the Algarve.) The apartment itself is v… More
“Great House, close to everything, will definitely book again” We had such a great time in this house, excellent views, close to resort and wrecks and soooo clean!! Will hopefully get back there soon.
“Fantastic Holiday” My husband and myself visited Kalkan for our honeymoon. We were looking for privacy around the pool area but to stay near the town of Kalkan. Looking at the images of Villa Narin we were unsure of the privacy of the pool area so we
“Stunning, private villa close to the centre of the city”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2015
I stayed at Villa Narin for a week in early June with my sister and cousin. Before even having decided on this villa, I chose to contact Lynne, the owner of the villa, with some concerns I had as I wa… More
“An amazing villa a real home from home”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a really relaxing holiday at Villa Narin over our two week stay.
The villa was extremely well equipped particularly the kitchen and incredibly spacious allowing you total privacy if you wante… More
“In its entirety, purely wonderous.”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
Villa Narin is situated high above Kalkan Bay that gives amazing views of the town and its surrounding region. The villa itself though, exceded all our expectations, you couldn't want for anything. Ou… More
“Memorable Holiday in a wonderful Villa” The Villa is every bit as wonderful as it looks in the pictures. Well maintained villa and gardens. I loved the views and position of the Villa . We booked the Villa for our family to celebrate our 30th Wedding
We loved our stay at the Villa Sonbahar! We travelled with our 18 month old so really appreciated the homely feel the villa had to offer. The villa is nice and private so you can enjoy the gorgeous vi… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are very pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of Villa Sonbahar and found everything to satisfaction.
We will be more than happy to welcome you and your family again at Sonbahar at anytime.
“Beautiful villa, beautiful weather, what more do you need!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2014
Stayed for one week at the end of September. The villa is lovely, and has some amazing views from the terrace and the two balconies leading from the upstairs rooms. Well equipped and spacious proper… More
Many thanks for your wonderful comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at villa Sonbahar and its amazing views.
We would love to welcome you and your family again in the future.
“Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped villa with amazing views.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Sonbahar. The photos do not really do it justice. It was very comfortable and the air conditioners worked perfectly. Sharon and her husband met us and were on hand … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments,its true photos don't do villa sonbahar justice and the breathtaking views,which you wake upto.We are pleased you had a lovely time and would love to welcome you again to our home.
“Great holiday” This was our second stay at this excellent apartment, we will look to return again.
Apartment in very good condition, pool close and Sun beds always available.
We did have a couple of issues this time but these were sorted quickly by
“Wonderful Trip - Made Special By This Great Apartment”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
No hassle or fuss as this apartment was simply the icing on a wonderful trip to Portugal. I've been coming to the Algarve now for many years and have stayed in many places but this apartment was by fa… More
Thank you for the great review. Look forward to seeing you in 2017.
“Excellent well presented apartment”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
We have stayed in a number of apartments over the years in Portugal and have found this to be the best. It is well appointed, modern, spacious and close to the golf courses,beaches and local supermark… More
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We found the apartment to be warm and homely, where all of the family could relax for the week that we stayed. The weather was beautiful which enhanced the outstanding view of the 7th hole of Vale de … More
“Well positioned, high quality accommodation, fantastic value.” Thanks Lynn and Dave for sharing your holiday home. We had a fantastic week. The apartment is well located and the facilities were home from home. The beach is only a short walk away. The
We first stayed one week in September 2011. The best comment we can make on our experience with the property and its landlord is to have returned for 2 weeks in July 2012. Location, condition are equi… More
Nice to have you back staying with us, hope to welcome you again in 2013 !
“Fantastic property, easily accessible to fabulous beach and vibrant town of Lagos!”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2011
We had a great holiday ... it's a perfect location for families with teenagers, as they could make their own way into Lagos safely. Very close to a superb beach with water sports, sun beds and great b… More
Your comments are much appreciated, hope to see you again.
“Beautiful, tranquil, relaxing holiday in Turkey” We had a really nice time in Turunc and the Olive Villa was amazing. The villa has everything you could need and the views are spectacular. The swimming pool was excellent and Turunc itself is very rela
The accommodation and surroundings were outstanding, wish i could have brought the view and the villa back with us. The place is set in a quiet place and only a short walk to lots of good amenities. … More
It was lovely to meet you and see you all enjoying your time in Turunc. Thank you for writing a review and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
“Beautiful, secluded villa”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2013
5 star villa, excellent, modern, clean on the edge of a sleepy little town. If you like your peace and quiet then this villa is perfect. Beautiful mountain views and the outside space with pool makes … More
“A great villa in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
My friend and I had a lovely week in this great villa. The views are beautiful and the villa is in a great location - far enough out of the town to be peaceful but close enough for it to be easily ac… More
I am glad you had a lovely holiday and look forward to you visiting again.
“Beautiful Villa and Oasis of peace and tranquility” Villa Unique is exactly as described. The villa and pool are both excellent. The villa is beautifully fitted and extremely clean. The pool is wonderfully warm. The gardens are well tended and lov
We had a great time, the villa was clean, tidy and had everything you could possibly need. Thank you very much.… More
“Family Villa in Quiet Area, Close to Amadores Beach”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2012
Our second time at the Villa. Great place for a family stay. Fully equipped home with a private pool in Quiet Area in 20mins walking distance to Amadores Beach. Well Furnished, Cinema System, BBQ.… More
“Absolutley brilliant place to stay with everything and more at the villa”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2012
The villa was absolutley perfect!!! everything you need and more,your clothes is all you need as they provide towels, hairdryer,books games dvds etc. The heated pool was great,as well as the surroundi… More
“*********SUPERB APARTMENT**********” Stayed here for nineteen nights in may / june, the apartment was very easy to find not far off the exit of the AP7. We were met on arrival by (big) Colin who was a complete gent and very informative. The apartment
“Wonderful” Having just returned from a 10 day holiday in this house, all I can say is - it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for myself, my son & his family. Upstairs, the outside balcony was huge. Everything you could think of was provided -
“Excellent, I'll return there” Owner very communicative and helpflul.
The zone is splendid and peaceful and the house is spacious, clean, just as the advertisement said. A very good option to stay in the Algarve and spend a good time there.
“Gorgeous villa with spectacular views of beautiful Kalkan” Lovely villa which is very well presented. Party consisted of 4 adults and 2 teenagers and had plenty of space inside and outside. Villa well equipped, enjoyed the vast array of books availabl
We had a fantastic family holiday at Villa Sienna in Kalkan - perfect villa in a brilliant location with incredible views (advantage of being high in the hills), we'll definitely be back! Even our 3 t… More
“Fantastic villa with great views”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
Our first visit to Kalkan, Villa Sienna was a fantastic choice. The villa is finished to a very high standard, with all the facilities you could ever need. Spent most days relaxing round the pool, chi… More
Reviewed 16 Sep 2012
We spoke to the owners before we booked and were impressed by their honest appraisal. They happily answered minor queries prior to our arrival, which is always reassuring.
When we got there the facil… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed, informative & truthful review. We are trying very hard to offer a holiday villa that guests feel is well presented, honestly advertised & fairly priced and has all the things that make a holiday relaxing & comfortable. Look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Sienna anytime soon !
“Perfect Villa. Perfect Holiday” Just returned from Villa Amycha. Joanna couldn't have been more helpful from beginning to end,even calling us during our holiday to check everything was alright. This Villa is truely amazing. The pool, pool bar and alfr
“The perfect holiday in the perfect villa in the perfect place.”
Reviewed 27 Jun 2015
This is the most perfect villa - in the most perfect setting - overlooking the most perfect view of town and bay. The villa's amenities are such that you don't really really need to go out, but if you… More
Thanks so much for writing such a lovely review and I'm really glad your holiday was everything you hoped it would be and that it worked out so well taking the baby on holiday for the first time! Looking forward to welcoming you all back next June - thanks for your ongoing custom!
“Villa Amycha is 5 star”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
The villa is lovely,spacious and has the most lovely views over the bay of Kalkan.You have everything you could possibly need and more.I would highly recommend have a chef to come to the villa and co… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our villa - so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all the facilities as well as the fabulous sea views, and we look forward to having you back to stay at some point in the future!
“Villa Amycha has raised the bar for all future holidays”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Service: Everything was simple and worry free from inital booking until departure. Joanna was very open to special requests and was happy to organise and book a personal chef and ordered a birthday ca… More
Thank you for such a detailed and positive review. I'm so glad you had a lovely time at Villa Amycha celebrating your husbands birthday.... and yes you will just have to return to enjoy the villa again and explore further afield next time. I look forward to welcoming you back to stay!
“Great apartment, great location.” Spacious, clean, ground floor apartment, beautiful décor, quiet location, close to beach and village (10 min walk to each - trainers or flat shoes are a good idea) Kitchen well equipped, including a new washing machi
Beautiful apartment. Ideal location - minutes from the beach and the town.
Felt a little uncomfortable booking without a contract but everything went smoothly.… More
“Great apartment in a quiet location, close to beach”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
We've recently returned from a stay at this fab ground floor apartment.
The apartment overlooks the rear gardens and is a short walk from the communal swimming pool. The whole complex is gated and… More
“Excellent Holiday Apartment, Suitable for Families Young and Old.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We have just enjoyed a wonderful week, we went with our daughter, husband and their 1 year old baby and we all found the apartment very pleasing. It is in a wonderful spot, a very short walk to the be… More