Stayed here for a week with friends and our teenage children. English agent very helpful, arranged good transfers and provided basic provisions on request. Villa very clean and spacious set in large grounds in a quiet cul de sac.
Lovely outdoor eating area and a good sized pool with cover. Maid came once a week as did the pool cleaner and gardener. Free wifi included.
Found a supermarket, Apolonia within a ten minute walk and it was like walking into Waitrose. Gale beach an easy 15 minute walk (slightly downhill) with cafe and watersports. Could get by without a car if all you want is pool and beach. Taxi to Albufeira only 10 euros. If any grumble it was the lack of an information book in Villa to help source local amenities etc.
Would definitely recommend and return given the chance.
This was our first time to the Algarve, so didn't know what to expect. We wanted access facilities but not to be in the middle of town, and Villa Pardal was excellent for that.
On the edge of an estate, with a 10 minute walk (downhill) to a quiet cove, 5 minute walk to a small supermarket, 5 minute drive to the amazing Gale beach and 10 minute drive to the middle of Albufeira it was perfect if you have a car, and good enough without.
The villa is clean, well laid out and has a fantastic pool on the sunny side of the house. The British agent was sooooo helpful and quick to respond with queries about the house and recommendations of restaurants, places to go etc. She was onsite to resolve an issue we had within the hour - fantastic!
Decor was perhaps a little tired, and it could have done with a welcome pack introducing the house and area, which was what stops it getting 5 stars, but we would definitely go back.