Suburb villa. All previous reviews are true but don't quite do it justice! 2 south facing rooms upstairs have spectacular idyllic views over balcony and roof tops to the med. One more room upstairs - equally spacious. All have been sparsely but beautifully decorated and have original unusual art works above very comfortable but firmish double beds. Bedding and all towels for pool and bathrooms are fresh and spotless. Kitchen towels supplied too. Unfortunately no cleaning products supplied. 1 dish tablet and some washing liquid and that was it.
However, I digress....all decoration was white and fresh. Beautifully tiled bathrooms with 4 baths. Only double room on ground floor had shower only. 5th huge bedroom faced east on ground floor.
Hallway had marble staircase with floor to ceiling widow wall facing east - very deco feel.
Kitchen had every kind of gadget, dish and tool necessary for the most adventurous cook. Side door to west from kitchen conveniently situated to access barbecue area. No condiments spices or herbs - kean cooks could maybe take their own supply as it is expensive to buy lots of different jars for tiny amounts. Not that easy to take by plane either! I suspect leaving open jars for visitors might not be considered safe or hygenic.
I'm not half way round the house yet...
Air conditioning/heating requires patience as it takes 5 minutes to get started - we thought it wasn't working! Any one with fair skin take mosquito repellant even in mid December - I woke covered in bites.
TVs in every room but not much in English. TV in lounge superb as was WiFi. Smart TV with Netflix - great. Kids cartoons life saver.
Hot tub and pool absolutely musts. We were so glad we paid extra. We could have quite happily stayed there all day. We did occasionally venture out! Very close to supermarket, bus stops, shops, car rental day trips etc. Olhas d'Agua shore very pretty and laid back. La Cigale restaurant on beach marvelous for traditional fish dishes including Cataplanya - seafood 'stew' in copper dish.
We didn't have time for snooker, table tennis and gym! Luckily we had no rain at all. Wish we had had more than a week though.
Well appointed villa with all you need for your stay. The owner was most accommodating with regard to arrival and departure. The heating for the pool and jacuzzi was well worth the extra charge and kept the youngsters in the party entertained all week. We had slight problem with the hot water supply but the owner got it sorted as soon as we informed him. The games room was well used over our stay.It is conveniently placed for three beaches, supermarket and bars but still quietespecially in the evening. Suggested minor improvements would be an information booklet for guests with details of the local area, transport links, emergency contact numbers, doctors etc local attractions and so on. Tools for cleaning the barbeque would also help as grills are very difficult to deal with.
We did not want to leave!
A very spacious villa which sleeps 10 comfortably. All bedrooms were large in size very clean and well presented and had an ensure bathroom. The living and dining areas were large and had all the facilities to relax, the kitchen was large and equipped with all utensils needed to cook and eat in a large group. Outside there was a large dining area and seated area. The steps led down to a large pool and jacuzzi which was lovely to use during the day and night. In the cellar there was a large games room which kept the children and adults busy especially when they wanted some time out of the sun. There was a barbecue area which was also useful. It may have been useful to have a folder with menus, phone numbers, maps and things to do locally but the people who ran the local New York pub were extremely friendly and helpful
A GREAT, peaceful, well maintained spacious Villa with views. Hi tech kitchen appliances with all comforts of home throughout. Great pool and hot tub. Plenty of seating throughout where you can be together or a quiet spot to read. Family dining inside and out on the terrace - Superb for entertaining.
Great Location, walking distance to amenities. We had a party of 10 (family and friends) and everyone had enough space inside and out! We all had a fabulous time - lots of laughing, swimming and soaking up the sun!
We will visit again!
This villa is everything we could have asked for & more! It was beyond what we expected & the attention to detail is fantastic. It is so central , ideal for both couples & families. Every question was answered & request was met with out hesitation. The photo don’t do this place justice. It was a pleasure to stay here
Superb villa, recently renovated to an extremely high standard.
First class contact with owner, very responsive.
Location is perfect, no car required with everything within walking distance over a shortcut leading to a supermarket 5 minutes away.
10/15 minute walk to the beach.
Albufeira 5 minutes away via car but easily walkable.
Market Cafe and Cafe Creme 5 minute walk for breakfast, coffees and cheap beers!
Fratellis & Manzo restaurants highly recommended beside beach.
Pool heating recommended especially for kids.
Look forward to returning sooner rather than later!
This high quality, newly renovated villa is ideally located in a peaceful setting and yet due to a short, sandy path you are only 200 yards from a supermarket, cafes, bars and restaurants and only 600 yards from the lovely sea-front/beach of Olhos d'Agua which is a laid-back fishing village that lies between the busier towns of Vilamoura and Albufeira. This is the 3rd villa of Joao's (the owner) that we have visited and the standard in all 3 is very high - it is spacious with 5 bedrooms (all en-suite) and a cellar that contains a gym and a games-room. The rear exterior is stunning as it boasts not only a very large inviting swimming pool and Jacuzzi but also from the balcony has fantastic views of the ocean and as it is south-facing gets the sun all day long. Joao is very good to deal with as are his staff who are very helpful on arrival and during your stay. This quality villa in a peaceful setting is well recommended!