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“Enjoyed every minute of our stay”

Review of Casa Quintinha

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From path over the garden and pool to the sea
view from the terrace of pool  and annex area
View from garden path
Living/dining area
Dining area to upper floor
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Kitchen
pool terrrace
View from garden path
Terrace and house from steps
Garden looking up from pool
Top of the path through the garden
From path towards the hills
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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Filskit
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyed every minute of our stay”
Reviewed November 26, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this sensitively restored farmhouse. The house was terraced down the hill from a quiet country road, with the entrance through the lovely garden planting round to the terrace and only a few steps further down to the large pool on the next level. The whole garden and pool area are completely private. The layout of the house has been cleverly planned, with extensive use of natural materials, retaining the original stonework where possible, with the use of unglazed terracotta tiles throughout, giving a seamless feel to the flooring on all levels. The tiling has also been used in the bathromm/shower room, which was maybe not such a good idea, as it stays wet and takes a long while to dry out, but this didn't bother us at all.
The kitchen was small but really well equipped, with a dishwasher, ideal for us eating in in the evenings, as we had a child with us. The weather was beautiful, even though it was late October and we were lucky enough to be able to have all our meals on the terrace, off the kitchen, with a lovely view past the pool to the valley below. We mostly used the barbecue by the pool to cook, with wonderful fresh seafood from Loule market, prawns, seabass, bream and squid our favourites. We appreciated the basics in the kitchen, especially the good olive oil! We loved the lounge with its comfortable sofas, high ceilings and stylish decor. We enjoyed the extra touches such as the dressing gowns, slippers, candles for a romantic dinner in and the pile of logs for the stove, which would have been great if the weather had been cooler. Central heating a huge bonus too for an off season break.
Best of all was the fantastic pool, with access to a shower and toilet and a poolroom full of inflatables and pool equipment, which gave us hours of fun. There was plenty of space around the pool and a good supply of sunbeds for relaxing. It was able to be floodlit at night, which looked lovely as the sun set, with a glass of wine on the terrace.
The location was great, only 20 minutes from Faro, and a few minutes drive from the small inland towns of Loule, with its excellent Continente supermarket and Sao Bras to the east. The coast is an easy drive, with Tavira and Olhao delightful day trips. Paula and Fernando's cafe with internet access, was a few minutes walk away for those who want to eat out and not have to drive home. Thanks to Paula for her help while we were there.
We weren't bothered by the neighbour's cats, we just ignored them, didn't feed them and didn't let them them in the house.
We don't often return to the same place on holiday, but this would be the exception. A wonderful place for a relaxing break.

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Liked best: The absolute privacy, the fantastic pool, the house, terrace and garden planting.
Liked least: Nothing, except leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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acbrown22...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So pleased to be back at my favourite holiday home.”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

How lovely to be back in this absolutely gorgeous home - this time with another aunt and uncle whom I was introducing to Portugal - who were equally impressed by the location, the garden and the very comfortable house, and beds, as I am. Everything was spotlessly clean as usual and smelled so very fresh. As ever there was a great supply of logs, should we have needed the fire, but the weather was warm enough not to use them. The content of the "basics" cupboard in the kitchen has been reduced somewhat, which is a shame, but local supermarkets are only a ten minute drive away - and there is always the bar/cafe in the village - a great excuse not to cook, as Paula makes such good food it would be criminal not to indulge! We alternated visiting my favourite sites in the area with days spent by the pool, in which my aunt enjoyed swimming as it is such a good size. We all had a really relaxing time and I can't wait to go back. Many thanks to the owners for maintaining such excellent standards, and for all the thoughtful touches such as bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, toiletries, books, music CDs and international plugs!

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Liked best: The whole relaxing ambiance of a beautiful house in a beautiful setting.
Liked least: Having to leave to come home.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Norma C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Back Again”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Life is too short to return to the same place twice but you just can't keep me away from Casa Quintinha.From the minute you walk in the door you are confronted with this beautiful spacious farm house which is lovingly looked after. No need to bring anything as everything has been thought of but if you really want you can order a great starter pack just so that you waste no time in getting to the pool.

I love this villa. I have taken my family and gone with friends and on each occasion returned home wih wonderful memories of laughter fun and relaxation

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Liked best: Being able to sit out and eat dinner overlooking the pool and the countryside beyond
Liked least: Leaving !!
Traveling group: Friends
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David P
Hastings, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow What A Suprise”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This has to be the most homely villa/farmhouse that we have stayed after years of renting in the Algarve. This villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay and it all works. The pool is lovely and the pool terrace and barbeque area is well thought out, it is obvious that a lot of money has been spent to make this a wonderful place to stay. The cats from the farm are not a problem if you dont fed them.You ignore them and they will ignore you. Anyway I would thoroughly recommend this property for couples or families . Brilliant

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jon123201...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rustic Beauty”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Wonderful holiday with family and friends over a two week period. Everyone loved it, kids especially loved the pool and kept them entertained throughout.
Relax by the pool during the day, BBQ's at night, fun bar at the end of the road. Winner!
Also, great value for money and every angle had been covered. The weather was great and the starry nights shared were a sight to behold. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The pool
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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paddy428
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb villa with excellent pool and stunning views!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Recently stayed here with my family and had a fantastic, relaxing break. The villa has rustic charm, each room was spacious, the lounge area cosy and outdoor area had all (and more) for a brilliant family holiday. The pool was a perfect size and the views over the local area made for a perfect location. Loule is a short trip by car and local restuarants are in easy reach. Paula's bar at the end of the road is a great place for a traditional local experience.
Would definately come back another year.

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Shonah U
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“We didn't want to come home!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

A second visit to Casa Quintinha proved delightful for 3 friends who wanted to chill, eat local food, talk nonsense and drink local wine! The absolute peace provided by the house and the pool / garden proved to be the perfect retreat for 3 very busy ladies to totally relax. To the point that we got stressed about being away from it all and couldn't wait to return, even to the nearby supermarket but especially when we went to Seville for the day (far too busy for us!).

The house provides everything you need for a perfect holiday away from mainstream Algarve albeit the practical proximity to the airport, local facilities and 'commercialism' is there if you really want to venture down that road. We did not feel the need - Casa Qunitinha provides a unique, delightfully rustic and comfortable break from life which in our view was absolutely perfect.

The fantastic pool was an essential part of our day, with the additional benefit of the poolhouse and BBQ completed what was a brilliant holiday that we genuinely did not want to return from!

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Liked best: The peace and quite
Liked least: The steps - too much effort!
Traveling group: Friends
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