As the title says this was our second stay at Villa 3A, Quinta da Saudade, and we were impressed this time just as much as we were on our first visit.
The villa is clean and comfortable, and you can tell its loved by Jo and Steve the owners as they are continually improving things. Since our last visit the twin beds in the main bedroom have been replaced with a very comfortable double bed. The sun terrace, and steps have been replaced, and so have the loungers on the roof terrace.
The weather for the first 9 days wasn't as kind as expected, so unlike our first stay which we spent round the pool, down the beach, or up on the terrace, this time we got to appreciate how comfortable and well equipped the inside of the villa is.
The grounds are as beautiful especially when all those plants we struggle back home are in full bloom, and both the swimming pools were as inviting as last time. The Quit Pool was most popular as its sheltered from the wind, however a couple of afternoons I got the lower pool to myself.
When we did go down to the beach it was as good as always even if there were fewer people and most were taking a stroll rather than a swim, but when the sun come out for the last few days it was 'business as usual'.
The Apolonia Supermarket (5 mins drive) and the Continete at Algarve Shopping offer take away dinners for those who dont want to cook nor dine out.
Thank you Jo and Steve for another great holiday stay.
We stayed at 3a the very beginning of May. Weather perfect. The villa had everything you could possibly need. We had a couple of problems which were dealt with quickly. We were the first guests in this season. Everyone on the complex was very friendly. Would go again.
We have just returned from a month in the villa and it was fantastic.
Comfortable with amazing roof terrace and balcony with views over the bird sanctuary onto the sea.
The log fire came in very handy for the colder nights, warming the whole place up and making it cosy and warm.
The villa is ideal for two people but could easily hold four with the two double bedrooms. It is well furnished and equipped and Jo was a great owner leaving us a great welcome pack, which was ideal to get us over the first day.
I would say that you definitely need a car as there is not much locally and also to make the most of all the beautiful beaches.
We have just spent a total chill out week in this fabulous well equipped villa. High quality beds and linen. So much thought has been given to make our stay comfortable. The roof terrace is outstanding, beautifully furnished and even a roof top fridge! The resort restaurant and pool bar were an added bonus delivering excellent service and great menus. Will most definitely be back soon to Villa 3A and highly recommend it.
We've just got back from spending a week with my sister and her husband in this absolutely beautiful, tranquil villa! The decoration is of excellent quality and the views from the roof terrace are absolutely stunning day and night!
The staff in the office and the people who run the pool bar and also the restaurant on site are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble.
We didn't go riding at the lovely equestrian centre, but for myself and my sister who are horse lovers, we spent many a pleasant hour watching the riders going out and waiting for their return!
The whole experience was a most relaxing and chilled out one from start to finish and we will most definitely be returning as soon as possible.
Thank you so much to Jo and Steve Kitchen for lots of useful information before the trip too about the villa and surrounding area.
Can absolutely recommend this villa!!
Having stayed approximately 10 times in last 20 years this is a great villa, stayed in many different ones and this has nice quiet location and great views too.
Good quality furniture on roof terrace and small terrace enhanced the feel of the property.We appreciated the air conditioning .The pool bar & restaurant are under new management enjoyed the food at both.Very friendly staff and after the restaurant meal we stayed chatting to people at the bar , was very good atmosphere. Only one small niggle really that when we arrived were only sheets on the bed in master bedroom the bedspreads were on washing line still damp. Both rooms have one firm and one soft mattress so choose which you prefer!
Husband and daughter used the stables And enjoyed a morning ride to the Beach .
Owner very easy and straightforward to deal with and owners of other villas who asked where we were staying always said oh she is Lovely! Will definitely be back again to the Quinta as it is a wonderfully relaxing place.
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