We decided on this villa because we were holidaying with our elderly Mums and they needed ensuite rooms with a walk-in shower each. This was perfect. The location was a bit out of the way and I would recommend hiring a car, which we used to the max. Guia is a fairly quiet town compared to Albufeira but we loved it. Only a 7 min drive to old town Albufeira and big supermarkets. When we arrived there was a leak in one of the ensuites, but since we only required 3 of the 4 bedrooms that didnt pose a problem and this was fixed in a timely fashion anyway.
We found everything to be as the photos suggested and were impressed with the size of the villa and facilities. The only thing missing was the DVD player, which we pointed out to the owner and one arrived within 30 minutes.
In all the owners were very helpful and we would highly recommend this villa. Perhaps a linen change could incorporate the sheets as well as the towels, half way through the week, but a minor point. They only thing the Ladies would have added would have been hooks in the bathroom for the towels and a mirror in the bedrooms for hair drying. We would definitely come here again. Excellent value for money.
We rented the house for 9 days. It's a huge house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, huge kitchen which we never used and big living room space.
The outside are is very spacious and nice pool to enjoy the weather.
Only issues we had was...the house needs to clean detailed cleaned, lots of spider webs and ant trailers from everywhere at night. I had to provide myself with dishwasher soap which i only used once but if Family do cook they had to buy, the cleaning services came 1/2 way thru my stay so which means we used same towels for 4 days, i decided to wash the towels myself and with no dryer the towels became really hard after sun felt like sand paper. Wifi is very slow!!!! My husband wanted to do office email and that was very hard to do!
Pool tiles are broken, backyard tiles are broken are well becareful walking around especially with little kids.
Beside all those little details the house was great for big families and kids enjoyed the cold pool after a hot day at the beach.
We had a hard time finding it but we called Sandra and her husband came to the rescue!
We suggest to stay in Gale beach! We drove everywhere to find nice beaches but Gale was our favourite especially during low tide water before 3pm the kids searched for crabs/fishes by the rocks
As a part of 7 adults this villa was a home away from home. Spacious, clean & plenty of room for everyone.
Stayed here a few weeks ago for 3 nts, it's a beautiful spacious Villa with a great back garden and pool area. The bedrooms are large and where very clean and all have en suites. The kitchen has an induction cooker which at the start was tricky to use, the villa also has wifi available.. The Villa was hard to find at firat so the best advice I could give is that it's the 2nd right after the chalet Restaurant. The villa is 5km from the Lidl in albuferia & 2.5km from Algrave Shopping centre that has loads of shops, a cinema and a giant food court, we walked to it one day got groceries and got a taxi back. A taxi to albuferia old town is €20 return. For a family or a group of couples looking a beautiful Villa in a quiet secure area then this is the Villa for you!!
The villa was clean and very good. Just exactly the way it was seen and shown in the display pictures. The owner was very friendly and helpful.The Wi-Fi was good. The villa is child and youth friendly.It will be more enjoyable if you can drive or hire a car. Access to beach and shopping centre was 15 minutes drive.I would like to visit and stay in same villa again soon. I enjoyed my stay.
The Villa was beautiful, spacious and very clean upon arrival. The villa itself is lovely and was immaculate.
We had trouble finding the villa, the map on the site is not accurate and the road name does not come up on any sat navs. Sandra kindly came to find us after we couldn't find the villa and showed us how to get there. You will need a car to get around as the amenities are not accessible via walking. It is very quick and easy to get to old town albufeira with the car.
The hot tub was a great addition to the villa, but it needed cleaning after a few days and the jets were broken so would only work if 4 of us were in there at a time. It needs to be fixed really. We were disappointed that the outside bed wasn't set up as it looked gorgeous in the photos.
The bathrooms and bedrooms were all lovely, and the air con worked perfectly. I would say, it would've been nice if there were basic bits left for the kitchen, eg sponge, bag, salt, oil etc. Most holidayers leave these bits behind so we were surprised there was nothing there.
Sandra was easily contactable if we had any queries. We all had a fabulous stay and I would definitely recommend staying at Villa California!! A few teaks / improvements and it would go from very good to excellent!