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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Carvoeiro, Faro District, Algarve

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Heather S
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Brilliant start to our retirement”
Reviewed April 1, 2018 for a stay in November 2017

This was a perfect start to our retirement. Staying here for four months really meant that it was our home rather than a rental and it delivered on all counts. The property had everything we needed. It was quiet when we wanted quiet but close enough to walk to all bars and restaurants. We had a brilliant time. Added to that was better weather than we anticipated, and great service by Howard and indeed via Howard, by Roy. The sun shone almost every morning allowing us to have breakfast and lunch outside...we really felt we were living our dream. Our thanks to Roy for allowing us to start our retired life in his villa and to Howard for taking such good care of us.

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Pat_the_C...
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Bigger than it looks!”
Reviewed August 31, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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I would add and agree to all that has been previously said, and rather than repeat most praises again I would offer some details which perhaps will help others choose this villa for other reasons..As a group of 6 adults and all above 50 years we sought peace and quiet but with the possibilities of good restaurants in walking distance.

The villa is without a doubt excellent in layout and position, it's roof terrace gives an extra 2-3 hours at the end of the day once the sun moves round the gardens leaving the pool in the shade. (Incidentally - it would be worth mentioning that despite the heat in Portugal, have the pool heated it's still refreshing without the chill.). The Gardens are large and well kept along with a very nice brick Bar-B-Q area. Potted plants and wonderful trees are planted all around and give good privacy from all sides.

Situated just outside the Rocha Brava resort it was our intention to wander down the hill whenever we wanted to eat out. The restaurants were useful but unmentionable, far better to travel a couple of miles into Carvoeiro. I will write a few words about the local restaurants in other reviews. No Michelin star's on offer here. Since there are 3 good supermarkets in taxi reach I would recommend you buy the local produce and "fire up" the garden grill as often as possible.

The views from the villa's roof terrace are wonderful and you can see right to the coast. The cove beaches and caves are exceptional though busy in the hight of season. Swimming in the sea is great and the waters clear as the Villa's pool.
Getting to and from the Villa from Faro Airport cost 60 Euros each way - thats a mini bus for 6 (though 10 in the bus was possible).

The villa had many books, games and other things to occupy the bored - we thoroughly enjoyed the Pool table!

All in all this villa is well kept and the owners have thought long and hard about everything - they did it well and I recommend this villa for families and adult parties.

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bennettci...
Torquay
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3 reviews
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“Excellent Villa - Highly Recommended”
Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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The Villa is excellent, very well equipped and has a fabulous swimming pool.
It is located about 40 minute transfer from Faro airport. The Villa is just a €5-6 taxi ride or 30 minute walk from the centre of Carvoeiro. There are a few restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk and a large selection in Carvoeiro itself. The service from Algarve Coast Villas and Howard was fantastic from start to finish.
The Villa has a large heated swimming pool, table tennis table, pool table, table football and PlayStation. I would highly recommend this Villa and will certainly be booking again.

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Kevin B
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best villa yet!”
Reviewed June 29, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Each year we rent a villa for a week on the Algarve, this was the best yet, and a good price! The pool and grounds are great for any age group, but you will need to keep an eye on non swimmers as the pool is deep at one end, we paid for the pool to be heated which made it really nice to use even early in the morning. There is plenty to do with a good selection of games including table tennis and pool, TV channels are ok and of course WiFi. There are a few local bars etc but a car is always useful for getting about but not totally essential. The bedrooms are comfortable and well furnished and the kitchen has everything you will need, and the outside BBQ is really useful. The local area is mainly residential so quiet at night.
If you are looking for lots of nightlife then you will need to drive/taxi to a busier resort which is easy enough. For a family holiday with mixed age groups you really can't go wrong, just keep an eye on very young children and the pool.

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jimfaekp
Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Six of us stayed at Villa Colunas and there was plenty of space for us all. Three nice, airy bedrooms looked on to the wonderful sun terrace and pool. All of the rooms, as throughout, had air conditioning and the spacious and well appointed living room / dining area was ideal for relaxing after being out and about.

A six euro taxi ride will take you right down into Carvoeiro but if you decide to take a short stroll then there are a number of excellent restaurants which I cannot speak highly enough of. The food and service in these was second to none and we found them to be very reasonable in price with each having a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

The villa's location is also ideal if you want to get about and discover the Algarve by car.
If you haven't been to the area before then you must take a boat ride to visit the caves. If you go down to Caravoeiro beach then you will find boats which will take you out for a hour and a half trip not to be missed.

A wonderful ten days was spent at Villa Colunas and I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others.

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Stephen33...
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
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“Gret Holiday, Great Villa, We loved it and can fully reccommend Colunas”
Reviewed July 1, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

What a fantastic villa, we have stayed in many villas in the Algarve over the past 6 years and while some came close we loved Villa Colunas. It's close to the Rocha Brava resort, about 5 minutes walk, and 30 minutes walk into Carvoeiro but taxis come quick and only cost approx. € 6.
The villa has 3 great bedrooms with en-suites in all and a huge living room and all the rooms are thoroughly sound proofed with air conditioning. The 12 metre pool is huge and the games room proved a big hit for our teenagers. The pool facing rooms are really convenient and the kitchen has all necessary conveniences. We can't recommend the villa enough and we are only sorry we can't be there for another few weeks.
Have Fun - We did.

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Liked best: Villa was fantastic
Liked least: 30 minute walk to Carvoeiro
Traveling group: Teenagers
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AngelaBur
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed November 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I travelled with our two sons, their wives and our grandson (16 months) and we had an absolutely wonderful stay at Villa Colunas! The villa is perfect! The decor and furniture are contemporary and luxurious and the room sizes are all very generous. The outdoor space is fantastic - huge outdoor patio/dining area, large pool, comfortable sunbeds, lots of garden space (wraps around the villa), and great bbq area. Even better, there is a rooftop sun terrace which gets fabulous evening sun and seaviews! We also made full use of the games room! Many thanks to Howard who was very helpful and patient with my endless questioning before booking! He definitely pointed me towards the best accommodation for my family group.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: The kitchen is not huge, but serviceable.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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