Great comfy apartment with plenty of space and a lovely pool. The icing on the cake was the warm welcome from the lovely Herondina.
Unfortunately the weather when we were there (1st week of March) was very stormy and cold - nothing that anyone could do about it, but a bit frustrating when you just want to get outside. Top marks for having a covered BBQ area - its not a holiday unless you get to cook outside :-)
The weather also meant we had plenty of time in the car exploring the Algarve - the apartment is probably a 10ish minute drive from the nearest beach but pretty much anywhere in southern Portugal is easy to get to given the proximity of the main roads.
The little village where the apartment is has a restaurant but little else so was nice and quiet - anything else (including big supermarkets, shopping centres, butchers, bakers etc) is pretty close in the car. Airport is about 15mins drive too.
All in all - great.
This villa is great. Clean and tidy and a great location for exploring Faro and the surrounding areas. Local supermarkets within easy reach and loads of basics already in place at the villa.
The booking process was easy with fast helpful responses from the owners who are lovely people who are on hand to help you out of you need but are happy to have a friendly chat too !
The villa has everything you need and is so close to the airport so no stressful transfers on arrival and departure. The pool is small but clean and well looked after and very refreshing when needed! As others have said the eggs are fantastic - I made some great omelettes everyday for breakfast!
Loads to do locally with some great restaurants in an area that is quite unique and not swarming with tourists, some great restaurants that are reasonably priced for good food nearby (a very good one 5 mins walk up the road).
We stayed with family but I would definitely like to return as a couple for the added tranquility!!
The Local people are all polite and welcoming to make the whole experience that little bit more enjoyable.
Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.
Thank you Herondina for letting us stay and a memorable experience
with the outdoor pool, our children liked it so much. The house is also near shopping center and downtown, really good
We stayed here with herondina for a week after riding down from England one of the best holidays I've had,10 miles from the town and airport,Aldi 5 mins up the road,couldn't fault the villa and pool not to mention fresh eggs every day(1 euro).we would go back again without thinking about it.
Nice big house with a lovely pool and deck area. Fresh eggs and fruit and Dina was a wonderful hostess and even made us a delicious Portuguese dessert. Relaxing holiday. Thank u xxxx
I cannot thank Herondina and her husband Jose for the lovely warm welcome we received. My friend Shirley and I were both looking forward to a much needed break from work and we found it at this wonderful place near Faro. Warm, friendly hosts who managed the perfect balance of being supportive and checking we didn't need anything and leaving us to enjoy some down time in our own way. Taxi from airport arrived when we arrived and offer of booking a table at local restaurant or basic provisions provided for a late arrival/ first breakfast. Can't recommend this place enough and know i will definitely be going back soon.
Our flight landed at Faro 1pm, Taxi arranged by Hosts lads were in pool by 130pm. no long hours of forward travel Casa maresia is just 10 mins from airport.
Herondina was waiting to greet us and show us around, she supplied lovely fresh eggs, fruit and salad from her own garden and was obliging to shop for some basics we requested. ie Milk,bread,water ect. Casa maresia is a lovely comfortable villa with loads of space exceptionally clean with everything you would have at home and plenty of cutelery and crockery. The pool and garden area were perfect, we had an amazing time and cannot wait to return.