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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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JustinPh
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect hideaway yet close enough to places we wanted to go”
Reviewed November 21, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We're just home from a really enjoyable week in Ninho do Amor. The little house itself was perfect for us as a couple and every detail has been thought of. It's up a mountain lane and well off the beaten track, yet only a few minutes from the lovely village of Estoi and only 20 minutes from Faro airport. We used it as a comfortable base to explore as far as Tavira and beyond to the east, and Sagres and the coast to the west. Karl and Daph are warm and generous hosts and are very approachable and helpful without being in any way imposing. Just about perfect!

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Peace & quiet, rural location
Liked least: Nothing really
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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StMalo
Harmondsworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“BRILLIANT PLACE AND HOSTS”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

It's taken me a shamefully long to write this review because the holiday was amazing and I should have written it sooner. Our time at the Love Nest was made so special because Karl and Daphne were the most considerate, thoughtful hosts i've ever encountered. They had thought of EVERYTHING (including a very generous welcome pack, wine and beer is always appreciated!) and if we required anything else they bent over backwards to provide.
The love nest is small but has everything two people need and we had a great time playing boules, bbqing and eating at local restaurants.
It's really close to the airport which is fantastic and it's a lovely place to explore.
The only thing i would say wasn't exactly to my liking was that the pool was quite cold, but we still got in and refreshed ourselves most days.
Great place to say, DO IT.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Patmag
Southend
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“Fantastic, Friendly, Welcoming”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We wanted a very relaxing, quiet holiday, laying on the lilo on top of the pool and that is exactly what we got. Karl & Daphne are very hospitable from having to meet us at the airport as by the time we got our car it was dark, to inviting us for drinks, lunch and then more drinks. Everything we needed was available including parking the car in the shade. Very comfortable apartment, the pictures of the inside don't do it justice as there is new furniture and a large screen TV with English TV so my partner was happy as he was able to watch the world cup football. Great setting up in the hills with wonderful views and easy to drive around to local villages and towns and into Faro or Olhao. A car is definitely needed. Great stay and we will be hoping to return.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Everything not even any mosquitoes.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wim H
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Brilliant place with lovely owners in breath taking scene”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

At arrival we received a very warm welcome by Karl and Daphne. We immediately felt like home. The 'love nest' is a perfectly renovated appartement with all the facilities you need.
When missing something Karl&Daphne were there to help us with tips & tricks or providing us the missing tools/stuff. We could not think of single thing that we would change or recommend to have changed. Especially because we have experience in other places with similar rentals. This one is absolutely top.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Richard C
Preston, United Kingdom
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“The most wonderful holiday”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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Our stay in ninho do amor was a truly wonderful experience. We are so glad we found it and could not recommend a stay here enough! Its location is iddillic, just nestled into the hillside overlooking the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance. The accommodation has everything you would need and it is clear Karl and Daphne (the owners) have thought of every eventuality and need of guests to have an incredible holiday. The swimming pool is fantastic and the surrounding area is ideal for gentle strolls in the evenings. The local beaches are not overcrowded and are brilliant to explore and to relax on, the owners provide you with top tips on where and how to get to places. We rented out some bikes, the roads are very good for cycling, even if its just for a day trip trip to the beach and back. The area is simple enough to navigate around (although we somehow managed to go a little wrong, but just with one phone call...karl had come down to collect us, this is just one example of how lovely they are) I could write all day about our trip and how much we enjoyed our stay, but I will sum it up in a line....this is a truly amazing place to stay.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Karl and Daphne and the amazing pool with the view
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Fwoggie
Germany
1 review
“Peaceful bliss for a low key getaway holiday”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I needed to take a week's break to catch up with studying for my part time MBA degree so decamped to Faro to Ninho do Amor with all of my text books mid October. I got exactly what I hoped for, quiet solitude and wifi to hook into my university's systems. The owners (Karl and Daph) went well out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, moving the wifi closer to the cottage for a better signal as well as offering use of their printer when I had to print out an essay, we had a great barbecue together one evening too but the rest of the time I was on my own which was what I wanted.

The cottage is about 20 min or so easy driving from Faro airport and the directions provided were great - investing a bit of time in advance on google streetview also helped to know where I was going. The bed was very comfortable, water pressure (especially the shower) was very good, the flat was spotlessly clean, it was secure with gated off road under cover parking, had the bonus of UK freeview (I wish I had that at home in Germany). The small welcome pack included inside the fridge to get me started was very appreciated, arriving as I was after a 20 hour day.

Also included were numerous leaflets advertising local tourist attractions plus a travel guidebook, a small film and music library and a kitchenette. Karl and Daph (the owners) also had generated a quite detailed mini guide to the local area including descriptions for a drive around the local area to get to know it as well as recommendations for nearby attractions, restaurants and shops. The kitchenette would be fine for basic meals (It had 2 halogen hobs), but I only made breakfast there because you could easily get a 3 course meal with a glass of wine in the local town (Olhao) for under 20 euros per person. Chicken Louis (one of the restaurants they suggest) in the opposite direction is also very good and the local supermarket in Olhao and Faro were easy to find.

For those unable to turn their blackberries off, yes it does have reception and as others have said you definitely need a hire car. Further, it wouldn't suit for anyone with kids in tow (unless they're still in a moses basket or travel cot) as it's not that big. But if you or the 2 of you want to destress in a fairly remote area up in the hills (yet still be only 15 minutes from the ocean), this ticks the box. I'm trying to convince my elderly parents to let me fly them out to have a holiday there as the plot it's on is pretty flat so Mum could hobble around to the pool to enjoy the view.

Overall, definitely recommended, I'd happily consider going back again.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: The peace and quiet, being left alone.
Liked least: No problems at all, just make sure you have a hire car.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
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Theodore...
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“The Nest was the Best,,”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This was one of the nicest vacations ever.It was mainly due to our vacation ville and the people who rented it. Karl and Daph open their home and made us feel like one of the family. This is more than a rental home,, it's a home away from home that one can use to experience the fantastic Portugal people, food and of course,, wine. We can't wait to go back some day..
We miss the nest already!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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