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General view of the property seeing the apartment at first floor.
The host lives at ground floor.
Tripadvisor Excellence Certificate.
View of the pool from another perspective.
Arriving at terrace seeing the entrance of the apt..
Terrace view with some aminities for your relax....
Terrace view...
Terrace view...
Terrace view....
View of the pool from another terrace....
Bedroom with 2 twin single beds. Previous decoration.
Bed room with 2 twin single beds. Previous decoration.
Bed room with 2 twin single beds. Previous decoration.
Bedroom with 2 twin single beds. Actual decoration.
Bunkbeds for two people  (big enough for 2 adults ).
Living room.
Living room.
Bathroom.
bathroom
Kitchinette all equiped.
Riding horses....
Natural Park of Ria Formosa
Riding horses nearby....
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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kent
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We could not recommend this accommodation enough! The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay just perfect- wine and beers in the fridge, collection from the airport, homemade chocolate cake, spotless apartment, beautiful private pool.... The list goes on. The apartment was spacious and well equipt for all your needs for your stay. It was not far from the beautiful town of Faro and the national park boat trip. Joao and Theresa were also on hand to answer any questions we had. Joao also kindly took us on enjoyable trips so we could see the sites of the Algarve.

Don't be put off by the mention of dogs on previous reviews, they are on his property and if you dont like dogs, u never have to see them, just let Jo know. We loved them because they are so friendly and cute.

All in all, we could not wished for a more relaxing perfect holiday, made just so by the beautiful apartment and Joao and Theresa's hospitality.

We cannot wait to return!!!!

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Liked best: Private pool and quiet location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2017
Thank you for your review. Looking forward for your next stay.
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Jelena200...
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“impressive holidays”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

We loved the rest at Joao Bandeira residence, very responsive family. It was a very nice flat with a big terrace.
We also took a dip in the pool whenever we wanted... It seemed like a private pool!
The kids loved playing with the dogs who were friendly.
We will definitely be returning and recommend the house.
PS:Thanks to Teresa for the cake

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2017
Thank you for your review. Looking forward for your next stay.
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 9, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Your age range 18-24
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Reviewed March 2, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Feb 19, 2017
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Anders A
Faro, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great weeks in Faro”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I spent three wonderful weeks at Gambelas Flag House outside Faro. It was a very nice flat with a big terrace.
The location was, it least for me, ideal. Communication to Faro, the beach etc. was pretty convenient with buses, bicycle (also provided), or just walking.
The owners living downstairs were very friendly and helpful. They even showed me some sites, which was great.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Feb 19, 2017
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bluebellr...
Redditch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely beaches”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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people found this review helpful

We are a couple in 50 age group and stayed for 11 nights in October 2013. We were collected from the airport by Joao the owner which went very smoothly as did the booking process. He was an excellent host through out the stay offering to take us to the supermarket at the start of the holiday, suggesting places to see and particularly went out of his way to help when we had a problem with the flight boarding passes. The apartment was just as described. It was very clean with all the facilities we needed. Lots of towels and every type of cooking utensil. As we stayed for over a week we were given a change of sheets and towels. The roof terrace was perfect for breakfast and relaxing in the evening or on the sun loungers in the heat. For those wanting to visit the area then a hire car would be needed for these who are not very active. We were able to use the buses or trains to travel. There is a superb website with all the timetables that we could access using the free Wi-Fi - algarvebus dot info.
The supermarket is a 15 minute walk. We walked into Faro centre which took about 45 minutes. The beaches are perfect for swimming in the sea or sunbathing, there were hardly any people there so plenty of space.
We really enjoyed using the free bikes - a real plus for the holiday. It takes 30 minutes to cycle to the beach along the road or 45 minutes along trails that were very picturesque.
We had sun every day, there would be little to do if there was a lot of rain (probably unusual in the Algarve).
It seems to be the custom in the area to own two or three dogs that are kept outside and bark aggressively when walking past. This set off all the other dogs in the area barking for long periods. Having said that it was quiet at night so easy to sleep.
Overall, the accommodation was very good quality, the beaches quiet and clean with toilet facilities and places to eat. Every thing to make a good holiday.
P.S. Don't forget the mosquito repellent.

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Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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Recommended for:
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed October 5, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Liked best: Pool, patio, friendliness of the host.
Liked least: We had to put twin beds together to make a double bed. But, it was fine!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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