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“superb base from which to explore algarve”
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14 reviews
Bed made up as a Double
Twin Beds
Kitchenette
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Apartment Entrance and Private Terrace
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Moncarapacho Centre Square
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Moncarapacho, Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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RickyCry
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“superb base from which to explore algarve”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Nothing bad to say. Only 30 minute drive from Faro airport in our hire car, and being several minutes away from the main motorway which connects the entire algarve, this location gave us the perfect base. George made us very welcome and the welcome pack of food was a really nice touch (bread milk ham croissants etc which kept us going for the first few days until we found our feet). Olhão is only 5 minutes away and the jumbo store in the rio shopping center was always open. We tried 3 local beaches, all of which were stunning. Barril (train ride was cool), fuseta and culatra. Huge beaches which weren't overcrowded, unlike the larger resorts. George also gave the use of beach towels, cool box, chair and umbrella which were great for the beach days. The boat journey to the latter 2 was very cheap at € 1.50 or so each way, and absolutely worth every penny.

The apartment itself is superb. Even had a dvd player which we used each night. The kitchen was clean as was the toilet (great shower with nice pressure). I really enjoyed using the BBQ at the apartment also on several occasions and the swimming pool was very clean with lovely deck chairs too. The bbq had all the utensils so i just needed to get fire starters and coal. There are also excellent restaurants nearby (steak on stone at nearby do carmo is a must try, as was octopus at prazeres restaurant olhão which was quite simply out of this world. Both also very reasonably priced.)

We would recommend a trip to tavira (20 mins away) and Sagres (90 minutes away but worth it for the spectacular cliff scenery). And i wouldnt hesitate to recommend casa dos sonhos as we loved it and were sorry when we had to leave. Very good value and i couldn't fault it. Much prefer it to hotels or resorts

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Liked best: little extras which were free of charge
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2014
Thank you for the comprehensive review which we are sure that our future guests will appreciate.
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SFB3003
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
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“Great vacations!”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Great vacations with the kids (5 and 1 year old)
Olive and George are the sweetest couple ever! All of us loved them, especially the baby that found in George the perfect playmate and was always after him! ;)
Always helpfull and concern Olive and George are adorable hosts. The place was very confortable, clean, well equipped and cosy. We really felt at home.
The kids loved the pool and the outside lunches.
Thank you Olive & George! I'm sure we'll see you soon! ;)
Sofia, Rui, Salvador e Mª Isabel

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Management Response
Sep 8, 2014
We are so glad that you and the children enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for the Restaurant tips. We both hope to see you again soon.

George & Olive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and stay with us.
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most1314
Tidaholm, Sweden
1 review
“Great place, nice host!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

While looking for a house for the winter, we stayed in Casa dos Sonhos, Apricot studio. What a nice place, and what a nice host! We got a welcome gift, a bottle of good wine and food enough for the first evening. Apricot studio was cozy, clean and equipped with absolutely all we needed (except a cheese-cutter:-) for a 2-week stay. The place is quiet and peaceful, and the garden with the pool is lovely with fruit trees and flowers. The area is perfect for walking in the beautiful nature. And for the host; George was helpful and friendly and a perfect mix of taking care of the guest and respect privacy. We would love to stay at Casa dos Sonhos another time. We got the opportunity to have a look at the other two apartments, and the two-bedroom (Avocado) was just lovely. Absolutely to recommend!
Ann-Mari og Marianne Öström Sverige/Norge

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Liked best: The peace and quiet of the place.
Liked least: To leave the place
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: It was quiet and peace full
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Agniech
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“We love our stay in Casa dos sonhos apricot apartment :)”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We enjoyed our stay in Casa dos sonchos very much. The place is very good quality, George the owner is very helpfull and nice. We would like to recommend this place to anyone who valued nice, asafe and pice full place to stay during the holiday :)

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