We received a lovely welcome from Mario and Dora and they were always available if we needed any advice. The house was like a Tardis, full of original features and there was plenty of room for our family of five, location is great as you are in the centre of town and it is still peaceful.
The local beach is lovely and we enjoyed having a glass of wine on the terrace of one of the restaurants right on the beach, great when you have young children who don't sit still for five minutes.
Parking is a little tricky, but we always found somewhere and it was great having the car so we could explore the area further. Recommend going up into the mountains and to Caldas de Monchique, great restaurant 'Jardim das Oliveras'. Loads to do and see in this area and you don't need a car, but you will miss seeing some lovely places.
We highly recommend a stay in Mario and Dora's house and thank you both for your hospitality.
Beautiful place ! It looks way better than on the pictures. The house is perfect for groups of friends and the owners are very kind and helpful.
I would only recommand to rent it!
We even managed to stay one more day since the owners are very flexible and comprehensive.
Thank you a lot for letting us stay in your beautiful place !!
For those who have booked this accommodation I say congratulations you will love it. For those looking for a place, I urge you to take a look and book.
This house is much more than its pictures. We were a party of 6 (all adults) but 10 people could have stayed here and it would still not have felt full.
It is quirky in a very unique way. I kept smiling as Dora showed us around and was still smiling days later. It has everything you need. Not once did I go "Oh is it could do with this or Oh I wish this" It is fully equipped kitchen including an expresso machine (really good for that afternoon sitting outdoor courtroom reading a book). A small indoor reading space with books (should you have forgotten one). The plunge pool is cold (build into the wall) and is a welcome relief on the very hot days.
The bedrooms are amazing, with four bedrooms you have a choice of soft, medium and hard beds. One has a balcony which was a pleasure to view the morning sun. There is unlimited internet (for the email check), there is 140 channels for the kids or for a time out.
Five bathrooms with different type showers and a bath in one. Fridge freezer for the large shop. Mario is wonderful and very helpful with any questions you might have (he is a mind of information - I suggest you use and abuse this inside information)
I loved this property, it was a 5mt walk (or stumble) to the restaurants, bars and shops but surprisingly it is a very quite haven. Its a 10mt pleasant walk to the beach. Parking is a bit of hit an miss but there is always a place to park within 3mts of the house.
The only thing I could say that might be considered a negative is the steps and its not really a negative, I would only be concerned if one of our party was elderly.
Marrio and Dora have created a wonder. You will be happily surprised
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