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“Perfect for summer, excellent for autumn”
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Villa Camaleao
Villa Camaleao
Pool side
Spiral stairs
Living area
Down stairs kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master bedroom
Bathroom
ground floor double bedroom with en suit
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
full size pool table
Drinks at your own bar
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Porches, Faro District, Algarve

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Kieran P
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect for summer, excellent for autumn”
Reviewed November 6, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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We had an excellent stay, and Steve and Janie could not have been more helpful. We arrived at separate times in three cars, two of which got lost in different locations. Steve rescued both in his own car and was cheerful about it. He was also full of good advice on various issues and had stocked the villa with various items we requested for the first meal.

We liked the location a lot. On a very spacious lot in the hills above Armacao de Pera, yet only about 5 minutes away from the nearest beach, it was quiet and tranquil, which must be a great blessing in the frantic summer months. Ideal for outdoor living, with plenty of patio furniture and quiet corners to sit and read. Indoors the kitchen is well equipped, and there are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, all in good shape and modern.

The living room is less impressive than the rest of the house, and the pool was too cold for our grandchildren to make much use of. But it was late October, near the end of the season, and the pool must be bliss in summer. In fact the whole place must be bliss in summer.

I chose the heading deliberately. I can't think of a nicer place to stay in summer, when I would be very little inclined to leave the property and join the crowds. We were lucky with the weather, in the mid to high 20's. But I suppose our large party of 11 might have chafed a bit if it had rained throughout.

Bottom line: a very enjoyable stay. In fact my wife and I stayed on in Armacao for several days to enjoy the fabulous beach walks and the lagoons behind the nearby dunes which are teeming with birdlife.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2017
Thank you for your stay with us and your kind words

Steve & Janie
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Mary K
1 review
“Holiday in Villa-Camaleao, Armacao de Pera, Portugal”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I decided to celebrate a significant birthday in Portugal and I brought 3 generations of my family to Steve & Janie's wonderful villa for 1 week in June 2017. There were 14 of us and we were perfectly accommodated in the villa. I had not been in Armacao de Pera before and I found the whole area to be the " Real Portugal ". The super beaches with miles of soft golden sand which were enjoyed by all the family. On Steve's recommendation we visited some restaurants where the food was perfect. We did spend quite an amount of time in the villa because it was so comfortable with it's pool and and extensive sun decks.
Steve and Janie were wonderfully helpful hosts and even surprised me with a birthday cake .i would have no hestation in recommending the villa but would suggest that guests hire a car because there is so nuch to see and do.

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Management Response
Jul 15, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, we love to here that you enjoyed yourself
and you found the villa comfortable.
All the best and hope to see you again
Steve & Janie
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MissDPxx
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Amazing villa!! ”
Reviewed July 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I didn't book this place , the family I holidayed with did, so can't comment on the booking process etc, only my stay. I do Totally recommend this place! We literally landed back in the uk last night, but can't rate this place enough! Easy to find! Spotless! Gorgeous garden and pools, friendly owners who were just brilliant!! The villa is well equipped beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms and it really was just gorgeous! Perfect from garden for morning work out!!

Only downsides - bring your own loo rolls, car park fob needs fixing, no air con in rooms, only the master suite and the bedroom you reach external. We had the garden bedroom room and had air con but the rest of the family had only fans! They had a lot of restless nights however Steve did bring then more fans!

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Management Response
Jul 18, 2016
Not sure what to say about the toilet rolls as the villa is self catering and we Always leave 2 rolls in each bathroom for your arrival .
As you know we had temperatures of 38 degrees and when you leave the patio door open the villa will heat up, it sounds as you had a long trip home.
Kind regards
Steve & Janie
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Claire D
1 review
“An amazing holiday we'll never forget.”
Reviewed June 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I can not recommend this Villa enough. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were looked after immensely by Steve and Janie .We had an absolutely amazing holiday. We went as a group of 8 adults and 4 children, we spent most of our time within the villa as it was so nice, literally could not fault any of it. We felt very safe (patio doors very secure and shutters to use too) and it was very private. We made good use of the BBQ, that we used alot! There was plenty of sun lounges and seating, in and out of the sun, the children loved the pool table, table tennis as well as the two pools (of course). Pav and Olga (prestige days) were at hand to assist with any taxi runs we needed and again they where extremely friendly and could not do enough for us.
We spent a day at the beach and another at Zoo Marine, both i would highly recommend , well worth a visit.
Lots of very special memories have been made on our holiday, I think it's safe to say that we are all looking forward in staying here again in the future..

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Liked best: Everything, the Villa is abasloutly stunning.
Liked least: Nothing... everything was perfect.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2016
Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you again
Kind regards
Steve & Janie
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KezH2017
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Villa Camaleao - Excellent!”
Reviewed April 29, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We had a weeks stay at Villa Camaleao and I can highly recommend it. The Villas is fantastic and is set in a quiet location, but if you want the restaurants and bars for the evening, then they are only a 10 minute taxi ride away in the town of Armacaeo de Pera. We couldn't fault the villa, it was beautifully decorated and it was spotlessly clean. The pool area is fantastic with plenty of seating areas, and there were more than enough sun loungers to go round. The owners, Steve and Janie, are lovely and so helpful too. They couldn't do enough for us. They recommended restaurants, organised a local taxi company to ferry us around, and helped us with anything we needed on a daily basis. You won't be disappointed if you stay here, its fab!

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Your age range 50-64
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Nicola L
Alresford, Essex
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday, amazing villa”
Reviewed August 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Cannot recommend this place enough - we travelled as a group of 14 (from ages 7-63) and all had a blast. The villa is beautiful - inside as well as out.
Wee were a short cab ride away from restaurants (you can walk to a few) and supermarkets etc and 10 mins from Armacao de Pera. The owners are super helpful, and the villa just made our holiday - there are lots of areas to sit and bagthe (sun and shade) plus the kids had the pool, table tennis, pool and table football. Everything you need is there - amazing!

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Liked best: Everything!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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sezzie78
Tilbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned from an Amazing Holiday staying at this luxury Villa ,the pictures really do not do this place justice .Me and my family 14 of us 6 of those children ages ranging from 8 to 16 stayed here for 1 week to celebrate my sisters birthday .We really cannot rate it highly enough Steve and Janie the owners are so lovely and helpful , the local taxi firm that Steve recommends are fantastic and took us everywhere we wanted to go the supermarket is only 5 minutes in a car as it the local town and beach .I really would encourage everyone to stay here we spent all our time in the lovely villa grounds around the pool which the kids did not get out of .The seating areas all around the pool are lovely and its so quiet and private we had a total relax and didn't have to worry about anything Steve and Janie are always at hand if you need them .We are returning next year miss it so much already .

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Large Group
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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