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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Guia, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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shaunanob...
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic villa, we will be back!”
Reviewed April 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have just returned from a 9 night stay at Casa Josef where we had a fantastic time. The villa really is a home away from home; it has everything you need for a self-catering holiday with the convenience of a large supermarket, shops and restaurants nearby. The place was spotless and nothing was too much trouble for the owners Joe and Carol, who were always nearby if and when we needed them (we did end up bothering them quite a bit but they never seemed to mind!).

We hired a people carrier from Joe which was invaluable as it meant we had our own independence to pop to the supermarket, to the nearby Zoo Marine (worth a visit), beaches of Gale and Salgados (which are both stunning) or travel further afield for an evening to Portimao. There are plenty of excellent golf courses nearby which my husband went and played whilst we occupied ourselves by the pool. We used Joe for transfers to and from the airport which saved us a lot of hassle; on the way to the villa he helpfully pointed out where to go and what to see whilst we were there. We also had a welcome pack which had enough supplies to keep us going until the next day (it included things bread, milk, ham, cheese, beer, wine, butter). Joe also left us a jar of his home-made Whiskey Marmalade which I enjoyed every morning!

We travelled as a party of 3 adults and 4 children (aged between 2 and 6). The kids had a fantastic time which was enhanced by the pool toys and games left in the villa (they came in handy when we had a few rain showers). We paid for pool heating which was much appreciated at this time of year as it meant the kids could use the pool every day. The grassy area was also great to let the kids play football.

The only thing I would say is that if you have young kids you will need to keep a close eye on them as there are steps up to a roof terrace at the back of the villa (which has lovely views), a pretty fish pond to the side as well as the ungated pool so plenty of opportunity for them to get into mischief! We were keeping a close eye on our 2 year old and he still managed to fall into the pool right in front of us but he was thankfully ok! Also due to his age we didn't walk down into Guia, it’s not a walk I would like to do at night as the roads are quite dark but as we had the car we didn't need to.

We are already discussing our next trip out to Portugal and hope one of Joe’s villas will be available when we do as we would thoroughly recommend staying there, not just for the villa but also because the owners can’t do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Thanks Joe and Carol!

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Liked best: Had everything you need for a fantastic holiday
Liked least: There was nothing not to like! Maybe just note that due to the time of year we visited, the villa got a bit chilly (we had thunderstorms) so layers and socks are recommended. However there was a log fire we could have lit had we wanted to.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jacqui s
edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa!!!”
Reviewed September 20, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Had 2 great weeks in this spotlessly clean and welcoming villa!!! Visited with my family and we all had a great holiday :-) thanks to the owner Joe who chauffeured us about and nothing was to much trouble. Joe and his wife carol were so friendly and recommended some lovely restaurants and places to visit:-). We will definitely be back!!!

Traveling group: Young Children
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Glenn D
Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Villa - great location”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in this beautiful villa for two weeks and had a great time.
Joe collected us from the airport and gave us some very useful tips on driving in Portugal whilst on the way to the villa. The villa was immaculate when we arrived and had everything you would need for a self catering holiday.
Nine of us were there and the villa had plenty of room for all of us, lots of sunbeds, nice pool and barbeque with plenty of seating in the villa. Bedrooms were good size and all had air-conditioning.
Our hosts Joe and Carol were always available if we needed them and gave lots of very useful information on the surrounding area. Guia is a really good location to explore the Algarve, we hired a mini buss from villa owners at very good rate and was big enough to accommodated all of us easily. Zoo Marine ( water park ) is about a 5 minute drive away and really worth a day out, beach about 15 minutes. Guia itself has lots of good value restaurants and a large supermarket on its outskirts.

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Liked best: Great experience
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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steve l
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Stayed at Villa For 10 Hot Sunny Days. Joe And Carol Made Sure The Place Was Spotless.
Its a Lovely Villa With Plenty Of Space And Gardens.
There Was 9 Of Us Ageing From 8 -61 And We All Enjoyed Our Time There.
Plenty To Keep You Occupied With a Lovely Pool, Table Tennis, Table Football , Pool Table, Or Just Laze Round The Pool All Day.
There's a Nice Large BBQ If You Want To Dine In And 2 Outdoor Beer Fridges Which Were Really Handy.
There Was a Welcome Pack On Arrival But He Kindly Took Us To The Very Large Continente Supermarket To Stock Up.
On The Way There We Passed By Cliff Richards Villa/Vinyard,Quite a Size.
Joe Also Pointed Out Various Places To Eat And What Places To Avoid.
They Couldn't Do Enough For Us, Always On Hand To Take Us Into Albufeira Old Town Which Is a Lovely Place, Better Than The New Town.
They've Got Other Villas Which Are Modern And Always Kept Upto Date.
He Can Also Pick Up / Return From Airport For a Reasonable Amount .
All In All An Excellent Holiday Which We Would Reccomend To Anyone.

Thanks To Joe And Carol

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Teresa S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed at casa josef with family members and friends.we also had family stay at matcar.we were out there for my daughters wedding.joe an Carole were brilliant not only helping us out but also guests at wedding.they even put a request on radio for the wedding and came to the evening party.they were happy to help out with anything.sooo friendly couldn't ask for better hosts.the villas were fantastic well equips and spotless.a great big Thankyou to joe an Carole.hope to be returning soon.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Carol K
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Relaxing”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The villa was just the right size for our party, it was spotless on arrival. Brilliant outside space. Joe was very helpful telling us where the best places were.
The location was spot on, far enough away from noise but close enough to enjoy the delights of the town, restaurants, bars etc. Also the supermarkets were very close too.
It was a delight just to sit on the veranda and watch the sunset in the evenings (even though we were very hot)
It was just brilliant- would recommend!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Wood lice
Traveling group: Large Group
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Recommended for:
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janledo1
Thruxton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect place to Stay”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our 4th stay at Casa Josef since 2002 when we celebrated my daughters 18th Birthday she wanted to come back and celebrate her 30th Birthday but this time she brought along her 9month old daughter.
It didn't fail to meet all our needs and Joe picked us up from the Airport which was great and Carol had thought of everything we might need for our youngest member to make her stay as comfortable as possible.
We opted for the pool to be heated which made all the difference for us, Casa Josef is a great place to relax and chill out set in lovely grounds with all the privacy you need.
Thanks again Joe and Carol we hope to see you again soon.

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Liked best: Privacy and Amenities
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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