We stayed at Quinta Oceane the first week of November 2017. There were 27 of us - 5 different families comprising 10 adults and 17 kids. The villa couldn’t have been more perfect for us. There was plenty of room for everybody inside but the outside was really amazing. The pool was perfect ( we paid to have it heated - a must in November). The jacuzzi was well used and the table tennis and badminton/volleyball were constantly in demand. Praia da Luz was a 20 minute walk away but I would recommend a car here. Not a place for rocking nightlife but that’s not what we wanted anyway. We did day trips to Slide and Splash (about 40 mins) and to Lagos and Albufeira but most of the time the kids just wanted to get back to the villa and the fabulous pool and barbecue area. The weather may not have been as warm as most people would like but anywhere around 20 degrees is good enough for us Irish and that’s what we got. Overall this was a superb villa and Marco and the staff were as helpful as they could be. One other thing - the booking was very smooth and our deposit was returned 10 days after we got home. We can’t wait to return. Brian.
The villa is huge! We comfortably had 18 people of mixed ages holidaying together. The outside area is fantastic & very sociable. We loved the pool but would definitely recommend you pay to have it heated! The hot tub got well used during our week long stay. I would recommend you hire a car though it is walkable to Luz beach & shops! We tried several restaurants in Luz which we all enjoyed & the beach is gorgeous! Doug was great with communication and we received our full breakages deposit back very promptly on our return! We all loved every minute and would love to go back again in the future!
I have an addendum to my review of Quinta Oceane, where my extended family stayed in August of 2017. Once we were all home & settled into our lives, we were notified by the management company that 400 Euro was being deducted from our 1000 Euro deposit for the use of the caterers we hired for 4 evenings of our stay at the villa. Written in small print in the contract we signed upon reserving the villa was that we would be charged 100 Euro/event if we would be hiring outside vendors to come to the villa during our week there. Upon receipt of this 400 Euro fee being charged to us, we approached the management company to attempt to have some or all of these fees waived. They claimed that "extra electricity" was used as a result of the caterers working those 4 nights at the villa, a claim we felt was totally unreasonable being that if we'd made dinner ourselves those nights, the same amount of electricity would've been used & we then wouldn't have been charged the 100 Euro/dinner fee.
In addition, I did not mention in my prior review that at the beginning of our week, some of the rooms had an unpleasant odour as a result of a sewage problem upon our arrival. Although Marco did "fix" the problem, the odour did linger for a few days in some of the bedrooms.
Unfortunately, these 2 issues colored our experience at the villa. Please be forewarned by our experience at Quinta Oceane.
We have just returned from a 1-week stay at Quinta Oceane. We were 29 people, ranging from ages 3 mos to 62. We used all 10 BRs. The outdoor pool/barbecue area was absolutely spectacular. We had our breakfasts & lunches inside at the huge DR table; we ate our dinners in the barbecue area, where there is a separate dishwasher/frig/wine frig & food preparation area. 2 nights we all went out to eat at OndaLuz & O Camillo; the other 4 nights, we arranged to bring in our dinners using 2 local caterers. Marco, the property manager, was at our beckon call. Unfortunately, we didn't arrange for the pool to be heated sufficiently, but the jacuzzi worked well. Also I didn't care for the artwork on the walls in the BRs, this being a villa for families with young children. The bathrooms are all made from beautiful marble. There aren't shower curtains. There is plenty of parking. We did not use the gym at all. Not sure if the equipment is all ok. In spite of it all, we LOVED our time together at Quinta Oceane!!
The villa was beautifuly presented and luxurious as advertised.
The jewel in the crown of this villa is its outside areas, specifically the outside dining/BBQ area with plentiful seating for relaxing and dining outdoors not to mention the separate fridges for drinks and handy dishwasher and sinks for the necessary tidy up afterwards.
The pool was fantastic and we loved the table tennis table and volleyball area also.
All rooms were clean and well presented and the bathrooms are amonxt the best you will come across with brilliant power showers and bathrooms made out of solid marble.
Doug, the villa owner, was increadbly helpful and was quick to answer any questions we had.
Because of the villas quiet location you are best to have a hire car to explore the local area although taxis are cheap and relatively easy to organise.
The villa is within 5 kilometres of both boavista golf course and espiche golf course which makes it ideal for a golf/family holiday
I would book the villa again without hesitation and have complete confidence Doug will afford you the same quality service he gave us
Absolutely fabulous stay at Quinta Oceane (QO) in June 2017, we had booked nearly two years ago for 16 of us (our age ranged from 83 to 9 months old) to celebrate our parents 60th Wedding Anniversary.
From the time that I had originally booked QO with Doug to the time that our week had finished, the communication was excellent and effortless, the information and recommendations for airport transfers etc was also excellent – a very well organised process, we added cots and high chairs to our booking, again with ease.
QO is set back slightly to be in a quiet corner with about a 15min walk into town, if our parents wanted to go into town we got them a taxi which was cheap and quick but for ourselves a brisk walk was lovely, the local supermarket delivered free of charge, no matter how large or small your shop, which was really helpful.
The images of QO do not do it justice, it is huge Villa with large frontage and electric gate, plenty of room for the whole family to socialise or to spend some quiet time by yourself. The living room was spacious, with pleasant decor and very well equipped with air-conditioning, TV, Games console etc, not that we spent a lot of time inside as outside was just amazing, the kitchen and utility area was also well equipped and clean.
Every bedroom was clean, ours opened out to look over the pool area, some rooms had balconies. The bedrooms had lots of storage and excellent en-suite facilities, hand and bath towels were supplied with the booking, but we also took advantage of hiring beach towels from Doug as you will need them and saves packing them in your suitcase
The best time ever was had outside, simply amazing…., Orange trees laden with really juicy Oranges, badminton, table tennis, music speakers a massive swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas all around (no need to get up early and put the towels out to find a spot), and the children had so much fun in the children’s pool which was about 18inches deep, perfect for the little ones. Then there is the hot tub at the bottom of the garden, we loved it and it was perfect for the evenings, small note that the pool man came to clean the pool and check the hot tub whilst we were there, but he just got on with his work and did not cause any inconvenience, just made sure everything was clean. In the evening the garden lights lit up the pool and garden area, so pretty.
But I think our favourite was the massive BBQ area, which had a lovely covered area with plenty of tables and chairs for those of our party who preferred shade to sunbathing. The BBQ area was extensive, with a huge BBQ, dish washer, in fact we used it to do nearly all of our cooking as it had everything that you needed including fridge, freezer, large drinks cooler and there was plenty of room for all of our family.
We all had a thoroughly enjoyable week, we couldn’t believe how beautiful the villa was and the facilities it had… just a brilliant family holiday, that we will remember for years to come.
Would I recommend to others and would I return to QO, yes I certainly would.
Our stay at Quinta Oceane was everything we hoped it would be. The house has everything you could possibly need for a week of fun in the sun. We all had an amazing time and really did not want to come home! The location is quiet and within a comfortable walk to the beach and a gorgeous ice cream shop. Loved the outdoor kitchen/bbq area at the house, didn't feel the need to go out for dinner every night as we loved bbq's with fish bought from the fish market in Lagos that morning! That is an experience worth trying! The best thing about the holiday was not hearing any complaints from the kids, they were far too busy in the pool and playing table tennis, they had a whole week without watching TV! I would definitely recommend this villa and hope to visit again soon!