Having been to Portugal a couple of times before on package holidays we decided to go it alone and book our flights, accommodation etc. and boy was this the right thing to do. Right from the outset the communication and ease of transaction from the owner Lindsey was perfect with everything done professionally and smoothly. This put our minds at rest knowing that the owner was dedicate to us having an enjoyable time with a hassle free holiday.
On arrival the apartment was spotlessly clean, well maintained and stocked with with all the white goods you would need at home. There's a maid service everyday apart from Sundays, the towels are changed twice a week with the bedlinen changed once a week. The bedrooms were large enough for the 4 of us with plenty of wardrobe storage and enough sockets for the kids to charge their gadgets. Our double bed was very comfortable which made for a good nights sleep, one of the best I've had on my travels. There are 2 toilets in the apartment one with a walk in shower and the other with a bath/shower combination, both clean with enough hot water for a shower for everyone everyday. The living/dinning area has a large chunky round wooden table with enough spaces for 6 people, 2x large two-seater leather sofa's, a sideboard and a TV will some English channels to view. A sliding-door leads you onto the patio area which has a stunning sea-view looking down into Carvoerio, (This can also be seen from the main bedroom - fantastic view to wake up too first thing in the morning). Theres also a table and chairs for any alfresco dining. The two bedrooms and main living area also have air-con units to keep you cool during the hot days.
Outside of the apartment there are many walkways around the Monte Dourado complex which have plants, bushes, small trees all well maintained plus 5 swimming pools all with sun beds for guests to use. The complex itself is well looked after with a reception staffed from 10am-7pm.
Overall I would rate this apartment and complex as a 10/10 and would definitely book again, its clean, quite and chilled all perfect for the perfect get away.