It really IS the best kept secret in the Algarve
We had a great first impression on arrival , my wife particularly taken by the large secure looking gates which, given its rural location, was very reassuring. The owner John and his mother were there to meet us on arrival and again left a great first impression. They gave us a tour of the building and advised us on places to eat and how to get there. We had decided against hiring a car and were kindly supplied with the number of a local taxi driver who was invaluable and available at short notice. John gave us his mobile phone number to enable us to contact him as necessary and the one problem we did have was promptly fixed. A special mention must go to Johns mum who was so friendly and keen to make sure we enjoyed our stay which shone through despite the language barrier.
The villa was better than we expected, extremely clean with a fresh modern but homely and traditional feel. The rooms were large and spacious and our room, the main suite, was well furnished not to mention the en suite bathroom complete with jacuzzi bath! The rooms also had air conditioning which turned out to be invaluable during the first week when the weather was decidedly Scottish :-). A special mention should also be made of the free wi fi without which we would ve been lost!
Outside the gardens were beautifully maintained and crowned a fantastic pool which was larger than expected and coupled with the bats, boats and floats from the games room it was hard to go inside at times.
The villa itself is in a rural location which only added to its charm and was ideal for this couple who wanted a complete break. Emphasis must be given again to the electronic gates and outside lighting which reassured us both and made us feel safe and secure.
Sao Bras itself is a gorgeous little town with plently of reasonably priced restaurants but would advise to reserve a table at Restaurante Ysconderijo to avoid disapointment, the only downside being the lack of pavements on the roads leading to the villa which restricts walking to daylight hours.
Overall we would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking to get away from it all but still only 30 mins from Faro airport- you'll struggle to find a better, larger villa for the price and combined with 2 of the friendliest hosts you could ask for you can't go wrong.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We put a lot of afford on this villa and therefore your review was a fantastic surprise for us. It is very good to see our work acknowledged. We are very happy that you had a great holidays and that you left with a good impression of our villa and our service. You are welcome to come back whenever you want! We are always trying to improve our service, namely by making more detailed instructions of the villa and its surroundings, making maps and marking places to visit, etc. For example, right now, the villa already have three different sattelites installed, which means there are plenty of English, French, German, Spanish and Italian channels. And we are now planning to make a weekly plan, so someone visiting Algarve can sample the real Algarve easily and without having to search too much. Once again, thank you! Kind regards, John
Helpful votes: 6/6
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