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Such a fabulous place, beautiful villa, breathtaking views and lovely garden with a fantastic pool. Great location but lots to see and do nearby. Perfect holiday retreat! Our second visit now planning our third!
We’re just back from a superb 10-day stay here, and we had a fantastic time. We needed a restful time after a hectic year, and we certainly got what we needed from this villa and it’s great pool. My wife and I had the upstairs bedroom, and she - a poor sleeper - slept better here than she has for years.
You do need a car here - it’s location is what gives the peace and quiet. We used Drive4Fun, after researching recommendations on the web, and the pickup and drop-off at Faro airport was really easy. With a car, you’re only a few minutes from the Continente supermarket and the town of Loule, an interesting town in itself. The market on Saturday is well worth a visit. And with a car you’re only 20-30 minutes or so to the beach and the coastal towns. We recommend a visit to Tavira in the eastern Algarve, and there’s a great grill restaurant there too called O Simao - the langoustine starters are superb and the grilled lamb chops are to die for.
The villa owner, Alan, is really friendly and helpful (as is Fatima the local agent) and has great suggestions for beaches and restaurants - we’ll worth contacting him before travelling, we’re glad we did. He put us on to the restaurant where we had the best meal - Gamboa in Almancil, with a family atmosphere where the owner is really enthusiastic about the food, which is simply but beautifully prepared and is mouth-wateringly good. Sea bass and golden bream were the catch of the day, and both were fresh and gorgeous.
We had sun, warmth, great food and fun for the family of all ages (three generations for us). A fantastic time and we thoroughly recommend it.