We have been renting villas in the Santa Barbara De Nexe/Loule area for 22 years and without doubt this is the best villa we have stayed in on every level. The facilities are first class and much better than the usual rental standard we have had in the past - the quality of furnishings inside and out, the kitchen and facilities and all the available amenities are all first class,
We are not beach people so the extensive gardens and fabulous pool are all we needed, but the villa location means that you are in easy reach of the beaches in Faro, Vale Do Lobo and so on should you need them. I must warn you the views here are magnificent. if anything the photos on the website do not do the property full justice, so the beaches lost out for us,
All the web site listings and property descriptions are spot on and the property was clean and very well maintained. Vic who looks after the property for the owners is first class, really helpful and on hand in our first few days.
There are some fantastic restaurants in this area, you must try La Piazza in the centre of Santa Barbara De Nexe run by Angelo and his family, we have been eating here since they bought it in 2001 and way before that with previous owners. Also try the local run restaurants in Loule - Leonel and O Manels. whilst nearer to the villa you have Mac Jetes, Malice and the fabulous Flor De Ameixa on the road to Estoi. Value for money is just superb.
All our dealings with the owners Regina and Dirk has been easy, they have been fantastic from the first contact..
Finally as you might guess I would recommend the villa highly, you will have a great time, so much so we have just booked it for the same time next year. I guess say no more.