This was our 6th year of holidaying within the Vilamoura/Loule area of Portugal and this was by far the best villa we have stayed in.
Suzanne was fantastic. She called me at home in the UK once we'd made our booking just to confirm details and to introduce herself - something we have never experienced before and she was there to meet us at the designated point in order to drive us the last couple of minutes to the villa. She gave us a tour of the villa and then left us to get on with our holiday but was always at the end of the phone if we needed her (which we didn't as there were no problems at all). She popped over a couple of times (not in an intrusive way though!) to top up the pool and make sure everything was OK.
The villa itself is situated within beautiful, well maintained grounds. Inside it is immaculate with absolutely everything you need for the perfect home-from-home holiday. In the past we have found that we have hired lovely villas but the kitchen equipment has been rather tired and dated and short on a few things or the towels have seemed a bit old but this is NOT the case with this villa. Everything was well stocked and in very good condition. We used the BBQ several times and played table tennis every night. Although the pool is not heated it is the first pool that hasn't been painfully cold to get into. It was actually really refreshing and a good way to cool down from the heat of the day. There were plenty of towels provided both in the villa and also outside on the sunloungers which makes a lovely change! The air conditioning was a must too - make sure you ask for this when booking!
There are 2 washing machines (one of which is English) which means you really do not need to overpack (although we still did!!!)
We used the Apolonia supermarket in Almancil and Continente in Loule and went to the local restaurant - Retiro do Campones on the first night (recommended). It's down the little road to the left of the bins on the main road!
As always we went for lunch and dinner in Vilamoura marina several times and enjoyed the beach near Almancil.
I would highly recommend this villa to anyone. We were a family of 4 but we could easily have invited another couple/family to join us without it impacting on space.
We will definitely return, but hopefully for 3 weeks next time!
Suzanne, thank you so much for everything!