Just returned from a lovely 2 weeks at this Villa - which is exactly as it's described and even larger in reality than the pictures depict. We hired a car from the airport and I would say that a car is a must - although nearby beach and beachfront restaurants are walkable, in the heat of the day it's much easier & more comfortable to jump in the car for a 5 minute drive. The Villa is extremely well maintained, the cleaning staff were lovely and very thorough, and we have no complaints whatsoever other than we wish we'd booked 3 weeks! Plenty of room for all 6 of us, including 2 teenage boys.
We drove to Albufeira for a day/evening - about 40 minutes drive, but Vilamoura / Quarteira was only a 15-20 minute drive and worth a trip to the Port and beaches there too. The Vale do Lobo restaurants are worth an evening trip - and Quinta do Lago shopping centre was where we nipped for cooked breakfasts/late lunches as that was within 5 minutes drive too ... recommend the... more