We stayed her in July 2011. Fantastic value. Easy drive from Faro. Roads are very quiet in comparison to England & other drivers very laid back in local area.
Apartment was well furnished & clean and more than spacious enough for five. Very quiet. Lovely waking up to the sound of the bristling trees & fountain on golf course (which is evidently a very well managed course & good value-husband & son played).
Pool was smallish but not used much by other guests during our stay so not a problem. There is no shallow end in the pool so be aware of small children.
Local area is easy to find your way around. Local town & beach very near (by car) and though very few speak any English everyone we came into contact with was very friendly. This is an area where the Spanish & Portuguese go on holiday so no English pubs, Irish bars etc which was bliss.
The only downside we would say is that you need a car or would need to... more