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Review of Casa Garrod

Villa with private pool, BBQ, covered and uncovered terraces
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Villa with private pool, BBQ, covered and uncovered terraces
Large open plan kitchen, dining area, lounge
Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar
Lounge with fire place, TV, DVD, radio
Master bedroom en suite
Master en suite: bath, shower, his and hers, WC, bidet
Bedroom 2 en suite: shower, washing basin, WC
Bedroom  3 en suite: bath, washing basin, WC
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Aljezur, Faro District, Algarve

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Nigel R
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best villa we've stayed at”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We stayed here for 2 weeks at the start of June 2016 and had a fantastic holiday. We stay in holiday villas in this price bracket fairly regularly and we both agreed that this is probably the best, most complete holiday villa that we've stayed at (although 1 in the Monchique hills with an infinity pool does run it close), in terms of just being so simply but thoroughly well designed and thought out.

The villa is large, airy and everything has been so well thought out. When it was 36 degrees outside, it was totally comfortable inside. The massive living space is south facing but still keeps wonderfully cool whilst the bedrooms are to the north and west and were very comfortable sleeping temperatures. Although there were only 2 of us staying, the villa is so spacious that it is easy to see that a group or family of 6 would have plenty of space to enjoy a quality holiday there.

The pool was fantastic. Very cold to get into - which is the idea I suppose - but we soon got warm after a few seconds acclimatising. It was also the cleanest pool we've had. It seemed to attract very few insects and the pump came on regularly and was very effective.

All of our dealings with the owner, Marike, and with Paul, the property manager, were so easy and friendly. On arrival, the villa was exactly as it looks in the photos; clean, spacious and the perfect space for a 'get away from it all' relaxing holiday. Furnishings and equipment wise, we don't remember thinking of anything that we would have needed that wasn't there.

Whilst Vale de Telha does not have a lot of bars and restaurants in its immediate vicinity, (it has a couple of options of each though) it is still very easy to get to many good quality ones within 10-30 minutes drive. Then there are the fantastic beaches and Western Algarve scenery that are also available within that similar range; Monte Clerigo, Amoreira and Bordeira are our 3 favourites there but there are endless others. Arrifana is only 5 minutes drive away and has a great beach and some good food options - we had a very high quality meal at O Paolo with fantastic views as well.

We prefer our holidays to be peaceful, quiet and relaxing and Casa Garrod provides exactly that. The feeling of relaxation there meant that we strayed from the villa only infrequently, enjoying barbecues on many occasions - the fish, fruit and veg available from the market hall in Aljezur is fantastic and extremely good value, and we were also very pleasantly surprised by the quality and value of the butchery produce at the Spar supermarket in Aljezur again, both 10 minutes drive away.

We walked for about 2 hours most mornings, directly from the villa and found a lot of good walks, clifftops especially, just by picking a direction and keeping going. We usually managed to finish off by calling at one of the cafes on Vale de Telha and the people there were very friendly and really appreciative of any effort to speak even the most basic Portuguese.

Any negatives? We've really struggled to come up with any. If we're being picky, the mattress in the master bedroom, whilst being one of the better ones we've encountered, could maybe be replaced soon and it would have been good to have a chef's steel to sharpen the knives. Otherwise, no, it all seemed pretty great to us.

Highly recommended, thanks Marike & Paul, I'm sure we'll be back soon.

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Liked best: Space of the villa and the tranquility of the area.
Liked least: Absence of a choice of restaurants within walking distance but we knew that this was the case when we made the booking - there's nothing to 'not like' about the villa.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tony R
Woking, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A relaxed way to explore the Atlantic coast”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We spent two weeks at Casa Garrod at the end of July/beginning August and loved it. Villa is clean, spacious and wonderfully equipped and is situated close to some lovely beaches and restaurants, yet not too far from Lagos where there is a market and wider facilities. Weather was a little unpredictable but otherwise an amazing vacation.

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Irena269
Zagreb, Croatia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect holiday!”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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The villa is very spacious, tastefully furnished and extremely well equipped. We (4 adults and 2 children) enjoyed there for 8 nights, relaxing by the pool, barbequing, surfing on nearby beaches… perfect holiday!
We highly recommend this villa and will definitely be back!
Thanks for everything to housekeeper Paul!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Aza123182
London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Beautiful house that has everything you want and more. Very well maintained. Quiet area though local pubs are easily walkable. We definitely recommend.

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

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Liked best: the beaches at driving distance
Liked least: the wear and tare
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bridget P
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to locate for a beach and exploring holiday”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The place is really good for a family or friends to share. There were 5 of us and the facilities were excellent, the kitchen was more than adequate and with the BBQ outside we had some fantastic meals. The pool area and pool its self were great with the water quality being of a high standard. We used the place as a base to travel around the area and even made a trip to Lisbon one day.
There was WI-FI access every day without any problem and there is access to films if you want it on the Free view TV.
The only down side we would comment on was that the bedrooms would benefit from Air-conditioning, but that said it wasn’t unbearable. On Sundays a couple come in to change the beds and give the place a quick clean and there was Paul who took and returned the deposit of €200 and was on call for any problems.
A totally enjoyable fortnights holiday

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Liked best: the pool and the living space
Liked least: no air conditioning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 8 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: Fireplace room
Liked least: Limited number and sizes of frying pan and saucepans to cook for more than four
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
8 Mar 2013
We've been shopping and got ourselves larger pans and sauce pans, thanks for the feedback!
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