Have just returned from 5 days in Portugal having stayed at the Villa Casinha, the only thing this Villa couldn't deliver was the weather. I travelled with my husband and three children aged 6, 8 and 11 and as you can imagine the free wifi and SKY TV were a godsend especially at night. It was great being able to let the children play in the pool without trying to identify them from all the other children using a hotels pool, not to mention the adults. The villa itself was very spacious and spotless and of a standard were we could relax with 3 children running around. While there are other villas within the immediate vicinity the spacious and immaculate grounds gives an impression of isolation and seclusion . The villas is a 10 minutes walk into the town across a field and dirt track and would probably be challenging for people with walking difficulties or very young children, the beach is a further 15 minutes but well worth a visit and given the time of year we were the only ones on it. The town has a decent supermarket and a lovely bakery/cafe which we visited every day, a cheese toastie was only 2 euro. I have to admit we didn't explore much as the children really loved the pool, though Albuferia is a short bus journey away. I have to say in terms of the villa management I couldn't have asked for better, Bélita was always available to take calls to answer any questions we had, she also organised the transfers to and from the villa from the airport which removed any stress from that perspective. This was our first time renting a villa and having had such a lovely experience it won't be our last.
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Our family of 6 visited in Oct 2013 for 10 days. The villa catered for all our needs. Was exactly as advertised. It is spacious, clean and well maintained by the owner and their family. I would recommend this villa to any family we spent many hours in the pool which is very clean, has a very spacious garden/patio area with a barbecue, we enjoyed a lot of our afternoons here. A car is necessary if you are a family of explorers. The Algarve has a beautiful coast which we also took advantage of. I know our family would love to return here somtime soon.