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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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leeanne12...
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“SPECIAL HOLIDAY WITH FRIENDS”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Best villa ever, just 'like home from home'. The villa was beautifully decorated in a Tuscan style, especially loved the curtains, cushions and furniture, all in a style which we loved. We were a group of 8, travelled here from Australia, Scotland and England. We were looking for an ideal place to meet and relax and found this to be the perfect place. The pool and gardens were really beautiful and the photos although nice, do not do the place justice. Just waking up everyday and wandering through the villa and gardens, really give you the sense of relaxation. All the rooms are of a 'high standard' throughout and 3 of the 5 bedrooms have a balcony with views that extend over the countryside. All the bedrooms are ensuite and are of a good size. The owners have even thought of providing a cupboard full of games and several drawers, full of a good range of DVDS. The pool area, had plenty of seating, including a shady retreat at one end. Pool toys were also provided and there were other areas, to sit and enjoy a quite read with a glass of wine. Meals could be enjoyed both inside or in the courtyard adjacent to the 2 lounges, or even enjoyed on the roof top. We just loved the whole villa and wish to thank the owners for allowing us the chance to experience their beautiful home. Thank you, for a wonderful break, we loved every minute of it and we look forward to viewing your other properties and booking again with you.

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Liked best: All of it...Vila,Pool,Area
Liked least: Returning To England...Our Holiday ended
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Carol M
ADELAIDE, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“BEST HOLIDAY EVER”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Stayed here for a week and had the most amazing holiday experience ever. The villa is absolutely beautiful and has a very homely feel to it, with the most beautiful décor and outstanding pool and grounds. The villa is equipped with everything you need and although it is 'off the beaten track', we found this to be a bonus, as we could totally relax and experience what a 'real holiday' should feel like. Lisa who manages the property, is a wealth of information, extremely helpful and really nice to deal with. Lisa organised a boat trip for us all and it was the most amazing day, perfect in every way. We found everyone we came across, from the taxi drivers, to the boat crew and even the villa maintenance staff, were all extremely friendly and really helpful. We loved every moment of this holiday, couldn't fault anything and we are extremely grateful to the owners, for giving us the opportunity to stay in their beautiful villa. We went there as a party of 8, travelling from around the world to meet up and we wanted somewhere to relax and enjoy each others company and we found the perfect place. We will definitely return again one day and cannot wait to experience 'the real Portugal', seldom seen and definitely never to be forgotten.

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Liked best: Secluded and relaxing, beautiful countryside views, experiencing the 'real Portugal'.
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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cruise093
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Lovely Villa”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Just returned last night after a week staying with our friends from Australia and England plus we are Scottish and it was a lovely week only problem encountered was where it was situated unfortunately none of our party wanted to drive and therefore personally speaking I found it a bit remote but if you just want a chill out period then book this villa it would be perfect for you. Lisa (managing agent) booked the boat trip for us as recommended and can say if you only do one thing do that it was lovely. The villa is large and very comfortable and the pool is great everything one would want to have a great holiday. I understand the owners have another villa near the coast and we will be having a look at that and I there is another one in the offing so will look at that also. The décor was lovely just to our taste and had everything you could imagine even British adaptors all in all a great holiday and highly recommended

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Liked best: The decor and pool and the eating areas
Liked least: Area to remote for some of our party
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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657debbie
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Villa in The Algarve”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This Was the best Villa we have stayed in the Algarve it was fantastic everything was perfect exceptional standard, and it was very spacious, with lovely views, it had a fabulous pool area with lots of out door dining areas with an excellent out door kitchen with barbeque & wine fridge! The bedrooms were wonderfull it was like being in a 5 star hotel with your bath robe, slippers & toiletries.
We had a very nice day with lunch on the beach at Fuseta
The management agent Lisa was very helpfull and organised our boat trip across the Ria Formosa to the Islands of Deserta & Ferol where we had dinner at the beach bar which was great
One evening we went to the Horta restaurant for a fab Monkfish Kebab, and on another evening went to the Chicken shack both served excellent food
We had a trip to Faro old town which was lovely and had drinks at the faro Hotel at their roof top bar overlooking the Marina.
We will definatley go back again and I will be recommending A Vila Privada to our friends

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Georgie T
London
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“The most fabulous villa in the Algarve”
Reviewed 3 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
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After seeing lots of photos of this beautiful villa we expected something wonderful, but no picture can do this place justice. From the moment you arrive at the gate the entire place is breathtaking! Every detail in the villa is beautifully thought out for both comfort and style. We ate breakfast outside every morning on the verandah whilst looking out at the portuguese mountains, we sat by the log burning fire in the evenings and we even had a dip in the pool. This villa really is the most wonderful we have experienced and it made our trip extra special.

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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always important to us that your precious holiday is as perfect as possible. It makes us very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and our villa. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future
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ironsideg
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great time was had by all, you want for nothing - a fantastic villa holiday.”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Ten of us; family and friends stayed here for three wonderful weeks. It more than lived up to expectation, the owners have thought of everything and want to ensure you feel welcome and have a great time. Lisa was on hand to make sure it happened and really couldn't have been more helpful with her local knowledge and arranging a fantastic boat trip for us. Loads of space for socialising inside and out, great bedrooms, all en-suite combined to make it easy for so many people to live comfortably under the same roof for three weeks. The pool and deck area were naturally the focal point for everyone to relax, chat and swim. The pool was a good size and depth and the whole layout was quite stunning; a lot of thought, planning and expense has clearly gone into making it so perfect. Thank you again

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Liked best: Pool area
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Charlie H
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
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After reading so many amazing reviews about this villa, it's safe to say we had extremely high hopes. From the moment we arrived after the short drive from the airport, it was obvious to see that the owners had done a beautiful job in the upkeep of the outside area including the grounds and I couldn't wait to get into the incredibly inviting swimming pool!

The inside of the villa continued to impress us, from the welcome pack with information on everything we needed for our stay including the best restaurants in the surrounding area, to the beautiful bedrooms with personalised robes and slippers. The facilities at the vila were some of the best I have ever experienced, it did not feel like a rental property at all, there were so many well furnished outside and inside areas to enjoy throughout the day and the 'al-fresco' BBQ/Kitchen area was a real highlight for me.

We had never been to the Algarve region before, but after the luxuriousness of this beautiful villa and the relaxing stay we had, it definitely won't be long until our return!!

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Liked best: The outside BBQ area
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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