The pictures do not lie. A great pool and the top floor of this owner-occupied villa make this a great place to relax. A roomy place for a couple, this well-equipped apartment had everything - lots of dishes, cutlery, pots, blankets, games, TV, radio and CD player and beach toys and umbrella. There is a balcony on one side with a hammock and washing machine and a large terrace with BBQ on the other for great views and to follow the sun or shade of the day as you wish. The house is located in a suburb of Faro so is a 20 minute walk to the nearby village shops or a 10 min bicycle ride with the supplied bikes. A car is useful if you plan to explore more of the Algarve but Joao B. was very generous with his time and driving us. His wife Theresa is a great cook and welcomed us with an apple cake. I was able to get her tuna pie recipe. Both speak several languages which made us unilingual Cdns feel inadequate. Joao also likes to converse and taught us a lot about Portugese culture. Thanks for the wonderful holiday.