Casa Mira is placed in a lovely, well maintained garden. It has a wonderful heated pool. Inside there is all you need (pictures give a clear representation).
Peter has been very helpful providing lots of info, even before booking. He is extremely responsive.
Silves is one of the nicer towns along the Algarve, and the beach is 25 min away. Yes, that's a drive, yet in return you have all the tranquility you may look for. For my kids: 4+ smartphones and a pc on WIFI were no problem at all!
On the improvement side: The poolcover was pealing and will be changed this month, Peter told us. On the inside, a few more decorative lamps with soft light would be attractive (we used a few lamps from the bedrooms).
Casa Mira is a delight. Located just outside Silves, it's an easy drive from Fara airport and the owner supplied very helpful directions which meant we found our location easily.
After stopping at the well stocked supermarket in Silves we arrived at the villa which just wowed us right from the start. The gardens are beautiful with bougainvillea, palms, yucca, succulents and an amazing cycad. The pool is adequate;we paid for heating it and it was still bracing, so would definitely recommend that, this late in the season.
We loved the fact that there are so many different places to sit. On the front balcony for early evening drinks. Roof terrace later on. Patio table in the shade for lunch on a hot day. Loungers by the pool to soak up the sun. This is the first holiday where we haven't listened to music in the evening...the sounds of the countryside were enchanting, particularly the owls which perched on the telegraph poles and next-doors TV aerial! The dogs barking are perhaps less enchanting but to be expected in the country.
The villa itself is a good size...we were spoilt for choice as a couple in a three bed villa! As other reviewers have said, it is incredibly well equipped...particularly the kitchen where we wanted for nothing...and the wine chiller was rather a sophisticated addition instead of a beer fridge!
This was our first trip to the Algarve and we will definitely be coming back as the beaches are amazing. We loved the nature reserve at Alvor, Praia da Marinha and the cliff walks nearby and Sagres....really beautiful. We'll never forget seeing around two hundred griffin vultures catching the thermals over Martinhal beach at Sagres.
I hope we'll come back to this villa-it's great!
We had a lovely week here in August. Plenty of space. The outdoor area really is the main feature of this property - a great pool.
The location is quiet. Easy distance to Silves (which has supermarket/s and great cafes), easy to get to a beach (by car).
The owner is exceptionally good at keeping in touch and the booking process was very simple.
Casa Mira was fantastice before we got there. The reviews and its website are all spot on. We booked 3 to 13 July 2017 and on arrival we knew we had hit the jackpot. Its definately one of the best villas weve stated in . The owners communication is just amazing ( Peter Flanagan ). Detailed and helpful. Great directions and villa instructions. On arrival impeccably clean. Air conditioned rooms keep it lovely on those hot days. A well equiped villa with washing machine tumble dryer dish washer / bbq / everything. Two baths two double beds one twin and a spare bed theres loads of room. A well equiped kitchen with loads of everything..... its great ... A sun bed broke while we were there and i informed the owner by text that this had happened. We had six of them so as a family of four it was not a problem but guess what.... > Next day first thing a brand new replacement now that is just unbelievable service... The location of Casa Mira is great just 5 minutes by car to Silves town,. 30 miins to Portimero . 35 mins to Albufeira... 45 to Faro... The pool here is lovely too. Deep at one end at 6ft and its lovely and cool. The garden is spot on and tidy and very pretty. You cant be dissapointed with Casa Mira its not really possible. There are four water parks the closest 15 mins away if you fancy it, A car is a must tho. A great restaurant really close by called Rainha i reccomend it. A big thanks to Peter Flanagan the owner of Casa Mira for a lovely holidat we hope to come back again... Many thanks from the Wrens on the Isle of Wight
This is a truly lovely property. Very large with tasteful and comfortable furniture and certainly every piece of equipment I could have needed including a washing machine and a proper rotary airer (drying wet pool towels is always a nightmare on those small plastic folding things usually provided - pool towels are also included, a nice touch).
We go out to eat so don't do much cooking on holiday but this was definitely the place to be if you do, with the added benefit of a good barbecue and a nice clean selection of equipment to use with it.
The outside space was beautiful, there are terraces all around the property to follow the sun (or shade if you prefer). Quite private, there are resident neighbours but they are quiet and friendly, pottering around their vegetable plots and the mid sized pool is perfect and surrounded by shrubs and evergreen trees so you are mostly hidden from view. There is also a large fenced field-like area behind the pool garden would would be great for kids to play games or run around (there were some racquets, balls etc in the house) There is free wifi, a good selection of tv channels in various languages including english and books/games/dvds, these might not be things you do on holiday but always nice to know they're available.
It is an easy drive from Silves, a small pretty town which is good for a coffee or lunch, and has a good fresh produce market on a Saturday. it's around 20 minutes from the coast. The small hamlet location is nice and quiet, a short distance off the main road between orange groves, but you do need a car. It is possible to walk but there are no real pavements and I wouldn't like to walk after dark as although it isn't really a busy road, there is also a slight drainage dip at each side which would probably be a trip hazard whilst stepping in for oncoming traffic. (There are taxis and bus stops in Silves though).
Finally, all the communication and booking processes were quick and efficient, with accurate directions and our security deposit was returned within 48 hours of getting home. The pricing was also excellent for the quality of the property.
Overall a fantastic place to be and we hope to return.
Brilliant location, an easy car ride from the airport. The villa was fully equipped with everything we could need, plus a little more. We had such a wonderful time we made enquiries about next year before we'd even left!
It is a delightful villa, it felt very homely for us.
The villa was immaculately clean, the kitchen was very well equipped, beautifully decorated, everything has been very well thought out. The heated pool was a bonus at this time of year.
The villa is well proportioned and in a lovely rural setting.
Only 5 minutes to the shops and market in Silves and minutes to two delightful restaurants.