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“Beautiful Villa, Perfect Location!”
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18 reviews
Outlook of a stunning location
Main view of the villa, facing gardens
For outdoor meals, enjoy a friendly large table
Modern and cosy entrance patio
The barbecue is just at hand, as well as the kitchen
Beautiful liaison of the Villa with gardens, pool and landscape
Flower framed view of pool and garden
Plenty of space to catch sun or shadow
The pool is great, with a shallow area for children
The magic light by late afternoon at the golf fairway, just facing Vila Magica.
Open the door to magical holidays
Homelike ambience, natural light everywhere
The working or reading table, with a relaxing view to the garden
The connection indoors-outdoors is really transparent
A view of the comfort zone of the living room
Elegant and top design at the indoors dining table
The mezzanine provides an extra area for a relaxing reading
Master bedroom, upper level
Bathroom ensuite to master bedroom
Double bedroom, at the ground level
Twin bedroom, ground level
Bathroom, garden level
At the lower level,  a double bedroom
Completed with a large sofa-bed.jpg
Just aside, the Kids Corner.jpg
Including comfortable seating.jpg
Space enough for playing.jpg
Kitchen, close to both outdoor and indoor tables
Kitchen, opening to the barbecue
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Josie T
Leeds
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa, Perfect Location!”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have just returned from a weeks holiday with my extended family in Vilamoura. The villa is absolutely beautiful, the garndens are huge and the pool is a great size. I spent most of the holiday floating around the pool on a lilo.

We got the upstairs bedroom, which is huge, with a mezzanine floor and an enormous bathroom.

The kitchen is a good size, and has all the plates, cups etc that you would ever need.

The best thing about the villa, apart from the space inside is probably the location. If you don't know Vilamoura, then this is a great place to be. It's about a 15 minute walk into the marina, or the tourist train stops right outside the villa, which for 2.5 euros will take you right into the marina.

You can also walk down the hill to the Old Village where there are a range of great restaurants and bars if you want a change of scenery.

All of my family loved the villa and Jose was excellent at keeping in touch and communicating with me before, during and after our arrival.

We will definitely be staying here again!

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Liked best: Location and decor in the villa
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My parents, husband and our two boys (3 year old and the other only 3 months) visited Villa Magica in September for 10 nights.
I've rated this 4* as I believe it was good value for money due to the great location and beautiful garden. As you walk into the villa it did have the wow factor with a beautiful glass entrance hall with views of the garden and as you walk through to the lounge you're greeted with an outlook to the stunning garden/pool and golf course. However, it is fairly dated and the kitchen and ground floor bathroom could do with a bit of modernisation. The two ground floor bedrooms are fairly small and the double beds are also small, I personally, would not want to share one. But the bedroom in the basement and the other on the 1st floor are a very good size and both with an en-suit.
The garden is very peaceful and relaxing, we enjoyed many days out but I also thoroughly enjoyed staying at the villa by the pool. There is plenty of seating areas (although some chairs were a little wobbly), huge table located by the BBQ area with easy access to the kitchen, further seating in front of the lounge then of course sun loungers by the pool.
The villa is walking distance to the Marina (25 minutes) but we generally drove to the marina and beaches. However, the Old Village is stunning and only a 10-15 minute walk. There are no pavements but the roads are quiet and we felt very safe walking along the road even with the children and pushchair. We visited the old village most evenings and enjoyed some lovely meals.
One major point I would note for those travelling with young children is the stairs are very open with no bannister so a child could easily fall (or swing and jump like my 3 year old would attempt if he was given a chance). Because of this, we were not comfortable leaving my 3 year old on the ground floor by himself, so something to note if you are travelling with young children. Also obvious from the photos the pool is not protected.

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TimothyMa...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolute Magica!”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We are a family of 6, mum, dad and four children between 5 and 11. We had a WONDERFUL time at Villa Magica earlier this year in every respect. This really is a "home from home" feel and not a plastic modern villa. The grounds were just great, loads of space for the kids to run around and a super pool at the end of the garden that backs onto the golf course. You really MUST get into the resort train (road going tractor with carriages really) which will stop directly outside the villa (if you flag it down) and take you to the marina / beach. There is plenty of space to catch the sun and also plenty of shade. You will have the phone number and Email address for the owner if you have any questions, he is a real gent, very helpful and very professional. The pictures are a true representation of what you will be getting. A great holiday in a great villa, thank you for letting us stay!

Travelling group: Young Children
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Vincent_H...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Great villa, both indoor as outdoor!

Very spacious garden, nice patio’s to enjoy a BBQ or relax at night. But also from the inside the villa has something magical with a lot of artfully details. The owner Jose and the house manager Pedro are at your exposal 24/7 to help out if there should be an issue.

In one word: PERFECT!

Travelling group: Young Children
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Boyan S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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178 reviews
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“It is indeed a magic villa.”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Quiet location, a bit far from the marina, so car is advised. You can also take the touristic road train, but it takes quite a while when going in the direction of the marina. The outdoor areas are simply fantastic! Most of the interior is great as well. Please note that one of the bedrooms is in an underground floor, with limited light and ventilation. Everything else was great, though!

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Travelling group: Large Group
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EWhiking
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“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We spent much of the time outside, at the pool, in the garden and on the patio overlooking the golf course; because this proved so relaxing. One feels no need to visit the beach, despite the fact that this is a very short journey from the villa, as indeed are most facilities. Yet, the villa's surroundings are quiet, being in one of the top residential areas in Vilamoura. The garden is kept beautifully.
The marina is minutes away, shopping is minutes away, the parcours is minutes away as are most other facilities.
The beds were very comfortable and we had a good night's sleep every night. The villa is fully equipped and is like visiting someone's home, because this really is the case. José the owner is most curteous and correct and goes out of his way to ensure that his guests do not feel as if anything is missing.
We had a great holiday and can certainly recommend Villa Mágica to other families.

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Liked best: Garden and pool
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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