First let me start with the positives. The location of this villa is absolutely fantastic. About 15mins walk to marina and 10 to the old village. Absolutely everywhere is walking distance including a Spar supermarket. The villa was clean and tidy. Towels and bedding were changed regularly. Nice welcome pack on arrival with water, wine, tea, sugar, jam etc.
The conservatory/sun room is a lovely addition and would be great in the cooler months to feel as though you are still outside. The pool area is pretty and clean with lots of sun beds. Lots of sunny spots but shade can be found under the trees or umbrella in the heat of the day. Some U.K. Channels on the tv, handy when the kids want to watch cartoons.
Now for the negatives. The pool is missing many tiles and despite being told this was a new occurrence it is clear this has been deteriorating for some time. Some of the missing tiles have left sharp edges where lots of scrapes and scratches were given. The kitchen needs a good repair man through it. The cupboards are generally rickety and none of them shut particularly well. The handles all need tightening up. The freezer is frozen absolutely solid so we could only use one drawer and it also decided to defrost itself one night leaving a large puddle in the kitchen.
The downstairs bedroom has no air conditioning which meant it couldn't be used during our stay. Many of the bulbs are broken which meant the stairs and landing were completely dark at night time which was a problem for us with young children.
There was also a problem with cockroaches. We had them coming up the drains in the bathrooms and scurrying around. There were at least 5 large ones upstairs and 3 downstairs (plus many smaller ones) Although a pest controller was called early on in our stay it didn't seem to work. It caused many sleepless nights laying awake listening to the scurrying.
The management company seemed very helpful at first, coming out straight away with a pest controller and pool man as the filter also stopped working but less so towards the end of our stay when the cockroaches were still causing a problem. Despite contacting them they did not return. Overall we enjoyed our stay despite the problems due to the location of the villa and the outside area.
Booked the villa for a girlie long weekend. Villa is in a great location only a leisurely 20 minute walk to the marina and 10 mins from the supermarket. Very spacious rooms great pool and pretty gardens. Only two negatives from our group air conditioning units do not work which we wasn't told and it's extremely hot in Portugal at the moment freestanding fans in all rooms which only circulate the warm air hence no one slept very much. Secondly the downstairs bathroom floods very quickly when showering the same for the upstairs bathroom fills up rapidly. All in all we had a absolutely fab time and would not hesitate to book it again next year especially if air con issue is resolved
Brilliant villa clean and tidy everything you needed.
Pool was cold but we were there early in the season
So far everything is great ,villa is fantastic every thing we need is here. Weather has been great although today is overcast. My only gripe is pool could be heated .
Stayed with our 4 children ranging from 18-26. Pleasant villa situated in a lovely road just 10 mins peaceful stroll from marina and 5 mins from Spar supermarket. Well equipped and nicely maintained only downside is that it is a semi detached villa but that was minor which I forgot about as I relaxed into the feel of the safe and homely villa. Good quality garden furniture and sturdy parasol . Well maintained garden and large pool. Shared balcony to front for 2 bedrooms but not an issue. Good sized bathrooms. Air conditioning very welcome. Vibrant marina which we all loved, Most nights children did their own thing, they loved crazy golf and casino! we loved people watching at the numerous bars.. Sons played golf on a few days with fab courses only a short taxi ride away. Definitely returning to Vilamoura for 2017. The Clever Details team were fantastic from booking, replying to my numerous e mails and arranging airport transfers for us and meeting us at villa to welcome us and answer any questions. Thank you!
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The villa was lovely, very nicely equipped and quiet position. The walk to the marina is about 25 minutes but nice. One small complaint is there is not lock on the master bedroom and as there is no door to the bathroom it felt not very private if you are sharing or have children. Easily fixed by the owners potentially
We have recently returned from a 2 week stay at this great villa. The first week was spent with a group of girl friends and the second with family. The age range was from 4 years to late 70's. We found this villa suitable for everyone. It was well equipped, clean and located within a 10 min walk from the Marina. We usually got a taxi back for around 4 euros. We used the gas bbc most days, visiting the "Spar" which was a 5 min walk away, to buy everything we needed. The agent, Sandra, was very helpful. We would recommend this villa and hope to return next year.