We have just spend the most wonderful week with our family of 20 at Vilamarques. The villa was perfect for us - plenty of space for our large family - there were so many different parts of it inside and out that we never felt on top of each other. The rooms were lovely and even better than the photographs on the website, the media room was ideal for keeping the children entertained and out of the midday sun. The villa was really well equipped and perfect for a big family holiday.
We received great service from initial booking to our departure. Having the van available for us to use as well was great.
We hope to come back for the next milestone birthday!
Have just spent a fantastic week at this wonderful villa celebrating a family birthday. From the moment we arrived it felt like home. Everything had been thought of from our customised welcome pack to lovely crisp white sheets. We used most of the facilities but could have done with more time to explore the area.Never felt we needed to leave the villa to escape but ventured out in the mini bus provided twice. Jay and his management team were always on hand for any of our needs. We would all reccommend staying here just for the experience of luxury. Would love to return again some day. Thank you so much for letting us have an amazing time with non stop laughter.
Where to begin I looked numerous times at Video and photos on site and tried to picture my family at the Villa.When we arrived staff there to greet us so welcoming.Entered through the main doors all of us gasped at the view to meet us exquisite.We left our luggage in the large entrance hall and were taken to the pool area for drinks.A very intense tour of the villa which you soon realise is essential to the enjoyment of your stay.We as a family were unable to stop saying how wonderful the villa is.Every thought to detail is there in all of the rooms the pool is so warm and inviting,We enjoyed using the media room in an evening and the mini bus for a couple of trips out.Jay and all of his staff that we made contact with were unobtrusive during our stay,but Jay especially was more that helpful with the final stages of my booking,nothing too much trouble.Yes there may appear to be a lot of reading prior to arrival but it soon becomes apparent why this is neccesary for every person to have the perfect holiday.It is thirty seven years since my family were together for a holiday and Paradise is where we spent our week together we would not have wished to be anywhere else thank you.
We have recently returned from an unforgettable week at Vilamarques for our wedding day mixed with a family holiday. The trip was a year and a half in the planning, and every step of the way Jay was always there to answer any questions.
When we originally booked the vila members of our family were actually worried that maybe it didn't even exist! Well I can assure you all it most certainly does. The vila literally has everything you could ever need for a holiday, excellent rooms all ensuite, great outdoor seating areas, fantastic gardens, a games room, beer on tap,the warmest pool you have ever been in (seriously amazing) and just to top it all off a disco room which was great for our big day.
We had 17 people in our group and we never felt ontop of each other the place is huge and perfectly located. Debbie and Sandra who are the local reps that look after the vila were great and always on hand if we needed anything.
For anyone who is looking to book don't think just book it you will have a holiday you and your family will never forget, and I would defiantly recommend a wedding there too. Jay is very strict but when you go there you will see why it is a paradise and is very well looked after and he just wants to ensure everyone has the best time possible. Because it is so nice we found that everyone who was either staying at the vila or visiting was very respectful of it because it was so nice.
For anyone planning a wedding there I would also highly recommend Quinta occasions for your catering they helped us plan the whole wedding and we're great to deal with, also the food was amazing (we opted for the BBQ menu) everyone commented on the food, also they organised the cake (11kg worth!) which kept us all going until we went home.
Jay my wife and I would like to thank you for what was a week we will never forget and I hope many more people are lucky enough to experience what we did.
I actually dont know were to start ! I love first of all reading reviews of every place i visit and but i thought that the reviews i read online about this villa don't do it justice we traveled in a large party of 14 adults and 7 kids, we thought that this was gonna be a lot of people in one space ! well we were wrong .the villa is huge, way bigger than any of the pictures , there was that many places to sit and chill out it was unreal. The kitchen was fully equipped with every utensil, gadget, cup, glass you would ever need it was stocked way better than my own house! 24 of each item was a fab idea, two dish washers which was a god send with that many people ,we had panini machines, blenders, juicers an ice machine which was top class no carrying bags of ice from the super market, a washing machine and a fab clothes line out the back ,great idea to hang all the wet swimwear and a great touch was fresh mint growing outside , the smell was divine. the main attraction was the beer of tap, it was a hit with everyone, beer ice cold and the best thing was that we didn't have to carry bottles of beer and also dispose of them all the time, saved a lot of trips to the bins ! the living room and dining area was great so much space inside was fab.
the pool was unreal, we got the pool heated and i mean it was like a bath, the kids wouldn't leave it and the adults thought this was heaven , all of us agreed the pool was so enjoyable and with the size every one had room to play. outside was amazing so many loungers all padded with pillows! plus amazing pool towels that was so handy, loads of swing benches and zen beds to chill it literally was heaven , we have never been so relaxed on holiday. the kids area was great , most of the day it was shaded and the kids had a ball with swings, trampolines,zip line, play houses and the freedom to run about alone was great. This villa had something for everyone and the space is 1st class. the media/room disco was great , fab size it has its own toilets and we can some great laughs, the selection of music on the system is unreal, every song ever made is on it ! great idea for this. not to go on and on the bedrooms all came with fab bath towels, not the we hard ones you get in apartments, they were quality thick and luxury, every room had an en suite with massive showers and shower gel, proper hairdryers not the we dopey air dryer attached to a wall you have to hold your finger on to get air ! the bed linen and everything in the bedrooms was fab. the two separate living levels worked well with us, the lower area having a beautiful living room so bright and airy, gave a fab home from home feel, the family down staying there loved it as did we on the top level. the games room were the older teenagers stayed was great , before bed they had a game of pool and heated a pizza in there very own pizza oven ! also we had high chairs, travel cots, buggies and a potty ! this was all provided free and came in so handy. the 9 seater mini bus was great , my brother done a few runs to the marina 5 mins drive, no hassle and great roads. also so many supermarkets within a few minutes drive we found the selection in these unreal, we had everything we needed. basically this villa exceeded our expectations and i wanted to give all my honest opinions and tips, we will most def be back and hope anyone reads this gets a good insight into the villa ! the owner Jay was on hand and answered every queries we had , he took the time to help us through the booking process and is no doubt the best owner i have ever dealt with!. his representative Debbie met us at the villa showed us round and how to work everything and was a lovely lady, if there is any thing you need to know please ask,
Having spent 2 years in the planning of our trip to Vilamarques we arrived extremely excited and were not disappointed! The villa was all we could have wanted and more. From the beautiful pool area to the stunning setting and let’s not forget the fabulous media room/disco in which we spent many a hilarious evening singing and dancing our hearts out! With guests ranging from 16 to 66 there was something for everyone and plenty of oooh’s and aaah’s throughout the week as we noticed more beautiful things; the workmanship in the stunning tiled and vaulted ceiling; the gardener’s talent in keeping the grounds immaculate and the flowers blooming, a special mention to the fabulous Bougainvillea above the outdoor table that kept many of us shaded in the hot afternoon sun; intricate detailing and ornaments in the entrances and hallways and many more little touches that added to the villa’s appeal. We even grew quite fond of the 2 goldfish!
From the very first contact with Jay (the owner) we felt like we were the only guests he had to deal with. He replied to every question we had or email sent more or less instantly and nothing was too much trouble, whether we were changing dates or requesting extra services he was helpful and professional from the beginning to end. During our stay the manager Debbie was a fountain of knowledge and ensured our stay was as smooth and stress free as possible. We had a problem with the water cooler on arrival and although we insisted we could manage with the ice machine(!) instead, a replacement was delivered and installed the next day. Nothing was too much trouble, from answering queries to recommending taxi numbers to translating the names of various cuts of meat for our BBQ! As mentioned in a previous review there are quite a few rules and instructions to be aware of but Debbie explained everything to us in detail and ultimately they are only there for your own good and are absolutely necessary if you are to be able to operate some of the equipment and leave the villa in the same condition you found it!
We had plans for numerous places to visit and lots of different activities during the holiday but by the last day we realised we had barely left the sanctuary of the villa! With the pool, the beer on tap, the disco, zen bed, hot tub, old movies collection in the smaller cosy lounge, BBQ, surround sound system etc etc etc, why would you? We did wander down the hill to Browns in various size groups from time to time though for great food, lovely wine and charming waiters but were always happy to wander back up the hill to our villa!
In all we had a fabulous week at Vilamarques and I would say to anyone reading this review, don’t hesitate to book, you will not be disappointed!!
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Jay and his team deliver exactly what they say. Great villa, well kept, nothing too much trouble. Well organised and they think of everything. I know it's only a little thing but after years of hiring villas this is the first time we have had a sharp carving knife! Easily pleased I may be but this attention to detail is what sets This property apart. Yes they may be more ultra modern villas. But the price point to quality ratio is the very best we have ever had. We have rented large villas for over two decades always looking for "the one" but never finding it. This time we have and we have already booked for next year! Thanks Jay and the team x