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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Tavira, Faro District, Algarve

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Linda L
Kirkliston
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“In the Mountains”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
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Lovely villa with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A car is definitely required as very rural.
Magda & Nelson unavailable but we were very well looked after by Lucrecia & Fernando, who were there to welcome us and show us around. Lucrecia took us down to the basement where there is a small display of her and Magdas family history, very interesting.
In the tour outside there is a hen house where we can get a fresh egg every day from the 2 hens. We were also shown the orchard where we could help ourselves to oranges.
So glad we had a pool, to dip into on the hot days, there is also plenty of different seating areas
outside and round the pool either in the sun or in the shade.
Lucrecia & Fernando had left Olive oil, jar of honey, coffee, a bottle of wine and a large bottle of
water, which was very welcome.
Nelson though not there was always at the end of the phone to help, there is a mobile phone to use to contact him.
We had a great relaxing holiday at Casa do Alpendre.

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Liked best: being able to pick oranges off trees, having a pool to keep cool
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jonnieboy...
Wickford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Superb Villa”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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This is a really lovely, will equipped Villa set in a beautiful rural location. We were met at the airport and guided to the villa by Fernando and Lucretia, which was really helpful as we hadn't been to the area before. There is plenty to do in the area. There are lovely walks from right outside the door, the superb beaches are only 15-20 minutes drive away or you can just chill out and relax by the pool. There are plenty of nice towns and excellent restaurants to visit too. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and hope to return soon. Thanks to Fernando and Lucretia, (and Nelson and Magda, always available at the end of the phone) for being so welcoming and helpful during our stay.

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Your age range 35-49
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Natalie M
Essex, United Kingdom
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“Perfect peaceful getaway”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have just returned from a week at this villa and it was fantastic! We wanted somewhere that was peaceful and private whilst also being close to the beaches and bigger towns and we found just that! The villa was beautiful and very well equipped, and the outside space was just right for relaxing. We had planned on venturing out more but ended up spending most of our time at the villa! We travelled with a 2 year old and were pleased with how safe the villa (inside and out) was for him. The pool was a good size and the gardens were lovely, the chickens being a firm favourite for our son! Magda's parents met us in Santa Catarina and couldn't have been friendlier, even popping back half way through the week to clean the pool! We will definitely try to come again one day. Thank you Magda & Nelson x

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Liked best: The peaceful location.
Liked least: I got the impression there were proper restaurants in Santa Catarina for the evenings but they were more little cafes. Not a problem though as other places a short drive away.
Travelling group: Young Children
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nealehews...
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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“Perfect villa set in a beautiful peaceful and relaxing location”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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My wife and I stayed at the end of may for 10 days for our 30th wedding anniversary.The villa is simply perfect, it is the cleanest and most well equipped holiday home we have stayed in.
Fernando and Lucretia were lovely and could not do enough to help and were happy for us to help ourselves to the home grown eggs,fruit etc.
A car is essential however because of its location which is rural, this was not a problem to us as we always hire a car to visit the wonderful beaches etc.The local town of Tavira is beautiful & traditional with plenty of excellent restaurants. The beaches of Cabanas and Fuzeta were our particular favourite's requiring a lovely short boat ride to both. If you are looking for a relaxing tranquil holiday in beautiful surroundings close to beaches, towns and restaurant's then this villa is perfect. Finally I would like to thank Nelson & Magda along with Fernando & Lucretia for making our anniversary holiday so special.

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Liked best: well equipped, clean and very peaceful
Liked least: heat on an evening
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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HindiIndi
London, United Kingdom
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“We had an amazing stay!!”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Everything I write has been written before. From our communication with Nelson and Magda to the welcome at the airport by Fernando and Lucretia. We had absolutely nothing to worry about.

The weather was sunshine all around. The villa was what we needed away from the rat race. In a lovely quiet location with all mod cons needed. The swimming pool kept the children occupied (two and five year old) as did picking fresh oranges and looking for eggs. (Children were accompanied at all times and knew not to go near the pool without and adult).

We went for walks, drove down to the beautiful beaches and visited the lovely little towns. (good thing we had our sat nav as it saved us time in navigating).

We only stayed one week and it was not enough. Will we return? No doubt about it and we will recommend it to family and friends.

Lucretia, Fernando, Magda and Nelson. Thank you again for letting us stay at your villa. Lots of hugs and xxx! Hawa

Travelling group: Young Children
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Lawrie A
Forfar, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Magda and Nelson have a wonderful villa getaway surrounded by stunning scenery. The property is in excellent condition and spotlessly clean. Many thanks to Nelson, although unable to meet us at the villa was just at the end of the phone for advice etc.
Lucretia and Fernando were extremely accommodating..........meeting us at the airport and guiding us to the villa. They made us very much at home and showed us all around the villa and it's excellent facilities. We were introduced to the hens in the garden that produced eggs daily for breakfast. We were welcome to help ourselves to fruit from the orchard.........the oranges we crushed, for an amazing, refreshing drink. Walking in the surrounding hills each morning set us up for the day. We have had a lovely relaxing holiday and wish to return as soon as we can. Thank you Magda, Nelson, Lucretia and Fernando for your excellent hospitality.

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Liked best: Stunning secluded surrounding hills
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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maureen r
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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“hidden treasure of the algarve!!”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We have just returned from 11 days (not enough) at Casa de Alpendre and cannot praise it highly enough! A real treasure and little bit of heaven in the Algarve!!
We were greeted at the airport by Magda's parents, Fernando and Lucretia (not forgetting Cochas!) who in the words of a previous guest 'were like angels sent to make your holiday perfect'! On arrival at the villa, which was the best equipped and cleanest villa we have EVER stayed in, they could not have been more helpful and generous; showing us where we could pick oranges, grapes, figs, lemons and even collect our own fresh eggs from our very own hens during our stay. They gave us a welcome basket containing honey (made by the lovely family at the end of the lane), coffee, and olive oil and Lucretia made sure that she left us well supplied with grapes, onions and garlic before she left! As another reviewer mentioned the little museum in the cellar was charming and it was very interesting to hear about Lucretias's family and how they lived years ago and to see some of the tools they had used in their various occupations.
Nelson gave us lots of useful tips about places to visit and was always at the end of the phone if we needed any help. We also spoke to Magda who was also was very friendly and keen that we enjoyed ourselves and were happy with everything during our stay.
The times spent eating on the patio with a glass of wine enjoying that amazing view and then later in the evening looking at those fabulous starry skies, were some of the best and most relaxing times ever on holiday!
We visited Tarin and her 'Glass art gallery' (just at the end of the lane and round the corner!) and that was fascinating , as she explained how she made her wonderful pieces of art and showed us her studio.
This was our first visit to the Algarve and it is a very beautiful place. We were impressed with the spectacular views at the most western point of Cabo de Sao Vincente, the higher views from Montchique, and the amazing beaches and little towns and villages we visited all along the coastline. All the people we met were friendly and helpful, but coming back to the Casa and that lovely view at the end of a day was a definite bonus!
Thank you so much Nelson, Magda, Fernando and Lucretia for a fabulous time - we are making our list of things still to see - ready for our next visit!!

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Liked best: the view, the peace and tranquility of the villa and the amazing generousity of the owners!
Liked least: having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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