I spent 6 days at Casa do Joaquim with my 2 sons (11 and 14 years old) and loved the place! It was very comfortable, clean, in perfect condition and well decorated, and the location was perfect: walking distance from the beautiful beach, the very affordable and authentic market, as well as the supermarket and a number of family restaurants, and within driving distance of a large variety of interesting sites to visit (medieval castles, World Heritage sites, caves, beaches, etc.) The pool and terrace are absolutely beautiful, and the garage much appreciated, given how difficult finding a parking spot is in such a popular vacation destination. We were thankful we had a small car, which made it much easier to manoeuvre in and out of the garage. Celia and Vanessa are extremely kind and reliable, making it an all-around positive experience.