Shantivillas was found doing a search for a nice place near Vilamoura. What a find! The location is very quiet and peaceful yet close to local amenities, large supermarkets etc. It is also only 10 minutes drive or so from Vilamoura Marina and the beaches.
The big winner with this company is the standards they have and the great people they have looking after you. It was not apparent at the time of booking that they were serviced Villas but they are.
Everyday except Sunday the pool guy, Igor, came and did all the checks on the pool put out new towels and made sure we were set up for the day, he even seemed upset we hadn't used the BBQ and that he of course would clean it if we did!
We had, in total, 4 different girls who also came in on a daily basis and tidied round, just generally keeping the place nice, covers in place on the sofa etc and answering any questions we may have had. Nothing was too much trouble for them either. Martta and Katrina were the 2 I remember but they were all lovely and friendly.
The Villa has all you need for a great relaxing time and when you have experienced the friendly service from these guys, Rui, the Operations manager, and all the team you will want to book with them again. We have.
There were a number of personal touches that made you say wow. I won't list them here; they can then make you go wow when you visit!!
If you are considering Casa do Ingles for you next summer rental for the family then you won't be disappointed! The villa itself offers flexible accommodation in a rural setting in the heart of the Algarve but in easy reach of lovely beaches. The pool and the children's pool we requested to be heated and it was lovely to step in without that short sharp shock feeling!! What sets all the villas offered by Shantivillas apart though is the level of service provided by the company. From the small gifts for the children on arrival, to the daily service of cleaning with a change of sheets in the middle of the week, and the garden maintenance - all done with a ready smile and a real wish to make sure we enjoyed our holiday! This is a first class company offering a premium service dedicated to the customers needs. We will definitely be back, perhaps staying in one of the other villas just to make a change, but Casa do Ingles is a lovely peaceful villa with everything you would need for a great vacation!