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“Beautiful escape from reality”
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25 reviews
Private villa with infinity pool and great views
Extra-long infinity pool (13 m.)
Stunning panoramic view
Covered patio
Contemporary architecture with high colonial ceilings
Authentic Portuguese decoration
Dining space
Fully equipped kitchen
Master bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3
En-suite bathroom
Private garden
Sea view
Sunset lounging
Sunset dining
Village of Guia
Close to several award-winning beaches
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Guia, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Charlotte...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful escape from reality”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
3
people found this review helpful

Casa da Encosta is a wonderfully equipped villa that is tastefully decorated. It's spacious, clean and uncluttered with Isabella the housekeeper who couldn't do enough. Each room has modern en suites which i'd swap in a heartbeat for mine at home.

Location is very Portuguese that is extremely friendly. Car is needed to visit local 'Oceana' Supermarket and beaches.

My advise would be to check that the lights on pool have been switched on as this didn't happen during our stay despite the reminder. Owners may need to reconsider the arrangement of beds as no air con in room with 2 single beds. This was overcome by swapping to the 'Study' which was perfectly sized for the 2 beds with great air con.

There really is no need to leave the villa and incredible pool / outdoor space.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BennyM500
Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Villa”
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
6
people found this review helpful

Four of us(two adults, 2 kids) stayed here for one week at the start of June and we all loved the villa. The house is very spacious and contains everything that you would need, the en-suite bathrooms were all very clean and modern, the wifi is very fast and the pool was excellent.

The villa is situated in a nice, quiet area but within a few minutes walk you have the local restaurants in Guia and it's a short drive to the Algarve Shopping Centre and Zoo Marine Theme Park.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable week in an excellent villa. The owner was very easy to deal with, gave us all the information that we needed before we travelled and returned the deposit promptly. The cleaning lady who we met was also very nice and I would hope to stay here again in the future.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jemundy20...
Burlington, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed 25 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This villa was perfect for the 6 of us. Pool and patio area was amazing. A few little items that could be improved upon. Both patio umbrellas were slightly broken but usable. One toilet handle was broken but again usable. Kitchen was very well equipped.. Cleaning lady was delightful and very efficient. I would certainly recommend it to others. Location was good and allowed us easy access to many other places in the Algarve. A car is a must but you can walk into the town and enjoy coffee and a pastry or a full English breakfast at the Football club. Lots of good restaurants in town. People are very friendly. It was a great holiday.

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Liked best: it was just a very comfortable spot.
Liked least: A little odor in the bathrooms . Could have been the septic or whatever
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Delighted to hear you had a great stay. Thanks for the tips allowing us to improve even more!
Best regards
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Bolesław...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Portuguese Experience”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Case da Encosta is a very nice place! It's really clean and well equipped. It has everything you might need during your summer stay. The location is just perfect and the views from the terrace, garden and pool are breathtaking.

I traveled together with my family. What we liked most is the infinity pool, the whole garden area and the superbly equipped kitchen. I have to admit that the house is well designed, so that everybody has his/hers privacy - each bedroom has it's own bathroom and the bedrooms are separated from each other. The only drawback might be the amount of stairs inside and outside of the place. Might be difficult to move around for older people. I have to admit that the place is well designed but does need refurbishment. The walls need repainting and the bathrooms could also use some refurbishment. This does not however significantly impact the overall satisfaction. There is a cleaning service included and the cleaning lady is really nice. There is also a Gardner, who visits to water the plants and clean the pool - he could be nicer, but overall does his job.

I would definitely come back to this place again. If anywhere in the future I will plan a Portuguese retreat again I will try booking this place. The owner is really helpful and the whole rent process is perfectly organized. The distance to restaurants and shops is not far away. It takes several minutes to get to the seaside by car. Overall a very good experience and a real pleasure to stay!

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Liked best: The infinity swimming pool, the well equipped kichen, overall design and location of the villa
Liked least: The condition of the walls, slow internet access
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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BarbaraS7...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The villa is beautifully situated over looking the town of Guia. In the far distance you can just see the sea. The villa looks beautiful and the garden and infinity pool are superb. However, some of the retaining walls leading to the kitchen entrance have huge cracks and are leaning towards the path in a slightly worrying way. Inside the decor is somewhat tired but the kitchen is modern and well appointed. Our concern though was for the area of the dining room to the front door , master bedroom, bedroom and study-those rooms being on a lower level (several steps)but there is no safety guard on the open side to front door. We were worryed or our 2 year old grandchild possibly falling down on to the hard floor. We blocked this off with a suitcase. Apart from that we were not originally aware about the various different levels: from the lounge to the dining room and from there to the kitchen, bedrooms and front door, not particularly suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. The cleaner was very helpful and friendly and the gardener/poolman came to clean the pool and water the flowers. The stay was a good one.

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Liked best: The garden and pool
Liked least: different levels, safety concerns
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
24 Jul 2016
Hi Barbara, it was a pleasure having you as guests and we are happy you had a good stay. Thanks for your comment, allowing us to improve comfort continuously.
The villa has indeed several small steps, making it less suitable for disabled persons. We took your useful remark at heart about the entrance passage and made a modification.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon again.
Best regards
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Beresford...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enchanting villa in an amazing location.”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was a return visit to this villa since the renovation of the interior and exterior and we were pleasantly surprised by the changes.
The infinity pool is amazing!
The changes to the main living room have created more space and we loved the new sideboard/cabinet.
The new double bedroom was perfect.
Great to have Wi-fi.

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Liked best: The location within walking distance of Guia and all the great restaurants.
Liked least: Not having a handle on the patio doors that can be used when you are sat outside.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Kim H
Wallasey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Had a 2wk stay at this well equiped villa,stunning veiws, very clean,everything you could ask for, sun loungers where the only thing that needed a little attention,but overall 110%
Would love to go back,
And live lol....
Tchau..

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Thanks Kim for your review and suggestion. Next time your new sunbeds will be there!
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