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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Almadena, Faro District, Algarve

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Ruth B
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Perfect Family Easter Break”
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Casa Sandra is a great place to switch off and relax. The pool is perfect (we had it heated) and big enough for adults to enjoy a swim and the table tennis table was a great extra. As a family of 4 it was really spacious and made for a wonderful holiday - it was hard to go to the beach when everyone was so happy not moving!
It is a well looked after villa with good comfortable spaces for anything you may want to do. At any time of daylight you can find shade or full sun outside. The dining room is large or there's a table in the kitchen, or shady table by the pool, the lounge has plenty of comfortable furniture and a TV with lots of good TV channels, the sun loungers are good quality. Bedrooms are a reasonable size and the bathrooms all work well.
The village is fine, nothing too exciting (we were off season) you can have a simple dinner out, get a good coffee or beer and most things you need from the little supermarket. Within 5-10min is an excellent supermarket with good fresh counters for meat/veg/fish and a big wine section. We went to different beaches every time, all of them were beautiful, all had wonderful beach restaurants and all were within a 20min drive of the villa.

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Helston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Katy D
2 reviews
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“A wonderful place to spend a week”
Reviewed 8 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We have just spent a lovely week at Casa Sandra - four adults, a toddler and a 5 month old. Gary was extremely helpful during the whole process, giving advice on the local area, providing stair gates and high chairs etc for our little people and so on.

The villa itself is extremely well equipped, lots of space inside and out, the pool is lovely even in early November, and the village of Almadena is really charming. It's quiet and cobbled, there's a couple of bars and restaurants, a little shop and it's close enough to the larger towns of Luz and Lagos. I'd definitely recommend hiring a car and getting out and about in the local area, there are some stunning beaches a short drive away, and plenty of shops, the market, restaurants and the usual holiday activities. Unfortunately the slide & splash water park was closed (end of season) and the weather wasn't great on the day we planned to visit zoomarine but these are both within easy reach. (Don't watch the YouTube ad for ZooMarine - the song will be stuck in your head for all time.) We had also hoped to visit the O'Celero restaurant but it too was closed, a risk you take visiting out of season. But we had a perfectly good birthday meal at Brodie's - beautiful juicy prawns, thick fillet steaks and great puds. We also enjoyed having bbqs in the garden, ping-pong in the games room and evening sun with cocktails on the balcony of the front bedroom.

We definitely hope to return in the future, it was fab.

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County Cavan, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great family getaway!”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Just back from a lovely week away in Casa Sandra. What a lovely, well equipped villa. The heated pool is fantastic, my son loved it! Gary, the owner, was a gentleman to deal with and made it an easy, hassle free booking from start to finish. Thanks again!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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bakerlou
North Shields, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Lovely villa in Almadena”
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Lovely villa in a quiet village, located ca 50 minutes drive from Faro.
Villa was very comfortable and very well stocked. Beds super comfortable and plenty of towels provided (inc beach towels for the loungers), table tennis was an added bonus, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Pool great size and lovely outside seating area near the BBQ.
However the village is very quiet and a car really recommended, esp as its not easy to walk to Luz, Burgau etc as there no pavements. However both are very close by to drive to for restaurants, also Lagos is 10-15 min drive. You will have to book for popular restaurants in Luz and Burgau as they get very busy in high season. Although there are a couple of cafes and restaurant in the village we didn't really rate the restaurant much. Nearest supermarket 10 mins drive away in Budens. Good location in terms of getting round, easy to get to Sagres, Cape St Vincent, and 30 mins drive from Slide and Splash which we would totally recommend.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Kim M
2 reviews
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“Great family villa holiday”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Great family villa holiday at Casa Sandra. Villa and pool were absolutely lovely. Boys 9 and 11 spent most of their time in the good sized heated pool. Gary, the owner was very accommodating and provided lots of information about the villa and surrounding areas. This was our first villa holiday and won't be our last. Best family holiday yet. Highly recommended Casa Sandra.

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Management Response
24 Aug 2015
We are really happy you had a great family holiday, this makes all of our hard work worth while; and thank you again for booking our villa for your holiday, kind regards, JJ Villas
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