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4.85 out of 5 from 487 user reviews.

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Penthouse Apartment in St James, Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal (AL) - Reviewed by PA on .
Fantastic Apartment! We (me, husband and 2 young children) spent a week here in July and everything was fantastic. The apartment is very well kitted out with everything you would need. It was lovely relaxing on the balcony in the evening with the sea view. The location is great as well as it is only a 10-15 minute to the center of the village. We will definitely be back.
Rating: 5
Alvor Apartment, Alto Golf & Country Club - Reviewed by Alison O Toole on .
Just returned today from a Fantastic two weeks at Shaunas Apartment. I can't say how lovely it was. Spacious,Spotless, so well equipped especially if you have very small children.Furnishings Comfy and Clean. So close to the Beautiful Pool and it's Prestene Garden's , Ground floor ideal for all ages., near town 5 minutes walk.We had a car so we went lot's of places , but car not essential. Will Deffo recommend this Apartment to friends and we will be returning in the future and Shauna was a pleasure to deal with very efficient Alison Co. Mayo
Rating: 5
Apartamento Marie - Albufeira One bedroom apartment with shared pool - Reviewed by Mairead on .
We stayed for 10 days holiday in Albufeira in Apartamento Marie at the end of June. On arrival at the apartment we were met by Rhona who showed us around and gave us all the info we needed for our stay. The apartment was presented in excellent condition and we had a lovely time. Rhona organised our transfers to and from the airport which was a great help. We would recommend this apartment for holidays and many thanks to Rhona for everything.
Rating: 4
Penthouse Apartment in St James, Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal (AL) - Reviewed by B on .
Just spent a fabulous week in this apartment. Spotless and very well equipped. Lovely décor, change of towels etc. Located within a short walk of beach and restaurants. Spent a good few nights looking out on a moonlight ocean . Fantastic view by day and night. Jacinta gave us a huge amount of local info which was also very helpful. We will definitely return hopefully sooner rather than later. Barbara
Rating: 5
Apartamento Marie - Albufeira One bedroom apartment with shared pool - Reviewed by David Russell on .
I stayed at this apartment between 1st June - 8th June 2017. On arrival, the apartment was immaculate, spotless and very tastefully decorated. The apartment has every appliance you need for your stay including amazing views from the balcony. The pool is kept very clean, set in lovely grounds with established gardens. The apartment is central to everything and a short walk to shops/bars/restaurants and beach etc. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a luxury holiday.
Rating: 5
Penthouse Apartment in St James, Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal (AL) - Reviewed by Bob on .
Fantastic everything you could ever want!!!! Property perfect great location sea view well equipped recommended A+++++
Rating: 5
Penthouse Apartment in St James, Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal (AL) - Reviewed by SM on .
Excellent. Felt at home. Fabulous views. Everything you need and more. Will definitely be returning but for longer next time.
Rating: 5
Casa Do Vale, Albufeira - Private villa with pool near Olhos DAgua - Reviewed by Pat F on .
Hi Eoin Just dropping a line to let you know about our holiday at Casa do Vale in Portugal. It was a lovely Villa . Spotlessly clean.lovely bathrooms .bedrooms etc. Very quite area down a cul de sac road.could not fault anything .very spacious and safe with electric gates and a lovely pool. Thanks Pat
Rating: 5
Casa Do Vale, Albufeira - Private villa with pool near Olhos DAgua - Reviewed by Pat F on .
Hi Eoin Just dropping a line to let you know about our holiday at Casa do Vale in Portugal. It was a lovely Villa . Spotlessly clean.lovely bathrooms .bedrooms etc. Very quite area down a cul de sac road.could not fault anything .very spacious and safe with electric gates and a lovely pool. Thanks Pat
Rating: 5
Casa Do Vale, Albufeira - Private villa with pool near Olhos DAgua - Reviewed by Neia B on .
Perfect family holiday villa in beautiful location. Can only rate 5 stars. Near to amenities and a great riding center. The owner was helpful and friendly. Around 10minutes taxi drive to the old town and 15 minutes walk through great Portuguese country side to olhas d'aqua. The location even smells fantastic with the orange blossom in the air. The villa its self is equipt with everything you need for bbqs and family dinners. Great showers and comfortable beds. Albufeira is rammed with things to do. Many great memories made in casa do vale and we will be returning soon.
Rating: 5
Casa Do Vale, Albufeira - Private villa with pool near Olhos DAgua - Reviewed by Neia B on .
Perfect family holiday villa in beautiful location. Can only rate 5 stars. Near to amenities and a great riding center. The owner was helpful and friendly. Around 10minutes taxi drive to the old town and 15 minutes walk through great Portuguese country side to olhas d'aqua. The location even smells fantastic with the orange blossom in the air. The villa its self is equipt with everything you need for bbqs and family dinners. Great showers and comfortable beds. Albufeira is rammed with things to do. Many great memories made in casa do vale and we will be returning soon.
Rating: 5
Penthouse Apartment in St James, Praia da Luz, Western Algarve, Portugal (AL) - Reviewed by DG on .
The apartment was bright and very spacious. It had everything that we needed and the cleaning service was great. It was only a short walk to the local restaurants so it was a perfect location for us. Would definitely recommend this apartment.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by angela blackpool on .
Highly recommended. Apartmant was fabulous, very clean and like home from home. Complex was lovely and quiet and swimming pool very clean. Area was great with a supermarket and bars and restaurants only a minutes walk away. I would definately recommend this to any couple or family looking for a relaxing holiday. Torrevieja centre is only 5 minutes drive away by car or there is also a bus outside the complex that takes you there so all in all you have everything you need at your doorstep.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Rich on .
Stayed here with wife and kids (17 and 19).Fantastic apartment. Great facilities. Local area offers plenty to do but would recommend hiring a car to explore further afield. Locals are all very friendly. We will be back soon.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Mervyn on .
This apartment must be good because we have stayed there five times now! Apart from the fact that the apartment is lovely and homely to stay in, the neighbours are great. There is a constant turnaround of both 'renters' like us but, also owners, all of whom are absolutley great people who we have come to regard as our friends. La Florida urbanization is well lcoated and affords easy access to the main routes to wherever you wnat to go. The area has plenty amenities including a well stocked mini-market right outside so ideal for the last minute item. WE are heading back again next year (2010). What's keeping you??
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Cath, West Midlands on .
We have stayed here 3 times and would go back again tomorrow, lovely ground floor corner plot with plenty of outside space to sit and relax, with the pool just a few seconds walk away, the complex is very quiet and private, with the resident friendly neighbours there on hand if any help or information is needed. The supermarket is just outside the complex gates, with family friendly bars and restaurants to suit all tastes just around the corner, there is a lido just a short walk away which is great for families daytime and evening. Although a car is recommended we have used a taxi to and from the airport and to take us for days out to beaches etc. The apartment is really home from home and beautifully maintained, really safe for kids and peaceful for adults. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Kenny & Jean on .
Stayed in this lovely apartment over the New Year,weather was very good.The apartment has everything you need and is ideally situated near pubs and shops.Thanks Ken & Carol,also thanks to Chrissie & John for a very warm welcome.We hope to get back soon Kenny & Jean
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sheila, Ireland on .
We had a very enjoyable holiday at this apartment. Everything we needed was provided. The apartment is very secure and the complex quiet. There are shops and restaurants nearby. Ken provided information on everything and a brilliant map to get us from the airport and around the local area. I would recommend that you hire a car as it is approx half hour walk to nearest beach. I would certainly stay here again and would highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by cazbell0 on .
We have just returned from this beautiful spanish home, it is a very nice standard and very nicely furnished with all amenities catered for and very well thought about by the helpful and attentive owners. On our trip we had young children with us and as always when staying in somebody elses home we are extra cautious, however, there was no need to be as the home is child friendly, especially having the english tv channels...disney ect.( nice big flat screen tv too!!) just keeps the kids entertained when its siesta time and an extremeley comfy sofa (very nice). The property is very well maintained throughout and has a lovely outside eating area, plus lower sunbathing area, and bbq. I also would like to add the security featues of the actual property are excellent, and the surrounding areas, it felt a safe place to be with children. The aircon kept the whole apartment nice and cool as the weather was topping 100 degs most days...lovely! After staying in many different houses/villas/apartments in torrevieja every year, i really have to say that this is my fave...and we will be back. Thank you to Ken & carol for letting us use your lovely spanish casa, and thank you very much to Chrissie & john the keyholders for your lovely service to us whilst we were there x
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sharon, Marty and Martin - Belfast on .
We have just returned from a wonderful break at this apartment. I cannot recommend it highly enough, the apartment was beautifully maintained and had all the comforts of home. The pool was lovely for a dip in the hot afternoon sun and was hardly ever used by any of the other residents so we had it to oursleves most of the time and our 13 year old made full use of it lol. The information supplied from Ken and Carol was very useful and the map was great until we got our bearings. Also Chrissie and John who look after the apartment are wonderful people and really helpful. All in all we hope to return to this lovely place again. Ken and Carol, many thanks for sharing your beautiful apartment with us.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by A and P on .
This was a lovely apartment in a peaceful, well-maintained complex. The pool area was particularly attractive and hardly used by anyone while we were staying (Easter holidays). We would definitely recommend it, as it was excellent value for money and had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Carlo on .
A lovely clean, well maintained apartment on a well kept complex - excellent value for money. We had a very nice week here and we felt very safe with all the locks! Having a pool was great and my sons in particular enjoyed their daily swims. It was extremely hot and the aircon in the bedrooms kept us nice and cool and along with the very comfortable beds ensured we all had a good night's sleep. We hired a car which was essential to get out and about and visited some lovely beaches which were only 10-15 minutes away. Each evening we walked to one of the local restaurants and enjoyed very nice meals and later on we had may happy times sitting outside the apartment having a few drinks and playing cards. All in all a great holiday. The owner Ken was extremely helpful and provided everything we needed for a happy and trouble free holiday. We would highly recommend this apartment. Carol, Phil, Luke and Josh
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by wendy tony on .
Excellent property very well equipped, good location for a relaxing holiday close to bars and restaurants and very good supermarket.Ken the owner couldnt have been more helpful,making sure everything was covered for our arrival, giving directions, and picking up the keys.Would have no hesitation in recomending this property for a great holiday, and it will be our first choice for our next break in spain. Wendy-Tony
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sean & Edel, Derry on .
We've just returned from 2 weeks in this accommodation and cannot speak highly enough of it. A well furnished high spec. safe and, above all, well maintained & clean apartment surrounded by similarly well kept homes. Despite the very hot weather (which is why we went there) there was always a refreshing breeze blowing across the balcony which is ideally situated close to the communal pool. There were no hidden fees or extras and Ken & Carol are very professional in the way they handled our request and subsequent booking / accommodation. Air con in both bedrooms is a definite bonus. We have previously stayed in other rentals in the surrounding area but this is by far the best yet. Supermarket, bars and restaurants are close by but car rental is recommended to sample the surrounding beaches / markets / other resorts in the local area. This accommodation is definitely value for money and we would recommend if you are planning a holiday in the area.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Juri on .
“We've just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in the sun . The property is well equiped and well maintained . Everything was provided. The apartment is very secure and the complex quiet. Ken provided us with very good map and information on everything. I would recommend that you hire a car as it is approx 20 min walk to nearest beach . The small supermarket just outside of the gate. We had a very enjoyable holiday at this apartment. Very good value for money.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Rita on .
Very clean and comfortable apartment, we had a brillant time useing local bars, resturants and supermarket. Felt very safe. Easy to travel to other areas.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by John, Saltburn on .
Everything about this apartment was exceptional. It is clean and well provided and excellently located. The pool is clean and (even in August) quiet - it felt like our own private pool as we had it to ourselves a lot of the time! We had a hire car but as others have said, it isn't completely necessary - we travelled to three of the areas beaches (Guardamar, La Mata and Playa Flamenca) and it was the nearest of these (Playa Flamenca) that I think was the most beautiful/best for swimming (no rocks!). Ken is really helpful when it comes to getting to the apartment (he sends you directions) and his guide to the area (in the apartment) is also excellent. Ken accommodated us despite us having three children, and there was more than enough room for them all. We will be back, thanks again Ken!
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Wendy - Swindon, Wilts on .
My husband and myself and two children spent two weeks here last summer and thought it was perfect for our needs. The pool is a stones throw away and the children loved it. The apartment itself is very clean and tidy and has everything you need. Air conditioning keeps it lovely and cool too. Ken is very helpful and the lady at the complex is always on hand with any queries. The complex is very quiet and night and all the local amenities ie shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets are on the door step. We hired a car for two weeks as we wanted to venture around. A number of beaches are within 5 minutes drive away and there is a fairground with go karting open in the evenings close by which again the children loved. A 5 minute stroll away is the Emerald Isle which has live bands on every night and caters well for small children with an outdoor soft play and trampolines, air hockey and play area. I would definately recommend this holiday let as it provides everything it says )
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by angela blackpool on .
Highly recommended. Apartmant was fabulous, very clean and like home from home. Complex was lovely and quiet and swimming pool very clean. Area was great with a supermarket and bars and restaurants only a minutes walk away. I would definately recommend this to any couple or family looking for a relaxing holiday. Torrevieja centre is only 5 minutes drive away by car or there is also a bus outside the complex that takes you there so all in all you have everything you need at your doorstep.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Rich on .
Stayed here with wife and kids (17 and 19).Fantastic apartment. Great facilities. Local area offers plenty to do but would recommend hiring a car to explore further afield. Locals are all very friendly. We will be back soon.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Mervyn on .
This apartment must be good because we have stayed there five times now! Apart from the fact that the apartment is lovely and homely to stay in, the neighbours are great. There is a constant turnaround of both 'renters' like us but, also owners, all of whom are absolutley great people who we have come to regard as our friends. La Florida urbanization is well lcoated and affords easy access to the main routes to wherever you wnat to go. The area has plenty amenities including a well stocked mini-market right outside so ideal for the last minute item. WE are heading back again next year (2010). What's keeping you??
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Cath, West Midlands on .
We have stayed here 3 times and would go back again tomorrow, lovely ground floor corner plot with plenty of outside space to sit and relax, with the pool just a few seconds walk away, the complex is very quiet and private, with the resident friendly neighbours there on hand if any help or information is needed. The supermarket is just outside the complex gates, with family friendly bars and restaurants to suit all tastes just around the corner, there is a lido just a short walk away which is great for families daytime and evening. Although a car is recommended we have used a taxi to and from the airport and to take us for days out to beaches etc. The apartment is really home from home and beautifully maintained, really safe for kids and peaceful for adults. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Kenny & Jean on .
Stayed in this lovely apartment over the New Year,weather was very good.The apartment has everything you need and is ideally situated near pubs and shops.Thanks Ken & Carol,also thanks to Chrissie & John for a very warm welcome.We hope to get back soon Kenny & Jean
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sheila, Ireland on .
We had a very enjoyable holiday at this apartment. Everything we needed was provided. The apartment is very secure and the complex quiet. There are shops and restaurants nearby. Ken provided information on everything and a brilliant map to get us from the airport and around the local area. I would recommend that you hire a car as it is approx half hour walk to nearest beach. I would certainly stay here again and would highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by cazbell0 on .
We have just returned from this beautiful spanish home, it is a very nice standard and very nicely furnished with all amenities catered for and very well thought about by the helpful and attentive owners. On our trip we had young children with us and as always when staying in somebody elses home we are extra cautious, however, there was no need to be as the home is child friendly, especially having the english tv channels...disney ect.( nice big flat screen tv too!!) just keeps the kids entertained when its siesta time and an extremeley comfy sofa (very nice). The property is very well maintained throughout and has a lovely outside eating area, plus lower sunbathing area, and bbq. I also would like to add the security featues of the actual property are excellent, and the surrounding areas, it felt a safe place to be with children. The aircon kept the whole apartment nice and cool as the weather was topping 100 degs most days...lovely! After staying in many different houses/villas/apartments in torrevieja every year, i really have to say that this is my fave...and we will be back. Thank you to Ken & carol for letting us use your lovely spanish casa, and thank you very much to Chrissie & john the keyholders for your lovely service to us whilst we were there x
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sharon, Marty and Martin - Belfast on .
We have just returned from a wonderful break at this apartment. I cannot recommend it highly enough, the apartment was beautifully maintained and had all the comforts of home. The pool was lovely for a dip in the hot afternoon sun and was hardly ever used by any of the other residents so we had it to oursleves most of the time and our 13 year old made full use of it lol. The information supplied from Ken and Carol was very useful and the map was great until we got our bearings. Also Chrissie and John who look after the apartment are wonderful people and really helpful. All in all we hope to return to this lovely place again. Ken and Carol, many thanks for sharing your beautiful apartment with us.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by A and P on .
This was a lovely apartment in a peaceful, well-maintained complex. The pool area was particularly attractive and hardly used by anyone while we were staying (Easter holidays). We would definitely recommend it, as it was excellent value for money and had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Carol on .
A lovely clean, well maintained apartment on a well kept complex - excellent value for money. We had a very nice week here and we felt very safe with all the locks! Having a pool was great and my sons in particular enjoyed their daily swims. It was extremely hot and the aircon in the bedrooms kept us nice and cool and along with the very comfortable beds ensured we all had a good night's sleep. We hired a car which was essential to get out and about and visited some lovely beaches which were only 10-15 minutes away. Each evening we walked to one of the local restaurants and enjoyed very nice meals and later on we had may happy times sitting outside the apartment having a few drinks and playing cards. All in all a great holiday. The owner Ken was extremely helpful and provided everything we needed for a happy and trouble free holiday. We would highly recommend this apartment. Carol, Phil, Luke and Josh
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Wendy Tony on .
Excellent property very well equipped, good location for a relaxing holiday close to bars and restaurants and very good supermarket.Ken the owner couldnt have been more helpful,making sure everything was covered for our arrival, giving directions, and picking up the keys.Would have no hesitation in recomending this property for a great holiday, and it will be our first choice for our next break in spain. Wendy-Tony
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Sean and Edel, Derry on .
We've just returned from 2 weeks in this accommodation and cannot speak highly enough of it. A well furnished high spec. safe and, above all, well maintained & clean apartment surrounded by similarly well kept homes. Despite the very hot weather (which is why we went there) there was always a refreshing breeze blowing across the balcony which is ideally situated close to the communal pool. There were no hidden fees or extras and Ken & Carol are very professional in the way they handled our request and subsequent booking / accommodation. Air con in both bedrooms is a definite bonus. We have previously stayed in other rentals in the surrounding area but this is by far the best yet. Supermarket, bars and restaurants are close by but car rental is recommended to sample the surrounding beaches / markets / other resorts in the local area. This accommodation is definitely value for money and we would recommend if you are planning a holiday in the area.
Rating: 4
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Juri on .
“We've just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in the sun . The property is well equiped and well maintained . Everything was provided. The apartment is very secure and the complex quiet. Ken provided us with very good map and information on everything. I would recommend that you hire a car as it is approx 20 min walk to nearest beach . The small supermarket just outside of the gate. We had a very enjoyable holiday at this apartment. Very good value for money.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Rita on .
Very clean and comfortable apartment, we had a brillant time useing local bars, resturants and supermarket. Felt very safe. Easy to travel to other areas.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by John Saltburn on .
Everything about this apartment was exceptional. It is clean and well provided and excellently located. The pool is clean and (even in August) quiet - it felt like our own private pool as we had it to ourselves a lot of the time! We had a hire car but as others have said, it isn't completely necessary - we travelled to three of the areas beaches (Guardamar, La Mata and Playa Flamenca) and it was the nearest of these (Playa Flamenca) that I think was the most beautiful/best for swimming (no rocks!). Ken is really helpful when it comes to getting to the apartment (he sends you directions) and his guide to the area (in the apartment) is also excellent. Ken accommodated us despite us having three children, and there was more than enough room for them all. We will be back, thanks again Ken!
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Wendy - Swindon, Wilts on .
My husband and myself and two children spent two weeks here last summer and thought it was perfect for our needs. The pool is a stones throw away and the children loved it. The apartment itself is very clean and tidy and has everything you need. Air conditioning keeps it lovely and cool too. Ken is very helpful and the lady at the complex is always on hand with any queries. The complex is very quiet and night and all the local amenities ie shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets are on the door step. We hired a car for two weeks as we wanted to venture around. A number of beaches are within 5 minutes drive away and there is a fairground with go karting open in the evenings close by which again the children loved. A 5 minute stroll away is the Emerald Isle which has live bands on every night and caters well for small children with an outdoor soft play and trampolines, air hockey and play area. I would definately recommend this holiday let as it provides everything it says )
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Garry and Carol (Buxton) on .
We had a very enjoyable stay at Nuestra Casa. A lovely comfortable home with everything you could possibly need. Lots of restaurants nearby. Waldermars our favourite. Lovely staff, good food, nice atmosphere . Nice area with good beaches, Saturday market is in a closed off road, 3/4 mile long and stalls on both sides - so much choice and a very good prices. As a golfer, played 3 times at Las Colinas, fantastic course. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable month, really good weather, if windy on the odd day.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by John on .
Another great stay at Ken's apartment, if anything's changed since the last time we stayed it's for the better - I think Ken has modernized the bathroom and upgraded the air-con, whilst still keeping the price the same! What more could you want? We were again accommodated with our extra child who slept on the couch in the living room and was very comfortable (her words not mine Nice and close to the local restaurants and pubs but not so close that you are kept awake at night - but there's so many great beaches in the area that it's worth getting a hire car. And try floating on the Las Salinas (red!) salt lake outside Torrevieja - your very own dead sea on the doorstep All in all, great, can't wait to return!
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by Garry and Carol (Buxton) on .
We had a very enjoyable stay at Nuestra Casa. A lovely comfortable home with everything you could possibly need. Lots of restaurants nearby. Waldermars our favourite. Lovely staff, good food, nice atmosphere . Nice area with good beaches, Saturday market is in a closed off road, 3/4 mile long and stalls on both sides - so much choice and a very good prices. As a golfer, played 3 times at Las Colinas, fantastic course. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable month, really good weather, if windy on the odd day.
Rating: 5
Nuestra Casa En Espana - Reviewed by John on .
Another great stay at Ken's apartment, if anything's changed since the last time we stayed it's for the better - I think Ken has modernized the bathroom and upgraded the air-con, whilst still keeping the price the same! What more could you want? We were again accommodated with our extra child who slept on the couch in the living room and was very comfortable (her words not mine Nice and close to the local restaurants and pubs but not so close that you are kept awake at night - but there's so many great beaches in the area that it's worth getting a hire car. And try floating on the Las Salinas (red!) salt lake outside Torrevieja - your very own dead sea on the doorstep. All in all, great, can't wait to return!
Rating: 5
PALM VILLA TOTS SAFE VILLA IN EL PARAISO + 4 BED+ 3 BATH+ PLAY AREA+ HEATED POOL + PADDLE POOL- CLOSE TO ALL AMENTIES NO CAR NEEDED - Reviewed by “A perfect home from home” on .
Just back from a fantastic 10 day break with the extended family at Palm Villa. A perfect home from home, very spacious, beautifully fitted out and a fantastic patio / pool area. Lovely, quiet location in a nice residential area, with only a short stroll to a range of good bars and restaurants. Ideal for exploring the area by car or local bus. Sue was very helpful and easy to deal with, providing lots of welcome information and answering any queries quickly.
Rating: 5
PALM VILLA TOTS SAFE VILLA IN EL PARAISO + 4 BED+ 3 BATH+ PLAY AREA+ HEATED POOL + PADDLE POOL- CLOSE TO ALL AMENTIES NO CAR NEEDED - Reviewed by “Mrs” on .
Had a fantastic stay at Palm Villa as a group of 6 adults and 2 babies, aged 15 months and 19 months. The villa was perfect and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The 'tot-safe' aspects were a very welcome addition to help us relax a little with the wee ones. All the information Sue sent was very helpful. We had some fantastic meals out, particularly the incredibly tasty tapas at very reasonable prices at Lola's, great food, wine and great service at Don Juan and very tasty Asian-fusion cuisine at Aba. We would highly recommend them for future guests.
Rating: 5
PALM VILLA TOTS SAFE VILLA IN EL PARAISO + 4 BED+ 3 BATH+ PLAY AREA+ HEATED POOL + PADDLE POOL- CLOSE TO ALL AMENTIES NO CAR NEEDED - Reviewed by “Amazing villa for great family holiday” on .
We had been planning this holiday for over 12 months, I researched many villas before choosing this one. We were 3 generations from 18 months to older adults, and chose this due to the child safety features of the gated pool. The pictures of the villa are beautiful, and I was not disappointed by the quality of the villa when we arrived. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious enough, there are lots of inflatables and children's toys, there is a variety of kitchen equipment for self catering, and unlike some villas, there is enough chairs and tables to seat everyone. The villa is close enough to a small local shop and restaurants and larger grocery stores are a few minutes drive away. We didn't go to a beach, as we enjoyed the pool area so much. The owner Sue is very helpful,and always responds to queries. I would highly recommend this villa, and would not hesitate to visit again.
Rating: 5
PALM VILLA TOTS SAFE VILLA IN EL PARAISO + 4 BED+ 3 BATH+ PLAY AREA+ HEATED POOL + PADDLE POOL- CLOSE TO ALL AMENTIES NO CAR NEEDED - Reviewed by “Great for families with babies/toddlers” on .
We stayed with both sets of grandparents and our 2 boys aged 2 & 3, it's probably the first holiday I have been able to relax and get a bit of sun bathing in!! The villa is equipped with everything you could possibly need with young children. The heated pool was an absolute bonus with the boys, and they loved all the toys and slide into the pool. Just be cautious that the tiles around the pool can be a bit slippery, but the boys got the hang of it. There is a small supermarket at the top of the road which is open 24/7 because of this it can be a little more expensive than the bigger supermarket (15/20 minute walk). We walked there and got a taxi back, but you can arrange online delivery as well. There are also 2 butchers with walking distance. We love our restaurants but found the better ones were across the main road which you can only cross by a foot bridge, but this is still only about a 15/20 minute walk. We can recommend the Robin Hood, which has a good atmosphere, and the food was pretty good as well. Overall we absolutely loved the villa and would go back, but would of been better the other side of the road.
Rating: 5
LUXURY TOTS SAFE VILLA WITH SECURE GATED POOL COSTA TEGUISE 4 BED/3 BATH/PRIVATE HTD POOL/PLAY AREA - Reviewed by “Great family vacation!” on .
The villa is really great. We went with my family, with 2 small children (age 3 and 6) and we really had a great time. The villa is big, we had plenty of room in- and outside. Nice swimming pool and toys for the kids. Area is really nice and a supermarket on walking distance.
Rating: 5
LUXURY TOTS SAFE VILLA WITH SECURE GATED POOL COSTA TEGUISE 4 BED/3 BATH/PRIVATE HTD POOL/PLAY AREA - Reviewed by “The perfect family Villa!!” on .
Everything about this Villa was perfect for our stay. we thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend. The Villa itself is a fantastic size and extremely well equipped for families with children of all ages, including babies. The owners have literally thought of and provided everything to make staying at the Villa easy and enjoyable. All local amenities, beaches, restaurants etc were in easy walking distance and Sue, the owner, was very informative with details of taxi/transfer companies and personal recommendations for the area. The Villa was well maintained, clean and the heated pool was perfect for our children and the cooler temperatures during our stay. Costa Teguise is a lovely area to visit and we would enjoy returning again. Really couldn't fault our stay. Fantastic Villa, customer service from the owners and beautiful, enjoyable family resort
Rating: 5
LUXURY TOTS SAFE VILLA WITH SECURE GATED POOL COSTA TEGUISE 4 BED/3 BATH/PRIVATE HTD POOL/PLAY AREA - Reviewed by “Child friendly luxurious villa” on .
We were lucky to find this villa on a search for a child friendly villa .It was the most comfortable ,child friendly villa /holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in .It is so well organised that it takes any hassle out of your holiday .Every where is gated and secure and the furnishings are so comfortable .costa teguise is a beautiful resort and villa Victoria lends itself to its surroundings .Its very quiet at night so a good sleep goes undisturbed .Sue had everything so well organised all we had to do was arrive .
Rating: 5
LUXURY TOTS SAFE VILLA WITH SECURE GATED POOL COSTA TEGUISE 4 BED/3 BATH/PRIVATE HTD POOL/PLAY AREA - Reviewed by “Wonderful villa, with everything a family needs.” on .
We have just returned from 2 beautiful weeks in Costa Teguise. The villa was lovely, it was so nice to have somewhere child friendly as we had a 5yr old and a 2 yr old with us. The shaded areas were great for them especially with all the toys to keep them busy. The villa is spacious and again well laid out for children. The welcome pack is a lovely touch especially as we arrived on a late flight. Thank you :)
Rating: 5
LUXURY TOTS SAFE VILLA WITH SECURE GATED POOL COSTA TEGUISE 4 BED/3 BATH/PRIVATE HTD POOL/PLAY AREA - Reviewed by “To coin a phrase "it does exactly what it says on the tin" and more!” on .
Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Villa Victoria in April 16 with our family of 8 ranging from 22 months upwards. The villa is fabulous, in a quiet residential location but handy for every activity. It is spacious,spotless and fully equipped . Visitors just need to take themselves and some clothes. Everything else is provided from towels to inflatable planes etc for the pool. Our grandchildren went into melt down when they had to leave the trampoline,play house,toys,books and water squirters. The pool area is totally safe and gated if you are worried about young children.It is heated,the water reaching 29. When we were there it was cleaned 3 times over the 11 days. The cleaners came as promised by the owner, they changed beds and did a thorough clean. The owner Sue Yates is totally knowledgeable,and easily contacted about the whole experience. We used the taxi services recommended by her, the supermarkets and especially the wonderful restaurants. ! Costa Teguise itself is lovely with a special family feel. We hope to return some day and would have no hesitation in recommending this Villa to family and friends.
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by George B, Cornwall on .
A beautiful, peaceful villa. A beautiful villa in an idyllic setting, Casa Jasmina is the perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind. The villa is exceedingly comfortable and the generously sized pool is spotlessly clean. This is a high quality villa with everything you could want. The owners were very friendly and helpful both before and during our stay, ready to answer any questions we had and making us feel very welcome. The villa, garden and pool were all perfect - we felt so relaxed we did not venture far. With such fantastic weather the pool was a very welcome sanctuary. A wonderful destination for either sightseeing or relaxing, set in peaceful countryside yet close to a good range of shops and beaches. We would recommend Casa Jasmina to anyone and can not wait to return. Stayed July 2013
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Norbury on .
Lovely, comfortable, peaceful villa This is our second, two-week stay at this beautiful villa. Very stylish and comfortable. Love the garden. The best days we had were just relaxing by the pool, reading, and soaking up the peace and quiet. Our highlights of the week: Driving up into the mountains - lovely breeze and spectacular scenery. Cacela Velha - very pretty seaside village & nice stop for lunch. Barril Beach - 10-15 minutes walk, or take the little train. Selection of restaurants when you get there. We'll certainly will be back as soon as possible! Stayed: August 2013
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Kurt S on .
Wow! Fantastic villa! Casa Jasmina. Wow! It is the only time we have found that a rental property was even better than the photographs published! The decorations and furnishings at Casa Jasmina are excellent. The bedrooms are large, and the beds very comfortable. Every details was finished to the highest standard. The location in the countryside is wonderful, while still being near Tavira, and all the beaches. We have had a glorious week of exploring locally: towns and beaches, (and a sweltering day in Seville!) Enjoyed walking around Tavira - the bridges, narrow cobbled streets, cafes & churches. The garden next to the castle is beautiful. We ate at Luis dos Frangos, great piripiri chicken and excellent value for money! Also Restaurante Bica, and fish restaurants in Tavira by the harbour - all excellent. Casa Jasmina is a comfortable, peaceful place to stay, and is obviously loved by its owners, as it is immaculate. We look forward to visiting again. Stayed July 2013
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Sue, Tonbridge on .
Most Wonderful Holiday! We have had the most wonderful holiday here at Casa Jasmina. It looked the best one on the websites, with the prettiest garden, and it was everything I had hoped for - in fact it was better in real life! It was immaculate, and had everything you need. It had all those extra touches that make it feel like home. It is the first time we have been to Portugal, and we can't wait to come again. All the restaurants we went to were lovely, a special mention to Restaurante Imperial in Tavira - good food, lovely atmosphere, great position & the staff could not have made us more welcome. The other thing that made our time so special was Chris and Terry - so friendly and welcoming. Thank you so much for everything. Stayed June 2013
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by salor on .
Exceptional villa, very tranquil setting. Casa Jasmina - an exceptional villa, in a truly delightful tranquil setting! It is a comfortable, peaceful place to stay - so good that we spent several afternoons just bathing in the sunshine in the gardens, dipping in the very welcome pool and finishing off the day with a barbeque. The villa is very well equipped and well maintained by its owners, and is immaculately clean! Communication with the owner is fast and reliable. The June weather has been great. Hot and sunny, with lovely warm evenings. Best beach: Barril Beach – easy access, good facilities, eating places, etc, soft sand and shallow waters. Best restaurant: Fabulous food at ‘Aquasul’; but almost as good at ‘Brisa do Rio’ which is better value for money. Prettiest village; Cacela Velha – unspoilt by tourism, fabulous views, and plenty of water wading birds, and thousands of crabs to see. Tavira town – Great to explore: – castle gardens water tower; cobbled streets; bridges; churches and the good vegetable/ fish market is a ‘must see’. Fantastic break, loads of sunshine, lots to see, and time to relax, eat and enjoy. We look forward to visiting again. This is our second stay at this beautiful villa. Stayed May 2014
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Fred on .
Great villa, Casa Jasmina. Good beaches. What a lovely villa and position! The owners had thought of all the little touches at Casa Jasmina that really 'make' a holiday house. It was a comfortable 'home from home'. This is why we will certainly be returning to this beautiful villa next spring - and will be recommending it to family and friends. The weather in early May was really warm and sunny for the whole week. We swam in the sea which was like a millpond most of the week. I really didn't expect to be able to swim and be warm in the water at this time of year! Beaches are clean and wide. Eating out was good and very reasonably priced in the restaurants in Tavira and area. We had a fantastic holiday. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Stayed May 2014
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by KatyD on .
A lovely week! We had a lovely, relaxing week at Casa Jasmina. The villa was perfect for us as we have two young children (6 and 4) who played in the pool all day! It is very private and I personally enjoyed sitting by pool admiring the gardens and reading my book! The villa is very well equipped and we cooked lots of nice meals on the barbecue. I will be recommending it to my friends. Stayed: August 2014
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Emma M on .
Fantastic villa! Thank you Chris for the wonderfully cool and beautiful villa. We appreciated the setting, the comfy beds, and had many happy afternoons and evenings on the pool terrace, enjoying the BBQ. Beaches: We visited all the local beaches, all were wonderful & each had their appeal. For small kids Tavira Island and Barril beaches won hands down, with the added excitement of boat and train trip respectively; little play areas; lots of facilities; as well as the usual beautiful sand, sea and hot hot sun! Eating: lots of BBQs with fresh fish & meat from Tavira market. We ate at Costas Restaurant at Fabrica beach - amazing food + a lovely view - right on the beach. Generally we've had one of the best holidays we've had for a ages! Hope to be back sometime! Thank you. Stayed: July 2014
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by ian wells on .
Best villa ever stayed at - absolutely brilliant Stayed: May 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Karen Harris, Walliswood on .
Exceptionally clean, well equipped and tranquil. We had a fab week at Casa Jasmina. The Villa is well equipped, cool inside and furnished comfortably and without compromise to your usual lifestyle qualities. The pool was great for the hot June sunshine. We did not cook at the Villa having found 2 excellent restaurants locally - El Forno in the village, the other on the way back to Tavira which was only 12 minutes drive to Barril Beach. Chris even took the time to pop to the Villa to make sure we were comfortable and there were no problems. A very enjoyable holiday and sad to have had to come home. Stayed: July 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by wallis w on .
A very enjoyable & relaxing week. We have had a lovely week in the lovely Casa Jasmina – it has all you need for a holiday in the sun! We found the information & directions provided were extremely helpful. Fabrica beach is worth a visit – it is lovely, and the restaurant very good, and you can walk along the beach to Cabanas for coffee and dougnuts! Alcoutim is also definitely worth a visit – beautiful riverside town by the Rio Guardiano – about 45 minutes drive. A Ver Tavira, by the Castle, was excellent, (an exceptional choice of gins). Fabulous holiday. Stayed: June 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Andrew on .
Private and relaxing. Casa Jasmina is a wonderful holiday home. It is spacious and well kept, the outdoor area with glorious swimming pool and barbecue is perfect for whiling away lazy days. It’s also ideally located for visiting plenty of stunning beaches, and many of the charming villages and historical towns of this part of the Algarve. Getting around by car is very easy, everywhere is clearly signposted, and within a short drive on the quiet motorways. Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Laurence I on .
I cant remember a better holiday! We so much enjoyed our holiday at Casa Jasmina! We are very appreciative of all the touches that helped to make it such a special holiday. Loved the pool! Among many of the recommendations – we enjoyed especially: - Island of Tavira (beach). - Tavira town - music on Saturday night, (amphitheatre by the river). - nice town to wander around, lots of late night shopping - free car park (nr. modern bridge) - Restaurants - Aquasul - head and shoulders above anywhere else we ate (book first though - very busy as good). A wonderful and memorable week in Casa Jasmina. I would recommend a car as the location, whilst offering lots of open space, and a lovely private outlook from the garden, it is a 8 min drive into Tavira and impractical to get there without a car. Beautiful spot though, and easy to get onto the motorway and along the Algarve coast. We have 2 teenage kids who really enjoyed it... suitable for most ages. Thanks Chris for all your attention and helpfulness as well. We would love to come back and are already spreading the word! Laz & Kate Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by The Hacketts on .
by The Hacketts, Malvern on Nov 27 2016 Beautiful Villa in secluded location with lovely pool. We all had a lovely time! We were very impressed with Casa Jasmina. The pool area is fabulous, and feels like a little oasis away from everything! We loved the area. The villa is ideally located near some beautiful little villages, and within easy drive of some gorgeous sandy beaches, with beachside restaurants. Best restaurant of the holiday was 'O Forno' in the nearby village, (5 mins drive!). Very fresh fish and lovely veg. Simple but well done. We'd also recommend a trip to Alcoutim, near the Spanish border. Lovely little historical village, that is good to visit on a cooler day. Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful time - I'm sure we will be back! Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by oporto on .
Fabulous villa! Very comfortable and private. Casa Jasmina lived up to all our high expectations! Very comfortable and private. We had a lovely, quiet relaxing holiday. We loved the house, and enjoyed the pool immensely. Relax, Rest, Re-invigorate. Casa Jasmina does the job. Beautiful place. We had a fabulous two weeks, with a trip to Seville a highlight. The house and the garden are so well kept – we would recommend it to anyone! Fabulous villa! Stayed: September 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Heather H on .
Beautiful, quiet villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Casa Jasmina, in a beautiful part of the Algarve. We never ventured very far - spent a lot of time enjoying the pool due to the hot weather. Visited Barril Beach, and Ilha de Tavira, both lovely, and preferred Barril beach for the waves! Days out were to Slide & Spash - great fun, and although it was very busy it is very well organised, and worth the money. We ate at the restaurants recommended in the information file, and suggest Aquasul for something a bit different. Also liked 'Luis do Prego'! (local restaurant 1 km away). The pool is fantastic, not huge but big enough for our boys (aged 4 and 9) to spend hours in! We had a great time. It was a pleasure staying in such a lovely villa! Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Gerald B on .
Outstanding villa! Had most idyllic, relaxing time. Outstanding villa! We had the most idyllic, relaxing week.... We’ve had a great time here, soaking up the sun and making the most of the lovely pool and garden. Casa Jasmina is very comfortable - and immaculately clean! The garden is lush and secluded, and the pool a real bonus. We’re all feeling relaxed and rejuvenated .… . We absolutely loved Tavira and spent a lot of time strolling around. Thanks for a great holiday. Excellent pre-travel information provided, and very good directions making it very easy to find the villa. Outstanding villa! We had the most idyllic, relaxing holiday. Stayed: June 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Michael G on .
Third time we've stayed! Always lovely. We first stayed at Casa Jamina for our honeymoon and loved it so much that we have been back twice since. We love the pool and garden which are beautiful and quiet and not overlooked. A great place to unwind. The villa is always immaculately clean and well maintained. The pretty town of Tavira is only a few minutes drive away. Our favourite restaurant there being Aqua Sol - but phone and book as it is very popular. I'm sure we will be back again! Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Marc on .
Perfect in Every Way. Casa Jasmina. Perfect in Every Way. Casa Jasmina is simply superb! It has everything you could need for a brilliant couple of weeks away. We will definitely be booking again! The accommodation was beautiful, well equipped, and it was exceptionally clean throughout. The mature gardens were stunning and very private swimming pool. Fabulous communications with the owner from the outset. Thank you Chris for letting us enjoy your beautiful home, we had the most fantastic holiday! See you in 2017. Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Pam P on .
Amazing place to stay! I must say we were absolutely thrilled when we arrived! This is an amazing place to stay. We booked Casa Jasmina for two weeks. It is really beautiful, wonderfully comfortable, and the surroundings idyllic for a truly relaxing stay. Our children were also very happy in this wonderful place with its sparkling swimming pool. The villa is far enough out of Tavira to give the peace and tranquility we wanted for our holiday, yet close enough to drive in for a spot of dinner, or to have a wander around the narrow cobbled streets. And several fabulous sandy beaches are very nearby - so it was ideal for us - we are already planning our return! Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Stayed: August 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by sailornoy on .
Best villa ever stayed at! Absolutely fabulous spot. Certainly the best villa we've ever stayed at! In an absolutely fabulous spot. Casa Jasmina is very comfortable, and the owners have thought of everything. We like to spend a lot of our holiday just reading and relaxing. This is the perfect villa for doing just that! We would eat a relaxed breakfast in the sun, beside the pool, just gazing across the stunning garden. Marvellous. Then a couple of swims during the morning to cool off, a spot of reading, and lunch. After a siesta on our comfortable bed, later we would pop into Tavira for a fabulous dinner in one of the restaurants by the river. Or alternatively, we'd take a long walk on the beach, before dining at one of the fabulous seaside restaurants which serve the freshest fish! What a marvellous way to recharge your batteries! We will certainly be back .... Just book into Casa Jasmina, and get ready to relax ……. Stayed: September 2016
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by kb, Sussex on .
The Summer House. We loved it! We loved it! We were impressed with the stylish design, and high standard of the villa. Such care has gone into even the smallest detail. The Summer House is a very good base, good for connecting into good roads and interesting places. We loved Tavira, a charming cobbled town and lots of good restaurants! and I do recommend Casa das Portas, a shop where we spent a lot of euros. The weather was glorious, really warm, and the pool is a boon. We'll definitely be back! Stayed June 2013
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Bopper, Cork on .
Happy getaway ! Stayed in this lovely villa for a week with my partner Kate. We were looking for a relaxing time away from the hussle and bussle and we found it . Simple but nice accommodation with nice pool outside. Lovely barbeque area which we made use of. We were so relaxed after a couple of days that we got engaged, not planned. Would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxed and quite stay. Owners were very nice and easy to contact if required. Stayed: August 2013
Rating: 4
The Summer House - Reviewed by marcie on .
Fantastic villa, comfortable & Peaceful Fantastic villa, comfortable, very peaceful, stylish – & spotlessly clean! The Summer House exceeded our expectations! Very comfortable and private & nicely furnished. It’s a beautiful and quiet haven. Just right to recharge batteries. The house and the garden are so well kept – we would recommend it to anyone! We loved it! The Summer House is a really lovely place from which to explore the Algarve - great for connecting into good roads and interesting places. The weather was glorious, really warm, and the pool is a boon. We had a glorious 1st week, and spent some lovely hours reading on the wonderful wide soft sandy beaches (Barril and Tavira Island), and wandering around Tavira – which is a really lovely little cobbled town. We also went up into the nearby mountains where we walked for miles, and the views are amazing! In the 2nd & 3rd week we explored further afield. Seville (Spain) was a good day trip too. Good places to eat: Local village taverna for huge portions, well-priced and only a short walk; and Bica in Tavira for authentic tasty Portuguese food. We’re so glad we found this beautiful villa! We found the owners helpful and friendly, and communication with them was fast and reliable. Stayed May 2013
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Shirley on .
Great villa & location. Ideal for kids. We searched for ages online to find a special villa for our 3 weeks August holiday. We found the charming Summer House. And what a 'find'! Much of the first few days was spent just lazing by the pool, while our young children (3 & 5 years) happy played in (and out) of the water. It's an ideal place for kids, because there are several places to play in the cool shade, both on the patios, and in the garden under the trees. We found it good to go early to the beach, when the kids were full of energy. The beaches are wide with plenty of space to race around. Also warm shallow paddling, a great plus. Several restaurants in Tavira town open early, ie. 6.30pm. We liked 'Aqua Sul',and 'Brisa do Rio', where service is friendly, and prices very reasonable. Hardly worth bothering to buy and cook food, when you can eat out so cheaply. There is a gem of a restaurant very near the villa, (short walk), 'Luis do Prego' where you can get a main course for as little as 6 - 8 euros! Amazing value/ very tasty food! The Summer House is beautiful, and really comfortable. The owners have thought of everything and provided a fantastic holiday venue. We have been recommending it to friends and family, and will definitely return to this lovely villa. Stayed August 2013
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by traveller on .
by traveller on Nov 26 2016 Comfortable, & quiet. Beautiful location. We´ve had a wonderful holiday at The Summer House! It is such a pretty cottage and the pool area and garden are very relaxing to be in. Just chilling out was our main aim, and this fitted the bill very well. (Also liked the unusual tropical plants they have growing around the house.) Location-wise this is great. It´s situated in a beautiful country area, and it`s just a short drive into town (Tavira) for groceries, or restaurants. Beaches have lovely fine sand, and we like Manta Roto where you can walk all the way to Spain if you want to! We also walked many kilometres in the hills/ mountains just at the back of the property. You just find the turning very nearby to Morenos and drive up into the hills. Nobody there, so it`s very peaceful, with marvellous views right across the mountains and down to the ocean. We will certainly come again to The Summer House, as we found it very well appointed, spotlessly clean and comfortable to stay in. With a good ambience. Also, the owner was very friendly and helpful. Lovely holiday! Will certainly recommend it to friends. Stayed May 2014
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Margaret S on .
Mixed feelings Spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished and a little compact on the living area. However really ideal for sun bathing on patio, although many trees around the outside area. Didn't use pool as weather unfortunately too cold. We were very unlucky with the weather, which bought its own problems as we had hoped for a beach holiday. Used it as a base to come home to after being out sightseeing for the day. Stayed May 2014
Rating: 4
The Summer House - Reviewed by sprout parsnip on .
Beautiful and relaxing. We loved the Summer House! My favourite thing was looking out of every window (of which there are many!) to see flowering trees or green leaves waving in the breeze - it makes it feel rather tropical, and certainly nothing like home. There's even a climbing geranium that seems to have reached about 12ft up a tree! There is enough shade to escape the heat of the sun - both full, and dappled - which is greatly appreciated whenever the full sun is out. The children loved exploring the garden, and created a number of 'buildings' and 'sculptures' from treasures (rocks, stones, branches, leaves etc.) they found. Our daughter even managed to learn to snorkel in the pool, perfect to dip in for a lovely cool off. As for the interior, it's clean, pretty, has plenty of nice details and has a real holiday feeling. You can see the garden from the kitchen and living room (great for keeping an eye on the children). Locally, plenty of lovely restaurants and little shops in Tavira, lovely beaches (Barril, Tavira or Manta Rota), and we also had a great day out at Zoomarine. We'll be back! :-) Stayed June 2014
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Rosanna on .
Just Fantastic!!! The Summer House is just fantastic! We've been there for a romantic getaway and it was just great! The house was spotless clean and decorated in such a pretty way! We made the most of it and, when we felt the weather was too hot to stay on the beach for too long, we enjoyed relaxing in the pool, or in the shade of the patio.. We loved to have our breakfast in the patio in such a peaceful and colourful garden ... and our lunches with fresh local food bought in Tavira... and of course we didn't forget to use the BBQ as well! We have also tried some restaurants in Tavira, which had great local fish dishes, and piri piri chicken and chips from Luis Dos Frangos in Sao Bras De Alportel, great food for very cheap price. We went to the beautiful Tavira Island ( Ilha de Tavira) taking the boat from Quatro Aguas, and we enjoyed the beach of Manta Rota as well, very close to drive to from the Summer House. We felt the Summer House was just the perfect place to relax in the picturesque landscape of Algarve, and we will definitely go back! :) Stayed August 2014
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by R.Weller on .
Lovely villa! Lovely relaxing two weeks at The Summer House. The boys (4yrs old) loved the pool and were in it countless times. The house is well equipped, was lovely to sit out and eat in the garden every day. Was a nice and quiet area not too far from tavira and things to do. Would recommend the house, and the area. Great recommendations in the Guestbook - however we would say that Barril Beach is the best - love the train + the little restaurant area is lovely + close to the beach. Trip to Ilha de Tavira beach on ferry is good but be sure to go early, as the queues in August are long thereafter. Aquasul lovely restaurant + we were lucky to be in town when there was live flamenco, at the amphitheatre by the river - amazing! Stayed: August 2014
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Reese on .
A Wonderful holiday! A brilliant holiday! The Villa itself is perfect. It was clean and well maintained, everything was provided for. The children loved the pool and we couldn’t keep them out of it! So refreshing to come home to after a day at the beach. However, we especially enjoyed the outdoor dining area in the mornings – so different from chilly England. It was marvellous to be able to sit outside in the lovely warm sun at breakfast time, and just relax and take it easy. The villa is located within easy reach of shops, restaurants and several beaches. Very quiet surrounding area. I would recommend hiring a car so that you can drive further afield & explore the mountains etc. Some stunning scenery, especially when you get off the beaten track (take a picnic). The local restaurant was a 5 minute walk up the hill and served amazing food at a very reasonable rate. Friendly good service too. There is another good restaurant in the nearby village. Do book a table in the courtyard, under the stars. They speak good English, (as do most of the eating places in Tavira town). We explored all along the Algarve, and found the roads relatively empty. Early June is a perfect time to go. We had fantastic weather every day. A week is too short a time. We will go for longer next time, now we’ve found the Summer House. It’s our perfect place to stay. We found the owners to be very friendly, and they sent lots of good helpful info pre holiday. We would definitely recommend The Summer House. In fact we waxed so lyrical that my sister has just booked in for her summer holidays! Stayed: June 2014
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by sidney on .
A Unique and Comfortable place. It’s a unique and comfortable place. We and our children had a wonderful two weeks holiday at The Summer House. They have thought of everything for your convenience. The owner gave us lots of helpful information. Eating places: plenty of choice, nearest two minutes. The villa is very convenient for lovely sandy big beaches, good restaurants, fantastic scenery, walks in the countryside. The pool was always lovely and clean and refreshing. It was so wonderful to just chill out and read by the pool, while soaking up that marvellous Portuguese sun. Brilliant! Stayed: June 2015
Rating: 5
The Summer House - Reviewed by Tom S on .
Traditional, characterful and charming villa. First time in Portugal, and what a great introduction! We absolutely loved your villa! We had a fantastic stay in what is a beautiful and private place. The Summer House was an incredible retreat, with total privacy, shade, and sunshine to suit your needs. This is an unspoilt part of Portugal, and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks in Tavira town. I don't think I will bother with Spain again after seeing the Eastern Algarve. All the main beaches are lovely - but the lagoon at Manta Rota is breathtaking. Thank you again for a wonderful stay at your beautiful villa. I would very much like to return, and hope to be back soon. I have began to recommend to friends. Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by sailornoy on .
Best villa ever stayed at! Absolutely fabulous spot. Certainly the best villa we've ever stayed at! In an absolutely fabulous spot. Casa Jasmina is very comfortable, and the owners have thought of everything. We like to spend a lot of our holiday just reading and relaxing. This is the perfect villa for doing just that! We would eat a relaxed breakfast in the sun, beside the pool, just gazing across the stunning garden. Marvellous. Then a couple of swims during the morning to cool off, a spot of reading, and lunch. After a siesta on our comfortable bed, later we would pop into Tavira for a fabulous dinner in one of the restaurants by the river. Or alternatively, we'd take a long walk on the beach, before dining at one of the fabulous seaside restaurants which serve the freshest fish! What a marvellous way to recharge your batteries! We will certainly be back .... Just book into Casa Jasmina, and get ready to relax ……. Stayed: September 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Pam P on .
Amazing place to stay! I must say we were absolutely thrilled when we arrived! This is an amazing place to stay. We booked Casa Jasmina for two weeks. It is really beautiful, wonderfully comfortable, and the surroundings idyllic for a truly relaxing stay. Our children were also very happy in this wonderful place with its sparkling swimming pool. The villa is far enough out of Tavira to give the peace and tranquility we wanted for our holiday, yet close enough to drive in for a spot of dinner, or to have a wander around the narrow cobbled streets. And several fabulous sandy beaches are very nearby - so it was ideal for us - we are already planning our return! Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Stayed: August 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Marc on .
Perfect in Every Way. Casa Jasmina. Perfect in Every Way. Casa Jasmina is simply superb! It has everything you could need for a brilliant couple of weeks away. We will definitely be booking again! The accommodation was beautiful, well equipped, and it was exceptionally clean throughout. The mature gardens were stunning and very private swimming pool. Fabulous communications with the owner from the outset. Thank you Chris for letting us enjoy your beautiful home, we had the most fantastic holiday! See you in 2017. Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Michael G on .
Third time we've stayed! Always lovely. We first stayed at Casa Jamina for our honeymoon and loved it so much that we have been back twice since. We love the pool and garden which are beautiful and quiet and not overlooked. A great place to unwind. The villa is always immaculately clean and well maintained. The pretty town of Tavira is only a few minutes drive away. Our favourite restaurant there being Aqua Sol - but phone and book as it is very popular. I'm sure we will be back again! Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Gerald B on .
Outstanding villa! Had most idyllic, relaxing time. Outstanding villa! We had the most idyllic, relaxing week.... We’ve had a great time here, soaking up the sun and making the most of the lovely pool and garden. Casa Jasmina is very comfortable - and immaculately clean! The garden is lush and secluded, and the pool a real bonus. We’re all feeling relaxed and rejuvenated .… . We absolutely loved Tavira and spent a lot of time strolling around. Thanks for a great holiday. Excellent pre-travel information provided, and very good directions making it very easy to find the villa. Outstanding villa! We had the most idyllic, relaxing holiday. Stayed: June 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Heather H on .
Beautiful, quiet villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Casa Jasmina, in a beautiful part of the Algarve. We never ventured very far - spent a lot of time enjoying the pool due to the hot weather. Visited Barril Beach, and Ilha de Tavira, both lovely, and preferred Barril beach for the waves! Days out were to Slide & Spash - great fun, and although it was very busy it is very well organised, and worth the money. We ate at the restaurants recommended in the information file, and suggest Aquasul for something a bit different. Also liked 'Luis do Prego'! (local restaurant 1 km away). The pool is fantastic, not huge but big enough for our boys (aged 4 and 9) to spend hours in! We had a great time. It was a pleasure staying in such a lovely villa! Stayed: July 2016
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Oporto on .
Fabulous villa! Very comfortable and private. Casa Jasmina lived up to all our high expectations! Very comfortable and private. We had a lovely, quiet relaxing holiday. We loved the house, and enjoyed the pool immensely. Relax, Rest, Re-invigorate. Casa Jasmina does the job. Beautiful place. We had a fabulous two weeks, with a trip to Seville a highlight. The house and the garden are so well kept – we would recommend it to anyone! Fabulous villa! Stayed: September 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by The Hacketts, Malvern on .
Beautiful Villa in secluded location with lovely pool. We all had a lovely time! We were very impressed with Casa Jasmina. The pool area is fabulous, and feels like a little oasis away from everything! We loved the area. The villa is ideally located near some beautiful little villages, and within easy drive of some gorgeous sandy beaches, with beachside restaurants. Best restaurant of the holiday was 'O Forno' in the nearby village, (5 mins drive!). Very fresh fish and lovely veg. Simple but well done. We'd also recommend a trip to Alcoutim, near the Spanish border. Lovely little historical village, that is good to visit on a cooler day. Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful time - I'm sure we will be back! Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Laurence I on .
I cant remember a better holiday! We so much enjoyed our holiday at Casa Jasmina! We are very appreciative of all the touches that helped to make it such a special holiday. Loved the pool! Among many of the recommendations – we enjoyed especially: - Island of Tavira (beach). - Tavira town - music on Saturday night, (amphitheatre by the river). - nice town to wander around, lots of late night shopping - free car park (nr. modern bridge) - Restaurants - Aquasul - head and shoulders above anywhere else we ate (book first though - very busy as good). A wonderful and memorable week in Casa Jasmina. I would recommend a car as the location, whilst offering lots of open space, and a lovely private outlook from the garden, it is a 8 min drive into Tavira and impractical to get there without a car. Beautiful spot though, and easy to get onto the motorway and along the Algarve coast. We have 2 teenage kids who really enjoyed it... suitable for most ages. Thanks Chris for all your attention and helpfulness as well. We would love to come back and are already spreading the word! Laz & Kate Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5
Casa Jasmina - Reviewed by Andrew on .
Private and relaxing. Casa Jasmina is a wonderful holiday home. It is spacious and well kept, the outdoor area with glorious swimming pool and barbecue is perfect for whiling away lazy days. It’s also ideally located for visiting plenty of stunning beaches, and many of the charming villages and historical towns of this part of the Algarve. Getting around by car is very easy, everywhere is clearly signposted, and within a short drive on the quiet motorways. Stayed: August 2015
Rating: 5