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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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Charlie H
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

After reading so many amazing reviews about this villa, it's safe to say we had extremely high hopes. From the moment we arrived after the short drive from the airport, it was obvious to see that the owners had done a beautiful job in the upkeep of the outside area including the grounds and I couldn't wait to get into the incredibly inviting swimming pool!

The inside of the villa continued to impress us, from the welcome pack with information on everything we needed for our stay including the best restaurants in the surrounding area, to the beautiful bedrooms with personalised robes and slippers. The facilities at the vila were some of the best I have ever experienced, it did not feel like a rental property at all, there were so many well furnished outside and inside areas to enjoy throughout the day and the 'al-fresco' BBQ/Kitchen area was a real highlight for me.

We had never been to the Algarve region before, but after the luxuriousness of this beautiful villa and the relaxing stay we had, it definitely won't be long until our return!!

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Liked best: The outside BBQ area
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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adilsz
Mumbai, India
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A wonderful holiday in algarve”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The villa is beautiful and has great facilities for a large family. we loved the rooms, the views, the pool, and the various terraces - one for sunrise and one for sunset!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Youngathe...
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing place”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I've just returned from here and all I can say is 'Wow!'.

We stayed here with my sister and brother and their young families, 10 of us in total and the size of the villa was amble. We never felt on top of each other and there was plenty of space to get away from the chaos of young children in the pool.

On arrival the gates make you feel very important, and once you get through them you can see how special this place is. I can ensure you will say 'wow!' as soon as you get through.

All amenities have been catered for toiletries, bathrobes, fleece throws (for when the temperature drops late at night), DVDs (to keep the kids quiet at night), cutlery, plastic glasses and plates (for when eating outside), safe, air conditioning units in each bedrooms, MASSIVE outside kitchen area including an amazing BBQ.

The owners have taken a lot of time and care in this place and it shows in all the little touches around the villa. Lovely stylish cushions, ceramic pots around the garden and even a lion to keep watch outside the villa.

I felt very lucky to stay here and can only thank the owner, Jonty for letting us.

Amazing!

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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
Hi ‘youngatheart’
Very many thanks for such a lovely review, WOW! . We are very pleased your holiday was a success for everyone and it’s important to hear that we are getting things right. Our reviews make us glow with pride and the ones on Owners Direct are also as glowing as yours. We pay careful attention to detail and will continue to do so. If you are considering that return visit please contact me and I will ensure you have priority booking. Kind regards. The owners.
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Julia S
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Travelling with my elderly parents I wanted a place that gave us tranquillity, space for us to chill out and some creature comforts - well what a find!
A Vila Privada is all that and more - a short drive from Faro airport and you start to get a taste of the true Portugal as you head up through the mountains and villages - as we turned off the 'main' road we started to climb again and wondered if we were in the right place! At the TREE you turn left - and believe me all you see are gates - so where is this Villa?? What an amazing sight as the electronic gates open to show you this modern, Villa draped down the hillside with stunning views, gardens to impress and full size swimming pool (I have stayed at hotels with smaller pools!) and all the amenities you could possibly want.
Beautiful rooms, Egyptian cotton towels, robes even slippers!! All your toiletries and even fleecy wraps curled up in baskets by the doors opening onto the patio for you to snuggle up in in the evening if it is a little chilly after your day lounging in the sun! To top it all the villa boasts an indoor and outdoor kitchen, lounge, dining area and media room (including free WIFI!!!) - once you have been to the local shops to stock up what more do you need - a true place to unwind, read, swim, eat and drink fabulous food with enough terraces and outside areas to choose a different spot each night to eat outside.... :-)
Will absolutely be returning... saving already!

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Liked best: The quality of the villa and the location
Liked least: Getting up the hill to the villa
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Total relaxation
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
20 Sep 2013
It was great to see you all there again and thank you for such a glowing review (again). As you know it's important for us to receive reviews so we can be sure to keep on top of things and keep the villa at 10/10.
We hear you are to return for a third year, fantastic news and thank you again for choosing A Vila Privada. The owners
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