Villa Albadeira is a lovely villa however ….. the owner likes to visit the property twice a day to feed two wild cats that she looks after. The wild cats also like to visit you on the roof and through the kitchen window. They also drink the pool water!
The hot water tank exploded whilst we were staying there leaving us with no hot water. When we informed the owner of this instead of coming to the front door, she ran into the villa dashing though the bedroom French window, whilst I was in my underwear and she tripped the electricity!!
The owner also leaves notes or verbally complains about the following;
- No leaving the air conditioning on
- No leaving outside lights on
- You must use hot plates in kitchen
- You must open window after a shower
- Do not leave cushions on deckchairs at night
There is no cleaning during the stay. Towels were strategically placed on the bed and when the owner visited at 6 pm to deliver towels and my daughter was about to shower, I had to stop my daughter so that the owner could change the towels!!
There is a bin/waste recycle opposite the villa that appears to be emptied almost every morning. We could hear bottles being crashed around and woken at about 7 am. There is also a sprinkler system in the garden that also goes off right outside the bedroom window at about 6.30/7 am. If that doesn't wake you up the bins will!
We were also told to leave one day early during our stay due to an error by her property rental agent Prime Algarve Rentals with no alternative accommodation found by them and no apology for the distress and inconvenience caused by the boiler blowing up or being thrown out of our accommodation due to a mix up on their part. We had booked 10 nights accommodation and stated inclusive in the e-mails and paid a deposit for 10 nights. However they only booked us in for 9 nights! I showed the villa owner this e-mail and she told me that the new guests would have to stay in a hotel. Yet Prime Algarve Rentals and the owner, the following day told us we would have to leave!!
We were told by the villa owner that the new arrivals were regular visitors to the villa. She seemed very concerned about the inconvenience to them but not at all to us!