Can't say enough agbout this wonderful villa. The villa inside is so spacious and immaculate. We had the family with us 2 boys aged 6 and 3 and a 5 month old baby girl. It is so secure here we could all relax in the pool and gardens. It is close to the marina and is easily a lovely walk to get there. The owner Nuala is the best I have dealt with. Lots of information emailed before we went to where to eat, local supermarkets etc. We arrived earlier than the due entry time but Nuala had the maids get the villa ready as quickly as they could, cases could be dropped off until it was ready. We did eat in a few nights as it was so relaxing by the pool and because we had a hard time getting the kids to come out of the pool. There is a list of emergency numbers and unfortunately I had to get a dentist. I was able to get an appointment with the dentist listed within two hours who did emergency root treatment. Thankyou Nuala this really is a superb villa.
This is a fabulous villa just a short 20 mins walk to the marina, where there is an abundance of restaurants and bars to suite every taste and price range. We took both of our mothers who are in the 80s and they managed the walk every night. A taxi back is only 5 Euro.
The villa itself is beautifully appointed, with three generous sized bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining area. Outside is a good sized pool with plenty of sun beds and large umbrellas if the sun gets too much. We had the pool heated which meant we could use it at any time. Really worth the extra money as we stayed at a hotel in Vilamoura last year at the same time of year and couldn't use the pools as they were too cold.
Nuala provided loads of information and was really easy to deal with. She also arranged our taxi transfers, so we didn't need to rent a car.
From the first moment we contacted Nuala to enquire about her lovely villa, we were impressed with her attentive and professional manner. The whole booking process was faultless and Nuala went out of her way to provide us with all the information we needed and more for our first trip to Portugal. She arranged a taxi from the airport and when we arrived, Joao was there to welcome us. He even drove my husband to the nearest supermarket so we would know where to go!
The villa itself does not disappoint. The photos simply don't do it justice and the space was enormous - light, bright, airy and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped (although we didn't spend too much time in it!) and the beautiful gardens have plenty of seating areas and a fantastic BBQ area as well as the fabulous pool (which we did spend a lot of time at)!
The Vilamoura Marina is around a 20 minute walk away and there are lots of lovely shops and restaurants. We didn't hire a car on this occasion but would recommend you do so if you want to explore further afield. Taxis were plentiful and reasonably priced. The drivers were always friendly. We did do the Benegil Caves and BBQ boat cruise and would highly recommend it as a brilliant day out.
We were lucky enough to meet Nuala and her lovely husband Mac as they were staying in the area at the time. Nothing was too much trouble for Nuala and she really went out of her way to ensure that our holiday was nothing short of perfect.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this villa for your trip to Portugal - you won't regret it!!
A big thank you to Nuala and all her lovely staff for making our first holiday to Portugal so wonderful - we will definitely be back!!
From start to finish Nuala didn't disappoint. Unbelievably communicative, informative and friendly. She showed genuine interest in making sure our stay was perfect for us. She allowed us early entry into the villa as the previous guests had vacated and our flights were early morning which meant we arrived without a hitch and not stressed. The transfers organised by Nuala were prompt and our drivers very friendly. They also went that extra mile giving us advice and directions to local supermarkets and the marina. Upon arrival at the villa we were gobsmacked at how lovely it was. Totally spotless, modern and inviting. The pictures don't do its size any justice! The garden was lovely and well maintained, especially the gorgeous swimming pool Blessed by 35C we immediately went for a dip.
The villa has everything you could need for self-catering so we ate in a couple of times. It is about a 15min walk to the nearest supermarket which is large enough for all basics, and about 20-25 mins to the Marina. Plenty of choices to eat and drink and taxis easy to get at the end of the night (very reasonable too).
The villa is situated in a quiet part of town over looking the golf course. We had fun watching all the buggies zoom past and golfers try and recover from awful shots taken!
Overall we had a lovely week here and have already recommended it to several friends and family. If you're umming and ahhing about a visit, don't. It was fab!