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Farmhouse -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Porches, Faro District, Algarve

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TommyMcD7...
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Stop your search, This place is unbeatable!!!!”
Reviewed 6 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left everyone in our party enjoyed every second of our stay.

We traveled with 6 children ranging in age from 3 to 17 and not once did I hear the word "Bored"

This villa had everything we needed and then some more, The Kids were busy enjoying themselves from morning to night, We found it hard to get them to stop and eat.

The villa was absolutely spotless clean, The outside gardens and pool were amazing and the highlight for me was the outside BBQ/Kitchen/Bar/Dining area complete with TV and top of the range sound system, Amazing family dinner parties that I will never forget.

Outside the villa there was no shortage of activities and things to do although we found ourselves not wanting to leave the villa as it had all we needed, Portimao is a 10 min drive away and has a large shopping center with a range of great shops and resturants.
There are numerous amazing beeches within close proximity too.

The owner, Howard, gave us some great local knowledge and was available 24/7 if we needed anything.

If you rent a car, a drive up the mountains at sunset is a must, amazing views over the Algarve and some great restaurants on the way.

The town of Lagoa is 5 mins drive away and has supermarkets, bars, restaurants.

There is a waterpark Slide N Splash less than 10 mins away and is another good day out for the Kids.

The only thing for us was the price, It did seem expensive to us as we never stayed in a villa before, But we think it was worth every penny.

I don't think me or my kids will ever forget the amazing time we spent here.
And we look forward to returning again sometime!!!

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Liked best: The outside kitchen and dining area and the pool complete with suberb sound system
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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N P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A-M-A-Z-I-N-G - Best Villa Holiday so far!!!!”
Reviewed 16 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We recently stayed at Casa Grande over the Easter holidays (2 weeks) we ranged from a 14 month to 60 year old - the villa accomodated for us all, we had a group of 14 of us.

The villa was 5* plus, it was well equiped, clean and very luxurious! The service we received from Howard and the staff was next to none! It's the best villa holiday we have had and are already looking at trying out another villa for next year! We were very very impressed with all the helpful advice, tips and local knowledge which was kindly shared with us.

Highly recommended! You will love it!

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Liked best: How clean and well equiped the villa was
Liked least: The mosquitoes!!! :-)
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Simon B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“I've already booked the villa again!!”
Reviewed 9 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012

This is our 2nd visit to this villa and we have already booked our third. We were in a large group of 6 adults and 8 children we didn't feel cramped at all.
The villa is extremely well equipped and the children weren't disappointed with all the toy!
The villa is in a very quiet private location, not overlooked by any one but close by car to all the essential amenities such as restaurants, beeches and supermarkets.
Howard the owner was fantastic. He couldn't do enough for you, whether it was getting another keg of beer, organising a roast suckling pig or taking us to the fish market.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Phil B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A luxurious oasis of relaxing bliss”
Reviewed 17 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

What a place this Villa is, superb communication from Howard, ensuring we were looked after but without being intrusive, no request was too big or small and the suckling pig he recommended from a local restaurant was superb. Supermarkets a short drive away as are stunning hidden beaches. An amazing experience in a fantastic setting.

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Liked best: Sagres on tap!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Brian H
Measham, Swadlincote
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic villa, couldn't wish for anything extra”
Reviewed 29 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Arrived late, villa lit up and readily accessed. Fantastic holiday, good sized pool, bar and bbq, Good sized bedrooms all with ensuite. Magnificently decorated with plenty of seating space both indoors and out.TV's and games console for kids, safety gates to stairs and pool area fenced off and gated. Plenty of play areas for kids, grassed area with nets for football, trampoline and a host of things that could be used by the kids in the games room/garage which also has pool table, football game and bikes. Car needed to get to shops/restaurants/beaches etc but all within easy reach. Howard (owner) was extremely friendly and went out of his way to make the holiday go smoothly. FANTASTIC, AWESOME. I can't praise the villa etc enough. Would recommend the 50ltr keg of beer (we had two) and suckling pig if you like crackling.Good maid service, beds made up daily (mon to sat). I wouldn't hesitate to go again if the family could all make it at the same time.

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Liked best: Pool, bar, bbq, en suites to each bedroom, everything, in fact there was nothing to dislike
Liked least: Leaving the villa
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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