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

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Familyof4...
Edinburgh
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127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellence, our best every holiday with the kids”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This is a rental that has everything!

You could simply live outdoors - huge heated pool, Jacuzzi, trampoline, play area, outdoor kitchen, bar and shower room...... Our kids were happy from the minute they got up. Paddling in the pool etc. Just superb.

Indoors the villa was beautiful and again very well appointed - flat screen TVs, SKY package, playstation to name a few mod cons....

We have some special requirements which were met very pleasantly by Howard the owner. Howard is so friendly and accommodating that your will feel you are staying at a friend's place.

Can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: outdoor areas
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Ez_136
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great for extended families”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

A villa designed to accommodate all generations, with something for everyone. The villa was very well equipped with everything you could have wanted from a cocktail shaker to a mega games room. There is everything you need for your children of all ages, and of course the beer on draft, while whilst maybe not the cheapest is certainly the most convenient, chilled beer at the pull of a handle, worth every penny. A mention has to be made of the amazing sonos sound system which was wired all through the villa, the bar and the pool, the song choice was extensive and we made use of it morning, noon and night.

All of the bed rooms were great with full air con and en-suite, a must. There is also a fully accessible bedroom on the ground floor. Howard the owner was on hand to respond to any of our needs, nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is certainly for outdoor living with fantastic pool and outdoor bar/kitchen/BBQ etc, however if the weather is poor the inside living space could be cramped if you have 12 adults vying for a space on the couch, luckily we only had half a day of rain.

All round a great holiday for all, the only down side was was the wasps and the mossies, which I guess there is little one could expect the owner to do to control, just come prepared!

I would certainly recommend to others, and like many of the other guests would return. There is huge variety of villas in this region and we have stayed in a number, some more glamorous, but none so child friendly, or so well equipped, keep up the good work Howard and team.

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Liked best: Outdoor space
Liked least: Mossies and wasps
Travelling group: Extended Family
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John W
Newnham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic luxury villa, Sagres on tap oooooh heaven!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

22nd August - 1st September 2013 - Walton family & Williams family -Newnham, Kent, U.K. Wonderful family villa, lovely outside space, fantastic kitchen & bar area - would love to pick up house & take home with us to Kent! Partied with kids every night until the early hours - even saw the sun rise on Tuesday morning from the hot tub. Howard booked us a fantastic boat trip with Miguel from Benagil - one of the week’s highlights. We had two cars delivered to the villa through Auto Rocha (Rui - great guy) very easy & accommodating - definitely need a car to get around. Enjoyed the company of Porchia the tabby cat (named by us!) who visited often - please look after her and feed as necessary! Portugal has some lovely wines - try the Monte Velho (red or white), excellent & very reasonably priced. Keg of beer on tap great idea for all, hope to finish at breakfast tomorrow. We had a great holiday 5 stars +. Thank you very much.

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Liked best: Sonos system, beer on tap, beautiful pool and spacious villa
Liked least: Booking through agent was slow - emails took a long time to get a reply
Travelling group: Large Group
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Bill R
Neston, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“THE ULTIMATE FAMILY HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed 11 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Our first visit to Casa Grande,but hopefully not our last.The instant we arrived the whole family felt at home.The location is quite remote ,but that is part of it's charm.We had booked three cars for our party but the local Taxi service was brilliant.The Villa itself was beautiful and spotless with every thing you could ask for. The outside area had lots to keep the young ones happy and a great bar area for the older members .Howard and Victoria could not have done more to make this a memorable experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Grande to all of my family and friends.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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fwj2013
tunbridge wells
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It has everthing that it says on the tin!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Like so many previous reviews of this villa it is an excellent place for all ages, as there's something for everyone. Located about half an hour or so west of Faro the villa is situated in quiet countryside surrounded by vine fields. The facilities are plentiful and everything is in immaculate order, Howard sees to that! The outside eating area with music system and bar (beer on tap) next to the pool are great for parties. The kids loved the trampoline and the bikes. You will not be disappointed if you rent this villa, I can assure you, and the service provided by Howard's team are first rate. Thoroughly recommended, don't waste your time looking elsewhere, its all here and more! The only thing you will feel sorry for is leaving it to go home!

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Liked best: Too many things to mention but probably the pool and outdoor facilities
Liked least: The mosquitos at night (take spray etc. with you)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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