Albufeira| Holiday Rental House – 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
New rental for 2011.The villa is located in an excellent position in Brejos, Albufeira and overlooks the Golf Academy which is based just outside the Montechoro area. The fabulous Old Town with its many shops, bars and restaurants or the famous 'Strip' are both only a 5 minute drive/taxi away. This luxury 5 bedroom villa benefits from 5 double bedrooms all en-suite bath/shower rooms of which four bedrooms have walk in wardrobes. The two upstairs bedrooms have the luxury of large outside terraces which overlook the golf academy. All rooms have air conditioning for which there is no charge. The large lounge boasts a 46 inch HD LCD television plus Wii and a wood burning fire. The dining room has a French oak dining table that seats 10 comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped. The utility room has a washing machine. There is also a downstairs guest WC. Outside there is a built in BBQ area and dining facilities for 10 people. There is a private swimming pool which measures 10 x 5 metres.
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Me and my family have just returned from staying in this villa and have had the most amazing time. The villa is perfect. It is clean, spacious and better than we could ever have imagined. Taxi drives were minutes to both the old town and the new town and cost on a average 4-5 euros. There is a golf academy just around the corner that did amazing breakfasts and food throughout the day, pints of lovely beer were just 2 euros.
The owner has thought of everything, from games to entertain the kids to a folder with everything you need to know about the villa including taxi numbers etc. There was 9 adults and 3 children on our holiday (two 4 year olds and one 2 year old). This holiday and villa catered for us all. We still didn't seem to fill the villa it was so big.
The large TV with selection of dad's and surround sound was a bonus as well as having a washing machine and dryer. The pool is a great size and in the morning it was out of the sun so it was nice and cool.
I would definitely recommend this villa to anybody considering going to this area of portugal. We would live to return ourselves also.
“Didn't want to leave”
Just back from a weeks stay and want to go back already. Such an easy holiday to arrange.
Quick, regular & informative correspondence from the owner (Jeanette) who fully answered any questions I had. I booked a week long stay for a group of 9 adults and the process from start to finish was very easy indeed.
Transfers & Arrival:
Although the owner offered to take care of these for us, I booked these separately in advance using Greenhopper who have a desk at the airport. The return trip for 9 of us in a private bus cost around £135.
On arrival at the villa we were met by a representative from the management company who is an ex-pat. She gave us a full tour of the villa and explained all the little things that you need to know. She also went through info on all the local bits that we needed to know.
A beautiful 5 bed place all with on-suite & air-con. The 2 upstairs rooms have private roof top areas. Wardrobe space is big enough to sleep in on its own. Big lounge, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and wash room. Outside is a decent sized pool, BBQ, plenty of sun loungers and a dining area. The villa also backs onto the golf driving range so you're not totally surrounded by other properties.
Location & Amenities:
There are a few local shops & snack bars within a 5 minute walk. We used one of the main supermarkets which is about a 15-20 minute walk away past the skateboard park and football stadium. It's a pleasant stroll due to the lack of traffic in the area.
Easy enough to get to both new & old town on foot. New town is around 15 minutes and old town about 20. Cabs take about 5 minutes and cost about €6. I managed the whole week without needing a car, but would suggest one if travelling with young children or those less inclined to walk.
Pros & Cons:
We had a small issue with a leaking air con unit and a blocked shower tray. It took 1 phone call to the management company and both were fixed within the hour. Excellent service.
The only negatives for me were the number of local dogs who made the area sound like a dog pound on occasion with their barking & the Tv service. The barking is nothing to do with the owners, & nothing that they can do anything about. It's also only occasional so not a constant thing that would spoil your relaxing break.
As for the Tv it is a wi-fi streamed service and we had major problems retaining the signal for more than 2 or 3 minutes the 1 time we used it (World Cup final). This may well be to do with available bandwidth as we had several other devices registered to the router, so it could well be down to us but it may prove a slight problem if travelling with young children.
Would I stay here again ....... 100% yes.
a group for us stayed here in October 13 ,the weather was lovely and warm ,spent five days trying to pick a fault with this villa ,you cant ,its stunning ,everything you need ,the bar down the road 12 euros a round 15 mins walk into town ,so helpful when booking ,they organized the airport transfers for me the driver was lovely, and the man who meet us at the villa was lovely, all very helpful ,would recommend this villa to everyone