- english, french, spanish, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Could have been so much better
First the good points; location is good, easy walk to town (quite a steep hill coming back, though) and the beach, lots of space, comfortable beds (at least in the villa we stayed in) and the manager was very responsive.
Now the not so good. This listing would appear to encompass four separate properties and it seems that you will not know which one you are in until you arrive although ironically, it is unlikely to be the one shown in the photographs which the manager said is currently unavailable, Although similar, they seem to have different layouts, bedding arrangements, standard of fixtures and finishes, and so on. Don't expect to see the nice garden furniture furniture shown in the photographs - that all belongs to the villa that isn't available.
Other reviewers have commented on the lack of sun loungers and that was the case in our villa. Two rather "tired" sun loungers just doesn't cut it for a villa that sleeps 7. The roof terrace had no furniture at all, apart from a broken table, which made it pretty useless.
Before we booked, the manager confirmed there was wifi but what we got was a mobile dongle which continually dropped signal and at best produced about 0.4Mb/s. After accusing me of being a difficult guest, the manager blamed the poor wifi on being in Portugal - I decided to use my own mobile phone as a hot spot and achieved a reliable signal of between 4 - 6Mb/s - not what could be called hyper-speed broadband but perfectly acceptable for what we needed.
Although not the responsibility of the owners in this case, the pool would benefit from a few sun beds. Again, not the responsibility of the owners, the Vila Vita hotel can be noisy.
Finally, what's most frustrating is that a relatively modest expenditure of 200 - 300 euros to purchase new sun loungers, garden furniture and update crockery, etc would make it a much better experience for clients.
Great location and nice home!
We were very comfortable in the home. However, we were robbed the first night of all our Euros and two cell phones. Make sure to keep the doors and windows locked.
Great family house
The property was great for a family. In a quiet area within walking distance of amercao de pero and beach. Supermarket not too far uphill. Plenty of room in the house. No cleaners came in the 2 weeks we were there which was very disappointing. washed the towels most days myself. Pool was great. Only 2 sun loungers and as property caters for 8 people this isn't enough of loungers. Roof terrace was great to sunbath and read. TV could do with some English channels.
It was fine
The location is lovely. You are 5 minute walk from the closest beach. You are a 10 minute walk away from the town. A 10-15 minute walk uphill to the nearest supermarket (Intermarche). This means walking back is downhill, so no bad thing Alberto efficiently dealt with the two very small issues we had. This is one of the best villas in the complex as it is a corner site and has a much larger garden than the others, which are on the small side
Small downsides are that there are only two sunbeds (hopefully they will get a couple more) and the TV only appears to have Portugese stations (bring DVDs as we did).
There are a lot of restaurants within a 20 minute walk. There is a spectacular cliff-top walk 5 minutes away.
It was very quiet in September after the schools went back.
The house is big and cool inside . Furniture is a bit pasé. The brilliant pook is less than 50 metres and the beach is just a 4 minutes walk. The beach is part of the beautiful Albufeira coastline. The little garden is perfect for a BBQ. The money worth without doubt. Alberto is a really nice man.
Kjempefint hus nær det meste en trenger på ferie
Kjempefint hus nær det meste en trenger på ferie.
WiFi var ikke inkludert i leien men forvalter hjalp oss med å få det noen dager, resten må vi betale for selv. De unge savnet et bedre wifi.