Andrew and Catriona – Shropshire
We have just completed our eighth holiday at Villa Alfarroba, so we obviously enjoy it! This year with the added bonus of a superb new bathroom and in house WiFi. Home from Home in the Sun!
A great villa with everything you need to make you stay in Algarve as comfortable possible. The shaded veranda, UK TV, and superb shower room are just some of the things that set this villa apart from the rest. Although not really necessary, we found a car useful for transporting children and inflatable crocodiles to and from the complex’s pools.
This is a lovely villa in an elevated and quiet spot on this complex. It is very comfortably furnished and well equipped. The gardens are beautifully kept and the outside furniture provides various different options if you prefer to be in the shade or the sun. The complex seems to be very well run and we can recommend the blue restaurant which was surprisingly good. We are all relatively fit and did not use public transport into the town. It’s probably a pleasant 30/40 minute walk although it is uphill on the way back. You will pass a supermarket on the way although the one on site is great for convenience. We bought a tray of luscious cherries and a bag of huge oranges from the roadside sellers just outside the complex. Roger and Barbara were very helpful during the booking process and we would recommend this villa to others without hesitation.
Andrew & Catriona P. – Shropshire
We first stayed at this villa in 2006, and it has certainly proved to be our lucky find, as we have holidayed here every year since. Our bit of serendipity ! Situated in a secure complex, but occupying a central location for all the many attractions the Algarve has to offer. The villa is very well appointed, and has everything to make the holiday home from home. We particularly enjoy the full range of british programmes available through the SKY receiver. For the winter months there is a lovely warming log fire to take the chill off the cooler evenings. Roger & Barbara maintain their villa to a very high standard, and Alison is on hand to take care of any day to day problems. Very much hope to return next year.
Shirley S. – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
We loved our stay in this spacious villa. Roger and Barbara were very helpful throughout the rental process. Their villa is like a home – very comfortable and extremely well-equipped. We loved spending time on the front porch and enjoyed a many happy hour on the comfy patio furniture. The view from the porch was very relaxing. We also enjoyed many lovely dinners on the roof top patio. Having two bedrooms with ensuites was a bonus. The Club has free WIFI at the reception area and the main pool which was useful although the reception area tended not to be very reliable. There is a shuttle to town that we did not use as we had our own car. We did take the little tourist train around Albufeira which would we would not recommend. It has no commentary and is very limited but might be useful as a simple form of transportation. We especially enjoyed San Rafael beach – quite amazing. We would definitely like to come back to this villa again.Thank you, Barbara and Roger.
Ackers family – Leigh, Lancashire
All we can say about this property is FANTASTIC!!! We had a wonderful holiday in a villa you can only describe as home from home and more. The location is perfect & just a 20 minute walk into the square in the town. A car is not necessary, but to to take in all the wonders of Portugal’s secluded beaches we would recommend. The property was spotless & well maintained. On the first day we needed help with the safe. One phone call to Alison & the problem was solved within half an hour. The food at the bottom pool is as good as anywhere we ate during our week’s stay & we did have some wonderful meals. Roger & Barbara were very helpful providing us with all the information needed in the run up to our holiday. We look forward to using this villa again.
Jo – Preston, Lancashire
Myself, my husband and 21 month old have recently returned from our fab holiday. Prior to arrival the owners provided an excellent information pack including directions to the villa and answered all of my questions. Upon arrival the villa looked just like it does in the photos but there is so much more to it, they don’t do it justice. There is everything you could possibly need. Our daughter loved all of the 4 pools and they were only a short walk away. We were very lucky with the weather but there is plenty to do should it not be so kind to you. We would advise a hire car but it’s not essential. We would happily return.
We have just arrived home from a weeks stay in the villa. We were so pleased to find such a fantastic Villa on arrival, it was like home from home. We were all very sad to leave and will definatley be coming back. The only thing I would recommend is that you have a car but other than that you couldnt fault it!
Flemings – Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK
We had such a lovely time. The villa is very clean, has everything you need, home from home. It was very quiet and relaxing. Our 4 year old really enjoyed playing in the garden. The pool areas are lovely, very clean. The poolside snack bar & restaurant by the reception was our favourite. Lovely food, very friendly. My husband found a great dive company at the harbour, Easydivers. We hired a car but there was a bus everyday to the old town for 1 euro each way. We enjoyed walking around the old town in the evenings and found many lovely restaurants to choose from. It was our first time in Portugal. We found it very clean, friendly and lovely food.
Maggie – Manchester, UK
Just returned from a two week stay. The villa was lovely, spotlessly clean, furnished to a high standard, beautiful garden to relax in. Enjoyed our meals in on the roof terrace. The pools were great and we used the shuttle bus to get into town which was very convenient. We had intended to hire a car for one week but none available in the whole of Albefeira – book before you travel! The town has plenty of restaurants and our best meal was at the Thai restaurant which is up the steps on the left before you enter the tunnel in the old town. Superb food. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Marion and Norbert, Uwe and Bärbel – Germany
Just a few weeks back from holidays, we are already missing Portugal and this beautiful place. The house is just a dream, quiet atmosphere, really nice furniture including everything you need to feel comfortable. While our nice time we travelled to all the nice city’s around the Algarve, looked up every day for a new beautiful beach (and found it!) to get some tan and afterwards we enjoyed the sea!The evenings we spent with a bottle of wine on the terrace of our house!
We are glad about our time there and thank Roger and Barbara for the nice time in their house! We will come back!
Leonie – Stockport, UK
Definitely the most relaxing holiday we’ve had for a long while, the villa was just amazing! It was very clean and spacious and had everything we could possibly need right down to games for the children (and us) to play, there was even a pushchair for our 2 year old to use. It was lovely to sit in the beautiful garden or on the furnished roof terrace just watching the world go by. The owners are very nice and helped with everything including airport transfers. The complex is great for families and the shop was excellent. It was the first time we had stayed in a private villa but it definitely won’t be the last and we can’t recommend this villa highly enough!!
Alloa, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
The villa was simply terrific, very spacious, comfortable, clean and very well appointed. Both of the bedrooms and the lounge had patio doors with access to the gardens which were attractive and very well maintained. On the flat roof were loungers, table and chairs and a brick built barbecue which we made good use of and at ground level were also other soft chairs and another table and chairs.
We were very pleased indeed with the service we received from the Owners who also organised transport from the Airport.The facilities with the Complex were also very good with a small shop, swimming pools, restaurants and bars available but when were there in early April it was relatively quiet which suited us perfectly.I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. It was simply terrific.
Darren – Derbyshire
What hasn’t already been said about how amazing this place is? We had a fabulous time. The Villa was clean, modern and just what we wanted. Complex was perfect with a great choice of swimming pools and places to eat. One of the best hols I’ve been on and would recommend both the Villa and complex to our friends. Can’t wait to go back!! The BBQ on the Balcon, top notch, what better way to spend your evenings in the sun…
Ex-pats in Spain – Clonmel, Ireland
We spent a wonderfully sunny week at this villa. It was very clean and very well equipped. The landscaping was absolutely beautiful and well-maintained. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the veranda. The villa was a good size for our family of 4. There are 4 resort swimming pools all within walking distance. There is also a bus stop within walking distance where you can catch a ride to downtown Albufeira and the beach. We had a wonderful holiday here and would highly recommend it!
Sheila, Dave, Sandra, Alan – Northumberland
We loved this villa, we spent a lot of of time on the front veranda, it is perfect for breakfast and late drinks. If it gets too hot, the tree in the back garden is lovely to sit under. We used taxis to take us back and forth to Albufeira at 5 euros each way. Ask them to take you right up to the villa, as the last few yards are quite steep.
Mr & Mrs M – Lake District
We spent a week a Villa Alfarroba in December, we had a excellent week and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing around the villa. The Villa itself is in lovely condition and had just had a new kitchen fitted the week before our stay, very nice granite worktops! The site is great and has all the facilities you could need: pools, restaurants and more. (I would love to visit in the summer however the weather was surprisingly good for December). Sitting on the veranda and having breakfast was a joy. The location is great, accessible for the new and old town yet far enough out to be extremely quiet and relaxing.
Amelie and James – Windermere
Very relaxing two weeks with everything you could possibly need, especially with a small child. Loved all the additional extras, such as WiFi and luxurious new shower. Didn’t want to leave!
The Seagers – Yorkshire
Wonderful villa in a lovely location. The villa had everything one could want, even a disco in the bathroom! Would definitely come again.
The Rampling Family – Norwich
Very relaxing holiday. Wonderful holiday – very well equipped. Roger and Barbara have really thought of everything – a real home from home. Wi Fi was very popular! Thank you for allowing us to stay.
The Clancy Family
Roger and Barbara, thank you very much for the use of your lovely villa. Definitely a home from home with every facility you need. A very relaxing holiday! Next time I am going to hire one of those motorised bikes from the reception. It would certainly help taking food and water from the supermarket. Loved the veranda and roof terrace! Wi Fi great!!
Callow Family – Somerset
Definitely a home from home (but with better weather!) Really enjoyed ourselves and felt very comfy in the villa. We ventured to all the swimming pools and recommend for small children. The villa is very well equipped. Can’t think of anything we needed – loved the new shower!
The Hodgsons – Lancaster
Beautiful villa in an idyllic location with all the creature comforts of home. Perfect for young families. Thank you Roger and Barbara
A family friendly, comfortable villa.
All we can say about this property is FANTASTIC!!!
Ackers family - Leigh, Lancashire
Couldn’t have asked for more!
Myself, my husband and 21 month old have recently returned from our fab holiday. Prior to arrival the owners provided an excellent information pack including directions to the villa and answered all of my questions. Upon arrival the villa looked just like it does in the photos but there is so much more to it, they don't do it justice. Our daughter loved all of the 4 pools and they were only a short walk away. We would happily return.
yoyojo - Preston, Lancashire
Home from home …… in the sun!
Andrew & Catriona P