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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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jj1dub
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, well-equipped, spotlessly clean, peaceful Villa”
Reviewed March 15, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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The booking was really straightforward through the Trip Advisor site, Marco (the owner) responds quickly and gave us directions to the Villa in advance.

We arrived quite late at night (21:30hrs) - the directions from Marco were fairly clear, but we still managed to make a wrong turn or two. I’d recommend trying to plot it on Google Maps/Google Street View before you go.

The electronic gates at the front of the property had been left open for our arrival, so we drove straight in and were greeted by the gentleman who maintains the property and lives downstairs (Marco’s brother-in-law, I think?). He gave us the keys and showed us how to operate the electronic gates.

The Villa itself is beautiful, really stunning. The photos on the website do not do it justice, it’s quite modern and spotlessly clean, with lovely tiled floors and freshly painted walls – and it’s HUGE; the three of us were lost in it, we didn’t use the upstairs floor at all.

The outside areas are beautifully maintained, lovely clean patio, BBQ area, flowerbeds, rockeries and lawn which our 4 year old daughter loved exploring. There are two cute, friendly dogs that live at the property downstairs but they don’t trouble you at all and our daughter loved playing with them on the rare occasions they stopped by.

The swimming pool was crystal clear, and although it was supposedly heated it was freezing cold, (far too cold to use - we travelled in March), I’m sure in the summer months it would be absolutely perfect.

We used the wood burning fire in the evenings - you can get 12 logs from the local Lidl for a few Euros. Lighting the fire was a lovely way to relax in the evening once the spring chill hit the air.

The wi-fi worked well and was quite fast. The dishwasher and washing machine were really useful, we used them both a lot, and there were two big refrigerators in the kitchen that came in handy. We played Pool most days on the billiard table in the lounge and enjoyed having that there. There were a few English language TV channels on the Satellite receiver in the lounge.

Like previous reviewers has commented, you really do need transport to stay here. There is nothing within walking distance at all – no amenities, shops, bars, leisure pursuits, etc. A car is absolutely essential and it’s easy to get to places, once you know the routes. We travelled out to Faro, Albufeira, Portimao, and Vilamoura on various days/evenings. Portimao beach is beautiful and we can highly recommend it.

We had one problem while we were there, so we emailed Marco about it and he responded quickly and resolved it for us while we were still at the Villa before our holiday ended. You can’t complain at that.

All in all, we loved every moment, and can’t wait to go back. Our daughter cried as we drove away to the airport because she didn’t want to leave...

If you’re looking at Valley View Villa, stop considering it and just book it – but don’t try to use the swimming pool in March…. Brrrrr…..

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Liked best: Cleanliness, peaceful location, modern facilities, well-kept gardens/pool/patio areas
Liked least: F-f-f-f-f-freezing cold water in the heated swimming pool
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Mar 2016
thanks for the good review. this year snowed in March in Algarve that is the reason for the water pool to be cold.
greetings
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Ciara S
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Just back from a weeks stay in this great villa with its own private pool. The villa is roomy, and very clean. The BBQ and pool area were out favourite parts. A car is a must to stay at this villa. Town is not far but the roads would not be safe for walking, especially at night. Fantastic views and so quiet. We shall be returning in the near future. Marco (the owner) was easy to deal with.

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Stuart H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great break for the family....”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great Villa, in a quiet, private location. We had a great holiday here (4 adults and 3 children aged, 8, 11, 11).
Transport is a must as you are not within walking distance of any shops.
The directions from the airport are ok, but I would use google earth/street view prior for a better understanding.
Nena(the dog) is lovely and friendly.
We stopped for 10 days, but we all wished we could have stopped longer. The owner is accommodating (when possible) for early entry/later leaving.
Internet is fast, for the kids social networking/you tube etc.
Villa & pool clean.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Collbar68
Gibraltar
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A true getaway in every sense”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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A local family owned villa in a wonderfully remote location accessed by a small track. Although we arrived slightly earlier than expected, just one phone call and 10 minutes later we were welcomed by the owners sister and shown around the facilities. Very friendly and polite service and would do anything for you.
The property was situated amongst the hills just outside the small village of Estoi, the four of us were lost in the spacious villa, plenty of bathrooms, pool table, a lovely L-shaped swimming pool, partly lawned garden and beautifully maintained rockery.
You most definitely need a car but Lidls is only a 10 minute drive away and once you have your supplies you can hunker down and enjoy the peacefulness. If you are itching to adventure out more the beach is 25 min drive away, there are the local Milreu Ruins and plenty to see in the nearby towns.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle this is the place to go. The only negative (depending on if you are animal lover) is there seems to be a lot of dogs about, if you cant see them then you can hear them occasionaly talking to each other. Having a dog myself, I can live with that!

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Liked best: Pool and garden
Liked least: Dog on property not happy with our dog begin there but was resolved quickly.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Saintgaz1
Gibraltar
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth every penny”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

10 days spent within valley view, good location, clean and staff very friendly.
One major issue oven packed up on our third day there was nothing they could do to assist us as it was a computer issue on oven so had to use the flat downstairs.
Very quiet location pool was lush would go back again next year hopefully

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TJCosmo
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxing valley villa stay”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We thought that this was a lovely villa. Absolutely huge with only 3 of us staying there, very modern, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. Owner was easy to deal with via email. Although villa is only 10 or so miles from airport, no aircraft noise at all - all you can hear are the birds! It is a little hard to find even with good directions - recommend you put the co-ordinates into satnav N 37.11573 , W 007.85827. Look for the big brown/red iron gates automatic gates. The drive up to the villa could be a little scary in the dark as it is a country track. The villa is incredible value out of high season and I would certainly recommend it providing that you like tranquility - there really are no amenities within walking distance, although the Lidl is around 10 minutes drive away and has everything you need and the coast is 25 minutes. We liked to drive down to Vilamoura for lunch although other beaches/resorts are available. With the villa being so well-equipped we spent most time by the pool and barbeque though.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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