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“Glamping at its best!!”
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Eco Algarve
Ranked #6 of 26 Faro B&B and Inns
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Glamping at its best!!”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We stayed at Quinta Stuart for 3 days and it was fantastic! We were looked after very well by Stu and Owl and had a brilliant time. The food was fab and were made to feel really welcome. We will definitely go back if we visit the Algarve again. :-)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We had a great stay at Eco hostel. It provides a different holiday experience to the normal high rise hotels on the Algarve. Here you live close to nature and appreciate the resources we take for granted in the city. The Owl House was very comfortable with its own outdoor kitchen and patio. We loved watching movies while lying in hammocks under the stars and picking fruit from the trees. Stuart and Owl are great hosts who provide meals on request- the delicious seafood paella- was a winner. We came away having learnt so much about permaculture and how to live gently on the planet. Take time to cycle in the hills and visit the roman ruins. The mosaics are fabulous and it is very unspoilt with no crowds.

Room Tip: Owl house has airconditioning and a bathroom en suite. The tepee looks great fun
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seville
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

I live in the Algarve, not a million miles away from Stu and Owl who have been my friends for many years. I took the opportunity to "get away from it all" and stayed at Quinta Stu with a visiting Canadian friend. Stu and Mary are the kindest, most genuine couple you could ever meet. We had a very warm welcome, shared a fabulous seafood rice meal with them on the terrace, then took to the hammocks in the outdoor cinema to watch Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Quinta Stu is a totally relaxing place and somewhere you can go to unwind and simply chill out. Love it! Look forward to introducing more of my Algarvean contacts to it who will, in turn, recommend it to their friends. Thanks Owl and Stu, and c u soon. Love 'n' light, Jennie x

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

We spent 6 lovely nights at Quinta Stuart at the end of May 2011 (extended from 3 because we were enjoying it so much!). We stayed in the Owl house which was clean, comfortable and well equipped, though the least eco friendly of their accommodations with its own bathroom, a/c unit and outdoor kitchen. Stuart, Owl and Holly (& the dogs, cat and chickens!) were amazing hosts, welcoming us as if we were long lost friends. They did everything in their power to ensure we had a great time and were able to enjoy the area even though we were without a vehicle, which was very much appreciated. The property is beautiful and lush, with fruit and nut trees, herbs and veggies throughout, and several areas to lounge, relax and sip a cold beverage. We even got to enjoy a movie outside in the hammocks one night, which was great.

The only slight negative is that it's about a 10-15 minute drive to the slightly larger surrounding towns and beaches. With a vehicle, this would be no problem at all, but could potentially be a bit challenging without one. That said, I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing, unique and very reasonably priced place to stay near Faro. The passion that Stu and Owl put into running Quinta Stuart is evident and shines throughout the property.

If I return to southern Portugal one day (and I hope to), I will certainly return to Quinta Stuart!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oldenburg in Holstein, Germany
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

This beautiful place lies nestled in a beautiful landscape in the hinterland of Faro, but still close enough to all the nice destinations. Stu and Owl are great hosts and really make your stay pefect. The five places to stay are each of them created with love and provide a perfect little home. Here, you can learn of being happy with simplicity, save water, waste and energy - and you can see a tiny permaculture project in work! Take a chance and see yourself!
Ana

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

Stuart and Owl and animal friends are warm and welcoming hosts and try to help you out whenever they can, they are kind and generous and offer affordability. I would recommend this as a good place to stay.

Gina

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Algarve
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Great place to stay in rural location. Stu and Owl were the hosts from heaven! Great night accom in family room - love the outdoor theatre great time watching a film whilst relaxing in a hammock. Really good facilities on offer from such a unique place - we will be back that's for sure.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Eco Algarve

Property: Eco Algarve
Address: Sta Barbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are closed whilst re-sturcture is underway, and look forward to welcoming you in the summer of 2018. Thank you for your understanding. ... more   less 

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