Upon arrival at the villa we were very impressed with everything we saw. The view to the sea from the bedroom window was superb. The whole apartment was spacious and very clean. It was also well equipped, and very exclusive. We recommend that you hire a car as there is ample space to park outside the villa (something which we were relieved about when we arrived - nothing worse than paying for parking, or parking a mile away from here you need to be!!) The front garden is a great place to have any meal, and relax with a glass of wine at night. The pool is excellent, and very well maintained. Although it only appears small, it is great - large enough to swim widths and deep enough to dive / jump / fool around. (be warned it is also very cold in April!!! - but this is great as the poolside is a good sun - trap, with sunshine throughout the day). I understand since returning home, and checking the website that the barbeque is available for use. Wish we had enough time to try this out as it would have been a great night - bbq is built in and looks like a chimney - its great.
The hosts were great. Although they live in the main part of the villa they are not intrusive, and make the villa seem like it is your own home. Thank you for the flowers, bottle of wine, bottles of drinking water and cans of beer that were supplied ready for our stay. It was a very welcoming gesture.
The villa's location is also really good. It is set around many more exclusive villas, and only a 15 minute walk into old - town albufeira, where there is a beautiful beach and loads of shops / restaurants.
We definately hope to stay here again in the future.