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Review submitted by Maria from Bourne (Submitted: 24 Sep 2011)
Just as described, lovely decor and spacious. Owner was more than helpful and on hand after missing our flight from Stansted. A much needed welcome pack in house when we arrived. Hope to return again.
Review submitted by Gary from St Neots, Cambridge (Submitted: 20 Jun 2011)
We have just returned after a fantasic week at this villa. There were 8 people in our group ranging all ages.
The setting of the villa in the old village is perfect.. 10 steps from the garden and you are in the pool. there is a pool bar which proveds good value drinks na food. If you prefer you can sunbathe in the garden or on the roof terrace.
If you prefer 10 steps from the front door is the O Cafe providing breakfasts from 9am (english breakfast with tea, coffee or juice just 5 euros) lunches and evening meals. There are a few other places to eat and drink.
For 4 euros you can jump in a taxi and go the the marina which is always a delight to return to.
All of our group agree that we have had a fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa and will be returning.
Finally a big thank you to yvonne for arranging the transfers, welcome pack and always available for help and advice.
Review submitted by Debi from Alrewas, Burton on Trent (Submitted: 5 Jun 2011)
We stayed at this property for 9 nights and the house more than exceeded our expectations. There were 5 adults and 2 children in our party so we had plenty of space. The location of the house is ideal as the garden gate opens directly to the pool, ideal for nipping back to the house for bits and bobs without having to use the pool passes. The pool was perfect for the children as the deep end was roped off separately. Yvonne arranged the transfers for us all and they ran like clockwork. It was our first stay at the Old Village and it certainly wont be the last - we cant wait to go back!
Review submitted by Chris from Castleford, W.Yorkshire. UK (Submitted: 18 Oct 2010)
This has been our 4th stay at this superb 5 bed townhouse, in the most beautiful setting of the Old Village. As always, the house is spotlessly clean, very comfortable and surprisingly spacious - even with 10 adults sharing! Once again, Yvonne pre-arranged our Taxi Transfers, which once again ran perfectly and on time. A welcome pack on arrival which includes Tea, Coffee, Milk, Water, Sugar, Bread, Butter, Biscuits and most importantly when your just arrive - 10 bottles of Beer!
The townhouse faces onto the large swimming pool and can be accessed from the garden, Id say that it is the best located house on the entire complex. The Old Village Inn & Zanzibar restaurants are litterally yards away and serve excellent meals. Great breakfasts can be had at the OCafe Bar.
The pleasant downhill walk to the marina takes no longer than 15 mins. and then take a Taxi back for only 4 euros.
Review submitted by Patrick from Limerick, Ireland (Submitted: 8 Oct 2010)
Excellent property, excellent location, great dealing with the owner, and Emma was always available whilst in The Old Village. Would highly recommend. Well done Yvonne. We Will Be Back.
Review submitted by Janette from Rochdale (Submitted: 16 Sep 2010)
This property was booked as a surprise by my partner for my 40th Birthday for a girly get away.
10 of us arrived on 3 Sept 2010 and we certainly werent disappointed. The property was clean, modern and very spacious. All the bedrooms were light and airy and each bathroom was finished to a high standard.
The patio area was large enough to seat 10 people and there was a gate that led you from the patio to the pool area.
The pool and surrounding area is very clean and there are enough sun loungers (although there is a small charge for these).
Having stayed at the Old Village the previous year I knew my way around. The complex itself has everything to offer, there is a supermarket on your doorstep and enough bars and restaurants to choose from if you decide not to go into Villamoura.
Villamoura is a 10 minute stroll or you can catch the little train from the Old Village that takes you on a small tour and down to the Marina!
The Marina itself is busy with many restaurants, bars and shops. There is also a fabulous beach if you fancy a lazy day.
All in all the property, complex and resort was an excellent choice, and I know that I will return to this beautiful villa and complex for many years to come.
Review submitted by Lisa from London (Submitted: 6 Sep 2010)
I wanted a house where myself and my sister, neither of whom feel comfortable driving abroad, could stay with our kids, with everything we needed within safe walking distance. The house was perfect for this. The supermarket is literally behind the house and there are bars and cafes everywhere. And of course the lovely pool, right outside our front patio. The house was ideal, not luxurious, but perfectly adequate for our needs, and immaculately clean. I would definitely return to this house.
Review submitted by CHARLOTTE from london (Submitted: 13 Aug 2010)
A fantastic place to stay and i would recommend it to friends and family.
It was clean, up to date and spacious. WE loved it!
Review submitted by Frank from Felpham West Sussex (Submitted: 25 Jul 2010)
Have been visiting The Algarve for over 25 years we needed a large property to accommodate my wife, children and grand children for a family reunio n attended by 40 people. The villa was in an excellent position and was able to cope with visits from a fare proportion of the attendees. The owner helped with advice prior to our visit and met us on arrival.
We cannot speak more highly of the service provided and highly recommend the property.
Review submitted by Pearse from Portstewart (Submitted: 27 Jun 2010)
Stayed here for a week with my Family. The Accomodation was excellent. We really couldnt fault it. All amenities are on your doorstep so you never had to walk far for a meal or a drink. The Old Town itself is extremely well maintained. Great place to stay if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.
The Marina is about 1.25 miles away so if youre looking for a bit of nightlife this is also only a short walk away.
Our Hostess Yvonne was also brilliant. Extremely helpful.
Overall a great holiday and will definitely think about booking for next year
Review submitted by Kelly from London (Submitted: 4 May 2010)
This is a different kind of review as our party did not actually make it to the Villa due to the flight disruptions in relation to the Volcanic Ash episode. The reason that I felt it necessary to post the review was that in all dealings that we had with Yvonne in relation to the booking she was most helpful and accommodating. She arranged the transfer from the airport and was able to make last minute changes at our request. She was so understanding and helpful when we were not able to make it to Portugal, even when under the terms and conditions she did not strictly have to refund our money for the Villa she arranged to do so given the unique circumstances. There are not many people these days that would even consider doing that and I cant thank her enough. As such I would be urging all my friends and family to use her Villa, plus will aim to rebook our group at the earliest opportunity.
Review submitted by Alf from London (Submitted: 15 Apr 2010)
The members of my group that used this property had a very good time, we picked the property because of its close location to the pool and it did not disappoint. we would recommend this villa and return at sometime
Review submitted by Julie from Glasgow (Submitted: 16 Sep 2009)
Great location with no need to leave the complex if you didnt want, although the marina is only a 10 minute walk and the taxis are cheap and reliable. The townhouse was great - right by the pool and plenty of room for 10 girls (including shoes, make up, clothes etc etc etc!!). Yvonne was very helpful and the welcome pack was great. Having the supermarket so close was fantastic as well.
Review submitted by richard from flitwick (Submitted: 31 Aug 2009)
the property was in a great position and was very comfortable with loads of space. proximity to the pool was brilliant. roof top terrace was nice. only thing lacking was air conditioning.
Review submitted by Lorna from Monaghan (Submitted: 9 Jul 2009)
Loved the property and the location. Exceeded all expectations. Travelled as part of a party of 9 people from age 16 to mid 50s and everyone was catered for (mix from 4 families). Property was excellent, very well laid out and in a great location. it is very close to the main supermarket which was very good and represented good value for money with a great choice of everything we needed. At the front door the cafe was really good serving a great choice of food to cater for everyones taste and represented good value for money. Would recommend this property to families and groups of adults. The transfers were booked for us on request and worked really well and we arived to find a welcome pack which was well received.
Yvonne was very helpful and overall this holdiay represented great value for money
Review submitted by ANGELA from INVERCLYDE (Submitted: 19 Jun 2009)
The townhouse is extremely comfortable and furnished to a high standard throughout. The property is in an ideal location within The Old Village with views of the main pool. Yvonne is an excellent hostess and made us feel very welcome. She provided lots of good information about the area and was very keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We would have no hesitation in booking any of Yvonnes properties as we know they are all of the same high quality.
Review submitted by Gillian from London (Submitted: 17 Apr 2009)
I booked this accommodation on behalf of my husband who had organised a golf trip for our sons 21st birthday. There were 9 men of various ages in the party and I chose this accommodation as it had 5 bedrooms all with single beds. They were all very impressed with the town house and facilities it provided. The location was superb, right by the main pool with shops & restaurants close by. I am only sorry that I was not invited. We will definately be keeping details of this accommodation for future trips.
Review submitted by Chris from Castleford (Submitted: 6 Nov 2008)
Our 3rd stay at Yvonnes property at The Old Village in Vilamoura, and for the third time, a fantastic holiday was had. The airport transfers (arranged by Yvonne) were excellent and very punctual again! The townhouse was as always excellent, clean, tidy, and even with a party of 9 adults, the place is still spacious. The location of this property is just about as good as is possible. Looking out onto the beautiful main pool. The private roof terrace is a fantastic suntrap. The many bars and restaurants of the complex are all within a stones throw, and all offered excellent service, once again, we never had a complaint of any of the meals served, and when you have 9 adults to please - that is extraordinary.
Within 5 days of arriving home, we have booked again for next October. Can hardly wait.
Review submitted by Natasha from Melbourne (Submitted: 7 Oct 2008)
We had a fantastic time at the villa, and it benefitted backing onto the pool, whilst still being reasonably safe having a low gate in the back garden.
Lots of space, bathrooms on every floor - there were 9 of us from 3 families and we all had plenty of space.
Great for kids - pools with roped off shallow end, playground nearby within the complex, outdoor dining in car-free areas within the complex meant we could eat and watch them playing safely nearby.
The villa location is very central to a few bars and restaurants, supermarket is only a few metres away and there is a small road train outside every hour or so to Villamoura (a fun trip, but quicker to drive or get a taxi!).
Great showers in the bathrooms too!
I would recommend the property to anyone looking for a good villa in a great complex, only around 5 minutes drive to the beach.
Review submitted by Sharon from Surbiton (Submitted: 25 Jun 2008)
This is my second time at this villa, i had recommended this to friends and they were so impressed with everything, that we are booking to come back again next year.
Review submitted by Neil from Southampton (Submitted: 14 Apr 2008)
Beautiful townhouse in fantastic Old Village with direct access to main pool. The photos didn't do it justice. Hope to return very soon.
Review submitted by Chris from Castleford (Submitted: 25 Jan 2008)
"This was our 2nd visit to The Old Village, having previously stopping at Yvonne's 3 bedroom townhouse with plunge pool. This time we spent a fabulous week at this superb 5 bedroom townhouse overlooking the complex's beautiful main swimming pool. Having stopped at Yvonne's other property, I knew what to expect, and tried to build it up for the 2 couples with us, who were here for their first visit. Everybody was amazed and it far exceeded their expectations. Beautifully furnished to very high standards, with 4 bathrooms that all put our own at home to shame! Yvonne once again made prior arrangements for our Airport transfer, and was at the complex for us upon arrival. Totally loved the place and will definately be going back again. Now, I think I will get in touch with Yvonne and try for an annual discount!"
Review submitted by Denise from Edinburgh (Submitted: 30 Nov 2007)
Excellent accomodation and location. We stayed late November but weather still okay to walk around and plenty bars and restaurants within 10 minute walk.
Did get a bit cold at night and villa would have benefited from having a couple of heaters!
Overall though I would certainly recommend both the accomodation and location.
Review submitted by Lisa from Newbury (Submitted: 18 Oct 2007)
Fantastic - couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely be back, sooner rather than later!
Review submitted by Lynn from Hinckley (Submitted: 21 Sep 2007)
The house is well equipped and in a brilliant position. Yvonne is always most helpful and friendly. We spent the first week with my elderly mother and the second week with our children and their friends (20's), both groups had a wonderful time.
I would recomend this property to anyone.
Review submitted by Gill from Barrow-in-Furness (Submitted: 29 Aug 2007)
Fantastic Property in an excellent location.Furnished to a very high standard and well equipped.Yvonne was very helpful and welcoming.A highly recommended holiday for all.
Review submitted by marianne from essex (Submitted: 9 Aug 2007)
Fantastic property which ticked all our boxes for a great family holiday. Very well equiped, and the welcome pack of groceries were a much appreciated touch. Yvonne couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming - we will be booking again next year!
Review submitted by Jenny from Sutton (Submitted: 3 Jul 2007)
The villa more than exceeded my epectations. Would definetly go back!
Review submitted by Anne from London (Submitted: 3 Jul 2007)
Property was immaculate, everything covered, couldn't have wanted anything more! The position is perfect and the complex maintained to a very high standard.
Review submitted by Karen from Morden (Submitted: 3 Jul 2007)
We had a lovely stay in your villa, and hope to come back in the very near future.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 3 Jul 2007)
The property was in an Excellent location very close to all tha amenties of the Old village it was also very clean and tidy. And only short walk to the Marina and centre.
Although it could have done with having some mirrors in the bedrooms as when you are sharing there was only one mirror in the bathroom.
Overall an excellant holiday.
Review submitted by Sharon from Surbiton (Submitted: 3 Jul 2007)
The house is beautiful and in a prime location for the pool and other amenities, would highly recommend the property to family and friends and cannot wait to go back.
Review submitted by Anna from Morden (Submitted: 28 Jun 2007)
This is a wonderful place to stay. Prime position overlooking the pool. Owner extremely helpful and would definitely go back again. In fact, can't wait.
Review submitted by Zoe from Hampshire, UK (Submitted: 21 May 2007)
Fabulous property in great location. I stayed at the property with a group of 6 friends to celebrate a 30th birthday. The property was immaculately furnished and more than exceeded our expectations. The marina and beach were fab and with so much to do in the area this makes the ideal location for anything from a singles clubbing holiday (with lively nightlife in albuferia only 20 minutes away) to a lovely family holiday.
Review submitted by Amanda from Stansted (Submitted: 10 May 2007)
Excellent villa in an excellent location. Everthing ran very smoothly and the arrangements ran like clockwork.
Review submitted by Yvonne from Portugal (Submitted: 28 Jan 2007)
This is a newly acquired property but you can see reviews of other properties under this owner under Prop. No. 9624 (Three Bedroom Townhouse with Private Plunge Pool/Jacuzzi) and 20007 Five Bedroom Townhouse."