Villa sleeps 6+1, pool table & table football table
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Algarve Holiday Rentals is a property rental agency based in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, specialising in private self catering accommodation in the Algarve. All our properties are handpicked and regularly inspected to ensure they are maintained to the high standards we insist upon for our clients. Booking with Algarve Holiday Rentals means booking with confidence. All our properties are managed by a local management company with a central office, with English, German and Portuguese speaking staff, which provides help and assistance to all our clients, including Meet & Greet on arrival and a 24/7 emergency service. Our aim is to provide a special holiday experience with a personal touch to all our clients. We want satisfied clients who book with us again and refer us to their friends and relatives. If you are happy, we are happy!
Why AHR chose Vale de Parra
Beautiful villa with private pool Well kept garden Air conditioning Wi-Fi Central location in Vale Parra Pooltable Close to several famous beaches Only 10 minutes driving to Albufeira or Armação de Pêra
What makes this Villa unique
Beautiful villa with private pool Well kept garden Airconditioning Wi-Fi Central location in Vale Parra Pooltable Close to several famous beaches Only 10 minutes driving to Albufeira or Armação de Pêra
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No teenage, male only, female only groups accepted We reserve the right to request a Refundable Breakage Deposit
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Not great value, but with a bit of effort it could be really good
So the bad bits: Firstly, it’s advertised as a short walk to the beach. As some of the other reviews state, this is simply not the case. It’s a reasonable 40 minutes walk, and remember you will be doing this in high temperatures with no shade. Practically, it’s a car ride. If it was a short walk, then the price would be ok.
Secondly, the bed is uncomfortable. I was waking up in the morning feeling my ribs and hips were bruised. It’s a good mattress, but very firm. Please, it needs a topper of some description. I didn’t sleep well for 2 weeks. Thirdly, the main upstairs bedroom smelled stale and dank. Not pleasant. Reminded me of my student days. Fourthly, the games room is the downstairs garage which reeks of petrol or diesel or something. Not a pleasant environment, and it lacks a fan to give the air some movement.
I think the owners/agents could do something quite easily with the last 3 points.
The good things: it’s a lovely villa. It is airy and spacious, good sized rooms, well kitted out, and the garden is lovely (although watch out for the sprinklers starting at 6:50!!).
It is in a small town with a number of restaurants and bars. And it is well connected to the main roads if you want to visit further afield.
So a plea to the owners: please sort out the points at the beginning, respond here for people to see, and I would recommend this place to everyone.
Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about the issues you've encountered, these have been reported to the owner who will implement the necessary improvements and also we have amended the description of the property for a more accurate one regarding the distance to the beach. Mattresses are always subject to guests' personal preferences and although we are aware that a firmer mattress can be uncomfortable on some, there have been no other reports regarding this. We have nonetheless taken your suggestion of a topper into consideration. Thank you also for highlighting the positive aspects of this Villa and for helping us improve the experience for all future guests.
Lovely family villa.
Family of 7 stayed for a week in April. The villa had plenty of space for us all both internally and externally. The garden has high walls nd not overlooked- a lovely place to relax. everything a family could need was provided, ie washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, towels etc. With added bonus of the games room that provided entertainment for the evenings and the rainy days. Pool is perfect size for small children to splash around and for a dip to cool off. The property is in a Good location to explore the Algarve, not far from albufeira and some good family attractions. The description says ‘20 minutes walk to the beach’ not sure which way was the best way to walk but the quickest we did it was in 40 minutes, however the beaches were worth the walk- absolutely beautiful.
Appreciated the midweek maid service where they changed the towels and took out the bins and recycling.
Thank you for your appreciation of Villa Retiro, we are thrilled to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Indeed there are different ways to get to the beach but as you say, the beaches are worth the walk. Perhaps in a future stay, you'll be interested in a boat trip to the caves of some of those beaches, it is a lovely family outing.
Wishing you all the best.
We loved our stay at Villa Retiro. The villa itself has ample of space inside and out. There is outside seating areas at the back and side of the property and the pool was great for a dip to cool down. My son loved the pool and football table which was an added bonus.
The villa is about a 5/10 min walk into the local town where there is a few cafes, bars and supermarket - I would recommend Polosul which is the cafe on the roundabout - staff are lovely.
Een mooi huis met alles erop en eraan. Plaats is ideaal om de Algarve te ontdekken,Aldi in de buurt en restaurants . Je huurt wel best een auto, er zijn veel mooie stranden in de buurt maar wel echt ver te voet. We hebben genoten van de Algarve.
Local Management Office:
Our property management office is 1,5 km from the villa and they offer friendly advice, help and assistance to all our guests including:
*** Out of hours emergency service
*** Welcome visit by experienced representative to introduce you to the villas and surrounding area
*** Zoomarine Park (sea life): 5min drive
*** Two Water slide Parks: 10min & 15 min drive
*** Horse riding over the sand dunes: 5min drive
*** Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach
*** Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 10min drive
*** Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 15min drive
*** River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach.
*** Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon.
*** Rent-a-car booking
*** Taxi and minibus transfer
*** Please ask for prices.