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4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Lagoa, Faro District, Algarve

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Jonghm
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Truly relaxing and great for the whole family”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Looking for a villa for parents and kids; look no further! My kids were entertained the whole day with the swimming pool, trampoline, fish tank and nearly spectacular beaches. We had the best time pizza baking and cooking in the outdoor kitchen. My parents went biking with the good quality bikes. And me? I was able to relax, because there was a cleaning service every day!!

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Liked best: Every day cleaning service
Liked least: far from supermarkted
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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399Steve
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Villa by far”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have been renting Villa's in Portugal for the past 18 years and have always found something with all of them that has never offered the complete package we wanted. Villa Gourmet has changed that view and without doubt it is by far the best we have ever stayed in and is exactly as advertised. We always look for a villa with good outdoor facilities due to having 2 young children in our party. This villa has plenty to keep them entertained and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The pizza oven and barbecue area is fantastic and great for an evening meal. The pool, jacuzzi and total outside space is immaculate and we'll thought out. We are definitely going back next year.
A special mention also for Howard as he went out on a limb to ensure our stay was so memorable. Also Helena the cleaner who kept the villa spotless and was so accommodating.

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Liked best: Outside living area
Liked least: Nothing I can think off
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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SEBenson
London, United Kingdom
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“Pizza Paradise”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My family (age 5 months - 65 yrs) stayed here over Easter and had an absolutely wonderful week away. The location is great, though would recommend hiring a car if you want to explore the local area. We ventured out for a few meals - the best being Restaurant Oasis (great service, hearty traditional food) in Carvoeiro and O Pescador (lovely views and fresh fish) in Benagil. The beautiful Praia da Marinha beach is only a 20 minute walk away and well worth a visit.

The house itself has everything you could possibly need or want for a week away. The kitchens (yes, two!) are both better equipped than mine at home. The external kitchen is absolutely stunning! We opted to stay in most evenings to make the most of the BBQ, pizza oven and SONOS system and had a lot of laughs along the way.

The pool area is also superb with a good size, warm and well maintained pool and extremely comfy sunbeds.

For the few wet afternoons we had we truly made the most of the pool table, ping pong table and SKY TV which were a great bonus.

My only criticism is that the bedrooms are perhaps a little dated for my taste - but they are clean and well equipped so cannot fault them there.

Overall we had a great time and would have no hesitation in recommending the house to others or using it again ourselves. Thank you Howard for letting use your beautiful villa!

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Barbara S
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“Amazing - even better than the photos!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Wow!
It was our fourth visit to Portugal and this was by far the best villa we have ever hired or seen! Howard is the perfect host and the whole experience was 5 star.
Everything about the property was first class and the location was perfect. One of our party hired a car, which was useful for shopping -good supermarkets are found at nearby Lagoa The nearest beach is within 35 minute walking distance and Carvoeira is a ten minute drive or taxi ride away. Must admit though, the villa is so good you don't feel the need to get leave!
The list of facilities is endless. The villa is exceptionally clean and well appointed. The walk in fridge and range cooker in the kitchen made food preparation a dream and the 'outdoor' kitchen had a wonderful pizza oven for the kids to get 'hands on'. There's lots of space for everyone indoors and out, and plenty of sunny or shady spots in the extensive grounds. The hot tub was wonderful for the adults and the children loved the heated pool and the trampoline. The beer on tap was the icing on the cake!
Howard did everything he could to make our holiday perfect - booking restaurants, taxis and delivering the pizza dough! Nothing was too much trouble. The whole family enjoyed the experience (yes, it was more than a holiday) from age 4 to 60. We would love to return and I can highly recommend this amazing villa.

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Liked best: Everything - it was perfect
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Ella K
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous Holiday”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Cannot recommend this villa highly enough. Absolutely beautiful and equipped with everything and more. Totally appropriate for any age group. From the pool to the SONOS system, everything will make your holiday special. So many places to sit and relax, watching the sun go down or come up. The best heated pool we have ever had. Howard was a brilliant host, bringing us everything we needed and answering all of our queries. Victoria was a lovely, kind housekeeper, bringing us fresh oranges for our morning juice. You must use the pizza oven, we want one at home! (Pizza dough supplied by Howard). The sagres beer on tap is a worthy extra! Would definitely recommend this villa to anyone, and hope to return ourselves.

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