We stayed at the villa on a hen weekend with 13 girls. Te location is lovely and quiet and the pool is beautiful. A short taxi ride away from the strip and a short walk to the nearest beach.
The villa is lovely and I would recommend a visit however I think the owners could improve it to make it excellant with a few little extras.
There needs to be 14 of everything-eg glasses sunloungers mugs (we struggled with this)
No corkscrew (we had to borrow from another apartment)
More tea towels (we had to buy some)
Light bulbs blown in bathrooms
Very bad drainage in one of the showers & subsequent smell to go with it. A plunger would be useful.
A table that seats 14
More mirrors in bedrooms
More door keys (only one set between 13 guests proved difficult)
An information folder in the area including taxi numbers, supermarkets, directions to beach
We had a fabulous time but these little amendments could make it brilliant!
We stayed here for 1 week in July 2014. We were a large group of 11 adults and 2 small children. The villa was very spacious and had enough bedrooms and bathrooms to cater for everyone. The pool area was clean, tidy and well looked after and the kids loved it especially. Everyone loved the villa as it catered for everyone's needs and exceeded our expectations.
There are bars, restaurants nearby and also a local supermarket 2 mins away at the end of the road ( this can be quite dear so try to use the other supermarket which is about 5 mins away, turn right at the end of the road and follow the road the supermarket is on the left hand side).
The beach is not very accessible, we had to walk around 20 mins to get there (we accessed the beach through the pinecliffs resort and took the lift down to the beach). If you can, take a trip into albufeira old town 10euro in a taxi as the beach there is lovely and has lots of amenities.
If you need a taxi take time to read the information in the villa and use the taxi number provided, taxi's are not reliable enough for large groups of people at the taxi ranks and it is advisable to pre-book. Also, there are not many minibuses available so if you are a large group like us you will need to use 4 taxi's to get anywhere.
I rented Villa Pinecliffs for a hen weekend and there were eight of us in the group. All the rooms were in good order and a similar standard so no bad feelings about some having the better rooms! Plenty of bathrooms and really spacious communal areas including a roof terrace, pool area, lounge and kitchen/diner. It was perfect for our long weekend - a 2-minute walk to the supermarket and local bars/restaurants; plenty of sun beds and a nice pool for the daytime; approx 15 mins taxi ride to the Strip and only 10 euros. The owner organised transfers to and from the villa and we used the same company to drop us off to the Strip and Villamoura in the evenings, they were really reliable and friendly. We had the best weekend with lots of fun memories.
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We cant rate Villa Pinecliffs highly enough. Its modern,spacious,clean and obviously well looked after. The beach is a bit if a hike down the cliff path but only 15 mins. Everything else from supermarket and lots of bars and resturants just 5 mins.. Great location ! Communication with owners was great and local caretaker Jimmy was just a phone call away and always enthusiastic to help. We also took the advise on the transfer company which was excellent service too .. Its a large villa but felt like our home for 2 weeks .. Highly recommend a stay !!
Exactly what it said on the tin - good location, quiet but not too far from supermarket, restaurants. 15 minute leisurely walk to a stunning beach. Def value for money & the 'on site' management team were always available to resolve little issues. Slight mix up as to was the villa WI/FI'able or not but sorted in the end.
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