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“Another 14 days in Paradise”

Review of Casa Quintinha

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From path over the garden and pool to the sea
view from the terrace of pool  and annex area
View from garden path
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Dining area to upper floor
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Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
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pool terrrace
View from garden path
Terrace and house from steps
Garden looking up from pool
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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Rhona M
Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another 14 days in Paradise”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was our 4th or 5th return to Casa Quintinha - our now (nearly) teenage daughters have been visiting with us since they were babies and this year we allowed ourselves a 2 week visit instead of our usual week. And it was wonderful.
Long, lovely days in the most beautiful surroundings, the villa is quiet, well furnished, clean and well stocked. A wonderful honesty system has always been enjoyed and respected by regular visitors, happy to make use of cans, pasta, spices, cereals, flour etc from the already filled larders and replace on use. This is unlike any other villa we have ever rented - truly a home from home.
We began our days with home made crepes and Nutella, followed by swimming, pool volleyball, playing on the inflatables, reading and glorious naps on the comfy loungers. We enjoy cooking and eating outside when we are the villa - the stone barbecue at the poolside is also well used when we are there. As an alternative Cafe Correia, or 'Paulas' as we know it, is fab for food and the G&Ts spectacular!
The weather was hotter on this visit than ever before, however the stone villa remained cool inside and we were very comfortable despite temperatures at times over 40 degrees.
If you are looking for peace, quiet and relaxation in beautiful surroundings this is the place for you. The pool is a joy and from toddlers to teenagers our daughters have absolutely loved coming here. They are already planning for next year - bringing a friend each!
Quite simply Casa Qunitinha holds a happy place in our hearts. If you want sterile, empty and sparce, this may not be for you - but a beautiful family home, loved and enjoyed by our family and others, has always been good for us.

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Liked best: The feeling of being back in our happy place
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Angela S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The most relaxing holiday we've ever had”
Reviewed 13 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Fabulous home from home in beautiful surroundings. Private pool and garden both perfect, we wanted for nothing, and have never stayed anywhere so well kitted out. This place is perfect for families and couples, a lovely bar/restaurant less than five minutes up the road, very peaceful and private, only 20 mins from the airport. We will definitely be going back.

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Liked best: The relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Filskit
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4 reviews
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“Enjoyed every minute of our stay”
Reviewed 27 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this sensitively restored farmhouse. The house was terraced down the hill from a quiet country road, with the entrance through the lovely garden planting round to the terrace and only a few steps further down to the large pool on the next level. The whole garden and pool area are completely private. The layout of the house has been cleverly planned, with extensive use of natural materials, retaining the original stonework where possible, with the use of unglazed terracotta tiles throughout, giving a seamless feel to the flooring on all levels. The tiling has also been used in the bathromm/shower room, which was maybe not such a good idea, as it stays wet and takes a long while to dry out, but this didn't bother us at all.
The kitchen was small but really well equipped, with a dishwasher, ideal for us eating in in the evenings, as we had a child with us. The weather was beautiful, even though it was late October and we were lucky enough to be able to have all our meals on the terrace, off the kitchen, with a lovely view past the pool to the valley below. We mostly used the barbecue by the pool to cook, with wonderful fresh seafood from Loule market, prawns, seabass, bream and squid our favourites. We appreciated the basics in the kitchen, especially the good olive oil! We loved the lounge with its comfortable sofas, high ceilings and stylish decor. We enjoyed the extra touches such as the dressing gowns, slippers, candles for a romantic dinner in and the pile of logs for the stove, which would have been great if the weather had been cooler. Central heating a huge bonus too for an off season break.
Best of all was the fantastic pool, with access to a shower and toilet and a poolroom full of inflatables and pool equipment, which gave us hours of fun. There was plenty of space around the pool and a good supply of sunbeds for relaxing. It was able to be floodlit at night, which looked lovely as the sun set, with a glass of wine on the terrace.
The location was great, only 20 minutes from Faro, and a few minutes drive from the small inland towns of Loule, with its excellent Continente supermarket and Sao Bras to the east. The coast is an easy drive, with Tavira and Olhao delightful day trips. Paula and Fernando's cafe with internet access, was a few minutes walk away for those who want to eat out and not have to drive home. Thanks to Paula for her help while we were there.
We weren't bothered by the neighbour's cats, we just ignored them, didn't feed them and didn't let them them in the house.
We don't often return to the same place on holiday, but this would be the exception. A wonderful place for a relaxing break.

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Liked best: The absolute privacy, the fantastic pool, the house, terrace and garden planting.
Liked least: Nothing, except leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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acbrown22...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So pleased to be back at my favourite holiday home.”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

How lovely to be back in this absolutely gorgeous home - this time with another aunt and uncle whom I was introducing to Portugal - who were equally impressed by the location, the garden and the very comfortable house, and beds, as I am. Everything was spotlessly clean as usual and smelled so very fresh. As ever there was a great supply of logs, should we have needed the fire, but the weather was warm enough not to use them. The content of the "basics" cupboard in the kitchen has been reduced somewhat, which is a shame, but local supermarkets are only a ten minute drive away - and there is always the bar/cafe in the village - a great excuse not to cook, as Paula makes such good food it would be criminal not to indulge! We alternated visiting my favourite sites in the area with days spent by the pool, in which my aunt enjoyed swimming as it is such a good size. We all had a really relaxing time and I can't wait to go back. Many thanks to the owners for maintaining such excellent standards, and for all the thoughtful touches such as bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, toiletries, books, music CDs and international plugs!

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Liked best: The whole relaxing ambiance of a beautiful house in a beautiful setting.
Liked least: Having to leave to come home.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Norma C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Back Again”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Life is too short to return to the same place twice but you just can't keep me away from Casa Quintinha.From the minute you walk in the door you are confronted with this beautiful spacious farm house which is lovingly looked after. No need to bring anything as everything has been thought of but if you really want you can order a great starter pack just so that you waste no time in getting to the pool.

I love this villa. I have taken my family and gone with friends and on each occasion returned home wih wonderful memories of laughter fun and relaxation

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Liked best: Being able to sit out and eat dinner overlooking the pool and the countryside beyond
Liked least: Leaving !!
Travelling group: Friends
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