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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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Ian H
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Picturesque paradise”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I recently stayed at this property with my wife and daughter and would consider it one of the best family holidays we have been on. The quality of the accommodation was extremely high with a welcome pack provided on arrival and comfortable and practical furnishings. The property was cleaned and bed sheets were changed weekly which suited our needs perfectly, and Mark and Ruth were extremely hospitable and helpful throughout our stay. The pool, although shared, was a great asset on hot Summer days and in fact the shared element posed no problems whatsoever. The land attached to the property and its breathtaking views are probably its main selling point. From every angle you are met with rolling hills and Algarvian landscape which offers plenty of privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. The garden was our favourite part of the property because it provided various secluded spots to sit and relax such as a seated area with a canopy, plush poolside seating and an extended dining area for larger groups.
The area, although isolated, was a short drive from villages, towns and of course Lagos which we were slightly apprehensive of, however it meant that the property was our sanctuary at the end of busy days making it truly the best of both worlds.
We had absolutely no complaints at the end of our stay and are keen to return to this picturesque paradise!

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Liked best: The outdoor area
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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Mary M
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely perfect for family groups”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Our stay at Quinta da Varzea Grande was amazing. The layout of the 3 separate villas' around a superbly maintained swimming pool meant that our family group were apart but together. Perfect! We had young children with us and the local beautiful beaches are a very short car ride away. Owners Mark and Ruth provide a lovely welcome pack and are keen to help in any way but without being intrusive. I strongly recommend this holiday venue particularly for large groups of friends or a family gathering as we had.

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Liked best: The layout of the villas
Liked least: Kitchen requires refurbishment but this is already in the planning stage.
Travelling group: Large Group
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Liege, Belgium
Reviewed 12 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Travelling group: Friends
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gillyfitz
Lichfield, Staffs
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 26 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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This was my second stay in less than 12 months and took a group of frineds with me. We all absolutely loved it. Mark & Ruth who own the property have improved on perfection and are great hosts. Unintrusive but there if you need them for a restaurant recommendation or ideas for somewhere to visit. The accomodation is fully equipped with everything you need for self catering, and more than enough sun loungers, pool towels sun shades etc. If there is a negative it is that you do need a car as the nearest village is 3 km away along a very dark track at night and Luz town is approx. 6km but this really didn't bother us. Already planning next year's trip !

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Liked best: The peace & quiet
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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UlrikeK72...
Hattersheim, Germany
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago for a stay in July 2018
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Management Response
20 Jul 2018
Hi Ulrike, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Quinta Da Varzea Grande. As you mention bigger parties have a great time, being together but with their own space as well. We look forward to hosting you again if appropriate. Mark and Ruth
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