We had such a wonderfully relaxing time in this beautiful villa. We wanted a relaxing, stress free time after a recent family bereavement and this was absolutely perfect. The amenities are second to none and things like the washing machine, the coffee machine, cork screw, grater etc. - little things but all add up to that sense of a home from home - albeit an incredibly beautiful home in a stunning location! You get the feeling that a lot of time, effort and experience has gone into making it such a comfortable and easy place to stay.
A little bit off the beaten track, it's nevertheless easy to find and the provided directions were excellent - we never took one wrong turn from Faro airport to the door (which is remarkable with my sense of direction.) An example of the thought that's gone into making it such a comfortable place was the few essentials provided on arrival such as milk, bread, cheese, ham and a lovely bottle of wine! The villa is spotlessly clean and Maria, who comes to housekeep, is an absolute star. We were really touched when she bought our little boy Luke, a present on the day before we left - a toy fire engine which he absolutely adores. Such a kind and unexpected gesture. We booked Casa Alegre primarily because of the child friendly nature of the amenities. Access to the pool is gated and there is everything you could possibly need to entertain a little one. Our son is 20 months and a cot, high chair, baby furniture and toys, plus a selection of DVDs were all provided. My wife and I also travelled with my Mam and she thoroughly enjoyed herself too - a big plus for her was the availability of UK tv via satellite plus some excellent DVDs which she enjoyed in the evenings when Luke had gone to bed and the Bob the Builder discs could be put away.
We explored the area a little bit - the town of Silves is a ten minute drive and has excellent supermarkets if you're self catering as we were, as well as a stunning castle, river and cathedral. We didn't really try any beaches (the pool at the villa is lovely although a little cold in May)
I can't recommend Casa Alegre strongly enough and we hope to return in the not too distant future.
We stayed at the villa as a family of 4 in may,the weather was lovely the villa even better!! Everything is there what you require
It is set in a very peaceful area away from it all and the views are amazing,I would highly recommend o alambique restaurant about a mile towards silves on the right, I don't usually return to the same villa but have already booked for august this year
We were a group of four adults wishing for a quiet, relaxing week. The villa had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including Wifi and BBC TV, although most of our time was spent outdoors in or around the pool, or having meals on the shaded veranda overlooking the countryside. The villa would also be very suitable for families with children. There is maid service most days which is more frequent than most villas in my experience. Silves is only a 20 minute drive away, and has a large convenient Continente supermarket, interesting old buildings and also restaurants. This is one of the best villas we have stayed at in Portugal.
Lovely terrace and garden, great pool, Very comfortable Villa equipped with everything you need. Very cosy on chilly nights with the fire lit. A very pleasant maid comes in every day. A great place to stay.
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Delightful holiday villa with excellent facilities and heated swimming pool. Property is well served by a friendly maid who comes in daily. The property is surrounded by orange groves and nothing can beat walking through these groves in the morning to the scent of orange blossom. Acces is easy to the beautiful town Silves and many Algarve beaches with the use of a car. So all aspects of a holiday are covered. Thank you for a lovely stay.