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Client Reviews for Papoila


Fantastic villa. It has everything you need, plus 20 things you didn’t know you needed. The salt pool is great as it doesn’t irritate or sting like chlorine. We have made use of all the facilities from the fancy wall hoover to the BBQ. It’s the best villa we’ve ever stayed in! We can recommend the following:- Beaches: - Praia Grande and nature reserve, Senhora de Rocha to the right of the church (our favourite), Bordeira between Sagres and Aljezur for the full Atlantic ocean experience. Golf: - Salgados – good. Faldo course – fantastic – they do a special last minute booker, so within 24 hours and you get money off. Places: - Sagres – most south westerly point in Europe. Silves – lovely castle. Monchique – fabulous views, but scary wildfire destruction. Porches Pottery – lovely pottery. Ferragudo – had fantastic seafood in restaurant on harbour. Sand sculptures at Pera – worth a look if you have a spare hour (waiting for golf to finish for example). Some great, some odd, some hideous looking sculptures. Don’t go down very, very tiny back streets in Pera in your hire car unless you want to sweat a lot. Supermarkets: - Pingo Doce was our favourite shop – chaotic and rammed. Intermarché – fantastic kebabs, both meat and fish. Aldi – not up to much. A fantastic Welcome pack – best ever! Lovely welcome from Daphne and Keith. Daphne still smiling even when we locked ourselves out. Figs and tomatoes were really, really good. All in all, a really great holiday with everything you could possibly need. And we would wholeheartedly recommend Vila Papoila to everyone!!

Our very first villa holiday - well, what a joy. We had the very best of times. We were welcomed warmly by Daphne and Keith. Every little detail had been considered and we wanted for nothing. Certainly does say something considering we are a large family of 5 (+1 that didn't come along this time too!). We definitely look to come back here again and encourage our eldest to join us next time too. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. See you soon!

Our second year running in this beautiful house, another fabulous holiday with much of it down to Daphne and Keith's warmth and hospitality. Thank you, we will return and look forward to it.

We have had a really enjoyable week in your lovely villa and especially enjoyed the salt-water pool, so much nicer than chlorine! The recommendation for Praia Dourada restaurant worked out really well, in a lovely place with great food and service. Boys enjoyed jet-skiing in Armacao too. Our very special treat was a meal at 'Ocean' - it was out of this world with spectacular views. Thanks for looking after us so well.

Fantastic villa - location & weather! We've had an amazing 2 weeks and can't wait to return! Information guides were a huge help for first time visitors too. We explored many places suggested and the boat trip to the caves was stunning! Clipper restaurant was our fav too!

The villa is so much a 'home' that we felt immediately settled. Daphne, Keith & Charlie were attentive but unobtrusive and made sure our stay was one to remember for all the right reasons. Thank you! We arrived late in the day and found the welcolme pack a blessing. All the little information tips really helped and saved us puzzling over new equipment. The folders were a goldmine of useful & very helpful information. We were torn between days out and just staying at 'home' and luxuriating in the peace and privacy the villa offered; in no small part due to the clever and thoughtful planting scheme, which creates so many different and delightful environments. We are sorry to leave but hope to return one day! The recommended boat trip to visit the caves is a must, not just for Aaron's cockney charm, but also the final landing at full speed back onto the sandy beach!

Thank you for a wonderful week in your glorious house. It has been perfect. We will be back!

Despite the pretty wet weather we had a lovely week at Villa Papoila and it's environs. Although the temperature barely hit 18 degrees we made good use of the very warm pool. The log fire was a bonus to dry off on. A great house and well stocked - thanks for the welcome pack which saved a trip to the supermarket late in the evening. Lara loved the fluffies and that alone made it the best place she has stayed at. As for excursions we all liked Zoo Marine the best. The park was almost empty and the interactions with the dolphins were much enjoyed by the children and adults! For a rainy day the trip to the Science Museum at Lagos was well worth the short journey. Thanks Daphne and Keith for a very comfortable stay - we had a good time.

This has been a most relaxed and enjoyable week's holiday. Villa Papoila certainly met our expectations and more! Superb facilities - a most comfortable house, great pool and terraces and a thoughtful and generous welcome pack. Great location near to Armação de Pêra and surrounding towns. We appreciated the very useful recommendations for restaurants, places to see and so on. Thank you Daphne and Keith for ensuring that our holiday was so special

Thank you so much for a truly superb fortnight in Villa Papoila, Your welcome since our arrival has been friendly, generous and informative and the quality and spaciousness of the villa has made it feel like a home away from home. We have enjoyed excellent facilities and the pool, terraces and barbecue are a delight. We have done plenty of exploring thanks to your helpful advice but returning to the comfort and tranquility of Villa Papoila each day has brought us the most pleasure. Many thanks to you both for making our holiday special and to Charlie and Vintage Travel for another triumph.

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