Customer Reviews

On our arrival we were simply blown away by the space, the views, the kitchen, the bedrooms…..I mean I could go on and on. You get such a homely feeling as soon as you walk through the doors and this is just a credit to Barbara. Not once did i feel i was staying in a rented villa. It is the only way to holiday. Cant wait to return next year !!!!


Ireland, 2016

My father, sister, two sons, nephew and I had a wonderful week in your Quinta last summer and would like to return. My father recently announced that we would like part of his birthday celebrations to take place in “that magical place in the Algarve”. It didn’t take us long to work out where he was speaking about!


Scotland, 2016

Our party of 7 with ages ranging from 19 to 81 had a great time at Madrigal. The villa was very clean with lots of amenities provided. It was spacious with lots of places for the older ones to get a bit of piece and quiet for reading etc if required. It was very easy to get to the centre and to the beaches. The local restaurants were very good but we had a few BBQs at the villa as the weather was really good. Would definately recommend this villa.


England, 2016

Well here we are back in England feeling that Portugal was all a dream! It was of course, a dream being in your lovely, unique house in the beautiful countryside of Estombar. We had a very happy holiday and didn’t want it to end.


England, 2013

All our party had a fantastic holiday and would recommend this villa. We were met by the maid who showed us round the property. The villa was spotlessly clean and it wasn’t easy to choose our bedrooms as all 5 were different and had unique features. The layout of the villa is great, with shaded areas by the pool and a balcony with sun beds which gets the afternoon sun. The kitchen was well kitted out with ample plates , glasses and cutlery. The villa is in a quiet area of Praia da Rocha, and the beach is only a 5 minute walk. Faro airport is 45 minute drive away. We used a Lidl supermarket nearby for general shopping , essentials such as beer and wine!!!. It is virtually impossible to have a bad meal in Praia da Rocha, from 3 courses for less than 10 euros to romantic meals overlooking the sea as the sunsets. We would , however, recommend Titanic and restaurant F , both were excellent. With 5 bedrooms the villa is such value for money. A big thank you to BJ for her help in making the booking so easy.


England, 2015

We spend a wonderful time in Oxalá and felt perfectly at home.. We have recharged our “sun batteries” and return with plenty of energy. Thank you again for your warm welcome and hospitality. We’ve spend a lovely holidays. We will come back once again.


Portland, 2016

Booked this Villa for a week for 10 family and a 9 month old baby. Here’s some at a glance points which I hope prove useful: * Great location overlooking the Marina with nice breeze when temperatures hit 35 as they did during our stay in June. A short stroll down the hill toward cafes/ice cream parlour (lovely) and about 10 min walk into the main night life. Plenty of local mini markets too. *Rooms are lovely and spacious, a couple were four poster style I think and the master room has a very spacious en suite. *Beach is lovely and golden – could get quite windy at times which could be good and bad! A really good boardwalk all along the beach too with bars and restaurants along it at reasonable prices. Makes pushing a pushchair along the beach that much easier! *Villa is set over 3 floors which when you’re are in a big mixed group and sometimes some need a little ‘space’ this can be useful. Stair down to the lower 2 bedrooms are quite steep! *Villa has a car port which is useful as on road parking is quite full. *The pool is not for lengths, its more a dipping pool which could accommodate maybe 4 people reasonably at a time. If you want a pool that could take all 10 guests plus lilo’s etc this isn’t it. It’s better if you have a mixed group of ages as we did who often did their own thing rather than all together, all the time. The pool area is quite shaded also, however there is a circular sun lounging terrace on the top floor with circa 4 sun loungers. *Kitchen was fully kitted and modern for cooking and there is a small chimney BBQ outside which with grilled sardines on which we’d caught on a kayak trip. *Communication with Barbara when booking the Villa was clear and swift which makes you feel at ease when booking a Villa on-line as I did for the first time! Overall a lovely Villa, a rarity in the area as most accommodation in the area is apartments and tall rise flats all making the most of the great beach, sea and amenities. Thanks BJ!


Ireland, 2015

Thank you again for the lovely time we had in Portugal! We loved the house, the garden, the cats and especially the kitchen! We had one of the best family-holidays so far, thanks for making it possible!


Netherlands, 2013

It was everything we wanted for a holiday and more.  The beautiful house & Carob Suite with lovely furniture and rugs, lots of space outside, the shade, the gorgeous cooling green swimming pool, the veranda, the hammock, the lovely lily pond & frogs and all the attention to detail including excellent directions from the airport and chilled white wine when we arrived !

England, 2015

We all had a lovely time in your super little haven you have there in Estombar. We really enjoyed the Quinta but also being part of a lovely village for a short time. It was also lovely, and interesting to meet you.

England, 2016

On behalf of the whole family we once again want to thank you for the wonderful stay we had in your paradise Quinta de Oxala.

Netherlands, 2013