Nathalie M. (Paris, France):
Un havre de paix dans un paysage du sud, ensoleillé la plupart du temps. La maison est très agréable, hiver comme été, vu qu’elle offre un grand confort.
Les plages et les îles des alentours, au milieu des lagunes de la Ria Formosa, sont magnifiques. Côté dégustation, c’est aussi le paradis ! De nombreux marchés, notamment celui aux poissons et fruits de mer d’Olhao.
J’ai aussi beaucoup apprécié le marché populaire d’Estoi, le deuxième dimanche de chaque mois, et bien profité de la campagne environnante lors de grandes balades à pied.
Jaume C. (Barcelona, Spain):
We enjoyed a fantastic holiday at Casa da Encosta last summer.
The house is wonderful, completely renovated, clean, pleasant and comfortable. The feeling I had when I arrived was think that that’s still much better than the pics of the web!
It is very well located because it is near the highway and the main tourist spots, but at the same time in a quiet place, surrounded by nature, ideal for walking and short hiking to the surrounding hills, (from where you can see the whole coastline), or visit small typical Portuguese villages.
We use the house as a base of operations for visiting the whole coast of the Algarve, where each site has its particularity and its magic (we buy the freshest fish at Olhao’s market, we enjoy the narrow streets of Tavira, we walk around Faro, we went to swim to the island of Farol or we collected shells at the Culatra island, in a superb holidays!) .
The house has all the amenities, perfect for families or groups. The rooms are large and the space invites you to rest. And if , as in my case, you can not disconnect from everything, the house also has wireless internet connection.
Of course we enjoyed the barbecue outside, where every night under the stars was the most pleasant of our intense holidays! Recommended? Absolutely! hundred percent!
Joana B. (London, UK):
Very friendly house, beautiful and comfortable, located between the coast and the mountains, between the east and west of Algarve, perfect for relaxing in a peaceful setting and for exploring the region.
The central location allowed us to enjoy a holiday that oscillated between some more quite days, spent strolling through the countryside, lazing on the villa’s terraces and garden and dining under the stars, and some more active days spent exploring the coast, the beaches and the beautiful villages of the Algarve. The location is perfect as a base point to enjoy and explore the region.
The villa has a pleasant atmosphere and lots of space. It was a real pleasure spending our holidays in this villa!
Marta L. (Paris, France):
I had a wonderful time in Casa da Encosta during a vacation in August 2013 and hope I can go back sometime soon. The villa is located in a quite rural area and I really enjoyed the natural setting with beautiful trekking trails and ocean views. Moreover, the house is close enough to the coastline for daily beach trips and visits to many charming towns like Estoi and Tavira. The house is nicely decorated and equipped with all amenities for a comfortable vacation or a retreat (including high speed internet).