We spent a wonderful week here as a family (parents and two kids). It is in a rustic location, with nearby orange groves, but the villa has all modern trappings (wifi, dishwasher, two aircon units, private pool etc). It was clean, very well-equipped and very well-maintained. It is also out of the way so that we didn't have to worry about the kids being noisy around the pool (which they were rarely out of). For us the best feature was the covered terrace at the back of the villa where we could sit outside but choose if we wanted to be out of the sun but still all be together. Very relaxing!
Silves is about 20 mins drive away for supermarket, restaurants and the pretty castle. If you are there in August there is an annual week-long medieval festival celebrating the town's history.
Meike was very helpful both before and during the booking and we arrived to find beers in the fridge, wine, biscuits and enough food to keep us going for a couple of days! Much more generous than we've received anywhere else!
We have at last found our ideal holiday destination. Casa Maria is a delightful, well equipped, light, airy and comfortable (two air conditioning units) single storey villa sitting in its own grounds inland from the busy Algarve coast. If you want utter tranquility and yet be 15 minutes drive from the shops, supermarkets and restaurants of medieval Silves and 30 minutes drive from the coast then this spot, amongst the orange and olive groves is perfect. The villa has everything you could require for your holiday, and is spotlessly clean. Meike, the daughter of the owners, is very welcoming and helpful and always available on the phone. She cleans/changes laundry once a week. The pool is great; refreshing but warm with plenty of good sun beds. This was our second visit and this year the children weren't even bothered about going to the beach! If you want a fantastic restaurant, you must visit O Alambique, a 15 min drive from Casa Maria on the Algoz-Silves road. We would highly recommend this villa for couples, families etc and hope to return next year, just make sure you don't all book it when we want it.
A Welcome pack with some food and drinks is included in the price.
Towels en bedlinen is included.
Weekly cleaning and change of towels and bedlinen is included.