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Reviews of Villa Quina

Wonderful stay!

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Quina! It was spacious, very clean and beautiful, very suitable for both small and larger groups. It is extremely private and situated centrally for exploring the Algarve. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and there are numerous seating areas to enjoy the views. The villa faces south, overlooking an expansive orange grove. The pool is inviting and probably the best we have ever experienced. It measures approximately 45’ x 24’ and is between 3’ and 7’ deep, a very spacious pool for swimming. The pool deck is nice, with plenty of seating and umbrellas available. We spent a lot of time in the pool! There is also a covered area outside with seating for both eating and enjoyment, along with an outdoor grill for cooking. The house is well outfitted and the bedrooms upstairs are air conditioned so sleeping was very comfortable. Communication with our hosts, Alex and Richard, before, during and afterwards was excellent. In fact, this was our first experience in a rental property where we were treated to a mid stay cleaning, nice touch. The owners clearly take pride in their property. You will need a car when staying at this property but that shouldn’t be a surprise. There are several towns within 10 – 30 minutes drive from the villa, making it easy to explore the Algarve. Highly recommend!

Jim & Margaret – September 2023

Fantastic summer getaway

Beautiful house, well maintained, equipped with everything you need for a relaxed holiday (w kids)

Veronique & Family – August 2023

A lovely place to relax!

My family and I were happy with our stay in Villa Quina. The hosts are very friendly and the response were always very quick. (The crew, housekeeper, gardener, pool attendent were also kind and did a very good job! THX.) You have a great view to the golf resort on the opposite. Especially when the sun goes down. Amazing!!! Villa Quina, it’s lovely arranged garden and the pool is a perfect place to relax

Kai & family – July 2023

We were a group of 4 golfers. The villa was situated in a very quiet area away from busy urban area but was conveniently close to good courses. Also known nly a shortish taxi ride to Silves for a night out. The property was in great nick with excellent facilities. We particularly liked the covered BBQ area. Highly recommend this villa.

Philip – May 2023

Super nice villa with lots of space, large garden and pool, all rooms with private bathroom. Alex was available to us for questions at any time. All information about the villa was previously provided. We have never had such a great service!!

We will definitely come back!

Judith & Friends – September 2022 


Villa Quina and it’s amazing Pool provide a perfect retreat for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Two weeks in August 22 for all our family and grand children was prefect and every box was ticked . Amazing hosts who were always on hand when needed before arrival and during our stay – it’s a 10/10 from us

The Mackies – August 2022


Great 4 day stay

The house had everything we needed and was the perfect spot to relax. We used the pool several afternoons after spending time at one of the beaches. Nice views and beautiful landscaping

Sue C & Friends – July 2022


We spent three wonderful days, and wished were more. The villa is located a bit “far from the madding crowd”, and was perfect for our group of 8 adults. The pool was our escape from the torrid air (about 38 Celsius degrees) as we could not swim in the cold, cold, very cold ocean.

The kitchen is very well equipped, and the property photos reflect 100% the reality.

The garden was also well groomed

Camelia & Family – June 2022


The property is beautiful, plenty of space for at least 8 people, clean, comfortable, central location. We had a grand time there, and looking forward to returning

Esther & Friends – April 2022


From the beginning we enjoyed our holiday in this fantastic house. Without any noise from neighbours we enjoyed the big garden with the pool. And in the evening we enjoyed making barbecue on the grill. In the kitchen we did not miss anything. The beds we good. In total it was a great holiday with very good weather. We all enjoyed the holiday. Alex thanks a lot!

Sieglind and Family – April 2022


What an Experience

Villa Quina – what an experience for our first trip to Faro. Incredible location and facilities and top of that an incredible host. We thoroughly enjoyed the amenities and the pool was incredible with right temperature to enjoy the start of summer, as it felt like. Lot to do around the location from tending to golf. Would look to stay there again soon

J & T – April 2022


Nous avons passé une très belle semaine dans la villa Quina! On s’y sent comme à la maison! À notre arrivée, la maison était parfaitement propre, il ne manquait de rien. Les lits sont confortables. Nous avons pu profiter de la cuisine pour se faire à manger puisqu’elle est très bien fournie. Le terrain est grand et très privé, on voit très peu les voisins. Malheureusement, il faisait trop froid durant notre séjour pour utiliser la piscine. Il faut définitivement une voiture pour s’y rendre et visiter les alentours puisqu’il n’y a pas grand chose à moins de 15 minutes de route. On a beaucoup apprécié, merci beaucoup à Alex pour l’accueil!

Marie-Claude et familie – Marco 2022

Nous avons passé une superbe semaine en famille grâce à Alex et son époux. La maison et le jardin confèrent de l intimité pour tous. Magnifique vila, une grande piscine, un jardin très bien entretenu. Nous reviendrons

We had a great week as a family thanks to Alex and her husband. The house and garden provide privacy for everyone. Beautiful vila, a large swimming pool, a very well maintained garden. We will return

Renaldo et famille

Villa Quina is an amazing house! Very spacious and well prepared for big groups. The barbeque space is nice and the pool area is simply stunning. We had some small issues with the fridge but everything was promptly fixed with Alex and her husband being always ready to answer all our questions

Marta e amigos – Juhlo 2021

Great stay and friendly host

Shwan – July 2021



Estupenda, según lo esperado. Para repetir

Marisa y familia – Agosto 2020

Muito boa experiência, a repetir sem dúvida!

A Villa Quina proporcionou-nos uma semana de descanso em família espetacular! Destaco os almoços à sombra da zona de refeição cá fora, a piscina fantástica, o jardim que é lindo e está muito bem arranjado. A casa está super bem equipada, com uma cozinha ótima. A proprietária Alex, sempre disponível e muito simpática.

Very good experience, to be repeated without a doubt!
Villa Quina provided us with a week of spectacular family rest! I highlight the lunches in the shade of the dining area outside, the fantastic pool, the garden that is beautiful and very well arranged. The house is very well equipped, with a great kitchen. The owner Alex, always available and very friendly

Luis e família – Agosto 2020

Nice villa

We loved the villa. It was big, clean and had everything we needed. The pool was amazing. BBQ is great. We will come back soon

Jose & Family – July 2020

Nothing to fault everything was perfect. Extremely well equipped. Beautiful location. Lovely pool

Jackie & Friends – October 2019

Fantastic villa and gorgeous swimming pool

Relaxing,private,clean,spacious property in beautiful gardens and close enough to be able to access other Algarve towns for restaurants, beaches etc

Karin & Family – September 2019

Villa Quina 5*

Our family spent July 23 to 30 at Villa Quina. A perfect home from home in the Algarve – clean, tidy, spacious and lots of space for the children to run around outside. The pool was amazing with pool games and inflatables the kids to enjoy. Outside dining areas are spacious with a great barbecue that we used on two nights. Conveniently located near the town of Silves. Great cafes and restaurants an be found here. The walk up to the castle is a must for the views. Beaches nearby are amazing, with lots of choice. If you want to go further afield, you will need a car. Lots to enjoy if you don’t mind driving (never any longer than 45 mins). Can’t fault our stay, would love to return soon. Thank you for letting us stay in your home

Rob & Family – August 2019

Villa Quina in July

We (2 families) visited Villa Quina in July and had a wonderful week. The villa and grounds were absolutely spotless and in very good condition. The kitchen was particularly well stocked which was very useful when cooking for 9. We enjoyed lots of barbecues in the beautiful covered area. All the rooms have their own bathroom which wasn’t exactly necessary for us but brilliant for couples sharing. Communication from the owner was very good. We hope to return in future!

Sonia & Family – July 2019

I would highly recommend Villa Quina for a relaxing holiday for large families or a small group. We stayed in the last week of July with our three (hard to please) teenagers and all of us had a fantastic time. Communication throughout the booking process and pre arrival was excellent.

The villa itself was very comfortable and immaculately clean with everything you could need provided. It was lovely to arrive to find a welcome pack of essentials in the fridge too. The wi-fi was great in the living areas of the villa which was great for keeping the kids happy. Externally the large pool beautiful gardens, barbeque and gazebo with it’s fantastic views were all faultless. We could happily have spent our full week relaxing at the villa without venturing out to explore the impressive local area.

A hire car is essential but there are so many fantastic beaches and places to explore within 20-30 mins drive that you really wouldn’t need to venture any further than this. There are numerous waterparks, boat trips etc within easy reach of the villa and a good variety of traditional towns and villages as well as more resort style places on the coast.

All in all a fantastic place that we intend to return to however we will learn from our mistake and book for longer next time.

Sarah & Family – July 2019

Excelente Estadia

Uma casa grande com excelentes quartos e todos com casa de banho privada. Uma cozinha equipada e com barbecue também a utilizar. A piscina é um sonho

Excellent stay
A big house with excellent rooms and all with private bathroom. An equipped kitchen with barbecue also to use. The pool is a dream.

Joao e familia – Julho 2019

Großartiges Ferienhaus. Sauber und perfekt zum Entspannen. Pool ist hervorragend. Alles wie im Inserat vorgefunden und Service vor Ort war ebenfalls sehr nett und hilfreich. Freuen uns schon auf das nächste mal.

Great holiday home. Clean and perfect for relaxing. Pool is excellent. Everything as found in the listing and on-site service was also very nice and helpful. We look forward to the next time.

Denis & Family – July 2019

Lovely villa with everything you need. Nice surprise of a welcome pack on arrival. My only slight criticism – and this is personal preference – the plants need cutting right back. There are beautiful views that can only be seen from the master bedroom. Views from the terrace, pagoda and ground floor front bedroom are obscured by the overgrown foliage. It is such a shame as it is in a truly wonderful location. The foliage needs cutting back around the pool as this would prevent the constant clearing of leaves from the pool. Booking and communication with Alex was brilliant

Anna & Family – June 2019

We were a party of seven adults and two children (6y, and 22mths). We were so looking forward to staying at Villa Quina: we were not disappointed. The descriptions for location, layout and facilities were spot on. It was very well equipped, with lots of room for everyone to find chill out areas. The beds were comfortable and everyone was happy with the cleanliness. We enjoyed the pool immensely, being a good size for swimming lengths. We had an evening barbecue under the pagoda which was sheltered and quite magical. The views across the orange groves were beautiful and the evening scents of the vegetation delightful.

Inacia, the housekeeper, was friendly and lovely to talk to. She quietly got on with her work and kept the villa in tip top order.

We had several excursions to explore the local area, visiting Silves Castle, Albufeira town, beach and marina, Praia de Marinha hill top walk and beach, and the board walk. The Villa is well placed for getting supplies. We shopped at Guia, Silves, Alcantarilha and Albufeira enjoying local wines, beers, fruits, olives, artisan breads, fish and meats.

All in all we had a lovely time, confident that should there have been any problems, the Villa Quina team would have sorted things out for us. We had no problems and feel that everyone behind the scenes have created a real home from home with good instructions on what to expect and what was expected from us. We sincerely hope we can visit again and would happily recommend the property to friends.

Fiona & Family – March 2019

Fabulous Villa with amazing views and private pool

Really loved the Villa with its amazing views, private drive way and private pool.

Great location to explore the Algarve whether it is to the coast on the South or the mountains in the North.

The Villa is fabulous place to chill out with family. Really nice outside eating area and grounds.

Rosie the cat was delightful company and her friend leggy was a character, entertaining!

Amongst one of the best places we have ever stayed

Lisa & Family – April 2019

We really enjoyed our week in Villa Quina. The house was immaculate on arrival and is very well maintained and equipped. We had mixed weather during our week in April but the house made it possible to enjoy our stay whether the sun was shining or the rain was falling. Communication before, after and during our stay was very good and we felt well looked after. We are already planning our next trip in the future

J & K – April 2019

Reviews of Villa Susana

Me and my family had a wonderfull stay at Villa Susana! Well equiped house, lovely view and a lovely pool. Looking forward to come back one day!
Lex M & Family – October 2023

Relaxing Break

A great villa made special by the wonderful views for miles around that really helped us to unwind. The outdoor area was perfect for eating and enjoying a barbecue. The pool was great for a family to enjoy and the mixed depths really made for good swimming practice. It is also a nice distance from the property so that those not engaging can still watch what is happening but also relax without the screaming and the splashing! Finally, Alex was a great host and so helpful and responsive to any questions which took all the hassle away. We would definitely recommend.

Philip & Family – October 2023

We had a fantastic week in this lovely spacious villa. It was exceptionally clean and well maintained. Loved everything about it!

Julie & Family – August 2023

Very nice Holiday home with a great swimming pool!

Very nice holiday home with a great swimming pool with comfortable sunbeds. Kitchen very complete, 2 bedrooms with air conditioning, spacious living room and 3 good bathrooms. Good Wifi!

Vanessa – August 2023

Just returned from 2 week stay at Villa Susana. Excellent villa. Exactly as advertised, well equipped, everything you could need provided. Welcome pack, a really nice gesture. Peaceful surroundings, lovely views. Enjoyed relaxing around the pool area, a welcome relief from the hot weather. Good communication with the hosts Alex and Richard. Kept us well informed and provided information about the surrounding areas. Hopefully will return in the future

Lynne & Graeme – June 2023

Had a wonderful 4 day break at Villa Susana! Exactly as advertised and the views did not disappoint! A lovely welcome hamper awaited us on arrival consisting of beer, cheese, ham, butter, bread, milk, eggs and orange juice. Bed linen and towels provided, including pool towels. Also don’t miss out on the roof terrace for even better views!! All in all, a 5 star stay! Thanks Alex and Richard and family!

Jayne – May 2023

Quiet peaceful scenic Villa

A rare delightful fifty days which exceeded expectations at every level. A retired military couple who have lived in ten different countries. Put a big smile on my face every morning

J & C – January 2023

Our perfect vacation

Two snowbirds from Canada found the perfect getaway at Villa Susana. Quiet, in a country setting surrounded by orchards and a distant view of the ocean. The villa is all one could ask for – large living area, well equipped kitchen and comfy beds. Alex and Richard are wonderful hosts who attended to any and all of our requests immediately. We had a car so access to all the Algarve was easy and accessible. Loved every moment

Liz & Chris – February 2023

Beautiful house with well-kept, heated pool in a great panoramic location. Very good communication with the owners!

Ute und Familie – Oktober 2022

Perfect quiet location, superb views, great pool and excellent well equipped villa. Alex and Richard very friendly and helpful. You will not be disappointed if you book Villa Susana

David – August 2022

Que du plaisir!

Superbe maison. 2ème fois et cette impression de se sentir chez soi.Reposant, déconnectant, ressourçant, nous renouvellerons… 😍

Sylvia et Familie – Julho 2023

Highly recommended! – Villa Susana has everything you need. The villa is quietly located, but centrally located in the Algarve. We enjoyed the quietness, the space, the surroundings and the pool!Aanrader! – Villa Susana heeft alles wat je nodig hebt. De villa is rustig gelegen, maar centraal in de Algarve. We hebben genoten van de rust, de ruimte, de omgeving en het zwembad!

Katrien & Family – July 2022

Lovely Villa with viewsThe villa was very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The swimming pool was a great size and enjoyed by all the family. Excellent views from both the patio area and the roof. Good supermarket in the nearby town and only about 30 minute drive from the coast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owners really made you feel welcome

Linda – June 2022

Solitude and oranges
Had a nice weeklong stay at Villa Susana. Alex was an extremely helpful and accommodating host. The property is comfortable and well-equipped for most people’s needs. But the biggest draw is the solitude, and the view. Nothing but wide open spaces, orange groves and bright blue sky. Anyone wanting a quiet location away from the hordes on the coast, this place is perfect

Robert – May 2022

Superbe villa, il ne manque absolument rien. La vue est splendide, un vrai paradis

Superb villa, it lacks absolutely nothing. The view is splendid, a real paradise

Maryline – Mai 2022

Loved walking through the fruit tree field. We are coming back next year!

Pat & M-B – April 2022

We spent 6 weeks in Villa Susana from early January and loved every moment – so much so, that we’ve booked again for the same time next yearThe house has literally everything you’d need including an electric juicer so that you can have freshly squeezed juice from the oranges sold on the roadsideAlex & Richard are perfect hosts and not only arranged for the wifi to be fixed but even upgraded to fibre broadband, so the WiFi now is spot on.

They never intruded on our privacy but were always a message away if we needed anythingThe house is perfectly located 5 mins from an excellent supermarket in Messines and roughly 30 mins to most locations and only an hour to some superb beaches on the west coast. It isn’t overlooked and is lovely and peaceful, with gorgeous views over the valley to the coast. Not for anyone who wants to be within walking distance of bars and restaurants but perfect to escape the worst of the British winter, surrounded by lemon and orange groves in peace & quiet.Missing it already and looking forward to next year

Bev & Dave – February 2022

This is a very well appointed, spacious, clean and comfortable villa – it had everything we needed. The location is very peaceful and the views from the terraces are breathtakingly wonderful. The owners are great to deal with and very helpful. We would happily visit again. Thank you Alex and Richard

Martyn & Family – Nov 2021

Lovely family home in a perfect rural setting

We were only here for a short stay of 4 days but we got beautiful weather and were able to make the most of the gorgeous outdoor setting. Stunning views and so peaceful. We wanted to rest and recharge and were able to do that so easily. The villa itself is very spacious with 3 large bathrooms and air con in each bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and the Intermarche in SB Messines which is about a 10 min drive away has everything you need. Alex offers a comprehensive folder of information available online before you arrive. Every detail and question is covered. We felt very looked after and tried the restaurants she recommended which were fab. We would return without hesitation

Susan & Mark – October 2021

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Woche in der Villa Susanna. Das Objekt ist genau wie beschrieben und auf den Fotos abgebildet. Es fehlte uns an nichts! Die Villa ist top ausgestattet und sehr schön eingerichtet. Die ruhige Lage war fantastisch. Der Kontakt zum Vermieter war top. Alex war Tag und Nacht ansprechbar und hat das WLAN-Problem hervorragend gelöst 🙂 Wir kommen gerne wieder
Eine kurze Auszeit im Paradies 🙂

We had a wonderful week at Villa Susanna. The property is exactly as described and shown in the photos. We lacked nothing! The villa is top equipped and very nicely furnished. The quiet location was fantastic. The contact with the landlord was top. Alex was responsive day and night and has solved the WLAN problem excellent 🙂 We come again with pleasure

Kathrin – Sept. 2021

Séjour merveilleux!

2 semaines à la Villa Suzana de bonheur ! Une vue à couper le souffle ! La piscine est immense et sécurisée avec un portillon ce qui permets aux plus petits de ne pas pouvoir y aller tous seuls donc point très positif. Villa conforme aux photos, très propre et très fonctionnelle. Un grand merci à Alex (hôte) pour votre communication qui est très rapide et très réactive. Villa très bien située car à proximité de toutes les plages de l’Algarve (30 minutes) A 5 min se trouve la Ville de Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, avec un intermarché pour les courses. Le restaurant Joao la bas est très bon avec une cuisine typique. A faire : Restaurant Jardim rustico à Albufeira : excellent ! La ville de Silves est à 15 min, très belle ville (Café Da Rosa sur la place est merveilleux) Nous avons hâte de retourner dans cette villa!

2 weeks at Villa Suzana of happiness! A breathtaking view ! The swimming pool is huge and secure with a gate which allows the little ones not to be able to go there on their own, so a very positive point. Villa according to the photos, very clean and very functional. A big thank you to Alex (host) for your communication which is very fast and very responsive. Villa very well located because close to all the beaches of the Algarve (30 minutes) 5 minutes is the City of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, with an intermarket for shopping. The Joao restaurant there is very good with typical cuisine. To do: Restaurant Jardim rustico in Albufeira: excellent! The town of Silves is 15 min away, very beautiful town (Café Da Rosa in the square is wonderful) We can’t wait to return to this villa!

Annabelle et famille – Août 2021

wunderschöne ferienidylle

unsere familie hat die zeit in der villa susana sehr genossen. es hat ausreichend platz für alle. im grossen pool haben wir uns täglich abgekühlt. die schöne bepflanzung im garten, die sehr gut ausgestattete küche und das ganze ambiente hat uns ausserordentlich gut gefallen. wir werden die villa susana von herzen weiterempfehlen.

Wonderful holiday idyll
Our family enjoyed the time in villa susana very much. the beautiful planting in the garden, the very well equipped kitchen and the whole ambience we liked very much. we will recommend Villa Susana from the heart

Ruth und Familie – Juli 2021

The perfect country getaway in Algarve

We were looking for a country house in the northern part of Algarve away from the touristy areas and found Villa Susana to fit all our needs. The location, the layout of the house and the overall decor were perfect. The pool and the amazing view made being outside so enjoyable we never wanted to leave! Alex made the perfect home away from home in the Algarve and we’d recommend her Vivenda to anyone looking for the quintessential Algarvian experience!

Fernanda & Family – July 2021

Would love to spend another holiday here!

Villa Susana meets every aspect of its description by the owners. We are 100% satisfied with our holiday 🙂
The Villa is well equipped. The pool and terrace with its stunning views are gorgeous and – very important! – the beds are great!!
Some remarks in response to prior reviews:
– The Villa is close to N124. Don’t worry, you can’t hear any traffic
– The road to the villa is now on asphalt. You can drive it with every car
– Although it’s a rural area the internet connection is fast enough to stream video. Wifi is limited to the villa and doesn’t connect you on the pool (should it, seriously?).

Thank you Alex & Richard, for your hospitality & excellent communication

Lily & Marcel – June 2021

Um paraíso no Algarve optimo para quem quer descansar e simplesmente relaxar junto a piscina a ouvir os pássaros. Anfitriões super disponíveis que nos mimaram com um presente de boas-vindas. Casa limpa e arrumada e piscina deslumbrante. A vista do terraço é simplesmente divinal. Recomendo e pretendo voltar.

A paradise in the Algarve great for those who want to rest and simply relax by the pool listening to the birds. Super available hosts who pampered us with a welcome gift. Clean and tidy house and stunning pool. The view from the terrace is simply divine. Recommend and plan to return

David – Junho 2021

We had a lovely time staying at Villa Susana. It’s in such a peaceful spot with gorgeous views as far as the eye can see. The garden is full of aromatic herbs, trees and flowers, and makes you feel somehow at home. The villa itself is really spacious and comfortable and the pool is wonderful. We had a great time exploring the towns to the east as far as Olhao and Tavira as well as all the beaches nearby including the beautiful Praia Do Camilo. The villa is ideally situated so as to be half an hour from the best beaches, and an hour or so in every direction to explore the rest of the Algarve. We look forward to coming back in the near future

H & H – May 2021

We had wonderful 2 weeks in this really comfortable house. Plenty of space, very private, beautiful views over the countryside, amazing sunrise & sunset. House, pool & garden very well maintained, kitchen equipment almost perfect. Villa Susana is a perfect starting point to discover the whole algarve – don’t miss to visit Silves, Portimao, Lagos, Tavira, Olhao, Sagres, the Westcoast with the wonderful beaches and much more. Even some beautiful places in Baixo Alentejo are reachable in a hour or so – e.g. Mertola. Alex and Richard were great hosts and it was a pleasure to meet them. Thanks for the help and support in a difficult situation 🙂 We definitely want to come back!

Werner & Ines – October 2020

Lovely house & pool in beautiful country side

Rita & Family – August 2020

Amazing villa to rent.

Un petit coin de paradis
Nous avons passe un excellent sejour a Villa Susana. Nous etions 2 adultes et 3 enfants et nous sommes restes 2 semaines dans cette magnifique villa. La maison est spacieuse, tres agreable a vivre et la cuisine est incroyablement bien equipee. La piscine est magnifique, avec une superbe vue, et le coin barbecue est tres agreable pour tous les repas. Les instructions sont tres claires et Alex nous a toujours repondu tres rapidement. Nous recommandons ce petit coin de paradis!

A little corner of paradise
We had a great stay at Villa Susana. We were 2 adults and 3 children and we stayed 2 weeks in this wonderful villa. The house is spacious, very pleasant to live in and the kitchen is incredibly well equipped. The swimming pool is beautiful, with a superb view, and the barbecue area is very pleasant for all meals. The instructions are very clear and Alex has always answered us very quickly. We recommend this little piece of paradise!

Felicite & Florent – Julho 2020

Beautiful Countryside Villa

Our family of 6 adults stayed at Villa Susana the last week of September and we had a wonderful vacation! The villa is as beautiful as the photos portray. It was very clean, spacious, well maintained and had everything you could want in a home away from home. The pool was a great size, very clean and was enjoyed by all after a long day of sightseeing. The lovely grounds, the gorgeous view and the quiet countryside made for a spectacular stay! We enjoyed many meals on the terrace and having the barbecue was an added bonus. Special thanks Alex for the welcoming gift of cheese, milk, bread etc.. as it was much appreciated after a long day of travel from Canada The town of Silves was just 15 minutes away and had everything we needed. The location was great for travelling to the beaches and towns of the Algarve . We enjoyed a delightful evening and a wonderful meal at Restaurante O Guerreiro located just a minute down the street from the villa. The salmon was delicious! For a special evening on an outdoor patio under a canopy of trees and white lights Restaurante O Barradas in Silves was fantastic. Thanks Alex and family for sharing your beautiful countryside villa with our family! We will certainly recommend it to any family and friends travelling to Portugal.

Patricia & Family – Sept 2019


Keith & Family – Sept 2019

A wonderful villa with the privacy and yet easy access to other points of interest in Algarve that we were looking for. Lovely views across the surrounding groves and orchards with just the sound of cicadas for company. Because of the villa’s elevated position, there was always a welcome breeze even on the warmest day. A lovely, spotless, well-maintained home from home

Yasmine & Family – August 2019

Gewoon geweldig

Rust, uitzicht, en gewoon lekker met zijn alle genieten.

Just awesome

Rest, view, and just enjoy being with all

John & Family – August 2019

Wundervoller Aufenthalt

Tolle Zeit in einer sehr schönen Villa. Von der Buchung bis zur Abreise hat alles bestens geklappt. Das Haus, der Garten, der Pool , alles äußerst sauber und es gab keinerlei Beanstandungen. Das Haus ist sehr gut ausges️tattet, es fehlt an nichts. Der Kontakt zur Eigentümerin, Housesitterin, Reinigungskraft, Gärtner, Pool Boy, war ausnahmslos sehr freundlich. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit, die Vila Susana ist sehr empfehlenswert…..leider war sie für das nächste Jahr für unsere Reisezeit schon ausgebucht.

Wonderful stay

Great time in a very beautiful villa. Everything worked out well from booking to departure. The House, the garden, the pool, everything extremely clean and there were no complaints. The house is very good ️ did, there is nothing missing. The contact with the owner, house cleaner, gardener, pool guy, was very friendly. We had a great time, the vila susana is highly recommended….. Unfortunately, it was already fully booked for the next year for our travel time

Silke – July 2019

This was our 3rd year staying at Villa Susana … It was and is the perfect retreat for my wife and I. To be welcomed with even the simplest of notes & a grocery pack from the owner is something not to be underestimated. This visit was just as perfect as the first … Breathtaking views … A cool clean pool to dip into out of the heat … Having a car makes things easier as there are so many stunning places to visit … Monchique, Salema & Cape St. Vincent are just a couple of the places we viewed.
Alex and her family make this the perfect home from home experience … My wife and I are looking forward to returning again …

Brian & Rachel – June 2019

Another fantastic stay at Villa Susana

Another fantastic stay at Villa Susana. This year we went to recharge our batteries, and this we certainly did. The pool was used several times a day and was very welcoming. Walk around the grounds was quiet and peaceful. Morning Hare’s were occasionally spotted.

The villa is more than well equipped to make your stay comfortable and relaxed. BBQ in the evenings whilst watching the sun go down. Spectacular morning sun rises. Close enough to all amenities and beaches. Some great places to eat both locally and further afield.

Can’t wait for next year’s visit, already booked

Neil & Debby – June 2019

The villa was everything we expected as per the description. Being a family owned property it’s the little extras that make all the difference – Quality Towels, welcome pack, tea, coffee and spices, air fresheners, dishwater tablets etc for guest use and easy contact with the owner if needing any local advise on restaurants etc. We have been in many villas over the years during early May and we normally find that nothing is left in the villa as there has been no previous guests so you literally have to supply everything – so all the supplied items was a very welcome change. The villa is set in a very large plot with plenty of local walks if feeling energetic. If eating out you had to drive approximately 30 mins to good local restaurants but we did not find that too much of a problem. The villa is very well furnished with quality fittings and comfy beds for a change. Although we were a party of 4 adults the villa is ideal for a family group as the kitchen. lounge and dining area is one big super open area. Overall excellent

Ian C – May 2019

Past Years' Reviews

The villa and Pool are fantastic. We especially liked the large seating area next to the barbecue and spent many nights sitting watching the sun go down whilst cooking fresh sea bass on the barbecue. The gardens are maintained to a high standard and its nice that pool/gardens are not overlooked by adjacent villas. The villa interior is well appointed with a large kitchen which met all our needs. All the bedrooms were roomy, each with its own balcony/terrace. The double room upstairs has a large balcony with fantastic views across the countryside. The villa inside is homely rather than plush but this was part of the charm for us. Also we are animal lovers so enjoyed the company of the cats and occasionally the neighbours dog. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. One last thing, the cleaning lady, Inacia was terrific and couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. Thanks once again Alex for our perfect holiday

Gerry & Family – September 2018

Lovely Villa, stunning location with fabulous views from the terraces. A really relaxing two weeks. Housekeeping service excellent, thanks to all

Helen & Family – August 2018

Three generations of our family spent a week at Villa Quina. Nanny and Grandad particularly enjoyed the lovely views, sitting in the shade on the terrace, we enjoyed the pool, lovely BBQs and trips out to the beach and my teenage daughter particularly like the Wi-Fi and the fact that the TV had ITV2 so she could watch the Love Island final!! The villa has everything you need and more, well equipped kitchen, lovely bedrooms each with a patio or terrace and the BBQ area is just wonderful (mind you we discovered that you do have to time your departure from the covered area so you don’t get caught by the garden watering system!). We visited Silves, Lagos, Luz and Martinhal. You must go it is just heaven.

Diane, Scott & Family – August 2018

This is our third stay at the villa, we love it more and more. In a very quiet, not overlooked, place with plenty of room inside, huge garden and huge BBQ area. The kitchen is big and well furnished. The views from the front veranda are stunning. Groceries shopping and restaurants are about 15 minutes away by car. Albufeira is about 35 minutes away. Excellent response and service from the owner, Alex. Inucia kept the place very clean. There is a resident cat outside who is very shy of people, so will never come to you or get inside. We will, of course, come back

Veen and Sheila – June 2018

This is my second trip to Portugal, and I was astonished with the Villa that we were provided. Tonnes of space to move around in, had everything I needed, the pool was perfect and not far from Water Parks, Beaches, Towns, Shops and More! Highly recommended!!

Dom & Friends – June 2018

We had an amazing holiday at this beautiful villa. Everything was very easy, great communication, perfect location and amazing views. We would highly recommend and would definitely go back

Kerry & Friends – May 2018

Beautiful Villa in a secluded location

Three Generations of our Family had a perfect holiday in this spacious villa . Our party consisted of Two Grandparents ,Two parents and Two grandchildren . One of whom was a 5 month old baby . We spent hours sitting around the gorgeous pool and had Dinner outside in the BBQ area most evenings .We dined on fresh fish and meat bought within a ten minute car journey most evenings although visited an amazing restaurant just five minutes away one evening. Every bedroom has a private balcony. We will be re booking for next year to take other members of the family with us

Julie & Family – October 2017

We loved our stay at Villa Quina. After years of camping, we really enjoyed the luxury of being able to relax and pop down to the pool when we wanted, day or night. The property was ideal for our family, with each of the lads having their own en-suite. We love the Algarve and have already booked the property for next year. Can’t wait!!

Lisa & Family – July 2017

Stayed at Villa Quina for a week. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the villa had everything you could possibly need. The location was perfect for us, nice and relaxing but you do need a car. Would highly recommend and cannot wait to return

Yvonne – June 2017

Lovely villa with lots of space

Lovely clean villa and surrounding area. Plenty of room for all the family. Would stay again

Tammy & Family – June 2017

Excellent Holiday. Villa is spacious, very clean, well equipped – everything went smoothly

One of the best Villas I have ever stayed in – that is why we returned for a second year

Tony & Family – May 2017

A wonderful villa with breath taking views!

A real “home away from home”, equipped with everything you could need (and almost everything that we could think of to test the owners!). A stunning location, matching an immaculate villa and an ideal place for a large family get-together. From initial booking to the end of our holiday, communication has been faultless and our stay has exceeded our expectations. We were visited by all 3 cats and the goldie…all of whom our 2 year old hated but we loved! Caution – DO NOT LEAVE FOOD UNATTENDED BY THE BBQ…we caught one naughty kitty eating an uncooked burger! We enjoyed visits to Albufeira, the old town being particularly pleasant, Armaçao de Pera, Krazy World and Zoomarine (these were perfect for our toddler and very easy to take a baby around too). Recommend the Comboio Turistico train with young children also. Would love to stay again

Jo & Richard – May 2017

We arrived at Faro Airport on 15th April 2017, a gloriously sunny and warm day. After collecting the car we had hired at the airport, we drove approximately 40 km to find Villa Quina. What a delightful surprise. The villa was fantastic; all you could want and more. Every necessity catered for. A fabulous setting overlooking orange groves and within easy driving distance of Algoz in one direction and Silvez in the other. The beautiful beaches and town of Lagos with its wonderful marina are about a 40 minute drive away and easy to find. We cannot recommend Villa Quina and Portugal enough. We will definitely be returning!!!

Colin & Carol – April 2017

Notre sejour d’un mois dans cette superbe villa a ete apprecie par tous, petits et grands. Le decor, l’agencement interieur, l’entretien, la gentillesse et la discretion d’Inassia, … enfin tout, nous permet de recommander sans hesitation cette location a quiconque recherche une villa en Algarve. Quant a nous, nous prevoyons de revenir en Algarve! … Un grand merci, Alex!!!

J-P & Suzy – February 2017

Beautiful villa!

Everything we needed for a fantastic first holiday with our 7 month old daughter. You have set the bar high! Very comfortable accommodation which allows you to stay with extended family but still have your own space and stunning gardens/pool/BBQ area! The whole week was just lovely. Thanks so much, we really hope to return one day

Sarah & Family – September 2016

A superb Villa

Les & Family – October 2015

This was our 5th visit to the Algarve and have stayed in many different properties but non compare with this beautiful villa. The location is quite remote and you would definitely need a car to get around, but if your looking for a place to stay that will offer you complete peace and quiet then this is the place to stay. We found the villa to have everything we needed for our 2 weeks family holiday and enjoyed many lazy days around the pool. The nearest town (Silves) was a 10 minute drive away with a couple of good supermarkets, many restaurants/cafes and the most fantastic Castle in the centre which is well worth a visit

September 2015

Excellent Holiday at Villa

This was an excellent holiday. The accommodation was of a very high standard. It combined a genuine feeling of a family holiday home which has hosted many happy holidays with a very high standard of professionalism. We will be certainly be recommending Villa Quina to friends and family

September 2015

Villa is a Home from Home

The villa is well spread out with lots of space all of which spotless and extremely well equipped. It is well looked after by the housekeeper who comes discretely does her bit and is gone without disturbing anyone.

The communication from the time of booking even down to a courtesy e-mail on our second day was brilliant. always got a rapid response to any of the e-mails I sent about different inquiries. No one person had a complaint about the villa apart from 1!!! We had to leave!!!! Would highly recommend this villa if anyone is thinking of Portugal

August 2015

A superb villa which is exactly as described on this site,clean and very tidy. Pool was lovely and the surrounding grass and gardens were beautiful. Enjoyed are stay and will certainly visit again but a car is a must as very rural

June 2015

Beautiful holiday home in idyllic location

We arrived at Villa Quina on Thursday 23rd April, this was a 70th birthday holiday for my mums partner and we had the last week of the comings and goings of family members.

The villa is in a secluded area, very rural and pretty much surrounded by greenery, (a car is a must) there is a lovely garden with lemons growing on the driveway, your own pool, a covered barbecue area and an adorable three legged cat who visits every now and again ( I wanted to take him/her home! )

The Villa itself has been designed extremely well, four large (3 twin, 1 double) bedrooms all en-suite, all with balconies, a large and well furnished living area plus a TV room and a good sized dining table, extremely well equipped kitchen with everything anyone could want.

Everywhere is spotlessly clean and tidy and there has been no expense spared in the furnishing or appliances.

We all had a really good holiday and I’d love to stay at Villa Quina again, highly recommended

May 2015

Villa Susana was truly wonderful from start to finish. The pool is magnificent, the views breathtaking and the villa spacious and cosy. We had beautiful weather, peace and quiet, and total relaxation. The supermarket is approximately a 10 minute drive which has everything you need to enjoy your mealtimes in the villa. We enjoyed being at villa Susana so much we sat by the pool until the sun went down each night then went inside to have dinner or sat outside which was lovely. I can not imagine anyone who wouldn’t have a truly amazing holiday at villa Susana. Our first time in a villa and it certainly won’t be the last. You will not be disappointed!! …….just sad, when you have to leave! 🙁 Alex who deals with booking/queries etc. Is very helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful home! We can not wait to return

Julie & Peter – September 2018

We had two weeks in the Villa Susanna and can highly recommend as a place to stay. Biggest surprise for us was the incredible views, you can see for miles all the way to the coast. The villa is on a big plot which means lots of space for games with the children and plenty of sunny and shady spaces. The size of the plot and the surrounding trees makes for a very secluded, private, peaceful space. It is easy to forget the villa is close to the Route National which makes it easy to get to other locations (a very well stocked supermarket within 5-10 minutes drive) and the coast from Almancil to Lagos can all be accessed within half-hour, 40 minutes max. Despite being fairly close to the main road, you won’t hear any road noise – it is very peaceful. The villa is at the end of a short gravel track and the owners provide excellent directions with photos showing how to get to the villa. Inside, the villa is very well stocked, we wanted for nothing in the kitchen which included toaster, juicer(!) and good sized fridge freezer. Open plan kitchen / lounge is a great space, as are the bedrooms and very clean, modern ensuites. Two of the bedrooms have AC which was much appreciated!. Another surprise was full SkySports and Movie Channels – a very welcome luxury! The villa was very clean when we arrived and the whilst we were told we would have a change of linen after the first week, the full clean of floors was a pleasant surprise. Pool was also regularly maintained. Other than the supermarket and a couple of bakers, we didn’t find much SB des Messines (the nearest town), but the medieval town of Silves is nearby and we found a few great restaurants in other nearby locations. The communications with the owners and local management company were great. This is one of the nicest homes we have ever rented and we hope to be back soon

Garry & Family – August 2018

Séjour très agréable, villa équipée et vue prenante.

Ce séjour nous a beaucoup plu, les propriétaires étaient disponibles et à l’écoute.
Nous avons trouvé la villa dans un très bon état, propre. La cuisine est parfaitement équipée.
Que dire de la vue et de l’ensemble de l’Algarve ?! Une région magnifique et des paysages somptueux. Des locaux accueillants, et de nombreuses spécialités locales à découvrir.
Nous recommandons fortement cette région ainsi que cette villa, adaptée aussi bien pour les familles que pour les groupes d’amis.

Very pleasant stay, equipped villa and taking view.

We really enjoyed the stay, the owners were available and attentive.
We found the villa in a very good condition, clean. The kitchen is perfectly equipped.
What about the view and the whole of the Algarve ?! A beautiful region and sumptuous landscapes. Friendly premises, and many local specialties to discover.
We strongly recommend this area as well as this villa, suitable for families as well as for groups of friends

Pierre et amis – Juillet 2018

Absolutely fabulous!

A little bit of paradise, everything you need without leaving the property to allow you to completely relax, whilst all the attractions are little more than a stones throw away….. already booked our next stay…. enough said!!

N & D – June 2018

Well appointed and well maintained villa and pool, overlooking glorious countryside with sea in the distance. Beautifully quiet and secluded. Centrally situated for easy access to Albufeira, Portomao, Prais de Luz and Silves and many other places of interest. Some family members came with us to Portugal this year and loved it. Can especially recommend Rui in Silves a fabulous seafood and fish restaurant. Advise booking though as very busy. Open air Italian restaurant on the promenade at Portomao, also a lovely spot to have lunch and watch the world go by. If you want to visit Portugal, treat yourself and book Villa Susana!” cite=”Carol & Colin – June 2018″][blockquote quote=”We have stayed as some nice villas before in the Algarve but we have not found the ONE yet! Until now, your villa was perfect in every way, location, peaceful, well equipped, clean and tidy, well looked after and the views were stunning!! From the first night arriving and finding the welcome pack to the last day leaving. Loved it so much, we booked up for next year within days of arriving!! Thank you so much, looking forward to next year” cite=”Mike – June 2018″][blockquote quote=”Another fantastic week at Villa Susana … Thinking seriously about a third year there …. Thanks Alex to you and your family for allowing us to use your fabulous Villa again.” cite=”B & R – June 2018″][blockquote quote=”A beautiful retreat!
This home was absolutely beautiful and very well equipped with everything you might possibly need. The owner was readily available and helpful with any questions we had. The location of the home was on a crest of a hill overlooking fields of orange trees and lemon trees so the fragrance in the air was floral but crisp and clean as well. The view was absolutely breathtaking! The town was a five minute drive where we found a large, well equipped grocery store. Unbelievable beaches and quaint towns were within 1/2 hour drive. We took an easy daytrip to Lisbon which was two hours away.
I would highly recommend this property and we hope to return and spend more time in this lovely HomeAway!” cite=”Robert & Friends – April 2018″][blockquote quote=”Een goed gelegen vrijstaande villa met alle gemakken voorzien. De villa heeft alles wat je nodig hebt, een grote keuken met alle apparatuur die je kunt bedenken. Grote woonkamer met drie grote slaapkamers en aangrenzende badkamer. De villa ligt rustig maar dichtbij 200 meter van de doorgaande weg en dichtbij het dorp 5 minuten rijden waar er een grote supermarkt is. De villa ligt centraal gelegen in het binnenland en is met een auto 20 minuten naar de kust te rijden met de daarbij behorende toeristische dorpen. Voor ons een goede basis omdat de villa rustig is gelegen maar dichtbij alles is. Volgend jaar hebben wij weer geboekt!

A well located detached villa with all amenities. The villa has everything you need, a large kitchen with all the equipment you can think of. Large living room with three large bedrooms and adjoining bathroom. The villa is quiet but close to 200 meters from the main road and near the village 5 minutes drive where there is a large supermarket. The villa is centrally located inland and is 20 minutes by car to the coast with the accompanying tourist villages. For us a good base because the villa is quiet but close to everything. We have booked again next year!” cite=”H & M – February 2018″]

Really nice house with everything you need. It was exactly as depicted and described on the website. We would definitely recommend a stay there!

Rico – November 2017

It was very, very hard to leave 🙂 The villa is tranquil, comfortable, well-equipped and spacious. We enjoyed the privacy and being able to really relax and unwind. Highly recommended!

Katja – October 2017

Delightful house. Large bedrooms, nice beds. Spacious and complete bathrooms and quiet powerful air conditioning in 2 bedrooms. Spacious kitchen with large fridge and all amenities to comfortably live. Lounge room also very spacious with nice sofas, although we usually sat on the terrace or the swimming pool. Lovely sunbeds by the pool. Pool spacious. No shallow part for small children. The location: View from the terrace is fantastic. Situated on a slope, the house offers a beautiful view from the terrace over the wide area. Beautiful green landscape of the Algarve with many citrus plantations. Lots of privacy. No adjacent houses. No house in the wide area with view of this house. Accessibility: A car is necessary. In the immediate area a lot of choice from local Portuguese restaurants with very good value for money. Nearest supermarket 10 minutes by car. Sufficient choice for all you need for your stay. By good roads, you’ll be within half an hour in Albufeira center, or beach. Also been to the west coast of Portugal. Hour by car to surfers beach with nice high waves. We can only recommend this house

Rinus & Family – August 2017


Just returned from an amazing week at Villa Susana – the surroundings were stunning – the property was perfect for our break – had everything we needed and more. Superb value for money. Having a car certainly meant that we didn’t just lie by the pool – there are some beautiful towns and villages nearby to visit. Thank you Alex and the team for making us feel welcome. We are already planning a return

Brian & Rachel – June 2017

The property was absolutely beautiful. The photos don’t do it justice!

I would highly recommend Villa Susanna it is beautiful, great value for money and has everything you could ever possibly need and more. The service from the owners was personal and friendly which was a lovely added touch! Would definitely recommend and will return

Caroline – May 2017

A lovely secluded, homely and well equipped Villa with excellent roof terrace, pool and living accommodation. The villa was always cool whilst outside it was up to 30 degrees. It was so nice that we chose to spent half of our week staying at the villa relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views. Excellent advice on local attractions all within approx 30 minutes, everything you need to buy is available locally as long as you have a hire car

Clair & Chris – April 2017

After a tricky start as we lost our directions to Villa Susana we arrived about 4.30pm. We first noticed how peaceful the place was and the views breath taking! The villa was everything we wished for spacious comfortable with a well stocked kitchen.Although it was quite chilly when we arrived the following morning was glorious and temperatures soared through the day.The pool had the sunshine the whole day and Fernando the pool guy paid a visit and cleaned out a few leaves that had blown in mid week. Although Villa Susana is situated in the mountains it is only a short drive to the coast with amazing beaches. We visited Sagres which is a surfers paradise ,Praia da Luz and Praia da Rocha .Silves is only approx 5 mls away and is a quaint cobbled village which has a castle remains and a church with ‘The Cafe Inglis’ a good place to stop for refreshments,There are a good selection of supermarkets there also. If you take a walk around the villa grounds and the lanes look out for the deer we spotted them twice.If you do choose to stay at Villa Susana i’m sure you wont be disappointed! We will definitely return, missing it already

Ken & Yvonne – May 2017

Very well equipped villa , lovely & clean , nice homely feel , it has everything you need for a relaxing holiday!

August 2016

Rural location, stunning views, homely feel

Very well equipped , nice BBQ area & terrace , very peaceful location with stunning views, lovely pool ! Very chilled out holiday

Simone & Trevor – August 2016

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