This impressive villa is idyllically located in a quiet location in Balaia, offering a selection of shops, bars and restaurants at nearby Montechoro as well as a sandy beach all within a thirty minute walk. The property is divided into three self contained apartments, providing spacious accommodation, ideal for large groups of friends or families. A large sun terrace surrounds the private pool with the natural shade of some palm trees providing additional respite from the midday sun. The covered terrace with large dining table and built-in barbecue makes for an excellent place to dine alfresco.
The villa was excellent and provided an excellent holiday for our large family group. The surprise was how close the lovely local beach was..just a 20 minute walk. The villa was spotless in cleanliness and in spite of the cold pool water the children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the pool from first thing in the morning until late afternoon.
Mrs Saville, October 2013
The villa was fantastic offered everything we were looking for.
Mrs Saville, October 2013
The villa is in a great location, on a very quiet residential street with only a few other houses, within walking distance of the beach.
Milestone reached October 2013
Mrs Bradley, August 2012
The pictures on the website did not do the villa justice - It was a lovely villa yet very little photographic evidence on website to show this. It was ideal for our large group with 3 generations from young adults to grandparents - no children. It was ideally located near enough to the nightlife for the young ones to walk to (about 10 mins) yet far enough away for the peace & quiet. Getting taxis from the villa proved a real problem for us when we all went out and we ended up using the nearby hotel's transport service. Getting one back was no problem whatsoever. WE had a lovely hiooliday though in this villa and would return there. As regards the flight - we had a 9hour delay outbound so lost a complete day of our holiday. I understand this can happen but this isonly the second time we have flown with the airline and previously we were delayed 6 hours. I think we will avoid flying with the airline in future.
Milestone reached July 2012
Mr Forrestal, June 2012
Looking at the map we were worried that we would be too far away from beaches and night life, shopping, etc, but in fact everything was only a short walk or taxi drive away. Just far enough out of central areas to be peaceful. Very lovely views, and also very private.
Mrs Forrestal, June 2012
On the map it looks a little off the beaten track but was only 5 minutes from the busy town centre.
Mr Forrestal, June 2012
The write up and description definitely did not do justice to this fabulous villa. Everything you could possibly want for a holiday villa was there. Loved everything about it and even tried to re-book as soon as we got there. A great holiday overall.
Mrs Forrestal, June 2012
Soooo much better than the online advertisement, extremely pleased when we arrived.
Mr Connolly, June 2011
The villa is not new but very clean and spacious. It is a 20 minute walk to the local shops where there are two supermarkets. There is a shop in the complex behind the villa which is handy. The location of the villa is great as it is far enough away for it to be peaceful. The villa would be great for a big party of people.
The pool is simply wonderful and it was lovely to be able to swim at 10pm or later!
It is not necessary to have a car unless you want to explore the area. We used taxi's from the local town which cost 3.50 Euro's or we walked.
Mr Protheroe, March 2010
The Villa was superb and catered for our every need. I was a little concerned that having chsoen a Villa that slept 14, it would be a little like a dormatory but this was not the case. We are considering returning next year.
Milestone reached October 2009
Mr Brooke, October 2008
Great Holiday.Everything went smooth.
Mr Tuck, September 2008
This is the second villa I have booked through James Villas and having checked several sites before booking I could not find better valuse for money anywhere. The help an assistance recieved both home and at the villa was exceptional. Looking forward to booking with you next time.
Milestone reached March 2008
Mrs Russell, September 2007
We stayed in Villa Viera in Balaia Portugal, the pictures on the website (2 very small, no floor plans) did not do the villa justice, it was absolutley beautiful, but the pictures were very bland and uninteresting. Had we not been so limited (14 of us) we would not have chosen the villa from the pictures and description in the broachure. I am so pleased we did, it was great. Thank you to you all your team, we had a fantastic time and will recommend James Villas to all our friends.
Mrs Mumford, May 2007
The villa was amazing, very clean and beautiful. The views were fantastic and it was very quiet. I would definitely recommend James Villas to all my friends and family.
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Scores 9.1 out of 10based on 8 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10
Chesterfield Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa was *huge* and well decked-out. High standard of decor and well equipped kitchen. TV and WiFi reception weren't stunning but we don't go abroad to watch TV or sit on the Internet anyway.
Confirmed guest: 15 July 2017 Published on: 26 July 2017 9 out of 10
Cracking villa, pool and outside area are amazing. Couple of small issues - The table tennis table is poorly positioned so was barely used and the outside BBQ is quite small, if you have 8+ people you are going to struggle. However these are minor issues and I would have no problem recommending the villa to anyone. Little note, there is a small mini mart in the complex 200 metres or so up the road, this is perfect for grabbing things like water - outside of that I would recommend getting a taxi everywhere (very easy to order and only 5 euros or so each way).
Confirmed guest: 24 June 2017 Published on: 26 June 2017 10 out of 10
Derby Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa was perfect for our needs. We were a family party of 8 adults and five children aged from 10 months to 9 years. The different living areas were all very good and the pool area was excellent. The barbecue was used nearly every day. We had a problem with one of the bathrooms but this was sorted out promptly by the owner of the property. We were all very reluctant to leave.
Confirmed guest: 03 June 2017 Published on: 17 June 2017 8 out of 10
Milton Keynes Family (the eldest child is at school)
There was only a few things i would change to make my rating 10/10. The pool heated, it was too cold for the children. A pool table instead of table tennis. The Bbq a bit bigger. I would definately recommend James Villas in the future and will probably return back to this villa in the future.
Confirmed guest: 13 May 2017 Published on: 14 May 2017 10 out of 10
Whitley Bay Family (the eldest child is at school)
Vieira villa was absolutely gorgeous, very spacious, comfortable and clean. We stayed here for a week, three adults and four children from 10-13yrs and we all loved it. The location is quiet (apart from a rather noisy dog next door) and is easy walking distance from Albufeira (15-20 minute walk). The welcome pack we ordered was substantial and very useful, as it had all the basics included as well as luxuries including wine, beer and fizzy drinks. We would wholeheartedly recommend this villa.
Confirmed guest: 15 April 2017 Published on: 17 April 2017 9 out of 10
Lovely Villa lots of space for a group of people. Be nice if pool was heated but didn't spoil the holiday at all.
Confirmed guest: 30 October 2016 Published on: 01 November 2016
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