this is a large house with 4 bedrooms and an extra apartment. we have rooms with shared or private bathroom. there's a kitchen that you can use.
2 nights minimum stay
The listing was accurate as this place has the essentials. When you're there for a beach vacation, it's all you need: fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and your own room (and a laundry machine!!). The electricity was off overnight during both of our nights there. I also don't recommend staying alone if you want to meet people...we didn't see much of the other guests! For us, it was perfect. We were two travelling together and were comfortable there and near some very beautiful beaches.
Olivia is very kind and helpful lady. I wish I was so fit in her age. She has a beautiful white house in mediterranean style located in the calm portugese village of Carrapateira. The village is absolutely not commercial, therefore you can feel the real spirit of Portugal and its people. It is also located in the National Park full of exotic plants. You can easily reach Bordeira Beach on foot. The beach is exceptionaly beautiful.
Carrapateira is a small town in the southern west coast, district of Faro. You need a car to get there from the airport (there's a few shuttle busses available, but they're usually not cheap and can take very long) which we didn't fully understand (our own fault) and we arrived a bit later than expected to check in, which wasn't a problem for Olivia. We received a very warm welcome and a tour to the house. Olivia rents out most rooms in the house, and the crowd is mostly made up of couples looking for a calm getaway, families and surfers coming to check Praia do Bordeiro, a beautiful beach no more than 15 min walk from the house. Carrapateira has a few restaurants and cafes in the main square (3 min walk from the house) and they're decently priced. There's also a very small supermarket with all the basics and fresh bread, and lidl supermaket is about 20 min drive away. We were very happy with our choice: we made use of the kitchen, it was easy to get in and out of the house via a back alternative door that is only used by the guests and everything was clean and nicely prepared for our stay (fresh towels and sheets, wifi password, laundry machine available). In the room we booked, the mattress was a bit too hard for our taste, but we managed. Olivia speaks Portuguese and French, so English can be a bit more difficult but she is kind enough to try and explain in the best way she can. Obrigada Olívia and all the best!
For the price we paid the room was absolutely ok. Still I have to admit, that with some small repairs (door locks) and some extra cleaning the room would be more comfortable. Anyway, the host is a very nice lady and I would book with her again. I could see the other rooms she offers are a little bit more advanced. Thanks a lot, muito obrigada.