Our last trip until the Autumn ……

Hello again – to update you and enable those who are going to the villa to know what changes have happened and maybe entice some others to book for next year…….?

Keith and I went out for two weeks at the end of March – it was a ‘working’ break really – we spring cleaned the villa from top to bottom in readiness for all our guests this season and also:

Purchased some new outdoor furniture – two new sun loungers for the pool patio and two new recliners which are up on the master bedroom patio – the original ones were definitely becoming a little worn and had lost their comfort!

We have removed the bamboo type fencing from the back of the pool which was looking decidedly sad – and are delighted with how this opened up the pool area and gives the garden a far more attractive view of the trees behind us. Ever mindful of safety and security, particularly when little ones are staying, we have kept the wooden brackets that supported the fencing but lowered them down to give the original railings more height – you will see what I mean when you go out!

We have also now changed management companies – we wanted to try and facilitate better the key collection and return for guests and enable them to be a real part of the Vale do Lobo community. So, Vale do Lobo now manage the villa for us. Another benefit we hope you will enjoy is their linen! Ours was in need of renewing which is a fairly massive expense and signing up to VDL means we are a part of their linen pool – so good quality bed linen and towels are guaranteed at all times! Obviously this is our first season with them – so feedback will be hugely appreciated.

What else – oh, yes, we have doubled the internet speed (but as we are talking Portugal you may not realise it) – do let us know!!!

As for the resort itself – major changes to the Praca – gone is the Real Estate Office giving a much larger area for dance, entertainment and general relaxation. It is still not 100% finished – but will be for the start of the season. It has created much more space and now you have a beautiful view of the sea as you approach the Praca down the hill! Photos will be published soon.

Time to close – as always we wish our guests a very happy, sunny and relaxing time at the villa. As we are booked through to October from May, we will not be out there ourselves until the Autumn – so do please let us know what you think of the changes at the Praca and let us know how you feel the management of the villa under VDL is.

Happy holidays!



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