“Pictures don’t do justice”
Review left on May 14, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017
This is a truly lovely property. Very large with tasteful and comfortable furniture and certainly every piece of equipment I could have needed including a washing machine and a proper rotary airer (drying wet pool towels is always a nightmare on those small plastic folding things usually provided – pool towels are also included, a nice touch). We go out to eat so don’t do much cooking on holiday but this was definitely the place to be if you do, with the added benefit of a good barbecue and a nice clean selection of equipment to use with it.
The outside space was beautiful, there are terraces all around the property to follow the sun (or shade if you prefer). Quite private, there are resident neighbours but they are quiet and friendly, pottering around their vegetable plots and the mid sized pool is perfect and surrounded by shrubs and evergreen trees so you are mostly hidden from view. There is also a large fenced field-like area behind the pool garden would would be great for kids to play games or run around (there were some racquets, balls etc in the house) There is free wifi, a good selection of tv channels in various languages including english and books/games/dvds, these might not be things you do on holiday but always nice to know they’re available.
It is an easy drive from Silves, a small pretty town which is good for a coffee or lunch, and has a good fresh produce market on a Saturday. it’s around 20 minutes from the coast. The small hamlet location is nice and quiet, a short distance off the main road between orange groves, but you do need a car. It is possible to walk but there are no real pavements and I wouldn’t like to walk after dark as although it isn’t really a busy road, there is also a slight drainage dip at each side which would probably be a trip hazard whilst stepping in for oncoming traffic. (There are taxis and bus stops in Silves though).
Finally, all the communication and booking processes were quick and efficient, with accurate directions and our security deposit was returned within 48 hours of getting home. The pricing was also excellent for the quality of the property. Overall a fantastic place to be and we hope to return.
“Perfect place to stay, the villa exceeded all of our expectations!”
Review left on Apr 9, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017
Brilliant location, an easy car ride from the airport. The villa was fully equipped with everything we could need, plus a little more. We had such a wonderful time we made enquiries about next year before we’d even left!
“Home from Home in the sun”
Review left on November 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
It is a delightful villa, it felt very homely for us. The villa was immaculately clean, the kitchen was very well equipped, beautifully decorated, everything has been very well thought out. The heated pool was a bonus at this time of year. The villa is well proportioned and in a lovely rural setting. Only 5 minutes to the shops and market in Silves and minutes to two delightful restaurants.
“When can we go again”
Review left on September 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
An amazing villa in a beautiful part of the country. Every home comfort is thought of, and all information about the villa, the area and places to go to is given in a very straight forward info pack. We ended our week planning a return visit for next year.
Review left on September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
Just returned from a 14 night stay 14-28 August 2016. This is the best villa we have stayed in. It had everything you would need for a wonderful stay. Set in the countryside but only a short drive from Silves where there are numerous restaurants to choose from. It was also no more than 25 minutes drive to the beaches, aquaparks and Portimao. The pool was superb with plenty of loungers and a shaded dining area to enjoy the BBQ. There is also a roof terrace which gives lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The information provided by the owners was very detailed and helpful in making our stay trouble free. We had a fantastic holiday at Casa Mira and would thoroughly recommend the villa for a memorable stay.
“Beautiful, spacious villa with stunning views, great location”
Review left on August 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
We stayed at Casa Mira for 5 nights for the first time in July 2016. As we drove through the gates and up the driveway we were so impressed, the detached villa is beautiful from the outside with pretty gardens and a secluded location. The interior is perfect for a holiday home with ample space and air conditioning that made our stay very comfortable. Through the back doors we were amazed to see the large, newly updated swimming pool which was perfect! Lots of sun loungers, patio space, beautiful butterflies flying around and a BBQ which we used several times. There was also an amazing upstairs balcony which overlooked the pool area as well as fantastic views of the surroundings. The location of the villa is perfect, it is 45 minute drive from Faro airport and 10min drive into the nearby village Silves which has a supermarket that has everything you need. It is also a 25-30 minute drive to beautiful beaches and other larger and more touristy towns such as Lagos, Lagoa and Faro. We loved our stay here and cannot wait to return in the future. The owners were very helpful with our reservation and provided loads of information about how to find the villa and things to do while we were in portugal. They were extremely accommodating, thank you for such a lovely stay.
“Fantastic return visit to wonderful Casa Mira and beautiful Silves”
Review left on August 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
Our second visit to Casa Mira. We thought it was excellent last year, but amazingly the owners have managed to make further improvements to an already perfect holiday villa. Brand new swimming pool and surrounding area with outside solar shower…wonderful. The gardens just get better and better and are an absolute delight, This villa fully deserves its 5 star rating. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy Casa Mira.
“Amazing Villa, everything you could wish for”
Review left on August 1, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
This is a lovely villa, set in the countryside, 10 mins from Silves by car. It has everything you need for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. It is very spacious, modern , with air con and a fantastic swimming pool. The garden is established and very pleasant to sit in and watch the huge Butterflies and numerous Birds that visit. Uk TV and WIFI is a bonus for those days when you need to cool down. The area is lovely and a visit to the dam , half a mile away behind the Villa is a must. Silves has everything you need , a daily fresh food market and supermarket open 7 days. We can highly recommend this Villa, you wont be disappointed.
Review left on July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
Just returned from this villa. It is one of the best we ever stayed in. The owner was brilliant and very detailed with the paperwork. The villa had everything you need and there was nothing you could add to it. It was also cleaned during our stay. The pool was cleaned twice a week and the guy was very nice. The pool area was lovely with amble sun beds and lots of space. The area surrounding the villa is lovely with 2 supermarkets within 10 minutes drive. Silves is lovely if you want to get away from the busyness of the other resorts but they are only about 20 minutes away. I would have no doubt recommending this villa and would definitely book it again.
“What a fantastic villa”
Review left on July 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
I stayed here with my wife and 2 year old son for 8 nights from the 25th June 2016. The villa is in a great location, just a short drive to the main town of Silves where we ate out a few times (we recommend Cafe Ingles near the castle) during our stay and only a 20 minute drive to the nearest beaches which were beautiful. Our 2 year and 3 month old son loved going in the swimming pool at the villa, which is set in beautiful grounds. The villa is very spacious with everything you could need and the air conditioning in the master bedroom and downstairs area is very welcoming in June/July. There is a roof terrace upstairs which gives you beautiful views of the countryside all around and the balcony off of the master bedroom was also a pleasant place to sit. The owner gave lots of very helpful directions and advice on the local area and made the place safe for our toddler by fitting stair gates, bed guard, plug socket covers and a ‘safety turtle’ pool alarm. The property is secure with gates to the driveway and to both sides of the building. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning in future!
Review left on March 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
Immaculate fully equipped spacious villa surrounded by a garden full of cacti and other trees/ plants. Within 10-15 minute drive of the town of Silves and 30 minutes to the beach resorts. We have rented villas annually for more than 20 years but would rate this as the best. Peter provides clear directions to reach the villa and Susie is available if there are any problems – we had none. Highly recommended!
Review left on October 28, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
Delightful rural retreat containing everything needed for a relaxing holiday. The grounds were splendid ,and it was lovely to have a pool.
“A Rural Gem”
Review left on October 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
Very spacious and well appointed villa which is close to the amenities of Silves, an unspoilt market town, but far enough away to be in the quiet countryside. Many lovely beaches are within a 30 minute drive as are breath-taking cliff top walks. There are plenty of varied restaurants nearby that offer very reasonably priced fresh fish menus and typical local fare. This is a villa which is well worth booking to be able to enjoy much that is Portuguese, whilst being based in homely comfort.
Review left on September 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
Casa Mira was perfect for our first trip to Portugal. The beautiful villa is spacious, clean and comfortable and the location is great! We were only a 15 minute drive from everything we needed – supermarket, beaches, water parks, restaurants not to mention the friendly town of Silves itself. The villa is complete with all the kitchen appliances and utensils you might need to cook or BBQ, and wash/dry clothes. The pool is lovely and a great size for a cooling swim with plenty of room to relax around it on the sun loungers provided (perfect for sunbathing AND star-gazing!). All your modern conveniences are easily accessible with a good selection of English TV channels, a DVD player and WiFi. The connection is a good speed for news/email/social media, and the range is brilliant. There wasn’t a spot inside or out that I couldn’t get a signal. One of the great things about Casa Mira is the number of places to sit and relax – kitchen, dining room, living room, outdoor table and chairs, out on the balcony. There is even a table and chairs at the front of house looking across the yard and garden. With the spacious bedrooms, it’s easy to enjoy your time there without feeling like you’re on top of one another. The villa’s owner and manager are both very helpful and provided us with their personal recommendations – many of which we followed, and none of which disappointed! We also had unobtrusive visits from the cleaner and gardeners during our stay which are evident of the good upkeep at the villa. The area around Casa Mira is very open and rural and the roads are very quiet so driving around and parking was a breeze. We visited the town of Silves by day and night which provided some lovely views up to the castle and across the hillsides. Restaurant-wise, Churrasqueira Valdemar rightfully owns a great reputation for no-nonsense BBQ chicken, cooked and eaten out in the street, Cafe Ingles has a friendly staff and provides cheap-and-cheerful food and frequent live music, and Restaurante O Barradas was a perfect last-night dinner, a bit more expensive to use up those last euros! Tips: The Sat Nav provided to us by the car hire company could not always locate our destinations via co-ordinates, so check your routes on google until you get familiar with the local roads – which doesn’t take long. Don’t miss the Slide ‘n’ Splash water park! Great fun, and good value.
“Casa Mira – 5 star all the way”
Review left on September 7, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
We returned last night from a 2 week holiday in this fabulous villa, in a superb location just outside Silves. We did a fairly late booking – just 2 weeks before departure, the owner was really helpful throughout the booking process and provided superb background info on the accommodation and surrounding area which really enhanced our trip. The detailed driving instructions made it simple to locate the villa on our arrival. We cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful property. The gardens are large and beautifully kept by the gardener and the villa itself superb in every way. The accommodation is extremely clean and comfortable throughout, a real home from home, with air con if needed. This villa is really well equipped with everything needed in the kitchen and a beautiful outside dining area, a utility room with first class washing and drying facilities and even a dishwasher. The views from the roof top terrace are fantastic both during the day and at night for star gazing. A very helpful English lady who lives locally manages the villa and is available at all times if any support is needed. We have already rebooked to return to Casa Mira in 2016, 5* Accommodation, 5* Location, 5* Holiday – Thank you.
Review left on August 22, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
The property, villa and gardens are superb. The location is peaceful and private yet only 10 minutes to town and supermarket. We loved the various areas to relax, such as roof terrace in the early morning and evenings, great for stargazing. The pool, though not huge, is perfectly fine for dipping in to cool off or relaxing on lilos. The surrounding area, and beaches are fab, especially those off the beaten track. Would recommend this place for couples and young families.