GUEST BOOK

"After sampling a home cooked meal at the Quinta, is it possible to have dinner at the property again tomorrow? We didn't plan it but we don't want to leave here - these women are the best cooks!!"                   

The Lewis Group

USA (July 2024)

QUINTA DA BOAVISTA

"We had a wonderful stay; beautiful house!"

Arena Aviation Group

The Netherlands (June 2024)

CASA DA INFANTA

“Thank you so much Nilza, Maria and Rui. Nilza is an amazing chef - our meals were delicious, beautiful and healthy. And to use local ingredients and fruit from the property was so special.  The property is beautiful and comfortable and so peaceful. We are so grateful to the three of you for an unforgettable experience!”

 

The Connett Family

USA (May 2024)

CASA DOS FLAMINGOS

 "We loved our stay and it was a great success! The pool was used a lot and was quite warm enough. The gym and tennis court were also enjoyed and some played golf at nearby courses while others surfed on the west coast. We had a brilliant meal cooked by a chef. Really appreciated the lovely house with its fantastic views and it proved to be the ideal placed for a family gathering."&...

The Jones Family

UK & Portugal (October 2023)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"Everything was perfect, again! It was the second time we booked this property and we stayed in the main house (Liberal Wing) which was even nicer. We really liked the decor and breakfast was even better, but we already though it was perfect 3 years ago!"   

Catarina Albuquerque

Portugal (August 2023)

QUINTA DA DONALDA

"It was a great holiday and thank you for all your help. The location of the house was perfect, the garden beautiful and the owner was charming and helpful."

The Moran Family

UK (August 2023)

VILLA VERÃO

“We’ve arrived! Oh wow!!!! The townhouse is perfection!”

Andrew & Esther Stevens

UK (August 2023)

OLHAO 67

 "We had an absolutely amazing time (Lavandula I & II booked together for a large family); thank you! We love Portugal and want to repeat the experience in another location next year; what do you suggest?"                   

Henne Family

Switzerland (July 2023)

LAVANDULA ILAVANDULA II

"Another fantastic stay in this lovely tranquil house (2nd time)! Monica's cooking and housekeeping are absolutely outstanding and all staff involved in maintaining the grounds are much appreciated. I am sure we will return again..."   

The Hall Family

UK (July 2023)

QUINTA DA DONALDA

 "We had a lovely time and will certainly be looking again for next summer."                   

Toby Kingsbury

UK (August 2022)

LAVANDULA II

"Please pass my thanks on to the owner for our stay: quality fixtures and fittings, ample kitchen equipment, responsive people, design conscious etc. Really loved the house and the area."   

Philip Georgiades

UK (August 2022)

OS PINHEIROS

"Highly recommend DOURO VILLA II for a quiet time - great house - fun interior, all bedrooms of a generous size, clean and fresh feel, fabulous views, fun pool room and pool, excellent breakfast and super last evening meal provided by the charming Carla. Thoroughly enjoyed by all."                   

Jacqueline Evans & family

UK (June 2022)

DOURO VILLA II

"We had the most wonderful 2 weeks. The house has a great layout making it spacious and comfortable. The pool and lounge area on the roof are spectacular. Lounging poolside with the sound of waves in the distance was the best. Being able to walk to the beach in 10 minutes was also divine. Beach restaurants Sal & Sublime are very close. Overall a perfect stay. Thanks also to chef Sandra R...

Brad Cook & Tim McNeal

USA (May 2022)

BEACH VILLA

"Over the May bank holiday weekend, we planned a trip to the Douro Valley and choose AB Villa Rentals for our accommodation. The villa was modern with panorama windows overlooking the wine terraces and had all the amenities we could have wished for. We really appreciated the personal service by AB Villa Rentals  - they took good care of us!"       

S Humpert & E Casaprima

Portugal & Switzerland (May 2022)

SANTA MAFALDA

"QUINTA DA BOAVISTA has traditional Portuguese charm combined with modern comfort,  dominated by blue and white colours. The property is generously arranged and enjoys magnificent views of surrounding vineyards and the Douro river. The images provided on line were all met and not over stated. We spent a week at this gorgeous place to celebrate a 70th birthday and really appreciated ...

Barbara Kloeckener & friends

Switzerland & USA (May 2022)

QUINTA DA BOAVISTA

"Our stay at this villa was just amazing, we had a lovely time from the beginning to the end. Hopefully we will come back soon!"       

Alyette Duquesne

France (April 2022)

CASA DA BALEIA

"My family stayed at the BEACH VILLA for a glorious Autumn reunion. The villa is spectacular, well stocked, architecturally interesting and fun. The roof top pool with big views is lovely. A short walk to miles of sandy beach is particularly nice and the entire Comporta region is beautiful. Highly recommend  the house."

Jim McTarnaghan

USA (October 2021)

BEACH VILLA

"We had a lovely time. The villa has a great blend of style and simplicity, and the garden is very cleverly put together to give a feel of abundance and seclusion. Lina and her friend who cooked for us were lovely and the cleaners very smiley. Thanks to AB Villa Rentals and the Concierge team. We had a tough year and the villa and Comporta were a great tonic!"

Ben Bradbury & family

UK (October 2021)

CASA DA BALEIA

"Our amazing holiday was made possible by AB Villa Rentals who made booking it a breeze! None of the standard corporate responses, they were personable, professional and contactable at all times. The villa was spacious and bright and we loved the jacuzzi and bar. We sat outdoors every morning and enjoyed the beautiful views plus  a delicious breakfast prepared by Eugenia! Followed b...

Neil Gibbons & Diane Hicks

UK (September 2021)

SANTA MAFALDA

“Thank you again for the lovely rose wine awaiting our arrival! We’ve had a fantastic time, the villa is so well set up and everyone has been so helpful and lovely.”

The Parker family

UK (August 2021)

WHITE VILLA

"It was the perfect setting for a 2-week family holiday. QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS is perfect for a large group of all ages, stylish and comfortable and the beautiful gardens were magical to unwind and enjoy the Algarve sunshine. Lots and lots of extras kept everyone entertained, tennis and ping pong, pizza making and outdoor cinema nights to name a few. But without doubt what made the holi...

The Post family

UK, Portugal & USA (July 2021)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"We had a wonderful stay. LAVANDULA II was perfect for our group of adults and small children. The communication and booking process was easy and very helpful - we had a lot of questions leading up to our stay due to the current situation with Covid and group size. When at the villa and throughout our stay the Concierge Team helped with everything from restaurants reservations to babysit...

Lila Garcia

France (June 2021)

LAVANDULA II

"The villa was beautiful and very tastefully decorated; plus it was attended to each day during our stay which was a lovely touch. We had a fabulous stay in a beautiful country and feel very lucky we managed to get away in these Covid times!"   

The Morris Family

June/July 2021

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"The villa has outstanding views over the Douro river, and is very well furnished and equipped with all commodities as well as featuring marvellous outdoor spaces and swimming pool. We were very well looked after and had super breakfasts. The chef-at-home dinner was also very nice. We had 3 great days and hope to come back. We will recommend it to friends...      ...

Susana Antunes & friends

Portugal (June 2021)

SANTA MAFALDA

"Professional, personable and pleasant, supported in the run up & during the rental, seamless service. Ensured we could bring our little dachshund & have the pool heated at CASA DA BALEIA. Look forward to booking with Mandy & AB Villa Rentals again."

Morad Sabri-Tabrizi

Milan, Italy (December 2020/January 2021)

CASA DA BALEIA

“What a wonderful time we had in Comporta. The villa is truly beautiful and Paulo and the Concierge Team were super helpful. Thanks.”

Sanders & Joseph Families

UK (August 2020)

OS PINHEIROS

"Our stay here was perfect and we fell in love with absolutely everything! The cottages we stayed in were tasteful and practical. The housekeeper was super and spoilt us with delicious breakfasts. We ran every morning within the peaceful estate but it's also close enough to beaches where we spent part of the day.”   

Catarina Albuquerque 2020

Portugal (August 2020)

QUINTA DA DONALDA

“Cette maison dans Pego, Comporta est formidable, aussi les plages!”                   

Family Van der Vorm

Netherlands (July 2020)

CASA DA BALEIA

“The villa took our breath away; stunning, practical and beautifully laid out. Lovely and large, sheltered but sunny swimming pool - most suitable for three young girls with fitted mermaid tails and a four-year-old boy tagging along. It was a godsend to have a beautifully prepared meal ready for us on arrival, despite the fact that there had been a major power cut after a freak sto...

Alan & Jane Woods

UK (October Half Term 2019)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"Back in foggy Yorkshire and wanted to tell you that we had a great time. The housekeeper at DOURO VILLA II was a great host and the house was amazing. We used the heated pool everyday even in the downpours! We will be in touch again next year, as you have been most helpful with everything."

Jeremy Holmes

UK (October/November 2019)

DOURO VILLA II

“We had a lovely week in Comporta and this villa  worked perfectly for us. The house was great, and we loved Rosa, our very kind and helpful housekeeper; she is a treasure! We will be in touch for our next Portuguese holiday.”                    

The Mukherjee family

UK (August 2019)

LAVANDULA I

"We had a great holiday and loved VILLA CASCAIS on the Lisbon Coast region."

The Hourston family

UK (July/August 2019)

VILLA CASCAIS ART

"We had a truly wonderful stay . The house exceeded our expectations - an amazingly beautiful home in a fabulous location. We loved every moment we stayed there, such a special place, so peaceful and relaxing. Our whole family loved exploring the area whether it was going to the beach, horseback riding, biking, yoga, shopping and enjoying wonderful meals in or out. Local manager Paulo an...

Raquel & James Jeffers

USA (June 2019)

LAGOA FORMOSA

“What a fantastic house! We have enjoyed every minute of this beautiful place. The views are spectacular, the décor and special touches are perfect, and the peace and quiet made this one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had. We especially appreciated Carla’s incredible hospitality – her recommendations were exactly what we wanted, her willingness to ma...

Ana Duque-Higgins & guests

Madrid/Virginia/North Carolina (May 2019)

DOURO VILLA I

“It’s been absolutely wonderful: the setting and the villa are perfect… We are leaving this lovely property tomorrow but we want to come back soon.”        

Helen & Alan Carr

UK (May 2019)

CASA DA PRAIA

"We absolutely loved it! CASA DA PRAIA is perfectly laid out and has pretty much everything you could want. We were looked after by a heavenly lady who came every day - we felt thoroughly spoilt. Huge thank you. You officially have two new clients for life!"                   

Harriet Simpson

UK (September/October 2018)

CASA DA PRAIA

"We loved the villa and the area of Comporta. It is pretty quiet and great for relaxing..."                    

The Pattison family

UK (July 2018)

BEACH VILLA

“Thank you Carla for looking after us and for organising our lunches and suppers out! This is such a special part of Portugal: we specially loved the winery tour followed by a delicious picnic and the stunning boat trip on the Douro River. Also have to mention the amazing views from the property.”                &nbs...

The Clarksons

UK (June 2018)

DOURO VILLA I

“We had a really wonderful week - the villa was lovely and the location on the coast just perfect. Thank you for everything you did Almond Blossom Rental Villas, Gill's Catering Services and everyone else, making it so special.”

The Horseman family

UK (June 2018)

CASA DA INFANTA

"Thanks for all your help during our holiday. We had a really good time. The villa is stunning, and the housekeeper came often and was very friendly. My husband played golf twice at Troia Golf Course, he loved it. It would have been fab if a map was provided for the bike rides around the region - we were a bit hesitant of where and how far to go."

The Ineke family

Switzerland (May 2018)

BEACH VILLA

"We had a great holiday thanks, and the villa was fantastic. I really hope we will be able to rent it again next year.”

The Gowing Family

UK (May 2018)

CASA DA PRAIA

"We had a fantastic time last week, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. It was the perfect house for a large group and a special celebration. The staff were lovely and did an excellent job. Our only comment would be that some of the beds are not very comfortable - hard mattress on a solid chipboard base, not to same high-quality standard as the rest of the house, otherwise all perfect...

The Howards

UK (September 2017)

CASA DA INFANTA

“We spent our last week in Portugal at this wonderful place - great view, pool and house, plus of course the great and lovely host Carla! Thank you very much for the wonderful breakfasts and taking care of our little desires.”
                   

The Fishers

Switzerland (August 2017)

DOURO VILLA I

"We loved our time at the villa and Pego beach; thank you."           

Janie Robertson & Geoffrey Wheating

UK (September 2017)

BEACH VILLA

 "We had the most wonderful stay - it's a great house in a beautiful area of Portugal! I also want to mention the wonderful housekeeper Teresa, who assisted us wherever she could. Thank you for the good organization of our trip to Comporta."                    

Dagmar Lukas

Austria (July 2017)

BEACH VILLA

"We just came back from this villa and we loved it all - it was a great success and the house was well kitted out on the whole. The photos don't really do it justice; it's in the most lovely setting!"   

Lady Olivia Milburn

UK (June 2017)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"The house is beautiful!"                    

Robert Catlett

USA (June 2017)

SANTA MAFALDA

"We are LOVING the villa, it is so beautiful! Teresa has been incredibly kind and helpful; she even went to the market with us to help us find what we needed. We just got back from a few hours at the beach; we couldn't be happier, thank you. And thank you for organizing the bikes too - they are working out great!"

Jennifer Packard

USA (April 2017)

BEACH VILLA

"We had a lovely time at this villa – it’s a fun, elegant and very creative property. We loved the design and use of large windows to maximize views and light, bringing the outside in; as well as the wonderful infinity pool (one of the reasons for choosing this villa over others) with its surroundings of lavender, rosemary and trees, which we really enjoyed. We would like to ...

The Tasker family

UK & USA (September 2016)

AS OLIVEIRAS

 "We have had a wonderful week, relaxing, reading, playing cards, eating and drinking in the sun, looking at the beautiful scenery! Estrela and Carla made us very welcome and were very helpful and attentive during our stay. We had a delicious welcome meal on our 1st night and Estrela's special orange cake. Thank you for a great holiday, we hope to return."    &nbs...

The Rathbone's

UK (June/July 2016)

DOURO VILLA I

"We loved our holiday villa."       

Burgh Marsh family & friends

Uk (June 2016)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"What a great way to experience my first trip to Portugal! The villa is lovely and Estrela made everything easy and delicious."                    

Cynthia Bellet-Pallos

Texas, USA (May 2016)

DOURO VILLA I

"Amazing! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful country. Great food and wine, the villa and  Estrela were divine; Happy New Year!"                    

The Taylors

USA (December 2015/January 2016)

DOURO VILLA II

 "What an amazing place! We were blown away by the views, this beautiful house and all that the Douro has to offer. Thank you Estrela for looking after us."                    

The Ledger family

UK (September 2015)

DOURO VILLA II

"Oh what a wonderful 2 weeks! Quiet, peaceful and beautiful surroundings and a fantastic high spec villa with all the mod cons!! Fabulous staff, fantastic treats and wonderful food. It has all seemed like a wonderful dream, just wish we didn’t have to wake up. Obrigada DOURO VILLA II for a wonderful holiday, it was the best! "            ...

The Tilleys

UK (August 2015)

DOURO VILLA II

"We have had the most amazing week at this villa - thank you so much to the team there for looking after us! One week in the Douro Valley has not been enough; we'll definitely be back. Estrela, we need the recipes for your amazing cakes!!"

The Harrymans

UK (July 2015)

DOURO VILLA I

"We had a great time at this villa and loved exploring the area. We were sorry to have to leave early (due to kids' sports schedules) but hope to return again sometime. Please thank the owners and cleaner too. The house is beautiful and we especially enjoyed horse riding on the beach and riding bikes from beach to beach in Comporta!"

India & Peter Baird

South Africa (April 2015)

BEACH VILLA

"I would just like to say a huge thank you for letting us stay at this villa, it was out of this world. We will hopefully return to this lovely house in the near future."

Alison Stewart

UK (April 2015)

VILLA LAGOS

"Everything is wonderful; we love it here! The villa is gorgeous and the owner extremely helpful."

Sherry Mosko

Canada (August 2014)

VILLA LAGOS

 "Best villa stay ever! The house is beautiful and so are the surroundings. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was lovely to have both Estrela and Gi (staff) getting our last dinner sorted. We will miss you but hopefully see you again soon."                    

Ruth & Gordon Budge

UK (July 2014)

DOURO VILLA I

 "We had a lovely holiday in Comporta and found it very easy to book through you - the communication was fine and instructions were clear. The only but I would add, is that the 'welcome hamper' was a bit disappointing. Thank you."                    

Laura Bishop

Australia (June 2014)

BEACH VILLA

"Had a lovely time, everyone was over the moon with our villa, it was definitely a winner!"

Darren & Lois Bithell

UK (September 2013)

VILLA LAGOS

"The villa was as good as the first time we stayed here and the food fantastic (a chef now comes with the villa). The weather got better as the week went on and we had a brill time!"        

Cawthorne family

UK (May 2013)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"We had a wonderful holiday: we loved the Comporta coastline and the kids had a great time in the waves and on the beach. The restaurants were fabulous and we found everyone so friendly and helpful. The villa was absolutely beautiful and a great space to live in and enjoy."                    

Kate Broughton

UK (July 2012)

BEACH VILLA

"Superbe séjour. Merci pour le gentil accueil. J'ai aimé la piscine at cette villa."                    

Famille Carrozi

France (July 2012)

DOURO VILLA I

"We had a lovely time at this villa. The house was just what we were looking for: lovely pool, plenty of space for dining and sitting on the terrace and excellent bedrooms for everybody. The tennis court was also well used and the garden was beautiful and very well maintained. Our maid was also very helpful."        

Penny Crawshaw

UK (July 2011)

QUINTA DAS LARANJEIRAS

"Our group of 8 couples in total were very impressed with the villa. It was extremely clean, well maintained and serviced regularly. Our warm host was most helpful in all ways possible and provided us with many great recommendations. The proximity to the centre of town was excellent and the surrounding area easy to navigate. We also had a wonderful chef on 3 occasions, which was fabulous...

Rich Powers

USA (May 2011)

VILLA LAGOS

"Amazing holiday! The villa was superb: clean, quirky and spacious. The location overlooking the harbour was magnificent. The kids played on the beach and rock pools. There were great restaurants only a 10/15 min walk away on either side of the cliff. The staff were excellent and the housekeeper cooked supper for us one night, which was great. Ferragudo remains a cute little village, wit...

Anna Silsby

UK (April 2011)

CASA DA INFANTA

“We have just spent a wonderful week in the Douro during the "vindima" and this villa was the perfect spot from which to enjoy the Douro Valley. Architecturally the house is amazing, with a great pool/games room and the views are nothing short of breath-taking. But best of all was a good hearty breakfast to set you up for a day of wine tasting! We highly recommend you also ask for ...

Victoria & Geoff Graham

Portugal (September 2010)

DOURO VILLA I

"We had a great time at this property. Thank you for all your efforts on our behalf."        

Tim and Caroline Villiers-Smith

UK (June 2006)

CASA DA INFANTA