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A native Portuguese.
I don't really believe in the "describing myself", so I'll let the people that met me write about me ;) Just please read them below
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Joao nous a accuillies avec le sourire en français et en anglais et s'est montré très disponible tout au long de notre séjour. Il nous a fait part de ces coups de coeur de la région, nous a guidé dans nos choix de visites, de restaurants...
L'appartement est bien situé pour visiter l'Algarve, bien équipé (cuisine, lessive, internet...), neuf, décoration simple et chaleureuse. Il dispose d'une grande terrasse bien orientée et est très lumineux.
Je recommande ce logement sans hésitation!
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Joao was amazing from the first day we met him! He provided us with a choice of three apartments within the same block (due to us having a child we were able to choose the one that suited us the most). Nothing was too much trouble for Joao and he had a wealth of information to share aboutbplaces to visit. Unfortunately our trip took place during the winter season which meant the evenings were very cold and due to no central heating the flat was extremely cold. Joao kindly provided us with extra blankets, quilts and heaters to keep warm!
The apartment was spotless and had lots of mod cons. Its situated in a lovely location with a supermarket less than 2 mins away. Be warned shopping in larger chain supermarkets can be more expensive than the smaller independent ones. Strangley enough processed food is very expensive and fresh produce is very cheap so we ate really well and spent not much at all!
Joao's parents were there to welcome us and show us round - very friendly and helpful. This is a lovely, spacious apartment in a quiet part of town but very close to a good supermarket and near the fabulous beach. A great place for a restful holiday in the sun!
Unfortunately, Joao was not in Quarteira at the time, we stayed there, but his parents, who also live in the house did a great job, explained us everything and gave recommendations and help. Quarteira is quite touristic, not my cup of tea. But the flat is very nice, comfy, large and clean. The beach is also wonderful and you can reach villages and cities around in a couple of minutes by car. Thanks for the hospitality!
Very new, modern and clean apartment. It is so clean and new that it lacks a bit of character for my part. It's a bit too much hotel for me, but I assume this would be perfect for others. According to the price there is absolutely nothing to complain about this. Joao is very helpful and gives great service. He was flexible when I wanted to change the dates. Very much recommended.
Joao´s parents welcomed us on our arrival as he was like us, driving from Lisbon on the very same day. We stayed at Apartment I on the third floor and is not the exact same one on these photos here but VERY similar which was not an issue. The photos of the apartment does not do it justice. It is bigger than we thought, perhaps Lisbon apartments are just smaller! It is modern, very well equipped and with good quality materials. The garden was a relaxing sight everyday and even if it was raining during our stay, the wind didn´t push the rain into the whole of the balcony. The balcony covers the whole apartment which may be ideal for families. When we needed a hairdryer, Joao was just a message away. When he was away, his parents on the second floor were readily helpful.
The only issue we had during our stay was the noise from the neighbours downstairs who were extremely noisy until 2am. We like to sleep with the window open to get some cool evening breeze and though we already shut the windows, we could still hear them. We messaged Joao immediately during the incident and the next day, he spoke to them and he apologised in their behalf. The next evening was much more peaceful.
We enjoyed our stay though the weather was not that great. We suggest a drive to Sagres, you may get lucky they had sunshine there and the water was a joy to swim in. Joao is available to help with any local tips!
TIP: If you are driving with a GPS from Lisbon, you won´t find the apartment´s address as it is ´new´. We suggest that you input Hotel Quarteira Sol and when you reached that hotel, search for GNR Faro (local police station). Once you get there, you will see grey and beige apartments on your left, the GNR to your right and just turn around and it´s the apartment block behind it. Parking wasn´t hard for us as perhaps it was low season.
The apartment is very modern, clean and has all the facilities you need, including washing machine, dishwasher and air conditioning. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beach, shops and restaurants and 15 minutes to the central shopping district. Joao is very helpful and communicates very well. We would recommend the apartment.
We were welcomed by Joao's parents. Even if I made the mistake of writing the wrong time of my arrival, they were ready to welcome us. His parents are extremely polite and attentive. The apartment was very clean, everything was in excellent condition, and we loved the location. Really quiet area, close from the beach, close from the grocery shop and restaurants and bars.
Quiet , modern, clean apartment . The view from balcony over the gardens is relaxing. Location is very central for visiting Algarve. Joao was not here in this low season but contact with him was easy and there was a nice couple living closely welcoming me at arrival .
Joao Lopes was very charming, easy to communicate and respectful guest. Our highest recommendations :)
Joao e' stato un ragazzo educatissimo e gentilissimo.
Joao and Kelly were magnificent guests !
They left the appartament clean and tidy.
They invited me for lunch in one of my favourite Barcelona tapas place and gave me also a Port wine as a present. I gave them a Spanish wine as a gift.
I loved talking to them and spending time together.
Guests like Joao and Kelly are like friends in the Airbnb community :)
Let me know how you find the white port. We shared your wine with the navy crew on a wild party on board ;)
Thanks for your hospitality, your time, and your kind words! I echo all of that back to you!
Wonderful guests, very kind, generous and pleasant to spend time with. Hope they visit again soon!
Thanks for your kind words! Let me know how you liked the white port ... and let me know if you ever come to this side, e.g. for visiting your friend at ZooMarine.
Joao is an great guy and amazing guest! Thank you so much for your help in the house and unique experience to see and be part of the Berlinale. His generosity is outstanding! You're always more than welcome again!
Can only reply and multiply back ALL the nice words! I enjoyed my short "fix" of Berlinale, and that was much thanks to you girls! The world need to know how you are a nice example of the best hosting in AirBnB ;))
Welcome here, also !
Very nice, brought me cheese from Portugal which was a really nice gesture. Unfortunately we did not have much time to have a chat, but everything about him gave me a really good impression. Would absolutely recommend him to others. Sociable, tidy, easy-going.
Not only was Joao a very kind person to speak with, he also went and met the next guest to deliver the keys at 0.40 in the middle of the night! I can do nothing more than to give my best recommendations! Welcome again!
Joao is great company, and he stayed with us for one night. We shared some local food together and tasted some of his nice liqueur that he brought. We had good communication, and lots of things to talk about! We can definitely recommend Joao to fellow hosts.
Great guy, communicative and friendly, and the room was left in a perfectly clean and tidy condition. I hope Joao had a good stay and he's welcome to stay again any time.
Thanks a lot for renting!
It was a great pleasure to host and to get to know Joao. A highly recommended guest, and a very nice person. Hope to see him back sometime.