If you are looking for a beautiful and very special place in which to create unforgettable memories with family and friends, this is the place to go.
We reserved Vila Vale Mouro for a 4-day weekend in June to celebrate an important birthday for my husband, to which we invited his brothers, sister, and their spouses, his children and their significant others, and his two grandchildren. Thanks to the wonderful team in place and the attention to detail throughout our stay, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
Our arrival coincided with cocktails around the pool, as we had engaged Debbie, a wonderful chef available through the Vila, for our arrival aperitif and dinner, breakfast the following morning, and lunch. Everything was delicious, and seemingly effortless. We also used the pre-stocking option which was a great convenience.
The house is lovely, on attractive grounds, and impeccably maintained. The plan is great. All 6 couples had their own spacious bedroom and en-suite bath, with everyone afforded great privacy. The rooms and bathrooms were stylish and well-appointed, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere and every comfort. Our bedroom had a balcony overlooking the fabulous pool and grounds. The 2 young children had their quarters in the game room, whenever they weren’t in the pool, so they were in heaven. The grounds are replete with quiet and private places where one could go to read or reflect.
The rest of the house was well-decorated as well as functional, including the well-equipped kitchen, and living room with a fireplace. Everyone was able to gather together comfortably, without ever feeling crowded.
It was a great pleasure to work with the owner, who could not have been more accommodating and helpful. She went out of her way to ensure that we had a marvelous stay, as did the on-site manager, Andre, who was on-call when he wasn’t there. When we had a problem with the coffee machine, it was replaced within an hour. And when we were at the airport for the flight home, and my husband realized that he had left his sport jacket at the house, Andre jumped in a cab and brought it to the airport.
The children summed it up best: when we asked them what they liked about their trip they said in unison," Everything, everything, everything!” The adults could not have agreed more!”