What do our customers think?


DATE VISTED: 11th - 16th August 2019

GROUP: 4 Aduts, 4 Children


We recently stayed at Villa Isabella in Paderne and had a fantastic time. The villa is really beautiful and it even looks better in real life than what the pictures shown. The owner Kirsteen was brilliant to deal with and always available. There were 8 of us that stayed and we all had great nights sleep and thoughrally enjoyed using all the facilities the villa had to offer. I would definitely recommend this villa for anyone wanting to come to the Algarve.

Martin P, UK

DATE VISTED: 4th - 11th August 2019

GROUP: 2 Aduts, 3 Children



Villa Isabella is just stunning and the pictures on the website don't do it justice, particularly in terms of ceiling height. Singing in the shower is a must just to hear the notes echo around the bathroom!

The villa was spotless on arrival and is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including inflatables for the pool and even a brand new replacement just in case. There was plenty of space for our family to spread out in, all the bedrooms had very comfy beds and much needed air conditioning in August. A small welcome pack was waiting with all the essentials for a cup of tea (or coffee) before heading out to the supermarket, all the details of which are in a handy information folder. The main supermarkets are mostly around 15 minutes away, the Lidl and Aldi at Albufeira were best for us and had everything we needed.

We were very well situated for places like Albufeira (highly recommend the Jet Boat ride - you will get wet!) and Slide and Splash for a fun day out.

We have loved our week here, and if it wasn't for needing an extra bedroom next year for a large family holiday, we would be back in a heartbeat. I for one, since being home, have missed sitting outside at the table with a glass of wine looking up the hill in the evening, watching the few street lights come on. It was a wonderful sight last thing at night and equally first thing in the morning.

Kirsteen was very helpful with her communication, even down to letting us know about White Night which occurred on the Saturday of our stay - a village event for all the family to take part in. We would highly recommend Villa Isabella for holidays. Many thanks Kirsteen for all your help.


Stephanie H, UK


DATE VISTED: 12th - 24th June 2019

GROUP: 4 Aduts, 4 Children


Paradise in Paderne

We spent 12 wonderful nights in this beautiful villa. The photos don't do this Villa justice, we were blown away by how beautiful it is. It is right in the middle of Paderne, which is a lovely village, it has a couple of small shops, with very reasonable prices, as the village is not touristy, you're not charged tourist prices in the shops or restaurants. The location of Paderne is also very central, you are 20 minutes away from, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Loulé and only 35 minutes from Faro.


The Villa itself is really a home away from home, it has everything you might possibly need. The kitchen is so we'll equipped, we ended up staying in more than we had intended as cooking was such a pleasure in the Villa.


The bedrooms are very spacious with extremely comfortable beds, not something you always get on holidays.


We travelled with our 3 kids, 12, 8, 4, they all loved the pool, the games rooms and having Netflix was great for the couple of wet days we had.


Kirsteen, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with and and we are already planning to return next year.

Kate M, Ireland 

DATE VISTED:24th - 31st May 2019

GROUP: 5 Aduts, 2 Children


Top quality villa in the Algarve

This villa is truly stunning and could not be faulted. We were initially worried beforehand that the pool wasn’t heated but this could not have been nicer; our 5 year old and 7 year old didn’t want to get out of the pool the entire holiday! Thank you so much to both the owner Kirsteen and the property management team for the information, suggestions of places to eat and overall excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

Rebecca G, UK

DATE VISTED:1st - 18th September 2018

GROUP: 2 Adults, 1 Baby


The house is absolutely stunning, from the way you’ve decked the place out with all the beautiful pieces, to the lovely long pool and garden. I think you’ve thought of everything someone could need ie door stops, laundry baskets, batteries when the scales are running low etc it really helps to make your stay enjoyable! You also couldn’t have been more helpful and all your advice and quick replies to my emails were greatly appreciated. My parents also had a lovely week with us.

Sophia W, London

DATE VISTED: 22nd - 31st August 2018

GROUP: 3 Adults, 1 Teenager


Over the past few years we have hired some stunning villas, but yours tops the lot. The amount of time, care and attention to detail really shows through. Every day we just couldn’t  believe how amazing the place was. 

Rosanne N, Sussex

DATE VISTED: 13th - 28th July 2018

GROUP: 2 Adults, 2 Children


We enjoyed a blissful stay at Villa Isabella. Everything was perfect from start to finish and we really didn't want to go home!  Paderne is a lovely, tranquil place with friendly locals, and only a short drive to the seaside towns of Vilamoura and Albufeira.

The owners and cook at Os Arcos were so lovely and great food too.  Felt completely relaxed and away from reality in this special villa.

"I had a wonderful 4 days here at villa Isabella with my grand-daughters.  Everything was absolutely perfect. Such a beautiful, stunning villa. Such a treat to spend time with my family". (Grandma)

Kate & Ben S & Family, Surrey



DATE VISTED: 1st - 8th July 2018

GROUP: 5 Adults, 2 Children


An absolute oasis!

Villa Isabella is definitely the place to go and unwind and enjoy yourself with family and friends. The villa is very tastefully decorated and has all the amenities one could wish for. All rooms are a great size and what we really loved was that each bedroom had its own full bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and is very bright and open. The lounge and dining area are very large and can accommodate 8 people very comfortably. The Villa is about 35 minutes drive away from Faro, the highways are excellent and easily accessible from the villa. Its really nice to go out and explore the area and come back to Villa Isabella to relax and enjoy the views from the garden and pool. We actually had a couple of days where we changed our plans and opted to stay at the Villa instead of venturing out and exploring. The pool area and garden are so inviting, and having an outdoor eating area with bbq was excellent. There are a couple of little stores and cafes where you can get sandwiches, pastries and drinks, all in walking distance from the villa and several amenities that are easily accessible by car. The host, Kirsteen Dash, was excellent to deal with and was always available to answer any questions or give recommendations! She has taken a lot of time to think about guests and all their needs. I highly recommend renting Villa Isabella, you will not be disappointed!!!

Feryial P


DATE VISTED: 23rd - 30th June 2018

GROUP: 6 Adults, 1 Child


We had an absolutely wonderful, relaxing time thank you.  The  villa is out of this world and every day we were saying ‘WOW’.  We could not fault it… and that is saying something coming from me as I am very fussy !!


Everything about it, the attention to detail was just superb. I am not sure if I owned a place like that I would want to let it out to complete strangers !!


The setting was totally idyllic and so close to the centre.  We did eat in a couple of the restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed, and had a few drinks in the local bars which were surprisingly cheap. The rest of the time we ate in , bought meat from the English butcher as you suggested and just totally chilled out.


We would love to return another time.

Diana L, Poole




DATE VISTED: 9th - 16th June 2018

GROUP: 6 Adults


We were so pleased with the villa when we arrived. Everything was spotlessly clean and ready to go. The owner Kirsteen provided her own phone number and responded really quickly to any queries we had.  The outdoor space was lovely and the pool a lot bigger than expected. All of the fixtures and fittings within the villa were really good quality.


The villa was located centrally within Paderne with a couple of nice restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. A Aldi and Lidl were an approximate 15 min car ride away to pick up the shopping. 


In summary we had a great week there and I would happily book the villa again.


Amy B, Sheffield


DATE VISTED: 25th May - 8th June 2018

GROUP: 6 Adults, 2 Children


We had such a relaxing family holiday in a wonderful villa. The rooms and facilities are perfect and provided all we could possible want. The children particularly loved the games room and swimming pool. Villa Isabella is beautiful throughout in a lovely peaceful town.  Amanda at the management company has been very helpful and kind. Thanks to you all.


Jon E and family, London

Our family and friends feel very privileged ​to have been able to rent your superb villa to celebrate a special birthday. The tranquil atmosphere and friendly local residents have helped us to enjoy out family holiday. The villa amenities and facilities are truly exceptional and we will remember fondly this experience. Congratulations on providing such a perfect home for us to share.  Amanda at the management company couldn't have been more helpful.  We all hope to visit again soon. 


Richard & Linda P and family, London


DATE VISTED: 4th - 14th April 2018

GROUP: 5 Adults, 4 Children


I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for having us stay in your extremely beautiful villa! We have had the best time! Everything was just great in terms of catering for our family. I loved the villa’s layout and perfectly proportioned rooms including the pool/garden/parking area. You have incredible taste for decor, it’s gorgeous! 

We were there with out 1 year old and 4 year old and my 18months and 12 year old nephew came to stay for some of the time too... we couldn’t have wished for more to entertain them; you’ve thought of everything with the games room, outdoor toys etc. 

I loved all the extra touches with the soft blankets everywhere (which we used a lot!) and even the extra mattresses for the babies cots, all so comfortable and luxurious! Amazing, thank you!


We had the perfect get away at Villa Isabella - what a stunning place! The villa is so beautiful and the facilities are all spot on and luxurious. 

The local shops and snack bars on your door step are very handy and then there’s just a short drive to the beaches and large towns. 

A peaceful and private holiday retreat! Thank you so much xx 


Jen H, Manchester