Visitors Book

The Almond Blossom Visitors Book

What do our past guests have to say?

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

The Fishers, Switzerland (August 2017)

“We had the most wonderful stay at Beach Villa @ Comporta - 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.”

Dagmar Lukas, Austria (July 2017)

“The house Santa Mafalda is beautiful…"

Robert Catlett, USA (June 2017)

“We just came back from Quinta da Alegria , after the most lovely week there, 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)

“We are LOVING the Beach Villa @ Comporta - it is so beautiful! Theresa has been incredibly kind and helpful - she even went with us to the market to help us find what we need. 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)

“We had a lovely time at As Oliveiras @ Comporta– it is fun, elegant and very creative. We loved the design of the villa 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 thank you for looking after us so well and giving us such a lovely holiday, which we greatly appreciate. .”

The Tasker family, UK & US (September 2016)

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

The Rathbone’s, UK (June/July 2016)

“All good with our stay at Beach Villa @ Comporta - the surroundings are fantastic, the house is great (with a bit of an echo due to the design) & Guida (housekeeper & cook) was fantastic & her food delicious.”

Guillaume Van de Lierde, Switzerland (June 2016)

“We loved our holiday at Quinta da Alegria.”

Burgh Marsh family & friends, UK (June 2016)

“What a great way to experience my first trip to Portugal! Douro Villa I is lovely & Estrela made everything easy & delicious.”

Cynthia Bellet-Pallos, Texas USA (May 2016)

“Amazing! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful country. Great food & wine, Douro Villa II & Estrela were divine; Happy New Year!”

The Taylor’s, USA (December 2015/January 2016)

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

The Ledger family, UK (September 2015)

“Please accept our thanks for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday at Design Villa @ Comporta and the area has certainly captured our attention!”

Chris Frost & friends, UK (August 2015)

“Oh what a wonderful 2 weeks! Quiet, peaceful & beautiful surroundings – fantastic high spec villa with all the mod cons!! Fabulous staff, fantastic treats & 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)

Design Villa @ Comporta was very nice & stylish. We enjoyed our stay very much & hope that we can arrange another family holiday here.”

Antonio Batista, UK (July 2015)

“We have had the most amazing week at Douro Villa I - 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)

“We had a wonderful time!!! Modern Villa @ Comporta is amazing; we really loved the place.”

Celine Rabier, Switzerland (June 2015)

“We had a great holiday, the place is beautiful and Design Villa @ Comporta was perfect for us. But we had our teens with us (ages 13 and 17) and they found the place a bit too quiet…they were probably looking for more activities & some cool bars at night for the eldest one, which were all at some distance away.”

Gilles Vanderweyen, Belgium (June 2015)

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

Alison Stewart, UK (April 2015)

“We had a great time at Beach Villa @ Comporta & 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 & cleaner too. The house is beautiful & we especially enjoyed horse riding on the beach & riding bikes from beach to beach!"

India & Peter Baird, South Africa (April 2015)

“Everything is wonderful; we love it here! Villa Lagos is gorgeous & the owner extremely helpful.”

Sherry Mosko, Canada (August 2014)

“Best villa stay ever! Douro Villa I is beautiful & so are the surroundings. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was lovely to have both Estrela & Gi (staff) getting our last dinner sorted. We’ll miss you but hopefully see you again soon.”

Ruth & Gordon Bugde, UK (July 2014)

“We had a great trip staying at Design Villa @ Comporta & appreciate your help organizing it.”

Stuart Crabb, UK (July 2014)

"We had a lovely holiday at Beach Villa @ Comporta & we found it very easy to book through you - the communication was fine & 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)

“Had a lovely time, everyone was over the moon with Villa Lagos, it was definitely a winner.”

Darren & Lois Bithell, UK (September 2013)

Quinta da Alegria was as good as last time & the food fantastic (a chef now comes with the villa). The weather got better as the week went on & we had a brill time!”

Cawthorne Family, UK (repeat clients May 2013)

“We had the most fantastic family holiday at Casa da Infanta - everything worked out so well (including taxi arrangements), thank you very much!”

Anna Silsby, UK (repeat client May 2013)

“We had a wonderful holiday at the Beach Villa @ Comporta, We loved that coastline & the kids had a great time in the waves & on the beach. The restaurants were fabulous & we found everyone so friendly & helpful. The villa was absolutely beautiful & a great space to live in & enjoy.”

Kate Broughton, UK (July 2012)

“Superbe séjour. Merci pour le gentil accueil. J’ai aimé la piscine at Douro Villa I.”

Famille Carrozi, France (July 2012)

“Many thanks for organising another lovely holiday for us at Casa da Infanta. The weather was perfect & both families had a superb rest. Regina the housekeeper was just as delightful & helpful as last year & cooked for us one evening.”

Anna Silsby, UK (repeat client May 2012)

“We had a lovely time at Quinta da Alegria. The house was just what we were looking for. Lovely pool, plenty of space for dining & sitting on the terrace & excellent bedrooms for everybody. The tennis court was also well used & the garden was beautiful & very well maintained. Our maid Genevieve was also very helpful.”

Penny Crawshaw, UK (July 2011)

“Our group of 8 couples in total were very impressed with Villa Lagos. It was extremely clean, well maintained & serviced regularly. Our excellent & warm host was most helpful in all ways possible - he made us feel at home & provided us with many great recommendations. The proximity to the centre of town was excellent & the surrounding area easy to navigate. We made excellent use of the spacious terraces & eat outside regularly. The kitchen appliances, dishes & tables etc were top class. We also had a wonderful chef & assistant cook on 3 occasions which was fabulous & on one evening had a small music group in for a birthday celebration with dancing, who were superb. And we used the gym facilities regularly, a plus for all. All in all an excellent experience & wonderful place to celebrate with friends! Thank you for your assistance & help in planning our trip.”

Rich Powers, USA (May 2011)

“We had an amazing holiday at Casa da Infanta. The villa was superb: clean, quirky & spacious. The location overlooking the harbour was magnificent. The kids played on the beach & the rock pools were fantastic. There were great restaurants only a 10/15 min walk away on either side of the cliff. Regina & the gardener were excellent - she cooked supper for us one night, which was great & assisted us in any way she could. Ferragudo remains a cute little village, with a scattering of nice fish restaurants. We are seriously considering returning next year.”

Anna Silsby, Hertfordshire, UK (April 2011)

“We have just spent a wonderful week in the Douro during the "vindima" & the Douro Villa I was the perfect spot from which to enjoy the Douro Valley. Architecturally the house is amazing, with a great pool & games room, & the views are nothing short of breathtaking. But perhaps best of all was having a good hearty breakfast to set you up for a day of wine tasting! We highly recommend you also ask for dinner to be cooked for you, as you will not be disappointed! We really felt we had the best of both worlds - our own space but with some service too & the staff were always happy to help. We will definitely be back in the Douro next year ...”

Victoria & Geoff Graham, Lisbon (September 2010)

“We had a great time at Casa da Infanta. Thank you for all your efforts on our behalf.”

Tim & Caroline Villiers-Smith, East Sussex, UK

“Loved it! Quinta da Alegria was gorgeous, very well appointed & laid out & we thoroughly enjoyed the whole stay. We had a mini electric problem that was fixed by the gardener & a dishwasher issue that was remedied with a new one, 1/2 hour after we called to report it - very impressed with reaction time! We are considering returning to this villa, rather than try something new next year, but might go earlier in the season, as it was a bit hot for the kiddies.”

Cawthorne Family, UK