When you stay at a JJ Villa, you will be given our book detailing all you need to know about the Algarve together with the places we would recommend you visit while on holiday. You will also be sent our A to Z Guest Information Guide, setting out everything you could possibly want to know.
One of the main reasons guests travel to the Algarve is for the hotter weather. The table below sets out the typical weather patterns for the Algarve.For the latest 5 day weather forecast for the area where our villas are located, please click here
Arrival and Departure Times
We will endeavour to have the villa fully cleaned and ready for your arrival by 2pm. You must vacate the villa by 10am. It would be much appreciated if you would strictly adhere to these rules, as cleaning a whole villa thoroughly to your satisfaction is a lot of work for the maids. If, when you arrive, work is still underway, please allow the maids to finish. If you arrive on an early flight, it is sometimes possible for you to leave your luggage at the villa from 12 noon onwards and use the pool and terrace.
Cats and Dogs
Stray cats and dogs can be a problem in some areas of the Algarve. Please do not feed them. Many Portuguese families keep dogs, which live outdoors. You should not be able to hear any dogs barking at night as all our villas are fitted with double glazing.
Cots and High Chairs
These can be provided for a small charge so long as they are ordered in advance (see booking form). Cots are the foldable travel type and do conform to British safety standards. Cot linen is not supplied.
We accept that accidents do happen and therefore if you break something, please either replace it or report it to the house manager who will endeavour to replace it for you. All breakages should be paid for before vacating the villa. Your insurance may cover accidental damage or breakages whilst on holiday but keep all receipts as they will be required for any claims on your return.
The villas are equipped with a fridge/freezer, cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwaves, kettle, iron and ironing board and sufficient utensils, cutlery and crockery appropriate to the maximum occupancy of the villa. Outside of the kitchen, all villas have a widescreen TV with SKY digital, VCR, CD player, DVD player and a PlayStation 2. Please bring your own CDs, DVDs and Games as a selection is provided in the villas but these may not be to your taste. Towels are provided for inside the villa. Dressing Gowns and slippers are provided for each adult guest. Telephones are NOT installed in our villas.
Pool heating (April to October) and reasonable use of air conditioning (heating and cooling) is INCLUDED in the price. Pool heating for November to March and excessive use of air conditioning must be paid for either at time of booking or locally.
The Algarve is known as an all year round golfing haven, with over 21 golf courses. We can arrange reduced rate green fees and pre-booked tee times throughout the year. Click here to visit our golf page.
Maids, Gardeners and Swimming Pool Maintenance
Maid service is provided. The maids duties include general cleaning (but not washing up or personal laundry), sweeping the floors and cleaning the bathrooms. They will also change the bed linen and towels once per week. Pools need maintaining in order for them to remain in sparkling condition, and the gardens need regular work. They will, however, be as unobtrusive as possible. Maids do not dispose of household rubbish, which should be bagged up and taken to one of the many local public bins.
Mosquitoes and other Pests
All our villas are sufficiently inland (5 minutes from the sea) that you should not have a problem with mosquitoes while staying at the villa, however as with all hot countries, insects can be a problem. Use plug-in mosquito repellents in bedrooms, and a lotion to protect your skin when eating out. Uncovered food will attract ants so store all food in the fridge.
Be as security conscious whilst on holiday as you would be at home. Do not leave valuables on view in cars and always be sure to secure the villas doors, shutters and windows when going out or if you are by the pool. We recommend you do not take items of great or sentimental value on holiday with you. All our villas have a safe - please use it.
Swimming Pool Safety
No swimming pool is safe for unsupervised children. The pools are generally 1m - 2m deep so are without a very shallow end. We recommend that as soon as you arrive at your villa, you check out the shallow and deep ends and please refrain from diving into the pool at any time.
Water and Electricity
With little or no rain, shortages do occur which may result in a low water pressure or supplies being cut off for short periods. Please bare with it, the locals are suffering in the same way. The water is safe to drink, but may taste different and we therefore recommend you stick to bottled water for drinking and washing salads etc. Portuguese plumbing cannot cope with the disposal of nappies etc. If a blockage occurs, it often means that the floor of the villa needs to be dug up which will undoubtedly cause disturbance to your holiday. Electricity cuts, especially after storms, are not uncommon.
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