"Quinta Maragota is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy the slow living concept. The appartment is really beautiful and stylish, modern but traditional. You can find there everything you need. Clean appartment, comfy bed, quiet nights, really good shower and the coziest welcome we have had in the lasts years. We recommend it 100%."
(Spanish couple - Casa Antiga - 2021)
"Quinta Maragota is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy, we had a great time and we are still in love with it! All the lovely details and the handmade delicacies made sure that we felt warmly welcome and at home. Rieneke and Remco are warm hearted hosts and it was everytime a pleasure to have a chat or get some information about the area! Especially the yoga space was perfect for a good start into the day or for relaxing after a day trip! We recommend this place for everybody who loves individual holidays!"
(German couple - Casa Taberna - 2021)
Box full of surprises
"Beautiful and Peaceful with an unexpected amazing experience! Not quite often we come across amazing minds that are one of a kind. We had the privilege get to know Rieneke and Remco, a lovely couple, super nice and with such a great energy. We were super well received, they were detailed, everything is perfectly clean and our place was so well decorated that I just want to take it home . They even put some really well chosen food and beverages in the fridge for us (no extra fees), We were really amazed. Also, during our stay, Remco suggested us and 2 more couples to have a dinner together and it was such a great idea. We got to know amazing people, share crazy experiences and the food, that's what got us mindblown. Rieneke and Remco are like a box full of surprises! They cook better than most typical restaurants in the area, it was such an experience! In the end we are just glad we chose this place and we want to repeat anytime soon. If I could evaluate this better, would be 6 stars. 5 for the experience and 1 for the human touch. Thank you Rieneke and Remco."
(Portugese couple - Casa Antiga - 2021)
Great place to wind down
"Can’t recommend this place enough! The lovely couple Rieneke & Remco have clearly put so much thought into making this a fantastic place to stay. It’s so peaceful and a great place to wind down. We absolutely loved our time here and will definitely be coming back. Thanks again!"
(English couple - Casa Descansa - 2021)
"A must when visiting Algarve! It is like a Villa located near every spot you need to go when visiting Algarve! Not only the location is good, but the environment and the vibes this place has. We were able to do a last-minute reservation and we can’t still believe this place isn’t booked all year round! 1. The hosts are lovely and they go from recommending you places to eat from their own experience, to leaving bread and some homemade jam, butter or even tomatoes for you to eat during your stay! (they provide you as well with a local white wine ) 2. Awesome place, it is super clean, big enough and it has a beautiful patio with flowers and outdoor beds for you to relax 3. Villa with a swimming pool, sunbathing area, meditation and massage area. It’s like a Balinese Villa 100% recommended, this will become an added experience when in Algarve."
(Spanish friends - Casa Quintinha - 2021)
"Our week in Moncarapacho was definitely the best we ever had in Portugal. Rieneke & Remco have developed a sustainable concept when renovating and opening up this place. A little paradise garden with cozy corners to relax including a pool area, big stylish designed. Inside the house absolutely nothing is missing to feel comfortable from the very first moment on. The reception was very personal with self-made food in the fridge and other surprises. We highly recommend this place near the beach for relaxing days in a friendly atmosphere with super nice, caring hosts. Thanks for having us! We really enjoyed and would love to come back!"
(German couple - Casa Quintinha - 2021)
"Where to start... actually, we do not really want to write a public review since it is such a hidden gem that we are afraid it will be fully booked in the future. However, since we like to share, here we go: Rarely in our lives have we experienced such a high level of hospitality (and we both work in the hospitality industry, so that might mean something). It started on the day of arrival, continued throughout the entire stay and ended with a warm goodbye. Quinta Maragota is a magnificent oasis where you feel at home as soon as you enter. The accommodation is furnished with great attention to detail and feels cosy. The fridge is stocked with all kinds of homemade delicacies upon arrival, and the pool area is a dream to relax and get away from the stress of everyday life. We can only recommend it to everyone to come and enjoy it for themselves. You definitely will not regret it, and we cannot wait to come back."
(German couple - Casa Taberna - 2021)
Beautiful quiet location
"We have had a fantastic week here. A beautiful, quiet location with a very spacious garden (even bigger than the pictures make you believe). Everything is down to the last detail, kitchen completely equipped with everything someone who likes to cook needs. Remco & Rieneke are also very hospitable, share great tips and even arranged a dinner for all the guests which was delicious. It's really great there and by car you can get to all the nice villages in the area and near the airport!"
(Dutch couple - Casa Antiga - 2021)
"We have had a fantastic time with Remco and Rieneke. We were very impressed with how everything was taken care of down to the last detail. The accommodation was very stylishly decorated, everything was there. On arrival we found a full fridge with homemade delicious snacks and drinks, as well as all the ingredients for an extensive breakfast for the next morning. We could not have wished for a warmer welcome! There was a fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette to make anything you might want. We had a private patio with several beautiful flowering Bougainvilleas. The large garden was beautifully landscaped with an array of beautiful plants and flowers. The terrace around the pool was super nice. Comfortable sunbeds, seats and parasols. Again, everything was done with great taste and attention. We liked it so much that we didn't even want to go to the beach anymore and spent whole afternoons here. We also had the opportunity to enjoy a full multi-course dinner one evening where we had some very delicious and special dishes. Highly recommended for a romantic stay! We will definitely come back!"
(Dutch couple - Casa Quintinha - 2021)
Thousands of stars
"When you look up to the sky at night in the lovely garden, you see all those thousands of stars of the Milky Way. How we would like to give all those stars to Quinta Maragota and Remco and Rieneke, who have created such a beautiful, comfortable and atmospheric place here, where hospitality is synonymous with pampering and service equals complete unburdening. And if you like, you can enjoy their delicious food. Quinta Maragota, in the middle of a very beautiful environment. Cycling or walking to authentic villages, the unique coastal area of Ria Formosa and endless white sandy beaches. We stayed here for more than five weeks and we enjoyed it very much!"
(Dutch couple - Casa Antiga - 2020/2021)
" You provide everything guests want, very naturally: attention, compassion, sociability and more. Now that we have been able to witness so closely that your company has officially started, it makes us a bit proud too! It can't be otherwise than that your Quinta Maragota will be a great success!
(Dutch couple - Casa Descansa - 2020)
Superbly equipped "We stayed at Quinta Maragota for almost a week, which was a great pleasure. The place is ideal for anyone who wants to avoid mass tourism but at the same time it's close to many interesting and beautiful places. From the quinta you can make all kinds of beautiful walks or cycle tours on wonderfully quiet roads. The conveniences of larger cities are found in Olhao and Tavira, with an enormous choice of restaurants within easy reach. There is not much reason to leave the quinta, by the way. There is a beautiful garden with several pleasant seating areas and the apartments are lovely. We were privileged to be the first users of Casa Taberna. A beautiful spacious, light, originally designed and superbly equipped apartment where it was a pleasure to sit, sleep, bathe and cook. The very best thing about the quinta is the hospitable couple Rieneke and Remco who, on request, also prepare the most exquisite meals." (Dutch couple - Casa Taberna - 2020)
"Dear hosts, thank you very much for welcoming us and letting us experience these wonderful days of rest in your unique place. We wish you good luck with your project and all the best. Don't forget that the secret is grated carrots :) Thanks for everything. Kisses and hugs."
(Portuguese guest - Casa Descansa - 2020 | translated from Portuguese)
Winter stay in the morning sun
"Winter stay in the Eastern Algarve. End of October and still a nice temperature. Just had breakfast outside again, in the morning sun, on our spacious terrace. Lovely!"
(Dutch couple - Casa Quintinha - 2020)
"What a treat it was to be able to enjoy your hospitality! You are so empathetic that almost the word family comes to mind. We had a wonderful stay and wish you all the best for Quinta Maragota! Many warm greetings."
(Dutch couple - Casa Descansa - 2020)
"As one of the first guests of Casa Antiga we keep good memories. The apartment - the old house - is tastefully decorated while maintaining the original character. It’s nice that the beautiful original tiled floor and ornamental ceiling have been preserved and have survived the renovation works. You will lack nothing. The location is also beautiful, in the countryside a few kilometres by bike from the sea."
(Dutch couple - Casa Antiga - 2020)
Thank you for this beautiful place. We have enjoyed our days in the beautiful apartment, the lovely terrace and your hospitality. Really a place to be proud of. I hope you will receive many more guests who will enjoy, like us, the place you have created and which is now also your home. All the best and muito obrigada!"
(Dutch guest from Portugal - Casa Descansa - 2020)