Latest Feedback from Brisa Del Mar Guests


Feedback From:KenyonOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:06-2013
Our Review:This is the third year that we have visited Brisa del Mar and we are planning to return again next year. The townhouse has everthing you could possibly need including a cool box to take your picnic to the beach. The nearest beach is a ten minute walk away and has a lovely beach bar where you can relax from the heat of the day! You can also catch a ferry across to La Flecha which is a fantastic beach on the Atlantic and we have never found it crowded. You can do as much or as little as you like on a holiday here and we found plently to keep teenagers happy especially the water park in Cartaya which is great for a day out. I would thoroughly recommend the location and Brisa del Mar.

Feedback From:Familia Sánchez (Sevilla)Our Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:09-2013
Our Review:Brisa del Mar es desde luego la mejor casa de veraneo que hemos probado en toda la costa andaluza. Decoración de gusto impecable, equipamientos de primera y todo cuanto pueda hacerte falta para pasar unas vacaciones geniales: ropa de cama, toallas de baño y playa, utensilios de cocina, ¡hasta juegos de mesa! Fuimos con dos niños, de 18 meses y 5 años, y se lo pasaron en grande, entre la piscina de la urbanización, el patio cerrado, el vecindario tranquilo y la playa a 10 minutos andando.
También pasamos un día en Aquópolis Cartaya y fue estupendo. Y hicimos una excursión a Vila Nova de Santo Antonio en Portugal, donde hay que probar la cataplana, ¡riquísima! Además comimos muy bien en el Bar Camaleón, por recomendación de los dueños, y en la Pizzería Génova.
Alan y Jacky son encantadores y se dejan la piel para que sus inquilinos disfruten de unas vacaciones tranquilas y sin preocupaciones. Han pensado en todo, y estamos deseando volver en cuanto podamos.

Feedback From:Mike and Laurel from Maine, U.S.A.Our Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:09-2013
Our Review:We came to Spain to visit with our daughter, son-in-law, and two small grandchildren, ages 5 and 18 months. Although we had been to Spain many times to visit our family there we had never experienced a week at the beach. And what a fabulous experience it was for us all!

Our stay at Brisa del Mar was simply ideal for a wonderful family vacation. The accommodations are lovely, with so many extra special touches that make for an exceptional stay. The home is impeccably clean, very well-maintained, and beautifully decorated. As gorgeous as the pictures are, and as inviting as the descriptions are, we found everything about Brisa del Mar to be ever so much more than we could ever have anticipated. In every regard it far exceeded our expectations.

From our first contact with Alan and Jacky Chadwick we found them to be delightful to deal with...ever so gracious and helpful. Their reservations process was very efficient.

There is so much to see and do there! The beaches are amazing with their fine white sand and warm ocean water. There is a stretch of beach between El Portil and Punta Umbria where there are calm little estuaries to enjoy with wee ones, as well as exciting waves in which the more adventurous can enjoy some great body surfing.

The sunsets are simply breathtaking.

We enjoyed dining at El Bar Camaleon and Genova Pizzeria in El Portil. On a day trip to Portugal we dined at an open-air café in the quaint town square of Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Their cataplana is absolutely delicious!

The Aquopolis Waterpark in nearby Cartaya was great fun for the whole family.

We highly recommend a vacation at Brisa del Mar.

Feedback From:Godley + 2 golfersOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:11-2013
Our Review:This was our first visit to Brisa del Mar and to this area of Spain. It will not be our last!

Our party were on a golfing holiday and played golf each day. We were delighted with the quality and accessibility of all the golf courses... and the welcome chilled beer at the end of a golf game.. just perfect !

Jacky and Alan have created a home from home experience and everything you require is provided. May we also recommend following all the instructions supplied. They are faultless and for a first visit to the area invaluable. We did and it saved so much time. For example we stocked up on the food en-route to the house and this set us up for starting the holiday.

In November we did find the local restaurants may require some research as to when they are open.... but there will always be somewhere to eat.

On our last night we ate in a restaurant on the beach with the Atlantic 50 feet away. What a great memory to end with...

Feedback From:The Wakely familyOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:06-2011
Our Review:Coming on holiday with a 4 ½ year old and a 13 month old can be a daunting experience, but they both loved it here, meaning we could as well. Thank you Jacky & Alan for making Brisa del Mar such a home from home – you have thought of just about everything. Recommendations for eating – local: Bar Chameleon is great quality food but our lack of Spanish caught us out here. And slightly further afield Doña Gambas in El Rompido was superb.
We would definitely come back again.

Feedback From:Familia Barbosa-MendesOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:06-2009
Our Review:Gostamos imenso dos 15 dias que passamos na vossa casa.

O tempo foi sempre excelente, não faltou o sol ao longo dos 15 dias. Na casa, muito bem equipada e organizada, nada falta e permitiu sentirnos como na nossa casa. Usamos o terraço do r/c para os pequenos almoços e longos jantares que as noites calidas permitiram, e os terraços do 1º e 2º andar para uns belos banhos de sol. As crianças aproveitaram as piscinas, o mais velho a piscina grande e o pequeno a piscina dos bebes. A presença de uma nadador salvador dá-nos uma segurança adicional. Só não fomos ao Paddle.

A casa também tem jogos que podem ser usados em familia. Os três quartos tem espaço para 6 pessoas confortavelmente instaladas.

As praias, sempre a convidar a bons banhos e a longos passeios pela areia, são variadas, desde as praias mais próximas a casa onde o rio esta mais presente, até as praias em direcção a Punta Umbria onde são mais abertas ao mar. A agua estava bem quentinha.

Usamos as bicicletas para ir dar uns passeios e também ussamos os vossos tacos de golfe para jogar 18 buracos no Golf de El Portil. Fizeram-nos um excelente preço no "Green Fee", pagamos apenas 25€ por ser depois das 14h00.

Em qualquer "chiringuito" e restaurante comem-se umas boas tapas. Agradecemos o directorio com as indicações, dos locais a visistar e dos restaurantes e da comida preparada para levar (o assador com o menu no directorio, tem um Frango no espeto muito bom e os menus equilibrados). Nem sempre se pode jantar fora.

Tivemos sorte e havia imensas actividades para as crianças com carroceis, carrinhos de choque, feiras etc.

Para quem tiver crianças, levar repelente de mosquitos. Ao fim da tarde, infiltram-se na casa e gostam muito de picar. A casa tem muitos Raids, mas levar mais um ou dois nunca é demais.

O metodo de pagamento, recepção das chaves e sua devolução, assim como a transferência do deposito, foi tudo impecavel. O Combinado foi cumprido a 100%.

Feedback From:Jim and Margaret Our Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:03-2009
Our Review:We had a glorious week in Brisa del Mar in March 2009. The house has everything exactly as described , even beach towels, so we brought very little with us. It is spotlessly clean and very well equipped even down to the smallest detail. We used the Ipod dock all the time and read some of the books which are available while sunbathing on the balcony. We had breakfast on the terrace every morning. We felt very much at home as this was our second visit to Brisa del Mar. We love this part of Spain.

The weather was like summer and we spent a lot of time on the beach. We made good use of the two bikes and we were on the beach in minutes. There are lovely cycle paths through the pine trees along the fabulous beach which stretches for miles. The sunsets are magnificent.

Off season the pool is closed as is the nearby water park and some of the restaurants but this didn’t bother us at all. A car is essential and we stopped off at the supermarkets near Cartaya and stocked up on all we needed for the week. The journey from Faro airport is very easy and the directions to the house are spot on.

Alan and Jacky are a pleasure to deal with and provide a great service. They really want you to enjoy your holiday.They have a first class holiday home and all arrangements regarding keys and payment are flawless. We highly recommend this property to our friends and we can’t wait to go back.

Feedback From:Phyl and DaveOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:04-2009
Our Review:We had a fantastic time and your home is a beautiful place with everything in it that anyone could want I don't think you and Alan have missed anything regarding comfort and information. The golf was great Dave and I had 6 rounds over the holiday on your course, the rest had different amounts of rounds, we all played after 2p.m. and paid 25euros.

We had fantastic weather only had rain during the night 1 night and the next morning otherwise brilliant blue skies and lovely and warm.

Feedback From:The Cameron Family, LondonOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:08-2011
Our Review:We stayed here for 4 weeks during August ’11. Brisa del Mar is an excellent location and the property was ideal for our family. During our stay we played padel tennis nearly every day and this was very enjoyable and also good for our fitness!
We have been on holiday to this part of Spain on many occasions; we all agreed that this has been the best trip. The house is super and we could think of very little to improve it.
We found the Camaleon restaurant very good value, the pizza restaurant was also a place we visited on a number of occasions. The beach bar is a great spot for looking out at sea and on many days we also spent an hour or two at the end of the night in the Irish bar.
We found Alan & Jacky’s organisation to be first class; this includes arrangements prior to our arrival and then in the house.
Had a great holiday and would love to re-book soon.

Feedback From:The Whelan familyOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:07-2011
Our Review:What a beautiful part of the country! Fabulous Golden beaches and beautiful sunshine. Lovely walks along the main road with plenty of cafes and restaurants. Particularly liked the restaurants on the beach in El Rompido. A walk through the nature reserve shouldn’t be missed!
The house was great. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could think of.
Great holiday!

Feedback From:The Edwards familyOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:08-2010
Our Review:We’ve had a fabulous 2 weeks at this typically Spanish resort. Villa is very well equipped – Jacky & Alan have certainly thought of every possible need.

Loved the pool & found our own quiet corner away from the crowds. Loved the beaches too – our favourite was off the main road to Punto Umbria – by one of the beach bars. Restaurants: tried lots & didn’t have a bad experience – square in El Rompido for an informal “autoservicio” meal, Bar Chameleon just up the road – so cheap & food excellent: bottle of white wine, fanta limon, calamares del campo, gambas, tortillia, patas fritas €25!! As de Oras in El Portil was also excellent. We had marvellous paella in the square with more seafood than you could ever eat. This was €6 each & the fact that Sevilla was playing football simply added to the atmosphere!!

All in all a great fortnights break.

Feedback From:The Woodhouse familyOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:08-2009
Our Review:First of all I would like to thank you for letting us rent your place in Spain. Brisa del Mar is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing break, with all the comforts of home (and more!!). Our daughters and their boyfriends had a great opportunity to practice their Spanish and even John and I had a go.

You have clearly given a lot of thought as to what people may want while holidaying and have catered for everybody's needs. We appreciated all the little extras – thank you.

Thank you for a lovely two weeks. We hope to stay there again in the near future and will certainly recommend Brisa del Mar to our friends and family.

Feedback From:Colin and CoOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:02-2009
Our Review:This was our second winter visit to Brisa del mar, and again we had glorious weather, with temperatures reaching 24’C on most days, and hardly a cloud in the sky. We had no hesitation in booking again with Alan and Jacky because in all of our dealings with them they have been honest, accurate, professional and very friendly.

The accommodation is of the highest standard, immaculately clean and contains just about every item we could possibly hope for. The kitchen is furnished with dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster and kettle, and all modern and new equipment. On arrival we found a very generous welcome pack awaiting us, which proved useful, because we had forgotten more than one item! We found at least three bathrooms, and all were of the highest standard and again, immaculately clean!

Due to the nature of our visit and the time of year, we didn’t spend a lot of time around the complex, so can’t comment on the pool or the balconies. However, due to the fairly chilly nights in February, we did make good use of the wonderful log fire, which combined with the heaters in each room kept us very warm and cosy. The free view television gave us good quality access to British terrestrial channels, including BBC1. It was great to relax in front of the log fire, with a glass of wine, after a long hot day in the February sun, and enjoy Match of the Day!

Car hire is fairly essential at Neuvo Portil, because it is about 90 minutes from either Faro airport (in Portugal), or Seville. It’s a very easy drive from either airport, mainly dual carriageway all of the way, on almost empty roads in February. We parked the car on the quiet road outside the house each night, but if you prefer, there is an excellent underground car park available.

The biggest problem we had on both winter visits was that many restaurants were closed. Our favourite was the pizza restaurant on the roundabout in El Portil, but that was only open at weekends. On other nights we travelled the short distance to the much larger resort of Punta Umbria, to a favourite fish restaurant we found.

This whole coast has glorious beaches, probably the best in Spain, and there seems to be lots of water sports at nearby El Rompido, though again we were there at the wrong time of year to fully appreciate it.

In conclusion, Brisa del mar is a fantastic holiday home in a great location. I would have no hesitation in going back again or in recommending the place to a friend.

Feedback From:The Grierson familyOur Rating:starstarstarstarstar
We Stayed:08-2008
Our Review:Just returned from a fantastic holiday at Brisa del Mar. To have continuous blue skies for 2 weeks certainly made a pleasant change from the UK! The house was superb and had everything we could possibly want for a 2 week holiday. Probably the most used item was the Spanish phrase book! I think our ability to order food and drink in Spanish has certainly improved. The local beaches were fantastic and we enjoyed taking the boat to le Fleche. We would certainly consider returning to the area and your house again in the future.

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