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Owners Testimonials


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Here you can read the reviews and testimonials provided by our Clients.

Mr & Mrs. Mark & Debbie Snee. Property No: 90

We are very pleased with the management of our studio apartment. As we live so far away VFS organised new furnishings and brought it up to a good standard on our behalf. VFS keeps us updated on booking enquiries and strategies to generate more bookings.

Thank you Sarah.

Mark & Debbie Snee. Canberra. Australia.  Property No: 90

Mr & Mrs. Clara and William Staines, Lancashire. Property No 71

If you are looking for a reliable, genuine and trustworthy Property Rental and Management Company, then look no further.

We have been with VFS since 2014 when we finally decided after many years of holidaying in the Algarve to purchase our own property. It was a very nerve-wracking and fraught experience, but with thanks to Sarah and her dedicated team they made the process so much easier.

Sadly my husband took seriously ill in 2015 which meant we were unable to use our holiday home as often as we had planned. However, VFS provide a holiday rental service which saved us from the unthinkable of having to sell our dream holiday home as this meant we had an income coming in while we were not able to come and stay.

This was a huge weight off our shoulders, and I am pleased to say that this year we were able to come out during the quieter months to enjoy our Algarve Home.

Thank you Sarah and the team for taking the pressure and stress away and allowing us to keep our dream home in the Algarve. We have already recommended your services to our friends who are currently looking to purchase a holiday home too in the beautiful Algarve.

Clara and William Staines, Lancashire. Property No: 71

Mr & Mrs. Brian and June Evans. Northampton. Property No: 34

We were recommended to Villas Full Stop in 2010 by our friend Helen and Tim Forbes, who had previously been let down badly by their  local management company. They were considering selling until they were introduced to Sarah, who they told us was a very dedicated and meticulous management company owner, always willing to go 'that extra mile' to ensure things ran smoothly. Meeting her had made all the difference to them and their property lettings.

The things they liked are the same as and Barry and I, as Helen had said, Sarah took the time to meet us, discuss all the pros and cons of holiday lettings, gave us time to think things through, no pressure, no special offers and the costing for what we wanted were very reasonable.

Since then we have had very good reports from family and friends who have booked and visited through Villasfullstop. They reported good times and good services form the cleaners, their local representatives, the maintenance man and even the transportation driver. So it all adds up and makes owning a property on the Algarve something to enjoy and invest in.

We really feel that we are not just a number.  

Brian and June Evans.  Northampton.  Property No: 34

Mr & Mrs. Jack and Brenda Walden. Hemel Hampstead. Property No: 31

We had been managing our own property for a number of years through the main holiday websites but we found our bookings were dropping year on year. Eventually we found that the site we were using was adding an extra charge to our advertised fee which was putting visitors off.

They were also discouraging guests who wanted to make bank transfers and this added to the loss of even more guests (we didn't have our own credit card facility and didn't want the cost or hassle of setting up a Paypal account. We also realised they were limiting our rental potential as they could only communicate with UK and Irish residents, due to the language barriers.

Fortunately we received a marketing email from Villas Full Stop. After checking them out we realised they were the answer to our prayers. That was in 2013 and we haven't looked back since. We just wish we'd known about them from the beginning as our rental income has increased steadily, year on year.  No more hassle with having to chase up booking deposits, balance payments and damage issues. No more pressure in answering enquiries and sending out bank details and booking forms. We just sit back and await our rental payment from VFS. What could be simpler! VFS provide a professional and friendly service.

Since then we've found their cleaning service is excellent and the maintenance service invaluable, especially for the damp issues which seem very common with Portuguese properties, as they are not built to the same standard as the UK!

So, If you are looking for a reliable property rental and/or management company then this is the one.

Best regards from very happy owners.

Jack and Brenda Walden. Hemel Hampstead. Property No: 31

Mr & Mrs. Paul and Janet Jones from West Kirby, Wirral. Property No: 77

We have been using Villas Full Stop since 2007 and find them to be a very reliable, professional and competitively priced property management company.

Owning a property abroad has its worries, however, this very quickly disappeared when we found that Villas Full Stop takes the stress out  of wondering if our property is safe and secure during our sometimes long absenses. We dont rent out our property its just for us and Villasfullstop are our eyes and ears when it comes to our properties security.

Only Paul and me plus very close faminly and a few best friends use our villa, we all think the service that is provided is second to none. Sarah and her staff are always to hand, we have never had any issues contacting the them during the day, evenings or weekends, which is so important to us. Although we are thousands of miles away it only takes a phone call or email to sort any problems or arrange last minute visits.

We often visits at short notice and end up asking Sarah to book birthday reservations at our favorite restaurant, or to arrange birthday and anniversary cakes or champagne for special family visits, but it is never too much trouble for her to organise.  Her staff are very good too, they provide an excellent service when we come to stay in our lovely second home. Thank you all at Villas Full Stop for your hard work and for looking after our property.

Paul and Janet Jones from West Kirby, Wirral. Property No: 77

Mr & Mrs. Ted & June Baker, Carlisle. Property No: 80

Villas Full Stop was an important part of the purchase of our holiday home in Aerias de Porches on the Algarve. We wanted a property that was not only good for us to take our holidays in, but also one that we could rent out as holiday accommodation as we wanted it to be a good investment as well.

Strangely, we were recommended to Villas Full Stop after chatting to a holiday couple in a café in Logos who were renting a holiday property booked through Villas Full Stop. They gave us the website address which we searched back at our hotel. 2 days later we were met at our hotel in Albuferia for some free advice from Sarah. ( We did think, nothings for free! But we were wrong)

And what good advice it was.  Before we knew it almost 3 hours had passed and we realised just how little we knew about the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Then after a quick lunch she left us with her calling card and an invitation to contact her again at any time.

That was early June 2009. We contacted her again in November 2010 as we’d found an apartment. Again she met us locally, gave us a list of the better lawyers, helped us liaise with Camara (the Building Registration Body) and on completion arranged the after builders clean.

But Sarah’s help didn’t stop there; it included purchasing the right furniture to install for rental purposes and even helped with the interior design. We gave her the colours we loved (and hated) and away she went and turned our empty shell into a luxury holiday home.

We use all Villas Full Stop services and trust them and their staff completely.  It’s peace of mind for us as well as our guests.  There was a recent incident where a guest fell and needed medical attention.  Joao, the local representative went out of his way to take this guest to the hospital, he then stayed with the family to help liaise with the Doctors.

No one could ask for more.  We would not hesitate to recommend Villas Full Stop to anyone looking for a reliable property management company.

Ted & June Baker, Carlisle. Property No: 80

Mr & Mrs. Denise and Robert McKenzie - Sheffield UK. Property No: 38

We have been with Villas Full Stop for the last 4 years and are incredibly happy with the services they provide. We did research a number of property management companies when we first acquired our property, but Villas Full Stop was the only one that responded quickly and who arranged a personal meeting at our apartment where the services they provided were explained in detail allowing us to choose those we felt suited us the best.

We saw our apartment as both a place to escape to and an investment for the future, so renting it out seemed like a good way of paying it off sooner rather than later. However the fear of misuse or damage by visitors was a worry which we raised at the meeting with Sarah, who turned out to be the owner.

We did warm to her, there was no fuss or flannel just the bare facts and a sound structure in place to ensure potential visitors left the apartment in the way they found it and so it has been to date. Although Villas Full Stop must have many property owners on their books, we always feel the service we get is a personal one.

Sarah the owner always seems to go that one step further whenever we need something doing, such as having family or friends visiting. She ensures their stay is an enjoyable one and her staff take the time to run through the basics of using such things as the air conditioning, washing machine and so on, as Portugal’s electric system can be a little challenging to say the least.

From an investment point of view, due to Sarah and her dedicated staff, we now have so many returning guests that some of our friends have to take a miss sometimes. We did have some sleepless nights during the first season, but now we rest easy knowing our apartment and our guests are in good hands.

If you read this Sarah, thank you for your input and help these past 4 years and if you are someone else reading this who is considering either holiday rental or just personal management, then Villas Full Stop should top of your short list too. Well done Sarah and your team, we look forward to many more happy years owning a property on the Algarve. We just wish we could be there more often to enjoy it!

Denise and Robert McKenzie, Sheffield. Property No: 38

 

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