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by Farol
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Alojamento Local
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: Alojamento Local

If you are only allowing family to stay there then I would not consider it a commercial rental and just ask for a contribution to the running cost - if they are family you should be able to trust them to take care of the place and to chip in to the cost. For family it would never enter my mind to co...
by Farol
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Water Heater Serivce
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Water Heater Serivce

We used this guy when we had a problem with a Junkers heater. Old school technician - efficient, inexpensive, didn't speak much english but woman in the shop did. I suspect he would cover many makes. Worth a call.
https://m.facebook.com/TecnicoJRamires
by Farol
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Portuguese wills
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Portuguese wills

I should think this is something that might be affected by Brexit if you are UK based so it might be better to wait a couple of months.
by Farol
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Wedding
Replies: 15
Views: 2188

Re: Wedding

If you got married at the church in Ferragudo there are excellent views outside and a great area for taking photos. You could then walk down the cobbled steps and paths down to one of the restaurants in town which between them offer all types of cuisine and price and which I'm sure would be pleased ...
by Farol
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Child car seats
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Child car seats

It might help other parents if you named the rental firm. Also did you make your requirement clear at the time of booking?
by Farol
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Rising prices
Replies: 29
Views: 5238

Re: Rising prices

Nowadays I find the restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor better as they are more searchable, have photos, direct links to maps, opening hours, links to the restaurants' websites and can be filtered. In addition more people can post to them. It's not a matter of apathy from members of this forum but rat...
by Farol
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Diy materials
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Diy materials

For basics I'd say Aki (subdiary of Leroy Merlin) in Portimão which also has a Maxmat next door.

Another option can be some of the large chinese warehouses that are popping up in many locations - they seem to do handtools, sealants and electrical items.
by Farol
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Invoicing for villa rental
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Re: Invoicing for villa rental

Am I missing something here? It sounds as though you are over complicating things. Yes Paypal is a good way of receiving payments and it gives your renters options in how they can pay including credit/debit cards but whatever currency you invoice in if it differs to your renters normal currency than...
by Farol
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights to Faro
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Ryanair flights to Faro

Ryanair is to start flights from Southend next summer. One of the routes announced is Southend to Faro - a route already operated by Easyjet so it will be straight competition.
by Farol
Sun May 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

Re: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport

We came back to UK Saturday morning. When we walked into the terminal they had stopped the escalator going up to the security area because the security area was full. When we did get up there once you got past the point where they first scan your boarding passes we were channelled into the normal ro...
by Farol
Wed May 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Sen Tonkin
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Sen Tonkin

The first time we tried to go here it was full which for a restaurant that had just opened seemed a good thing. We eventually went there this week and it was a lot quieter. It's in Ferragudo - see this forum's restaurant map. Totally vietnamese menu and style. All the staff are friendly and explain ...
by Farol
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Air conditioners
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Air conditioners

Mr Cool did a good job for us - very professional and good value. We also went for inverter units in bedroomn & lounge - copes well and the heating in the winter is as much a benefit as the cooling in the summer.
by Farol
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: EDP Lagoa
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: EDP Lagoa

You should be able to pay in any post office or alternatively via multibanco if you have a multibanco card.
by Farol
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Taste
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: Taste

Does anyone have a copy of their menu that they could post on here?
by Farol
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Sending paint from the Uk
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Sending paint from the Uk

This could also be a prohibited substance. I agree there is plenty of paint better suited to Algarve climate.