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by carolyn
Thu May 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Chicken George - closed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Chicken George - closed?

I have seen on another forum that Chicken George has closed down due to Georges ill health. Can anyone confirm this?
by carolyn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Is Bella Napoli open?
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Is Bella Napoli open?

I can confirm Bella Napoli is definitely open - we went there on our arrival last Wednesday 6th March.
A warm welcome and delicious pizzas as usual :D
by carolyn
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Alojamento Local
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: Alojamento Local

Seems to us that they are trying to tax legitimate renters out of existence!
by carolyn
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Additional IMI
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Additional IMI

We did look at bringing onshore but cost was prohibitive.
We use Sovereign in Lagoa who we have always found very good.
You would have to speak to them re charges as it very much depends on what exactly you want them to do for you.
by carolyn
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Additional IMI
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Additional IMI

We have paid the AIMI for the last two years as our villa is 'offshore', but understand that you are also liable if the value is over a figure that I believe is €600,000 The invoice for this arrives like the invoices for the normal IMI through our accountants, who is our fiscal rep, so if you have b...
by carolyn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Parakeets on Vale do Milho
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: Parakeets on Vale do Milho

Have been on Google to try and identify as they don't look like Senegal Parakeets suggested by 'Ellie 2' (this seems to have a grey head not orange/yellow) I'm wondering if they are "Fischer's Lovebirds" - I have found a mention of them in the Algarve on this forum https://www.birdforum.net/showthre...
by carolyn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Parakeets on Vale do Milho
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Parakeets on Vale do Milho

We were out least week and very surprised to see 5 parakeets land in one of our trees. We presume they are not native? Has anyone else seen them or know where they've come from?
by carolyn
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: winery visit
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: winery visit

Sir Cliffs vineyard does tours - directly behind Algarve shopping
http://www.winesvidanova.com/algarve/visits/?lang=en/
by carolyn
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rubbish disposal
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Rubbish disposal

For those who are interested, we have now worked out and managed to use the 'dump' at Fatacil. You do need to register (as a domestic user) at the small 'office' on the right of the entrance. You will need your fiscal number. They dont speak any English. They accept 5 types of rubbish - green waste,...
by carolyn
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rubbish disposal
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Rubbish disposal

Thats definitely where I mean - but have also seen something about registering, on the camara website.
Anyone had to do this?
by carolyn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rubbish disposal
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Rubbish disposal

We have quite a bit of general rubbish in our garage that we want to get rid of ( old builders buckets, leftovers from building projects etc), none of which is suitable for the recycling bins. Does anyone know where we can get rid of it? There is some sort of local 'dump' just south of the Fatacil l...
by carolyn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Where to go on the west coast?
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Re: Where to go on the west coast?

We can recommend Vila Nova de Milfontes - really beautiful little town with lovely beaches.
We have stayed three times at Casa D'Adro (as a stopover from Lisbon to CVO) which is a small b&b run by Idalia who makes you very welcome and provides the most amazing breakfasts!
by carolyn
Sun May 07, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: WIFI in villa
Replies: 18
Views: 7119

Re: WIFI in villa

We use a Meo 'router' for our rental villa (current selection https://loja.meo.pt/Equipamentos/routers-pens/ ). Not sure of speeds but it uses 3G Meo mobile signal - but see they now do a 4G version of what we have, We advise guests its is not suitable for streaming/ watching video etc which is not ...
by carolyn
Sun May 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Faro Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 42707

Re: Faro Airport

We travelled yesterday Saturday 6th May and were in the airport from 3-5pm. No problems at all either with bag drop, security or passports, in fact some of the shortest queues we have ever seen at this time of year. We were on the 5;20 EJ to Luton
Guess its a matter of how many flights are going out.
by carolyn
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Boat trip
Replies: 8
Views: 3296

Re: Boat trip

The 'British bloke' is called Peter and we think he now works for Dolphin Tours - his mobile number is +351965140400 email peter@portimao.com Saw him last year on on Alvor promenade advertising trips. Does a variety of trips so sure he would be happy to have your business. We have been with him many...