4.8 on January 25, 2013
Heerlijke vakantie die je blijft herinneren. Ten eerste is het een prachtige plek met uniek uitzicht (vooral van genieten vanuit de Jacuzzi), warme ontvangst en elke dag goede wandel tips of advies voor excursies. Je hoeft je niet voor te bereiden. Uitstekende gastvrouw- en gastheer, zeer uitgebreid ontbijt met veel verse- en huisgemaakte produkten. Heerlijk afwisselend wandelgebied en geijkt om te onthaasten en bij te komen. Wij hebben in een tijd niet zo gelachen, je voelt je er meteen thuis, dankjewel Annelies en Eugene!!
4.8 on August 06, 2010
It was the first but certainly not the last time we visited the Art of Joy. What an amazing view, what a kind hosts and perfect spacious room from which we could see the ocean. We could use their jacuzzi whenever we wanted it and had a preference to look out for the stars at night and see all the lights of the coast. At night you only hear the wind and an owl, however no sounds of traffic or airplanes. We loved the green surroundings, the brooks, and the vicinity of the rugged and authentical West Coast and beautiful South Coast. We received a lot of information of what to do by car or what hikes to take. We also enjoyed just to stay on their spacious lawn and read books and just be. Very relaxing indeed!
4.8 on August 12, 2009
We were amazed by the views entering their gate. Annelies and Eugene gave us a warm welcome and we directly felt at home with them. They certainly know the Art of Joy. They have golden tips and many descriptions on what to see and what to do. It is worthwhile going on a quided hiking tour with Annelies who tells you all the ins and outs of Portugal, Algarve and Monchique. You end up in a nice tearoom with fesh juices, herbal teas, and home made cakes and bagels. The variety of green lush landscapes and all the fruits you come across walking through orchards is amazing. The rooms are spacious and the beds wonderful. As we were on a honeymoon we found a bottle of champagne in the fridge. We both are working as trainer/coach and came to relax after a wedding and hard work. Well the quietness, beautiful surroudings and the homely place inspired us to get new ideas to take with us at home. Enjoy Eugene,s fabulous meals and inscribe yourself for a relaxing massage. We will certainly go back to the Art of Joy.