We used Exlusive Algarve Villa's to  sell our apartment. Because people said:

They are good / They are very realiable / They are very succesfull / They never let you down / They are always looking after you

We tried it out. Result : For me, Exclusive Algarve Villa's is the best in the Algarve

June 2024



Vânia, just to say a huge THANK YOU for all your help to make our purchase happen and not just for us but for our Dutch sellers as well. You were always there then we needed some advice, always replied promptly and with the help/information we needed. Thanks again. 

June 2024



I would just like to record our thanks to Melanie for the excellent support she provided to us through our purchase or our Villa in Carvoeiro. This was not a straightforward sale but her support and tenacity enabled us to eventually gain possession of the property. She is very customer focussed, expert in her field and with  a great sense of humour, which kept us going through the ups and downs of the purchase process ! I would thoroughly recommend her to help you through your purchase journey. 

May 2024



Dear Bart,

We are pleased to confirm our total satisfaction with the service you and your company provided in selling our townhouse last month.  Staff were attentive, professional, knowledgeable and experienced, putting us instantly at ease, knowing that we were in safe hands. We would have no hesitation recommending you and your company and are quite happy to discuss our experience face-to-face with any potential clients who might, perhaps, need an extra layer of reassurance. We wish you and your company continued success in the future.

March 2024



Melanie has been recommended to us by two Canadian friends who already bought a house in 2022 and we first met Mel in May 2023, when we decided to purchase a property in the Algarve. With Mel’s help we identified a townhouse in Praia da Luz which was looking quite right to us but she insisted that we conduct a survey before committing to buy which revealed some serious problems related to high humidity level in the walls, possibly because of a previous infiltration.  We decided to move forward and continue our “treasure hunt” under her guidance and in July 2023 we eventually found what we were looking for, a wonderful townhouse ideally situated with a gorgeous ocean view in a very quiet development. Since then, we renovated the property and we can’t wait to move in.  All our gratitude goes to Mel for her efforts and her time in helping us to find the house of our dreams in the Algarve.

July 2023




We had spoken with Melanie prior to our arrival in The Algarve in February to look for properties to purchase. I am a US realtor and although not familiar with the somewhat difficult and un-usual Portuguese protocols we felt reasonably confident on what we wanted and the price threshold. From the start we were impressed with Melanie’s energy and genuine interest and that, together with her broad understanding of the areas of interest, helped us to decide that she was going to be our realtor of choice. Upon announcing our arrival in the Algarve, Melanie had tight multiple day schedules prepared for us to view the properties of interest.  Indeed, before our final departure we were efficiently under contract at a well negotiated price on our property of choice. Melanie’s follow up in our absence after we had closed contract and left the country to go home, set a standard that others would do well to measure themselves by. Truly, she is a “Human Dynamo” and her interest in our needs clearly surpassed any potential financial/commission rewards. In closing I would not hesitate for one moment in recommending Melanie’s professional abilities, ethical conduct and moral compass. In closing she also has a “razor-sharp” sense of humour which effectively reduced the normal stress associated with purchasing a property whilst not losing focus on the importance of correct procedure and safety of funds.

May 2023



We contacted a few Real Estate Agents (including Melanie) when we were looking to buy a property in the Eastern Algarve, more specifically in Ferragudo or the surrounding area. We’d found a number of properties online which appeared to tick the boxes of our ‘must haves’.

In November ‘21 we arranged 5 viewings across 3 different agents, of which Melanie was one. Despite the property not quite meeting all of our criteria, Melanie urged us to as well take a look at another property she had ‘on her books’. It was ‘part built’ and we fell in love with it immediately. We put in an offer which was accepted.

From there Melanie superbly guided us through the whole process. She recommended a solicitor (who was also perfect for us) and various other contacts who proved to be invaluable. She kept us updated every step of the way, she liaised with the builder and architect which enabled us to make some minor changes to the property from the original design, prior to the house being finished.We completed and moved in in June ’22, just 7 months after the 1st viewing of what was at the time, a far from finished home.  We couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She’s a ‘one off’ and we got lucky!

April 2023



I was in Lisbon enjoying the early November sunshine when I received the phone call from Carolina Galvão at Exclusive Algarve Villas that my offer to purchase the Dona Ana property was accepted by the Seller. From that very moment, I received unwavering support and guidance from Carolina in the acquisition of the property. During the entire purchase process, Carolina was very prompt to answer questions and provide suggestions and solutions. Carolina was able to locate a property which matched 100% of my requirements and then some (near the beach and with pool). If I had questions, Carolina had answers or she will obtain the answers from her colleagues. Carolina helped with the language in the Promissory Contract regarding the removal of equipment at the property and that definitely moved the purchase process over the finish line. I would like to thank Carolina and Exclusive Algarve Villas from the bottom of my heart and am happy to say that I not only acquired my “Little Heaven on Earth”, I also gained a life-long friend.

February 2023




I would like to express my appreciation to Carolina in supporting me throughout the buying process in a country where I was new to the process. After the purchase, Carolina went out of her way to assist me with organizing a locksmith and with trying to organize some items needed for the apartment. It was a great help for me. I certainly can recommend Carolina for her support and her positive attitude in supporting a new home owner.

January 2023


Mr. C.

A note to say a huge thank you to you and your team for managing the successful completion of my purchase - we are delighted. Your professionalism and patience was truly exemplary. With gratitude and appreciation.

January 2023



From the start of our purchasing journey Melissa at Exclusive Algarve has not only exceeded all expectations on service and professionalism but has helped guide us through the process, which was unknown to us as British buyers.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Melissa and EAV. 

October 2022



It has taken a while and we have visited a lot of houses. Melissa was always helpful, patient and a reliable source of information. So finally, we have found what we have been looking for and we are grateful for the assistance. I’m sure we will do more business together.

October 2022



I know almost all agencies in central Algarve, and this one is by far the best. Bart is very professional, fair and friendly. Thank you 

October 2022



Bart heeft ons eind 2021 geholpen naar het vinden van ons droomhuis. Bart is een zeer prettige en betrokken makelaar. Heeft veel kennis van zaken, is op de hoogte van alle ins en outs en kon ons daarom goed informeren over hoe de zaken in Portugal gaan wb aankoop van een huis. Van het begin tot het eind heeft hij ons goed begeleid en onze belangen behartigd. Hij is goed bereikbaar, komt zijn afspraken na en is zeer betrouwbaar. Ik zou iedereen die dezelfde stap wil maken Bart willen adviseren.

August 2022



Hi Susana. First of all, I want to thank you for all your help in selling this property. I am glad this is off our hands now.  Rest assured, if my husband and I decide to purchase property in Portugal, we will be contacting you.  We plan on going to Portugal next Spring to see what is available and what might interest us. (...)  Anyway, once again, I cannot express enough our gratitude for your assistance.  If there is anything else that you need from me, please do not hesitate to let me know. Again, it was a pleasure meeting you and working with you. Hopefully, we will see each other soon.

July 2022



We travelled to the Algarve, having never visited before, intent on finding our forever home in this beautiful part of the world. On the second day we met Bart and members of his team and were immediately struck by the courtesy, efficiency and professional attitude of everybody that we met.  Nothing was too much trouble.

Despite the severe lack of inventory in the whole region, we were shown several suitable properties, and eventually Bart introduced us to exactly the home we were looking for. While facing some very challenging negotiations, we managed to purchase the property within 2 weeks - due in no small part to the valuable assistance of Bart and his team.  Even now, several months after the completion of the purchase, I am still in contact with Bart, who is always happy to assist with any general questions concerning life in the Algarve.  I would not hesitate to highly recommend Exclusive Algarve Villas to anybody looking to purchase or sell property in this region.

May 2022



May I take this opportunity to congratulate your company on having such Professional and helpful Sales Agent in Roshni. From our original contact with your company she went out of her way to help us in our search for our dream home in the sun, she listened to our needs and wishes and lined up properties that fitted the brief exactly.

Any contact by email, telephone or messaging whether day, night or weekend was answered swiftly and politely, setting out answers to our queries. During our visit to the Algarve she fully accompanied us answering all our questions, going out of her way to show us things such as the easiest and quickest way to walk to the marina from given properties, and the best local restaurants. Also going a step further she introduced us and drove us to a Lawyer who was first class and closed the sale in just under 5 weeks.

She is a credit to your business, a Sales Agent who lets professionalism and the stunning properties sell themselves without the need for any hard sell or pressure. We look forward to our time in resort and have no doubt if we need any real estate advice or services we will contact Roshni at Exclusive Algarve first. Thank you for all your assistance

April 2022



Last week we completed the purchase of our new property, through out this process we have had the excellent support and guidance of Roshni. She has repeatedly gone above and beyond, taking calls and emails out of hrs and at weekends. I have my own business employing a large number of people, so therefore I know from first hand experience how hard and indeed rare it is to find someone of Roshin’s abilities, dedication and skill. I’m sure you know all this but also know I would give a job in an instant!

April 2022



We were looking for a plot in the Algarve region and accidentally come into contact with Exclusive Algarve Villas. We have met so brokers in the area, but Bart with his team at EAV really understand how to bring buyers and sellers together. He put us in touch with Melissa, who was very helpful and showed us the opportunities in the area, where we bought our dream plot with her assistance. After sale service was even better. Melissa was always very accessible and very proactive to share her contacts with us to make our dreamteam, which really is what you need as a foreigner. We really liked the professional team of EAV and will certainly recommend them.

April 2022



Buying a property abroad can be very daunting – initially its finding the right property but its also about having the confidence in the person you are dealing with. Melanie has been the perfect agent for me, reassuring when required, full of information and detail on the area that I was buying in; also in the finer detail of the purchase, legal requirements, what to look out for; from start to finish my experience of buying a property in Portugal has been a very pleasant one, and that is all down to Melanie. Professional, responsive, engaging and hugely knowledgeable.Thank you Melanie

January 2022




Melanie was of great assistance in finding a property in the Algarve, carefully listening to our needs and indeed giving us additional ideas. She followed up with multiple options and tirelessly helped us through the entire process and even beyond and we would recommend her for her tenacity and patience. Thanks for helping us find our perfect location Melanie.

January 2022



Many thanks to our broker Roshni Matharu. We reviewed a huge number of options that Roshni was tirelessly selecting for us. We had complex requirements for the selection of real estate. Roshni is a true professional, customer-oriented. Roshni was constantly in touch with us - both late in the evening and on weekends. This illustrates her dedication to the work and the task at hand. Largerly thanks to Roshni, we became the happy owners of a wonderful house on the seashore in an excellent location with excellent infrastructure. Roshni Matharu is a broker that we would be very happy to recommend to our friends and to anybody. Thanks to her high professional level, huge experience in  real estate business, initiative, optimism, attentiveness, we got great pleasure to be her clients.

October 2021



Bart van Linden heeft getoond een hardwerkende en actieve makelaar te zijn. Hij is  ons op een correcte manier van  dienst geweest. Ook de administratieve begeleiding verliep zonder hapering en dat zegt wat in Portugal.  Hij bewijst dat je met uitgebreide zichtbaarheid op het internet tegenwoordig veel potentiële klanten bereikt. 

May 2021



Ik heb zojuist de vele reacties gelezen op jullie website en die waren zoals te verwachten uitmuntend.  Dat klopt ook met het gevoel wat Jeannette en ik hebben over jullie geweldige service. Zowel de gesprekken en de goede begeleiding voor de verkoop van Onze Villa, wat jammer genoeg niet door jullie werd gerealiseerd, gaven een goed gevoel. Wij waren dan ook blij dat wij elkaar weer tegen kwamen voor de aankoop van ons nieuwe huis waar jullie ons fantastisch mee hebben geholpen. Alles werd zeer professioneel en betrouwbaar afgehandeld. Exclusive Algarve Villas is een echte aanrader die wij u zeker kunnen aanbevelen. 

March 2021 



Bart proved himself to be an invaluable help to us when we decided to purchase a home in the Algarve. One of the standout things we appreciated about Bart was that he was upfront and honest about the positives of a property, but more importantly, also about the negatives. This gave us confidence that he had listened to our requirements and was working with us to help us find the perfect property, rather than just selling us something as quickly as possible. One of the other points we appreciated was that Bart does what he says he will do. If he commits to getting back to you with information, it is delivered usually ahead of time and is concise and correct. We also liked that if we called him and he couldn't speak to us immediately, he would have his assistant call and let us know what time he would call us back, and he always did. 
We purchased a unique property that needed special due diligence considerations pre sale and Bart organised the relevant parties quickly and professionally and assisted us through the process. As a result, we are now the proud owners of our dream home. We can't recommend Bart highly enough, his deep knowledge and experience of buying and selling property in the Algarve is second to none, and to top it all, he is a really nice guy! 

January 2021 




Beste bart, we kwamen tijdens onze zoektocht naar ons tweede huis in vale do lobo, op jullie website terecht.

Na een aanvraag te hebben gedaan, heb jij ons op een meer dan fantastische manier geholpen bij het vinden van ons droomhuis.Jullie team beschikt over de lokale kennis die nodig is om het juiste huis te vinden.Het contact was elke keer super en de hele begeleiding voor, tijdens en na het koop traject, kan niet anders dan heel professioneel en behulpzaam worden omschreven. We hebben een geweldig huis gevonden! Alle dank hiervoor.

February 2021




We found Exclusive Algarve Villas and their team with special reference to Melissa Oliveira very professional, extremely  knowledgeable, dedicated and attentive to our brief and budget. We appreciated their openness and honesty. We found them always willing to assist and go the extra mile, even post the sale. It has been a pleasure dealing with them and we highly recommend them.

November 2020


As first-time buyers on the Algarve, we were a little apprehensive when approaching an estate agent to assist us with our purchase. We needn’t have worried. Melissa, Bart and the rest of the team at Exclusive Algarve Villas guided us, step by step, through the whole process from our initial enquiry to the very successful conclusion. At no stage did we feel pressured in any way and although technically they were engaged by the sellers, we really did feel that they were working for us as buyers too without compromising their professional integrity.  

We doubt that there is a more professional or courteous estate agency anywhere on the Algarve and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services. Our relationship continues beyond the transaction and they are now helping us as we settle into our new surroundings.

October 2020




We have been very pleased with the professional and friendly service received from Exclusive Algarve Villas. Melissa always responded promptly to all our queries and guided us expertly through the process of purchasing a property in the Algarve

October 2020



Ik wilde je bedanken voor het vele werk dat ik je bezorgd heb. We zijn gestart met de verkoop in 2014. Het waren niet de beste tijden. Nadat ik op jouw advies in 2018 een borehole heb laten aanleggen en electra - en waterleidingen heb laten vernieuwen, is mijn huis in januari 2020 tegen de allerbeste prijs verkocht. Mijn dank en tot ziens.

January 2020




I decided to buy a property in the Lagos area, without knowing it at all well. I contacted a number of estate agents, giving them my visit dates and budget with a short brief of requirements, e.g. sea views. Melissa at Exclusive Algarve responded very professionally, and assembled a number of properties for me to view on-line, from which I selected about 10 to view. She set up for us to see all of them over the course of my visit, from when we selected one ‘off-plan’ under construction. She checked the bona fides of the builder and assisted the negotiation. A price was agreed. We had a further visit within  the 30 days allowable and confirmed the purchase. This was done through the bank and solicitor that Melissa organised for us. She was highly attentive throughout the sales process, and we are now happily installed in our property. Should I buy again, I will only go through Melissa, and would recommend her to anyone with a similar situation.


January 2020


Bom dia Marcela

Realmente correu bem a venda e vocês estão de parabéns pela eficiência que demonstraram. Ficamos muito satisfeitos com a forma como todo o processo decorreu.


Outubro 2019


It was a true pleasure getting to know and working with "Exclusive Algarve Villa's"; Bart and Luisa have done a perfect job as our "support team" during the process of selling our villa.

We would for sure not hesitate to recommend "Exclusive Algarve Villa's" as real estate agent; we became especially addicted to the swift respons in communication, the total transparency, the decisive way of acting in a hectic market and hectic time and (last but not least) the after-sales service (rarely seen, much appreciated) 

It has been, long story short, a perfect cooperation.

Thank you very much.

February 2019


Nous sommes très satisfaits du professionnalisme de Luisa et Bart. Ils étaient à notre service et ils ont répondu à nos attentes et à nos diverses questions.

Février 2019


Estou muito feliz pela aquisição da minha moradia em banda, Vila Sol.

Tal facto somente foi possível graças a ajuda, dedicação e persistência Dra Susana Rebêlo, à quem agradeço imenso.

Aproveito também a oportunidade para desejar-lhe um bom ano e muito sucesso na sua carreira.

Janeiro 2019


 We sold our villa through Exclusive Villas in December 2018 and would not hesitate to recommend this company. From the original visit in October at the villa for a valuation from Marcela and Luisa right up to the sale completing we were kept informed of the process with the upmost professionalism. In October Marcela was confident we would have a sale by December which we were not expecting but Exclusive Villas have clients on their books to match to our property, and we got that sale! We were very pleased.

 Luisa has exceptional attention to detail, the response to questions and helpfulness was second to none. If we were ever going to buy or sell we would not hesitate to go to Exclusive Villas as we know how dedicated and hard they work on behalf of their clients buying or selling.

January 2019


We enjoyed very much the efficiency, super fast mail replies and eventually the friendliness of our contact with Susana and exclusivealgarvevillas. 
They handled all our concerns very well.

January 2019


À Bart van Linden

J’ai eu la chance dans mes recherches immobilières de rencontrer Bart et bénéficier d’un support extraordinaire.
Une très grande qualité d’écoute permettant de faire des recherches pertinentes. Une compétence forte , permettant de se sentir guidé et accompagné en confiance.
Enfin des qualités humaines appréciables : disponibilité et gentillesse.
De plus , quasiment unique ou en tout cas très rare : un suivi après-vente pour s’assurer que tout se passe bien et donner encore quelques conseils et se tenir à disposition en cas de besoin , à l’opposé du sell & forget habituel !
Merci Bart , vous êtes un grand professionnel , je vous recommanderai à toute personne souhaitant s’installer en Algarve et si , un jour , je décide de vendre mon bien , c’est à vous que je ferai appel !
Tôt binnenkort

PS: en plus Bart parle un excellent français !!....

January 2019


During the process of the sale, Bart was thoroughly professional and tenacious in driving the deal.

He used all his experience in steering the buyer,the lawyers and the architect in the direction of concluding a protracted sale.

We cannot speak too highly of the efforts of  Exclusive Algarve Villas and have no hesitation in recommending their service.

April 2018


Na een lange zoektocht van een aantal jaar hebben we eindelijk ons droomhuis gevonden bij Bart van Exclusive Algarve Villas!! We vonden het een zeer aangename huizenjacht, waarbij ons vooral niets opgedrongen werd, maar waarbij onze vragen steeds zorgvuldig en professioneel beantwoord werden.  We hadden een heel open-minded gevoel en niets was Bart teveel.  Ook wanneer er overgegaan werd tot aankoop was Bart er altijd voor ons.  Vooral voor zaken te verduidelijken van het koopcontract, wat toch niet altijd zo eenvoudig was voor ons.  Ook voor afspraken te regelen met personen van de bouwfirma, was Bart steeds paraat.  Bart spreekt trouwens vloeiend Portugees, wat dus ook zeer goed van pas komt!!  Alles is dus zeer vlot verlopen, ook mede doordat Bart een goed oog heeft voor detail, wat toch wel van groot belang was voor ons. We hebben dus onze droomwoning gevonden dankzij Bart!!  Dikke, dikke mercie Bart, voor alles wat je voor ons gedaan hebt!!! 

December 2018


"Caros Bart, Marcela e Luísa,

Agradeço a vossa colaboração  na venda da Casa do Vale. Agradeço também o vosso empenho na angariação de comprador e acompanhamento e resolução de todos os assuntos no processo de venda. Desejo a continuação de um bom trabalho."

 Novembro 2017


"Our purchase proved time consuming for Fatima and she and her Company were patient and courteous throughout the buying process.

There was professionalism  at all times and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to use Exclusive Algarve Villas to conduct a buy or sell of their property."

 October 2017


"We would recommend Exclusive Algarve Villas to anyone selling their Villa.

We found their company to be thoroughly professional in all aspects of their work.

Luisa kept us fully informed after each viewing and dealt expertly with clients from all over the E.U.

A remarkable lady!

You can do no better, if you want to sell, in using this excellent realtor. "

 October 2017


"We would like to recommend on Bart as one of the more professional realtors we have dealt with.

Bart has assisted us during a purchasing process in Portugal, and has shown qualities which were essential for deals to close- such as know-how, patience, understanding of country barriers and he knows to position himself in just the right place to be at between a buyer and a seller.

We are positive we will perform more deals with Bart in Portugal, and recommend him as a true professional."

September 2017


"Bart heeft ons perfect geholpen bij de verkoop van ons pand in Lissabon. Niet alleen heeft hij in zeer korte tijd vanuit zijn netwerk een ( buitenlandse) investeerder gevonden, maar tevens heeft Bart ons zeer sterk ondersteund bij het afhandelen van de overdracht. Dat is met name gelet op de Portugese taal, maar ook mentaliteit van essentieel belang geweest om tot overdracht te komen. Om dit zonder de hulp van een expert als Bart te moeten doen is zeer complex en leid tot fouten.

We kunnen Bart van harte aanbevelen als u in de Algarve, of zoals wij in een ander deel van Portugal vastgoed wil aan-of verkopen."

 August 2017


"Recently we bought a house around Carvoeiro with the aid of Bart from Exclusive Algarve Villas.

Bart was really dedicated in our quest for a house and gave us immediately a good and correct idea of the priced and which value for money we can get. He guided us very good without being pushy for selling a house. He was very patient and we could unconditionnaly rely on him. 

We are very grateful and lucky now and i wish the whole team a prosperous future en this beautful region."

 July 2017 


"We would like to personally thank Bart of Exclusive Algarve Villas for his professional and friendly help, handling and guidance of our recent purchase of our lovely Villa in the Algarve.

The whole experience was made easy by Bart and the team with lots of great help and advice from start to finish.

Thank you for providing an excellent and friendly service during the viewings and negotiations and giving us confidence to secure this purchase.

We would recommend Bart and Exclusive Algarve Villas to anyone looking for a property with the Algarve.

Hope to keep in touch."

 July 2017


"Having spent the last 2 years looking for our ‘Place in the Sun” we consider ourselves fortunate to have come across Bart and the team at Exclusive Algarve Villas.

They are without question the most efficient and professional of all the agents we have encountered on the Algarve.

They not only found the property we eventually bought but also helped massively with the negotiation process.

I would recommend without hesitation that you use them to help you find your new property."

 July 2017


“Over a period of 1 year we have bought 1 plot and 1 villa through Exclusive Algarve Villas.

Both initial purchases and all recommendations, as choice of architect, coordination with our bank and lawyer and other practical guidance in association with the deals have been proven promising and correct.

Melissa Oliveira is very professional and we felt comfortable in both deals. We can strongly recommend Melissa and we will certainly make use of her services again in the future.”

November 2016


"Our dealings with Melissa continue to be a pleasure. At our first meeting she understood our requirements precisely and arranged further viewings to exactly meet our brief.  We found the perfect location and property by buying off plan which we would not have considered doing if it was not for our trust in Melissa.

Melissa has provided us with updates on the progress of the build throughout and helped us with all the buying process. At all times she has provided the perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness and we are extremely grateful for the assistance she continues to provide and look forward to keeping in touch with her."

December 2016


"Wij hadden een zeer positieve ervaring met Exclusive Algarve Villas

De service die zij verlenen is werkelijk uitstekend zowel bij het vinden van een geschikt eigendom als bij de aankoop maar bovendien ook na de aankoop

Alles verloopt efficiënt en snel en op een aangename en vriendelijke manier

Dank u Marcella, Melissa en Bart"

April 2016


"Dear Bart.

Carole and I would like to thank you and your team at Exclusive Algarve Villas for all your help and assistance over the past few months.

Without doubt you have “gone the extra mile” in helping us to secure our dream villa in the Algarve."

September 2013


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,  

Gern möchten wir Ihnen unsere Erfahrungen betreffend des Kaufes einer Ihrer wunderbaren  Exclusive Algarve Villas  mit Frau Petronella Ennneking mitteilen.

Zunächst einmal möchten wir uns von ganzem Herzen bei dem gesamten Team bedanken, dass uns in sehr hervorragender Weise unterstützt hat, diese Villa zu erwerben. Unser besonderer Dank gilt Frau Petronella Enneking, die es in hervorragender Weise geschafft hat, unsere Bedürfnisse mit einem entsprechenden Objekt zusammen zu bringen. Hierbei analysierte sie zunächst unsere Vorstellungen und brachte diese dann mit den entsprechenden Objekten zusammen. Nachdem sich unsere  "Traumvilla" herauskristallisierte, zeigte sich Frau Petronella als äußerst geschickter Vermittler zwischen dem Käufer und Verkäufer, so dass wir  unsere Traumvilla  erwerben konnten.

Besonders zu erwähnen ist, dass Frau Petronella auch nach dem Kauf "aftersales" Service praktizierte, der uns als  Newcomer in Portugal sehr hilfreich war.

Wir würden jederzeit wieder eine Villa mit ihr kaufen.   Good Job! Thank you Peggy!

APRIL 2015


Bart Van Linden heeft ons op zeer aangename, efficiënte en snelle wijze geholpen om onze droomstek in de Algarve aan te kopen. Hij vertaalde perfect onze wensen naar een intens programma van enkele dagen van bezoeken aan die sites die aan onze wensen voldeden. Hij deed dat met constante bijsturing van de te bezoeken sites, in functie van onze feedback. Zonder druk, zonder haast, en telkens met vermelding van pro’s en contra’s. Het was prettig zakendoen. 



'Exclusive Algarve Villas' staat voor ' Exclusive Personal Service and Attention 
Onze ervaring met Bart en Melissa was bijzonder aangenaam in de zoektocht naar een mooi huis in de Algarve. 
Gedreven mensen, waar niets teveel moeite is en waar Service en Dienstverlening nog echt met hoofdletters worden geschreven ! 
Waarbij de dienstverlening veeeeeeeeel verder gaat dan je in eerste instantie zou verwachten, en men altijd bereikbaar is voor vragen, ongeacht dikwijls het tijdstip of dag v.d. week. Bijzonder aangenaam wanneer je dikwijls slechts voor een kortere periode naar de Algarve komt weet Bart altijd wel tijd te vinden. 
Wellicht het meest aangename aan onze zoektocht in de Algarve was het feit dat we deze mensen hebben leren kennen. 
Vakmensen met ' hart' voor hun zaak en klanten, Chapeau Exclusive Algarve Villas ! 

September + October 2015


Marcela is a very competent and dedicated Agent. Thanks to her we bought perhaps the best sea view in Algarve. 

Thank you Marcela Luis 


We can only thank our good fortune that we came into contact with Melissa Oliveira upon our journey on finding a future home in the Algarve. We are convinced that if it were not for Melissa, we would still be looking and dreaming. 
Melissa showed a very high level of attention, listening and feeling, in order to properly understand what we were looking for. In doing so, she firmly held us within our comfort zone, she put us in contact with the right people (lawyer and architects), and in the end sealed a deal which we are sure fulfills our dream of a second home in the sun. 

We feel we not only now own a property, but also found a genuine friend in Melissa. 

September 2015 


Nous avons acheté une villa dans la région de Portimao. Ce bien nous a été présenté par Exclusive Algarve Villas.Cette agence a bien compris ce que nous recherchions, son efficacité et sa réactivé, nous a permis de négocier au mieux cet achat. 

En un mot un grand confort d’acquisition . Merci plus particulièrement à Melissa qui avec sa gentillesse, son professionnalisme et sa disponibilité, nous a permis de devenir propriétaire au Portugal. 

Juin 2015


‎Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, 
Gern möchten wir Ihnen unsere Erfahrungen betreffend des Kaufes einer Ihrer wunderbaren Exclusive Algarve Villas mit Frau Petronella Ennneking mitteilen. 
Zunächst einmal möchten wir uns von ganzem Herzen bei dem gesamten Team bedanken, dass uns in sehr hervorragender Weise unterstützt hat, diese Villa zu erwerben. Unser besonderer Dank gilt Frau Petronella Enneking, die es in hervorragender Weise geschafft hat, unsere Bedürfnisse mit einem entsprechenden Objekt zusammen zu bringen. Hierbei analysierte sie zunächst unsere Vorstellungen und brachte diese dann mit den entsprechenden Objekten zusammen. Nachdem sich unsere 'Traumvilla' herauskristallisierte, zeigte sich Frau Petronella als äußerst geschickter Vermittler zwischen dem Käufer und Verkäufer, so dass wir unsere Traumvilla erwerben konnten. 

Besonders zu erwähnen ist, dass Frau Petronella auch nach dem Kauf 'aftersales' Service praktizierte, der uns als Newcomer in Portugal sehr hilfreich war.

Wir würden jederzeit wieder eine Villa mit ihr kaufen. Good Job! Thank you Peggy! 

April 2015


We just want to share how pleased we are with all the effort and patience Melissa (Oliveira)gave us in finding a new place in Lagos. 
I think we have found the things we were looking for and then.the best view and location of Lagos. We recommended Melissa to all our friends. Thanks and we stay in touch. 

April 2015


Dear Melissa, 

My husband and I recently purchased a villa in Lagos, which was marketed by Exclusive Algarve Villas. Melissa Oliveira dealt with the sale on behalf of the vendors. 
We would like to say how professional and efficient Melissa has been, and how pleasant and personable she has been with us. We encountered a few complications, but Melissa helped us through everything. 
will have no hesitation in recommending both Melissa and your company. I hope you will pass on our sincere thanks to Melissa.

March 2015


Chers Bart & Petronella,

Exclusive Algarve Villas constitue une référence pour nous ici en Algarve. En effet, avec beaucoup de patience et de réactivité Bart, Petronella, Marcella vous nous avez permis de trouver enfin notre lieu de retraite dans ce joli coin d’Europe du sud. 
Nous étions las de chercher et de faire des visites avec d’autres agences (...sans toujours beaucoup de rapport avec notre cahier des charges) et, enfin, vous nous avez permis de trouver la maison dans laquelle nous vivons aujourd’hui. 
Quelque soit la question il y a toujours Bart pour répondre de manière très pro active et ceci pour nous est un gage de sérieux et de professionnalisme ! 
Soyez remerciés pour la prestation que vous avez livré.

February 2015


Exclusive Algarve Villas… De naam schrok me in eerste instantie wat af. 
Eens de drempel genomen: het eerste contact met (Bart van Linden) zat onmiddellijk snor. 
Duidelijk, concreet: to the point. 
Altijd behulpzaam; niets was hem teveel: ’s avonds, weekend, altijd was Bart bereikbaar en ter beschikking. 
Ook voor vragen van meer praktische aard kan je steeds bij Bart terecht; en omtrent de eerste stappen in een ander land is deze ‘bijstand’ bijzonder praktisch en welkom. 
Exclusive Algarve Villas… à een (echte!) aanrader. 
Marcela & Bart: tot gauw! 

November 2014


Beste Petronella, 

Wat kunnen we nog toevoegen aan de bestaande testimonials ? 
Ze zijn correct en zeker niet overdreven , net wat wij ook ervaren hebben bij jij en Bart , geen druk, geen haast, en luisteren naar onze wensen. 
Mijn echtgenote is zelf makelaar en weet dus dat de manier van werken (vooral in België) meestal zo NIET is … wij waren zeer argwanend , geheel ten onrechte, het kon niet beter verlopen zijn. 
En als toetje ; de perfecte verkoper , correct tot de laatste mm. ook nà de verkoop ! 

November 2014



We would personally like to thank you and all the staff at Exclusive Algarve Villas for the help, support and guidance you gave us during the recent purchase of our villa in Portimao. 
We have all read many horror stories related to buying a property abroad but, thanks to the support of you and your team, we are not one of those stories. 
From meeting us in obscure roadside locations, to guide us to some of the remote locations we chose to view, to helping us negotiate with the Vendors you have been more helpful than we would have expected.
You have then continued to help us AFTER THE SALE by providing us with recommendations for architects and builders to help us complete our proposed refurbishment project.
You have our warmest regards and recommendation for anyone looking to purchase overseas.
Please don’t forget to come and visit.
With all our best wishes,

November 2014



Nous cherchions une belle maison avec une vue maritime dégagée dans un environnement agréable et chaud lorsqu'il fait froid et gris en France. Nous avons parcouru différents pays aux climats méditerranéens pendant 18 mois et visité plus de 200 maisons.
Pendant ce parcours long, nous avons tout particulièrement apprécié d'être accompagnés par les conseils judicieux d'Exclusive Algarve Villas et de ses partenaires. Nous remercions Bart d'avoir toujours répondu très rapidement à nos questions et de nous avoir prodigué de forts utiles conseils.
En effet appréhender un nouveau pays est une tâche délicate. Créer un climat de confiance et de coopération nous semble essentiel.
Nous souhaitons une même expérience très positive à tous ceux qui veulent découvrir un pays aux habitants si sympathiques.

Setembre 2014


In de veronderstelling dat het zo’n vaart niet zou lopen liet ik mij eind januari 2014 door mijn vrouw overhalen een paar dagen naar de Algarve te gaan om eens geheel vrijblijvend een aantal huizen te gaan bekijken. 
Omdat mijn voorkeur al jaren uitging naar het huren van een mooie villa aldaar, in plaats van het kopen daarvan en ik daar heel goede argumenten voor heb, dacht ik dat mij toch niets kon gebeuren en dat door hiermee in te stemmen de echtelijke discussie voorgoed tot het verleden zou behoren.
In dit geval ben ik echter buiten de waard (lees de heer Kramer) gerekend, die zelfs mij heeft weten te overtuigen dat zelf een huis bezitten in de Algarve en dan in of in de buurt van Vale do Lobo en Quinta do Lago, waar hij als makelaar actief is, nog niet zo gek is.

Op basis van de door mijn vrouw geuite wensen heeft Michiel een aantal huizen getoond die qua grootte en ligging geschikt waren en toen een daarvan precies het huis was, waarvan zij al zo vaak had gedroomd, namen mijn overlevingskansen ernstig af.
Deze ongelijke strijd was voor mij natuurlijk niet meer te winnen, maar de belangrijkste reden dat ik mijn verzet heb gestaakt is gelegen in het feit dat Michiel mijn argumenten om niet te kopen, die vooral betrekking hadden op de zorgen (zie zo’n ver bezit) met zich meebrengen, konden weerleggen. En ik moet bekennen dat hij mij feilloos door het doolhof van de met de transactie gepaarde gaande bureaucratie en formaliteiten hebben geleid en mij ook voor wat betreft beheer en onderhoud in contact hebben gebracht met de juiste mensen.

Mijn vrouw wist dat al, maar ook ik heb er nu vertrouwen in dat wij met ons mooie huis een zorgeloze en zonnige toekomst tegemoet gaan.

Mei 2014


Seduced by the bright and wonderful Algarve region and looking out for a spot under the Portuguese sun , we were lucky to get in contact with the Exclusive Algarve Villas agency near the end of 2013. Michiel Kramer and Bart van Linden proposed a number of qualitative possibilities, all very much in line with our outlined preferences. After just a few days of intensive looking around with the help of Michiel and Bart, we were able to pick the almost ideal cherry and felt, of course, delighted (we still do now). Never were we pushed to make a quick decision and it is also clear that Michiel and Bart are very well acquainted with the local regulations and perfectly capable of pointing to the best service providers for legal assistance, insurance and property management. In other words : this is a very trustful and competent team for making your Algarve dream to become a reality ! 

April 2014


We would not hesitate to recommend Exclusive Algarve Villas The have an excellent selection of properties and are extremely friendly and helpful as well. We did not feel pressured in any way and they were also there for us through the whole process which is important. We now own a stunning property which we were able (with their help) to negotiate at a very attractive price. 

December 2013


Dear Bart. 
Carole and I would like to thank you and your team at Exclusive Algarve Villas for all your help and assistance over the past few months. Without doubt you have “gone the extra mile” in helping us to secure our dream villa in the Algarve. Kind regards, David .

September 2013


Dear Michiel,

Thank you for your professional assistance in finding our properties in Vale do Lobo . We are enjoying the lifestyle here every time we visit!

We have appreciated your help and excellent service.

We wish you and the team at Exclusive Algarve Villas all the best for the future and hope to get together soon for a dinner or a round of golf!

Best regards Truus & Louis

Beste Michiel,

Hartelijk dank voor je professionele hulp bij het vinden van ons vastgoed in Vale do Lobo . We genieten iedere keer weer als we hier zijn van de lifestyle.

We waarderen je hulp en excellente service.

We wensen jou en het team van Exclusive Algarve Villas het beste voor de toekomst en we hopen je snel weer te onmoeten voor een gezellig etentje of rondje golf!

Met vriendelijke groeten, Truus & Louis



Há vários anos que trabalhamos de perto com o Michiel Kramer na área da consultoria imobiliária no Algarve.
Consideramo-lo um excelente profissional, conhecedor do mercado imobiliário, mostrando-se sempre empenhado em satisfazer os interesses dos clientes com a maior honestidade. Ele e toda a equipa do Exclusive Algarve Villas, oferecem um acompanhamento permanente, personalizado e de qualidade aos seus clientes.



Dear Bart, 
We would like to thank you and Marcella for all the efforts and patience you put into us in finding our new home, a new milestone in our life. It took a while (close to 12 months) before we decided and reached an agreement with the sellers, but you were always there to help and provide answers to all our questions. 

We can absolutely recommend Bart and the Exclusive Algarve Villas team to everyone looking to buy a property in Portugal. 

Thanks again and hope to see you both in spring when we move to our new home. 

December 2012


Dear Michiel and Bart, 
After many years of visiting the Algarve, we decided in 2012 to start looking for a more permanent residence . While in the Algarve during September , an internet search led us to Exclusive Algarve Villas . Our e-mail request for info was responded to within 30 minutes, through a phone call from Michiel. Based on our initial thoughts Michiel organised some visits to give us a firsthand impression of properties , possibly meeting our requirements. Those visits helped us to better define our requirements . We expanded the geographic area of our search and with the involvement of Bart we finally landed at Vale da Pinta golf resort. Here again we visited several available properties and finally decided to go for a new to be build villa. 

Throughout the process we never felt pressure from Michiel and Bart to force a decision, which we might later regret. They both gave us very valuable advice and insights on current market conditions, existing property versus new build, all aspects of the buying process, as well as general information on what to expect when living in the Algarve for extended periods during the year. 

After deciding to go for a new build villa, Michiel and Bart assisted in the negotiation process and referred us to a local lawyer, Marta Correia, who is assisting us with all the contract administration and other legal requirements. Since we are back in Belgium, they stay in touch and keep track of progress locally and offer to assist whenever needed. 

We look back to a very positive experience in dealing with Exclusive Algarve Villas and can recommend them to any prospective buyers seeking professional assistance. 

December 2012.


My wife and I met Michiel from Exclusive Algarve Villas in July 2012 when we viewed a number of villas and apartments in the Vale do Lobo area. He was extremely professional, helpful and friendly and showed us around an excellent variety of properties. This really helped us make the important decisions about where and what we wanted our holiday home to be. 
We are now very happy owners of a townhouse and would like to thank Michiel for all his assistance in finding our house and the subsequent negotiations. We really cannot believe how smooth and hassle free the experience has been. We have no hesitation in recommending Exclusive Algarve Villas to anyone wanting to buy a property in the area. With Thanks and Best Wishes



Wij willen Michiel Kramer bedanken voor zijn inspanningen en goede zorg bij de aankoop in 2011 van onze villa in Vilas Alvas, 
In onze zoektocht naar een woning in de Algarve kwam Michiel met een locatie waar wij helemaal niet naar gekeken hadden, maar welke wel perfect aan onze wensen voldeed. 
Tijdens de 1e bezichtiging liet Michiel ons niet alleen de villa zien, maar nam ook de tijd om de nabije omgeving te laten zien. Hierdoor kregen wij een heel goed beeld waar wij terecht zouden komen. 
Begeleiding tijdens aankoop was zeer vertrouwd, ook stelde hij ons voor aan een advocaat en kwam met een zeer vertrouwd persoon om onze zaken te behartigen op tijden dat wij niet aanwezig zijn. Ook na onze aankoop is het contact nog steeds zeer goed (met alle gezinsleden). 
Aan iedereen die op zoek is naar een woning in de Algarve, zullen wij zeker Michiel aanbevelen voor de begeleiding bij de aankoop van vastgoed. 



An agent who knows how to find the right sales “connection” for both the seller as the buyer. 



When we decided to search a property in Algarve, we visited many websites before discovering this one.

During the whole process, we were comfortable talking with Bart and appreciated the insight he had into the areas we considered.

We particularly liked the pre-screening Bart made before our visits as we didn’t have plenty time (Short trips from Belgium).

The service was outstanding and we look forward to maintaining a positive and productive relationship in the future with Exclusive Algarve villas for the renting of the house.

Needless to say, we highly recommend your services.




Working with Bart is a real pleasure.

In May 2011, we decided to purchase a villa in Portugal in the Algarve. Linda and I listed all the criteria which were essential requirements; we also made a separate list with other requirements, which if not critical, were nevertheless desired. We studied in detail the web sites of the various agencies between Faro and Portimao and contacted the main ones. Many e-mails were exchanged during which we finalized our main requirements, our desired ones and our available budget. This information was communicated to the various agencies; following their responses, we finally selected 4.

The next step was to travel to the Algarve to purchase the villa.

On the 28th of June 2011, we left for Faro. Every day we visited villas with another Housing Agency.

On the 4th day we met Bart van Linden.

We first had a tea together to review again our criteria, then, he took us to visit a first series of 6 villas. The very first one was the one we bought; it met all our main requirements, also our desired ones and was within our budget.

Bart had obviously immediately understood exactly what we were looking for.

The next step was then to handle the paperwork with the Administration, and the sellers .In order to cover all these aspects, Bart introduced us to a very competitive Lawyer.

Working with Bart is a real pleasure, and we certainly recommend using his services to purchase property in the Algarve.