Casa Childs is our benchmark - the holiday by which all others are judged - even by our 5 and 7 year old! The other reviewer is right - the photos don't do the house & grounds justice - the pool is wonderful, the views are stunning and the house has everything you could want. My wife and I are quite serious tennis players so to be able to play whenever we wanted was holiday perfection.
The house is up in the mountains but only a short drive to the coast. We made a few trips to the nearby village of Caldas de Monchique (a lovely walk but steep!) to have drinks and meals in the square or for afternoon ice-creams.
I would recommend Casa Childs to anyone who wants a slice of heaven.