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Stunning 8 bed Villa. Set in own grounds, very secluded with Pool & Private Bar

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa dos Sonhos, Albuferia, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful country location, yet two mins stroll to nearest bars, restaurants and supermarket.

Please note for your comfort and safety we have a valid Tourist Licence. This means our property has been inspected & passed for health and safety regulations.

Please be aware not all properties have a licence and may not comply with safety regulations.

** Occupancy rates are very high in peak season (July, August & school holidays) So we strongly advise large groups to book early, as there are only a few large villas available to rent in the area. **

Check in time is 16:00 and Check out time is 10:00

We try to be as flexible as possible if no back to back bookings.

Spacious 8 bed private villa (sleeps up to 16 in beds, 22 with the use of folding/sofa beds etc) The villa is situated in a peaceful, gated location with heated pool. (There is a surcharge if you require the pool heating. Not necessary in the summer months)

It has its very own Garage Bar. Complete with tv, iPod dock etc...

It is just minutes walk away from the nearest bars, restaurants & in-expensive supermarket. Really good value food & probably more important wine/beer etc! It is approximately 10/15€ in a taxi to Albufeira’s famous Old Town, Strip & Marina.

A lively nightlife, café culture and family orientated attractions, make the Algarve the perfect destination, what ever you're after. There are also many water sports to try including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing and water skiing. There truly is something for everyone... together with several beautiful beaches within easy reach. It really is the the perfect place to enjoy your holiday. One of our recommendations if you fancy a chill out day is Gale Beach, which is in walking distance of the villa or only a few euros in a taxi.

We also have FREE WIFI, plus a new 48 inch curved screen 3D TV entertainment system. With every TV and Music Chanel you can think of, plus all the latest movies, including new releases.

We are in the process of ordering a new pool table...

We have a Private Bar, with 55 inch TV. Great for sports events, or as a warm up before hitting the town. There are also ipod docks and even a disco ball! Great for pre-drinks to get the night started. Also, if you have children, you can have a drink in the bar, with the knowledge they are safely tucked up in their beds.


Sleeps up to 22

Eight bedrooms over two floors, four on each.

Three double and five twin rooms (one double and three twins on the ground floor and two double and two twins on the first floor)

Two single sofa beds, two single folding beds and two double sofa beds also available.

Four bathrooms – two on each floor with a bath and shower in each

One large open plan dining kitchen and living room

Large balcony overlooking the pool, garden and BBQ area with orchard and countryside views.

Small balcony (space for two chairs) off of one of the upstairs double bedrooms

Note: use of airbeds also available for guests – please request on booking

*Local area (within a 20 minutes walk of the villa)*

If you turn left out of the villa, it's a 2 minute stroll to the nearest bars, restaurant and well stocked inexpensive supermarket. Here you can stock up on local wine for less than 2 Euros a bottle and food for the BBQ.

Turn right at the bottom of the lane towards Albuferia and, within a five to ten minute gentle walk, you will find Oliveras Resturant which we can highly recommend.

If you take the first right before you get to Oliveras, it's approx. a ten minute walk to Jompra and Angies bars. A further few minutes to the top of the road, brings you to Amigos (best tapas in town) and Por Do Sol that has live music, Tuesdays and Saturdays. A little further on the left, you will find Amigos tapas restaurant, which is a must visit place and our favorite. (Get a taxi if you don't fancy a walk up the hill 😉)

If you fancy Indian food we can recommend Mr Singhs. Ask our property manager for directions)

Take a right at the top of the road from Angies bar and in five minutes you'll find Quinta da Gale or turn left and again and in five minutes you will find Scooby's family bar. (No stag parties though, I’m afraid) Scooby's has a pool and is great for watching football matches and serves up large portions of good food. If you spend a decent amount there, you can be picked up or taken home free of charge.

The nearest beach is a 20 minute walk away

*Within a short drive or taxi ride (less than ten minutes)*

Marina – approx five minutes taxi ride, roughly 7€

Old Town – approx ten minutes taxi ride, roughly 10/15€

New Town/Strip approx 15 minutes taxi ride, roughly 15/20€

The Salgados golf course is a few minutes drive away

Alternatively there is a bus stop two minutes away from the villa

Note: local taxi numbers and local car hire details are available in the welcome file.


Villa dos Sonhos is a 30 - 40 minute drive from Faro International airport.

Transfers can be arranged through our management company or alternatively google to source your own.

It is not essential to have a car, as there is a bus stop within a short walking distance and taxis are cheap and reliable .

If you do wish to hire a car we recommend searching through skyscanner or travel supermarket. It is much cheaper to pick up and drop of at the airport, than hiring a car once at the Villa. We have found that some local firms charge as much per day, as it costs to hire a car for a week from the airport. Don't worry if you don't know the way from the airport, it's easy and we will be happy to give you directions.


Many people think you need to go to the Canary Islands for winter sun, but temperatures are mild in the winter months and even in January, the coldest month of the year, Faro has an average maximum temperature of 16 degrees.

We have just been for New Year and day time temperature's averaged around 20 degrees!

In the summer, temperatures are generally hot, with a mean maximum temperature of 30/35c at Faro during July.

*Check in and out details*

Check in and out times are as flexible as possible, if there are no back to back bookings.

Check in times at busy periods are 4.00pm, although cases can be left at the Villa, so you are free to explore the area or relax at nearby bars etc.

At busy times we may have to restrict changeover days and check out time will be 11.00am.

For late departures (no stag parties, sorry) we have made arrangements with Scoobys bar,. where there is a pool, bar, restaurant and shower facilities. We can arrange for you to be picked up and taken there – please request when booking.

PLEASE NOTE the booking deposit is not refunded if you later cancel. We strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance the includes cancellation insurance.

More Details
Registration Number : 9830/AL

Property Manager
Di Collins or Ray Garnett.
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Di Collins or Ray Garnett.

We are a friendly sociable couple who fell in love with Albufeira, especially the old town square and surrounding area, with it's many bars and restaurants. We have adult children and a Grandchild so we fully understand the needs of all age groups.

Di Collins or Ray Garnett. purchased this villa in 2014

Why Di Collins or Ray Garnett. chose Patroves

We bought our Villa as our holiday home and our second home when we retire. Inthe meantime we wish to share it with others and hope and are sure, they will get the same enjoyment from it, as we do.

We especially love the country walks and the tranquillity but also the fact it is only a short, inexpensive taxi ride into the hussle and bussle of the Marina and Old Town.

We live and work in a village in West Yorkshire, but are not far from Leeds and Huddersfield, so we are very fortunate that we can enjoy country or city life in either of our homes.

What makes this villa unique

It's Perfect location, in the country side but within easy access to all local amenities. The Villa is on the flat making walks or bike rides not too taxing.

For those on a limited budget, the bus stops are a short walk away.

It is possible to walk to the Mariana or beach but both take about 30 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

thank you for all your help. you have made it so much easier for use to book our holiday as this is the first time we have ever done this. we have always gone all inclusive when going abroad and wanted something different. so thank you very much for all your help. Elaine.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Patroves, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Villa is surrounded by a perimeter wall and both gates have deadlocks, so children can't escape! There is plenty room for them to play including s
  • We respectfully ask our guests not to smoke inside our Villa but we have provided ash trays for out side use and on the balconies.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Toilet and hand basin in Bar
  • There are 4 bathrooms, 2 on each floor next to the bedrooms. The 5th bathroom is in the bar.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 single bed , Room for a frame bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Room for A frame or sofa bed. Small balcony.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Room for single sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Largest bedroom also room for sofa bed or A frame Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22- 8 Bedrooms, 4 on each floor. Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 air conditioned bedrooms on each floor (3 doubles & 5 twin rooms) there is room for a camp bed/cot in each room. Also 2 double Sofa beds in Living Room.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Villa is very spacious and in its own private grounds, which are walled and gated, so very secure. It is suitable for those that wish to spend a lot of time at the Villa or as a base for those that wish to explore the Algarve. As there are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room on each floor, it is ideal for 2 families sharing. Outside: The Villa has plenty of outside space, with parking for several vehicles. There is an outdoor built in BBQ with food preparation area, surrounded by a very large patio area providing ample alfresco dining. There is a large kidney shaped pool with lawned area. There are several palm trees and a few fruit trees, making this a very relaxing and exotic location. If you fancy a BBQ party or just chilling out sunbathing round the pool, this Villa delivers in style. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room which houses the large fridge freezer and provides additional storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. For bookings of at least 7 days there will be a mid week towel change. There is an additional maid service midweek, on request, at extra cost of €15 per hour, depending on your requirements. Other: One of the upstairs bedrooms has its own private balcony and off the large landing there is a huge balcony providing additional alfresco dining in addition to the BBQ area. There is also a double garage. converted in to a bar.


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Stunning 8 bed Villa. Set in own grounds, very secluded with Pool & Private Bar
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  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this villa with 17 other women for a hen do and it was absolutely perfect!! It was massive, modern, the pool was a really good size, it had all the essentials and the owners were SOOOOOOOO helpful and accommodating. The local supermarket is literally a 1 minute walk away and they let us borrow a trolley to bring all our food back!

We used Spike taxi company during our stay who were also brilliant - cheap, always on time and sooo friendly.

The Villa's location is also really good, a bar, restaurant and supermarket within a minutes walk away, 5-10 mins to get to the Albufeira new town strip (we recommend Libertos Club and Urban Pizza if you're looking for a night out).

We also took a trip to Vilamoura which was lovely (about 35 mins away) but only worked out about 6 euros each return!

Overall, we had a fantastic stay - Di and Ray really do deserve all of these 5 star reviews, thank you so much for all your help :)

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Louise what a fantastic review. Thanks so, so much. Really glad you all had a great time, hopefully you will come & stay again soon. Remember if you do, you get a 10% discount on all of our properties.
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  • 5 of 5

This villa is just out of this world amazing . Pictures do it no favours . We had the best weekend here . I would would 100% recommend this property . The owner couldn’t have done more for us she was the loveliest person ever . Thanks a mill Di you are awesome 😎

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura Thanks so so much for your amazing review. It means a lot. So happy you all had a good time & hopefully you will stay with us again... Remember returning guests get a 10% discount on any of our properties...
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Great Villa for a stag party- everything you need

  • 5 of 5

20 lads just returned from 3 nights here. Owners so helpful, Di could not do too much for us and answered all our questions and gave some great tips. Made booking really easy. Villa is great- big pool, nice clean facilities and loads of room. Private location but close to supermarket and 100% use spikes transfers who are efficient and polite. Always on hand to take us Into town. Thanks Di and Ray (Leeds lads)

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers for the great review Pete. So glad you all had a good time. And we would be happy to have you back again at any time. Remember returning guests get a 10% discount on any of our 3 properties. So just get in touch if you’re interested in a return visit... ps was nice to meet some of your party. Great lads ...
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5* villa

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing experience from start to finish. Booking the villa was easy, any questions I had were answered by dianne and ray straight away! Turning up to the villa, we were amazed by the amount of space there was and by the villa as a whole. There was 22 of us staying at the “villa of dreams” and it was certainly that. Thank you for everything 😬

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location; definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We came across Villa dos Sonhos when looking for a house big enough to accommodate our family and friends. This place is great for a big group.

One of the best features is the set up of the house. The bedrooms are separate from the common areas, so it was so easy for people to go to sleep and wake up at separate times without disturbing each other. This allowed our group to really enjoy ourselves whether it was staying up late or getting up early to go see the sunrise at the beach.

The villa is at the same time in a private area but also close to local businesses. The supermarket is around the corner and it couldn't be more convenient. There are also nearby restaurants and cafes. We walked to a local curry place (Curry Club) and had a very nice meal. Guia is also close enough that we were able to go to Teodozio and pick up amazing grilled chicken dinner for the group.

There are many local beaches that you can walk to or you can catch a ride and go to the nearby larger beaches like Albufeira or Gale.

It was an overall good experience. Ray and Di were wonderful to work with. They made themselves available whenever needed and they are extremely nice. The deposit was refunded promptly and with ease.

We definitely recommend this property to those looking for a place to stay in the Algarve.

Adam & Isa

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Isa Thanks so so much for the lovely review. We are really happy you all enjoyed your stay with us. Remember returning guests get a 10% discount on any of our 3 properties in Albufeira. So hopefully you will visit again soon.
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What it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

The villa and its facilities are exactly as described.Our party of 15 had a great holiday there.

Ray and Di are brilliant owners who reply positively and quickly to any requests and go out of their way to make sure guests enjoy their stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff Thanks so much for those great words. We're really happy you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests! Remember if you return to any of our 3 properties you will get a 10% discount... As will any of your party. Hopefully you will visit Portugal again soon...
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Albufeira Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are several other activities that you can take part in including, canoe trips inland of Alvor's estuary, forest path walks near Monchique, downhill biking from the Algarve's highest peak of Foia to the coast, cross country mountain biking and pedal kayaking.

The Algarve has many intriguing sites to visit that highlight the ancient past of the area. Alcalar in Portimao is a site with Neolithic and Chalcolithic graves and stone constructions that are the remains of ancient settlements. Also Milreu near Faro is another ancient site and the location of the remains of a luxurious Roman villa with mosaics still existing, along with baths, a temple and 2 mausoleums and is considered a national monument of Portugal.

There are several churches of interest throughout the Algarve, including Luz de Tavira, an impressive renaissance style church with beautiful stone carvings and decoration, and Santa Bárbara de Nexe, a 15th century church, considered to be one of the most beautiful


There are no less than 7 beautiful sandy beaches within easy reach. The nearest is a short drive away, but can be walked in about 20 minutes.

The Algarve is famous for some of Europe's best and cleanest sandy beaches, picturesque rocky coves and year round sunshine, the Algarve has quite rightly become a Mecca for tourists looking for some sun.

A lively nightlife, café culture and family orientated attractions make this the perfect destination what ever you're after.


The Algarve is serviced by Faro international airport which is a 30 minutes drive away. We can arrange a private pick up for up to four guests for €35.00 each way. Mini buses that seat 8, for €90 return, can be arranged for larger parties.

It is not essential to have a car as there is a bus stop within a short walking distance and taxis are cheap and reliable.( €7.00 to Albuferia Old Town )


Nearest bars, restaurant and supermarket is 2 minutes walk away, there are several other bars, (some with live music) and restaurants within 10 to 20 mins walk. The nearest beach is 20 mins walk.

Albuferia Marina and Old Town, 5 mins drive and a further few minutes to the Strip. €5.00 in taxi to Marina.

The Algarve shopping centre with Cinema, Makro and Iceland, to name a few is €12.00 in a taxi.

Further Details:

The supermarket at the bottom of the lane (2 minutes walk) is very well stocked and reasonably priced. There is a cafe and cash machine on site. Next door is a bar and restaurant. Across the road is another small bar and coffee shop which sells delicious pastries to be enjoyed alfresco style. There is an Aldi and Lidl about 10 mins drive away.

The Castelo de Silves is an imposing fortress and one of the best preserved castles in the Algarve. The castle along with the cathedral next to it feature stunning Gothic architecture and are the most prominent buildings in Silves. The remains of defensive walls and towers can still be seen along with ancient tombs in the cathedral.

The Historic Quarter of Faro has several places of interest and is excellent for shopping along with the Market Hall in Loulé which hosts a gypsy market every Saturday.

Alte is one of the most typical and picturesque villages in the Algarve giving a real insight into traditional life in the area. There are narrow winding streets, small shops and a fishing port to explore as you witness a day in the life of the Portuguese.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Patroves, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring (ex School Holidays)
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Autumn (ex schoolholidays)
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
3 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
6 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
28 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
May bank holiday
25 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
2 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Late summer
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$3,569.93

Booking Notes:
A 25% none refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings made within six weeks of arrival must be paid for in full. The refundable security deposit must be lodged at least 48 hours before your arrival.

A refundable security deposit of £2000 is payable by bank transfer prior to arrival.In the unlikely event of any damage or breakages it is only the cost of repair or replacement that is deducted. If the damage exceeds the security deposit by booking you are accepting that you will pay any additional costs. Deposits will be returned after satisfactory inspection, usually within 48 hours of your departure by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
We try to be as flexible as possible, but at busy times we have to be stricter. Check in will be 4:00pm & checkout 10:00am. Cases can be left at Villa & for late departures, our property manager Kev will recommend places to go.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the Villa with up to 16 people sharing. An additional charge for each guest up to the maximum of 22 is made.Smaller parties are welcome, please contact us for individual prices if you can restrict use to 4 bedrooms.

Don't forget to book early in school holidays as demand is very high. £300 Supplement except Summer.

Electric Poll heater available at supplement of £100 per week or part thereof.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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