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Seeing the recent posts on this topic, I was reminded that it's a couple of months since I posted a picture. At the risk of depressing some of you, I took a few pics on the way back from town earlier. Here's a sample; the rest are in a small album http://sdrv.ms/Ptcqti

I feel for everyone who has suffered at the hands of the various incompetent companies and individuals involved in this shambles.


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Hi Jocelyn and Jayjan. Thank you so much for your responses and for trying to assist me. Jocelyn - If you do have any emails or letters or just anything in writing confirming the current situation with Oceanville and the fact that it hasn't complete then that would be fab. The latest doceumentation we have is an email from Pluriholidays from 13th January 2009 saying about the licence issues, we have nothing past this date!

Jayjan - Thank you for the email address, I am going to email now to see if the British Consulate can help... I hope they can!

Thank you again!!!
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Hi again Kate, just been going through all my emails from 2009 / 2010 to see if any will help you. If you pm me with your email address, I'll send you them and hopefully one of them will help.
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just returned from albufeira.went to ov even run down it still has spectacular views, it should not be allowed to go to waste.It has so much potential,without doubt the best pool ive seen.Found it strange that one villa was immaculate grass,hedge cut there own pesonnel pool clean etc which ive never noticed before.Coming up to 7 years since i bought at ov,i guess you just got keep on hoping.Also where i was staying colino do mar there is a new hotel being buit, are the banks lending again.CRABMAN
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Opposite the Colina do Mar there is another, smaller, holiday development that has lain dormant for the best part of two years since being completed. Is that the one you mean?

The banks are maybe lending enough money for building to begin then it runs out. The whole area is littered with half built hotels and resort developments, now gradually crumbling into dust.

Corrupt local councils are giving planning permission left and right and centre in return for kickbacks. It is truly a bad situation.
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

The whole area is littered with half built hotels and resort developments, now gradually crumbling into dust.
I didn't realise that place up on the hill was Oceanville, it has always looked very 'fantasy futuristic' to me (I've never been up close to the complex), like something out of "Thunderbirds" perched up there. I feel very sad for all who invested in the place.
Gotta feel somewaht sorry too for those poor folk who own villas on Rua do Cerro Grande across the road from the awful mess of the half built hotel/apartment complex (? - hotel I think).  Not only have they lost their great views but they're faced with a building site too!
 
 
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Hi everyone,

So pleased to have found this forum. Like some of the other users here I used to follow this whole sorry mess on EyeonWorldwide until it got taken down. Like many of you we put a deposit down on an apartment at Oceanville in November 2005 and like many of you, seven years later we have neither an apartment nor our money back. We're taking it through the courts through our solicitor but it's a long, slow process with hardly any updates and we're reliant on forums like this to hear news.

Jocelyn, I've appreciated your updates on here, thank you and cubsur, however depressing the photos may be, it's good to see how the development looks. We now live in Auatralia so don't get much chance to visit the Algarve and see the place for ourselves. Jocelyn, I've searched for the page you mention on Facebook but couldn't find it. What is it called please and I'll definitely join, just in case this forum disappears one day!

The only bit of information I have is that our solicitor says the next court session for us is at the end of February (9 months after the last one which basically said yes, you're entitled to your money back but, no, we don't have it)

I'm determined not to give up on this, so happy to discuss any ideas that might help resolve this situation for us all, although I'm realistic enough to know how difficult that may be!

Looking forward to keeping in touch with you on this. Marie

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Hi Marie,
I'm delighted you found the albufeira forum...don't worry, this forum is not going anywhere :) i'll pm you with the facebook details, there is only 5 of us on it and as you can imagine we've not had any news at all this year and so the saga continues....but it's nice to keep in touch with other 'owners' in case any of us hear anything. i've over in albufeira next week (we go over 2-3 times a year), so if i see a security guard wandering around, that's about all i can hope for at this stage....

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Hi everyone. Just to update you, we have just come back from Portugal and paid Oceanville a visit while we were there. Same old situation I'm afraid... It looked as derelict and overgrown as always and other than the usual security guard, there was no one to be seen... :-(
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ah great Kate...save me the bother calling up to see the place next week! tbh as long as they have a security guard floating around, someone / somewhere must still have a vested interest in the place...gives us a .00001% glimmer of hope perhaps! pity they can't (won't) share any information with us though!
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We too had the misfortune of buying an appt here at Oceanville and like the rest of you have seen no sign of our deposit,  we were in Albufeira 16-23 October and paid our twice annual visit to Oceanville but tbh don't know why we bother as it thoroughly depresses me to think of what could have been and the money we lost - my husband (ever the optimist) is slightly more hopeful than I am - on the day we drove up there the weather was awful so it made it look even more unappealing - we did notice the villa at the end though with his immaculately kept garden - I take my hat off to that particular owner! 
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hi wiffen...we're here at the minute and OV gets more and more over grown each time we visit...i didn't see that immaculate garden! can't be an 'owner' as none of us signed deeds (as far as i know)....must be the builders personal villa or the BANKS!?!?
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Hi Jocelyn - it's really starting to look a mess isn't it,  we are over again Easter next year so will take a look again then. 
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Finished my perambulations yesterday with a walk around Oceanville in the afternoon.

Here are a few pictures to depress you even further.

http://sdrv.ms/VllAOj
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote J2me Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/January/2013 at 23:58
Last pic - perhaps somebody decided they had nothing to loose so they got on with it. As long as they don't shout out about it.............  How they have elecy and h2o is another story........
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