Santa Maria TownHouse C
Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This private, gated condominium stands only 400 metres from the magnificent, blue-flag Falésia beach, which stretches for five gorgeous, sandy kilometres as far as Vilamoura. Just 100 metres from the house you'll find a small selection of local eateries, family bars and cafés, plus a newsagent, supermarket and tennis courts.
In nearby Açoteias village there's a wider selection of local restaurants featuring Portuguese specialities, including grilled fish and sea food, as well as popular international restaurants, shops, a supermarket, bank, taxi rank and bus stop. Golfers can enjoy the scenic nine holes at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs in Açoteias. An easy 15 minute drive will take you east to Vilamoura, with its fantastic marina and world class golf courses, or west to the buzzing resort of Albufeira.
Santa Maria comprises just 6 town houses around a swimming pool and neatly landscaped gardens creating a peaceful little oasis ideal for swimming and taking in the rays! Steps lead up to the pool area and are gated.
Portugal Breakaways features a spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bathrooms Townhouse here built in duplex style. Comfortably decorated and furnished throughout in a traditional style, the house is distributed over three floors. The ample lounge-dining room has two leather sofas, open fire, TV, DVD, with a dining suite for six. There is access onto a spacious, furnished terrace, ideal for outdoor dining, which itself links to the garden. The kitchen comes fully equipped, with a built in BBQ located in the small garden area to the back of the property. There is also a full bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs, on the 1st floor there are two bedrooms, one a double with en suite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the garden to the front of the complex, and a twin with en suite bathroom overlooking the stunning grounds of the Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort and Country Club to the back of the complex! There is a large 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds located on the upper floor with en suite full bathroom and balcony terrace overlooking the front of the property. This is a spacious property which can sleep 8 people comfortably and would suit families and friends wishing to holiday together and who can enjoy the benefits of a small private complex, but still be within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and bars.
It is ideally located for those who want peace and quiet, but also to be near all amenities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Falesia Beach 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 42 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Algarve region
Portugal's southernmost region known as the Algarve has established itself as a firm favourite holiday destination for people from all over Europe as well as the rest of the world. This is due mainly to its almost tropical climate boasting over 3000 hours of annual sunshine. With its stunning long sandy beaches, majestic cliff facings, secret coves and caves contrasting with the inland of mountains, almond blossom covered hills and quaint hidden towns the Algarve has something to offer for everyone.
There are many major attractions for all the family to enjoy including Zoo Marine (where you can swim with the dolphins), horse riding on the beach and some brilliant fun filled water parks all within a half hour drive of the house - Aqualand and Slide & Splash being the most popular. The parks all provide buses that will transfer you to and from the Parks. Locally there is golfing, tennis, horse riding and a sports facility. If you want to get away from the coast for the day then a drive to Monchique and Foia (the highest point of the Algarve) is highly recommended. On the way you could visit the castle in Silves and stop for lunch of chicken Piri-Piri in the small mountain town of Monchique. It will take you less than an hour to get there.
Two large shopping centres are 'Algarve Shopping' in Guia and 'The Forum' in Faro just 20-30 minutes by car. The Algarve Shopping is a large mall which is approx. 15 minutes drive away. Here you will find a variety of shops, a big supermarket, a bowling alley, a multi-screen cinema (most films are in English with Portuguese sub titles) and a food hall. Alternative ways of exploring the Algarve are by joining one of the many jeeps that head out each day (high season) to explore the unspoilt Algarve. This is a great day out for the family and will pick up and drop off in the area.
As Acoteias is ideally situated between Vilamoura and Albufeira there are plenty of great boat trips leaving from both Albufeira and Vilamoura marinas every day. You can choose from a full or a half day and this can often include a trip into the caves and grottoes of the beautiful Algarvian coast line. If you fancy a drive into Spain then the border is only a 50 minute drive and Seville approx two hours depending on traffic.
As the Algarve spans a large area with wonderful sights and attractions, car hire is highly recommended to explore, but not essential for this villa as there are a number of good restaurants and bars within walking distance and the beach is a 5-6 minute walk away. Taxis are reasonably priced. Transfers can also be arranged for you if requested.
Acoteias is a picturesque little village with a tranquil feel and touches of traditional Portugal dotted throughout its centre. Acoteias enjoys the best of both worlds; it has retained its traditional air and charm whilst still being close enough to enjoy all of the benefits of the nearby, more developed areas, such as Albufeira and Sao Joao which are 6KM away and Vilamoura 10KM.
Acoteias village is just a few minutes by car or a pleasant 10 minute walk from the house and has a large selection of restaurants, bars, shops and a bank. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants to choose from in traditional Portuguese, Sea food, Italian, Chinese and Sushi.
For those not wishing to travel too far there is a supermarket, bars, newsagent and restaurants located 100mts from the house cross in the little square of Falesia. This is a great little square and is perfect for dining al fresco or having a drink whilst the children are free to play. Just 400 meters away is the award winning (blue flag) Falesia Beach with its stunning red rock cliffs and golden sands beach. The longest beach in the Algarve, it offers a great choice of facilities including parasols and sun beds. The beach is ideal for walkers and there are also a number of bars and restaurants offering various mouth watering cuisines to suit all tastes including fantastic fresh sea food.
In nearby Albufeira there are an abundance of restaurants and bars with something to suit all tastes. Olhos d'Agua also offers a good choice. Further along the coast you will come to Vilamoura (about 15 minutes) which hosts 5 award winning golf courses. Here there is also a lively marina with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and where you can pick up many water borne day trips e.g. fishing and sailing.
There are many high quality golf courses within a ten minute drive of the accommodation. The closest is the neighbouring Sheraton Pine Cliffs Golf Course which includes the famous 'Devils Parlour'. Close by is a range of courses at Vilamoura including the Millennium, Laguna, Victoria and Vilamouras' Old Course. There is also a golf academy and driving range.
All in All Falesia is a great Family Resort here in the Algarve with all amenities on the door step – sure to be a firm favourite with everyone!
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