Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Da Praia is a traditional Portuguese beachfront house which has been beautifully restored to create this stylish, unique villa, right on Albufeira's main beach just metres from the ocean. A holiday at this villa is a must for beach lovers - the long stretch of golden sand is your garden, and the refreshing Atlantic Ocean is your swimming pool! Everything that makes a perfect summer holiday is right on your doorstep - shops, café-bars and an array of restaurants are just a short walk away, as is the centre of Albufeira's old town.
The pretty exterior hides a beautiful, elegant interior - traditional materials and antique furniture mix with modern appliances and contemporary bathrooms to create this stylish holiday villa.
The front door opens from the street-side into the open-plan lounge-dining room, where you are instantly met by a wonderful view of the beach and sea through full the length patio doors which lead to the terrace. The lounge area has a large leather sofa and chair, TV and DVD player. In the dining area there's a black-glass dining table and chairs which stand out strikingly against the beautiful exposed-stone walls. A door from the lounge leads to the modern kitchen which has mixed white and brown units and chrome appliances including a dishwasher and a microwave. There's also a laundry room off the kitchen.
There are two bedrooms - one double and one twin. The twin room has exposed-stone and antique furniture mixed with bright, modern decor and an en-suite shower/wet-room. The twin beds in this room are together and can therefore be dressed as a double on request. The double bedroom has tiled floors and pretty windows overlooking the street. The house bathroom is very tastefully decorated, with terracotta tiles, dark wood units and modern appliances which include a bath and overhead shower.
The Casa Da Praia is a stunning house in a fantastic location, its pretty "fisherman's home" exterior gives no clues as to what lies inside, the owners really have done a wonderful restoration job and it is very rare that gems like this become available to rent.
Please note that this property's availability is on request. We will contact you shortly after booking to confirm. We recommend booking your flights after the villa has been confirmed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
The Algarve region
Holiday villas in Portugal
A villa holiday in Portugal means staying in one of Europe's warmest countries. Regardless of where you are, you can expect summer temperatures to be above 30°C (35°C in the South) which means our range of coastal resorts are perfect for your stay. You can spend a day at the beach, taking a dip in the Atlantic whenever you feel like cooling off, or hire one of our many villas with swimming pools.
Along with its great climate, Portugal has an absolute wealth of beaches. With over 850 kilometres of coastline, there are a lot of Portuguese beaches to discover, but our villas in Portugal put you within easy reach of some of the best. Portugal is one of the best locations in Europe for a beach holiday when you take a look at what the country can offer holiday makers. Whether you want to take advantage of the beach-bars for a drink, try your hand at some water sports (surfing, jet-skiing, kite-surfing and windsurfing are common activities) or just lounge on the sand, Portugal can provide the perfect place for you to do so.
If you'd rather spend all or part of your holiday delving into Portugal's rich history and culture, then there are plenty of cities and towns throughout the country which offer not only a rich variety of monuments, museums and other places of interest, but also some fantastic views; Portugal is an absolutely beautiful country with plenty to offer the sightseer. There are also large areas of the country that allow the local wildlife to roam undisturbed, and any nature-lovers are sure to enjoy a trip to Peneda-Gerês, the Duoro Valley and Serra da Estrela.
There's also Portugal's golf. Recent years have seen the country become a great destination for fans of the sport, with plenty of Portugal's golf courses ranking amongst the best in Europe. Not only are the courses great for experts and newcomers alike, but they're also designed to allow you to enjoy Portugal's wonderful landscape and views.
Another advantage of our villas in Portugal is being able to take advantage of some of Portugal's festivals, especially the Festival do Sudoeste in the south of the country, which takes advantage of the long stretches of beach and excellent landscapes to put on one of Portugal's most famous and well-received festivals.
If you've got an interest in fashion, then a holiday at our villas in Portugal can be a great chance to pick up some of Portugal's finest offerings. Fairs are the perfect place to pick up unique, handcrafted items, including purses, clothes, glass ornaments and more. There are also some great fashion houses, well-known inside Portugal, that you can find dedicated shops for, or in some of the fashion shops in towns and cities.
Food fans will find themselves spoilt for choice during a villa holiday in Portugal. Soup might not sound like an adventurous dish, but the Portuguese have turned soup-making into an art form. You'll find soups made of fish, sausages, chicken and all sorts of other ingredients, often as the first course to the rest of a delicious meal. The grilled chicken, sardines, veal and pork are all mainstays in Portuguese restaurants. There are also a huge selection of pork, beef, seafood and even wild boar dishes that can be found in restaurants throughout the country. During the meal, Portugal's famous wines are the perfect accompaniment, and a port wine is a great post-meal drink.
We have villas in some of Portugal's best resorts. Why not stay in a villa in Albufeira and enjoy some of Portugal's best beaches? Or enjoy the golfing that villas in Vilamoura offer? Villas in Carvoeiro are a great choice for those looking for somewhere quieter, perfect for fans of beautiful scenery.
Albufeira is a lively and historic resort on a beautiful part of the Algarve's curving coastline. Seven gorgeous sandy beaches with dramatic rock formations stretch both east and west of the town - from the long beach of Praia D'Oura to a string of small coves carved out of honey-coloured cliffs. It's still a working fishing town, with boats and the mending of nets on the beach. And the new marina has confirmed Albufeira as a contemporary sailing centre. You can take sailing trips along the coast, try windsurfing and diving, or hire your own boat for a short spin.
The resort itself is as lively or relaxed as your holiday. There's a historic old town with steep narrow streets and whitewashed buildings - and a lively party strip for sparkling nights in bars and clubs. More relaxed evenings centre around waterfront restaurants - with Portuguese regional cooking, cafés and bars with lovely Algarve wines. There's lots of great shopping in Albufeira too - with traditional Portuguese design and weekly specialist markets. The Algarve is famous for its world-class golf courses and there are three great courses a short drive from Albufeira. The area around Albufeira is as beautiful as its beaches. There are lots of walks and inland the countryside has gorgeous views back out to sea.
Gale - An expanse of sand that stretches for miles, between cliffs. It is equipped with a wide variety of tourist facilities. In the direction of Albufeira there are two small beaches that are quiet and little visited.
Castelo - A cove protected by the rock formations. Great natural beauty
Coelha - A small beach between colourful cliffs.
São Rafael and Vigia - Beaches of great beauty seperated by rocks. Tourist facilities. Nearby Ponte Pequena and Ninho das Andorinhas are fascinating rock formations.
Baleeira - A broad crescent of sand opposite Albufeira.
Albufeira- A long strip of sand with the city surrounding it like an amphitheatre, it is made up of three beaches: Peneco, Pescadores and Inatel.
Oura, Balaia, Maria Luísa and Olhos de Agua - A series of beaches each sheltered by colourful cliffs. Tourist and sports facilities.
Falesia - Endless miles of beaches fringed by the green pines and the many reddish colours of the surrounding cliffs. Tourist and sports facilities available.