Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Just a short stroll from the seaside village of Castelo and with impressive panoramic views, Villa Severino enjoys the serenity of a relatively rural setting whilst being within walking distance of the sandy beach, shops, minimarkets , restaurants and cafés. A welcoming, luxuriously spacious home for families, the open plan living area is bright and modern with two sets of French windows that open onto colourful gardens. The upstairs bedrooms benefit from having access to a large balcony. From this privileged vantage point far-reaching views stretch out over the village of Castelo to the sparking sea. Externally, the attractive gardens and lovely private pool create an oasis which you will find difficult to leave, however getting out and about could not be easier. A ten minute stroll takes you down to the village and sandy beaches of Castelo and Coelha, whilst a drive of less than ten minutes brings you to the bustling old town of Albufeira..
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||900 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro (FAO) Airport 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Double Bed, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bath with Shower Over, Toilet, Basin
Oven, Hob, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Dining Facilities
Lounge / Diner
DVD Player, Open Fire, Dining Facilities, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Ceiling Fans, Internet Access Wi Fi, Sat TV Few English Channels
Twin Beds, Ensuite Bathroom, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Double Bed, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bath with Shower Over, Toilet, Basin
|Further details outdoors|
Table Tennis, Lawn, Enclosed Garden
Off Road Parking
Private Pool, Pool Size : 10m x 4m, Pool Depths : 1m - 2.2m, Roman Steps , Ladder Access to Pool, Kidney Shaped Pool, Pool Side Shower
Open Terrace, Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Brick Built BBQ
The Algarve region
If you are looking for a warm winter break, a golfing holiday or a family summer holiday, you have come to the right place. All of our villas in the Algarve have private pools and are conveniently located close to the beach, shops and restaurants. The Algarve possesses some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches that Europe has to offer. It's not only the quality of beaches that impresses, it's the range and diversity. From the vast streches of golden sand in the east to the beautiful tiny coves near Gale to the grand cliffs soaring above the beaches near Lagos. If you love natural coastline, you'll love the Algarve. The Algarve covers 200km of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, leading from Faro to Portimao, offering large hotels, good holiday resorts, wonderful holiday homes, superb golf courses and many shops and restaurants of all different cuisines. There are 30 Golf courses in the Algarve, opportunities to do almost any activity, areas of amazing culture and heritage and food and drink for everyone’s taste and budget. As you would expect, all of our holiday villas in the Algarve are carefully chosen and approved by our staff, and our high standards ensure that we only select the very best properties. So you can be assured that all of our Algarve villas are of the highest quality. Every one of our holiday villas in the Algarve is fully equipped and features a private swimming pool. Our Algarve villas can be booked directly with us saving you money and ensuring that you benefit from our detailed knowledge of your chosen destination. We also have local representatives in all resorts and a 24hr Emergency Service for your peace of mind. In addition to villas on the Algarve we can also arrange your flights and great value car hire.
Solmar Villas are pleased to offer a selection of villas in Albufeira in Portugal. Albufeira started as a small fishing village is now one of the most well-known holiday resorts on the Algarve. It still holds some of its old charm in the narrow streets and white washed houses in the “old town”, being more traditional with the square, to sit and watch the world pass by and the small bistros and cafes. The “Strip” is in the “new town” of Albufeira, this is where the action happens, and this is more up-dated, modernised area of the town. There are bars, night clubs, hotels and a lot of activities. There is plenty to do for people of all ages.
Albufeira is 40 km west of Faro Airport.
There are over 21 beaches in the Albufeira area. With the fine sand and beautiful turquoise sea. All of the beaches are safe; most of them have tourist or sports facilities on them.
Gale: Stretches for miles, between cliffs, has a wide variety of tourist facilities.
Castelo: A small cove with natural beauty.
Coelha: A small beach between cliffs.
Sao Rafael and Vigia: Situated between great rock formations, has tourist facilities.
Baleeira: a Broad crescent of sand opposite Albufeira.
Albufeira Beach: Long strip along the city, it has three beaches (peneco, Pescadores and inatel)
Oura, Balaia, Maria Luisa and Olhos de Agua: a series of beaches surrounded by cliffs with tourist and sports facilities.
Falesia: endless miles of beach surrounded by cliffs with tourist and sports facilities
Markets in Albufeira
At the markets you can get anything from a light bulb to clothes and shoes. There is a Gipsy market held near the Municipal Canteen on the Third Saturday of the month. There is a market in Albufeira, Calicos on the First and Third Tuesday of the month, a market in Guia on the Third Friday of the month and a market at Paderne on the First Saturday of the month.
Festivals / Fiestas
4th February – Feira do Pau Roxo
July – Feria de Artesanato (Handicraft)
August – Feria de Na. Sra. Da Orada
August – feria de Frango (Chicken Festival)
28th and 29th August – Feria de Nossa Senhora de Guia.
There are 3 golf courses near Albufeira, Salgados; this is the symbol of Portuguese golf, testing your skills to the max. It is situated close to the sea, with many lakes, and the sea breeze to interfere your shot. www.salgadosgolf.com. The second is called Pine Cliffs, this is located in Pine Wood, it is a 9-hole, original course overlooking the beaches. Tel: 00351 289 500 300. The third course is Balaia Golf Village a 9 hole course suitable for beginners, Tel: 00351 289 570 442.
The main place for night life in Albufeira is along “The Strip”, this is over 3km of bars, restaurants, shops and night-clubs. The strip is not only down one main road, but also leads down some of the back streets, where some of the best bars are hidden. This is the most popular place in Albufeira. A few km out of town, on the way to villamoura, there is a nightclub called Kadoc; it has 5 dance floors and houses over 7000 people. There is also another big nightclub just out of the town, this has 3 dance floors and plays a large variety of music.
If you like something more up-market and quieter there are some nice bars and bistros in the pedestrianised area of the town and also some lovely little bars and restaurants in the old town.
Things To Do
In Albufeira there are many things to do for people of all ages, some examples include:
Nearby there is the village of Guia with its long history, traditional Portuguese feeling, places to see include the church, and hermitage of Nossa Senhore de Guia (Our Lady of the Good Journey). Also Pademe is another village to be seen, it has origins of its past, its scenic position has some amazing views with the heritage sites of the castle and church to see.
Activities for Kids and Families
Aqua Land – www.aqualand.pt
This is a large water park 15km from Albufeira. This water park has rides and attractions for everyone, those who enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing up and down the slides and flumes and those who enjoy relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Krazy World – www.krazyworld.com
This Fun Park is just west of Albufeira in the town of Algoz. It is a fun park for adults and kids. There is Pony rides, petting farm, live shows with crocodiles, mini-golf, bouncy castles and a pool to relax by.
Slide and Splash – www.slidesplash.com
This park is located in Lagoa; about 30min drive from Albufeira. Another water park, with rides for children and adults of all ages, a leisure area and food and drink facilities.
Zoo Marine – This is a Dolphinarium, located in Guia, 15 minutes from Albufeira. The park focuses on education and awareness of marine life. They have shows, entertainment; you can see the animals in the aquarium. There is also the opportunity to swim with the dolphins.
If you do not want to hire a car there are many other ways of exploring Albufeira and the other local areas. There are 3 different bus routes, totaling 105 stops all over the city. Running from 7am until midnight throughout the summer season, the fare is around €1 for one trip.
There is also a train service, for those looking to go further afield, www.cp.pt.
The taxi services are relatively cheap, quick and safe, there are ranks in different points throughout the city and can be booked over the telephone.
There is also a tourist train, circling the main town. This has three stops, but is a good way to see the sites.
Solmar Villas in Albufeira
All our Albufeira villas have pools and are carefully chosen and approved by our staff. Our high standards ensure that we only select the very best villas in Albufeira to rent for our clients.
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6 Nov 2012
"A lovely villa in a great location"
Myself, hubby and grown up daughter stayed at this villa the first week of October 2012. Its in a great, quiet location with some fantastic restaurants within 15 mins walk. You have 3 beaches with 20 mins walk, which are clean and interesting little coves. About 30 mins walk away is Gale beach, which is a normal long beach with plenty of facilities, but the smaller coves are much more fun. There is a restaurant/bar with toilets on each of the beaches and the toilets were clean so nice to use.
The villa itself is spacious and the grounds are large so plenty of room to lounge around. The views from the villa are great. My only criticism is that the sofa's in the lounge were not very comfortable but that's no big deal. Also I would like to have seen better quality table and chairs outside as they were plastic. (which is one of my pet hates).
The stairs were a bit scarey at first as they were circular, but once you got use to this it was no problem. There is a stairgate at the bottom of the stairs to stop young children ascending, which is a great idea if you have small ones. Also there is a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor which would be good if anyone has difficulty climing stairs.
When we arrived the cleaners were still there, we were early, not them late. They were very friendly and the villa was immaculately cleaned. All in all I would definitely recommend this villa and would definitely go back.
We booked through Solmar Villas and they were extremely helpful and the directions etc were very good too.
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