Casa da Oliveira
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa da Oliveira - 'The House of Olive Trees' sleeps up to 10 and is a charming child friendly villa in the historic village of Sao Lourenco. It is surrounded by olive and Carib trees, and is in a sheltered, peaceful yet not isolated setting with country and mountain views.
The pretty walled and gated garden has night lighting, shrubs and lawns for children of all ages to use! There is plenty of shade under the bougainvillea-clad terraces or on the hammock swinging gently under the large carob tree - glass in hand of course!! The very privately situated HEATED 12m long tiled pool has Roman steps at one end and has a POOL FENCE that can be erected to enhance the safety of toddlers. The large built in BBQ by the pool makes for wonderful dining in the balmy Algarve evenings!
Therefore Casa da Oliveira with its walled and gated garden and private pool is the perfect place to just unwind in peace, to use as a base for a golfing holiday or from which to explore the numerous nearby attractions in the Algarve.
Bed 1: Super King Sized Double (option as twin beds), ensuite, dressing room and private balcony,
Bed 2: Ground floor Super King Sized Double with ensuite.
Bed 3: Twin beds.
Bed 4: Bunk beds + full sized single bed and private balcony.
Bed 1 ensuite: Large shower, wc and basin off an inner hall which gives private access to other guests if required.
Bed 2 ensuite: Also off an inner hall as Bed 1 - bath, shower cabinet, wc and basin.
Family bathroom: Bath and separate shower enclosure, wc, bidet and basin.
Cloakroom: Wc, basin and safe
It has granite worktops and breakfast bar, built-in units and equipment - large fridge/freezer, 4 ring hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher + juicer, mixer, coffee machine, crockery and glass for inside or outside, etc., in fact everything!
Washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board.
2 sofas (incl sofabed), chairs, tables, TV, video, DVD player, music centre, book library, games + a wonderful log fire (with logs supplied!!) for Winter warmth.
Table, chairs, dresser, bureau and french windows to patios.
Through the front door is a spacious hall off which are the living rooms, kitchen, cloakroom and bedroom 2 with ensuite. Off the landing at the top of the wide staircase are the master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room, bedrooms 3 and 4 and the family bathroom
Twice per week with clean linen and towels (not beach towels). Additional maid service can be arranged on request.
To make your arrival easy, especially if it is in the evening, we provide you with a starter pack of groceries, hot and cold beverages, beer and wine.
There is air conditioning and heating throughout the villa.
Casa da Oliveira is our second home for ourselves our children and young grandchildren so we have it equipped with everything that one could possibly need in a home rather than just a rental property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Several beaches are within 10/15 minute drive|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Almancil 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Algarve region
To the west of Almancil lie the beautiful Monchique mountains and spa of Caldas de Monchique, Silves with its majestic castle, the beautiful old city of Lagos, Sagres, Cape Vincent, the Western Atlantic coast and Lisbon.
It was near Cape Vincent that Nelson sheltered his battle fleet under the cliffs while he waited to attack the Franco-Spanish navy at the battle of Trafalgar in which they lost twenty-two ships, without a single British vessel being lost!
Between the coast and Lisbon is the world famous wine growing area of Alentejo with it's fantastic red wines.
East of Faro is ancient and unspoilt Tavira where the incredible 'Parque Natural da Ria Formosa' ends. It has fascinating old bridges and buildings, a castle and several churches. A little further on is Spain where the beautiful and massive Guadiana river forms the frontier. Seville is then within reach.
Just before crossing the new bridge to Spain visit the village of Castro Marim with its 2 imposing castles which stand atop the hills overlooking the river. The Guadiana for centuries has formed the frontier between Portugal and Spain and its not many decades ago that the armed frontier guards of each nation would glower at each other across the river in mutual distrust! On the picturesque drive up the river from Castro Marim to Alcoutim some of the fortified frontier posts can still be seen. In Alcoutim have lunch at a riverside hostelry overlooking the river and Spain.
Our village of Sao Lourenco has a most attracive main street, a couple of bar/coffee shops, an art gallery, the 'Centro Cultural De Sao Lourenco' and the well known 'Igreja (Church) de São Lourenço' which attracts visitors from all over the Algarve.
Lively Almancil is less than 5 minutes away. It has everything - supermarket, butchers, 3 bakeries with bread and pastries to die for, petrol station, several banks, internet cafe, boutiques and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants of all types and prices (Try our favorite, Casa Nosso - sea bass and chips for 8.50 euros washed down with local wine at 3.50!!).
For those seeking activities 10 minutes drive reaches several of the Algarve's famous beaches, two water parks, horse riding, tennis, sea water sports and thirteen of the best golf courses in the region.
10 minutes also reaches the start of the amazing 'Parque Natural da Ria Formosa' which stretches nearly 40 miles to Tavira. It is one of Europes larges nature reserves and is home to many species of birds as well as acting as a temporary resting place for the tens of thousands of birds on their journeys to and from Africa. Take your binoculars and take the numerous walks that run between the land and the sea. There are hides from which to view or photograph the wildlife.
Within 15 minutes is Vilamoura with its huge marina surrounded by cafes, bars, boutiques and fashionable shops of all types. So is Loule, the provincial capital, with many fine old churches and buildings, traditional and modern shops and the famous covered market that on Saturdays spills out all over the surrounding streets.
In the other direction is the city of Faro (Faro is much more than just an airport!). In the centre there is the most interesting walled city within which is the Cathedral, a beautiful museum, galleries and open square with cafes and restaurants. On the way into Faro shopaholics can enjoy the large Jumbo Faro mall!
The nearby Palace of Estoi has been recently renovated quite wonderfully and discreetly into one of the national 'Pousada' hotels. You can lunch casually or dine formally there and admire the beauty of the rooms and gardens of the old palace.
Many cultural events take place in these locations not least in the 'Centro Cultural De Sao Lourenco' in our village, as well as in Loule and Faro.
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6 Jul 2014
"Grandad, I think Paradise is like this !"
What my grandson said to me on the first day! From the moment we entered the Villa we found it exceeding all our expectations. Maintained and furnished to a very high standard, and Tastefully decorate… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We also think of it as paradise!
Thank you for looking after our villa so well and we would love to welcome you (and your grandson of course!) to Casa da Oliveira again sometime in the future.
12 Dec 2013
"Wonderful child friendly villa so well equipped for the perfect holiday"
We went for the first time to the Algarve with our two young children and our friends with their baby, and didn't know what to expect of the villa or the area.We were so lucky to find Casa da Oli… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that we continue to have guests who enjoy Casa da Oliveira and what it has to offer not only in what we provide and but also in it's lovely peaceful location so close to Almancil.
We hope to see you again some time at Casa da Oliveira.
4 Sep 2013
"Everyone was Happy"
We stayed at Casa Da Oliveira for one week in August 2013. We were a party of two families with Teenagers and one 5 year old. The house was perfect . Clean, Comfortable, well furnished, well equippe… More
Thank you for your comments about how complete everything is in Casa da Oliveira. As we have our own families that like to stay at the villa we have equipped it as our second home. If we hadn't our own grandchildren would have let us know!!
It was good to hear that the maids left everything spotless. They have been cleaning the villa for a long time now and we often receive praise from our guests for their neat work.
24 Jun 2013
"Not to be trusted!"
We booked Casa da Oliveira this summer and we had fond memories of the villa, up until we returned home when we got an email from the owner saying and he could not return all our deposit.The reasons h… More
This review is so very sad. Over 9 years of renting many weeks a year we have seldom needed to deduct monies from our guest's deposits. Most own up voluntarily to breakages or damage caused. If it was otherwise we would not have the large number who return year upon year.
Photos were sent of the two items now irretrievably damaged and the relatively small amount deducted was considerably less than the cost of replacing them.
Our housekeeper, as many guests have said, is a lovely helpful lady who has faithfully looked after Casa da Oliveira since we bought it in 2003, and, they often comment on how well she presents it. The language used by the reviewer about people he barely knows was unfortunate to say the least!
As always we bend over backwards to meet enquirers requests and allowed them a higher occupancy than we normally accept as well as hiring a second cot at our own expense. Apart from feeling sad myself that a guest feels this way it is especially sad that they are unable to accept the damage that was demonstrably caused by their party.
24 Feb 2013
"Lovely villa - highly recommed it"
Just back from our third stay at this lovely villa in Almancil, a part of the Algarve we have visited for the past 20 years. We travelled with 3 generations of our family and the downstairs bathroom … More
It was good to hear such praise from one of our regular renters - we have many that return year after year!
As we use Casa da Oliveira a lot with our own three generations of family we have made sure that the villa is equipped as a home suitable for all ages, not purely as a rental villa.
As our guests commented everything that one could want is nearby and Almancil, 2kms away, is a long established Portuguese townwhich thrives all year round unlike the tourist resorts which can feel a bit like ghost towns out of high season.
We love casa da Oliveira.
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