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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Vista Tranquila is a haven of comfort, enjoying peaceful, uninterrupted views of the countryside.
The apartment is south facing and both the bedroom and living area have french windows opening out onto a large terrace overlooking your very own large garden. Here you can relax over a coffee or chilled glass of Portuguese wine.
You can enjoy the sole use of a beautiful swimming pool, BBQ and chill out area - no sharing with other people.
For the more energetic, a small gym and games room (with airconditioning) are also available, and again, no sharing with others.
This haven is located just 3km from the cultural town of Alte, which provides local amenities such as restaurants, bars and small supermarkets.
The stunning landscape and rolling hills are a walkers paradise and the apartment is a stone's throw from Santa Margarida which is situated on the Algarve Way or Via Algarviana. The Algarve Way is a fully marked, long distance footpath which spans west from Cape St Vincent, the most south-westerly point in Europe to Alcoutim on the Spanish border, a total of 243 km.
A 30 minute drive will find you at one of the many gorgeous beaches or golf courses the Algarve has to offer.
Leaflets and brochures on things to do and activities in the Algarve are available in the apartment , including hot air ballooning, boat trips and cycle hire.
The owners will be on hand to provide any further assistance you may need and make any bookings on your behalf. Otherwise we will respect your privacy allowing you sole access to the facilities available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||30 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 43 km, Nearest railway: S Bartolomeu do Messines 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious bedroom with super- king sized bed.
En-suite bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower.
Bath robes provided
Reversible air conditioning and under floor heating ensuring comfort and warmth during the winter months
Fresh, filtered drinking water on tap
Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities
Small gym with treadmill, cross trainer, vibro plate and free weights
Games room with pool table
Weekly maid service
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful swimming pool area, boasting:
BBQ with outside kitchen containing fridge and sink
Sheltered dining and seating area
12m x 5m saltwater swimming pool
Outside shower near the pool
Sunbeds and towels
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Check in time 2pm
Check out time 10am.
These times are flexible depending upon other guest arrivals and departures. Please contact us with your specific requirements.
The Algarve region
The Algarve in south Portugal is best known for its all-year-round sunshine, glorious beaches, good traditional food and wine, friendly people and of course excellent golf courses.
What many people don't know about is the rolling countryside, idyllic villages, abundance of wildlife and challenging walks that the Mid Algarve has to offer.
The challenging walks include the little known 'Algarve Way - Via Algarviana', which is a fully marked, long distance footpath spanning west from Cape St Vincent to Alcoutim on the Spanish border, a total of 243km.
This inland section of the Algarve (mid Algarve) is known as the baroccal (the area between the coast and the hills) and you will see orchards fullof fruit trees lining the roads.
This area also offers other outdoor pursuits including horse riding and cycling and of course, the glorious beaches and golf courses are just a 30 minute drive away!
For those who wish to see the glorious countryside from the skies, hot air ballooning and micro light trips can be organised.
Alte is a delightful, typical, Algarve village of whitewashed houses with lattice work, handcrafted chimneys and narrow, cobbled streets nestling in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão. The church is at the centre of the village, and there are numerous little cafes in the surrounding area, to relax at and soak up the tranquility of the village.
At the eastern end of Alte there are springs (fontes) for which Alte is well known. The area around Fonte Pequena (little spring) is picturesque with a bridge across the stream, the beginning of a series of waterfalls as the water flows down the hillside. There is a grassy area on the banks ideal for picnicking, and ducks making the most of the waters and the sunshine. There is a pretty, paved garden area in front of the 'Fonte Pequena Inn' which is dedicated to Alte's famous poet, Cândido Guerreiro.
In February, Alte along with most towns and villages in the Algarve, has a carnival. The main street leading to the church and the side streets around, are cordoned off for the parade.
Alte is ideally placed for exploring the towns and villages of the central Algarve with Messines and Silves to the west, Salir and Loulé to the east and Algoz, Boliqueime, Paderne and Albufeira to the south.
The owner can book activities on your behalf such as Hot Air Ballooning.
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28 Jul 2014
"Beautiful place in the Algarve"
We had a blissful time at Vista Tranquila. We are a young couple mid twenties and the place had everything we would possibly need!! The pictures don't do it justice.. the pool area is amazing and it is completely your own and the gym is fabulous (only used once though!)
We used the ping pong table and had a lot of competitive pool tournaments night after night. We actually only ate out once because we barely wanted to leave plus the BBQ is fab. Even though it is quite a way out on its own we felt completely safe, there are neighbours slightly further down the road and in the morning the baker delivers fresh bread rolls if you leave a euro out in a plastic bag.
We would recommend you take some movies to watch if you want to stay in and chill out and visit the 'Fonte' in Alte as its really laid back and pretty. The local supemarket 'Jaffers' also provided really good fresh meat in the butchers section and he was so helpful.
We will definitely return to get away from work stresses as it was heavenly.
Peter the owner of Vista Tranquila met us at the beginning of our stay and gave us a lovely intro! Other than that we didn't spot him or anyone other than the gardener/pool cleaner for the whole week.
If you find a week available to stay here, we'd be suprised if it wasn't fully booked, enjoy it as much as we did!!!!!!
22 Jun 2014
"Rest and relaxation in Portugal."
Amazing villa. Lovely hosts and lovely area of Portugal. Ideal if your looking for rest and relaxation. Although a little away from the coast it only takes 30-40 mins to reach several coastal towns.. Spotlessly clean with lots of added extras.
15 Jun 2014
"Fantastic holiday retreat!"
We really enjoyed our relaxing week at Vista Tranquilla. The villa was beautiful and set in an ideal peaceful village a few km outside Alte. Added touches included a lovely welcome pack on our arriva… More
24 Mar 2014
"Superb accomodation for a truly relaxing holiday."
We spent a fabulous week in this fantastic apartment and will definitely be returning. Although we were out and about in the daytime, it was great to come back to such a luxurious base at the end of each day. We could have happily spent the week without leaving the property, but were keen to explore as much as we could.
We can definitely recommend the Veneza restaurant for superb food, and Quad-Ventura for an exciting off-road experience.
Overall, Vista Tranquila was all we could have hoped for and more, so thanks Mandy and Peter for a great week.
12 Oct 2013
(Apologies for the title).I don't know what I can add to what other reviewers have said about this delightful villa/apartment but I'll have a go.Peter and Mandy, who within 2 minutes of meet… More
27 Sep 2013
"Everything it promised to be, and more."
We had a really lovely, albeit short, stay at Vista Tranquila. The pictures of the place influenced our choice heavily as it looked so idyllic, and we were very happy to not be at all disappointed whe… More
30 Aug 2013
"A luxury home away from home!"
This property is an absolute dream to stay in. It is exactly as perfect as it appears in the pictures set in the most calming of locations perfect for relaxing. The facilities including the gym, games room and private pool make for one luxury vacation that never left us looking for something to do. The gym has ample equipment for a good workout and the pool table was perfect for getting some practice in before we next play a game in the pub! The whole accommodation is immaculately clean especially the pool area where the salt water was crystal clear throughout our whole stay. The wonderful owners, Mandy & Peter, are happy to share their knowledge of the area and their recommendations but also offer you complete privacy for your holiday. Car hire is essential and the apartment is located perfectly for accessing all the inland attractions as well as those by the sea (25 mins away by car). We can find no fault with this place and are already plotting a return visit. Thank you for a wonderful time.
20 Jul 2013
"The most amazing and beautiful place."
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon in June, after quite a stressful few months planning our perfect wedding, vista tranquila was the most amazing place to relax! It's like a home from home but more luxurious with your own pool too!
Mandy and Peter were the perfect hosts always on hand to help us whenever we needed it :)
Would definitely go back in the future and would recommend to anyone who wants a nice, relaxing and romantic holiday/honeymoon!
21 Jun 2013
Vista Tranquila is the most luxurious apartment anyone could ever wish for. Absolutely everything from the huge bed to the beautiful kitchen is of the highest quality. You have sole use of all the extra facilities the apartment has to offer including the large outdoor pool, BBQ area, gym and games room which is equipped with a pool table!
Mandy and Peter are wonderful hosts, always there if you have any problems and are happy to do anything they can to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
This has been the best holiday I have ever been on, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and would defiantly love to come back in the future!
16 Mar 2013
"A luxurious haven in beautiful surroundings"
I spent an enjoyable week, cycling through the local towns and hills in the area which has conditions ideal for walking also.
The accommodation is of the highest standard, modern and spotless with private access and facilities to hand provided that makes Vista Tranquila a true 'home from home'.
The warmest of welcomes is given and the owners are more than happy to provide anything that makes your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Great advice is provided on local eating houses that are of great value.
I will be back!
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