Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Situated 5 miles outside of Albufeira on the outskirts of the village of Pêra, our single storey villa offers the opportunity to relax in the Algarvian sunshine, yet be close enough to other attractions including beaches, golf courses and water parks. Casa Janetta is one of 6 individually built villas in a quiet cul-de-sac offering seclusion and privacy. The villa sleeps 8 in 2 air-conditioned double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms (both en-suite). In addition there is a large lounge/dining-room area with digital satellite TV, 3rd bathroom and a fully fitted kitchen
Outside are several dining areas, barbecue, private pool, sun loungers and a mature garden containing many trees and shrubs.
Casa Janetta has a rental licence which is now a legal requirement. The issue of this licence ensures that the villa has been fully checked and vetted to provide safe and secure self catering accommodation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Armacao 1.5 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 50 km, Nearest railway: Tunes 12 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, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The main bedrooms are air-conditioned whilst the others have portable fans. The modern, bright and airy kitchen is split into two distinct parts separated by archways. It has recently been refitted with white units complete with new hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. All windows in the villa have recently been replaced with double glazed units and sliding mosquito net screens. For your added security there are shutters, a burglar alarm and safe provided.
There are numerous books, videos, games, CD's and DVD's supplied to keep you occupied when you want to escape the heat for a while or keep the children entertained.
|Further details outdoors||
There is a choice of areas to dine al-fresco from the built-in tiled table and seats overlooking the countryside and sea to patio table and chairs by the built-in barbecue or the shady area in the garden - the choice is yours! The garden is completed enclosed to give added privacy and security. Also there is a poolside shower for cooling down.
Maid service is included as are all linen and towels (except beach towels). Cot, highchair and playpen are available for hire. English speaking Villa Manager on hand to answer all your holiday questions and provide any help you may need during your stay. A welcome food pack is provided upon arrival.
Internet access is via a USB dongle (Windows XP/Vista only) which is available from the Villa Manager. It costs 10 euros per 10 hours Internet use payable in advance plus 10 euros for the use of the dongle.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is a popular tourist destination yet retains much of the local culture particularly in inland areas. Temperatures can reach 40 degrees in the hot summer months but the effect is modified by the cooling breezes coming in from the Atlantic. Though many places were destroyed in the earthquake of 1755 there is still plenty to see in places such as Portimao, Silves and Lagos. Alternatively take a drive to the most south-westerly point in Europe, Cap St Vincent or go the other way and explore the lovely countryside near the Spanish border.
Armacao de Pera
Pera is a large village lying between Armacao de Pera and Albufeira. There are supermarkets, shops, cafes and small restaurants locally but a wider choice is located within a 5 minute drive.
Armacao de Pera is the nearest coastal resort which is a short drive away. There are stunning sandy beaches including Praia Grande which stretches for over a mile from Armacao to Gale. Further along there are a wide range of small beaches set in coves to explore along the coast, all of which are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Local boat trips to explore the caves and grottos are available for hire, as are water and jet skis. The bustling resort of Albufeira can also be reached within 10 to 15 minutes. There is a wide range of restaurants, night clubs, bars and cafes to choose from to while away a day or evening.
On those odd days when the weather is not so good or you want to excape the heat, the Algarve Shopping Centre on the outskirts of Guia offers a large supermarket, bowling alley, multiplex cinema, food court, as well as numerous other small shops including boutiques, shoe shops etc.. Local food markets in Silves and Armacao de Pera sell a wide range of fresh fish, meat and vegetables, ideal for cooking at home in the kitchen and on the barbecue. This complex is a short 10 minute drive away.
Other nearby attractions include Zoomarine (5 minute drive) which is a wildlife centre with dolphins, sea lions etc. Its is possible to swim with the dolphins but pre-booking is necessary. A 10 minute drive away is a water slide park 'Aqualand' whilst another one 'Slide and Splash' can be reached in 20 minutes.
The old capital of the Algarve, Silves with its dominating castle and quaint streets is only a 15 minute drive away. This beautiful old city is well worth a visit and it is now possible to travel on a boat from here to Portimao. Further on from Silves is the 'mountainous' area of Monchique with its famed spa and piri-piri restauarants. The highest point of the Algarve, Foia at 4000 feet is nearby and breathtaking views of the Algarve can be seen from here.
For those that like to play golf the nearest course at Salgados is a 5 minute car journey. Other courses that can be reached within 20 or so minutes include Silves, Amendoeira (2 courses), Gramacho, Pinta, Pine Cliffs and Balaia.
Horse riding is available at Quinta de Saudade which is only 5 minutes away..
For those that enjoy visiting local markets these are held regularly in local towns. For dates of these see details in the villa.