Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
With fabulous views overlooking the spectacular 18-hole Parque da Floresta golf course, this townhouse is within a ten minute drive of some of the most beautiful beaches and the timeless fishing villages of the unspoilt Western Algarve. You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy a stay here, but if you are you will benefit from a 40% discount on green fees. Other sport and leisure facilities available include a shared pool right outside the patio doors, a football and tennis academy (depending on the season), bowling, excellent mountain biking, 4 other shared swimming pools and Spa Floresta - an oasis of calm and tranquillity.
With your comfort and convenience in mind, we have tried to provide everything you will need during your stay, such as two maid service visits per week, and even beach towels so you don't have to fill your luggage with your own. The welcome pack of food that you'll find on arrival means that you don't have to visit the supermarket until you have had time to settle in.
A choice of on-resort restaurants and bars are available to guests, with many other local eateries close by with seafood a regional speciality. Salema and Bergau are within a 10 minute drive, and the historic Lagos is only 20 minutes away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salema 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 100 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Our townhouse, which is only 7 years old and is located in Quinta da Encosta Velha - a self contained 'village' within the Parque da Floresta Resort, - has been built and finished to a very high specification. It's beautifully furnished and has air conditioning in every room, yet is cosy and warm in the winter with central heating and a wood burner in the lounge. The layout features split levels, with steps up from the lounge to the kitchen, and down to bedroom 3 on the middle floor and bedrooms 1 & 2 on the lower floor. For this reason, it might not be suitable for families with toddlers.
Highchairs, cots and extra beds are available for a small additional charge. Please enquire about the possibilities for groups of more than 6 people.
Maid service: there will be two maid service visits per week where towels will be changed and the kitchen, bathroom and all floors will be cleaned. For two week bookings there will be an additional visit where bed linen will also be changed.
Kitchen: fully equipped kitchen with a small table seating 4. Large fridge freezer and plenty of cutlery and crockery to make sure you don't have to run the dishwasher too often.
Lounge/dining room: open plan living space with a comfortable corner suite including a luxurious chaise. Many British channels, including Sky Sports all the terrestrial channels, are available on the 32" plasma TV, as well as a DVD player. A selection of books and board games are available to make sure you never get bored.
Master bedroom: Double bed, large built in mirrored wardrobes, French doors opening out onto patio and pool area, en-suite with twin sinks, bath, shower over bath, separate toilet, heated towel rail, supplied with hair dryer and mini-toiletries for your use during your stay.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, large built in mirrored wardrobes, French doors opening out onto patio and pool area.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, large built in mirrored wardrobes, plenty of space for an extra bed or cot.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle, sink, WC, heated towel rail, mini toiletries for your use during your stay.
|Further details outdoors|
The townhouse offers three outdoor terracing areas including a roof terrace with a large teak table and 8 dining chairs and with a built in barbecue. Outdoor lighting on the roof terrace means you can sit up there after dark. During the daytime it features amazing views over the golf course.
A bonus is the beautiful outside covered lounge with a three seater sofa, two seater sofa and coffee table - perfect for an afternoon relaxing away from the heat of the summer sun. Accessed via the lounge/dining room.
The two patios, accessed via the two lower floor bedrooms, have modern sunloungers and are close to the pool.
The Algarve region
Right on the doorstep is the sandy beach of Salema and the numerous coves close by. Overlooked by quaint little restaurants and bars, Salema beach is an idyllic haven for those who come to surf, sail, fish and swim in one of the most favourable climates in Europe.
Along the west coast, the beaches are more dramatic, many of them covering acres of nearly deserted sand, backed by dunes or cliffs looking out over the lines of Atlantic surf cascading in on the wildly beautiful shore.
The Algarve enjoys some of the longest sunshine hours in Europe, with superb warm water temperatures of around 22 degrees centigrade in summer. Water sports such as surfing and windsurfing are popular largely due to such superb warm sea waters. Daytime temperatures can reach over 30 degrees centigrade in the summer with pretty much guaranteed sunshine, and year round they rarely fall below zero!
The authentic fishing villages of Burgau and Salema are both within a 10 minute drive. Going West, the coast road then leads you to the Atlantic-facing Vila do Bispo before winding back to the most westerly point of the Algarve, Cape St Vincent, on the other side of historic Sagres and its fortress. From there, the coast road north takes you to Aljezur, a surfers' paradise in the heart of the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve.
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25 Jan 2012
"We loved it and we're going back!"
A stunning villa set in beautiful surroundings. Quality accommodation - we wanted for nothing. The kids had a ball as the pool was steps away so they could alternate between swimming and Cbeebies! Ha… More
12 Jan 2012
"Fabulous family getaway"
Clean, fresh, modern villa with all mod cons. We particularly appreciated the unexpected extras such as the iPod dock, beach equipment and WiFi. The location is ideal; an unspoilt area of the Western Algarve, close enough to beaches, restaurants and supermarkets without feeling overwhelmed by other visitors.
Our children (10 and 9) particularly enjoyed checking out all of the many swimming pools on the complex. We may have been lucky to get 23C for October, but we certainly took advantage. Salema was brilliant! A largely undiscovered gem of a beach, with seafood restaurants to match.
Plan to go again before too long, and hope to stay in same villa.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay, and would love to welcome you back again some time in the future :-)
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