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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This is a luxurious villa on the beautiful Parque da Floresta resort, which is set in the Costa Vincentina Nature Reserve. The villa can sleep 6 guests with 3 en-suite bedrooms, it's own swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. It is very attractively furnished and on 3 levels overlooking open conservation countryside towards the sea. The resort boasts an excellent golf course (with a reduction for guests), tennis, bowls and a fitness centre with a large communal swimming pool.The resort is only an hour away on the motorway from Faro airport and is within easy reach of the south and west coasts of Portugal. Lagos is the nearest large town and there are many beaches close by.

This villa is perfect for a family holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Salema 4 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 80 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General 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, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Villa Facilities

The villa is fully furnished with sheets, bath and beach towels provided. It is fitted with air conditioning/heater units throughout.

* Fully Fitted Kitchen

o Washing Machine

o Dishwasher

o Fridge Freezer

o Electric Cooker

o Microwave

* BBQ

* Dining Room

* Large living room with superb views. Open fire. 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD and Freeview Digibox. Also broadband wireless internet access provided.

* Three en suite bedrooms with one double and two twins.

* Heated swimming pool/Jacuzzi (heating at extra cost) and pool shower.

Further details outdoors

# Car port and cul-de-sac parking outside the property for extra cars.

# 3 balcony/patio areas.

# Beautiful garden set on 3 levels with computerised watering system.

Further details

Booking

Change-over day is usually Saturday but may be negotiable with the owner except in July and August. Please e-mail the owner to reserve the villa. Once the availability has been checked, the owner will e-mail back the address or BACS details to which the deposit should be sent.

Bookings are subject to receipt of 25 % of the full cost and a confirmatory e-mail from the owners.The balance is due 6 weeks prior to departure. Please send a cheque made out in £'s sterling to the owner's address or request bank details for a BACS transfer. A contract will be in force once the deposit has been banked. We reserve the right to refuse a booking. Late payment will result in cancellation of the booking and loss of the deposit paid.

Car hire can be arranged personally using the links on this site.

Clients are responsible for cost of the electricity for pool heating and food packs. Please settle up the account with my house manager when you arrive (please note that heating the pool can be expensive in cooler weather). The maids will visit during the week and then clean on departure. This service is included in the rental cost.

Cancellations

* 0 -14 days before departure – 100 % payable

* 15 – 28 days before departure – 75 % payable

* 29 – 42 days before departure – 50 % payable

* 43 days onwards – loss of deposit i.e 25 %

Please notify the owners of the cancellation in writing and enclose the appropriate cheque for any balance due.

The Algarve region

Western Algarve

This area is still one of Portugal's hidden secrets, from the tranquility of it's sheltered southern beaches and harbours, to the wilder more rugged west coast with it's spectacular surf. It boasts over 3000 hours of sunshine each year. The countryside consists of rolling landscapes, picturesque hamlets and fishing villages, as well as towns steeped in maritime heritage. Unlike the East, this region is delightfully unspoilt and untouched by commercialization. Open air markets are held each week where locals trade their fresh produce and wares.

Budens

Lagos is the nearby town with it's culture and history dating back to Roman times. It was from here in 1514 that Prince Henry the Navigator launched his fleet to seize Ceuta in Morocco setting the stage for Portugal's age of discovery. The town is a maze of cobbled streets with pavement restaurants, cafés and bars.

To the west is the port of Sagres with it's dramatic headland – Cape St Vincent which is the most south westerly point of Europe.

Resort Facilities:

Golf Course

Very attractive well manicured 18 hole golf course. Par 72. 5,712 metres.

Reduction in green fees for guests of this villa . Clubs, trolleys and buggeys available for rental.

* Golf academy

* Tennis courts

o 4 floodlit tennis courts.

* Bowling green

o 2 bowling greens with a clubhouse

* Spa and Fitness Centre

o Gym, Fitness & Exercise facilities

o Spa, Steam room, Sauna

o Beauty treatments

o Alternative therapies

o Fitness activities and relaxation

o Floresta kids club and kids play area (in holiday season)

Attached to the spa is a friendly cafe that serves good croissants and coffee as well as light lunches and barbecued food during the holiday season. Within the golf club, there is a good restaurant and spike bar overlooking the 18th hole. Within a short drive there are numerous quality restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Mountain Biking, Scuba, Watersports, Horse Riding and Boat Cruises can either be arranged through Reception or further information can be provided. Numerous scenic walks are available in the vicinity. Several quiet, sandy beaches are accessible within a short drive. Excellent surfing beaches on the west coast are only 10 - 15 minutes drive from the resort.

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16 Oct 2014

5/5

"Perfect Villa in perfect location"

After a traumatic year it was decided to chose a holiday that we could all relax in and this choice turned out to be brilliant for us. The villa was just perfect, it was spotlessly clean with the services of the housekeeper Carmo who was a treasure. The view from the terraces was breathtaking, with your own private pool and Jacuzzi what more could you want. A car is essential, but taxis are readily available and not too expensive. We visited many of the local seaside villages and found some wonderful places to eat out. This is a place we will be returning to again in the future, just perfect.

13 Oct 2014

5/5

"Look no further…….. Perfect…….."

We spent a fabulous week at this immaculate villa in late July 2014. This was our first family holiday in Portugal and we really didn't know what to expect. On arrival at the resort we were met by Carmo the villa's housekeeper, she's a really super lady who obviously takes pride in the way the villa is presented, she speaks perfect English which made everything so much easier and nothing was too much trouble for her. She lives locally, so was able to answer any questions we had. We emailed ahead of arrival and Carmo had organised a welcome pack of the usual necessities such as bread, cheese, ham and wine (of course!).

I recall the excitement arriving at the entrance to the golf resort and as we drove up the hill towards our villa being most impressed by the large villas which overlooked the resort. I remember hearing one daughter ask, “Do you think our villa will be THAT smart?” On arrival at the villa we were relieved to find ours was just as smart, just as big and on a particularly nice plot. The villa looks down over the valley and is not overlooked, it is very private and the evening sunset over the countryside was memorable.

The villa is absolutely immaculate with every mod con you will need to make your stay comfortable. Everything has been thought of and the owners clearly do want you to have a nice holiday, so they have taken the time to compile details of local attractions, nice restaurants and places to visit within an “info folder” to be found in the villa. We found their information invaluable and in fact, we visited nearly all their recommendation and we certainly trawled all the restaurants they suggested! In the nearby village there is a great little supermarket, our girls named it “The Tardis”! It was very well stocked with fresh fish, fresh bread, vegetables, meat, you name it, they sold it! A couple of the days we didn't venture out until the evening, but enjoyed long family lunchtime barbeques at the villa on the excellent sunny terrace followed by a lazy sleep in the sun… isn't that what holidays are about!

This was one very successful holiday. We have enjoyed many villa holidays abroad, but this was our favourite. We came away feeling we'd had a great family holiday with something for everyone. Our daughters loved the swimming pool, we loved the quietness and we all loved the amazing beaches and restaurants which are only a short drive away. We were particularly surprised that all the beaches we visited were relatively quiet considering it was the first week of the UK Summer holiday season. If you like modern, quiet, immaculate accommodation on a very smart golf course within easy reach of amazing beaches and restaurants, then it's unlikely you'll find better than this one. Enjoy!

13 Oct 2014

5/5

"Highly recommended - beautiful villa with great views, fabuous pool and lovely outdoor terrance!"

I had a fantastic stay at this beautiful villa and would definitely recommend it for a relaxing week in the sun with friends and family. This villa has the benefit of being on a lovely golf resort (great for golf enthusiasts) but is fantastically positioned near the edge of the complex so that it feels really private and special. All the rooms and the pool area are gorgeous and boost amazing views across the hills and down to the ocean (see picture uploaded!). There is a large communal living space and lovely outdoor terrace with fabulous views and BBQ which we used for all meals and for generally socialising. From an amenities perspective, the villa has everything that you could need and everything is in top condition. The villa has a fabulous pool (and jacuzzi!) surrounded by beautifully kept gardens with nice squishy thick grass under foot which meant that we did lots of sunbathing and relaxing by the pool during the day time. As well as golf, there are also tennis courts and a bowls green which we enjoyed using. I would recommend a hire car so that you can explore the local area and sample some fabulous local restaurants and beach bars. All in all, a gorgeous villa in a great location - I would love to go back next summer!

9 Oct 2014

5/5

"Lovely Villa, beautiful pool & hot tub!"

We had a great week in a beautiful part of unspoilt Portugal and I wouldn't hesitate to go back! Easy access from the airport and everything was as described. Such a nice location and Salema was a lovely village to have close by.

16 Aug 2014

5/5

"Great villa in a quiet location"

Lovely villa in a quiet location. At the edge of the resort and so in the heat of mid-summer better to drive to other locations in the Parque de Floresta / Santa Antonio. Very short drive to Salema … More

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