Adobe AL Mare
About the home
Adobe Al Mare is a luxuriously appointed cluster villa with every facility to make your stay comfortable. Cool in summer with air-conditioning that can be controlled in each room and cosy in winter with the option of heating or a log fire or radiator. The 3 patio areas accessed from the lounge and 2 of the bedrooms, face south therefore giving maximum sunbathing/dining opportunities for those who wish to take it. Al fresco eating is the way to start the day and end with a BBQ watching the glorious sun sets.The open plan lounge and dining area are equipped for 6 as well as having satellite plasma TV,Video,DVD/CD player, PlayStation with a selection of CDs/Games suitable for all. Also available are a selection of books board games and chess.The master bedroom has an en-suite facility whilst the other bedrooms share a bathroom equipped with both a bath and shower cubicle. There is a secured yard to store golf buggies, push chairs etc. Some of the beaches for which the Algarve is famous can be reached within minutes.
There are excellent tennis and golf facilities close by as well as Aqua parks (Slide & Splash and the Big One) Zoo Marine and the Algarve shopping mall, complete with shops, restaurants and cinemas.Horse riding, diving and other water sports can be found locally. For those who want to escape the numerous beaches and coves in this part of the coast line, there are plenty of walking opportunities along the beach head or in the Sierra Monchique mountains. Within 30 minutes drive to the west can be found, Portimao with its shopping opportunities and harbour, Lagos with its cobbled streets and marina with exclusive boutiques, Praia de Luz for its beach, the lively resort of Praia de Rocha offering shopping and international choice of cuisines as well as the 'board walk' along its long stretch of beautiful beach, and the fishing town of Alvor. To the east, Armacao de Pera to enjoy its promenade and cafe's, Guia and the lively resort of Albuferia.
During spring through to autumn, there is a pool side bar and the new Lighthouse restaurant meaning you can linger a bit longer pool side before you menander back to set the BBQ alight.
There is a well stocked mini market for basics including fresh bread,rolls and pastries,within 5 minutes walk,but for your main supermarket shopping, Intermarche is located within 10 minutes drive away and offers good value for money.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Centianes, 1km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
** Bedroom 1/Master bedroom with en-suite facilities including double wash hand basins and vanity unit with cupboards. King Size bed, double sliding wardrobe with hanging space, shelves and drawers as well as bedside tables & lights and a dressing table. Cot or folding bed can be accommodated for a baby or child . Voile curtains, curtains, remote controlled air conditioning/heater. Patio doors to private garden and patio/sun terrace with sun beds.
** Bedroom 2 Twin beds bedside table and light. Mirror, laundry basket, double sliding wardrobe with hanging space, shelves and drawers. Voile curtains, curtains, remote controlled air conditioning/heater. Patio doors to private garden and patio/sun terrace with sun beds.
** Bedroom 3 Twin beds. bedside table and light. Mirror, laundry basket. drawer unit, towel rail. Voile curtains, curtains, remote controlled air conditioning/heater.
The villa also provides a travel cot and folding bed with linen provided. A baby listening/monitor is also available as well as a high chair with a selection of plastic crockery.
**Bathroom 1 is an ensuite to the master bedroom and consists of twin wash hand basins set in a vanity storage unit, full wall mirror, shower cubicle with sliding doors.
**Bathroom 2 is the family bathroom and has a bath with shower over, seperate shower cubicle, wash hand basin set in a storage vanity unit. Mirror, towel rails.
Both are fully tiled-floor to ceiling.
** Fully fitted kitchen with all necessary appliances as well as a juice extractor, 4 slice toaster. Back door to outside storage, clothes dryer.Ideal area for buggies, golf bags, wheelchairs, beach toys. There is a chest container full of beach toys/inflatables for guests use. There is also an outside tap and hose.
** Large lounge/dining area complete with dining table, chairs, sofas, coffee table, tv unit, DVD/video/CD player, play station. Free view/satellite plasma TV. Sideboard housing selection of books/ games for guest use.
Marble fireplace with easy to use log burner fire. French doors lead to patio. large dining table, sun umbrella, chairs, and sunbeds.
A BBQ is also provided for alfresco dining.
All linen and towels are provided and linen is changed at the start and end of each rental period. Additional maid service can be arranged and paid for locally.
We ask guests to bring their own beach towels.
**A welcome basket is provided with our compliments ( see pictures for an example )
**Each door/window has electronic security shutters which are operated individually, or by a master switch by the front door.
**A house manager is contactable 7 days a week and her contact details are provided within the area information pack which details areas of interest/facilities within Carvoeiro and neighbouring towns.
Further details outdoors:
The pool complex where the coastline views are described as one of most stunning, can be seen from the private garden. Summer 2011 saw the opening of the pool bar offering good value for money drinks, snacks and ice creams. This has been well received by all visitors to the resort who see it as an added benefit
The shared garden areas are well maintained and are for the use and enjoyment of all guests.
The prices quoted are for the whole property for the periods specified either a weekly basis or nightly basis.This includes all linen and towels with the exception of beach towels which we ask guests to provide.
Please call for late availability or to discuss long lets of 4 weeks or more.
Mid week flights may be accommodated so please call to discuss.
The prices quoted are subject to change at the discretion of the owners.
The Algarve / Central Algarve region
The Algarve has become one of the most popular holiday destination no less so for its record of sunshine, well photographed beaches, secluded coves with stunning backdrops and the fabulous choice of golf courses. People also holiday in the Algarve to pursue other sporting activities including riding, walking, fishing, tennis and watersports -windsurfing and body boarding. Given the choice of recreational activities it is easy to understand why so many choose to holiday in the Algarve and why so many of the low cost airlines have Faro and Lisbon on their routes. The Algarve also maintains some of its local traditions which can be seen for example in the small fishing towns where the catch is landed, cleaned and then served up in the local beach or harbour side restaurants. Many of the restaurants continue to serve traditional dishes to give the holiday maker a 'taste' of Portugal washed down with the local wine which are all excellent value. If you are interested in the surrounding history, you will not be disappointed in a trip to the fort at Sagres and the castle of Silves. Carvoeiro has its own tennis club at Sesmaris as well as the local one found within 5 minutes walk at Rocha Brava. Both clubs are owned and operated by the same owner and offer varied activites throughout the season.Weekly memberships are available and guests can turn up for the informal sessions which take place every weekday afternoon as well as Sunday morning. The dramatic coastline lends its self to walking. There are also numerous walking opportunities in the hills of Sierra Monchique. Organised walks with the local ramblers, take place throughout the year. For those sun sea and sand lovers, you will be spolit for choice within a 5 minute drive from Clube Golfemar including Smugglers Cove,Centianes. Marinhara and Benagil. Still on the 'water' theme, a visit to either of the water parks-Slide and Splash (10 minutes) and Aqualand (20 minutes) are fun for the whole family. If you fancy a swim with the dolphins as part of your holiday experience then a trip to Zoo Marine (15 minutes) is for you. There is also Go Karting at Almancil (20 minutes). If its shopping you want on holiday, then a trip to the Algarve shopping mall with its range of boutiques, restaurants and cinema, is a good trip out in the evening.
The Carvoeiro / Clube Golfemar area
Within walking distance of the villa, are a selection of restaurants and bars ranging from a pizzeria to a traditional Portuguese restaurant, form an excellent Indian takeaway to an internet cafe. In Carvoeiro town which is approx 2 kms away, you will find an extensive choice of international cuisine as well as bars and selection of shops. Whatever your budget, you will find something to suit your taste. Also in the town you will find in summer months, live evening shows as all gather in the town square to support the visiting acts. Although basic shopping can be done locally, we advice visiting Intermarche which is no more than a 10 minute drive out of town, for your main holiday shopping. The choice is plentiful and good value for money. The Algarve is renowned for its spectacular golf courses. The par 3 Vale de Milho is within walking distance. Golfers can take advantage of the 'sundowner' rate available late afternoon/early evening for as little as 23 Euros (summer 2012) and still be back in time to light the BBQ. Whilst a 5 minute drive away takes you to Pestana with its choice of 2 courses. For a more challenging round, visit Pinta and Gramachio which are a 15 minute drive away.
How to get there
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Adobe al Mare is 55 kms from Faro airport or approx 40 minutes drive using the well signposted and toll motorway network.
Budget airlines that fly into Faro include, Easy Jet, BMI Baby, Ryanair, Flybe, Jet2, as well as charter airlines including Monarch, Thomas Cook and Air Lingus.
Lisbon airport is approx 3 hours drive using the toll free motorway network.
To appreciate all this coastline has to offer, car hire is recommended and options can be found on the internet. It is advisable to have an all inclusive rate which some hire companies offer as standard which would include other drivers cover and trips into Spain. If travelling with children, the rates for car seats can vary and add a considerable cost to your hire costs e.g. some companies charge a fixed fee, others a daily rate and you can even find they are provided for free. We are happy to recommend the companies that we use as a family on our trips to the Algarve.
If you are the adventurous type and like to explore and mix with the locals, the bus network is good between towns in the area, and you can get a transfer from and to the resort. Again a search on the internet will provide various companies and rates.
If a bus transfer isn't for you, a taxi fare from the airport is approx 55 euros. There are some parked up at the airport, or we are happy to recommend a local company with a people carrier to accommodate 6 people.
Activities near Carvoeiro
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
20 Sep 2012
We have recently returned from an 11 night stay in this lovely villa - we had a great time. The villa is privately owned and all bookings and correspondence are handled by Louise the owner - she is very organised and deals with everything very efficiently. The villa is situated in a fantastic location on a lovely complex called Clube Golfemar. The patio and garden get the sun all day and have a lovely sea view. The villa is very spacious with 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large lounge with dining area and extremely well equipped kitchen. The complex is very clean and well maintained with lovely gardens. There is a lovely large swimming pool and paddling pool set in nice gardens with a pool bar serving drinks, ice cream and light meals. We love Carvoeiro and this is a lovely tranquil place to stay.
Always delighted when busy professional people take the time to comment on their stay at our family home on Clube Golfemar. Given the effort put into the management of the complex especially the gardens and outside spaces, it is pleasing to hear that guests both appreciate and enjoy this additional luxury which we feel only enhances our home and makes it all the more appealing for any holiday. Thanks to the Ballantynes for their comments and look forward to welcoming them back in the future.
22 May 2012
From our initial contact with the owners until our return home, we received excellent service - thank you!
We really enjoyed our 1 week stay in this lovely villa, it is very comfortable and every gadget you could think of was available. We had our 2 young children with us (28months & 7 months), and the fact that cot, high chair, baby monitor, baby steriliser unit, cutlery & plastic crockery made this very easy. The owner even provided toys for our toddler to use. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and contained some food items for the children too.
The outside space is very nice, with an enclosed garden and terraces that benefit from the gorgeous sunshine all day. There is a lovely outdoor patio with dining table, chairs, parasol and BBQ.
The villa is extremely secure with electronic shutters on all the doors and windows. All of the windows and doors also have locks and in addition the internal doors have locks & keys. This give us peace of mind when out and about during the day and when sleeping at night time.
The villa is situated in the Clube Golfemar complex. It is fairly large complex and the grounds are immaculately maintained. The pool area is very nice, however the quickest way to access from the villa is via steps but you can walk a longer distance to use ramps (approx 5-10mins if pushing pram and the usual pool type things required!). The pool cafe/restaurant opened on our 3rd day (for the season) It had a nice selection of reasonably priced cafe style meals and drinks and is open 10am - 6pm.
The Rocha Brava complex is a short walk (5-10 mins) and contains a small supermarket and some restaurants and bars. We used the local beach (Vale Centeannes), it really is beautiful. We didn't attempt to walk as we had 2 small children and as we had a hire car we wanted to make the most of it. The town Carvoeiro is a 5 minute car journey and a nice small place with a large selection of cafe, restaurant and bars. There is a childrens' playpark, a tourist train and a beach in the town centre.
We would love to return to Portugal again in the future and would definitely consider staying in this beautiful villa again.
Reviews are always appreciated none more so than from busy parents with 2 young babies to look after. Knowing how stressful it is to prepare for a family holiday, we do try to help by providing some of the items that are needed with a young family. Our baby pack we feel does do that as well as cut down on potential excess luggage costs that we have all been caught out on at some time. I do hope we welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Again many thanks for being so appreciative of our home as well as Clube Golfemar and Carvoeiro as a holiday venue.
13 Oct 2011
This has to be one of the best villa/locations we have used in the past 7 years of our golf breaks
Villa was very cleanand and tidy with everything you could possibly need this villa had it. Patio was pleasant to sit on and sip your pre/after dinner drinks in very quiet surroundings. Villa was not far to local restaurants if you didn't want to go into Carvoeiro
The town itsself had such a selection of eating places you were spoilt for choice.
The walk into town took about 35/40 mins, which was pleasant during the day but a 5 euro taxi ride back at night was well worth it
Some of the cliff top walks were also breathtaking, the path was a bit rocky but well sign posted .
All in all a very pleasant stay and Iwould definately book again
Seasoned travellers and golfers comments are so welcome and we are delighted that they have found our home worthy of such praise and we hope that they return to experience the golfing opportunities that the Algarve has to offer.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5 Jan 13||15 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 875||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 600||-||-||5 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are quoted in Sterling, but all currencies are accepted subject to exchange rates at the time of booking. A deposit of £150 is required to secure the booking payable by bank transfer. The balance is paid 8 weeks before your departure date together with a fully refundable breakage deposit of £150/200 euros as a bond payment to cover cost of replacement . A seperate bond of £200/250 euros is also payable to cover the cost of damaged or lost keys or locks. When the balance has been cleared, full details of directions, keys, emergency contact numbers etc, will be sent out to you. The breakage deposit cheque/bank transfer will either be destroyed or returned after a satisfactory inspection by the house manager on your departure.
If the group is 7 persons ( small child/baby to be included in the party) a supplement of 100 euros is payable locally.
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