Casa Francesca - 1484
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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Casa Francesca is a beautiful family villa in a fantastic location close to the sea, Located in the sought after Clube Carvoeiro community Casa Francesca is within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and bars in Monte Carvoeiro and from there it's just a few minutes into the centre of Carvoeiro for more charming restaurants and amenities including the town beach.
Set in pretty landscaped grounds in a secluded wooded valley with sea views from the upper terraces, there is also a path from the villa to the heights above the sea and access to several small sandy coves along the cliff walk into Carvoeiro. Beside the villa is a tennis court that can be used by guests during their stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||300 m|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 65.9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Arranged over two floors, the main entrance leads into a spacious and well furnished living and dining room with a fireplace and satellite TV with Freeview channels, DVD player and stereo with CD. Doors lead to a spacious terrace overlooking the pool and with views to the sea, furnished for outdoor dining with a gas barbecue and awning for some welcome shade. There's a well equipped kitchen with laundry area and a guest toilet.
Steps lead down to the lower floor with four bedrooms. Three have twin beds, en suite shower or bathroom and doors to the garden or terrace. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, doors to a private terrace and en suite bathroom. There's also a guest suite with external access only, ideal for independent, older teenage children looking for a little independence. This has three sofa beds, a lounge area and private shower.
|Further details outdoors|
Casa Francesca is set in very attractive gardens with lawns around the pool and mature exotic palms for dappled shade. The large pool which can be heated for additional cost has Roman steps for access and a spacious sun terrace with a shaded area beneath a retractable awning beside it.
With access to the garden, terraces and pool from all the bedrooms and the annex, the whole villa opens up to the bright Algarve sunshine and balmy southern Portuguese climate. Beside the villa, on a lower level and reached by a footpath from the cul-de-sac, is a tennis court that is available for use by guests in the neighbouring villas.
For this villa, maid service is provided five times per week with a mid week change of towels. For guests staying for 2 weeks or more there is a weekly change of linen.
The swimming pool can be heated at a supplementary charge which is paid locally, please contact Premier Holidays for prices.
The Algarve region
Throughout the Algarve, old traditions mingle with more cosmopolitan ways of life in a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. A land of contrasts, of sheer cliffs and rolling hills and beautiful beaches. There are vast stretches of fine golden sand, extensive dunes and sandy coves backed by spectacular cliffs and rock formations all along the Algarve coast. The Algarve has much to offer the discerning traveller and there is sure to be an Algarve holiday villa to suit your particular tastes and holiday plans.
For those looking for activity holidays, the Algarve is one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations whilst the tennis schools offer fantastic facilities. Water sports are second to none with waterskiing, scuba-diving, big game fishing and dolphin spotting trips available at most beach resorts.
Accommodation ranges from large luxury holiday villas in Vale do Lobo, complete with private pools to smart apartments and townhouses and more modest, rustic cottages. There is something to suit everyone's tastes and needs whether you prefer to be close to the beach, in luxury golf resorts or nestled in rolling countryside or traditional villages.
Getting around the Algarve is relatively easy with an excellent road system following the coast and, for those who do not have a car, public transport is available. With everything so accessible, even the villas some distance inland can be just a few minutes’ drive from the nearest towns and beaches. Portugal is famous for its port and also produces excellent wine which is not often found beyond its shores. There is a wonderful selection of cosmopolitan restaurants, more modest eateries and bustling cafes offering mouth-watering local dishes, fresh fish, and spicy piri-piri, along with flavours and cuisine from around the world. Holiday makers considering renting a villa in the Algarve are assured that there is truly something for everyone.
Set in an excellent location, the community of Clube Carvoeiro is to the west of the town and is within reasonable walking distance of a huge selection of family friendly restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the golden sandy beaches. Clube Carvoeiro is well known for its tennis centre; you can have private and group lessons or just rent a court. There's also the renowned restaurant O Encontro.
Monte Carvoeiro is within easy walking distance, with a supermarket, a selection of restaurants and the famous Jazz bar, with authentic live music on most evenings. From Monte Carvoeiro it's just a short walk down into the centre of Carvoeiro, although you might consider getting a taxi back up the hill after shopping or dining. Here there is an even wider choice of amenities and the town beach with several open-air restaurants on the pedestrianised esplanade and regular entertainment in summer.
Carvoeiro is particularly well known for its beaches. The rocky coastline has been eroded over time into a series of stunning, sandy coves. They are breathtakingly beautiful but need to be accessed with care and sensible footwear. Many of the beaches also have snack bars for a drink or light lunch.
Over to the west, where the calm waters of the River Arade meet the sea and separate Carvoeiro from Portimao is Ferragudo. This is a resort in its own right, about 4 kilometres from the centre of Carvoeiro and offers a wide range of watersports. Between here and the town are many smaller coves, accessible only on foot or by boat. Currais, Lapa and Paraiso are close to the town and within easy reach of Clube Carvoeiro.
On the Eastern side of town, some of the beaches have been a little more developed, mainly by hotels, and Almanzor and Centiannes are definitely worth a visit. Beyond Rocha Brava and the Farol lighthouse is Smuggler's beach, also known as Carvalho, which is reached by a cliff path that cuts through the rock in a series of tunnels. Further east is Benagil beach and the stunning Marinha beach, with its distinctive rock stacks. Both of these beaches have snack bars. As in most of the Algarve, golf courses abound in this area.
The Carvoeiro Country Club centres around the Grammacho and Pinta courses near to Lagoa, as well as Vale do Milho, a challenging 9-hole course with a great clubhouse. There are tennis centres in Clube Carvoeiro and Rocha Brava and a riding centre and watersports at Ferragudo to the west. Waterparks are popular in the Algarve, the nearest is Slide and Splash, a smaller park between Lagoa and the Country Club. Several other parks are along the EN 125 heading towards Faro. Also worth a visit is the Zoo-Marine park, which is located just west of Guia. It has rides, animal shows and the opportunity to swim with dolphins.
There are several boat trips available in the Carvoeiro area, exploring the fantastic coastline and stopping at exotic beaches. Perhaps the most memorable day out and under sail is aboard Santa Bernada - a replica caravelle, which departs from the old sardine pier in Portimao on weekdays
*1 km to the nearest Restaurant
*2 km to the nearest Golf Course
*1.50 km to Carvoeiro Centre and town beach
*100 m to shared tennis courts
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