Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Paraiso is a wonderful family villa, recently refurnished and set in extensive and enclosed private grounds with wide flat lawns ideal for children to play. The villa is located on the Clube Atlantico estate which has a very good Italian restaurant, a large communal pool and a reception office. It is just a stroll from the Rocha Brava resort with shop, restaurants and tennis centre.
The spectacular Smuggler's beach is within walking distance, reached by steps and a series of tunnels through the rock face, whilst Carvoeiro town with its fine beach and superb selection of restaurants is just a short drive away. Its location above the sea almost guarantees a cooling breeze off the Atlantic which keeps the villa cool and aired during the summer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||60 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
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The elegant, split level living and dining room has limited satellite TV with free to view channels, DVD player and CD stereo and patio doors with views over the gardens and the pool which face south. Behind the dining area is a well-equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a queen-size bed and two with matching twin beds.Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the twin rooms have doors to the garden. The master suite is on the upper floor with king-size sleigh bed, TV, DVD and en suite bathroom with bath and shower stall. Doors lead to a large terrace with superb views of the extensive gardens and over to the sea.
|Further details outdoors||
Doors from the living room lead onto a shaded dining terrace with built-in barbecue looking across the gardens which surround the 8 x 4m swimming pool accessed by integral steps and ladder steps. Villa Paraiso is set in secluded and enclosed gardens with wide flat lawns where children can play and there is also extensive parking inside the entrance gates at the rear.
For guests staying longer than one week there is also a weekly maid service.
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 the sought-after Clube Atlantico resort to the east of Carvoeiro with dramatic views to the sea, the resort features an excellent Italian restaurant, large communal pool, tennis courts and putting green as well as an on site management office. Within a short walk is the neighbouring resort of Rocha Brava beside the Farol lighthouse. Facilities there include an informal restaurant and coffee bar, mini-market and a tennis centre where coaching can be arranged.
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.
60 km from the Airport
2 km to the nearest Golf Course
200 m to the nearest Beach
200 m to the nearest Restaurant
900 m from Rocha Bravo tennis club
4.60 km to Carvoeiro Centre and town beach
900 m to the nearest mini-mart