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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Casa Serena is a comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom, 1 Double, 1 Twin, with 2 bathrooms, ground floor apartment, suitable for up to 5 people plus a travel cot. The apartment has a light and airy living room with a wood burner, it has a sofa and armchairs for relaxing as well as a dining table to seat up to 6 people. Sliding patio doors lead you onto the large private south facing terrace with ample room for Al-fresco dining and a few pre-dinner drinks, if desired or just to relax and watch the spectacular sea views & sunsets over the bay. The apartment has a fully fitted kitchen complete with a cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, iron and ironing board. A variety of cooking and serving utensils are available for your use.

Maid service is available 5 days a week. Linen and towels provided.

The apartment is located within the 4* hill top complex of Monte Dourado where guests can enjoy exclusive use of the complexes 5 private swimming pools including kiddies pools, 2 tennis courts, free Wi-Fi and a reception with internet access. Free on-street parking is available on the complex all year round.

There is a mini-market stocking general groceries, milk, bread, tea and coffee, and the local municipal market where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, open daily except Sundays, or if you would prefer to visit some of the varied bars and restaurants in the centre of Carvoeiro you can take a walk down the very steep but short hill into village centre, all of these are within approximately a 5 to 10 minute walk from the apartment.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carvoeiro 250 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 55 km, Nearest railway: Estombar 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking

The Algarve region

The Algarve / Central Algarve region

The length of the south-facing coastline is approx. 155 kilometres and stretches about 52 kilometres to the north on the west. At the widest point to the north, it is approximately 36 kilometres deep. Communication is mainly by road but there is single-track railway line running from Lagos to Vila Real do Santo António that also links to the line running to Lisbon and further north.

The old "EN125" main road runs along the whole coast and has now been greatly replaced by the new almost parallel motorway "A22". Close to Albufeira it joins with the main motorway to Lisbon. This motorway will take you from the Spanish border at Vila Real de Santo António in the east to the historic town of Lagos in the west in a little over anhours drive.

There are about 100 sandy attractive beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean and due to the maritime shelf and water currents the sea temperature can often be surprisingly warm even in some of the winter months. Located on the tip of Europe the Atlantic ocean is at its southern and western border, this enviable position gives the region possibly the most unpolluted climate in the European continent.

The scenery inland from the coast varies in its picturesque appeal due to its variety of fauna, soil and contours. In January and February the coast is painted white with almond blossom shading the many varieties of wild orchids. In March, the heady perfume of orange blossom mixes with the bloom of acacias. During the month of April the bountiful wild flowers give cause to the delightful music of the many colourful birds. May and June is the time to see the raw beauty of the striking bare barks of stripped cork trees in contrast to the palette purple of the jacaranda. July is the time of cherries, strawberries and melons. August and September provide the picking of grapes, figs and almonds. November is for the gathering of chestnuts for the national festival of São Martinho. Whilst, in December it is time to start picking the famous sweet juicy Algarve oranges which continue through to March.

Away from the immediate coastal plain are the foothills leading up to the highest point Foia (902 mts.) above the un-spoilt village of Monchique. This mountain area is well known for the layers of Roman terraces with granite stone walls that provide the stream of local vegetables that can be found on sale in the local market. Also, from this region comes the local brewed drink "Medronho" that is best drunk in one of the many local taverns.

Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro is a pretty fishing village set in the hillside overlooking its own beach, just 45 minutes drive along the main highway west of Faro and 3 hours south of Lisbon. Carvoeiro still retains some character with the narrows cobbled streets. It is a well-developed tourist village with beautiful small beaches, caves, golf courses and offers all the essentials for the perfect holiday.

The local shops and mini mercados sell most of the supplies you will need, there is also a large Intermache on the main road in from Lagoa. In the centre of the village you will find the municipal market selling fresh fruit, vegetables meat and locally caught fish. Butchers, bakers,several banks, Bureau de Changes, two doctors, a dentist and pharmacy are also to be found in the village.

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7 Sep 2013

5/5

"Peaceful resort. Very well equipped apt. Beautiful views."

Loved this place. Recommend it for families with young kids in summer. Lovely to meet some of the British 'locals' too!… More

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