LA RESIDENCIA CINEMA/XBOX/GYM/POOL/WIFI/UKTV/BBQ
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Thank You for your interest in "La Residencia", a Wonderful Luxury Villa with some great facilities for the whole family to enjoy:
HOME "TECHNOGYM" GYM
WIFI INTERNET ACCESS
HOME CINEMA WITH HD PROJECTOR & SURROUND SOUND
HUGE SWIMMING POOL
32 CHANNELS OF UK TELEVISION
SONY XBOX & ASSORTED GAMES
POOL/TABLE TENNIS & COCKTAIL BAR
GREAT WELCOME PACK WITH DRINKS & SNACKS AND MORE!!
.......AND ONLY ......5 MINS DRIVE FROM PRAIA VERDE BEACH RESORT (with its great restaurants and bars)
If you are looking for a real luxury home from home experience then our villa might be the place for you to relax and enjoy your special time away from home with friends and family. We designed and built this lovely home ourselves to a high specification. The villa has a fresh modern and contemporary look and feel and you will find everything you need to have a relaxing holiday and of course we are on hand to look after our guests personally.
The villa is 5minutes drive away from Praia Verde Beach Resort, one of the Algarve's most spectacular beach locations set amongst the pine trees with some very fine dining restaurants and bars near by.
Within a few minutes drive you can visit the local seaside towns of Monte Gordo, Altura, Vila Real, Manta Rota and Villa Nova de Cacela. All these towns have amazing unspoilt beaches with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants.
The villa itself is located on a quiet cul- de- sac of five detached villas and is located less than five minutes drive away from the beach resort of Praia Verde.
The villa is very spacious (over 3600 sq feet) and set on three levels. The main ground floor has a large lounge and open plan dining area that leads onto the kitchen and utility room. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a very spacious downstairs bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. You will see in the photos that we have furnished the property to a very high standard with modern contemporary furniture.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you need including microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and there is a dining table with six chairs which is great for breakfasts or casual lunchtime dining.
The property has WIFI internet around the house and the 55" LED LCD television in the lounge has an IPTV 32 channels of English television.
The open plan lower ground floor contains a home cinema with full audio visual facilities, high definition video projector and surround system. A selection of DVDs are available for you to watch and of course you can bring your own DVDs with you.
The home gym is fully equipped with Technogym range of fitness equipment from Italy including multigym, exercise bike, treadmill and bench press. A selection of free weights is also available for those who want to get fit for the beach, although we cant guarantee you a six pack whilst your here.
The games area has some comfy sofas so that the kids can play on the Xbox (..and maybe the Dads too..) or there is a pool table (that also doubles up as a table tennis table too) if that's more your thing. A wide selection of books are also available to use. We also have a really nice cocktail bar and two stools, should you wish to make your own cocktails or enjoy a nice glass of Champagne at the bar.
The sleeping arrangements are set out as follows:
Master bedroom with Super King size double bed and en-suite shower room (Sleeps 2)
Double Bedroom with King size bed (Sleeps 2)
Twin Bedroom with twin single beds (Sleep 2)
Twin Bedroom with twin single beds - ground floor (Sleeps 2)
We also have available foldaway beds suitable for children at an additional cost of £10 per night per bed,
The villa itself is set in its own private tropical gardens with its own driveway suitable for parking up to three cars.
The main feature outside is the swimming pool which is 10metres x 5 metres. The shallow end is 0.8 metres deep and accessible via stairs leading into the water. The deep end of the pool is 2.4 metres deep. This pool is idea for those who want to swim and/or relax and cool down.
The villa is provided with a full set of outdoor furniture including a full size dining table and eight chairs and a large sunshade umbrella to provide shade for lunchtime meals. Deck chairs, sun loungers and large sun umbrellas for shade are also provided too. Within the garden is a brick built BBQ which you can use to cook the local fresh fish and seafood or any cut of meat that is widely available in the local supermarkets.
All bedrooms, the lounge and dining area all have air conditioning units that can provide hot or cold air con. We do find that the design of the house provides a lovely cool breeze during the summer months and as all the windows are fitted with adjustable blinds and insect netting that you might prefer a more natural approach to maintaining a comfortable temperature. Anyhow that's up for you to decide !
The villa is 2km north of the coastal EN125 road at Praia Verde & 5 minutes from A22 motorway junction 17 near Spain. The beautiful, unspoilt beach of Praia Verde is close by, as are the beaches of Manta Rota, Altura and Monte Gordo, with its lively cafes, restaurants and casino. Close to lovely golf courses, scenic tourist drives and on the edge of a large nature reserve, with designated nature trails and bird watching facilities. The cosmopolitan town of Vila Real at the Spanish border on the Guadiana is a 10 minute drive and is home to the unique new sports, athletics & tennis stadium, marina, ferryboat to Spain, supermarkets and shops specialising in towels and linen.
The towns of Altura & Castro Marim are 5 minutes away by car with supermarkets, bakers and daily indoor markets with fresh fish, meat, fruit & vegetables - a real treat. The lovely countryside view from the terrace, together with the distant sound of church bells chiming across the fields, almost guarantees relaxation
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Verde Beach Resort 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 60 km, Nearest railway: Castro Marim 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||King Beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Algarve region
Located in the Eastern Algarve, near the beautiful beach of Praia Verde, La Residencia is a superb family home with four bedroomed and close by to major golf courses and seaside towns such as Monte Gordo, Altura, Manta Rota and Villa Real. Spain is less than a 15 minute drive away and the local town of Ayamonte is full of tapas bars for you to sample the local culture.
Within five minutes drive in the car, you can be at restaurants in Castro Marim, Praia Verde, Altura. Within 10 minutes drive you can be at restaurants in Monte Gordo, Manta Rota, Villa Real St Antonio.
There are loads and loads of good restaurants and bars in all of these places and in the summer there is a really good atmosphere.
If you are looking for loads of English bars and union jacks everywhere, then this area is not for you for sure. Saying that everyone speaks English and you will have no problems ordering anything you want.
The restaurants are all very good value for money and on the whole I would say much better value than the other end of the Algarve or Costa del Sol that is aiming for the Brits.
We have a info folder which contains all of the restaurants that we like going to based on living on the Algarve for the last ten years, so hopefully we can direct you to some good ones rather than you hit and miss finding ones you like.
If you like drinking wine, there are loads of very good priced Portugal wines that are not promoted in the UK for sale, In the supermarkets you can get a good bottle of red for less than £3 and in the restaurants the house wine is usually good and around £5 per litre. Again we are putting a list together of all of our fav wines so you can look out for them.
You might also like to go out for coffee and breakfast in the mornings and again less than 5 mins in the car we can direct you to little places that not many know about for a really nice coffee and toast. A coffee around here is usually one euro (and beer is also one euro too... although maybe not for breakfast)
We are providing a welcome pack for stay of a week or more and that is included in the price. If you need anything specific let me know and we can sort it out for you. There is a really good supermarket called Pingo Doce five mins in the car that is well stocked and there is also a small family supermarket in Castro Marim that sells all local fruit and veg and has a great butcher and bakery. Its like a little specialised deli place you'd have in the UK.
Well I guess if your coming in the summer you are after the weather and therefore will want to go down to the beach. The beach here is like something you would find in Barbados and really hard to fault. There are 20 miles or so of beaches around this area that you can go and visit, some will be quiet and some will have loads going on, depends what you would like.
If anyone is into golf, well they will most probably know how many golf courses we have in this area, at least 20 !
Spain is also close by so that makes a good day out, you can either drive (15 mins) or get a ferry over to Ayamonte from Vila Real. Seville would make a great day out too, although it will be hot.
Locally Monte Gordo is buzzing during the Summer and is a good place to go in the evening for cocktails and a wander around when it gets a bit cooler.
If anyone in your party wants to go clubbing, then there is a outdoor disco on the beach at Manta Rota, which opens all night every night during the summer.
Tavira is another good place to visit and you can get a boat to Tavira island where you can go on the beach or eat out. There also a good indian restaurant in Tavira too if you like that.
Theres plenty to do if you are looking for a relaxing holiday and want easy access to the beaches and enjoy eating out at good places that aren't expensive. A lot of the people who come here on holiday in the summer are from Portugal and Spain. During the winter months we have a lot of French, Dutch and English who all come for the mild climate.
Its a really good location and we have a folder directing you to all the places that we like going so you don't waste time.
Have a search on the web for Pezinhos N'Areia This is the local restaurant that we like going in the summer on Praia Verde beach. This will give you a good idea of what its like.
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31 Dec 2014
Excellent from start to finish 5 star villa furnished to a high standard with everything you could possibly need games room bar gym cinema xbox 360 plus much more, more than enough to keep the childre… More
28 Sep 2014
"Fantastic Holiday Home with superb facilities"
We just thought we would write a recommendation to anyone who has clicked on this house. We stayed for two weeks with our 3 year old son and loved playing in the pool when we weren't playing at t… More
17 Sep 2014
"The Ultimate 5 star villa holiday. Its the best we've stayed in."
We stayed at La Residencia for our main summer holidays and booked it online. We travelled as a group with five adults and three children aged between 8 and 14. For sure, this is the best villa we hav… More
Thanks for taking the time to send a review of our villa. We are very glad you had a great time and we hope our future guests will also enjoy the facilities that we have on offer.
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24 Aug 2014
"Exceptional villa - everything we expected and more!"
The villa was exceptional, well equipped and well maintained. Dawn and Mike were not only very welcoming but also very helpful and nothing was to much trouble for them. The quality of the furnishings … More
Thank you very much for your review of our villa, we appreciate your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay with us in the Eastern Algarve.
It is good to hear from our guests and we are glad the villa exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay. The facilities we offer well exceed what is usually available in a holiday villa and we know the cinema and gym have been very popular with our guests not to mention the family room with pool table and Xbox.
The Eastern Algarve is still unspoilt compared to many other areas of the Algarve and we are pleased to hear that you explored the local area and made the most of your time here.
Thanks again very much for your kind words and for deciding to spend your summer holidays with us. We do hope that you will recommend our villa to friends and family who may also enjoy the experience of Portugal.
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