Casa Contente, privacy in your holiday home!
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A hill-top beautiful villa ... For you, who seeking real privacy ... private sun terraces, private pool and a magnificent garden away from the crowds! Sun, swimming in a private, luxury swimming pool ... (pebbles) with Jacuzzi / bubble seat.
A wonderful climate ... warm, but not to hot because of a pleasant wind. Close to Lagos, with its cozy shops and narrow streets, reminding of Portuguese Golden Century. Numerous affordable and good restaurants with daily fresh fish.
Just outside Bensafrim village ... within 15 km of the Atlantic shore and 6 km of the southern coast of the Algarve ... a unique private villa.
Walking ... within direct surroundings of the villa in adjacent national park. Dog welcome! Play tennis or golf, sailing, flying ultra-light, horse riding, too much for an active holiday
Less than one hour from Faro Airport!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meia Praia 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport (FAO) 86 km, Nearest railway: Lagos Train station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
Love it or hate it, the Algarve is Portugal's premier holiday destination, with pretty beaches, brash resorts and picturesque whitewashed towns that flood with foreigners when summer arrives. While the party atmosphere isn't for everyone, the setting is undeniably beautiful: breathtaking cliffs, wide golden sands, natural bays, scalloped beaches and long sandy islands with waves lapping at the shore. Outside the touristy enclaves, there are quiet castle towns, flower-covered hillsides and enchanting stretches of shoreline still untouched by development.
The towns themselves aren't as varied as the coastline, but still offer a wide range of personalities. Lagos, with its cobbled streets, young crowd and abundant nightlife, is the carnival queen of the Algarve. Monchique is a quaint town with fine views over the steep wooded countryside. Tavira, set along a peaceful river, remains elegant and laid-back, with a history dating back to the Romans. The capital of the region, Faro, has a more Portuguese feel than some, and a fascinating medieval quarter. Out on the rugged west coast, small, charming towns like Sagres and Carrapateira attract a surf-loving crowd, while cliffside Albufeira sees a wider mix of travellers.
Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, bars, restaurants, and hotels, renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Yet, Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number 1 travel destination, on a list of "15 destinations on the rise" worldwide.
Here are shopping places,restaurants and beaches that are suggested around "Casa Contente"
If you turn right when leaving the entrance road of Casa Contente and straight at the roundabout, direction Bensafrim, you see left a square, after approx. 500 m., before you come into the center of the village. Here you can buy each morning (excluding Sundays) until approx. 12 o'clock fresh bread, and in the market hall fresh vegetables, daily fresh fish etc. In the center of Bensafrim you will find at the small square left a small supermarket. In the village there is also an "Alisuper", a small supermarket.
LIDL (Opened everyday) - Going through Bensafrim and Portelas until Lagos, then go second right at the first, and straight at the second roundabout, then left. After approximately 400 meters, you will see the LIDL on the corner on the right.
PINGO DOCE (extended) foods and domestic assortment (Opened everyday) – Going through Bensafrim and Portelas until Lagos, on the first roundabout exit on the 3rd exit, after approximately 500 meters turn left on the second roundabout. PINGO DOCE is on your left side.
MODELO (extended) foods and domestic assortment (Opened everyday) - Going through Bensafrim and Portelas turn right at the first roundabout in Lagos. After approximately 1500 meters you will see MODELO on the left corner.
INTERMARCHÉ (extended) foods and domestic assortment (Opened everyday) - Take the highway to Lagos. At the second roundabout turn left to Lagos. After approximately 1000 meters go straight on the next roundabout. You can see the Intermarché on the right side after 1-2 km.
REFORMA AGRÁRIA (Saturday morning) – In this market you can buy fresh products (vegetables, fruit, etc.) sold by the local farmers. Going through Bensafrim and Portelas until Lagos, on the first roundabout exit on the 3rd exit, after approximately 500 meters go straight ahead on the second roundabout and continue on the main avenue until you find a parking lot on the right side before the Albergaria. The building of Reforma Agrária is just behind the Albergaria.
On the old road to Lagos, at the roundabout go straight. On the left side, in the middle of the village restaurant O' Tacho. Reasonable good food and value for money!
Also in Bensafrim, a new restaurant named O' Koala. Never been there yet, but “good food and reasonably priced” a recent guest wrote me!For you who crave for pancakes and sweet Hansel & Gretel, Rua Barragem da Bravura, N125-9, Bensafrim 8600-070 is really great place for sweet teeth.
Barão São João
If you pass through Bensafrim you turn right at the first junction to Barão São João. After approx. 4-5 km left, directly after the ZOO, you will see restaurant O Cangalho, on Tuesday evening during dinner with Fado "flaming" snack beforehand.
First class Italian restaurant Italia (very nice restaurant and reservation is necessary). From mail office, halfway on the boulevard (Avenida dos Descobrimentos) into the centre, on the right side of the 2e small square towards the inner town.
Adega de Marina on the boulevard in Lagos. Large family restaurant where children can walk around!
Also in fisherman port daily fresh fish served (Unlike in other ports, fishermen return daily to the port!).
You will find Sítio do Rio, a very good fish restaurant (towards the beach).
Meia Praia (approx. 10 minutes), large beach, east of Lagos.
Drive, coming from Bensafrim the old road through Portelas. Lagos and go straight on the first roundabout in Lagos. At the next roundabout, turn left. Keep right and turn right to the Marina at the next roundabout. Then follow the train rails at the railway station for a short while. After about 1000 meter you will reach the beach.
On Sundays at Bahia bar you can listen to live music after 17h00.
Praia da Luz (approx. 15 minutes) smaller beach with many restaurants on the boulevard.
Approximately 3 km West of Lagos.
Atlantic, west coast (approx. 25 minutes) a lot of, larger and smaller, scarcely populated beaches and a splendid rock coast. Turn left when leaving the entrance road of Casa Contente, direction Aljezur. Beautiful beaches at Carrapatera, Bordeira and Aljezur!
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13 Jul 2014
Last week I have stayed at Casa Contente with my girlfriend. We had a lovely time! The house was clean and the swimming pool and we had everything we needed. We used the outside barbecue almost every day. The garden was beautiful with all the flowers! Lots of privacy (no neighbors) what made the house especially a wonderful place. Also the area is great, like the Monchique and the West cost. We will be back because we really enjoyed the time here, thanks!
20 Jun 2014
"Casa Contente makes us a contented family"
Last year I enjoyed the villa so much that I decided to come back. The villa is very private with a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, the BBQ, the terrace and the beautiful flower garden. When you have a car, it is very easy to go to Lagos, a nice town with many restaurants and a very big beach and lots of shops.
You can eat in the countryside or use the big BBQ near the pool which is fantastic! When it starts to rain, you can use the wifi for your laptop, or enjoy the television. For reading is a small assortment of books available in the villa. In september I come back with a couple of friends for playing golf. Playing golfin the surroundings is much cheaper than in the middle of the Algarve. At the end of the vacation within a hour in Faro Airport.
I will be back
Lex and Marianne
29 Apr 2014
"Casa Contente, a fantastic holiday"
We stayed in Casa Contente for two weeks.
We loved the privacy of the villa and the children played all day in the pool at the bubble seat.
We enjoyed barbeque with friends (who also stayed in the Algarve) near the pool with fresh fish we bought from the local market in Bensafrim.and enjoyed the rural views.
The house was perfect for us.
We had some minor points for repairs we reported to the owner.
Harry, thank you for your tips, especially we liked the Fado performance at the nearby restaurant O Cangalho.
We recommend the villa for families with or without children!
(Harry, sorry for not responding earlier to your request for a review)
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