Apartment Cacto,Quinta Bavaria
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Quinta Bavaria is an extensive villa set in 2.5 acres of peaceful gardens and grounds with a fabulous heated pool. The villa comprises five private, self-contained apartments, 3 on the ground floor, 2 upstairs, each with a patio or terrace overlooking the gardens.
The three 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom apartments are individually designed and furnished to a high standard, each offering villa-style space and comfort, fully equipped kitchens, air conditioned bedrooms and free WiFi.
Quinta Bavaria is the perfect family holiday home in which to relax and get away from it all in peaceful countryside surroundings with easy access to the shops, restaurants and nightlife in the busy picturesque marina town of Lagos (10 mins by car). Meia Praia, a long stretch of clean, golden sand with several excellent beach bars and watersports, is 5 minutes by car. Boat trips to see dolphins in the wild, several water slide parks, scuba diving, a Zoo Marine attractions park with the option to SWIM WITH DOLPHINS, several excellent golf courses and a zoo are just some of the nearby attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
Back at Quinta Bavaria the children will love exploring the safe and fenced grounds, playing ball games on the extensive lawn or picking fruit from the orange and lemon trees, leaving parents free to relax on a sunbed by the heated pool.
Evenings can be spent dining by moonlight on your own patio or there is a poolside seating and picnic area.
Colin, Sue and our young son Ben live in an adjacent villa. We lovingly maintain the property year round and our aim is to do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible without being part of your holiday.
We aim to provide an excellent, personal service and will be here to welcome you to Quinta Bavaria on your arrival and will answer any questions you may have.
Our aim is that you return.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meia Praia 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 75 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 6 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|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Apartment Geminada: A spectacular, upstairs 'penthouse' apartment sleeping 4/5 with fabulous countryside views.
A large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
A second bedroom with twin beds and separate shower room.
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen with patio doors onto terrace.
Large living room with fabulous views, electric window shutters, wood burner.
Dining room with impressive domed ceiling.
Gas central heating for winter use. Ceiling fans and air conditioned bedrooms.
Flat screen TV, radio, stereo, CD and DVD player.
Enquire for prices.
Apartment Cacto (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5)
A spacious ground floor villa style apartment with 2 bedrooms.
Twin beds in both bedrooms with fully fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans.
Bathroom with bath and shower, wc and bidet.
Kitchen is fully fitted with fridge/freezer, cooker with oven with pantry store room and door onto a 2nd, covered terrace.
Living/dining room with single sofa bed and dual aspect patio doors leading onto a sunny terrace with barbecue and furniture, overlooking the gardens. Ceiling fan.
Gas fireplace and radiator heating for winter use.
Flat screen TV, stereo radio/CD/DVD player.
Apartment Novo (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5)
Lovely ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, closest to the pool.
2 bedrooms with twin beds and fully fitted wardrobes and ceiling fans.
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, wc, bidet.
Kitchenette which is open-plan and fully fitted with fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker with oven with breakfast bar into living/dining room.
Living/dining room with dual aspect patio doors, one set opening onto a partly shaded terrace with patio furniture and barbecue overlooking the main gardens, the other opening onto a sunny side terrace and garden. Single sofabed in living area.
Radiator heating for winter use. Flat screen TV, DVD/CD player.
Apartment Boa Vista (1 bedroom, sleeps 2/3)
Upstairs apartment with access via private stairway.
1 bedroom with twin beds and ceiling fan. Lovely views
Large en-suite bathroom with twin washbasins, bath, separate shower, wc and bidet.
Kitchen is open-plan and with fridge/freezer, hob, oven, microwave.
Living/dining room with patio doors onto sunny private veranda with furniture and barbecue, overlooking the gardens.
Single sofabed in living area. Flat screen TV, DVD/CD player.
Apartment Colina (1 bedroom ground floor apartment sleeping 2 adults and a child).
Bedroom with twin beds, air conditioning, fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom with bath, shower and bidet.
Fully fitted open plan kitchen with microwave, gas hob and electric cooker. Lovely views of the countryside.
Living room with sofabed, flat screen TV, CD and DVD player and ceiling fan. Patio doors onto a spacious terrace surrounded by grass and flowerbeds.
|Further details outdoors|
The property itself is surrounded by 2.5 acres of mature gardens and colourful flower boxes with a large area of lawn towards which all the apartments face. Beyond a rockery boasting some enormous cacti is the orchard, which contains a variety of trees including oranges, lemons, grapefruit, walnuts, pomegranate, plums and more. These are offered complimentary to all guests, as are home grown vegetables, when in season.
The heated pool measures 10m x 5m and is fenced off from the apartments and garden. It is surrounded by both terraced and grassed sunbathing areas with sun umbrellas, chairs and comfortable loungers from which to enjoy the unspoilt views towards the Monchique hills.
The property is reached from the main road by a country lane (tarmac) which then continues towards the beach. Inside the gates, the Quinta is approached by a long gravel driveway lined with trees, at the end of which there is plenty of parking space. The perimetre is well fenced and hedged. Quinta Bavaria has been praised by birdwatchers for the number of species seen whilst simply sitting on the patio! The surrounding area provides habitat to an abundance of bird and wildlife and is perfect for walkers, ramblers and birdwatchers alike.
Please refer to our own web site for more photos and further local information.
Towels and linen are provided, although guests should bring their own beach/pool towels. There is a weekly maid service during stays of more than 1 week. A complimentary welcome pack of groceries is provided - enjoy a light snack and relax by the pool before having to shop.
Pool heating is included in the price from 1 April to 31 October. It can be requested at other times of the year for an extra charge.
A cot, highchair and baby car seat are all available free of charge. Golf clubs are available for hire.
All guests have free access to a laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The Algarve region
Local activities within a 10 minute drive include horse riding, tennis, golf, bowls, sailing, boat trips, dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, jeep safaris, scuba diving and microlighting, to mention but a few. The countryside immediately surrounding the Quinta is a paradise for birdwatchers and walkers alike.
A little further afield, on the road to the fishing village of Burgau, there is a sports centre offering tennis, squash, aerobics and a gym. There are two waterslide parks within easy reach and a visit to the Zoo Marine park is a must - swim with dolphin in a safe, controlled environment.
A short drive north-west through the picturesque countryside leads to the wild and rugged West coast where deserted, secluded beaches can still be found even in the height of summer. A drive inland from Odiáxere through olive groves and eucalyptus trees leads to the crystal clear waters of the Bravura Dam. A trip to Monchique with its picturesque spa town takes about 45 minutes through scenic countryside. A little further on is Foia, the highest point on the Algarve, where cool mountain air brings relief from the sun-drenched beaches and from where the views are spectacular. Discover villages in the area which have remained untouched for centuries.
With its castle walls, narrow, cobbled streets, pottery shops and numerous pavement cafes from which to watch the world go by, Lagos has a relaxed atmosphere and quiet charm, making it one of the most appealing locations in the Algarve.
The ancient castle walls , built in the 16th century, used to completely surround the city, but most of Lagos and its walls were destroyed in the great earthquake of 1755. At the entrance to the harbour, the recently restored 17th Century fortress is worth a visit. Heading west from the fortress, a scenic cliff top path stretches for several miles along a string of tiny beaches and rock formations, offering beautiful views of the coastline along the way. To the East, across the river, is 4km long Meia Praia beach. Long ago, many naval battles were fought in its bay.
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3 Dec 2012
"Lovely pool, gardens, people and apartment"
Colin and Sue are great hosts and helped make our stay very enjoyable. It was late October so the weather was a bit iffy, but both the general accommodation and the pool were lovely. There are some go… More
17 Oct 2012
"Quinta Bavaria - a hidden gem"
Stayed for a week (not long enough!) in the Boa Vista apartment at Quinta Bavaria and thoroughly enjoyed it. The following may be useful if you are thinking of paying a visit:• Very friendly hosts (… More
10 Sep 2012
"Excellent place to stay - Colin & Sue thought of everything and the pictures really don't do it justice!"
We have recently returned from our trip to Quinta Bavaria and can't recommend it highly enough.
The apartment we stayed in was bigger than the photos suggested, and the pool and gardens are just lovely. We hadn't visited the Algarve before, but this was a perfect location for us with our 2 year-old son.
The pool was heated which was one of the reasons for choosing Quinta Bavaria, and great for Christopher, and for us too, since the Atlantic sea is pretty chilly! Also, Sue had put out a cot, highchair and even some toys for us, which was a godsend. They'd thought of everything in the kitchen and it was very well equipped, with everything you could possibly need. It was clean, well laid out, and we loved the enormous bathroom and the great balcony!
Colin and Sue were very welcoming, and one of the best things was thire list of local tips that came with the booking, which we followed religiously. It was also in a great location for us - perfectly secluded, yet close enough to Lagos, and some of the other pretty towns and villages in the region for restaurants. We did need a car, although car hire is very reasonable from Faro airport and and definitely worth it to explore the area and western beaches (one of their tips).
PS I don't usually every write reviews, so hopefully that's saying something in itself!
15 Jun 2012
"Peaceful, Tranquil & Relaxing."
Having stayed in the Colina Villa August 2011 and again the first week of June 2012, our experience was one of complete relaxation, Colin and Sue are excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The Villa, although the smallest of them all is very comfortable and clean and maintained to a very high standard, it has a good view onto a small quiet section of garden through the patio door. From the kitchen there's a view across to the hills. It would be easy to spend the entire holiday in the grounds as they are so peaceful, with use of the pool and ample sun lounge lawn, and 'picnic' table area. Odiaxsere is a small village within easy walking distance from the Villa, it gives you an opportunity to see the real rural Portugal. To the west, Lagos is a short twenty minute drive away, offering the attraction of a large town and Marina. There are a number of trips available to go dolphin spotting, we went with 'Day of Adventure', highly recommended. About an hour further west is the 'End of the World', Capo de Sao Vincent, the most westerly point of main land Europe before the Americas. Going east of the villa, there's the delightful town of Avor. All these place boast restaurants to cater for every taste. We would have no hesitation in recommending this delightful Villa to anyone seeking a quiet holiday in the relaxing tranquil surrounding of Quinta Bavaria, Vale de Lama. Muito obrigado to Sue & Colin.
20 Sep 2011
"Lovely Villa, perfect for families or couples"
We stayed in Villa Nova (a 2 bed apartment) in September 2011 for a week. The villa was well equipped, clean and with comfortable beds. The welcome pack was appreciated as it meant we could eat breakf… More
18 Jun 2011
"A quality place to stay - you get what you pay for"
We stayed with Colin and Sue Hepple at Quinta Bavaria in May 2011. Our apartment was 'Colina' and was the smallest of available apartments. Everything was provided and apartment furnishings were of high quality. Privacy was guaranteed.
On arrival your fridge is stocked with a variety of essentials such eggs, milk, butter, cheese, bread etc - plus a bottle of cold white wine so that you can settle in without having to immediately rush out for a grocery shop. All apartments have their own BBQ set. There are a number of fruit trees in the garden and guests are encouraged to help themselves to whatever fruit is in season. We survived on large glasses of fresh orange juice which we picked before breakfast each morning!
The grounds are impeccably kept by Colin and his workmen and are truly beautiful (don't forget to take your camera along). There is also a large, heated swimming pool for residents.
Quinta Bavaria if a short walk from Odiaxere and about 12 minutes drive from Lagos on the Algarve coast. Some might feel a bit 'rural' at Quinta Bavaria but for us this was far better than staying in amongst a horde of tourists in the coastal resorts. We walked a lot and really enjoyed the exercise. Colin and Sue can also arrange inexpensive, and fully inclusive, car hire prior to your arrival.
One could probably find more inexpensive accommodation in the Algarve but you get what you pay for and everything provided is of particularly high standard. Colin and Sue were always very willing to help out if there was anything needed or an urgent errand to be run.
We will certainly return to Quinta Bavaria!
10 Jun 2011
"fantastic place to enjoy a great holiday"
If you are looking for a great apartment within a well appointed villa....in its own grounds and gardens,( where you can pick your own fruit.)...a heated swimming pool....security coded gates... beautiful countryside....short walk to the local village ..with its small shops ,market ,bakery and local resturants...also within a short drive or bus into the beautiful Moorish town of Lagos.....looked after by very caring and friendly English owners....then this is the holiday for you.!
Golfers are also well catered for....within easy reach of Pennina, Palmeres and Boa Vista golf courses.
My family and friends have returned to Quinta Bavaria many times...once you have experienced it ..you too, will not be able to resist returning!!
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