Casa Contente, Privacy, Luxurious, Pool, Jacuzzi
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. You and your children will love it!
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.
On a hill 60m away from the road via a private entrance way, just outside Bensafrim village ... within 25 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||Praya da Luz & Lagos 6 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 86 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 7 km|
|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, 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 (2), 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
Bensafrim is a former civil parish in the municipality of Lagos, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Bensafrim e Barão de São João. It has about 2,004 inhabitants (2001).
The name comes from the Arabic word Benassaharim. It used to be an agrarian community. Until the 50's of the past century the most important means of transportation were the ox and the donkey. Now it is a dormitory suburb of Lagos.
The most important event of the year is the annual fair on the 25th and 26th of August. This fair already took place in 1880.
The last years there has been much building activity. A new square, sports fields, a medical post, water supplies and also the roads were improved. From Bensafrim there is a connection to the A22 now.
Located in the council area of Lagos and surrounded by hills with views to the coast, Bensafrim is a typical Algarvean village with a Roman fort nearby. From Bensafrim you can reach the Barragem da Bravura, a beautiful dam surrounded by luscious vegetation.
Bensafrim is the largest village in the Lagos department, in the great Algarve region, characterized by its charming typical white houses with a coloured bar around windows and doors, with the traditional Algarve's chimneys, showing off the big Moorish influence, not only because of the proximity with the North of Africa, but also by the many years of Moorish occupancy of the territory.
In fact, this territory presents a very ancient human occupancy, as it is observable in the many archaeological vestiges of the region, like the Cabeça do Rochedo Menhir or a Iron Age necropolis that was later inhabited by Romans. Bensafrim was also inhabited by Moors that left an important legacy in all the Algarve region.
Bensafrim has been able to maintain its rural feature, producing many of the Algarve's traditional products, such as honey, figs, almonds, cattle or chalk, surviving graciously to the urban and touristic development of the Algarve region in the past decades.
The village is proud of its Mother Church and the many rural legacies of an agricultural lifestyle history, with many elements such as agricultural instruments, wells, watermills, among many others.
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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4 Sep 2014
Last week I have stayed at Casa Contente with my girlfriend. We had a lovely time! The house and swimming pool were clean and we had everything we needed. We used the outside barbecue almost every day… More
12 Jul 2014
"Perfekter Urlaub 1.0"
Der perfekte Urlaub von Anfang bis zum Ende. Schon die Ankunft hat alle Erwartungen uebertroffen.
Die Auffahrt zu dem Haus ist sehr schoen angelegt, man sieht den wunderschoen angelegten Garten und fuehlt gleich das Urlaubsfeeling. In unseren Zimmern fanden wir Willkommenspakete vor mit Erfrischungen und regionalen Snacks.
Unsere Kinder entdeckten den Pool und waren den ganzen Uralub nicht mehr rauszukriegen . Ab und zu waren wir dann auch erlaubt den Pool mit der Jacuzzi Funktion zu nutzen.
Es sind ausreichend Sonnenliegen vorhanden und man hat zwei Terassen wo man sich bequem zu jeder Tageszeit aufhalten kann.
Der Grill ist ueberdacht mit einem Kamin wo man selbst ein BBQ fuer eine grosse Gruppe rauchfrei anrichten kann. Natuerlich haben wir auch die Region erkundet und nach Lagos waren wir in 10 Minuten wo es viele Einkaufsmoeglichkeiten, Restaurants und Shops gibt. Die Leute sind alle sehr sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.
An unserem vorletztem Abend sind wir auf Anraten von Maria der Managerin von Casa Contente zu dem nahegelegenem Restaurant O' Cangalho gegangen wo wir wahrscheinlich ohne die Connection von Maria keinen Tisch bekommen haetten. Es ist ein traditioneles Fado Restaurant wo der Besitzer mit einer Saengerin Fado gesungen hat. Das Essen war sagenhaft und man hat sich wirklich wie bei MAMA gefuehlt.
Alles in einem ein sehr schoener Uralub und es wird auf jeden Fall einen Perfekten Urlaub 2.0 geben :)))
Kurzes Fazit: So ein Haus will ich daheim haben.
20 Jun 2014
"Casa Contente makes us a contented family"
Casa Contente.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 … More
31 Jan 2014
"Een prachtig huis, met een hele mooie tuin!"
Vanwege het seizoen hebben we geen gebruik gemaakt van het aantrekkelijk uitziende zwembad. De beheerders zijn behulpzame mensen, met wie we jammer genoeg maar beperkt (zoon spreekt wat Engels) konden… More
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