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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Whether you are looking for peaceful countryside retreats, Villa Romao is one of these. It is a beautiful restored villa typical of the Algarve (Portugal), a peaceful rustic farmhouse can be found in rural surroundings some eight kilometres from the market town of Loulé and short drive from the beaches. Quinta Romao offers a very considerable privacy, it can be booked on a villa only bases, allowing you to tailor your ideal family holiday. There is an orchard of orange trees, a vineyard and olive grove, plus the remaining 3500 metres of an original Roman road from which this lovely villa's name derives.
Accommodation Information: Sleeps: 4-5 people (2 bedrooms, 2 WC, 1 kitchen, 1 living room, veranda, swimming pool), Nearest shop: 8km, Nearest pharmacy: 8 km, Nearest Beach: 18 Km (Vilamoura), Nearest Restaurant: 5Km, Faro Airport: 20 kms, Pool Size: 9m x 5m pool and 1.0m-1.9m deep (private pool), Hire Car: Essential, No smoking at this property, Self catering Central location: in the middle of western and eastern Algarve. Welcome pack on arrival.
A splendidly unique lounge was once an stable, the dining room next door has an attractive low timber ceiling and a corner chimney and the kitchen is well equipped. A pretty twin bedroom with air-conditioning has wooden beams and a countryside view whilst a tastefully furnished double faces the swimming pool. The double bedroom has with air-conditioning as well, and a spectacular view to the swimming pool. The grounds are no less appealing with an original covered well and an oak tree that guards the drive. There is a strip of lawn beside the veranda, where you will find one of the barbecues, a second one being situated on the terraced surrounds of the swimming pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vilamoura beach 18 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Car rental 20 km, Nearest railway: Car Rental 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
The villa is located near the historic village of Querença, some eight kms from the delightful market town of Loulé, its beaches and golf courses. It is a central location in the Algarve, along the A22 [E01] motorway you can visit the western and eastern Algarve. Car hire is essential. Cars can be picked up and returned at Faro airport (internet booking is recommended)*.
DISTANCES: Loulé town approximately 8kms. São Brás de Alportel town approximately 7kms. Relax sights of the inland Algarve, low hills and tranquil beauty and good gastronomy. Both neighbour towns have a great selection of restaurants and cafés. They also have fresh fish, fruit and vegetables on traditional markets as well as modern supermarkets approximately 7kms to São Brás and 8kms to Loulé.
BEACHES: There are many beaches just 20 minutes drive from villa Romao. Nearest beaches are Quarteira, Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. The islands of Faro, Farol, Armona and Tavira, in the eastern Algarve approximately 14kms to Faro and Farol island, aprox. 18kms to Olhão (Armona island) and aprox. 25kms to Tavira and Pedras D´El Rei beach.
TRAVEL: Faro airport is 30 minutes away. The villa has good access to the motorway A22 and the EN125 coastal road. This makes access to all tourist attractions, water parks (Aquashow, Slide Splash) and golf courses very easy. The Loulé Train station is 15 minutes away from the villa from here you can visit Lisbon (2,5 hours by train), for instance.
GOLF: The nearest golf courses are the five of Vilamoura (Oceânico Victoria, Oceânico Millennium, Oceânico Laguna, Oceânico Old Course and Oceânico Pinhal Golf Courses) and San Lorenzo golf course in Quinta do Lago.
* Some useful links:
-Car hire: www.avis.com; www.europcar.com; www.auto-jardim.com; www.hertz.com.pt;
-Flight booking: www.easyjet.com; www.ryanair.com; www.airberlin.com
-Travel (Portugal Official Tourist Office): www.visitalgarve.pt; www.visitportugal.com
The villa is located near the historic village of Querença, founded by templar, one of the most traditional villages of the Algarve because of its countryside sights, gastronomy and cultural assets of the inland Algarve. This special place in the countryside between the algarvian “barrocal” and mountains offers a great beauty. To enjoy relaxing sights, hills and tranquil beauty here you find some suggestions:
-Short walks along the pedestrian paths or bicycle, BTT (around the villages of Querença, Amendoeira, Benémola fountain, Cerro dos Negros, Roman road, among others…,)
-Visits to the Querença church (built in the 16th century), restaurants and cafes of the village.
-Playing tennis in the Loulé tennis court (approximately 8kms near the health centre)
-Playing golf in one of the Loulé golf courses: Vilamoura, San Lorenzo and Vale do Lobo golf courses
-Visit the water parks: Aqua Show in Quarteira and Slide Splash in Lagoa.
-Visite the Zoomarine (park attraction) in Albufeira, ideal for children and all the family. It is very nice!.
-Tourist visits to Loulé market town, Salir, Alte, São Brás (inland Algarve), Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Tavira, Albufeira, Portimão (Algarve coast) are places worth to visit.
-Boat trips: from the marina of Faro you can visit the Ria Formosa park, Farol and Faro island. From Olhão visit Armona and Farol island. From Portimão and Marina de Vilamoura visits along the coast.
-Taste the good gastronomy of the region in Querença, Loulé and São Brás restaurants.
-We can help you to organize visits in the Algarve, Alentejo or Lisbon during your stay .
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14 Aug 2014
"Beautiful, tranquil and marvellous!"
A beautiful villa and much bigger than it looks in the photos! Quiet and peaceful location, perfect for a relaxing stay. The villa and gardens were very well maintained and to a very high standard - the villa itself had everything you could possibly wish for a comfortable stay and even had mountain bikes should you wish to be adventurous and explore the stunning surrounding countryside. The pool was spotlessly clean and was fabulous; totally unoverlooked.
The villa has extremely high ceilings and is lovely and cool even without using the air conditioning, a welcome relief after a hot afternoon at the local beach or pool.
The villa is about 30 minutes drive from the airport at Faro and the trip was straight forward. Loule is about 10 minutes drive from the villa and has a lovely undercover market ,numerous little shops and restaurants and a couple of decent supermarkets. In the other direction from the villa is a little village up in the mountains called Querenca - very pretty and has a few places to eat - highly recommended.
The owners of the villa, Mariela and Elenar were extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. Mariela met us from the airport and showed us where the supermarket in Loule and various points of interest were. The welcome pack of milk, wine and selection of goodies was very much appreciated.
Lots of nice places to visit within a short drive of the villa - Faro old town is quite interesting and the beach at Quinta do Lago is stunning!
If you like a pretty place to stay, with stunning views, tranquility and excellent service than this is certainly the holiday for you; would we come back? Like a shot!
10 Aug 2014
"Words cannot describe how quiet it is in Villa Romao"
Mariella and Helena did welcome us at the airport. From there they made a quick tour through Loule to point us to the most interesting places and showed us where the supermarket was before going with us to the house.
The house exceeded by far all our expectations. Pictures on the site do not show how beautiful and quiet the house is.
We enjoyed every minute from our stay.
4 Jul 2014
"A little peace of heaven - Utterly relaxing & the ultimate place to chill !!!"
We spent a week at Quinta Romao, and echo the comments of previous reviewers. The villa is traditionally algarvian and is extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and is definitely the most well equip… More
7 Nov 2013
"Away from it all tranquility"
We had the last week in October in this lovely traditional Portuguese Quinta . It is very rural and peaceful, a real away from it all location we were completely undisturbed. The owners were very helpful and me us from the airport to take us to our Villa. They had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. The accommodation is traditional with all basic needs catered for and lots of space - A car is essential as the location is remote . There are some lovely walks in the surrounding hills. The pool is gated and inviting although it isn't heated and at this time of year was extremely chilly it the view from the terrace us amazing .
5 Oct 2013
"Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!!!!!!!"
Had a wonderful stay at Quinta Romao, the villa is lovely, comfotable and well equiped (even down to first aid supplies and a welcome pack of food basics (with wine in the fridge!!!). They have really… More
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