Casa Azul e Branca, Sesmarias
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Experience the REAL Algarve staying at your lovely 2 bedroom apartment set within a typical Portuguese townhouse and small community. Feel completely relaxed as soon as you walk through the gate into your own private south facing terraced garden.
Your front door opens into a cornflower blue entrance hall and a marble staircase which leads to the Sky Blue double bedroom with comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets and built-in wardrobes. Adjacent you will find the Sun Yellow Girassol or Sunflower twin bedroom with bedside cabinets and built-in wardrobe. Both bedrooms with ceiling fan to cool those warm nights.
Across the landing you find the Sunset Orange Lounge/Dining Room with door to the first floor extensive south facing veranda with open views for 'al fresco' dining or sun bed dozing. The lounge offers seating and dining for four people with satellite TV and air conditioning, together with a fully equipped galley kitchen. You also have a shower room with toilet/sink/bidet and a family bathroom with shower, toilet and twin washbasins at your disposal.
A unique style of property which encompasses the culture of Portuguese everyday living. IF you want more than just lying on beach or siting by pool.
Sesmarias is away from the madding crowds in a small community, yet within walking distance of shops, cafés, bars, famous Chicken Churrasqueira restaurant/takeaway and yet only 5 mins by bus/car/taxi ride to stunning beaches of Alvor, Praia da Rocha, shopping at Aqua Centre, or thriving coastal town of Portimao. A lovely central location for a fabulous holiday in the Algarve with lots to see and do. Taxi to Alvor €8 or £6 (for 4 people) cheaper than bus and air conditioned. Pay local prices by walking to cafe and eat Bifana (grilled pork steak) with chips and a drink each for 4 people and pay approx. €14 = £12. Only £3 each. Incredible value.
Take trip to top of Monchique Mountains, Go-Karting/Superbikes/Formula 1 at AutoDrome, Scenic Flights/Parachuting at Aerodrome, Jet Ski/Paragliding at beach, visit the Sardine Festival in July/August, fishing or leisure boat trips, visit Zoomarine (20 mins) with dolphins and pleasure park, enjoy a waterslide park such as Slide & Splash or visit historical town of Silves and castle battlements.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Alto, Tres Irmaos, Praia da Rocha, Vau 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro (FA0) Airport 49 km, Nearest railway: Portimao 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Algarve region
Gaily painted boats in fishing ports gracefully bob up and down. Sparkling white-washed houses with distinctive Moorish chimneys are dotted everywhere. In spring the entire region is carpeted with white almond blossom.
The Algarve has something to offer everyone, tempting golf courses on which international tournaments are played, superb tennis and riding, and every watersport you can think of. Walk through the busy local markets to choose from traditionally- made handicrafts such as matgrass baskets and rugs, beautiful hand-painted pottery and tiles, beaten copperware and intricate bobbin-lace. At night visit one of the many glittering casinos or clubs, or simply sit outside beneath the stars and sample some freshly-caught seafood.
There is much, much more to the Algarve than sun and sea. You can discover the remains of Roman towns, admire cool tiled churches and explore narrow winding side streets.
At the popular fishing village of Alvor you can still see fishermen sitting on the beach beside their colourful boats mending nets. Inland lies Lagoa - famous for its wines, Silves - with its red sandstone castle and battlements standing proudly against a background of mountains, and Caldas de Monchique - a quaint Roman spa town. Lagos, on the coast, was one of the earliest settlements where Prince Henry the Navigator built his ships for the voyages of discovery
Sesmarias is a small village ideally situated between the thriving coastal town of Portimão and the beautiful quaint fishing village of Alvor.
Sesmarias is set on the edge of the Algarvian countryside, within easy reach of all the excellent facilities of Portimão and yet you can still relax and enjoy the slower pace of life in this typical Portuguese community. Local restaurants and cafés within walking distance.
Sample different aspects of the Algarve within a few minutes drive or bus ride:
Alvor fishing village with cobbled streets, full of local Portuguese artesanto and culture. Alvor has something for everyone—beaches, shops, harbour, wildlife, seafood and a subtle international feel.
Beaches of Três Irmaõs or Torre Alto in Alvor. Also Praia da Rocha.
Golf Courses - Penina & Alto Golf
Portimão Harbour and all the facilities of a thriving coastal town.
Also, join the main A22 or EN125 routes nearby, and you can sample the:
Magnificent Monchique Mountains (20 mins drive)
Zoomarine - marine wildlife park, dolphins and themepark
Slide & Splash - waterslide park
Also witness major anuual events such as powerboat racing, formula one, superbike, airshows, dakar rally to name a few! Book now!
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15 Sep 2013
"Ideal base for exploring the Algarve; very nice apartment, owner couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful!"
My partner and I arranged our holiday a bit later in the year than we had planned but we couldn't have hoped for a better experience. The apartment itself is set in a small / quiet area but it… More
30 Aug 2013
"Comfortable well equipped apartment and very friendly helpful owners"
We had a wonderful break at Casa Azul e Branca, Sesmarias.Kehren and Andrew are very friendly accommodating owners and the apartment is fresh and clean and very well equipped. We particularly liked ha… More
17 Aug 2013
Nos fue genial, la casa perfecta, todo arreglado con mucho gusto. Los propietarios encantadores, amables, y todo el tiempo colmandonos de atenciones, desde esperarnos con alimentos en la nevera. y caf… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review so other people will feel confident of a good experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family.
Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para escribir una opinión para que otras personas se sientan seguros de una buena experiencia que usted. Estamos muy contentos que haya disfrutado de sus vacaciones y estancia. Fue un placer conocer a usted y su familia.
24 May 2013
"A great place to enjoy a good holiday"
Good service and advice from friendly owners," though not intrusive" The accomodation was comfortable with all mod-cons, ie two bathrooms. The property is in a modern area facing open views towards the sea,where you can watch the paragliders come out of the blue to land at the small airfield near Alvor. There are two local Cafe/Restraurants 2-3mins walk away plus the popular O Chef Silvestre where you can have amazing Lamb chops.
We have stayed here three times in the last 12 months and have not always hired a car as the bus stops near by to take you to the beaches, and the taxis are not expensive.
It is a please your self holiday, you can stay "home" and relax on the terrace or in the small garden, have a BBQ, cook in the kitchen,eat out, or go exploring.
Thankyou for taking the time to send your review. Hope to see you again.
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