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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Mimosa provides the best of all worlds. Located in a small rural hilltop hamlet amongst small farms and orchards, only minutes away from several beautiful beaches, coastal towns and Spain. The historic town of Castro Marim with castle and fort, and the local nature reserve of over 2000 hectares is less than 5 min away. Seaside towns of Monte Gordo, Vila Real and Ayamonte (in Spain) with a wide range of restaurants and bars are nearby.
Easy access for golf courses and sport amenities in the Algarve and Spain.
Modern comfortable light villa equipped to a high standard a large private pool set in landscaped gardens with terraces and BBQ over looking farmland, olive groves and orchards. Equipped for a great holiday for all ages with linen, air con, free internet, beach toys, books (lots) games, DVDs, beach towels, pool toys and equipment for children, lots of information about places to go, eat and relax.
Ideal for exploring Southern Spain and Algarve. Fly into faro or Seville. Car hire/taxi information given.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia Verde 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 70 km, Nearest railway: Vila Real do Santo Antonio 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious villa furnished to a high standard. Large lounge with french doors to patio overlooking pool area with open fireplace,satellite TV with English and local channels, wide range of games, DVD and wide selection of DVDs and music centre. Air Conditioning. free internet.Well equipped kitchen diner with pantry off and door to terrace and BBQ. Washing machine,dishwasher, fridge freezer,cooker and hob, kettle, coffee maker and wide range of kitchen equipment. Main bedroom with full en suite overlooking farmland. second bedroom with shower room en suite and french doors to patio. bedroom three with french doors to patio overlooking pool and bedroom 4 overlooking terrace. Seporate full family bathroom.The villa is all on one level.
All linen including beach towels provided. Cleaned at begining and end of stay with additional cleaning/linen changes arranged by request. Children's toys and inflatables, cot, high chair and potty. Electricity and gas included. Large library of local attractions and information. Open fire and heaters for winter lets and fans for summer.
English cleaners provide assistance if required.
|Further details outdoors|
Villa Mimosa is in a lovely location surrounded by farmland and orchards. It is situated in a large garden with pool and terraces. The private 10x5m pool has a large patio with great views over the countryside. There are ample recliners, outdoor furniture and umbrellas. There is a large barbeque outside the kitchen and two further terraces. The garden is landscaped with lawn area, cloths line, fruit trees (help yourself to any thing that is ripe, figs, dates, oranges, lemons etc) and drive areas which can accommodate up to four cars.Sunsets can be amazing, especially viewed sitting out with a glass of wine at one of the outdoor tables and chairs
About this location
The Algarve region
The local area is an ideal mix of beautiful countryside and historic Portugal and Spain with busy seaside towns within reach. Beaches, golf courses, walks, night life it has the lot! Historic Castro Marim 5 min drive, with Castle, fortifications, and bank, post office, internet access, children's paly area,police station and traditional cafes and bars. Beautiful beaches just a few miles away and many golf courses within reach. 2000 hectare nature reserve 5 min drive with over 153 species of bird.
Spanish Border 7 min. Rio Guadiano, dividing Spain and Portugal, 7 min drive with numerous historic towns up river both sides of the border. Easy access to Seville, and the surrounding areas in Spain
Seaside towns of Monte Gordo and Vila Real are 10 min drive with Ayamonte 15 min drive, all with supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. Nearest restaurant at Rio Seco, 3 min drive, 10 min walk, more in Castro Marim, and many, many, more in Monte Gordo, and Vila Real.
Historic Castro Marim 5 min drive, with Castle, fortifications, has traditional cafes and bars. The fortifications date from 5000BC and the town was historically a port . 2000 hectare nature reserve 5 min drive with over 153 species of bird. Bikes can be hired.
Spanish Border 7 min. Rio Guadiano, dividing Spain and Portugal, 7 min drive with numerous historic towns up river both sides of the border.Trips up the river both by water and raod are worth while. Seaside towns of Monte Gordo and Vila Real are 10 min drive with Ayamonte 15 min drive, all with supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurantsand an active night life.
Nearest restaurant at Rio Seco, 3 min drive, 10 min walk, more in Castro Marim, and many, many, more in Monte Gordo, and Vila Real. including a casino in Monte Gordo. Several local markets (Castro Marim on 2nd Saturday, and Vila Nova de Cacela on 3rd Sunday of each month) offer a wide range of local produce and clothes at very reasonable prices. Ayamonte is noted for its gem stones and jewellery and Vila Real for linen.
Nearest restaurant at Rio Seco, 3 min drive, 10 min walk, more in Castro Marim, and many, many, more in Monte Gordo, and Vila Real.
Several local markets (Castro Marim on 2nd Saturday, and Vila Nova de Cacela on 3rd Sunday of each month) offer a wide range of local produce and clothes at very reasonable prices. Ayamonte is noted for its gem stones and jewellery and Vila Real for linen.
On the last week of August/first week in July ( actual date varies) there is a medieval festival which takes over the castles and town of Castro Marim.
Cycles can be hired at local towns. Water parks, zoos and the usual attractions just up the motorway. Golf Courses within 15 minutes drive are:-
Benamor Par 71
Castro Marim Par 72
Quinta da Ria Par 72
Quinta de Cima Par 72
plus others in Spain
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6 Oct 2012
"Very nice location."
Absolutely perfect for our requirements. Only minor glitch was lots of local dogs barking non stop, but quickly got used to it. Very well appointed, excellent aircon and showers. Will book again.
18 Aug 2012
"Excellent comfortable famiy villa offering absolutely every facility."
As an extended family we could not fault this wonderful villa. It has absolutely everything you could desire and suited the needs of all, from young to old. Situated most conveniently for trips to the beach and pretty little towns just a short drive away. The swimming pool, shaded lounging areas and beautiful terraces were an added bonus considering the hot climate. Would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Mimosa to anyone.
16 Jul 2012
"Excellent base to explore the Algarve"
Stayed at Villa Mimosa with some friends and had a wonderful time villa is large with plenty of room outside.It has everything you will need and the air conditioning in the villa was most welcoming
Will definitely book again
20 Mar 2012
"Fantastic realxing holiday at Villa Mimosa"
Villa Mimosa is in a fantastic quiet location. it is just a few minutes drive from Castro Marim, with its bars and supermarket, and there are some excellent beaches nearby, our favourite being the beanbag beach! The villa itself is a real home from home, it is huge, it is also very well equipped with a brilliant range of games and books, satelliter tv. with surround sound and a great barbecue. There is even a dishwasher and washing machine. The pool is a bit chilly in March but the weather was hot enough for a tentative dip. There is plenty to do in and around, Villa Real is a large town with a pretty marina and plenty of restaurants and Spain is just over the river. We did not venture over this time as we are saving that for our next visit. The Portuguese roads are very quiet and driving from the airport is easy, we had the motorway virtually to ourselves, although the toll system is somewhat haphazard. Can recommend a great local restaurant on the way to the beach at San Antonio, it has panoramic views over the river to Spain and the sea bass was excellent. Also look out for the storks nesting on telegraph poles all around the local area.
If you want to chillax Villa Mimosa is the place to be, there was nothing we did not like.
16 Mar 2012
"Fantastic Holiday! - Comfortable and Relaxing Villa in an Amazing Location"
Travelling over from NZ we stopped off in Villa Mimosa for 8 days as the ending to our European tour and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip! The location just on the border with Spain meant we got to see both countries and we even took a road trip up to Seville (the Cathedral there is incredible).
The local towns were so much fun to explore: there were castles in Castro Marim, excellent shops in Villa Real and it's Spanish opposite Ayamonte (we took a water taxi between the two) and of course the super beach in Monte Gordo. We were initially worried about the weather with it being February but we were pleasantly surprised. The locals gave us a few funny looks as they were in thick jackets and we were sunbathing in our togs, but it definitely felt warm to us!
The villa itself was perfect. It comfortably slept the 8 of us (3 twin shared and the couple in the master bed) and the living area was comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped (although we ended up eating out in Monte Gorde half the time; if you like your sea food it's too good to pass up!) and the air con kept the place nice and warm when it cooled down at night. What really made the Villa though was the pool! The grounds were beautifully maintained and the pool veranda got so much sun. One of my best days was spent lazing by the pool reading a book as certain other members of our party had discovered the local golf courses. (Yes they hire clubs and, by all accounts, they're fantastic if you're into that sort of thing!)
A car is essential for this villa, not least because there is so much to see in the local area. We hired two small vehicle as it was cheaper than getting one big one and it allowed our party to split up as needed. The villa was easy to find from the directions, although it was hard to explain it's location to the local taxi drivers when we wanted to go out for the evening. We ended up settling on having one designated driver take two trips out and then at the end of the night piling in a cab and yelling "follow that car" as they headed home! Speaking of which, the night-life in Monte Gordo was wonderful. There was a pedestrian area which stayed busy until very late with stalls and street artists/performers and plenty of friendly bars. One felt very safe and comfortable wondering around at night.
All in all it was a brilliant part of our European adventure!
18 Oct 2011
"Perfect chill out destination"
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Mimosa, a spacious and comfortable home from home. The pool area, garden and terraces were fantastic giving a choice of sunshine or shade at any time of day. Sun was on the pool area all day and we had some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. A great base from which to discover the real Portugal with something for everyone in the beautiful countryside, at wonderful nearby beaches or exploring quaint towns all of which are within easy reach. You are spoilt for choice with an abundance of local restaurants or shop at the local markets and make use of the fantastic barbecue area. For us Villa Mimosa has it all and we hope to return again soon.
11 Sep 2011
"Really Enjoyable Stay. Villa Was Great. Location Wonderful"
Satyed at Villa Mimosa with a group of friends. Villa was even better than expected, everything you could want plus more. Especially liked that there were pool toys, float and inflatables. We love spending holidays relaxing on lilos in the pool and they are usually very expensive. Equally there were plenty of places for our large group to go out for a night out within easy driving distance. Villa seemed extremely good value for money
1 Sep 2011
"Would defininitely recommend staying at Villa Mimosa."
The Villa was like home from home with plenty of space to cope with four adults and four teenagers. We all had a fantastic holiday and would definitely like to go again.
The pool and air conditioning was much appreciated. There is nothing we could complain about.
It was great not to have to take towels and bed linen as this saved on weight.
Visited most places along the coast and would recomment them all. Beaches great. A lovely part of the Algarve. Lovely restaurants. Spoilt for choice.
The directions from Faro airport was spot on and did only take us 45minutes. Because of where the villa is situated you would need to hire a car. We used economy car hire and would use again.
Thanks for providing a great holiday.
26 Jul 2011
"Lovely relaxing holiday - one of our best family holidays!"
We travelled with our 2 children of 8 and 6 the first week of June 2011. We flew into Seville and then drove across but found the journey was closer to 2 hours than 1 hour to Villa Mimosa.The Villa i… More
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