Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Spacious and modern 4 bedroom villa on Golfe Santo António (Parque da Floresta) Golf & Leisure Resort. Quiet location with private pool, patio and barbeque areas. Overlooking the 12th fairway with panoramic views of the golf course, National Park & Ocean. Within easy walking distance to 1st tee, 18th green, clubhouse, bar, restaurant, driving range, bowls, communal pool, spa health & fitness centres.
40% discount on green fees. Tennis, archery, nature trail walking, bike & horse riding also available on resort. Driving times: Faro airport - 1hr; Historic & picturesque harbour towns of Lagos & Sagres - 15min; Sandy beaches & restaurants at Salema & Figueira - 10min; Cape St Vincent the most SW point in continental Europe - 20min; Spectacular Atlantic beaches of the Portuguese west coast - 30min.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 80 km, Nearest railway: Lagos|
|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, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- Bedroom 1: Master bedroom: Ground floor. En-suite bathroom. Double bed. Private access to patio & pool area.
- Bedroom 2: 1st floor. En-suite bathroom. Twin beds. Private balcony
- Bedrooms 3 & 4: 1st floor. Shared bathroom. Twin beds. Private balconies.
- Bathrooms: Master & Bedroom 2: En-suite with wash basin, bath, shower over, bidet, wc, electric heater; Bedrooms 3 & 4: Wash basin, bath, shower over, bidet, wc, electric heater.
- Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen. Gas hob with electric oven. Fridge freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, etc
- Utility Room: Washing machine & storage area.
- Living Rooms: Large open plan dining and lounge area. Dining table for 8 persons, sofas, satellite TV, video and DVD players. Woodburning fire & gas heater. Sliding doors to pool and patio area.
|Further details outdoors|
- 10x5m private pool and patio area
- Private gardens with grass, plants, hedges & palm tree
- 8 sunbed loungers, parasols, dining table and chairs, barbeque area.
- Private access to 12th fairway.
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Weekly maid service
- Local English-speaking representative on hand
- Cot and high chair hire available
The Algarve region
The Algarve is a region truly unique in its diversity. The coast consists of sandy beaches, magnificent coloured rock formations, caves and protected nature reserves like Ria Formosa, Ria de Alvor and Costa Vicentina Park where migrating birds make their stopover amidst an undisturbed environment of indigenous flora and fauna.
The southern coastal area, developed with tourism in mind, has a wide range of daytime activities and a vibrant nightlife to offer whereas the interior presents a more relaxed way to spend the day. Caldas de Monchique is a perfect example.
The beautiful scenery and traditional villages in the hinterland should not be forgotten. Admire the local arts and crafts, try the homemade bread, smoked ham "presunto"and "chorizo” sausages accompanied by the special mountain firewater ”medronho”, distilled from arbutus berries.
The historic past of the Algarve, Roman and Arab occupation followed by its integration in the Portuguese kingdom, is shown in the many museums or, better still, by a visit to historical sites like the Castle and Cathedral in Silves or the Cape Vicente and Henry the Navigator’s fort in Sagres.
Summertime is clearly the busiest time of the year but the mild climate of the Algarve, and many sunny winter days attract a multinational crowd in all seasons, exploring the regional markets, visiting interesting places, strolling along the river boulevard or just sipping a drink in a garden bar.
Especially during the tourist season, there are many concerts, festivals and fairs to enjoy. The highlight of the summer is probably the sardine festival, a popular annual event that lasts a whole week. It is held in the Valhalla of sardine culture in the Algarve: Portimão.
Golf: Located on Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort (parquedafloresta.com). Challenging par 70 18-hole undulating course with fantastic views of surrounding Algarve countryside and Ocean. One of Europe's most spectacular golf courses with the friendliest clubhouse in the Algarve.
Other courses nearby include Boavista (15min); Palmares - second oldest course in the Algarve (20min); Penina - venue for the Portuguese Open (30min); Alto (30min); Morgado de Reguengo - 2 courses (30min); Vilamoura - 11 courses (45min)
The Algarve beaches are some of the most beautiful in Portugal. There is an array of beaches, certain to suit every mood or occasion. In the western Algarve you will all types of beach - from the long stretch of the Meia Praia to the smaller, hidden beaches found off the beaten track, like Praia de Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo.
Right on the doorstep of Parque da Floresta is the sandy beach of Salema and the numerous coves close by. Overlooked by quaint little restaurants and bars, Salema beach is an idyllic haven for those who come to surf, sail, fish and swim in one of the most favourable climates in Europe. Along the west coast, the beaches are dramatic many of them covering acres of nearly deserted sand, backed by dunes or cliffs looking out over the lines of surf cascading in one the wildly beautiful shore.
Distances: Budens - 5km; Salema (beach) - 7km; Lagos (historic picturesque harbour town) - 15km; Sagres (historic picturesque harbour town) - 12km; Cape St Vincent - 15km; Portimao - 25km
Silves: 35km (ancient capital of the Algarve with spectacular castle); Faro - 70km; Lisbon - 240km; Seville (Spain) - 280km
Budens: Ecomarche supermarket - 5 min; PDF reception: Cashpoint machine & local information - 5 min; Lagos & Sagres: Banks, many restaurants, shops, markets, cinemas, etc, - 15 min