Casa Boa Sorte
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Boa Sorte is a spacious and beautiful air-conditioned villa nestling in the tranquil hillside of Mesquita. It has a large heated salt water pool affording total privacy and enjoys spectacular uninterrupted and panoramic views across the valley and distant sea views. Yet just 1km from the villa, lies the delightful unspoilt town of Sao Bras de Alportel with its restaurants, facilities including an Intermarche supermarket and smart pavement cafe's. An easy 20 minute drive will take you to Loule, the coast and beaches, golf courses and Faro airport. Tavira and the Spanish border town Ayamonte are also within easy reach and Lisbon is a 2hr drive. In fact the location couldn't be more ideal for exploring the best the region and the Algarve has to offer. With the added benefit of the heated pool and very temperate climate that extends from April - October the Algarve is great place for a break out of peak season too - we're sure you'd be pleasantly surprised!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Manta Rota/Tavira/ Vale Do Lobo/ Qunita Do Lago 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 16 km, Nearest railway: Loule 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, 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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
A complimemtary bottle of wine is provided to get your holiday off to a good start.
Linen changed weekly towels twice weekly.
Maid service twice a week.
|Further details outdoors|
Upper terrace with patio table and heater, chairs and traditional Moorish style barbecue. Wooden swing seat. Lower terrace with sun loungers, parasols and large 12m x 5m salt water (latest and safest salination process which is kind to your skin) swimming pool with pool heating (not overlooked) and pool cover. Extensive and beautifully landscaped private gardens with tranquil seating area under the large pergola. Watch the sunset with its superb elevated views across the valley. Separate children's play area including swing and slide.
The upper terrace looks down onto the lower swimming pool terrace and is separated via a gate with a shoot bolt from the upper to the lower terrace, so young child have no access to the pool. We also have an internal stair gate built in along with baby monitoring devices and a stroller. In addition to pool toys including floats, lilos, inflatables, beach balls etc we also have buckets and spades and a baby beach igloo kept in the laundry room for days at the beach.
If pool heating is required, there is an additional charge of £150 per week. **Highly recommended for swimming at night with the pool lights on under the stars** Air conditioning is included in the advertised price.
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The Algarve region
The region experiences hot summers and mild winters, rich in history with an abundance of forts and castles to explore. Great beaches and a fantastic climate allow you to do as much or as little as so desire.
Take a visit along the picturesque coastline to the historic Castro Marim where you will find amazing panoramic views of the sea. Travelling west the rocks, white cliffs and sandy beaches are again beautifully pictureque.
The unspoilt Eastern Coast is breathtaking and inland there are forests, the Monchique mountains where at 'Caldos do Monchique' there is a natural spring purported to have healing waters, where people for centuries have travelled to from all over the world to drink it's waters and be cured of their ailments. These and many other activities from water parks, zoomarine, to nature trails and historic sites there is something for all the family . The river Guardiana meanders and where it meets the mouth of the atlantic separates Portugal from Spain, which is accessed via the Guardiana Bridge where from the villa is only a 30 minute journey. 'Ayamonte' is the first Spanish town you come accross on crossing the Guardiana Bridge and a further hour and a half will take you to 'Seville'. The motorways( (A22, IP1 & EN125) are all well sign posted in both Portugal and Spain, Sao Bras de Alportel is a well known town and sign posted everywhere.
Casa Boa Sorte is therefore exceptionally located for access to both the historical sites, beaches, golf courses and travelling both to central costal (Quinta Do Lago/Vale Do Lobo/Vilamoura resorts) and the beautiful quiet beaches of the Eastern Algarve. The stunning wildlife of the Ria Formosa which is protected habitat is again on your doorstep. What more from a holiday could you possibly ask for, not forgetting Portugals great culinary cuisine (fresh sea food especially).
Sao Bras de Alportel
Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Tavira and Faro beaches can all be reached in approx. 20 mins. by car. Where nautical sports are available. Tennis and Horse riding are 5mins and 15mins away. Great location for golf lovers with 'Golden Triangle' Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Vilamoura Golfing resorts 20 mins away West.
Going East Monte Rei golf and Country Club (18 hole) championship golf courses , Quinta da Ria and Quinta de Cima championship Golf courses (18 hole ) are approx 20 minutes.
Colinas Verde is 20 minutes (9 holes)..
Two Waterslide Parks: 20min & 30 min drive
Horse riding over the sand dunes: 15min drive
Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach
Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 25min drive
Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 25min drive
River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach.
Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon.
All infomation and tickets can be gained from the local Algarve Tourist Office ( 1km away from the Villa)
Villages nestle between hills. Walls of whitewashed stone flashing in the sun. Enjoy the lush foliage of almond, fig, carob and pomegranate trees. Vast open spaces, pure air and fresh vistas around every corner, the perfect place to relax.
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10 Apr 2013
Our family had a fantastic stay at Casa Boa Sorte. The villa was lovely and equipped with everything you would want for a relaxing holiday in the sun. The location was fantastic, set on a quiet hillside with amazing views. It is only a short drive to the local beaches and shops and has a few nice restaurants close by.
The children had a great time playing in the pool, which was far bigger than you would find in most holiday villas. It was also heated, which was an added bonus and meant that the children could swim right into the evening. The villa itself was comfortable and very well equipped, from the sun loungers, pool floats and hammock to the kitchen equipment. It made our stay easy, relaxing and enjoyable.
The owners were very helpful and friendly.
We all had a great time and are looking forward to visiting Casa Boa Sorte again soon.
17 May 2011
"A luxurious villa, well-equipped, in a stunning location"
I stayed here for a week with my husband, 8 month old son and my parents and it was absolutely wonderful - the men went to play golf (which was an easy 25 min drive away) while we played by the lovely pool and relaxed in the comfort of the villa! The location itself is beautiful and rural but only a two minute drive to Sao Bras de Alportel which is really quaint and a bit further to Lule, Tavira etc which are bigger and have everything you need. Perfect location really. The villa is incredibly well equipped for children - we used their cot, highchair, stroller, pool toys, monitor..the list goes on! It really took the stress out of traveling with the baby for the first time - ideal.
The maid is lovely and friendly too!
Absolutely beautiful villa in a gorgeous quiet location but with everything you need a short drive away - a perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
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