Casa Vista Montanha
About the home
Casa Vista Montanha is a beautiful Algarvian style villa standing on the northern edge of the much sort after Serra e Mar. A very quiet location with stunning views across an unspoilt valley. CAR INCLUDED.
The wonderful gardens are fully maintained to a very high standard. The one acre of private grounds slope down to the valley. The upper gardens are landscaped and full of flowers, lemon, orange, palm and carob trees.
Large terraces on all four sides of the house provide shade or sun all day. A new pergola covers part of the rear terrace (lovely view across the gardens) giving shade when dining. There is also a new built-in barbecue. A good sized pool, which is fenced & gated and has one end separated - all for the safety of younger children. Stunning views from the pool deck! There are sunbathing and sitting areas around the pool deck, complete with sunloungers. Two NEW pergola's on pool deck for decent shade. Also a pool side shower.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Alvor, 2km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, 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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The house is fitted and furnished to a much higher than normal standard. One double bedroom with door to rear terrace and beautiful big hand carved bed. New en-suite with corner bath, under floor heating and massage shower complete with music! Two twin bedrooms with a separate new family shower room, again underfloor heating & massage shower. Door to breakfast terrace from one bedroom. Satellite TV's in two bedrooms. A cot is available. Large dining room with wood burning stove, beautiful big period dining table seating 6. A very large lounge with wide screen satellite TV, video, CD player and wood burning stove. All new furniture including cream leather recliners. Very attractive fully fitted cream kitchen installed a year or so ago with all new appliances at that stage. Also a washing machine and drier in the utility room (across the courtyard) which the maid uses for your clothes to save you the trouble.
All of the main rooms look out over stunning views. There are two big French windows opening from the lounge to the terraces and pool area. A roomy, well furnished and well laid out villa with every convenience and comfort to make your stay a memorable one.
The villa has ample shaded parking areas. The maid comes in 3-5 days a week - does change at different times of year. A baby sitter can usually be arranged with enough notice.
Further details outdoors:
Two lawns with steps and a path through the natural garden area into the valley below.
A 'welcome pack' of essential groceries for the first day or two is put into the kitchen/fridge just before you arrive to save you the bother of rushing to buy food on your arrival day. This is a very popular villa in a wonderful position, an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy all the Algarve has to offer.
A car is essential here and a Class A car is included in the price and is picked up at the airport and returned to the airport when you leave, thus saving you bus or taxi fares. A larger car or an extra car can be provided at extra cost if required, also roof racks and baby seats. Car, electricity, water, gas, bedding, towels and welcome packs are all provided in the rental. Bring your own soap and beach towels which are not provided. Faro is the local airport (40 mins drive from the villa) and is two and a half hours flying time from the UK.
20% non-returnable deposit with booking. Remainder due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
The Algarve / West Algarve region
Casa Vista Montanha has 6 golf courses within a 30 minute drive. Penina is the closest, just a 2-3 minute drive. Palmares is approx. 10-15 minutes drive.
VALE DE MILHO
'Vale De Milho'is an excellent course for beginners whilst giving the more experienced players a chance to concentrate on their short game. Waterfall into a large lake at the second hole.
The two 'Carvoeiro' courses. Set in an area of undulating land 'Pinta' & 'Gramacho' are the work of master course designer Ronald Fream. Scattered with almond, carob and olive trees - many centuries old. Pinta is a conventional 18 hole course whilst 'Gramacho' is unique in Europe with 18 tees, 18 greens but only 9 fairways!
The world famous 'Penina'. This Championship Course is the masterpiece of Sir Henry Cotton and his favourite course. The Portugese Open was held here in both 1998 & 1999.
The 'Alto Club' is set in rolling countryside with lovely views to the sea. Again designed by Sir Henry Cotton it features the longest par 5 in Europe.
'Palmares' is a real treat! With spectacular views out over the Bay of Lagos it combines links-style golf on the first 9 holes with a second nine which are slightly more hilly.
"Boavista' overlooks the Bay of Lagos to one side and the Monchique mountains to the other - it is described as 'a delight to the eye'.In addition to the Championship Course and driving range there is a teaching academy.
The Serra e Mar area
Visit Lagos with it's lovely marina & walled old town. Lots of shops & restaurants. Take a boat trip into Lagos Bay to see the dolphins or to go fishing. Silves is a very attractive old town with a medieval fort and is surrounded by orange groves. You can take a boat trip from Portimao to Silves - spot the turtles basking on the river bank! Portimao has lots of restaurants and good shops, have bbq sardines on the water front and fabulous big ice cream sundaes. Drive up to Monchique, a stunning view back to the coast, several good restaurants, try chicken piri-piri. A very quiet drive often not passing a car until you join a larger road half way up. Our local village on the coast is Alvor, 5-10 minutes drive. A really nice place to go in the evening for a good meal, lots of fish restaurants down by the water. Also some very good live music, watch out for 'Twin Flames', they are excellent. The atmosphere is safe, relaxed & friendly. A 'boardwalk' has just been completed over the lagoon area starting at the new fishermans huts. It cost 8 million euros and so is a very impressive affair. It goes a long way with look out & rest spots along the way. It has opened up both the lagoon & beach. Well worth a walk along.
How to get there
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Faro airport is the nearest, a very easy 40 minute drive from the villa along the new motorway. We supply a starter car with the property, included in the price. Upgrades are available at extra cost. It is waiting at the side of the terminal building upon your arrival. British Airways, Monarch, & Easy Jet all fly into Faro. You could also fly into either Lisbon or Seville and drive down.
Activities near Serra e Mar
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
04 Jan 2012
We had a really nice holiday at Casa Vista Montanha. It was well furnished/equipped, unlike some properties we have stayed in. The pool deck had pergolas which meant there was decent shade available. The area was quiet and the views were lovely. Maria, the maid, spoke very good English, was friendly, helpful and welcoming. The family left a guest book and lots of people commented on how nice she was. We hope to go again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 835||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1229||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||1 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1497||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||19 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1764||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1229||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 835||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
GROUP A CAR INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (upgradable). Also maid service & a 'welcome pack' of groceries.
We charge a fully returnable 'Damage Deposit' of £95.
A 20% deposit is required to confirm the booking with the remainder not due until 8 weeks before you travel.Book
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