Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Villa is in an ideal position for access to all local amenities and facilities including golf, water parks, beaches on the coast and only 5 minutes drive from the 16th Century town of St Bartholomew de Messines and 15 minutes drive from the ancient fortified capital town of Silves where all shopping is available. Large superstores and hypermarkets are ony 20 mins drive away near to Lagoa. Local travelling markets take place weekly in near by towns where bargains and discounted goods are aplenty.
For those who don't want the beach we have of course our own private gated swimming pool with surrounding terraces and graded steps into the pool. Good sun bathing facilities and all towels, umbrellas, sunbeds and loungers are provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: St Bartholomew de Messines 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Villa is well furnished throughout as we consider it our second home. The kitchen has every appliance, crockery and utensils that you will ever need. Lounge and dining area is well appointed with log burning fire for winter guests (logs are provided) there is an adequate library of books to read and swap and various board games. We provide a maid service for general cleaning, washing , bed making etc three times weekly in summer, and twice weekly in winter, gardener and pool service once a week throughout the year. All linen and towels are included. There is a secure safe for valuables in a discreet location. We have solar panels for copious amounts of hot water. We provide a basic welcome food pack for guests on arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
The Villa is surrounded by a Mediterranean type garden with many shrubs and trees including a few orange, lemon, fig and almond trees, the almond blossom in February each year is stunning throughout the Algarve. There is a large purpose built BBQ on the terrace and outside shower facilities for those who need to cool off from time to time during the day. There is an 8 x 4m exterior swimming pool, which is well secure for those with small children. A range of pool toys and inflatables are available for use. There is ample parking. Exterior security and swimming pool flood lights.
The Villa is situated in a countryside location so a car is essential for travelling to the local towns for provisions and also to the beaches and amenities on the Algarve coast but its only 20 mins away. It is calm and tranquil and away from the more well populated holiday areas but well positioned to be in any location within 20 mins. the magnificent Funcho Dam is very close for bird watching and walking, "Aqualand" nearby in Guia and "Slide and Splash" in Lagoa for family entertainment.
Many local excellent restaurants, bars and cafes located very close by.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is the most southerly tip of Portugal, Portugal being the most sunniest spot in Europe, the currency is the Euro. Average temperatures range from 16'C in December to 28'C in July and August, it boasts year round sunshine and minimal rainfall.
We are situated in a small hamlet, and have fantastic panoramic views south, we are just a few hundred yards off the N124. This charming area of small villages and hamlets, the houses are whitewashed with coloured doors and windows and ornate chimneys. The orange, lemon, almond, figs and carob trees all blend into the sweeping hillsides. The area is home to approx 80 species of nesting birds so ideal for birdwatching, rambling and nature lovers. Ideal central location for anyone wanting to have a longer stay, if viewing villas with a view to purchase and relocate on a permanent basis to the Algarve. Special rates available for these longer term rentals.
The local town of Silves the former capital of Portugal is just 15 mins away by car. This town boasts a Castle and Gothic Cathedral well worth a visit. It has a fruit and veg market every day selling fresh local produce. cafes, bars and restaurants are in abundance and at a much more reaonable price than down on the coast. Supermarkets Modelo and Lidl. Chemists shops etc etc.
St Bartholomew de Messines is just 5 minutes from the villa by car. Situated in a long fertile valley the town retains its charm. The main church built originally in 16 Century and added to in the 18th Centure is well worth a visit. Daily markets selling fresh local produce and a traditional barber shop for the gents haircut and shave! Plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants again at much more reasonable prices than fown on the coast. . Supermarket Intermarche, chemists and butchers to list but a few.
Tthe mountain town of Monchique is well worth a visit to take in the stunning views south to the coast, also the market on the 2nd Friday in the month. Cafes,bars and tourist shops selling fantastic locally made knitwear.
Stunning beaches just 20 mins drive and water parks at Guia and a variety of shopping malls just 15 mins drive. Vilamoura Marina well worth a look and just minutes away.
Algarve Motor Park is only a few miles drive from our villa.
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30 Oct 2011
"Another lovely stay at Vivenda Susana"
Just a short note to say how much we enjpyed the holiday and especially the villa which we all agreed was the most homely we have stayed in and the location was a great success for access to all areas. Hopefully we can come back another year. thankyou once again.
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