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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Spacious 1 and 2-bedroom apartments situated at the edge of the small village of Portella de Messines. It is a very pretty spot offering peace and privacy close to the pleasant inland town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines (commonly referred to as Messines), which lies about 15km north of Albufeira (15 Min by car) in the centre of the Algarve and is only 30 minutes by car from Faro Airport. It is a convenient base for enjoying the beautiful southern Portuguese countryside and visiting the many other interesting inland towns and coastal resorts. Try Villa Feliz for an enjoyable and most comfortable alternative to the traditional package holiday. If you are new to 'non package' holidays, we will be pleased to advise and help you make travel arrangements.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Local beaches 15 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Messines Train Station 3 km
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 Internet access
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The two-bedroom apartment sleeps up to a maximum of 6 people and the one bedroom apartments 4 people.. The bedrooms have twin beds and double bed settees in the lounges. Each bedroom has single divan type beds which can be pulled together to make a double. A good size comfortable double bed is also provided in the lounge area and an extra fold up bed and cot are also available for additional children etc.

The lounge/diner is tastefully furnished with cane and pine furniture. Patio doors lead to the balcony with its own table and chairs. The kitchen has a gas cooker and refrigerator. The apartment is fully equipped with linen, towels, cutlery, crockery etc.

Further details outdoors

Private garden area leading to the large swimming pool with children's section. Sun loungers are provided.

South facing terrace and a BBQ.

Further details

The apartments have digital satellite TV (BBC Programmes).

Heaters are available for cool winter evenings.

Linen and towels are changed weekly or more frequently if requested. Beach and pool towels are not provided.

The ground floor two bedroom apartments are accessible by wheel chairs but there are several single shallow steps where assistance would most probably be required.

The Algarve region

The Algarve has a wonderful climate with plenty of sunshine and daily temperatures that do not usually drop below 60F(16C) in the winter or go above 90F(32C) in the summer. It is popular for golf, waterskiing, waterslide parks, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and horse riding. The Algarve is on the Atlantic coast which provides lovely cooling breezes which can be far less stifling than Mediterranean resorts.

The Algarve is much more than a summer resort, because it offers unique holiday qualities in the spring and autumn months. From Almond blossom time in January to the end of March, visitors will find the climate warmer than at home and ideal for many activities.

There is plenty of sunshine in these months, but without the intensity of midsummer, and the air temperatures are ideal for walking, touring etc.. Some rain can be expected, but the result is a greener terrain than in neighbouring Spain. It is also a time when many would say the countryside is at its best with wonderful displays of wild flowers in bloom.

An added bonus is that prices at off-peak times are appreciably lower than during the peak summer period.

For some, winter is also an appealing time to take a holiday for this is when it is truly quiet and relaxing, and when life reverts to a leisurely rural pace. Some rain can be expected in these months, but the result is a greener terrain than in neighbouring Spain.

The Algarve is now Europe's most popular golfing destination. There are 32 spectacular courses along the coast, five of which are just a 15 to 20 minute drive from Villa feliz. Please ask for our 'preferential golfing rates' or further information.

The Algarve can be a very comfortable and enjoyable alternative to the prolonged and dreary UK winter and Villa Feliz is a good place for a holiday in all seasons.


Villa Feliz is a convenient base for enjoying the beautiful southern Portuguese countryside and visiting the

many other interesting inland towns and coastal resorts. If you feel a little more energetic, historic Lisbon is a two hour car journey away.

We have welcoming local country bars and restaurants, which offer better value than the coastal resorts, and you will also savour the character and atmosphere of Portugal. The local people are friendly, especially if you make an effort with your phrase book.

Main shopping can be done in Messines or, for immediate needs, there is a small general shop only a few minutes walk from Villa Feliz. If you want sandy beaches or night life, they’re only a 20 minute drive away. For golfers, there are many superb courses from which to choose in an area 25 to 40 minutes drive from

Villa Feliz.

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Review 1-4 of 4

26 Jul 2013


"Calme et agréable"

Gite accueillant, bien organisé, quelques fruits et boissons vous attendent. Seul inconvénient: le 3° couchage sur canapé-lit n'est pas indépendant. Bonne situation pour visiter la côte Alg… More

8 Mar 2013


"Good times !"

We have stayed at Villa Feliz a few times over the past 14 years, most recently last summer. We stayed in one of the 2x bedroom apts on the ground floor, where you can breakfast on the terrace over looking the pool : )
The Villa is one large building but purpose built into 4x seperate apts, which all share the large pool, there is also a small paddling pool attached which my children enjoyed splashing around in when they were smaller. It is surrounded by a huge terrace with sun loungers chairs & tables. Below the terrace is a colourful garden which we have seen develop over the years.
I would say a car is essential if you plan to stay here , then you can drive to the beaches (about 20mins to the closest) or explore inland a bit, Alte, Silves & Monchique are all worth a visit.
There is a small local shop only a short walk away that sells almost everything, there are lots of restaurants within a 15 min drive, but be warned they are tucked away - ask Peter or Fenella to point you in the right direction !
I would highly recommend a stay at Villa Feliz for anyone who wants to see the real Algarve & have a relaxing break. If you want lots of noisy bars & Clubs this is NOT the place for you.

6 Mar 2013


"Great place to stay."

We spent 5 weeks at Villa Feliz and enjoyed every minute. The villa was clean, comfortable with a lovely swimming pool and fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Nothing was too much trouble for Peter and Fenella who looked after us superbly.
The villa is situated in an area which is easily accessible from all the major resorts of the Algarve. It maintains that "away from it all" feeling yet within 20 minutes you can be in bustling Albufeira. There are many typical Algarve villages close by and the scenery is fantastic, especially if you visit the nearby barragem.
Peter and Fenella are very knowledgeable about the area and are only too pleased to help with information on events and places to eat
Unfortunately because of ill health we have not been able to return this year but we would certainly stay at Villa Feliz again.

11 Feb 2013


"Lovely, get away from it all!"

We had a fantastic time! It was so relaxing! The apartment was spotless and spacious, plenty of room for the 5 of us. (2 Adults and 3 Teenagers) The pool, terrace and garden are perfect places to unwind. We had breakfast by the pool watching the Bee eaters flying over almost every day. The location was perfect for us to, near enough to the crazy tourist towns to dip your toe in for an evening of crowd watching and TAT buying, but far enough away to have peace and quiet and really get away from it all. We bought fresh provisions locally either from the small store round the corner or from the well stocked supermarket in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines 5-10mins away (we also picked Oranges, Lemons and Limes that grow all around the villa). Peter and Fenella were great hosts, they had the apartment fridge stocked with essentials which made our late night arrival so much better. They were able to provide us with helpful information from where to eat to naming the birds in the garden. Overall we would recomend the apartments at the Villa Feliz to anyone looking for somewhere to relax that offers easy access to alomost everywhere on the Algarve. Neil, Kim, Amy, Dean & Jade

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