Welcome to Alma Verde - meaning Green Soul
Your holiday villa is traditional in look but has all the mod cons. With private heated swimming pool & three en suite bedrooms, all you need to fully relax and feel very much at home.One guest commented "she felt she lived there"! The village itself has a Wellness Centre which offers you a range of therapies and beauty treatments, available to book throughout the year and also has a sandwich and juice bar ideal for you to relax by the pool at lunchtime. Also on site are floodlit tennis courts and a secure play area for your children, making this villa fantastic for family holidays.
Ideal for golfers this villa is within close proximity to some of the best golf courses in the area, the nearest being Parc da Floresta and Boa Vista both within 5 minutes - in some cases the on site management team at AlmaVerde will be able to arrange discounts on green fees. Other courses within a 30 min drive are Palmares Golf, Penina and Alto Golf. No excuse to leave the clubs at home !!
The two-storey semi-detached design features a double-height entrance hall with stairs leading up to a balustraded walkway and balcony. The walkway continues to the spacious south-facing master bedroom with en suite bathroom, and to the second bedroom with en suite shower room. Patio doors lead out from the master bedroom to an upper terrace where you can enjoy the evening sunshine. Pull up a chair and enjoy the outstanding views to the East of the second upper terrace.
On one side of the entrance hall at ground level is an additional bedroom and shower room, together with the main south-facing living area, double doors lead from the living area to a sheltered lower terrace. While on the other side the open-plan kitchen and dining area, double doors lead to the pool and patio area where the sun shines all day, great for a bbq day or night. The private pool is on the corner of the plot sheltered by climbing shrubs and a hardwood trellis.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Burgau 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro International 110 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property benefits from the eco friendly coolhouse project. Coolhouse is a project funded by the Energy Research Directorate of the European Commission to investigate innovative ventilation and cooling strategies with a view to reducing the use of domestic air conditioning in Southern Europe, thereby reducing CO2 emissions.
Cable TV 40+ Channels including Sky
Pack of basic food provisions and basic toiletries available on request at a one off payment of £40
Cots (with linen) available on request at £6 per night per item • High chairs available on request at £5 per night per item
1 extra fold out bed (with linen) to accommodate a 7th person for the twin room available on request at £15 per night
Cleaning & Linen Rota:
Bed linen & house towels provided • Arrival & departure clean • For bookings of more than 7 nights there will be a light clean & linen change every 7 days • Extra cleaning & laundry changes available on request for an additional charge
Check In / Check Out Details:
Arrival restricted to after 4pm & departure to no later than 10am unless otherwise agreed
|Further details outdoors|
Private pool located on the corner of the plot sheltered by climbing shrubs and a hardwood trellis.
Lower Terraces with Outdoor Garden Set Provided, Seats 6 with 4 Sun Loungers.
NEW WELLNESS CENTRE NOW OPEN !!
Weekly pool cleaning. Regular gardening service.
A new day dawns in the Western Algarve. The early morning mist clears, revealing a beautiful green and ochre land. The wild flowers open to catch the sun. A farmer guides his mule cart to market. Down at the shore, the fishermen check their nets after bringing home the night’s catch.
The new day brings new opportunities. You can simply relax on the beach. Choose from among the many sheltered sandy coves along the south coast, or venture a little further to one of the more dramatic west coast beaches, open to the full grandeur of the Atlantic swell.
Situated within the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, these beaches are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. The park protects one hundred and fifty kilometres of unspoilt coastline. Explore the cliffs and ravines, roam free among sand dunes and heath lands, and discover a hidden wealth of flora and fauna.
As midday approaches, cooling Atlantic air currents provide a welcome counterpoint to the summer heat. Time to enjoy a game of tennis or a round of golf. Or take out a sport fishing boat from Lagos’ award-winning marina.
Colourful Lagos, the launching point for Portugal’s epic voyages of discovery, has been a local centre of commerce since medieval times. The markets display a wide variety of fresh produce. The pavement restaurants serve locally caught seafood at surprisingly reasonable prices. In the evening, the narrow cobbled lanes come alive with people watching the street performers and thronging the bars that stay open until late. And at night, the way home is illuminated by the stars that shine so brightly in the crystal clear air.
The Western Algarve enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. In the summer, the heat is moderated by cooling north westerly Atlantic breezes.
Long, sunny summers and mild winters make the area one of Europe’s premier golf destinations. There are more than twenty courses within an hour’s drive, including some of the top champion-ship courses in Europe.
The open, undulating countryside is ideal for rambling. The landscape is criss-crossed with old tracks through fig and olive groves. Riding centres nearby offer inexpensive packages for all ages and levels of skill. Further inland, the ecology changes, and the steeper hillsides are covered in rock rose, pine, cork oak and strawberry trees. Here the terrain provides unlimited challenges for mountain bikers.
Many bird species feed and nest at AlmaVerde, including colourful hoopoes, azure-winged magpies and bee-eaters. The Western Algarve is also a popular location for sighting migrating species. For you sailors, Lagos Marina has the best facilities of any Portuguese marina. You can also rent dinghies, wind surfers, or go water-skiing from the beaches at Praia da Luz and Meia Praia. For surfers, the rugged west coast beaches, with their long Atlantic rollers, are an irresistible target.
Are you truly adventurous? There are opportunities for parasailing, paragliding and even learning to fly microlight aircraft. Scuba divers can explore caves and wrecks in the nearby coastal waters, and discover an abundance of sea life.
The waters around the Cape St. Vincent peninsula are among the best in Europe for big-game fishing. Magnificent marlin, swordfish, tuna and shark can all be found here. Well-equipped boats are available from Lagos Marina. Or try your hand at line fishing from the cliffs or rocky outcrops. It’s a precarious but popular pastime that often assures a delicious dinner.
AlmaVerde is in a 36 hectare landscaped rural setting among mature oak, pine and carob trees in the heart of the Western Algarve. The site enjoys an elevated position with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. To the North, the site overlooks the traditional village of Barão de São Miguel, and to the South, the Burgau valley and coastal hills. The beach at the picturesque fishing village of Burgau is just three minutes by car, while the historic port of Lagos, with its colourful markets, attractive marina and vibrant nightlife, is only ten minutes away.