3beds,3baths,PrivatePool,SunTerraces, Beaches,GolfCourses & CountryWalks nearby.
We are an outdoorsy couple with three grown up boys and two beautiful grand-daughters! I love gardening and walking in the countryside and beautiful sandy beaches. My husband and sons love water sports and are keen windsurfers. We also love cycling and have found many cycle routes both on and off road. It's fun finding new rides! We are trying to get into golf and as far as golf courses go, we are certainly very spoilt for choice! Meia Praia beach is a particular favourite of ours, not only for the wind surfing but also for the good restaurant there! The wind surfing shop there, hires out kit and also gives lessons for those new to windsurfing, or who wish to improve.Further afield, near Sargres, there is the lovely sandy beach of Martinhal. You can hire windsurfing gear and SUP boards.
Maggie purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Maggie chose Alcalar
Our vills is just a 5 minute drive from Algarve's oldest golf club, Penina. Other golf clubs nearby include: Alamos and Morgado. Boa Vista golf club in Lagos is about a half hour drive away. The villa is ideally located in a semi rural setting, away from the crowds and tourists, yet only 10 minutes by car to the lovely sandy beaches and attractions of Alvor. There are numerous country walks and mountain biking trails nearby, straight from the front door. There are two very good restaurants, O Tasco and Fonte de Pedra, only 2 minutes drive away so can be walked to if you prefer. Another of our favourite local restaurants is Solar do Farelo, less than 10 minutes drive away. Our villa has everything you need for a relaxing comfortable holiday. The pool is a great sunny place to lounge around, but there are always shady areas available as well. Each bedroom opens onto a terrace area with stunning country views from the generous first floor terrace.There is air-con available to the bedrooms and the lounge and diner. The modern kitchen opens out to the rear terrace for outdoor dining, bbq and comfortable seating. We have had some great comments in our guests' comments book: Mr & Mrs S, Herts :"A beautiful villa- ideally located..." Mr & Mrs S, Eastbourne: " ..had a lovely restful time in very comfortable attractive villa, would recommend..." Mr & Mrs O', Dublin: "House was well equipped.. Jayne was a great help with tips and advice. Look forward to returning". Mr & Mrs E, Bedworth: " A great villa in a lovely area..." M & friends, Lancashire: "Lovely villa, would highly recommend it. Jayne was really helpful. We look forward to returning".
What makes this Villa unique
You can enjoy the benefits and excitement of Alvor at your choosing, and then return to the serenity and tranquility of the semi rural setting of our villa. All the attractions on offer in the Algarve, are easily accessible from here. The wrap around terrace allows you to seek shade from the hot sun and of course, the 7m x 3.5m pool provides a welcome respite from the hot summer sun! The upper terrace looks out over the countryside by day, and the twinkling of the distant lights of Portimão in the night sky will draw you up there for a relaxing night cap! Last but not least, we have the fabulous Jayne, our villa manageress. She will be there to meet you on your arrival and introduce you to the villa. Jayne has lived in the area for several years and has a wealth of local knowledge which she is only too willing to share with you so that you can get the most out of your well earned holiday!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No smoking indoors please
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A very contented stay and more!
We are 2 couples in our 70’s who had a 10-day stay in this lovely spacious villa in a residential area in the countryside. We found it to be exactly as described and we weren’t disappointed. The villa was clean and had the creature comforts of home. It was well-equipped and certainly catered to serve families. The TV had the basic channels and Netflix but no Sky. We had wall-to-wall sun the duration of our stay and there were ample outdoor seating areas in sun or shade. The swimming pool wasn’t large but it was adequate for us.
A car is a must if you want to get about, as the villa is approximately 10 mins by car from Alvor/ supermarkets. There is, however, a small local store where you can get a limited choice of essential items.
When we arrived at the villa we were met by Jayne, the very pleasant housekeeper, who presented us with some basic groceries, which were adequate until we were able to get to the supermarket the following day. Jayne also gave us tips on places to visit, and on the restaurants, etc in the local area, but more importantly fulfilled our request for a teapot! Nothing was too much trouble.
Would we revisit? Absolutely!
Fantastic stay in fantastic villa
We had a brilliant time at the villa, the pool is a perfect size for small children with a lockable gate for piece of mind. The villa is really clean and has everything you need for a perfect family stay. Alvor is only a short drive away and has a real buzz about it whilst maintaining its charm. Jayne who met us on arrival was really helpful and very knowledgeable! The perfect holiday thanks!
More home than holiday villa.
We found the villa very homely with lovely furnishings and fittings, loads of welcome air con and a vast amount of space both inside and out. The areas outside are vast, and on two levels and give the advantage of always being able to find (or not find) sun or shade at any time.
The location is interesting in that it’s in a development but in the middle of the countryside, about ten minutes by car from Alvor and Portimao and the shops and restaurants and beaches that are there. We did a skydive in Portimao which was great and the beach in Alvor is beautiful.
We found that while our villa was beautifully maintained and state of the art, there were areas of the estate that needed work.
The lady, Jayne, the liaison person, was helpful and kind and patient and went to no ends to recommend things to do and places to see and restaurants to try.
Overall we were very happy with our choice.
As an aside, do try Farelo restaurant five minutes away.
Holiday with grandchildren
We've just returned from a week at this villa which we chose mainly because the pool area could be secured - our party included a 3 year old and a 1 year old. The pool was a great hit - the grandchildren loved it, and the adults could enjoy peace of mind when we were not swimming. The villa is spacious and comfortable, and it was so nice to be in a personalised home rather than simply a holiday let property.
Thank you to Maggie and Jayne for all their help
Thank you for your great review Roger. Very pleased that you all had an enjoyable holiday.
Calm, beautiful villa.
Stayed here August 2018 for a week. Wish we had longer, we drove from Lisbon where we had spent a week sightseeing so this was a welcome reprieve from the hussle and bussle of Lisbon. It was a great place to stay, the villa is beautiful and furnished really well. There were 4 of us, 2 adults and two kids (12/14). It worked perfectly for us. The pool is not huge but it's great for cooling off and having a play in. Kids loved it. The immediate area is nice and quiet. Large supermarket in Lagos and a supermarket in Alvor. Can't say much about the area in general as we didn't venture out too much but there is loads to do if you want to. Preferred Lagos as a town to Alvor but that's just personal preference. Great scuba diving school in Lagos, my daughter did her qualification there this year. We've been close to this area before and love it. If you're thinking of booking this villa just do it, you won't be disappointed. I loved the feel of the villa and I definitely want to go back! The lady that met us (Jayne) was very helpful and we could contact her anytime with queries. Welcome pack was great as we were starving so was good to eat before heading to the supermarket to stock up.
Perfect villa and pool in a quiet area. Very enjoyable stay!
There were 3 adults and 2 children in our party and the villa was ideal. The pool was a perfect haven for us all and was always warm. The villa was very clean and a welcome pack was available upon arrival which was a great help as we arrived late. Jayne met us there, even though it was late, and showed us around the villa and gave us ideas of where to visit etc. Lagos was a great day out as was Zoomarine, all within half hour drive of the villa. A car is a must as it’s too far to walk to anywhere especially if it’s hot! We love this area of Portugal and when we visit again I’m sure it will be to this villa!
There is so much to do in and around Alvor. For the energetic there is surfing, wind/kite surfing, golf, tennis, cycling etc, etc. Boat trips to Largos is fun with dolphin watching. River boat trip from Portimão to Silves. For the kids, Zoomarine with its dolphin shows, parrots, amusement fair and water fun is a must.There are 2 great water parks with flumes and pools within easy reach and an ecological zoo in Lagos, which has a childrens' area where you can buy food to feed the goats and pigs. There are numerous golf courses within easy reach, an outstanding karting track at the new F1 auto-drome only a stones throw away. Also nearby, on the way to Alvor, is an aerodrome for sky diving fun! My husband is certainly building himself up for a sky dive there! AGUA, the hypermarket in Portimão has a very wide variety of shops and on the 3rd floor, cafés and a food court with a wide variety restaurants and fast food stalls. Practical shopping in the form of Liddl, Jumbo, Pingo Doce, Continente and Inter Marché are fairly close by and all have cash point machines (ATMs). Alvor itself is a maze of narrow streets. It is a charming fishing village of white houses perched on a hill below the church and overlooking the lagoon and sand dunes. A few of the local fisherman still clean their catch by the old fish market and meet up with their friends. During the day, Alvor is a sleepy seaside village, but by night there is quite a vibrant scene with many diverse bars and restaurants touting for you business!