House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Martin Silva
I live in Canada with my wife Serilia, but we spend the summers in Portugal taking care of this wonderful property that her parents built and we renovated. I do some of the gardening. She does some of the decorating, and helps people try portuguese recipies. We both answer all questions about the area and help the guests in their search to discover the Algarve, all the way to Spain (40 minutes away).
Why Martin Silva chose Quelfes
This area of the Algarve is close to Spain, more agricultural. The Villa is surrounded by an orange grove of 7,000 trees. When in season, unlimited orange juice to be had!
What makes this House unique
Very quiet area of the Algarve. The site is away from the main road, totally secluded but with an amazing view of the mountain and the sea.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - We require a deposit for the eventuality of damageWe require a deposit for the eventuality of damage
Max guests: 6
Holiday in The sun
Wow l cant put into words what an amazing villa you have it is so peaceful with great views and l just love The pool swimming everyday amazing , just perfect , thank you so much for letting us stay ❤️
Thank You. We aim to provide the clients with the best service possible. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thoroughly relaxing fortnight
We had a lovely holiday here. Villa and gardens were beautiful and well maintained. Pool was clean and great poolside furniture. Fresh oranges and figs to pick daily. We couldn’t fault the owners who were onsite to help when needed but also allowed us our privacy. Thoroughly enjoyable and would definitely recommend.
We stayed at Quinta de Peixe Rei for a week to celebrate the end of teenage daughters major school exams and it rates as one of our very best family holidays ever.
The villa was perfect for our needs, plenty of space, very comfortable, in a traditional style and with everything required. Balconies all round meant you could chase or hide from the heat of the day as you wished. Martin and Serilia occupy the ground floor of the villa, via a completely separate access, which meant we had the comfort of knowing they were there if needed yet we barely saw them - both attentive and discreet.
The gardens and pool really set this property apart. The infinity pool was crystal clear and perfectly maintained. The gardens had been further developed from the photos we saw before we booked and are absolutely pristine, a little oasis in a very dry part of the world. The description says that the gardens are magnificent but we hadn’t quite appreciated how beautiful they were until we arrived. Clearly an awful lot of hard work!
Located rurally the property is very close to the wonderful Olhão and we recommend regular visits to the morning markets to pick up fresh food for the BBQ - in a sheltered corner of the garden.
We had expected to roam far afield, but the villa and gardens/pool were so nice we tended to explore nearby for half a day and spend the rest of the day by the pool. This area of the Algarve is a perfect mix of interesting places to visit, with history, cafes, gelaterias and restaurants aplenty, without being too touristy and in the end we only made it as far as the Spanish border to the east, Loule to the west and Culatra to the south.
We’ll be recommending this villa to friends and family, especially as we could fly from our local airport and so have lunch at home and supper in Quinta de Peixe Rei. 25 mins drive from Faro airport (using Martin’s expert directions) with multiple supermarket options enroute. We think that a hire car is essential.
Amazing property, well equipped and a beautiful location.
This was an amazing trip, the hosts are very hospitable. The location is very tranquil and beautiful. The house is very spacious and has everything a family needs. There is plenty to do nearby. I would definitely recommend this property.
What a fantastic villa!
We stayed at the villa Peixe Rei for number of days together with two close Portuguese friends. We cannot speak highly enough of the villa. It is very spacious, comfortable, extremely clean, and had everything we could possibly have needed including an excellent BBQ area and a nicely located hammock where one could take a lazy summer nap. The views of the surrounding village of Quelfes and of the orange orchards from the balcony and from the pool area make the villa very exceptional and an excellent choice.
The villa is very close to Olhao (the market there is an excellent place for fresh fish, meat, and vegetables) and to Spain – Ayamonte, which is a town and municipality located in the province of Huelva. There we had the best Paella so far!
It was indeed a stay that we will not forget and certainly we will return back on our first opportunity. Our two daughters really loved the place and the pool. The cats and the friendly dogs provided that extra excitement which made the stay a relaxing holiday and a memorable one.
The hospitality provided by the hosts Martin and Serilia, Maria and Luis certainly exceeded our expectations. They were very generous in providing us with a constant supply of freshly picked figs, tangerines, and oranges from their oranges groves situated next to the villa.
We really enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend the villa.