This spacious, cool tiled villa is situated on the edge of a well-established urbanisation called Monte Judeu. The villa has air conditioning and a heated pool as well as a large mature garden encircling the villa. The villa is on a sloping site overlooking a valley with beautiful views over the countryside and beyond to the Monchique hills. The Penina golf courses are about a 5-minute drive and the lovely sandy beaches of Alvor are a further 10 minutes away. There are several restaurants in the immediate vicinity and lots more, plus markets, shops and nightlife at Portimão, Alvor and Praia da Rocha, which are all within a 20-minute drive. For those wanting to keep away from the resorts there is a back road that leads to Figueira and Mexilhoeira Grande where a good small general store, a chemist, post-office and a bank can be found.
The owners gave the villa interior a huge facelift in August 2015 with completely new sitting/dining room furniture, as well as new curtains and decorations. The new furnishings are tasteful, clean and uncluttered but comfortable and casual with everything you should need for an enjoyable family holiday. The garage below is now a games room with a table tennis table, darts board and some exercise equipment.
ACCOMMODATION is for 7 + 2 extras at extra cost (Tourist licence 13144/AL)
The front door opens into a tiled hallway on the right of which is a TV room with a plasma screen, various MEO and BBC (English and Dutch) channels and a DVD. There is comfortable seating here including a double sofa bed for 2 extra people. Ahead, around a corner opens the large sitting/dining room. The sitting room has a log-burning stove and comfortable seating and a further TV with a selection of Dutch Astra and another DVD. To the left, through a wide archway, the dining area has a table and chairs and sliding glass doors out onto the part-covered terrace. This terrace has a built-in barbecue, as well as a gas barbecue, a fitted sink, a wooden dining table and chairs for outside meals. Alongside, on this terrace is a comfortable sitting area from which are splendid views across the swimming pool and onto the hills in the distance. There is a metal gate on this terrace to prevent small children from going down the external stairs that lead to the pool.
Back in the living room, an archway opens into the fitted kitchen, equipped with a large fridge freezer, a large cooker with 2 electric hot plates, 4 gas rings and a large gas oven, a microwave and a dishwasher; a filter coffee maker and a Nespresso coffee machine using capsules. There is a table and seating in the kitchen for family meals.
To the right of the sitting room is another hallway and a door out to the garden on the poolside of the villa. To the left of this hall is the main double bedroom with a double bed and shower room en suite. To the right, first, there is a twin bedroom, a good-sized room with French doors to a small terrace and with a shower room en suite. Then another big bedroom with three single beds and a bathroom en suite (with tub). All the bedrooms have wooden block floors and fitted cupboards.
On the lower level beneath the villa is an outside loo and a laundry room with a washing machine and drier. There is a clothes-drying area. The garage/ games room is also on this lower level and has a table tennis table and darts board, and even some gym equipment. The garage is not used for cars as there is plenty of private parking space within the fenced and gated property.
On the far side of the villa paths lead to the lovely pebbled, kidney-shaped swimming pool. (About 12 x 5m). It is heated by a heat exchange unit and covered (see below for details). The pool is sheltered on one side by a high wall and there are sun beds for 8 people. Beyond the pool is a shady barbecue area, with a tiled/wooden roof, table and stools and another built-in barbecue. The total property is 7,000m², but not all of this is cultivated. The garden is full of interesting plants and shrubs and an orchard with various fruit trees.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
The villa has been inspected by the local Câmara and is confirmed as having the facilities for their national registration certification nº 13 144/AL (Alojamento Local = Local Accommodation).
The villa is connected to mains, electricity and water. There is a borehole that supplies the water to irrigate the garden
A large gas tank is situated in the garden, the gas is delivered and piped into the villa for use in cooking, water heating and central heating.
There are individually controlled air conditioning units throughout the villa except in the bathrooms and kitchen. This is included for the period 20th June to 11th September 2024 but is an extra cost of £200/€230 per week if required in other periods.
There are radiators around the house for winter use only at extra cost.
The windows and French doors are fitted with mosquito screens.
The large plasma TV in the TV room has a DVD. It is connected to BBC and ITV, and MEO with an assortment of Portuguese channels (often in English with subtitles).
The TV in the sitting room has separate connections to Dutch channels (details to be advised) and has a further DVD.
There is a blue tooth speaker system in the sitting room.
There is a telephone for incoming and restricted outgoing calls only; the number will be given to you prior to your departure.
The villa is connected to the internet with Wi-Fi reception.
There is a small safe for your cash and passports (please do not bring any valuables).
There are 2 built-in Barbecues and a gas barbecue.
The pool may be heated by a heat exchange unit and there is a bubble cover on a support roller. Pool heating is included in the lower/middle seasons but is an extra £200/€230 a week from 20th June to 11th September 2024. A pre-heat costs £150/€170 if not rented before your stay. The pool is regularly treated and cleaned.
There is a maid cleaning service twice a week. She will change the bed linen and towels every week on one of these visits.
Beach/pool towels are provided. 3 Hair dryers are provided.
There is a regular gardener who looks after, weeds and waters the huge garden. He works 4 mornings a week. Please note that the guests should not pick the vegetables and fruit in the garden, the gardener will offer some garden produce to the house when it is best for picking.
The garage/ games room has table tennis, darts and some gym equipment. Rough and ready bats and darts are at the villa but do bring your own good quality bats, balls and darts. They can easily be purchased locally if packing space is limited.
Reminders: bring DVDs and maybe darts and table tennis bats and balls.