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Villa 103 enjoys one of the best positions on the resort. The views are wide open but the poolside remains a very private place, perfect for those lazy days in the sun. Comfortable sun beds and the swaying fronds of the palm trees in the surrounding garden just add to that feeling of sensuous relaxation. Inside, the villa is very spacious and beautifully appointed with all you need to feel at home on your holiday. From every window of every room, the house commands a view, down to the sea and surrounding countryside, which is quite simply breathtaking. Due to its location in a National Park, this area of the Algarve has remained very unspoilt by tourism - a wonderful secret. Guests have access to golf at 40% off green fees, tennis, a luxurious spa, gorgeous beaches and charming fishing villages. For nightlife, there are the bars and restaurants in the nearby village of Salema, or, a little further afield and with greater choice, those to be found in the historic walled city of Lagos. This destination offers something for all the family to discover and enjoy!
Inside the villa, the main living spaces are open plan and located on the first floor; from lounge with extensive seating, satellite TV, BluRay and speakers, through to the dining room with seating for up to ten. Both rooms enjoy unparalleled views from French windows which lead out to the first floor terracing. The dining area leads to the well-appointed kitchen with American-style fridge, from which there is direct access to a covered outside dining terrace with built-in barbecue, also with spectacular views. All four bedrooms are on the ground floor, each with air conditioning and direct access to the pool terrace. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower and there is a spacious family bathroom with bath and shower. Upstairs, there is a separate guest toilet and outside, there is a poolside toilet and shower. The 9x4 metre pool is heated to a comfortable temperature and this is included in the rental price. Behind the villa, there is ample off-road parking for several cars. The well-tended gardens are a particular feature of this beautiful villa, providing a lovely backdrop to the private poolside experience. In short, this villa is very comfortable and ideal for a family gathering of up to eight, or perhaps two families wishing to share. Young children who cannot swim would require supervision around the private pool. However, the large, shallow toddler pool by the spa area provides a very good alternative for little ones.
The Western Algarve enjoys some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe. On the South coast you will find idyllic coves, with warm sands, ideal for the younger family. For teenagers, Luz beach is a popular destination with its water-sports, including water-skiing, jet skis and ringos. To the West, there are wide, sweeping beaches for the more adventurous and those who want to try their skills in the Atlantic surf. Amado beach has a surf school.
The resort, 'Santo Antonio' (still also known as 'Parque da Floresta' to locals) has a testing par 72, 18 hole golf course in an undulating setting. People can elect to play either 9 or 18 holes. Guests enjoy a 40% discount on green fees. Buggies and club hire are available as well as tuition at the separate driving range and golf academy. There are also many other golf courses in the Algarve, the nearest one being the championship course at Boavista, about a 10 minute drive away.
The resort also has four hard tennis courts with coaching available and there is a football academy run during the summer months. The luxury Spa Floresta offers pampering treatments and includes a gym as well as some classes, while the large communal pool is sited directly in front of it (although an extra charge is made to use it). The resort has one on-site restaurant as well as the Spike Bar in the club house, being the essential 19th hole. Beyond Parque da Floresta to the West is a protected National Park. This means that this area and its beautiful coast remain pristine.
Portugal is increasingly being seen as a great location for cycling - both road and mountain biking. There are lots of small roads away from the coast that are ideal for road cyclists as well as a great route up the West coast. For mountain bikers, there is a seemingly endless tract of wilderness dissected by many undulating trails. Bikes can be rented locally.
|23-05-2020 to 30-06-2020||Early summer||
£300 per night
|01-07-2020 to 31-08-2020||High season||
£350 per night
|At time of booking||Deposit||
30% of total
|6 weeks before travel||Final Instalment||
70% of total
|With final instalment||Damage deposit||
|Coffee maker||Toaster||Dining seats|
|Air conditioning||Heating||Linens provided|
|Washing machine||Parking||Living room|
|Communal pool||Heated pool||Private pool|
|Adventure||Away from it all||Family|
|Spa||Sports activities||Tourist attractions|