This charming, large cottage style villa is situated just above the village of Salema and has superb views of the sea and coastline all the way to Sagres and Cape St.Vincent. It is only about a five-minute walk down to the village and lovely sandy beach, but a bit longer on the way back! Salema is an attractive old fishing village with some local shops, several cafés and restaurants, and even a cash-point machine. There is a bank and chemist in Vila do Bispo, a short drive away, and Intermarché, a large food/supply supermarket is about 3 klms away near the resort of Golfe de Santo António (formerly Parque da Floresta). This established course has a driving range as well as the challenging 18-hole course and a bowling green, a fitness centre, beauty spa and tennis courts. Riding stables at Almadena are about half way on the road to Lagos, which is only about 16 kilometres distance. There is a bus service to Lagos but we consider a car to be essential at this villa. However, we have had visitors who wanted to hibernate without a car and we can arrange for a supermarket to deliver supplies to the villa.
There is wheel chair access from the front terrace and into one of the bedrooms, a bathroom and through the servery to the kitchen.
ACCOMMODATION for 8 with Tourist Licence «AL» Rental Registration Nº 25967/AL. There are reduced rents for fewer people in out of Peak and High seasons.
The front door opens into a small hall, to the left of which is a locked linen cupboard and a refurbished cloakroom. The hall leads into the living/dining room; a feature is made by a small upper landing, which has a writing desk, then steps lead down to the main part of the room. This pleasant room was retiled in 2014 and has comfortable seating, a slow burning log stove for cooler spring or autumn evenings, a plasma TV and a DVD (bring your own DVDs). There are wide French doors leading out to a lovely part-covered terrace, which is equipped for outside dining and lounging. At the dining end of the main room a door leads through a short servery /bar corridor with small drinks fridge, to the modernised fitted kitchen. Nicely tiled and well equipped with fridge plus freezer compartment, gas cooker, dishwasher and microwave oven. The kitchen has a back door to access the second bedroom and pool areas.
At the far end of the living room a door opens into the main bedroom area. To the right there is a widened door to a twin-bedded room and ahead a widened door into a full bathroom, comprising bathtub (with shower attachment), basin and loo. To the left there is a second twin bedroom with a shower room on suite, (a shower cubicle, basin and loo). The second bedroom area is reached from a door beside the kitchen back door. This leads ahead to an attractive twin bedroom with French doors out to a patio and a shower room en-suite (shower, basin and loo). To the right down a flight of stairs is another twin bedroom, again with French doors to a more secluded terrace and its own full bathroom (bathtub with shower, basin and loo). There is a locked private cupboard.
Outside there are attractive terraces and a mature garden. There is a lovely swimming pool (10x5 metres) that has built-in steps for easy access, and a children’s protection fence. Nearby is a built-in charcoal barbecue. The pool is heated by a heat exchange unit and is included from 26th March to 17th June and from 3rd September to 5th November 2022. There is a bubble cover on a roller available. If pool heating is required in the other seasons then an extra charge of £120 per week will be levied. The garage is not available for client’s use, but there is plenty of parking space outside the villa.
The villa has been inspected by the local Câmara and is confirmed as having the facilities for their national registration certification nº 25967/AL (Alojamento Local = Local Accommodation).
The villa is connected to mains water and electricity.
Water is heated by two electric water storage heaters.
Bottled gas is delivered, stored outside and piped into the villa for use in cooking.
There is a telephone for incoming calls and Wi-Fi is available. There is good reception for mobile phones.
There is a portable electric fan available for each bedroom.
The TV is connected via a special internet box to many BBC and ITV channels as well as the radio. There is a docking station.
There is also a DVD, so bring your own DVDs. Please note that the Internet supply is not sufficient for everyone to use their iPads etc. while the television is on.
There is a small safe for your cash and passports (but please do not bring any valuables).
There is a built-in charcoal Barbecue beside the pool.
The access to the pool has a low fence and small gate to protect the pool from toddlers but we still advise the utmost care with tinies and non-swimmers.
There is a weekly pool maintenance service.
The pool is heated by a heat exchange unit and there is a pool cover on a support roller. The cost of pool heating is included in the rent in the periods 26th March to 17th June and from 3rd September to 5th November 2022. A pre-heat week costs £100. If pool heating is required in the period 18th June to 2nd September 2022 it will cost £120 per week.
Beach/pool towels and a hair dryer are provided.
Babies are welcome: a travel cot and a high chair are available on request at no extra cost.
The housekeeper Dona Célia, comes for about 3½ - 4 hours 5 days a week, not on Sundays or public holidays and one other day (often Thursday) that is her day off instead of Saturday. She will confirm which day she will not be attending when you arrive. At the end of each full week the bed linen and towels will be changed.
D. Celia only works for 2 days a week in the off season 5/11 – 31/3.
There is a washing machine in the garage for clients' use. (please provide your own detergent).
The housekeeper also supervises work in the garden.
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