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Our house, in the countryside just south of Moncarapacho, is quiet and private, being down a track, and having a totally enclosed, walled garden. The 10 x 5m pool is solar heated and accessible from a covered patio leading off the lounge. There is a further eating area with tiled table under arches of bougainvillea. There are very few steps, and some downstairs bedrooms, making this ideal for the less able, and the enclosed garden makes it great for children. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms. This is our holiday retreat and so has lots of reference books for the fauna and flora of the region, guide books, children's games and toys, and puzzles, as well as TV, DVD player, some CD/DVDs, and plenty of light reading. Also available are a cot and high chair. You will need a car to reach the villa and to get about to see the lovely country, the beaches, and the local markets. You can just see the sea from our villa and, if the wind is in the right direction, hear the waves!
Fly to Faro and hire a car and we are about 25 minutes drive from there (map when you book). It is very peaceful and a wall keeps the garden secluded. From our house, it is about 3 minutes drive to the nearest mini market; 10 minutes to the nearest supermarket; and 25 minutes to the nearest beach. There are lots of things to do and see around where we are.
There is a house book full of safety advice and housekeeping, as well as details of shops, restaurants, and beaches. So much of a holiday is about what you like to do, so these are merely some ideas to get you started if you do not know the Algarve. There are also lots of reference books with more ideas about beaches or routes top walk, as well as books on the fauna and flora of the area.
We are not golfers, but there are golf courses in Tavira and Quinta do Lago, as well as Vale de Lobo, all within about half an hour's drive. We play tennis and there are courts in Vale de Lobo.
Other possible matters of interest
All the windows are covered by fly screens.
The pool is solar heated. No sun = no heat!! Winter renters be aware, please.
We like to communicate in English, particularly when writing emails, but can understand German, French and have limited Portuguese (nao muito!). So if you wish to write in one of those languages, that is fine by us.
The pool varies in depth from 1.2m to 1.9m (no diving please). There are steps at the one end and sitting pods in the deep end
We can provide a cot and high chair if needed and also protective netting around the swimming pool
We try to be fllexible on this, but encourage you to go for Thursdays or Saturdays if possible. There are different prices for different parts of the year and also for up to 4 guests and 5/6 guests. We ask for a deposit of 30% of the fee, the balance payable 8 weeks before you depart. Additionally, there is a refundable deposit of £200 payable with your final payment, which will be returned as soon as the house has been checked following your departure.
After receiving the final payment, we shall send you details for finding the house, and gaining access.We hope that Brexit, if it happens, will not affect euro/pound values too much, but we must reserve the right to alter prices if the pound suddenly plummets. Please be sure to take out your own travel and cancellation insurance, in case you need to cancel your holiday for any reason.
The price covers virually everything apart from food and drink - it covers cleaning up after you leave, though please take as much rubbish away as you can. It covers all the bed linen and includes beach towels, so you really do not need to pack much (swimsuit and sun tan lotion!). There are beach toys in the cupboard as well as some games, and lots of books left by previous guests.
|Nov 20 - April 21||up to 4 people||
|Nov 20 - April 21||5/6 people||
|May 2021||up to 4 people||
|May 2021||5/6 people||
|June 2021||up to 4 people||
|June 2021||5/6 people||
|July/August 2021||up to 4 people||
|July/August 2021||5/6 people||
|September 2021||up to 4 people||
|September 2021||5/6 people||
|October 2021||up to 4 people||
|October 2021||5/6 people||
|Children Welcome||Wheelchair Access|
|Coffee maker||Toaster||Dining seats|
|Wood stove||Air conditioning||Heating|
|Linens provided||Washing machine||Parking|
|Living room||Hairdryer||Ironing board|
|Heated pool||Private pool||Balcony|
|Away from it all||Family||Romantic|
|Sports activities||Tourist attractions|