Privately owned detached villa with independent annex, large gardens, patio and modern outdoor kitchen / barbecue area, surrounding a large pool 10m x 5m with fitted solar cover. Villa is open plan with fully fitted kitchen, dining and living room area with patio doors leading to a covered terrace for outside dining. All windows and doors have mosquito prevention screens fitted. The property is fully alarmed with locked double glazing and security shutters, fully walled and fenced to all boundaries with electronically operated double gates leading to a long drive with ample parking space.
The Villa living room, master bedroom, twin bedroom are all air conditioned with ceiling fans in the main, twin bedrooms and dining area, smoke detectors are also fitted. While the accommodation is all on one floor, there is a sun terrace on the second level.
Villa entertainment consists of a large 42” flat screen LED HD smart TV, with a Hi Definition IPTV Set Top Box, which gives all TV channels including SKY, latest movies, sports channels, full coverage of children’s channels and movie along with box set viewing. X Box 360 with two remote controllers and five games. A satellite back up TV is also available which will give BBC, ITV celestial channels. Free Wi Fi is also available.
The Independent Annex also has air condition fitted along with security shutters, patio doors and windows also have mosquito prevention screens fitted. Entertainment consists of a 32” LED flat screen TV with Satellite TV giving all English channels, DVD player.
Situated within walking distance of Santa Barbara de Nexe village, which has local amenities for supermarket, Pharmacy, International Doctors, small cafe bars and restaurants, bank and petrol station. Faro airport is 15 mins drive, beaches and Faro Island 20 mins. Faro itself is a beautiful town and main access to Rio Formosa Natural Park, one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.Accommodation Description
Villa bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, En-Suite ceiling fan and A/C unit.
Villa Bedroom with 2 twin separate single beds, fitted wardrobes, ceiling fan and A/C unit.
Independent Annex with double bed, fitted wardrobes, En-Suite and A/C unit.
Villa Living Rooms
Open plan lounge dining area with parquet flooring, new modern faux pas leather 2 x 3 seater settees. Wood burning stove and fireplace, dining table seats 6, patio doors open out to covered terrace with garden, pool and patio views. Flat screen TV entertainment system and WiFI.
A lounge bedroom, two small chairs and table, small fridge, coffee and tea making facilities available. Patio doors open to an enclosed courtyard with garden views, table, chairs and parasol are also located in the courtyard. Entertainment is via a flat screen TV and satellite system.
Villa En-Suite with W/C, walk in shower, wash hand basin, vanity unit, heated towel rail.
Villa main bathroom with W/C, wash hand basin, vanity unit, bath and shower, heated towel rail.
Independent annex with En-Suite, walk in shower, W/C, bidet, wash hand basin, vanity unit and heated towel rail.
Fully fitted modern kitchen with granite worktops, cooker hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, blender, nespresso coffee machine,coffee maker, toaster. Full range of kitchen utensils and table ware. Lots of storage and sufficient place settings for 6 guests.
Iron in Villa and Annexe.
Ironing boards in Villa and annex.
All bedding linen, bathroom towels are provided. Cleaning is provided once a week and at guest changeover.
A starter of dishwasher, washing machine liquids are provided.
Please note household towels are not provided for outdoor / beach use.
Separate towels are provided for pool use only and these are guest responsibility for cleaning.
Situated within a good sized plot 2685 sq ms, a safe totally enclosed walled property with electric gate access. The swimming pool is 10m x 5 m, deep end is approx. 3m deep with walk in access at the shallow end and with a fitted thermal pool cover. Thermal heated outdoor shower is also available.
A large patio area surrounds the pool, with extensive outdoor L shaped sette furniture suite and coffee tables. Sunloungers, lino, side tables and sun umbrellas are all provided.
The gardens are all landscaped, calcada stone pathways allow lovely walks around the garden with mature trees and plants.
A decking area surrounds the large oak tree ( approx. 200 yrs old), which is near to a waterfall feature. Lying in a hammock reading a book next to the waterfall is pure peace. The garden and pati are bathed in sunshine throughout the day, but there is also ample shade provided by the tress and bushes.
A sun terrace for serious sun worshippers is accessed at the villa second level via sidesteps at the side of the villa, the terrace also allows beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Outdoor lighting around the patio area is sensor operated
A fully modern outdoor kitchen with fitted cupboard and drawers, double fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and built in large barbecue.
All outdoor cooking utensils, dinner service and pool glasses are available. There is also a bistro/bar table, seating for 6 located at the kitchen.
The villa has not been adapted for any mobility issues. It is open plan one floor with a sun terrace on the upper level.
The extremely convenient location means you can enjoy the privacy and facilities of the property at the same time within short walking distance to restaurants, cafes and bars located in the village.
A bus service is available at the village.
Important notes on accommodation
We class this as our second home and hope you enjoy as much as we do.It is very much a family villa with lots of space. Excellent for a relaxing holiday by the pool with a large patio area. Al Fresco dining, sitting in the shade under the oak tree. Sunset views are beautiful.
We do adopt a strict No Smoking Policy within the Villa and annex.
Pets are not permitted.
SMALL CHILDREN will need supervision at all times, the pool is very deep with only a small shallow end. It is recommended they wear arm bands at all times within the pool area.
What are the unique benefits of the property.
The Villa is South situated, as such we sunshine all day long and well into the evening, the mature gardens and large trees give us a choice of shade if the sun becomes to much. The evening sunsets are spectacular, and we thoroughly enjoy them over a glass of wine in the evening before flashing the barbecue up. The pool was upgraded and retiled and one of our main pleasures, sitting out on the patio after a swim chilling out and relaxing. There are beautiful mountain drive and country walks, the Rio de Formosa is right on our doorstep and is great for walks and sailing and in my case paddle boarding.
About the area
How to get there
Car hire is recommended to explore the Algarve, but not essential for staying at the Villa and local amenities. A local taxi service and bus are available.
Faro airport is a 15 min drive.
Train station is located at Faro city centre,15 min drive.
The beaches along the Algarve seem to stretch into one endless beach.
Faro Island and beach are a 20 min drive
Quateria with pedestrian walkway is a 20 min drive
Vilamoura Marina and beaches a 20 min drive
Albufeira 30 min drive
Tavira a 40 min drive
Lagos a 50 min drive
There are plenty of golf courses in the Algarve, closest being Vilamoura,20 min drive.
400m to local restaurant Alagoas, well recommended for sea food
400m to local café/snack bar, homemade bread and cakes
600m to restaurant bar ‘Canga’
1.1km to local International Doctors and Farmacia (chemist)
1.2km to village high street of Santa Barbara de Nexe
1.2 km to local mini market and post office
1.4km to local bank and ATM
1.5 km to petrol station and garage
1.5km to local cafes and bars
1.5km to Italian Restaurant with outside courtyard. Well recommended.
1.5 km to to Jaffers Supermarket and local butcher
There are numerous outdoor activities around the Algarve.
Rio De Formosa Natural park, for sailing kayaking, paddle boarding, nature walks and bird watching, 15min drive to Faro.
Personal interest is diving, with good dive centres located along the Algarve, artificial reefs, sunken boats (Portimao), varied marine life from conger eel, to moray and Nudi Branch
Endigo divers at Albufiera
Open Water divers at Quateria, a 20 min drive and my personal choice with great staff and local divers, rates are quite good
Aqua Show water park at Quateria
Quad biking at Loule,20 min drive
Go Karting Almancil,15 min drive
Tree Top adventure and Zip wiring and climbing, Albufeira
Marine Zoo, Albufiera
Local bike hire