Thank You for your interest in "La Residencia", a Wonderful Luxury Villa with some great facilities for the whole family to enjoy:
HOME "TECHNOGYM" GYM
WIFI INTERNET ACCESS
HOME CINEMA WITH HD PROJECTOR & SURROUND SOUND
HUGE SWIMMING POOL
32 CHANNELS OF UK TELEVISION
SONY XBOX & ASSORTED GAMES
POOL/TABLE TENNIS & COCKTAIL BAR
GREAT WELCOME PACK WITH DRINKS & SNACKS AND MORE!!
.......AND ONLY ......5 MINS DRIVE FROM PRAIA VERDE BEACH RESORT (with its great restaurants and bars)
If you are looking for a real luxury home from home experience then our villa might be the place for you to relax and enjoy your special time away from home with friends and family. We designed and built this lovely home ourselves to a high specification. The villa has a fresh modern and contemporary look and feel and you will find everything you need to have a relaxing holiday and of course we are on hand to look after our guests personally.
The villa is 5minutes drive away from Praia Verde Beach Resort, one of the Algarve's most spectacular beach locations set amongst the pine trees with some very fine dining restaurants and bars near by.
Within a few minutes drive you can visit the local seaside towns of Monte Gordo, Altura, Vila Real, Manta Rota and Villa Nova de Cacela. All these towns have amazing unspoilt beaches with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants.
The villa itself is located on a quiet cul- de- sac of five detached villas and is located less than five minutes drive away from the beach resort of Praia Verde.
The villa is very spacious (over 3600 sq feet) and set on three levels. The main ground floor has a large lounge and open plan dining area that leads onto the kitchen and utility room. There is also a bedroom with twin beds and a very spacious downstairs bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet. You will see in the photos that we have furnished the property to a very high standard with modern contemporary furniture.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you need including microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and there is a dining table with six chairs which is great for breakfasts or casual lunchtime dining.
The property has WIFI internet around the house and the 55" LED LCD television in the lounge has an IPTV 32 channels of English television.
The open plan lower ground floor contains a home cinema with full audio visual facilities, high definition video projector and surround system. A selection of DVDs are available for you to watch and of course you can bring your own DVDs with you.
The home gym is fully equipped with Technogym range of fitness equipment from Italy including multigym, exercise bike, treadmill and bench press. A selection of free weights is also available for those who want to get fit for the beach, although we cant guarantee you a six pack whilst your here.
The games area has some comfy sofas so that the kids can play on the Xbox (..and maybe the Dads too..) or there is a pool table (that also doubles up as a table tennis table too) if that's more your thing. A wide selection of books are also available to use. We also have a really nice cocktail bar and two stools, should you wish to make your own cocktails or enjoy a nice glass of Champagne at the bar.
The sleeping arrangements are set out as follows:
Master bedroom with Super King size double bed and en-suite shower room (Sleeps 2)
Double Bedroom with King size bed (Sleeps 2)
Twin Bedroom with twin single beds (Sleep 2)
Twin Bedroom with twin single beds - ground floor (Sleeps 2)
The villa itself is set in its own private tropical gardens with its own driveway suitable for parking up to three cars.
The main feature outside is the swimming pool which is 10metres x 5 metres. The shallow end is 0.8 metres deep and accessible via stairs leading into the water. The deep end of the pool is 2.4 metres deep. This pool is idea for those who want to swim and/or relax and cool down.
The villa is provided with a full set of outdoor furniture including a full size dining table and eight chairs and a large sunshade umbrella to provide shade for lunchtime meals. Deck chairs, sun loungers and large sun umbrellas for shade are also provided too. Within the garden is a brick built BBQ which you can use to cook the local fresh fish and seafood or any cut of meat that is widely available in the local supermarkets.
All bedrooms, the lounge and dining area all have air conditioning units that can provide hot or cold air con. We do find that the design of the house provides a lovely cool breeze during the summer months and as all the windows are fitted with adjustable blinds and insect netting that you might prefer a more natural approach to maintaining a comfortable temperature. Anyhow that's up for you to decide !
The villa is 2km north of the coastal EN125 road at Praia Verde & 5 minutes from A22 motorway junction 17 near Spain. The beautiful, unspoilt beach of Praia Verde is close by, as are the beaches of Manta Rota, Altura and Monte Gordo, with its lively cafes, restaurants and casino. Close to lovely golf courses, scenic tourist drives and on the edge of a large nature reserve, with designated nature trails and bird watching facilities. The cosmopolitan town of Vila Real at the Spanish border on the Guadiana is a 10 minute drive and is home to the unique new sports, athletics & tennis stadium, marina, ferryboat to Spain, supermarkets and shops specialising in towels and linen.
The towns of Altura & Castro Marim are 5 minutes away by car with supermarkets, bakers and daily indoor markets with fresh fish, meat, fruit & vegetables - a real treat. The lovely countryside view from the terrace, together with the distant sound of church bells chiming across the fields, almost guarantees relaxation
A "Welcome Pack" containing some goodies to get you started when you arrive with us includes drinks and snacks and is provided to all of our guests.
We charge ÂŁ250.00 with all our bookings as a security/damage/cleaning deposit. This is refunded to your bank account within 14 days after your checking out date. This deposit covers any damage caused during your stay or additional cleaning that maybe required should you not leave the villa in an acceptable condition upon departure. So far we have returned everyones deposits with no problem at all as everyone has looked after the villa for us, so that makes us all happy.
The price does not include the air con system (hot and cold system), which we charge ÂŁ50.00 a week based on what we consider to be adequate normal use to help cover the additional electricity costs as electric in Portugal is very expensive.. If you need aircon please let us know at the time of your enquiry or when you arrive on the first day. We have air conditioning units in the main lounge, dining room and four bedrooms.
If you are visiting us between November and March, during the cooler months, our weekly price includes firewood for the fireplace in the main lounge. This fire you will find will warm the entire ground floor as it has fans built into it. Also the heat from the fire is ducted upstairs into the bedroom.
If you need a cot, bedding and a highchair we charge ÂŁ25.00 per week for this, again please let us know at the time of booking and we can make arrangements for you.
During August we only accept bookings for two week periods.
Our villa is designed for high quality family use and therefore we DO NOT take bookings for single sex groups looking for a hen/stag party venue.
We do accept group parties for those interesting in using the villa as a base for golf holidays. Please contact us for further details.
Occupancy level stated and agreed at time of booking cannot be exceeded. Failure to abide by this will result in immediate termination of the rental and a requirement to vacate the villa. The villa will be prepared for the number of people you have agreed on the booking form.
***SPECIAL DEAL FOR CAR HIRE*** We have agreed special pricing for our confirmed guests who wish to rent a car for their holiday. We will send you the contact details on receipt of your booking confirmation. The cars are good quality and are supplied by a well known local family firm who will provide a personal service and a competitive price.
I think this covers the main points, however please do contact us should you need any further clarification or assistance with your booking or requirements.
Within five minutes drive in the car, you can be at restaurants in Castro Marim, Praia Verde, Altura. Within 10 minutes drive you can be at restaurants in Monte Gordo, Manta Rota, Villa Real St Antonio.
There are loads and loads of good restaurants and bars in all of these places and in the summer there is a really good atmosphere.
If you are looking for loads of English bars and union jacks everywhere, then this area is not for you for sure. Saying that everyone speaks English and you will have no problems ordering anything you want.
The restaurants are all very good value for money and on the whole I would say much better value than the other end of the Algarve or Costa del Sol that is aiming for the Brits.
We have a info folder which contains all of the restaurants that we like going to based on living on the Algarve for the last ten years, so hopefully we can direct you to some good ones rather than you hit and miss finding ones you like.
If you like drinking wine, there are loads of very good priced Portugal wines that are not promoted in the UK for sale, In the supermarkets you can get a good bottle of red for less than 5 Euros and in the restaurants the house wine is usually good and around 5 Euros a litre.
Again we are putting a list together of all of our fav wines so you can look out for them.
You might also like to go out for coffee and breakfast in the mornings and again less than 5 mins in the car we can direct you to little places that not many know about for a really nice coffee and toast. A coffee around here is usually one euro (and beer is also one euro too... although maybe not for breakfast)
We are providing a welcome pack for stay of a week or more and that is included in the price. If you need anything specific let me know and we can sort it out for you. There is a really good supermarket called Pingo Doce five mins in the car that is well stocked and there is also a small family supermarket in Castro Marim that sells all local fruit and veg and has a great butcher and bakery. Its like a little specialised deli place you have in the UK.
Well I guess if your coming in the summer you are after the weather and therefore will want to go down to the beach. The beach here is like something you would find in Barbados and really hard to fault. There are 20 miles or so of beaches around this area that you can go and visit, some will be quiet and some will have loads going on, depends what you would like.
If anyone is into golf, well they will most probably know how many golf courses we have in this area, at least 20 !
Spain is also close by so that makes a good day out, you can either drive (15 mins) or get a ferry over to Ayamonte from Vila Real. Seville would make a great day out too, although it will be hot.
Locally Monte Gordo is buzzing during the Summer and is a good place to go in the evening for cocktails and a wander around when it gets a bit cooler.
If anyone in your party wants to go clubbing, then there is a outdoor disco on the beach at Manta Rota, which opens all night every night during the summer.
Tavira is another good place to visit and you can get a boat to Tavira island where you can go on the beach or eat out. There also a good indian restaurant in Tavira too if you like that.
Theres plenty to do if you are looking for a relaxing holiday and want easy access to the beaches and enjoy eating out at good places that aren't expensive. A lot of the people who come here on holiday in the summer are from Portugal and Spain.
During the winter months we have a lot of French, Dutch and English who all come for the mild climate.
Its a really good location and we have a folder directing you to all the places t
Have a search on the web for Pezinhos na Areia This is the local restaurant that we like going in the summer on Praia Verde beach. This will give you a good idea of what its like.
Luxury Detached Modern Villa near Praia Verde Beach, with 4 Bedrooms, Large Swimming Pool, Home Cinema, TechnoGym, English TV, Wifi internet and Games Room with Pool table and Cocktail Bar.
Ideal for those looking for a luxury holiday retreat in a peaceful location.
Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and many unspoilt beaches to be discovered and enjoyed.