Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Vale de Parra - Villa Azeitona
Sleeps 4/5 (2 bedrooms), air-conditioned. Sunny terrace & 2 large shared pools
The Quinta da Saudade is one of the original developments on the Algarve from a former private estate. Mature almond, olive, orange and carob trees make this a truly beautiful hillside setting. The 29 villas and apartments are all privately owned and Fernando the manager has run the estate since he was promoted from stable boy a few decades ago!
40 minutes west from Faro Airport. Hiring a car is recommended.
6Km west of Albufeira
1.5Km to Salgados Golf Club
2.0Km to Gale beach.
Casa Azeitona has wonderful views across farmland and wetlands to the sea. It is built in traditional local style with a large terrace to the front and a roof terrace which catches the morning sun. Carob trees outside shade the parking area.
One twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further twin room which can also accommodate a further child up to 12. Family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Both bed rooms are air-conditioned.
Fully fitted kitchen with oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, iron and ironing board.
Automatic washing machine.
Living and dining area with soft furnishings, satellite TV, DVD & CD player, wood burning stove and reversible air conditioning suitable for Summer or Winter lets.
All linen, towels and beach towels are provided. There is a maid service three times a week.
Outdoor living area:
The living room opens onto a large terrace with sun loungers a barbecue and a dining table and chairs. There is also a covered section for those who prefer a little shade. We almost always take meals out here and the sun sets are stunning.
The Quinta office is manned for most of the week by Alice or Fernando who will be there to welcome you and help you to get the most out of your holiday.
The two pools are just a few minutes walk away with plenty of sun loungers and a large grassy area by the lower pool. There is also a pool bar by the lower pool which serves snacks in the high season and a separate restaurant in the evenings.
The stables can accommodate all levels of riding experience and horse back is a relaxing way to see the local countryside.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Mrs Gillian Sampson
Our parents bought Villa Azeitona to enjoy during their holidays. My sister and two brothers now own the property and we all have many fond memories of the Quinta, the Algarve and all the good times we have had. We spend time there all through the year; Portugal consistently has the driest and warmest European winter weather and the wood stove gives a very cosy feel in winter. The area has changed over three decades but it is still a friendly, safe and reasonably priced area to get away and relax.
Mrs Gillian Sampson purchased this villa in 1982
Why Mrs Gillian Sampson chose Vale de Parra
Our parents were recommended by friends to visit the Quinta in the mid-seventies when they first came to Portugal. This was when tourism was first starting and the infrastructure was very simple. Then, as now, the Portuguese people are very friendly and hospitable and the way of life is very relaxed but with a hint of exotic from the Moorish architecture.
The space of the Quinta makes it peaceful and safe for children and being so longed established with beautiful grounds gives it a traditional quality which none of the newer properties on the Algarve come close to.
The staff are also very special, many having worked here most of their lives and are always delighted to see you return.
Our parents recognized these qualities in the Quinta, that is why they bought their holiday home here over 30 years ago.
What makes this villa unique
Villa Azeitona has uninterrupted countryside and sea views with marvellous sunsets It has easy access to the beach and many other facilities but is quiet and homely. There are good facilities on the site which is very spacious with beautiful mature gardens. The shared pools mean that you can meet other holiday makers if you want to or avoid them if you do not. It is also a great way for children to make new friends. The long serving staff are dedicated to the Quinta and make it feel like home.