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QUINTA DA SAUDADE FAMILY VILLA ON A BEAUTIFUL ESTATE. SEA VIEWS, NEAR TO BEACH.

Mrs Gillian Sampson

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mrs Gillian Sampson

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QUINTA DA SAUDADE FAMILY VILLA ON A BEAUTIFUL ESTATE. SEA VIEWS, NEAR TO BEACH.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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!

SITUATION

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.

Bedrooms:

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.

Kitchen:

Fully fitted kitchen with oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, iron and ironing board.

Utility room:

Automatic washing machine.

Living room:

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.

Maid service/Towels/Linen:

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.

Estate facilities:

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs Gillian Sampson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks English, French, German

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.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Quinta Da Saudade Family Villa On A Beautiful Estate. Sea Views, Near To Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Quinta Da Saudade Family Villa On A Beautiful Estate. Sea Views, Near To Beach.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1197538
Vale de Parra Albufeira
5

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 out of 5
We have visited this villa 5 times and will return again in September 2014. The villa is furnished in traditional style with air conditioning in the rooms and a very well-equipped kitchen. The Quinta Da Saudade is a wonderful location with cobbled pathways and many different styles of accommodation, picturesque and true to the Algarve style. There are excellent walks, beaches and restaurants close by - if you can drag yourself away from the fantastic ambience of the villa and the prospect of a BBQ on the beautiful terrace looking out over the countryside to the sea. The swimming pools and tennis court are great and horse riding is outstanding. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone who enjoys peace, sunshine and the finer things in life.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Quinta da Saudade residents bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Salgados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Sao Domingos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Gale
Car: necessary

The Quinta da Saudade is a small, privately owned development occupying some 24 acres, about 6Km west of Albufeira and only 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. 29 villas and apartments enjoy a peaceful setting on an old hillside farm estate amongst mature orange, almond and olive trees. The villas have wonderful views across to the sea which is less than 2Km away. The wetlands and farmland are a walkers and bird watchers paradise including a flock of flamingos.

The nearest beach is a magnificent long stretch of sand, bounded by dunes where it is always possible to escape the crowds, even in August. Further along you can find pretty sandy coves hidden amongst stunning Algarve rocks and cliffs with clear rock pools to explore.

The local beaches are some of the best in Europe. Castelo, Gale, Armacao and Salgados are all between 5 and ten minutes drive away. They all have a choice of beach bars and restaurants.

SPORTING FACILITIES

The West Coast of Portugal is about an hours drive away where there are excellent surfing facilities. Salgados Golf Club and driving range are only a few minutes drive away and there are many other excellent golf courses in the area. The Quinta has on site stables which ideal for horse rides around the wetlands to the beach. Hard hats are provided. If you fancy wind surfing, the estuary at Portimao is a safe area with a choice of schools. At the Quinta there is a good quality tennis court with equipment on hire from the office.

CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES

For children of all ages the Zoo Marine is always very entertaining with dolphin, seal and bird performances, fun rides and other activities. The Algarve sun means that water parks are always a success and there is a choice for all ages between 10 and 20 minutes away. At the Quinta there are two swimming pools, the larger one has a separate shallow end for youngsters. There is also a self contained play ground, table tennis, boules and crazy golf.

MARKETS AND SHOPS

Most towns and villages hold a market at least once a week. Our favourites are Albufeira, Armacao de Pera and Loule. All full of local produce and lots of local characters who rally bring the Alarve alive. For more day to day shopping there is a choice of good quality supermarkets and ten minutes away the Algarve shopping centre. A tasty local bakers called Doca Boca produces Portuguese breads and cakes including Orange Cake. we often drop in for breakfast. Just up the road is a butcher who speaks good English to discuss the best meats to barbeque.

PLACES TO VISIT

The Algarve is not rich in historical monuments due to an earthquake about two centuries ago. However there are many characterful villages along the coast and inland. You will probably fly into Faro but its town centre and the salt flats are worth a visit and while you are going East the town of Tavira is also pretty.

Albufeira has lost its original charm but is good for night life and the new marina has restored some of the lost character to the town. Other marinas for boat lovers are at Vilamoura and Lagos. There are fishing boats at most villages along the coast.

Armacao de Pera, Carveiro and Salema are all seaside villages that are worth a visit. Inland, Sagres with its castle and tales of Scndinavian Princesses are on the way to the spa town of Caldas de Monchique in the Serra de Monchique hills. The commercial centre of Portimao has a vibrant sea front and a good shopping centre for leather goods.

Only an hour to the west is the South West tip of Europe, Cape St Vincent. Visit the Pousada hotel for lunch and the port at Sagres where wooden fishing boats are still built. But most impressive of all is the fortified school of Henry The Navigator on the very tip of Europe from where he trained the crews of Portuguese Caravelles to sail the oceans of the world in the 15th Century.

RESTAURANTS

There is a wide choice of restaurants from snack bars on the beach, traditional Churrasqueiras where the locals eat chicken Piri-Piri and many other high quality, family friendly spots to discover. Ask Alice and Fernando in the Quinta office for their recommendations!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra, Albufeira

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
October
25 Sep 2014 - 29 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 
 
Off season
30 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 20% deposit with booking and balance 8 weeks before departure. Payment by cheque or BACS.

Wood payable locally in off season.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One en-suite shower room with the main bedroom and a separate family bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms each with two single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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