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Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines - Algarve River House

Our 5 bedroom River House retreat is only 5 minutes from local shops & restaurants. It is spacious enough to lodge up to 10 - 12 guests.The bedrooms include 5 king-size beds or single. The bathrooms are well appointed as per modern standards.You will be delighted to use the fully equipped kitchen to cook your favorite recipes.

The living room of our child friendly holiday retreat has large screen TV, DVD player a& small DVD library. There is a private pool (fenced) for you to revel in after a long day.The patio offers panoramic mountain & river views & ideal for bird watching & star gazing. The well lit garden is great for 'Al Fresco' dining.

There are many restaurants & cafes nearby where you can relish some amazing cuisines. The shopping centres & outlet stores are also close by where you can stock up on supplies or buy your holiday memorabilia.

Mountain bikes on site to explore the area or take a quad bike into the hills for the day. Falesia beach is a 25 minute drive.

Activities: There are two trips the kids really love. The boat tours, from the Albufeira marina, to view the dolphins, caves & unique rock formations and the catamaran day trips, from the Villamoura marina, that includes a sardine BBQ on the beach & a dip in the ocean.

Falesia beach , near Albufeira, has been awarded the golden flag & has a variety of water sports on the beach. Villamoura also has a lovely beach with water sports & has a marina with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Family fun at the water parks (Slide & Splash at Lagoa), a visit to the zoo (Zoo Lagos) with 'monkey islands' are brilliant or Zoomarine oceanarium (Guia) with an opportunity to swim with the dolphins are close by.

Wine tours (various tour options) in Guia, near Albufeira, at Adega do Cantor translates to Winery of the Singer, Sir Cliff Richard.

A range of shops, eateries, bowling alley, 9 screen cinema & Nike outlet at the Algarve shopping centre (Guia). Pottery outlets in Porches & Monchique

Silves Near S.B. Messines: The Moorish town, Silves, is on the river & has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, magnificent cathedral & the Cruz de Portugal (Cross of Portugal). Lots of shops & lovely restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is very good for seafood, the English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants.

Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with it s narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the castle to a medieval market place. Trestle tables & hay bales are laid out next to the barbecues & spit roasts in the 'dining' area & strolling musicians & jugglers entertain.

The two week Silves Beer Festival in July is held in the Fabrique do Ingles. There are many restaurants & live entertainment throughout the summer months including state of the art laser shows.

Days Out: Alte is a typical Portuguese village & extremely attractive. Picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant can be found at at Fonte Grande where you can to enjoy a swim in the lovely cool waters. The large handicraft shop where you are sure to find something Portuguese is well stocked with linen, pottery, lavender oil etc. Walk (or drive) out of the village & along the river for about 2km to the Queda Vigario, the largest waterfall in the Algarve.

Caldas de Monchique was a fashionable spa in the early 20s. Famous for it warm springs. Have lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. The region is well known for its medronho (brandy made from the fruit of the strawberry tree) & the scissor chair (wooden chair). There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique visit the Foia peak (902m) the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique & enjoy views of the entire Algarve coast on a clear day.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks English, Afrikaans
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Our first visit to the Algarve was in 1998 when some of the main roads were still dirt roads.

The area reminded us of Africa, where we are from, so we made the Algarve our main holiday destination and we have returned every year, some years on multiple occasions visiting various parts of the Algarve.

We have stylish and child-friendly luxury holiday rental apartments privately owned at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs resort or our country retreat villas in the Algarve. There is something for every one from a one bedroom apartment on the beach sleeping 4 to an upmarket luxury country villa in Silves that is spacious enough to accommodate two or three families comfortably.

Cheryl Smith from www.GreatHolidayLocations.com purchased this villa in 2008

A child friendly villa with wide open spaces and a trampoline, swings and table tennis to keep the children amused.

Free toddler equipment, free wi-fi, two tail-gators and buggy to attach to to the adult bi-cycles to enjoy cycling along the quite country roads and river.

Large comfortable bedrooms with fresh white linen and windows framed with lovely views of the countryside.

A modern villa on the river in a great location, with great facilities to make your holiday stay an enjoyable experience with lasting memories.

Why would you choose to book your holiday with us?

1. We choose to have a select number of properties that we feel are truly child-friendly and suitable for families to enjoy local activities.

2. The activities recommended on the website have all been experienced by our family over the years.

3. We take the stress out of your holiday arrangements by catering not only for your accommodation but by also help to organise your home cooked meals, baby sitting services, baby packs, grocery hampers, celebration cakes, champagne and flowers for special celebrations.

4. You can view and join my professional network on Linkedin, uk.linkedin.com/in/smithcherylann/

We are here to help you so just ask us.

Contact us to discuss your holiday requirements for a stress free break in the Algarve.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

10% discount on your Spring break holiday taken anytime before 30/04/14
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
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Child friendly luxury at reasonable prices

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the river house. It is so difficult to find somewhere child friendly without compromising on luxury but this property really ticks all the boxes.

It is in a really peaceful and beautiful location yet within half an hour drive of the airport, silves, albufeira, loule, praia de rocha etc. there are some lovely restaurants in the locality that offer great value and horse riding and quad biking is just over the road.

The house itself has all the facilities you could possibly want and plenty to keep the kids entertained. The gated pool was a great source of peace of mind and the trampoline entertained our little one for hours.

The two downstairs bedrooms are stunning and ideally suited for the adults if the kids are old enough to stay in the smaller rooms upstairs. The bathrooms are especially luxurious both upstairs and downstairs.

The property really is stunning and I would imagine that a similar property on the coast if it were to exist would cost three times the amount and lack the serenity that this property has.

I would highly recommend it.
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Child friendly & luxury in one

Child friendly & luxury in one
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
Returned home this afternoon after a fantastic week in your lovely house.
It was so child friendly and the area was stunning.

The boys did the quad biking and loved it. The owners up there were lovely.
We had a fantastic meal in Casa de Vinha and also in Ruis in Silves.
We did the trip to Loule market which we loved and a trip to zoo marine which was fantastic.
We went to the Salgados beach which was great and visited the old town in Albufeira.
You could say we had a busy week but it was so nice to return in the afternoon to your lovely house.

Thank you so much, it's not too often you find child friendly and luxury in one and also at a reasonable price.
We thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Great Quality & Stylish Accommodation

Great Quality & Stylish Accommodation
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
The river house provides really good quality accomodation in a remote, peacefull setting. This house has plenty of space. The living room has high ceilings, 3 sets of sofas and airconditiong. All the bedrooms have been very tasetefully designed and the bathrooms are enormous. The Kitchen is very well equipped and a great space especially if you enjoy cooking. Everything has a very new, fresh, feel and has been thoughtfully put together to create a very comfortable,stylish, home from home environment.

We went with 2 boys, 6yrs and 9 yrs and prior to going were a little concerned that they would get bored but the owners have very thoughfully provided, table tennis table, trampoline & swings for younger children. Of course the splash pool despite being small was ideal as they just spent hours jumping in and out of the water. This is a safe location for children. Cheryl the owner was extremely helpful prior to going. The owners also went out of their way to return something to us that we had left behind at the property. You genuinely get the impression that they want all their visitors to have a nice time.

Hiring a car is essential and we used a local company who rented a car through Visa which was very effiecient as they brought the car to the airport for us so we avoided all the car hire queues. Luis --. The property is about 10 minutes away from the nearest little town with a small supermarket by British standards, so there is a limited selection of food items but there are plenty of bigger supermarkets in the Algarve.
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10% discount on your Spring break holiday taken anytime before 30/04/14
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p435709
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Sao Bartolomeu de Messines Silves region
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Luxury in a beautiful, quiet & natural setting

Luxury in a beautiful, quiet & natural setting
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
We had a really wonderful holiday in the River House. The house was lovely and nothing was missing. We enjoyed the lovely surroundings of the house and bathed in the sun and pool, from where we could follow the fishermen on, and under, the bridge. The horses with riders crossing the river and the local goat shepherd, sometimes, walking close by the house with all of his goats, to get to the riverside for green grass and water. We enjoyed a few walks and cycling in the area and nature reserve. We gathered all our drinking water from Fonte Pequena (Little Spring) and enjoyed swimming in the cold water in Fonte Grande (Big Spring) both in Alte. We found a peaceful spot on the amazing beach not far from Praia da Rocha where we unfortunately only went once. Other interesting places we visited were beautiful Monchique and Silves.
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Thanks

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
House was superb and really new and the area around was fantastic.
We enjoy a lot our holidays and did lot of things (rented the quads to visit the hills, enjoy lots of beachs and rested a lot).
Everything has been really easy from the begining.
Thanks Cheryl, we had a great holiday!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
44 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
S.B Messines
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EC1
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Felesia, golden flag beach, Abulfeira
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Casa da Vinho, with pool table
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Silves 20 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Casa da Vinho, typical Portuguese Restaurant
Car: recommended

Shopping in Messines - 3 minutes (supermarchés, banque, bureau de poste, café-restaurants, restaurants),

Shopping at The Algarve Centre - 15 minutes (bowling and cinema English films,

Silves - 10 minutes (Historical town, castle, archaeology),

Alte - 15 minutes ((Typical & prettiest Algarve village; swim in the natural springs or waterfall),

Waterparks - 10 - 15 minutes,

Golf - 15 minutes,

Beach - 25 minutes (Golden flag, Falesia, Albufeira),

Restaurants - Vale Fuzeiros 10 minutes, selection of 3 typical Portuguese restaurants,

Stables - in Loule and Silves,

Quad bike adventures - 2 minutes,

Pony Club - 30 minutes at Monte da Ribeira, near Loule

Monchique - - 30 minutes (hot thermal spas),

Highest peaks in the Algarve for panoramic views (Foia & Picota) - 45 minutes,

Pine Cliffs - 30 minutes.

Other Activities: Pony Club for all ages, quad bike adventures, municipal indoor pool

Golf: Oceanico Faldo Golf , Amendoeira Golf Resort in Alcantarilha.

Morgado Golf do Reguengo, north of Portimão.

Golfe dos Àlamos, Herdade do Morgado de Reguengo - The brother course of Golfe do Morgado.

Silves Golf - A Pestana Golf Resort in Silves.

Oceânico O'Connor Course in Amendoeira -Designed by Christy O'Connor Jr. Amendoeira Golf Resort.

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa.

Oceânico Old Course in Vilamoura.

Praia da Falésia near Albufeira.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Silves region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter
1 Mar 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
£243
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
3 nights
 
 
Low Summer
1 May 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
£268
£268
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,870
3 nights
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
£368
£358
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
3 nights
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£243
£243
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,700
3 nights
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 15 Apr 2015
£172
£172
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£2,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £500.00
Notes Booking periods in the peak season is a minimum of 7 days.
10 Day breaks are also accepted. Minimum 3 night stay during off peak season.
We recommend you take out your own travel insurance.
Bed linen & towels (bath) changed weekly. Washing machine available for additional washing.
Check-out before 10h00; check-in after 16h00

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines in Silves region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Linens Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • PC
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Double Basins
    Bathroom Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Basin
    Bathroom Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Basins
  • Hair-dryers and shaving points can be found in all the bathrooms. Spacious, modern main bathroom has double basins. Upstairs spacious, modern bathroom has double basins. SWIMMING TOWELS provided & can be used for the beach as well. Bath and hand towels provided and changed weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , superking size, and can be split into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , superking size, and can be split into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
    Bedroom 4 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
    Bedroom 5 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as superking size.
  • Downstairs bedrooms 1 and 2 have en-suite bathrooms and doors leading outside onto the patio. Upstairs bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 share the large bathroom upstairs. All duvets (10.5 tog) and pillows are Fogarty anti allergy fibre. Linen changed weekly. The main bedroom , teal and purple bedrooms have enough room for a cot. There are travel cots (2) with cot linen, high chair, baby bath, night lights, bottle steriliser, changing mat, stair gates and toys for small children.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Piano
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Child's Swing
  • Beach Towels
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • library
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • water parks
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • playground
  • pond
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
BABY EQUIPMENT - 3 travel cots, night lights, 2 high chair, baby bouncer, monitor, 2 boaster seats, baby den with tent, bed guards, baby bath, changing mat, potties, bottle steriliser, bottle brush, cupboard/drawer locks, stair gates - top & bottom. BICYCLE EQUIPMENT - 4 adult bicycles, 2 tail-gators i.e. children under 10 years can be 'towed' by an adult bicycle rider , 1 buggy seater that converts into a stroller, Bike rental available nearby if more are required. AMERICAN SIZE FRIDGE with ice maker. DOCKING STATION & Outdoor speakers. OUTSIDE - 2 patio tables seating 12 & 9 sun lounges. Gas BBQ. GAMES - Table tennis, soft ball, trampoline, swings Selection of board games, dvds & books.
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