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PRIVATE FAMILY VILLA SET IN OWN GROUNDS IN SPECTACULAR SEAFRONT LOCATION

Mrs June Wallis-Walker

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PRIVATE FAMILY VILLA SET IN OWN GROUNDS IN SPECTACULAR SEAFRONT LOCATION

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Fuseta - Casa dos Zefiros

Sleeps 10. 12 on request. 5 en-suite bedrooms. Pool. Tennis court. Games roo

One of the finest villas in the Eastern Algarve, this is set in its own grounds within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve overlooked by an ancient Moorish watchtower. It is very well equipped with pool heating, air conditioning throughout and a private all-weather, floodlit, tennis court. There is also a music system, wireless internet and satellite TV. The beach is about 15 minute' walk and restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Boat trips, kayaking, kite surfing, horse riding, fishing and golf are just some of the activities nearby. Staying at the house, you can enjoy the large heated pool (14x7m approx) which has an electric cover. The games room has a full-size pool table and table tennis. The villa is also equipped with many family games including Boules, backgammon and chess. To the rear and west side of the villa is a vineyard. Although the villa is secluded, it is only one kilometre away from Fuseta. Video available on Website: http://casadoszefiros.com/

Further Details: Born of sea and sand, Fuseta is a fishing village with traditional square shared houses just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport. It offers, not only a golden sandy beach on the lagoon with warm waters in which to swim and snorkel, but also mile upon mile of white sand on the island of Armona, just a few minutes away by ferryboat. Locally caught and barbecued seafood, clams cooked in the traditional Portuguese way, beef cooked on a hot stone and monkfish kebabs are just a few of the many delicious dishes served in local restaurants all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Coast/Beach: The white sand beach is about 15 minute walk and restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Boat trips, kayaking, kite-surfing, horse riding, fishing and golf are just some of the activities nearby.

Villa website and Video: http://casadoszefiros.com/

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs June Wallis-Walker (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I think I've actually found paradise on earth. The views are beautiful, the house and pool stunning and the range of activities available (tennis, ping pong, pool table, walks, beach, swimming pool) second to none. The local restaurants gave us plenty of choice - particularly delicious fish - and a pretty square in town gave us ample opportunity to sit, drink coffee or a beer and people watch.

(The almond tart from the local bakery is heaven.) Definitely going again.
Sep 2010
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Reviews

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5
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p475121
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Fuseta Olhao region
5

Beautiful Villa in peaceful location

  • 5 out of 5
You will not be disappointed with this wonderful property. Four tennis pals and myself spent a thoroughly relaxing and peaceful week here. The pool and court are top class. The Villa is splendid but still very homely.

Leonor, Chico and Alveiro couldn't be any kinder or more helpful. If you don't intend to travel very far Chico's taxi will negate the need to hire a car. There are few taxis in Fuseta. Town. You can pick up a taxi from the airport easily enough but you will need a sketch map for exact directions as it isn't an obvious location.

The property is immaculate in every way and well equipped, the Owner was lovely to deal with and very helpful and efficient.
Leonor cooked for us on 3 occasions, it was plentiful and delicious.

The local sparkling house white wine was very good and reasonably priced. Fish is the speciality and the Corva Fish restaurant on the harbour side in Fuzeta is recommended by us, 20 mins slow walk away from Casa dos Zefiros. The restaurant in Falhio was very good and the gigantic prawns were the most delicious I have ever tasted! Like mini lobsters and priced accordingly.

The beach is lovely and natural with some good basic facilities. Three of our party only left the villa onc during the day as it was just so wonderful, why go anywhere else?

We intend to return to this stunning Villa, we searched a long time for a property with a proper swimming pool, tennis court and a room for each of us with our own bathroom facilities and walking distance to the town and beach. Casa dos Zefiros met all these criteria in spades. Like all the other reviews we can't speak highly enough of the entire package.

We were there first week September, it was hot, about 25 degrees daytime and 19/20 degrees at night. No need for the Air conditioning as as long as you kept windows and doors closed at dusk we were not bothered by mosquitos. There was a breeze at times which was pleasant and occasionally strong for a while.

The views from the Villa were delightful, and fascinating to watch the locals on their way to and from the Town along the footpath through the nature reserve, and think how lucky we were to be on holiday. Pink flamingos spotted regularly.

One last thing I forget to mention Anna, the last but not least vital member of the Team, she was lovely and was the icing on the cake for me.

I have now run out of superlatives, all that remains for me to say is that you will not be disappointed. Thank you.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
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Fuseta Olhao region
5

Lazy days with wonderful views

  • 5 out of 5
We were a family of 13 across 4 generations coming from 4 different countries. The house was perfect for the reunion. It has wonderful views for the older ones to relax their eyes, a lot of space / amenities for the children to play around and a large pool for everyone to enjoy. The more active could play tennis on the tennis court in very good condition and run along the cycle path which is easily accessible. The house is extremely well equipped and we also got a very convenient welcome pack. Leonor, the housekeeper, cooked a nice tuna based meal one evening, which gave us a well deserved break from the kitchen. The fact that it is a couple of kilometers away from the village and the access path is dark at night gave us a reason to stay at home and play games most evenings.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p475121
-+44 01485210557
Fuseta Olhao region
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN...

  • 5 out of 5
It will be difficult to contain all the things I would want to say about this villa in only 2500 words, but here goes...the overall impression of this villa is that it is a home that is dearly loved and has been given all the best care and attention to both it's tasteful internal decor and also it's beautiful mature gardens - this is not just an ordinary rental property! Internally, the rooms are decorated to a very high standard and the bedrooms are large, airy and comfortable with the upstairs ones having amazing views over the Ria Formosa. The kitchen is extremely well stocked and a cook's dream!! There must be every kind of electrical kitchen device, alongside every size of pan and cooking/baking utensil...I love to bake and was able to quite happily bake brownies and chocolate fondants. However, if cooking isn't your thing, then the lovely Leonor (the maid) will cook for you for a small fee -though we didn't use this service. Outside there is a brick BBQ, which we gave plenty of use, and an outside wood burning oven which Alvaro (the property manager) is a expert with, and happily built us the fire and provided excellent cooking instructions and advice. The pool area is amazing. The pool itself is huge compared the usual villa sizes, and whilst being initially put off by it being saltwater, I am now a total convert! It doesn't hurt your eyes, or dry your skin like chlorine, and the water is somehow softer, so, along with the pool heating, swimming in it felt like being gently caressed! The seating area around the pool is perfect for your morning coffee as the sun is rising to its full strength, then again on the other side, in the evening with a glass of wine or G&T as the heat of the day cools ready for the evening. The tennis court was well used by husbands and children, and I'm told it had a lovely smooth surface for the perfect bounce! The local area is un-commercialised and the 'real' Portugal. We particularly liked Tavira and there is a small supermarket at Fuseta with a great meat counter. I'm running out of space, so I need to end on a final note to say that the thing that impressed us the most was the warm and kind welcome we received from June, both through her helpful emails with all the recommendations and the food (especially the beautiful almond cake), soft drinks, wine and flowers that were left for us when we arrived. From both families, we would really like to say "Thank-you"...as you promised, all our stresses melted away
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p475121
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Fuseta Olhao region
5

Our 50th wedding Anniversary

  • 5 out of 5
We had decided to spend our 50th wedding anniversary with our family, son and daughter and their familes in Portugal,( 11 of us ) We had spent time in the Algarve many years ago when our children were small. We decided on Casa Dos Zerfiros, we could not have chosen anything better. The villa was perfect in every way, nicer even than what you see on the picture. The pool was a great success with the children and the adults, it got a lot of use from morning until night. everyone loved to swim in the evening with all the lights on in the pool ,it was really beautiful. The tennis court was a good way to exercise that extra weight after all the wonderful food. the games room was also a big hit with everything you needed to keep the kids happy...

We had a lovely chicken dinner waiting for us upon arrival, cooked by Sandra , who also cooked for us through the week. Sandra introduced us to authentic portuguese meals , simply delicious!
Alvaro was a great help in explaining where to go to see the towns beaches shopping, and keeping the pool just right.

Everything was close by in the little town , restaruants ,shopping, boats to go to a island beach.
I would highly recommend this beautiful Villa (as i have done to our friends), it is a perfect home to stay in, lovely lush gardens great pool, great service, peaceful and tranquil, and yet close to all amenities.The view is extrordinary.
The owner takes great pride in her home , and you can see , with all the that the home has to offer,
We will definitly see you all again soon.
Marilyn & Angus
  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p475121
-+44 01485210557
Fuseta Olhao region
5

Amazing and relaxing stay in the Algarve

  • 5 out of 5
We recently stayed at Casa dos Zefiros as a three-generation family of eight with two small children, looking to spend a quiet, relaxing and comfortable week together.

Casa dos Zefiros was perfect! The property is very well maintained and offers plenty of (indoor and outdoor) space, even for a party of ten adults. The gardens are beautiful and the view over the Rio Formosa protected area to the beach and the ocean are stunning. The pool has a perfect size (seriously consider having it heated especially outside the summer as, due to its size, it takes time to heat up). For the more active, there are plenty of things to do around the villa, including tennis, table tennis and pool billiards.

The location of the villa is quiet, but still only 2 km or so from Fuseta village, with the last 500m or so via an unpaved road (no problem at all though). There are plenty of things to do in the area, including trips to Tavira, Olhao and Armona Island. Western Algarve towns such as Portimao and Albufeira are also within each reach, as is Spain.

The service that comes with the villa is also fantastic. We were prepared a complementary welcome lunch on arrival (enough to feed a small army). In addition, the villa was well-stocked with all basic necessities, including water, wine, beer and other basic groceries. There is a very friendly maid service four mornings a week to keep the place tidy. In addition, property manager Alvaro drops by every now and then to make sure that everything is in order.

I couldn't recommend Casa dos Zefiros more highly for any family that is looking for a place to spend one or a few weeks together to relax and do a bit of sightseeing. We will in any event definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Private family villa set in own grounds in spectacular seafront location
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p475121
-+44 01485210557
Fuseta Olhao region
5

Casa dos Zafiros

  • 5 out of 5
It is unusual to arrive at a holiday property and witness more than you see in the adverts - this is more than true for this villa.
Our week's holiday - with three generations of the family -started immediatel.y.
Five grandchildren jumped in the heated pool and all the stresses of airports and travel vanished within seconds. Chilled wine and beer accompanied a hot meal prepared by head maid Leonora and the adults soon followed the youngsters into holiday mood.
We all agreed the facilities, equipment and general warmth of the villa gave us all a superb week. Enough cutlery, crockery and pots and pans to open a restaurant.
Our eldest son even baked cakes for his brother's birthday!!
Leonora cooked for us twice more at a reasonable cost and it was delicious and local - ideal as we couldn't leave the youngsters.
The area is lovely - unspoilt and the real Portugal - not the concrete jungle of Central Algarve and this is reflected in the local shops and markets
We bought lots of fish and seafood from the local market and used the local butcher - all reasonably priced and of good quality.
As a family we would have no hesitation in recommending this villa - it was perfect in every way - and all we can say about the view is - simply stunning
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
The villa is just 30 minutes from Faro airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Bars are 15 minute foot/ 5 min car
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria are 20 min drive
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Fuseta train station is about a 5 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Restaurants 15 minute foot/ 5 min car
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
The white sand beach is about a 15 minute walk

Born of sea and sand, Fuseta is a fishing village with traditional square shared houses just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport. It offers, not only a golden sandy beach on the lagoon with warm waters in which to swim and snorkel, but also mile upon mile of white sand on the island of Armona, just a few minutes away by ferryboat. Locally caught and barbecued seafood, clams cooked in the traditional Portuguese way, beef cooked on a hot stone and monkfish kebabs are just a few of the many delicious dishes served in local restaurants all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Golf: 20 minutes drive from the villa are the spectacular sister courses of Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria. Whilst they sit comfortably with each other, and enjoy the same clubhouse and management, each course has its own distinctive character. Quinta da Cima is the longer at nearly 7000m. It is a championship styled course. Its undulating terrain, constant surprises, (the 14th and 15th through the orange groves), trying to avoid the charming (but ball enticing) cascading streams, not to mention the 2 lakes that are waiting to capture your score on the last three holes, make this a unique golfing experience. Quinta da Ria, although a little shorter, is perhaps more stunningly beautiful, with some of the holes playing above the Ria Formosa lagoon. Man-made lakes keep the golfer’s interest focused. Within easy driving distance are Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos, Vallamoura, Villa Sol, and many other.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Fuseta, Olhao region

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn Rate
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
Winter Rate
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Christmas New Year Rate
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
winter rate
3 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
early spring rate
21 Mar 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,700
for 7 nights
£3,700
 
 
late spring rate
25 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
for 7 nights
£3,950
 
 
summer rate
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,700
for 7 nights
£4,700
 
 
late summer rate
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 7 nights
£3,600
 
 
early autumn rate
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
autumn rate
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
christmas rate
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Notes Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
All lets are Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time not earlier than 2.30pm. Departure time – the villa has to be vacated by 10am.
25-50% non-refundable deposit with booking; balance 2 months prior to arrival date. Electricity is extra. Pool heating is extra.
A £500 Deposit is required against key loss and damage.
Flexible on Saturday change over date
25-50% on booking depending how far in advance.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fuseta in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Outdoor Shower , Walk-in shower as well as bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Walk-in shower as well as bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Walk-in shower as well as bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Walk-in shower as well as bath
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , All bathrooms are equipped with wall-mounted hair dryers and
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ground floor shower room
  • All 5 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. 4 have walk-in showers as well as baths. All bathrooms are equipped with wall-mounted hair dryers and heated towel rails. Bath robes, towels, beach towels, soap, washing powder and lavatory paper are supplied. Shampoo is not provided. There is an additional shower room on the ground floor and an outside pool shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Privately secluded terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Privately secluded terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Privately secluded terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles.
  • There are 5 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. 3 have private secluded terraces. 2 bedrooms are zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles. 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 on the ground. All beds are high quality pocket sprung.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The villa is set within 5600 sq metres of land. The pool is 14x7m approximately and heated if required, with an electric cover. There are two dining terraces, one has the barbecue and a wood burning oven. There is also an all-weather tennis court. On the west side of the villa is another terrace table, which captures the evening sun. Below the tennis court is a sheltered, covered, gazebo, away from the main house. Many exotic birds nest and are seen in and around this beautiful garden. In addition to many palm trees, the garden has fruit bushes and other trees, including strawberry guavas, physallis, fig, quince, pear, clementine, orange, lemon, and pomegranate. To the rear and west side of the villa is a vineyard. Maid service is provided 5 mornings a week (more can be organised). The head maid is an excellent Portuguese cook and is available to prepare meals by private arrangement. Free broadband access.
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