|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Citrus is set in a peaceful hamlet and enjoys extensive views across the surrounding protected hills and countryside of Penina. The mature, secluded and fenced gardens extend to 1½ acres. The modern pebbletec 6 by 10m pool is complemented by a separate paddling pool.
Large lounge, dining room and terraces with satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning to complete your luxury holiday.
The villa has been furnished with much attention to detail with themed bedrooms all including recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. Similar attention will be given to your holiday. Thus, should you so wish, the villa manager can provide evening meals, baby sitting, shopping and other assistance. Complete each day by falling asleep in one of the English sized beds having chosen your themed bedroom.
Villa Citrus is set all on one level. Access to and from the private off-road parking is via a short path. Although the pool is set lower than the villa, access is facilitated by a short path with no steps. The pool can be gated from the villa and the gardens for children's security.
The pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace provided with sun loungers and other seating. The upper terrace, overlooking the pool, has a large table and ample seating. Unique covered outside dining area has BBQ, sink, fridge, large work surfaces, tables and chairs. Shaded seating areas among mature trees and a citrus tree grove adjacent at the side of the Villa. Substantial entrance driveway and formal flower beds around the property.
A retired English professional couple
Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2006
Villa Citrus is set in a very quiet hamlet which is highly conducive to providing a really relaxing holiday whilst at the same time being optimally located for fun whether it be golf, sailing, motor racing, surfing, shopping eating etc.
We bought Villa Citrus having fell in love with it's outside taverna. During the summer, languid breakfasts are taken in dappled sunlight, long lunches are spent in the shade whilst raucous evenings are spent eating and drinking. During the winter, it provides a cosy, intimate and warm shelter enabling one to be outdoors but not suffer the elements. In addition, inside Villa Citrus, there is loads of character but we have undergone an extensive program of renovation which is now complete.
I would just like to say that we had an absolutely wonderful time
at the villa in March, pity about the weather though! But some things cannot be planned!
My parents were very taken aback by the whole experience and they even had a few tears when they saw the villa :-) They have not stopped talking
about it since!
The surrounding area is beautiful and it is far enough away from
the madening crowds! but close enough so as not too be too
isolated. It is very handy for the Autodrome (just up the road) which pleased my husband as he had three track days booked there.
The villa itself has everything and we all particularly loved
the outdoor facilities. Please give Melissa a big thankyou for
her help and little touches that helped in making it a
pleasurable stay, along with Clive for his handyman skills!
Many Thanks again for rentiing out such a beautiful place, we
hope to return again someday!
Perfect home with gorgeous gardens and fabulous pool. Melissa and Clive are nearby and really helpful. House has great air con and wifi, satellite tv - all you could wish for.
Booked a 2 week stay as a base for ourselves and 3 daughters and their partners as a family get together in a part of the world we we had not visited for nearly 20 years. Villa is well established and mature gardens and surroundings with virtually complete seclusion and ideal for us to do our own things but also be together. It is very well equipped and lacked nothing that we could have asked for, the four bedrooms were all air conned at a comfortable level and the dining options easily seating 8 for both indoor, on veranda (our evening favourite under the retractable awning) or at the BBQ kitched area (complete with beer fridge) were the hardest choice we had to make all holiday, although never dined inside as weather excellent and begged for open air dining throughout the day.
Must also include a special thanks to the other "fixtures" Melissa and Clive, the property managers, who met us on arrival, were so friendly and informative and provided a perfect service, being there if needed and living down the road, are in no way remote, a perfect arrangment.
Will be back in the future, not sure when yet as need to be able to coordinate 7 different holidays to an agreed fortnight, but feel this is a home away form home and all the family enjoyed the break.
This is the perfect place to have a get away from it all family holiday. The villa was exactly as described and was spotlessly clean. Every need is catered for from tots to teens to adults. Melissa is the perfect host and made us feel at home immediately. Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and time together. The Taverna and games rooms are a treat. Transport would be advised to get to all the local villages, towns and beach if required. Taxis are'nt expensive anyway. All of our expectations were met and more however our only problem was that we could only stay a fortnight!!
Have just returned from our second very enjoyable stay at Villa Citrus. This is an excellent villa, very spacious and well appointed with every need catered for. The welcome pack is excellent ( more than generous ) and Melissa and Clive do everything to make your stay very comfortable. The new games room was an added bonus which every one enjoyed, as were the toys and pool inflatables for the children. There is a fantastic covered B B Q area where we spent quite a few very enjoyable evenings
All in all Villa Citrus is the perfect place for a relaxing and memorable holiday.
It was a nice surprise that the villa was exactly as described on the internet, as this is so often not the case. It was very spacious with plenty of room for the whole family. The welcome pack was a very pleasant surprise even a pizza for the kids. The kitchen was very well equipped, every thing we needed and more. All cleaning products were supplied, so no need to buy any. There was even pool/beach towels supplied for each person. The kids loved the toy box which kept them entertained in the evenings and a good supply of dvds for both adults and kids. The games room was a real hit with everyone and so helpful at keeping the kids out of the mid day sun as they didn't want to leave the pool. The guys loved the BBQ area and they barbequed most nights which was a real treat for us lady's, a well earned rest. Having all bedrooms on en-suite was a real luxury, there was even a hair dryer in each bedroom. All in all a great villa, very relaxing and we will diffidently be back in 2015.
The welcome pack was amazing plenty for lunch and breakfast the following day, saved us rushing out to do shopping as we have had to do in most other villas we have rented.
Another big benefit here was the cleaning products supplied gratis dishwasher tablets/washing powder etc. so annoying to have to buy a big box just for a week.
The kitchen was very well equipped plenty of crockery/utensils etc, the games room was a BIG hit with all especially in the heat of the day and early evenings.
Most nights were spent at the covered BBQ area, what a great spot it even has a fridge to keep the beers cold.
The over all villa is very spacious all bedrooms being en-suite was a big benefit and the beds were large and comfortable.
Alvor beach is only about 15 mins drive away and is great for all ages we loved the long walks and the kids loved the rock pools at the far end, the harbour is only a few mins stroll from the beach and we were able to book boat trips etc and have a very enjoyable inexpensive lunch.
Finally back at the villa the free Wi-Fi and aircon in all the rooms put the finishing touch to a very memorable holiday.
I have always said that I never go back to the same place twice, how wrong in this case will be back in 2015.
The closest beach is at Alvor loved by both locals and visitors due to it's wonderful calm waters and soft golden sand. Very extensive and so not crowded, it truly deserves a blue flag. This fabulous beach is only 10 minutes drive away but there is also Meia Praia, Praia de Rocha and Praia do Ancao only 10km. Surfers amongst your guests may prefer the rugged west coast beaches such as Praia do Armado only 40 minutes drive away.
Villa Citrus is only 45 mins drive from Faro airport and Lisbon and Seville airports are 2 - 2½ hours by car.
Taxi's are plenitful and cheap. Some guests have not hired a car but instead used taxi's for transport to and from the airport, supermarkets and shops etc. Most guests use the taxi's when visiting restaurants and clubs in Alvor, Portimao or Lagos.
Good range of restaurants within 2km - 4km. Beaches, restaurants and major shopping facilities within 8km. There is the recent 134 retail shopping outlet opened in Portimao which is 8km and the street markets of Lagos 15km
Alvor has the best of both worlds, whether you chose the busy streets with booming night life, the beautiful beaches, it's history or numerous high-quality but reasonably priced restaurants.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Whilst we are happy to be flexible on the number of days and changeover, during the summer our changeover is Sunday. Prices quoted in British pounds but Euros accepted directly into our Euro account. Payment can be made by credit card. Welcome pack provided free on arrival sufficient for the first breakfast and lunch. Villa Citrus is fully compliant with local regulations including Tourist Licence No. 3027/AL