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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury villa sleeps 8 in 4 double en-suite bedrooms.

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.

More Details

Owner
Sally Sturt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Sally Sturt

A retired English professional couple

Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sally Sturt chose Portimao region

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Mar 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Portimão in Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished with luxury fittings and marble cabinet tops. Bathroom towels changed midweek.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Venetian - 1 Large Double Bed
    Oriental - 1 Large Double Bed
    Indian - 2 Single Bed
    Dutch - 2 Single Bed
  • Large air-conditioned bedrooms, additional cots and bed(s) for children are available. Each bedroom decorated to a particular theme, as indicated by it's name, English sized beds and quality bedlinen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air-conditioning in all rooms, with wood fire in the lounge. 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. All bed linen, hand and bath towels are provided. Pool towels are also provided. Maid service once a week. Air-conditioning throughout. WiFi available. Toy box and outdoor toys provided for the under 5s.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
4

For 6 people during 2 weeks - the perfect place

  • 4 of 5

Villa Citrus is a very comfortable house in a very nice – rather luxurious – area near the beautiful village of Alvor. We were 6 people: My husband and me with our two children (14 and 16) who both brought along a friend. All the bedrooms have an enclosed bathroom, which makes a lot of sense. The living room – one part with a table that easily seats 6 or more and the other part – big sofa with well functioning TV (we used it once in 2 weeks) is spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped but not exactly huge. Never mind this, because the summer kitchen on the pool level is where most the cooking takes place.

The game room, also on the pool level, is a very nice feature when e.g. the wind is too strong to play table tennis or have a swim in the well-sized pool. The terrace offers a beautiful view, not to the sea though. It is a wonderful place where you can gather at the table for meals or games and also sit outside until late at night. We saw many birds, including storks plus an owl and once a rabbit.

The owner of the house next to the villa Citrus has at least 2 dogs, who are nice and quiet during the day but obviously have the job to safeguard the house and its surroundings at night, which they vividly do, sometimes quite often. Keeps you awake but at the same time safe, which for us never was a question, the Algarve seems to be a very safe place, wherever you go.

The booking process for the house was very prompt and equally friendly.

Melissa and Clive, who welcomed us upon arrival not only informed us on everything useful to know in and around the house and the places we wished to visit, they also provided a food package that enabled us to sit down first and have a refreshment before we went grocery shopping.

Another very generous service they provide is all the things you need in kitchen and bathroom (even sum lotion in 3 different SPFs) plus they come twice a week to change the towels and stock up the toilet paper. I have never seen that before. The bedlinen are changed after a week. Great.

We had a very pleasant stay for 2 weeks – always blue sky, friendly people wherever you go.

P.S. We found having a GPS is a good thing;)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Madeleine I'm glad you enjoyed our villa; especially nominating it the perfect place. It's a shame therefore that you only rated it at 4 stars. The neighbours dogs do bark at night for which I apologise but it is something outside of our control. I'm surprised that they kept you awake given how far away they are. Warm wishes Sally
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Beautiful Villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Met and overachieved expectations

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family orientated Villa.

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding family villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Penina
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Alvor
Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Portimão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
£1,400
 
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
£1,000
 
 
Half term
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£911
for 5 nights
£1,275
 
 
Last of the season
29 Oct 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Noel
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early spring
11 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,250
 
 
Spring
8 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£839
for 5 nights
£1,175
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 5 nights
£1,650
 
 
Peak summer
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,475
for 7 nights
£2,475
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 5 nights
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,250
 
 
1/2 term
14 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£964
for 5 nights
£1,350
 
 
End of season
28 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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