|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
One very large twin bedroom and one double bedroom with a shower room and a full bathroom between them are on the ground floor.The entrance to the house is from a large courtyard at the top of a long drive. Upstairs there is an open plan living room with a dining and kitchen area. On the same level there is a shaded outside dining terrace which gives great views out to the coast across the Ria Formosa.
On the ground level a shaded courtyard leads to the large private pool surrounded by spacious terraces.
We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay at this beautiful house in the hills above Santa Barbara De Nexe. We were warmly welcomed by Krysia and Russell who were then on hand to help us with anything we needed but were never intrusive. Not that we needed anything as the accommodation and facilities are top notch! There was everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The gardens are pretty and the pool was wonderful, largest pool we've ever had at a villa and as for the view from the pool area.........just magnificent!!
Krysia is the font of all knowledge of the local area and places to see and restaurants to eat at so do take her advice! Sadly the weather was not the best for the first week but the second it was fabulous and the pool got a lot of use. In summary we had one of the best villa holidays we have ever had. So much so that before we left we booked with Krysia for the same two weeks next year, can't give a better recommendation than that!!
This villa "Does what it says on the tin"! The villa is away from all the hussle & bussle of the Algarve but within reach by car if you wanted it. Located in the hills north of Faro, it is a quiet & rural area.
The villa is well furnished with everything you need & the pool is fantastic. We spent most of the holiday relaxing around the pool.
The town of Santa Barbara De Nexe is a 2Km walk away & has shops/pubs/cafes/resturants. There is also a small grocery shop & cafe a short walk away.
We did not hire a car for this holiday. Krysia & Russell, who live next door, kept themselves to themselves but were very helpful should we have any questions or want to go anywhere.
We would highly recommend this villa if you wanted to relax!
We have been holidaying in the Algarve for many years but haven’t found anywhere we love as much as Loureiro, so much so we have been back 3 times!
The villa is set in a beautiful and peaceful location which has a really rural feel to it and yet is only a couple of minutes drive from the nearby village of Santa Barbara de Nexe. The fig and damson trees in the courtyard were a nice surprise on arrival and we enjoyed ‘picking our own’ for the duration of our stay. Both the bedrooms are of a very good size and we found the air-conditioning to be most welcome, especially during the summer months when the weather is fabulous. A fantastic feature is the 2 bathrooms which proved very useful when getting ready to go out for the evening as we have two girls in the family! Upstairs is a comfortable lounge and you can while away the hours watching the local birdlife flitting about the treetops through the shuttered windows. The kitchen is well equipped and we found it to be perfect for making picnics to take to the pool with us. It is also well placed to make alfresco eating on the roof terrace a stress free affair – perfect for breakfast. Although there are plenty of excellent restaurants in and around Santa Barbara we also liked to make use of the BBQ at the house and dine on the roof terrace in the evenings as well. Watching the sun go down and the stars come out, with a glass of wine in hand, is the perfect end to the day.
The pool is a short walk through the lovely gardens and is of a great size, our daughter would have spent the whole day playing in the pool if she could. There are plenty of sun loungers available so it’s great for big kids as well as the little ones! The view from the pool out to the coast is simply stunning and worth booking for alone.
The village of Santa Barbara is well equipped with supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, bars and café’s but we also really enjoyed the fact that there are a couple of small stores and bars within walking distance of the house. It’s very relaxing to sit, with a drink or an ice-cream, and watch the world go by – just as the locals do.
Krysia, the owner, is charming and has a wealth of knowledge about the local area which she will happily share with you. We found her to be very friendly and helpful, she even lent us books to read during our stay.
All in all Loureiro is to be highly recommended, it really is the perfect holiday and we can’t wait to go back.
Firstly, let me start by saying what a lovely place to stay this is. Krysia and Russell (the owners) will do everything they can to ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.
Our family has stayed at this property now for the last 5 years and have had a wonderful time on each occasion. We love the peace and quiet and how relaxing it is to stay here.
The pool is huge and you get the sun all day. A well placed tree gives the perfect shade when the need arises. Views from the pool area and on the terrace are great. You can see all the way to the coast. The villa itself has everything you need and if you’re like us, you’ll spend most of your time outside anyway.
A car is definitely needed and there are easy links to motorways for trips to the beach. Lots of local restaurants within easy reach with the car and a large supermarket is close by.
Take advantage of Krysia & Russell’s local knowledge for the lesser known treats that you wouldn’t find without them. We’ll be back again this year!
Das Haus war fantastisch! Wir haben uns total wohl gefühlt und wären am liebsten direkt dort geblieben. Wir waren zu zweit und hatten dementsprechend viel Platz. Man würde sich aber auch nicht auf die Nerven gehen, wenn man zu viert anreist. Das Haus und das Gelände sind groß. Es war alles sauber, gut ausgestattet und urig eingerichtet und der Pool war natürlich das Highlight. Man hat eine fantastische Aussicht, kann super entspannen. Die Fotos auf der Website sind nicht geschönt, sondern entsprechen genau dem, was einen erwartet.
Die Vermieter sind im Vorfeld und vor Ort unheimlich nett und immer hilfsbereit und offen gewesen. Wenn man die Algarve erkunden will - was sich auf jedenfall lohnt - sollte man einen Mietwagen mieten und Tagesausflüge machen. Das Haus liegt in den Bergen. Ohne Auto kommt man da bestimmt auch hin, aber die Busse fahren selten, daher sollte man unbedingt mit einem Auto anreisen. Wir würden sofort wieder hinfahren!
Santa Barbara is a large village with everything that one needs: a bank and post office, a medical centre, supermarket and several bars, cafes and restaurants, including an Italian restaurant with live music.
Transport to and from the village can be provided on request.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To secure a booking a 20% deposit is required.
The price includes twice weekly cleaning and air-conditioning.
Cots and high chairs are provided if needed.
To secure the booking a 20% deposit is needed. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival.