|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
VIVENDA SALLY is a traditional Portuguese town house nestled in a peaceful residential area close to the beach of Alagoa. Inside, the house is comfortably furnished with a typical Portuguese style and on the ground floor has a large lounge/diner and a newly refurbished kitchen. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms; 1 double with en-suite bathroom and 2 twins. There are also an additional 2 bathrooms. Leading from the lounge is a lovely shaded outside dining area perfect for lazy lunchtime BBQ s and evening al-fresco dining. From the gate at the back of the house, you can almost stumble onto the beach - only 50 metres away! The town of Altura is just 5 minutes walk and hosts a nice choice of restaurants and shops, bank, pharmacy and supermarket. The beach has lovely golden sands and sunbeds, as well as water sports in the high summer season. Vivenda Sally is a great place to stay for those seeking an Algarvian lifestyle, in traditional surroundings with immediate beach access. Use of a car is not essential.
Everything was very good. Nice house, perfect place. The only advice, inform the customers for the max time to arrive and the 20 euros fees a hour if the arrive after 6h pm. Also, attention to the billing and all the mistakes. Thank you
Altura is a wonderful village which has retained most of its original Portuguese charm and feel. During the day, there is a laid back, relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy a coffee or a beer at one of the many small bars or take a stroll and do some leisurely shopping. The village has a daily market selling fresh produce, patisserie, a mini market, gift shops and a bank. There is also a large supermarket on the edge of the village and a few mini markets very close by the apartment. The beach is only a few minutes walk from the apartment and is long and expansive and with safe waters ad golden sands. During the evening, visitors can choose from a wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes ranging from the cheap and cheerful Tascas to High Quality cuisine. The beach restaurants can be highly recommended! Overall Altura is a lovely village brimming with Portuguese charm and a friendly family ambiance. Good bus networks and local taxi firm. Car hire not essential.
THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF TAVIRA: When staying in this accommodation a visit to the beautiful town of Tavira is essential! You will not fail to be enthralled by its unspoilt charm, character and tranquillity. As you wander along the cobbled streets, you'll see an abundance of history dating as far back as 2000BC. A Roman bridge links the 2 parts of the town across the River Gilao, its sides decorated with traditional old bars and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful drink or meal. Horse drawn carriages and a small train operate around the town and are perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the peaceful ambiance. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour leading to the River Formosa Natural Park are all places to visit, along with the wonderful daily market selling fresh home grown produce. Tavira Island and its wonderful beach is accessible by ferry boat from the town and offers excellent facilities with a wonderful holiday
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO: The Algarve is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches and Alagoa is no exception. A sun worshiper's paradise with white expansive sands and good water for swimming, the beach is located at the bottom end of the village and can be reached in around 20 min on foot. There is also a choice of restaurants. By travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do for everyone. For nature lovers, forest walks, cruises along the River Guadiana or nature trails along the Ria Formosa Reserve where bird watching is in abundance! Travelling West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip coach. The Spanish border town of Ayamonte is approx 25 km by car, where the delights of another country can be sampled along with wine, Tapas and shopping. Ayamonte can also be reached by ferry from Vila Real. Seville is about 170km away, and budding historians may enjoy Castro Marim.
GOLF: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20 km radius there are 7 courses to choose from. Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima) are the most popular and can be reached within several minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus now has its first 18 holes open and is continuing in its development to the second phase offering the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Travelling only 10 km further on towards Spain, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just on the border are the Costa Esuri and Quinta do Vale courses now growing in popularity. We can organize a full golfing package with 1 price per head with play at a selection of these courses, car hire and rental of this property. (Flights not included).
• Changeover days are generally flexible
• Normal check in time is 16.00h and Checkout time is 10.00h - These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible
• An additional charge will be levied for evening/night check-ins
• On arrival you will be greeted by one of our friendly Smartavillas Team Members who will explain all aspects of the property and any points of local interest
• Smartavillas fully trained personnel are always available 24/7 should you need assistance of any kind
• Within the property you will find our guide entitled ‘What to do and where to do it’ which includes local information, activities and restaurant recommendations.
THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES:
• Bed Sheets and Towels
• Cleaning on departure
• Housekeeping Service – if you would like a housekeeping service during the course of your stay (whether short term of long term rental periods) – the price is 10E per guest and will include a change of bed linen and towels and a basic clean. You can request this as many times as you wish during your rental period.
• Private Airport Transfers – we can arrange these for any number of passengers. Quote available on request. We also offer private transport services to and from places of interest.
• Travel Cots and Highchairs - available for rental
• We also offer a shopping service – perfect for late night arrivals.