|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
VILLA OFELIA is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa perfect for several families and friends wishing to holiday together where 10 guests can be accommodated with ease. The key features of this villa are the spacious accommodation all on one level, private swimming pool, sunny and shaded al-fresco dining areas and a number of terraces and patios to choose from. The setting is peaceful and private with no neighbours immediately close by so children playing in the pool or adults staying up late are no problem! Around 2kms away is a great Portuguese restaurant and also a late night bar - with traditional music in the summer. For a greater choice of amenities, the town of Vila Nova de Cacela is just a 5 minute drive away where you will find a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Also nearby is Manta Rota Beach with its lovely long golden sands, beach restaurant and sporting a blue flag status. Villa Ofelia is the perfect retreat for friends and families wishing to spend their holiday time together in a spacious, private and peaceful villa set in beautiful surroundings.
We have rented different properties in home away, but this time we rented the house directly through the smart villas web page. We spoke directly with the manager and we were quite confident of our election. That was before arriving there. The pictures you can see from the house are real pictures, but they have been done with the most ability to hide what you really find there. The pictures show the upper part of the house, hiding the lower floor and the parcel. The lower floor is in fact used by the owner of the property to farm chicken and other animals, and it is surrounded by debris and rubbish. You of course do not have access to that part or the parcel, and you are confined in the upper lever. Of course the owner access to those areas anytime at the time you are in the prpperty. Morever, the parcel is surrounding by rubbishy everywhere you can look. Our staying there was a nightmare, and our complains to smart villas did not came out with a resolution. We therefore strongly recommend you to be very cautious when rented a house with that agency. Pictures many times can lead to a wrong perception of the reality. Hope this comment can be of use for you
Excelente sítio para férias sem confusões. Casa bastante espaçosa com uma decoração de bom gosto, com sol de manhã à noite e a aquecer a piscina.
A casa fica num sítio isolado, estilo monte alentejano onde durante a noite é possível observar as estrelas pois existe pouca iluminação à volta, super romântico.
Pegando nos comentários anteriores, é verdade que na parte debaixo da casa existem animais como galinhas, perús e pombos mas não se preocupem pois a casa possui vidros duplos e o silêncio é garantido.
Em relação à agência, estiveram sempre disponíveis para ajudar no que fosse preciso ou que algo não estivesse bem e até estivemos com a dona da casa que foi levar um chapéu de sol extra e é extremamente simpática deixando até o seu contacto para o caso de ser preciso algo.
Por isso mesmo dou 5 estrelas pois foram umas férias espetaculares.
Los patios y el piso inferior ocupados por materiales de construcción y aves de corral. Chatarra amontonada casi en la puerta de la casa. El propietario accede a los patios y a la zona de la piscina, sin avisar, mientras estamos en la casa. La agencia, poco resolutiva. No recomendable.
Ribeira da Gafa is a small rural hamlet within the hills district of Tavira. Approximately 2km away from the villa you'll find 'Casa de Pasto Fernandes' - a good quality Portuguese Restaurant serving fish and meat. For a greater choice of restaurants, shops and bars, the town of Vila Nova de Cacela is only 6km South and offers greater facilities including a supermarkets, bus stops, train station and a bank. It should be noted that there is little evidence of tourism - this is a quiet location with friendly locals and reasonable prices. This location is perfect for those who desire, uninterrupted peace, no passing traffic and wonderful mountain scenery.
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 unspoiled charm, character and tranquility. 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 atmosphere. The many churches (37 in total), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbor 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 atmosphere.
BEACHES & OTHER THINGS TO DO: Manta Rota beach is approx 7 km away, and here you will find golden sands, rolling sea, sun beds for hire and a selection of beautiful beach side restaurants. In high season live events and festivals are held just by the beach. In addition, the Manta Rota Beach Club hosts an unusual venue in the shape of golf ball which has dancing and music inside with world famous DJs and live acts! - Great fun for the younger generation who seek a little night life! By car, there are a good range of things to do to suit all tastes. In the West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine, around 45 minutes away. You can also take a day trip to Spain. The lovely border town of Ayamonte can be reached in 15 min, and once there you can sample the delights of another country, including wine, tapas and excellent shopping. For the more adventurous the vibrant city of Seville is approx 170km away.
GOLF INFORMATION: This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km 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! Traveling only 10km 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.