Casa Norinha is set in the beautiful Algarve countryside, offering you a private villa experience. It's ideal for families, groups of adults or couples looking for somewhere away from the resorts yet close enough to easily visit the busier areas of the Algarve. It is an Alojamento Local licensed property, registration number 11144/AL, fully compliant with the Portuguese law on short term lettings.
This detached, secluded villa is set in over an acre of landscaped gardens and is surrounded by fig, almond, olive and carob trees. It is completely private, not overlooked and enjoys far-reaching views across the Algarve countryside.
There is a 10m x 4m Roman-style pool with underwater lighting and a large pool terrace with six sun beds, large parasols and an outdoor shower.
The three bedrooms - one double, two twin - have fitted wardrobes, dressing tables and sliding doors to the outside, fitted with mosquito-proof shutters. The twin beds can be connected to form very comfortable super king beds. There is a cot, high chair and buggy, as well as two additional single futons, suitable for children.
All bedrooms and the sitting room have their own terraces which lead directly to the pool area and gardens.
The villa features a large living room with wood burning stove and dining area, a covered outdoor dining terrace with built in barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen and a roof terrace for secluded sunbathing.
WiFi internet is included in the rental rates. The living room has a flat screen TV with HDMI, USB and AV ports, as well as a DVD player, satellite receiver and Nintendo Wii. The stereo has indoor and outdoor speakers, CD and cassette players and can be connected to MP3 players.
There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms and ceiling fans in the living room and kitchen. In the winter the air conditioners can be set to heating mode, and the wood burning stove makes the living room cosy.
The large gardens have many mature trees and shrubs, a games area, hammock and newly planted orchard. There is also a pergola which is planted with grape vines and roses.
Games equipment is provided, including a croquet set, cricket set, boules, golf clubs and a volleyball net for the pool.
There are two mountain bikes available to guests, for a small weekly rental fee plus damage deposit. The bikes are very useful for exploring the local area and for trips into Paderne.
Casa Norinha is ideally situated for exploring the Algarve - just fifteen minutes from the central beaches and Albufeira, and centrally located so that the whole region can be visited in day trips.
There are many lovely walks in the immediate area and a 12C Moorish castle nearby, which is the subject of an ongoing archaeological dig.
The nearby town of Paderne is traditional and peaceful, with friendly locals and some excellent, yet inexpensive, restaurants.
Our house manager, Norbert, is German and also speaks Portuguese and English.
We are happy to negotiate on rates for longer rentals.