Horta da Avozinha (translated into) "Granny`s Garden" - sits in a lovely garden and orchard where you can pluck a fresh lemon straight off the tree for your gin and tonic! Families can also have the opportunity to feed the chickens and geese at liberty - this is something that can excite young children. In terms of accommodation, this styllish Villa has two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a second family bathroom. The living area too is spacious and extremely comfortable with a log wood fireplace for those cold chilly evenings all provided with compliments from the owners! There is also a modern well-equipped kitchen. Against a background of pale-washed walls and light-tiled floors, the accomodation offers good quality wooden furniture throughout with spashes of colour from tasteful fabrics and furnishings. Wide French windows in the large living - come - dining area lead straight onto a covered veranda with steps leading down to the swimming pool. Heating of the pool can also be done on request (for bookings at least 1 week before arrival) from the owners at a small additional fee. It could not possibly be anymore convenient; especially if you needed to keep an eye on young children.There are sun-beds too with parasols to lounge on including a dining table and chairs to facilitate true outdoor "al fresco" or "barbeque meals" by the pool where you also have the facility of your very own built-in outdoor oven! Take your pick! This is a true holiday experience you will never forget!
2 Bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, large living room , suitable for families with pets.
Maria Teresa Sampaio
- english, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Dec 2018
About Maria Teresa Sampaio
Golden childhood memories led us(Teresa and Jose Sampaio to name our holiday home we have built in the country side near LUZ, "Horta da Avozinha", Granny´s Garden".The name is apt since Villa Avozinha offers all the joys of a real country childood.
Maria Teresa Sampaio purchased this Villa in 1988
Why Maria Teresa Sampaio chose Luz
The Villa is pleasantly spacious inside and offers the luxury of two bathrooms for two bedrooms , one pool-side double,and one further double with an extra divan.The sitting/dinning room and separate kitchen - and even the bathrooms -are equally voluminous.The big covered varanda is ideal for enjoying a shady open-air by the pool.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Avozinha is perfect for those who want to venture no further afield than to the seaside villages of burgau(2Km)and LUZ(3KM) and the lovely historic town of Lagos(7KM). For those who whant to explore though, Villa Avozinha is right on the edge of the Algarve´s beaches of the Atlantic cost
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
we enjoyed the owners Teressa and Jose very much. property is somewhat remote but very quiet and peaceful. We were there during a cold snap in February, but luckily the fireplace kept us warm. Bed is lumpy and should be replaced. Overall, you have everything you need for an extended stay. Kitchen is well equipped and the place was nice and clean. We would return again.
Lovely Villa, Lovely Location, Lovely People!
As you drive up to the villa entrance there are two large electric gates and as you drive through it opens into a small wonderland. There are three villas, two are rental and the owners live in the other. On arrival Josey & Teresa will welcome you, they are a lovely couple who will do anything to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Each villa has its own pool (ours was heated) and there is everything you need to make your villa your home. The grounds are interesting with lots of fruit trees and in season, you won't need to buy any oranges, tangerines, grapefruits or avocados! Its a safe and quiet place where you can enjoy time around your pool, eating, drinking and relaxing. Soak up the sun and cool off in the pool!
It's an ideal base to explore the region. Praira da Luz and Lagos town are a short drive away as are the golf courses of Espiche & Boavista and a great way to unwind at the end of the day is in the Jacuzzi watching the sun go down with a glass of bubbly!
Perfect place for a family!
We stayed in the villa for 8 days with our three young children. The home was clean and welcoming upon arrival, with a few necessities available in the fridge and a full basket of wood for the fireplace. The pool, deck, and hot tub were immaculate. The yard was maintained and the swing set was hung with a baby swing as soon as the owner saw the ages of our babies. Everything we asked for was available on demand, from details like detergent for the washing machine, toys for the beach, and recommendations for things to see and do in the area. We won't stay anywhere else in Portugal and plan to return with visiting family this summer!
Thank you Motimore Family , for having choose,our property and for this review, hope to see you all in the nearest future.
All the best
Teresa and Jose
Had a fabulous time, the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. Everything was just perfect from first getting there with the welcome pack that was really thoughtful and useful. Bread, milk, tea, coffee, margarine, red and white wine.
Jose and Teresa were very friendly and polite and made you feel valued. We picked fresh oranges and lemons from the orchard and made juice.
We found the villa very clean and tidy, the maids came twice a week Thurs and Sunday. There was also a gardener/pool man who came on Saturday, personally I'd prefer him to come on Sunday (swap over day) as after of couple of hours listening to his power tools it slowly grinds you down. Nothing major but worth a mention.
The villa itself is just behind the small village of Espiche, bit far to walk because of the heat but we'll worth a visit at night with its range of restaurants.
Bit of a tip if your on the later flight is to Google earth the route straight to the villa. Roads leading to it are dark and narrow.
Thank you for your kind review, which we really appreciate. There is a warning in the Villa saying that the garden and the swimming pool maintenance is on Saturday(in accordance with the policy of Tui Thompson Company) this give the guests the oportunity choose the day and go for a trip near by. Sunday in Portugal, is not a working day and the gardener as everybody esle, take the day off to stay with his family. We do not have any chance to change this.
Teresa and Jose
Peace and Tranquility
Should you want the ultimate in peace and quiet you could not do any better than stay here. We have been travelling to the Algarve for 25 years and this was like stepping back in time to the real Portugal we have known and loved. The owners greeted us on arrival with a friendly 'Hi hope your journey was OK. Please check that everything is to your satisfaction' we were even supplied with an additionlal private mobile number above our tour operator contact details should we have any problems which was very reassuring. The villa was in itself comfortable and homely with plenty of equipment to make preparing and serving meals easy, but the outstanding thing for us was the peace an quite. Having had a busy time at home all we wanted was to completely relax without having lots of people or activities going on around us. The villa was in easy reach by car of supermarkets and restaurants in abundance if that was our choice. The orange and grapefruit trees provided delicous fruit which we were at liberty to use, you have never tasted fruit like it! The pool was probably the cleanest that I have ever swam in. A young family would have a great time with the playground, chickens with their chicks and frog and toad watching in the little pond security gates add to your peace of mind.
We are booking again as soon as work allows!!!
Thank you Teresa and Jose
a little bit of paradise.....
we were looking for a week of quiet, simple relaxation and we found it right here. The villa is spacious and well equipped - we paid extra to heat the pool as it was early may and i would recommend the same to others as the pool is lovely - when heated, the 'top layer' was between 30 and 35 degrees - it was like swimming in the bath. Chickens and a peacock in the garden made it feel very rural and picking oranges off the trees for breakfast was amazing.
A short drive took us into the resort of La Luz where there was plenty of choice of eating places and in the local village of Espiche was a delightful restaurant. All in all, a great place to stay - we will find an excuse to return.
The city of Lagos is one of the most beatiful locations in the Algarve.Aera of ancestral experiences,where, side by side, modernity and tradition, the contemporary and the legacy the spast coexist.To walk through the dream beaches, and to cruise the streets of Lagos is entering in a true adventure of discovery of identity and culture, of its built heritage, of the flavors and aromas of its gastronomy.These are memories, testimonies, traditions and unique experiencies for those looking to enjoy the free time or the holidays.
Make your discovery!!!
Swimming pool heated is optional at an extra cost of 150 Euros per week