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Villa Fumone - Exclusively set between Penina and Morgado Golf - 8 guests

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Fumone - enjoy Portugal at its best. Secluded beaches & golf is close by

Villa Fumone is a beautiful home located 5km behind the beachfront and the city of Portimão - in a quiet and exclusive development started in the 70's and, as a result with grown trees. At the time, building plots were set at a minimum size of 2000sqm - therefore there is no dense building.

Villa Fumone served us as our home when we worked and lived in the Algarve - we are a Swiss family. When we bought it, the house was half the size, the garden abandoned and there was no pool. The home was completely refurbished and extended with a nice overflow pool added in 1998.

Today, it offers roughly 250sqm of living space on one floor - 4 bedrooms, 2 of them with en-suite bathrooms, the two others sharing an en-suite bathroom between them. There is a separate guests toilet in the entrance hall.

The master bedroom offers a king size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, access to the terrace and pool - the smaller room to the back of the house a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and then there are two bedrooms with two single beds (twin bedrooms) each - these two rooms share a bathroom with separate shower and bath located between them. The bathroom has direct access to the garden - if the rooms are used by children, this is very practical.

The home is orientated WEST/SOUTH - thus benefiting from wonderful afternoons and evenings. The large and covered terracotta terrace - with BBQ - invites you for al freso breakfast, lunch and diner. When rebuilding the house, the kitchen has been placed for it to be adjacent to the terrace. The large windows and a sliding door overlook the garden and pool area - sometimes convenient to supervise children.

The pool is one of the few overflow pools in the area and benefits from a special cleaning system functioning on salt and ions. Therefore you will not feel the unpleasant smell of chlorine on your skin after using the pool.

In the surroundings you will find a minimum supply of shops, allowing you to get the daily necessities - we will be happy to indicate the private bakery where bread is still baked in a wood stove. For large shopping, the center of the nearby city of Portimão will offer all you need and is a 10 minute drive by car away.

Make sure you visit the many, small and hidden beaches of the Western Algarve - or just go to Alvor respectively Lagos to layout on the large bay of Lagos.

Golfers probably find more choice than they can manage to play during their visit. Villa Fumone is located just behind Penina Championship Golf and in front of Morgado and Alamos Golf.

For fun, restaurants and entertainment, the home is 10 to 15 minutes from the old fishing town of Alvor where you can find most everything you need.

The small airfield of Alvor, accessible to private planes, is also about 10 minutes drive from Villa Fumone.

One small hint: please be careful when looking up "Urbanização Serra e Mar". There is a development with the almost IDENTICAL name in Alvor / Portimão - the name is only turned around and is called "Mar e Serra"! Make sure you are looking at "Serra e Mar" in Alcalar/Mexilhoeira Grande!

We are happy to answer any questions you might have - in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese.

Welcome to Villa Fumone - our home.

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Barbara & Peter JOHN
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Barbara & Peter JOHN

We, Barbara & Peter John - both of us Swiss nationals but living and working abroad since 1988 - purchased the abandoned home in 1998, when we were living and working in the Algarve. The villa - later named Villa "Fumone" (after a medieval hide-away in Southern Italy where we had lived previously) - was completely refurbished and expanded between 2000 and 2002. A great overflow pool was added and the gardens redone.

We currently live in the Czech Republic but Portugal has remained our second home as we spent 7 years of our life in this beautiful country (4 of them on Madeira Island), working with many great people.

Our three children were born in Portugal.

Barbara & Peter JOHN purchased this villa in 1998

Why Barbara & Peter JOHN chose Alcalar

While in the Algarve, we lived in the house nearby and were looking at the almost abandoned home every day. The location of the house is perfect, the development called "Serra e Mar" is great and of high quality - hidden away from the busy and touristy beach front - but close enough to have access to all the services one might need.

Villa "Fumone" is our home and reminds us of great and important years spent in this beautiful country with warm and welcoming people.

What makes this villa unique

The home has a large living & dining room connected with the kitchen and facing the terracotta porch and terrace with BBQ. All of these spaces are facing West, allowing for great evenings outside - all you really want, when you living in Portugal. The dark blue mosaic-tiled overflow pool was added when we refurbished the home - strategically built some distant away from the terrace.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcalar in Mexilhoeira Grande

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Connected to Master bedroom - two washbasins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Connected to queen size room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathroom located between the twin rooms - access to garden
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Smaller double room with en-suite bathroom facing East
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master bedroom - sliding door to terrace facing West
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom - sharing en-suite bath with other twin room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room sharing en-suite bath with the other twin room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Fumone - Exclusively set between Penina and Morgado Golf - 8 guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Une petite semaine très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé quelques jours en famille dans cette très jolie maison agréable , bien décorée , avec une piscine et un jardim magnifique sans vis á vis très calme parfait.

Merci pour tout


  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Luc - thank you very much for your kind note and for taking the time to sit down and write. I am happy to hear, you had time to relax and enjoy the family. It was a great pleasure having you and your family staying at Villa Fumone and you are always welcome to come back - the doors are wide open to welcome you at any time. Merci beaucoup pour tout. Amicalement et à bientôt, Peter
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Penina Championship Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A22 / IC4
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Fumone is located in a development dating back to the 1970's when a German architect started to plan the "Urbanizacão Serra e Mar", on a hill behind the city of Portimão.

The advantage of the "German" planning was, that houses could not be built "just in any way". The plots of land are relatively big - between 1500 and 5000 square meters and today, Serra e Mar is a fantastic, green oasis as the homes have large trees. Serra e Mar is not a place filled with concrete - it is relaxing and secluded.

The location is excellent - you are close to everything you need: the beach, the golf, shopping & restaurants - thus, you are hidden away and can enjoy privacy.

Take advantage of this during your holiday - visit the small, tucked away and not crowded beaches between Portimão and the Western tip of Portugal. The Atlantic not offering the water temperature of your home bathtub ... but in summer it is fantastic. If you prefer larger beaches, then the bay of Lagos offers you kilometers of sand to walk and enjoy.

Are you a golfer? Villa Fumone is located right between the Penina Championship Golf and Morgado Golf. Both can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car. Another 10 courses are close by and offer great sport.

But Porgugal is not just beaches and golf - Portugal welcomes you for some culinary experiences - from local dishes to some of the best seafood from the Atlantic.

If you wish, the area around Villa Fumone lets you go and buy your fresh oranges for you to squeeze a sweet & fresh juice every morning for breakfast and a bakery, still using wood oven is also not far away.

Barbara & myself would be happy to assist and help you plan your stay.

Welcome to Villa Fumone


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £262.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.