|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This lovely penthouse 2 bedroom apartment, sleeping up to 4, has internal finishes of the highest quality, on the edge of the village of Calvario. It has a sunny and private 90 sq metre roof terrace overlooking open countryside, with panoramic views of the Monchique Mountains, River Arade and the town of Portimao. Within 4 km of the apartment there are many beautiful sandy beaches, golf courses, a choice of marinas (for boat trips and water sports), Slide & Splash waterpark, the picturesque fishing village of Ferragudo, and bustling Portimao town, catering for all holiday needs. Historical Silves with Moorish Castle is only 10 km away. Drive inland 30 minutes to the Monchique mountain range for breathtaking views of Western Algarve.
Enjoy rooftop barbecues with family, relax with a glass of wine savouring the spectacular sunsets, or follow the flight of a stork to its chimney nest nearby! With so much to do on your doorstep, you can be as active or as lazy as you wish...
Further Notes: A no-smoking policy applies inside the property.
For winter: air-conditioning units are also heaters, and there is a functional wood-burning fire to keep you cosy during the chilly winter evenings.
Fibre-optic internet access (wireless broadband).
Recommendations, leaflets and information on excursions, sports facilities, restaurants etc. are to be found in the apartment.
Some More Helpful Hints: Beaches Praia da Rocha, Praia do Vao, Alvor are within a 10-15 min. drive. Ferragudo offers a water sports centre (water skiing/jet skiing/windsurfing).
Supermarkets, banks and cash points in nearby Parchal, Lagoa and Ferragudo. Public swimming pool also in Lagoa, 3 km.
Portimao caters for all needs; tourist information office, banks, pharmacy, wide range of shops and boutiques, bars/restaurants, nightlife, cultural events, new marina; hospital and casualty department 10 min. drive over Arade bridge (N125).
Tennis courts and beach resort Carvoeiro 15 min. drive. Lagos 22 km; Monchique 20 km; West Coast 30 km.
Good bird watching from roof terrace over river/estuary and suspension bridge, and at Alvor - river and estuary. Storks nests on chimneys throughout Portimao/Ferragudo area, visible from the roof terrace
Guest Comments: 'We had a great holiday, enjoyed touring the Algarve area. The apartment was beyond our expectations, the layout and size of the condo was great. The apartment felt like it was home with all the modern conveniences. It was enjoyable to lounge around and make use of the roof terrace. We found the location very central to all areas of the Algarve, we managed to visit most of the little towns within an hours drive each way. The weather was 25 and sunny every day so we had a great vacation. Thank you for allowing us to use your condo and we would recommend the condo to anyone looking to stay in this area.' - Owen and Patt, Ontario, Canada;
'... a welcoming comfortable apartment - nicely off the beaten track, but easily within reach of most places.' - Helen and Alastair, Reading, U.K.;
'Enjoyed our stay here; apartment is lovely - everything we expected and more!' - Chris and Graham, Manchester U.K.
We had a great holiday in May enjoying lots of sun but with a breeze to keep us reasonably cool. Most impressive at this time of year were the jacaranda trees which were still in flower. The apartment was ideal - it is in a quiet location but within easy reach of supermarket, restaurant and beach. It's really well equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a juicer for all those gorgeous oranges you can buy at the roadside. It's well maintained and has really wonderful views from the terrace. Susanna was very friendly and helpful which added to our enjoyment of the holiday. I would highly recommend this apartment, although it took us a while to get used to the barking dogs which seem to be a feature of Portuguese life. This was our first visit to the Algarve and we will definitely be returning.
We visited in early July 2010 and weather was very hot and sunny. Have visited Algarve many times before and found this to be a superb, comfortable and well equiped apartment.
The views from the bedroom balcony and the roof terrace were great. The roof terrace is very large and with the awning you could sun bath or sit in the shade, a nice feature is the availability of the Kitchen room with fridge so you could keep drinks cool in the heat.
A quiet village location but so easy to get out and about without any long journeys.
Ferragudo is well worth a visit,a typical village as yet not ruined by overdevelopment.
Visited October 2009. The weather was fantastic, near to 30 degrees every day. The apartment is totally private on the top floor and so is the roof terrace, and in total can be described as perfect, with no faults. A great feature was when the front and rear sliding doors were open, a lovely breeze swept throughout without the need for air conditioning. A car is essential but we visited most places without a long drive. The owners are extremely polite and Diane who looked after us there, was particularly helpful and obliging. Don't forget to visit the two local restaurants on the Estombar road, both 10 minutes walk away, excellent food at very reasonable prices.
Splendida accoglienza riservataci. L'abitazione è semplicemente perfetta: completa, accogliente, ben curata (c'è anche il camino e 2 barbecue!!!)
Ci siamo sentiti come a casa nostra! Desidereremmo tornare.
Our 4th time on the Algarve, all of them in the region of Lagoa.
As apartments go this was as good as any of those used previously.
Modern, spacious, clean and very well equiped.
It has an excellent sun terrace for those lazy days when you just fancy lounging about. This property represents excellent value for money.
Supermarkets both large and small are all within 2 kilometers, these are well stocked with brands you will recognise.
Local and coastal restaurants offer some amazing dishes, you must try the Portugese steak and the Cataplana (fish stew).
The Bar behind the property is used by the villagers, it will give you an opportunity to use your Portugese as they don't speak English. You will get a bottle of ice cold beer for 85cents, surely the cheapest on the Algarve.
Estombar railway station is a 15min walk, train to Lagos (fantastic beaches, shops and restaurants) 3.30 euro return, well worth using this form of transport for day trips.
A great location to explore the Algarve with or without a car.
The apartment is situated on the edge of Calvario, a quiet and typically Portuguese village, overlooking the shores of the Arade River. Local good and reasonable restaurants/bars (serving freshly caught fish and traditional dishes), and mini-market are within a few minutes walk. The pretty hilltop village of Estombar with its characteristic Algarvian church is a 10 min. walk away. Some of the Algarve's finest sandy beaches are located along this stretch of coastline, the nearest being at Ferragudo (4km). Slide & Splash waterpark and Penina Golf course are just down the road 5 min. away. Other golf courses; Gramacho, Vale do Pinta, Vale do Milho, Morgado, Silves and Armendoeira are within 10 min. drive. Although just off the beaten track, many have commented how central and conveniently situated the apartment is, a stone's throw away from all major attractions and tourist facilities.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rental periods can be calculated on a pro-rata basis for add-on days. Discounts available for repeat customers and lets of 2 weeks or more.
30% deposit payable on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before start of holiday. Payment by personal cheque or bank transfer.