|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
VILLA CHAMPANA is a beautiful 8 bedroom villa perfect for several families and friends wishing to holiday together where 20 guests can be accommodated with ease. The key features of this villa are the spacious accommodation, large swimming pool, sunny and shaded al-fresco dining areas and a number of terraces and patios to choose from - something for everyone! 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! Enter Villa Champana and you enter your own kingdom perched on a hill top with fantastic views. Around 1km is a great Portuguese restaurant and also a late night bar - all traditional in style with entertainment most weekends in high season. The local town and beach are just a 5 minute drive away and offer a good choice of amenities and lovely long golden sands with blue flag status. Villa Champana 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.
INSIDE THE VILLA:
The furnishings of this villa are rich and traditional in design, and the living areas are airy and spacious. On the ground floor, from left to right, there is a comfy lounge with TV and DVD, leading to the middle lounge with a pool table and on towards the far lounge with sofas opening up to a kitchen/dining area. The kitchen is equipped with large cooker hob, oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher and a second large freezer in the utility room. There are also 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms - all spacious and comfortable and with sun terraces at the front offering amazing sea and countryside views. 2 of the double bedrooms are family rooms; 1 with extra single bed and 1 with bunks.
To the outside, the lovely pool is surrounded by mature gardens and sun bathing terraces. There is a large outside dining table which can accommodate up to 20 guests along with a large traditional BBQ perfect for al-fresco dining and socializing. Or if you prefer, you can take respite from the sun by relaxing under one of the many shaded terraces that the house has - front and back.
A great week here. Fifteen of us were here including 5 kids. A first mention to Denise and Rachel from Smartvillas. They were brilliant, the support they provided was the best I have seen. They were up at 1am waiting for us to arrive. It was lovely for them to provide breakfast basket in the morning. Thank you
The villa is in a very remote rural location about 10 mins from the nearest village and supermarket. The views are great. The villa has an authentic character but very clean and well equipped. It was good to use the BBQ and have all our meals outside under the veranda The swimming pool was great, there was someone there to clean the pool. There is an expensive golf course three minutes down road, the others on the East Algarve are all within 20 minutes. Fernandes is the local restaurant about 3 minute drive. The food is great but to try their special dishes you need to order the day before. The Villa is looking a bit tired, but none the less we all had a great time.
Lovely property in a secluded spot with beautiful views. It is ideal for larger groups and has plenty of furniture and space to accommodate everyone without crowding, there are loads of quiet corners with comfortable furniture and great views if you want some peace and quiet. It is a bit off the beaten track and the unmade road approaching the property was a bit of a challenge for our motorcycles. Overall, a very nice place. Recommended.
Champana is a small village within the hills district of Tavira. Approximately 1km 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.