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Andrew Derrick

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks English, Portuguese

Lovely 4 bed 3 bath villa with large pool, 250 meters from the beach

25 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Retur - casa Agape

Luxury, Self catering four bed, three bath new house with pool, close to beach

Stunning 4 bedroom house with large outdoor pool, situated within the urbanization of Audiencia, next to Praia Verde, in the unspoilt East Algarve, 15km from Tavira and 8km from Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Set among pine trees and close to all amenities the house is four minutes walk (250 meters) from the superb sandy beach and two restaurants and a cafe/bar. Casa Agape is within a few minutes drive of five superb golf courses, including the new Jack Nicklaus, Monte Rei course, and backs onto a national reserve of pine trees. Casa Agape is a beautiful, comfortable house, with a traditional Portuguese feel,laid out over two floors with terraces overlooking the large swimming pool. It boasts views over the pine forested national park and towards the sea, and is luxuriously furnished throughout its four bedrooms, large living room and dining area, together with a large well appointed part open plan kitchen. The villa is air conditioned and is luxuriously furnished to a very high standard.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrew Derrick (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks English, Portuguese

About Andrew Derrick

Both Else and I worked in London for many years before deciding to seek warmer climes! We have two grown up children, now working in London and have been managing properties ( including two of our own) in the East Algarve for over seven years. We live nearby and are available for help or advice during you stay here.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely 4 bed 3 bath villa with large pool, 250 meters from the beach
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
5

superb

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay very comfortable villa clean well appointed, lovely bbq area, one of the best holidays we've had for a long time and so close to the beach where they have a superb new restaurant that has recently been opened next to beach.

Andrew was very helpful prior to arriving with all information and made us feel very welcome.

I don't really want to recommend as it may be booked next year leaving us having to book elsewhere!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful Villa close to idyllic beach

  • 5 of 5

Normally listing descriptions can exaggerate the merits of a property but that is definitely not the case here, it is incredibly accurate. Normally I’ll see the negative if there is one before I’ll see the positive but there was practically nothing wrong with Casa Agape at all. We had a fantastic holiday. We were a group of five adults and three children (8,7 and 2). The house was perfect. The kids lived in the pool which has a shallow end with a paddling area, dipping to 1.9 metres at the deep end. My main reason for choosing it was the fact the pool is visible from the living and kitchen areas but there were so many other positives once we arrived. It feels like a home from home rather than a rented villa and is very comfortably furnished. It is large and spacious and we never felt claustrophobic during our 12 day stay. There is a lovely flow between the living, kitchen and terrace areas. The air conditioning is excellent but it wasn’t really needed despite temperatures reaching 39oC. The house is very close to the absolutely idyllic beach, 5/10 minuteswalk . The heat on the way was stifling but there is a lovely breeze on the beach itself so it never felt too hot despite the soaring temperatures. The beach stretches for miles and is accessed by a boardwalk over the dune. There are deck chairs/parasols for hire and a cabin that sells drinks (we used neither so don’t know prices). A new restaurant was in the process of being opened at the entrance during our stay which will be very convenient. There is a lovely walk through the wood behind/beside the house to Monto Gordo (15/20 minutes). There is a little bar/cafe and shop at the entrance of the estate which has all the essentials. There are several good restaurants locally but of the ones we tried Pezinhos n'aria in Praia Verde was definitely our favourite – relaxed but elegant). Andrew and Else called on our first day and were absolutely lovely. They had lots of tips and were available to contact, if required, throughout our stay. We normally like to vary our holiday destinations but we loved here so much that we hope to be back.

It was off peak when we stayed and seemed quiet but many of the houses were empty so it’s probably a lot more lively in July and August.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are so pleased when clients love our houses and want to come back! We really hope we will indeed be able to welcome you back to the East Algarve!
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Flott hus med fin beliggenhet

  • 5 of 5

Huset er godt utstyrt og har eit flott basseng/uteområde. Vi var 9 personar ( 5 vakse og 4 barn) og det er der god plass til. Kort vei til fantastiske Monte Gordo beach. Det er ca 20-30 minutt å gå inn til Monte Gordo, og det er ein flott tur å gå på stranda eller gjennom skogen ( på fine turstier).

Eit par minutt å gå frå huset ligg den lokale butikken/cafe/bakeri. Der finn ein det mest nødvendige av matvarer, dei tilbyr også middagsretter/takeaway og ein kan kjøpe ferske, gode bakervarer frå klokka 07:30 kvar dag- Absolutt å anbefale!

Dette er 3.gangen vi reiser til Monte Gordo og leiger hus I dette området. Tusen takk til Andrew og Else for god informasjon og som alltid stiller opp viss det er noko. Vi kjem garantert tilbake!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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5

An absolutely wonderful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa as a party of 6..4 adults and 2 children.

The villa was very spacious and extremely well presented and clean. It really was a home from home with everything we needed for our stay provided. It was very comfortable and had air conditioning throughout. We had fantastic weather so managed to make full use of the pool which was also very clean and well maintained.

The owners were very friendly and helpful, just a phone call away if we needed anything at all.

All in all a fantastic villa which I am sure we will be back to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments regarding the villa and your mention of our administration of the property. We are delighted to hear that you had a good holiday and enjoyed the house and its surrounding area. We are also very pleased to welcome back people like yourselves who look after the property with care. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Andrew & Else
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5

Would highly recommend this Villa

  • 5 of 5

After 16 hours coming from Florida we walked in (4 adults and 2 children) and couldn't believe how beautiful this Villa was. It was spotlessly clean, airy and fresh. The kitchen was fully equipped and everything had been provided for an awesome two week stay. even pool inflatables for the kids. 5 mins walk from beautiful sandy beach and five mins walk from a shop that sold all the essentials. The people who own/run this villa should be proud of themselves. I would definitely stay here again and would give it 10 stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

Perfect summer holiday for all age groups.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa as an extended family group of 10 people including 4 boys ages 10 to 14, plus my parents who are in their eighties. The villa comfortably sleeps 10 people with an actual

bed each.. No sofa beads or camp beds. The villa is clean through out & very well equipped including pool outdoor shower BBQ. It is within walking distance of a beautiful long sandy beach. Also nearby is a woods ideal for waking running & cycling. We hired bikes at a good rate for our stay. Nearby is a small bakery & within a short drive are good supermarkets. We had a great time here & would happily return. Many thanks to

Andrew & Elsie.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
casas da audiencia
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila real de Santo Antonio
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Vila real de Santo Antonio
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Monte Gordo exit of A22
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
casas da audiencia
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended

Casa de Audiencia is an exclusive village of around 250 large villa and houses, situated between the towns of Altura and Monte Gordo, and next to the well known Praia Verde Condominium. The area boasts two superb restaurants on the beach itself, and a cafe/bar. In addition, there is a local shop, bakery and pastries that sells all the basics, plus some superb Portuguese pastries! The beach is 3 minutes walk from the villa, through pine trees,and the beautiful unspoilt sandy beach stretches for miles, Nearby is the Rio Formosa, a nature reserve stretching 67 kilometers along the coast to Faro. The villa backs onto a National Park, full of pine trees surrounding a beautiful unspoilt lake that is a magnet for wild birds and ducks. It is excellent for walking and cycling in. The villa is within five minutes drive of several top golf courses, including the newly opened Jack Nicklaus course at Monte Rei and the Ballesteros course at Quinta do Vale.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Retur, Vila Real de St Antonio region

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
rate 7
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
rate 8
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
rate 9
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
level 10
20 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
level 11
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
level 12
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
level 13
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
level 14
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
level 15
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
level 6
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,910
for 7 nights
£1,910
 
 
level 17
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
level 18
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
level 19
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
level 20
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

admin/finance £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

There is a charge for linen of £25.
We ask that clients leave the house reasonably tidy, with the rubbish taken out and the dishes and crockery cleaned. The barbecue should also be cleaned. Failure to do so will result in a 20 Euro cost which will be deducted from the security deposit.
Failure to leave at the agreed time will result in additional fees of £50.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Retur in Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • All the bathrooms are well appointed, fully tiled, with either bath with shower attachment or shower, toilet and bidet, marble vanity units and mirrors. The cloakroom on the ground floor also boasts a shower as well as toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite facilities
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The three bedrooms on the first floor are all luxuriously appointed, with double, floor to ceiling wardrobes and drawer space. The main bedroom has en suite facilities, and all have terraces. The two bedrooms to the back of the house, overlook the rear garden and the natural reserve, and towards the sea. The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor has a double bed and a pull out bed. All bedrooms have air conditioning. The owners live nearby and are on hand to assist in anything that you may require, from general information to recommendations of restaurants, and places to see and visit.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen, is well appointed with granite counters and wooden cupboards. It is fully equipped for all requirements. The managers live nearby and are on hand to assist in anything that you may require, from general information to recommendations of restaurants, and places to see and visit. We can organise a chef to come to the house and cook a portuguese meal for your family.

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