|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
CASA QUINTA DO CERCA is a lovely 3 bedroomed townhouse situated in the very untouched, typical Algarvian town of Castro Marim. The house itself is very deceiving as the outside belies the spaciousness inside - as well as the hidden pool at the rear of the property! The lounge is comfy and with a log burner for winter lets The kitchen is fully equipped kitchen and has an adjoining dining room both of which overlook the pool. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles (1 ensuite) and 1 twin room - and 1 further family bathroom with bath. There is a roof terrace which offers the most spectacular views of Castro Marim, and sun loungers can be used if so desired. The pool at the rear of the house is 6 x 4m and is great for the kids to cool off in! There is also a traditional brick BBQ and dining table to enjoy 'al fresco' dining on the balmy summer evenings. Sun loungers and umbrella also provided. Great family holiday home.
Gostamos Muito de casa - por isso ja e a nossa quarta estadia!
Apreciamos as melhorias que fizeram - wifi, canaias Portuguese e tambem troca de roupas meio de estada. A piscina e impecavel. Esperamos em breve voltar para este local tres bonito!!
We love this house and for us it is our 4th stay. We appreciated the added facilities of WiFi and Portuguese TV channels and also our sheets were changed half way during our stay. The pool is wonderful. We hope to return very soon to this beautiful place.
Acabamos de pasar mi marido y yo 10 días en esta casa y es una maravilla, tan bonita como se ve en las fotos. Lo único, la piscina no es tan grande como parece en la foto, pero esta muy bien. Sin duda, si volvemos por la zona repetiremos. La zona es muy tranquila y muy cerca hay playa, restaurantes, supermercados y la gente con la que hemos tratado es estupenda. Homeaway nos hizo como una prereserva y después hemos tratado con smartvillas y las chicas, Rachel y Maria, son geniales. Y Maria habla español
Hola soy veronica de malaga os tengo que contar que la casa es mejor de lo que se ve,nos quedamos encantados ,una casa muy amplia con aire acondicionado en todas las habitaciones todo muy limpio y con todo lo necesario para pasar unas vacaciones en familia, la piscina no es muy grande pero esta muy limpia la barbacoa da mucho juego y asin descansamos las mujeres, " pues eso de las brasas son cosa de hombres que se les da de miedo ¿no greeis? "La casa esta en un lugar muy tranquilo y bien situada pues puedes ir a los pueblos de alrededor que son muy bonitos como tavira san antonio etc. y sus playas son preciosa como manta rota son como dunas .
En castro marin hay muchas salinas y por lo tanto tambien muchos mosquitos que se pusieron las botas con nosotros pero a valido la pena, solo tengo que poner dos pegas, una es que la televicion solo tiene canales en estranjeros y la otra es que en la agencia no hablaba nadie español y nos tubimos que comunicar por señas.Pero nos entendimos y fueron muy cordiales.
NOTA: si quereis pasar unos dias de descanso no lo dudeis ni un minuto ,( pero no olvideis el antimosquito )
The town of nearby Castro Marim is an unspoilt location with a typical Eastern Algarve charm, not overly touristy until the festivals arrive- which do attract a lot of visitors! All events are advertised well in advance and really worth a visit. The narrow streets are filled with character and have a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes - and the key feature of this town is the Castle which is open to the public and worth a visit to sample the fabulous views at the very least. The town is within walking distance of the house and can be reached in around 5 minutes. The village of Monte San Francisco (a short walk in the opposite direction) also offers bar and restaurant facilities at very reasonable prices. Overall, this is not a destination for those seeking night life - this is a very laid back and reasonably priced town, only recently starting to growing in popularity, Car hire is recommended for visiting local beaches and nearby towns and shops.
The local beaches are around 6kms drive away and are simlpy lovely with lovely long stretches of white sand. 'Praia Verde' is a small urbanisation perched on top of a hill with several shops and cafe bars. Taking the downhill road you reach the beach where you will find beautifully clean sands. The beach side restaurant there is also a great place to dine with good food and wine and coupled with the sound of the ocean, this is just the perfect retreat! Just next door is 'Cabeco' Beach - again great to visit with its beachside restaurants.
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 unspoilt charm, character and tranquillity. 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 ambience. The many churches (37 in total!), the town castle and the typical fisherman's harbour 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.
Things To Do: By travelling a little further afield there are a good range of things to do for everyone. For nature lovers, there are forest walks, bird watching spots and cruises along the River Guadiana. Travelling West there are some excellent shopping centres in Faro and Ghia as well as the famous Water Parks and Zoo Marine all easily reached by car or by day trip. Other local recommendations are Vila Real de S Antonio for traditional crafts, Monte Gordo for a little night life - and of course Spain! Only a few kms away - the Tapas and wine are too good to miss!
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 15 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! Around 1km away, the challenging course of Castro Marim, along with its famous country club comes highly recommended and just alongside is the new Quinta do Vale course now growing in popularity. We can organise 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)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
• 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.