Only 5 minutes from the local shops, market & restaurants or book a cook to take care of your meals. We are only 25 minutes from one of the most sought after beaches in the Algarve, Falesia. Guest have the option of booking a 4-hour gourmet cooking master class to celebrate any special occasion and can be combined with a wine tasting session. An English speaking baby sitter can be arranged at any time during your visit. The villa sleeps 10 with 5 king-size beds or 10 single. The bathrooms are well appointed as per modern standards.
The living room of our child friendly holiday retreat has large screen TV, DVD player a& small DVD library. There is a private pool (fenced) for you to revel in after a long day.The patio offers panoramic mountain & river views & ideal for bird watching & star gazing. The well lit garden is great for 'Al Fresco' dining.
The family friendly villa comes with high chairs, 4 cots, bed guard rails, toys, dvds, stair gates, baby pen and a trampoline, swing and table tennis in the garden.
There are many restaurants & cafes nearby where you can relish some amazing cuisines. The shopping centres & outlet stores are also close by where you can stock up on supplies or buy your holiday memorabilia.
Explore the area with our self guided walking routes or book a quad bike adventure with Hugo, our neighbour, and explore the the hills and swim in a fresh water dam.
Activities: There are two trips the kids really love. The boat tours, from the Albufeira marina, to view the dolphins, caves & unique rock formations and the catamaran day trips, from the Villamoura marina, that includes a sardine BBQ on the beach & a dip in the ocean.
Falesia beach , near Albufeira, has been awarded the golden flag & has a variety of water sports on the beach. Villamoura also has a lovely beach with water sports & has a marina with a variety of shops and restaurants.
Family fun at the water parks (Slide & Splash at Lagoa), a visit to the zoo (Zoo Lagos) with 'monkey islands' are brilliant or Zoomarine oceanarium (Guia) with an opportunity to swim with the dolphins are close by.
Wine tours (various tour options) in Guia, near Albufeira, at Adega do Cantor translates to Winery of the Singer, Sir Cliff Richard.
A range of shops, eateries, home stores & Nike outlet at the Algarve shopping centre (Guia). Pottery outlets in Porches & Monchique.
Silves Near S.B. Messines: The Moorish town, Silves, is on the river & has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, magnificent cathedral & the Cruz de Portugal (Cross of Portugal). Lots of shops & lovely restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is very good for seafood, the English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants.
Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in August with it s narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the castle to a medieval market place. Trestle tables & hay bales are laid out next to the barbecues & spit roasts in the 'dining' area & strolling musicians & jugglers entertain.
The two week Silves Beer Festival in July is held in the Fabrique do Ingles.
Days Out: Alte is a typical Portuguese village & extremely attractive. Picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant can be found at at Fonte Grande where you can to enjoy a swim in the lovely cool waters. The large handicraft shop where you are sure to find something Portuguese is well stocked with linen, pottery, lavender oil etc. Walk (or drive) out of the village & along the river for about 2km to the Queda Vigario, the largest waterfall in the Algarve.
Caldas de Monchique was a fashionable spa in the early 20s. Famous for it warm springs. Have lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. The region is well known for its medronho (brandy made from the fruit of the strawberry tree) & the scissor chair (wooden chair). There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique visit the Foia peak (902m) the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique & enjoy views of the entire Algarve coast on a clear day.