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Beautiful unique tranquil lakeside villa in stunning pine forest setting

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
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People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Marmelete - Casa Do Lago

Luxuriously appointed, fully refurbished spacious 3 bedrooms/4 bathrooms villa

Casa Do Lago is a very private luxury spacious villa with spectacular views towards Lake Bravura and the Monchique Mountains. Its a perfect combination of nature,luxury & tranquility and ideal for people who want to 'get away from it all', but only 20minutes drive to the large towns of Lagos, Alvor & Portimao, the Autodromo is 15mins drive. A long private driveway leads you to the villa. Steps lead up to the courtyard and front door. Spacious entrance hall & guest cloakroom, with utility room off. Large lounge with open plan kitchen and separate dining room, both with Sky TV,DVD and c.d/ipod docks. Three spacious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and large king-size beds and patio doors opening onto elevated pool terrace. Large pool has built-in steps & underwater lighting. Covered terrace areas surround the pool. Outside there are beautiful mature gardens, featuring an ornamental pond, Pergola with seating area & built-in barbecue for alfresco dining. Set in 30acres of land.

Welcome to Casa Do Lago. This is an exclusive luxuriously appointed, professionally interior designed country house villa estate set nestled in its own 30 acres of land. Its situated by a freshwater lake called Lake Bravura within a breath-taking unspoilt nature reserve setting area, where there is no pollution and the skies are fabulously clear at night - perfect for those who love star gazing! Casa Do Lago is perfectly situated for any of the following activities: via aAlgarviana route - only 2kilometres away, Bird watching, lake fishing - carp and black bass, cross country walking, running, rambling, hiking, kayaking & canoing, lakeside & nature walks, botany, mountain biking - downhill and cross country, cycling, 4 x 4 off safari jeep tours - discover the real Algarve! Off-road motorbike and trail riding tours, quad biking, horse riding & horse carriage driving in the stunning peaceful countryside, international FIA race track days & events - open to the public - use your own car or hire a ginetta. Go-carting - great fun for all the family, coastal boat sailing - power boat or sailing yacht, big game fishing, dolphin sea safaris & swim with dolphins, healthy HENS girlie parties, pampering and wellness holidays & mini breaks........and lots more

Lake Bravura (Barragem): This beautiful large man made lake is in the heart of the Algarve's loveliest wooded hills and rolling countryside near to Lagos. It provides the perfect setting for peaceful walking, hiking, canoeing, horse-riding, bird-watching, fishing and nature lovers alike. It is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of busy beaches and resorts, ideal if you are looking for artistic inspiration & some chillax time ! And for those feeling slightly more energetic there are excellent dirt tracks ideal for mountain biking and running, or even a spot of windsurfing on the beautiful crystal clear lake water! Quite simply, you can do as much or as little as you desire.

Algarve's Beaches: The Algarve is renowned for its ample choice of beautiful clean sandy beaches. Locally, you can choose from Alvor, Meia Praia, Lagos, and Praia da Rocha, Portimao. They are all approximately 20 minutes drive away. Further west, there are 'private' secluded beaches and coves between Burgau across to Sagres. On the west coast there are many beautiful beaches ideal for surfing with long lines of rollers sweeping in from the open Atlantic ideal for surfing - for surfing novices or pros ! . You will be spoilt for choice!

Local Golf: There are 5 golf courses in the area. The most well known, Penina, was designed by Henry Cotton and has hosted some of the world's greatest golf tournaments. Penina is approximately 20 minutes drive away from Casa Do Lago. Palmares Golf Course overlooks some of the loveliest stretch of sandy beaches at Meia Praia. The course at Parque da Floresta is a more recent addition and Boa Vista is the newest designed as a championship course. Alto Golf in Portimao is also easily accessed. All the above golf courses are approximately 20-30 minutes drive away.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
eva clarke
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Portuguese, Polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2016
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Why eva clarke chose Monchique region

we fell in love with the gorgeous peacefulness and beauty of this location, the feeling of tranquility and space is totally inspirational, and yet the hustle and bustle of lagos & portimao and all the beaches are only 15minutes drive from us, so we have the best of both worlds

What makes this villa unique

total freedom and privacy, not overlooked at all. Villa set in 30acres of beautiful peaceful nature - pine & eucalyptus trees and little pathways, and easy access to the lake shore line. Stunning panoramic views all round the villa. Your senses will feel "at one with nature". This is a fabulous place to come escape away from city madness ....

Guestbook comments from the owner

"..thank you so much for our 8th fabulous holiday here, in your beautiful villa... We never tire of coming here...see you next year !"
Sep 2011
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Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Beautiful unique tranquil lakeside villa in stunning pine forest setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We has a wonderful week in a beautiful villa which provided everything you could possibly wish for. The pictures really do not do it justice, it is fabulous!Eva and Roger were great and provided us with lots of information about things to do in the area and restaurants to visit locally. Our day out on the yacht was one of the highlights of the holiday. The villa is close to Lagos and Alvor , where one of our favourite restaurants is, so a beach is within easy reach if you fancy a change from the pool. It was great to be able to feed the terrapins in the Lake, they are really friendly but watch your toes! The views were stunning and it was really peaceful both during the day and in the evening where you could sit out on one of the many terraces and watch the stars. The villa was also close to the kart track which kept our teenager amused. All in all we had a fantastic time and will definitely book this villa again next time we are in Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was a pleasure and an honour to have you stay and thank you so very much for the wonderful comments about the villa and day out on our yacht :) Your family is most welcome again in the future and thank you for leaving the villa so immaculately clean and tidy. We do hope you will come back soon :) xxx
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5

Beautiful Location, Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Once again, had a wonderful time at this gorgeous villa in beautiful surroundings. The villa is extremely well-maintained and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The owners are lovely too. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...thanks for the lovely review :) we always do our best to please. Will be wonderful to have you back again, you are always very welcome :)
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Exmouth, Devon
5

Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

Complete relaxation, peace and quiet in a clean and large but cosy villa. Casa Do Lago and Eva provided all we wished for.

The large pool and surrounding area with spectacular views ensures you never want to share with other holiday makers again!

A car is definately required and the location is not for those who want the company of others at all times.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time relaxing and generally enjoying the peace and quiet with no interuptions. Would definitely recommend this villa to anyone who wants an 'away from it all' holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Faro
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
penina, palmares, alto
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
concalves
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
lagos, meia praia, alvor
Car: necessary

Casa Do Lago is situated south in the foothills of the Monchique Mountains, and set in the stunningly beautiful Bravura FRESHWATER LAKE surrounded by gorgeous sloping hills with lush pine & eucalyptus trees and the purest air quality. This peaceful tranquil location is ideal for nature-lovers, active adventurers, paddle boarding, canoeing, carp & black bass fishing, runners, walkers, mountain biking, and bird watching. Our 30acre villa estate is surrounded by exceptionally picturesque pine & eucalyptus wooded rolling landscapes with plenty of tracks to explore and the fabulous freshwater lake is at the bottom of our driveway. Pereira village & Portimao International Racetrack is only a 10mins drive,with Lagos & its gorgeous beaches only 15mins drive and Alvor & its beaches along with Portimao towards the East (15mins drive). Faro Airport is 50mins drive, with the Algarve international autodromo FIA superbikes race track approx 7kilometres away.

There is a huge choice of golf courses all within easy traveling distance including Penina, Boa Vista, Palmares etc. For the kids 2 huge Water Parks in Lagoa. Swim with dolphins at Zoo marine. The Portimao Casino/cabaret show is a must for adults. KTM bike tours, yacht sailing from the international 5 star Lagos Marina ,pony trekking, yacht sailing, kite surfing, surfing on the West Coast - only 15minutes drive away. The Fiesa sand sculptures in Lagoa is a must see - especially effective in the evening.

Other Activities: Bird watching, walking holidays, mountain biking, downhill biking, carp fishing, FIA international racetrack, sailing

Golf: Villa is Near to Algarve Penina, Alto, Palmares, Boa Vista, Morgado, Parc Da Floresta Golf Courses

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa Marmelete, Bensafrim

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% deposit is required upon villa reservation confirmation, with the remaining balance due 8weeks before your arrival at the villa.
Car hire can also be arranged at special rates - please ask us for further information.

20% deposit with booking confirmation, balance to be paid at least 8weeks before arrival at the villa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marmelete in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , this is ideal for anyone with mobility problems
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • All bathrooms totally refurbished All with showers One is a walk in shower room - ideal for those with hip/knee restrictions
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • poppy - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 single beds can be arranged in this room if required
    peach - 1 Large Double Bed
    lavender - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are spaciously sized, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom is fully equipped with plenty of wardrobe hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside tables and bedside lamps, and bedroom chair, and all 3 bedrooms have sliding patio doors (complete with electric shutters and mosquito nets) with stunning countryside views (one bedroom also has pool views).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa do Lago has been fully refurbished and modified to the very highest of standards, including air conditioning, electric shutters and mosquito nets,Italian high-gloss cream floor tiles and underfloor heating. Luxurious fully integrated, fully equipped open-plan kitchen with solid granite work surfaces and cream high-gloss cabinets with contrasting dark mahogany tall cabinets. The spacious main open plan lounge features a flat screen TV with large log fire burner beneath which is surrounded by a custom-made granite fireplace feature. 1 x 3seater sofa and 2 x 2seater sofas are laid out in a horse-shoe shape so you can still enjoy the fabulous views even whilst viewing TV !! Various feature lighting effects help to change and modify the mood of the lounge area. The new open-plan style kitchen is wonderfully social and again you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the swimming pool, hills and lake all whilst cooking and chatting to your family and watching TV!

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