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Beautiful characterful villa, sleeps 6, large private pool, gardens & sea views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, beautiful private tranquil pool & gardens with sea views.

Casa das Figueiras is an idyllically situated 3 bedroom villa, which can sleep up to 6, with a magnificent private pool over looking the stunning rural and coastal Algarvian views.

The villa boasts a large open plan living and dining area with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and French doors opening out onto one of the many terraces overlooking the beautiful mature garden. We have a log fire, perfect for comfy nights in during the colder season, but in summer the air conditioning ensures a pleasing coolness. There's also satellite TV, free wifi, a DVD and CD player. The beautiful en-suite master bedroom with king-size bed has patio doors opening on to the terrace and garden, there are also two twin bedrooms (one with a shower room) and a separate large bathroom. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to cook up a wonderful feast which can be enjoyed inside or at any of the three alfresco dining areas over looking the pool and views.

If you fancy cooking outside we do, of course, have a large built in BBQ and several alfresco eating areas and terraces. The private pool is 10x5 metres with steps and a handrail and has several sun loungers and parasols around it along with a shaded eating area so it's perfect for enjoying the weather. The pool area is gated so is safe for families.

All the amenities are available inclusive of the price such as wifi, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and radio, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and parking space. There is a twice weekly maid service and linens and pool towels are provided free of charge. A cot and high chair are available free of charge should you require them. Well behaved pets are welcome if notified in advance of booking, subject to an additional £25 cleaning fee (please note pets are not allowed in the pool).

Casa das Figueiras is located idyllically on a hillside with coast and country views, along a country lane only 2km from Boliqueime village with its shops, bank, pharmacy, bars and restaurants for eating out. The villa is peaceful and relaxing, away from it all, yet only ten minutes drive to wonderful beaches and Vilamoura with a marina, casino, 4 golf courses and all the pleasures of a top resort. We highly recommend hiring a car to explore everything the surrounding area has to offer.

The villa manager will welcome you at the villa upon your arrival and will help with any questions during your stay so you can rest easily knowing everything will be taken care of! We can arrange for a small welcome grocery pack if you require, payable directly to the manager upon arrival.

Please note that during peak season, changeover day is generally Saturday and there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. Check-in is after 2pm and check-out is 10.30am.

More Details
Registration Number : 60929/AL

Owner
Sheila Hutchings
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Sheila Hutchings

My husband and I bought a plot in 1981 with a small building (a ruin really) set on a hillside overlooking the Algarvian coast. Gradually we renovated, expanded and improved but kept the character of the original stone building and roof. The location is fantastic! Real Algarve, tranquil, almond orchards, winding lanes, village close by with bank, pharmacy and some good restaurants. Yet Vilamoura and Albufeira are only a 10/15 minute drive with beautiful beaches, golf courses and marinas. We've enjoyed many family holidays here over the years and hope we've created a home from home for your relaxing holiday.

Sheila Hutchings purchased this house in 1980

Why Sheila Hutchings chose Boliqueime

Boliqueime seemed the perfect spot, away from the hustle and bustle like another world but with easy access to coast and airport.

What makes this house unique

Glorious rest and relaxation. Sometimes a shepherd grazes his sheep in the orchard in front. The garden is child friendly and the villa has a fenced pool.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Boliqueime around the Boliqueime

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En suite - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom with en suite, air con and patio doors.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with air conditioning.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with air conditioning and shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful characterful villa, sleeps 6, large private pool, gardens & sea views
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
4

Lovely traditional Portuguese villa

  • 4 of 5

Great quite location, with excellent pool for adults.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Karen - you're welcome back any time!
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5

Lovely villa, full of character with great pool and outside space

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in the villa. The location is great - off the beaten track but within easy reach of both the coastal resorts and the lovely inland towns and villages.

The villa is very well equipped. We prepared most meals and ate outside on the many dining areas. The pool area is superb with plenty of seating for all the family and options to sit out in the sunshine or escape to the many shaded areas.

Many thanks to Remco for showing us around when we arrived.

This was our first villa stay but definitely won’t be our last.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely and peaceful holiday for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Villa, it was a great and quiet location despite being close to a rural road. The swimming pool was brilliant for the kids, big enough and safe for our toddler as there were two gates that could be locked with a key to access it. The inside of the house was very nice too, Portuguese style and all you needed for a relaxing holiday! Air-con in all the bedrooms and lounge, bonus! A 15mns drive to the closest beach and 5mns to Aldi for shopping (they do fresh croissant and baguette!) On the last day we were lucky enough to spot a Common Chameleon in the garden (A green lizard moving very slowly..) Also thanks to Remco for his welcome and efficient check-out! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Eric, we're so glad you had a lovely time. (And a chameleon! That's quite special!) :)
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4

Tranquil and homely villa , beautiful outdoor areas with a great private pool

  • 4 of 5

Lovely rustic villa with amazing outdoor areas very private, great pool area. The kitchen has everything you need, lovely comfy beds all air conditioned throughout the villa . The bathroom all 3 of them had great showers and 2 had bath with towels provided and changed as were the bedding twice a week . The maid was lovely and Remco the villa Manager was so very help and on hand for any questions or queries.

All in all a lovely relaxing stay at a lovely relaxing villa

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased with this review.from a recent client. It gives unbiased detailed information of what a prospective client can expect with regard to the facilities at Casa das Figueiras and the excellent service from Remco the manager and supporting staff. Our aim is to make your holiday a very happy one.Sheila.
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4

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very good

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute bliss!

  • 5 of 5

June 2017

This was our first experience of a Villa type holiday. We weren't disappointed.

Loved "Figgy" right from the off, it had that "wow" factor as soon as we were shown in by the lovely manager Remco, we knew we were going to have a lovely holiday. The whole place gives you a feel of what a villa should be like, cool decor, locally sourced tiles on the walls, tiled floors, a big doorway to beautifully tended gardens and outside eating areas in the sun, or shade if preferred, a nice mixture of old and modern furniture too. Everything and every room had plenty of character which gave a lovely homely feel. All the mod-cons you could ever need were also available, the dishwasher was very well utilised! The beds were very good too. The gardens are lovely, lively and we had regular visitors from the insect and reptile world! One of the highlights was the little gecko that visited us nearly every night after dark when we were indoors watching the telly! The pool area is just perfect for total peace and quiet, and also provides yet another area for outside dining and the pool was perfect too, quite big, deep, spotlessly clean and there's a choice of sun loungers and shade options. There was loads of space for our family of 4 adults (kids are 21 and 18), and the villa can easily accomodate 6. Set beside a quiet road, in very quiet surroundings, it's only a 4 or 5 minute drive from the centre of the village, and its easy to find using the simple map and directions that Sheila provided for me before departure.

We loved this place, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. As I write this, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be than sitting outside Figgy just as the sun is setting, listening to the birds and the crickets singing while sipping another glass of local wine......

Thank you Sheila, Remco, the Pool Guy and the Maid, we had a fantastic time!

Neil + Family (Edinburgh)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neil I have just read your review and am quite thrilled by it. Obviously I love my villa which started as a little old barn , now the kitchen and bedroom on the lane. Over time my husband and I had it converted and extended to the interior you now describe. The outside space ,once the pool was constructed was fairly easy because things grow like magic in the clement climate out there. I do recognise the value of "the team " headed by Remco and his lovely wife both originally from Holland , the Portuguese maid Sao, and the gardener Dmitrii who was an immigrant from Eastern Europe a few years back.. An absolute mix from the EU! I pay them properly, treat them as equals and I get their goodwill back in spades. We want our clients -guests to have a lovely holiday, it makes us very happy and we hope you tell others about your experience and perhaps return to Figgy in the future.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Vilamoura - 4 courses
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Boliqueime
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Olhos d'Agua / Falesia
Car: necessary

Beautiful village of Boliqueime is a 5 min drive/15 min stroll away for essentials from the shop, cafe or post officer. Vilamoura is 10-15 min drive away where there is a fitness centre, indoor pool off season, massage therapist, tennis, 4 golf courses, marina, boat trips, cinemas, casino.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Boliqueime,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
01 Sep – 28 Sep 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
29 Sep – 26 Oct 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
27 Oct – 21 Dec 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
22 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2019
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 10 nights
£895
 
 
27 Apr - 24 May 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
25 May - 28 Jun 2019
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
29 Jun – 12 Jul 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 
 
13 Jul – 30 Aug 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 7 nights
£1,375
 
 
31 Aug – 27 Sep 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
21 Dec 2019 – 02 Jan 2020
21 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
10 night minimum stay
£1,279
for 10 nights
£895
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Remaining 75% balance required at least 30 days before start of holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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