Casa Amelia, this lovely villa is a real home-from-home. And because it sleeps six to seven people it is a perfect choice for a family holiday.This is a perfect spot for relaxation and in easy reach of all amenities and close some of the Algarve's best beaches. Decorated in a traditinal style Villa Amelia has a Large Terrace for one to take in it's quiet surroundings. Close to the Golf Course of Amendoeiras
Joe de Freitas
- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Dec 2018
Why Joe de Freitas chose Silves
Great location near Amendoeiras golf and Porches makes easy reach of some Algarve great beaches Long term winter lets are available please enquiry
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Traditional Portuguese charm
We stayed here September 2018 for 9 nights. This is a typical traditional Portuguese house which is split into two, the bottom half is lived in by the owners and the top half is rented out to holiday makers.
The rented part has 3 bedrooms 2 double rooms and 2 single beds. There is a kitchen/utility room where you can cook meals we did not use this facility as we like to go out in the evening but there were pans,plates, a fully working kitchen. There’s also balconies front and back.
There is a road in front of the property but is like an English “b” road and did not suffer from a lot of traffic, in fact we hardly noticed traffic at all.
There is a living room with comfortable chairs and dining table we loved the antique family furniture. There is TV which has Sky news and Fox films and several other English speaking programs.
There are 2 bathrooms, one is just a toilet and basin and the other has a bath with shower overhead, although at the moment is hand held, which I have to say is a very powerful amazing shower. Olga, the daughter of the owner, says they will be ripping out the bathroom and replacing with new shower/toilet sometime after November 2018.
To summarise on other points other contributors have written, there are 2 dogs on site very friendly and did not cause any issues. There is a car repair garage at the side, across a track, but we heard nothing and did not see much work going on so all quiet when we stayed.
We had a lovely stay here Olga was very helpful gave us figs/fruit from garden and her English is excellent
Large and spacious flat in a quiet rural area.
The apartment occupies the whole of the top floor of the villa. The owners live below. The apartment is very spacious and the owners very welcoming.
It is about 15 minutes to Lagoa where you will find a small InterMarche which does very good coffee, and on the southern outskirts of Lagoa on the road to Carvoeiro you will find a Pingo Doce, Aldi and a new posh supermarket called Apolonia (Portugal's answer to Waitrose with prices to match). Apolonia also serves good coffee.
The coast of Algarve has some fantastic long sandy beaches and also many small coves.
The owners have two dogs: a large alsatian called Dragão (Dragon) who is very friendly and actually quite timid, and another dog that is kept chained up all the time.
The apartment is well equipped for cooking with a gas hob and oven.
The are a few of minor problems.
1. The kitchen has a lack of sockets - you will find yourself switching between the kettle and the toaster.
2. The small toilet smells of drains especially just after you have done some washing up. The owner said that this was due to the heavy rain, but I'm not convinced. I think it might be because there is no U-bend trap under the basin.
3. The TV screen is damaged in that there is an area of the screen which is darker than the rest.
4. It takes a long time for hot water to reach the bathroom. This is because the gas boiler is at one end of the house and the bathroom is at the other, and the boiler is not very powerful.
5. When we arrived the walls of the bath were covered in emulsion paint. It took me an hour to remove all the paint. My guess is whoever had done the painting had washed out his equipment in the bath.
6.. We were unlucky with the weather. It was unseasonably cold, but the owners were kind enough to provide two oil filled radiators. However I was surprised to be charged 60 euros (30 euros for each radiator) at the end of our stay. There was no mention of this up front, and it would have been fairer to read the meter and charge for usage over a certain amount (as they commonly do in France).
Die Wohnung ist sehr schön geräumig, mit großer möbelierter Terrasse und gemütlich eingerichtet. Waschmaschine, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster, Wasserkocher u.s.w; alles ist vorhanden. Superschnelles WLan, Amazon und Netflix läuft sehr gut (Notebook nicht vergessen, TV hat kein Internet). Insgesamt 6 Betten (2 Doppelbetten, 2 Einzelbetten) die sehr bequem sind, aufgeteilt auf 3 Schlafzimmer. Küche und Wohnzimmer sind sehr groß. 1 Badezimmer mit WC, Wanne und Duschvorhang und 1 Extra WC mit Waschbecken.
Die Eigentümer sind eine typische portugiesische 3 Generationen-Familie die im Erdgeschoss wohnt, bemerkenswert gastfreundlich, herzlich und aufmerksam. 2 Hunde sind auf dem Grundstück. Der eine ist an der Kette. Beide Hunde sind sehr lieb, etwas scheu, lassen sich aber anfassen. Sie haben sich mit unser kleinen Malteser-Hündin sehr gut verstanden.
Alles in allem ein Top Urlaub.
Maria + Frank
maison confortable et tranquile
Les propriétaires sont vraiment très gentil a l'écoute de vos demandes. La maison manque d'une salle de bain et de quelques prises de courant sinon le reste est très bien a conseiller pour des personnes qui aiment la tranquillité un peu loin de la mer et des plages.
Maison pas assez confortable
Nous avons loué une maison avec 2 salle de bain, à l’arrivee une salle de bain.
Aucune prise électrique dans salle de bain.
Odeurs désagréables dans la maison.
Propriétaire très accueillante
D'abord, il n'y a pas 2 salles de bain comme précisé dans le descriptif mais une seule et un petit cabinet de toilette avec un WC.
Ensuite, la maison n'a ni chauffage ni climatisation. IL se trouve que j'y étais en février et que la nuit il faisait froid, le propriétaire m'a proposé un chauffage d'appoint moyennant un supplément. C'était loin d'être suffisant pour une surface de 150 m2.
La maison se trouve sur une route très fréquentée et à 20 m d'un garage, ce qui n'est nullement mentionné dans le descriptif.
Je ne suis donc restée qu'une seule nuit dans cette maison.
Thank you for your comments and you have main bathroom with bath and shower and the second is an separate WC and wash basin as advertised
The total usable area comes to the correct 150 squared metres
Unfortunately we can not accommodate some your demands as you needed to be in a hotel
As you can see from previous comments the property has positive comments and many repeat guests
the motorway A22,follow directions for Lagoa,take the exit for Alcantarilha,follow directions for Silves and Golf Amendoeiras, turn left just after the golf Course Fontes da Montosa. Or try to see on Goocle Earth for "Fontes da Montosa" "Porches Lagoa - Portugal".
Close by you have the Moorish town of Silves to explore the this stunning accient town. Or not play a round of Golf in Amendoeiras golf course. Explore the stunning beaches of Carvoeiro and Armacao de Pera all about 10 minutes drive
Additional pricing information
tarifas decrecientes en función de la duración, tarifa en función del número de personas, entrega de llaves realizada por propietario ausente durante la estanciaietario The prices are based on 6 people, for an extra 7 or 8 person the prices per person extra Is €25 per week A non refundable 40% deposit is requested to confirm booking and balance is payable on arrival