Imagine sharing a villa in a great location, with the luxury of space, in a lovey rural setting with extensive views towards Lagos and the sea, with your family and friends?
Quinta das Casuarinas is away from any developments! But only a stones throw away from Lagos and all its 21st century facilities!
A comfortable, family friendly villa, where children and babies are welcome & catered for, set in three acres of grounds, with a private pool surrounded by a large terrace - secured by lockable gates at either end.
With the added bonus of lots of spots to escape the crowd with a good book or just to spend time in contemplation. Then lovely areas for getting together for BBQs, drinks, coffees and afternoon tea!
All just for you!
Our southerly panoramic views are towards the village of Portelas and the historic old town of Lagos ( only 2 miles away) and the sea where there are miles of beautiful clean, sandy beaches. There are Beach bars aplenty for drinks, coffees, ice creams, salads, delicious fresh fish, chicken piri piri, delicious garlic prawns ---- and many other tasty options!
Quinta das Casuarinas for over 30 years, has been our beautiful, spacious, comfortable, first or second home.
The villa is set in 3 acres of mature grounds and although not isolated, has a wonderful feeling of privacy.
A perfect location with just a short drive into Lagos and everything it has to offer.
Family friendly and spacious.
A FULLY EQUIPPED COOKS KITCHEN
for those who like to eat at home - has an adjoining dining, inside and out - and sitting area - with its own television etc
It has a double oven, larder fridge, under counter drinks fridge and under counter freezer.
Provisions of your choice, delivered free, can be ordered to await your arrival.
There are lots of cookery books and fresh herbs growing just outside on the terrace.
All detergents included in the rental
THE MAIN SITTING ROOM has 2 sets sliding doors - one set out onto a second dining terrace, looking south and close to the pool.
the other set is on the far side of the security gates - to the west.
This newly furnished alfresco dining area, has seating for 12 people and a large BBQ, is just above the pool terrace. There are speakers for your own music here --- just plug in your, phone, MP3 player ---
There are 5 bedrooms -
2 with double beds ( one of these also has a sofa) . hair dryers for every bedroom
2 with a choice - (twin beds or 190cm doubles) and a 3rd bedroom has the same choice, plus a set of bunk beds.
4 bedrooms have cooling ceiling fans and insect screens for those pesky moths --- !
The fifth bedroom has large sofa, floor standing fans & a huge net over the bed.
We also have 3 cots and 3 highchairs, potties, changing mats etc etc and movable security gates. There are no extra charges for anything.
There are 2 full bathrooms ( with baths and bidets ) and 2 shower rooms, all 4 with basins and toilets.
One shower has a seat and a grab rail in the shower cubicle and a grab rail next to the loo.
Bougainvillea, Morning glory, Oleander and Acacias grow abundantly around the villa.
There are many covered, shaded areas for escaping the midday sun - one of which overlooks the huge securable pool terrace and our new Octagonal Pergola
on the pool terrace itself, both providing seating for those that like some shade and also for the supervision of young children in and around the pool.
Plus other peaceful spots for those needing to escape the crowd for a quiet read!
Looking west there are further covered areas ( just outside the family sitting-room / kitchen ) - a second dining area, great for breakfast or meals away from the pool. Plus a comfortable outside ‘sitting-room’ from which to enjoy your morning coffee or evening drinks with a view of the garden and setting sun.
There are many beautiful golf courses within easy driving distance. Tennis courts in Lagos. Water sports on local beaches . Horse riding stables. Plus surfing only a 1/2 hour drive away on the west coast.
An excelent little zoo just up the road - where you can also have lunch!
If you are interested in history - Silves is a half hour drive and Sagres, the most south westerly point of Europe - not too far away
We have all mod cons! Telephone, Wi-Fi with boosters , New TV set top box - with all the channels and Sport, BBC, ITV etc and many current films included.
DVD players, lots of DVDs and books - including reference books for cross words ---, cookery books & novels etc for adults and for children too ).
There are reliable people, just a phone call away, to help and advise on anything and everything - sort out any problems --- however small
Maid service all included by Ascencao and Gabriela to meet and greet.
Some of our guests extend their holidays by flying to & from Lisbon or Seville, spending a night or two discovering those lovely cities - even enjoying a walking holiday before or after. Then enjoying the drive or train or bus trip to Lagos and the West Algarve --- with the added bonus that sometimes, there are better flight deals flying to these airports on different days of the week!
We are 5 minutes drive away from many beautiful sandy beaches all around Lagos. On Meia Praia you can walk or run for several miles. Windsurfing, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing all available. There is surfing and surf schools on the west coast beaches 1/2 hours drive away. Day trips and equipment can be organised from Lagos, or you can hire boards etc on Cordoama and Armado Beaches.
Occasionally you can surf on the south coast too - but there are no hire facilities here.
Lagos is an old city with a general museum, cultural center, Golden church, Slave Museum etc -