Welcome to Casa Palmeira.
Breaking news! We are installing solar panel heating for the pool, which reduces our carbon footprint, and is much more eco-friendly. It will be up and running immediately, and is such good news for all how care about energy consumption!
Casa Palmeira is simply a fantastic place for a holiday. It does have a special kind of magic, and we love to welcome new guests to come and enjoy.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could want and need - relaxation, privacy and space, with lots to do and see on your doorstep. The price for every rental includes pool heating from the beginning of May to mid-October, and hot tub heating all year round, as well as all bed linen, pool and bathroom towels. It also includes free wi-fi. New for this year, we have just installed an electronic pool cover - so easy to operate, and it means the pool will stay warmer. Must be good news!
Our new solar panel pool heating is now operational. As a bonus, it will operate out of season as well as in high season. The pool temperature out of season is entirely weather dependant, and as it’s our first year of operating solar pool heating, we’ve yet to see how it does in the cooler months, but if it’s sunny, it will be better than an unheated pool! Watch this space as we monitor the off-season temperatures.
Parque da Floresta has recently been rebranded, and is now known as Golfe Santo Antonio. There is so much on offer here, for golfers, non-golfers, and families - golf, driving range, putting, bowling, tennis, pools, football, and children's club, as well as restaurants, all within the resort.
Casa Palmeira sits on the edge of the 12th Fairway, in what we think is the best location in Parque da Floresta. The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac, with just a few villas nearby. It is very private, with an enclosed garden, heated pool, hot tub, and mature garden. The villa is well-equipped and very comfortable.
The accommodation is on 2 levels. On the upper level there is the sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen and utility room, the study, and the master bedroom suite. The sitting –room leads on to the upper terrace, which has several different areas for eating and relaxing, as well as a sun awning, for a bit of shade. There are, in both the sitting-room and the study, literally hundreds of books (1200 at the last count!) for you to enjoy during your stay. We are serious book lovers, and sometimes a kindle just isn’t so good for reading in the sun. There is also a substantial video library, with many films from Disney to action films. We also have satellite channels on the study TV, and free to air UK channels in the sitting-room. The study also has an Xbox 360 games consul, with a few games. Entirely up to you if you let your kids – even the big kids! – find it or you hide it away.
The Master suite is a big airy room, with access to the upper terrace, and windows over the pool and garden. There is a dressing room, leading to the ensuite bathroom, which has a spa bath, twin basins, toilet, bidet and separate shower cubicle.
The kitchen and utility rooms are well equipped and very functional. The kitchen has an electric hob & oven, microwave, dishwasher ( essential), and fridge freezer. There is a further fridge freezer in the utility room, along with a washing machine and tumble drier.
Downstairs, with access to the pool and garden, are a further 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and the other 2 share the family bathroom. There is also a small kitchen, which is great when you are BBQ-ing on the lower terrace.
All 4 bedrooms and the study have aircon units which supply cool air, and also hot air for the winter months.
Outside is special. We have over the years totally landscaped the gardens, and there are lawns on lots of different levels. We are enclosed by a large hedge, which gives us amazing privacy. The pool is created with unusual green tiles, and is heated. Heating is included from 1 May to mid October, and out of those times, the solar heating will be operating, but as it depends on the sun, the temperatures are not guaranteed. It will still be warmer than an unheated pool, and there is no charge for it. The pool is 3.5m wide by 11m long. Shallow end depth is 1.2m, and 1.9 at the deep end.
We built the hot tub recently, and it is a great addition. It seats 5-6 easily, and has lights for evening use. Hot tub heating is included all year.
Also we have a roof terrace. Very exciting, and it adds a new dimension to the villa. 360 degree views, and sun all day long. Such a great addition - we think. Hopefully you will think so too.
Last summer we had great fun creating a short video of the outside space at the villa. Our son, Ben, composed and played the soundtrack. It is in the photo section of this website. I hope you will have a look!
Casa Palmeira is within walking distance of the clubhouse and spa at PdF, and it is about 10 mins by car to the lovely beach at Salema.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could need for a great family holiday, but that still doesn't quite say it all. It doesn't explain why our guests come back year after year, and why it is just an amazing place to spend your precious holiday. It is impossible to put your finger on it, but whatever it is, it makes Casa Palmeira special, and just a little bit different - doesn't feel like a holiday villa, feels like home!
We look forward to hearing from you soon.