4 bedroom self catering villa, situated between Monte Gordo and Altura
- English, Portuguese
Born in Lisbon, I went to finish my studies in the UK where I met Mike, my husband. Ended up staying for 18 years! We bought Villa 145 in 2001 and in 2005 we decided to move south and chose to stay in the East Algarve. I have been managing villas since 2008, and I enjoy every minute of it!
Marina purchased this Villa in 2001
Pool / Spa
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Lovely villa in a great location
We had a fantastic time , stayed for a week , the villa had everything you need in a amazing location only a 10 minute walk to a sandy beach and 5 minutes to a really nice cafe with really good food and prices . Marina the host was excellent, I would definitely recommend to others .
Many thanks for your 5 star review! We really appreciate the wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our villa and hopefully we will see you again soon. Warm regards, Marina and Mike
Two weeks in the Portuguese sun and sand
A wonderfull 2 weeks for myself and my family. Our host and hostess were most caring and considerate. Our villa was spotless and comfortable. The beach was incredible with a charming restaurant and friendly staff. Information was given regarding the surrounding facilities and attractions. A great introduction to Portugal and the Algarve, thank you.
We really appreciate your positive feedback about our villa and the surrounding area. We do take pride in catering to all of our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to the Algarve again soon, we would love to have you back. Marina and Mike
beatiful house , close to beach
Enjoyed our second time in this property , the location near the beach and on walking distance of Monte Gordo.
We will consider another stay in early 2020.
Thank you for staying with us again! We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our villa. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty, and hopefully we will see you again next year. Marina and Mike
A great find!
Had a great stay in the Villa. Everything you need for your vacation and all very clean.
Great communication with the owners, Marina & Mike. Happy to pass on useful info to enhance your stay.
If you like the beach, you can walk in a matter of minutes.
Great restaurants are close by and if you don't fancy straying too far the "Cafe"/ "Bar"/ "Shop"/ "Bakery", just a 3 minute walk away, is very handy (don't be put off by the fact it's full of locals - that's a massive plus, as it shows how good it is and they are all very friendly!) First time we have spent Christmas & New year away from home, but it will not be our last! Thanks Marina & Mike for sharing your home - hopefully see you later this year! (Don't forget the links)
Thank you so much for your kind words, Geoff. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future! Marina and Mike
Lovely villa, well equipped and perfect for the needs of our family. The owner Mar
The owner Marina was helpful before and during our stay, we would recommend the services of Edite the local taxi driver if you do not have a car, she is very knowledgeable about the area and friendly. The beach is beautiful and although the sea is cold we managed a swim. Eating out was not so good, cheap in monte Gordo but poor quality probably better in villa real we didn't get there.
Thank you so much for your kind words about the villa and about Edite! The sea water is still cold because we had a long and unusual winter for the Algarve. The weather has now started to warm up and so has the water. I am so sorry you missed it! In regards to the restaurants in Monte Gordo, I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately not all restaurants are up and running yet with the new beach front project. Many thanks and hope to see you all in the near future. Marina
beatiful house , close to beach
Cosy house in nice residential area , on walking distance of the sea and
Monte Gordo.Highly recommended.
Kind hosts Marina and Mike are very helpfull
Thank you for your kind comments and hope to see you both again soon! Marina and Mike
The Villa is located in the exclusive holiday residential area of Casas da Audiência, which has around 250 large villas and town houses and direct access, on foot or by car, to the beach. It boasts two superb restaurants on the beach itself, and a Sushi bar. There is also a local café and bakery, where you can buy bread freshly baked on the premises and some basic food. The café the "Meal of the day" as well as a set menu. The beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa, through the pine trees. Its’ beautiful unspoilt golden sand stretches for miles. Nearby is the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve stretching 67 kilometres along the coast to Faro. Part of Audiencia backs onto a National Park, full of pine trees surrounding a beautiful unspoilt lake that is a magnet for wild birds and ducks. It is excellent for walking and cycling in. The villa is within 5 to 15 min. drive of several top golf courses: Castro Marim Golf, Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Quinta de Cima, the new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Quinta do Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros.
Other Activities: Bird watching, Green Bowling, Kite Surf, Canoeing, Cruising.
Golf: The Algarve has some of the finest golf courses in the world. Indeed the region has a world wide reputation for golfing excellence. The mild all year round climate makes playing golf in the Algarve an absolute pleasure, even in the winter. The East Algarve has 5 very different golf courses: Benamor - A very friendly and welcoming club. A good choice for groups of higher handicappers, with wide fairways and not too many hazards. Water does, however, come into play on a few holes
Castro Marim - The Eastern Algarve has developed very quickly in the last few years as a serious golfing location. This is one of the first courses that got rave reviews from visiting golfers and it is still one to put on any Eastern Algarve itinerary.
Monte Rei - The only Jack Nicklaus designed course on the Algarve. This is a stunning layout, with first class service from the time you arrive at the bag drop.
Quinta da Ria - A lovely golf course built on a cliff overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Although not as technically difficult as its sister course next door, it is still ranked in the top 10 courses in Portugal.
Quinta de Cima -This is a must-play course for any golfer staying in the Algarve. Ranked as one of the top 3 courses in Portugal by the Peugeot guide
Quinta do Vale - Opened in 2008, this Seve Ballesteros course, close to the Spanish border, is one to add to your itinerary. With Monte Rei & Quinta de Cima very close, you can see why golfers are flocking to this area.