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Marina

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English, Portuguese

Charming villa with private Jacuzzi, 500 meters from the beach - 13136/AL

14 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Retur - Villa Audiência 145

4 bedroom self catering villa, situated between Monte Gordo and Altura

This charming 4 bedroom villa, boasts an outdoor jacuzzi, ideal for those hot summer days and nights! It has a good sized living room and dining area, which opens out onto the BBQ area. It has a fully equipped kitchen, is fully air conditioned and has internet. The villa is ideally situated between Monte Gordo and Altura. Just close enough to all the local night life but just far enough away to avoid the summer crowds! The villa is located in the exclusive Audiência development, next to Praia Verde, in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. This area is mainly made up of private villas and has direct access to the beach. Whether you are a beach lover, golfer, athlete or you just want to relax with a glass of the local wine in the jacuzzi, this is the place to be. Towards the beach there is a nature reserve, which is a beautiful walk or bike ride into the town of Monte Gordo, and is a favourite of birdwatchers. The sports facilities in Vila Real Santo António are regularly used by training athletes throughout the year.

Athletics and Sport: Close to the villa is the IAAF accredited sports complex of Vila Real de S. António. The complex is equipped with modern facilities that attract top athletes to this region. There is an 8 lane 'polytan' track together with indoor training facilities and a gym with Olympic free weights. Jumping facilities and dedicated throwing facilities are also available, where many other sports are catered for. The Complex is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. It is a high performance training centre recognized by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre, that attracts a number of professional teams and national squads to the region for warm weather training

Monte Gordo is an established holiday resort with a flat blue flag beach, stretching over 20km. This is ideal for warm weather training sessions. There are over 12km of off road tracks that can be found in the pine forests that lie between Vila Real de Santo António and Monte Gordo.

Ria Formosa Natural Reserve: The vast beaches and isles from Faro to Tavira form a natural barrier to the Ocean. Behind are the vast expanses of dunes and after those a labyrinth of lagoons and small sand isles, mud flats and canals. At low tide other salty habitats are uncovered, because the sea penetrates right up to land, forming marches and salt marshes

With such physical diversity, it is not surprising that the Ria Formosa Estuary attracts such a variety of life forms and provides a wintering ground for many migratory birds. It is one of the most important nature reserves in the network of wetlands that links Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and is very popular with wildlife watchers from all over the world

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Marina (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Marina and Mike,

My family and I would like to thank you both for the wonderful week we have spent at your lovely villa. The villa is well equipped, very clean and comfortable and as you say on the site, close enough to everything but far enough away from the crowds. The area is also very quiet and the tennis courts kept my children busy for hours! The weather was great and the fantastic beach was all ours. The walking distance to the beach and to Monte Gordo was brilliant as we did not want to drive most of the time! Renting the bikes was also a plus as we rode through the woods into Monte Gordo and Vila Real. Marina and Mike thank you very much for being such good hosts and for making our holiday unforgettable. Hope to see you soon.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Charming villa with private Jacuzzi, 500 meters from the beach - 13136/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

fabulástica!

  • 5 of 5

Estadia maravilhosa! Os anfitriões sempre disponíveis. Casa com excelentes condições, nada falta! Bastante perto da praia, exercício suficiente para perder umas calorias! :) praia fantástica! super calma, relaxante e sossegada! Férias a repetir!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fátima, Agradeço imenso o seu fabulástico comentário. Fico contente de terem tido umas boas férias e que gostaram muito da moradia e da área. Espero voltar a vê-los num futuro próximo! Marina
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Everything you need for a comfortable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable holiday villa,10 mins walk to the beach,20 mins to Monte Gordo through the pine woods.Situated in a quiet residential area,the villa had everything we needed and was nicely furnished.

Marina, the owner,answered all our queries quickly and living close by would be available if needed.

Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It is lovely to hear that you had such a good time and that you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area. It was nice to meet you both and I hope that you will come back soon! Marina
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Great Vila

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 7 mates for golfing holiday the villa was superb well kitted out everything you need superb BBQ and the jacuzzi was well used after golfing,Monte Gordo itself was very quite but it is out of season ,we still had a good laugh,Feel a car is needed to get about but a very very good villa certainly return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send in this review. I am glad you had a great time and hope that you come back soon for another round of Golf! Marina
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splended and confortable house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfull 2 month holiday. The house is well equipt for 2 familys with each two children. So a very cheap house for summer holidays. Everything you need is present. The bakery around the corner is perfect for nice breakfasts. The beach 5 minutes walk, Monte Gordo over the beach 20 minutes walking. Very nice beach with restaurants. The owners live nearby and gives you all the support you need. Internet is fast. Dog allowed. That combination you hardly will find. I cannot immagine a better place to have your holiday. Next winter we will stay there 3 month!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa for warm weather training

  • 5 of 5

If you're a runner, or athlete, then this villa is perfectly suited for some warm weather training during the off season. I stayed here with friends for a week as part of my training for London Marathon. There are plenty of runs to do straight from the door step including wide trails through the forests and endless miles along the beach. There is a track nearby that has excellent facilities, including running track (plus all T&F equipment), gym, swimming pool, etc. Across the border in Spain there is a 47km long bike trail which is ideal for long runs. Bikes can be stored in a secure shed outside.

As the other reviews say, the villa is furnished to a high standard and perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly need. If you like to prepare your own food, the kitchen has plenty of pots, pans and plates and with several big supermarkets a short drive away - you can keep away from the snack bars of Monte Gordo! After a long day, it's nice to relax in the living room with tv/dvd player, or sit in the jacuzzi outside! These facilities made staying in this villa much more enjoyable then a hotel. There are also many sights to go and see in the area, we enjoyed visiting Castro Marim and Tavira.

Marina and Mike are both very friendly hosts and are close by if you need any help. I would really recommend both the location and the villa and look forward to returning myself!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you lovely comments and for the great tips for other athletes. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Kindest regards, Marina & Mike.
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What a beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

I was met at this lovely home by Marina, the wonderful and charming owner/host. Marina made me feel at home immediately. I entered the Villa to find a fantastically open and airy space. Very well appointed kitchen and sunlit living space. 4 very spacious and comfortable bedrooms- perfect for a large family. French doors that led me to a lovely and sizeable garden patio (complete with dining area, full outdoor cooking area with bbq and a 4 person jacuzzi). I was in heaven!! You must see this Villa to fully appreciate it's clean, open, airy and comfortable spaces. Then I strolled down the street to the beach. Oh my goodness. In less than 5 minutes I was standing on a beautiful sandy beach that seemed to stretch on forever. I spent many days between this fantastic Villa and this incredible beach. I had never been to Portugal before, but instantly felt at home. Marina was always there if I needed her (she lives a few blocks over) but never intrusive. Great family, excellent hosts. I feel like I made some friends there! In the future I plan to get a group of friends together and return.

I travel extensively for work and pleasure and am rarely fully satisfied with hotels or Villas that I have rented. But I could not have been happier with this place. I highly recommend it.

You will love it and find yourself not wanting to leave. 5 stars!!!

Nicholas Lea

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick for your lovely review and for the salmon you brought us from Vancouver. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope that you can come back and visit us in the near future. All the best and good luck on your next movie. Mike and Marina
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, 'Natura' Salad bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo António
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castro Marim Golfe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Monte Gordo
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, Restaurante 'Sem Espinhas'
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Paia do Adão e Eva
Car: recommended

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 beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa, through the pine trees, and 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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Retur, Vila Real de St Antonio region

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Med / High
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£793
for 7 nights
£793
 
 
Med / Low
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£448
for 7 nights
£448
 
 
Xmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£534
for 7 nights
£534
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£448
for 7 nights
£448
 
 
L
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£534
for 7 nights
£534
 
 
M / L
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
M
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
M / H
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,094
for 7 nights
£1,094
 
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
M / H
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£793
for 7 nights
£793
 
 
M / L
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
L
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£448
for 7 nights
£448
 
 
Xmas / New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£534
for 7 nights
£534
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £259

While we have cleaners who will come to thoroughly clean the house after your departure, we do ask that clients leave the house reasonably tidy, with the rubbish taken out and the dishes and crockery cleaned. The barbecue should also be cleaned. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in a 20 euro cost which will be deducted from the security deposit.
The jacuzzi is included in the price only for the high season. There is an aditional fee foe the jacuzzi all the other seasons.
We accept long term rental in the low season months. Please contact us for a quote.

25% of full rental cost must be paid on booking. The remaining 75% of the full rental cost must be paid 4 weeks before the start of the rental period.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Retur in Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms are fully tiled, with either bath with shower attachment or shower, toilet. Both the en-suit and family bathroom have a bidet, marble vanity units and mirrors. The downstairs bathroom also boasts a shower, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning. The master bedroom has a private outside terrace which is ideal to watch the sun go down! It also has an en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. This villa has a bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor, plus 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. A baby cot and high chair are also available if required.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The owners live in the same area, and are able to assist in anything that you may require, from general information to recommendations of restaurants, and places to see and visit.

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