CASA MIRACAMPO – GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT
Casa Miracampo is a larger than average Portugese countryside holiday home, split into two self-contained apartments. With six bedrooms in total, it's a perfect choice for large groups or more than one family wishing to holiday together. Our villa is situated on a small secluded estate of just four properties set in beautiful grounds with pretty countryside surroundings. With its own road and gated security entrance this private complex is just a short 15 minutes walk away to the beautiful Castelo Beach and resort on the sunny Algarvean coast.
Casa Miracampo is also conveniently within an easy walk of nearby shops and restaurants and yet offers you the peace and tranquillity of an exclusive space just to yourselves. Arrival/Departure Day: During Summer season (June - October incl)
Changeover day is on a Friday
Entrance and Outdoors
Both apartments have exclusive access to enjoy the outdoors areas and our ground floor apartment has a walkway through to the pool. The private garden is walled and lined with pretty trees, making it a superb area for enjoying the sunshine and relaxing with the family. There's a lawned edge around the terrace for the large swimming pool, making a spacious area for you to lounge on the poolside sun beds. There’s parking right outside the villa if have a car.
Miracampo – Living Areas
We have Casa Miracampo on the ground floor, where you’ll walk into a spacious lounge dining area and find a modern TV which receives a selection of Freeview English channels. The dining room has space enough to cater for guests of the whole house and natural light floods into this traditionally furnished area keeping it bright and airy.
You’re on holiday and we know you won’t want to spend your time in the kitchen, but just for those occasions, we’ve kept it modern with integrated appliances including a dishwasher and all of the equipment you’d normally find at home. For your laundry needs, there is also a washing machine.
Also on the same level, there are two double bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a twin bedroom and a separate house bathroom.
Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Payment by Euros is also accepted.
Villa House Rules:
• Check-in after: 16:00 • Check-out by : 10:00
• Max. occupancy: 6 per apartment
• All Adult Event Parties/loud events not allowed
• Pets not allowed • No Smoking inside the villa
VILLA COMPLEX FEATURES AND LOCATION
GPS coordinates - Miracampo Latitude: 37.084917 Longitude: -8.297778
All of our villas have Free Wi-Fi internet, and Air Conditioning, not only in the lounge areas, but also in the bedrooms, so you can sleep and relax in a cool environment.
This secluded private estate consists of just four villas with a security gate entrance and is set back from the road that leads to the impressive sandy coves of Castelo Beach. There are several superb alternative beaches also within easy reach by car, or a short taxi ride, including Albufeira and its thriving resort, which is only 3 miles away.
There's a small choice of restaurants and a supermarket within a short walk, whilst a larger choice of places to eat, shops and attractions can be reached within a short drive.
The apartment comes with its own manual, complete with details of the surrounding restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our Villas’ manager is on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, she will be more than happy to help.
LOCAL AREAS - ALBUFEIRA & THE ALGARVE
Bars and restaurants
There are two restaurants within 15 minutes' walk that get good reviews, and are close enough to try out. There’s also Scoobys Pool bar nearby.
Albufeira, one of the Algarve's most popular resorts, is 3 miles to the east, boasting an expansive sandy beach and all manner of shopping amenities, bars and restaurants.
The quaint Portuguese village of Guia is 3 ¼ miles away and being the birth place of the typical Algarvean dish spicy chicken piri piri, is well worth a visit for an evening meal
Alternatively, the lively resort of Praia D'Oura is 1 ½ miles further along the coast with a thriving nightlife scene.
Local markets and shopping
There’s a well-stocked supermarket within 15 minutes' walk.
Alternatively, Albufeira, one of the Algarve's most popular resorts, is 3 miles east, easily accessible by car, with all manner of shopping amenities.
On a Tuesday, there is a local market in Albufeira and the municipal fruit, fish and vegetable market is open every morning, except Sundays. This is located between Praia D'Oura and Albufeira.
The Algarve Shopping Centre in Guia is a short drive away and has a large supermarket and designer shops.
The Villa complex’s central location means that anywhere across the Algarve can be reached in an hour or so by car.
Castelo is isolated surrounded by breathtaking rock formations, and often described as one of the finest cove beaches in the Algarve. The beach is only a short walk from restaurants or easily accessed by car, with steps and a ramp onto the sand.There are several other stunning beaches along this stretch of coast too, such as Coelha, Gale, Sao Rafael and Praia Grande. All have their own snack bars or restaurant – and are worth a visit to enjoy a relaxing beach day in the sun.
The Algarve also has a wide variety of things to do for children including the popular Zoomarine Oceanarium and dolphin display which is around 20 minutes drive from the villas.
Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures. The park includes dolphins, sea lions, turtles, a shark, a museum and an alligator farm as well as a mini-zoo, exotic birds and tropical fish. Some of the best shows in Europe are staged at Zoomarine such as sea lion, dolphin and eagle shows. It is advisable to arrive early and plan an itinerary for the day.
It is also possible to interact with dolphins but it is advisable to call at least 2 days in advance. Even though it is chargeable, it is very popular.
Entertainment at the theme park also includes fairground rides, swimming pools, shops and a cinema.
Zoomarine is situated at KM65 close to Albufeira on the main N125 road between Pera and Guia. The park is in a tranquil setting offset by gardens and lakes.
Tel: + 351 289 560 300. www.zoomarine.pt/index.php
Sand Sculpture Festival
The International Sand Sculpture Festival, held in Pera, takes place every year from May to October. The festival celebrates a different theme each year and takes up to 50 international artists up to 8 weeks to prepare for. The sculptures are an impressive sight both during the day and at night when they are illuminated with coloured lights. The exhibits can be breathtaking making great fun for all the family http://fiesa.org/
Situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, Parque Aventura comprises of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes. The assault courses and games are suitable for children of 4 years and older with varying degrees of height and difficulty and are all supervised by qualified instructors. www.lusoaventura.com/en/the-adventure-parks
Aqualand Waterslide Park
Formerly known as 'The Big One,' Aqualand has spectacular gardens and is probably the largest waterpark in the Algarve. The names of the slides give you an idea of what to expect – Hydra, Raging Rapids, Banzai Boggan, Kamikaze, Surf Beach, Rainbow Park, Crazy Leap, Crazy Race &, Congo River! Users of the Kamikaze slide fall 26 metres vertically to the pool below in only four seconds!
Aqualand is located west of Alcantarilha on the main N125 road some ten kilometres outside Albufeira.
Tel: + 351 282 320 230 www.aqualand.pt/en/
The Algarve is renowned for its array of amazing courses and golfers will be spoilt for choice with several great courses in the area. The nearest course is at Salgados, about 2½ miles from the villa complex, located alongside Praia Grande.
Salgados golf course
Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
One of the many courses in the Algarve, it was once an aircraft landing strip and wetland area beside a bird sanctuary.
It has been compared to both a Scottish links course and a water-filled Florida course and if you enjoy water challenges this course is for you.
The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.
Address: Vale do Rabelho, Apartado 2266 8200-917
Tel: + 351 289 583030 www.salgadosgolf.com For golf bookings - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Six km west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia
Pine Cliffs golf course
Description: Nine holes, 2274 metres, Par 33
This course is perched on a cliff top above Falesia, one of the Algarve's most stunning beaches. The 5 Star Sheraton Algarve Hotel overlooks the umbrella pine trees that line the fairways.
The most testing hole is the dog-leg sixth with its small landing area for the drive. The second shot is uphill to a backward sloping green with bunkers in front.
Address: Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort, Praia da Falesta 8200-909 Albufeira
For golf bookings - Email: email@example.com
Tel: + 351 289 500100 Fax: + 351 289 500117
Location: Seven km east of Albufeira on the coast. Turn left off the EN125 for Acoteias, west of the Vilamoura turn off.
Krazy World - Krazy World has a Crazy Golf course which features a whopping 36 holes. www.krazyworld.com