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Ian Dowling

Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Villa with amazing views, private pool, wifi, near Silves, 10 mins to beach

3 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Silves region - Vila Luisa

Superbly positioned villa with private pool, enchanting views & WIFI

Vila Luisa sits on an elevated position within its own grounds and provides a very private setting. The accommodation comprises a large split level dining/sitting room which opens out onto a large covered terrace area with super views, a well appointed kitchen, two bathrooms both with bath/showers, three large bedrooms (one en suite) which comprise one double and two twin rooms. Two of the bedrooms (double and twin) have doors which open directly onto the pool area (additional shutters for safety). There is large screen TV and DVD player, SONOS player and a large selection of books.

Outside the pool is 8m x 4m and is fully enclosed with a wall surrounding the whole pool area. The lovely gardens comprise of a series of gentle terraced beds and provide plenty of space for children to explore and adults to hideaway! There is also a roof terrace which offers a lovely setting for an evening drink taking in the splendid views over the surrounding orange and olive groves.

Bed linen, towels and a welcome pack are all provided. Maid service is available on request.

Additional Information: Vila Luisa benefits from a quiet and very private position. The surrounding area provides the opportunity for pleasant evening walks and benefits from little through traffic. For those who require nightlife the larger tourist resorts of Albefeira and Vilamoura are easily reached but Vila Luisa will suit those best who are looking for a holiday in a high quality private villa and do not wish to be located within a major tourist resort. On the other hand, the location of the villa means that the coast is an easy drive (less than 10 minutes to Praia de Grande) and family attractions such as Zoo Marina, Slide and Splash and the Fiesa Sand Festival at Pera are within 10 minutes drive. There are a whole host of restaurants to suit all budgets within easy reach. Personal favourites include O Alambique (5 mins on the road to Silves - more expensive), Lionels (in Algoz - superb value for a family) and O Barradas near Silves (lovely outdoor setting) to mention just a few.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian Dowling (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with amazing views, private pool, wifi, near Silves, 10 mins to beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
4

A very relaxing 2 weeks!

  • 4 of 5

The villa is lovely, very remote and peaceful!

All the communication with the owner before and after the stay was prompt, useful and very friendly.

The local house keeper speaks excellent English, is very friendly and is a wealth of information about the local area. She is very kind and helpful.

The pool was a huge hit with all of the family and we will more than likely return for another holiday.

You do need a car due to the remote location however it is only about a 20 minute drive to the coast and nearby Silves (beautiful!) is about 10 mins. Strongly recommend a visit late July/early August during the medieval festival in Silves, amazing.

Slide & Splash, a local water park is not cheap but well worth a full day, great fun. The sand sculptures were out of this world!

We would recommend this villa and plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peace and Quiet in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4 with two teenage children) had a wonderful weeks stay in this idyllic property. The property is well equipped with plenty of space inside and out side. Everything was very clean and as expected having read the description. Villa Luisa has an excellent pool of decent size and also very clean. The property itself is in a very quiet area with views towards the coast. Whilst about 20 mins drive to the nearest coast, it is ideally situated to explore western, central and eastern areas of the Algarve, together with the hills inland. Car hire is essential!

We were greeted on arrival by a local English speaking Portugese lady who left her phone number in case we needed any assistance, and the property owner was also very helpful, replying to e-mails timely.

I would definitely recommend this property..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed your holiday staying at Vila Luisa. Many guests this year have commented on the lovely location of the property which is away from the crowds but still very accessible to everything in the Algarve. The views from the villa terrace are always a hit! I will pass on your positive comments about the villa and the cleanliness to our manager who will be delighted. We hope to welcome you back to Vila Luisa sometime soon!
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5

Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at Vila Louisa. The villa was lovely very clean, exceptionally well equipted and comfortable, everything we could want. The views are stunning. The villa is in a rural area but only 10 minute drive from large supermarket, 15 minutes from beach, 20 minutes from Waterpark (which is definitely worth a visit) . grandchildren aged 2 and 5 loved it. A car is essential. The pool is great, very clean, a godsend with 2 young children. We spend most of our time outside as there's lots of different areas to sit either to eat, sunbath or just relax and of course swim. Lida the Manager of the villa was wonderful, so helpful and very knowledgable re surrounding areas. As we arrived quite late the welcome pack which was extensive, including 2 bottles of wine, was indeed a very welcome bonus. Wish we had been able to stay longer. The Villa is suitable for adults and children alike, felt like home from home. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann, I am glad you enjoyed your recent stay at Vila Luisa and that everything in the Villa was to your satisfaction. This is our first year of letting the Villa so we are delighted to receive such positive feedback.. We also love the views from the terrace and roof terrace and wish we could highlight these more in our website! We look forward to welcoming you back to Vila Luisa. Ian & Sally Dowling
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Alcantarilha de Gare
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Amendoeria Golf Resort
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Alcantarilha de Gare
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Algoz
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Alcantarilha De gare
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Armacao de Pera
Car: necessary

Vila Luisa is located in the rural but very accessible small hillside hamlet of Fazenda Caravela. Benefiting from elevated position Luisa has superb views towards the exclusive Amendoeira Golf resort and surrounding orange and olive groves. The magnificent Algarve beaches of Marinha, Gale and Armacao de Pera are an easy 15 minutes drive and are all child friendly. The historic town of Silves with its ancient castle and cathedral is 10 minutes away and boasts a supermarket, open market, eateries, banks and indoor leisure complex. From Silves the road winds to the mountain spa town of Monchique and Caldas Spa where the splendour of the whole Algarve coastline can be viewed on a clear day. The small fishing towns of Alvor and Ferragudo (20min) offer superb fish restaurants whilst the historic port of Lagos with its small cobbled streets and splendid marina has plenty to explore and keep children occupied. From Lagos there are numerous boat trips to explore nearby caves and further out to sea, search for dolphins.

Further afield the quiet Western Algarve beaches of Salema, Ingrina and Martinhal are certainly worth a day trip.

Golf: The newly built Amendoeira golf resort offers two of the finest golf courses in the Algarve as well as a state of the art golf academy. The resort is only 5 minutes drive from Vila Luisa and boasts a good restaurant which serves a good snack lunch on a lovely terrace. There are also a number of other golf courses (Silves) which are within 15 minutes drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Armacao de Pera, Silves region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday (flexible in low season)

25% deposit is required for all bookings. The balance is payable eight weeks prior to arrival and once this paid full instructions about the villa and directions will be sent to you.

£200 security deposit is required and will be returned within one week after your holiday.

Payment in GBP or Euros. Please enquire for Euro account details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Silves region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All three bedrooms are spacious with two of the bedrooms having doors opening onto the pool area (security shutters also). The bedrooms are the size expected from a traditional built villa and larger than most modern built villas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can provide a high chair, cot and linen if required.

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