Elected by the The Sunday Times edition of 2nd February 2015, as one of the hottest villas of Portugal and Spain (7th place in 10 selected villas).
Villa Monte Canelas was constructed in 2009, it has a contemporary architecture and it is surrounded by a huge private garden. It has also 2 swimming pools being one for children. The pools are separated by a lounge wood area with 4 sun loungers and a outdoor 8 places sofa. There is a mobile gas barbecue and another charcoal barbecue. There is also a lunch table up to 10.
It is composed by a unique ground floor comprising:
A spacious sitting/ TV and dining room with a big LCD TV and several international channels, a DVD player with movies and Wii console and games and Hi-fi system It also has large glass sliding doors which access directly to the outside living/dining area, pool and garden. This villa is perfect to keep on eye on your children.
The dinning inside and out table can sit up to 10.
At the back side of the house there is a small herb garden where you can collect some spices and aromatic herbs used for cooking.
The private parking area is able to 4 cars or even more
The villa is located in the quiet Village approximately 5min from the Penina Golf hotel and from a huge comercial area. 3 Restaurants are near the villa (2 min). To the next beaches it is only a 10 minutes drive, as Alvor and Portimão.
In a region with such a large ocean front, the Algarve offers almost every activity you can think of related to (the use of) water. Also for the ones who are not particularly keen to be in or around water, there are plenty of activities to spend a wonderful time in the Algarve! Read below a wide selection of leisure- and sport activities : Fishing, Swimming, Cycling, Golf, Horse Riding, Jeep Safaris, Mountain Biking, Wind and Kite Surfing, Diving, Tennis, Walking, Jet ski, Parasailing, Water Ski, Sailing, (Lawn)Bowling, Deep-Ocean Fishing, Karting, Dolphin- and Bird Watching, Speedboat-, Catamaran- and Sailing Boat Rentals, Ultralight Flights, Mini-Golf, etc. Water parks, zoos, family parks (Zoo Marine, Aquashow and Krazy World) as well as several museums invite to trips. Further interesting activities, Gypsy markets, exhibitions and other important information for the holiday-maker you can find in the weekly magazine 'Algarve Resident' and 'Viva Algarve' (available at supermarkets).
Shopping in Portimao:
Portimao, the Algarve’s second biggest city, offers everything to make a shopping heart beat faster. From small boutiques, crafts and art shops to shopping malls, there’s something of interest for everyone (except for some men maybe). In the historical centre there is a huge pedestrian area, narrow streets and several squares invite to wander around in good atmosphere. The kilometres long boulevard in front of the famous Praia da Rocha beach is packed with all sorts of shops. Along the Arade River, going land inwards from the Portimao Marina (harbour), another kilometres long boulevard is currently created, linking the Marina and Praia da Rocha with the historical centre. Several shopping malls, Lidl and Plus are to be found along the double lane access road to Praia da Rocha. Spread throughout the city, smaller supermarkets, butchers and bakeries complete the wide range of shopping possibilities Portimao has to offer. Almost all shops are open 7 days a week.
Golf is definitively the most popular sport in the Algarve, no wonder when realising the climatological conditions all year round and the exceptional beauty of lay outs (most of them by famous international golf architects) and surroundings. Read below a selection of 4 excellent golf courses in your region out of the Algarve' approximately 35 golf courses; Palmares Course: the breathtaking scenery can be appreciated from most of the course, with views over the Alvor river estuary, beaches and the bay of Lagos. There are 5 authentic links holes amongst the dunes close to the ocean exposed to the prevailing winds. Other holes throughout hillsides and valleys full of trees. Penina Course: it has hosted the Portuguese open 8 times and is built on flattish parkland terrain with fairways lined by countless trees and with tricky water hazards. Also several long par-3 and par-4 holes, requiring both length and accuracy. Alto Course: it boasts a majestic site overlooking the ocean and with views inland towards the Monchique hills. Some 10.000 trees were planted on the course and have attracted a large variety of birds. The course is not overly difficult and can be enjoyed by golfers of all standards. Golf do Morgado; recently opened, almost a 1000 acres, making it the biggest golf course in the Algarve. Beautiful scenery, pure nature, no villas/apartments but 6 lakes, hills, valleys, 1000's of olive, carob and fig trees, the unspoilt Algarve!