The Location & Amenities
The apartment is fully equipped with linen, towels, cutlery, crockery etc., but beach and pool towels are not provided. Linen and towels are changed weekly or more frequently if requested
The two bedroom apartment sleeps up to a maximum of six people, all bedrooms have twin beds and double bed settees in the lounges.
Each lounge/diner is tastefully furnished with cane and pine furniture. Patio doors lead to the balcony with its own table and chairs.
The kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave and refrigerator.
Each apartment has digital satellite TV (BBC programmes), Wi Fi Internet Access and heaters for cool winter evenings.
Sun loungers are provided.
Whilst Villa Feliz is fully insured, personal valuables and money are not covered and, as with any holiday, it is wise to take out insurance for these items and also for medical cover.
Villa Feliz: Our comfortable villa situated in the edge of the small village of Portella de Messines. It is a very pretty spot offering peace and privacy close to the pleasant inland town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines (commonly referred to as Messines), which lies about 15km north of Albufeira in the centre of the Algarve and is only 30 minutes by car from Faro Airport. We have welcoming local country bars and restaurants, which offer better value than the coastal resorts, and you will also savour the character and atmosphere of Portugal. The local people are friendly, especially if you make an effort with your phrase book. Main shopping can be done in Messines or, for immediate needs, there is a small general shop only a few minutes walk from Villa Feliz. If you want the sea or night life, it's only a 20 minute drive away.
For golfers, there are many superb courses from which to choose in an area 25 to 40 minutes drive from Villa.
We are a family business with managing residency in both Portugal and the UK, providing friendly help and assistance to Villa Feliz visitors at all times.
We are fully licenced and registered with Registo National de Turismo and Turismo de Portugal (Alojamento Local Registo No 4596/AL
Cedric Jemmett and Peter Barber purchased this apartment in 1991
It is the ideal alternative holiday venue to noisy packed coastal resorts and packages, but also providing easy fast access to lovely Algarve countyside, towns and beaches. Villa Feliz is a lovely summer resort, and also offers unique holiday qualities in spring and autumn months. Always lots of lovely bright warm sun and cool breezes, but some will enjoy Almond blossom time in January/February, wonderful displays of spring wild flowers, or lovely extra warm sea swimming in the autumn months. In the winter months some rain can be expected but the result is a much greener terrain through out the year than in neibouring Spain
Villa Feliz provides a pure 'chill out' environment. Easy also to enjoy the Albufeira beaches, the interesting Portuguses towns, and countyside, but with the pleasure of returning to the peace and tranquility of Villa Feliz.
For early bookings 20% deposit will be sufficient at the reservation date.
We are just back from the Villa Feliz and we had a fantastic time! It was so relaxing! The apartment was spotless and spacious, plenty of room for the 5 of us. (2 Adults and 3 Teenagers)
The pool, terrace and garden are perfect place to unwind. We had breakfast by the pool watching the Bee eaters flying over almost every day.
The location was perfect for us to, near enough to the crazy tourist towns to dip your toe in for an evening of crowd watching and TAT buying, but far enough away to have peace and quiet and really get away from it all.
We bought fresh provisions locally either from the small store round the corner or from the well stocked supermarket in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines 5-10mins away (we also picked Oranges, Lemons and Limes that grow all around the villa).
Peter and Fenella were great hosts, they had the apartment fridge stocked with essentials which made our late night arrival so much better. They were able to provide us with helpful information from where to eat to naming the birds in the garden.
Overall we would recomend the apartments at the Villa Feliz to anyone looking for somewhere to relax that offers easy access to alomost everywhere on the Algarve.
Neil, Kim, Amy, Dean & Jade
We have stayed at Villa Feliz many times over the last 10 yrs. It is in a lovely quiet location away from all the bustle along the coast, yet only a 20 min drive to get to the beaches. The locals are very friendly in the local shop & bar which are only a short walk away. The pool is lovely and large so you can have a proper swim, not just a dunk !
Infact my children 13 & 8, only let us go to the beach once in a fort-night, they loved the pool so much !
There are plenty of local restaurants nearby, but many are tucked away, ask Peter or Fenella for directions !
If you want night-life, English pubs/breakfasts etc then no, you will not enjoy this villa.
But for a relaxing holiday with a touch of the real Portugal you could do no better than Villa Feliz.
Just had a great time at Villa Feliz. Nice pool and beautiful garden.
Perfect location to relax, far from the noise of the southern coast, yet less than 30' from the beautiful beaches of the Algarve...
Great communication from Cedric before arrival and top-notch service and help from Peter and Fenella on site.
Basic supplies and a nice bottle of wine were even provided upon our late arrival.
To be recommended!
nous recommandons vraiment ce logement.... La location est propre, calme, l'accueil est des plus familiales, la piscine est vraiment bien..... Nous y avons passé 15 jours en juillet 2011, avec deux enfants et franchement nous n'avons pas été déçu de la location et de son emplacement.....
Il est vrai qu'un véhicule est nécessaire pour se rendre à la plage et pour faire quelques balades, mais vous avez aussi à proximité de quoi vous balader (la ville de Alte avec ses sources ...).
Il y a vraiment de très jolies endroits à visiter, et de très belles plage....
Vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés c'est vraiment génial.....
A lovely area of peace and privacy but only 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport, 5 minutes by car from the centre of typical Portuguese market town (Messines) and 15 minutes by car from sandy beaches, golf courses and amenities at Albufeira. A general shop/bar is only 3 minutes walk and several good reasonably priced restaurants are only 4/5 minutes by car.