Casa da Palmeira

Central Algarve

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Living/dining room (AC, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to covered front terrace. Kitchen (AC, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with door to rear terrace. Shower room. Double bedroom (AC) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Two twin bedrooms each with AC and en suite bathrooms.
  • Outside: Poolside games room (A/C, pool table, table football, PlayStation, TV, DVD). In built barbecue. Covered dining terrace. Open and shaded terraces. Garden with lawn. Private parking.
  • Private heated*swimming pool (11m x 5m) which can be fenced on request - please ask at time of booking.
  • Separate solar heated children's pool (4.5m x 2.5m).

As we swept up to the impressive entrance of Casa da Palmeira it was immediately clear that we had arrived at a house of stature and quality. Long-standing friends of Vintage Travel, the owners have created yet another perfectly proportioned, superbly appointed and tastefully decorated house, easily comparable with their larger properties which include the ever popular Casa de Baixo and Casa Cahombo.

Placing the emphasis, as always, on ease of living the thoughtfully designed interior is bright, smart and welcoming in every regard.

Well equipped and comprehensively furnished, each room is enhanced by a selection of hand-picked personal touches with the distinctive colour scheme of subtle, warming tones perfectly complemented by stylish soft furnishings and artwork.

All three bedrooms are spacious and air conditioned with their own individual en suite facilities plus there is the added bonus of an additional family shower room conveniently located off the living room.

The exterior is an equal joy. Bordered by lawn and oleander fringed sun terrace, the private swimming pool is an excellent size and ideally complemented by a separate, solar heated children’s pool (which can be fenced on request). A substantial in built barbecue sits to one side of the covered dining terrace and, a large dedicated games room provides the ideal shady sanctuary for young and old alike when summer temperatures are at their height.

Perfect for essential amenities, nearby Boliqueime (4km) has three minimarkets, a post office, bank, chemist and two restaurants (one of which specialises in piri-piri dishes). Fully comprehensive facilities and a blue flag beach of soft golden sand are just 12km away at Olhos de Agua with the five internationally renowned golf courses of Vilamoura about 14km.

  • *The main pool can be heated (minimum three days notice to be fully effective) at a cost of €285 for 2019, paid directly to the house owner.
  • The main pool can be fenced on request (no extra charge if requested at time of booking).
  • Maid service six days per week (not Sunday).
  • The owners of Casa da Palmeira respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house.
  • Flexible changeover days are possible at this house - please enquire

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Great Things to Do Near Casa da Palmeira

Needing some retail therapy?

Visit the Algarve Shopping Centre, which is on the EN125 at Guia and is well signposted. As well as a great variety of shops, there are bars and restaurants for those who need a little respite from carrying those heavy shopping bags and to resting those weary feet. It is open from 10am to midnight 7 days a week.

Visit the World of Sand.

This international sand sculpture festival is usually held between May and October. Reportedly the biggest sand city in the world, this fascinating and spectacle will amaze all members of the family! There are sand sculpture activities for children and it is illuminated by night. Take Exit 8 off the A22 (Algoz/Pera), or from EN125 at Pera follow signs.

Go to the beach!

The Algarve is renowned for its wonderful beaches of soft golden sand. Most have parking areas, toilets and restaurant facilities and during the peak months most of them have lifeguards on duty. There are so many to choose from but a particular favourite on this part of the Algarve is Praia da Falésia, where the sands stretch for over 3 kilometres.

Motor racing!

The new Autodromo Internacional do Algarve opened at the end of 2008. It is just off the A22 between Portimao and Lagos and is well signed. Check out the events for this forthcoming season on www.autodromodoalgarve.com for both cars and motorbikes. The petrol heads in the party will love the experience.

Visit some charming inland villages.

Alte is a popular village with white washed houses and narrow cobbled streets. Explore the charming little shops and then relax in the shade with a picnic by the Fontes and have a refreshing swim in the freshwater pool.

Visit the most south westerly tip of Europe

at the Cabo de Sao Vicente, which has reputedly the most powerful lighthouse in Europe. To watch the sun setting here is a truly memorable experience.

Faro is the regional capital

and has a delightful old town, which is well worth spending an afternoon or early evening having a wander around. Stop for a drink and 'people watch' along the Rua de Santo Antonio, which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

Monchique is a spa town

set in the hills planted with cork, eucalyptus and fruit trees. There are some lovely walks through the woods with stunning views of the mountains. Pamper yourself with treatments in the Spa Hotel Termal in Caldas da Monchique.

Loulé is famous for its lively Saturday market

where it is possible to buy some great bargains in leather and textiles. It is also well known for its crafts and you can watch artisans wood carving, making lace and painting pottery and tiles.

Horse riding and trekking

are available at Cegonha Vilamoura, with rides and trekking for all abilities. Also nearby is Pine Trees at Vale do Lobo, situated on the road between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

Take a boat trip!

Trips leave from Vilamoura Marina, Faro and Albufeira to the different beaches and the Islands. It is also possible to charter a yacht from Vilamoura Marina and enjoy a day sailing around the beautiful coastline.

Brush up your tennis skills

at one of the many tennis centres and academies in Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. Take your own racquets. If you are lucky you might be there when some big names are in town to participate in a tournament.

For a day out with a difference,

visit the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, which stretches along 37 miles of coastline east of Faro from Olhao to Tavira. It was created to protect the ecosystem of the area and is an important breeding area for wetland birds.

When in Rome....

don't forget to sample the many different types of port wine!Chilled white port makes an interesting aperitif and can be a serious rival to sherry.Accompanied by some delicious local olives, it's a great way to preface a supper of freshly grilled sardines!

Visit a water park.

There are several along the Algarve coast, the nearest to the property being Aquashow Algarve at Quarteira. (Tel: 289 389 396). Open daily from 10am - 5.30pm (7pm in August). It is also a bird park with birds of prey and tropical birds such as parrots and macaws.

The Big Night Out!

Located right in the heart of Vilamoura, the Casino Vilamoura is an ideal choice for a first-class night out. There´s plenty to choose from and the casino offers something for everybody´s taste.Why not start your evening in style by dining at the elegant restaurant and sampling the international cocktails at the exclusive Arabesque Bar and for entertainment, head to the Miralago Lounge, where you can enjoy the glitz and the glamour of the spectacular International shows.

Explore the town of Olhao,

one of the most important fishing ports along this coast. The town once had close trade links with North Africa which is reflected in shape of the town's cube-shaped houses with flat roofs and external staircases. Reward yourself with a fantastic lunch of the day's catch of the day at one of the many seafront fish restaurants.

Go to Spain!

It is worth taking a trip to the border with Spain at Vila Real de Santo Antonio, on the banks of the river Guadiana, which forms the border with Spain. Explore the twin castles of Castro Marin which were strategically placed to protect the settlement for many centuries.

Visit the Museu dos Frutos Secos in Loulé

an unusual museum, which focuses on early harvesting methods for figs, carob and almond fruit. Indulge yourself afterwards at the exciting Pastelaria Baguetomania, just off Avda 25 Abril. You only pay as much as your plate weighs.

Wine tasting

Visit the Quinta da Miradouro winery near Guia to sample the Vida Nova wines specially produced for Sir Cliff Richard. Tours are available but must be pre-booked on 00 351 968 776 971 or adegadocantor@mail.telepac.pt but if you simply wish to purchase you can visit Cellar Door Shop. Opening hours for both are Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2pm).

Nearby

Towns

Boliqueime 7 mins
Paderne 10 mins
Albufeira 25 mins
Vilamoura 25 mins
Loule 25 mins
Faro 30 mins
Silves 35 mins
Tavira 45 mins
Lagos 45 mins
Monchique 50 mins
Vila Real de Sto. Antonio 65 mins

Beaches

Olhos d'Agua Beach 15 mins
Vilamoura Beach 20 mins
Albufeira Beach 25 mins

Airports

Faro 25 mins
Sevilla 150 mins
Lisbon 150 mins
Times are approximate

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