Jasmineiro

Eastern Algarve

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Living/dining room (AC, satellite TV, DVD, WiFi, Fireplace), with doors to covered terrace and garden. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Utility room (washing machine). Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and doors to terrace.  Double bedroom (AC) (continental bed) with ensuite bathroom, (separate shower) and doors to terrace. Central heating available payable locally*.
  • First Floor: Principle double bedroom (AC) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and door to terrace.
  • Outside: In-built BBQ. Covered and open terraces. Poolside shower.  Car port. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m) with Roman steps.

Set in gentle rolling foothills, this fine family home boasts ocean views, beautiful gardens and elegant interiors, whilst providing a superb spot from which to explore the delights of the Algarve.

One cannot fail to appreciate the labour of love that has gone into creating the extensive landscaped gardens where cypress, palm, olive and carob trees intermingle with citrus, native medronha and other Mediterranean and exotic plants. Lovely bougainvillea and passion flower add delightful touches of colour. Spend lazy days in the company of a good book by the south facing pool and cook up culinary delights in the delightful barbeque area, an excellent setting for dining al fresco.

No less impressive, the interior offers spacious living and classic décor, the traditional tiling that adorns the kitchen walls a particular favourite. All bedrooms feature en-suite facilities, with ground floor double and twin bedrooms benefitting from individual south facing terraces, whilst a further double bedroom on the first floor enjoys access to a private terrace. Elegant and neatly proportioned, this is an ideal location for large families or groups of friends wishing to enjoy a relaxing getaway together.

Within walking distance the picturesque Algarvian village of Santa Barbara (1km), provides a range of amenities together with several excellent and locally renown eateries. Fabulous beaches are a short distance away at the cosmopolitan resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Ludo (14km), and for a taste of the real Algarve, then the local town of Loule (8km), with its colourful daily market is a must visit.

*For winter lets heating is payable extra locally (150€ per week) and a first basket of logs is provided.

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Great Things to Do Near Jasmineiro

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.

The nearby village of Estoi is famous for its Roman ruins at Milreu dating from the 2nd Century.

They are about a 10 minute walk out of the village. The 19th Century Estoi Palace and Gardens are also well known and attract visitors to see the ornamental fountains and the blue and white tiled terraces.

Go to the beach!

You can catch a boat from Olhao to one of the small islands just offshore where the uncrowded white sandy beaches are reportedly some of the best in Portugal. There are beach bars and restaurants available.

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.

Bird watching.

The Algarve is a stop off point for migrating birds and as such is a haven for birdwatchers. One of the most important sites is the Parque Nacional do Ria Formosa, close to Faro and the wetlands are considered to be amongst the most important in Europe in terms of birdlife. Amongst the species that have been spotted are white stork, flamingo, hoopoe, stone curlew, Caspian Tern, Iberian Chiffchaff…..

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 Pego do Inferno

7kms northwest of Tavira this spectacular series of waterfalls stretch over 2 kms is well off the beaten track. It can be reached by a series of wooden walkways and wooden bridges. There are picnic areas and the pool is a great favourite with families who can enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters.

Learn about the traditions of the area

visit the museum in Sao Bras de Alportel which houses a collection of traditional Algarve clothing throughout history and an exhibition about how cork is produced.

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.

Try sardines along the quay at Portimao

– freshly caught and simply served with salad and local wine. Explore the narrow streets of the old quarter with their fascinating shops, some specialising in leather goods.

Anyone for tennis?

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.

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.

Visit a water park.

There are several along the Algarve coast, including 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.

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.

Take your budding Lewis Hamiltons go-karting.

Karting Algarve at Almancil offers karts for adults and children along with other activities such as mini boats, trampolines and radio controlled cars. An exciting day out for all of the family.Located on the EN125 at Almancil. Kartodromo de Almancil. Tel: (00 351) 289 399 899. www.kartingalgarve.com. Open from 10am daily.

Go to Lisbon!

Yes, it is possible to do – the fast train from Faro will take you to the centre of the city within 3 hours, giving you time to use one of the City sightseeing bus tours, which have guided commentaries. You can jump on and off wherever you like, thus enabling you to explore the sights and attractions that interest you.

A delightful beauty spot to visit is Quatro Aguas, just southeast of Tavira,

which has lovely views of the lagoon. There are some very good seafood restaurants to try. The regular ferry departs here for the Ilha de Tavira, the sand dune island stretching 11 kms, popular in the summer months for its excellent swimming

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 and follow signs.

The village of Guia

is renowned for the number of restaurants famous for serving the typical Algarvean dish of chicken piri piri. Naturally, they all claim to be the best but you can be assured that they are all very good and represent excellent value for money.

Go ride a horse!

Horse ridingHorse and Pony rides are available from Centre Hipico Quinta Almadena, Sao Bras de Alportel. Tel: (351) 289 997 118. www.clubsantamaria.com.

Nearby

Towns

Estoi 10 mins
Santa Barbara de Nexe 13 mins
Loule 15 mins
Sao Bras de Alportel 20 mins
Faro 20 mins
Vilamoura 25 mins
Tavira 30 mins
Silves 40 mins
Vila Real de Sto. Antonio 45 mins
Lagos 60 mins

Beaches

Quinta do Lago 20 mins
Vale do Lobo 20 mins
Albufeira Beach 35 mins

Airports

Faro 25 mins
Sevilla 150 mins
Lisbon 180 mins
Times are approximate

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