Casa Escondida is a perfect home from home for both summer and winter holidays. The house sleeps four people in one double and one twin bedroom . A cot can be arranged for a baby. There are various places to relax including the covered terrace overlooking the pool with its sofa and two arm chairs. On this terrace there is also a small table and chairs for breakfast whilst enjoying the view to the distant sea. A barbecue.stands by the pool near a tiled dining table with chairs and four sun loungers. The large pool is sanitised using a saltwater system (no sore eyes and green hair from excessive use of chlorine) and for extra exercise there is a full size badminton court which can be used for paddle tennis and other games(badminton sets provided) Wi-Fi
,Internet and English T.V are connected to the house for which there is no extra charge. When you arrive a generous complimentary welcome pack will get you started until you have time to get to the shops.Casa Escondida has been running for many years and is constantly up-dated. It is usually fully booked by new guests from Holiday Rentals and by repeat bookings. It is necessary to book early, Please check the guest book below for client comments.
I have worked in the hospitality business and have acquired all the experience needed in welcoming guests and providing a comfortable and relaxing ambience for a perfect holiday. Having lived in Algarve for many years I am also very knowledgeable about the area and am happy to share this with our guests. I worked for many years on cruise liners and met my wife on The Love Boat,the setting for the American T.V.series
John Griffiths purchased this house in 1986
Casa Escondida was built by us as our retirement home but having lived in Portugal for three years we thought that holiday makers would enjoy the Algarve as much as we do. We now live close by and still feel as though WE are on holiday in this
beautiful corner of Europe.
We built Casa Escondida as our first home in Algarve which we think is why it has such a welcoming feeling, Casa Escondida's unique benefit is that we, as the owners, live in the area and are always on hand, (but not intrusively,) to help or give advice at any time. As the house is not managed by a management company, but by us,,our care is available seven days a week.......we are still available at weekends and know ,from our experience ,how to handle any problem which might arise !! But apart from those benefits the house, which was our home for three years,is what our Portuguese friends call 'Uma Casa Alegria'....a joyful house!!
..........and all of our guests have found it so !!,
12th July-26th July 2007. Had a lovely holiday. Villa superb....website doesn't do it justice. John always on hand but never intrusive...could not have been more hospitable or helpful. Accommodation and pool spotless. Two weeks not enough...we'll just need to come back !! The Thomsons, South Queensbury, Scotland. 5July 2007. We have been here for three weeks. What a smashing house and garden. Had a wonderful time and will definitely be back !! Gus and Sue Petrie, Dundee Scotland, Loved the villa. It was lovely to be greeted with such a warm welcome even though we arrived late at night!! John and Anna Brookfield 21st-27th October 2005. A lovely holiday..very relaxing. The description of Casa Escondida on the web does not do justice to the reality. A very warm welcome awaits you at Casa Escondida......everything you need....just bring yourself !! Something to look forward top next year when we have booked for a month
Sheila and Mike Dalton 30th September -21st October 2006
The house stands in olive and almond orchards within walking distance of the charming village of Estoi with views to the distant sea and islands. Estoi has a number of attractions including the Palace of the Condes de Estoi and the Roman ruins of Milreu. There are some very good restaurants or 'tascas´ serving simple Portuguese food at very reasonable prices. There are local supermarkets and banks and the beaches and golf courses are half an hour away. Lisbon or Seville can be reached in two hours. A quiet location but within easy reach of Algarve's many attractions. A fifteen minute drive will bring you to the fishing town of Olhao with it's bustling markets and fantastic restaurants serving fresh seafood, A ferry from Olhao will take you to any of the off-islands of Armona, Culatra or Farol with their amazing beaches A car is essential and we find it is advisable to arrange your car hire before leaving home.