ATTRACTIVE VILLA WITH POOL IN QUIET COUNTRYSIDE NEAR SEA

Jeremy and Sheila Friend-Smith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ATTRACTIVE VILLA WITH POOL IN QUIET COUNTRYSIDE NEAR SEA

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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 8

Vila Borboleta ('Butterfly Villa') is a spacious architect designed house standing in its own grounds. It has superb distant views of the sea from the first floor balcony and the Monchique Mountains are visible from the rear garden and kitchen window.The prettily tiled pool is surrounded by brick paving and the garden has a colourful display of hibiscus, oleanders and Bougainvillaea. The villa is comfortably furnished with country antiques and tradtional Portuguese furniture. There is an ample supply of china and cutlery and a range of cooking utensils and electric equipment. Each bedroom has a fan and in the winter there are several electric radiators and a lovely open fire for which logs can be oredered. Both bathrooms have twin basins in marble surrounds and each bath has an overhead shower and the ground floor bathroom has a separate stand alone shower.

The villa is about 2 km from a mini-market, 3 km from the market town of Lagoa, 5 km from Carvoeiro (an attractive and lively fishing village with bars and cafes) and 9 km from Portimao (a large fishing port and shopping centre). Intermarche supermarket is about 3 km on the Lagoa-Carvoeiro road. Golf, tennis, riding and many other sports can easily be arranged. Our maid, Lucilia, comes to clean the villa five times a week and changes the linen and towels once a week. She is happy to do personal laundry and ironing for our guests in return for a small tip. The normal changeover day is Thursday but alternative arrangements can be made before May or after September.

There are many pleasant walks, along the coast or inland,with good habitat for butterflies, birds and a profusion of beautiful spring flowers. Benagil beach is within walking distance and other fine beaches are a short drive away. Fish is a speciality in local restaurants and prices are very reasonable. Interesting trips can be made to Silves, the Monchique mountains,Cape St Vincent and the west coast.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Jeremy and Sheila Friend-Smith

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We chose this site on which to build our house as it has an ideal situation, in a lovely, tranquil rural area near the sea,yet not isolated. The French architect who designed our house created a spacious living area with a high ceiling which helps to keep the villa cool in the Summer ( in addition to air conditioning or fans in all rooms) and there is an attractive fireplace for log fires in addition to background haeting in the winter.

We love our rural location with lovely early almond blossom and pretty wild flowers in the Spring. From our villa we can see a large number of butterflies and birds,inculuding beautiful golden orioles. We also love our garden with the vibrant colours of hibiscus and bougainvillaea. The sea is a short distance away by car and if we feel energetic we can walk to Benagil or the 'Smuggler's Cove' beach ,mostly along quiet country tracks. However when we need to shop there are several supermarkets within a 5 minute drive and three attractive indoor markets in Lagoa, Carvoeiro. and Silves within easy reach. Any shopoholics staying with us can explore the shopping malls in Portimao which is about 8 miles from our house. We are also very close to the famous Porches Pottery where we bought many of the mugs, bowls and jugs.for use at the villa.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
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Disappointing

  • 1 of 5
My wife,myself and our son and wife together with their three sons rented this villa for 6 weeks and left after 4!! The most upsetting point was the very stained mattress and two of the single mattresses were falling apart. The overall cleanliness was very bad. The saucepans were very scratched and virtually unusable. The bar b cue had not been cleaned for months and was in a disgusting state - we bought a new kettle one and left it there. Not one of the umbrellas was useable as they were torn and broken, the patio seat cushions were very old and had large rips in them. Around the pool the paving was broken and had large gaps, which was a hazard. As for being wheelchair friendly this is just not true. Both shower heads were broken. The managing agents were most accommodating and sympathised but their hands were tied, but they did manage to persuade the owners to buy new ones!! Too late for us!! There is no way this villa could be recommended until a complete refurbishment takes place. We have photographs to support all of the above.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very sad to read this review as it is contradicts the experiences of so many people who have appreciated the beautiful location of our villa and its facilities.
Any issues raised were dealt with swiftly by the local agent and two sets of visitors who were subsequent guests said how much they loved the villa.
business
Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
5

thank you

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Vila Borboleta. We enjoyed exploring the local beaches and restaurants, but also staying at the villa and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. The villa itself is beautiful, with a relaxing outdoor area and very nice pool. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
5

Most relaxing holiday in years

  • 5 of 5
While at 5 star hotels, I've been known to sulk about the humming of the air-conditioning (or just the existence of other guests), so the Villa Borboleta stands out as one of the few places I can relax for a week without once opening my laptop, taking in the mountain or sea view from the pool, and reading plenty of trashy novels. It's also well situated for a short walk to several excellent restaurants, and the sort of weird wave-carved coves that inspired Dali (further down the coast in Spain, admittedly).
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
Bromley, UK
5

Thank you for the beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5
Thank you again for providing a wonderful home in a beautiful location, we really enjoyed our stay there.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
devon
5

Wonderful family holiday destination

  • 5 of 5
This villa is wonderfully quiet and a relaxing holiday was had by all the family. It is close to Faro airport, but far enough away to offer the tranquility we sought. There are many beautiful beaches nearby and lovely restaurants too. An excellent holiday. Thankyou
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1902
+44 (0)1353 66 31 18
Benagil Carvoeiro / Lagoa region
Chicago, IL, USA
5

Thoroughly Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
This is a great place to get away from it all and feel thoroughly relaxed. The villa and pool are lovely, the nearby beaches and countryside often verge on the spectacular, and the food and drink available at both restaurants and Intermarches are delicious and cheap. I'm missing it already.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On a cold wet day in England, we feel the same. Spring time at our villa in Portugal is a fabulous experience.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Faro
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Silves
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Lagoa
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

The villa is about 56km west of Faro airport and there is easy access via the motorway. It stands on top of a low hill in a rural area with several small-holdings and vineyards nearby. It is quiet but not isolated. There are pleasant walks in the countryside and along the coast. Beautiful beaches near the villa include Marinha, Carvalho and Albandeira. The fishing village of Benagil also has a pretty beach and several delightful restaurants. Silves, the former Islamic capital of the Algarve, with interesting remains of a Moorish castle has a lovely setting in the midst of hundreds of orange trees. Shopping enthusiasts will find plenty of scope in nearby Portimao and in the local supermarkets and covered markets of Lagoa and Carvoeiro.

Golf: Many 18 hole golf courses near the villa include Penina, Gramacho, Silves etc Palamares and Quinta de Lago are about a 30 minute drive from the villa

There is also a 9 hole golf course course very near the villa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Benagil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 13 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Autumn
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 8 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Winter
Nov 9 2014 - Mar 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£280
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £80
Notes Negotiable rates for smaller groups in low season, also special rates for longer stay.
The deposit is non- returnable so guests are advised to make sure that their holiday insurance covers cancellation because of illness or unforeseen circumstances
The changeover day is normally Thursday but please ask if a Saturday booking would be more convenient and we will try to be flexible.
A deposit of 25% is required and the balance of the rent is payable 6 weeks before the holiday begins

Sterling cheques or bank transfers are acceptable and arrangements can be made for payment in euros if that is helpful
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Amenities

Amenities

Benagil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • Both bathrooms have pretty Portuguese tiles and have twin basins in marble surrounds. The ground floor bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and both baths have overhead shower fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 cot stored on galleried landing The pillows and linen are very comfortable. Each bedroom has a wardrobe or bult in cupboard wardrobe with hanging space and shelves and there are separate chests of drawers in three of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Games include playing cards,Boggle, Four in a row,Balderdash, chess, scrabble etc and there are crayons and pencils for children. There is also a docking station for ipods etc.
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