Meia Praia Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa with infinity pool, magnificent sea views, full privacy and style
One of the Western Algarve's most beautifully located private villas, the romantic quinta is set on 4.5 acres with park-like, mature gardens. The property affords a spectacularly attractive view across the fields towards the ocean. A beautiful pool area surrounds a salt water infinity pool. The garden is fenced and hedged and very private. Many almond trees, olive trees, flowering trees and some enormous cacti. Nearby village with regionally famous bakery, excellent butcher and small daily market, provides everything needed for daily life. The golden beaches of Meia Praia, the old town of Lagos and two famous golf courses (Penina and Palmares) are all within 10 minutes. This artist's residence is rustic in nature, with a soft, lived-in feel. The overall atmosphere is artistic and romantic, with a strong sense of privacy and connection with nature. Please read our guest reviews. Also do not forget to visit our own website with many more images.
Excellent location offers views and privacy: The villa is set on the Southern flank of a low elongated hill, which it shares with only one other villa, not in view, and half a dozen farmhouses along its foot. Almond trees, fig trees, and flowering shrub all around. The overall atmosphere is very peaceful. The hill, a protected area, is covered in short blue iris in early spring. There are foxes, partridges, hedgehogs, toads, and many kinds of birds nestling in the many cypresses and palms. Nearest beach is Meia Praia, 3 miles of golden sand, 10 min away by car. There are several pretty little restaurants right on the beach. The popular Praia de Batata and Porto de Mos beaches are within 15 min. There are many other great beaches within 30 min, some of them very quiet and spectacular, including the West coast beaches, great for surfing and surf watching. Please visit our own website with more images. (Please, contact owner for website link or further information).
Lagos area full of attractions: nearby Lagos is the third largest town in the Algarve, straddling the river Bensafrim and surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside. It is a lively, cozy town with a maze of winding cobbled streets full of pavement restaurants, local cafés bars, antique and art shops, and a well stocked fish market. It is also rich in culture and history, and widely regarded as the most charming town of the Algarve. The impressive town walls date back to Roman times. In the days of the great discoveries, Lagos was the heart of naval Portugal and it was here, close to Cape St. Vincent, the South-Westerly tip of continental Europe, that Henry the Navigator´s captains, Gil Eanes and Magelhaes sailed to the ends of the world. Today it is an an attractive small town with modern amenities, including a modern marina. Nearby Portimão (15 min) has the popular Praia da Rocha beach resort, the Autodromo do Algarve, one of the world's most modern racetracks and an attractive riverfront with small fish restaurants.
Unique benefits: The quinta stands out from the average villa in its price range by the beautiful natural hill side setting. Very private, yet with the ocean and a nearby village in the valley below always in view. Away from it all, but right next to it. A little above it actually. Guests tend to appreciate the easy going feel of the house, with its unpolished stone floors (as found in old Portuguese castles and monasteries), rounded shapes and rustic rendering. No sharp edges anywhere, nothing overly delicate. But all the art works are real (paintings, photography, lithographs, etc.) many of them antiques. No posters, no factory art. There are many books (including scores of coffee table books), on a wide range of subjects. We strongly encourage guests to explore the glorious hillside behind the house.
Further details: Beautifully designed pool area with natural stone terraces and poolhouse with great rooftop terrace. Full privacy. Pool has infinity design, salt water treatment, requiring no chlorine - great for children, adults love it too! Mature garden with some spectacular palms, cactuses, agaves and yuccas. Ample lawns, shade spot under large olive trees. Classic cypress-lined driveway. Beautiful countryside all around. Teak outdoor furniture. BBQ. Flatscreen TV, Full HD. LG wing radio with ipod dock and USB MP3 port. Free WiFi with good transfer speed. Bed linens and bath towels are provided, but clients must provide own pool/beach towels.
Full service package available on request, depending on staff availability. This package comprises lunch and dinner prepared and served at the quinta for agreed number of days per week, and/or daily maid service, and/or aiport transfers. Price on request.
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome