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FABULOUS OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE, RURAL LOCATION, HEATED POOL, SHORT DRIVE TO BEACH

Julie Butler

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Julie Butler

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2014
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FABULOUS OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE, RURAL LOCATION, HEATED POOL, SHORT DRIVE TO BEACH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Goldra de Cima House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite)

The re-furbished farmhouse has three double bedrooms, the master bedroom (the former living room) has high ceilings, French windows and a separate dressing room and en suite shower room. Two further bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with two single beds are located near the family bathroom. A large open plan kitchen (fully equipped) leads into a large open plan living/dining room with French doors onto the patio.

Both these rooms benefit from underfloor heating and a large wood burner in the living room. In addition Entertainment systems include a CD/MP3 music system, TV with UK satellite channels. In addition there is a study/office on the mezzanine to the main bedroom and a 'snug/library' in the centre of the house with a wood burner . WiFi is available.

Pool and gardens: Outside we have a salt water swimming pool that can be heated, typically we start swimming in April although the hearty can probably go earlier! There is also a large gas BBQ which we use all year round. The plot (over an acre/5000 square metres in size) is a mixture of lawns, flower beds and mature fruit trees (olives, figs, almonds and karob). The plot offers privacy and quiet whilst not being isolated.

We also have 4 mountain bikes available that are just OK! as long as you don't want to do anything too serious.

Towns/cities: Loule – 5 minutes drive to the west of us. Nearest large supermarket. Large (ish) town that is an administrative centre. Mixture of old and new architecture, many local restaurants, daily fruit and vegetable market.

Faro – 20 minutes drive south of us. Capital of the Algarve, historic centre which is great to wonder around, large supermarket, mall and lots of local restaurants.Faro Island – south of the airport and accessed from the airport road has a great beach and plenty of food/drink venues and is more local than tourist. This is also a popular surfing and kite surfing venue. Almancil – 15 minutes south west of us. Almancil is the top of what is known as the Golden Triangle made up of Quinta do Lago to the south east and Val do Lobo to the south west. These have the top golf courses and are mainly made up of villa accommodation. Within the triangle there are many restaurants of all kinds of cuisine.

Towns/cities : Vilamoura – not so much a town but an area centred on the marina which is about 20 minutes to the south west of us. Again this is a main golf area. Between here and Val do Lobo (above) is the seaside town of Quarteira.

Other historic (Roman and Moor influences) towns nearby are Estoi and Sao Bras de Alportel. And a little further west are Silves then eventually Sagres (Cabo do St Vincent) also known as the end of the world as it is the most Westerly point in Europe.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wetland of international importance, the Ria Formosa is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60kms along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.This diversity of ecosystems attracts a varied fauna that includes numerous species of birds.

View our website http://www.algarveholidayrental.co.uk/

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Julie Butler (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Julie.

Arrived yesterday and found everything perfect.

The house is gorgeous!

Ary&Kirstin



Dear Julie,



Just want to take a moment to say how much we enjoyed our time in your lovely vacation home. We've been in a lot of great holiday rentals but yours really sets the bar as hard to beat. We enjoyed everything, the pool, fantastic kitchen, fireplaces, bbq, cozy places to sit everywhere, ect.! We left some pool toys (innertube, floating raft, rackets/ball) we bought in your pool house, if that's annoying maybe your house manager could get rid of them.

One last thing, would you mind telling us the brand of your living room lounge couch, we meant to look at one of the tags and make note of it and forgot :).



Thanks again for your hospitality and sharing your home with vacation goers like us!!
May 2013
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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Totally relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
A truly beautiful renovated farmhouse with every thing you need for a holiday home from home. Modern interior but with rustic charm and so much space.This was our second year in Santa Barbara de Nexe but the first time at this property and we will definitely be back! Julie was very helpful and accomodating from the moment of booking to forwarding our deposit back at the end of our lovely break.
Thoroughly recommend the property and area.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We'd love to have you back, so good to hear that the mix of contemporay and old worked for you , we gave a lot of thought and time into the renovation project, I think we're fairly unique in this area.
business
Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Fab holiday

  • 5 of 5
Where do I start on this Fab farmhouse. To start, the photos do not do it justice the attention to detail is spot on, everything was perfect from the quality of the kitchenware to the bedding. The setting is lovely, away from it all but near enough to get to the shops and the beach. Plenty to see and do in the area and nice cozy restaurants nearby. We will definitely go back, only two of us but the space would suit a large family. We loved everything about our holiday but the Farmhouse made it all the more enjoyably - we didn't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what can I say! Thank you so much, great to hear that we have achieved what we set out do with our home, the location, as you say is good, as long as you have a car, rural setting but close to supermarkets, restaurants and the fabulous beaches . Hope to see you soon!
business
Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Beautiful & Relaxing & Lovely Host

Beautiful & Relaxing & Lovely Host
  • 5 of 5
We had a splendid time in this beautiful and comfortable house. Take a swim in the pool at sunset and you will feel so relaxed and calm! We were there with the kids and grandma and everybody got what he was looking for: Fun & Wellness, Action and Quietness. It is an excellent location set back in the mountains but still not far from the beaches with a car. West and East Algarve are close by, so you can enjoy the full range of the Algarve. Julie is a very nice and flexible host, we booked on short notice, but everything went very smoothly without any problems. Thank you very much for having us!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is such a wonderful review, thank you so much and can you re-write my website???? I, like you love the sunsets, either seen from the pool or lounging by it with a glass of Alentejo wine. I'm so pleased that it worked for all generations of your family. We would love you all to come back.
business
Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Perfect Portugal

  • 5 of 5
Excellent quiet country location not too far from restaurants and the coast. There is large supermarket just 10 mins away on the outskirts of Loule. Paid for pool heating which is essential before June. Beautiful house with masses of space and very relaxing. It was lovely to come back to after trips out along the coast. Would definitely stay here again if we were ever in Portugal again.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for taking the time to add your feedback. Really useful information for anyone not familiar with the location or swimming pool temperatures !
business
Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

An Amazing week!

  • 5 of 5
Julie,
We had a fantastic week at CB. The house is beautiful and didn't want for anything! A beautiful peaceful location, we only left the property to buy food at the local shops!
Thinking about re-booking for next year. - Would thoroughly recommend it to everybody.
Rebecca, Frances, Caroline and Lesley
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ladies, thank you so much .
That is the danger with CB, sometimes you just don't want to leave!
We do exactly the same for the first few days, re-charge, relax and then venture to the beach and restaurant's. We would love to welcome you back next year. Thanks again, Julie.
business
Fabulous open plan farmhouse, rural location, heated pool, short drive to beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p858167
Goldra de Cima Santa Barbara de Nexe
5

Farmhouse to recommend at 100%!

  • 5 of 5
Having had the chance to meet the owners at the farmhouse, we were assured at once: absolutely everything was as it should be!
- listing description was accurate regarding the location
- well maintained: maid an gardener did a great job
- much space inside and outside even with a max. of 6 people staying in the house
- excellent place for people wanting to relax in a calm area
- nothing far away (top restaurants really nearby), but a car is absolutely needed

Many thanks to Julie and Jonathan for their warm welcome!
Carole and John
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much!

Such a glowing review, it 's very much appreciated.

We very rarely have the opportunity to meet our guests, so it was great to do so with you both and then a week later get a photo of all 4 of you obviously enjoying the wonderful Algarve weather!

It is ways so lovely to hear that our guests enjoy and appreciate our home as much as we do and the great beaches and restaurants .( And let's not forget Portuguse wines!)

Thanks again.

Julie and Jonathan .

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago/Val do Lobo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Santa Barbara De Nexe
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Vale Do Lobo/Quinta do Lago/Faro
Car: necessary

Our home is a lovely refurbished and extended farmhouse located in the valley of Goldra Da Cima approximately 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport on the delightful Algarve in Portugal.The immediate neighbourhood is rural but not isolated. The nearest village, Santa Barbara de Nexe, is 5 minutes drive away and has a petrol station, bakery, restaurants, etc. The nearest large supermarket is 10 minutes drive towards the large town of Loule, there is also a large fresh produce market. We are 20 minutes drive to the coast and the wonderful beaches and within easy reach of the world class golf courses and other activities that the Algarve has to offer. Central locations such as Faro, Loule, Almancil, Quinta do Lago, Val do Lobo and Vilamoura are all within 20 minutes drive. An abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout the area.The beautiful and historic Spanish city of Seville is only 120miles (2 hours drive) away and Lisbon is about 170 miles away.

Other Activities: Jet skiing, go-karting, bird watching

Golf: The Algarve is home to many of the world's top courses and has played host to many international tournaments and competitions.The favourable climate with more than 300 days of sun per year, allows the golf season to be extended over several months, bringing players from all over the world to the Algarve.

Whether you are a skilled-amateur looking for new challenges, or just a beginner , the golf courses of the Algarve are the place for you.There are over 30 golf courses in the Algarve, ranging from 9-hole courses stretched over the Algarve grassland, to dramatic coastal 18-hole courses set amongst the picturesque cliffs. This makes golf here enjoyable for everyone, regardless of ability, and guarantees that you will find the perfect course for you. We have information in the farmhouse about local course or go on-line to find out more before you arrive.

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Rates & Availability

From £775 Per week

Goldra de Cima House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April - June
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
September - November
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes Late deals - email for last minute and long term (more than 2 weeks) rates
Deposit - 20% of total rental at time of booking. Balance of rental due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Damage/security deposit - £250/€300 due with balance of rental payment (returned after departure, if nothing is damaged).
Pool heating £75 per week excluding July & August.
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Amenities

Goldra de Cima House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 (guest bathroom) recently undergone a fabulous re-fit.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has French windows.. An en-suite bathroom and a separate dressing room. High ceiling with mezzanine. Very light and airy. Bedroom 2 large double bed, high ceiling, plenty of storage. Bedroom 3 2 singe beds, again, high ceiling and plenty of storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The open swimming pool and layout of the outside is not suitable for very young children unless they are supervised at all times. There is no air-conditioning, the bedrooms have electric fans for the summer months. Heating is provided as follows - underfloor heating in both the kitchen and living/dining room along with a large contemporary log burner that rotates in the living room. A log burner in the 'snug'. Electric oil filled radiators (portable) in all the bedrooms and electric towel rails in both bathrooms. There ia ample parking on the plot, the main driveway can accommodate at least 3 vehicles and the second drive 1. Both have electronic gates.

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