The holiday home, lovingly called Okamanja house, is located on the edge of the village of Almargens, 2 km north of São Brás de Alportel. The Okamanja house lies idyllically within the hilly surroundings of the Serra region, the wild back lands of the Algarve. The house sleeps up to 4 people (but be aware that you should like each other quite a lot if you plan to stay with more then two persons. There is only one sleepingroom.) The house´s spacious living quarter (about 22m²) has a sleeping and eating area, including good self-catering kitchen facilities, a double bed (140 cm) and a loft bed with double mattress (2x90 cm). (Please click on 'more Details' to see the rest of the description)
A refreshing pool and a garden shower, edged by natural stone, are situated next to the house. Behind the pool lies a wooden sundeck including deckchairs and parasol for sunbathing. If the weather should get a little coolish during the winter months, a fireplace in the house provides a cosy atmosphere. In addition there is a wood-burning oven sauna in your house for your use, and you have the option to cool down afterwards in the pool all year round. There is a wooden terrace with a table and chairs in front of the house, which is situated in the midst of a green garden. Furthermore there is a big rooftop terrace that has a beautiful view over the village and Serra. Here you can enjoy beautiful sunsets over a glass of wine and dinner.
Among other things the house stands out for its quiet location. The area surrounding the house is very green including many oak trees and lovely nature, which is ideal for going for walks and indeed many well-known walks start from this spot. In front of the house herbs and different fruit-trees are available for everyone to pick.There is TV as well as a DVD player, a collection of games and books for your use. About the location: Our holiday home is about 2 km away from São Brás de Alportel marginal to the village of Almargens next to the Serra (the hilly back country). From the small town of São Brás its about 15km to Faro and 18 km to the airport. The houses central position makes it possible to explore a huge variety of different sandy atlantic beaches and islands as well as the cliffcoast in the west with its small bays. You´ll find many beautiful, clean and non built-up beaches in 20 km distance. Any place at the algarve, the westcoast and even Spain are reachable within an hour. São Brás de Alportel is a unhurried small town with lots of cafés, restaurants and rich grocery shopping facilities as well as a weekly fish- and lokal producemarket. Due to a non frequent public transport system a rental car is very recommendable. (There are postive experiences with 'zitauto' with fairly good prices and service if you are looking for a rental car).
Interesting for you could be that the close airport of Faro can be accessed by Ryanair who offer affordable fares from many locations in europe all year round.
If this holiday home is just what you have been looking for, then don't hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to answer any of your queries.
We look forward to your visit! You can find us on Facebook under the keyword: 'Okamanja Haus'
Important especially during the wintermonths: The wood for the fireplace and frequent use of the sauna will cost a little extra. One big basket of wood which will last about 2-3 days in winter will be 10€.