On a hill near the Golden Triangle
- english, french
Buy this beautiful residence debuting in 2015
VANQUATHEM purchased this House in 2015
Why VANQUATHEM chose Valados
We bought this house because we love the Algarve’s landscapes and the sunny weather all year round. This villa is ideally located to relax, play sports, close to all amenities and to enjoy the beautiful country.
What makes this House unique
House with character in a quiet location, on a private road with stunning views of the Algarve, The house is comfortably equipped to receive 8 to 10 people.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
L'électricité est à la charge du locataire. Nous relevons le compteur a votre arrivée puis à votre départ. Le prix du Kw au portugal est de 0,25 euros
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We recently stayed at Casa Semaphore in mid September 2019. We were excited given all of the positive reviews -- until we arrived. The setting was lovely, the view is gorgeous, and the pool was very nice - and our group of 6 adults had plenty of room. However, the house was a little run down. We're not that picky, and perhaps other reviewers less so, but we were terribly disappointed that the house didn't match the 5 star reviews. This lovely house has potential, but needs some tender loving care -- it is definitely not 5 star review in our opinion. We quickly discovered two broken kitchen cabinet doors, dirty coffee pots and kitchen appliances, a living room curtain rod that fell off when we tried to close the curtain, a broken pool umbrella, broken back deck light, and black mold and mildew in the showers, but otherwise clean. You also may get introduced to the all-night barking dog just down the hill - I'm sure he is friendly but he sure is loud -- and, lastly, you'll be greeted by an invasion of local Algarve mosquitoes -we were bitten all night long. Unfortunately it was such that we found it uninhabitable (possibly a health risk) in our opinion and left after the second night. There are no screens on the windows provided and no air conditioning. On the second night we followed the owner’s suggestion to use plug in mosquito repellent gadgets, which we purchased to manage the mosquitoes, and sprayed insecticide before retiring and they didn't work very well. Casa Semaphore has some real potential but until they do some updating, buy some new sheets and pillows, put screens in the windows, and fix all of the little broken items, we won't be visiting any time soon. Enjoy the pool and sunsets, but beware of the mosquitoes, the barking dog and the kitchen cabinets
We had a wonderful time
We had a wonderful timeThe house was terrific, very well-equipped. Wonderful communication with the owner and the manager and the housekeeper. We would return in a heartbeat.
Stunning villa; the pictures dont do it justice! Gorgeous view, well kept, just close enough to nearby towns that doesnt require a long cab/uber ride. The owner kept in touch and made us feel very welcome. Would 100% recommend.
Great view and a good location
Casa Semaphore is in a good quiet location. For those with families its roughly 30-40mins away from the waterparks, Zoomarine and Albuferia if your want to go on a boat trip. The main supermarket is 10mins up the road and pretty decent. You can't really walk anywhere but theres lots of restaurants within a 10min drive (beware not all open on a Sunday). As i mentioned its in a good quiet location slightly up the hill which gives a cool breeze in the evening and great views. It was slightly tricky to find, its a very small turning up a slightly steep road - but you get used it. The owner did provide a lot of useful location information in advance which helped us find the place. On that note communication was excellent and well in advance of the trip, with contact numbers and location information provided in advance.
The property itself is spacious with all the bedrooms a decent size. The place is well kept, the kitchen well stocked (if a little tired and in need of updating). There was plenty crockery etc and a coffee machine, juicer, dishwasher washing machine all worked. The pool area and pool itself was great - clean and safe for the kids. The cleaner came every other day ?, anyway she dealt with the bins and recycling for us which was great.
Overall i would certainly recommend to those with families and looking for a place to relax and use as a base to go out and see the local sites.
Wonderful introduction to the Algave coast!
As this was our first visit to Portugal and the southern coast, we couldn't have asked for a better experience than our stay at Casa Semaphore!
Our grandson (16) said his only requirements were a great view and nice pool. Well, we got that in spades. Privacy, views, lovely and luxurious, spotless home and pool, with glass doors all over that opened to terraces and gave you an outdoor feeling indoors. We were 3 generations with grandchildren 16,13 and 11 who each found their perfect nook in this spacious villa. Marie Diane, one of the owners.was instrumental in welcoming us before the visit with car rental,boat rental and perfect directions, along with any other information requested. Tim, the pool manager/caretaker gave us recommendations for excellent, inexpensive and memorable restaurants. Natalia came to the villa daily and inobtrusively tidied the bedrooms and cleaned the bathrooms.Having rented a number of times in Europe, we've never felt so cared for. Grandkids and grown ups loved the water park and swimming off the beach in a cave at the Benagil caves. There was much to do but we relished the peace and guiet of the area as we had just had a very busy week prior to our stay. Well located, near airport, beaches, restaurants and stores and yet away from the touristy, crowded areas. Can't say enough about Casa Semaphore and our wonderful visit.
We just spent a week in the Villa Sémaphore with a group of friends. Fabulous stay! The villa is huge, exposed to the South, so the sun is on the Terrace and in the house all day long. The view if simply GOURGEOUS! You are a 15 minutes drive to pretty much everything: airport, train station, golf courses, beaches, Loulé, Faro, and many activities such as karting and water parks (which are a bit further away, maybe 30 minutes). Trust me, it is worth driving 15 minutes, as you get a little isolated from the busy coast, which can get crowded and noisy, even in April… So I can't imagine the summer. I wouldn't have liked to stay too close to the beaches, I'm glad we picked this location. And when you see the view, you forget about the small drive, because it's simply breath taking.
The swimming pool is lovely, really refreshing with the super hot weather (25-28°C in March/April…).
The house is big enough for a quite large group, you have enough space to park a few cars. Everything is well equipped, and most of all, CLEAN! All the rooms and beds are ready upon your arrival, which is an extra comfort after a long journey.
There is even a separate toilet next to the pool that you can reach from outside, so you don't put water in the whole house… Very well thought!
Plus the welcoming was great. You get welcomed by one of the landlords, or a relative of theirs, and they explain everything to do in the area, and they can help you to get there (we followed the car from the airport), and you can reach them during the rental period in case of a problem or a question.
Truly fantastic stay, I'd definitely recommend this villa, it is really worth it! Can't wait to go there again next year!
Thank you very much for your comment on your stay in our house Casa Semaphore.
We are very please you enjoy your stay in our home and hope you get as relaxed as you wanted and needed.
We are please you appreciate the differents services we propose for our customers, and hope it was helpull for you to get to the house, have differents explanations about Algarve and what to do in this aera, and the daily passage of our maid for your confort.
We just buy this house at the beginning of 2015, and we really enjoy staying in this house for few days, appreciate the weather, the stunning view on algarve and ocean and his confort.
Thank you once more for your comment , hope you'll come as soon as possible to appreciate Algarve and his treasure.
Marie Diane Vanquathem
40 golf courses and many beaches lining the Algarve.
Many picturesque villages and their weekly markets.