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Garden of Eden Poolside self contained apartment

Alfeição, Loulé, Portugal
  • Apartment861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Nature lovers looking for seclusion and privacy in peaceful setting will love it

Garden of Eden is just 20 mins from Faro & 5 mins from the market town of Loule. Peaceful & tranquil, with stunning sea views. Beautiful gardens surround this traditionally renovated farmhouse with facilities for the whole family.

Poolside apartment is one of two within the environment at Garden of Eden, consisting of a large open plan apartment with kitchen facilities for the preparation of light meals, along with an en suite bathroom and shower. When combined with our Hilltop Retreat: http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1693605

we can accommodate 4/6 guests in total.

Poolside apartment comprises a very spacious, light and airy room with doors opening out onto a private patio with steps leading down to the pool and sun terrace. There is a far infra red sauna available for use and a large en suite bathroom offers a separate bath and shower cubicle as well as his'n'hers sinks. The second double room is off the main space and would be ideal for children. A futon is also available in the main bedroom if a child or third guest bed is required. The apartment retains traditional farmhouse features including stone tile flooring throughout and a high-beamed bamboo ceiling with fan.

The main space is equipped with table and chairs and coffee/tea making facilities, a fridge freezer and a twin hob cooker for the preparation of light meals. Breakfast is included and served on the terrace and comprises freshly squeezed juice, a fresh salad of seasonal fruits, wholemeal croissant with butter and homemade preserves or eggs prepared any which way. All produce is organic and locally sourced where possible, if not picked from the garden that morning! Special dietary needs can be provided if notified in advance i.e. gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, vegetarian and vegan.

Your host both works as a Health Educator in the field of Nutritional, Herbal and Energetic Medicine and is always happy to answer any questions as well as provide yoga/meditation sessions, massage therapy and Nutritional consultations.

Guests have access to a secure pool area with sun loungers and swing hammock, a meditation pod, shaded terrace area with seating and a large mature garden with almond, olive and various fruit trees. Guests may also enjoy a tree-house situated in an ancient carob tree, day dream in hammocks nestled in one of our delicious fig trees and cook in the poolside barbecue area.

Property Manager

Davide Parkero

Member Since 2015
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english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Jul 07, 2017
About Davide Parkero

We are a very sociable couple and love to meet new people and share the delights of our home and garden! Guests may enjoy as much interaction as you would like, although we also respect our guests need for privacy. We will be present in the main section of the farmhouse during your stay to offer any support or local advice needed. David works in the field of Nutritional and Naturopathic medicine, while Laura teaches yoga/meditation and is also trained in a vibrational healing technique called Body Alignment. Guests can take advantage of a plethora of complimentary / alternative therapies including nutritional consultations, massage, reflexology, electro acupuncture & Body Alignment. Yoga and meditation sessions are also available on request.

Davide Parkero purchased this Apartment in 2007

Why Davide Parkero chose Vale do Telheiro

We love the peaceful tranquility of the countryside, being grounded in nature, the amazing views all the way to the sea, the fresh mountain air, the quality of light, the stars... and the close proximity to the quaint historic market town of Loule with its charming narrow lanes and plethora of cafes to sit and watch local life go by. A short car ride to a variety of idyllic, beautiful clean beaches is the icing on the cake...!

What makes this Apartment unique

A traditional Portuguese farmhouse with stunning sea and country views, Garden of Eden is situated 5 mins by car from Loule and 20 mins from the coast. For guests without their own transport, we are happy to drop you into town or down to the beach whenever it is mutually convenient. There is secure onsite parking available and a reliable bus service runs from Loule to Faro, Quarteira and Albufeira. The train station at Loule provides access right across the Algarve from the border with Spain to Lagos in the west. Airport taxis can be booked on request and we are situated 20 minutes from Faro Airport. From Faro, a 3 hour train journey takes one to Lisbon.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, A single bed can be made available for a third person/child


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Ocean View
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Basic items
                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchenette within the apartment includes a fridge freezer, a table and chairs, shelving with utensils and plates, a kettle, citrus juicer, toaster and twin electric hob for preparing light meal
                            • Refrigerator
                              Fridge freezer
                            • Stove
                              Twin electric
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                      Snooker, pool, darts and table tennis. We also have a plethora of old classic games including Monopoly, Cluedo, Chinese Checkers, Mine a million, Scrabble, Mastermind and Escape from Colditz!
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Toys


                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Sauna

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage


                                                        • churches
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • marina
                                                        • nude beach
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • water parks

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • gambling casinos
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      2 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Unclean, unpleasant, awkward owner.

                                                                      Steph S.

                                                                      Poor booking system resulted in us having to be accommodated in the owners house (agreed prior), which was of a poor standard of hygiiene. Breakfast came and this continued, with animal droppings next to the dining area. This seems like a hippy retreat but it wouldn't pass standards required for communal living, no towels were provided either. Owner was very arrogant and intimidated us so we didn't have the chance to resolve any issues. No refund given or option to negotiate, we had to contact homeaway to get any correspondence.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      A very personal attack on the owner sadly reflects this couples true colours.

                                                                      I hope they can find happiness and satisfaction in life.

                                                                      Information for future guests

                                                                      The house is cleaned by a professional cleaner twice a week.

                                                                      It is clearly stated that animals live on the property! 24 hour cctv surveillance of the animals activity is being considered, so that any droppings can be eliminated immediately!

                                                                      Awkward owner, maybe in the sense that this couples threats of writing a bad review did not bully me away from the facts.

                                                                      As for being arrogant, well, other guest reviews outweigh this one by 99%.

                                                                      Rilassante, immerso nella natura

                                                                      walter e.

                                                                      Io, mia moglie e i ns due figli abbiamo trascorso una settimana ad Agosto in questo appartamento e ne siamo rimasti molto contenti. David, il proprietario, e' stato molto disponibile, gentile ed attento alle nostre esigenze. Fantastica l'ubicazione lontana dal rumore, immersa tra alberi di fichi e mandorle. I ragazzi hanno apprezzato molto la piscina, il tavolo da biliardo e quello da Ping pong. Super la colazione !

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Walter for your kind words, I am thrilled that you had a most enjoyable vacation.

                                                                      Always welcome back...

                                                                      Keep in touch.

                                                                      Kind regards



                                                                      Alfeição, Loulé, Portugal

                                                                      From the N270 travelling west from Loule, take the road Rua Vale Telheiro, travel up hill for approximately 3 kilometres to the top of the hill and then turn left towards Poco Geraldo, follow signs for villa ole, travel 500 metres and then turn left onto concrete road located between the postal boxes and the waste bins, after 300 metres turn left up unmade track. Casa Chameleao is 50 metres directly in front. Portuguese A partir da N270 viajando para o oeste de Loulé , pegue a estrada Rua Vale Telheiro , viajar até a colina por cerca de 3 km até o topo da colina e , em seguida, vire à esquerda para Poco Geraldo , viajar 500 metros e depois vire à esquerda na estrada de concreto localizada entre o postal caixas e os caixotes do lixo , depois de 300 metros vire à esquerda até trilha desfeita . Casa Chameleao é de 50 metros em frente . French: De la N270 voyage ouest de Loule , prendre la route Rua Vale Telheiro , voyager jusqu'à la colline pendant environ 3 kilomètres au sommet de la colline , puis tourner à gauche vers Poco Geraldo , parcourir 500 mètres , puis tournez à gauche sur la route en béton situé entre le postal boîtes et les poubelles , après 300 mètres , tourner à gauche jusqu'à la piste non goudronné . Casa Chameleao se trouve à 50 mètres en face . Dutch: Van de N270 in westelijke richting van Loulé , neem de weg Rua Vale Telheiro , reizen op de heuvel voor ongeveer 3 kilometer naar de top van de heuvel en vervolgens linksaf richting Poco Geraldo , reizen 500 meter en dan linksaf de betonnen weg gelegen tussen de post dozen en de afvalbakken , slaat na 300 meter links op onverharde weg . Casa Chameleao ligt op 50 meter direct aan de voorkant. German: Von der N270 Westen von Loule Reisen, nehmen Sie die Straße Rua Vale Telheiro , reisen Hügel für ca. 3 km an die Spitze des Hügels und dann in Richtung Poco Geraldo links abbiegen, fahren 500 Meter und dann auf Betonstraße zwischen der Post befindet sich links abbiegen Boxen und die Abfallbehälter behälter~~POS=HEADCOMP , nach 300 Metern biegen Sie Schotterstraße nach links oben . Casa Chameleao ist 50 Meter direkt vor . Spanish: Desde la N270 en dirección oeste de Loulé , tomar la carretera Rua Vale Telheiro , viajar hasta la colina durante aproximadamente 3 kilómetros hasta la cima de la colina y luego girar a la izquierda hacia Poco Geraldo , recorrer 500 metros y girar a la izquierda en la carretera de hormigón situado entre el código postal cajas y los contenedores de residuos , después de 300 metros gire a la izquierda por la pista sin asfaltar . Casa Chameleao es de 50 metros directamente delante .


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