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Villa Fumone - Exclusively set between Penina and Morgado Golf - 8 guests

Alcalar, Portugal
  • Villa2690 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Villa Fumone - enjoy Portugal at its best. Secluded beaches & golf is close by

Villa Fumone is a beautiful home located 5km behind the beachfront and the city of Portimão - in a quiet and exclusive development started in the 70's and, as a result with grown trees. At the time, building plots were set at a minimum size of 2000sqm - therefore there is no dense building.

Villa Fumone served us as our home when we worked and lived in the Algarve - we are a Swiss family. When we bought it, the house was half the size, the garden abandoned and there was no pool. The home was completely refurbished and extended with a nice overflow pool added in 1998.

Today, it offers roughly 250sqm of living space on one floor - 4 bedrooms, 2 of them with en-suite bathrooms, the two others sharing an en-suite bathroom between them. There is a separate guests toilet in the entrance hall. The villa is fully air-conditioned.

The master bedroom offers a king size bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, access to the terrace and pool - the smaller room to the back of the house a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and then there are two bedrooms with two single beds (twin bedrooms) each - these two rooms share a bathroom with separate shower and bath located between them. The bathroom has direct access to the garden - if the rooms are used by children, this is very practical.

The home is orientated WEST/SOUTH - thus benefiting from wonderful afternoons and evenings. The large and covered terracotta terrace - with BBQ - invites you for al freso breakfast, lunch and diner. When rebuilding the house, the kitchen has been placed for it to be adjacent to the terrace. The large windows and a sliding door overlook the garden and pool area - sometimes convenient to supervise children.

The pool is one of the few overflow pools in the area and benefits from a special cleaning system functioning on salt and ions. Therefore you will not feel the unpleasant smell of chlorine on your skin after using the pool.

In the surroundings you will find a minimum supply of shops, allowing you to get the daily necessities - we will be happy to indicate the private bakery where bread is still baked in a wood stove. For large shopping, the center of the nearby city of Portimão will offer all you need and is a 10 minute drive by car away.

Make sure you visit the many, small and hidden beaches of the Western Algarve - or just go to Alvor respectively Lagos to layout on the large bay of Lagos.

Golfers probably find more choice than they can manage to play during their visit. Villa Fumone is located just behind Penina Championship Golf and in front of Morgado and Alamos Golf.

For fun, restaurants and entertainment, the home is 10 to 15 minutes from the old fishing town of Alvor where you can find most everything you need.

The small airfield of Alvor, accessible to private planes, is also about 10 minutes drive from Villa Fumone.

One small hint: please be careful when looking up "Urbanização Serra e Mar". There is a development with the almost IDENTICAL name in Alvor / Portimão - the name is only turned around and is called "Mar e Serra"! Make sure you are looking at "Serra e Mar" in Alcalar/Mexilhoeira Grande!

We are happy to answer any questions you might have - in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese.

Welcome to Villa Fumone - our home.


Owner/Property Manager

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About Owner/Property Manager

We, Barbara & Peter John - both of us Swiss nationals but living and working abroad since 1988 - purchased the abandoned home in 1998, when we were living and working in the Algarve. The villa - later named Villa "Fumone" (after a medieval hide-away in Southern Italy where we had lived previously) - was completely refurbished and expanded between 2000 and 2002. A great overflow pool was added and the gardens redone. We currently live in the Czech Republic but Portugal has remained our second home as we spent 7 years of our life in this beautiful country (4 of them on Madeira Island), working with many great people. Our three children were born in Portugal.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this Villa in 1998

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Alcalar

While in the Algarve, we lived in the house nearby and were looking at the almost abandoned home every day. The location of the house is perfect, the development called "Serra e Mar" is great and of high quality - hidden away from the busy and touristy beach front - but close enough to have access to all the services one might need. Villa "Fumone" is our home and reminds us of great and important years spent in this beautiful country with warm and welcoming people.

What makes this Villa unique

The home has a large living & dining room connected with the kitchen and facing the terracotta porch and terrace with BBQ. All of these spaces are facing West, allowing for great evenings outside - all you really want, when you living in Portugal. The dark blue mosaic-tiled overflow pool was added when we refurbished the home - strategically built some distant away from the terrace.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Large master bedroom - sliding door to terrace facing West
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Smaller double room with en-suite bathroom facing East
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Twin room sharing en-suite bath with the other twin room
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Twin bedroom - sharing en-suite bath with other twin room


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet, Connected to Master bedroom - two washbasins
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Connected to queen size room
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet, Bathroom located between the twin rooms - access to garden


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      The house is fully air-conditioning - newly installed in winter 2017/2018. In reality, except on a few nights in the summer, the Algarve benefits from fresh and cool nights (Atlantic).
                    • Fireplace
                      Fantastic "Fogo Montanha" available in living room. It will heat living room and kitchen. Wood has to be ordered on request and in advance. Cost to be paid by guests.
                    • Garage
                      Garage is NOT available for use during guests during the stay. The garage CAN BE made available to guests for LONG STAYS.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating is available in the house. In Serra e Mar, public gas lines are not available. For hot water, gas bottles are used (included in rent). Central heating cost is at clients expense.
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi available
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Clothes Dryer available - but not for use of guests during stay. Clothes Dryer can be made available to guests for LONG STAYS.
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linen are provided
                    • Parking
                      At least two large cars will fit into the drive way in front of the home.
                    • Telephone
                      No telephone available
                    • Towels Provided
                      All bath towels are provided. Please be so kind to bring your own BEACH towels - and do not take the villa's towels to the beach (respect for other guests) Thank you.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine available - but not for use of guests during stay. Washing machine can be made available to guests for LONG STAYS.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Expresso & Filter Coffee Machine available
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          There are dishes, glasses and silver ware for 12
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large, modern kitchen offering all necessary for a comfortable vacation.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large table for 10 in living room / dining room Large table for 10 outside / al fresco dining / terrace facing west and covered
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite TV available
                                • Stereo
                                  Small stereo - radio & CD - available Access for USB cable / stick
                                • Television
                                  Small TV available


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      With large table and chairs for 10 guests
                                    • Golf
                                      The home is located 2 km from Penina Golf & Resort as well as Morgado Golf in the other direction. At least another 10 golf courses withing 30 minutes drive.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful grown garden taken care of by gardener
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas BBQ


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The house is built on one floor - except master bedroom (two steps). When wanting to go to the outside terrace, you also encounter two steps down. Guest can use main door to get out and go around house. Never the less, There is ONE step up from the garden to the terrace. For sure, some small ramp could be organized. Inside the home, the only area with steps is the fireplace corner. To repeat:entrance, main hall way, kitchen, dining and living room + three bedrooms + bathrooms are one ONE floor, with no steps up nor down.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Villa Fumone disposes of a great overflow pool - 10 x 5 meters. The pool cleaning is done with an ionizing system and therefore does not use chlorine (except in exceptional situations to balance ph).


                                                • marina
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              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.

                                                              1 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Une petite semaine très agréable

                                                              Luc G.-

                                                              Nous avons passé quelques jours en famille dans cette très jolie maison agréable , bien décorée , avec une piscine et un jardim magnifique sans vis á vis très calme parfait.

                                                              Merci pour tout


                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Luc - thank you very much for your kind note and for taking the time to sit down and write. I am happy to hear, you had time to relax and enjoy the family. It was a great pleasure having you and your family staying at Villa Fumone and you are always welcome to come back - the doors are wide open to welcome you at any time.

                                                              Merci beaucoup pour tout.

                                                              Amicalement et à bientôt,



                                                              Alcalar, Portugal

                                                              Villa Fumone is located in a development dating back to the 1970's when a German architect started to plan the "Urbanizacão Serra e Mar", on a hill behind the city of Portimão. The advantage of the "German" planning was, that houses could not be built "just in any way". The plots of land are relatively big - between 1500 and 5000 square meters and today, Serra e Mar is a fantastic, green oasis as the homes have large trees. Serra e Mar is not a place filled with concrete - it is relaxing and secluded. The location is excellent - you are close to everything you need: the beach, the golf, shopping & restaurants - thus, you are hidden away and can enjoy privacy. Take advantage of this during your holiday - visit the small, tucked away and not crowded beaches between Portimão and the Western tip of Portugal. The Atlantic not offering the water temperature of your home bathtub ... but in summer it is fantastic. If you prefer larger beaches, then the bay of Lagos offers you kilometers of sand to walk and enjoy. Are you a golfer? Villa Fumone is located right between the Penina Championship Golf and Morgado Golf. Both can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car. Another 10 courses are close by and offer great sport. But Porgugal is not just beaches and golf - Portugal welcomes you for some culinary experiences - from local dishes to some of the best seafood from the Atlantic. If you wish, the area around Villa Fumone lets you go and buy your fresh oranges for you to squeeze a sweet & fresh juice every morning for breakfast and a bakery, still using wood oven is also not far away. Barbara & myself would be happy to assist and help you plan your stay. Welcome to Villa Fumone


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