Luxurious 16th century manor house with 12 bedrooms & pool.
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Un très bon lieu pour des retrouvailles !
Parfait pour les grands groupes et/ou grandes familles ! Des tablées agréables près de la piscine. Et des chambres grandes qui permettent une bonne intimité après des moments en groupe.
Amazing stay in a magical place
Just stayed with friends in the house, we felt at home with each our space to relax and even when the weather was not cooperating, we all found a spot to ourselves. Thank you for making this friendship reunion a great one to remember !
We stayed in the house with a group of 22 youngsters and had an incredible time.
At first we were unsure about the size of our group and didn’t know which of the two houses (Solar de Santa Isabel or Casa da Viuda, which belong to the same owner) we should rent. There was a lot of see-saw but the owner was very helpful and very patient.
Finally we rented Solar de Santa Isabel. The house is fantastic; it is huge and offers enough privacy for everyone. It is particularly convenient that every room has its own bathroom. The garden was also beautiful; an excellent place to relax and enjoy the sun or to have a barbecue. Another highlight was of course the swimming pool in which we spent most of our days.We were also amazed by the friendliness and the helpfulness of the housekeeper.
The location is great too. It is in the heart of the old town of Portimao, in a quiet street. The water front is just a couple of meters down the road and you will find nice cafés and restaurants there. To go to the beach by car takes only 5-10 min., and taking a taxi costs just about 4 Euro.
Altogether we spent a wonderful week in this house which exceeded our expectations. I can absolutely recommend it to any kind of group especially because the price is totally fair!
We had a wonderful stay here in October 2010. A large group of friends, we wanted somewhere where we could relax and enjoy each others company but have easy access to shops and restaurants with no need to hire a car. This house achieved all of that. A 5 minute walk to the harbour and restaurants plus lots of shops to keep us occupied. We also visted the museum. One of the group became unwell and the housekeeper could not have been more helpful, finding a doctor and arranging a taxi. The resident, very friendly, dog is a lovely touch and the perfect excuse for lots of walks. The only slight niggle was the kitchen facilities. Fortunately the weather was good so we could use the barbecue but it would be difficult to cook for a full house otherwise. But who wants to do much cooking anyway! Communication with the owner was good and he was very helpful.
Solar de Santa Isabel
Four families rented this property together for one week. We were 7 adults and 7 children. Overall, we loved the place and really enjoyed our stay, so much that we hardly left the house, except for a couple of excursions, and visits to the supermarket. There was plenty of room for everyone, no loss of privacy, and enough space to all eat together. The pool was great fun for children and adults alike. The caretaker next door was extremely helpful and friendly, even helping us prepare freshly caught fish.
Only criticisms were that the kitchen could have been slightly better equipped - eg dishwasher soap dispenser didn't work properly, oven was hard to regulate, knives not sharp enough etc, but these were minor problems.
I would recommend the place to any large group.
This is an amazing house it totally blew us all away, there were 27 of us 10 adults and 17 kids and we all had a ball. The pool is gorgeous, the decor stunning, the trust the owners have to rent this out with all the antiques and beautiful furniture is astounding. we were concerned that the plumbing might not be great in such an old house but it was perfect. Highly recommend this house and Portimao is a nice town not far from Alvor and Praia de rocha. We may be back !
The house is situated on a cobbled street in the historic centre of the old town of Portimao, close to the river front and main square. The new part of the town with pedestrianised shopping streets is within a few minutes walk. There are numerous cafes and restaurants close to the house. There is a public underground car park nearby.