|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Sleeps up to 9. Two bedrooms are petitioned off , unoccupied .The whole site is enclosed and gated and all the facilities are included ( pool , games room etc.) for the exclusive use of the single party booking . Please refer to the main advert
for a full description -P1626
Sleeps up to 13 adults ( plus 2 cots ) 6 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, or up to 9 adults ,4 bedroom. The whole site is walled and gated and is exclusive to the party booking ; nothing is shared. (see 4 bedroom option for smaller parties) or ask for quote Optional air-conditioning to all bedrooms, lounge and annex. The property comprises a 5 bedroom villa with an integral self contained annex with twin bedroom, lounge, kitchen and shower room.. Enclosed 7m x 4m optional heated pool. Large games room. Covered BBQ area with furniture. Roof terrace. 42' plasma screenTV and DVD player.WiFi , 12Mbps broadband , 5 mins walk to the centre of the village where there are several traditional Portuguese bars and restaurants and a very good mini market. 5 mins drive from the ancient castle and town of Castro Marim and the marina town of Vila Real. 10 mins drive from Monte Gordo with all its bars, shops, restaurants and Casino. Only 5 miles to the best beach on the Algarve, Praia Verdi Beach. 10 mins drive to Ayamonte in Spain for a change of pace. There are several golf courses in the area, Castro Marim golf course can be seen from the villa.
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Retired Engineer living near Chester
john harvey matthews purchased this villa in 2012
The villa is conveniently located for a variety of facilities, and the area offers good value regarding golf and eating out.
Cleaning and laundry £275 ( included in prices). Laundry is changed once a week ,
additional changes can be done for a fee.
Cleaning is done at the end of stay .
Notes on prices
The initial auto quote shown on the advert is in Pounds sterling and includes
the agents booking fee.
If you wish to pay in euros please let me know .
As they are not always needed or wanted, air-con and pool heating are charged as optional extras
air-con costs £100pw . Pool heating £100 pw November to March £75 pw at other times.
( minimum one week )
The air-con units are cooler/heaters in the lounge , all bedrooms and the annex.
Saturday ( flexible) . Arrival after 4pm , departure by 10.30 am
25% deposit required on booking (minimum £300 ), balance paid 45 days before the holiday.
£250 damage deposit.
From the moment we were welcomed to the villa we felt relaxed & at ease, everything was as described although the photos didn't do the villa justice as it was everything & more than shown. The quiet village of Monte Francisco seems a million miles away from the hustle & bustle of the real world & a perfect place to chill. we were a party of 12 ages ranging from 4 up to 63 & everybody had their own place for a little peace if required. A beautiful pool area was a massive hit with young & old & the wonderful beach of Praia Verde only a short drive away. A couple of interesting nights were spent in Lupi's restaurant, food was excellent & Luis was very entertaining & generous giving free children's meals & complimentary wine for the grown ups. also I would highly recommend the restaurant Sabores de Beira just on the outskirts of the village especially the Cataplana at 20 euro for 2 people amazing value & great service. Further afield I would highly recommend Pezinhos n'aeia overlooking Praia Verde & Restaurante Porto De Recreio in VRS Antonio Marina. I cannot speak highly enough about the owner of the villa, Harvey who kept me informed from time of booking with little titbits of information just to whet the appetite. I would recommend this property to anyone who would like to relax in this tranquil part of real Portugal
Special interest holidays:
On the outskirts of Vila Real de Santo Antonio (approx 5 minutes drive) there is a municiple Sports Complex which is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. The complex is a high performance training centre and it is recognised by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre. Aside from athletics it is also a tennis club.
This part of Algarve coast enjoys long sandy beaches. Between Tavira (30km West) and Monte Gordo (6km S/E) there are 5 blue flag beaches. The fantastic soft sandy beach of Praia Verde is less than 10 mins drive from the Villa. Car parking, beachside restaurants and bars all present. Villa Real, less than 10 minutes away has a wonderful marina.
Just over the border, (Ayamonte is 10 minutes drive) are the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Isla Canela.
Car hire is recommended, although there are taxis available from village/locally. Faro Airport is 40 mins drive, Seville Airport 80 mins drive. Airport pickup is available if required. There is also a rail service from Faro to Villa Real, costing less than 5 Euro per person. Taxi from Villa Real station to the villa is approx 8 euro.
5 minute walk into local village. 5 minute drive to the ancient town and castle of Castro Marim. 5 minute drive (can be walked) to the new clubhouse at Castro Marim golf course which has a fine restaurant. 10 minute drive to the marina town of Villa Real. 10 minute drive to Monte Gordo. 10 minute drive to Ayamonte, Spain. 20 minute drive to Tavira. 40 minute drive to Faro.
There are 4 Water Parks and 2 Theme Parks along the Algarve all within 1 hours drive, Zoomarine and Villamoura water parks approx 45 mins. The villa itself is close to a huge nature reserve which has designated nature trails and bird watching facilities. There are lots of locations offering organised activities, such as horse riding or 4X4 'Safaris', within easy driving distance. For those of you who enjoy a night out on the town the nearby Monte Gordo and Ayamonte (Spain) offers lots of bars, restaurants and clubs as well as featuring a great casino complete with nightly live shows for a really great night out. Tavira, about a 20 min drive, is really worth a visit.
The old passenger ferry between Vila Real and Ayamonte, (approx 2 Euro) is worth a trip, it lands within a two minute walk away from Ayamonte's central square with all its surounding cafe/bars and shops. There are also river trips from Vila Real up the Guadiana to Alcoutim.
There are mini-marts (corner shop style) in the village as well as several bars/cafes/restaurants, mostly less than 5 mins walk away. For proper supermarkets, Banks etc Castro Marim and Villa Real are a short drive away. Directions in the villa to the best local supermarkets will be supplied.
There is free internet access available at Castro Marim (in a small square opposite Caixa Geral De Depositos bank) and Vila Real (behind block furthest away from marina in square) in council operated internet shops. There is also an internet cafe at Monte Gordo, its one of the first shops you come to on the beach front when travelling from Vila Real. But if you have a laptop which has Wi Fi, it will work anywhere in the square at Vila Real. It costs 5 euros for 1 hour, but they only accept Visa credit cards.