Fig Tree House is a privately owned and locally registered (15963/AL) rental licensed property. It's a beautifully appointed, spacious, detached, Moorish styled Algarvian villa with a large, mosaic tiled, deep swimming pool, 5 m x 10 m over 2 m depth. The villa has Air conditioning and WiFi internet access TV and has beautiful well established gardens. Located in the small hamlet community of Fazenda Caravela - a much sort after rural location in Alcantarilha surrounded by orange and lemon groves. This is a hill top setting with views to the Monchique Mountains and towards the coast. Fig Tree House is a short drive from the historic town of Silves, which has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, local farmers market, restaurants and cafes. Just a 15 mins drive to the beach, golf, water parks, other sports and tourist attractions we are centrally located for all the region has to offer. The villa sleeps 6 consisting 2 large double bedrooms - the master bedroom en-suite and 1 bedroom with twin singles. All bedrooms have French windows onto the gardens. The villa is maintained to a high standard by the owners.
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Villa in Alcantarilha Gare, Central Algarve, Portugal-Countryside Location 15 Mins From Beach, Golf Courses, Water Parks & Shop
Sean & Douglas
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A fabulous, peaceful villa in a great location.
Beautiful location & fabulously furnished. Sean couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet break away.
Beautiful house in tranquil setting - wonderful!
From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Sean and Douglas who instantly made us feel welcome. They gave us lots of information about the area and were always on hand throughout our stay if we needed them. They were perfect hosts.
The house was spacious, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. It provided a good base to explore the area and also gave us a place to relax. Our children loved the huge pool and used it daily. We loved the well kept gardens where we could all sit together or spread out into the various areas and enjoy the views and of course, the amazing August weather!
There was lots to do in the area and Fig Tree House was well positioned to make the most of it. With three generations of our family to cater for, we were close to places of historic interest, water parks for the children and authentic piri- piri restaurants.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the villa had everything we needed. Sean and Douglas were thoughtful and attentive hosts. The welcome basket on arrival was a particularly generous touch.
We would absolutely recommend Fig Tree House to anyone looking for a lovely, spacious house with great views and a fantastic pool -a perfect place to explore the Algarve.
We have made some great memories at Fig Tree House; thank you Sean and Douglas.
Beautiful villa in a quiet location
Fig Tree House is a lovingly maintained and well appointed villa - a real home from home. The stunning pool kept our family cool throughout a very hot stay in Portugal. Douglas was extremely helpful and hospitable throughout our stay and we had a relaxing stay. The villa is well located with easy access to local towns and also the beautiful Algarve coastline. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fig Tree House - a wonderful place to stay.
Amazing - perfect villa
We have always enjoyed villa holidays - although there's always a worry that it won't quite look like the photos and we'll be left disappointed. It's fair to say that this particular villa was better than its photographs! The best villa we have ever stayed in!
Douglas was there to help out with directions when we got lost en route - we really should have followed his map! He was very helpful throughout the whole stay without being intrusive.
The villa has a lovely living and dining area, the bedrooms were perfect - taking a teen and an oap with us - my husband and I quickly chose the en suite bedroom - which also has doors out to the garden.
Well, the outdoor space - gorgeous. I spent most of my time out the front of the villa near the enormous pool. There were lovely shaded areas for sitting and relaxing when the Algarve heat got a little too much for me. The garden area leading from the lounge was beautiful - lush and well maintained.
The area was perfect and secluded for us - a car is a must! The villa is a nice distance from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, but near enough to reach there in about 15 minutes. The lovely town of Silves is nearby too - perfect piri piri chicken! We have never stayed this far west of the airport either so this gave us an opportunity to explore new areas, such as the stunning mountains of Monchique (please excuse the spelling).
If you are looking for a peaceful holiday, where you are made to feel welcome, safe, and have everything you could possibly need in a villa - this is the one for you!
Thank you Douglas and Sean.
Lovely villa in peaceful location
Delightful villa away from the main roads but close to Silves town and the main road across the Algarve. The property is very private with beautiful gardens and attractive pool and terrace. The house is well furnished and very homely with nice interior touches. The house was a great base for visiting the main visitor areas of the Algarve whilst being away from the busy tourist towns. If you are looking for a quiet villa, tucked away, then Fig Tree House is just the ticket. The owners Douglas and Sean were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. The only negative for us was the hard beds which were very unforgiving. The option of a mattress topper would have been welcome and would have made the stay ten out of ten.
We had a wonderful stay at Fig Tree House over the May/June half term break with our 3 children. Sean and Douglas really take care of the villa and it is well equipped and well decorated. The pool is the perfect size and the villa, being dual aspect, means you can take advantage of a breeze or move in and out of the sun. The only thing that was a bit patchy was the TV as it sometimes froze on the kids in the morning but it worked fine in the evening. We would love to come back.
Coast/Beach: Armacao de Pera is the nearest coastal resort with beautiful beaches. It is just a 15 mins car drive away and there are bars, restaurants and shops. Boat hire for caves and grottos can be arranged here. There is also a local weekly market. The Pria Grande beach and nature reserve is in between Armacao de Pera and Gale. It has a beautiful long stretch of unspoilt coastline. With a natural lagoon and marshes, it is an ideal spot to watch Flamingos and other water fowl. Travel: Faro airport is a 45 mins drive away via motorway. Car hire is essential and can easily be arranged for collection from the airport. Lisbon airport is approx a 2hrs 30 mins drive away via motorway. Both airports serviced by scheduled and budget airlines. Distances: The historic Moorish town of Silves is a 15 minute drive. Alcantarilha, the coast, beaches, water parks and other tourist attractions are also a 15 min. drive. The stunning Monchique Mountain range is an attractive one hours drive through scenic Cork and Eucalyptus forest to the summit. Further Details: There are numerous banks and automated cash machines available throughout the local region. UK debit cards are accepted at most ATM's for the purposes of withdrawing from UK Bank accounts in euros. The nearest shopping centre is a 15 mins drive, containing a large supermarket, shops, fast food hall and multiplex cinema. Boat hire and other water sports activities are available in most coastal towns of the region. There are 3 water parks within a 15 mins drive from the villa.
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Notes on How and What to pay: please ignore HomeAway/OD automated deposit and final percentage payment amounts. These are based upon default restrictive preset percentage parameters. The Owners will inform you of the correct 30% deposit amounts, final payment amounts and schedule as per their Terms and Conditions. . Booking Notes: Enquirers are accepted by telephone, or email. Payments by banker transfer should be made to Mr T.D. Whyte. A booking is confirmed and secured subject to receipt of a non-refundable 30% deposit and confirmation of travel arrangements/flight details. Changeover Day: Rental periods are flexible. Arrivals from 4pm and vacated by 10am. Notes on prices: Rental prices quoted for the property are in Euros. Contact us for information regarding short and longer term winter let rental prices, or nightly rates for short breaks. Winter prices exclude charges for heating for wood for the fire and for use of air-con. Minimum Stay: In some circumstances periods of less than 7 days will be considered.