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Detached Villa with Private Pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Villa with Pool in Almaverde near Burgau, Western Algarve

AlmaVerde is an environmentally friendly development in the quieter part of the Western Algarve. The villa incorporates the environmentally-friendly 'Coolhouse' system (a natural alternative to air conditioning). The villa is very well specified with private heated pool and fully landscaped garden. It is a short (5-10 minute) drive from a number of sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages and a number of good golf courses.


Owner
Paul Way
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Paul Way

Hi, I'm Paul Way and together with Chris Thompson & Ian Westen own this fantastic villa near Burgau. We always thought we'd like a place in the sun, and this is certainly that.

Paul Way purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul Way chose Barão de São Miguel

The Western Algarve is a bit of a secret to many. Empty beaches and fantastic scenery, combined with reliable weather and easy access provided all the incentive for having our villa here. You can choose to go with the crowds if you want to, or if miles of walking underneath the western cliffs is your thing, the area has it all. The weather is of couse the best bit, the joke is we ask what it is like just before we open the curtains, and then say, "Another blue sky day!". We were out in November and it was even warm enough to sun bathe. Of course in August - take your hat! We tend to use local car hire companies, they are cheap and right outside the terminal, then it's an hour to the villa. Then straight into the pool!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is really comfortable, most people when they walk in are surprised by the space and the airey feel. The patio and pool and the villa itself form an open and adaptable living area. Some of our visitors have remarked they relaxed so completely, everything you need is to hand. When you do want to go out, you are close to both the south and west coasts, and this far into the Western Algarve the traffic is thinner and the crowds have disappeared. Our villa has the benefit of a couple of very comfortable folding beds that stretch the accommodation to 8. There is plenty of room for this should you so wish. Smaller children will enjoy the playground, and all have access to the tennis courts and well-being centre. You can even hire bikes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The villa was spotless the welcome pack very welcoming! Extremely well catered for families. The nearest village and beach Burgau was just perfect very quiet and clean. The beach bar/restaurant was excellent, worth booking a table to get the right spot. The Atlantic coast is worth a visit and my 3 year old loved 'Slide and Splash'...it was an interesting day out for me!! Great holiday I can't wait until the Spa is up and running and we will be back.'
Feb 2007
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Amenities

Barão de São Miguel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite shower rooms to both double bedrooms, wc, basin. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With ensuite shower bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With ensuite shower bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus 2 Z beds Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom. Both double bedrooms have an en-suite shower room and private access onto terrace. 2 large Z beds also available to increase accommodation to 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The entire accommodation is kept cool by the use of the innovative 'Coolhouse' system. This uses pipes buried deep in the ground to cool air, which is then circulated gently into the property. Combined with the specialised dense construction techniques, the benefit is that the villa is cool but without any of the side effects of running expensive air conditioning units. This means you can sleep in the cool without noise and that dry air you have with normal air conditioning. Outside: Private pool, terrace, garden, parking, garden table and chairs, sunbeds, BBQ. Private roof terrace with small table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are changed once per week. Property is cleaned before and after all bookings. Other: Stairs up to gallery which leads onto a wonderful private roof terrace. Space for all the family and entertaining. The Villa features central heating and also the innovative 'Coolhouse', an EU-funded partnership of environmental engineers and architects.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
5

Stunning property felt very welcome

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, very well kept. Inviting and very spacious. Just stunning

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lovely villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Daisy in August 17 with our children. Alma Verde is a lovely estate with beautiful villas and Villa Daisy did not disappoint. The children loved the pool and the villa was spacious enough to accommodate us all comfortably. I would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

This little gem of a villa is well equipped and very clean. My family and I stayed for a week and loved the short walk from the French doors to the pool along with the quiet location. Paul was extremely helpful from first contact and nothing was too much trouble. A nice touch was the use of beach towels as this saves on luggage weight! On arrival there was a bottle of fizz which again is a nice touch after a long journey!

The only small thing to mention is the use of P20 sunscreen is prohibited as it stains the sheets. This would have been useful to know of in advance as my wife uses this sunscreen.

I would definite recommend this villa to couples or families as it fits the bill!!!

The Robson’s

North Yorkshire

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Villa. It was literally a home away. The location was perfect to navigate from the east coast to the south. Very clean and well maintained. One negative point was that the windows did not have any screens and mosquitos were agressive at nights. There was no AC options so it was kind of hot at night plus Internet connection was not functionning well. Other than that, this was a superb villa and we hope to come back one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week at Villa Daisy.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Daisy. The villa itself is really lovely and has everything you could possibly want. The pool was fantastic and my two children aged 7 and 2 spent the whole week in it, it's well worth paying to have it heated as they never got cold.The playground is also great and we spent many happy hours here too. The location of the villa is excellent, you will need a car to get around but you are in close proximity to so many wonderful beaches, towns attractions etc. Our favourite beach was Salema, what a little gem of a place!

Paul was a pleasure to deal with and always very prompt with his replies. We hope to return to Villa Daisy and would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Love staying in Villa Daisy - this was our 4th and hopefully not last visit to the villa. Always easy to book with Paul and the Villa is always clean and well maintained- thoroughly recommend

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
97 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Burgau
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The beach at the picturesque fishing village of Burgau is just three minutes by car, whiles the historic port of Lagos, with its colourful markets, attractive marina and vibrant nightlife, is located only ten minutes away. The beaches west of Praia da Luz all lie within the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, which encompasses 150km of unspoilt natural coastline. Some of the most unspoilt, uncrowded and wildest beaches in Europe are on the west facing coast. Quieter beaches face south.

Travel:

AlmaVerde is located 10km west of Lagos on the EN125 and the journey time from Faro International Airport is a comfortable 60 minutes. Car hire is essential, but easy to arrange and convenient at Faro airport.

Distances:

Burgau 2km.

Lagos 10km.

West Coast 19km.

Faro 90km.

Further Details:

AlmaVerde is the perfect base from which to enjoy the abundant range of sports and leisure activities that the Western Algarve has to offer. Long, sunny summers and mild winters make the area one of Europe’s premier golf destinations. There are more than twenty courses within an hour’s drive, including some of the top championship courses in Europe.

The open countryside is ideal for Rambling, Bird Watching and Horse Riding and, further inland, the ecology changes and the steeper hillsides provides unlimited challenges for mountain bikers. Lagos Marina has the best facilities of any Portuguese marina.

You can also rent dinghies, wind surfers, or go water-skiing from the beaches at Praia da Luz and Meia Praia. For surfers, the rugged west coast beaches, with their long Atlantic rollers, are an irresistible target. For the truly adventurous, there are opportunities for parasailing, paragliding and even learning to fly microlight aircraft. Scuba divers can explore caves and wrecks in the nearby coastal waters, and discover an abundance of sea life. The waters around the Cape St. Vincent peninsula are among the best in Europe for big-game fishing. Well-equipped boats are available from Lagos Marina.

The beaches in the Western Algarve are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. Choose from among the many sheltered sandy coves along the South coast, or venture a little further a field to one of the more dramatic West coast beaches, open to the full force of the Atlantic swell.

With well over 100 restaurants in Lagos and the surrounding area, plus a myriad of cafés, there are options to tempt even the most the discerning palate. The cuisine is mostly Portuguese, but there are also some English, French, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants, and one Middle Eastern restaurant. For families, there are two water parks and a marine park within a 45 minute drive of AlmaVerde.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.1

Booking Notes:
Book by email or telephone. 25% holding deposit, balance 8 weeks prior to departure. Security deposit of £200 returned after holiday less any breakages.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our usual changeover day but please enquire if you would like a different day or would like to vary the length of your stay. We can be flexible with all arrangements, if you look at availability you will be able to see what dates are free.

Notes on prices:
Pool heating is available at up to £100 a week subject to time of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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