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Eleanor

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Charming Villa With Private Pool/ AirCon/WiFi / 2016 Discounts/Offers #8033931

4 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Albufeira Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa Nr. Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Drive To Beaches 30 Mins From Faro Airport/Upmarket Safe Family Area

Free Fast Wifi / Free Air Con This fabulous villa boasts a tranquil setting, with own private pool and garden, in safe family area, surrounded by vineyards, almond and olive groves. Airport Pick Ups can be arranged. A fine choice of restaurants can be found in village of Guia,just a gentle walk, also nearby are the fabulous Zoomarine Park and the Algarve Shopping Mall. Guia has become famous in recent years for its excellent selection of restaurants and is particularly renowned for specialising in "Chicken Piri - Piri", Casa dos Passarinhos is well located both for the traditional village of Guia and championship golf courses of Central Algarve. The property is in a quiet family area, Quinta dos Alamos, set in a mature garden and has a beautiful private heatable pool with patio and sun terraces. Roses, Lemon/Orange Trees, Vines, Figs, all to be found in the gorgeous garden. This immaculate 2 bed house enjoys the benefit of two pretty bathrooms and one guest cloakroom.

A 3 bed villa nearby also stands in its own garden with lawn, flowers and shrubs, private pool, sun and roof terrace

Can be booked for larger families if required.

Other local amenities include coffee shop,supermarket, butchers shop, chemist, post office etc. Over 20 restaurants to choose from.#

Close to Zoo Marine and Water Parks.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eleanor (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Eleanor

We prefer payment by bank transfer to avoid extra booking fees for our guests. We are a professional couple who live in a beautiful part of Ireland, on the North Antrim Coast, we have three sons and three adorable Grandchildren, Harrison 4 yrs, Savannah 1yr and Truly 2 years. We purchased the charming Portuguese Style villa Casa dos Passarinhos {House of the Birds} in 2007 after holidaying and renting in the same exclusive area of Quinta dos Alamos, for many years. We choose an area suitable for family holidays - we can choose to go to the Tourist hot spots, Albufeira is just 5 minutes away by car or taxi, but we wanted just to get to know a little about the Portuguese way of village life. Also Guia a quaint village has such a lovely pace of life, but still close to the fabulous beaches of Central Algarve. But only 30 minutes from Faro Airport - Just fabulous!

Eleanor purchased this villa in 2007

Why Eleanor chose Albufeira

We fell in love with the Algarve and the gentle Portuguese people over 20 years ago, after exploring the area we decided the village of Guia was perfect for us. Relaxing by the pool in the heat of the day you can, close your eyes and smell the roses in the garden, the Jasmine climbing the wall beside the pool with masses of pretty creamy-yellow flowers to create a fragrance, pervading the summer air with their exquisite perfume. This must be heaven! or the Garden of Eden. If we feel like an ice cold G&T we can choose a large juicy Lemon/Lime from the tree, or just make some homemade lemonade - delicious! Breakfast on figs, grapes and oranges from the garden, with the hot crusty rolls fresh from the local home bakery. Star gazing or Moon bathing on the terrace after dinner. Wow!

What makes this villa unique

The villa is within walking distance to the many restaurants and shops in the village, so no need to take the car. Fish - 'catch of the day' always available. Ramires claims to be the first restaurant in the Algarve that served the local very popular dish of "Chicken Piri-Piri". Lota, a restaurant considered by locals as a one of the more interesting restaurants in which to partake of fresh fish and shellfish, Always open! Our villa is In a peaceful and tranquil area with cobbled tree lined streets, away from crowds, but close to Faro Airport only 30 minutes away.

We have the benefit of gas central heating for cooler evenings during the Winter months. Also a glass fronted log fire, to cuddle up and read books or watch TV, play games, just to chill and spend time together. WIFI.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Eleanor, just arrived back from your beautiful villa. We had a wonderful time, weather, wine and food were first class. Thank you for the use of your home, everything was just perfect. Best wishes Roddy and Denise. June 11



'Hi Eleanor, Just to say thanks for the villa - it is a really lovely place to spend time. The kids loved the pool and spent most of it on the inflatable dolphins (we had one as well so an extra bonus to find one there!) The villa was lovely and we felt really well looked after by your agent, the cleaner, the pool cleaner and the gardener!'



'Thanks again and if you need us for recommendations please let us know. Thank you for your help as well all went very smoothly with the airport transfer and the hire car.' Sally and family

'We wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had. The villa was superb, it exceeded our expectations in every respect and as you know this was our first villa holiday so we feel spoiled completely. Everything was Superb, Thank You
Jun 2008
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Charming Villa With Private Pool/ AirCon/WiFi / 2016 Discounts/Offers #8033931
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
N Ireland
5

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Just had the most incredible relaxing holiday at this beautiful villa. The weather was on our side but at night being March we lit the log fire and it was so cosy - during the day we actually got in the pool - "in March!" - the pool was heated our whole stay so it was lovely. The villa was pristine clean, there was a great welcome pack, there were logs in the garage for the fire - nothing to do or worry about on our first night of arrival - every need was catered for. There was wifi for my daughter, a huge tv to watch my local progarmmes - we picked lemons off the trees in the garden and made lemonade - just perfect. And we were so close to local attractions - Zoomarine, Krazyworld algoz, the sand sculptures, Albufiera, - it really does tick every box for a family holiday. So well kept. The owners are so helpful - any problems and Eleanor, the owner, or Adrian, the manager, is just a phone call away. This is better than a home from home. Booked again for May and counting down the days. Thank you so much for a memorable holiday yet again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review, glad you made use of the lemons on the tree for lemonade. Yes our villa is central to everything the Algarve has to offer for a happy holiday. We love to share it with other families to enjoy. It makes it all worthwhile to get such warm feedback. Roll on May for your next stay! .
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hartlepool
5

fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

nothing bad about this villa in fact it is a fantastic villa the central heating made our stay most comfortable Eleanor is the perfect owner she was just a phone call away if I needed her, adrian the manager was very helpfull, i have visited portugal for the past 16yr and stayed in many villas but this one must be the best yet, thank you eleanor

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic review from recent guests who stay for 4 weeks in January 2016. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our villa. As you say the central heating made your stay in the Winter so cosy and comfortable. It really is an added luxury. We appreciate very few villas have this luxury, Our manager Adrian does a superb job looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fabulous holiday.......we are blessed indeed. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Eleanor and Roger
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5

Wonderful holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Great villa with exceptional facilities ........photos do not do it justice.

Heated pool was gorgeous. Very well equipped kitchen, pool towels provided, so we did not need to pack those.

Pristine clean, very comfortable beds ....Super King in main bedroom.

The gardens were beautiful,lemon,orange and pomegranate trees.

Very peaceful, Just bird song to enjoy while relaxing by the pool, perfect!

Lots of local good value restaurants in Guia a very lively village.

Visit Gale Beach..... amazing at sunset, or just for a really cold beer!

We look forward to going back again next Summer, wonderful time was enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cris & Family we were delighted with your 5 Star Review of our family villa. Glad you found everything you needed for a well deserved break and relaxed and enjoyed your stay. The restaurants in Guia are amazing ...great value ..... plenty of choice for everyone. The local Sports Restaurant in the village beside the little church, is very popular for lunch and evening meals under the palm trees, just watching the world go slowly by! We hope you helped yourself to the lemons from our tree........ for the G & T's! Or just to make homemade lemonade. We love to hear from our guests and to know they found everything for their perfect holiday at our villa. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Eleanor & Roger
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N Ireland
5

Review of villa in, Guia Portugal

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this amazing villa twice a year since 2010 with my partner and my young daughter who is now 6. It has every comfort and luxury available, amazing space, beautiful kitchen and spacious bedrooms though my daughter loves to sleep on the incredibly huge fold out sofa bed in the living room in front of the log fire when we stay in October and the nights are colder. The property is maintained to a really high standard, the pool is wonderful and kept at a good temperature, the many patio areas provide the irresitable temptation to dine at home - and the local supermarkets - like the Oceania in Gale have great value local produce for a barbecue, evening meal or leisurely breakfast. I was also greatly impressed (as my daughter was only 2 and 1/2 years old when we first stayed here) that the villa provided a buggy, bedrail, etc. Also as my daughter has got older we spend a lot of time in the maintained grounds beyond the garden gate playing football, hopscotch or just blowing bubbles - very relaxing. The local restaurants are very good though we do have a particular favorite - it is situated down beside the old off licence and looks like someones front room from the outside but if you go in through the front room that has a small bar , one sofa and a tv , it opens up to a huge restaurant inside. The Piri - piri chicken here is fabulous and all the local famillies eat here. There is a wonderful beach close by in Gale where we have spent many a happy afternoon - I would also reccommend a visit to Algoz Crazy World Zoo which is a fantastic day out for 10 euros per adult and 6 euros for children and seniors. I would not reccommend Zoomarine - too expensive for very little. The neighbouring village of Alcantarilha has it's very own small church of bones. Also within walking distance to the villa is Cliff Richards villa and vineyard - worth a look for Cliff Richard fans - wine tasting tours are available. The biggest shopping centre in the algarve is located just up from the villa - it can be walked to if you follow the back roads. In the village of GUia the sports bar provides a lovely breakfast and just across the road the local estate agents also books tours to everywhere in the algarve - Alte, Silves to see the castle, the gypsy market in Loule, Portamao, even Lisbon and Gibraltar. Everything for a perfect holiday is at your fingertips in this villa - the relaxation of Guia with the bustle of Albuferia under 10 euros away by Taxi. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gillie for all the information you have included for potential guests to our family villa. We love to share our holiday home with others and try to make it very special for everyone. The choice of restaurants in Guia is just fabulous and each person seems to find a favourite during their stay. I must try your favourite next time we are in Guia, it sounds very authentic and Portuguese. We also love the sports bar, it is very reasonable and we love to eat lunch under the palm trees and watch the world go by......... with a very large cold beer..... of course! Dreaming of our next visit already! Gale beach is our favourite,The paradise beach. No doubt, one of the most beautiful in the world. My favourite place in Algarve. Perfect for love. During our last visit in January we really enjoyed the boardwalk along to Salgados through the nature reserve, where we watched the flamingoes and baby turtles it is a must for nature lovers give it a try! In July and August Gale Beach it can be really busy however be a little adventurous and walk / climb a little and you will find secret places with no tourists. The waves are crashing and the water cold, the sand is hot and soft. Rock pools for the kids to poke around for crabs and fish. Out of season its quiet and a fantastic walk. Three beach bars catering for all tastes and one has now added a super cool outdoor evening bar. Wonderful sunsets around 9 pm in Summer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Salgados
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Albufeira
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Guia
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Gale
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our two bed villa is perfect for Winter Lets, cosy and snug with sheltered terrace for sun bathing during the day.

Bird Watching, Painting, Walking groups are available locally for social activities with like minded people.

Beach boardwalk at Salgados is very popular.

Coast/Beach:

The villas are 5 minutes drive from bustling Albufeira and several Water/Theme parks.

Set in 10 acres .The beaches of Gale (Praia da Gale) and Castelo are a 5 minute drive away.with excellent stretches of fine sand, panoramic views, beach bars and water sports. Local attractions include Water Slide Parks, ZooMarine 5 mins (Aquarium/seals/dolphins) Krazy World (mini golf, reptile and Animal Parks. Zoo - tropical birds, monkeys, water skiing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving and jet ski.

Travel:

The villa is only 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport. Car hire is not essential, but recommended. Airport pick ups can be arranged. Local Taxis easily available. Popular with children are the Algarve's largest fun and theme parks along the EN125 highway. "Zoomarine," "The Big One" and "Slide and Splash" are all within easy reach and more, smaller attractions are planned elsewhere in the area. Further to the west we find what is claimed locally as the largest, sandiest beach in the Algarve.

Distances:

The villas are 5 minutes drive from Albufeira. The beaches of Gale (Praia da Gale) and Castelo are 5 mins drive away, with excellent stretches of fine sand, panoramic views, beach bars and water sports. Algarve Shopping Mall with Mega Supermarket, Health Clinic, boutiques, restaurants, a 5 mins drive away. The Salgados Golf Course nearby, with 6000 metre links, replete with water obstacles,a pleasant experience especially for the technically-skilled player.

Further Details:

2 bed Villa. Just a note to thank you both so very much for sharing your beautiful holiday home in Guia. Casa dos Passarinhos is a beautiful, calm, comfortable "home from home" and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

It was our first visit to Portugal and we managed to get out and about in the car to explore the coast and the mountains but to be honest we never wanted to spend much time away from the villa. Our first villa break, it was everything we had hoped for, so comfortable and so well equipped! Richard and I had a conversation one sunny afternoon while relaxing by the pool asking one another what things we were missing from home and we both agreed that, apart from family members, we had everything we needed right there, many many thanks for making our holiday so special.

Our favourite pastime was relaxing on the loungers watching the birds coming and going, and then a dip in the lovely pool to cool down. We loved the outdoor seating areas, where we spent most of our time, the pool, the big kitchen, comfy bed, pretty tiled bathrooms, BIG TV (wow), pretty garden and the welcome pack of food and drink was exceptionally good and very much appreciated after a long journey.

And many thanks to your fabulous management team Lynn and Adrian, who clearly work very hard to make sure that guests want for nothing. Please pass on our thanks and regards to them.

We didn't want to leave, and hope that we'll return.

Very best regards,

Jane and Richard

The attached garage/laundry room, 2 bedroom villa, contains the washing m/c, fab steam iron and ironing board. 2 child booster seats for your car hire The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, juicer, coffee maker/grinder, electric oven, hob, etc.

Several mini markets are a 5 mins gentle walk away to the quaint village. Where Sir Cliff Richards has his villa and vineyard. We can arrange special Food Packs, £20,£30, £40, to suit guests.

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Rates & Availability

Guia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May
May 17 2016 - May 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,132
 
 
May/June
May 25 2016 - Jun 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,379
 
 
Summer
Jun 5 2016 - Jun 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,444
 
 
Mid Summer
Jun 13 2016 - Jun 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,444
 
 
Late June
Jun 21 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,633
 
 
July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,741
 
 
Peak
Jul 12 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,097
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,741
 
 
September
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,705
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$827
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$682
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $218

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, non refundable, per week required. Balance due 10 weeks before arrival. Security deposit £150 per booking. No smoking inside villa and no pets.. Deposits are non-refundable in case of cancellation. Credit cards not accepted. Bookings confirmed on receipt of deposit. Winter full gas central heating and logs for wood burner. For cooler evenings when the sun goes down. Winter Lets £800 month plus heating. Free WI FI included. 300 days sunshine per year. Land line telephone available

Changeover Day:
Very Flexible to suit best value charter flights. Subject to availability. Other arrangements may be made to meet your requirements. Rental take affect from 2pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure. Airport transfers and car hire can be arranged.

Notes on prices:
Faro Air Port Pick Ups / car hire arranged
Another nice 3 bed villa nearby available at Special Rates - Ask Us!

We also have selection of 2,3,4 & 5 bedroom villas/apartments in Postcard Pretty Guia* Sunny Algarve *
Prices are for the property per week in £ Sterling. Conversion at daily rate for Euro. Winter lets Available

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Amenities

Albufeira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Master bedroom has a full bath with shower over. Vanity Unit with mirror and lots of storage Toilet The second bedroom has a shower and toilet. Also a lovely vanity unit with lots of storage. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has a super king size bed. Room for a folding bed for a child free of charge Also room for a cot free of charge 2nd bedroom just room for twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: 2 bedrooms have Air Con/full central heating for Winter. Living a log wood burning fire. The villa is safe for children as it is one level, all doors from villa to the pool are lockable with gates. 2 bed villa has New Travel cot and Chicco high chair, bed rail, safety gate,pushchair. Extra child/ £65 per week. Pool heating extra £140 wk. A welcome pack of food essentials £20 Complimentary books, toys, maps and DVDs. A safe is installed in the villa for security. The villa interior is beautifully maintained, with bright and spotless rooms. The 2 bed villa sunny poolside lounge has been furnished with upmarket rattan lounge furniture for poolside meals alfresco. TV/UK channels. Satellite dish. Solar panels. WIFI . Lockable gate from garden to residents private parkland. Kept in immaculate order bright and spotless. Housekeeper service weekly or as requested. Towels changed twice weekly. All linen is fine CoolWhite Egyptian cotton. Pool towels provided. villa 1 Golf Clubs villa 1 Outside: Situated overlooking the lovely landscaped private residents garden of Quinta dos Alamos. There is a 7x4m new mosaic heatable swimming pool and sun terracing around the pool. The Outdoor Lounge is furnished with luxury rattan designer furniture villa 1 ,The property is totally enclosed with safe areas at the back and side of the villa for young children to play. At the rear of the villa there is new seating/dining area by the built-in barbecue. The terraces are very well equipped with wide range of furniture Stylish outdoor luxury rattan dining v 1 table & chairs, also rattan settee & chairs 3 sun umbrellas, 6 very comfortable pool loungers with cushions. Barbeque. Breakfast table, The immaculate garden is filled with enchanting birdsong, it is peaceful and relaxing and completely stress free - a little piece of paradise! Roses, vines, lemon tree, pomegranate tree, fig trees. Gate from villa garden to private residents Gardens with colorful shrubs, palm trees, flower beds et

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