About the property
- Villa2281 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Beautiful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool (included in price) hot tub & aircon.
Welcome to Casa Palmeira.
We have one late availability week in June 2018, and we have just reduced the price. All our July/ August and September weeks have now gone, and at the price offered, this late availability week won't be around long.
We have just released two little short breaks in August, September and October 2018. We have 4 nights in August (14-18) for just £300 per night, and 5 nights in September (15-20) for just £250 per night. These prices include pool (May to October) and hot tub heating. Don’t think this will be available long, so please get in touch soon.
Casa Palmeira is simply a fantastic place for a holiday. It does have a special kind of magic, and we love to welcome new guests to come and enjoy.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could want and need - relaxation, privacy and space, with lots to do and see on your doorstep. The price for every rental includes pool heating from the beginning of May to mid-October, and hot tub heating all year round, as well as all bed linen, pool and bathroom towels. It also includes free wi-fi. New for this year, we have just installed an electronic pool cover - so easy to operate, and it means the pool will stay warmer. must be good news!
Parque da Floresta has recently been rebranded, and is now known as Golfe Santo Antonio. There is so much on offer here, for golfers, non-golfers, and families - golf, driving range, putting, bowling, tennis, pools, football, and children's club, as well as restaurants, all within the resort.
Casa Palmeira sits on the edge of the 12th Fairway, in what we think is the best location in Parque da Floresta. The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac, with just a few villas nearby. It is very private, with an enclosed garden, heated pool, hot tub, and mature garden. The villa is well-equipped and very comfortable.
The accommodation is on 2 levels. On the upper level there is the sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen and utility room, the study, and the master bedroom suite. The sitting –room leads on to the upper terrace, which has several different areas for eating and relaxing, as well as a sun awning, for a bit of shade. There are, in both the sitting-room and the study, literally hundreds of books (1200 at the last count!) for you to enjoy during your stay. We are serious book lovers, and sometimes a kindle just isn’t so good for reading in the sun. There is also a substantial video library, with many films from Disney to action films. We also have satellite channels on the study TV, and free to air UK channels in the sitting-room. The study also has an Xbox 360 games consul, with a few games. Entirely up to you if you let your kids – even the big kids! – find it or you hide it away.
The Master suite is a big airy room, with access to the upper terrace, and windows over the pool and garden. There is a dressing room, leading to the ensuite bathroom, which has a spa bath, twin basins, toilet, bidet and separate shower cubicle.
The kitchen and utility rooms are well equipped and very functional. The kitchen has an electric hob & oven, microwave, dishwasher ( essential), and fridge freezer. There is a further fridge freezer in the utility room, along with a washing machine and tumble drier.
Downstairs, with access to the pool and garden, are a further 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and the other 2 share the family bathroom. There is also a small kitchen, which is great when you are BBQ-ing on the lower terrace.
All 4 bedrooms and the study have aircon units which supply cool air, and also hot air for the winter months.
Outside is special. We have over the years totally landscaped the gardens, and there are lawns on lots of different levels. We are enclosed by a large hedge, which gives us amazing privacy. The pool is created with unusual green tiles, and is heated Heating is included from 1 May to mid October. The pool is 3.5m wide by 11m long. Shallow end depth is 1.2m, and 1.9 at the deep end.
We built the hot tub recently, and it is a great addition. It seats 5-6 easily, and has lights for evening use. Hot tub heating is included all year.
Also we recently built a roof terrace. Very exciting, and it adds a new dimension to the villa. 360 degree views, and sun all day long. Such a great addition - we think. Hopefully you will think so too.
Last summer we had great fun creating a short video of the outside space at the villa. Our son, Ben, composed and played the soundtrack. It is in the photo section of this website. I hope you will have a look!
Casa Palmeira is within walking distance of the clubhouse and spa at PdF, and it is about 10 mins by car to the lovely beach at Salema.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could need for a great family holiday, but that still doesn't quite say it all. It doesn't explain why our guests come back year after year, and why it is just an amazing place to spend your precious holiday. It is impossible to put your finger on it, but whatever it is, it makes Casa Palmeira special, and just a little bit different - doesn't feel like a holiday villa, feels like home!
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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- within a few days
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Margo Addison-Scott
We are Chris & Margo Addison-Scott, and we live in Fife, Scotland. I was a lawyer, now retired, and Chris is a Chartered Surveyor. Since I gave up the law, I run the family farm, and gardens. Much more interesting! We have 3 children, Alexandra who now lives and works in London, Jamie is working in Edinburgh, and Ben is at Glasgow University.
Margo Addison-Scott purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Margo Addison-Scott chose Budens
We bought Casa Palmeira about 11 years ago, having been looking at property in Parque da Floresta for several years before that. It was a big investment for us, and it was really important to get the 'right' villa. When we walked into the villa for the first time, we just knew it was the one! We bought it from a Dutch family who had designed it, with great attention to detail, and it just seemed perfect. Location in Parque da Floresta was, for us, critical. We wanted to be frontline on one of the fairways, and in the 2nd Phase of the development, which meant that we weren't up on the more exposed, windy, hillside. The garden was in need of a bit of work, but is now exactly the way we want it. It is peaceful and private, and isn't overlooked by other properties - perfect!
What makes this Villa unique
It is just a special place. It is peaceful and quiet, but near enough to the fabulous beaches, towns and villages of the Algarve to let you enjoy them whenever you want. We are always amazed at how friendly and helpful the Portuguese people are. Most people in shops and restaurants also speak English, so getting about is very easy. We enjoy walking, and there are so many places to walk from the villa. The National Park borders Parque da Floresta, and it is a joy to walk into the hills above the Parque, and see the views to the sea. We have also now discovered a walk through the countryside down to the beach at Salema - about 2.5 miles by the scenic route - so it's great to walk down, have lunch, and maybe walk back ( or more likely decide that we've had enough exercise for the day, and we get a lift from Jose or Isabel, our local friendly taxi drivers!). We quite simply love the villa, and from the reviews that previous guests have left, it's clear that they love it too. The views are spectacular, especially from the new roof terrace; the pool is glorious; the garden is a joy. The whole area just seems to promote a lovely sense of wellbeing, and there is enough space to let the whole family relax and unwind. We really hope you will come and experience our lovely villa.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A beautiful villa in a fantastic location!
The villa was amazing , the outdoor space around the pool and the multiple outdoor eating areas really make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the weather. Location wise it's great, 5 min taxi to the beach and restaurants and 15/20 minutes to Lagos. Customer service was second to none and made for a very enjoyable and relaxing week. Would highly recommend!
What a fabulous Villa!
My wife and I ust returned from a fabulous week at Chris and Margo's 5-Star property in St Antonio. The villa is really well kitted out and we made full use of the hot tub and pool during our stay. Being right next to the National Park, we also went on a couple of nice long walks in the late afternoon, and if you plan it correctly and pass under the main road to the little village (can't remember the name) there is a very nice pub where you can have a refreshing beer or glass of wine. Although we didn't eat there, they have a good menu and I heard good reports from others about the quality of the food.
The golf course is good and can be challenging given that it is built on the side of the hills and a lot of the holes are either down or up a valley. If you prefer carrying your clubs it is possible (as I did) although there are a couple of long uphill climbs on a couple of the holes.
Lagos is not far away if you want some nightlife, a taxi is about EUR40 to get home afterwards.
We will certainly be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this to others.
Renny's Relaxing Retreat
The travel information provided prior to our holiday meant we arrived with no problems and only 1 hour 10 mins after leaving the airport we were at the villa. This villa has everything you could possibly want on a self catering holiday and more! The whole house was immaculate and the welcome pack in the kitchen ensured a snack on arrival was exactly what was required. The villa is spacious and cool despite the temperatures outside being 40 degrees whilst we were there. During our week we met the cleaning staff, the pool staff and the gardeners who were all so friendly and unobtrusive. The restaurants recommended came up trumps and we ate out most of the week in Salema as there was a variety of restaurants which were excellent. Would also recommend the Italian restaurant on the complex- fantastic value. We were all so impressed and our friends who accompanied us raved the whole week about just how relaxing our holiday was. We will definitely be back in the future. Most definitely recommend it - excellent holiday!
Thank you so much for taking time to write this lovely review. Welcome back anytime!
Another fantastic holiday!
This is about our sixth stay in this wonderful villa which says it all! It is such a welcoming place with everything you could need plus the most fabulous pool and hot tub! Easy reach of some beautiful unspoilt beaches and great restaurants it is total heaven!
Beautiful villa located in stunning golf resort
Great villa with lovely pool and gardens. Various options to eat and relax both indoors and outside the villa.
The property was clean and spacious and a great choice for a family holiday.
There are so many stunning beaches in this part of the Algarve. Our favourites are Salema, Zavial, Mareta and Amado (especially good for body boarding).
Excellent property, well appointed
We have been renting villas in this area for many years and would highly rate Casa Palmeira, which has character and a homely feel. The bedrooms are very well appointed, the kitchen has everything which you could need with high spec crockery and cookware. There is also a downstairs kitchen which is very well stocked for the pool area. The living space is very comfortable and the study is a bonus. The infinity pool is a good size for serious swimmers and the outside patio area and gardens were lovely. The owners were very helpful and had a lovely attitude towards renting their property. Would definitely rent this one again.
The Western Algarve is famous for its beaches, and Salema beach is only 2 miles from the villa. It is a beautiful, clean, sandy beach washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Further west there are many quiet beaches to explore, some are easily accessible, some involve a scramble down steep paths. For surfers, there are several suitable beaches within easy reach of the villa. There are also several naturist beaches nearby.
Faro airport is the nearest airport to Casa Palmeira and is approximately 1 hour away by road. This is along the dual carriageway which is a toll road, and so very quiet. Lisbon is about 2.5 hours away by car. Car hire is probably essential to enjoy the area to its fullest. The rail links to Lisbon are excellent. We got trapped by the Icelandic Ash cloud ( there are worse places to be trapped!) and made our way home via Lisbon, which actually worked very well. Countryside is stunning.
There is a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. Parque da Floresta is set on the edge of the Costa Vicentin Nature Reserve, and there are lovely walks along established tracks in the Reserve. The town of Lagos, with its marina, is about 20 minutes away by car. Inland there are many beautiful old towns, castles and villages to visit, such as Silves. Cap St Vincent is worth a trip, as is the Sagres Fort.
There are plenty of supermarkets within easy reach of the villa. The nearest (Intermarche) is only 2 minutes drive from the entrance to Parque da Floresta, and is well stocked with everything one might need for self catering.There is a Lidl supermarket in Vila do Bispo which is about 5-10 minutes away.Be aware, however, that it doesn't take'foreign’ credit cards - only Portuguese cards or cash. Nearly caught us out once - frantically scrabbling at the checkout to find enough cash! Even bigger supermarkets can be found in Lagos. The Restaurants in Parque da Floresta provide lots of variety and the Italian Restaurant even has a takeaway facility. We have also created a book in the villa for guests to leave details of restaurants they have enjoyed (or not!). Fortunately, all the restaurants tried seem to have been good, particularly those at Salema beach, and we now have a list of places that are tried and tested. For the children, there is the Football Academy and the tennis courts with resident coach who does group lessons or individual lessons. In the summer there is a weekly tennis competition for different age groups of children, which is always hotly contested. There are children's clubs, which provide a safe environment for children to have fun, learn and make new friends. These are run by PDF staff. Further afield are Zoomarine and Aqualand water parks. The Spa at PDF is also worth a visit. They provide lots of different treatments, and are not too expensive. There is good medical assistance, if you should need it. There is a surgery in PDF itself, several days a week, and they will help direct you to either a Chemist (Vila do Bispo) or English speaking Doctor (Lagos).
In the study, we have now installed a broadband wireless internet connection, with printer. We have not provided a PC, so those wanting to use this connection should bring their own laptop. The printer and connection are provided at no extra cost, but we ask guests to use the paper sparingly.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Watch out for the Homeaway Service Fee - only payable if you pay through Homeaway Payments.Please ask for details. . We ask for a 30% deposit at the time of making the booking, with the balance due 2 months before arrival. We accept VISA, American Express,Mastercard, paypal, BACS and UK cheques, or online payment through Ownersdirect. All payments are in UK Sterling or Euros. Pool heating and hot tub heating are included in our rates,from beg May - beg Oct. Hot tub heated all year. We normally shut the villa up in the off-season, as it is not warm enough for the pool to be used. However, if you wanted the villa without pool heating, then we are happy to rent it out. The hot tub will of course be available. From the beginning of May onwards, the pool heating will be on, but the temperature will depend on the ambient air temperature, so in early months, while it will be warmer than an unheated pool, please don't expect 'bath' type temperatures. Normal check in time is 4pm, and arrival time is 10am. Where possible we try to be flexible with timings, though this is more difficult in high season. Please let us know if you would like this, and we'll do what we can. Changeover Day: Changeovers are usually on Saturdays, but this can be flexible, particularly outwith July and August. Flights are definitely cheaper where you don't need to travel on Saturday, and it is also worth looking at Lisbon Airport, rather than Faro. Notes on prices: Rental prices include pool heating subject to the dates as stated above. In the shoulder seasons, the pool temperature may be cooler than in high season, due to the ambient air temperature. We accept payment in £ sterling or Euros. Logs for the fire can be provided. The price quoted includes Homeaway's service charge. This can be seen on the detailed quote, and is payable if payment is made through the Homeaway website. Otherwise we accept Visa, MasterCard , PayPal or UK cheque. Please contact us for details