|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Casa Ben is a spacious modern 4 bedroom split level villa, comfortably furnished inside and out it is equipped as a home, not just for holidays. Positioned in the centre of San Antonio/Parque da Floresta Golf and leisure resort, a few minutes walk from the Club House, Golf Reception and Spa. Just over an hours drive from Faro Airport. It is set in a mature garden with ample terraces for dining and relaxing. It has its own large swimming pool with an extended shallow end - perfect for young children - which is surrounded by terraces and a deck. Facilities in the resort include an 18 hole Golf Course, a Driving Range,4 floodlit Tennis Courts, Gym, Health and Beauty Spa, Bowls Club. Activities for children are arranged during the holidays by Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio. The beaches of the Western Algarve are many and varied and range from those in small fishing villages to the long surfing beaches on the west coast. These are all within easy reach, Salema being the closest at 10 minutes distance.
Casa Ben has been in the family since 1999 and, we have enjoyed many family holidays at the villa. During that time our children have been aged between 6 and 29 so you can see that the location appeals to a wide range of ages, plus parents too!
We have entertained both our own friends and the children’s school and university friends, many of whom have kept coming back; the visitors book makes interesting reading!
Our holidays in the villa have varied from year-round weekend short breaks to extended weeks during the summer, I've stayed for 6 weeks, what a treat.
We spent the week at the villa this March and enjoyed some warm sunny days. While in the Spike Bar watching a football match a fellow-owner summed up PDF. "Easy to get to....but hard to leave!" It really is that good.
Wendy Smith purchased this villa in 1999
We have a very active sporty family and we were looking for a location that would offer a wide range of activities for the whole family. At the time our youngest child was 6 and the eldest 18. The boys play tennis and golf, and the girls were into tennis too.
I grew up in Cornwall so we all love beaches, swimming and surfing, and discovering what are arguably some of the best beaches in Europe was just unbelievable.
The weather was just terrible on the weekend we went out to look for the villa but we just loved the location, and atmosphere. The Portuguese people are very welcoming and over the years we have built up a good relationship with many of the restaurants.
The villa is right in the centre of Parque da Floresta which means that the golf, tennis and spa are an easy walk. There is a really good atmosphere in the Club House and down at the Tennis Courts which are a good meeting place during tournaments.
The proximity of the towns, villages and beaches mean that it is possible to reach them quickly, and do many things in one day - Play golf, tennis, walk on the cliff paths, go to the beach and have a good evening out in Lagos.
Elaine and I have enjoyed a wonderful Autumn break at Casa Ben.
It's been a fantastic week. Great weather, trips to the beach, good restaurants and last but not least, my introduction to the 'famous' Lagos nightlife.
We will always fondly remember Casa ben. The facilities and personality of the villa were wonderful. Agua na Boca was our favourite restaurant and Salema was a throwback to the Algarve of the 80's that we remember. Europe's best kept secret.
Special interest holidays:
Surfing: Lessons are available at local beaches eg Amado on the west coast either as a series of individually. Golf tuition. Tennis tuition.
Salema-a sandy beach in front of the fishing village.10 minutes by car
Zavial-a long sandy beach with a beach bar, spectacular! 20 minutes by car.
Burgau-a sandy beach at the foot of the village, a real old-fashioned family beach.20 minutes by car.
Luz town beach, a busy sandy beach with watersports activities.20 minutes by car.
Sagres beaches-mix of large sandy beaches near town.30 minutes by car
Amado, -our favourite surfing beach! Good for surfing lessons. 40 minutes by car
Faro International Airport - 1 hour 10 minutes. Car hire is recommended, book early for the best prices.
Lagos, our nearest large town is approx 18km. Sagres 18km. Faro approx 80km.
There are small local supermarkets and shops at Salema, Budens and Luz. Larger supermarkets are in Lagos ( 20 minutes by car).
ATM machines at Parque da Floresta reception, Ecomarche at Budens and Salema.
The nearest banks are in Lagos.
Waterpark at Lagoa is 40 minutes by car.
Boat excursions run from the Marina in Lagos.
There are many good restaurants in the fishing villages, and hill towns nearby and in Lagos
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$247|
Please go to the booking page on website or phone: Wendy Smith 07976215894 or Nigel Smith 07973253302. A provisional booking will be held for 1 week. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking.
The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. For bookings on holidays within 8 weeks the full amount is payable on booking.
Payment can be taken by cheque or bank internet tranfer in UK pounds.
Preferred changeover day is Friday but we try to be flexible to fit in with flights, so please do contact us to discuss this if necessary.
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