The villa is located in Vale Formoso one of the exclusive and sought after areas in the Almancil/Quinta area. The villa sits on a large plot with a terrific area for kids. There is a little kids wooden house and outside trampoline. Views are from almost every part of the garden and villa.
Villa in Almancil, near Quinta do Lago, Central Algarve, Portugal - Relaxed Location With Very Private Environment Yet Minutes From Terrific Restaurants And Shopping
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- Sep 8, 2018
About Neuleke Goettsch
My name is Neuleke Goettsch I am Dutch with two children 10 and 14. I have spent the majority of the last 18 years living in the property. The children have been educated at the local International school and we are now locating to Henley On Thames. I speak 6 languages and previously worked for Euro Disney in Paris before moving to the Algarve. I have been involved with various businesses including a new bar we launched in Quinta Shopping called Cubo in 2009.
Neuleke Goettsch purchased this Villa in 1994
Why Neuleke Goettsch chose Cerro do Mocho
I decided to buy my villa due to the exceptional location. Not only is it 5 mins to the centre of Almancil but it has terrific restaurants minutes away. The garden is terrific and the views are sensational. I have 180 degree see view from Pool and master bedroom.
What makes this Villa unique
Main benfits are location and convenience while also having high level of privacy. The presentation of the property is not typical as the designer furnishing and exclusive art take it well above the standard rental market offering.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The villa, its setting and Almancil generally, were all fabulous. The villa is so comfortable and welcoming - you can tell it's been someone's home rather than just a holiday let. The pool was huge and really well maintained (was cleaned several times during our visit as the man who looks after it doesn't like using too much chlorine). The house has sliding doors on 3 sides so lots of air wafting through - AC was only really used later in the evening. Lots of home comforts - wifi, big fridge, coffee maker, tv in master bedroom etc. My only slight complaint (and it is tiny) is the lack of shade over what is otherwise a really comfortable seating area. Ideally situated to take in the beautiful view, shame it was so hot (not complaining really though!) but we did find shade under the big tree which was lovely and relaxing - right up to the moment the sprinklers came on ! Still, it made us laugh and cooled us down all in one go.
Lots of lovely places to eat in Almancil and the surrounding areas so we were never stuck for choice. Segreto was outstanding and Da Vinci's Italian Restaurant was really good. On a couple of day trips to Loule we had lunch at the roadside cafe opposite the roundabout with the fountain - honestly, it looks a bit dodgy but the chicken baguette was delicious.
All in all, we had a great holiday and would happily go back to both the villa and the town.
What a perfect house!
This house is perfect! We had lovely vacations here.
This Vila is perfect for a relaxing, peaceful, holiday. Located just outside of Almancil, handy for local restaraunts, supermarkets, etc. The pool area is very private and has amazing views. The Villa has a large garden, and a pretty eating area, great for barbecuing, and dining al fresco. Loads of space inside the Villa, furnishings are of a really high standard, also a gorgeous new fitted kitchen complete with large American fridge. Lots to see and do in the area, great beaches, golf, however, we chose to spend most of our time at the Villa, it was just perfect for totally chilling out. We would love to return to this Villa, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.
Perfect for relaxing
If you primarily want to just lay back and relax, this is the perfect setting. The villa is very comfortable and very well equipped. A lovely pool and really nice gardens with great uninterrupted views over the entire area, as far as the sea. If you do want some ?action? (golf, go-carting etc.) there?s lots to do within easy reach. Excellent quality restaurants nearby as well. If someone doesn?t mind being the nominated driver, I?d suggest a hire car, as it was a very steep walk back up to the villa from town, especially in the heat. However, there are very good local taxis who?s English was excellent at around the same price as in the UK. At first the lack of a wi-fi connection was a bit of a negative ? mainly for looking for restaurant info etc., but it actually added to the lazy, unplanned atmosphere that made our holiday so nice.
We had a great time and would thoroughly recommend it.
Nice house and pool area - but lacking cleanliness, wifi, and water heater only works occasionally
Overall we enjoyed our stay due to the nice pool area and terraces, as well as the house itself. However, the house was far from clean inside including all electrical appliances (fridges, oven, stove) and we had to wait for the second day to receive sufficient towels, since they were locked away and had not been provided properly! Furthermore, the wifi is not working in the sense that it is there, but it does not allow you to connect to the internet! Hence, it is useless. Finally, the water heater does not seem to have sufficient capacity for 6 people like we were, since several of us in various occasions had to shower with cold water. We pointed out the deficiencies during our stay, but neither the wifi nor the water heater were fixed - even if we were told by the caretaker that they were! And obviously the cleaning was too late to do anything about.
If these relatively minor things are fixed, the house will be highly recommendable.
Thank you for your comments
I made sure that things are impeccable clean and organised and chatted to my house manager
And the cleaning team is on it
Concerning WiFi it is working as my partner came straight after you same day and is using it now !
You were there with six young guests who wanted to use hot water all the time and at the same time ! Unfortunately in Portugal that is not always possible as it is not in every house in UK
You also wouldn’t find a villa for rent with five star paintings and furniture so often in that price range so one explains the other
I understood you did enjoy your stay that one of your guests in the party was overwhelmed by poisitive feelings I was told by my partner
So I remain happy for the good feeling you must have had staying there
Thank you for your visit
By car the villa is less than 15 minutes drive from 3 or 4 terrific sandy beaches (most of which can be seen from pool area!) The main beaches are at Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago.
Faro airport is the nearest airport and a comfortable 20 mins by car. A rental car is advised for this property and indeed probably required regardless of location in the area as there is so much to see!
The property is 5 mins drive from the centre of Almancil and the Marks and Spencers of the are Apolonia! Hairdressers bars and terrific restaurants are within approx 15 mins walking distance.
Booking Notes: 35% deposit required on booking and the balance 8 weeks before arrival. Changeover Day: The changeover day is Sunday checkout out time is at 10:30am and check in at 3pm.We will however be as flexible as possible if special arrangements on dates and times are required. Notes on prices: Prices are in Euros but sterling rates can be given on request.