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Luxury Family Villa With Private Pool. Great Access To Beaches, Mountains, Shops

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Alvor and Portimao, Western Algarve, Portugal - Chilled location, in community of individual, exceptional homes, very safe, peaceful environment.

This luxury, recently refurbished, spacious villa has hosted many happy holidays. It can comfortably sleep up to 8 & provides a great base for those who want to visit the beautiful Algarve beaches, mountains and golf courses and/or see all the history and tradition this popular part of Portugal has to offer.

The entrance has staircase to the 1st floor and also leads to the hallway with the guest shower room opposite the 1st bedroom, with views directly out to the pool. The kitchen and utility area is further down the hall with access to the back garden. The living & dining area has two patio doors which access the covered terrace with BBQ, that leads straight out to the pool. The 2nd bedroom leads from the living room and has doors to another covered terrace at the rear.

On the upper floor the first, ensuite bedroom has patio doors leading to a narrow terrace with views overlooking the lush gardens, pool and countryside beyond. The large master bedroom has a terrace of generous proportions and a wonderful area to take in the southern aspect and day long Algarvian sunshine.

The large kitchen has excellent facilities, plus there is an integral BBQ; giving great flexibility for both indoor and covered outdoor dining, plus the option of informal eating around the pool. Also, with some of best restaurants you will ever experience close by, meal times are always a special occasion.

Just a short drive away is Alvor, a local fishing village where you can buy supplies at the fish and meat market or experience the extensive range of cuisine offered by the many restaurants within the old town. There is always live evening entertainment, plus other night life.

Centrally located within the popular Western Algarve, you are perfectly placed to explore all the water sports (at the beach or at the water parks), and land based activities including golf, cycling, auto sports (World Super bikes etc) plus go-karting and track days, and mountain walking, or take a step back in time to visit local ruins, churches etc. There is also a zoo reasonably close by.

There are indoor/outdoor games to be played at the villa. Or ... just lounge by the pool, read a books or view one of the DVDs provided. Great wifi means all internet services are readily available.

One of our visitors in September 2014 took a video of the villa and kindly sent it over:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-wl74J6fNY

More Details

Owner
Simon Williams
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Simon Williams

We are Vel and Simon Williams, from Wales, living in Worcestershire.

We own and run a business coaching company which keeps us busy too much of the time. We'd love to spend more time in the sun!

We are life long fans of the Algarve, and especially villa holidays. Although we have travelled much of the world, we always wanted to eventually settle on one place for regular holidays. We have been proud owners of Casa Lucile since 2012.

We'll be travelling over a few times ever year, but are keen to share this happy home with others of a like mind.

Simon Williams purchased this villa in 2012

Why Simon Williams chose Portimao region

We were looking for a villa that provided privacy and some peace and quiet, but was not isolated. Something with easy access to the beach and other areas of interest, but away from the crowds.

Lucile has most of the facilities of home, plus a great pool. You can dine like kings or just crack open a bottle of vino and enjoy all the local produce. Alvor indoor market (15mins) is a perfect place to shop - fish straight from the sea, wide variety of meats, cheeses, breads, fruits etc.

In contrast Alvor also has a great street leading to the harbour where there is a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants for when you'd like to 'pick the pace up a little'.

What makes this villa unique

Lucile gives a great sense of freedom. Up for an early swim followed by breakfast sat out by the pool. Never move any further than this, or spend the day on the beach, up the mountains, or 'mall' shopping.

Near by is a vineyard where you can test the quality of the local grape. Also close to the villa is Penina for top class golf, Auto Domo for World Super Bikes and go karting / track days, a Riding Centre and great road / mountain biking.

There are many books & games to keep you entertained. The TV provides basic news channels, we now have excellent wifi coverage and recommend Filmon.com for all the UK and Euro terrestrial channels. (Sky no longer provides Freeview here). There is also a selection of DVDs to play via the Television.

For smart devices there is a HDMI connect moni

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Stunning villa! Thank you for the opportunity to help out with such a good cause! The pool, rooms and weather have all been outstanding!”

RDS Construct, GT Plumbing, AR Elect and 2 teachers! Worcester (near Birmingham).



“What an amazing villa, we have had the most fabulous time. Food, friendship and alcohol were the best. We would definitely visit again!!”

Verity, Peter, Ann & Mo, Droitwich Spa



Grace & Tom, Bridgnorth Amazing villa, thanks for having us. Perfect lunch and all you can drink wine at Solar de Farelo and lovely dinner at Fonte de Pedra. Alvor is realy lovely too – perfect week.



Dave & Anne Harrison Very much enjoyed our stay, very quiet, very relaxing. Obrigado!



Anne, Simon, Matthew & Andrew Munro, Glasgow We all loved Casa Lucile - a really beautiful villa! We had a great holiday mostly relaxing by the pool. Lovely meals at Fonte de Pedra and area of Alvor.



Trevor Joyce and Boys Derbyshire. Very pleasant villa away from it all. Everything perfect. Recommend Fonte de Pedra to eat. Many Thanks.



Steve & Debs Amos. South Wales. A fab villa, very spacious and clean. Beautiful pool and gardens. Very relaxing holiday. Thank you x



Lucile is very beautiful and perfect for families or couples. We loved the private pool. It's in a perfect location, approx 10 mins to Alvor or Portimao. Great restaurants near by and BBQ was fun.

Tom Daw



Grand Cycle extravaganza in the surrounding hills – thoroughly recommend a trip out to Monchique, Foia and Marmallet. Villa – fantastic place to relax after a tough days cycling and brilliantly placed for a brisk walk to some great restaurants. Would come back without hesitation”.

Stuart Linnitt, Leominster



“We all loved Case Lucile – a really beautiful villa! We had a great holiday, mostly relaxing by the pool. Lovely meals at Fonte de Pedro and at the harbour areas of Alvor.”

Many thanks, Ann, Simon & family Milngavie, Glasgow.



“Absolutley amazing week at Casa Lucile. Beautiful villa, very relaxing – made ourselves right at home! ‘Alota’ in Alvor has the best T-bone steak you will ever eat! Thank you for such a memorable holiday!”



“Had a lovely time at the villa. Fab food at local restaurants and Alvor. Would recommend it. Big thank you to Vel and Simon for making us very welcome and showing us around”.

Terry & Alison, Caldicot.



“Thank you Simon and Vel, we all had an amazing eventful holiday. Your villa is situated in the perfect location. All the accommodation is first class!! The locals are very welcoming. Alvor is a great town with a lot of amazing restaurants. We certainly hope we can return again ion the very near future”. Xxxx

Lavinia, Mark, Deb, Steve, Matian, gerwyn, Kelly, Steph, James, Gavin & Rebecca. Crosskeys, Risca, Caerleon.



niesamowita willa! piekny ogrod i basen czas spedzony snietnie dziekujemy (amazing villa! beautiful garden and pool time spent snietnie thank you

Fajna Rodzina & Family Poland
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Alcalar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Pool Shower - shower , outdoor shower
  • Bedroom 1 bathroom, en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, shower, sink, wc and bidet. Bedroom 2 bathroom, en-suite shower room, sink and wc. Downstairs bathroom, with shower room, sink and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + 1 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 2 x singles built in wardrobes (BIW), patio doors to terrace. AC Bed 2 double, with BIW, patio doors to thin terrace. AC Bed 3 double, with BIW. AC Bed 4 2 x singles, wardrobe, with patio to terrace. AC Put up bed, cot & high chair available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is an ideal location for a fun, relaxing family holiday or a more activities based break. The accommodation is spacious and well laid out, with all the necessary amenities to provide a great holiday. The area around the villa is very quiet during the day, so you will need to decide whether to just chill, with a great pool and all the facilities you need to do very little whilst the kids have fun, or to head for the Algarve's great beaches (Alvor is perfect), the water parks or the views and cafe bars of Monchique. In the evening, it's a wonderful place to BBQ (and very cheap) or you can walk to Amadeus or Fonte de Pedra for the very best steak or sea food for some of the lowest prices anywhere. A short ride to Solera, again superb food, plus Fernando's many Ports! Alvor for restaurant selection, great atmosphere and Irish singing is fabulous, and for more nightlife Portimao has something to offer all tastes. Golf, cycling, auto and watersports - so much to do Outside: A variety of covered terraces overlook the large 10m x 4m pool (great for fun & exercise), and established garden, giving a choice of shady eating areas or quiet reading alcoves. The built in BBQ by the covered large dining area (8+) provides a great focal point for lunches & dinners. There is ample, quality outside furniture & sunbeds. There is an outside shower at pool side There are two driveways leading to the house, with roofed, gated entrances. The fully fenced and stone walled plot ensures privacy and space, allowing the sun to be enjoyed at all times of the day. The abundance of mature trees, shrubs and hedges ensure lush, leafy green colours throughout the year, offering relief from the hot summer sun and a beautiful environment to spend some time. To the rear of the house there is a large wood store together with ambling stoned pathways meandering through cacti and planters. There are 2 lawn areas giving more room for play. There is a double garage / playroom. Utility Room: Separate utility area with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. (Additional fridge freezer in garage / games room). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for bathing & pool use and all linen are provided, and changed every week. The property is cleaned comprehensively before all new arrivals. UK Cotton sheets, pillow cases and quilt covers are used, with full UK sized pillows. Other: Outside covered dining room and chill area for 8+ people. Open on 3 sides with ballustrades. Also table tennis table. Games Room with pool table, table football, darts board, kids games, Lego etc. Also, separate drinks fridge. Pilates mats a.o.r.

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Luxury Family Villa With Private Pool. Great Access To Beaches, Mountains, Shops
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Casa Lucile

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weeks holiday at Casa Lucile. The immaculately villa had everything we needed and was in a beautiful, peaceful location. Some excellent restaurants close by and the weather was just perfect. Thoroughly recommend Casa Lucile for that really relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely villa and great holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa was everything we could have wanted,lovely grounds,Pool and rooms.

Due to the weather,it was a godsend to have the additions of pool ,table tennis and bar football!!!a real life saver!

Can't wait to return to relax in the sun in future months!!

The local restaurants recommended were fabulous and very friendly.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words Martin. My apologies that we could not guarantee the weather, especially for such a great event (Portuguese Open golf). At least the roses benefited! Warm Regards, Simon
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very clean and spacious the gardens and pool area are very well kept and maintained,we ate out several times at the local restaurants the food cannot be faulted,will be returning to this lovely villa

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are very good friends with the owners of 3 excellent local restaurants (2 within walking distance). We recommend you visit for wonderful local food that's cheaper than just about anywhere else, as well as going to the fish restaurants in Alvor.
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Isle of Wight
5

Perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our 3 generation family holiday. The rooms are all spacious, comfortable, extremely well equipped and most importantly immaculately clean. The garden is lovely and like the rest of the property, perfect. The position of the property is excellent for exploring the area, we particularly liked driving inland into the hills. It was extremely hot so we appreciated the fact that the house stayed cool inside and outside there is plenty of shady places to sit and of course the pool. We enjoyed the games facilities, particularly the splendid pool and table tennis tables.

In summary the whole experience was great. The owner is very friendly and helpful as was the cleaner and I don't think the property could be improved upon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. It is tremendously rewarding to know people are having great holidays at Casa Lucile. Fatima our cleaner is priceless, we'll pass on your comments. We recommend Monchique as a beautiful change of scenery, up in the hills - in total contrast to the immaculate beaches at Alvor.
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Large villa, garden and pool - very private

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa and gardens, large pool, nice and private as not overlooked - great base location for visiting local attractions.

We hired a car, so spent a lot of time out and about - the kids loved Slide and Splash - huge waterpark (very busy in the morning, was quieter between 4pm and closing at 6pm, get 15% off by booking online before you go), the Portimao to Alvor boat trip on a solar powered boat was great and we really liked the Alvor shops and beach. So much to do, so little time to do it - we needed another week or two!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write the review. As always we are delighted when visitors have a great holiday. Being as you needed a week or two more, just let us know when you would like to return, you will be very welcome. Many Thanks, Simon
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Droitwich spa
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place. The facilities were incredible and what a lovely pool. The place was very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend it to anyone and am going to return again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Alvor
"Great beach. Warm friendly night life in a cosy fishing village. Excellent choice of local r..."
Solar do Farelo
"If you throw in great value for money this is our favourite restaurant anywhere...."
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Fonte de Pedra
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Penina Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Amadeus
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Alvor
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have just experienced a fabulous 4 day cycling break at the villa. We hired 4 Fuji high spec bikes locally (we can help arrange), and enjoyed some of the best cycling anywhere: very quiet and high quality roads, challenging climbs and spectacular views. Try Monchique and then up to Foia, the highest point on the Algarve, what a view!

Golf at the Penina Golf Resort and Spa championship course, plus 9 holer, is just a short drive away, for which we can organise special rates. There are many other courses close by.

Casa Lucile is a short cycle / taxi ride from 'autodromo internacional algarve'. Not only is this the annual home of a round of the World Super Bikes Championship plus other auto events, you can also enjoy a track day in a Porsche Cayman, or sign up for the go karting. They also provide off-roading.

Within 10 minutes there is an excellent horse riding centre.

The villa is uniquely positioned for auto sports, cycling or golf ... or perhaps a combination of all three!

Coast/Beach:

15 mins drive to the beautiful shores of Alvor, with its abundance of beachside fish restaurants and quaint local shops.

A similar distance is Praia da Rocha, by Portimão marina, a bustling holiday resort, with a vast beach alongside the Avenue, Tomás Cabreira which is full of restaurants, cafes & shops and is lively at night with a variety of bars & clubs. The Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar was built in the 17th century as part of Portimão's defences against corsairs and pirates.

Travel:

Faro airport is just over 40 minutes away, accessed by a modern and effective road system. We can recommend a car hire firm for your stay.

We can provide details of airport shuttle/transfers, plus there is a local bus service if you would rather use public transport. There is a good local, reasonably priced taxi service - especially for those party evenings out.

There is also an airport in Portimao, mainly for flights to and from Lisbon. Here you can try a parachute jump etc.

Distances:

There are excellent local restaurants & bars close by, including Amadeus and Fonte de Pedra (both walking distance) plus the very highly regarded Solar do Farelo . A little further is a vineyard where you can sample the excellence of the local grape! 10 mins to great supermarkets.

15 mins away is Alvor our favourite Algarve beach town; and Portimao, a thriving retail centre with a rich heritage of historic monuments & the natural beauty of Ria de Alvor. There is a large market here.

It's a similar distances to the mountains and other local towns.

Further Details:

Major supermarkets and retail shopping are all within 10 to 15 minutes drive.

Other local restaurants are within a 5 to 10 minute drive and specialise in local traditional food.

Big screen TV is available at Penina Golf club and in many bars in Alvor.

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Rates & Availability

Alcalar Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$233
$1,423
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,746
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$233
$1,423
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$207
$970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,009
$3,622
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
$233
$1,100
 
 
Early Summer
May 28 2018 - Jul 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,423
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$310
$1,811
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 10 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,423
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
$931
$3,105
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$259
$1,746
$5,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 40% of the cost of the holiday is required on booking. Normal booking by email or phone, in sterling or Euro's. Balance paid no later than 56 days prior to arrival.

A £250 breakages deposit is required, which is refunded 1 week after the end of the stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Sunday or Thursday, just ask for other days to get the best flight deals. The Rooms need to be vacated by 9.00am, booking in is anytime after 3.00pm.

If possible, and as required we will look to be flexible on the above.

Notes on prices:
The above pricing is for up to 6 people. Price for additional visitors is £50/w each (3 maximum).
If you have a specific requirement, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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