|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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:
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
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'.
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
“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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
We had an excellent time at Casa Lucile. The property was clean, well maintained and had superb facilities. The pool was great! The location also meant that we were in very close proximity to many popular tourist destinations, with the nearest beach only 10 minutes away by car.
We had a superb time and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing family holiday.
Great golf break, villa Casa Lucile offered our party of four a great base. The local restaurant Ferandos was fabulous. It was away from the hustle and bustle which gave us time to relax by the superb pool. Will be booking again for next year.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$308|
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 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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.