Casa das Amendoeiras is a large, 4 bedroom private villa on a quiet, secluded and gated plot set off the main road at the end of a private road. It is a truly excellent location for a family holiday, especially for those with young children or teenagers as everything you need is within easy walking distance.
LOCATION : The property benefits from sweeping, uninterrupted rural countryside views down towards Carvoeiro centre and yet is located just 800m from the centre of Carvoeiro and thus a short 7-10 minute stroll to the main resort beach and all the resort amenities including restaurants, shops, supermarket, pharmacy, bars (many with Sky Sports !) and nightly live evening entertainment during the summer months. There is a lovely play area next to the church at the top of the hill to the left of the beach where you can also join the cliff top ‘boardwalk’ with its spectacular views along the coast and out to sea. Within 5 minutes drive of the property are a range of activities including the world famous "Slide & Splash" water park, 3 golf courses, an outdoor driving range and a 12-court tennis complex with a gym. Tennis racquets and a set of golf clubs are provided in the villa by the owners free of charge. The location also has a very wide selection and different types of beaches and restaurants to suit all tastes.
REGION : Further afield (within 10-15 minutes drive) the region boasts two Go-Karting tracks, Aqualand, Zoomarine, excellent shopping in Portimao and Guia, and many more activities for children, teens and adults alike. During the summer the villa is superbly located for the annual fair at Fatacil, Lagoa and the Medieval Festival at Silves. If sea-exploration is your thing, then you can join the dolphin sea safari or the pirate ship adventure from Praia da Rocha marina, visit the scuba diving centre at Quinta do Paraíso or take fishing trips and catamaran sailing trips from Lagos.
VILLA DESIGN : This family villa has been thoughtfully designed with family fun, entertainment and relaxation in mind. The property has undergone extensive improvements over the past few years. In 2016, the renovation began by including free WiFi with unlimited usage, creating a PlayStation games room, installing full air-conditioning to all bedrooms and lounge area, and redesigning the kitchen as open-plan with granite-top breakfast bar and stools. In 2017, pool heating was added while the swimming pool was fully retiled, incorporating the shallow end steps (ideal for children). A new mini tennis court was constructed to the side of the property, and a superb outdoor, covered barbecue 'kitchenette' area was added. In 2018 the interior renovation of the villa was completed with modern floor tiling incorporated throughout the property and a fourth double bedroom and additional ensuite were added on the ground floor. A bunk bed has been added to bedroom 3 so this room now has four single beds. The other 3 bedrooms have double beds. The villa therefore comfortably sleeps up to 10 people.
OUTSIDE AMENITIES: The property’s outdoor amenities include a superb 10m x 5m swimming pool (pool heating available) with sun-loungers, parasols and wicker garden seating, large covered barbecue with sink and lighting, 8m x 5m mini tennis court, separate clothes drying area, mature citrus orchard garden where you can pick your own oranges and lemons, and an extensive driveway. A balustrade with gates completely surrounds the pool meaning access can be secured for small children. Pool towels are provided.
INTERNAL AMENITIES: Inside the property includes air conditioning in all four bedrooms and the living room. Dressing tables with hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms. Sufficient linen, bedding and bath towels are provided for all guests. The property features a modern open plan kitchen/living area with breakfast bar, fully stocked kitchen with oven, microwave, touch hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. An iron and ironing board are provided. Cots and high chairs are also available to hire locally.
ENTERTAINMENT: There are two playstations (both PS2 and PS3) in a separate games room on the first floor with an extensive range of games and two handsets for each console. The villa has FREE WiFi, UK TV channels (including BBC, ITV and CBeebies !), a DVD (with large selection of films and children's DVD's), a small selection of summer reading books and a range of family board games for guest use. A selection of bats, balls, air-beds, rings and foam floats are provided for use around the pool and tennis court. Buckets and spades are provided for guest use at the beach.