About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 bed House, sleeping up to 6 , with a very light open plan lounge/dining area with balconies .The house is in an excellent position with lovely views, with private parking and drive in front of the property. The house is in a corner position so is quieter and more private and the large rear terrace gives Ample private areas for sunbathing and eating . To take full advantage of the beautiful views the house is constructed with the large Lounge/dining room , kitchen and cloakroom (toilet and washbasin ) upstairs on the first floor and the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the lower ground floor. There is a double bedroom with an ensuite bath / shower room , 2 other twin rooms each with two single beds, and a family shower room . On the 1st floor there is a cloakroom with toilet and handbasin. We have a fitted kitchen with fridge freezer,oven, hob , and washing machine.
The house is set within a small development of similar properties in beautiful communal gardens, with far reaching views towards the undulating national park that leads to the coast. There is a heated communal pool in the centre of the houses which has a large terrace all around it with sun loungers and parasols......
There is also a large private rear sun terrace all around the house with good seating areas, barbecue and sun loungers.
We have satellite TV giving Uk channels , terrestrial tv giving Portuguese channels and a DVD player, with a good selection of DVD’s .....
There is excellent wifi installed in the house.
Lovely Views of the surrounding countryside from the 3 balconies. The house is set within the Costa Vincentino Nature Reserve and very close to the Santo Antonio Golf course and Spa , (formerly Parque de Floresta) .There you will find Tennis courts , Spa, Restaurants and a superb golf course . The village of Figueria is within 2 minutes walk and has a good restaurant , coffee bars as well as mini market. Figueria beach , is a 15 mins walk , or part drive part walk, totally unspoilt with soft sand and beautiful coastline. The larger beach at Salema is less than 5 mins by car, there are many restaurants here and good shops. There are great walks and cycling routes from the doorstep. There are supermarkets in Budens (Intermarche ..2mins) and Vila do Bispo (Lidl ... 5 mins ) The surfing beaches of Zavial and Ingrina are 5 - 10 mins by car, where you will find beachside restaurants with fabulous views. The great surfing beaches on the West coast are reached from Vila do Bispo.
The large town of Lagos is 15 mins by car, with superb restaurants and great beaches , a large market on the first Saturday of the month and farmers market weekly.
We purchased the house in Spring 2017 and have registered the house for Rental , we have been inspected and granted the licence for Alojomento Local . (AL license number 20542/2017 )
Please note that our changeover day in the high season is Saturday, we are unable to accept bookings in the High Season (July and August) on days other than Saturday.
Out of the high season we can accept mid week bookings .
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
My husband Terry and I moved to France 10 years ago from the Uk. We were introduced to Portugal particularly the Algarve by some friends of ours and fell in love with the area. We decided to buy a property in the area so we can enjoy the Algarve and share the experience with other travellers
Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Owner chose Figueira
We chose the Western Algarve as it is so beautiful and unspoilt, the house forms part of a group of similar properties in beautiful well tended gardens. We chose our house as it has lovely views from the upper floors and is close to the sea. I spent a lot of my childhood near the sea and I am very pleased to be part of a community so close to the sea and with such friendly people. Our house is in a very good position tucked away in the corner with lovely sunny private terrace to the rear. The house itself is very sunny and light with windows all around.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great property in great village location
We are a family of six and we all loved this property. It was clean, comfortable and spacious and quite private. We had access to the communal pool which was never busy (end of September) and the location is great. It is on the edge of a village with a very small shop and a good local restaurant. We particularly enjoyed walking to the local beach 20 minutes from the house, but we also had a car and were able to explore the beautiful west coast beaches as well as a few nearby towns. Susan was very helpful and answered any questions we had very promptly.
Thank you so much Margaret for your lovely review of our house, it was a pleasure
for us to have you stay there and look after our house.
We are so pleased that you had a good holiday there .
A perfect place to stay
The house is extremely well appointed and it was a joy to stay there. The layout is great and we especially enjoyed the views over the rolling countryside from the living rooms upstairs.
What to pick out? Comfortable bedrooms, attractive and comfortable living room furniture, the kitchen was very well equipped, the TV offered real-time UK viewing and the drive by the front door made coming and going in the car extremely easy (others in the small development park elsewhere).
There were no shortages of places to enjoy the sun – from the balconies to the patio, to poolside, there was always somewhere comfortable to devour a book or two.
The communal swimming pool was a massive plus! Even in mid-September we needed to escape the heat of the sun on the beach to a shaded lounger by the pool. When we were there it was very quiet.
The house is located on the edge of Figueria, a peaceful and traditional village where the old streets are still cobbled - there are a few shops and even a Casa do Mel. There are a number of places to enjoy a drink and a good meal within a few minutes walk from the house. We particularly enjoyed the fish-of-the-day at the restaurant as recommended by house owner Sue in her info pack and the pizza & pasta place. It takes about five minutes to drive to the nearest supermarket – Intermarche in Budens.
Figueria beach is an easy walk from the house – or you can drive to the car park and walk the rest. Either way, the walk is glorious and takes you through an unspoilt valley which opens out to an almost hidden beach at the end. The sand is golden, the cliffs are red and the sea ‘refreshing’! Note: it’s a naturist beach and doesn't have a life guard or any facilities ie cafes, sun shades etc.
Alternatively walk/drive to Salema beach where small fishing boats share the sand with holidaymakers. There are lots of places to enjoy a plate or two of seafood and we were delighted to sample the gin bar.
We only started exploring the area as we made our way back to the airport and particularly recommend the stunning Praia does tres irmasos (beach of the three brothers) and inland and hill-top town Silves.
In short, we thoroughly recommend this property!
Thank you Anne and Family for your lovely review of our house. We are so pleased that you had a great holiday in our house and would welcome you back to Casa Charlotte at any time.
We very much appreciate the time you spent to review our house.
Very nice house, excellent location
We had a very good holiday in Figueira. The house has everything you need during a holiday.
The livingroom is upstairs, so you have a great view over the village and the countryside.
The location is perfect. The little village is very nearby for a cup of coffee, meal or small groceries. The Inter Marche is 5 min. by car. Several beaches are on walking distance (15-20 min) and the West coast is within 15 min. by car.
The communal swinging pool is nice and was heated to 27 degrees. We were lucky with the weather half November so we could swim every day!
Because the holiday season is over, some places are deserted. E.g. in Salema most restaurants were closed.
The contact with the owner Susan was very nice. She was available by mail for questions.
So we had a very good, quiet holiday week in casa Charlotte!
Thank you so much Annemiek for your very kind words , we are so pleased you had a good holiday, to be able to swim every day in November is great news.
I always try to answer any questions as quickly as I can and it is nice that you commented on that , so Thank you .
We were pleased to have you as guests at Casa Charlotte .
Sehr schönes Haus, wunderbar gelegen. Sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir würden sofort wieder buchen.
Thank you Guy for your review and 5 star rating, we were pleased to accommodate you in our house and will welcome you back anytime ....
ideal für Familien
Das Haus liegt etwas erhöht, so daß man eine tolle Aussicht auf die Landschaft hat. Es verfügt über 3 getrennte Schlafzimmer (mit Zusatzdecken und -Kopfkissen), hat schöne große Kleiderschränke, 3 Bäder mit 2 Duschen und 3 WC's... also ideal auch für Teenager mit deren Familien ;-)
Fernseher und DVD's haben wir nicht genutzt, wären aber verfügbar, ebenso eine gute Internetverbindung.
Die Küche mit Ofen, Mikrowelle, Gasherd und großem Kühlschrank ist schön geräumig, und das große Gefrierfach hat sogar Eis für uns gekühlt!
Die Terrasse haben wir leider nicht so genießen können, da an fast allen Tagen der Wind ziemlich stark um die Ecke geblasen hat. Aber sie ist u.a. toll zum Betrachten des Sternenhimmels oder zum Ausruhen auf den Liegestühlen.
Der Pool hat eine Temperatur von ca. 29°C, eine Tiefe von 1m - 2,10m (das große Becken) und eine schöne Größe für die Kinder; es sind auch Duschen, ein WC sowie ein überdachter Sitzbereich dort.
Es bieten sich Strände in der Nähe an (die man aber leider nicht vom Haus aus sieht), zu denen wir allerdings mit dem Leihwagen gefahren sind (z.B. dann noch mit einem Fußmarsch durch urige Landschaften von ca. 10-15min): sowohl mit ruhigem Wasser in kleinen Buchten, als auch größere Strände mit hohen Wellen.
Für uns war es ein toller Urlaub und wir kommen gern wieder!
We were very pleased to accommodate Juliane Erdinger and family and so pleased that they had a nice holiday here.
We would welcome them back to Casa Charlotte .
It is important to us that guests enjoy themselves in our Portuguese home.
Thank you for your review .
Figueria is a typical Portuguese village with a shop and restaurant situated some 10 minutes by car from Lagos and 5 minutes by car from the small town of Salema with beach , restaurants and shops. Figueria beach is very unspoilt and can be accessed by car and walk or by just walking from the house in 15 minutes. 5 minutes west from the house are the beaches of Zavial and Ingrina , beautiful surfing beaches with beachside restaurants. The property is surrounded by lovely countryside for walks and cycle rides. The heated pool in the centre of the development is sheltered by the lush gardens.
In Lagos there are many shops and restaurants, kayak hire, dolphin watching trips, markets , cycle hire, banks.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
In the high season July and August please note that we can only accept Saturday to Saturday bookings , out of the high season we can accommodate other arrival / departure dates .