|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
The villa is set in two acres of private land.
The villa is tastefully furnished & decorated single story set in beautiful open country side with sea views. The villa is located within walking distance of Guia were there are numerous local shops well stocked supermarket & highly recommended restaurants & bars. Sir Cliff Richards vine yards are adjacent to the villa were there are regular guided tours around the Vida Nova vine yards and wine cellars, where you can sample Sir Cliff's wine.
The villa has beautiful large open gardens and a covered terrace with seating for 10, there is a full size table tennis table, & just a short walk down the garden is the 40ft pool with the option of beeing heated
A large terrace and covered BBQ area with pool table and football table
Now taking long term bookings from October through to end March price on request
The Villa: Villa Matcar is a tastefully furnished and decorated single story villa with sea views. The well equipped kitchen has oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, automatic washer, iron & board. Lounge-diner has a feature marble fireplace with log burning stove. Free standing variable speed fans.
It is well furnished with comfortable sofas & chairs, 42' Flat Screen TV, Video DVD Player with selection of over 50 films, Stereo radio/CD player, & digital TV receiver. Large French doors lead from the lounge to a covered terrace area. The terrace has dining table & chairs & also a full size table tennis table and pool table. The covered patio area leads to well tended gardens and gated pool area.
The Algarve is Portugal's most southern province. It experiences more than 3,000 hrs of sun shine a year.
With more than 100 miles of beautiful sandy beaches and hidden coves to satisfy the most ardent of sun worshipper.
The Algarve provides the ultimate base for relaxation but also boasts many sports facilities including some world class Golf courses.
A Golfer's paradise.
You will fined picturesque fishing villages with colourful fishing fleets who provide the finest fresh seafood for many of the excellent restaurant in the region.
The largest resorts of the Algarve are Albufeira, Vilamoura & Praia da Rocha these offer a wide variety of bars restaurants and nightlife.
For those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, you will fined unspoiled country side where the pace of life slows to match the rhythm of the seasons, market days being the highlight of the week.
Local area: There is easy access to Portimao [28km], Faro [32km], Salgados Golf [7km], Vilamoura Golf courses [15km].
The main road to Lisbon is just [15km] east down the EN125. Airport to villa transfer time is approx 25 to 30 min.
The Zoomarine is just 1km on the way to Portimao. 1km In the direction of Faro you will find the Algarve shopping centre with hypermarket, shops, restaurants, [ including MacDonald's/ Kentucky etc ], Cinemas & a Bowling ally.
We have stayed at villa matcar numerous times now and have enjoyed ourselves at this wonderful villa every time, the pool, villa and the grounds are absolutely fabulous we will certainly be coming back
We have stayed at Villa Matcar four times now and have rebooked for next year, which says it all. The Villa is spacious and nicely decorated and has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday. The Pool and grounds are beautiful, it is accessible to Guia and the Algarve Shopping Centre on foot if need be. We have visited a lot of the towns and beaches and thoroughly enjoy our holidays in Portugal. We met Joe & Carol this stay and found them to be very welcoming and friendly.
Villa was OK & pool was really nice with poolside fridge. Unfortunately the dishwasher broke on the day of our arrival but due to weekend & public holiday it was not replaced for 4days. The internet never worked at all which was a big disappointment as we were unable to keep in touch with our elderly parents easily via Viope. We were told prior to our arrival that a car was not necessary & you could easily walk into the village, I'm afraid we did not agree with this. A car is ESSENTIAL.
Villa Matcar does what it says on the tin! We went with our son, daughter-in-law and 4 year old granddaughter. The weather was perfect. There was everything we could possibly have needed, the description was accurate, we loved the pool, the garden area, the views. Any problems were immediately dealt with by Vivienne, the agent, the voip phone was invaluable as my mum was in hospital and we were able to keep in touch with family and hospital as & when. We didn't hire a car so walked to the Algarve shopping centre and into Guia and used Miralgarve Cars to taxi back to the villa (excellent service - highly recommend) or picked up a taxi from the rank after shopping. Intended to do lots but only managed to drag ourselves away from the pool to spend a day in Albufeira and to have a tour around the Vida Nova Vineyard (Quinta do Miradouro) - well worth the 7.50 Euro per person. We dined twice at Ramires - Chicken Piri-Piri restaurant, also highly recommended. Kids went to Aqualand and thoroughly enjoyed it, but food and drink expensive - may be worth taking a picnic. Loved the villa and would recommend to anyone. The only downside was that the WC by the pool was out of order but that was only a minor problem and I'm sure it will be attended to. The other downside of course was having to come home, although I can thoroughly recommend flying from Blackpool to Faro, it was so easy and stress free. Joe and Carol were great, so helpful and patient with us, answering all our questions etc. We are hoping to return in 2010.
Villa Matcar with heated pool is situated in two acres of private land adjacent to Sir Cliff Richards vine yards.
It is in a quiet area of Guia and is ideally situated for a peaceful holiday but is still within easy reach of the village of Guia, Beaches, Golf courses and entertainment.
Guia has most of the services you may need, including many good resturants- some of which serve the famous chicken piri-piri. other services include :- Bank's, cash point, chemist, medical centre, dentist, hairdresser, bakery' cafe', 2 supermarkets, butcher, market, post office, & wine merchants.
The village of Guia is only 7km from the centre of Albufiera [ approx 7 Euro's by taxi ] & 6km from some of the best beaches - Praia da Gale, Salgdos [ wheel chair & pram friendly ] and many others.
During August there is a chicken festival & a religious festival there is also a monthly market and an annual fair in October.
Other Activities: Football
Golf: Golf course is only 5km from the villa and many more top courses at Villamora
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$248|
20% deposit is required when booking the villa to secure your weeks.
The balance for the villa is required 8 weeks before departure.
A £200.00 returnable bond is required on paying balance for the villa.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.