About this listing
The house is located in the beautiful Vale d'el Rei just around the corner from Praia da Marinha en very close to Carvoeiro and Lagoa. The seaview is magnificent with a long strip of blue from left to right.
This is probably one of the most beautiful areas of the Algarve as it's close to the shore and very green and hilly. It's almost magical as the abundant ground water allows for more dense vegetation here. The view from the house looks into the valley and onto the Atlantic Ocean.
The drive to Praia da Marinha is under three minutes and the nearest beach, Benagil, is only 1,1 km away. The nearest large supermarket is a 7 minutes drive away.
The plot the house is on is a whopping 12000 plus square meters.
The main bedroom has a 180 cm by 200 cm bed. It has a spacious bathroom en suite with a shower. Next to the bed there is cupboard space the size of a wall with an abundance of hangers.
The second and third bedroom each have a 150 cm by 195 cm boxspring bed. They both share the bathroom that has the bath in it. Both rooms have more cupboard space than you probably need.
There is a 42 inch Panasonic widescreen TV with cable TV, a dvd player and an extensive dvd collection plus subwoofer. The sofabed can be used when there is a 7th or an 8th guest. Together with the topper this bed sleeps as comfortable as any other.
The kitchen has an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and cooker all by Siemens and a very large LG fridge freezer combi. It makes ice cubes too. You will find a Nespresso coffee maker and a toaster.
The bathrooms are modern and recently updated, showers are very good with strong jets. The hot water comes from a solar powered hot water reservoir on the roof with enough water for all guests.
There is no air conditioning because the house does not need it. The house is built in traditional Portuguese fashion with very thick walls, relatively small windows and very high ceilings. This keeps the heat out. Most windows have shutters aiding in keeping the house very cool and it's very practical for late sleepers. You do need to shut the shutters when you go out and open the windows at night to keep it cool. All windows have been fitted with screens to keep bugs and mosquitos out. Obviously these are the ones you open at night. In the reviews you will find confirmation about how cool the house in fact is.
In 2017 an airconditioning unit will have been fitted but for heating purposes rather than cooling.
The house is situated on a very large plot of land which means nothing is blocking your view. There are pear, almond, pomme granate, guava, avocado, lime, lemon and fig trees. The figs are ripe to be eaten in August. Pomme granate and guava are great in October and November. You will also find grape vines on the land. At the back of the house there is a cistern that was built in 1907 which collects the water that is pumped from a borehole. On top of the cistern an outside living room will be built with shades and comfortable lounge beds. Eating outside in the shade is also on the menu. Except for a traditional pizza and breadoven you will also find a permanent BBQ outside.
In 2017 more spaces will have been made available allowing for even larger groups or families to rent this villa. Please contact us for more info.
Please note that between June and upto the end of September the house can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
You are using the middle part of the house. To the left there is a small studio and to the right storage and garage which are both closed. You can park your car on the premises and if you want it would easily fit 4 cars or even more.
Interaction with guests
Only when required.
The most unique feature is how close you are to the beach. In less than 3 minutes by car you are parked at Praia da Marinha. You could even walk it but it will take about 25 minutes. The stroll to Benagil beach is 20 minutes.
The nearest busstation is in Lagoa. With a car or taxi you are there in 7 minutes. On the premises you can park several cars and if you really must you could fit about 10 cars.
Other things to note
You can easily walk to the beach from the house but besides that I recommend renting a car when staying here.
Smoking in the house is unnecessary and not permitted.
During peak season from June to September the house can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
It is permitted to bring pets but it is not permitted to leave them in the house unattended.
Parking cars only at the front side of the house.
It is not permitted to give my contact details to third parties without my consent. When applying for a VISA contact Airbnb instead like you would when staying in a hotel.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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