The house is situated in a beautiful valley, on the premises you will find fig trees with fresh figs ready to eat in August...Here you can see the seaview which is much wider to the left and right.


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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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 space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £13 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: £52
Security Deposit: £172
Weekend Price: £60 / night

Description

The space

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.

Bedrooms:

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.

Sitting room:

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.

Kitchen:

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.

Guest access

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 neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

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.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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Pedro User Profile
August 2016
Although not present on site Wam was a great host. He provided us with a guide of the area according to his own experience and had great tips for the best nearby beaches and restaurants. He was always fast messaging back before and during the stay. On site we were very well received by Wam's relatives that live nearby. If something was missing we just had to ask for it and they'd be promptly available. The house is very well equipped and maintained, with stylish decor. Even though it was blazing hot outside, temperatures of above 30C, the lack of air conditioning went unnoticed. The house is well insulated and a bit of air flowing on the evenings was sufficient to keep it cool. The only thing that would make it even better would be a swimming pool. There's plenty of space for it outside, so I guess it will just be a matter of time. We were allowed to pick figues from the trees in the yard and those were ripe and delicious. Location-wise naturally a car is needed, but we already knew that. It is a pity though that there are no walking distance bakeries or small convenience shops. However, it is easy enough to walk to the beach at Benagil and a 10min drive will take you to 3 large supermarkets, to the nearest towns and to many other beaches in the area. I would recommend it to anyone, who is looking for relaxing holidays with great views and a plethora of surrounding beaches to try during your stay.

Ines User Profile
August 2016
Wam's house is exactly as described and we had a great stay. The house is comfortable and stayed cool during the August heat. The terrace/ cistern outside is wonderful with a lovely view od the valley and the sea. It is a great place to stay as it is a short drive from the town of Lagoa and the beach but it feels secluded and peaceful at the end of a busy beach day. Silves nearby is also recommended. We walked to the local beach in 15 min; Benagil and Praia da Marinha are beautiful and attract a lot of people, so it is worth driving a bit further in August to find larger and emptier beaches.

Mascha User Profile
February 2017
Wam ist ein toller Gastgeber. Alles war perfekt organisiert. Das Haus ist wunderschön gelegen mit einem tollen Ausblick auf das Meer. Die riesige Terrasse und der Garten lässt keine Wünsche offen.

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Wam User Profile

Hi there, I have had my own business since 1995; internet stuff. I like doing business abroad and have had branches in Cape Town, Accra, Buenos Aires, Montevideo. Currently I work a lot from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisbon and London.

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