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Luxury villa in spectacular location with tennis court/games room/large s/pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-May-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 10. 12 on request. 5 en-suite bedrooms. Pool. Tennis court. Games room

One of the finest villas in the Eastern Algarve, this is set in its own grounds within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve overlooked by an ancient Moorish watchtower. It is very well equipped with pool heating, air conditioning throughout and a private all-weather, floodlit, tennis court. There is also a music system, wireless internet and satellite TV. The beach is about 15 minute' walk and restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Boat trips, kayaking, kite surfing, horse riding, fishing and golf are just some of the activities nearby. Staying at the house, you can enjoy the large heated pool (14x7m approx) which has an electric cover. The games room has a full-size pool table and table tennis. The villa is also equipped with many family games including Boules, backgammon and chess. To the rear and west side of the villa is a vineyard. Although the villa is secluded, it is only one kilometre away from Fuseta. Video available on Website.

Further Details: Born of sea and sand, Fuseta is a fishing village with traditional square shared houses just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport. It offers, not only a golden sandy beach on the lagoon with warm waters in which to swim and snorkel, but also mile upon mile of white sand on the island of Armona, just a few minutes away by ferryboat. Locally caught and barbecued seafood, clams cooked in the traditional Portuguese way, beef cooked on a hot stone and monkfish kebabs are just a few of the many delicious dishes served in local restaurants all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Coast/Beach: The white sand beach is about 15 minute walk and restaurants are also within easy walking distance. Boat trips, kayaking, kite-surfing, horse riding, fishing and golf are just some of the activities nearby.

Villa website and Video: http://casadoszefiros.com/

More Details

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About the Owner

Mrs June Wallis-Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I think I've actually found paradise on earth. The views are beautiful, the house and pool stunning and the range of activities available (tennis, ping pong, pool table, walks, beach, swimming pool) second to none. The local restaurants gave us plenty of choice - particularly delicious fish - and a pretty square in town gave us ample opportunity to sit, drink coffee or a beer and people watch.

(The almond tart from the local bakery is heaven.) Definitely going again.
Sep 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I think I've actually found paradise on earth. The views are beautiful, the house and pool stunning and the range of activities available (tennis, ping pong, pool table, walks, beach, swimming pool) second to none. The local restaurants gave us plenty of choice - particularly delicious fish - and a pretty square in town gave us ample opportunity to sit, drink coffee or a beer and people watch.

(The almond tart from the local bakery is heaven.) Definitely going again.
Sep 2010
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(23 traveller reviews)

5

Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family and a group of friends (6 adults and 2 kids in total) spent an amazing week in April 2017 at the villa. There is almost nothing to fault so I will list a few of the highlights that are hopefully helpful in deciding to book here. 1) The welcome is by far the best we've had a holiday house with a home cooked meal, some beer and wine provided. 2) The pool is fenced with a lovely glass fence that gave us peace of mind with a 2 year old wanting to run around in the garden most of the day. 3) The tennis court is well maintained and a nice thing to have on site. 4) The gardens are lovely. 5) The table outside the kitchen was basically used all day by our group, whether it was for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just having a gin and tonic or sharing a bottle of 'green wine'. 6) To say the kitchen is well stocked is an understatement - we certainly enjoyed finding and using as many 'gadgets' as we could. The kitchen, along with the pantry area made preparing meals a joy. BTW - bring someone adept at starting a fire and using the bbq as it's a great way to prepare fish or pork.

A few other points - we didn't walk to Fuseta as we had a buggy but the town was a quick (under 5 minutes) drive. I definitely recommend the fish restaurant mentioned in the welcome book in Fuseta. There are a couple of larger supermarkets in Olhao where you can stock up on supplies. Bedrooms were nice, beds were comfortable and everything was cleaned. The 5x/week cleaning service was a bonus and it was nice to have a quick tidy done, which included sweeping the outside area, the kitchen as well as having the beds made and toilet paper/kitchen supplies/soap stocked.

All in all, I definitely recommend this house and you won't be disappointed if you book and stay here. With what seems an endless list of places to visit, this is right at the top of our list for a return visit.

Jason

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well managed and delightful location

  • 5 of 5

We were an assorted party of friends who needed a Villa that had a Tennis court and large swimming pool together with comfortable bedrooms and ample space for dining and general recreation. This Villa delivered. It is situated within walking distance of the village of Fuseta, which has a supermarket that provided for our needs and is in an ideal position to travel by car to various locations around the Algarve. The Villa is in an isolated position and has wonderful views across the Ria Formosa. There is adequate Wi Fi, and an excellent games room situated in the grounds. If you are looking for a quite location, with views, and easy access to other parts of the Algarve, then this might be the place for you. The photographs and video of the villa which are posted on line represent a true representation of how the Villa really is. Subject to everybody’s availability we have already spoken about a return visit – that must say something!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection ...!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week feeling like royalty ... Perfect villa... Perfect staff ... Perfect weather ... We were rather apprehensive about transferring money into someone's bank account as one hears of so many scams and villas not existing and so forth but June, the owner couldn't of been more helpful and reassuring ... She even rang me on several occasions to answer questions that I had emailed her ... A lovely lady ...! Alvero was at the villa on our arrival, to show us around, then we had a lovely meal that was prepared for us by Leanor ... The pool was perfect for our 'Olympic style' games ( not that any of the six of us in our party are athletes ) ... The tennis court we used on several evenings as it was far too hot to play during the day ... We found that turning off the lights around the grounds ( which look amazing by the way ) made the floodlights stay on without going off half way through the game ... We had the aircon on in the bedrooms at night and kitchen and lounge on on a few occasions and used the kitchen appliances on a regular basis... the electricity bill was only 61 euros for the week which is very reasonable indeed ... Overall a definite 5 star without doubt ...from the first enquiry to the waiving us goodbye by Alvero and Leanor ... I think June has thought of everything to make this a perfect holiday ( even down to the lovely smelling body wash in all the bathrooms ) .. We are very discerning customers to say the least, and we weren't disappointed ... Many thanks June, to you and your staff ..!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection in Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We are 5 world travelers who demand the best and we got it at Casa dos Zefiros! From emailing with June to kissing Leonora good bye, it was perfect in every way! There was a gourmet meal to great us, 5 gorgeous bedrooms, a stunning pool and gardens, close to golf, beach....we were supposed to travel the whole algarve and could not leave! Leonora cooked us wonderful meals and we felt like royalty from the beginning to the farewell! Thank you June, Alvaro and Leonora for such a glorious visit!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family (the youngest being six months old) spent a wonderful October half term at this beautiful villa - and we loved every minute!

Casa dos Zefiros is in the most amazing location overlooking the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve - I could never get tired of that stunning view - and is furnished exquisitely, yet it feels so comfortable and homely with everything one could possibly need!

We were met when we first arrived by Alvaro, the manager, who showed us around and was on hand should we have required anything - he was most welcoming. Then on our first night we had the wonderful meal Leonor, the housekeeper, had prepared for us - we felt thoroughly spoiled!

June, the owner, was a delight to deal with making the whole booking process very straightforward. She kindly arranged for a cot and high chair to be available and was caring and thoughtful throughout. She obviously takes great pride in letting out her villa and does all she can to make the stay a marvellous, happy and memorable experience.

We were very lucky with the weather (any rain falling at night!) and so were able to make good use of the pool, the tennis court and the barbeque. We enjoyed the walk into Fuseta (though parts are not really buggy-friendly) and were very taken with the main square where we enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere with a beer or two, walking along by the boats and the Mercado municipal where we bought supplies for our evening meals.

We all absolutely loved Casa dos Zefiros and felt very much at home there. In fact it was just what we all needed – somewhere to relax and re-charge the batteries in fantastic surroundings! It is definitely somewhere we would like to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa dos Zefiros was fantastic. The pictures on line were fine, but don’t really do justice to the magnificence beauty and amenities of this estate! We are a group of five couples from all over the United States who grew up together in Maryland. All of us are in our 70’s-80’s. Two couples now live in California; one couple in Colorado; one in Georgia and we have remained in Maryland.

Beginning twenty years ago we began to spend one week a year together. We have rented homes all over the US and Canada. Because this was our 20th reunion, we opted to venture into Europe, and we chose Portugal for this years “trip.”

This home was all we could imagine and more. All the bedrooms were beautiful with very comfortable beds. The kitchen had every possible piece of cooking equipment that you could imagine. Leonora the housekeeper was superb and prepared two meals for us, both of which were fantastic. Alvaro the manager answered the very few questions we had.

The owner, June, was extremely easy to work with in completing our reservations and stay.

Would we recommend this home to our very best friends? YOU BET WE WOULD!! If you want the proverbial “heaven on earth “go to Casa dos Zefiros and see for yourself!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : The villa is just 30 minutes from Faro airport at 22 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bars are 15 minute foot/ 5 min car at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria are 20 min drive at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fuseta train station is about a 5 minute drive at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurants 15 minute foot/ 5 min car at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : The white sand beach is about a 15 minute walk at 1.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Born of sea and sand, Fuseta is a fishing village with traditional square shared houses just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport. It offers, not only a golden sandy beach on the lagoon with warm waters in which to swim and snorkel, but also mile upon mile of white sand on the island of Armona, just a few minutes away by ferryboat. Locally caught and barbecued seafood, clams cooked in the traditional Portuguese way, beef cooked on a hot stone and monkfish kebabs are just a few of the many delicious dishes served in local restaurants all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Golf: 20 minutes drive from the villa are the spectacular sister courses of Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria. Whilst they sit comfortably with each other, and enjoy the same clubhouse and management, each course has its own distinctive character. Quinta da Cima is the longer at nearly 7000m. It is a championship styled course. Its undulating terrain, constant surprises, (the 14th and 15th through the orange groves), trying to avoid the charming (but ball enticing) cascading streams, not to mention the 2 lakes that are waiting to capture your score on the last three holes, make this a unique golfing experience. Quinta da Ria, although a little shorter, is perhaps more stunningly beautiful, with some of the holes playing above the Ria Formosa lagoon. Man-made lakes keep the golfer’s interest focused. Within easy driving distance are Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos, Vallamoura, Villa Sol, and many other.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Rate
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
Summer Rate
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,000
for 7 nights
£5,000
 
 
Late Summer Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
Autumn Rate
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 
 
Winter Rate
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
All lets are Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time not earlier than 2.30pm. Departure time – the villa has to be vacated by 10am.
50% non-refundable deposit with booking; balance 3 months prior to arrival date.
House Electricity is extra. (€150 per week payable on arrival)
Pool heating is extra (except July & August).
A £500 Refundable Deposit is required against key loss and damage.
Flexible on Saturday change over date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Luxury

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 300 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Outdoor Shower, Walk-in shower as well as bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Walk-in shower as well as bath
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Walk-in shower as well as bath
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Walk-in shower as well as bath
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, All bathrooms are equipped with wall-mounted hair dryers and
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Ground floor shower room
  • All 5 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. 4 have walk-in showers as well as baths. All bathrooms are equipped with wall-mounted hair dryers and heated towel rails. Bath robes, towels, beach towels, soap, washing powder and lavatory paper are supplied. Shampoo is not provided. There is an additional shower room on the ground floor and an outside pool shower.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Privately secluded terrace
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Privately secluded terrace
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Privately secluded terrace
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles.
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles.
  • There are 5 double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. 3 have private secluded terraces. 2 bedrooms are zippable singles: to be twins or king size doubles. 3 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 on the ground. All beds are high quality pocket sprung.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda

Meals

  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • The villa is set within 5600 sq metres of land. The pool is 14x7m approximately and heated if required, with an electric cover. There are two dining terraces, one has the barbecue and a wood burning oven. There is also an all-weather tennis court. On the west side of the villa is another terrace table, which captures the evening sun. Below the tennis court is a sheltered, covered, gazebo, away from the main house. Many exotic birds nest and are seen in and around this beautiful garden. In addition to many palm trees, the garden has fruit bushes and other trees, including strawberry guavas, physallis, fig, quince, pear, clementine, orange, lemon, and pomegranate. To the rear and west side of the villa is a vineyard. Maid service is provided 5 mornings a week (more can be organised). The head maid is an excellent Portuguese cook and is available to prepare meals by private arrangement. Free broadband access.

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