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Beach Villa in Prainha,Alvor sea view, private pool and galrden, with

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A 2008 3 bed villa in a very private part of Prainha complex with own pool AC

Casa Barlavento is in a very quiet part of the Prainha Complex , next to the Pestana Praia Alvor hotel tennis courts. This gives the villa a very private garden surrounded by trees with views to the sea. The garden with its own pool is kitted out with loungers and furniture for relaxing with a lawned area for kids to play plus an upstairs sun terrace. Parking is available outside via security gate.

The house itself has a ground floor twin room with double doors to the South facing garden, with two brand new awnings so lots of shade if needed plus a downstairs shower room, kitchen , and open plan sitting dining room with 3 sets of double doors to the Garden.

Upstairs are a twin room and a king with doors opening onto the large sun terrace with views through the trees to the sea.the sun terrace has ample room for loungers , dining table and sofas. There is also a bathroom with twin sinks and a shower over to this floor , plus a sliding door at the top of the stairs to keep the children safe.

The house has the benefit of fantastic air con to all 3 bed rooms plus the sitting room which also acts as heating in the winter ( not many houses in Prainha have this ) .

Guests will be met by our housekeeper Daisy if they arrive in normal hours and will be shown how to top up the Internet and how to use the espresso machine.

Our maid is also happy to do a mid holiday clean and change beds for 85 euro if required or can do a smaller clean if required - this can be organised direct.

Finally we can Recomend drivers who do airport transfers for 70 - 90 euros for 1-9 people.

Restaurants - Atlantida, O Luis, Sol and Sombre! Fantastic all 5 -10 mins walk away, lots in Alvor also. Snacks at Caniço bar and Atlantic pool great for lunch ( omelettes, crepes, Burgers , fish etc)

More Details

Property Manager
Jill PG
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Jill PG

Hi I'm Jill , I have three children and married to my husband who was born in Cascais, Portugal. We bought Casa Barlavento this year after discovering the Portuguese secret of Prainha and falling in love with its easy going, relaxed way of life.

After years holidaaying in the Mediterranean we wanted to enjoy the waves and freshness of the Atlantic and the beautiful rocky beaches and sandy coves.

Prainha is also a fantastic base for exploring the east or western Algarve as well as a 2.5hr drive to Lisbon where we visit family.

It is ideal for us as it is a year round location, as although Prainha Clube ( hotel ) closes in the winter that makes it a different holiday, when it's cooler to enjoy exploring and walking around the Algarve.

As a family we love to spend time by our pool , then going down to the beach after lunch for body boarding and the an evening meal at one of the many beach restaurants.

We sometimes hire a boat from Portmao and explore the Algarve from the sea anchoring in a cove for lunch and enjoy jumping off ther rocks and water skiing in Alvor estuary.

Jill PG purchased this villa in 2016

Why Jill PG chose Alvor

Casa Barlavento has it all. Sea Views. Private pool. Comfy sun loungers, outdoor chairs and sofas and table, Large Terrace. South Facing. Private parking outside. Quiet , private part of Prainha right next to beach, internet, coffee machine, speaker dock etc! We wanted to buy a villa with no need for a car so it had to have easy transfers ( less than an hour ) from the airport and be walking distance to the beach ( we have three! ) , a supermarket ( 2 mins ! ) and restaurants ( so many 5 mins walk away ) . We wanted somewhere with a village offering a bit more at night ( Alvor ) and a town with shopping centres nearby ( Portimao 10 mins) . We wanted somewhere to keep and hire a boat, and also somewhere still essentially Portuguese , not surrounded by English people ! We also wanted golf ( Penina ) and somewhere to use as a couple once the children leave home to explore Portugal all year round. We wanted somewhere safe ( 24 hour security gated ) where I would be happy on my own with the children and most importantly somewhere private with a sea view.....amazingly Casa Barlavento ticks all these boxes.

What makes this villa unique

Prainha is a hidden gem , English people just don't seem to know about it, it is one of a few places in the Algarve still used by Portuguese people in the summer, as it isn't touristy if you are staying in the village ( houses as opposed to the hotel ) - clearly we found out about it from our Portuguese relatives !

The breath taking views of the Atlantic, crashing waves to body board in, the private access to Prainha beach, the safety ,the beautiful gardens and lawns , the food , the privacy of the garden , the clean , modern house itself with a lovely deep bath !

Guestbook comments from the manager

This villa was just what we expected and more, it was exceptionally clean and well kitted out for all the family, the board games were a real hit with the children and nice that they got you 'communicating' as a family, books came in handy for lots of chill time which with the fabulous pool for the kids I got lots off which was excellent. The villa is well situated near the beach, town, shop, restaurants etc but on the edge of the 'prainha village' enough to be peaceful too when needed so all in all highly recommended Villa in a beautiful place.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alvor in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , 2 X sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Downstairs
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • I X King upstairs with doors to terrace and large wardrobre 1 X twin upstairs with large chest of drawers I X twin downstairs with wardrobe and doors to garden 1 X camp bed available if required
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The hotel facilities are only available in season ( April to October) although tennis and football can be hired during working hours all year round .

Reviews

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Beach Villa in Prainha,Alvor sea view, private pool and galrden, with
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Casa Barlavento has everything you could possibly want and it is close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent two glorious weeks in this gorgeous villa in Prainha Village.

The villa has everything you could possibly need and it's only down the road to the beautiful beach with it's fabulous newly constructed board walk which takes you right into the gorgeous village of Alvor.

It was great to have the pool which we cooled down in every morning after our walk.

The villa is situated in a very quiet area and we spent many a night enjoying a drink by the pool.

We will definitely be back next year it is a little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Margaret for such a fantastic review. I am so pleased all of you had such a lovely time - it's perfect for a big group like the 6 of you as lots of indoor / outdoor space at the house plus not having to ever get in a car if you don't want to! We are also adding another fixed awning to the upstairs terrace which you can enjoy next year! Best wishes Jill and Tony
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This is a fantastic well organised family villa with excellent access to all amenities, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This villa was just what we expected and more, it was exceptionally clean and well kitted out for all the family, the board games were a real hit with the children and nice that they got you 'communicating' as a family, books came in handy for lots of chill time which with the fabulous pool for the kids I got lots off which was excellent. The villa is well situated near the beach, town, shop, restaurants etc but on the edge of the 'prainha village' enough to be peaceful too when needed so all in all highly recommended Villa in a beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sarah for a lovely review - so pleased you enjoyed your first holiday in 5 years at our villa and it lived up to expectations . We have tried to make the villa as family friendly as possible, so lovely to here that it's all appreciated- look forward to welcoming you back soon .
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Lovely villa and great local food. We went in September so it was nice and warm. Beach is just metres away, very clean and charming. Would highly recommend this villa. Great price, great owner and excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for a lovely review - especially 'great owner'!😊So pleased you had a lovely time and hope to welcome you back soon! Restaurants on the beach are fab aren't they !
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excellent location and a beautiful resort

  • 5 of 5

This was a brilliant location for a family with young children. Beach, pools and a choice of restaurants all within short walking distance. Villa was very well equipped with everything needed making our stay as enjoyable and easy as possible. Hope to be back soon. Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a lovely holiday - Casa Barlavento has the best location in the whole of Prainha in my view ! We try and make sure the villa has everything so that you don't need to go to any where if you don't want to. Look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Wonderful Villa in beautiful resort

  • 5 of 5

Casa Barlavento in Prainha village is a wonderful villa for a family break. It is spacious, clean and modern with all that you need to enjoy your break. The garden and outside deck (and upstairs sun terrace) acts as an additional room and the pool is a gift for small children! On arrival we were met by Daisy, the housekeeper, who had provided the essentials for our first night..bread, milk, cheese, water etc and even a bottle of something sparkling! The villa is well placed at the end of the cul de sac so it is very quiet, and the beach and the Atlantic pool are but a ten minute stroll away...both gorgeous spots to spend time! We didn't need to use any of the communal facilities, as such, as Casa Barlavento had all we needed! Cannot recommend it enough - a fabulous holiday house! We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a lovely review, so happy you loved it as much as we do. Totally agree that it's lovely to have Prainha on hand to wander around and for change of scene , but lovely to have our villa nestled away in the corner , right next to the beach ! Hope to welcome you back soon Jill
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Caniço Bar , Pestana Praia hotel bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Penina
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Caniço,Atlantida, Sol and Sombre
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Praia dos tres Irmaos , Prainha
Car: not necessary

Casa Barlavento is a fantastic 3 bed villa with its own Private pool and Air Conditioning ( heat in winter) in a very private part of the Prainha complex. Prainha is a large resort offering a huge variety of things to do in a safe and secure environment ( 24 hour security on site and some roads with gated access including ours ) . Prainha itself is open April until the end of October and offers 3 separate communal pools around the complex including some large toddler pools, two playgrounds, three tennis courts and a football and basket ball pitch ( small charge for courts ) . One of the pools guests get free admittance too is the Atlantic pool which is built on a cliff edge and has stunning views over the Atlantic. ( charge for beds if required).

Prainha itself is a huge area of gardens and private walk ways with a hotel at its centre ( Prainha Clube - open Summer only ) and then privately owned villas dotted around the gardens.

The beauty of Prainha is that you don't have to drive anywhere, three beaches are 5 minutes walk away from our house which is one of the best locations in the hole resort, which also gives you access to over 5 fantastic beach restaurants. If you don't fancy the beach , laze around your private pool in the villa gardens ( loungers , chairs , sofas and outdoor dining table all supplied) and if you fancy a change wander along to the Atlantic pool with its bar and snacks available most of the day till 7. Alternatively spend some time at the Hotel outdoor pool with its restaurant or snacks or take the free lift down to Caniço a restaurant in the rocks for lunch or supper , looking out over the beautiful Prainha beach ( 5 mins from house ) .

The hotel also has an indoor gym and spa, and treatment centre at additional cost if that is what you fancy

Prainha has its own supermarket 2 mins walk from the villa where all essentials can be bought plus fresh bread baked daily, right next door to a pizza pasta restaurant that does take away.

Also on site next to the hotel is a Europecar car rental agency if you do just fancy hiring a car for a day or two, although taxis are very reasonable (5 euro to Alvor).

If you venture further afield Alvor can be reached by a 30 minute walk along the beach or 5 minute taxi. This is a lovely fishing village on the Avor estuary which offers everything you need such as banks, restaurants, chemists shops etc and where trips and kite surfing and other excursions can be booked.

10 minutes East takes you to Praia de Rocha and Portimao with its big shopping centres and Marinas , and 15 minutes drive West takes you to the fabulous town of Lagos with watermarks such as Slide and Splash and the beautiful town itself.

Casa Barlavento is ideally placed, Prainha Village ( as opposed to Prainha Clube which is the hotel ) is a mix of old and new houses , (ours is a 2008 house so very modern, ), owned mainly by wealthy Portuguese people from Lisbon , but also has a lot of Irish owners. It is truly a mix of nationalities who visit which only make the whole place more enjoyable .

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alvor, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
6 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£610
for 5 nights
From
£105
£697
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
May
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,307
for 7 nights
£1,307
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
May 4 night
21 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£566
 
 
Beginnning june
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,394
for 7 nights
£1,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,917
for 7 nights
£1,917
 
 
August 27- sept 6
27 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,917
for 7 nights
From
£261
 
 
Sept7 - sept
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,656
for 7 nights
£1,656
 
 
October
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
May 19
3 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,394
for 7 nights
£1,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£610
for 4 nights
From
£131
£784
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £217.87
Cleaning £87.15

Rates vary throughout the year - peak 2200 euro per week, off peak 1000 euro , other 1450 euro

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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