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A Family friendly Villa With Free Air con & WiFi, Large Private Heated Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 16-Nov-2016
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Located On The Edge Of A Traditional Portuguese Village

Sleeps 14. 6 bedroom (2 en-suite), 5 bathroom villa with free air con/heating to all bedrooms and lounge. 2 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. Enclosed 12m x 6m (optional) heated pool. BBQ with seats and tables under a pergola around the pool for shaded alfresco dining. Games room with pool table. Full UK Sky TV, DVD player. Free WiFi. Roof terrace. An orchard with a selection of fruit. Situated on the outskirts of the village. 5 minute walk to the centre of the village where there are several traditional Portuguese bars and restaurants and a very well stocked of mini markets. 5 mins drive from the ancient town and castle of Castro Marim and the marina town of Vila Real. 10 mins drive from Monte Gordo with all its bars, restaurants, shops and Casino. 10 mins drive to Ayamonte in Spain for a change of pace, with its Tapas bars and late night entertainment. Only 5 miles to the best beach on the Algarve, Praia Verdi Beach. There are several golf courses in the area, Castro Marim Golf Club can be seen from the villa.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Apart from a couple of years in Singapore, I lived by Chester and on the Wirral, until I moved to North Wales. I'm a property developer and purchased a barn to convert in Llandegla in 1998 and its now my forever home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everyone loved the villa - spacious, well kept and superbly equipped in a peaceful, unspoilt location. We had never visited this part of the Algarve before and were impressed by the beaches, the local people and the cost of eating out. You have renovated the villa wonderfully and we thank you for making it available to us. Mrs.I.P.(May 2009).



We have enjoyed the house and the surroundings, found Vila real very charming with the proper Christmas feeling. We have been 14 people including small children for Christmas.The weather was better than expected, a lot of swimming, the pool was fantastic with good waterquality. Mrs.Y.S.(Xmas & new year 2012)



Our stay was wonderful ,as summed up by one of my grandchildrens remark on arrival --"Grandad,its amazing" Mr. M.P. (September 2011)



We had a wonderful time and you should be proud of your villa and the service you provide. We would not hesitate to rent the villa again or recommend to friends and colleagues. Mr & Mrs M. (June 2012).
May 2005
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Swim to our heart's content

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. This time with 6 adults and 6 ( grand children). As expected the house had been fully arranged to our requirements by the "Purple Parrot group " ." Chapeau!!!!" The lockable pool was very warm and clean. The children spent a lot of time in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The surroundings are rustic, rural but it was what we like. Shops with all delicacies from Spain ( Ayamonte) and Portugal ( Gastro Marim ) are nearby . The beaches were empty, but for our grandchildren jumping in the waves. ( with live saving jackets!!! ) was an experience thing they are still talking about. .It was the end of the season, but the seawater temperature was wonderful ( to Dutch standards at least) . If possible we are going to return in the near future. You will need a car to get around . We found that Air auto Quarteira provided good cars and good service from Faro airport. Be aware that the check in and all the safety checks can take up a lot of time in Faro in high season . See that you are wined and dined before this check inn . We nearly missed the flight with all the young children still needing some thing to eat. We had a wonderful time in an area of Portugal/ Spain that hides treasures that families with children / grandchildren will love to explore.

Rupert and Josee Drenth

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  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely villa in a pleasant village with everything a family could need.

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I rented the villa from Adrian for 5 weeks from the end of August this year. We had visited the villa last year and met the owner so we knew what we were getting. It is fair to say that the fabric of the villa would benefit from a little upgrading in places, however, do not let this observation deter you from staying the Monte Francisco. The villa is a good size with large bedrooms, big lounge and a good size kitchen and dining room, ideal for entertaining your guests. We had different members of our family and groups of friends come and stay to help us celebrate and all loved it. One of the best features is the large secure heated pool essential when our small grand daughters came to stay. The adjacent covered terrace and bbq area was used every day. The area around the villa is rustic, as you would expect in this area of Portugal, but we meet all the local neighbours who showed us only kindness. The villa is close to good size towns and Spain is only a 5 minute drive away over the bridge or better still a short ferry trip. We had a number of issues, mainly with the pool whilst there, but these were dealt with swiftly and without fuss by the managing agents who were excellent. The beaches locally were busy at the end of August, but by the 8th of September almost deserted. There are some super restuarants within a short hop. Our favourite was at Paria Verde called Infante, absolutely delightful . Would we stay at the villa again....most definitely. Thank you Adrian for letting us stay at your villa and to Debby at Purple Parrot for ensuring everything was to our and our guests liking.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A most enjoyable and happy family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in Monte Francisco, a nice quiet location, but not a problem if you have transport. Also, it is a good thing if you have noisy children jumping in and out of the spacious swimming pool! We did have a few teething problems with the property, but all eventually resolved!

The property is spacious and well laid out and was very clean when we arrived - not so clean when we left!.The air conditioned bedrooms were most welcome. The facilities were well thought out to easily cope with fifteen people. Wi-Fi was a bit unreliable but to be expected in a rural area. Everyone enjoyed the American style fridge with the facility for crushed ice always in demand.

The sun beds and parasols by the pool were plentiful and we ate all our evening meals at the long table provided at the pool side, sometimes in one sitting, sometimes in two. Lunch was often eaten on a shaded patio, at the side of the house, where we managed to accommodate all fifteen of us in one go.

There are several lovely beaches to visit nearby and some are on small islands which made it fun getting to them by ferry or boat. The children loved it. We were lucky enough to be in Monte Francisco when the nearby town of Castro Marim held a Medieval Festival. We all enjoyed the opportunity to try out Medieval games, watch some jousting and eat and drink. Castro Marim has two castles so it was an ideal setting for the festival and very atmospheric. Monte Francisco is a village, but don't be fooled - there is a mini market and several places to eat which are all very reasonably priced and of a good standard.

The younger ones enjoyed a trip to a nearby water park, but the oldies stayed behind and enjoyed a rest!

Thank you to Adrian for providing an extra bed so that we could squeeze everyone in and for being so helpful and informative. I started to worry about things with a couple of weeks to go before arrival and Adrian very kindly put my mind at rest on all counts. A most enjoyable and happy family holiday. I would recommend Villa Andhorina to anyone who wants to enjoy a big family holiday and who is prepared to hire a car.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Car hire is recommended but not essential. Apart from the bars, restaurants and mini market within a 5 minute walk, there are local reasonable priced taxi drivers available. The WiFi is on a mobile network with unlimited data and a speed of about 10 meg, but can get bogged down with too many connections.
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5

Fabulous vill. Absolutely couldnt fault it.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa. Absolutely couldnt fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious villa with air conditioning. Fabulous pool and barbq area with ample sun loungers.

  • 5 of 5

The pool and villa were immaculate and the bedding was changed after a week. Monte Francisco is very rural but there are a few eating places within walking distance of the villa...Lupi's was an experience! Everything you could wish for was provided and the small issues we had were resolved the day we reported them. We were a group of 12 with eight children ranging from 3 to 13 and we all had a ball!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are 5 places to eat within walking distance, and Louis, the owner of Lupi's, is a real character and serves very good food and definitely worth a visit.
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Excellent villa in a quiet rural part of Eastern Algarve

  • 4 of 5

Spacious villa with striking good looks. Best feature is the large swimming pool. Ideal for large family grouping. Location is ideal for visiting not only the Algarve region but Western Spain too; we travelled as far a field as Gibraltar. Location gave the best of both worlds, tranquillity and plenty of places to visit and explore.

Local managing agents were most helpful presenting the the property in a clean and tidy fashion plus making sure that we were comfortable with the wider surroundings.

Would happily return to this villa

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

From the Owner

I purchased the villa because I fell in love with the area...and Castro Marim Golf Club. Because this area of the Algarve is not commercialised, you get to see traditional Portugal, friendly people and restaurant prices that locals pay...not tourist prices.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lupi at 250 Metres Nearest Golf : Castro Marim Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lupi at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : Monte Gordo at 8 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

On the outskirts of Vila Real de Santo Antonio (approx 10 minutes drive) there is a municiple Sports Complex which is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. The complex is a high performance training centre and it is recognised by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre. Aside from athletics it is also a tennis club.

Coast/Beach:

This part of the Algarve coast enjoys long sandy beaches. Between Tavira and Monte Gordo there are 5 blue flag beaches. The fantastic soft sandy beach of Praia Verde is less than 10 mins drive from the villa. Car parking, beachside restaurants and bars all present. Villa Real, less than 10 minutes away, has a wonderful marina.

Travel:

Car hire is recommended. Faro Airport is a 40 minute drive, Seville Airport 80 mins drive. Airport pickup available if required.

Distances:

5 minute walk into local village. 5 minute drive to the ancient town and castle of Castro Marim. 10 minute drive to the marina town of Vila Real. 10 minute drive to Monte Gordo. 10 minute drive to Ayamonte, Spain.

Further Details:

There are 4 water parks and two theme parks along the Algarve – all within one and a half hours drive, Zoomarine and Villamoura water parks approx 45 minutes. The villa itself is close to a huge nature reserve which has designated nature trails and bird watching facilities. There are lots of locations offering organised activities, such as horse riding or 4X4 'Safaris', within easy driving distance. For those of you who enjoy a night out on the town the nearby Monte Gordo and Ayamonte (Spain) offers lots of bars, restaurants and clubs as well as featuring a great casino complete with nightly shows for a really great night out. Tavira, about a 20 min drive, is really worth a visit. There are mini-marts (corner shop style) in the village as well as several bars, cafes, restaurants, mostly less than 5 mins walk away. For supermarkets, Banks, internet cafe's etc Castro Marim and Villa Real are a short drive away. There are directions in the villa to the best local supermarkets. For those that require the internet, there is free access at the municipal buildings at Castro Marim and Vila Real, also wi fi is available at the square in Vila Real.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£399
for 1 night
From
£99
£995
 
 
Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£399
for 1 night
£995
 
 
Spring
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£443
for 1 night
£1,299
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£457
for 1 night
£1,399
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£511
for 1 night
£1,775
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,299
for 7 nights
£2,299
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£443
for 1 night
£1,299
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£399
for 1 night
£995
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£399
for 1 night
£995
 
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£443
for 1 night
£1,299
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£457
for 1 night
£1,399
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 7 nights
£1,775
 
 
Peak
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,299
for 7 nights
£2,299
 

Additional pricing information

End Clean & Laundry £300
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking (£300 minimum), and balance paid 8 weeks before holiday. £250 damage deposit. The cost for pool heating is £200 extra per week from November to end of February, £125pw all other times (minimum one week). Laundry is changed once a week, cleaning is at end of stay but may be requested at an extra charge.


Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover (flexible). Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
£200 extra per week for heating the pool from November to end of February, £125 all other times (minimum one week)

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Facilities

From the Owner

When I purchased the villa, it needed complete renovation, so I was able to put my stamp on it. I had the orchard transferred from the back to the front so that I could have a pool installed. I went for the largest pool I could without losing too much terrace. I love my swimming and it needed to comfortably hold 14 people. I had an extra 3 bathrooms added (2 en-suite) and redecorated everywhere inside and out. I did everything to the villa to a specification I would look for if I was going to rent it myself.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 400 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite, walk in shower, wc, bidet. Bedroom 2 en-suite, walk in shower, wc. Bedrooms 3 & 4 share a corner bath/shower over, wc. Bedrooms 5 & 6 share a walk in shower, wc. Also, ground floor walk in shower, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed, balcony. Bedroom 2 double and a single bed. Bedroom 3 three single beds, balcony. Bedroom 4 twin beds, balcony. Bedroom 5 double bed ground floor, private patio. Bedroom 6 twin beds ground floor, front patio.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The pool is on the same level as the villa and is surrounded by a 1.5 metre wall with a gate for access. It is also around the back for privacy, with easy access to the kitchen and games room. Outside: Private 12x6m heated pool with 1.5m wall surround, at the rear of the villa, with gate access. Large patio area around pool with a barbecue, table and chairs to seat 14 under a pergola for shade. Sun loungers. Shaded patio with access from lounge and hall with seating for 6. Landscaped gardens to the front, with a selection of fruit trees. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa is cleaned once a week. Linen and towels provided, including pool towels, with a weekly change. Daily maid service available, please ask for details. Other: Games room with pool table. Large private roof terrace.

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