|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A beautiful renovated Portuguese house, sleeping up to 8 with fenced pool, large poolside area, private tennis court and garden containing a boules pitch. Slightly elevated, it offers outstanding views down to the sea. Ideal for families or groups of friends. Wi-fi available.
There are 3 twin-bedded rooms with air/con on the main floor and another downstairs without. Two of the upstairs rooms have en-suite shower or bath and the third has its own big bathroom with both. Downstairs is a shower room next to the bedroom.
The two floors are connected by an interior spiral staircase and an outside staircase as well. Downstairs is a spacious TV and playroom area, containing snooker and table tennis tables, and a utility area.
We are a retired English couple who co-owned the property with its original Scottish owner for 13 years and now own it outright. The original owner bought it in 1985 and we have had connections with the house since then. We like to go offseason to play golf and walk the beaches. It has been extended and upgraded since the '80s, as one would expect .
We live in SWLondon and have children and grandchildren who also love the house and what it offers.
Marion Thorniley purchased this house in 2000
When we bought it, we had known and visited the property since the '70s and welcomed the chance to take it on entirely when the first owner no longer wanted to be involved. We never thought about looking for anything else, as it was so familiar to us and worked so well.
We are in a quiet suburb of Almancil, looking down to Quarteira and the sea. Our neighbours are a friendly mixture of British and Portuguese. The area opposite us is an old olive grove so we are not hemmed in.
We like the villa's proximity to the airport and the views. I might just mention that it is within a few minute's drive to one of the best supermarkets we have ever come across anywhere, so food shopping is never a problem.
As our road is basically a cul-de-sac, there is little passing traffic.
The tennis court is an asset as our family now ranges over three generations, so the baton has been handed on from us two oldies.
An outstanding feature is the 1st floor balcony looking down to the sea. We love lazy lunches there, shaded by the awning, evening drinks watching the sunset and relaxing dinners outside.
We like the fact that we can access sunshine and shade from different sides of the house all day long. This also offers guests the opportunity to get away from each other when the mood takes them.
The best testimonial is that several of them have done repeat visits, some of them over a number of years.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:
“The villa was everything we had hoped for
Clean, well furnished, plenty of space, great games room, fabulous views, lovely pool and the tennis court just made it perfect
Great bar/restaurant nearby, beach 15 mins drive
Cant wait to go back “
Casa Cristina is a beautiful large spacious villa with everything you need nicely furnished for your comfort well cared for in a nice location, private but not isolated just a car drive to many locations A/c in most rooms was a godsend with the weather in July the games room was a big hit with two teenage boys, the pool is a good size also the tennis court but too hot to use during the day we only used it in the evening.The maids came in nearly every day to clean and empty bins. We had a small problem with the oven but the management company sorted it quickly.Plenty of sunbeds and seating round the pool all in all a really beautiful villa couldn't find any faults would definitely stay again. We liked the Chinese restaurant went there a couple of times good food and service.I would definitely recommend this villa we had a lovely holiday.
Thank you Marion.
A short drive/taxi ride from Faro.
Spacious and spotless on arrival and frequently attended by cleaners who did a top notch job through the week.
Air conditioning, where present, was perfect and necessary, it was very hot all week.
The kitchen had everything you could need and it's a lovely touch having the basics left there for you like like salt pepper herbs etc. Which we added to.
Bedrooms were lovely and en suites and bathroom great. Top room (which has no AC) was too hot though as it was in the 30's everyday and the fan just circulated hot air. Likewise the bedroom downstairs (also without AC) was hot too.
The living room and dining room were lovely but we didn't use them too much as the outside area and games room were great.
The pool was a perfect size for our party and having a toddler the fencing was ideal.
Our teenagers loved the ping pong and pool.
There is a small shop with very basics within walking distance but a car was necessary for supermarkets and beach trips.
Overall we had a great stay and would recommend this villa it had something for everyone and proved relaxing even with 6 children of varied ages.
A lovely family feel.
Thank you Marion and Nick and Idalina.
Casa Cristina amazing villa,20minutes from Faro airport and 5 minutes drive to Almancil 10minutes from beaches.We also
found lovely restaurant within walking distance and patisserie
5 minutes by car with the most amazing cakes on offer.
Wonderfully large villa suitable for families or groups of adults.
Downstairs large lounge also table tennis and billiards.One bedroom with shower room and own kitchen which leads to patio swimming pool and tennis court.All day sun in this area.
On first floor well equipped kitchen,dining room and lounge.
Three further double bedrooms 2 with en-suites.One bedroom leads out onto front garden for sun or shade.
The kitchen leads out onto balcony with stunning views
The maid came 7 times in 10 days and the villa was kept spotless.
I would certainly recommend Casa Cristina for a wonderful holiday
Casa Cristina is a stunning villa which provides first class accommodation for up to 9 people. It is a short drive from Faro Airport and within easy reach of beaches. The villa is ideal for families, it is spacious and equipped with all mod cons to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The pool is a generous size and the outside area offers plenty of sunloungers for sunbathing and also has a lovely shaded area. The games room really made our stay, with its comfy sofas in front of a large TV, pool table and tennis table - the children loved it! We made use of the BBQ in the evenings when we weren't frequenting one of the lovely restaurants in Almancil (the local Chinese restaurant was a real find). If we could make an improvement it would be to have air conditioning in the dowstairs bedroom, but it is hard to find fault with this beautiful place.
Perfect location, close enough to the shops and plenty of good restaurants and a short drive to the coast
The Villa was as described with all the facilities you can ask for and if required room to get away from others to just relax or read
With a large games room/tv room, Shower room with toilet and bar down stairs leading out to the pool area with lots of seating, just beyond this is the tennis court and small garden, ideal for families of all ages.
Upstairs is the dining room , lounge and bedrooms with a fully equipped kitchen leading out onto another patio, there is also another small bedroom on the top floor leading to a sun roof
The villa is well maintained and the maid came in at least 3 times during our weeks stay, cleaning, changing bed linen and getting rid of the garbage without our asking.
I would definitely recommend this villa
Plenty of car parking space for larger parties
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit of 25% on booking, with balance due 8 weeks before holiday. £200 refundable deposit against breakages or damage payable by cheque when booking. Will not be paid in unless damages are noted.
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am. There is some flexibility.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
25% on booking, balance 8 weeks before rental start date. Full amount from 8 weeks prior to start date