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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Luxury villa sleeps 8 in 4 double en-suite bedrooms.

Villa Citrus is set in a peaceful hamlet and enjoys extensive views across the surrounding protected hills and countryside of Penina. The mature, secluded and fenced gardens extend to 1½ acres. The modern pebbletec 6 by 10m pool is complemented by a separate paddling pool.

Large lounge, dining room and terraces with satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning to complete your luxury holiday.

The villa has been furnished with much attention to detail with themed bedrooms all including recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. Similar attention will be given to your holiday. Thus, should you so wish, the villa manager can provide evening meals, baby sitting, shopping and other assistance. Complete each day by falling asleep in one of the English sized beds having chosen your themed bedroom.

Villa Citrus is set all on one level. Access to and from the private off-road parking is via a short path. Although the pool is set lower than the villa, access is facilitated by a short path with no steps. The pool can be gated from the villa and the gardens for children's security.

The pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace provided with sun loungers and other seating. The upper terrace, overlooking the pool, has a large table and ample seating. Unique covered outside dining area has BBQ, sink, fridge, large work surfaces, tables and chairs. Shaded seating areas among mature trees and a citrus tree grove adjacent at the side of the Villa. Substantial entrance driveway and formal flower beds around the property.

More Details

Owner
Sally Sturt
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Sally Sturt

A retired English professional couple

Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sally Sturt chose Portimao region

Villa Citrus is set in a very quiet hamlet which is highly conducive to providing a really relaxing holiday whilst at the same time being optimally located for fun whether it be golf, sailing, motor racing, surfing, shopping eating etc.

What makes this villa unique

We bought Villa Citrus having fell in love with it's outside taverna. During the summer, languid breakfasts are taken in dappled sunlight, long lunches are spent in the shade whilst raucous evenings are spent eating and drinking. During the winter, it provides a cosy, intimate and warm shelter enabling one to be outdoors but not suffer the elements. In addition, inside Villa Citrus, there is loads of character but we have undergone an extensive program of renovation which is now complete.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sep 2012 - The villa is situated in a quiet location overlooking a wooded hillside. We had a very warm welcome from Melissa and Clive, who were always available if required. The welcome pack surpassed our expectations and saved us a trip to the shops on our arrival. The villa was very well appointed, very spacious and with attention to detail. The barbecue and pool areas were particularly enjoyable and safe for the small children in the party, as access from the terrace was gated. The pool maintenance was excellent. The provision of pool towels and children's toys was most welcome. The entire property is gated and alarmed and gave us peace of mind.



July 2012 - We would like to thank Melissa and Clive for a superb 10 days in Villa Citrus they were both available for any questions by phone or in person at any time.
Sep 2006
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcalar in Mexilhoeira Grande

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished with luxury fittings and marble cabinet tops. Bathroom towels changed midweek.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Venetian - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    Oriental - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    Indian - 2 Single Bed , En-suite
    Dutch - 2 Single Bed , En-suite
  • Large air-conditioned bedrooms, additional cots and bed(s) for children are available. Each bedroom decorated to a particular theme, as indicated by it's name, English sized beds and quality bedlinen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air-conditioning in all rooms, with wood fire in the lounge. The pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace provided with sun loungers and other seating. The upper terrace, overlooking the pool, has a large table and ample seating. Unique covered outside dining area has BBQ, sink, fridge, large work surfaces, tables and chairs. Shaded seating areas among mature trees and a citrus tree grove adjacent at the side of the Villa. Substantial entrance driveway and formal flower beds around the property. All bed linen, hand and bath towels are provided. Pool towels are also provided. Maid service once a week. Air-conditioning throughout. WiFi available. Toy box and outdoor toys provided for the under 5s.

Reviews

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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.
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A fantastic holiday villa for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday at Villa Citrus in August. The villa was spacious, clean and well equiped. We were greated with an excellent welcome pack on arrival. We were particularly impressed with the outside area at the villa -fab pool, games room and BBQ area. We would definately recommend the property to a family looking for an excellent place to stay in the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home with loads of space and beautiful gardens. Pool is fantastic and inside has everything you could wish for and more. Air con, wifi, satellite tv, kitchen is brilliantly stocked. Villa managers are nearby and really helpful. Just fabulous, we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Citrus. They have thought of everything in terms of kitchen equipment you might need, and this made for very easy cooking and relaxing. Would highly recommend this villa. We were a family of 5 with 3 teenage boys and very comfortable here. Nice pool and lots of dining options. Alvor isn't far away. Gorgeous beaches all along the coast. We did kayaking with Algarve freedom kayaks while we were here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing at Citrus

  • 5 of 5

On arriving at Villa Citrus we were instantly bowled over by how clean & well presented this stunning villa is. We were met by the ever helpful Melissa who made our stay both informative & relaxed; always on hand if we needed her, thanks Melissa . The Villa itself is spacious with many "hot spots" for lazy lunches on terraces & around the pool & bbq area; my personal favourite. The area is alot of fun. Great restaurants, beautiful beeches & very enjoyable coastal walks ... I would recomend this as a family holiday & we look forward to going back ..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Chillaxing from the start and just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The description on-line does not do justice to the actual villa which is huge, clean and has everything you could wish for. Throughout the booking, arrival, stay during the week and departure, the service was impeccable. Nothing was too much trouble. We felt like it was home from home but really special and so really complimented our "special" anniversary holiday. The information and contact with the staff was easy and seemless.

We were true sloths, having breakfast on the veranda in the sunshine, lazing around the pool during the morning and lunch under the umbrellas or amazing outside taverna. A siesta followed on the really comfy beds or huge sofas. Our favourite time was the late afternoon where it was refreshing in the slight afternoon breeze. I have to confess that the games tournament was won by me on the table football but lost on the pool table with even stevens on the darts and shove halfpenny.

Whilst we ate out some nights, the views across the valley was very spacious and peaceful and super for watching the sunsets whilst eating on the upper veranda. Restaurants of note included Ruccula, Los Artistos and Tosca's each memorable for different reasons.

We had some notable days out; especially exploring the rugged west coast. It's really easy to get on the motorway and head west and within 40 minutes we watched the waves for hours.

I would highly recommend this villa and the outfit to anyone; particularly those who seek very high standards.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa, lovely welcome!

  • 5 of 5

The villa itself was beautiful, spotlessly clean and, unlike some self catering accommodation, had plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc provided. The 'welcome pack' was very substantial and allowed us (8 people) plenty of scope to eat, without the need to rush out and stock up. With 4 adults and 4 teenagers staying in the villa, the games room was a fantastic addition and enjoyed by all.

Both the pool and feature pool were clean and well maintained, as was the outside BBQ/bar/kitchen area.

We were advised, before booking, that transport would be useful and it was. However, we also used taxis for a couple of nights out and found them to be reasonably priced.

Melissa and Clive were extremely helpful and friendly and it was good to meet Sally too!

Thank you all for a brilliant two weeks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to put a face to a name after the banter over the phone. I hope the kids managed to get on the pool table after the mamouth tournament organised between the guys. I also hope that you managed to avoid the strawberry lipgloss whilst reminiscing over your clubbing nights! Hope to see you soon.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Penina
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Alvor
Car: recommended

The closest beach is at Alvor loved by both locals and visitors due to it's wonderful calm waters and soft golden sand. Very extensive and so not crowded, it truly deserves a blue flag. This fabulous beach is only 10 minutes drive away but there is also Meia Praia, Praia de Rocha and Praia do Ancao only 10km. Surfers amongst your guests may prefer the rugged west coast beaches such as Praia do Armado only 40 minutes drive away.

Alvor has the best of both worlds, whether you chose the busy streets with booming night life, the beautiful beaches, it's history or numerous high-quality but reasonably priced restaurants.

Taxi's are plentiful and cheap. Some guests have not hired a car but instead used taxi's for transport to and from the airport, supermarkets and shops etc. Most guests use the taxi's when visiting restaurants and clubs in Alvor, Portimao or Lagos.

There is the recent 134 retail shopping outlet opened in Portimao which is 8km and the street markets of Lagos 15km.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcalar, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak summer
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
£1,400
 
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£714
for 5 nights
£1,000
 
 
Half term
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£911
for 5 nights
£1,275
 
 
Last of the season
29 Oct 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Noel
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early spring
11 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Easter
25 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,250
 
 
Spring
8 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£839
for 5 nights
£1,175
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 5 nights
£1,650
 
 
Peak summer
8 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,475
for 7 nights
£2,475
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 5 nights
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£893
for 5 nights
£1,250
 
 
1/2 term
14 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£964
for 5 nights
£1,350
 
 
End of season
28 Oct 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required (or payment in full if less than two months before departure). Balance of payment required 2 months before departure.

Changeover Day:
Very flexible changeover day but Sunday is preferred in high season.
Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Welcome pack provided free on arrival sufficient for the first breakfast and lunch.
Villa Citrus is fully compliant with local regulations including Tourist Licence No. 3027/AL

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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