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Luxury Villa With Air-con, Heated Pool Hot Tub. Short breaks available October

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool, hot tub and aircon.

Welcome to Casa Palmeira!It is simply a fantastic place for a holiday. It does have a special kind of magic, and we love to welcome new guests to come and enjoy.

2017 is mor or less fully booked - just a little gap in October. No 7 night slots available, but we will accept 5 or 6 night bookings in October. Please ask for a price. We are also now taking bookings for 2018.

We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could want and need - relaxation, privacy and space, with lots to do and see on your doorstep. The price for every rental includes pool heating from the beginning of May to mid-October, and hot tub heating all year round, as well as all bed linen, pool and bathroom towels. It also includes free wi-fi.

Parque da Floresta has recently been rebranded, and is now known as Golfe Santo Antonio. There is so much on offer here, for golfers, non-golfers, and families - golf, driving range, putting, bowling, tennis, pools, football, and children's club, as well as restaurants, all within the resort.

Casa Palmeira sits on the edge of the 12th Fairway, in what we think is the best location in Parque da Floresta. The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac, with just a few villas nearby. It is very private, with an enclosed garden, heated pool, hot tub, and mature garden. The villa is well-equipped and very comfortable.

The accommodation is on 2 levels. On the upper level there is the sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen and utility room, the study, and the master bedroom suite. The sitting –room leads on to the upper terrace, which has several different areas for eating and relaxing, as well as a sun awning, for a bit of shade. There are, in both the sitting-room and the study, literally hundreds of books (1200 at the last count!) for you to enjoy during your stay. We are serious book lovers, and sometimes a kindle just isn’t so good for reading in the sun. There is also a substantial video library, with many films from Disney to action films. We also have satellite channels on the study TV, and free to air UK channels in the sitting-room. The study also has an Xbox 360 games consul, with a few games. Entirely up to you if you let your kids – even the big kids! – find it or you hide it away.

The Master suite is a big airy room, with access to the upper terrace, and windows over the pool and garden. There is a dressing room, leading to the ensuite bathroom, which has a spa bath, twin basins, toilet, bidet and separate shower cubicle.

The kitchen and utility rooms are well equipped and very functional. The kitchen has an electric hob & oven, microwave, dishwasher ( essential), and fridge freezer. There is a further fridge freezer in the utility room, along with a washing machine and tumble drier.

Downstairs, with access to the pool and garden, are a further 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and the other 2 share the family bathroom. There is also a small kitchen, which is great when you are BBQ-ing on the lower terrace.

All 4 bedrooms and the study have aircon units which supply cool air, and also hot air for the winter months.

Outside is special. We have over the years totally landscaped the gardens, and there are lawns on lots of different levels. We are enclosed by a large hedge, which gives us amazing privacy. The pool is created with unusual green tiles, and is heated Heating is included from 1 May to mid October. The pool is 3.5m wide by 11m long. Shallow end depth is 1.2m, and 1.9 at the deep end.

We built the hot tub recently, and it is a great addition. It seats 5-6 easily, and has lights for evening use. Hot tub heating is included all year.

Also we recently built a roof terrace. Very exciting, and it adds a new dimension to the villa. 360 degree views, and sun all day long. Such a great addition - we think. Hopefully you will think so too.

Last summer we had great fun creating a short video of the outside space at the villa. Our son, Ben, composed and played the soundtrack. It is in the phot section of this website. I hope you will have a look!

Casa Palmeira is within walking distance of the clubhouse and spa at PdF, and it is about 10 mins by car to the lovely beach at Salema.

We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could need for a great family holiday, but that still doesn't quite say it all. It doesn't explain why our guests come back year after year, and why it is just an amazing place to spend your precious holiday. It is impossible to put your finger on it, but whatever it is, it makes Casa Palmeira special, and just a little bit different - doesn't feel like a holiday villa, feels like home!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

More Details

Owner
Margo Addison-Scott
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Margo Addison-Scott

We are Chris & Margo Addison-Scott, and we live in Fife, Scotland. I was a lawyer, now retired, and Chris is a Chartered Surveyor. Since I gave up the law, I run the family farm, and gardens. Much more interesting!

We have 3 children, Alexandra who now lives and works in London, Jamie is working in Edinburgh, and Ben is at Glasgow University.

Margo Addison-Scott purchased this villa in 2007

Why Margo Addison-Scott chose Vila Do Bispo region

We bought Casa Palmeira about 9 years ago, having been looking at property in Parque da Floresta for several years before that. It was a big investment for us, and it was really important to get the 'right' villa. When we walked into the villa for the first time, we just knew it was the one! We bought it from a Dutch family who had designed it, with great attention to detail, and it just seemed perfect. Location in Parque da Floresta was, for us, critical. We wanted to be frontline on one of the fairways, and in the 2nd Phase of the development, which meant that we weren't up on the more exposed, windy, hillside. The garden was in need of a bit of work, but is now exactly the way we want it. It is peaceful and private, and isn't overlooked by other properties - perfect!

What makes this villa unique

It is just a special place. It is peaceful and quiet, but near enough to the fabulous beaches, towns and villages of the Algarve to let you enjoy them whenever you want. We are always amazed at how friendly and helpful the Portuguese people are. Most people in shops and restaurants also speak English, so getting about is very easy. We enjoy walking, and there are so many places to walk from the villa. The National Park borders Parque da Floresta, and it is a joy to walk into the hills above the Parque, and see the views to the sea. We have also now discovered a walk through the countryside down to the beach at Salema - about 2.5 miles by the scenic route - so it's great to walk down, have lunch, and maybe walk back ( or more likely decide that we've had enough exercise for the day, and we get a lift from Jose or Isabel, our local friendly taxi drivers!).

We quite simply love the villa, and from the reviews that previous guests have left, it's clear that they love it too. The views are spectacular, especially from the new roof terrace; the pool is glorious; the garden is a joy. The whole area just seems to promote a lovely sense of wellbeing, and there is enough space to let the whole family relax and unwind. We really hope you will come and experience our lovely villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see our guests reviews for 2014 left on this website. Here are some of the reviews from 2013....



Another fantastic holiday! Our 4th here. Roll on the next! The Steele Family, May 2013

Fantastic week away in Portugal. Loved it so much!! Oreos, DVDs and pool! The Kemp family, June '13

A delightful villa in every way. A most relaxing holiday, + golf! The Bedwin family, July/Aug '13



Enjoyed our stay. Wish we had booked 2 weeks! Lovely villa. Bateson Family, Aug '13



A fantastic second stay in this beautiful villa, another wonderful holiday. The Hector family. August '13



Great house and location. Good food, good weather. When can we come back!!! The Carberry & McElroy families, Nottingham, UK. August 2012



Wonderful blissful escape from the UK rain! The Billinge family, Scotland. July 2012



A most delightful and comfortable stay in a villa that has everything to make it comfortable. Best family get together ever. Nikhil, Tricia and families. New Jersey. June 2012
Sep 2008
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, corner spa bath, toilet, bidet and double wash hand basins adjacent to master bedroom. En-suite shower room adjacent to bedroom 2 (no bath). Family bathroom with bath and over-bath shower, between bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8(4 Bedrooms) + baby. Sofabed extra charge. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, with aircon, with super-king size double bed and dressing room area, with ensuite spa bath, shower cubicle, twin basin, toilet and bidet. Bedroom 2, with aircon with king size double bed, and ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3, with aircon, with a double bed. Bedroom 4, with aircon, with twin beds.Art work by Alex Addison-Scott!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Fully licensed by Portuguese Authorities, licence number 4436/AL, Casa Palmeira is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay.Many of our bookings come from guests who return year after year, and love it as much as we do.It is hard to describe that makes it so special, but here goes! There is air-conditioning in all 4 bedrooms and the study/library. The living-room has a wood burning fire for cooler evenings, and has 3 leather sofas with lots of cushions, for total relaxation. The 2 double bedrooms have great bedroom suites - a fabulous super-king size cherry wood sleigh bed in the master suite, with matching furniture, and a Portuguese king size bed in the double room downstairs. The study has a wide screen TV, with Xbox 360, and a broadband wireless router, and printer. The emphasis in the whole house is comfort and convenience, with all you would expect from a family home, with perhaps a few extras. Outside: The garden at Casa Palmeira is a delight, full of flowers and mature shrubs and trees, including orange, lemon and guava trees, and with large lawned areas. The lawns are enclosed by hedges, offering privacy and shade, and provide a wonderful place for children to play. There are terraces for sunbathing at all times of the day. The pool is private and heated.We have built a 5-6 person Hot Tub.This is a great addition to the outside space. The downstairs kitchen opens onto a terrace with BBQ. The terrace is laid out with a dining table and chairs, and with large pots of colourful flowers. This area is ideal for outdoor meals as it provides shade from the heat of the sun, but still provides the fun of al fresco! Upstairs, the west facing terrace has a large dining table and chairs, which are ideal for evening dining as that terrace catches the last rays of the sun. The garden area is fully equipped with loungers and a hammock for poolside relaxation. Utility Room: Another fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. There is access from the utility room to a terrace that is useful for drying washing - never takes long to dry washing in the warm air of the Algarve! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided along with bath and pool towels. For all lets of a week or more, there is a mid week clean. For two weekly lets there is a mid term clean and linen/towel change. Further cleaning or towel/linen changes available for an extra charge. Other: Adjacent to the living room is a dining room with table, chairs and sideboards. On the ground floor there is another separate kitchen. The study/library also has a widescreen TV, DVD & Xbox360. It also has a leather double sofa bed for use by arrangement.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

5

What a fabulous Villa!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I ust returned from a fabulous week at Chris and Margo's 5-Star property in St Antonio. The villa is really well kitted out and we made full use of the hot tub and pool during our stay. Being right next to the National Park, we also went on a couple of nice long walks in the late afternoon, and if you plan it correctly and pass under the main road to the little village (can't remember the name) there is a very nice pub where you can have a refreshing beer or glass of wine. Although we didn't eat there, they have a good menu and I heard good reports from others about the quality of the food.

The golf course is good and can be challenging given that it is built on the side of the hills and a lot of the holes are either down or up a valley. If you prefer carrying your clubs it is possible (as I did) although there are a couple of long uphill climbs on a couple of the holes.

Lagos is not far away if you want some nightlife, a taxi is about EUR40 to get home afterwards.

We will certainly be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Renny's Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The travel information provided prior to our holiday meant we arrived with no problems and only 1 hour 10 mins after leaving the airport we were at the villa. This villa has everything you could possibly want on a self catering holiday and more! The whole house was immaculate and the welcome pack in the kitchen ensured a snack on arrival was exactly what was required. The villa is spacious and cool despite the temperatures outside being 40 degrees whilst we were there. During our week we met the cleaning staff, the pool staff and the gardeners who were all so friendly and unobtrusive. The restaurants recommended came up trumps and we ate out most of the week in Salema as there was a variety of restaurants which were excellent. Would also recommend the Italian restaurant on the complex- fantastic value. We were all so impressed and our friends who accompanied us raved the whole week about just how relaxing our holiday was. We will definitely be back in the future. Most definitely recommend it - excellent holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write this lovely review. Welcome back anytime!
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5

Another fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is about our sixth stay in this wonderful villa which says it all! It is such a welcoming place with everything you could need plus the most fabulous pool and hot tub! Easy reach of some beautiful unspoilt beaches and great restaurants it is total heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful villa located in stunning golf resort

  • 4 of 5

Great villa with lovely pool and gardens. Various options to eat and relax both indoors and outside the villa.

The property was clean and spacious and a great choice for a family holiday.

There are so many stunning beaches in this part of the Algarve. Our favourites are Salema, Zavial, Mareta and Amado (especially good for body boarding).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting villas in this area for many years and would highly rate Casa Palmeira, which has character and a homely feel. The bedrooms are very well appointed, the kitchen has everything which you could need with high spec crockery and cookware. There is also a downstairs kitchen which is very well stocked for the pool area. The living space is very comfortable and the study is a bonus. The infinity pool is a good size for serious swimmers and the outside patio area and gardens were lovely. The owners were very helpful and had a lovely attitude towards renting their property. Would definitely rent this one again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Casa Palmeira was one of those places you come across that you never want to leave again! It was luxurious, spacious, well designed with great attention to detail everywhere.

The comfortable living areas, beautiful bedrooms and extremely well equipped kitchen (have never found Cath Kidston mugs nor Le Creuset cookware in any previous holiday lettings before!) made it a joy to holiday in for two weeks. We were 3 families staying there across two weeks at different times and enjoyed all aspects that Casa Palmeira had to offer. The gorgeous pool and hot tub made it very special too and we have some great memories amongst us now as adults, not to mention how much fun our varying aged children (10-17 years) all had too.

Spotlessly clean and well managed throughout our stay dealing with the owners and also the villa/site manager with any queries.

Whilst the nearest town Salema only had a limited number of restaurants which were good, would recommend that having dinner in Lagos just a 25 minute drive away is worth considering too particularly for a little more atmosphere in the evenings. We also loved the Paraiso restaurant overlooking the beach in Praia da Luz for brunch!

Amongst our party of energetic children (including 4 teenagers) all thoroughly enjoyed the watersports on offer in Luz (paddle boarding, pedalo slides, donut and inflatable sofa rides and jet skiing). They also tried surfing and bodyboarding at nearby Cordoama beach which was fabulous.

Would highly recommend this villa and holiday to anyone wanting a relaxing, away from it all break with spectacular views and comfort but with the option to do plenty nearby in under 30 mins by car. A hidden gem indeed :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing this lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your visit, and thanks as well for telling us about a new restaurant to try! Hope you will come back and visit the villa again soon. Best wishes, Margo
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
High Season
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Low season
14 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Winter
25 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Low
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Spring
25 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
for 7 nights
£2,150
 
 
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Watch out for the Homeaway Service Fee - only payable if you pay through Homeaway Payments.Please ask for details. .
We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of making the booking, with the balance due 2 months before arrival. We accept VISA, American Express,Mastercard, paypal, BACS and UK cheques, or online payment through Ownersdirect. All payments are in UK Sterling or Euros.
Pool heating and hot tub heating are included in our rates,from beg May - beg Oct. Hot tub heated all year.
We normally shut the villa up in the off-season, as it is not warm enough for the pool to be used. However, if you wanted the villa without pool heating, then we are happy to rent it out. The hot tub will of course be available. From the beginning of May onwards, the pool heating will be on, but the temperature will depend on the ambient air temperature, so in early months, while it will be warmer than an unheated pool, please don't expect 'bath' type temperatures.
Normal check in time is 4pm, and arrival time is 10am. Where possible we try to be flexible with timings, though this is more difficult in high season. Please let us know if you would like this, and we'll do what we can.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers are usually on Saturdays, but this can be flexible, particularly outwith July and August. Flights are definitely cheaper where you don't need to travel on Saturday, and it is also worth looking at Lisbon Airport, rather than Faro.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices include pool heating subject to the dates as stated above. In the shoulder seasons, the pool temperature may be cooler than in high season, due to the ambient air temperature.
We accept payment in £ sterling or Euros.
Logs for the fire can be provided. The price quoted includes Homeaway's service charge. This can be seen on the detailed quote, and is payable if payment is made through the Homeaway website. Otherwise we accept Visa, MasterCard , PayPal or UK cheque. Please contact us for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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