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Stunning luxury villa close to restaurants, shops and beautiful beaches.

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Villa in Vale de Parra, Albufeira Area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Close To Beaches And Within Easy Walking Distance Of Bars And Restaurants

This luxury villa, with WIFI, air conditioning and pool heating provides a year-round relaxing environment for families or groups of adults alike. The villa is set in large, pretty grounds which easily accommodate the magnificent 12m long pool and its extensive surrounding terraces. Outside is a BBQ house, furniture for relaxing or sunbathing and large shady eating area beneath a pergola. There is also a roof terrace. The swimming pool, (to which you can prevent child access) is large enough to allow 'proper swimming' or numerous volleyball players. There are excellent nearby beaches if you can bear to leave the villa and beach and pool towels are provided. Inside the accommodation is light, airy, spacious and modern. The luxurious double bedrooms each have double doors opening onto terrace or patio areas which are perfect for more private breakfasts or evening drinks. In the evenings, you can cook in the superbly equipped kitchen, barbecue, or take a short stroll to one of the nearby bars and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Cheshire with our eleven year old son who has special needs. We also have two older children, one in a management training programme and one studying law. David is a partner in a firm of accountants specialising in the provision of services to the housing sector, and Sally has recently retrained as teacher.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'...beautiful villa, the pictures and description on the website don't do it justice...''



"Words escape us. There is nothing that could be added to this villa for improvement. Sally we love your beautiful retreat. Thank you!"



"This is our second visit to this fabulous villa. We once again had a fabulous holiday. The kids really enjoyed themselves especially at Slide and Splash and Zoo Marine. The location and facilities of this villa are amazing. Thank you so much!"



"The villa was probaly the nicest place I've ever stayed in!! We had a fantastic time by the pool. Having BBQs and relaxing. Excellent location, with great facilities..."



"Thank you for arranging for us to stay at an hour's notice (because of the ash cloud) By far the best villa we have ever stayed in. Like something out of vogue! Nice restaurants and beaches. We will be back!"
Jun 2009
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5 Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous Villa In A Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a weeks holiday at this beautiful villa Casa Cacador. We booked it on a personal recommendation and it certainly lived up to expectations and much more. Sally was very helpful as this was the first time we had privately hired a villa. We went with 13 members of family and friends to celebrate my 60th birthday and we had a wonderful week. Adults, teenagers and children all enjoyed themselves and the pool is suitable for all with a security barrier for safety. The villa, pool and outdoor area are very well equipped with everything you need. The bedrooms, kitchen and living areas are all modern and spacious. There are a selection of bars/cafes and excellent restaurants within walking distance and a well stocked supermarket. The maid comes in 2/3 times a week to clean and change bedding and towels and we also had access to the washing machine and tumble drier had we required them. The site Managers office is just at the end of the road and Alistair and Manuel are more than happy to help and will arrange taxi transfers (birthday cakes too). The taxi company is very reliable. We loved it so much we did not want to come home and definitely want to go back. Highly recommend this villa. Superb. Thank you so much Sally for allowing us to stay at the Casa Cacador.

Shealagh & Colin Stevenson Troon Ayrshire

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shealagh and Colin, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review and for the care you took of our villa and its contents during your stay. We would love to have you as our guests again! Sally
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5

Beautiful Villa in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed at Casa Cacador for a last minute family holiday at the end of the school holidays. Myself with my two sons (aged 6 and 8), my mum and sister and two cousins with their young children.

We all had such a great time!

The villa is immaculately clean, which is an important thing for me.

The huge kitchen is well equipped with everything you need.

The lounge has ample seating for everybody and we had lots of fun playing the different games on the Wii console.

The pool was a perfect size and big enough for all of us to swim and relax comfortably.

The safety gate really allowed peace of mind if the kids wondered outside unattended.

We made good use of the BBQ and had some beautiful meals at the outside table.

The supermarket is just a short 5 minute stroll away and has everything you need. The helpful attendant even allowed us to borrow the trolleys to wheel our shopping back to the villa! :o)

It was also very handy having the villa management office just at the end of the road. Alistair and Manuel are really helpful and can assist with booking days out etc with good discounted rates.

We will definitely be staying at Casa Cacador again.

Thank you for allowing us to have such a wonderful holiday! :o)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stevenage
5

Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Totally stunning Villa we stayed for two weeks with our friends and our adult "children". Did not want to come home. Villa is so spacious, beautifully furnished and very clean. We did not hire a car thought it may be a problem but so much available in the village we really did not need it. Lots of restaurants/bars/supermarkets all in walking distance. Had a taxi from airport and for a trip into Villamoura. Other wise we walked everywhere.

The pool area is amazing so nice to have a BBQ and just relax. The maid came in every couple of days to change the towels and tidy up felt thoroughly spoilt. This is the best Villa we have ever stayed in we would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lytham St Annes
5

Awesome Villa

  • 5 of 5

Travelling with my disabled husband (50+), nephew and friend (twenty year olds). We ALL had the most amazing holiday at the villa from arrival to departure. Finding suitable villas to cater from my husband who is wheelchair bound is always a challenge and we didnt want to have to drive in the evenings to go out for dinner if we could help it.

The villa provided that with 4 excellent restaurants within walking (and wheelchair pushable) distance. The villa although not specifically designed for wheelchairs is very roomy and had two accessible bathrooms with walk in showers (hired a showerchair) and due to the large roman steps made the pool accessible too (with a bit of muscle and life jacket!). The villa itself is spectacular with all mod cons, super clean and very secure. There are plenty of areas for a large party to spread out. We made use of all the lovely sitting areas from the pool, pergola, balcony etc. The villa is so relaxing and quiet without being stuck in the middle of nowhere - it worked on every level and even the yougsters thoroughly enjoyed it. We did hire a car but this was predominantly used for airport transfers, shopping and the odd trip out. For the best part we were all happy lazing by the pool with cold drinks (wine / beer ontap). A trip to Gale beach to watch the sunset and a cocktail or two is a must. We wil return and can recommend it for small to large parties with or without disabled requirements

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Norfolk
5

Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this villa to enable our family to spend time together. The villa is very comfortable, immaculately clean and extremely well equipped. The villa is very spacious and can easily accommodate two/three families. The villa is close to shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars etc some of which are only a few minutes walk away. There are various tourist attractions within a short distance and the nearest beach is only a five minute drive away. The villa is great for babies and young children with a safety gate preventing access to the pool plus the high quality equipment provided (cot, high chair and stair gate) if required. A great place to relax and enjoy time with the family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Casa Cacadora (which in Portuguese means huntress) because we had enjoyed annual holidays in Vale de Parra for the past fifteen years. For the last three, we had been looking for the opportunity to purchase a property in the immediate vicinity due to the benefits offered by that specific location. Whilst the area is very peaceful, the villa is within easy walking distance of several restaurants bars and shops. Salgados Golf and a number of beautiful beaches are less than five minutes drive. The villa is managed locally by our friend and agent Alistair Macgregor. His office is only fifty yards away allowing both ourselves and clients to contact him easily should there be any problems with the villa or if they would like him to organise, taxis, golf or excursions.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

There are more than 5 beaches within 10 minutes drive of the villa. Rafael Beach has lifeguards and an excellent fish restaurant and toilet facilities. It is approximately 5 minutes drive from the villa. Also only a few minutes drive away is Gale beach, with lifeguards, toilet facilities and a selection of restaurants and cafes.

Travel:

Faro airport is approx 40 minutes drive away. Car hire is strongly recommended in order to access beaches and larger shops, although it would be possible to spend a few relaxing days at the villa without one.

Distances:

The nearest town is Albufiera, about three miles away, with many restaurants, cafes and shops, a beach and a lively nightlife. Worth a visit within a 45 minute drive are Vilamoura, perfect for strolling, with excellent restaurants and shops overlooking a large harbour; Silves, a Moorish town and castle set on a hill. Loule if you want to buy shoes, handbags and leather goods and a little further is Lagos, with a marina, shops and restaurants.

Further Details:

Bars and restaurants within 2-5 minutes walk of the villa are as follows: Arcadia Bar, serving drinks and snacks; Boca Doce, with cakes to take away or eat in, meals and drinks; Cabanita's bar serving breakfast, drinks and snacks; Malibu Bar, serving drinks. Restaurants Sao Domingos and O Girassol provide a wider range of food, including some Portuguese specialities.

Within a five minute taxi ride is the Michelin starred Vila Joia restaurant.

Local shops within a five minute walk include: Arcadia, selling wines and beach goods; Boca Doce, selling cakes; Favorita, where you can buy fresh and frozen food, household goods and alcoholic drinks and a newsagent and laundrette. Also only 3 minutes walk away is Monica Bitoque, which provides hairdressing, massage, manicures and pedicures. Less than five minutes drive is Apolonia, a sort of Portuguese 'Waitrose', and Oceana, a mini supermarket selling fresh and frozen food, household goods and alcoholic drinks.

Within a ten minute drive is Algarve shopping, with a large Asda style supermarket and lots of shops selling shoes, jewellery, perfumes, home furnishings, clothes etc. There is a foodhall with vendors such as Macdonalds, Kentucky and a Patisserie and there are also many separate restaruants. There is a cinema and bowling alley at the same location.

Leisure activities within a short drive include water parks, zoo marine, pottery shops and boat trips. Information on all of these and booking where necessary is available at Alistair Macgregor's office within two minutes walk of the villa.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£143
for 1 night
£1,000
 
 
Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
for 1 night
£2,000
 
 
Summer
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£371
for 1 night
£2,600
 
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
for 1 night
£2,000
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£143
for 1 night
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£271
for 1 night
£1,900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Deposits are required in order to secure bookings, which will be held open for one week. Full payment is required eight weeks before the holiday. An additional cheque for £500 will be required to cover any damages, which will be returned following the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, although there may be some flexibility, particularly out of season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Pool heating is available at £150 per week. This would normally be advised from October through to June.

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Facilities

From the Owner

After some waiting and searching a five bedroom renovation project in large grounds became available. This mean't that we were able to design and equip it to meet our needs and taste, creating a modern villa with the spacious feel of an older property. Externally we have added a large pergola, a children's swing and several fruit trees, as well as the facility to make the swimming pool inaccessible to children. Inside it is fully air-conditioned, which is as useful in the winter months as the summer. This together with the heated towel rails and underfloor heating in the bathrooms means that the villa is comfortable all year round.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suites to bedrooms 1 and 2 with shower. En-suite to bedrooms 3 and 4 with bath, shower. En-suite to bedroom 5 with shower. All have under-floor heating, heated towel rails, sink and WC. Separate 'visitors' WC and WC for pool.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedroom) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and 2 extra beds beneath. Bedrooms 3 and 4 with king size bed and doors to patio area. Bedroom 5 with king size bed and doors to roof terrace. There is also a cot available.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is suitable for children, with cot and highchair available. The villa grounds are enclosed, as is the parking area. Children's access to the pool area can be prevented. The telephone is set up to receive incoming calls only. Outside: The private pool is approximately 12x5m with steps and a shallow and deep end. This can be heated at a small additional cost. Terraces surrounding the pool easily accommodate the 12 loungers and there is a large barbecue area, pergola and dining area. There is also a comfortable outside lounge- style furniture which is ideal for reading or for evening drinks. Towards the back of the property there is a swing for children and small terraces to each double bedroom. Gardens include both young and established plants and include fruit trees and an olive tree. There is also an outside lounge area. The spacious roof terrace is accessible from the landing and through doors from the upstairs bedroom. It is a beautiful space for breakfast, cocktails or a little privacy. Small children's safety can be ensured by using a babygate at the bottom of the staircase. Utility Room: The utility room comprises pool WC, washing machine and tumble-dryer. There is an iron and ironing board, and a box of beach toys for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for indoor use and linen are provided and changed weekly. The maid comes in twice weekly. Other: The light and spacious entrance hall leads to the 4 downstairs bedrooms, the living areas and a guest bathroom. Off the hallway is also a beautiful wooden staircase (a baby gate is available) to the upstairs kingsize bedroom.

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