|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Ipod/MP3 docking station supplied and free Wi-Fi available.
Two bedrooms with king size beds are en suite and have a shaded terrace with lovely views to the immaculate fairways of Espiche Golf course and to the mountains of Monchique.
These bedrooms can be altered to twin bedded if preferred.
The spacious lounge dining room opens onto the terracing surrounding the 10x5m swimming pool.
A separate outside dining area overlooks the Mediterranean style garden and the communal BBQ and shaded dining area.
Amendoa is adjacent to Azeitona (3 bedroom villa) so it is ideal for parties who wish to holiday together but still retain their own privacy.
We are near the small traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao yet only a short drive from the walled town of Lagos. Stunning countryside surrounds the villa. Within easy reach of fabulous beaches, dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages and historic towns. Both villas, Azeitona and Amendoa, are single storey properties arranged around the large sun terrace and solar heated swimming pool with uninterrupted views of the countryside. They are well equipped and self contained and may be rented individually or are ideal for groups/families wishing to holiday together. All bedrooms are en suite and have their own terraces. An additional self contained one bedroom villa available when both properties are taken together, to bring the maximum sleeping capacity up to 12. Each villa has its own outside dining and seating areas and additionally, on the lower level is the Mediterranean style garden which has several secluded seating areas and the communal BBQ and large shaded dining area.
We live permanently in Portugal having moved here 5 years ago to pursue our dream of running a holiday business. We chose this property as it had all we want in a holiday - the peacefulness of the countryside, a proper swimming pool, closeness to wonderful beaches and access to great restaurants in a variety of lovely locations.
We really enjoy meeting and greeting all our guests and making new friends.
We love the Portuguese way of life, the food and wine and especially the sunshine!
Mark and Ruth purchased this villa in 2010
We fell in love with the peace and quiet in idyllic countryside and being surrounded by our own Olive, Almond and Fig trees. It is only 5 mins drive to the nearest beach and there is a fabulous variety to choose from. Historic Lagos (10 minutes drive) has a great atmosphere and all the excellent street-side cafes and restaurants and yet we also love ambling into the small traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao on a summers evening.
The property is tranquil and with the large solar heated pool is a perfect holiday spot. There is something for everyone with the variety of restaurants, historic sites, country walks and beaches within a few minutes drive. Further afield the surfing waves of the dramatic West Coast beckon.
All linen and towels including Pool and beach towels provided free of charge to help with those strict luggage allowances!
With loads on the doorstep it is tempting to be busy all the time yet the facilities of the BBQ area, gardens and terracing are great for a "not having to go anywhere" day! Perfect for parties to catch up and chill together!
20% non refundable deposit and completed booking form required within 7 days to secure booking. £200 refundable security deposit and balance required 8 weeks before holiday start date. Short breaks available out of peak season - please contact us.
Sterling, Euro or USD payment accepted by bank transfer.
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is normally after 4pm and departure time normally before 10am.
Notes on prices:
If Azeitona and Amendoa are to be rented together please add the two prices together.
An additional 2 people may be accommodated in the one bedroom villa - please contact us for details and prices.
Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) are only available out of peak season, please contact us.
There are no hidden extras!
We have recently returned home from a wonderful holiday. We stayed in the Amendoa apartment and on arrival we were warmly greeted by Ruth and Mark. The accommodation was very clean, modern and well presented. The apartment contained all the amenities that we needed and more. The pool was really well maintained and perfect for our 8 year old who had great fun splashing about everyday. The private garden was beautiful and we enjoyed sampling the almonds and grapes while admiring the colourful flowers and outstanding mountain views. We had some tasty BBQs in the evening in the garden. This is a rural location with panoramic views and yet very convenient to local villages and attractions. The apartment is as described on owners direct and makes a wonderful base from which to travel and explore or simply relax by the pool in the sun. We hope to be back. Ruth and Mark are kind and thoughtful hosts and are on hand with some valuable local knowledge but where never intrusive. Thank you both very much.
Amendoa is a lovely location, just outside the village of Espiche and a 15 mins direct route drive into Lagos. Its off the beaten track (literally) and you will need a car but it means you get peace and quiet. Mark & Ruth were incredibly helpful and hospitable, from a welcome pack including wine to suggestions of places to go and how to get there. The Villa had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the wifi was invaluable for us plotting places to go and see.