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Villa With Large Private Heated Pool,10m X5m And Cover With Coastal,Rural Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Nov-2016
Villa in Santa Barbara de Nexe, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location,Within Walking Distance To The Village For Restaurants,Cafe Bars,Supermarket,Bank

Privately owned detached villa with independent annex,large gardens,patio and barbecue area surrounding a large heated pool.Villa is open plan with fully fitted kitchen,dining and living room area with patio doors leading to a covered terrace for outside dining,all windows and doors have mosquito prevention screens.The property is fully alarmed with locked double glazing and security shutters,fully walled and fenced to all boundaries with electrically operated double gates leading to a long drive with ample parking. The living room,master bedroom,annex are all air conditioned,with ceiling fans in the twin bedroom and dining room,smoke detectors are also fitted. While the accommodation is all on one floor, there is a sun terrace on a second level with table,chairs and parasol. Villa entertainment consists of a large 42" flat screen LED HD Smart TV,Sat TV with sky channels including sports,children's,BBC,ITV etc.X-box 360 with two remote controllers and three games,I-pod docking station.Free WiFi with up to 10 devices. The annex consists of a 32"LED flat screen TV with Sat TV giving all of the English channels,DVD player,free Wi Fi with up to 10 devices. Situated within walking distance of the village,which has local amenities for supermarket,Pharmacy,Doctors, small cafe bars and restaurants bank and petrol station. Faro airport is 15 mins drive, beaches and Faro island 20 mins.Faro itself is a beautiful town and the main access to the Ria Formosa Natural park, one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am now retired after working abroad or offshore my entire working life.My wife and I have travelled extensively over the years visiting some beautiful exotic places, always on the look out for a second retirement home.The more we travelled we never found the complete package until a first holiday to the Algarve last year, where we discovered Villa Sharba, which ticked all our boxes, fell in love with it and the location and finally found our `Place in the Sun`.We look on it as our second home, for us our family and grandchildren

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Truly relaxing time spent at your gorgeous villa.Due to time of year we enjoyed a perfect mix of warm days either by the pool or exploring the Algarve and cosy evenings tucked up on the sofa watching tv. Ventured out to a few local restaurants on a few evenings to.

Alison (local agent) superb to. Many thanks
Oct 2015
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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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5

Beautiful villa with wonderful gardens, in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second holiday, staying in Villa Sharba. As last time, everything was perfect from the moment we arrived, with a very nice welcome pack waiting for us, which allowed us to make lunch before the first supermarket visit.

Villa Sharba is in an ideal location, just 10 minutes drive from the airport and is located just a couple of minutes drive from the centre of Santa Barbara De Nexe. There are two restaurants very nearby, which was walkable with us with the youngest child.

The gardens of the villa give it the wow factor, as the pool is a great size and has a thermal cover. The additions of the new rattan patio furniture and large 'L' shaped outdoor seating is great. The hammock is a favourite with the children, who would sometimes have an afternoon snooze in the shade in there!

The large gardens are not overlooked by any other houses at all and completely enclosed, so we felt safer with the children wandering around. We just had to keep an eye on the youngest around the new pond, as she loved watching the fish!

Inside the villa, there was an X Box, with games, or to watch a DVD on, but there is now a new TV box, with lots and lots of British channels (much more than we've seen anywhere else!) This was a hit with the children in the evening, or whenever they wanted to get out of the sun for a while.

Alison is lovely and as usual was there at the end of the phone, for any help that we needed.

We loved our second stay here and hope to return again next year!

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

nice and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Having never done a villa holiday we were initially a little anxious of what to expect but were certainly not disappointed. The booking process and communication beforehand were very good. It was not too far to travel from Faro airport. Alison met us at the villa and showed us around.

The villa and grounds are very spacious with pleasant gardens and nice views. The all important pool was large and warm especially if covered at night.

The villa was well situated, certainly not overlooked, with no neighbours nearby. Although adjacent to a hotel, this didn't appear open and there certainly wasn't much activity or noise from there. The villa is next to a road, so some road noise but not a major problem as not a particularly busy road.

It was only one mile to walk into Santa Barbara which has a variety of bars and restaurants, although a bit of a hill to climb and no paths along much of the road. We tried the Italian, although found it a little 'too British" for our liking, we preferred the 2 closer restaurants (O Alagoas and A Canga) which seemed a little more traditional. The local supermarket in Santa Barbara, Jaffers, is open daily 8-8 and was pleasantly well stocked and didn't appear over priced. It also has a good bakery and butchers in store.

Although not essential, having luxuries such as wifi, Sky TV and a washing machine made for an even more pleasant stay.

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

Superb villa and amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a wonderful fortnight staying at Villa Sharba. On holiday, we like to spend our days mainly around the villa/pool, with a few days spent at beach/exploring nearby towns, and so for us, this holiday really hit the spot. The villa and it's setting was superb - loads of nice spots around the grounds to sit and relax, and the pool was large and warm - just jump in! We are family of 5, kids ages 10, 13 and 15, and it was ideal for everyone. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Algarve for the last 12 years and have stayed in a number of lovely Villas. Villa Sharba is up there with the very best. It's many fine features include an excellent pool with the all important cover to retain its warmth, a well fitted and stocked kitchen with all you could need to self cater, comfy sofas and beds, large and well laid out grounds with lots of sunny and shaded areas plus a beautiful water feature and Sky TV, including Sports, which allowed us to watch a myriad of sports, films etc. after lazy days by the pool.

The location, whilst close to a fairly busy road and adjoining a hotel, is actually secluded and private.

For this holiday we decided not to hire a car for the first time. The Villa is in walking distance of some excellent restaurants and bars as well as the charming village of Santa Barbara De Nexe with cafes, a small but well stocked supermarket, a bank, pharmacy etc. All you need really for a comfortable stay. We even had a massage each! Everyone was so very friendly. The walk sometimes felt a little hairy due to the first part being on quite a busy road (by Portuguese standards, much quieter than the UK) without pavements and it is uphill, but not significantly steep, heading out, albeit this made returning home with shopping or a full stomach much easier.

Alison and the team looking after the Villa were unobtrusive but always very helpful and the notes and guidance provided were helpful and informative.

All in all a fantastic experience from booking right through to departure and the beautiful sunny weather helped! I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Sharba and will certainly add it to my (very short) list of Villas I would happily return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 10 days of relaxation at Villa Sharba and are already planning a return visit.

The villa had everything we needed and more in a very convenient location both for local shops, restaurants and bars as well as being close but not too close to all the main road networks for the day trips out.

We received good communication from the owners Brian and Sonia throughout the booking with easy directions from Faro and a very friendly welcome at the Villa by Alison who gave us all the assistance we required during our stay, nothing that was too much trouble. The Villa, pool and grounds are immaculate and well maintained. During our 10 day stay the pool was cleaned twice and the Villa once with all new towels and bed linen. Everywhere seemed larger than the pictures suggest on the website which was a pleasant surprise.

There was many an afternoon spent in the hammock by the waterfall, with a book and ice cold beer, pure heaven. Very friendly Portuguese and Ex Pat community in the Village who gladly gave us advice on the best Restaurants, beaches bars and attractions in the area, too many to list. There is also plenty of information in the Villa along with free, reliable WiFi .

We would not hesitate to recommend this Villa and look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Super holiday. Villa beautiful and spotlessly clean. Pool was lovely and cleaned twice during our stay by the pool cleaning guys. Perfect base for exploring the island. As soon as I spoke to Sonia on the phone I got a great feeling which carried through the whole holiday. Alison was so helpful too. Can totally recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

From the Owner

Our villa is a short walk to Santa Barbara de Nexe, a small village, the people are extremely friendly and helpful,there are lots of local amenities,nice cafe bars and restaurants,doctors, pharmacy, supermarket and bank.We are central for Faro airport and beaches, town centre, large shopping mall and supermarkets.Short 15/20 min drive takes you Loule,Almancil, Albufeira, Quateria all lovely places to visit. Longer drives takes you to Portimao,Lagos and further along to the Western Algarve. So we are central without being in any built up crowded area. We have peace and quiet when we want and thoroughly enjoy sitting around the pool or pottering about in the large garden

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The beaches along the Algarve seem to stretch into one endless beach.

Faro island and beach are a 20 min drive.

Quateria with pedestrian walkway is 20 min.drive

Vilamoura marina 20 min drive.

Albufeira 30 min drive.

Tavira, 40 min drive.

Lagos,50 min drive

Travel:

Car hire is recommended to explore the Algarve,but not essential for staying at the villa and local amenities.Local taxi service and bus ar available.

Faro airport is 15 min drive.

Train station is located at Faro city centre,15 mins drive

Distances:

400m to local restaurant O Alagoas

400m to local cafe`/snack bar and local homemade bread and cakes

600m to restaurant bar a Canga

1.1 km to local international doctors and farmacia (chemist)

1.2 km to village high street of Sta Barbara de Nexe

1.2 km to local mini market and post office

1.4 km to local bank and ATM

1,5 km to petrol station and garage

1.5 km to local cafe bars

1.5 km to Italian restaurant with out side courtyard

1.6 km to Jaffers supermarket and local butcher

Further Details:

There are numerous outdoor activities around the Algarve.

Ria Formosa Natural park,for sailing,kayaking,nature walks and bird watching,15 min drive to Faro.

Personal interest is diving,with good dive centres located along the Algarve,artificial reefs,sunken boats,varied marine life from conger to Moray eel and nudi branch.

Endigo divers at Albufeira

Open water divers at Quateria,20 min drive, my personal choice with nice friendly staff and local divers,rates are quite good.

Aqua show water park, Quateria

Quad Biking at Loule 20 min drive

Go Karting,Almancil 15 drive

Tree Top adventure for Zip wire and climbing, Albufeira

Marine Zoo, Albufeira

local bicycle hire

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

On the roundabout from the airport,take the 2nd exit and follow the FARO sign,this will take you onto a dual carriageway.

Follow the dual carriageway until a second slip road exit,signed A22,LISBON,PORTIMAO,LOULE.You are now on the dual carriageway.

Follow the Lisbon,Portimao and Loule until you see a slip road exit to PATACAO.Take this slip road to s et of traffic lights.

Turn RIGHT at these lights.

Then take the immediate LEFT,signposted Santas B de NEXE.You will pass a Tangerina garage on your left.Keep going straight ahead.

Stay on this secondary, very potholed road for approx. 6 Km,(about 7 mins)

You will pass through small villages and a PRIO petrel station on your right hand side.

After the petrol station you will go under a flyover.Shortly after this about 1/2 km,you will come to a slightly staggered X roads,with a red Santander bank sign on your right.

TURN LEFT HERE.

Fopllow this road,driving past A CANGA Restaurant on your left,carryon,you will then approach a bend in the road with O`Alagoas Restaurant on your right.

Carry straight on.

On your left hand side you will see a flag and concrete sign La Reserve.

Slow down here,VILLA SHARBA is now on your left hand side.It is a white walled villa with gravel drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
3 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Rate 1
13 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Rate 2
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Rate 3
30 Jun 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Rate 4
28 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Rate 5
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Rate 6
22 Sep 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of total rental price is required at time of booking.Balance due to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.If booking is within 6 weeks of arrival then full payment will be required.
A fully refundable security deposit of 300GBP is required to cover any breakages or damage.Payable within 7 days after departure.
Payment either through bank transfer
Please book contact by email

Changeover Day:
We will always try to be flexible,arrival after 3pm,departure by 10am unless by previous agreement.
A meet and greet provision at the villa is also provided

Notes on prices:
Prices from 625 GBP to 1100 GBP for the Villa
Annexe additional weekly charge of 100GBP all seasons.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The villa is South situated, as such we have sunshine all day long and well into the evening, the mature garden and large trees give us a choice of shade,if the sun becomes to much,the evening sun sets are beautiful and we thoroughly enjoy them over a glass of wine in the evening before flashing the barbecue up. We upgraded the pool with a heater and retiled and is one of our main pleasures,sitting on the patio after a swim chilling out and relaxing. There are beautiful mountain drive and country walks,the Ria Formosa Natural park is right on our doorstep and is a great days sailing.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Villa En-suite with W/C,walk in shower,wash hand basin,vanity unit,heated towel rail.Main bathroom with W/C,wash hand basin,vanity unit,bath & shower,heated towel rail. Annex En-suite with walk in shower,W/C,bidet,wash hand basin,vanity unit,heated rail

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Villa bedroom 1 with double bed,fitted wardrobes,en-suite,A/C Villa bedroom 2 with 2 twin separate beds,fitted wardrobes,ceiling fan. Independent annex with double bed,fitted wardrobes,en-suite,A/C

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We class this as our second home and hope you enjoy as much as we do.Very much a family villa with lots of space.Excellent for a relaxing holiday by the pool with large patio area,Al Fresco dining or sitting in the shade under the large cork tree in the garden.Sunset views are beautiful.Fans are available alongside,A/C and ceiling fans.We adopt a strict no smoking policy within the villa and annex.Pets are not permitted.All windows and doors are fitted with mosquito screens. SMALL CHILDREN will need supervision at all times,the pool is very deep with only a small shallow end.It is recommended they wear arm bands at all times within the pool area. Outside: Sitting within a good sized plot 2685 sq ms, a safe totally enclosed walled property with electric gate access.The swimming pool is 10mx5m,heated with pool cover,outdoor solar shower.A large patio area surrounds the pool,including a barbecue area with table and chairs,6 x sunloungers and lino are supplied along with 3 x side tables,2x parasols. A sun terrace for serious worshippers is accessed at a second level via steps at the side of the villa.The garden and patio are bathed in sunshine throughout the day but also has ample shaded areas provide by mature tress and bushes Utility Room: Washing machine. Ironing board villa and annex Iron villa and annex Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding linen,bathroom towels are provided.Cleaning is provided once a week and at changeover. A starter of dishwasher, washing machine liquids are provided Pool towels are provided but not part of the laundry cleaning service Other: Annex with lounge bedroom,two small chairs and table.Flat screen tv,Sat TV,DVD player,free WiFi.Coffee and tea making facilities,small fridge

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