Casa da Oliveira is in a quiet residencia on the outskirts of the pretty coastal town of Alvor in the western Algarve. The villa has its own private pool, and is set in lovely grounds, in an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area. The pretty beach at Alvor is only 2km away, a wide stretch of fine white sand with good facilities which is popular with holidaymakers of all ages. The closest restaurant is only 500m away, perfect for a meal with friends and a couple of glasses of wine, then a quick walk home. Likewise the local shop is a similar distance, easily reached in the morning for freshly baked bread or a missing breakfast ingredient. For a wider choice, the shops and restaurants of Alvor are about 1.5km, which is still within walking distance, if you enjoy a stroll. This ancient coastal town has blossomed into a popular resort in recent years, and now has a selection of different Portuguese and international restaurants and bars to choose from for a night out. The old town is still recognisable as the fishing village that it once was, however, as can be seen in the whitewashed houses and narrow streets. The beaches at Alvor consist of the wide sandy beach of the resort but there are also a number of pretty coves tucked into the coastal cliffs.
The western Algarve has several other beautiful beaches. Meia Praia is a little further to the west and is one of the longest stretches of beach in the Algarve, with 4km of fine white sand, that spreads between Alvor and Lagos. The beach has many bars and is good for surfing. Praia da Luz is a large sandy bay further along the coast with a is a good resort for families and has excellent water sports.
For those travelling with children, there are plenty of distractions locally to keep them busy. Slide and Splash is a waterpark at Estobar, east of Lagoa which is well signposted on the EN125, and Aqualand is a half hour drive, and is Europe’s biggest water park. Also local is Omega Wildlife Conservations Park, near Monchique, also a half hour drive, where you can see animals in their natural habitat.
Approach:Casa da Oliveira is an impressive villa with a homely and comfortable feel, which is tastefully furnished with many of the owner’s personal touches. The villa is approached by a driveway with ample space for parking, and a pleasant covered porch shades the double front door.Ground Floor:The impressive living/dining room of Casa da Oliveira has a traditional vaulted cane and wood ceiling designed to keep the room cool in the summer months. The room is spacious and comfortably furnished with two sofas and an armchair gathered around a modern wood burning stove and chimney breast which is the room’s focal point. The room has a satellite tv with a good choice of english channels plus a DVD and CD player to keep you entertained in the evenings. Also in this room is a round glass table with seating for four people. The room benefits from several windows which flood the room with light, and at one side of the room, there is a bar which leads directly out to the pool area.
The fitted kitchen has base and eye level units in a light wood modern design., and comes complete with hob, oven, hood, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. The kitchen has a dining area with seating for eight and a separate pantry. Doors lead directly onto the pool terrace, ideal for reaching the outdoor dining area.
The master bedroom has twin orthopaedic beds which are pushed together, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom also has twin beds pushed together, and has use of the separate family bathroom, complete with bath, wash basin and toilet. The third bedroom is twin bedded and has doors leading to the covered terrace and the garden.
Outside:The pretty arched covered terraces which surround the pool are perfect places to sit and enjoy the cool of the shade, or to dine out in the balmy Algarve evenings. The pool is large and oval shaped, measuring 8m by 4m and ranging from 1-2m in depth. At one end of the pool is a small paddling area, ideal for those with young children to play in, and integral steps lead into the main pool. There is a portable barbecue for outdoor dining, and a poolside shower for your convenience. The roof terrace has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and river views. BBQ
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Casa da Oliveira is in a quiet residencia 1.5km from the pretty coastal town of Alvor.