Luxury 4 bed/4 bath villa sleeps 10. FREE heated pool and fast WiFi. Aircon. Badminton/volley ball/BBQ/boules area. Pool table, ping pong, darts, tabletop football. Bistro 800m 2016 CALENDAR OPEN
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CASA ALEGRIA is a large luxury modern 4 bedroom / 4 bath villa which comfortably sleeps 10 people using cots/portable beds. It has a 10m x 5m HEATED pool with roman end for easy access and night lights surrounded by large furnished terrace, a superb garden with badminton, volley ball and boules areas. There is a second seating area, large BBQ, aircon and free superfast wifi. The games room is quite superb with pool table, darts, table top football and table tennis. Something for everyone we hope.
Casa Alegria is situated only 20/25 mins from Faro airport in the low cost unspoilt Eastern Algarve. Close to Moncarapacho, Estoi and Olhao. Golf, beach and beach islands all within 10+ mins drive. There is an excellent inexpensive bar/bistro restaurant just 800m from the villa where guests go time and time again. A gentle 12 min walk or 2 minutes by car.
POOL HEATED FREE OF CHARGE April to early November by heatpump to ensure a warm pool whenever you visit. WiFi is FREE, fast with unlimited downloading. This is a truly excellent spacious family villa in over half acre plot situated in a countryside setting outside the small village of Moncarapacho with other executive luxury villas all with plot sizes minimum half acre so you are not isolated.
Car hire is essential for this holiday and happy to provide recommendations.
PRICE INCLUDES: Heated pool April-end October, free fast WiFi. All linen/towels, weekly maid service and linen change. We also provide up to 8 beach/pool towels so no need to bring your own. Excellent local manager who speaks English/German/Portuguese will meet you soon after arrival at the villa and remain on call throughout your holiday.
Aircon (cool and warm) + services of local manager on call 24/7 is an obligatory extra at £85/wk to ensure your maximum enjoyment of the villa.
CASA ALEGRIA is very spacious and of the highest specification - with marble floors throughout, stylish modern furniture, and aircon. The pool and terraces are south facing for maximum sun. The entire villa has been very tastefully furnished and is equipped to the very highest standard. You will not be disappointed.
The spacious lounge has two large 4 seater sofas and other seating, TV with BBC/ITV channels, DVD which plays CDs, open fireplace and doors to pool and furnished terrace. There is a dining area off, both areas comfortably accommodating 10. The kitchen is superbly equipped with marble surfaces and all mod cons including hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine, toaster etc. There is, importantly, a second fridge for drinks, in the utility room which also has a washing machine.
The bathrooms are all luxurious and fully tiled. (2 are ensuite) 3 have bath/showers toilet/bidet and vanity unit. The 4th is a shower room with vanity unit and toilet.
There are two king size beds and two twin bedrooms. Two have ensuite bathrooms. The first floor bedroom with 6ft bed has a very large ensuite bathroom with corner bath and own furnished terrace. You will fight over this one!
There is a sturdy portable cot and two portable beds in the villa. Bedrooms are very large and cots/portable beds can be placed in any room allowing maximum occupancy of 10 using any combination of extra beds/cot. Highchair and baby play pen provided free of charge.
On the pool terrace there is a large BBQ, sun loungers with padded cover, a large table with seating for up to 10 people. There is excellent shade under the poolside terrace pergola and a second furnished shady pergola in the garden enabling you to watch the badminton/volley ball games or simply to escape! To the side is a large boules area. The games room offers a pool table, ping pong, table top football, adult darts and other family games.
The villa is gated with lots of off road parking and easy access from the road to the villa.
This is an ideal location to enjoy the unspoilt Eastern Algarve, outstanding island beaches and first class golf. Fuseta beach is only 6 miles away - if you can leave the fantastic pool and gardens! There are five golf courses all within 15-25 mins drive, including the championship Quinta de Cima golf course, named in the 2004/05 Peugeot Golf Guide as the Best Golf Course in Portugal. You are only 20/25 mins drive from the brand new Monte Rei golf course. There are a further 5 golf courses approx 40 mins away in Spain. There is a 9 hole par 3 course within 5 mins drive of the villa.
Within Moncarapacho itself there is a excellent supermarket, 2 mini markets, cash machines, petrol station, pharmacy, post office, some truly excellent restaurants, tapas and pizza cafes, cyber cafes and other local shops. Moncarapacho also has an excellent free museum. Within 10 mins drive is the wonderful town of Olhao with its fishing port, wonderful fish/veg markets, fish restaurants a speciality, other international restaurants, good shopping and boats to beach islands Farol, Culatra and Armona.
The bistro close to the villa is quite superb offering low cost 3 course lunches, excellent value evening menus, wine by the jug at 5 euros a litre and large beers at 2 euros a litre.
Come and enjoy the real Portugal, the sleepy unspoilt Eastern Algarve, with wonderful beaches and superb beach islands, pretty countryside, wonderful golf courses. A very unspoilt and exceptionally low cost destination.
THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO VISIT
The villa is within easy distance of Tavira (regarded as the loveliest town in the Algarve), Estoi (with its Rococo palace now developed into a Pousadda and Roman ruins), Olhao (fishing port, excellent restaurants, markets and shopping), Vila Real (16th century town on the Spanish border) and much much more. Moncarapacho itself has a museum and an excellent range of small local shops, restaurants, pharmacy, post office, multi bank, bars etc.
From Tavira, Olhao and Cabanas you can travel by small boat to many truly superb offshore beaches. Seville can be reached within 2 hours, Cordoba is 2 hrs further on, , Lisbon is approximately 2.5 hours away. The roads and motorways are excellent. Alternatively within 30 mins driving west you can access major central Algarve towns and attractions .... or you could just relax around the pool and enjoy doing absolutely nothing - as so many of our guests do. Welcome Book in the villa is comprehensive with lots of restaurant choices and places to visit.
For those with quieter tastes the nearby Ria Formosa National Park offers excellent walks, extensive beaches and birdwatching. Flamingoes can be seen in cooler months and you can also see Portuguese water dogs with webbed feet.
There are some really lovely places to visit - you will not be disappointed. This is a truly unspoilt part of the Algarve. Eating out on wonderful local fish meat and wine is still surprisingly inexpensive. Why not try it for a change. THE REAL PORTUGAL !!
Car hire essential. Happy to provide recommendations if you wish.
We were hoping for good things from the description of this villa and were not disappointed. The villa is in an out of the way location and a car is essential but that was ideal for us. The villa had all the facilities that we needed including a good sized heated pool, games room and wifi. UK TV channels and aircon were also available but we did not need to use them. The villa and grounds were well looked after.
The area is still under development and there are nearby villas being built, the roads are quite poor for now. If I decided to return to the Algarve for another holiday I would definitely try to book again.
James from Abbots Langley
Stayed Aug 2014 - Family
Lovely high spec villa with great pool. Air con. Big bedrooms.very clean. Outdoor terrace with BBQ was lovely place to cook food and eat. Games room was well equipped. We had lots of fun.
Good restaurant a mile away.
Minor downsides. Remote location cant walk to anywhere nearby all car. Wi-Fi internet slow.
Colin from Hoddesdon
Stayed Aug 2014 - Family
Lovely villa and fully equiped. A little expensive but very nice...
Only a few "small" niggles, otherwise superb!:
No "welcome pack" so it felt a little unwelcoming and empty when we arrived - just T, coffee, milk! Not even simple things like salt and pepper were in the cupboards!
Pool towels seem to be well used, could be replaced.
Limited other towels inside
Wi-Fi was slow and not ideal, TV limited too but both these seem to be more "Portugal" issuse so not just this place
Would recommend though as a lovely place...
patricia from Leeds
Stayed Jul 2014 - Family
Lovely Villa set in a peaceful location. We particularly liked the gardens which were immaculate. Very well equipped games room but sadly we spent too much time around the pool but a great facility if the weather were ever poor!! The local managing staff were friendly and helpful as was the owner. Would recommend.
Ann from Ormskirk
Stayed Sep 2013 - Family
Having booked for a large mixed age family group, I was concerned that the villa would meet expections. I needent have worried it was great. Clean, spacious and well equiped. Pity that air conditioning in living room broke down and part proved impossible to replace, but apart from that it was wonderfull. With five children between 2yrs and 15yrs to keep happy the pool and games room were worth their weight in gold. Would reccommend. Car is essential, although lots of places within easy driving distance. Prior to the holiday Paula responded almost instantly to all queries, while there Sue, manager was friendly and helpfull. All in all fabulous time had by all
Steve from Chelmsford
Stayed Aug 2013 - Large Group
A great villa for 2 families and we had a great time .Ample facilities in the games room and kitchens, my daughter even managed to bake a cake whilst we were away.
Peaceful surroundings and lovely spacious gardens yet close enough to restaurants and supermarkets for other needs. The Motorway makes it also easily accessible if you want the hussle and bustle of VillaMoura etc. Would definitely return to the area and consider one of these villas for sure.
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This is very much the unspoilt Algarve, the whole area is quite lovely, peaceful, low cost traditional food, lots of local markets/places to visit, very nice local people. The villa Casa Alegria was superb, very very large, wonderfully furnished and equipped, so much space!!! And, importantly the heated pool was magnificent. Planning to return next year with more friends.
A superb villa with large groups/families in mind with lovely heated pool and aircon to all rooms..
Large grassy garden with volley ball/badminton area, full sized boules area to side Games room table tennis, table top football and darts. Lots of games, books, inflatables all included. WIFI internet access available on request. Plentiful off road parking.