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Recently built and carefully decorated to provide a confortable stay this Villa is close to both countryside and the amazing algarve seashore and beaches Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom villa in a small quiet complex with private pool and landscaped gardens. There is air conditioning in all rooms and stunning rooftop views . Barbeque overlooking the pool and all outdoor furniture. Long Winter lets available and negociable



The surroundings - ALVOR
It is close to the towns of Alvor, Lagos, Portimao and Praia da Rocha which all offer excellent restaurants and numerous bars and shops. There is also a large retail park a 5 minute drive from the villa and has supermarkets, designer shops etc. Within short driving distance is the quiet typical Portuguese village of Figueira offering 2 small supermarkets, several bars and 2 restaurants. In the opposite directon The Penina Championship Golf course is just 4 kms away and the Penina Hotel offers world class Cuisine and tastefully furnished bars for use by residents and non residents. Further along is another bar with an excellent restaurant. There are several other golf courses within a short driving distance.

ALVOR
From Praia da Rocha, the cliff tops and the beachfront road run westward to Praia do Vau. The cliffs peter out and the road curls inland, eventually emerging at the river-mouth village of Alvor.
At the heart of it all is the old village with its narrow streets running down to the waters edge where the fishing boats are moored. In recent years it has been enveloped by several highly-rated hotels, luxurious as well as some lesser complexes, and a great many holiday apartment blocks. In amongst the suburbia is the Alto Golfs 18-hole course, the last to be designed by the legendary English golfer, Sir Henry Cotton. His first course in the Algarve was the championship course of the venerable Penina Hotel not far from Alvor on the EN125.
D. João II, the so-called "Perfect Prince" who went on to rule as one of Portugals greatest kings, died in Alvor of dropsy in 1495 shortly after Columbus discovery of the New World and shortly before Vasco da Gamas momentous voyage from Portugal to India. Virtually nothing remains of the castle, but the main doorway of the parish church is a fine example of Manueline architecture, a Gothic style named after Joãos successor, King Manuel I.
Alvor is perhaps best known for its wide beach, boasting 15 kilometers of golden sand. Its divided into several smaller bays, each with their own character. Alvor itself is a busy fishing village with dozens of colourful fishing boats moored in its ancient harbour. The old village, with its sleepy cobbled lanes and whitewashed houses, still has a sophisticated appeal. Facing the beautiful fishing village of Ferragudo, Portimao is an important fishing port famous for its grilled sardines and its pastry shops

Diversions at a short drive distance - LAGOS
Zoomarine :A fascinating entertaining and educational oceanographic facility taking its theme from the links the Algarve has with the sea. Take your family to the Zoomarine and enjoy a wonderful day watching dolphins, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic birds, seabirds, crocodiles and tropical fish. Zoomarine characteristics, exhibitions and shows of an exceptionally high standard make it unique in Portugal. In a tranquil setting offset by lakes and gardens Zoomarine has created the right environment to reveal the "secrets of the sea". The park has all the requisite amenities you need for a happy family outing: restaurants, shops, amusements and swimming pools. Aqualand: Aqualand is an aquatic park with all sorts of attractions for elders and youngsters, located near Lagoa. It has a souvenir shop, kiosk, restaurant and several aquatic attractions. A non-stop fun day at the Aqualand will cater to the delights of those who like some action! Located in the centre of the Algarve and within easy reach of all tourists open from 29th of April to 28th of September. The Water Park provides 6 hectares of family fun to occupy you for the whole day. Within the landscaped gardens is a choice of thrills that offer speed, excitement, or just easy going pleasure. For the daredevil, try the Banzai Boggan gliding down 22 metres of sheer excitement. Also, have a go on the Kamikaze, a 92.50 metre bi-slide! For the less adventurous there is a choice of the Wave Pool, the Kamikaze the FlyingCarpets and the Raging Rapids. One of the main attractions is the Corkscrew that has five lanes so a visitor can choose between a very slow ride and a very fast one!

LAGOS
Although the earthquake of 1755 caused great damage, the streets and squares of Lagos have retained much of the charm of a city hundreds of years old.
On the site of the old mediaeval town - area defined by the city walls and two streets (Rua de São Gonçalo and Rua 5 de Outubro) - the houses preserve much of its former character in the stonework around their windows and doors, in their wrought iron balconies, in the cool, shady areas created by the narrow streets, and in the patios where flowers, fig trees and vines are to be found growing.
The part of the city that grew up as a result of expansion between the 15th and 16th centuries has its heart in Praça Gil Eanes and in the meandering streets where tiles in the "art nouveau" style are to be found in grand houses with impressive façades and white walls broken only by the windows stonework. In Gil Eanes Square, we can admire a marble statue made by the portuguese sculptor Cutileiro, has an homage to King Sebastião (1557-1578).
From Avenida dos Descobrimentos, on the other hand, it is possible to realize the profile of the city, to look out seawards to the far horizon, to watch the bustle of fishing boats and the shimmering masts of yachts mirrored in the still waters of the marina

Summary:

Design Villa w/ confortable furniture, pool w/ deck, BBQ, quality appliances, american kitchen, 400m2 of lawn, quiet surroundings, 3 BDR. with A/C, NESPRESSO machine, free Wi-Fi

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
3 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (Flat Screen LCD TV - A/C in all bedrooms - Unilimited Wi-Fi Internet access - Nespresso coffe machine)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Pets (Special charge of 50 euros per rental for cleaning)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 02.03.2014


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  • From £380.40 per week

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 4th July 3 Months 5%
3rd August to 31st December 3 Months 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 4th July 30 Days 1%
3rd August to 31st December 30 Days 1%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
3rd August to 31st December 3 Weeks 5%
1st January to 4th July 3 Weeks 5%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Wi-FI unlimited internet access.Extraordinary usage may be charged (movies download, etc) by the ISP and we will charge this amount to you All year per MB

Paid locally

NESPRESSO - bring your own assortmetn of capsules with your favorite flavors or request from us in advance (minimum 1 week) so that we can purchase them locally for you at the price availabel on the NESPRESSO SHOP in Lisbon. All year 10 capsules Capriccio

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 10km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Lisbon Airport: 285km
  • Sevilla Airport: 270km
  • Portimao: 10km
  • Alvor: 10km
  • Lagos: 20km
  • beach: 10km

Reviews

4 out of 5 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 10 May 2014 with Couple
services are not up to advert and the general condition of the property needs attention due to rental price.
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Stayed Sunday 28 April 2013
This is the second year we have stayed at Villa Philadelphia, it is good value for money and we enjoy the quietness of the surrounding area, the garden is beautiful and it is peaceful. The owner made us welcome and the villa is clean and tidy. Although we had no problems, apart from a problem with the pool which was dealt with promptly, Mr Ornelas was readily available to meet our queries.
Verified
We were very pleased with the layout of the property and the privacy it afforded us, it was a little way from Alvor centre, although not far and in fact it suited our requirements. The owner, Antonio contacted us to see if there was anything we required but was not intrusive and any questions we asked were answered promptly. We had never had a villa holiday before, always all inclusive and now this has prompted us to take more villa holidays Thank you.
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The villa itself is lovely, the directions were not as clear as they could have been. We arrived on a late flight so it was dark when we were trying to find the villa. We ended up following a taxi to the villa. We were very disappointed that the pool was broken, the owner had told us but it took from Friday to Wednesday before it was fixed, but the pool man worked daily on it and fixed it in the end. Some of the items described in the info didnt seem to be there.It didnt spoil our holiday as we dont need CD players etc but it should be there if its in the description. The owner was very honest about the pool and very helpful if we contacted him. We thought the en-suite shower was a little dangerous as you have to get in via a set of plastic steps and marble is a little slippery when wet. We did enjoy our holiday and we would go again we were just unlucky that the pool did not work.
Owner reply:

We appreciate all honest reviews that help us improve our offering and expect that we are able to respond even quicker to any issue in the future.The guests, Derek and Rose, have been extremely nice, kind and patient and we will make our best to compensate in the future for this unfortunate event.Fortunately we had time to review some of their comments - the bathroom one was right on the spot - and make sure we will not have anything similar again. We can only say that so far so good and our other guests this very busy season have enjoyed and recommended the Villa again.

Renter Testimonial Testimonial date 20/01/2011 from Mr ANDRES O. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 4/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Casa acorde con lo que se enseña." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 12/09/2010 from Mr Sergio L. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Para llegar la primera vez, mejor el GPS, luego sin problemas para moverse por los alrededores. La casa, una maravilla, diseño espectacular y funcional. El entorno muy tranquilo. Bien equipada, aunque se va notando el paso del tiempo en el mobiliario. Han sido unas vacaiones inolvidables. Los niños en la casa se lo han pasado en grande. Recomendable 100%." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 03/08/2010 from Mr François M. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 4/5 Overall 4/5 Remarks "Idéalement située dans la région,villa facile et sympath à vivre. Peut être plus adaptée à une famille de 6 pers quà 2 fois 3. Propreté parfaite,ménage assuré apprécié. A améliorer : éclairage autour piscine et barbecue." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 20/07/2010 from Mr Ramiro J. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 4/5 Amenities 4/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 4/5 Remarks "La villa es tal como aparece en las fotos, pero le hace falta un mejor mantenimiento y un poco más de limpieza." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 03/07/2009 from Mr Emidio T. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks «A pontuação é a máxima pois estava tudo conforme anunciado. Moradia de 1ª com excelentes áreas. Recomendamos!» Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 24/05/2009 from Mr dirk m. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "The villa is a marvelous peace of modern art, exactly as the pictures descibe, located in a quite and superb residential area. We felt at home right away and had a wonderfull time in practical luxuary. All main tourist attractions at the western Algarve are never far away (max 50km). The local (read typical) restaurants nearby are of excellent quality. The owner send us a superb list of many restaurants and attractions (by google map locations), which made it very easy to choose, access and enjoy the local food and places in many different ways. We had a fantastic and relaxing holliday week." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes Testimonial date 24/05/2009 from Mrs Mercè A. Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Un lugar muy bonito, en un paraje mucho más tranquilo que las ciudades. Lo recomendamos por su tranquilidad y belleza, y por la amabilidad de sus propietarios que hicieron nuestra estancia muy relajada, pensado siempre en los detalles." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes
Renter Testimonial Testimonial date 22/08/2008 from Mrs. Sonia / Milton M.Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Un excellent séjour dans une maison bien confortable et trés agrèable à vivre (merci IKEA)!!! on a beaucoup apprecié le calme du voisinage,une trés bonne préstation dommage que le prix soit si élevé!!!"Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Testimonial date 20/08/2008 from Mr. FABRICE G.Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans cette très belle maison récente, bien entretenue et équipée. Idéale pour se reposer au calme après l'agitation de la côte. Les propriétaires sont sympathiques et très disponibles au téléphone ou par mails."Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Testimonial date 29/06/2008 from Mr. Thomas G.Did the description in the Homelidays advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Sehr schöne Designer Villa in ruhiger Lage. Gut ausgestattet mit allem was man braucht. Der Pool und das große Wohnzimmer lassen sofort Ferienstimmung aufkommen. Schöne Lokale in der Nähe (mit Auto weniger als 5 Minuten). Ideal für Familien mit Kindern. Die Vermieter sind ausgesprochen freundlich und unkompliziert. Wir waren bestimmt nicht das letzte Mal dort."Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Testimonial date 05/09/2007 from Mr. François C.Did the description in the advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Maison en tout point conforme au descriptif et aux photos. Magnifique villa très agréable à vivre. Tout près d'un hypermarché (pratique pour les courses), et à moins de 10 Kms de Portimao (ideal pour prendre un verre). Tout près de plusieurs Golfs et plages. Idéal pour découvrir l'Algarve (dont on fait vite le tour cepandant...)"Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Advertisement reference : 106789Testimonial date 05/09/2007 from Mrs. Lucía P.Did the description in the Homelidays advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 4/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Limpio, nuevo y cuidado. Sin ruidos exteriores, tranquilo. Equipación muy buena." Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Testimonial date 05/09/2007 from Mrs. Nathalie A.Did the description in the Homelidays advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Nous avons passés un excellent séjour, la villa était exactement conforme à la réalité, c'est ce que nous recherchions, très bien décoré. Si besoin les propriétaires était à notre écoute. merci une petit remarque sur l'eau de la piscine un peu froide tout de meme "Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Testimonial date 01/04/2007 from Miss Delphine L.Did the description in the Homelidays advert conform to the reality? Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall 5/5 Remarks "Une très jolie maison, et surtout des gens et un accueil charmants, et surtout très souples, ce qui nous a permis de partir au dernier moment en vacances, nous qui avons des impératifs de travail pas façiles à gérer. Un séjour parfait."Would you recommend this self catering rental to a friend ? Yes
Verified
We had a really great time here without missing anything. See you next time.
Review made by Renato S.Was the description according to reality? House 5/5 Furniture/Appliances 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Global Review 5/5 "Fantastic vacations by all standards."Review made by Manuel Heredia Was the description according to reality? House 5/5 Furniture/Appliances 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Global Review 5/5 "The house is beatifull and confortable, the surroundings are perfect"

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