Townhouse, Vale De Centianes, Carvoeiro
Beach villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shared pool in Vale Centianes, Algarve
From £314 per week
Villa to rent in Vale Centianes, Algarve
DELIGHTFUL 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE IN EXCLUSIVE CLIFF-TOP DEVELOPMENT SET IN BEAUTIFUL MATURE GARDENS IN CARVOEIRO, WESTERN ALGARVE. CONCESSIONARY GOLF AVAILABLE. 6-8 MINS TO SUPERB BEACH.
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Villa overview - owner's description
The townhouse is in a small, exclusive development set on the cliff top about 1km outside the popular, bustling resort of Carvoeiro. The development consists of 80 two storey townhouses set in beautiful mature gardens that abound with palm trees, bougainvillea and well tended lawns. The houses were built about 30 years ago, but they have been completely refurbished within the past 10 years. There is a large communal swimming pool, which is heated in winter, a poolside bar and a restaurant. Other on-site amenities include a tennis court, table tennis, a small health club/gym and a reception office, with friendly helpful staff, that is open every day. There is direct access from the resort’s gardens on to the cliff top, which is a protected area that is home to many birds and is full of wild flowers in springtime.
The townhouse overlooks the pool and sunbathing area to the front. To the rear is part of the communal lawns with partial views over the cliff top to the ocean. The ground floor of the house consists of a tiled entrance area, a fully fitted kitchen (with dishwasher), shower room with WC, and a lounge/dining room with French windows opening to a pretty patio and the communal lawn. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, and a bathroom. The house is comfortably furnished and the floors are tiled throughout in the Portuguese fashion. The bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes and the twin bedroom, which is at the rear and is air-conditioned, has a balcony with views out to sea. The double bedroom has a large floor-standing cooling fan for hot nights. In the lounge, which is air-conditioned, there is a stereo radio/CD, a cable TV with several English channels, including BBC 1 and 2 and Channel 4. The house is cleaned twice weekly by the resort’s maid service. Bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are provided and changed weekly. Babies’ cots can be arranged. There is free WiFi internet in the house.
In the Carvoeiro Area
Carvoeiro is a popular holiday destination with a great variety of restaurants and many other tourist facilities. It attracts families, couples and golfers, but not the 18-30 crowd, who tend to prefer Albufeira because of its many nightclubs. The coastline in the area is mainly limestone cliffs with many coves and caves. There is a variety of beautiful sandy beaches, the nearest is Praia de Centeanes, which is a 6-8 minute walk from Palm Gardens. There are many more beaches within a short drive, such as Praias des Carvalho, Benagil, Marinha, Albandeira and, of course, Carvoeiro itself. Each beach has its own attractions with varying degrees of facilities and accessibility. Our favourites are Centeanes and Marinha.
The Algarve is known as a golfer’s paradise and there are many excellent golf courses within a half hour’s drive. The Pestana Group runs three beautiful 18 hole championship courses in the Carvoeiro area and guests at the resort are entitled to discounted (-40%) green fees on these courses (namely, Vale da Pinta, Gramacho and Silves – see www.pestanagolf.com) Closer at hand, within 5 minutes drive, is the 9 hole par 3 Vale de Milho course.
To fully appreciate the western Algarve you should visit the historic town of Silves with its Moorish castle, and drive into the hills to Monchique and Caldas de Monchique, places that can provide a welcome respite from the heat of summer. Monchique, which is at the same height as Snowdon, is one of the best places to sample the local delicacy, piri-piri sauce, traditionally served on barbecued chicken. Cape St Vincent, the southwestern tip of Europe, is about two hours drive from Carvoeiro and makes an excellent day excursion..
To appreciate the coastline you can take boat cruises from Portimao or, for the more energetic, take a pedalo from one of the several beaches. Some boats also offer sport fishing. Details of excursions can be obtained from the reception office.
Excellent shopping can be found either at the Algarve Shopping Retail Park at Guia, near Albufeira, or in the fishing port of Portimao. Portimao also has a daily market and a large monthly market held on the first Monday of the month. Algarve Shopping and Portimao are each within 20 minutes drive.
Other nearby activities include horse riding at either the Silves Country Riding Centre, or Quinta da Gill, and for children, the water slide parks of Slide & Splash and Aqualand, ZooMarine ocean theme park and the Krazy World Algarve Zoo at nearby Algoz.
Although not essential, it is recommended that you hire a car to get the most from your holiday. However, if you don’t wish to drive, there is a restaurant on site and all the facilities of Carvoeiro are within 10-15 minutes walk. There is a bus service, or a taxi ride to or from the centre of Carvoeiro costs about 5 euros. Transfers by taxi between Faro airport and Carvoeiro cost about 50 euros each way (see www.farotransfer.com).
This villa has 17 verified reviews.
17 out of 17 people recommend staying here
We had a wonderful holiday here. The house was great - spacious, really clean and well equipped! Location was fantastic - beach, cliffs and Carvoeiro all beautiful. Palm Gardens is a lovely small development with nice facilities. Both owner, rental company & Palm Gardens staff made planning and organising the holiday so easy.
We had a good 10 days, the house is a little too close to the pool for our liking, but this is clear from the listing, on site food over priced. Good for a family holiday.
Lovely quiet clean apartment, approx 30 mins drive from Faro and about 1 mile (20 minutes walk) from Carvoeiro town centre. Spacious, well furnished, well equipped and in mostly good working order- everything we needed for a week long holiday! The only exception was the fan on the oven which made a fairly horrific noise, so we didnt use that ) Pool and poolside amenities was excellent, but was only available between 9am and 7pm. Poolside bar/restaurant expensive and service not good. Nearest supermarket 10 minutes walk away, down the hill to Carvoeiro. If you stay here, make sure you take the cliffside walk to the small beach below - really worthwhile!
This is an excellent apartment and we would recommend it as a base for visiting the Algave!
Realy enjoyed our stay just what we wanted Quiet and trouble free. we eat out every night at different restaurants and never had a bad meal. Loved the location with easy walk to two very different beaches.
As a family of four there was something for all of us. The house was spotless. The location exceptional. The staff 1st class. We have recommended this house to friends & relatives. The only negatives I would say are if you dont eat out then be prepared to wash up as there is no dishwasher! There are lots of seagulls as the site is located on the cliff top. We did receive a letter stating that every effort was being made to remove nests from the site which is encouraging. I have to say the kids and my husband were not bothered by them but for me, I was woken very early in the morning by them! This is a very honest review. I would, however, return to the site because of its cleanliness, staff and location. Top marks from Roberts family.
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Outside this villa in Vale Centianes, AlgarveThis villa is in a quiet area near the beach. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a children pool area, outside lighting and a sea view. Car hire is not necessary as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.
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Updated 28 January 2018
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- Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
- Arrive between 1 November - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
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For bookings of less than one week, a one off cleaning/linen charge of £50 is applicable. For bookings of one week or more, all cleaning and linen is included in the rental.
£50.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
Shared pool with solar heating
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, German, French, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Sea view, Shared garden, Tennis court, Childrens pool area
Gym, Sauna, Table tennis
Children's pool, Gym, Tennis
There is a separate childrens pool and a small playground.
Private Owner From Twickenham, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2006
Past bookings: 56 bookings
Response rate: 75%
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Last seen: 11 days ago
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