|Sleeps up to:||8 (3 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Albufeira, Gale: 2||Notes:|
|Casa Romantica is in a great location for your holiday in the Algarve. Only 30 mins drive or taxi from Faro airport the villa is on the central Algarve coastline and in easy reach of beaches, water parks, zoo marines, restaurants and cafe bars. At the local zoomarine water park it is also possible to swim with dolphins. There is also a local shopping centre with ten-pin bowling, cinema, shops and free parking all day. The villa has got great accommodation for all ages. The private pool can be heated and it is safe for children, with steps in and a shallow end. Children can be prevented from being able to get to the pool area from the villa - making it possible to relax in the knowledge that they cannot get to the pool without being supervised. There is also a separate children's play room with a Playstation, TV, toys, games, books, etc. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning and built in wardrobes. The main master bedroom has a super king sized bed and an ensuite bathroom. The beaches have children's facilities and are all to the highest 'blue flag' standard. The villa is in a beautiful residential area only a 5 minute drive from the town of Albufeira. There is also a small children's playground within a 3 minute walk of the villa. There are many places you can relax in the sun or shade. There are also several dining tables in shaded areas around the villa where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner.|
|Albufeira Guia area|
|Our management company offices are only 0.5 km from the villa. They offer friendly advice, help and assistance to all our guests including a welcome visit to introduce you to the villa and surrounding area. They also sell tickets to waterparks, the zoomarine, horse riding, golf, boat, fishing trips and excursions at discount prices. Excursions to the local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve are also available. We definitely recommend a day out to Seville and Lisbon, which are fantastic cities. You can buy tickets to most of the above plus much more with a 10% discount from our local Management Office. Local attractions include Water Slide Parks, Zoomarine (Aquarium/Seals/Dolphins), Krazy World (mini golf, reptile and animal parks), Zoo - Barão São João (Tropical birds, monkeys, domestic animals), Water skiing, Surfing, Swimming, Scuba Diving, Jet skiing, Snorkeling, Sailing, Yachting, Golf, Tennis, Water Park. In the main summer months many beaches operate children's clubs. The beaches of Gale (Praia da Gale) and Castello are a 10-minute drive away.
|How to get there|
Fly to Faro airport. The flight only takes about 2 hours 30 mins. Cheap flights from www.ryanair.com. www.easyjet.com, www.jet2.com & www.bmibaby.com. The following hire car companies are based at Faro airport - AVIS, Auto-Jardim, Alamo, Europcar, Budget Car Hire, Hertz. The journey from Faro airport to the villa will take about 35 minutes. It is also possible to hire a taxi from outside arrivals at the airport. The villa is ideally located as it is between the Vilamoura and Penina golf resorts.
|Activities near Albufeira|
|All the bedrooms have air-conditioning. Digital satellite TV for Sky channels (and BBC Card) is available. The villa has a small safe. Cots/buggies, highchairs/sterilizers can all be provided free of charge. Upon arrival there will be a Welcome Pack. No smoking in the villa. Winter lets - by arrangement. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms. Pool heating available at an additional cost of £150 (180 Euros) per week. Baby cots, high chairs, buggys and a steriliser are provided free of charge. Towels for the villa are provided and changed every week. All linen is provided free of charge, including the linen for the baby cots. You only have to bring your beach towels! Cleaners attend the villa three times a week. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Wheelchair access is available.|
25% deposit per booking required. Final balance due 10 weeks before arrival.
Steve and Jackie Sanders Tel: (UK) + 44 (0)77333 25334
Check-in Time: 14:30 Check-out Time:10:30 (these times are sometimes flexible, but this needs to be discussed with the owner)
Security Deposit: £200 per booking (payable with final balance)
Rental Restrictions:no smoking and no pets.
Long term and winter bookings by arrangement.
Paypal accepted - 4% surcharge to rental charges.
Bank transfers and International transfers accepted.
|Hi Steve, Just wanted to drop you and your wife a line to say how much we enjoyed staying at Casa Romantica for the first week of our holiday in Portugal. Your villa is absolutely superb and was everything we could have wished for. We had great fun in the pool and exploring that part of the Algarve - swimming with dolphins at the Zoomarine being one of the memorable outings. I know we'd like to stay there again at some point in the future - especially when our youngest is old enough to do the dolphin swim as well, instead of having to be an envious spectator! Thanks again and best regards, Andy (The Latcham family from Bushey in Hertfordshire…..)
Hi Steve, Just back from a very enjoyable holiday, the villa was wonderful, I don't think your pictures in the web really do it justice. We were able to walk easily into the town and sample some of the local restaurants. We were also well placed to visit various places of interest - Silves, Lagoa, Luz, and the highlight for the children was a visit to both Aqualand and Slide and Splash, the former being a lot less busy but we thought the latter had rides which were more fun. Regards,Gavin Price. (From Wilmslow in Cheshire)
Dear Steve, The directions you sent got us to the villa safely. We found Salgados within minutes of our arrival.That left us free to enjoy the red hot weather and a chilled beer poolside!!The villa was excellent, and everyone in the party said that it was immaculate and a credit to you and your staff. The weather was hot all week but that cannot be said about the golf. The find of the week was the small restaurant opposite the market area in Guia which must be the cheapest place to eat and drink anywhere on the Algarve. So once again thanks for the villa,it was just right. I won't hesitate to recommend Casa Romantica to our friends and family for a villa on the Algarve. Regards, Phil Mather (The Mather party from Wigan in Manchester).
|Prices for 8 guests
Gale beach with cafe bars and restaurants
Bedroom 2, air-con and built-in wardrobes
Private pool and outside shower
Living Room with doors to the pool
Casa Romantica Tourism License
Bedroom 1, ensuite, air-con and built-in wardrobes
Bedroom 3, air-con and built-in wardrobes
Casa Romantica heated private pool
Kitchen (all appliances)
Dining area next to BBQ
|The Algarve region|
The Algarve has a great all year round climate. There are many places to visit of interest to visit. This moorish architecture survives from the time of the Arabs who dominated the area for 500 years: local dialects use Arabic words, there are churches, there are churches which were once mosques, and North African influence can be heard in the mournful music of the region. Silves, was the capital of the Algarve in Moorish times. (Then known as Xeib). Its points of interest include its majestic, restored Moorish castle, its Gothic cathedral and the ‘Cruz da Portugal’.Tavira is an ancient port as its seven-arched bridge dating from Roman times testifies. The town centre is a maze of picturesque stairways and alleys. The church of Our Lady of Mercy (Misericordia) is considered to be the most beautiful in the Algarve. Alvor is situated about 6 km (4 miles) further west. The village has given its name to a resort centre with a 14 km (9 mile) long sandy beach.Lagos, about 115 km (71 miles) west of Faro, was founded in Roman times. A monument to Price Henry the Navigator is located on a square whose paving suggest the waves of the sea. The beaches, located outside the town are strewn with craggy towers and pyramids, caves and grottos. Here also is the famous natural arch, the Ponta da Pledade.Sagres, a 33 km (20 miles) west of Lagos, closely connected with the work of Prince Henry the Navigator, marks the end of the Algarve as well as the end of the continent: Cabo de Sao Vicente, just 6 km (4 miles) away, is Europe’s south western most point.Guia is situated about 7 km (NW) from Albufeira and has a population of about 700, but has 20 restaurants! It's mainly Chicken Piri Piri - bar-b-qued chicken with a light 'chilli' liquid put on it, served with chips and a wonderful oregano mixed salad, it's mouth watering.