The Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club is a wonderful luxury golf resort. It is in a spectacular location, in the Algarve on the SpanishPortuguese border, by the River Guadiana. There are three superbly designed 9-holes golf courses with a total of 27 holes. The resort is surrounded by the Sapal Nature Reserve, with stunning views of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort consists of 53 luxury, three bedroom, fully air-conditioned linked villas, with private swimming pools; and very soon 61 two and three bedroom detached village houses, with communal swimming pool. Each luxury linked villa is a front line golf property, with splendid views overlooking eitheror a combination of the golf course, the Atlantic Ocean, the Sapal Nature Reserve, or the river Guadiana. The holiday houses are all within easy distance of the beach and all the resort's facilities. Besides the excellent golf courses, resort guests have a choice of a great variety of activities, such as swimming, various other water sports, football, hiking, jogging, mountain biking, tennis, fishing and horseback riding. A mini gym is also located at the Clubhouse. Guests at Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club enjoy many special benefits of the resort, including free use of the gym, and soon also tropical pool and bar, plus discounts on the Green Fees, Restaurants, tennis in Vila Real Sto. Antnio, rent-a-bike, massage, golf lessons, golf buggies and others. For sun-seekers, there are kilometers of sandy beaches at only 5 km. with a from resort's own, wonderful fish restaurant O Pescador. There is also a range of other fine restaurants in the area, offering international dishes as well as typical Portuguese food. The area around Castro Marim is still authentically Portuguese, not yet spoiled by mass tourism. Worth a visit are the ruins of Castro Marim's castle. Also recommended are Villa Real de Santo Antonio, Tavira, Faro and the historical Spanish town Seville. The Spanish border (Ayamonte) is only 5 km. away, and with the excellent motorway connection, guests can reach any point in the Algarve or Spain and enjoy both Portuguese and Spanish culture. The Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club is just 30 minutes from Faro International airport and only an hour's drive from Seville International Airport. This beautiful resort is a year-round destination, where you can enjoy golf, beaches, food, nature, tranquility, hospitality, history, weather, service, luxury and the beauty of Spain and Portugal.
A small-scale holiday complex with a communal swimming pool in Funchal Ridge overlooking the town and bay of Lagos and situated close to Praia da Luz in the Algarve. Built in traditional style the complex consists of studios and villas equipped with double bedrooms. Altogether a lovely place to enjoy a peaceful holiday.The Funchal Ridge is known to be one of the most desirable residential areas between Lagos and Praia da Luz. Quinta dos Caracois is situated on a hill with fantastic sea views, only 3 km. from both the sandy beach at Praia da Luz and the historic town of Lagos, once the capital of the western Algarve. The complex is situated in a very quiet, secluded area and the neighborhood offers a lot of possibilities to go for a lovely walk.It is a great choice for anyone wishing not to rely on a car - there is a bus stop just 300m from Caracis with regular, inexpensive, services to nearby Lagos and Praia da Luz. Both the resorts are great for children - Praia da Luz has a safe, sandy beach and reasonably priced restaurants and bars. Within a five minute drive of the Funchal Ridge you will find six or seven different types of beaches, some wide stretches of golden sand, some steep sided sheltered grottoes, some busy and some deserted, but all very beautiful. The neighborhood also offers a lot of sporting facilities including various water-sports, riding and golf. The new Quinta da Boa Vista golf course is only 500m away.By motorway Funchal Ridge is just a 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport. A shuttle service to and from Faro International Airport is available upon request.
The Vila Castelo Resort is nicely located opposite the beach, the castle and the marina, within walking distance to the charming traditional fishing village of Ferragudo. It offers a marvellous panoramic view of the Castle So Joo do Arade, which towers above the magnificent sandy beach of Praia Grande.The complex includes studios and 1-bedroom apartments, luxury 2-bedroom townhouses, and 2-bedroom penthouses with a common swimming pool. The complex also offers villas with private pools. Every holiday house faces south overlooking the beach and ocean, or the village and its historic castle. Every holiday house has air-conditioning and cable television. The swimming pool (heated in the winter) is just a few steps away featuring a summer bar at which light meals, snacks and drinks are served.Just a short stroll away (5 min. walk) from the complex is the city centre of Ferragudo with its lively square, picturesque harbour, delightful shops and restaurants. During the main season there is a water taxi crossing to the elegant marina of Portimo. Within a 10 minute driving distance are 18-holes golf courses (Gramacho & Vala da Pinta), water sport centres and tennis facilities (Carvoeiro Tennis Club, one of the biggest and most attractive tennis clubs in the Algarve), the International Race Track at Portimo is only 15 min. drive away. The surroundings also offer several sandy beaches with nautical sports centres, playgrounds, water parks and a Zoomarine. There are special fees for entering in these parks. There is Vila Castelo Resort canoe which you can use. Dedicated receptionists take care of all your needs and look forward to assisting you in making any arrangements. There is a 24hours emergency number, and a housekeeping service twice a week. The complex Vila Castelo in the Algarve is a year-round destination offering a memorable holiday stay; it is affordable, friendly and comfortable, ideal for both couples and families.
This small-scaled apartment complex is located at only 5km from the centre of Albufeira, in the Algarve. It is situated close to the North entrance of Quinta da Balaia. The resort is built in the typical country style of Algarve and decorated with picturesque tile panels (Moorish influences) depicting the old fishermen's village of Albufeira. The resort consists of circa forty accommodations with a communal swimming pool. The accommodations are divided into 17 studios and 24 one bedroom apartments, which are conveniently furnished. Guests can enjoy privacy and personal service here. This holiday resort also offers a separate swimming pool for children, a garden with bougainvilleas and green spaces, bar & snack restaurant and a private car park. The majority of the studios and apartments are overlooking the swimming pool andor garden. The swimming pool is just a few steps away from the apartments. The surrounding area offers several beaches, Santa Eullia Beach is at only 2 km distance. In the high season there is a minibus shuttle service (against extra charge) to the beach and city centre of Albufeira. There are many availabilities for water sports, fishing, tennis and golf. The lively area of Oura-Montechoros (1 km.) is nearby and also the picturesque village like Quinta da Balaia is worth a visit.
The luxury golf and beach resort Vale do Lobo is situated in a location of breathtaking natural beauty, with year-round sunshine, on the Algarve coast just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport. The resort is designed to accommodate the discerning traveller, looking for a resort where everything one may wish for is turned into reality. Vale do Lobo, founded in 1962, has an enviable reputation in offering an extensive range of sporting and leisure facilities, with something for every member of the family to enjoy. It is a self-contained resort with kilometres of beautiful golden beach and majestic red sandstone cliffs, a range of outstanding sports and leisure facilities, top international cuisine, year-round events and all the services one could ever need, harnessed in a single destination. Vale do Lobo offers the ideal environment for your holiday. The resort consists of top-quality accommodations ranging from one bedroom apartments through to linked villas and luxury detached villas with swimming pool. Many enjoy sea or golf course views. The quality of holiday homes can be divided into standard, superior and deluxe holiday homes. The accommodation is complemented by an attentive, discreet service, extending to every aspect of the holiday experience. Guests at Vale do Lobo enjoy many benefits of the resort, including free use of the swimming pools and tennis courts and discounts on the two renowned, 18-hole Royal and Ocean golf courses, as well as at the Royal Spa, restaurants, bars and boutiques of the resort. A regular shuttle bus service carries passengers around the resort so all facilities are easily accessible. Furthermore, Vale do Lobo has its own Medical Centre, a security team patrolling 24 hours a day and a closed circuit TV system surveying the main areas of the resort so you feel completely safe. A range of holiday break packages help guests to take best advantage of the resorts facilities, combining golf or tennis coaching and play with accommodation. For absolute pampering, a variety of spa breaks are also available All in all, Vale do Lobo provides endless holiday experiences, offering unique moments to be treasured by all the family. Discover endless experiences all year round.
Vila da Praia is located in the Algarve in a quiet, secluded garden surrounded by pine trees, 500m from Almargem Beach in the vicinity of Vale de Lobo and 1 km from Quarteira. The total of 5 holiday homes where guests can enjoy privacy and personal service consist of: 2 apartments, 1 studio and 2 bungalows near the swimming pool. Vila da Praia has a communal swimming pool with an outdoor shower, barbecue, a large garden and a private car park. The owner lives in the main house. Each of the Vila's five roomy apartments offers comfortable amenities nestled in its peaceful terraces and gardens. It is the ideal setting for a relaxing stay. The apartments and studio's are centrally heated during the winter months.There are romantic sandy beaches surrounded by red cliffs in the vicinity of Vale de Lobo. The moderate sea-breeze temperatures make the neighbourhood ideal for water sports, fishing, tennis, golf, horseback riding, or a hike through the pine groves. Well-known golf courses as Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo, Vila Sol and Vilamoura are located within 4 km. Tennis courts, spa (health and fitness clubs) and restaurants are also nearby. Maid service is provided 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), bed linen changed once a week, towels 3x a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Please bring your own beachtowels!
Herdade da Marmeleira is a 250-year-old historic gentlemen farm ('quinta') situated in the province Alentejo in the middle of a beautiful nature park around Évoramonte, approx. 30 km. northeast from Évora. The quinta was rebuilt, still keeping its style into a holiday park with eight apartments. A wonderful communal swimming pool is located within 150m from the apartments. The quinta lies on top of a hill and by this have a view over a beautiful broad and stilly landscape. There are a number of collective facilities and activities. There is also a communal dining room, a small book of arts library, a big concert- and conference area and diverse studios. The Herdade da Marmeleira is therefore ideal for nature, music and art lovers with or without a liking for Portugal. Direct from the apartment beautiful walks and cycling trips can be made; the estate is a paradise for hikers, culture lovers and botanic! Interesting places to visit are among others Évora (recorded on the World Estate list of the Unesco), 6000 years old stone circles, the marble quarries of Vila Viosa, the strongholds of Elvas, Estremoz and Arraiolos and diverse museums: they are all within a half hours drive.From the house, you can go by car to the broad sand beaches of the Alentejo (1,5 hrs) situated along the west coast of Portugal between the Algarve and Lisbon: not through the traffic, but through a beautiful, unripe area. Even by bus, you can go to Lisbon (1hr45min.) a visit well worth it. The climate in Alentejo, even in the eastern part, is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Through this the vegetation is greener than in Extremadura, the Spanish region next to it.Beside the ingredients for a cultural and active holiday, the Herdade the Marmeleira has something rare in abundance: Peace.
Herdade da Giblaceira has been a household estate for more than 400 years in the village of Montemor O Novo, at about 95km. from Lisbon and 36km from the former royal city of Evora in the countryside of Alentejo. The estate is situated in a valley at an altitude of 260m., in a valley of the Serra de Monfurada, surrounded by mauresque gardens, an olive orchard, a reservoir and about 200 hectares of cork oaks, where cow and sheep pasture. When the Dutch owners acquired the property, it was a ruin, which they completely restaured to its original state in 2005. The farm is divided into 7 terraced cottages, of which one is used occassionally by the owners. The Herdade is provided with a beautiful communal swimming pool (10x20m.) with a small diving-board and Roman stairs, where non-swimmers can also bathe delightfully. There is a communal laundry-room and the owners can arrange several activities for you (jeepsafari's, flight tours in ultra-light aircrafts). Swimming and fishing is possible in the nearby reservoir, measuring 4 hectares. The farm is in full swing, with 150 cows and bulls and 1200 sheep, lambing throughout the whole year. The barns and tractors are at 500m from the Herdade. Montemor O Novo is about 7km from the estate and the small village of Reguengo disposes of a minimarket, a post-office and 2 café's serving light meals. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, a gipsy market takes place. In May and September 'feira's' are held; a sort of fair with loads of activities. Once a week, a cattle-auction of national importance takes place in Montemor.
An old 3 ha property in the middle of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, a magnificent mountainous region in Portugal offering splendid landscapes and remarkable flora and fauna.On the property there is a chateau, 10 cottages, an organic farm and a few animals (chicken and sheep). The property has a shared swimming pool and a tennis court. In addition, the property has a shared gamesrelaxation room (billiards, table football, table tennis) against payment. Walks can be arranged on request (and against payment) in the nature reserve, as well as a visit to a sheep farm producing the famous Serra cheese or to the vineyards (with tasting). Breakfast and organic produce can be ordered from the farm.A superb spot for a holiday, fairly unique and full of cultural and sporting attractions for visitors to explore.
Quinta de Santa Luzia do Carrascal an estate situated in the Eastern part of the Douro region in North Portugal, the Douro Superior. The Quinta dates back to 1820, and is now divided in a main building where the owners live, and 5 holiday homes around a beautiful garden and a communal swimming pool with separate paddling pool. Three holiday homes are linked together and to the Adega, Casa do Curral, Casa do Alambique and Casa do Caseiro, and can be rented together for 12 persons. The other 2 holiday homes are detached. There is a chapel on the estate where marriages regularly take place, an idyllic location to tie the knot! The Quinta is 26 acres, with 10 acres vineyards and 2 acres olive gardens. The current owner has renovated the buildings from 2003 and 2004 with beauty and style. One of the holiday homes is in the previous stable, another in the previous home of the 'caseiro' (caretaker), and another in a space were the 'aguardente' was distilled in the past The Adega is renovated in style, but also modernised, which means that quality wines and port are again produced here.You are in Trs-os-Montes, near places such as Vila Flor (15 min.) where you can do your daily shopping or Torre de Moncorvo (10 min.). Within 20 min. you are in Pocinho where you can take the train for a breathtaking ride along the Douro. Nearby you will also find the mouth of the Sabor, the Serra de Reboredo and the natural park of the Douro Internacional on both sides of the Spanish border. The Quinta is also a perfect base for the castle routes or a visit to the Park of the Vale de Ca with its prehistoric rock paintings. The airports of Porto and Valladolid (Spain) are both 3 hours drive away. Wine lovers can ideally combine their stay with a stay in the top wine region Ribera del Duero near Valladolid. Toro and Rueda are situated in between, and are famous for respectively red and white wines.
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