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Casa Maria - Converted Barn in Figueira, Western Algarve

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Kitchen dining room with small seating area

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Budens cottage description

Casa Maria is a charming property cleverly converted from a barn over the course of three years, and completed in 2010. By clever use of many original features and reuse of as much of the existing wood as possible the house has retained much of its character and rustic feel, while being equipped and furnished to a high standard. The house is entered from the street by a set of wooden doors, which open onto a patio area, equipped with table and chairs, a sun umbrella, and a barbecue. This is completely private, as it is surrounded by a high stone wall. The house front door is a stable type door, leading into the spacious kitchen diner, with seating for six adults. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with washing machine, hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee machine. There is ample counter space and basic food items are supplied, ie coffee, tea etc, as well as detergents for the machines. We also put in a welcome food pack which consists of bread, milk, fruit, water, wine et. Also on the ground floor is the bathroom, which boasts a bath / shower, bidet, W.C. and handbasin. There is always abundant hot water from the 300 litre solar water heater. The main bedroom has a double bed in it, plus wardrobe and chest of drawers, and is equipped with three way air conditioning. Also on the ground floor is the second bedroom, with twin beds and a fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. An open stairway leads from the kitchen/diner upstairs to the living room, which has seating for five round a coffee table. This room has three way air conditioning. There is satellite TV, a DVD player and unlimited WiFi access in this room. Large sliding glass doors lead out onto a covered terrace on this floor, with a table and chairs providing seating for five persons. There is an outside stairway leading from this terrace down to the patio on the ground floor.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The kitchen bathroom and bedrooms are on the ground floor so it is possible but access upstairs would be difficult...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There is a cot and high chair available, also a push chair if required, and there are some beach toys...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is allowed on the two terraces...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • two twin beds, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, also possible to put a folding bed in this bedroom. There is plenty of room for a cot in either bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining table forms part of the kitchen furniture which gives the farmhouse kitchen effect....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic foodstuffs supplied, condiments, tea coffee, to be replaced as and when used...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Spacious, loads of counter space, view out onto the street...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of dishes and utensils...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Good size fridge/freezer...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            A line can be put across the downstairs terrace for drying clothes and with the good weather we usually experience this is quick...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            hand towel, bath towel and beach towel provided for each guest. If it is a two week stay they are changed after one week....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking is in a parking area one minute's walk away or in a small square adjacent to the property....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            automatic washing machine, a line can be put on the terrace outside to dry the items....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            The beds are made up on arrival, if a two week stay they are changed after one week...moreless

          • Heating:

            Oil filled radiator and gas heater supplements air conditioning which also heats...moreless

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Satellite TV, DVD player, unlimited wi-fi available. Seating for five....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioning in master bedroom and living room...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • The unspoilt Algarve is a paradise for nature lovers, with a wealth of wild flowers in the Spring, migratory birds Spring and Autumn, butterflies, bees plus if you are lucky you might glimpse wild boar, Egyptian mongoose, and of course dolphins off the coast. The walks are getting better and better marked, with the Algarvian Way gaining popularity. Cycling is superb as well, with quiet country routes, and it is possible to take a bike on the train for free to explore different areas of the region....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                UK (Sky) - free channels in English...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys for small children...moreless

              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Upstairs has a good sized covered terrace with low table and seating for four...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio downstairs with table and four chairs, plus two lounging chairs...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Can be played at Parque da Floresta, a five minute drive away...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Can be played at Parque da Floresta, a five minute drive away...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber portable grill on the downstairs patio...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Available for hire at the local beaches...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                      • Village:

                        The property is set in the midst of a small peaceful village with cobbled streets lined by whitewashed cottages...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Playground
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Parasailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Ruins
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Jul 20 - Sep 13, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      €725
                      Fall
                      Sep 15 - Oct 26
                      4 night min stay
                      €80
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      €65 €65
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      €455 €1,950
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

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                      a 25% deposit by way of bank transfer is required to secure the booking, with the balance payable on arrival at the property, in cash.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                      Location

                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Faro
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Lagos
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A22 Motorway
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Figueira
                      10 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Taberna Bar, Figueira
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      O Sapinho, Figueira

                      Car: Necessary

                      The house is set in a national park, which has stunning beaches on the west and south coast of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as spectacular countryside which is protected from over development. The area is a paradise for nature lovers who are looking for a holiday to get away from city noise and hustle and bustle of modern life, and the village of Figueira, while retaining its old world charm and tranquillity also has all amenities close to hand. There is a well marked walking trail from the tip of the Western Algarve all the way across to the Spain / Portugal border in the east, plus a cycling track . The Algarve is well known for its high number of hours of sunshine, and many visitors prefer to visit during Autumn, Spring and Winter, when temperatures are lower than in the summer but there is still a good chance of sunshine and bright clear days. In the Spring the display of wild flowers is amazing, and the area is also well known for the number of migratory birds through in the Spring and autumn. Even in the hotter months of summer there is often a breeze blowing, and at night it is delightful to enjoy sitting outside, eating and drinking at one of the local pavement cafes. The fishing village of Salema is a five minute drive away and has an abundance of excellent restaurants where locally caught fish is often served. Sagres, known as 'the end of the world' is about a 20 minute drive away, and is full of history with Henry the Navigator having had a marine school there. Cape St Vincent nearby is the site of a famous lighthouse with a museum attached, showing aspects of local history. The nearest town of any size is Lagos, about a 15 minute drive away. Here you can find an excellent fish market with a section for fresh fruit and vegetables, plus a small museum. Lagos is a walled town and is full of winding cobbled streets. There is a lively night life in the summer particularly and plenty of street entertainment. There are also excellent restaurants and many bars open till the early hours. The marina is very attractive and there are many boat trips and marine activities on offer, including day sailing, visiting the sea caves, and dolphin watching, plus fishing trips.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: My husband Tony and I have lived in this area for around twenty-five years and brought our two children up here. We are both fluent Portuguese speakers and have many friends in the local community. Our main residence is 3 miles north of the town of Lagos, but we like to take mini breaks in Figueira when it is not occupied. We are both retired now having been involved in business in the Algarve, and we now spend our free time looking after our 11 acre property, and also running half marathons and doing long cycle rides in the area. We have a dog who loves to run on the beach so we take him as often as possible. It is under two hours to the Spanish border so we often go to Spain for short holidays. Our house is only a 25 minute drive from Casa Maria so I always try to meet and greet clients personally and show them round.

                      Why the Owner Chose Budens:
                      Casa Maria offers the best of both worlds, having character and charm while being well equipped for modern day living. The south west corner of the Algarve has a micro climate which means that it has outstanding natural beauty and because of being a protected area there is very little development to spoil this. The beaches nearby, particularly on the West coast, are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and are never crowded.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We fell in love with Casa Maria because of its outside space. There are other delightful properties in the village of Figueira but very few offer guests the chance to experience the wonderful climate in a private outdoor area, just outside the kitchen so eating meals Al fresco is convenient and a pleasure.


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                      Speaks: french, portuguese, german, spanish, english
                       

                      Photos

                      • Kitchen dining room with small seating area

                        Kitchen dining room with small seating area

                      • master bedroom

                        master bedroom

                      • bathroom

                        bathroom

                      • Private walled patio leading into kitchen

                        Private walled patio leading into kitchen

                      • View of kitchen dining room from living room

                        View of kitchen dining room from living room

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Upstairs living room

                        Upstairs living room

                      • Twin bedroom

                        Twin bedroom

                      • Upstairs shaded terrace leading to living room

                        Upstairs shaded terrace leading to living room

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • master bedroom

                        master bedroom

                      • Twin bedroom with doorway towards the kitchen

                        Twin bedroom with doorway towards the kitchen

                      • Upstairs living room with seating for five, wi-fi, DVD player and TV

                        Upstairs living room with seating for five, wi-fi, DVD player and TV

                      • Twin bedroom

                        Twin bedroom

                      • Shaded terrace on first floor with access to living room

                        Shaded terrace on first floor with access to living room

                      • External stairs from patio up to shaded terrace

                        External stairs from patio up to shaded terrace

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • bathroom with bath tub/shower, bidet, WC, handbasin

                        bathroom with bath tub/shower, bidet, WC, handbasin

                      • master bedroom

                        master bedroom

                      • seating area in kitchen

                        seating area in kitchen

                      • Ground floor patio with barbecue, table and chairs and easy chairs

                        Ground floor patio with barbecue, table and chairs and easy chairs

                      • Kitchen dining room

                        Kitchen dining room

                      • Ground floor patio with wooden floors out on to quiet village street

                        Ground floor patio with wooden floors out on to quiet village street

                      VRBO #445373

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                      €65 - €104 per night (EUR)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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