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Casa Iona is a pretty white-washed villa situated in the beautiful Quinta-do-Paraiso Club, a 10-15 minute stroll from the picturesque Portuguese fishing village & beach of Carvoeiro. The family owned villa, which has been recently renovated to a high standard, has2 bedrooms, one with a 5 ft bed & the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes & are comfortably furnished. The bathroom, with traditional Portuguese tiles, has double sinks, a bath & an over-bath shower. The lounge has 2 comfortable sofas, a pretty wood-burning fireplace & dining area. The kitchen is well equipped with full size fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher & coffee-maker. If you are visiting in the summer air conditioning is available & there is heating if needed during the winter months. Patio doors open from the lounge onto an outside terrace where there is a table seating six – perfect for breakfast in the sun or a relaxing supper as you watch the sun go down. Parking is available.
Carvoeiro: A 10 – 15 minute stroll (or one of Quinta-do-Paraiso’s regular shuttle mini-buses) will take you via a scenic coastal route to the friendly village of Carvoeiro with its abundance of little shops and lovely restaurants, suiting every taste and budget, where there is always a warm welcome for families. Carvoeiro’s beautiful horseshoe shaped sandy beach (where local fishermen still tend their colourful boats) is flanked by cliffs on either side and there are some spectacular restaurants overlooking the sea - a perfect spot to sample the seafood which is freshly available for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Carvoeiro is a beautiful village which has no high-rise hotels or large apartment blocks.
Other local beaches: Whether its long stretches of sand or hidden coves with rock pools - you will be spoilt for choice in this part of the Algarve when it comes to beautiful beaches. There are many spectacular beaches close to Carvoeiro including Benegil (with its two very well-known seafood restaurants), Centianes and Algar Secos where the rock formation is ideal for snorkelling. Boats trips can be taken from Carvoeiro beach to other local beaches and rock formations and coves that are usually inaccessible from the land.• • • The surrounding area: As there are so many facilities within walking distance of the villa a car is not essential. If, however, you fancy venturing a bit further afield to visit one of the historic towns such as Silves and Lagos or to take a trip into the mountains and the spa town of Monchique. Carvoeiro is within easy reach of the harbour town of Portimao. We are happy to arrange car hire for you.
Sporting facilities and other activities: For families with children - In addition to the lovely on site facilities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, mini-golf, playground, table tennis and children’s club there are also numerous fun activities in and around Carvoeiro to keep children of all ages amused. These include a local horse-riding centre, Zoomarine (where you can swim with dolphins) and several water theme parks – all within a short drive.
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Casa Iona is located in the Quinta do Paraiso holiday resort in Praia do Carvoeiro. Casa Iona enjoys a peaceful setting yet is within a couple of minutes walk of the Club’s central facilities – these include a small, well-stocked supermarket (selling essentials like fresh milk, wine, fresh bread and pastries), well-known pizzeria, restaurant, coffee bar, playground, tennis courts, mini-golf and beautiful communal pools. There is also a renowned diving school and bike hire available on site. The drive from Faro airport to Casa Iona takes approximately 45 minutes.
Golf: The area has excellent golfing facilities. You will find the Quinta do Gramacho golf course and a 9 hole course on the Vale do Milho development, both in Carvoeiro and the renowned championship golf course at Penina only about a twenty minute drive away. Slightly further afield are the golfing centres of Vilamoura (approximately 30minutes by car) and Vale do Lobo (40 minutes by car).