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Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom house with its own walled patio and covered upstairs terrace

Casa Maria is a beautifully converted barn, completed in 2010, which provides all modern comforts while retaining its old world charm and character. Much use has been made of the wooden beams that formed part of the original building. The house is located on a quiet street with wooden doors which open onto a walled area, providing complete privacy. This downstairs patio is equipped with charcoal barbecue, table and chairs and umbrella. A stable type door leads to a spacious kitchen diner, with a small sitting area at the far end. The kitchen is well equipped and has washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge freezer. There is air conditioning in the kitchen, to provide heating in the winter months and cooling in the summer. The two bedrooms and bathroom are also on this floor, the master bedroom has air-conditioning. A staircase from the kitchen leads to a good sized air conditioned living room on the first floor, with seating for five, satellite TV and Portuguese internet TV, fibre wifi, and DVD player. Large sliding doors lead out to a shaded terrace with chairs and table.

The property is licenced with the Tourist Authority with number 300/AL.

More Details
Registration Number : 300/AL

Owner
Mary Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Mary Palmer

We have lived in the Algarve for 27 years, brought up two children here and are now enjoying semi-retirement. We live near Lagos, about twenty minutes' drive from Figueira, on a country property and now live the 'good life' with a vegetable garden and chickens, plus cats and dogs. We are now proud grandparents of Thomas and Georgia, and love to spend time with themboth in the UK and especially when our daughter comes over here with them.

Mary Palmer purchased this house in 2004

Why Mary Palmer chose Figueira

We bought Casa Maria as we had both worked at Parque da Floresta, the golf and leisure resort nearby, and had come to love the village and the surrounding countryside and coastline.

What makes this house unique

That area of the Algarve has a microclimate that is very beneficial for the flora - there is hardly any frost so plants that can't survive cold conditions thrive there.

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Figueira
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Parque da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Figueira
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Figueira
Car: necessary

Figueira is half way between Sagres and Lagos, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a few minutes' drive from its delightful secluded beach. The village itself has several small shops, restaurants and bars, but retains its own individual character, with narrow winding streets and whitewashed cottages. It is in an outstanding area for relaxing and sports, with golf, tennis surfing, diving, and many other activities available nearby. The beaches on the west coast are spectacular and never crowded and many beaches have restaurants nearby offering freshly caught fish. Sagres and Lagos are both steeped in history and Lagos' lively night life is a twenty minute drive away. The fishing village of Salema is five minutes away by car and retains much of its charm.

Other Activities: Bowls

Amenities

Figueira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The double bedroom has air conditioning. It would be possible to provide a cot or extra bed for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Hard to believe this was a barn. Casa Maria is a beautifully remodelled place in the center of Figueira. It is everything you could possibley want. Lots of space on two floors, lots of privacy, quiet and still at the heart of porugese live. We can highly recomend it !

  • Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"there is no place like " Mary´s house

  • 5 of 5

Hallo Mary,

nochmals vielen Dank! Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet! Alles vorhanden! Wir hatten eine sehr entspannte Zeit im Haus!

Liebe Grüße

Olaf, Katrin, Emma und Rasmus

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Sehr schön eingerichtetes Haus mit allem was man benötigt!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren Ende September zu Gast bei Mary. Wir haben uns in den 10 Tagen sehr wohlgefühlt. Das Haus ist bestens ausgestattet und es ist alles dort was man benötigt ( vom Olivenöl und Kaffee und Gewürzen, bis hin zu Strandspielen, Sonnenschirmen und einem Grill).

Die Lage ist super, es ist ruhig, obwohl man Mitten im Ortskern ist. Durch den Innenhof hat man seine Privatsphäre. Einen Ort weiter in Vila do Bispo gibt es eine tolle Markthalle mit frischem Obst, Gemüse und Fischangebot. Außerdem erreicht man innerhalb kürzester Zeit die schönsten Strände.

Die Kommunikation mit Mary war einwandfrei. Ich kann die Unterkunft nur empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Maison très chaleureuse accueil excellent

  • 5 of 5

Un petit séjour parfait dans cette maison si agréable et réhabilitée avec tellement de goût ! tout était parfait : Mary avait même fait quelques courses pour nous éviter d'aller au supermarché le premier jour (très appréciable !!!). Quelle gentillesse !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful condo, courteous host, nothing to add!

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself is as described, there's no comparison regarding cozyness and style! I cannot confirm one of the former negative comment regarding the roof window that can't be opened - there's no problem with the heat.

Mary was very kind and reliable and even left us the basics in the fridge for the arrival which we did not expect.

We only can recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastische Region und tolle Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung erfüllt alle Ansprüche für einen unvergesslichen Urlaub an der Algarve. Es sind sämtliche Untensilien vorgehanden, die Wohnung ist geräumig sowie gepflegt und die Lage ist nahezu perfekt, um die verschiedenen Strände zu erkunden. Dazu kommt eine sehr nette Vermieterin, die für den Anreisetag den Kühlschrank mit Leckerein und einer Flasche Wein abrunden. Ingesamt sehr weiter zu empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

. A deposit of 25% to secure the booking is required at the time of the reservation, payable by bank transfer. The balance to be paid in cash on arrival. The deposit is non refundable in the event of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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