Villa in Vale Fuzeiros, Nr. S.B. de Messines, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Drive To Town And 30 To The Beach
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Beautiful little paradise up on the hill
What a wonderful holiday we had in this beautiful paradise on the hill! Sérgio was very kind and helpful. He surely made our stay even more satisfying. The house is very big and nicely decorated. We were with four adults and two children. The kids had the best time in the garden (even though the swimming pool was a bit chilly this time of year - we did take a swim!). They spotted a snake, a turttle, frogs and fish in the natural pool. The adults enjoyed the sunny terrace and the nice place by the fire/bbq. The bedrooms are large, beds are good and bathrooms are very spacious. There are some good hikes nearby (around Barragem do Arade and Percurso Archeologico). We lacked absolutely nothing during our stay, we even had great weather! So this is a place I would surely recommend to anyone seeking privacy, space, nature and beauty. Thank you, Sérgio!
You won’t want to leave!!!
I am so conflicted about writing this review. On the one hand I don’t want the villa to be booked up the next time I want to go and on the other I don’t think anyone should be denied what is a jewel of the Algarve.
If you are looking for a base to visit the region its perfect, except when you go out for the day you can’t wait to get back and relax by the pool surrounded by tropical trees and fruiting plants. It is genuinely tropically unique. The villa is spacious and comfortable with everything you need. The terraces are ideal for day and evening alfresco dining.
The pool area is lovely and the pool bar has a fridge for your cold drinks and freezer section for ice etc. There is plenty of shade if you want it. Chilling in the hammock under the swaying palm leaves is simply idyllic.
In late summer the tropical fruits are ripening. There are paths for walks criss crossing the grounds. During our walks we picked fresh figs for breakfast, lychees and other fruits we’d never heard of. The mangos looked lush but weren’t quite ripe for picking. Your host Sergio is a great bloke with a passion for his life’s work creating this paradise. He is very knowledgeable not only regarding his tropical creation but also in local history and politics. He’s really got life sussed.
We did day trips to Alfor, Alte, Silves and Albufeira old town all with 30-45mins drive. You do need a car. The local restaurant is walkable but perhaps 20mins walk.
Whichever way you get there, the reception is very warm and friendly and the food is very nicely cooked. We went twice and really enjoyed the pigs cheeks. Book ahead if you can.
So! If you are considering a villa in this area, why wouldn’t you choose a villa surrounded by a tropical paradise?
But not the same weeks we want please!
Thanks Philip!! You are a great guest and it will be always a great pleasure to share our paradise with you!!
So relaxing, a perfect holiday, I have recommended this villa to friends and will be returning.
Sergio is the perfect host, his villa, gardens and pools have been built to a high standard, with plenty of space to relax in comfort.
The setting is both beautiful and peaceful and with the lovingly cared for grounds, we felt very lucky to have found Quinta do Mangueiral.
We hired a car, which was a must, although we didn't roam further than Silves and Alte.
We look forward to returning.
We had a fabulous stay at this beautiful villa. Far exceeded our expectations! We were a party of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenage children. Plenty to do in the area but, as mentioned in another review, hire car is a must (we used Zitautos). The villa is even bigger than it looks in the photos.
Everything you need including hairdryers, juice machine, large fridge/freezer. Very clean property.
Lovely restaurant 5 minutes away. Plenty of shops nearby for provisions. Boys went fishing approx. 30 minutes away at Alvor.
So much to see in the area and everything to suit all tastes. My favourite was Alte.
Our host, Sergio, is such a nice gentleman and always available if you need him!
Highly, highly recommend this villa and looking forward to our next visit. We will be returning with another family (my sister + 3) - the property is so vast you can all find your place to unwind. Beautiful views with a very welcome cool breeze when you need it!
We have just come back from the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The place is really a true labour of love. The House was very clean and had everything we needed.The Garden was such an inspiration, so many different species of plants and trees and the scent from the flowers incredible. Both the natural and normal pool were wonderful. We are hoping to go there again as soon as we can.
We truly had the most wonderful time
Thank you very much Alison & Simon. It will be allways a great pleasure to welcome you at this tropical paradise.
A beautiful hilltop location with stunning views.
Thank you for a great stay at your house in Vale Fuzeiros. It certainly has the WOW factor. I counted 30 frangi pani plants around the house alone - these must produce an intoxicating smell during summer months.
You must have worked very hard to transform the hillside into such a lush tropical garden which contain plants that I have not seen outside the Caribbean or Hawaii.
For anyone who likes peace and tranquillity this is the place to be, you can even see a real starry sky without light pollution.
The house is tastefully furnished and very comfortable. I would like to return soon!.
The villa is located in the centre of Algarve about 30 minutes drive to many popular beaches, such as Albufeira, Galé, Salgados, Armação de Pera, Carvoeiro, Praia da Rocha etc.
Faro airport is about 45 minutes drive from the villa.
The 2 nearest towns are Messines and Silves, 10 and 15 minutes away, respectively.
In the city of Silves you can find Continente (Similar to Tescos) and Lidl supermarkets, banks, ATMs, chemists, several touristy restaurants and shops.
The castle and cathedral of Silves is a must. A medieval festival is usually held around the castle in the first 2 weeks in August.
Algarve shopping centre is at Guia approx 25 minutes drive. There you can find another Continente supermarket, every sort of shop, a cinema and a medical clinic.