Villa in Serra e Mar, Alvor Area, Western Algarve, Portugal - Tranquil Location, Near Golf And Beach
- english, french, portuguese
About Duarte Anne-Sophie
I live in France with my husband and our 3 children. We spend most of our holidays in Portugal which we love as it has a wonderful climate, a relaxing lifestyle and we like being close to the sea.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely relaxing holiday
We had a lovely relaxing holiday. The swimming pool was great as was the two sheltered areas to sit as it certainly was very hot.
I would agree with everything the previous reviewer has said and would certainly recommend this villa.
Anne-Sophie was always very quick at answering any queries and the instructions she sent were very clear and thorough..
Perfect Family Villa
We have just returned from a two week holiday at this villa and we all had a fabulous time. The accommodation was clean and well appointed. It had everything you would need for a self catering holiday. .
Before departure I received a detailed overview from the owner on it's location & information about the villa and to have a bottle of water, wine, milk and some bread on arrival was a nice touch "thank you".
Loved the coffee machine and again it was nice to see some pods ready to use on arrival. We purchased some more pods at the local supermarkets and left about 8 so that the next guests would have some too ;-).
The pool area is private and south facing with sun all day long but has plenty shaded area's & parasols are provided along with comfortable sun loungers. The pool itself has a gradual slope with a deeper area for those who like to dive in.
The BBQ had everything you need in terms of charcoal & utensils.so eating in the evening with the pool lights on was very relaxing indeed.
Wifi is available but is on a pay per GB & coverage at the villa was very good and switched it on and off as and when you needed to. We located a shop within Alvor town and all you need to do is take a photo of the information in the villa concerning in the WIFI and tell them how much you wish to load and they will do this for you.
I know people don't go on holiday to watch TV but as others have mentioned, the channels are somewhat limited so we did take a few DVD's just in case.
We had a car but a taxi into Alvor was approx 10-13 euros each way and about 10 mins. We know the location well and there are plenty of restaurants, water parks, beaches & attractions within a few miles radius.
We would highly recommend this villa to couples & families looking for a relaxing holiday.
Many thanks for the use of your home.
We have just returned from a week in this villa and I wish we could have stayed longer.
When we first booked we thought there were a lot of instructions to follow but that is just because the owner has thought of everything.
On getting there we were really pleased to find some essentials left for us (bread, water and milk) very thoughtful.
The villa is like a home away from home and we were very comfortable.
We had a hire car and used that most times we went out but on the couple of occasions we used the recommended taxi service they were very prompt and it cost approximately €12 for a people carrier into Alvor centre.
Photographs don't do the villa justice as it's much larger than it looks.
If you are taking children who like the TV I would recommend you take some dvds as the satellite TV is french.
All in all a perfect villa for a relaxing family or group holiday with bars and restaurants within easy reach.
Photos did not do this villa justice, it was far prettier and much bigger than we expected. Excellent location, easy to find. Wonderful south facing pool and pretty laid out gardens with high degree of privacy. The place felt very homely and airy with high ceilings and air con. Liked it so much we spent the first 6 days at the villa and chilled out.
Owner was very well organised and helped out with any queries I had prior to and during the holiday. She was a delight to deal with and made the holiday that much smoother. Would definitely recommend this villa for a real taste of 'R & R'.
This was our second time to the villa, but the first since the current owners acquired it.
We love this place because it has everything you could possible need including the essential wifi to keep the younger ones happy. Great location as well with everything close at hand, a car is essential though.
The owners are a delight to deal with.
very relaxing holiday
We had the most relaxing holiday in Casa Lucia last July. The villa is very comfortable, relaxing with all the added extras and mod cons to make the holiday very enjoyable.
As a family of five we had a wonderful holiday, the villa had plenty of space, the pool was great, an outside barbeque made dining in easy and the garden was so relaxing that we did not need to leave the villa some days until the evening for a stroll in Alvor or nearby ports. The villa was an ideal location close to the beaches but located on higher ground with a lovely view and in tranquil surroundings.
The owner was very helpful with information to hand on all facilities at the villa and on local attractions. We really enjoyed the holoiday and plan to return in the future.
10 min drive to Alvor's stunning stretches of sandy beach with rock formations, coves, sand dunes and harbour. Many beach cafes, bars and restaurants. Great for families or couples.
Faro airport 50 minutes drive away. Car hire essential.
Alvor picturesque fishing village 15 minutes drive. Good restaurants nearby, 5/10 minutes drive away on quiet roads. Lagos historic city with yacht marina and beaches 20 minutes drive. Cape St Vincent with big cliffs and great surfing 45 minutes drive. Silves - old Moorish capital with castle 20 minutes away. Scenic drive to the top of Monchique (3000 feet) takes 45 minutes. 15 minutes drive to Water Park. Autodrome 15 minutes drive.
Faro airport is 50 minutes drive away on new motorway. Car hire is essential. Portimao town 15 minutes drive with 6 screen cinema. All films in English.