A spacious family villa surrounded by a lovely garden with a private heated swimming pool (12 x 5.5 m) with roman steps looking onto an amazing view of the surrounding area only 15 minutes from faro airport. The living room opens onto a south facing terrace, an outdoor dining area with a barbecue ideal for relaxing and indulging in Al fresco meals. The villa is situated in a charming area with a simple country bar within a 3 minute walk or Santa Barbara is just a few kms away where you can find all the local amenities such as a chemist, supermarkets and several popular restaurants. The beautiful town of Loulé is just a 5 minute drive which hosts a farmers and fish market every Saturday. Vale do Lobo, Quinta Golf courses and beaches are all within a 15 minute drive.This is an ideal villa for families with young children.
- Villa3013 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
4 bedroom Villa near St Barbara De Nexe, Algarve, Portugal - Charming Location,3 Minute Walk To The Local Country bar
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About Julia PYE
Julia PYE purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Julia PYE chose Charneca
We bought the villa as a family home with the view of settling down here during the quieter winer months.The quiet hilly surroundings offer cooling summer breezes whilst offering glorious views of the coast and surrounding countryside.
What makes this Villa unique
Having Faro airport within 15 minutes drive is a huge advantage when we have family visiting. We are enchanted with Loulé and its open market. We love the local restaurants in Santa Barbara de Nexe. So much to do and explore for all the family.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great spacious and well equipped villa
Casa Crow is a wonderfully equipped and tranquil villa.
There is plenty of space for two families, there was 6 of us but 8 could quite easily have stayed.
Lucy and her team were a delight to deal with and the welcome pack was a nice touch and well appreciated.
I would suggest a car is essential, although Uber is available and they are able to find it using location rather than address (just make sure you have it saved for the return trip)
Any (very few and small) problems were dealt with very quickly and efficiently.
The new kitchen is fantastic, lots of space, storage and well stocked. There are two fridges which really help, and save trips to the supermarket. (Continetel ~10mins, Apolonia ~15mins) Apolonia is recommended. There is also an outside fridge by the BBQ.
Around the outskirts of Almancil, you will also find some fabulous restaurants.
For some reason there were a lot of wasps (not normally an issue). We found keeping the outdoor space clean and using Citronella candles (in buckets) very effective.
The pool (heated) was used day and night, really big and deep too.
There is a wonderful roof terrace which we made good use of, the BBQ (Gas and Charcoal) is a great size, with plenty of seating and beds around the pool.
The Table Tennis Table also got good use (might be worth bringing your own bats and balls)
WiFi was quick and plenty of coverage. Lots and lots of TV Channels although we rarely had it on.
A really good villa, which more than helped make it a great holiday. I'm sure we will return soon.
Well appointed villa
The villa is well appointed and comfortable. There is a large swimming pool and the poolside terrace has an abundance of seating. This, coupled with the outside barbecue area, makes the villa ideal for families. We found the rooftop terrace to be a delightful place to relax with a drink, to catch the last rays of sun each evening. The air conditioning was very much appreciated, particularly as the temperature around the pool reached 47 degrees during our stay!
Wonderful villa which we would recommend to anyone.
The villa is outstanding with amenities to suit our party of 6 adults and 2 children of 3 generations.
Really lovely Villa
We were looking for a villa that was inland, quiet, heated pool and lots of space for the kids. This villa didn't disappoint. The villa was huge, the pool/terrace area was lovely and we also enjoyed the roof terrace with the beautiful views. Villa had everything we required for our self catering holiday and was set up well for our baby. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you
Wonderful villa for our family holiday of 3 generations
We've just returned from a fabulous week's stay at Lucy and Julia's gorgeous villa - clean, spacious, comfortable and with every amenity supplied. We especially enjoyed the wonderful seating area outside, with comfy seats and couches in the shade, and study wooden sunbeds for those who love to brave the heat! The rooftop area was beautiful for evening drinks watching the sun go down, and the large pool was a hit with us all.
Inside the villa, the sitting room and its 3 very comfy sofas were perfect for relaxing, and the TV and games system looked great, although we never really got around to using them much. Ceiling fans and air conditioning kept us cool. The kitchen was well equipped, and the second fridge freezer in the laundry room was perfect for storing drinks.
Gina, our contact in Portugal, was very helpful, meeting us at the villa and showing us everything the villa had to offer, but also later in the week when we had some questions. We also had a worry about the pool around 9pm one night, and she organised the pool maintenance man to come round within about 10 minutes, despite the lateness of the hour.
All in all a fabulous holiday; we were very sad to leave...
All the main beaches are within 15 or 20 minutes drive.
Faro International Airport is a 15 minute drive.
Seville is a 2.5 hour drive.
Car hire is advisable.
Santa Barbara de Nexe is just a few kms.
Market town of Loulé is a 5 minute drive.
Local bars and shops within easy walking distance.
Local country bar 2/3 minute walk
Local shops 5/8 minute walk
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is requested within 7 days of booking. (10% refundable if cancelled at the 8 wk full payment deadline). Final payment to be paid 8 wks before arrival or full payment at the time of booking if reservation is made less than 8 wks before arrival date plus £350 refundable security deposit is requested. Changeover Day: Usually Saturday to Saturday, arrival after 3pm and departure before 10am. This can be flexible according to bookings and flights and we will do our best to accommodate. Notes on prices: All prices are in GBP.