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Casa Violeta, Cova da Muda

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South facing pool 8m x 4m, 90cm to 1m80 deep.  Heated FOC to 23C year-round, Euro 150 pw for 28C
Year round swimming!  Pool heated to 23C for free during cooler months - Euro150 pw to boost to 28C.
Evening hot tub: Unlimited year-round use, heated to 38C included in the price.
Casa Violeta
The kitchen door at the back with traditional 'azulejo' (handpainted tiles) near the barbe
Think about a delicious barbecue as dusk falls
August moon in huge skies
Private secluded south facing pool on its own terrace with sunbeds and brollies
Above the pool is a top terrace with comfortable furniture fenced in enabling security for children
The hot tub sits a few steps from the top terrace overlooking the headland with no building in sight
Sunset view from the hot tub - after a hard day's holidaying pour a cooling drink and relax
Perfect end to a summer's day
Kitchen door to barbecue - photo taken from the adjoining dining room
Air conditioned dining room, which in turn leads onto the living room
Air conditioned living room with TV, DVD, feature functioning fireplace and ceiling fans
Superking (6ft) bed in the air conditioned master bedroom.  Leads onto the top terrace over the pool
All rooms have these traditional cane ceilings.  A large wardrobe is on the left out of sight
Twin room with airconditioning and ceiling fan.  Also a roomy wardrobe and chest of drawers
Front of the house with vine covered terrace and walkway leading to the pool overlooking front bbq
Pathway through the back garden
Evening front garden through to pool
The newly installed master bedroom ensuite
The L-shape of the master bedroom enables a small area for a child's bed tucked around the corner
New roll top bath in master bedroom ensuite with monsoon showerhead
1 of 24South facing pool 8m x 4m, 90cm to 1m80 deep. Heated FOC to 23C year-round, Euro 150 pw for 28C
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve
Casa Violeta is an ideal retreat for families and friends seeking peace and tranquility in an authentically rural private setting in 'real Portugal'. There's a comfortably furnished sun terrace above the exclusive secluded swimming pool heated year-round free of charge to 23C enabling winter swimming. (ideal for sun worshipping); a west-facing shady garden with a barbecue plays host to a hot tub (free unlimited use) from which wonderful sunsets can be watched while sipping a cooling drink.

As well as four sun loungers by the pool there are 2 double hammocks in the garden. Four brightly painted and comfortable Adirondack chairs range along the end of the pool for relaxing view gazing.

The house, built in 1931, is full of character in authentic rustic style with thick walls for coolness and archways encouraging breez...
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Listing #HL201078
About the Owner
Charlotte B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

If your looking for a beautful location in the stunning countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the Algarve why go anywhere else??? We won't :-)

Thank Tony D
Artyfartybarty, VR Owner at Casa Violeta, Cova da Muda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you Anthony! And we're delighted to see you're coming back next year.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Violeta. We fell in love with the place from the start. In fact on the first morning we woke up and started wondering if we would be able to visit again. We began to worry...More

2  Thank Crunchie77
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Casa Violeta surpassed all of mine and my wifes expectations. The Villa was very well stocked with everything you could possible need and we particularly liked the added extras that we didnt think we needed, like the big fluffy dressing gowns. Mags welcome pack was...More

1  Thank gdbh
Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Although the house was initially for four people, there's ample room for a cot which can be supplied, free of charge, along with a high chair, on application. Recently added is a child's bed in its own little area adjoining the master bedroom, so there's capacity for a family of six (ie: 2 adults, two 'grown' children (or two adults in the twin room), a small child and an infant). There's plenty of room for 5 chairs around the dining room and barbecue tables and one three-seater sofa and two two-seater sofas in the living room.The kitchen's well equipped for aspiring cooks and, as well as the usual gadgets, includes a bread making machine, food processor and an essential large ice-making machine. We have a cool box in case it's required for picnics and ex... more
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Bathrooms
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    3 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Crib
Availability
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
$1,747
£900
1 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High summer
7 nights
$2,427
£1,250
1 Sep 2018 -
4 Nov 2018
Autumn
7 nights
$1,747
£900
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Enabling year-round swimming, pool heating is FREE up to 23C in cooler months - to boost heating to a luxurious 28C requires an additional Euro150 per week payable on arrival but please specify on booking. Free unlimited use of secluded hot tub always heated to 38C.

Payment should be made by internet banking transfer - 25% on booking and the balance eight weeks before the date of arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
Alportel, about four minutes' drive away is a small, picturesque village with pretty traditional houses and cafes and snack bars.

Sao Bras de Alportel is nearby and is a pleasant busy local town with all the shopping amenities you will need. There are well-stocked Intermarche, Lidl, Pingo Doce and other supermarkets where you can get everything under one roof. As well as excellent Portuguese restaurants there are Chinese and Indian restaurants as well as the renowned 'Chicken George' or Louis dos Frangos where you can reputedly get the cheapest and tastiest chicken and chips around. A selection of recommended restaurants will also be at the house.

There is an interesting Museum in Sao Bras which gives the story of cork production as well as many other insights into Portug...
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Faro Airport: 20.0 km
The main airport for the Algarve is Faro Airport - for further very useful information see www.faroairportsguide.com; it is 35 minutes' drive away, and is served by:
easyJet - www.easyjet.com: Ryanair - www.ryanair.com; British Airways - www.ba.com; TAP - www.flytap.com; FlyBe - www.flybe.com; Monarch - www.monarch.co.uk; Aer Lingus - www.aerlingus.com; Jet2 - www.Jet2.com;Thomas Cook - thomascook.com; Thomson - www.thomson.co.uk; BMI Baby - www.bmibaby.com amongst others.

At Faro Airport there are the usual car hire companies such as Avis - www.avis.co.uk; Europcar - www.europcar.co.uk; and Hertz - www.hertz.co.uk; but the Portuguese car hire firm Auto-Jardim - www.AutoJardim.com often gives preferential rates. Remember, if you are in a hurry, the hire car firm recommended by yo...
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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Algarve Villas (10,263)
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