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Monte das Estrelas - Luxury Retreat

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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Monte das Estrelas is a luxury villa of understated elegance, sitting comfortably in its private grounds as a beautiful Algarvian style house, yet with a contemporary interior of high ceilings, open spaces and large expanses of glass offering breath-taking views across the countryside and out to the ocean. Located in the hills between Lagos and Portimão, 45 min from Faro Airport, 15 min from great beaches and famous golf courses, the very special property affords absolute privacy. The name of the villa, which means 'Hill of the Stars' is well justified, as the night sky here is out of this world. The living space is all open plan - the fully equipped kitchen flows well to the dining area to the sitting area as well as a TV area. The sliding doors to the master bedroom enhance the open, l...Monte das Estrelas is a luxury villa of understated elegance, sitting comfortably in its private grounds as a beautiful Algarvian style house, yet with a contemporary interior of high ceilings, open spaces and large expanses of glass offering breath-taking views across the countryside and out to the ocean. Located in the hills between Lagos and Portimão, 45 min from Faro Airport, 15 min from great beaches and famous golf courses, the very special property affords absolute privacy. The name of the villa, which means 'Hill of the Stars' is well justified, as the night sky here is out of this world. The living space is all open plan - the fully equipped kitchen flows well to the dining area to the sitting area as well as a TV area. The sliding doors to the master bedroom enhance the open, loft-like feeling of the architecture. Ceiling fans, inspired by owners' years of residence in the tropics, provide a gentle cooling flow of air on warmer days - more pleasant than air conditioning. Persian carpets of quality, fine art, library, DVDs, and high speed internet, all help to complete the experience. The house offers luxury accommodation for up to six - three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom is air-conditioned though not required as the hilltop position assures that the house enjoys a warm breeze on most summer days, yet the south-facing terraces are designed to give maximum protection from wind. A gas BBQ is available for guests to use. The pool is equipped with an electric cover which, together with the solar heating, ecologically keeps the pool temperature around 28-30ºC in Summer. The 5m x 10m pool is run with a salt water system, the same used by nearly all five star hotels in the world. As a result the pool water is free of chlorine - great for children, and equally great for adults, and the roman steps at the end afford easy and safe entry. 5 mins drive from the villa in Arão is a typical Portuguese restaurant called Restaurante O Caseiro, Arão which serves excellent traditional cuisine. A further 4km takes you to O Cacto restaurant in Odiaxere which is also very well thought of. Also in Odiaxere village, there are some basic services including a daily fish market, mini-markets, wonderful bakery, butcher, pharmacy, post office, banks. The large supermarkets are in Lagos, 11-12km from the villa. Lagos also has a great number of restaurants, marina, beautiful beaches and a wide range of services. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 23507/ALMore
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Patio
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Date of stay: August 2018
About the Manager
Victoria Johnson (Property Manager Resort Rentals Algarve)
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2010
Interaction with guests
You will be directed to the property where you will be met and orientated by the house manager. He will be your point of contact during your stay should you need him, otherwise he will be back on your day of your departure for you to hand the villa back. A weekly house-keeping service is provided, additional service can be arranged on request. A private chef can be arranged.
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About the neighbourhood
Recommended for an evening in Lagos - head into the old town centre and wonder around, soak in the atmosphere and choose from the hundreds of restaurants depending on your mood. A Forja (also known as Blue Door) is great as is Restaurante No Patio. The beaches around Lagos (Meia Praia, Praia Dona Ana, Porto Mos) are beautiful with refreshing clean water. Lunchtimes are great at the beach bar restaurants (Linda Bar, Gaivota Branca, O Camilo, and on a Sunday afternoon try Bahia Bar which has live music). Taking to the water is an obvious choice for the area - the larger day trip companies are “Days of Adventure” & “Seafaris” or alternatively private charters are available. And kayaking around the coastline is superb.
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