Name: Villa Quinta Sao Francisco
If you’re planning to travel in a large party, villas are often a great option, and this spectacular luxury villa in the Algarve is about as good as it gets. A mere 40 minute drive from Faro airport, everything you could ever wish for on a relaxing break is at your fingertips, including not one but two swimming pools, a tennis court, sea views and of course, spacious and beautifully furnished living quarters. Tempting as it might be not to leave the villa for the entire duration of your stay, shops, restaurants and beaches are just a short walk away, while a five minute drive will take you to the bustling coastal resort of Albufeira, and all the delights that city has to offer.
Boasting five bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, plus an additional bathroom, the Villa Quinta Sao Francisco will sleep 10 people very comfortably. It has a lot of space both inside and out, and its elevated position gives it some enviable sea views. Furnishings and finishes throughout are luxurious and very modern, including the well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops, living room with polished stone floors and large flat-screen TV, and spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas. Free Wi-Fi access, table tennis and pool table are all provided, and the extensive gardens allow plenty of room for sunbathing areas, private tennis court and separate swimming pools for adults and children.
Most rooms are located on the ground floor. There’s a double room with full ensuite bathroom, as well as three twin rooms with ensuite shower rooms, as well as an additional bathroom for guests. The double room has fitted wardrobes and both this and one of the twin rooms have direct access to the garden. The master suite is located on the first floor. This is a very large double bedroom with its own sitting area and private terrace with sea views. The ensuite bathroom is finished in luxurious black marble and features twin sinks, a bath and separate walk-in shower. All rooms are well-proportioned and tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings.
Pool and Amenities
A paradise for children, this villa boasts two large pools, one of which is just 0.3m deep throughout – perfect for little ones learning to swim! At 15m by 6m they will have plenty of space to splash about, while adults can enjoy their own 15m by 8m pool with depth ranging from 0.3m to 2m. Both pools have easy step access. As well as the pools, there is a private tennis court, pool table and table tennis table. Expansive manicured gardens with pergola and palm trees offer lots of different options for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade, as does the huge terrace, which is part shaded and boasts beautiful sea views.
Local Restaurants and Attractions
Just a few minutes’ walk from Villa Quinta Sao Francisco will bring you to shops, restaurants and some small, sandy beaches, as well as the lovely four star Hotel Bahia Grande. With everything you could wish for right on your doorstep, there’s no need to go further afield if you’re simply looking for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. If you do want to venture further, however, larger beaches with full facilities are just a short drive away, and you can enjoy dining by the sea at restaurants such as Gale, Evaristo, Coelho and Sao Rafael. For those craving a little more of a buzz, the famous resort of Albufeira is very close by, offering shopping malls, night life, marinas, water parks for the kids (and adults!) and more.
It’s worth noting, particularly if you’re planning to travel out of season, that the pool heating is charged separately at an additional £250 per week.
This villa is the perfect getaway for large groups, especially those travelling with small children, with all the Algarve has to offer within easy reach.
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