4 bedroom/3 bathroom villa with private heated pool, hot tub, & air con in all 4 bedrooms, on the 18 hole Parque da Floresta ( now Golfe Santo Antonio) Golf course. The villa has free wi-fi, & is a front line golf villa. Pool heating (May-Oct) and hot tub( all year) included in price.
Welcome to Casa Palmeira!It is simply a fantastic place for a holiday. It does have a special kind of magic, and we love to welcome new guests to come and enjoy.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could want and need - relaxation, privacy and space, with lots to do and see on your doorstep. The price for every rental includes pool heating from the beginning of May to mid-October, and hot tub heating all year round, as well as all bed linen, pool and bathroom towels. It also includes free wi-fi.
Parque da Floresta has recently been rebranded, and is now known as Golfe Santo Antonio. There is so much on offer here, for golfers, non-golfers, and families - golf, driving range, putting, bowling, tennis, pools, football, and children's club, as well as restaurants, all within the resort.
Casa Palmeira sits on the edge of the 12th Fairway, in what we think is the best location in Parque da Floresta. The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac, with just a few villas nearby. It is very private, with an enclosed garden, heated pool, hot tub, and mature garden. The villa is well-equipped and very comfortable.
The accommodation is on 2 levels. On the upper level there is the sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen and utility room, the study, and the master bedroom suite. The sitting –room leads on to the upper terrace, which has several different areas for eating and relaxing, as well as a sun awning, for a bit of shade. There are, in both the sitting-room and the study, literally hundreds of books (1200 at the last count!) for you to enjoy during your stay. We are serious book lovers, and sometimes a kindle just isn’t so good for reading in the sun. There is also a substantial video library, with many films from Disney to action films. We also have satellite channels on the study TV, and free to air UK channels in the sitting-room. The study also has an Xbox 360 games consul, with a few games. Entirely up to you if you let your kids – even the big kids! – find it or you hide it away.
The Master suite is a big airy room, with access to the upper terrace, and windows over the pool and garden. There is a dressing room, leading to the ensuite bathroom, which has a spa bath, twin basins, toilet, bidet and separate shower cubicle.
The kitchen and utility rooms are well equipped and very functional. The kitchen has an electric hob & oven, microwave, dishwasher ( essential), and fridge freezer. There is a further fridge freezer in the utility room, along with a washing machine and tumble drier.
Downstairs, with access to the pool and garden, are a further 3 bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and the other 2 share the family bathroom. There is also a small kitchen, which is great when you are BBQ-ing on the lower terrace.
All 4 bedrooms and the study have aircon units which supply cool air, and also hot air for the winter months.
Outside is special. We have over the years totally landscaped the gardens, and there are lawns on lots of different levels. We are enclosed by a large hedge, which gives us amazing privacy. The pool is created with unusual green tiles, and is heated Heating is included from 1 May to mid October. The pool is 3.5m wide by 11m long. Shallow end depth is 1.2m, and 1.9 at the deep end.
We built the hot tub recently, and it is a great addition. It seats 5-6 easily, and has lights for evening use. Hot tub heating is included all year.
Also we recently built a roof terrace. Very exciting, and it adds a new dimension to the villa. 360 degree views, and sun all day long. Such a great addition - we think. Hopefully you will think so too.
Last summer we had great fun creating a short video of the outside space at the villa. Our son, Ben, composed and played the soundtrack. It is in the phot section of this website. I hope you will have a look!
Casa Palmeira is within walking distance of the clubhouse and spa at PdF, and it is about 10 mins by car to the lovely beach at Salema.
We think Casa Palmeira has everything you could need for a great family holiday, but that still doesn't quite say it all. It doesn't explain why our guests come back year after year, and why it is just an amazing place to spend your precious holiday. It is impossible to put your finger on it, but whatever it is, it makes Casa Palmeira special, and just a little bit different - doesn't feel like a holiday villa; feels like home!
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
All linen is provided along with bath and pool towels. For all lets of a week or more, there is a mid week clean. For two weekly lets there is a mid term clean and linen change. Further cleaning or towel/linen changes available for an extra charge.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as guests want. Our English property managers, Samantha and Maria, are on site to give you any help you might need, and we are always available by email for queries.
Other things to note
Casa Palmeira is fully licensed by the Portuguese Authorities, licence number 4436/AL.
Casa Palmeira is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay.Many of our bookings come from guests who return year after year, and love it as much as we do.It is hard to describe that makes it so special, but here goes! There is air-conditioning in all 4 bedrooms and the study/library. The living-room has a wood burning fire for cooler evenings, and has 3 leather sofas, including a 'UFO' or 'Love-Seat' with lots of cushions, for total relaxation. The 2 double bedrooms have great bedroom suites - a fabulous super-king size cherry wood sleigh bed in the master suite, with matching furniture, and a portuguese king size bed in the double room downstairs. The study has a wide screen TV, with digi-box, and a broadband wireless router, and printer. The emphasis in the whole house is comfort and convenience, with all you would expect from a family home, with perhaps a few extras. The villa is child friendly, but the pool and hot tub are not fenced, so care needs to be taken with small children.The garden at Casa Palmeira is a delight, full of flowers and mature shrubs and trees, including orange, lemon and guava trees, and with large lawned areas. The lawns are enclosed by hedges, offering privacy and shade, and provide a wonderful place for children to play. There are terraces for sunbathing at all times of the day. The pool is private and heated.We have just built a 5-6 person Hot Tub. This is a great addition to the outside space. The downstairs kitchen opens onto a terrace with BBQ. The terrace is laid out with a dining table and chairs, and with large pots of colourful flowers. This area is ideal for outdoor meals as it provides shade from the heat of the sun, but still provides the fun of al fresco! Upstairs, the west facing terrace has a large dining table and chairs, which are ideal for evening dining as that terrace catches the last rays of the sun. The garden area is fully equipped with loungers and a hammock for poolside relaxation. And, we have now built a lovely roof terrace - to add to the spectacular views, and provide sun all day long. Make sure you pack lots of sun screen!
There are plenty of supermarkets within easy reach of the villa. The nearest (Intermarche) is only 2 minutes drive from the entrance to Parque da Floresta, and is well stocked with everything one might need for self catering.There is a Lidl supermarket in Vila do Bispo which is about 5-10 minutes away.Be aware, however, that it doesn't take'foreign credit cards - only Portuguese cards or cash. Nearly caught us out once - frantically scrabbling at the checkout to find enough cash! Even bigger supermarkets can be found in Lagos. The Restaurants in Parque da Floresta provide lots of variety and the Italian Restaurant even has a takeaway facility. We have also created a book in the villa for guests to leave details of restaurants they have enjoyed (or not!). Fortunately, all the restaurants tried seem to have been good, particularly those at Salema beach, and we now have a list of places that are tried and tested. For the children, there is the Football Academy and the tennis courts with resident coach who does group lessons or individual lessons. In the summer there is a weekly tennis competition for different age groups of children, which is always hotly contested. There are children's clubs, which provide a safe environment for children to have fun, learn and make new friends. These are run by PDF staff. Further afield are Zoomarine and Aqualand water parks. The Spa at PDF is also worth a visit. They provide lots of different treatments, and are not too expensive. There is good medical assistance, if you should need it. There is a surgery in PDF itself, several days a week, and they will help direct you to either a Chemist (Vila do Bispo) or English speaking Doctor (Lagos).
In the study, we have now installed a broadband wireless internet connection, with printer. We have not provided a PC, so those wanting to use this connection should bring their own laptop. The printer and connection are provided at no extra cost, but we ask guests to use the paper sparingly.Please let us know if you need any more information. We ask for a 30% deposit at the time of making the booking, with the balance due 2 months before arrival. We accept VISA, American Express and Mastercard, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), and UK cheques. All payments must be made in UK Sterling.
We normally shut the villa up in Winter, as it is not warm enough for the pool to be used. However, if you wanted the villa without pool heating, then we are happy to rent it out.
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