Modern detached villa (built 1980, refurbished in 2001) with distant sea view (Ria Formosa) and mountains view (Cerro de São Miguel), located in the village of Quelfes, halfway between Olhão (4 km) and Moncarapacho (3 km). Nested inside a large orange orchard, the villa is surrounded by an extensive lawn around the swimming pool and under the shadow of a large mulberry tree. Around the built in barbecue, a shaded terrace invites for meals al fresco. Nearest beaches are Fuzeta (10 minutes drive) and Faro (15 minutes drive). The beaches of Culatra, Armona, Farol and Ilha Deserta are less populated, as they are only accessed by ferry from Olhão. Ferry schedule changes along the year and is available at the harbour. Vale de Lobo and Tavira are the nearest golf greens, and water sports like windsurf, sailing, water ski and jet ski are available at the surrounding beaches. Rental information is available at the club Grupo Naval de Olhão. Olhão market only closes on Sunday, and there is a wide choice of open air markets almost every day of the week in the surrounding villages. It is 15km to Faro airport.
The villa comprises a large entrance hall, 3 bedrooms (1 master double room with air conditioning and en suite shower room, 1 double, 1 twin, last two with ceiling ventilators), 1 complete bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with a balcony overlooking the islands in front of Olhão, living room with satellite TV and dining area seating 6 persons. Outside, and beyond the large garden with trees and relaxing areas there is a spacious terrace, different meal areas, barbecue and private salt water swimming pool (10 x 5 m) with sun loungers.
Baby cot and highchair available free of charge.
Property owners live in the vicinity and are always available for any information, including books or internet access.
Changeover day is Friday.
Maid service and bed linen change every Friday.
Towels change every Tuesday and Friday.
Pets accepted, except large sized dogs. Please confirm previously.
Sleeps 6 persons, self catering.
kitchen Amenities and facilities
3 Total no. of bedrooms
2 Double beds
2 Single beds
1 Baby beds
1 Baby highchairs
1 Shower rooms
1 Rooms with ensuite
terrain Outside Facilities
Private swimming pool
radio Inside Facilities
kitchen Kitchen Equipment
Pets subject to previous aproval
Wheelchair not suitable
Elderly or infirm Suitable
rowing Sports and outdoor
streetview Sights and attractions
edit_location Location - Area
The small village of Quelfes lies half way between Olhão and Moncarapacho. Driving away from the coastline through the Estrada Nacional 398, you will find its typical whitewashed houses, surrounded by orchards and fig-trees. Seen from a little distance, between the trees, several chimneys sculpted to ressemble lace hide terraces and belvederes.
The Mother Church is also whitewashed. Extremely simple, it has a Renaisssance portal from the 16th century and a side door in the Gothic style, which shows well its age. Inside, there are three large naves. The main chapel exibits a 16th-century vault with ribs forming fleurons, and a Manueline arch decorated with grapes and vine leafs.
Near Quelfes (on the way to the small village of Brancanes), a bridge of Roman origin, several times rebuilt, attests its antiquity and is also an historical symbol: in 1808, Napoleon's troops were defeated here in a battle which acted as an example to all the Algarve.
Airport distance Faro (FAO) 15
Beach 10 km
Shopping 3 km
Restaurant 1 km
Bar 1 km
Golf 20 km
Minimum rental (days) 7
Deposit due 5 Days after booking, Amount 30.00 %
Balance due 35 Days before arrival
Earliest arrival time 15:00:00
Latest departure time 10:00:00
Preferred start day Fri