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Casa Familia

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Boliqueime | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 14

Rates: from £4,752 per week

Set 14km inland from the coast in a private, rural setting with the nearby village of Boliqueime just four kilometres away, Casa Familia, as its name suggests, is the perfect retreat for families and large groups looking to relax and unwind in simple elegance. Offering superb views across the countryside towards the Monchique Mountains, the villa is purposely equipped with children in mind, including two swimming pools, games facilities and large lawned areas.

Casa Familia is located in the area of Malhao close to Boliqueime with a number of local shops and Portuguese restaurants in close proximity. The property itself is a traditional Portuguese manor house that has been tastefully updated and finished in a comfortable style and ideally furnished for rental clients. The relaxed tranquility of Casa Familia combined with its landscaped gardens will ensure a memorable, home from home villa holiday. Inside the accommodation is very spacious, offering several relaxed seating areas and large en suite bedrooms; dragging yourselves away from the outdoors may just be the problem! Upon entering the property, the light and airy ground floor is home to a well-equipped 'gallery' style kitchen with doors leading out onto a pretty courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a dining room with seating for 10 people as well as a mezzanine level living room with an open fireplace. There are three bedrooms within the main villa, and four further bedrooms/suites in an annexe with separate access. The beautifully maintained grounds with two swimming pools and excellently equipped chalet style summer house that doubles up as a games room are the focus for guests residing at Casa Familia, a genuine sun-worshipper's paradise. However if you want to head further afield to explore, stunning stretches of sandy beaches are just a short drive away and there are a number of golf courses and stylish resorts in close proximity.

Villa Accommodation
 

  • Ground Floor:
  • Kitchen: Well-equipped ‘galley’ style kitchen with doors opening on to the courtyard. Utility room offering washing and drying facilities.
  • Dining Room: with seating for 10 and with doors on to the terrace.
  • Living Room: Mezzanine level living room with open fireplace, satellite TV, DVD, CD player, A/C & WiFi.
  • The ground floor is light, airy and cool with A/C and tiled floors.
  • First Floor:
  • Bedroom 1: Master double suite (1.60m bed) with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and private terrace. (TV, A/C).

    Lower Ground Floor:
  • Bedroom 2&3: Two twin bedrooms (90cm each bed) both with separate shower rooms and access to the pool area and terrace.

    Annexes with separate access:
  • Bedroom 4&5 (Suite): Double bedroom (1.80m bed) with sofabed, en-suite bathroom (spa bath, separate shower) and private courtyard with shower. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and private courtyard with shower.
  • Bedroom 6&7 (Suite): Double bedroom (1.80m bed) with en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Suggested General Activities in the Algarve

Spend many sunny days at the Algarve’s superb sandy beaches such as Vilamoura Beach ('Praia da Marina' or 'Praia de Vilamoura'), Falesia Beach, Trafal Beach, Praia de Faro – Mar and many more.
Visit the various picturesque villages, historic towns and bustling cities in the Algarve – those not to miss are Faro, Loule, Alte, Albufeira, Silves Lagoa and Tavira.
Appreciate the regions geographical beauty with a visit to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Explore the coastline by motor cruiser with a privately hired boat from the nearest harbour.
Relax in the thermal baths at Monchique.

Suggested Sporting Activities in the Algarve

Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many world class courses, such as Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Parque da Floresta, Alto Golf, Quinta do Lago, Palmares Golf Course etc.

Suggested Local Attractions in the Algarve

Silves, Silves Castle
Historic town of Loule

TIME ZONE

Portugal operates on GMT + 0 hours.

LANGUAGE

Portuguese is the national language of Portugal. Vernacular speech contains borrowings from foreign languages, including English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. People whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers, especially in the resort areas of the Algarve.

CURRENCY INFORMATION

The Euro is the national currency of Portugal. The Euro is divided into 100 Cents. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS

Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread. Travellers cheques however might not be accepted everywhere.

TIPPING IN PORTUGAL

Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER IN PORTUGAL

Portugal enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING IN PORTUGAL

Style is fairly casual throughout Portugal though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example, covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and jacket. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a “jacket and tie” standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Some golf courses have a dress code and you are advised to check in advance. Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant will be happy to assist.

HEALTH CONSIDERATION

For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IN PORTUGAL

Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

Villa Location

  • 4km to Boliqueime with nearest (small) shops and restaurants, 8ms to Paderne,
  • 15km to the nearest beach (Falesia)
  • 16km to golf courses (Vilamoura)
  • 35km to Faro airport

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only and A&K Hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities (gas, water, electricity).
  • Welcome food hamper.
  • Maid service from Mon-Sat from 8am to 10am.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (changed mid-weekly).
  • Final cleaning.
  • Full Air-conditioning.
  • Central heating.
  • Wi-Fi internet in the main house.
  • Private 12x6m pool with Roman steps and separate heated 7m children's pool. Both can be fenced and heated on request.

Extra Services

  •   Heating for the large pool available at EUR 250/week (payable in advance). The cost for the children's pool heating is included in the rental.
  • Cook service available on advance request from EUR 30/hour plus the cost of groceries (payable locally). For more than 8 guests, an additional assistant will be required at EUR 15/hour.
  • Transfer from Faro Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 205 (14 guests). A 20% supplement applies for transfers between 09:00pm and 06:00am.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Toys
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Computer Games Console
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Pool / Billiards Table
  • Safe
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool (Children's)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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