Villa Bica is a spacious 6 bedroom villa with a large private pool and scenic views over the surrounding countryside. It's ideal for larger groups or families holidaying together with a lounge, dining area and kitchen on both floors. Garrao Beach is just 5 minutes' drive away, plus the resorts of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Almancil are within easy reach by car. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms are included.
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Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area
There is a large covered terrace surrounding 3 sides of the building, which is great for alfresco living. The pool is surrounded by large, open terraces and lawns, and the BBQ is ideal for enjoying a traditional Portuguese meal. You'll be well equipped with outdoor furniture to make the most of the favourable climate.
The driveway leads up to a large private parking area with the impressive villa in front of you. Entering through the front door takes you into a hallway.
Living space and kitchen
The fully equipped kitchen has traditional pale wood cupboards, a dining table and ample worktop space. An archway opens into the open plan lounge/dining area which has patio doors onto the covered terrace and pool area. The open plan living area has another dining table, a feature fireplace and comfortable seating. Patio doors open onto the garden, pool and side terrace. A door by the dining table leads to a small hall with access to the garden and stairs to the first floor.
Upstairs there is a living area and kitchen with patio doors opening onto the huge covered terrace overlooking the private swimming pool and citrus groves towards the Algarvean countryside
Bedroom and bathrooms
Off the hallway is a twin bedroom and double bedroom each with an en suite bathroom, and a second twin bedroom with adjacent shared bathroom. Upstairs, there are a further 2 twin bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and one using the facilities of a separated shared bathroom. There is also a second double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is 131/11. The licence number will follow.
Villa Bica has a pleasant countryside location at the end of a small cul-de-sac, off a track which leads from the road between the exclusive resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. There are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets in the surrounding area from simple, Portuguese to a la carte cuisine. Praia do Garrao Beach is just 5 minutes' drive away - with plenty more on offer within easy reach. Golfers are well catered for too! Our villa Talefe is on the same lane.
Local market and shopping
Under 10 minutes' drive to the east are the Buganvilia Plaza and Quinta shopping centres, with chic fashion shops. Or take a trip inland to Loule and its colourful traditional market. It's open every Saturday so why not pick up a souvenir to take home?
Bars and restaurants
There are several dining options to suit all tastes and pockets within driving distance, or a few around 20 minutes on foot. These range from simple Portuguese cuisine to quality international dishes, as well as several excellent beach bars for lunch time snacks. Further afield is the international yacht marina of Vilamoura, with a range of restaurants and bars.
The nearest beach is Garrao, just 5 minutes' drive away, where you can enjoy water sports or simply relax. This is just part of the superb sands stretching for miles along the coast here.
Place of interest
Faro's historic old town is worth a visit if you fancy wandering around its narrow, cobbled streets, interesting shops and restaurants. To delve a little deeper into the history perhaps visit the Archaeological museum, the Cathedral, Nossa Sra do Carmo Church, and the medieval walls.
There is a tennis centre, horse-riding and a nature reserve all within 5 minutes' drive. Or, further on is the go-kart track and a waterpark, both no more than 15 minutes in car - so plenty to keep the family entertained!
There are top quality golf courses nearby including the Vale do Lobo Royal and Vale do Lobo Ocean courses where you can perfect your swing! These are of course just 2 of the course the Algarve has to offer.
Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.
Two courses are based at Vale do Lobo. The Royal is the main course, opening with an easy par 5 after which the fairways become tighter and the greens better protected.The par 3 ninth is the most memorable. The green lies on a peninsula built into an artificial lake and is played at different angles depending on which tee you choose to use.The sixteenth hole is possibly the most photographed in Europe. It is 210 metres long and crosses two ravines. Teeing off on a cliff top is an exhilarating experience and somewhat nerve-racking on a blustery day.The other course is the Ocean Course, which is no less difficult and equally scenic. Vale de Lobo Royal Course:Tel: + 351 289 353535Fax: + 351 289 353003www.valedolobo.comFor golf bookings - Email: email@example.com
Situated at the end of Vale do Lobo and before the entrance to Quinta do Lago, Buganvilia Plaza shopping complex includes boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and a sizeable supermarket.
Almancil Karting was started in 1992. It is a leisure and competition complex that is available for all lovers of the most accessible motor racing sport - karting!The park is open all year. The racetrack is a 760m replica of the former F1 Brazilian racetrack named Jacarepegua.It is located in a leisure complex near to Almancil, IP1 Highway, National Road, EN125.www.kartingalgarve.com/en/Tel: 00 351 289 399 899
Slide & Splash Waterslide Park is one of the best waterparks in Europe and one of the most popular waterparks in The Algarve. It is an ideal park for both young and old. This water park offers long curly slides and fast straight slides.Slide & Splash is located near Estombar, to the west of Lagoa, on the main N125 road. Call free on 00 351 282 341 685.www.slidesplash.com/?&,idi=EN
This legendary course has hosted the Portuguese Open on seven occasions. The course meanders through the Quinta do Lago estate and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with a number of lakes that offer spectacular views.At the par 3 fifteenth a long wooden bridge crosses a lake and the green is set amongst the trees. Many consider this Portugal's dream hole.Address: Quinta do Lago 8135 AlmancilTel: 00 351 289 390 700Fax: 00 351 289 394 013Quinta do Lago North Golf Coursewww.quintadolagogolf.comFor golf bookings - Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgQuinta do Lago South Golf Coursewww.camporeal.ptFor golf bookings - Email: email@example.comDescription: Eighteen holes, 6488 metres, Par 72Location: Take the Almancil turn off from the EN125 and follow signs.
The centre offers 12 all-weather tennis courts, six of which are floodlit, as well as a short tennis court for children. A team of resident professionals can provide one to one and group coaching and for competitive players, weekly tournaments are held. The courts are overlooked by the centre’s clubhouse which includes a bar, a shop and satellite TV, where you can relax after a game or join one of the regular social events.
The ancient town of Loule is renowned for its Saturday market and attracts eager bargain hunters from all over the Algarve. During the rest of the week visitors shop in a variety of handicraft stores along the narrow white streets. Sightseers marvel at the imposing castle on the spur of a hill. The St Clement Church is also worth a tour as its interior and three side chapels have notable carved and gilded decorations. There are also many other smaller churches and a museum. Special dishes in Loule include hare in white wine, Loule-style chicken (boiled and then fried). Also keep an eye out for goat’s cheese and woodland flower honey brought in from the hills.From Faro, follow the A22 northwest for 4 ¾ miles and then continue on N125-4 for a further 5 ¼ miles to Loule.
Adjacent to Buganvilia Plaza, the exclusive Quinta Shoppping Centre has a vast range of designer shops and luxury restaurants as well as the Melting Pot pub.
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The Villa was stunning, plenty of space, well maintained gardens and large pool that the children were in all day long. The location was nice and rural (Quiet) but close to a lovely resort of Vale De Lobo which was a nice place to wander around and close to some lovely beaches. We would definitely go there again, roll on next year
A beautifully maintained villa in a great location. The grounds are amazing and make it a great villa for families.
Great location, beautiful gardens. Very well maintained.
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