Casa Violeta - Rustic Retreat With Heated Pool/Hot Tub to Rent in Hilltop Hamlet, Algarve - Sleeps 4

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New for 2019

This winter we built a veranda roof for the top terrace overlooking the pool. (Photos below) This terrace is already gated for your children to be safe from the pool but half the area will now be covered.  There are cushioned chairs, leg rests and a sofa for cool shady reading, but plenty of room for an outdoor cot in which your baby can snooze without you having to worry about sunburn or moving parasols around.  In the unlucky event of rain you can still sit and read outside, or just gaze at the views, without getting wet.  There's plenty of room on the other half of the terrace which will remain uncovered - happy news for sunworshippers.

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New for 2018

We installed a pool heater to maximise the swimming months in Spring and Autumn - hopefully now Easter swimming will be less challenging!   The pools is permanently heated to a cool but possible 23C for free: we can boost it to a luxurious 28C but we will have to add Euro 200 per week for this facility, payable on arrival - please let us know when you book if you require the extra pool heating.  If you check out other villas with pool heating, you may find that in most cases we are considerably cheaper than others.

Also new was a totally private 4-seater hot tub/spa hidden at the end of the back garden.  West facing, this has its own terrace overlooking the mountains across the valley, showing superb sunsets and brilliant starry nights - and not one building in sight. 


TRAVEL LINKS :

AIRPORTS

Click here for information about Faro Airport

Click here for information about Lisbon Airport

Click here for information about Seville Airport

Faro Airport is the nearest airport, situated in the Algarve capital about 35 minutes' drive away. 

Lisbon is 2 1/2 hours drive away; Seville is 1 1/2 hours away.

Links to relevant airports are given above.

To help you select the best flight for you, carriers and their websites are given below.

CAR HIRE

Click here for Auto-Jardim Car Hire

Click here for Hertz Car Hire

Click here for Avis Car Hire

Click here for Europcar Hire

At Faro Airport there are the usual car hire companies and links to a few are given above.  If you're in a hurry, bear in mind the hire car firm recommended by your airline may be used by everyone else on your flight so there may be long queues at the desk. 

There are cash machines (Multibanco) at the airport.

MORE USEFUL INFORMATION

EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD:
The British Embassy urges travellers to obtain and bring a European Health Insurance card (EHIC).  It's a piece of plastic entitling the holder to all medically-necessary treatment during a temporary stay in Portugal.  Easy to get - check out www.ehic.org.uk and it costs nothing.

GOLFERS - you can hire golf clubs and most accessories on arrival at Faro Airport and the link to the website follows.

Click here for golf hire

LINKS TO AIRLINES

www.easyjet.com         easyJet
www.ryanair.com                  Ryanair
www.britishairways.com     British Airways
www.flytap.com                     flytap, Air Portugal
www.flybe.co.uk                    FlyBe
www.aerlingus.com            Aer Lingus - aerlingus
www.jet2.com                       Jet2
www.tui.co.uk                     TUI
www.germanwings.com     Germanwings
www.lufthansa.com              Lufthansa
www.luxair.co.uk                    Luxair
www.airberlin.com                 Air Berlin
www.brusselsairlines.com  Brussels Airlines, and

www.firstchoice.co.uk        First Choice 

 

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