Portugal Beach House

Portugal Beach Home

This exclusive villa, named Casa da Figueira, is located in Praia da Luz in the Western Algarve, Portugal. It has an Estabelecimento de Alojamento Local license and is available as a private vacation rental year-round. To book now please visit Casa da Figueira's HomeAway website where you can check the calendar and book online (or contact me for info).

Casa da Figueira is a 3-bedroom villa (sleeps up to 8 adults) with a gorgeous private heated pool and is enclosed by spacious tropical gardens and your own fruit garden. Discrete housekeeping services provided by Amelia during weekday mornings are included in the rental price.

20140203-VRT_6172-4.jpgCasa da Figueira is only a three minute easy walk from a beautiful large sandy beach, a lovely village, excellent restaurants, and several cliffs with nature trails for hiking or biking. Casa da Figueira is located within an hour drive of 15 Algarve wineries and over 25 fabulous golf courses, with the Boavista golf course only 5 min away.

Casa da Figueira is the perfect vacation resort for a relaxing holiday. A fantastic location for a private honeymoon, to bring a couple friends, or for a family get together. Casa da Figueira has 2800 square feet (about 280m2) indoor space on a 0.6 acres property. There is plenty of room for children to play and adults to relax and enjoy the pool, barbecue, garden and orangerie. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms the house can accommodate up to eight adults. If you bring a baby or an extra child, we can add an extra crib or small bed for free. 
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The villa has nicely decorated and sunny living and dining rooms, a newly remodeled and fully equipped kitchen, free wireless internet and local phone calls, satellite TV, DVD player, a security safe, air-conditioning and heating units in the dining room, living room and all bedrooms, a fireplace, two covered terraces and one additional patio that provide shade and excellent locations for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Two French doors open from the dining and living room to the covered terrace and walled-in private pool area which is only for you, your family or friends to enjoy. The pool is 1m deep on the shallow end and 2m20cm on the deep end. It is over 10 meters long and 5.6 meters wide. The pool can be heated, and this might be needed in spring and fall. In the hot summer months the pool stays warm from the sunshine alone. Lazy pool chairs are available for your enjoyment.

The front door opens to a covered terrace with a cozy build-in table and chairs, our favorite place to enjoy a sunny breakfast. The terrace borders a large private courtyard where your children can play all kinds of ball sports or hide and seek. 20140203-VRT_6203.jpg

A winding pathway enters a lush enclosed tropical garden (click to watch YouTube video of the gardens and villa) with a variety of trees and flowers. The fig tree, with delicious fruit in late July and August, which gave the house its name: Casa da Figueira, stands in the middle of the large yard surrounded by palm trees and an olive tree. The yard is completely surrounded by a tall beautiful white wall with gates that can be locked. This makes it an ideal location to bring little children who'll have plenty of secure room to play. 

The kitchen door opens to a smaller courtyard with a small build-in open fire barbecue pit. Charcoal can be bought in the local Baptista grocery store. Behind the courtyard is the Orangerie with lemon, orange, clementine, persimmon, and pear trees. The guests are welcome to enjoy the fruit when it is ripe. In addition we planted a small herb garden with a wide variety of herbs that the clients are also welcome to use when cooking.

20140203-VRT_6166.jpgFrom the front courtyard a 70 meters private walkway brings the guests to a quite cobblestone road. Walk this secure Parque da Praia narrow road for 200 meters (just a couple minutes) and you’ll arrive at the lovely large sandy beach. Ofcourse, if you plan a trip by car can always exit the Casa da Figueira's property via the garage, the walkway is not our only entrance.  

Casa da Figueira will be only yours for the week: you will be the only tourists there when you rent it, no-one else is allowed on the secure property except with your permission. We do want to keep the property in exceptional condition year-round. The pool is cleaned once/week, the yard is taken care of once/week.

On weekdays Amelia, our amazing housekeeper for over 20 years,P1_amelia_home.jpg provides exceptional daily housekeeping services. In a friendly and completely non-intrusive way, she keeps Casa da Figueira spotless. Towels are changed twice/week and linen once a week. Amelia makes you feel welcome and immediately at home. Amelia speaks English and will be able to provide assistance if needed. A tip at the end of your stay is not required but very much appreciated. Thank you!

I am looking forward to help you make your holiday at Casa da Figueira as wonderful and memorable as possible. Please email me is you want to make a reservation, or have any questions or suggestions for us. You can email us via Casa da Figueira's HomeAway website. Thank you!

Looking forward to hear from you,

Sophie Vandebroek and Jesus del Alamo (Owners, living in Boston) Alojamento_Local.jpg

PLEASE USE e-mail entry form on the "Prices & Availability" page to contact me. That webpage can be reached by clicking the link on the left of this page. Thanks!