Spacious Vivenda With Discrete Heated Pool

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Entire villa hosted by Sharon

10 guests, 5 bedrooms, 6 beds, 5 baths
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With a secluded, heated swimming pool (heated from April to end of October, then closed for maintenance) and full air con throughout, 'Quinta D'Helvete' is only 3 minutes drive from the bustling market town of Olhão, with its fish market, marina, railway and ferry connections.
Set back slightly from a minor road, the tranquil garden offers seclusion and relaxation around the tree-lined patio and pool.
Within its various indoor and outside areas, up to 10 people can be accommodated comfortably.

The space
Upon entering through the electric gates, the driveway offers ample parking and easy turning.
With air conditioning throughout, 'Quinta D'Helvete' accommodates up to ten people comfortably.
On the ground floor, 'Olhao' and 'Armona' have double beds and 'Farol' has twin singles. The first floor rooms, 'Tavira' and 'Fuseta' have double beds and each have en-suite facilities (shower, basin, toilet). The ground floor has two bathrooms, one with shower, basin & toilet and the other with bath, shower, basin, toilet and bidet. An additional bathroom (with shower, toilet and twin basins) is to be found outside, serving those using the pool, patio and barbecue areas.
Bedrooms will be available or 'off-limits' depending on the numbers of your party.
The location is not 'child-proof' (pool, steps, cactii, etc) but a cot and high chair can be made available for those with the very young.
The kitchen is appointed with a gas hob and electric oven and all of the usual utensils and essentials. A 'Dolce Gusto' capsule coffee machine is also provided.
The dining room has an extendable table for communal mealtimes, and further seating can be found immediately outside the patio doors which exit from the adjoining lounge, with its cable-fed TV and ample comfortable seating.
The considerable patio features several wooden-decked areas, with various recreational and reclinable furniture, incorporating a mix of manually variable and natural shade.
The heated pool is tended daily around sunrise. This series of important water health-related tasks may take up to 30 minutes to perform, but once completed, the entire location remains undisturbed and entirely for the use of the guests.
If making use of the house to escape from the heat of the sun, the air conditioning units throughout the building can provide a welcome respite. Guidelines for their most efficient use are to be found in the house manual.
WiFi is available, of course.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV with standard cable
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Quelfes, Faro, Portugal

Three minutes drive south is the waterfront town of Olhão. From there, ferries will take you to and from the sandy islands of Armona and Culatra, part of the natural protection which forms the 'Ria Formosa', a notable internationally recognised wildlife sanctuary with its own unique eco-system. Many small-boat tours and excursions are on offer during the season.
All along the waterfront, there is an almost unbroken series of bars, cafes, tapas houses and restaurants, with the extensive fish market and some very pretty open pedestrian areas at the water's edge.
The locally (in)famous EN125 road runs along the back of the town, and from one end of the Algarve to the other, thus providing the perfect starting point for all of your adventures here.

Hosted by Sharon

Joined in June 2015
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In 2013 we moved from Cornwall (in the UK) to Portugal and chose to settle here in the Eastern Algarve, as we found it to be more traditionally 'Portuguese' than the majority of the popular tourist destinations along the coast to the west, which seem to have lost some of their original charm. We live on site in a totally separate villa and spend our days tending to our small but productive food garden, and looking after the property and grounds for our guests' enjoyment.
In 2013 we moved from Cornwall (in the UK) to Portugal and chose to settle here in the Eastern Algarve, as we found it to be more traditionally 'Portuguese' than the majority of th…

During your stay

Although we live onsite, our residence is entirely separate and independant from that of the guests. In fact, the only space we share is at the entrance.
Of course, we are always pleased to communicate with our guests at any time, but we are also quite prepared to leave them alone to enjoy the kind of peace and tranquility that this location can offer.
Although we live onsite, our residence is entirely separate and independant from that of the guests. In fact, the only space we share is at the entrance.
Of course, we are alw…

Sharon is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Smoke alarm

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