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Casa da Infanta

Algarve

19 Guests

Casa da Infanta

Algarve

19 Guests

Perched on the cliffs of Ferragudo on the western Algarve coast, this older style and charming beach villa for up to 19 guests, faces west over the bay of Lagos and towards Sagres and the setting sun, enjoying magnificent 180º views from various terraces at different levels, set up for eating outdoors or just chilling. It has a private swimming pool (heated on request) and the beach is only a few minutes walk away.

The name of the property translates into English as the “House of the Princess” and remains in the ownership of the Portuguese Royal family today. Casa da Infanta is particularly suitable for large family holidays, golfing or corporate groups: there are a total of 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, spread over three floors, with a lift servicing each level. Since the Princess’s days, the villa has been updated to modern standards with most of the bedrooms fitted with air-conditioning, yet retaining many of the original features, including the antique beds with the family coat of arms. The main drawing room with sea views opens onto an extensive terrace and boasts a beautiful grand piano; there is a separate TV room; and a downstairs bar and WC services the pool terrace, which also has a poolside shower.

Outdoor meals or sundowners don’t get much better than this – the view is of fishing boats passing in front of the house and yachts making their way to and from the marinas, whilst the well-known Algarve resort of Praia da Rocha can be seen across the wide estuary and the rear of the property, looks onto the Monchique mountain range. Quiet and charming Ferragudo is undoubtedly one of the gems of the Algarve coast and we strongly recommend a walk along the beach to the small restaurants quayside where you can get delicious fresh fish grilled on a charcoal brazier. There are also many golf courses, located within a short drive away.

On the same grounds but quite independent Casa da Praia can be rented as an add-on for an extra 6/8 guests – ask us about it!

Please Note

There are some unprotected drops from various terraces and around the swimming pool, young children need to be supervised!

Perched on the cliffs of Ferragudo on the western Algarve coast, this older style and charming beach villa for up to 19 guests, faces west over the bay of Lagos and towards Sagres and the setting sun, enjoying magnificent 180º views from various terraces at different levels, set up for eating outdoors or just chilling. It has a private swimming pool (heated on request) and the beach is only a few minutes walk away.

The name of the property translates into English as the “House of the Princess” and remains in the ownership of the Portuguese Royal family today. Casa da Infanta is particularly suitable for large family holidays, golfing or corporate groups: there are a total of 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, spread over three floors, with a lift servicing each level. Since the Princess’s days, the villa has been updated to modern standards with most of the bedrooms fitted with air-conditioning, yet retaining many of the original features, including the antique beds with the family coat of arms. The main drawing room with sea views opens onto an extensive terrace and boasts a beautiful grand piano; there is a separate TV room; and a downstairs bar and WC services the pool terrace, which also has a poolside shower.

Outdoor meals or sundowners don’t get much better than this – the view is of fishing boats passing in front of the house and yachts making their way to and from the marinas, whilst the well-known Algarve resort of Praia da Rocha can be seen across the wide estuary and the rear of the property, looks onto the Monchique mountain range. Quiet and charming Ferragudo is undoubtedly one of the gems of the Algarve coast and we strongly recommend a walk along the beach to the small restaurants quayside where you can get delicious fresh fish grilled on a charcoal brazier. There are also many golf courses, located within a short drive away.

On the same grounds but quite independent Casa da Praia can be rented as an add-on for an extra 6/8 guests – ask us about it!

Please Note

There are some unprotected drops from various terraces and around the swimming pool, young children need to be supervised!

ACCOMMODATION – 19 GUESTS

LOWER GROUND FLOOR – Television room (50 sq meters with flat screen LCD TV & DVD player) with outdoor access to ground floor terrace. Triple children’s bedroom (23 sq meters with 3 beds of 2×0,90 meters) with en-suite sitting room (15 sq meters) opening onto pool terrace. Bar opening to pool terrace and cloak room. Laundry room.

GROUND FLOOR – Entrance hall and cloakroom. Double doors leading to a private chapel. Spacious drawing room (48 sq meters) boasting a grand piano and opening onto terrace, which has a retractable sun awning and tables for eating outdoors (16 people). Small sitting room (22 sq meters) with comfortable chairs and CD player. Formal dining room (43 sq meters seating 8 at the main table plus a further 8-10 on two circular tables). Well equipped kitchen and breakfast room, which is ideal for children’s meals. Twin bedroom (20 sq meters with beds of 1,90×0,90 meters) with en-suite bathroom and garden/river view. All these bedrooms have doors leading out to a shared terrace and have sea views: double bedroom (23 sq meters with bed of 2×1,90 meters) with en-suite bathroom, double bedroom (18 sq meters with bed of 1,90×1,60 meters) with en-suite bathroom connecting to a twin bedroom (17 sq meters with 2 beds of 1,90×1,15 meters) with en-suite shower bathroom. The former garage has a table tennis and is an ideal playroom for children.

FIRST FLOOR – Twin bedroom (28 sq meters, 2 beds of 1,90×1 meters) with en-suite bathroom, garden views and outdoor access to ground floor terrace; double bedroom (23 sq meters, bed of 2×1,60 meters plus a foldaway sofa bed suitable for a child) with small en-suite shower bathroom, garden views and access to roof terrace. Two twin bedrooms (14 sq meters, 2 beds of 1,90×0,90 meters & 11 sq meters, 2 beds of 1,95×0,90 meters) sharing a bathroom and a small sitting room, with sea views and doors out to a shared terraces.

STAFF & SERVICES

RESIDENT HOUSEKEEPER – D. Regina the housekeeper, has been employed at the villa for over 25 years and was housekeeper to the Princess until her death; guests will be met by the housekeeper on arrival; D. Regina (and her team’s) primary job is to clean the house & ensure the washing of the household linen on weekdays only (09:30 – 16:30 hours) with bedrooms, bathrooms & public areas cleaned once a day. Not included: washing of guest’s personal clothes or dish washing. Should clients arrive during weekends or bank holidays, the housekeeper will be available on the day of arrival.

POOL & GARDEN – Pedro works weekdays only (09:30 – 14:00 hours) but swimming pool & terraces are cleaned a bit earlier (07:00 – 08:00 hours) although every effort is made not to disturb guests.

BABYSITTING – On request.

 

DISTANCES

Beach – a gentle slope and walk from the estate grounds will take you to sandy Praia Grande, approx. 300 metres.

Ferragudo (nearest shops & restaurants) – 1 km drive or walk along the beach past Forte S João.

Golf Courses – within a 15-20 minute drive you can reach Alamos, Alto Golf, Gramacho, Pinta, Penina, Morgado do Reguengo or Vale do Milho courses.

Tennis @ Carvoeiro Club – 3 kms.

Portimão & Marina (major shops & banks, bars & restaurants, hospital etc) – upstream on the other side of the river or 6 kms drive away.

Must Visit – Silves @ 18kms; Lagos @ 25 kms; Monchique @ 30 kms; Sagres & Cape St. Vincent @ 65 kms.

Faro Airport – 60 kms.

OTHER FACTS
Rental Licence #21757/AL; this villa sleeps up to 19 guests; minimum 1 week rentals only accepted; Saturday change-overs apply in the Peak Season but are flexible all other periods; check-in after 14:00 hours/check-out before 10:00 hours with local representative check-in & welcome; basic welcome hamper not included/on request & paid locally; bed linen & bathroom towels are included in the rental and changed mid-week as well as at end-of-week for longer stays; 1 pool/beach towel also provided per person per stay, free of charge; 2 cots & 2 high chairs available on request/free of charge; all the bathrooms have rain showers (as well a baths in some cases) & hair dryers are supplied; internal telephone/fax system available with cost of calls logged automatically (a deposit is required/paid locally in advance & requests for additional payments may be made if usage is high); complimentary WIFI internet access available on request; kitchen equipment includes American style fridge/freezer, elect grill/gas oven/gas hob, microwave, dish washer, filter coffee machine, electric blender/mixers, kettle, toaster, toastie maker & citrus juicer; safe; barbecue; satellite TV, DVD player, CD player & Blue Ray player available; small DVD library and board games available; table tennis bats & balls supplied; laundry/ironing room with 2 washing machines; swimming pool (12,5 metres x 5 metres, 1,4 metres deep end/0,8 metres shallow end) with roman steps; solar heating for pool available on request/paid in advance (Euros 200 per week for approx 10 hours a day); air-conditioning is fitted in all bedrooms (except the room at pool level) and is included in the rental, but the property also enjoys the benefit of cooling winds from the sea and the housekeeper adjusts the property’s shutters during the day to avoid direct sunlight, keeping the interior cool; central heating available on request/paid in advance (Euros 300 per week); strictly no smoking indoors (penalty equivalent to security deposit); wedding parties accepted only outside the peak season and both Casa da Infanta & Casa da Praia must be booked together with and extra wedding fee of €2000 + security deposit of €2,000 applicable.

2018 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS

Peak Season

(July & August)

€11,520 p/week

High Season

(June & September)

€7,920 p/week

Mid Season

(Easter week, May & October)

€6,360 p/week

Low Season

(January – April & November – December)

€5,820 p/week

SPECIAL OFFERS

Early Bird discount of 10% applies for bookings made with deposit paid by 31 December 2017

BOOKING/CANCELLATION TERMS

30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve the property.
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Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental.
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Security deposit of €500 handed in at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday

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