Villa Santos Albuferia

Casa Santos, is a beautiful villa situated in a quite residential area with beautiful hill views and it is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Balconies/terraces situated throughout the villa with pleasant views. Amongst its many qualities, the villa offers a large patio with B.Q. over looking the pool as well as satellite TV in the comfort of its living/ dining . Further restaurants and snack bars and supermarkets are a 10 minute drive away as well as the beach- Praia dos Pescadores, with good restaurants and night live. -Ground floor : • Living /dining room ., • French doors • Kitchen with breakfast area. • Separate shower room . • First floor: • 2 bedrooms: one twin , one double; bath room with shower over bath; bidet and toilet Second Floor: Master bedroom : double with en suite bathroom ( bath with shower over, bidet, toilet) • Wood burning stove in living room inc/(payable locally) • T/cot, H/chair, pushchair ...

... • Satellite TV. • Gas Cooker • M/wave • W/machine. • T/dryer. • D/washer. • F/freezer. • Terrace, with furniture and sun loungers. • Built in BBQ • Street parking only. • Private Swimming pool ( 8,5 x 4m ; 0,90 x 1,90 depth) Available all year.. 45km aprox from Faro airport 2km from centre Albufeira and beach – Praia dos Pescadores. PENECO BEACH WITH LIFT

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and municipal area of Albufeira come under the jurisdiction of the district of Faro in the province called the Algarve, on the south coast of Portugal. It covers an area of approximately 140 km² with more than 30.000 resident inhabitants. We invite you to know a little of its history, its monuments, its churches, its people and their local customs.
HISTORY
MONUMENTS
PARISHES
CULTURE







The place we know today as Albufeira is not just a “Tourist Capital” in Portugal. It is also an area full of history, with vestiges of human occupation since the remote Neolithic and Bronze ages.

Contacts with Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians taught the inhabitants the alphabet, use of monetary currency, and how to conserve foodstuffs with use of salt. Initially occupied by the Romans, its original name was Baltum. The Romans were famous for their administrative skills and initiated intense agricultural, mining and commercial activities. There still remain vestiges of aqueducts, roads and bridges built by them.
Commerce with the North African coast led to a gradual influx of the Moors throughout the Algarve. The name of Albufeira comes from the Arab “Al-Buhera” which means “Castle of the Sea” – this name could derive from the existence of a fortification built on the rocky outcrop that dominated the lagoon on the lower part of the town. The Arabs made great strides in the development of agriculture, introducing new cultivations, tools and techniques, such as ploughs, water wheels to raise water from underground wells and also were the first to use fertilizers.

The Christian conquest of the region began at the end of the 12th Century. After decades of conflict, a tight siege of the town by the Knights of the Order of Santiago, finally drove out the Moors in 1249, in the reign of King D. Afonso III. The town was awarded to the Military Order of Aviz and became part of the kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves. King D. Manuel I awarded Charter to the Town of Albufeira on the 20th of August 1504 (date of the municipal holiday) and from that day the town was governed according to the legislation in force for the rest of the country.
Of all the southern towns, Albufeira has been one of the most victimised by natural disasters. The earthquake of 1755 was the worst and most damaging, terminating in a tidal flood that destroyed most of the buildings, leaving few houses standing intact. Rebuilding was slow and it took decades for Albufeira to begin to recuperate from this enormous tragedy.

In the middle of the 19th Century, the fishing industry did much to revive the economy of the town. The export of fish and dried fruit were the principal means of income for the region.
Tourism began to flourish from the 1960’s and gave a breath of fresh air to the local economy. As Albufeira grew, so it became a “city” in 1986 and continues to evolve and expand even into the present day. Thanks to an ever-growing tourist industry, it has become one of the most desired holiday destinations in Europe.
In order to cope with the growing needs of the Tourist industry, Albufeira was obliged to overflow its historical urban boundaries into the surrounding countryside in order to build the necessary quality accommodation and install the accompanying luxury services they require. Montechoro, Areias de São João and the famous Oura now became new centres of attraction for visitors. The recent completion of the Albufeira Marina has extended the town’s urban development from its eastern side over to Galé and Salgados in the west.

The borough of Albufeira receives a considerable percentage of the 5 million tourists who visit the Algarve annually. The frenetic summer season now extends into the rest of the year, for visitors of all ages and from all over the world.
Its extraordinary climate, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, (see the weather page) and the friendly charm of its people persuade many foreigners to move residence to the region, either temporarily or permanently. We find more and more people select Albufeira as their favourite destination because of its multiple attractions, i.e. the lively and social nightlife, the beautiful beaches, varied water sports, golf courses, glorious countryside and the local cuisine.

Albufeira stages a wide range of cultural, celebrative, sportive and entertaining events. These actions provide moments of leisure as much as for inhabitants as for visitors and are a mark of life in the county and a proof of cultural identity conservation from its people.
Here is a list of main events taking place yearly and that we will append regularly





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Every month
Eventos Dias
Caliços Market 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Guia Market 3rd Friday of the month
Paderne Market 1st Saturday of the month
Flea Market 3rd Satudray of the month





April
Events Locations Days
25th April "Freedom Day" celebration National Holiday 25th
"Passos" celebrations (date varies) "Palm Sunday"
Easter (date varies) "Good Friday"
Greyhound Dog Race
"Juvenile Spring" activities


May
Events Locations Days
Labour Day National Holiday 1st
Athletics Contest Areias de S. João
Soup Festival
Youth May


June
Events Locations Days
Day of Portugal National Holiday 10th
Child & Youth Festival 1st to 7th
Popular Saints Festivals
Teaching Entertainment Week
Book Fair Albufeira
Summer Season Entertainment Albufeira center every night
Beach animation Albufeira's beaches every day


July
Events Locations Days
Santiago's Fair Paderne 25th
Albufeira Handicraft Fair Albufeira Square during 9 days
Summer Season Entertainment Albufeira center every night
Beach animation Albufeira's beaches every day


August
Events Locations Days
Festival in honour of Our Lady of Orada (Supplication) Orada - Fishermen's Beach 14th
Assumption of Mary National Holiday 15th
Municipality Celebrations Municipal Holiday 20th
Fado Amateur perfomers Festival
Folklore Festival Albufeira
Folklore Festival Olhos d’Água
Grand Festival of Barbecued Chicken Guia
Albufeira Summer Fitness
Festival in honour of Our Lady of Guia
Sardine Festival Albufeira during 2 days
"Colors & Shapes of our Artists" every 2 years
Summer Season Entertainment Albufeira center every night
Beach animation Albufeira's beaches every day


September
Events Locations Days
Festivities of São Vicente de Albufeira Albufeira Square 3rd
World Tourism Day Celebrations 27th
Albufeira / Sal (Cape Verde) Twin City aniversary
Albufeira Gastronomy Festival Various
Fisherman Festival Fishermen's Beach during 2 days
Summer Season Entertainment Albufeira center every night


Octcober
Events Locations Days
Republic Day National Holiday 5th
Guia Fair Guia 8th
"Feira Franca" Fair Caliços / Vale Pedras 29th/30st
"Padroeira" Festivities Paderne


FARO AIRPORT
LISBON AIRPORT

DEPOSIT ON BOOKING ( REQUESTED ONLY AFTER CHRISTMAS)
BALANCE ON ARRIVAL IN CASH.
PRIVATE POOL FOR THE SOLO USE OF GUESTS

• Terrace, with furniture and sun loungers.
. TENNIS TABLE
• Built in BBQ
• Street parking only.
• Private Swimming pool ( 8,5 x 4m ; 0,90 x 1,90 depth) Available all year..

45km aprox from Faro airport
2km from centre Albufeira and beach – Praia dos Pescadores.

13 Reviews
Reviews
Exceptional5/5
Lovely house and surroundings. A bit to many dogs barking. Lovely swimming pool. Nice and clean.
5/5
Stayed Jul 2019
Jens C.
Booked on Vrbo
lovely stay and lovely host family
Published 5 Aug 2019
Owner's Response:
Thank you
Hope to see you again soon
Best wishes
Albufeira
5/5
Stayed Jun 2019
Kevin L.
Booked on Vrbo
Very nice and well equipped villa with lots of outside space. Indoors all the rooms are spacious too. Whole rental process was straightforward and the owner, Maria, allowed us access immediately on arrival which was welcome. Only reasons I marked couple of points as 4 rather than 5 is
1. The property location is not exactly as shown on the website, it’s a bit further away from the town centre than the map suggests, and
2. The walk down into the old town is fairly easy the walk back up less so particularly with kids as the villa is at the top of a steep hill but taxis were cheap and plentiful so not a huge issue and we also had a car. There’s also a bit of noise at times from dogs barking though otherwise the area is nice and peaceful.
Published 9 Jul 2019
Owner's Response:
Thank you very much for your posit comments
About location, computer of web side is the one who " looks" for the location on web map. The routing IS VERY IMPORTANT WHICH I did send to all guests is very accurrat and nobody missis the property. Routing must be printed and with guests in case the driver of transfer dont know Albufeira well.
Hope to see you again in Villa Santos
You will be very welcome any time
Best wishes
MAria
excellent
5/5
Stayed Jul 2017
David W.
we had an excellent stay at the villa, we found it to clean, spacious & and as described, the owners are lovely people very friendly & helpful.
the villa is in a nice quiet area but within walking distance of the old town
for evenings out, the old town has an excellent choice of bars & restaurants we would love to return
Published 17 Sep 2017
Owner's Response:
THNAK YOU VERY MUCH
HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
BEST WIHES
Fantastic Villa
5/5
Stayed Jul 2017
Angela R.
We had a fantastic stay in this villa.
The location was perfect with a 30min walk into the old town. The walk was easy and actually very pleasant.
The villa was superb, it had everything we needed with more than enough room for the 8 of us. The outdoor space is fabulous. The area that the villa is located is so peaceful and friendly.
Owners very friendly and accomodating.
We would love to visit this villa again on another trip to Portugal.
Published 31 Jul 2017
Owner's Response:
Thank you very much
Looking forward to see you again some time
Best regards
fantastic villa everything you could want
5/5
Stayed Jul 2017
dave t.
we arrived late and the owners were there to greet us and very thoughtfully provided us with milk and water etc everything was as described and more location was perfect could walk to old town in 20 minutes but far enough away to be quiet everything to do with the villa was great pool area barbecue /terrace was enjoyed by the whole family
will have no qualms about recommending to friends and we will return again without a doubt
Thanks again Maria
Published 6 Sep 2017
Owner's Response:
Thank you very much
You will be very .welcome any time

Rental PricesPrices based on a 7 night rental
20/8 - 27/8- 2022
€1,400
24/9 - 30/9 - 2022
€900
1/10 - 31/10 - 2022
€550

Note: PRICE IN EUROS
VERY GOOD PROPERTY CLOSE TO ALL FACILLITIES AND BEACHES
AIR CON ON REQUEST

Prices may be subject to change.

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