Casa Prado is one of the most superior villas in the charming Quinta dos Alamos community just outside the small town of Guia,with its welcoming locals and famed for its typically Algarvian restaurants. Nearby are some of the area’s best known attractions, Aqualand Water Park and the Zoomarine theme park with lots of attractions especially for the children, including the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. As a relaxing holiday villa you couldn't want much more, a comfortable and spacious interior over three floors, delightful secluded grounds with lawns, a fenced pool, choice of sun or dappled shade from mature trees and close to the amenities and restaurants in Guia, which are within a short walk. This villa is provides excellent holiday accommodation for families and benefits from a gated swimming pool for added security for families with smaller children, a swing and access to the community parkland.
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InteriorCasa Prado is a very spacious, attractively furnished, limited satellite TV, DVD, CD player and wood burning fire for cosy evenings in the Spring and Autumn. There are patio doors to the shaded outdoor dining area and pool. A good sized, well-equipped, modern kitchen has granite work tops and a door to a rear courtyard. Casa Prado has four bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom is on the upper floor, it has a double bed, doors to a private balcony with delightful views over the pool and an en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower. Next to the master is an adjoining children's bedroom, with a sofa bed with a pull out bed underneath. The remaining bedrooms are on the floor below. There is a twin bedroom with a terrace, a double bedroom and a family bathroom and a shower room.
ExteriorFrom the living room there are patio doors which lead to a shaded and furnished outdoor dining area with a Weber charcoal barbecue. The large 9x4.5 metre swimming pool is accessed by steps in the shallow end and has optional pool heating at a supplementary cost. It has a surrounding, unobtrusive fence with a gate, which is ideal for families who need to keep their children away from the water, unless supervised. The villa is set in very pretty and secluded garden with a small lawn, there are swings for the children and Casa do Sol is set right by the village parkland with a convenient gate, it's a great place for them to play
AmenitiesLocated on the outskirts of the typical small town of Guia, this is a lovely place for an Algarve holiday. Here you can relax and enjoy your private pool or explore the local area and the fantastic beaches by day, then walk to a selection of restaurants in the evening. Our villas are in the Quinta dos Alamos community which is just one kilometre from the town centre and its famous Algarvian restaurants, one of which is where the Portuguese dish of chicken piri piri was created. There are also superb seafood and grill restaurants, plus an authentic local bar in the square. Although it's 6 kilometres from the coast you have a fantastic selection of beautiful sandy coves within a 10 minute drive, all have beautiful golden sand and impressive rock formations, sculpted by the sea with rock stacks, caves and rock pools. Gale beach is the closest and has two restaurants that look out over the sands so that parents can watch their children play on the beach between courses. Evaristo is a beautiful cove with an impressive and stylish fish restaurant and the coves at Coelho and Sao Raphael are also well worth a visit.
Just to the west of Gale is Salgadas beach, which has a vast stretch of sand and an impressive golf course to the rear. Elsewhere, golf courses are plentiful, with the five celebrated courses at Vilamoura within easy reach by car and over ten courses within a half hour's drive.
To the east of Guia is the famous resort of Albufeira, once a pretty fishing village, it is now a large resort taking advantage of the impressive beaches along its stretch of coastline. Although it can get very busy there is excellent shopping, bustling squares, markets and a few very good restaurants, some perched on the cliff tops with fantastic views over the beach and sea.
Within a few kilometres from our villas in Guia is the Algarve Shopping Mall, with a huge choice of shops, a food court, supermarket and multi-screen cinema, where movies are shown in their original language - mostly English. Across the main road there's a branch of Makro, take your membership card if you have one, for access to the superstore. Zoomarine Aquatic Park is a theme park with rides and various attractions with an aquatic theme. There's also a dolphin interaction programme where you can swim with the dolphins - this needs to be pre-booked. Several water parks are also within easy reach for a day of thrilling slides and fun.
ServicesMaid service is provided 3 times per week with a mid week towel change. For guests staying longer than one week there is also a weekly linen change.
Car RequirementsAlthough you can walk to most of the amenities and supermarket you will need a car for the beaches, sightseeing and a wider choice of facilities.
Location6 km to the nearest Beach
45.40 km from the Airport
7 km to the nearest Golf Course
3.60 km to the nearest Shopping Centre
1 km to the nearest Shops
400 m to the nearest Restaurant
2.80 km to Zoomarine Theme Park
7.80 km to Aqualand Water Park
7.70 km to Albufeira