Chic Algarve

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

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Located in the stunning Ria Formosa region in the heart of the Portuguese Algarve, Chic Algarve is a beautiful beachside villa absolutely dripping with timeless elegance. Sleeping up to fourteen guests across seven bedrooms, this unique luxury retreat has been built for making memories. Set among four hectares of olive, carob and almond trees, Chic Algarve could not be more aptly-named, from its white stone walls and cosy enchanting interior to its south-facing position - offering you and your guests front row seats to the ever-changing seascape and transporting your back in time to a simpler age.

The rooms of Chic Algarve are warm and inviting, with a soft, natural decor, tiled floors and comfortable, well-crafted furnishings. There are two well-equipped kitchens, two barbeque areas, and plenty of indoor and outdoor dining areas, making this stunning villa the perfect choice for two or more family groups travelling together. Added luxuries include underfloor heating, two private pools, the use of paddleboards and kayaks during your stay, and a daily meal service!

Chic Algarve has four double bedrooms and three twins, so accommodating everyone should be no problem! Six of the rooms have ensuite facilities, with the seventh room (a twin) sharing the main bathroom with the rest of the house. The bedrooms are spacious, light and airy, decorated in light, neutral tones and with mosquito screens at the windows for extra comfort.

Outside is no less spectacular, with those incredible ocean views taking centre stage. Aside from the two private pools and terrace with sun loungers, hammocks and shaded areas in which to both eat and relax, guests here also have access to the private beach - making it an ideal location for family groups who are travelling with young children. There is a private boat that will ferry you to and from the beach as needed. The area is untouched and serene and is home to some 20,000 regular water birds, including flamingos. It’s also a popular area with the local fishermen for clamming, and those staying at the villa could certainly catch a glimpse of this time-honoured tradition during their stay. Guests at Chic Algarve are sure to want to spend their time looking out over the ocean as the sun sets, enjoying a glass of something and enjoying the unique experience of stepping back into an ageless era away from the hustle and bustle of the ‘normal’ tourist experience.


***Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

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What you should know…

  • A stay at Chic Algarve offers total peace and quiet and a tranquil atmosphere. Guests come here to truly get away from it all and enjoy each other’s company in beautiful surroundings. Ria Formosa might not be the ideal location for those who want to enjoy a more bustling, urban environment
  • You are just two minutes from the beach - and you have private access! Simply pack up a picnic in the morning, hop on the boat, and spend the day on the white sands
  • If you’re a fan of seafood, you are in luck, as clams, mussels, and oysters are all a local speciality and can be prepared for you by the in-house chef

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Beachfront

The Villa

Relaxed chic with no creature comfort or understated luxury left wanting, this imposing luxury Algarve rental home instantly transports you from the stresses of real life to the yesteryear world of gracious living.

East House
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, library, fireplace and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and access to the terrace
- Well equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

West House
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, library, fireplace and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and access to the terrace
- Well equipped kitchen
- Shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a private terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (6 x 4 m; max depth 1.70 m)
- Children swimming pool (5 x 3 m; max depth 1 m)
- Large patio and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Underfloor heating
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Access to a beach via skipper/boat


***Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chic Algarve
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chic Algarve is located in one of the most unspoiled areas of the Algarve, in the heart of Ria Formosa Natural Park. The area is famous for its stunning scenery, fishing and birdlife and is a place of breathtaking natural beauty. Visitors are attracted to the area because of the rich array of wildlife, in particular the birdlife, which includes flamingos, egrets, cranes and oystercatchers. Another unique and friendly species you’re sure to encounter on your holiday is the Portuguese water dog. These long-haired beauties help the local fishermen as they work, diving and catching the fish that are caught in the nets and really are a sight to behold.

The waters here are shallow, with the lagoon acting as a nursery for many oceanic species, and shellfish farming here accounts for 80% of the country’s clam exports. These, along with mussels, razors and oysters, are used in the area’s restaurants and eateries to create traditional gastronomic specialities, so be sure to visit one of the many seaside restaurants while you are here.

If you want to travel further afield from the nature park itself, it’s worth exploring nearby Cacela Velha, a beautiful and quaint town filled with whitewashed cottages and rich in historical heritage - including a fortress, from the top of which you can enjoy fantastic views of the nearby lagoons. A visit to nearby Olhao is also a must, which features well laid-out guided walks that allow you to explore all of the different aspects of life in Ria Formosa. Here you’ll be able to learn about the salt marshes which are in abundance in the area, as well as find out about traditional agriculture practices or visit a traditional farmhouse, a tidal mill, and even the Roman ruins. While in Olhao, be sure to take a boat trip - either one that specialises in birdwatching or fishing or one that takes you on a tour of the barrier islands. You can even take a silent, solar-powered boat trip or, if you’re feeling especially adventurous, charter your own sailboat and explore for yourself.   

If you’re after total rest and relaxation, you can’t go wrong with a holiday in the Ria Formosa region of the Algarve. Spend your days exploring the dunes, paddling in the sea and watching the world go by before sampling some local cuisine by the beach as the sun goes down. Life doesn’t get better than this.

***Please note that there is a nudist beach nearby the property.

Read more about Estoi

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(29 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Olhao Ferry Port

(15 km)

Nearest Village Rato

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Faro

(23 km)

Nearest Restaurant Os Fialhos

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Somwhere Else Bar

(11 km)

Nearest Supermarket Coviran

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Homem Nu Beach

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Benamor Golf Course

(16 km)

Nearest Tennis Tavira Tennis Club

(11 km)

Note

Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.

THE REGION

Estoi is a fascinating little town hidden away a few kilometres from the Algarve coastline. It makes for a perfect home base while exploring the region, although there is not much going on in the village itself.

Estoi is simple and picturesque, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs. You can begin your exploration of the region’s history right here with the Palácio de Estoi, an exquisite rose-coloured rococo palace which is open to the public and nowadays run as a hotel.

Close by there are also the ruins of a Roman villa dating all the way back to the 2nd century AD. But most of what you’ll be doing in the village of Estoi is relaxing and looking on as local life goes around you, as well as travelling to explore the Algarve on your own terms.

ABOUT THE ALGARVE

Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Chic Algarve offers the kids all the space they could possibly need for a relaxing holiday among nature. With beaches to explore, shallows to paddle in and wildlife to spot, a holiday here will transport children back to a time before smartphones and electronic devices! That’s not to say they can’t enjoy both while they’re here, of course; Chic Algarve has WiFi and a TV - so they can still enjoy those home-from-home comforts while the adults prepare breakfast or a beachside picnic.

The bedrooms at the villa are split into doubles and twins, so it should be easy to accommodate all members of the family, whatever their age. The kids will be thrilled to discover that Chic Algarve features not one but two private swimming pools, as well as a shaded lawn area on which to play. Parents should be aware that one of the pools is at ground level, and the other has a raised surround with steps leading down into the water, so caution should be exercised when little ones are playing in the vicinity. All in all, Chic Algarve is a lovely option for families with children, with plenty to see and do in a beautiful natural setting.

The beaches in the region are particularly picturesque, and there are many small islands off the coast of Ria Formosa to explore as a family. One of the most interesting to visit with the kids is Ilha da Armona, where the endless golden sands offer a bounty of shells for collectors. Despite being one of the few islands that are inhabited, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lack of vehicles here, which gives the island a real paradise-island vibe and allows you the opportunity to explore the harbour and the village with the kids without fear of traffic.

During the summer months, the kids will be enchanted by the colourful blossoms that adorn the front gardens of the pretty island houses - many of which have become quirky little shell palaces with great attention to detail. The island is easy to explore, with good, pushchair-friendly footpaths, so enjoying a leisurely walk as a family is stress-free. Wind your way through the village and stop at one of the cafes or bars for ice cream, soft drinks and a coffee before letting the kids blow off steam at the little playground. As you reach the last bars and houses of the village, the path becomes a wooden walkway that leads to the long southern beach - the perfect spot for an evening picnic, before heading back to Chic Algarve - tired and happy - to wind down with an evening swim or a swing in the hammock before bed.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Beachfront

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not included in the rental price, please enquire.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Daily cleaning included; bed linen changed once a week and towels changed twice a week.
Other Ts and Cs Daily meal service comes as part of the rental price but guests will have to pay for the cost of food & beverages needed. Menus will be supplied by an in-house cook and all dietary restrictions will be adhered to.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that this property is on request, and availability will be confirmed within 48h.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 6% VAT Portugal

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £12,606 £17,649
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - £17,649
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £14,007 £19,610
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - £21,571
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £25,493
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - £21,571
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - £19,610
Nov 1st 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 - £17,649

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €13,726 €19,216
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - €19,216
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €15,251 €21,351
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - €23,486
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €27,756
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - €23,486
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - €21,351
Nov 1st 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 - €19,216

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $14,868 $20,816
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 - $20,816
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $16,520 $23,128
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - $25,441
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $30,067
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - $25,441
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - $23,128
Nov 1st 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 - $20,816

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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