Algarve apartment rental
Our comfortable villa of four spacious one and two bedroom apartments is situated in the edge of the small village of Portella de Messines. It is a very pretty spot offering peace and privacy close to the pleasant inland town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines (commonly referred to as Messines), which lies about 15km north of Albufeira in the centre of the Algarve and is only 30 minutes by car from Faro Airport. We have welcoming local country bars and restaurants, which offer better value than the coastal resorts, and you will also savour the character and atmosphere of Portugal. The local people are friendly, especially if you make an effort with your phrase book.
Main shopping can be done in Messines or, for immediate needs, there is a small general shop only a few minutes walk from Villa Feliz.
If you want the sea or night life, it's only a 20 minute drive away.
For golfers, there are many superb courses from which to choose in an area 25 to 40 minutes drive from Villa Feliz.
It is a convenient base for enjoying the beautiful southern Portuguese countryside and visiting the many other interesting inland towns and coastal resorts. If you feel a little more energetic, historic Lisbon is a two hour car journey away
Try Villa Feliz for an enjoyable and most comfortable alternative to the traditional package holiday. If you are new to 'non package' holidays, we will be pleased to advise and help you make travel arrangements.
All apartments now have digital satellite TV (BBC Programmes)
Each apartment is fully equipped with linen, towels, cutlery, crockery etc., but beach and pool towels are not provided. Linen and towels are changed weekly or more frequently if requested
The two bedroomed apartments sleep up to a maximum of six people and the one bedroomed units up to four; all bedrooms have twin beds and double bed settees in the lounges.
Each lounge/diner is tastefully furnished with cane and pine furniture. Patio doors lead to the balcony with its own table and chairs.
The kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave and refrigerator.
Each apartment has digital satellite TV (BBC programmes) and heaters for cool winter evenings.
Sun loungers are provided..
Whilst Villa Feliz is fully insured, personal valuables and money are not covered and, as with any holiday, it is wise to take out insurance for these items and also for medical cover.
The Location & Amenities
The Algarve has a wonderful climate with plenty of sunshine and daily temperatures that do not usually drop below 60F(16C) in the winter or go above 90F(32C) in the summer. It is popular for golf, waterskiing, waterslide parks, windsurfing, sailing, tennis and horse riding. The Algarve is on the Atlantic coast which provides lovely cooling breezes which can be far less stifling than Mediteranean results.
The Algarve is much more than a summer resort, because it offers unique holiday qualities in the spring and autumn months. From Almond blossom time in January to the end of March, visitors will find the climate warmer than at home and ideal for many activities. There is plenty of sunshine in these months, but without the intensity of midsummer, and the air temperatures are ideal for walking, touring etc.. Some rain can be expected, but the result is a greener terrain than in neibouring Spain. It is also a time when many would say the countryside is at its best with wonderful displays of wild flowers in bloom.
An added bonus is that prices at off-peak times are appreciably lower than during the peak summer period.
For some, winter is also an appealing time to take a holiday for this is when it is truly quiet and relaxing, and when life reverts to a leisurely rural pace. Some rain can be expected in these months, but the result is a greener terrain than in neighbouring Spain.
The Algarve can be a very comfortable and enjoyable alternative to the prolonged and dreary UK winter and Villa Feliz is a good place for a holiday in all seasons.