Villa Renilla is a recently renovated property in a quiet area, just 9km inland from the centre of Albufeira. Located on the top of a hill, the property is surrounded by orange and almond trees and has an amazing outlook across the beautiful countryside to the sea in the distance.
Inside, the main house is spacious with a blend of modern finishes and traditional touches with almost every room benfiting from the exceptional views. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a large breakfast table and leads through to the open plan living/dining room with rustic fireplace and an abundance of natural light. The four bedrooms in this part of the house are each unique with cheerful themes and bright colours.
There is also an annexe next to the pool area with a kitchen, dining area and a further bedroom.
Outside is quite special with panoramic views, a raised terrace above the pool as well as a large pool terrace with alfresco dining area which is supported by the kitchen in the annexe. There is also a mini football and basketball pitch and a volleyball net providing some extra entertainment for the younger or more energetic guests.
It is hard to believe that Albufeira is only a short drive away where there are some of the most stunning beaches in the Algarve as well as a wealth of restaurants and activities.
Rental License 91285/AL
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Originally the Moorish capital, Silves is now a thriving community with a bustling riverside complete with pavement cafés, cobbled walkways and cycle paths along the river. The vegetable and fish market is best on Saturday morning, spilling onto the narrow shopping streets, where an old fashioned hardware store and haberdashery sit alongside souvenir shops and bakeries selling delicious cakes. Silves is home to Rui's, one of the Algarve's longest established restaurants which serves excellent fish and seafood.The sandstone castle stands high above the town and has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and the River Arade. The cosmopolitan Café Inglês is next door to the castle and has an interesting menu and live music on Saturdays and Sundays (advance booking is usually required).
Despite its proximity to the coast, Paderne is very much a traditional village. Local produce is traded in the markets here and in nearby Algoz and Messines. There
are several restaurants at prices a good deal lower than on the coast; the black pig at Moiras Encantadas is a particular favourite and for wine lovers, the owner of Veneza has one of the most extensive lists we have ever come across along with a menu offering the best of Algarvean cuisine. Paderne is a thriving village and has a chemist, bank, post office, one or two small shops (which might stretch to be called mini-markets) and a very good fruit shop. It is worth remembering that in rural areas it is often possible to hear dogs, donkeys and other four legged friends!
Things we love
This is wonderful walking country, largely unaffected by tourism and a great example of the 'real' Algarve , with good, inexpensive restaurants.
Things to be aware of
You may hear occasional traffic noise from some of the properties and once again, most country people keep dogs.