|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Quinta de Oxalá is a stunning restoration and extension of an old farmhouse, perfect for a family holiday with a wide south facing veranda where everyone gathers for meals and leisure time. The house is uniquely designed, filled with antiques, interesting details and furnishings. There are plenty of spaces for everyone to find a favourite spot both indoors and outdoors, three verandas, two sitting rooms and many other outdoor areas to choose from. You can decide to dine indoors, on the spacious veranda or under an old carob tree shading the barbecue area overlooking the swimming pool. Beside the pool is a vine shaded terrace and a water fonte. A shaded bench beneath olive trees overlooks the water-lily pond. The farmhouse sits in open countryside on the outskirts of a small, unspoilt village. 3 golf courses and the fabulous sandy beaches of Carvoeiro and Ferragudo are within a few kilometres. Ideal for a family holiday or romantic getaway.
BJ is from Africa. In 1961 after independence in Tanganyika, the family with 7 children sailed across the seas to a new, hardly less wild environment in the Algarve, on the coast at Praia da Rocha. They bought an inn, the Solar Penguin and started life anew. Barbara Jane (BJ) pursued an artistic career, working in film as designer. Film took her all over the world. Portugal is once again her home. It has changed a lot since 1962, tourism, democracy and EEC membership have brought it swiftly into the 21st century and has become a comfortable as well as friendly place to live and to holiday. BJ also travels regularly to Tanzania making films. This gives her opportunity to be where she is happiest, on safari photographing the African wilderness or in Portugal. Welcome to her home, Algarve.
Barbara Jane Boulter purchased this farmhouse in 1996
Exploring the unspoilt village of Estombar I saw a 'for sale' sign, went down the path and saw the almonds, the olive trees, the space, what a beautiful place! And a tumbledown farmhouse just inviting restoration.
Private and relaxed for just 2 or plenty of space for 8 people. The big, south facing veranda, so important on holiday in the Algarve, where you eat, play, snooze and entertain. The natural warmth of the pool with a large shallow end for children to play. So many places to choose from to relax. Oxalá is an indoor-outdoor heaven, lots of sun and lots of shade.
-We come to Oxalá every year, the children treat the quinta like a second home and won't go anywhere else. Fam. le Coze.
-I tore myself away from Oxala, it wasn't easy. Saudade saudade ... do I know the meaning of that word by now ... that veranda ... heaven!
C v/d Molen.
Special interest holidays:
Ask about our Painting Holidays.
Wide sandy beaches and coves along the coast at Carvoeiro are from 4kms. Windsurfing, sailing and safe swimming for children at Ferragudo 4kms.
Faro airport 56km. Car recommended. Main bus route and train station are only 10 minutes walk away.
Village of Estombar is 5 minutes walking distance. Carvoeiro and Ferragudo beaches 5 kms. Portimao and Lagoa 5 kms. The Moorish Castle at Silves 9 kms.
Within walking distance ATM, chemist, morning marketplace and small grocery stores, catholic church, cafés, bars and restaurants in Estombar village. Slide and splash Waterpark 1km. Zoomarine dolphinarium 14km. Fontes freshwater spring pool, picnic site and amphitheatre 1 km. Carvoeiro Club Tennis Club and Gymnasium 3km. River cruises from Portimão harbor 5 km. Horse riding 9 kms.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
This property is ideal for 2 people or up to 8 people.
Changeover Day is Flexible.
Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Extra days pro-rata.
Air conditioning cooling/heating is extra on request.
Discount for long lets in winter months by arrangement.
Deposit - 30% by cheque or bank transfer to hold booking.
Payment in full plus 150 euros returnable damages deposit 7 weeks prior to arrival.