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Child Friendly River House

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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Silves, Faro District, Algarve
Ideal for families & 20 minutes from the beach. A baby friendly property with cots, high chair, baby den with tent, changing mat, bouncer, bottle sterilizer, stair gates, bed guards, toys & potties. A good selection of DVDs, board games, puzzles, cookery books for adults & kids.

Outdoor swings, trampoline & table tennis to keep the kids amused. Quad bike adventures are a 10 minute walk.

Great location for sunsets & star gazing. Walking and cycling map details picnic spots, scenic look out posts, bird feeders and all routes start and end at the River House. Meals in the fridge/freezer, a cook on demand or on-site master cookery classes can be arranged. The main town is less than a 5 minute drive with supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, take away outlets, coffee shops etc.

The villa benefits from its own private e...
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Listing #HL132185
About the Owner
Cheryl S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
Interaction with guests
Our villa manager will meet and greet you to help you settle in. We have a comprehensive folder, at the villa, with suggested activities and restaurants to help you plan you holiday.
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We all loved this villa!!! We stayed here as a family attending a wedding locally. The river view and wildlife was spectacular.The villa was so well equipped, especially for our 10 month old grandaughter, with suitable toys and equipment all set out ready.We enjoyed drinking...More

1  Thank Pol_135
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

It was a pleasure having you and your family staying at our villa and we look forward to your next visit :-) P.S. We also do weddings at the villa.

Reviewed 7 September 2015

Cheryl, you and your house make holidaying with a large group so easy. From booking to end of holiday was brilliant. The grandchildren absolutely loved it and the pool was ideal. We were sad to leave.

1  Thank caldyboy
Cheryl S, VR Owner at Child Friendly River House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

A lovely, friendly family! Looking forward to your next visit at the River House.

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Reviewed 17 April 2015

The River House is a perfect location for a relaxing family holiday. We travelled with teenage children and grand-parents. The accommodation is extremely well appointed and quite luxurious, with great layout of upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. The surrounding area is just lovely with gorgeous views...More

1  Thank Kate L
Cheryl S, VR Owner at Child Friendly River House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Good to hear you enjoyed Hugo's quad bike adventure experience, it is so handy to have him next door!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(4)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
- Min. age of primary renter is 21 years old - Provide us prior to the 1st day of the Holiday Period all information requested in order to pass it on to the Portuguese Immigration...
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Cribs
    2 Fulls
    6 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$879 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A deposit of 30% of the total cost is required to confirm the booking and the balance of 70% to be paid 42 days prior to the arrival date. On arrival day rolls, meat, cheese, milk, coffee, tea and juice will be there for you.Cleaning and Laundry:- Towels and linen changed weekly.- Additional cleaning on request.Holiday Extras:- Home made meals delivered to the villa.- Book a cook for the week or part there of. Healthy children's menus are available.- Baby hampers delivered prior to your arrival.- Grocery hampers delivered prior to your arrival.- English speaking baby sitters available. Security Deposit - £500 Residential gourmet cookery courses. Details on request.
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About the neighbourhood
Kayaking near Lagos is a great way to explore the caves along the coast.

The Moorish town, Silves, is on the river & has a castle, cistern well in the archaeological museum, magnificent cathedral & the Cruz de Portugal (Cross of Portugal). Lots of shops & lovely restaurants to enjoy. Rui's restaurant is very good for seafood, the English Cafe near the castle has great views or try one of the riverside restaurants.

The area around the villa is very peaceful as it is in a protected nature reserve and you are only 5 minutes away from the shops in S B Messines and 15 minutes from the historical town, Silves. Some of the best beaches in the Algarve, Falesia and Olhos d'Agua are only 20 minutes away.

Silves is the perfect setting for the annual Medieval Festival in Augu...
Getting around
A car is necessary.
The train from the Tunes rail station routes up north to Lisbon.
The train from the Messines-Alte rail station routes south to Lagos stopping at interesting towns such as the historical town Silves, Ferragudo, Portimao, Meia Praia (lovely beach), and Lagos or you could go directly to Albufeira.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Faro, about 45 minutes: 40.0 km
Railway: S.B.Messines: 3.0 km
Ferry: Portimao: 40.0 km
Faro airport is a 45 minute drive by car. Lisbon airport about a 2.5 hours drive by car. Seville (Spain) is about a 3 hour drive by car. Gibraltar is about a 4 hour drive by car. A train can be taken from Lisbon to S.B.Messines.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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Algarve Villas (10,172)
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