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Villa Feliz comprises four comfortable spacious one and two bedroom apartments from which to choose.It is situated on the edge of the small village of Portella de Messines in the Algarve region of Portugal.
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 (15 Min by car) 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 sandy beaches or night life, they’re 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
All apartments now have digital satellite TV (BBC Programmes) and WiFi internet access
Villa Feliz is in the Algarve region of Portugal which 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 Mediterranean resorts.
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.
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 our prices for Villa Feliz apartments 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.
Location: Sao Bartolomeu de Messines in Portugal
Nearest Airport: Faro at 40 Kilometres
Nearest Train: Messines at 3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach: beach at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary .
A lovely area of peace and privacy but only 30
minutes drive from Faro Airport, 5 minutes by car from the centre
of typical Portuguese market town (Messines) and 15 minutes by car
from sandy beaches, golf courses and amenities at Albufeira. A
general shop/bar is only 3 minutes walk and several good reasonably
priced restaurants are only 4/5 minutes by car.
Villa Feliz is only 4 minutes drive from the marker on the map below. We will give you directions