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Figs on the Funcho - River House

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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vr.accommodationType.40.short_171f
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. 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 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 enclosed infinity splash pool, with a shallow large step perfect for toddlers. Downstairs bedrooms have double patio doors leadin...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. 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 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 enclosed infinity splash pool, with a shallow large step perfect for toddlers. Downstairs bedrooms have double patio doors leading onto the lawn and pool. Upstairs bedrooms have Juliet balconies with views of the river and hills. Lounge with large screen TV. Large kitchen with a large island & has folding doors opening onto an al fresco shaded eating area for 12. Garden is well lit for night entertainment. Modern bathrooms, two having double basins. Hairdryers in all the bathrooms. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 2405/AL
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
- 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 & Borders Service - You and each member of your Party have appropriate travel insurance in place to cover your stay at the Property during the Holiday Period - Keep the Property safe and secure at all times during the Holiday Period (including by ensuring that all external doors & windows are locked when out)
Bedrooms
2 Doubles6 Singles4 Cots
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Cheryl/ Graham S
Hosting since June 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe key can be found in the key safe. Owners contact numbers displayed in the villa.

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Ana F
Ana F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AWESOME COUNTRY HOUSE
The location is excellent with beautiful views of the river. The house is awesome. Well-equipped, comfortable, beautifully decorated. The owners provided us with everything we needed. I highly recommend this house.
Visited August 2021
Written 11 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MilchenMey
MilchenMey
Cascais, Portugal6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beyond expectation
Everything I wanted an more. Exciting introduction to healthy food. Peace and calm with a symphony of chirping birds,vistas i haven't enough words to describe. I must steal a quote from a very famous celebrity on a terrace in a well known city in Switzerland.... "THE BEST THING TO DO HERE, IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING" I Left rested, rejuvenated, and planning to return soon.
Visited June 2021
Written 26 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pol_135
Pol_135
Pewsey, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic high quality villa
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 the wonderful Portuguese local wine whilst looking out at the sunset. Definitely a child friendly property. We would love to return!
Visited June 2017
Written 12 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
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.
Written 19 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caldyboy
caldyboy
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect, couldn't fault a single thing.
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.
Visited August 2015 Travelled with family
Written 7 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
A lovely, friendly family! Looking forward to your next visit at the River House.
Written 10 September 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate L
Kate L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful and Luxurious accomodation
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 over the river, lovely walks and activities close by. We went quad biking which was a highlight, and ended in a swim in a cooling natural reservoir. The property is secluded and private, so a very peaceful place to relax by the pool, yet still close enough (30 mins), to the Algarve beachfront and water parks. A highly recommended holiday rental property, with very approachable and friendly owners.
Visited August 2013 Travelled with family
Written 17 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
Good to hear you enjoyed Hugo's quad bike adventure experience, it is so handy to have him next door!
Written 10 September 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

STUDIO-DY
STUDIO-DY
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place where you relax and experience the rural Algarve
I have fully enjoyed my stay at the River House with my friends. The house is brilliant and the setting is stunning. It is situated on a hill, overlooking the river and right on the 'Via Algarviana' (300km walking path). The infinity pool is very inviting and the terrace and decking are beautiful. This is a place to find peace, relax and spend quality time with friends or family. I am taking my parents and my kids there in October for a week long holiday. I can't wait.
Visited March 2015 Travelled with friends
Written 16 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
We are looking forward to your return visit in October. Enjoy the Sagres birdwatching festival :-)
Written 10 September 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Victor A
Victor A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An outstanding villa in and idyllic location
A fabulous villa in an idyllic location. Perfect for a family visit which included 4 children aged 4 and under. The villa is equipped to an extremely high standard and the local manager made sure the villa was prepared and ready to meet all the requirements we had made. The views are spectacular from this secluded spot which allowed us to really unwind and spend some quality time together.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with family
Written 11 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
The views are beautiful and every window has a gorgeous view. Thank you for looking after the villa during your stay and we really look forward to your next visit.
Written 16 September 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jackie Y
Jackie Y
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday destination for our family and friends
I travelled to the River House with my husband and 10 month old baby together with another family of 3 with a baby and also one single friend. The house accommodated us all wonderfully. The five bedrooms are air conditioned and really well appointed. The linen was wonderfully crisps and the downstairs bedrooms had fans and lovely ensuites. We spent most of the time either in the kitchen or in the garden. The kitchen is massive and has every kind of dish, utensil, pot you can think of. It's seriously impressive. We had a bbq every night at the house and ate outside in the garden. The bbq is serious and we had a lot of fun trying different things. The outdoor furniture is really comfortable too. One of the most amazing things about the house is it's location. From every angle, you're hard pressed to find a neighbour or house. It's so remote! Truly relaxing! We found that most things were a 30 minute drive from the house, so it's very accessible. The only things I would mention that weren't perfect was the lack of a bath despite having more than enough space and also not having any local tv stations or the bbc to watch the World Cup. Overall it was an amazing holiday which we won't forget!
Visited June 2014
Written 26 June 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cheryl S
Cheryl S
We are happy to hear that you had an amazing holiday at the River House and that you found the villa so comfortable and well equipped. My husband loves the BBQ too and refers to it as the space ship! Unfortunately we lost our TV channels when the satellite was repositioned but we are looking into other options so that we can provide a variety of TV channels including British. The installations of the baths are on our to do list! Thank you for taking your time to provide us with your feedback and we hope you have the opportunity to stay with us again in the not too distant future :-)
Written 7 July 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rachel430
Rachel430
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous house in a beautiful tranquil location - great for all kinds of groups.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in October - it is so peaceful, very spacious and extremely well equipped (especially for babies). We always tried to make it back to the house for sunset by the pool as it was so pretty! Arvril was wonderful, very helpful on arrival and had done some extra shopping for us also. And the house was spotless!
Visited October 2013
Written 9 January 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joshuamhardie
Joshuamhardie
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
good, well-set up house in nice spot
We stayed at the River house with 6 children under 6 (!) and one other couple. Its a very well set up house for kids - good number of bedrooms and bathrooms, very safe (but very small) simming pool, excellent BBQ, trampoline and enough space to wander. Plus Sky TV for when you need a break.... Its also close enough for trips to the beach - 30 mins or so - water parks etc, so easy to do a jaunt each day. The only plea I would make is to focus on the trimmings a little more. Its such a great house that the extra investment in more than 1 loo roll when you arrive, a few more (very nice) Krups coffee capsules, sharp knives etc. Little details, and not a problem, but fixing them would take away the tiny final issues. Overall though, very happy.
Visited August 2013
Written 10 September 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Map
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 August with it s narrow, cobbled streets leading up to the castle to a medieval market place. Trestle tables & hay bales are laid out next to the barbecues & spit roasts in the 'dining' area & strolling musicians & jugglers entertain. A typical Portuguese village, Alte, is extremely attractive and has a perfect shaded spot with cool spring waters. Fonte Grande is an ideal place to take the kids and their water inflatables for a day out when they have had too much sun. This area has picnic tables, BBQ facilities, cafe & restaurant. You can walk (or drive) out of the village & along the river for about 2km to the Queda Vigario, the largest waterfall in the Algarve. Caldas de Monchique was a fashionable spa in the early 20s. Famous for it warm springs. Have lunch in the quiet square under tall shady trees. The region is well known for its medronho (brandy made from the fruit of the strawberry tree) & the scissor chair (wooden chair). There is a pleasant walk in the forest along a stream. En route to Caldas de Monchique visit the Foia peak (902m) the highest mountain in the Serra de Monchique & enjoy views of the entire Algarve coast on a clear day. The River House villa's sunset pool deck has un-interrupted views of the river and hills and is ideal for bird watching or star gazing. Spring has a wonderful show of wild flowers. The cistus with its grey-green leaves produces masses of white flowers that shimmer in the sunlight. Quad bike adventures suitable for all ages is a mere 10 minute walk from the River House. Days trips into the hills with lunch can be arranged. The River House walking guide map for self guided walking & cycling with picnic spots, hunters lookout posts & bird feeders marked on the map. All routes start & end at the River House. The self guided walking map of the area around the villa can be used for cycle routes. We're half way on the Via Algarviana, a walking/cycling/horse riding path that runs between Lower Guadiana & Cape St Vincent. The Silves municipal walking route passes the house to the church on the hill . A tiled plague describes the battle scene in detail that took place over 100 years ago. A day trip to Villa Termal Das Caldas De Monchique, offers a variety of well being programs, thermal treatments & spa programs. The waters are believed to have medicinal properties. The Hilton hotel also offers fantastic spa programs.
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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
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 spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
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.

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