Algarve Architectural • Silves, Portugal

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Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 750/wk
What we like about this property

Located behind an unassuming facade on a street where only locals live, this is an unexpected gem. A traditional house that’s been completely renovated with the help of renowned architects StudioArte, it is a striking, modern space with vintage furnishings, splashes of local color and a devotion to relaxation. An exceptional vacation home for rent in Portugal, perfect for four to six guests.

Description

This newly renovated home in Silves is a treat for the senses. A modern conversion tucked behind a traditional facade, it’s not only visually striking, but it’s also made for relaxation. Three terraces offer beautiful views across the rooftops, and are great spaces in which to unwind after spending a day exploring the Algarve. 

Enter the property via the traditional timber front door, and you’ll find yourself in a hallway flooded with light and with traditional hydraulic mosaic tiles on the floor, leading to the living room filled with eclectic design pieces. We love the curved wall-mounted bookcase in the living room that dates back to Fifties Czechoslovakia, the Vistosi Murano chandelier made with 36 glass disks in the hallway, and the Jiri Jiroutek black-and-white chest of drawers in the multi-functional room (both from the Sixties).

The house is filled with photographs of the region and local contemporary art, and bold handmade tiles are used liberally. The hallway and living room floors feature Projecto Mosaico tiles from Sintra, the master bathroom, lower level bathroom and the kitchen are lined with ArteVida tiles from Estremoz. These are the only two factories in Portugal that still make hydraulic mosaic tiles.

The living room is a cosy space that leads into the kitchen and the first of three terraces, which has beautiful views across the town. A staircase leads to the open-plan master bedroom/bathroom with its vaulted wooden ceiling and free-standing bath. It, in turn, leads to the top-floor lounge terrace. The place to spend afternoons and watch sunsets, this terrace has a lounge sofa, as well as an outside shower and an outdoor ‘kitchen’ (with sink, refrigerator and washing machine). 

There is an additional double bedroom on the lower level, with a huge bed and large window; and a multi-functional room between the staircases that can serve as an additional bedroom or lounge. On the lower level you will also find the third and largest terrace with sun loungers, mattresses and parasols, as well as another outside shower. 

This vacation home for rent in Portugal is a great space for up to six guests. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The house and outdoor areas all have wifi access, the bedrooms have Smart TV, and the living room has internet TV and a Raumfeld sound bar. There is air conditioning, a wood burner and electric floor heating.

Other amenities include a DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, filter coffee maker, kettle, toaster, juicer, hairdryers, beach towels, bags and umbrellas. Linens and towels are provided. A cot and high chair are available upon request. 

AROUND

The villa is located in the old city center of Silves, which is well known for its Moorish architecture, including a striking castle and cathedral. It’s within walking distance of several great bars and fine eateries, including Marisqueria Rui, one of the best seafood restaurants in the Algarve.

Downtown, with its quaint boutiques, is 200m from the house. The nearest beach is 15km (15-20 minutes by car), and there are 20 golf courses within a 30-minute drive.

LOCATION

Silves, Algarve, Portugal. Nearest airport: Faro (63km).

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Spring to fall. Discounted rates are offered for winter.

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Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Algarve Architectural, Silves, Portugal | vacation home rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type2 extra large kings, 1 sofa bed that can be made up as double or twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 bathrooms, all with rain showers, one with waterfall shower and one with a free-standing bath
AccommodateSleeps 6 guests
InternetWifi in indoor and outdoor spaces
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesFrom €750-1,600 per week
Minimum Stay4 nights
ViewRooftops of Silves, with the surrounding hills and river Arade at the horizon. On sunny days, Monchique and Foia, the highest points of the Algarve, can be seen from the highest terrace.
Notes

Check in: 4pm

Check out: 10am

Security deposit: €300 

Cancellation up to 8 weeks before the first day of the booked stay: the deposit amount. Cancellation from 8 weeks before the first day of the booked stay: the full invoice amount.

Rates include: Cleaning and change of linens once a week; final cleaning

Wood for the log burner is available at additional cost.

Rate Table

Rates per week:

  1-2 guests 3-4 guests 5-6 guests
January, February, December, Christmas and New Year €750 €850 €990
March, November €850 €950 €1,100
April, May, June, September, October €1,000 €1,150 €1,300
July, August €1,300 €1,450 €1,600

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  • Hans Tjallema, January 26, 2017

    We enjoyed our two-weeks stay in Algarve Architectural very much. The house offers all modern comfort in an authentic surrounding. The open design makes the house feel spacious and luxurious. The house is very well equipped and when extra help was required, the house manager was there to take care of this. Even in January it was possible to enjoy the sunny weather on 1 of three terraces with a nice view over the city.
    The location in Silves is convenient enough to leave our car parked in front of the house and walk to the shops, the nearest supermarket or one of the (excellent) nearby restaurants for a great meal. Based on the available information in the house we also had no trouble in finding one of many golf courses to play a couple of rounds. The neighbors gave us an intimate insight in all-day Portuguese life which added an extra to the experience of celebrating our holiday in this villa instead of a hotel or resort.
    Algarve Architectural offered us everything to enjoy our stay in the Algarve. We are sure to come back soon.

    Hans Tjallema

    The Hague, The Netherlands

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