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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Known to locals as ʻThe Potʼ, the Melting Pot offers a traditional English style watering hole in the centre of Quinta Shopping. You never know who you might be standing or sitting next to in here, from millionaires to holiday makers, ʻThe Potʼ is comfort and cool mixed into one. A friendly smile from the bar staff greet you, and manners do seem to be the norm, with an ʻexcuse me pleaseʼ as someone walks past! It certainly makes a change to be in a polite but fun environment I must say. The bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages, cocktails, wines and snacks, all at good prices considering the...

    Have a drink with the elite at ʻThe Potʼ

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Known to locals as ʻThe Potʼ, the Melting Pot offers a traditional English style watering hole in the centre of Quinta Shopping. You never know who you might be standing or sitting next to in here, from millionaires to holiday makers, ʻThe Potʼ is comfort and cool mixed into one. A friendly smile from the bar staff greet you, and manners do seem to be the norm, with an ʻexcuse me pleaseʼ as someone walks past! It certainly makes a change to be in a polite but fun environment I must say. The bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages, cocktails, wines and snacks, all at good prices considering the...

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  • Britons looking for an affordable second home or income-generating rental property might find what they’re looking for in the beach paradise of the Algarve in Portugal. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) reports an expected increase in distressed properties in Portugal in the first quarter of 2012 which presents opportunity to British investors who are looking for a good deal. Rics senior economist Josh Miller suggests that this is the ideal opportunity for Britons looking for a second-home or rental property to branch out and grab a bargain which offers fantastic views and an enviable location in an area that boasts high letting demands. Escape from the average UK home price of £228,385 and soak up 300 days of...

    Distressed Properties Create Investment Opportunities in the Algarve

    Britons looking for an affordable second home or income-generating rental property might find what they’re looking for in the beach paradise of the Algarve in Portugal. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) reports an expected increase in distressed properties in Portugal in the first quarter of 2012 which presents opportunity to British investors who are looking for a good deal. Rics senior economist Josh Miller suggests that this is the ideal opportunity for Britons looking for a second-home or rental property to branch out and grab a bargain which offers fantastic views and an enviable location in an area that boasts high letting demands. Escape from the average UK home price of £228,385 and soak up 300 days of...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

    Giselas Restaurant – A ʻChocolate Boxʼ delight of gastronomical deliciousness !

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: With a very Italian flair and feel, La Terrazza is authentic in its dishes and surroundings. Right in the heart of the Praça and next to Montys where I do admit to a few excellent nights out recently! The elegant dining room is Italian themed, but as the weather is so good I chose to sit on the terrace. There is also a great view of the centre stage here, so not only can you worship the heavenly nights here, you can listen to the entertainment! The one big thing I have noticed amongst all the places I have visited in the Praça, is the seamless way all things flow. I...

    La Terrazza Restaurant – Italian Style and Chic in a Warm and Inviting Setting

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: With a very Italian flair and feel, La Terrazza is authentic in its dishes and surroundings. Right in the heart of the Praça and next to Montys where I do admit to a few excellent nights out recently! The elegant dining room is Italian themed, but as the weather is so good I chose to sit on the terrace. There is also a great view of the centre stage here, so not only can you worship the heavenly nights here, you can listen to the entertainment! The one big thing I have noticed amongst all the places I have visited in the Praça, is the seamless way all things flow. I...

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  • Stunning South-Facing Villa just 5min from the Heart Of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago Impressive villa with ample proportions and high quality fittings. South-facing and within 5-minutes drive of the beach and golf resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa has an impressive back and front entrance with electric gates and underground parking. All of the bedrooms are double rooms with fitted wardrobes and are light and spacious. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite, whilst the others make use of a shared bathroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total. The living room is large and has it’s own fireplace, with patio doors that take you out to the pool terrace and garden. The kitchen...

    4 Bedroom Villa Property for Sale in a Quiet Location in Vale do Lobo – €650,000

    Stunning South-Facing Villa just 5min from the Heart Of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago Impressive villa with ample proportions and high quality fittings. South-facing and within 5-minutes drive of the beach and golf resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa has an impressive back and front entrance with electric gates and underground parking. All of the bedrooms are double rooms with fitted wardrobes and are light and spacious. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite, whilst the others make use of a shared bathroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total. The living room is large and has it’s own fireplace, with patio doors that take you out to the pool terrace and garden. The kitchen...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Situated in the centre of the Praça, Amore is to pizza and pasta as my favourite Kurt Geiger left heel is to the right!! Essential dining, including meat and fish, there is something for everyone on this menu. Seated outside the striking red and black restaurant on the terrace, I order the Salmone Marinato,( fresh salmon marinated with ginger lemon & herbs, finely sliced over toasts ), followed by Tagliatelle al Spinaci, ( ribbon pasta with spinach, diced bacon, fresh cream and parmesan ). Vale do Lobo Praça is like a friendly little village. The elderly couple doing their crossword and noisily challenging each other over the correct answer from yesterday...

    Amore Pizza and Pasta heaven & introducing the Amore Deck Bar

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Situated in the centre of the Praça, Amore is to pizza and pasta as my favourite Kurt Geiger left heel is to the right!! Essential dining, including meat and fish, there is something for everyone on this menu. Seated outside the striking red and black restaurant on the terrace, I order the Salmone Marinato,( fresh salmon marinated with ginger lemon & herbs, finely sliced over toasts ), followed by Tagliatelle al Spinaci, ( ribbon pasta with spinach, diced bacon, fresh cream and parmesan ). Vale do Lobo Praça is like a friendly little village. The elderly couple doing their crossword and noisily challenging each other over the correct answer from yesterday...

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  • Literally on the border of Vale do Lobo, this recently built 6 bedroom villa has some outstanding features for families looking to buy a property. Location: It is quietely located off Vale do Lobo, literally on the border of the resort overlooking the Ocean Golf Course. It is in residential neighbourhood of the Fonte Santa, which is a quiet and security patrolled location. The villa is only a 15min walk from the beach, and local beach bar restaurant! The most famous and mouth watering “Chicken Shack” restaurant, Marufo’s” is only a 2minute drive away. Being so close to Vale do Lobo, naturally means that you are also in close proximity to supermarkets, luxury restaurants and bars, the medical centre, tennis and sports clubs,...

    6 Bedroom Villa for Sale near Vale do Lobo with Sea Views, Golf Views, Games Room and Cinema Room – €2.4M

    Literally on the border of Vale do Lobo, this recently built 6 bedroom villa has some outstanding features for families looking to buy a property. Location: It is quietely located off Vale do Lobo, literally on the border of the resort overlooking the Ocean Golf Course. It is in residential neighbourhood of the Fonte Santa, which is a quiet and security patrolled location. The villa is only a 15min walk from the beach, and local beach bar restaurant! The most famous and mouth watering “Chicken Shack” restaurant, Marufo’s” is only a 2minute drive away. Being so close to Vale do Lobo, naturally means that you are also in close proximity to supermarkets, luxury restaurants and bars, the medical centre, tennis and sports clubs,...

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  •   One of the most remarkable features about this property is that it is a 2 minute walk from the sandy beach and the Atlantic ocean. It has recently been refurbished with modern finishings. There is ground level parking with a beautiful hand crafted calcada (cobble stone) pathway that takes you to the main entrance. On the ground floor of this fantastic villa there is an open plan dining and living room, with patio doors which take you out to the 6 x 3.5 metre swimming pool, a BBQ, large terrace and breath taking ocean views. The kitchen is light and spacious with modern appliances and stone work surfaces. In total there are 4 bedrooms: On the ground floor: Twin...

    4 Bedroom Villa for Sale with Swimming Pool, Walking Distance to the Beach, and Sea Views

      One of the most remarkable features about this property is that it is a 2 minute walk from the sandy beach and the Atlantic ocean. It has recently been refurbished with modern finishings. There is ground level parking with a beautiful hand crafted calcada (cobble stone) pathway that takes you to the main entrance. On the ground floor of this fantastic villa there is an open plan dining and living room, with patio doors which take you out to the 6 x 3.5 metre swimming pool, a BBQ, large terrace and breath taking ocean views. The kitchen is light and spacious with modern appliances and stone work surfaces. In total there are 4 bedrooms: On the ground floor: Twin...

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  •   A truly lovely modern and spacious apartment with some unique features such as a rooftop jacuzzi with sea view! There is a beautiful spacious open plan living room which has sliding doors that take you out to the south-facing balcony. The duplex apartment comes with a fireplace, air conditioning and modern day kitchen fitted with granite work-tops and top of the range appliances sich as a dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, etc. So from the main open plan and kitchen area there is a stairwell that leads up to the top floor where the bedrooms are located. Both of the bedrooms have their private bathrooms (ensuite), fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, and modern finishings. Finally there is the roof-terrace which is...

    2 Bedroom Ensuite Duplex Apartment with Rooftop Jacuzzi and Sea Views for Sale – €395,000

      A truly lovely modern and spacious apartment with some unique features such as a rooftop jacuzzi with sea view! There is a beautiful spacious open plan living room which has sliding doors that take you out to the south-facing balcony. The duplex apartment comes with a fireplace, air conditioning and modern day kitchen fitted with granite work-tops and top of the range appliances sich as a dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, etc. So from the main open plan and kitchen area there is a stairwell that leads up to the top floor where the bedrooms are located. Both of the bedrooms have their private bathrooms (ensuite), fitted wardrobes, air conditioning, and modern finishings. Finally there is the roof-terrace which is...

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  • This article has been written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Moving abroad can be so exciting, but also full of apprehension for the incoming expatriate. Do you bring your own furniture? Do you buy here? There is just so much to consider. Furniture in Portugal is not to everyones taste, and can also be expensive. Many of us expatriates shop online in the UK and use The Algarve Freight Centres secure warehouse in Basildon as their delivery point. I furnished our whole house, including kitchen, giant range oven, double spa bath, hot tub, sauna, beds, sofas, the whole 9 yards via online shopping and Algarve Freight. Even with delivery I saved a considerable amount, and in these lean times, saving AND getting what you want...

    Thinking of moving to Portugal, or just want to bring out your golf clubs? Speak to the Algarve Freight Centre today!

    This article has been written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Moving abroad can be so exciting, but also full of apprehension for the incoming expatriate. Do you bring your own furniture? Do you buy here? There is just so much to consider. Furniture in Portugal is not to everyones taste, and can also be expensive. Many of us expatriates shop online in the UK and use The Algarve Freight Centres secure warehouse in Basildon as their delivery point. I furnished our whole house, including kitchen, giant range oven, double spa bath, hot tub, sauna, beds, sofas, the whole 9 yards via online shopping and Algarve Freight. Even with delivery I saved a considerable amount, and in these lean times, saving AND getting what you want...

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