“The Villa of Ed, Lover’s Nest, is very beautiful, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and nicely decorated with an atmosphere that made us immediately feel at home. It has a lovely and spacious garden and seating area with large swimming pool, sauna and barbecue. The Villa is located in a nice quiet rural area (where you are awakened in the morning with birds singing!) and various shops, the fresh produce and fish markets and the towns of Moncarapacho and Olhão within short driving distance. Lover’s Nest is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful coast and villages of Algarve. Ed gave us a very warm welcome, he is the most perfect host, gentle and friendly. We have enjoyed his good humour, balanced outlook on life, wisdom and above all just the gentleman that he is which have made an everlasting impression on us. We are very privileged that Ed made this exchange possible and thoroughly enjoyed the stay and we wish to extend our sincere gratitude for his great hospitality. Hannes & Johlene Mossel Bay, South Africa ”
ED's reviewsAs a host (6)
“The Madrugada’s house, is very spacious, comfortable, well equipped and nicely decorated with an atmosphere that made us immediately feel at home. The house is located in a nice quiet area and the towns of Algarve (Faro, Lagos, Portimão, Sagres, Vila Real de Santo Antônio, Loulé and Silves) within short driving distance. It’s the perfect base for exploring the beautiful coast and villages of Algarve. Ed gave us a very warm welcome, he's perfect host, gentle and friendly. We're very privileged that he made this exchange possible, thoroughly enjoyed the stay and we wish to extend our sincere gratitude for his great hospitality. Marcia & Luis / Porto de Galinhas, Brazil ”
“Quinta Botanica is tucked away like a secret, the gardens are extensive and full of olive and jakaranda trees. The kids loved the pool and the table tennis and all the space and they couldn\'t believe the orange trees. The house was clean and spacious with marble floors and grand sliding glass doors. Ed was very friendly and helpful and we had a great time in Portugal with three kids.”
“We have spent almost 4 weeks on dolce vita, Quinta Botanica during july 2016. What a fantastic exchange and holiday. The house was large, comfortable with a nice pool, complete secluded privacy, a nice BBQ, and lush beautiful gardens and surroundings. We felt in love with Fuseta and fuseta Island. Eating excellent fish at casa corvo, and enjoying the boat trip to the Island and spending the days there, The islands east of Faro have kilometers long white, not crowded beaches, nice snack bars clear, green water, excellent for swimming. . We enjoyed also day trips to tavira / tavira Island, ilha farol, praia de marinha and Lagos as well as Sagres. Ed was an excellent host. Communication went easy all the way, with prompt replies. Everything went smooth at arrival and departure, and he left our home exactly like we left it. My brother and father had the great pleasure of meeting ed in person in Oslo. We will have great memories of this exchange and we wish this wonderful host all the best for his future swaps.”
“Ed has several luxurious villas on his estate, developed after many years of hard work. The estate is located close to the authentic Portuguese village called Moncarapacho and between the larger cities of Faro (with its International airport) and the beautiful Tavira. Guests can spend all the time at the resort relaxing by their own private swimming pool or perhaps playing a game of tennis on the estates court. This is an ideal location as the coastline in the Algarve is some of the best in the world and the weather is perfect. I was also lucky to be able to spend some time with Ed who also lives some of the year on his estate. Ed is very knowledgeable on many subjects and has traveled extensively so has a lot of interesting stories to tell. A wonderful home exchange.”
“We had a very nice week in Portugal. You need a car to get around but there is beautiful nature and incredible beaches, and nice villages. We liked nearby Culatra and Tavira islands, Loule, Tavira and Cacela Velha. Ed is such a nice person, it was very pleasant to exchange homes with him. We stayed at Dolce Vita which has lots of outside equipment to sit or lie in the sun. The house was spacious, the equipment is a bit out of date but for a holiday it was fine. It was lovely to meet Ed shortly before our departure. We recommend this home exchange.”
Where is it?
Landgoed QUINTA BOTANICA heeft nog 4 andere vakantievillas die als vakantiewoningen worden verhuurd. Deze liggen verscholen tussen het groen in het park van het landgoed. De weelderige tuinen, die soms jungleachtig aandoen, hebben een oppervlakte van meer dan 13.000 vierkante meter waar men nog kan genieten van de rust, de natuur met zijn vogels, krekels, salamanders en kameleons.
Hier is de stress van de onrustige wereld erg ver weg als je met een boek ontspannen op een ligbed bij een van de schaduwrijke prielen of ergens bij een vijver aan het genieten bent. Hooguit het gekwaak van de kikkers, rondcirkelende libellen, vogels die even wat water komen drinken, of een schildpad kunnen je nog afleiden of je aandacht trekken.
Gewoon heerlijk op een ligbed in alle rust de zonnestralen diep in je door laten dringen en wegdromen zonder enige verplichtingen. Dat is echte vakantie.
Quinta Botanica is landelijk gelegen aan een doodlopende weg in een groene zone waar geen nieuwe huizen meer gebouwd mogen worden. De zeer schone lucht (er is geen industrie in de Algarve en de zeewind waait de lucht schoon) zorgt ervoor dat hier de sterrenhemel in al zijn glorie, met bijna dagelijks de melkweg, nog valt te bewonderen.
Vanaf de Quinta kan men heerlijk wandelen, fietsen of uitstapjes maken in de naaste of verre omgeving.
Als de rust teveel wordt is er voor de sportliefhebber een privé tennisbaan met prachtig uitzicht op het achterland. Daar kan men ook basketballen, volleyballen of badmintonnen.
Ook is er een trampoline met veiligheidsnet –voor het geval u teveel energie hebt of voor de kids - en een tafeltennishoek ergens in een schaduwrijke hoek van het landgoed.
Er is een voldoende parkeerruimte aanwezig maar LOVERSNEST heeft een eigen prive carport.
Quinta Botanica beschikt over een eigen helihaven voor noodgevallen in geval van bosbranden of een trauma helikopter.
Het helikopter platform is gelegen op Coordinaten: N 37.06660 graden / W 7.78182 graden.
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