We hope and believe Casa Ouriço do Mar represents a hassle free holiday for the disabled wheelchair user. It has been adapted to suit people of all disabilities and learning difficulties with courtesy wheelchair accessible transport available. It is situated 20 minutes from Faro airport and is just a 5 minute drive outside the market town of Loulé.
Despite its proximity to Loule the villa is set in a very quiet countryside location. The property has a southerly aspect and is built into the side of a very steep valley affording breathtaking and stunning 180º views down and across a valley and out to the sea. Because the property is built into the side of a very steep valley it has 3 separate levels, each level is interconnected and accessed by a large Otis lift. On the lower level is the pool and terrace area; the middle level houses the 3 bedroom self-contained rental area and the top level is occupied by us. Guests park the adapted loan Berlingo on the middle level and have level access to their accommodation, using the lift to get to the pool where they have total privacy.
There is a local café/bar and a supermarket is just a 2 minute car ride away offering anything you should need 7 days a week. Loulé, only a 5 minute car ride away, offers many restaurants and cafes as well as plenty of shops, several supermarkets and the open air market which attracts visitors from afar every Saturday morning.
The accommodation can sleep six people and up to eight people with use of the 2 put up beds (extra charge). It comprises 3 twin air conditioned bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Two of these bedrooms are wheelchair accessible with wheel-in showers and wardrobes. The larger wheelchair accessible bedroom also has an electric profiling height adjustable bed with a Tempur memory foam pressure relieving mattress, bed sides and head/foot raise options plus the ability to add a grab bar/monkey pole. If an air-flow mattress is required we offer this at 75e/week extra.
The smaller wheelchair accessible bedroom also has wheel in shower and wardrobe whilst our one non-accessible bedroom has twin beds with ensuite including a bath and shower. The large open-plan lounge/dining area includes a 2 settees (bed settee is no longer available) and TV showing UK Terrestrial TV channels and a Sky digibox showing an entertainment pack of channels (no movies or sport). There is a portable telephone to make local calls and free WIFI.
The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine (in pool side store room), kettle, coffee maker and toaster. There is a large terrace with eating and barbeque area leading off from the lounge and kitchen (also accessible from car parking area), which has views out over the valley and to the sea - relax, enjoy the views and enjoy the sunsets!
Access to pool and large terrace area is from the lounge via a large 'straight in - straight out' 2 x 1.10 metre Otis lift. This area consists of a heated pool with hoist (both seat and sling options) and built in steps in the shallow end, pool side room with relaxed seating and fridge to keep your drinks cool, flat terracing surrounded by garden below. The salt water chlorinated swimming pool is 4 x 10 metres in size and is heated to 25ºC from the start or May to the start of October. The property also has softened water.
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