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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 8

Vila Borboleta ('Butterfly Villa') is a spacious architect designed house standing in its own grounds. It has superb distant views of the sea from the first floor balcony and the Monchique Mountains are visible from the rear garden and kitchen window.The prettily tiled pool is surrounded by brick paving and the garden has a colourful display of hibiscus, oleanders and Bougainvillaea. The villa is comfortably furnished with country antiques and tradtional Portuguese furniture. There is an ample supply of china and cutlery and a range of cooking utensils and electric equipment. Each bedroom has a fan and in the winter there are several electric radiators and a lovely open fire for which logs can be oredered. Both bathrooms have twin basins in marble surrounds and each bath has an overhead shower and the ground floor bathroom has a separate stand alone shower.

The villa is about 2 km from a mini-market, 3 km from the market town of Lagoa, 5 km from Carvoeiro (an attractive and lively fishing village with bars and cafes) and 9 km from Portimao (a large fishing port and shopping centre). Intermarche supermarket is about 3 km on the Lagoa-Carvoeiro road. Golf, tennis, riding and many other sports can easily be arranged. Our maid, Lucilia, comes to clean the villa five times a week and changes the linen and towels once a week. She is happy to do personal laundry and ironing for our guests in return for a small tip. The normal changeover day is Thursday but alternative arrangements can be made before May or after September.

There are many pleasant walks, along the coast or inland,with good habitat for butterflies, birds and a profusion of beautiful spring flowers. Benagil beach is within walking distance and other fine beaches are a short drive away. Fish is a speciality in local restaurants and prices are very reasonable. Interesting trips can be made to Silves, the Monchique mountains,Cape St Vincent and the west coast.

More Details
Registration Number : 53619/AL

Jeremy and Sheila Friend-Smith
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Why Jeremy and Sheila Friend-Smith chose Lagoa e Carvoeiro

We chose this site on which to build our house as it has an ideal situation, in a lovely, tranquil rural area near the sea, yet not isolated. The French architect who designed our house created a spacious living area with a high ceiling which helps to keep the villa cool in the Summer ( in addition to air conditioning or fans in all rooms) and there is an attractive fireplace for log fires in addition to background haeting in the winter.

What makes this house unique

We love our rural location with lovely early almond blossom and pretty wild flowers in the Spring. From our villa we can see a large number of butterflies and birds,inculuding beautiful golden orioles. We also love our garden with the vibrant colours of hibiscus and bougainvillaea. The sea is a short distance away by car and if we feel energetic we can walk to Benagil or the 'Smuggler's Cove' beach ,mostly along quiet country tracks. However when we need to shop there are several supermarkets within a 5 minute drive and three attractive indoor markets in Lagoa, Carvoeiro. and Silves within easy reach. Any shopoholics staying with us can explore the shopping malls in Portimao which is about 8 miles from our house. We are also very close to the famous Porches Pottery where we bought many of the mugs, bowls and jugs.for use at the villa.


Lagoa e Carvoeiro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not play loud music outside the house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • Both bathrooms have pretty Portuguese tiles and have twin basins in marble surrounds. The ground floor bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and both baths have overhead shower fittings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 cot stored on galleried landing The pillows and linen are very comfortable. Each bedroom has a wardrobe or bult in cupboard wardrobe with hanging space and shelves and there are separate chests of drawers in three of the bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our maid cleans the villa, washes and irons linen and looks after the garden three times a week. All beds, as required, are made and ready for use when our guests arrive.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Attractive villa with pool in quiet countryside near sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Very great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have gone from wonderful holiday in this house.

It is very spacious, the terrace and pool are really nice.

The place is very quiet and secluded, no neighbors.

The car is essential. He just missed a wifi spot.

Thank you for a lovely stay.


  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review. It is good to know that you enjoyed your holiday in the peaceful setting of our villa. You will be pleased to know that free wifi is now available at our perhaps you might like to come again another year.
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this lovely villa this year. Villa was very well equipped with everything one needs, superb pool which was used quite a lot. Garden and pool were kept very tidy and clean. Location could not be better with plenty of places to walk, although a car is needed to get to local supermarkets and shops. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend this villa for a relaxing lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that you are returning to our villa next September.
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Holiday at Bobeleta Villa

  • 5 of 5

During a recent holiday to the Algarge we had the pleasure of staying at this wellequipped , attractive and beautiful villa in a serene and peaceful.region of Portugal offering amenities and good facilities including a swimming pool , barbecue area and ample space for a family holiday to remember. We had a fabulous and relaxing holiday. We definitely recommend Berboleta Villa as a holiday retreat. Mr & Mrs Appadoo Uk.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a fun time had by all

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our family holiday at the vila. The vila caterd for 7 of us me and my partner 3 kids and my mum and dad. The vila was very clean and well equiped with a lush pool .we had some realy great nights having a bbq and just relaxing by the pool .just a short walk to the local pub witch did lush food and a 5 min drive to the local town where the night life was great thank you vila bodaleta for a great stay we will definitely book agen

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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fab time at villa bobaleta

  • 5 of 5

My partner and i and 3 kids and mum and dad had a great time at villa bobaleta that caterd for 7 of us. It was clean and had everything we needed to make our holiday great. we had lush nights bbq and sat round the pool relaxing and just enjoying the time away .there was a local pub just a short walk that did lush food .a 5 min drive to the night life to the pubs clubs. This villa is in a ideal place and priced at a great rate we will definitely be back thank you to the smiths we did have a lush stay in villa bobaleta we recamend it

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

My wife,myself and our son and wife together with their three sons rented this villa for 6 weeks and left after 4!! The most upsetting point was the very stained mattress and two of the single mattresses were falling apart. The overall cleanliness was very bad. The saucepans were very scratched and virtually unusable. The bar b cue had not been cleaned for months and was in a disgusting state - we bought a new kettle one and left it there. Not one of the umbrellas was useable as they were torn and broken, the patio seat cushions were very old and had large rips in them. Around the pool the paving was broken and had large gaps, which was a hazard. As for being wheelchair friendly this is just not true. Both shower heads were broken. The managing agents were most accommodating and sympathised but their hands were tied, but they did manage to persuade the owners to buy new ones!! Too late for us!! There is no way this villa could be recommended until a complete refurbishment takes place. We have photographs to support all of the above.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very sad to read this review as it is contradicts the experiences of so many people who have appreciated the beautiful location of our villa and its facilities. Any issues raised were dealt with swiftly by the local agent and two sets of visitors who were subsequent guests said how much they loved the villa.
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
O Pescador
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

The villa is about 56km west of Faro airport and there is easy access via the motorway. It stands on top of a low hill in a rural area with several small-holdings and vineyards nearby. It is quiet but not isolated. There are pleasant walks in the countryside and along the coast. Beautiful beaches near the villa include Marinha, Carvalho and Albandeira. The fishing village of Benagil also has a pretty beach and several delightful restaurants. Silves, the former Islamic capital of the Algarve, with interesting remains of a Moorish castle has a lovely setting in the midst of hundreds of orange trees. Shopping enthusiasts will find plenty of scope in nearby Portimao and in the local supermarkets and covered markets of Lagoa and Carvoeiro.

Golf: Many 18 hole golf courses near the villa include Penina, Gramacho, Silves etc Palamares and Quinta de Lago are about a 30 minute drive from the villa

There is also a 9 hole golf course course very near the villa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $110.82

Negotiable rates for smaller groups in low season, also special rates for longer stay.
The deposit is non- returnable so guests are advised to make sure that their holiday insurance covers cancellation because of illness or unforeseen circumstances
The changeover day is normally Thursday but please ask if a Saturday booking would be more convenient and we will try to be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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