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Attractive Villa with Pool in Quiet Countryside Near Sea

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Last updated: 04/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:0.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/02/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Suitable for guests with moderate disability but not severe disability...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Large number of books ranging from the classics to contemporary fiction and travel books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Some DVD's at the house but it is sensible for guests to bring their own...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Balderdash, playing cards and other games are available...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    A few classical and jazz CD's are available...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    Radio , CD player and docking station provided...moreless

  • Television:

    Portuguese Television but currently only Sky news is available in English...moreless

  • Toys:

    Duplo, jigsaws , drawing books and crayons ...moreless


  • Family


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning except in two bedrooms which are suppied with fans. The air conditioners are used to heat the villa in winter months...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Open fire . Logs easily available in local stores...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good quality linen in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating for up to eight guests...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Car port providing shade and plenty of parking also available for several cars if required....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    Free use of telephone for local calls, and foreign calls may be received but not made....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels except beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many saucepans and cooking utensils in various sizes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large number of dishes, plates, mugs glasses etc...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric fan oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Larger refrigerator with freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Balcony outside first floor bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Pretty garden with variety of trees and flowers including hibiscus and bougainvillea...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 7 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay

early Summer
May 26 - Jul 13, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 14 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Autumn 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Autumn
Oct 9 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Winter 2018
Dec 1 - Mar 3, 2018
7 night min stay

Mar 4 - May 26, 2018
7 night min stay

Early Summer
May 27 - Jul 14, 2018
7 night min stay

Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2018
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Sep 3 - Nov 2, 2018
7 night min stay

Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $102.26
  • No additional mandatory fees


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:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/02/2017
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
O Pescador
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach

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


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Benagil, Carvoeiro, Portugal:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/02/2017

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  • Southern aspect of the villa.

    Southern aspect of the villa.

  • The pool through the garden arch

    The pool through the garden arch

  • Reading in the shade

    Reading in the shade

  • Catching the sun

    Catching the sun

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The master bedroom ensuite bathroom

    The master bedroom ensuite bathroom

  • The main living room

    The main living room

  • A side view of the house

    A side view of the house

  • Welcome to Vila Borboleta!

    Welcome to Vila Borboleta!

  • The Algarve

    The Algarve

  • Looking south

    Looking south

  • The view from your chair

    The view from your chair

  • Getting together for lunch

    Getting together for lunch

  • The pool

    The pool

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The galleried living room.

    The galleried living room.

  • One of the twin bedrooms

    One of the twin bedrooms

  • Looking towards the sea

    Looking towards the sea

  • The surrounding countryside

    The surrounding countryside

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