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Large ground-floor apartment with communal pool, close to village & beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (sleeps 4), private courtyard

Situated in the Mato Serrao part of Carvoeiro, just one and half kilometres north west of the picturesque and highly popular resort centre, Vila Nova is an attractive, well maintained, low rise collection of thirty six apartments built in older, more traditional Portuguese style.

2C is a ground floor apartment & has a spacious living/dining room with TV & DVD (please bring your own DVDs), fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (one double, one twin) & two bathrooms (one en-suite). At the rear of the apartment is an enclosed private courtyard with patio furniture & BBQ. To the front of the apartment is an informal enclosed area with table and seating. A cot and high chair can be provided on request. The living room also has a wood-burning stove (for the cooler winter months).

Mobile WiFi is available (via Vila Nova reception or book online at at an additional cost of 3.50 EUR per day.

Ideal for family holidays, Vila Nova has a grassy children`s play area, a large inviting swimming pool plus a kids paddling pool, pool table, restaurant & snack bar, mini-market and reception.

The Vila Nova restaurant is excellent and reputed for its fresh fish.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE so please ensure you have your holiday insurance in place before booking in the unlikely event that you may need to cancel your holiday.

More Details

Justin & Joy Dobbs
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know we had a great time at your apartment.

Thank you
Jul 2016
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Mato Serrão Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Adjacent to twin room, shower is separate from the bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to master bedroom, shower over the bath
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite to Bedroom 1 (with king size bed) Bathroom 2 is adjacent to Bedroom 2 (with twin beds)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , A travel cot is available - please bring your own cot sheets
  • There is space for travel cot in either the twin bedroom or in the master bedroom. Please note the maximum occupancy is 4 persons including children (plus an infant in the cot).
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please note: * This is a non smoking apartment * We do not accept pets The internal space of the apartment remains relatively cool in the hotter summer months and for this reason it has not proved necessary to fit air conditioning. However, individual cool air fans are provided which can be placed in the bedrooms or the lounge as required.


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Large ground-floor apartment with communal pool, close to village & beach
average rating of 4.5625 based on 20 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very spacious and was perfect for the four of us and was well equipped, just like a home from home. A secure patio at the rear which is great for young families and a great place to enjoy breakfast. A real bonus was the apartment stayed lovely and cool, even in the scorching weather. The pool was great for small children with an extensive shallow end, but still enough space for adults. The small shop on the complex was very convenient and baked fresh bread every morning. The lady working in there was very welcoming and was great with our two boys. We enjoyed a nice meal in the restaurant, and again, this is very convenient when you feel like a lazy day. It is a 15 minute walk down to Carvoeiro, which was easily manageable, even with our 4 year old boys. If we visited Carvoeiro again, then we would definately think about staying here. Carvoeiro is a lovely place, and we would recommend it for young families.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing and comprehensive review! We're always pleased to hear our guests love our apartment, the Vila Nova complex and the surrounding area as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Lovely family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to apartment 2C this time we had our 18mth grandson Blair and we had a brilliant time. Apartment was ideal for Blair very safe patio and the pool and play park on complex ideal. The apartment is very well equipt with cot & highchair provided and the maid service excellent. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of our apartment. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a good holiday and found the apartment and the Vila Nova complex suitable for your wider family.
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Fantastic sized apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week here and it was fabulous! The apartment is very spacious and well equipped; washing machine, dishwasher etc. The owners have really made this a home from home with excellent information on the surrounding area. The terrace was ideal for evenings in with a BBQ and large table and chairs. The complex is lovely, with a great pool and comfy sunloungers - always a must! The restaurant serves beautiful food and the location is good. About a 10 minute walk in, 15 minutes back up a few hills, but nothing we couldn't manage with our toddler! The town itself is lovely, with lots of restaurants to choose from. I highly recommend the walk from the town to Algor Seco, a bar/restaurant set in the cliffs and made easily accessible with a buggy with the new boardwalk. I would highly recommend this apartment for a wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment within walking distance Carvoeiro

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in this apartment. It was clean, well appointed, comfortable and spacious.

We found it convenient for walks into Carvoeiro and we also found the complex it is situated in to be quiet and relaxing during our stay. The restaurant was very nice too.

Thank you for sharing your apartment with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This property was very well appointed with everything we needed. The property is in a lovely complex with a well maintained communal area, play park and pool. The on site restaurant was the best we ate in during the holiday. The villa was clean, spacious and well organised. There was extra bedding for the colder nights and plenty of towels. I Would certainly recommend this villa and hope to go back myself as soon as possible

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, well situated apartment

  • 4 of 5

A well appointed apartment on the pleasant well established Vila Nova complex, walking distance to Carvoeiro, but only a short drive to several other beautiful local beaches and attractions. Supermarkets also a short drive away. The Vila Nova shop was closed when we stayed in April, not sure if that was just a seasonal thing. The restaurant on site is well worth a visit.

The apartment is well presented, well maintained, clean and well equipped. The owners are a pleasure to deal with. We would definitely book again. The only thing missing for me would be internet access, but that may not be a requirement for everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Vila Nova restaurant (on the complex)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Carvoeiro (below O Boteco restuarant)
Car: recommended

The journey time from Faro Airport to the Vila Nova Apartments when travelling directly by car is approx 45 minutes. We provide all guests with directions and map. Vila Nova is situated close to many safe, sandy beaches, with the local beach within walking distance. The Carvoeiro Tennis Club and the large Intermarche supermarket are just a 5-min drive away. In Carvoeiro village (15 mins walk) there is an excellent choice of local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, a post office plus pharmacy, doctor and dentist (although we hope you won't need these last two!). There are also several world-class 18-hole courses close by including: Carvoeiro Golf; Pinta & Gramacho. Also in Carvoiero, Vale De MIlho provides the option of the shorter 9 hole course .Fun days out for the younger ones include, Slide 'n Splash (10 min drive), Crazy Golf World & Zoo (15 min drive) & Zoomarine (20 mins drive). The sites & surf beaches of the West Coast are also within an hour's drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

PLEASE NOTE: DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE so please ensure you have your holiday insurance in place before booking in the unlikely event you need to cancel your holiday.
PAYMENT TERMS: As indicated in the Payment Terms, a deposit of 25% of the rental cost is required to secure your booking with the balance (75%) payable two months before your arrival date.
Rates include gas, water and electricity used during your stay (except for winter bookings). Bathroom towels (but not beach towels) and bed linen supplied. Laundry/cleaning charges are included. Please remember to bring your own towels for use at pool or beach.
WINTER BOOKINGS: (December to March): additional charge for gas/electricity which is charged per consumption. Meters will be read on your arrival/departure. Payment to be made to Vila Nova Reception in Euros cash prior to departure. Reduced rate for stays of 30 days or more during winter season - please contact us.
NOTE RE SECURITY DEPOSIT: We request a security deposit of £100 / 100 euros payable with your balance payment. This deposit is held against any damage that may be caused to the apartment or its contents during your stay. The deposit will be refunded to you 5-7 days after your departure provided no damage to apartment or contents has been caused. Vila Nova management will inspect and confirm this to us.
A NOTE RE KEYS: One full set of keys will be provided on arrival. Should you lock yourself out, please contact Reception. However, if you lose any keys you will need to pay for replacements. The replacement cost for the big key for the wooden door is 20 euros and for a set of the smaller keys 15 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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