Casa Marecol (Alojamento Local 3002/AL) is a modern family sized villa built among other individually designed properties in a highly-sought-after, mature, small, residential development just north of the archaeological site at Alcalar, a very well equipped holiday home with full air-conditioning. This relaxing rural setting is within easy reach of sandy beaches, golf courses, The Algarve Motor Park in the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande and the historic towns of Alvor, Portimão, Lagos and Silves.
Villa in Alcalar, near Alvor, Western Algarve, - Private Pool, Beautiful Monchique Mountain Scenery And Peaceful Countryside
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Gina Bates
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We didn’t want to leave!!
We stayed at Casa Marecol in July 2018 and frankly....didn’t want to leave! The villa was really well kept, comfortable, immaculately clean, well equipped and felt like a home from home. It had lots of character too with the owners art work displayed around the property.
The gardens were stunning, peaceful, beautifully maintained and a total pleasure to spend time in. Again there were some lovely personal touches too....like fairy lights around a couple of the specimen plants that came on at dusk.
The pool was fab! Although a little too deep at the shallow end for our 5 year old to stand in, we had hours of fun in the pool! It wasn’t heated (we knew that!) but it was warm enough to comfortably swim and play in without the need for a child’s wetsuit.
The BBQ was great and we ate at the villa a lot. The only comment that I would make was that the table was at the other end of the property to the BBQ but I guess that could have been overcome by moving the furniture.
The villa is near to Alvor which is one of the loveliest places that we have visited in the Algarve. Alcalar itself is a quiet, friendly residential area a short drive away from Alvor so a car is essential. However, we felt that it was a great central base for exploring the rest of the Algarve. It suited us well.
Gina, the host was brilliant! She answered all our queries on the run up to our holiday and ensured that all arrangements were without worry. She met us at the villa when we arrived and explained everything that we needed to know and was on hand to answer any queries thereafter about the villa (although we had none!) or things to do. She also arranged for some basis supplies and treats (beer and wine!) for our arrival which we thought was a lovely touch. She made us feel very relaxed and welcome.
You could tell that Casa Marecol is much loved and cared for by its owners. We shared that feeling for the ten days that we were there and felt sad to leave!
Thank you Gina for making our stay so special!
You're very welcome :-)
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Marecol, very relaxing, spacious and comfortable. Well situated to visit the Algarve region and access beaches. Thanks to Gina for a great vacation.
You're very welcome :-)
Absolutely lovely villa with all the facilities we needed accommodate a toddler and a one year old, owners couldn't have been more helpful, arranging a camp bed for our daughter and a travel cot for the baby. Pool and garden are beautiful and all the bedrooms are large, comfortable and en suite with excellent showers! Easy to get to beautiful places like Alvor and Lagos, we will definitely book again when we come back to Portugal in future!!
Thanks for the excellent review. We look forward to your return visit sometime :-)
Beautiful well equipped villa!
Part of me doesn't want to leave a review, as would love to keep this villa a secret. However Gina was so helpful and friendly, they deserve the word to be spread on this amazing villa!
The villa's location is perfect... Quiet and secluded (but not remote), however only a 10-15minute drive to the beautiful beach of Alvor. (A car is definitely a must to be able to explore this tranquil area).
The villa itself is extremely clean and well maintained, a true home from home, which is so well equipped with all manner of crockery, kitchen utensils etc..
The favourite aspect of the villa for all of us was the superb pool (plus the pizza oven/BBQ). The pool was larger than we expected and so much so most days we chose to lounge around the pool before heading out in the evening.
We had a slight issue with the pool hose during our stay, which Gina rectified quickly and professionally, with easy contact being made when needed.
The only constructive criticism we could give, is although the beds are beautiful high quality pieces of furniture, the mattresses were not to our liking, which did result in a few sleepless nights for all of us.
We will certainly be returning as we have only been home a few hours and already miss our 'second home' ☺️.
Thanks for the 5* review :-) Just a note about the mattresses - the king size bed has a posturepedic backcare support which has more springs per mattress than ordinary beds and each of the single beds has a miracoil spring system for comfort and support. Such a shame that these weren't to your liking, but great news that you are planning to return :-)
Spacious, well maintained villa with perfect pool for teens!
We had a great week at casa marecol. The villa was very well prepped for renting, with everything you could need. The kids - and the adults! - loved the pool, which we really needed as it got hotter as the week progressed. Great location for visiting other places. We went to portimao, Lagos, Luz, burgau, silves and monchique. Really interesting area - we will come back to see more. We used the barbecue nearly every day, to the background noise of our own friendly - and very noisy - cricket! Thank you for a lovely holiday.
We are happy that you had a lovely holiday and a great week.
Gorgeous and spacious villa
We had a great stay in Casa Marecol. The villa was beautiful and very spacious for our family of 5. The villa was spotless and very well equipped. Gina, the property manager, was very helpful and welcomed us when we arrived on our first night and had food and drink in the fridge for us. I would recommend anyone staying here hires a car, as it's expensive to get a taxi into Alvor or Portimao.
Great holiday and highly recommend Casa Marecol.
We are really pleased that you had a great stay at Casa Marecol. It can be quite expensive to get a taxi to Alvor/Portimão - usually about €15/€18 to go one way in a 7 seater. Good idea about hiring a car. To fully enjoy your holiday in this countryside location a car is essential to get out and about.
Many beautiful sandy beaches are within a 20mins drive; Alvor 8km, Praia da Rocha and Meia Praia 10km. Beaches on the Atlantic Algarve west coast are about an hour away and well worth the trip.
To fully enjoy your holiday in this countryside location a car is essential to get out and about. We can help you to get good value car hire. Hire cars can be collected at Faro International Airport which is about 75km via A22 Motorway, a 45mins – 1hr drive. Directions to the villa are sent on booking.
Some local places of interest: Alcalar – archaeological site, 2km. Alvor – nightlife, shops, beaches, 8km. Lagos – nightlife, shops, beaches, boat trips, scuba diving, banks, zoo, 14km. Odiáxere – shops, cafes, multibanco (cashpoint), post office, 10km. Portimão – nightlife, shops, beaches, banks, hospital, 7km.
The Algarve Motor Park - one of the most modern race circuits in the world with a Karting circuit, off-road circuit, sports complex, technology park and tourist resort. It is 4.5 kilometres north of the Algarve motorway (A22) and only a 10-minute drive from Casa Marecol, Portimão and Lagos.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please advise us of the dates you would like to rent Casa Marecol. These dates will be reserved when we send you a booking form. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required with the completed booking form (or payment in full if less than 8 weeks before departure). Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £200 must be paid with the balance (refundable within 2 weeks of end of rental less any damage, repair, breakage, additional costs, if incurred). Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day. To allow time for cleaning, occupancy is usually taken up after 4pm on the day of arrival and vacated by 10am on the date of departure unless by prior arrangement. Notes on prices: The owner is willing to consider offers, negotiate and discount prices for bookings of 2 or more weeks. Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Minimum let 1 week. Payment can be accepted by cheque in UK pounds or Euro by prior arrangement.