Villa in Boliqueime, Vilamoura, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location And Sea Views
About Sarah Hutchings
We are sisters Lesley-Anne and Sarah and Casa Nova was handed down to us by our mother. We both live near the sea on the South Coast in England and try and get out to the Algarve as much as possible.
Sarah Hutchings purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Sarah Hutchings chose Boliqueime
Set in the peace and tranquillity of Malhadais, just outside the bustling village of Boliqueime, Casa Nova’s location couldn’t be more perfect. As an artist and writer respectively, we crave the space, light and seclusion of its rural setting and have enjoyed many wonderful holidays here with family and friends. The villa is equipped with everything you should need for a memorable holiday and its pool and gardens are totally private.
What makes this Villa unique
With easy access to many local amenities including: restaurants, golf (at nearby Vilamoura), beaches and water sports: Casa Nova has it all. So if it’s an antidote to the stress and strain of modern life you’re after, look no further, this is it!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A relaxing tranquil and comfortable haven!
Having just returned from a three week stay in Casa Nova we are completely recharged and relaxed. The villa is perfectly positioned as a base to explore the Algarve both the local towns and beaches, we found that a car is essential to do this. The villa is very comfortable with the outside area & pool much larger than the photos suggest, the views to the coast are fantastic, we spent most of our time outside!! We were also very well looked after by Remco and the maid who kept everything spotless. We would definitely love to return and will certainly recommend Casa Nova to friends and family. We will remember our 2018 summer holiday very fondly and one where we were able to relax and chill out, we could have stayed for three more weeks! Thank you Sarah for letting us stay in your lovely villa!
It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay. We'd love to welcome you back anytime and thank you for your lovely comments.
Lovely house with pool. Private and quiet area. Car necessary.
This property is private with private pool. Very lovely house. House is clean and the master bedroom is upstairs with a private roof terrace. The pool is not heated. Not able to sit inside the pool (weather temperatures were 19 & 20 & 21 degrees) but I did dip feet in while enjoying the private outside space. The area is quiet and peaceful. In my opinion a car is necessary. Nearest beach was felasia beach (15-20 mins drive) which was always quiet and lovely sand, lots of steps to get down to beach. Lidl and Aldi 5-10 mins drive in boliqueime. Shopping centres have bigger supermarkets inside. Albufeira tourist area is not far if driving and has lots of restaurants, bars and escalators to take you down to the beach. In Albufeira we had to pay for parking in a multi-storey car park. The road leading up to the house is a narrow single track road but it is only used by the few houses nearby and we rarely saw another car on this road. Our flight arrived in the morning and we were able to get into the house earlier than stated as the house was vacant the day prior. Communication with owner was good and we were sent detailed information before visit. Kitchen has pots pans utensils cooker and fridge freezer and kettle. Lots of restaurants in the shopping centres too. Overall I would recommend to a friend. I would recommend a car. Can get chilly at night. We enjoyed our time here with 3 year old child. Very lovely house. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Blissful getaway in a wonderful location
Casa Nova was one of the loveliest places to relax in. A beautiful villa in a quiet, peaceful location surrounded by olive, lime, fig and almond trees.
Everything you needed for your stay was available, it was hot when we stayed, so we ate outside every evening - the BBQ was a great asset and the kitchen was well kitted out and well stocked to meet all our cooking needs.
The house is very clean, with a lovely decor - and when it was chilly in the evening, it was really cosy inside. The tiles in the bathroom were great!
Some of the best bits of the stay was the outside space - there was only two of us, but if there were more, we imagine having the terrace from the master bedroom upstairs as well as the 'ground floor' area, would avoid making the space feel too crowded. The pool was brilliant, cool and clean - much needed after too much sun!
We chose to stay at the villa after a busy stint in Lisbon a few days before, so we didn't go out much. Saying that, we wandering down to the village and ventured to Loulé for a couple of hours; The village is small, but has a couple of cafés and bars, small supermarkets and a good looking fishmongers which only opened for a few hours each day. Loulé had a food market selling lots of fruit, meat and fish as well as some good wine!
Communication with Sarah was brilliant- very easy and she quickly answered questions and offered some excellent information about the area and gave very clear directions to the property. While Sarah was not in Portugal at the time, Remco greeted us on our arrival and was very welcoming and answered any questions we had as well as being just phone call away.
I would highly recommend this listing as somewhere to stay, it was everything that was needed for a very relaxing getaway. Thank you Sarah!
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. You would be welcome to stay anytime, we'd love to accommodate you again.
Very simple to book and Sarah was really helpful with answering various questions.
The team once in Portugal were excellent. The villa was clean and kept clean, plentiful towels and support/questions answered quickly.
The villa was simply perfect. It had everything you could need/want and was so pretty. We spent the majority of time outside and the pool was fantastic. The views from the villa are also lovely all helped by wall to wall sunshie and a lovely breeze.
The area is great, plenty to do including keeping 17 and 15 year old girls occupied. Fab beaches, crazy golf, shopping, watersports, caves, great restaurants and pretty villages.
We can't sing the area and the villa's praises more highly
Thanks for your lovely review Catherine. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and your family. We do hope you'll visit Casa Nova again sometime. We'd love to welcome you all. Sarah
Casa Nova is a rare find. Set in a beautiful, tranquil country setting, yet close to bars, cafes and restaurants this was a perfect slice of heaven for us. Remco the manager was great: helpful and informative about the area but respectful of our privacy and the cleaning lady is lovely! Sitting on the roof terrace with a cold glass of white wine enjoying the setting sun and sea views was utter bliss. We can't wait to book again for next year.
From the moment we arrived, we felt any stresses melting away. Casa Nova is truly a little slice of heaven. The house is welcoming and cozy with every amenity you could ask for and it is just SO pretty. We found it the perfect oasis to return to after a busy day of exploring the beaches or the nearby villages and it was also the perfect oasis to do nothing at all but to stay poolside and look out at the lovely view to the sea. Morning coffee on the terrace and a glass of Vinho Verde on the upstairs patio at sunset became an easy tradition. Remco, the house manager, was so kind and welcoming and the house was spotless - thank you, Sao. It goes without saying that we didn't want to leave but would certainly love to return. Thank you, Sarah, for being such a pleasure from the beginning and for letting us share your home. Cheers, Susan & Louise, Stratford ON Canada
Thank you so much Susan and Louise for your lovely comments. We loved having you to stay and you would both be welcome back anytime! Sarah
Special interest holidays:
Additional services offered to guests are painting lessons (with artist Jessica Dunn), yoga classes by Tracy McCluskey and bespoke BBQ's hosted at the villa by a local chef. Prices on enquiry and payable locally.
Travel: Car hire is essential.
Faro airport is approx 30 mins drive.
Boliqueime village 2 km (15 min walk)
Loulé 14 km
Albufeira 13 km