tugal. - Peaceful Location, 5 Min Walk To Golf Course And Beac
What makes this Villa unique
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The photos don't do this property justice
We stayed for 2 weeks in this beautiful property with our grown up children in their teens and twenties and all of us loved it. If all you want to do is like by a pool for 2 weeks then this is a perfect location. The pool is beautiful and was cleaned several times while we stayed. A gardener came weekly too to keep the grounds tidy. With ample sun loungers and chairs and a lovely covered table area next to the barbecue AND a table under an awning next to the house, there is little reason to be inside or anywhere away from the property. There are 2 barbeques and we used both. A little hidden gem of a roof top terrace surprised us too! The pool area is private and not overlooked, and although we heard the sound of children playing in a nearby property it was not at all distracting.
The 4 bedrooms are all twin, and all spacious and air conditioned. The air conditioning is very adjustable and was a Godsend. The 2 en suite rooms had wonderful bathrooms and the main bathroom too was splendid.
The kitchen was extremely well equipped and we wanted for nothing. The lounge was comfortable and spacious.
Everything looked and felt new.
It is a 2 minute walk from a beautiful 9 hole golf course which we played twice.
We were also delighted to meet Elena a lovely lady who came to clean 3 times each week! What a bonus.
Geography wise it is very well placed, and is it within 10 minutes walking distance of a lovely beach which local people use. It is up a fairly steep hill on the way back so beware.
It is not really within walking distance of Carvoiera and we were glad we had hired cars. 2 km is not too far but to walk it home late at night finishing with the hill up to the house might not have been the best way to end the day. A very tiny negative in what was an overwhelmingly positive experience.
We have holidayed together for over 20 years and this is probably the best property that we have ever stayed in.
We might even book again for next year as there is so much in the area that we didn't get to do this time!
Many thanks Mr Stimson.
We were two families staying together, four adults, three teenagers and a child of eight.The villa was amazing and perfect for us all. The owners had thought of everything we might need during our stay and they also provided us with lots of information before we arrived.
There are lovely beaches and great restaurants nearby.
I would recommend a car. We didn't have a car which meant we were quite restricted and didn't see enough of the surrounding area. We used a combination of local taxis and Uber to get around which was very easy and there is a small beach very close by.
We would highly recommend this villa.
This is our first visit to Carvoeiro and we were overwhelmed not only with the location but with the outstanding villa. All major resorts are easy to get to but that's only if you can take yourself away from this fabulous property.
The owners have gone to great lengths to make sure the villa becomes your home from home as it is very well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need during your stay. It delivered!
Believe me when I say I am a fussy person. Even I could not find any problems or faults with the villa. My only regret is that we could not stay longer.
We will not hesitate to recommend this wonderful villa to anyone looking for quality during their holiday and I hope we can return ourselves in the near future.
well equipped, spacious villa with a fabulous pool and pool side. Located in a good area for restaurants and beaches, This is the best villa we have stayed in, having been to Carvoeiro on numerous occasions.
Owner is very prompt to provide the necessary information and answer any questions. Very accommodating and should be proud of his property.
Would not hesitate in recommending this property or returning ourselves.
Amazing holiday in a beautiful Villa
We were very excited to book this villa for two families holidaying together. The virtual tour was great but doesn't do it justice until you see the real thing!
The pre-arrival information was very good and the owner was quick to answer questions and was flexible.
This Villa is absolutely beautiful and the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that you have everything you need during your stay.
The poolside area is absolutely beautiful, spacious and the pool is large for a villa, with pleasantly warm water. Outside toilet and shower with hot and cold water was very useful.
The villa itself, has four good sized bedrooms. Two have newly fitted en-suites with separate shower and bath. The smaller two rooms share a newly fitted shower room. The kitchen is very large and everything has been thought through to provide everything you would need! There are more gadgets in the kitchen than I have ever seen!
The maid service was really great and she adapted around us.
The villa does not have air conditioning but even in August, we did not need it. There are ceiling fans and extra standing fans in two of the bedrooms. The other rooms would benefit from them but after feeding that back to the owner, this is something they plan to do.
The area of carvoeiro is beautiful and very family friendly. A car is needed. Fabulous beaches and restaurants.
All in all, we loved the villa and felt very comfortable there. We felt like the rich and famous!!!
Thank you for a wonderful experience in Portugal! We wished we didn't have to come home!!
Vale de Milho
As a family with two teens and a young adult we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at the villa. It's in a nice location but you do benefit from having a car. It's nice and private and is very well equipped, I would recommend it to anybody.
Centeanes beach is a 5/10 minute walk. A lovely beach with a snack bar, restaurant and well maintained toilets.Water sport facilities available during the summer.Others within 5/15 mins by car.
Carvallo Alfanzina ( smugglers )
Faro airport is a 45 minute car journey from the Villa.Other airports including Lisbon and Seville are both around 2hrs 30 mins.
Though not essential we would recommend car hire to make the most of your trip.
Local taxi trips are not expensive and Airport charges are around 60 euros each way for max 4 persons or a preordered people carrier at about 80 euros each way for 5-8 persons.
By car distances to places of interest are;
Carvoeiro 5 mins - Shops, Banks, Cash Points, Pharmacy,Doctors,Bars
Silves 20 mins - Historic old capital of Algarve. Small town with Castle
Portimao 20 mins - Busy small city on the estuary with harbour and marina.
Lagos 30 mins - A busy historical town with marina and beaches
Cape St Vincent - 60 Mins Most westerly point in Europe Henry The Navigator fame.
For major shopping we recommend Intermarche, Aldi, Apolonia and Pingo Doce on the Lagoa road. Local supermarkets are expensive.
Golf : At Vale do Milho across the road. Only a par three but quite tricky and good for sharpening up your short game or if you have young aspiring golfers in your party. In the summer there is always a deal after about 4.00pm which is about when you want to play and clubs are available for hire.
Tennis: at Rocha Brava. Courts are for hire and coaching is available but there are also days when you can arrive and mix in.This used to be a favourite place for the young ones to meet and "hang out"
Slide and Splash- turn left at Lagoa crossroads and left at first roundabout. There are always deals to be looked out for here usually after 4.00pm
Zoo Marine: A childrens theme park about a 25 min drive on the Faro N125 road.
Restaurants: Always a moving feast and often dangerous to recommend, but here goes.
Walking Distance -
O Julio - Eat in the garden. Well established medium priced and nice people. Bottom of road on left.
O Rafiol- Dutch owned medium priced . Can be erratic. Up hill from Julio.
Jardim O Farol - Family run small and buzzy, always full of Rocha Brava guests. Medium priced decent value. Up hill past R.B on right.
Mona Lisa - Great pizzas with outside area .Popular with younger eaters. Bottom of hill turn right and on the bend at Centiennes beach
By Car :
O Algar - Benagil .I believe this is the best place to enjoy fresh fish in the area, but it also has an extensive non fish menu.Medium priced.
Primavera -Carvoeiro. Italian Pizza Pasta and everthing else. Big and attractive outside and inside restaurant. Modest to medium priced.
We would suggest that you have a look at our restaurant review book in the Villa. We try to keep abreast of our favourites with comments and include the names of some of those that are a bit more remote.