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4 Bedroom Detached Villa with Private Pool and Beautiful Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Free Wifi, Free Air Con, Quiet location, only 5 minute walk to Centianes beach

A beautiful traditional villa located in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to Centianes beach and Carvoeiro centre. Casa Alto Mar has a fantastic sea view from the south-facing spacious terrace which overlooks the private pool and garden, it has a table and chairs for 8 people and together with the purpose built BBQ it provides the perfect setting for outside dining, there is an outdoor drinks fridge so you don't even have to leave the terrace for that refreshing glass of wine!! There is a lockable gate between the house and the pool so you can relax with children.

The first floor consists of a fully equipped modern kitchen and a lounge/diner which comprises of a wood burning stove (for winter lets), table and chairs, 2 comfortable sofa’s, TV (with English channels), DVD player, Ipod Docking station, CD player, a great selection of books, a selection of board game and free wireless internet access. There is one Double Bedroom and two Twin Bedrooms on the 1st floor, along with two good sized bathrooms, the 2nd Double Bedroom is en-suite and is located on the ground floor, there are tea/coffee making facilities in this room.

Alto Mar has secure off-street parking and is in easy driving distance to local supermarkets and a number of beautiful beaches and golf courses around the area.

Winter Lets: Long term winter lets are available and prices are negotiable dependant on length of stay. Please contact the owner for more information. There is a wood burning stove which makes it very cosy in the cooler months. The terrace is south facing and sheltered and there is plenty of room for a couple of sun loungers so you can make the most of the sunshine all day.

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Property Manager
Mike Carr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Mike Carr

We have had the pleasure of living in Carvoeiro for a number of years and for us it´s one of the nicest areas of the Algarve. Emma is from York originally and we will leave Mike a mystery as everyone tries to guess the accent but not many get it right...so it would spoil the game if we told you :-) Before moving here 16 years ago Mike has been visiting Carvoeiro since 1985 and eventually made the move after retiring .Emma has been visiting Carvoeiro for 15 years and eventually made the move 7 years ago, not quite old enough to retire and very much enjoying the running of a property management business in the local area.

Why Mike Carr chose Carvoeiro area

Casa Alto Mar is an old style Portuguese villa, the location is ideal for the beach, it was always meant to be a rental property and we have not met anyone that wouldn't want to wake up each morning to beautiful sea views from just outside their bedroom doors. The villa is a nice 20 minute walk to town and just a 5 minute walk to the beach, it´s situated in a quiet cul-de-sac away from any busy roads and it is perfect for a nice peaceful break.

What makes this villa unique

We believe the unique benefits of this property are the beautiful sea views from the terrace and the short walk down to the beautiful Centianes beach, it is a nice walk into town where you can enjoy everything Carvoeiro offers but back at the villa you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The villa is fantastic for a winter rental as the raised terrace is south facing and offers shelter so you can make the most of the sunshine all day, there is plenty of room for a couple of sun loungers on the raised terrace if you really want to relax.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Another great hol at Altomar

  • 5 of 5

A really well equipped villa for both adults and children. Ideal for families bringing grandparents: with the separate annexe we had a self-contained unit but were still part of the family.

The lockable access to the pool was a great reassurance with young children in the party.

Terrific evenings with the excellent barbecue adjacent to the pool area.

The plentiful supply of pool/beach towels is a very useful saving on travel weight.

Maid service is excellent - and unobtrusive. Mike and Emma were most attentive to our needs, with lots of suggestions about local attractions and amenities.

The nearby Centianes beach is clean, unspoilt and has an excellent restaurant. The Mona Lisa restaurant near the villa is very useful for take-aways and eating in.

Carvoeiro itself is within walking distance and we found plenty of good restaurants and souvenir shops. Its little train is a great way to explore the local area. Plenty of boat trip opportunities too. Like Centianes, this is also a good, safe beach.

Altomar is an ideal base to explore and enjoy a stay in the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Excellent Villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alto Mar is perfect for a family holiday. It is very well equipped, and very spacious. The villa is very clean and the pool is great.

Absolutely fantastic Villa. The sea view from terrace was enchanting.

The owner Mike is very friendly and helpful to us and he was there when we arrived.

Thanks to Mike who made us feel very welcome in his house.

Hope to see you again Mike

I Can strongly recommend this beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent two fantastic weeks at Casa Alto Mar. The house was perfect size for us, a family of 5 + my parents who joined us for one of the weeks. Traveling with children there are some things that need to be in place to get a truly relaxing holiday - wifi, pool, aircon & a well equipped kitchen. Casa Alto Mar has it all and on top of that the ocean view and a 5 minute walk to one of Algarve's finest beaches. We were positively surprised to find that the extra bedroom used by my parents had a separate entrance. Special thanks to Mike for the friendly reception and some good advice on what to do in Carvoeiro. We are not in the habit of repeating ourselves when picking our vacation destinations but this place might just change our minds. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Excellent first stay at Casa Alto Mar

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an excellent location, a short walk from the centre of town. It is on a very select, small cul de sac of only a handful of properties and as such is very peaceful. The villa is very well equipped with all potential needs catered for and very clean and well maintained. It has a lovely layout with the bedrooms & bathrooms being behind doors down a corridor. Exceptionally helpful and considerate owners live nearby. The sea view from the covered cool terrace was enchanting. We had a wonderful two weeks and made the most of the 9m pool, which had easy step access/egress. An excellent villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful 11 days spent at Casa Alto Mar, our fourth visit to Portugal but first to this villa. We can highly recommend staying in this property and hope to return ourselves soon. Clean and spacious villa with everything you need. Fantastic sea view from the terrace where were we enjoyed many relaxed breakfasts prior to a swim in the beautiful private pool. Just a 10 minute stroll to Centianes beach (a stunning postcard perfect beach with good facilities - restaurant, toilets, canoes, boating cave trips) and 20 minutes to Carvoeiro (so many lovely places to eat and vibrant atmosphere on an evening). Other than the fantastic villa which is hard to leave, we would recommend visiting Slide and Splash water park, Albufera and the annual sand Fiesta in Pera). Thanks to Mike and Emma who were always on hand and made us feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

We'd looked at over 50 villas before we booked the Casa Alto Mar - and what a great choice we made! This villa is in a quiet residential area but within easy walking distance (10 minutes) to a lovely beach. The villa has everything you could possibly need (and more). Well equipped kitchen along with a BBQ, a great wee Italian restaurant just 3 minutes walk away!

The pool area had plenty of sun loungers, pool towels were available too. The villa was spotlessly clean inside and out with the cleaners coming in twice during the week (not necessary really!).

The owners (Mike and Emma) were so helpful with taking us to a supermarket as soon as we arrived to advising on good places to eat. We loved the Lighthouse, Ele Elas, la Mona Lisa and couldn't even get booked into Happy's it was so popular!

A car isn't essential but be prepared for a 20 minute walk to the town for the restaurants and supermarket.

We would strongly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low - Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High - Mid-Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, we can accept payment in euros and the price will be calculated using the rate one the day of booking.
Air conditioning and wireless internet is included in the price but pool heating is extra at £120 per week.
Changeover day can be flexible - days dependant on bookings already taken so that we don't lose days in peak season.
Long-term winter lets possible - price for low season long lets is negotiable, please contact owner.
Cots and High Chairs available at no extra cost (must be booked in advance)

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Centianes in Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Main Bathroom - Opposite Double Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Near Twin Rooms
  • One En-Suite Bathroom. Main Bathroom opposite Double Room. 3rd Bathroom for Twin Rooms. All Towels including Beach Towels are Provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bedroom with En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room : L-Shaped Bunk Beds
  • Cots with Linen can be provided on request - Inclusive in Price. All Linen provided All bedrooms have air conditioning - Inclusive in Price The ground floor double bedroom has air conditioning and coffee/tea making facilities.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Meet and Greet on Arrival. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: All linen and towels provided including pool/beach towels.Maid service 2/3 times a week. Microwave Bottle Steriliser available Baby Bouncing Chair available Cots and High Chairs provided at no extra cost

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