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A Character Villa with Private Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Carvoeiro, Algarve - Only 800m to Town Centre and Beach

Casa Cassandra is a character villa built in a typical Algarvian style with original tiled floors and wooden beam and cane ceilings. This is a homely, well furnished, fully equipped villa with 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a heated pool. All bedrooms have air-conditioning which also doubles up as heating. Wi-fi internet connection provided. The windows are double glazed with secure shutters and the there is an alarm. Kitchen has all necessary appliances inc washing machine and granite worktops. The villa is surrounded by a mature garden and enclosed by hedging/fencing offering privacy and security. Its feature is its excellent position on top of the hill overlooking Carvoeiro, 800m from the town centre and the nearest beach. Carvoeiro itself is an old fishing village grown into a small residential seaside town with a lot to offer: beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities and sports - all without high-risers or big apartment blocks.

Property Manager
Ms S. Carr
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

About Ms S. Carr

I purchased my first villa in the Algarve in 1996/1997. After having seen dozens of different villas along the Algarvian coast up to Burgau, west of Lagos, I fell in love with the town of Carvoeiro and its "small seaside town" atmosphere and charm. The town centre is small but it has everything to offer: shops, banks, pharmacy, numerous restaurants and plenty of bars and cafes and of course sandy beaches.

I moved to live permanently in the Algarve in 2000 leaving behind a busy career in the City in London and I set up a villa management business.

I look forward to welcoming you in the villa.

Best regards Sam Carr


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Covo in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom. 1 further bathroom to serve the second double and the twin bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms (master en-suite) and a twin bedroom. All bedrooms are air-conditioned. Two hairdryers provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The villa has a broadband internet access (wi-fi). Children's amenities such as cots, highchairs, and a steriliser are available free of charge. We also have a reliable babysitter on call. The villa is on one level and although not especially adapted for disabled it is suitable for people with slight mobility problems. A complimentary welcome pack is provided. This a non-smoking villa indoors. Outside: Large covered terrace and barbecue/pool area including 6 sunbeds. The pool (10 x 5m) can be heated for an extra cost (see pricing details) and it has a shallow end for children. Beautiful mature garden, with trees and shrubs, surrounds the villa and there are electric gates to the road so the young ones are safe and cannot escape. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality bedding, linen and towels including separate pool/beach towels. Maid service 2-3 times a week.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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A Character Villa with Private Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Brilliant, even better than the pics show

  • 5 of 5

Sam and the staff are great and the villa plot is huge. The one downside was without paying the £150 pool heating bill we found the pool on the cold side but it was money well spent as the pool was superb. The town was superb and there was a little supermarket and restaurants just 200 yards from the villa which was extremely helpful. We will possibly be back, highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Wonderful private villa

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our stay in Casa Cassandra, a real home from home. The villa has everything you need and amples of private space. We paid extra for pool heating and in April it was worth it allowing many hours enjoyment in the pool. There is loads of outside space, dining areas and sunbeds. The gardens are immaculately maintained and the roof terrace is a wonderful suntrap in the evening. The villa is in an excellent area away from the noise but in walking distance of many restaurants and pubs. The villa felt very secure with a safety deposit box, electric gates and an easy to use alarm system. Sam is lovely and very helpful. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, exceptionally clean and well maintained, large outdoor area with plenty of shade, a huge choice of restaurants only a few minutes walk away. Would I recommend this villa? - Absolutely!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Casa Cassandra - everything as we remembered. As before, perfectly maintained and a home from home. An upgraded ensuite and new flooring throughout just added to our experience.

The location could not be better. All facilities, restaurants and beach within easy walking distance (no need for a car) ; the most difficult thing was dragging our children away from the pool!!

We are already looking forward to a return visit. Thanks again Sam.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

First time in Portugal and our stay in this villa was lovely, villa has all that you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. Arriving on a late flight Sam had arranged for basics bread, milk and ham etc to be in the villa. Villa is in an amazing location at the top of restaurant hill and feels very secure. Very clean and looked after by pool guy etc. Only negative for me was the travel cot provided was very uncomfortable so if goin again I would bring my own

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I would not hesitate in recommending this villa to anyone. It is so well equipped and so close to Carvoeiros many shops and restaurants. For the first time ever we didn't hire a car and we didn't miss it a bit! We had the most relaxing two weeks just lounging by the pool. Even though the villa is close to shops/restaurants/roads it is still very private and tranquil. The villa itself is very charming, I don't think the pictures do it full justice. Hope very much to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Special interest holidays:

Carvoeiro has a great tennis club with 13 courts and a gym. Also scuba diving, deap sea fishing, walking, horse riding, cyckling, canoeing, wind-surfing etc are popular in the area. For those looking for a "peace of mind", for example, yoga/pilates is easily available.


The Algarve has everything to offer: quiet coved beaches, caves and immense long sandy beaches streching to 4km.

From the villa you only need to walk 5-10 minutes to get to one of them!

The West Coast offers the best waves for surfing (tuition available).


Faro airport is a 45 minute drive and Lisbon is 2.5 hours. Car hire recommended but not essential. Pick up from the airport on request. There is off-road parking for a maximum of 2 cars.


Carvoeiro town centre with all amenities 5min walk

Nearest beach 10min walk

Tennis Club 5min drive

Golf courses 5-10min drive

Slide&Splash water park 10min drive

Portimao (shopping, marina, casino) 15min drive

Silves hirtorical town with moorish castle 15min drive

Zoomarine (dolphins etc) 20min drive

Algarve Shopping Centre 20min drive

Albufeira 25min drive

Monchique Mountains 30min drive

Vilamoura Marina 30min drive

Sagres and West Coast 45min/1h drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale de Covo, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our rates are per property per week in Euros. We require a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking. The balance of the rent is due 8 weeks prior to arrival and a refundable 200€ breakage deposit is added to the final payment. Pool heating charge is 150€/wk.
Our change-over day is Thursday in the summer season, other times flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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