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Modern Detached Villa With Private Salt Water Pool And Air-Conditioning



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Villa in Altura, Castro Marim, Nr Tavira, Eastern Algarve - Quiet Rural Location Close 2km from beautiful sandy beach

Vila Calige is a modern 3-bedroom detached villa situated in a quiet rural urbanization on the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. We are registered with Castro Marim Council (licence no 17550). The villa is light and airy, decorated and furnished to a high standard, double glazed with mosquito screens to all windows, security shutters and air-conditioning to bedrooms and lounges. There is an open-plan fully equipped kitchen and dining room. There is also a TV lounge. All bedrooms have balconies. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with over-bath shower. The other double also has a king-size bed. The twin bedroom is to the front of the property.These bedrooms share a bathroom which has an over-bath shower. Both bathrooms have vanity units with large mirror over them All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space. There is a garden, 8m x 4m salt water pool, outside shower, outside eating area with Portuguese BBQ. We are 15kms from the charming town of Tavira and close to the Spanish border. Altura is a pretty seaside village with bars, cafes and restaurants and exclusive restaurants in the locality. Main supermarket and local fresh meat and veg market is a 20-minute walk. The long sandy beach is just 2km away. A choice of 6 golf courses within a 15-minute drive including the new Jack Nicklaus Monte Rei course.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our villa is family owned by three couples who all live in Southampton. We try to visit as much as we can and we all enjoy the peace and quiet of the villa when we are there.

We have tried to make this a lovely holiday home which we and our visitors can enjoy. We have been very lucky that families who have visited have also taken care of it and it is in just as good condition as when we bought it.

We deal with all the bookings and we have two lovely lady property managers who are on hand if you need them during your stay. They speak fluent English.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely villa, really well equipped and large enough for all eight of us. A great time was had by all. Love party, Southampton, July 2012

Great villa! Had everything we needed and more than enough room for all seven of us and baby. Will be coming back. Glass family, Southampton, Aug 2012

Your Villa was just as beautiful as we remembered it, our friends who accompanied us are very comfortable in life and are used to nothing but the best, but they too have fallen in love with the Villa especially the quality and finish of it. Brown party, Luton, Oct 2012
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


villa holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely villa in a nice quite location would book again if staying in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Kerry. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Vila Calige. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenagers who enjoyed their own space. The Vila is beautiful and has everything you need for a great holiday. The pool was lovely and warm and although salt water it was much better than the normal chlorine pools. Car is necessary as its a long walk down into Altura (around a 40 minutes brisk walk). We would recommend visiting Cabeca beach where there is an inflatable in the sea and sun beds are reasonably priced. Overall a lovely holiday in a superb Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the salt water pool which we changed to this year.
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Perfect Villa Calige

  • 5 of 5

Villa Calige is just as lovely as it looks in the photograph - extremely spacious, beautifully maintained and fully equipped. Positioned in a quiet rural setting with a twenty minute stroll into the centre of Altura it couldn't be better placed. We loved the pool and the BBQ but also enjoyed the terrific local beaches and eating out at local restaurants - excellent food everywhere. A couple of small hitches were sorted in record time; if you're looking on the internet for a villa in Portugal and come across Villa Calige - book it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5* review of our property. We aim to provide a holiday which we would want ourselves. We are pleased that your hitches were sorted out quickly by our lovely ladies who look after our property for us.
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Fabulous villa for 8 people

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful and spacious villa was a home from home for our week long stay in Portugal this year. There were 8 adults staying, 2 families of 4, and the property was more than big enough for us all. The pool was well maintained and a great asset in the Portuguese heat with large umbrellas to add extra shade throughout the day. The house was clean and well equipped with everything included that was required for a self-catering holiday. Local shops, supermarkets, restaurants and beaches are a short car journey away or, for the more energetic, a 15 - 20 minute walk, We all had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in Villa Calige and would certainly recommend the property and area to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lee, we appreciate the positive comments in your review of our property. We strive to give our visitors the holiday we would wish for ourselves and are always pleased to hear that, as in this case, we have achieved that.
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My Villa Calige

  • 5 of 5

Just spent another relaxing week in Villa Calige with my wife and two friends, this is our fourth visit in the last few years.

The Villa is in a quiet location but near to local restaurants, beaches, golf clubs ( 6 ) and supermarkets.

The Villa I call "My Villa" because if I could afford to buy one this is the Villa I would want to buy.

The Villa is well equipped, spotlessly clean and has a beautiful swimming pool.

The bedrooms are very spacious and all rooms are decorated tastefully.

I can't wait till next year when I can return to " My Villa" once again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review again Martin. We are pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your stay once again and look forward to accommodating you again next year.
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  • 4 of 5

Extremely spacious, clean well maintained villa with excellent opportunities to fully relax around the pool on plentiful loungers. Able to find a suitable place in the sun or in the shade from morning to evening with a welcome breeze. We were 2 families with children ranging from 11 - 15 and the older ones were quite happy to walk to the beach on their own. The beaches were very busy but so huge that you did not feel crowded. Castro Marim beach was good for jet skis. Restaurants were all good, and in fact didn't have a bad meal all week. Definitely would recommend the L'Infante which was recommended to us and Papa Mistral for superb mojitos and friendly service. We had cars and I would advise car hire, although not required for Papa Mistral.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review Frankie. We are always pleased when customers enjoy their stay at our villa and we endeavour to ensure that it is of a high standard at all times.
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From the Owner

It was found by one couple travelling along the Algarve. They stopped for a coffee in Altura and happened to be next door to an estate agent. They went in for a chat and were taken to see the villa which was under construction. The urbanization is lovely and quiet yet within walking distance of the shops and restaurants. They loved the fact that the Eastern Algarve is quieter and more traditional with less high-rise properties than the western region. The beach has lovely golden sands which stretch for miles. We love to walk along the beach to Monte Gordo. If you like golf then there and at least four golf courses within 15 minutes' drive. You don't even have to bring your own golf clubs as they can be hired (pre-booking required) from €35 per week at Faro airport.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Motorway : IP1 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Altura at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


Altura beach with its miles of sand is 2km away. Many more within a 15-minute drive.


Faro Airport 40 minutes' drive, Seville Airport 90 minutes, both on the motorway. Car hire is strongly recommended and is available pre-booked to collect from the airport.


Tavira 15kms. Monte Gordo and Castro Marim 10 minutes' drive. Vila Real de Santo Antonio 15 minutes' drive with Spain across the Guadiana River. Seville 1.5 hours' drive.

Further Details:

There are plenty of good places to eat out in Altura including good restaurants. Monte Gordo has a casino and bustles with activity during the summer months. Vila Real de Santo Antonio is noted for linen shops. Tavira has a large indoor fish, meat and vegetable market. Bike hire available locally.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 20% required payable by cheque or bank transfer (please contact us for details), The deposit is non-refundable and we strongly recommend that you cover this eventuality by a travel/accident insurance policy. Balance to be paid 8 weeks before departure together with a refundable £200 breakage deposit, which will be returned within 14 days once the property has been checked and there are no breakages or damage.
Directions will be given on receipt of final payment and key posted.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible. Arrivals are from 4pm, vacated by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the villa per week in UK Pounds.
Prices include air-conditioning/heating.

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From the Owner

We love the fact that we can sit by the pool and read a book without being disturbed by a lot of noise. There is always somewhere to sit in the shade as the villa is on a corner plot. The balconies enable you to sit quietly with a cool drink if you don't want to be splashed by the kids in the pool! If you want to explore the area it is only a short drive into the countryside or even into Spain across the Guardiana river by car or the foot ferry. Why not visit Altura and see for yourselves what a lovely area it is.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • playground
  • ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Situated on ground floor. Also houses washing machine.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, En suite to master bedroom
  • En suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath (shower attachment), WC, bidet, vanity basin unit with large mirror. Additional bathroom with shower attachment, WC, bidet, vanity basin unit with large mirror. Ground-floor shower room with WC, vanity basin unit with large mirror and washing machine.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, With side balcony, aircon, hairdryer
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite bathroom, aircon, hairdryer, balcony overlooks pool
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Large balcony to front of villa, aircon.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus baby in cot Notes on bedrooms: Master en suite bedroom, king-size bed, balcony to rear. Bedroom 2, king-size bed, balcony to side, cot Bedroom 3, twin beds, balcony to front. All bedrooms have fly screens, fitted wardrobes and full length mirrors.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms and lounges have air conditioning/heating with remote control, fly screens to windows. Two hairdryers supplied. Safe supplied. Welcome pack available at small cost if required. Sorry no pets. Non-smoking villa. Parking is on road outside villa. Outside: There is an 8m x 4m private swimming pool with shower, garden laid to lawn at the side with palm trees, olive tree and hedging. Paved area with Portuguese barbecue and sink to the rear, rotary clothes line. High quality garden furniture includes 8 loungers, umbrella, table with 8 chairs. Outdoor lighting enhances the garden and pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa cleaned prior to arrival. All towels and linen supplied (changed weekly). Please bring own beach towels and bedding for cot. Local property manager available during your stay if required at no extra charge.

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