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Private Villa with Swimming Pool.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Near Carvoeiro, Western Algarve - Quiet Residential Area, 5 Minute Drive to Village and Beaches

A spacious villa providing guests with their own self-contained apartment with private entrance and exclusive use of all the Accommodation as described below.

The owners, husband and wife, retain a small wing with separate access, which does not encroach on the privacy of guests. The apartment comprise two bedrooms, both en-suite, one with double bed the other with twin beds, lounge with TV and Wifi, and exclusive use of the swimming pool and surrounding areas.

Registration Number : 15908/AL

Andrew Capewell
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

About Andrew Capewell

The owners, Andrew (English) and Bia (Portuguese) have always enjoyed the occasional visits of family and friends to share their lovely home. In the intervals between those visits they welcome other guests to whom they now offer the freedom of three-quarters of the villa and its gardens.

Whilst on hand if required to see to the comfort and well-being of their guests, they don't intrude on their privacy.

Andrew Capewell purchased this villa in 2001

Why Andrew Capewell chose Mato Serrão

They have lived here since 2001 and chose the villa because of its spacious layout both indoors and outdoors - which makes it eminently suitable for guests who cherish their privacy.

Outside of peak season the rooms are available individually, but guests may then have to share the living areas. At all times enquire with the owners.

What makes this villa unique

During the summer months (May - Oct) alfresco living is what it's all about in the Algarve. The recently built outdoor kitchen and the adjoining dining area, both covered and shaded, provide the perfect solution for guests.

If you really want to chill out, Bia who loves cooking creatively will, for a small fee, prepare and cook for you - lunch or evening meal.

Or, if you prefer to go out, nearby there are restaurants ranging in choise from £6/head, inc. wine and digestive, to fine dining a la carte.

And, if you would like to leave the younger one(s) at home, Bia will babysit for a small fee.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I felt that I had to thank you both for all you did to make our holiday in Portugal so memorable. We all had a wonderful time. The villa was ideal; we made full use of the pool and have all improved our darts skill . . .so don't be surprised if we are back before long.
Jan 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite to Bed 1 with bath with shower, WC, bidet, and basin. En-suite to Bed 2 with walk-in shower, WC, bidet, basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) + folding beds Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 4-poster double bed. Air conditioning (see Notes). Patio doors to pool terrace. Small safe for valuables. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms have electric fans and the windows have electrically operated shutters. Optional extras include:- Air conditioning, extra maid service, lunch or dinner by arrangement, baby sitting. Outside: Private mature gardens enclose large patio area with small paddling pool which cascades into main 10m x 5m pool. Covered poolside bar with fridge, dart board and darts, and pool table. BBQ, shower, sun loungers, chairs, tables, and parasols. Utility Room: Washing machine for maid's use only. Guests' laundry included in maid's duties (see Cleaning, below). Iron and ironing board provided for guests' use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Twice weekly maid service. Bed linen changed once and towels twice a week. Beach towels also are provided. Other: Hall/Staircase. Entrance hall with Cloakroom, stairs with bookcases on half landing, double sofa bed (or 2 singles) on top landing, door to roof terrace.


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Private Villa with Swimming Pool.
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We loved our stay villa was great .huge outdoor space and big pool .also with pool table and dart bo

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Portugal was amazing we loved staying in the villa .hosts were great. On hand for any help. Weather was just beautiful. We loved the outdoor kitchen was perfect cooking on bbq and dining outdoors the whole time . We are definitely going back. Also great location to walk into town and taxi back not expensive. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The pool and outdorr space is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time... An outdoor kitchen is not everyone's taste, but go with it!! It's a great idea, especially when its so hot. Andrew (The Owner) is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and will help you with anything you want! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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INAPPROPRIATE & UNWELCOMING FOR FAMILIES. NO AC offered in the face of 40+ temperatures

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I was dubious booking this villa as there were no reviews and unfortunately, I cannot say I was pleasantly surprised. The outside is indeed lovely but the existence of a cactus plant beside the pool was unfortunate. The needles destroyed numerous inflatables that the kids brought and a needle became imbedded in my son's foot, causing much pain.

The pool table is in an extremely poor condition, as is the paddling pool with loose tiles, meaning that both were not fully operational. Many other aspects of this villa were substandard in what a family would expect.

An extensive list of rules were given to us upon arrival and made our stay uncomfortable. I will not go into detail in this forum but suffice to say the rules were extremely deflating for any family on holiday.

The owners stay on the premises and can see into the pool area at any time. We were informed of an inspection having taken place when we were away for the day, without our knowledge. We did not feel comfortable nor relaxed during any moment of our stay at the villa, rightly or wrongly we felt we were being constantly watched as someone always appeared to be on the premises.

Air Conditioning was NOT offered at any stage!!!! Our stay coincided with Heatwave Lucifer with daytime temperatures in mid 40's and night temperatures not much less, at NO time was AC offered nor extra fans offered. TERRIBLE CONDITIONS.

Inside was full of ceramic objects and not appropriate for a 'family friendly' rental villa. We could not use the living room at all.

We struggled getting fresh air into the villa, as we were warned about leaving windows opened due to a previous burglary and the effect of this was that the air in the villa was extremely stale.

Contact with the owner was good in the run up to the holiday, however, I have tried, on numerous occasions, to make contact since regarding some pertinent issues that we feel would need to be addressed for future holiday makers, but unfortunately no acknowledgement of my emails have been made.

In conclusion, I would strongly recommend families to find alternative accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Several lovely sandy beaches, some with watersports facilities, all within 10-15 minutes drive.


Faro airport approx. 45 minute drive. Car essential. Bicycles can be hired locally.


Sesmarias 1km - small supermarket, general shop, cafes, bars, restaurants. Carvoeiro 2.5km - beach, banks, shops, bars, restaurants, night life. Intermarche 4km - main supermarket.

Further Details:

Tennis Club (membership not required) 200 metres distance offers 12 courts, equipment hire, coaching, gymnasium, hairdresser, massage and beauty salon, table tennis, pool tables, mini golf, bar and snacks. Slide-n-Splash Aquatic Park is only 10 minute drive away. Portimao with boat trips and dolphin watching a 10 minute drive. Zoomarine a 20 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owners. 20% deposit with booking, balance payable one month before arrival. £150 breakages deposit required on arrival, refund within 10 days of departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible depending on other bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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