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Beautiful Spacious,well equipped Villa, Aircon, Wifi, English TV Large Pool..

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Praia da Marinha, Near Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful location,5 minutes walk to the beach 'Praia da Mainha' voted best/ cleanest beach in Europe

Quinta do Moleiro is accessed off road leading down to Praia da Marinha beach.

The area is a protected green belt of outstanding natural beauty and boasts one the cleanest beaches in Europe. One of the oldest houses in the area it has it's own private pool and is surrounded by a large mature garden and orchard.

The house is beautiful and spacious with lots of character. It consists of two floors. Upstairs there is a large open plan sitting room and dining room that lead to the upper terrace with views to the sea. Plus a large kitchen equipped with all mod cons.

On the ground floor leading off the entrance hall are four double bedrooms. Three double rooms with large ensuite bathrooms and one double room with a shower room. The bedrooms all have french windows leading to the ground floor terrace and swimming pool area.

The house house Wiffi throughout.

More Details

Candida Fatima Silva
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Candida Fatima Silva

At the age of 18 I went to live in London has a mothers help I went to school and I fell in love with the British culture, even the weather.

I married later on and lived in the UK for 38 years and I fell more British than Portuguese. Later on when I lost my late husband I come back to Portugal

Candida Fatima Silva purchased this villa in 1995

Why Candida Fatima Silva chose Lagoa

I come to visit the Algarve in 1995 where I come across this house which had been empty for a few years has I walked through the gate I knew this was a very Special Place

The architecture of the house is influenced by the Moorish culture the last invaders who lived in the Algarve. The fact that I could walk out of the door to pick my own oranges fresh figs and lemons for my breakfast where enough to fall in love with this Villa.

What makes this villa unique

There are some beautiful walks, the flora an the bird life is very rare.

The beach within 5 minutes’ walk from the house which is today considered the BEST of Europe, you can take a boat and visit the caves and organize some water sports.

You are near everything. Restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers but still far from the mad crowds.

The food at the restaurants are fresh the fish is delicious and reasonable priced and some of the local wine is not to be missed..

Guestbook comments from the owner

'My wife and I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your BEAUTIFUL house, in May. It was really comfortable, great decor, and the uninterrupted views over the National Park to the sea were superb. This was our first visit to the Algarve and we will certainly be back to stay with you! The provenance of the famous people that have stayed there also made for an interesting visit. With best wishes,' David and Patricia Hodges.

'Thank you for yet another wonderful stay at Villa Quinta do Moleiro. Pictures on the website do not do it justice, there cannot be many spots on the Algarve as unspoilt as Praia de Marinha. We returned this year and will most definitely return in the future for a number of reasons, the villa is spotless, pool is clean and gardens maintained at all times. We look forward to seeing you soon.' Regards Paul and Josie Francis
Apr 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lagoa in Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bathrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 & 3 en-suite modern, marble and stylish fully fitted bathroom with power showers. Bedroom 4 modern and stylish shower room adjacent to bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 & 2 spacious double room with sliding glass doors leading to covered terrace and pool; full length wooden fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 3 & 4 spacious twin room with full length wooden fitted wardrobes and sliding glass doors to the pool terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Notes on accommodation: There are solar panels on the roof of the villa, which provide the power to heat 300 litres of water. Quinta da Moleiro has its own water provided by a borehole and stored in a "cisterna" (water tank). The water is sweet and drinkable. To conserve water the use of the washing machine by clients is limited to 2 days a week. Outside: 3 external patios, fully furnished with outdoor furniture and barbecue. 15 x 7 metre rectangular, tiled pool surrounded by wide paved terrace and low white wall. This area overlooks the beautifully landscaped gardens which includes a wide lawned area and mature trees all around. The paved terrace continues around the side of the villa where there is a built in barbecue and outside wc. The gardens are completely enclosed and are a particular feature. property. There are approximately 120 trees including lemon, orange, grapefruit, pomegranate, fig, almond, olive, peach, plum, apricot, apple and pear with large coniferous trees on the boundary. Large colourful flowerbeds and bushes also surround the villa. An electrically operated irrigation system ensures the garden is kept watered year round. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Rear stairs lead up to first floor pantry and kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid cleaning service 2 days per week. Towels and linen included. Changed once per week (min) or as required. Chargeable laundry service available by arrangement. Other: Cloakroom situated to the right of the landing, with washbasin and wc. Entrance Hall - a large imposing central hallway with parquet flooring and wide sweeping stairway leading up to the first floor


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten wonderful days at Candida's magnificent villa with our friends and children. It is a very comfortable and spacious villa set among beautiful gardens and where you feel at home straight away. It is full of character and charm and kept spotlessly clean. We spent most of our time during the day in and around the large salt water pool and the surrounding patio and the shaded dining area. We had breakfast on the upstairs terrace with sea views and overlooking the beautiful grounds. The lounge and dining area are a lovely place to relax in the evening. The magnificent Marinia beach is a short walk away.

Candida, the owner of the villa, is the most charming lady, always available and helpful. Meeting her was one of the highlights of our holiday. It was hard to leave this beautiful villa and we will definitely be back again.

Candida, thank you again for your hospitality and see you next year.

Jim and Sylvia, Sophia and James the screamer. Xxx

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guestes and I look forward very much to have you next year. lots of love. xxxx
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A remarkable villa, wonderfully fitted with great layout and beautiful surroundings (pool and beach)

  • 5 of 5

Quinta do Moleiro, is in a wonderful location, close to the simply stunning Praia de Marinha and Benagil fishing village. The gardens and the fresh produce as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner made our experience special. The villa is well equipped and the standard of the accommodation and facilities is good - a well appreciated break for the entire family,

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review it was great to have had your lovely family to stay. You were great guests and I thank you for that. Hope you will consider Quinta do Moleiro for your stay on your next visit to the Algarve Kindest regards Candida
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Wonderful, stylish holiday

  • 5 of 5

Candidas home is beautiful and the surrounding gardens are stunning. This is truly a property with such class and furnished beautifully throughout with Chinese antiques and rugs. The mature gardens have the most stunning plants including orange and lemon trees, bananas and every type of herbs. It is quiet and peaceful. We had a wonderful month here with people coming and going and Candida is so accommodating, lots of beds being changed and plenty of towels. Candida knows the area well and has tried most of the restaurants in the area. A wonderful lady with a stunning home. Thank you Candida for everything 😊

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and having chosen Quinta do Moleiro for your month break It was my pleasure to meet you, your lovely family and not forgetting Toto Hope on your next visit to the Algarve you would consider Quinta do Moleiro for your stay. Kindest regards Candida
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A beautiful villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday in Candida's villa - it was so homely and comfortable and the kitchen had every utensil and cooking implements imaginable!! We spent our days by the pool and walks to the spectacular local beach, and spent our evenings BBQing or eating at a lovely local restaurant. Idyllic villa and surroundings - couldn't praise any higher!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz Many thanks for your review, loved meeting you and your lovely family. And on your next visit hope you can consider staying at the Villa Best wishes and big hug to you and Steve.
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Quinta do Moleiro - fantastic villa in a superb lo

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely stunning villa. The owner, Candida, went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We were met with a wonderful welcome pack of food, drinks (including wine and beer) and water. We stayed with two young children who had a fabulous time in the huge swimming pool. The villa was very clean with beautiful gardens. Only a 10 minute drive from Carvoeiro (you will need to hire a car), where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma. Thank you for having chosen Quinta do Moleiro for your Summer holliday, it was a my great pleausure to have had you and your lovelly familly here stay at the Quinta. Hope you will consider Quinta do Moleiro on your next holliday to the Algarve. Kind regards Candida
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A relaxing one week in a wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very comfortable, well stocked, clean and beautifully furnished. The nature garden and swimming pool made it a pleasure eating out on the porch. The beach was a stone's throw away and with the orchard next door, every morning was welcomed with a glass of freshly squeezed juice straight from the tree. Candida is a wonderful host who was kind enough to stick the house with the basics and some food for when we arrived. The cleaning service provided was a God send when travelling with a large family. Lastly all amenities were available to us such as a washing machine, bbq and dish washer. We will definitely come back here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arshia. So very happy you enjoyed your week at Villa. It was a great pleasure to have meet you and your lovely family and I hope to see you again on your next visit to the Algarve. Kind Regards. Candida
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Praia da Marinha
Car: necessary


Quinta do Moleiro is located in the central Algarve, east of Carvoeiro, close to Benagil fishing village and the beautiful beach at Marinha. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has become highly sought after by those seeking individual villas in peaceful, unspoilt surroundings yet within a short walk (550metres) of the spectacular coastline at Marinha.


The nearest airport, Faro, is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Lisbon, an easy two and half hour drive on the new motorway. Car hire advised. If you do not drive do not worry you can get the train / Bus from Faro to Portimao and pick up a cab to the villa.


Five minutes drive away is the resort town of Carvoeiro which has a wide choice of small shops, restaurants, a large supermarket and a choice of first class golf courses. The larger center of Portimao and Lagoa with its busy shopping center and yachting Marina are approximately 15 minutes drive from the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lagoa, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2018 x4 Guests
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £55 per night, per additional guest
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2018 x4 Guests
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
15% deposit payable on booking.
Rental can be of any duration for 1 to 8 people (min of 1 week during summer season).
£200 deposit on arrival against breakages/damages and returned to the client/s on departure once the property has been checked.

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 2pm, Departure by 10am preferred. All flexible by prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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