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luxury villa with secluded private heated pool,aircon, WiFi and large games room - 6 bedroom configuration



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Villa In Traditional Portuguese Village, Short Drive To Beach Or Golf

Sleeps up to 13 adults ( plus 2 cots ) 6 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, or up to 9 adults ,4 bedroom. The whole site is walled and gated and is exclusive to the party booking ; nothing is shared. (see 4 bedroom option for smaller parties) or ask for quote Optional air-conditioning to all bedrooms, lounge and annex. The property comprises a 5 bedroom villa with an integral self contained annex with twin bedroom, lounge, kitchen and shower room.. Enclosed 7m x 4m optional heated pool. Large games room. Covered BBQ area with furniture. Roof terrace. 42' plasma screenTV and DVD player.WiFi , 12Mbps broadband , 5 mins walk to the centre of the village where there are several traditional Portuguese bars and restaurants and a very good mini market. 5 mins drive from the ancient castle and town of Castro Marim and the marina town of Vila Real. 10 mins drive from Monte Gordo with all its bars, shops, restaurants and Casino. Only 5 miles to the best beach on the Algarve, Praia Verdi Beach. 10 mins drive to Ayamonte in Spain for a change of pace. There are several golf courses in the area, Castro Marim golf course can be seen from the villa.

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More Details

Details for holiday villa 6 bedroom configuration, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, 3 Bathrooms

Bedroom 1, double bed, balcony, access to upper roof terrace.

Bedroom 2, double bed, balcony,

Bedroom 3, double bed, single bed, balcony, access to roof terrace

Bedroom 4, twin beds

Bedroom 5, twin beds.

Bedroom 6 (annexe) twin beds, Sofa bed.

A very large bathroom with large oval corner bath/shower over, twin sinks, bidet and WC.

Ground floor shower room with WC.

Ground floor shower room and WC in annex.

Fully fitted kitchen with hob, cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Dining area with table for up to 12, opening onto secluded shaded patio area.

In annexe, hob, cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine.

Large air conditioned lounge with 42" plasma screen TV and DVD player. Access to front porch, and secluded covered patio area with outdoor furniture.

Small lounge in annexe with sofa bed, air conditioned.

Large games room with table football, pool table and full size table tennis table.

  • Sleeps 13
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Retired Engineer living near Chester

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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I had a fantastic holiday at your villa, and thank you for the continued correspondence leading up to our holiday and during it - it really helped to make our holiday perfect.

Our family of 6 adults and 4 children (aged 2,3 4 and 8) had plenty of room in this spacious villa. Lots of room inside and gorgeous outside spaces to enjoy the lovely weather. The villa was very clean and had absolutely everything you could need, even some lilos for the pool and buckets and spades for trips to the beach. The little village of Monte Francisco is a short stroll away and we would highly recommend the Cacadora restaurant, it provides high quality home cooking at very reasonable prices (and you can get a litre of house red wine for 5euro, which you top up yourself!).

Further away, the castle, fort and chapel at Castro Marim is well worth a visit, just a few minutes drive from the villa. Further down the same road you come to Vila Real San Antonio which has Lidl and a large local supermarket. The Lidl has a fresh fish counter which is excellent.

The nearest beach is at Monte Gordo, about 20mins drive from the villa. The beach is superb and you have a huge choice of restaurants and bars - much more 'touristy'.

If you want the true experience of Portugal, this little village is perfect and the villa is ideal for a large family holiday.

Thank you for a wonderful week, the memories will be with us for a lifetime.
Jun 2015
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful villa in fabulous coutryside. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Villa is lovely, very well stocked with everything you could need and in a great location to explore the area. The welcome pack was a great surprise and just what was needed after a long journey with children, very thoughtful. A car is highly recommended but the roads are relatively quiet and so fine to drive on for anyone who hasn't driven abroard. Beautiful beaches to explore and Praia Verde and Praia Manta Rota are a must. Monte Francisco has a couple a good restaurants, Luipi's had great service and Vila Real de Santo Antonio has great shops and restaurants. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We - I and the excellent Management Company headed by Debbie - try very hard to give the best possible holiday experience .
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Nice Villa in good location.

  • 4 of 5

With myself and wife plus my two children's families this villa fitted our needs admirably being very comfortable and roomy. Initially we were not sure about the size of the pool but it turned out very well, the children living in it when we were there. Castro Marim is a nice town and we were lucky they had their Medieval Market and Castle experience whilst we were there which was a real bonus. As I said the location is very good in that we were able to visit Seville one day, (Hours drive), a water park another(45 minutes away), and several beaches nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa and location

  • 5 of 5

Like Jan Harvey kept in regular contact with us leading up to our holiday, furnishing us with details on everything we needed from how to operate the TV to information and directions to local beaches, restaurants, supermarkets and even details of the local medical centres.

When we arrived at the villa we were met and shown around. There was a welcome pack containing tea, milk, and breakfast items, which was fantastic as we had al travelled very early from the UK, a nice touch. The local agent Debbie was also very attentive during our stay calling to make sure everything was OK.

We were a party of 13 from 2 to 80, the villa and beautiful grounds were spacious enough to cater for all of our needs.

We found the local people extremely friendly and enjoyed a lovely evening a Lupi's restaurant and the local bar as you approach the village.

I would highly recommend staying here and hope to go back again soon

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always pleasing to hear that I have helped someone to have a successful , enjoyable holiday . Many thanks Harvey
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  • 5 of 5

From the time I contacted Harvey around nine months before our holiday we were in regular contact, a lovely man with a lovely villa, the villa itself was very well equipped with everything you needed ample space lovely pool great views and very well kept. Purple Parrot the agents in Portugal were very helpful and kept you well informed with everything you needed to know, the local village 5 minute walk away has a small shop with fresh bread cold meats and most of your daily needs.The nearest beach is around 15 mins drive away with plenty of bars and restaurants ( beautiful ) Monte Gordo the bigger town has even more bars and restaurants and a lot more lively and busy. I would recommend this villa if you want peace and relaxation with a livelierlife scene not far away.I have already reserved my weeks for next year that has got to be a good recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had an awesome vacation in this wonderful villa! We were a party of eleven, ages from five to eighty yrs. We arrived late at night due to some travel delays, however, the property manager greeted us warmly with a gift package that also included breakfast items and that immediately settled us in. The owner & manager were very professional, property was clean and facilities as listed. With the size of the house everyone had their space, pool was heated so swimming was great throughout the day. Had barbecue with kids playing in the gameroom. Scenic view of rolling hills across the house and the village. The locals were very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed three night of festivities round the corner of Castro Marim with live cultural music, food and drinks. Lovely beach just ten minutes away and several other attractions all a convenient drive away. Will definitely recommend this property and hopefully looking to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always rewarding to know that guests have been pleased with the villa , it's facilities and the attractions of the location .
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August 2014

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday in this large villa, which was quite well equipped, the air con , wifi and tv were brilliant as it was extremely hot and you needed to get out of the sun.

Games room good fun and the local restaurant A Casa Du Lupi is highly recommended for good food and despite what his menu says excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The villa is conveniently located for a variety of facilities, and the area offers good value regarding golf and eating out.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lupi at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Villa Real at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Castro Marim Golf Club at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villa Real at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lupi at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : Monte Gordo at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

On the outskirts of Vila Real de Santo Antonio (approx 5 minutes drive) there is a municiple Sports Complex which is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. The complex is a high performance training centre and it is recognised by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre. Aside from athletics it is also a tennis club.


This part of Algarve coast enjoys long sandy beaches. Between Tavira (30km West) and Monte Gordo (6km S/E) there are 5 blue flag beaches. The fantastic soft sandy beach of Praia Verde is less than 10 mins drive from the Villa. Car parking, beachside restaurants and bars all present. Villa Real, less than 10 minutes away has a wonderful marina.

Just over the border, (Ayamonte is 10 minutes drive) are the beautiful unspoilt beaches of Isla Canela.


Car hire is recommended, although there are taxis available from village/locally. Faro Airport is 40 mins drive, Seville Airport 80 mins drive. Airport pickup is available if required. There is also a rail service from Faro to Villa Real, costing less than 5 Euro per person. Taxi from Villa Real station to the villa is approx 8 euro.


5 minute walk into local village. 5 minute drive to the ancient town and castle of Castro Marim. 5 minute drive (can be walked) to the new clubhouse at Castro Marim golf course which has a fine restaurant. 10 minute drive to the marina town of Villa Real. 10 minute drive to Monte Gordo. 10 minute drive to Ayamonte, Spain. 20 minute drive to Tavira. 40 minute drive to Faro.

Further Details:

There are 4 Water Parks and 2 Theme Parks along the Algarve all within 1 hours drive, Zoomarine and Villamoura water parks approx 45 mins. The villa itself is close to a huge nature reserve which has designated nature trails and bird watching facilities. There are lots of locations offering organised activities, such as horse riding or 4X4 'Safaris', within easy driving distance. For those of you who enjoy a night out on the town the nearby Monte Gordo and Ayamonte (Spain) offers lots of bars, restaurants and clubs as well as featuring a great casino complete with nightly live shows for a really great night out. Tavira, about a 20 min drive, is really worth a visit.

The old passenger ferry between Vila Real and Ayamonte, (approx 2 Euro) is worth a trip, it lands within a two minute walk away from Ayamonte's central square with all its surounding cafe/bars and shops. There are also river trips from Vila Real up the Guadiana to Alcoutim.

There are mini-marts (corner shop style) in the village as well as several bars/cafes/restaurants, mostly less than 5 mins walk away. For proper supermarkets, Banks etc Castro Marim and Villa Real are a short drive away. Directions in the villa to the best local supermarkets will be supplied.

There is free internet access available at Castro Marim (in a small square opposite Caixa Geral De Depositos bank) and Vila Real (behind block furthest away from marina in square) in council operated internet shops. There is also an internet cafe at Monte Gordo, its one of the first shops you come to on the beach front when travelling from Vila Real. But if you have a laptop which has Wi Fi, it will work anywhere in the square at Vila Real. It costs 5 euros for 1 hour, but they only accept Visa credit cards.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
5 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
winter 2016/17
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
early summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

cleaning +laundry £275
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Cleaning and laundry £275
This is the actual cost ( to me ) and is included in the prices per week shown in the table.. Laundry changes are once a week ,
Cleaning is at the end of stay. Additional laundry changes or cleaning is available for a fee.
Notes on prices
The initial auto quote shown on the advert is in Pounds sterling and includes
the agents booking fee.
If you wish to pay in euros please let me know .
As they are not always needed or wanted, air-con and pool heating are charged as optional extras
air-con costs £100pw . Pool heating £100 pw November to March £75 pw at other times.
( minimum one week )
The air-con units are cooler/heaters in the lounge , all bedrooms and the annex.
Changeover day
Saturday ( flexible except during peak period) . Arrival after 4pm , departure by 10.30 am
Booking notes
25% deposit required on booking (minimum £300 ), balance paid 45 days before the holiday.
£250 damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 08-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 370 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa lounge, annexe and all bedrooms have air-con/heating. There are full size cots and a high chair Bedding and towels are changed weekly and the villa is cleaned at the end of stay . Additional laundry and cleaning can be done at extra cost . All towels including pool towels are provided.There are hand held hair driers . There is an ironing board and iron in the annex . The whole site and facilities - pool, games room , orchard etc. is exclusive to the single party making the booking : nothing is shared . Outside: Grounds of approx half acre. 7m x 4m private heated pool with sun loungers. Covered barbecue area with stone furniture. Secluded shaded patio with stone furniture (see photos). 2 roof terraces offering complete privacy. Landscaped gardens. Orchard, normally having oranges, lemons and other fruit available to eat.

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