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Luxury Golf Villa In Quiet Surroundings With Private Pool



Updated: 27-Sep-2016
Golf Course Villa at Castro Marim, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Terraces Overlooking The 10th Hole Of The Beautiful Castro Marim Golf Course

Come and enjoy a relaxing holiday in a luxurious villa with stylish decor, fitted with Jacuzzi bath, under floor bathroom heating, air-conditioning plus fans. 42” Plasma TV with all UK channels, all Sky Sports, BT Sports 1&2, Golf Channel, F1, Tennis, Setanta and Eurosport. Plus Catch Up TV. Free high speed internet, Hi-Fi, DVD player and outside gas BBQ. Only 10 minutes from the charming coastal town and Marina of Vila Real de Santo Antonio or the golden sands of Praia Verde with miles of unspoiled coastline. 35 minute drive from Faro Airport, Castro Marim is a unique location in the tranquil Eastern Algarve. A small development of 50 villas, surrounded by a magnificent 27 hole golf course and nature reserve. Jillsvilla is in a prime spot, just 200 yards from the stunning new clubhouse, driving range, chipping green and practice putting green. The patio and pool are south facing, enjoying front line views over the 10th fairway. To see more photos of Jillsvilla and the surrounding area, please click on the 'Display More Photos' button.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, we bought and furnished our pride and joy in Castro Marim in 2005 for our own holidays and retirement visits. We went for a game of golf at Castro Marim. Jill got a birdie on the first, we both enjoyed the beautiful views around the course and the villas overlooking the 10th hole looked so stunning, we were smitten. We chose Jills villa because it was on flat level ground which looked safer for children and had a full size pool. It was just a shell of concrete at the time which worked out great because we were able to select some really nice kitchen and bathroom furniture and add the little extras which make all the difference. Jill is an artist and her flair for interior design gives the villa a stylish and relaxing feel for all. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Ken and Jill.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely villa, really comfortable and relaxing. It certainly has the wow factor. We loved the decor. Nick & Linda, Cheshire.

A superb holiday was had by all and we are more than happy to recommend your villa to friends and family.The website pictures don't do it justice. Louisa & Brendan, Hong Kong.

Perfect for children. A home from home. We'll be back again. James & Catherine, Derbyshire.

The pool and patio area was a perfect sun trap for sunbathing, and you've furnished the villa beautifully. David.
Sep 2005
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning Villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Our family all agreed that this was by far the best holiday we have ever been on, no small part of this was due to the quality of Jill & Ken's amazing Villa.

Right from the initial contact with the owners everything was easy & the information pack sent before going was full of not only Villa info but a great guide to the surrounding areas with great tips on what to do & see and where to eat etc.

The Villa is amazing and the photos can only give an idea of how good it is, the pool is lovely and was cleaned regularly throughout our stay. It was spotlessly clean upon arrival and everything was very well maintained and laid out. The owners provide many extras for the pool, beach & golf course too.

The course club house is a very short walk and has an excellent bar & restaurant so unlike many other villas there is no need to drive if you just want to eat or drink out (the bar happy hour between 5-7pm is good!!) and there are many other places around too and a hire car is essential to make best use of this area of the Algarve.

The star of the holiday however was the villa itself, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind remarks. We are delighted you all had a great holiday at Jillsvilla and look forward to you staying with us again.
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Stunning Villa with Perfect Owners

  • 5 of 5

WoW where do i start ! This villa is absolutely delightful, we stayed here in August for 12 days. It looked lovely in the photo's but in 'real life' it is even more splendid. It is huge, beautifully decorated, was spotlessly clean and a pool to die for which was also very clean and cleaned a few times during our stay - a must for us, a clean pool. The villa is very well equipped, everything there you could possibly think of and more ! Its situated in a beautiful area of the Algarve with alot of facilities nearby. We hired a car which i would say is a must and makes life alot easier to get out and about, get to the supermarkets etc. The booking in process was really easy and Ken and Jill answered all my questions quickly. Cant recommend this villa enough, we will definately return ! Thank you Ken and Jill for everything

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sam for your kind words, its good to know we are getting things right. Hope to see you again at Jillsvilla.
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Great villa - thoughtful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a short break at this superbly equipped villa where the Portugese weather was unfortunately wet.

Luckily, due to the great information about the area we received from Jill, the owner, it didn't stop us having a good time.

The golf course is excellent with a varied selection of rounds made up from the three different nine hole courses.

Didn't get to use the lovely pool due to the poor weather but it would be very inviting in warmer times.

Apart from the villa itself, what really made a short break better was the essential items we were encouraged to use by Jill - the sort of thing you usually have to find on your fist day from the local supermarket.

Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet stay within easy travel distance from the airport.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Sorry you didn't have the normal lovely weather. Look forward to seeing you again at Jillsvilla.
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Wonderful Luxurious Villa in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Jillsvilla and it was better than the first! The villa itself is spacious, luxurious and Jill and Ken encouraged us to make ourselves at home by using the beach towels/games, golf clubs etc. All the rooms were spotless on our arrival and lovely fresh linen adorned the comfortable beds! The outside space and pool are wonderful for spending lazy days and the new table and chairs on the patio provide a lovely setting for evening drinks and a barbeque. The villa is in a wonderful location with easy reach of the local village and also San Antonio do Porto, which has an atmospheric square and is packed with good eateries. It is a short ride by car to Spain where there are lovely beaches and reasonably cheap well-stocked supermarkets. There are plenty of lovely beaches nearby - Cabeco was one of our favourites as it has a lovely fish restaurant (Sem Espinhas) and the beach is clean and spacious even at the weekends. As a family of four with ages ranging from 55 to 6, we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay here and would highly recommend it! One of the key selling points is the customer service that Jill and Ken (the owners) provide - especially when it comes to providing local knowledge about restaurants, outings and the facilities at the villa. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's very kind of you to say so. We are delighted you all had such a great holiday and look forward to you staying at Jillsvilla again.
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Perfect villa stunning pool great location!

  • 5 of 5

From Booking to departure everything we wanted and more! . Jillsvilla is stunning inside & out. The listing is accurate in every way photos really don't do it justice much bigger & brighter in real life. The villa was exceptionally clean all towels and linen are good quality. The pool & villa were both cleaned during our stay with no disruption to our stay.

Jill & Ken the owners provided fantastic customer service during the booking process and afterwards they also gave us lots of extra useful info! This was our 2nd stay in this lovely villa & we will definitely be returning for a 3rd visit.

I would recommend this 5 star villa to anyone who wants a peaceful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings!

The clubhouse is a few minutes walk away, the courses are in great condition & food in the clubhouse ie exceptional!

We had a hire car & I would recommend this, there are lots of lovely beaches and restaurants within just a short drive, Spain is about a 15 minute drive.

Very very happy to have found Jilsvilla :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Nice to know we are getting it right and guests want to return to Jillsvilla.
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Wonderful villa !!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a 11 night stay at this fantastic villa.

The photos on the website do not do this place justice, it's quality throughout, lovely and clean and part of a very well kept, lovely golf complex.

We found lots of nice touches that made this villa a fantastic base in the Algarve, from the netting shutters on the doors and windows, to allow lots of air into the place, although the air con units were fab too if you needed them, to the quality Bosch appliances in the very well equipped kitchen.

Also, lots of additional stuff that you can use, like the golf clubs, beach equipment etc.

Jill and Ken, the owners, are also very helpful nothing is too much trouble for them, they supplied lots of useful information on the villa, and the area.

As for the area, it's in a lovely golf complex, the views from the clubhouse, 2 minute walk from the villa, where we sat and had a couple of BBQ's from the balcony, are simply fantastic.

The villa is only 5 mins from Castro Marim, 12 mins drive from wonderful beaches at Praia Verde, and we also drove into Spain, which is also only 5 mins drive across the river. We visited Ayamonte, in Spain, which had a lovely area for shops and restaurants, and a nice marina area.

There was also a lovely Irish gent who owned the villa next door, who looked after the pool for us whilst we were there, again another added bonus !

I can highly recommend this villa for a fantastic base for a holiday. it's good value for money, in a quieter part of the Algarve, but close to wonderful beaches, and lovely little town areas, all close by.

Loved the villa, loved the area....superb, superb, superb !!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The Eastern Algarve is still rustic, quiet and authentically Portuguese. But has fantastic beaches, beautiful countryside and so many great restaurants. And Castro Marim is the jewel in the crown, yet only half an hour from Faro Airport. Please don't tell too many folk!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 200 Metres Nearest Train : at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : at 8 Kilometres


The Castro Marim G&CC beach restaurant is 10 minutes drive away at Praia Verde. There are miles of lovely sandy beach stretching in both directions from Tavira to Monte Gordo. We provide beach towels, lilos, a beach tent and beach games for your use.


Faro is 35 minutes drive and Seville is 90 minutes. Regular train service also runs from Faro.


Castro Marim is 5 minutes drive, Vila Real de San Antonio shopping, restaurant and marinas is 10 minutes. Ayamonte bars, restaurants and night life is 15 minutes and the charming town of Tavira is 20 minutes.

Further Details:

Castro Marim Golf & Country Club has a fantastic clubhouse with its own locker rooms, pro shop, bar, Sky TV, pool table, sun terraces and two restaurants serving all types of food from simple snacks to an evening a la carte menu, children are always welcome.

The club also has a gymnasium and steam room available to all guests. The Christie O'Connor Golf Academy opened in 2016, run by Peter O'Connor.

Jillsvilla is in a very quiet position - no road noise or construction activity. The club provides 24 hour security for the villas

For more pictures of the villa, click on 'Display More Photos' on Page 1.

Helpful tips, a local information pack and directions to the villa are sent to all guests. We can also recommend a good car hire company.

Of special interest to bird watchers is that a few minutes away from the entrance to Castro Marim G&CC is the Sapal Reserva Natural. 2000 hectares of natural habitat for flamingos, buzzards and other game birds. The reserve has a magnificent centre with excellent facilities, built with the aid of European tax payer’s money. As one of the last unspoilt coastal zones in Europe, it is a UNESCO protected home of migratory birds and a wetland of world importance.

This reserve is a wintering ground for the Greater Flamingo, Avocets, Spoonbills, Black-winged Stilts and many species of Ducks. There are also numerous Stork nests.

Terns are well represented, including in the winter, the world’s largest, the Caspian Tern. Black-headed, Black-backed and Yellow legged Gulls all visit Castro Marim.

Other birds include Sanderlings, Kentish Plovers, Grey Herons and Little Egrets, plus Whimbrels and Curlew which use Castro Marim as a winter resting place.

Good to visit all year round, but especially February to April.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The booking deposit is non-refundable on cancellation.
For your convenience, the keys to Jillsvilla will be posted to you a couple of weeks before your holiday. Plus we have an outside key safe just in case you misplace the keys.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the most popular changeover day but we are very flexible to suit your flight plans. Guests normally arrive after lunch and are welcome to stay until 11.00 on their day of departure. However, we will always try to help to suit your flight plans

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We supply our guests with a full list of helpful local information including recommended restaurants, beaches, free wifi, loads of things to do, useful telephone numbers, special deals to play golf at Castro Marim and other golf courses, local tennis and riding clubs and waterparks. We also have 2 sets of golf clubs, practice balls and size 8 & 9 golf shoes, plus loads of lilos and children's beach stuff which our guests are very welcome to borrow. There's even a couple of umbrellas and some ponchos just in case the dreaded rain arrives. We also have a new child's cot/play pen with pillow and bedding, and a fold up buggy. Beach towels are also provided, but if you use them we ask that you wash them for the next guests.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural


  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 220 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Master Bathroom 1: power shower, plus double jacuzzi bath, underfloor heating, his and her sinks. Hairdryer. 2: Powershower and underfloor heating. Hairdryer. 3: Bath and shower with underfloor heating. Hairdryer. Also separate wc and poolside shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master: Large bedroom with kingsize bed, en-suite bath. Private terrace with lovely views across the golf course. Bedroom 2: Twin bed en-suite with private terrace to pool. Bedroom 3: Twin bed en-suite. Cot + linen available. AC and fans in all bedroom


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We prefer to rent to non-smokers and adults or small families to maintain quality and a peaceful atmosphere. In addition to the central AC system in all rooms, we supply an electric fan for each bedroom. For winter guests, there is an electric fire and oil filled radiator in the lounge in addition to the heating via the AC system. As a duty of care for our guests, we have fitted a smoke alarm, fire blanket, 3 fire extinguishers and a medical kit. As required by Portuguese law, Jillsvilla has been granted a Rental Licence by the Ministry of Tourism - registered number 7005/AL. Also an Energy Certificate Class C, reference SCE95367939. Outside: The patio doors from the lounge lead past the outside dining area to the 8m x 4m private pool and spacious terrace overlooking the 10th fairway. The rattan effect dining table has 6 padded chairs. This beautiful south facing patio has a shower, gas BBQ, 8 sun loungers and 3 sun umbrellas. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, steam iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, plus beach towels, are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is once a week. Other: All bedrooms offer total privacy and en-suites. Hairdryer and ipod speakers in all bedrooms. Children's toys, lilos, beach games, books, card and board games, beach towels, plus 2 sets of golf clubs and practice balls provided. BBQ is deluxe gas model

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