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Detatched, Single Story, Air Conditioned Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Areias dos Moinhos, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve - Areias Dos Moinhos, Peaceful Location, 10 -15 Min Walk To Centre Of Town And Beach

Casa Feliz is a luxurious single storey villa in a quiet cull-de-sac with a private pool, furnished and maintained to a very high standard, large air conditioned living room, Wi-Fi, smart TV, dining room, 3 double bedrooms all with individual air-conditioning/heating, bedrooms 2 and 3 also have ceiling fans, 2 fully refurbished bathrooms with showers, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc, utility area with washing machine. Set in its own mature garden, with barbecue and seating area on both the pool terrace and the inner courtyard with sea views from the pool terrace and panoramic sea views from the roof terrace, large awning from living room, large sun brollies, sunbeds and terrace furniture for outdoor living. Separate shower and toilet facilities on the pool terrace. Three golf courses within 10 min by car. There are several mini-markets in town, the Intermarche, Aldi and Modelo supermarkets are 5 min and Carfors hypermarket 15 mins by car. The villa has good security including an alarm system connected to a local security company. The villa is our second home and the family do use it a lot, it is much more comfortable than many villas that have been just bought to let. Plenty of private, gated parking and not overlooked by neighbours.

Registration Number : J/06-04-45/348/2010

john thorpe
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About john thorpe

We are a retired couple who after 50 years together like our comfort and our privacy, we maintain the property to a very high standard and spend 3 to 6 months a year there, we only let the villa for June, July and August, and the majority of the people who stay are family and a few regular's who book well in advance. We are golfers and sailors and we enjoy BBQ's round the pool and eating out with friends.

john thorpe purchased this villa in 2006

Why john thorpe chose Areias Dos Moinhos

We retired in 2000 and spent 5 years looking all over Europe for our ideal home from home, we like the climate, we like the freshness of the Atlantic climate, nice and warm but we don't have the oppressive heat and humidity of the Med. Other considerations were the people, security and value for money. Its near impossible to sell a property in Spain because they build so many new ones but Portugal build fewer but better quality homes. The food and the plonk is not bad either.

What makes this villa unique

The pool, the weather, the lifestyle. I know that any time of the year the weather is going to be better than the UK. Many properties are bought and furnished with the main object of letting, our main objective is our own comfort, this is as near to home comfort as we can get.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed staying at your villa last week. We wished we had booked for 2 weeks as we enjoyed the area so much and hadn 't realised there was so much to see and do. (We have both been

there before many years ago). The villa is beautiful and we enjoyed the pool to such an extent that I am measuring up our garden for one especially if we continue to have such good summers!

Regards Ann.

Your Villa is very nice, no problems getting the Sat TV to work thanks to your instructions, I presume you won't mind if we recommend your villa to our friends

Thanks and Best Regards, Andy

The pool was great,but the weather was unusually hot in the Algarve this year over 32 deg, we turned off the pool heating after a couple of days, it was as hot as a bath which would have been great in the cooler months,

Overall you have a lovely villa and we would recommend it to friends. Best Regards, Pat & David
Apr 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Areias Dos Moinhos in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • High quality En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom with twin sinks, w/c, bidet and walk in shower. Second bathroom, with twin sinks, bath, w/c and separate enclosed shower. Separate w/c off the entrance hall. Separate shower and w/c on pool terrace.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 7ft Super-king size bed, air conditioned, en-suite bathroom, B&O TV and CD player. Bedroom 2, King-size, a/c, ceiling fan B&O music centre. Bedroom 3, twin, dressing area, a/c, ceiling fan, B&O music centre. Separate fold up bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Restrictions: NO SMOKING inside the villa, no pets. Not recommended for children under the age of 12, unless they are good swimmers, because the shallow end of the pool is 4ft 6in, deep end 7ft 6in and all the bedrooms and living room open directly onto the pool terrace. The air conditioning units can all be used for heating although its unlikely you will need it. Outside: The pool terrace, which is not overlooked by the neighbours, includes all that is required for outdoor living, patio furniture, sun loungers, BBQ area, large sun blind, sun brollies, separate shower area & toilet. The private pool aprox 30ft x 15ft can be heated by arrangement. The gardens contain mature shrubs and trees, including a lemon tree ideal for the G&T drinkers who like to watch the sunset from the roof terrace. The villa also has an inner courtyard with a separate BBQ and seating area. Utility Room: Separate utility area with washing machine, iron & ironing board etc. Best let the maid do it. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service three times a week. All bed linen and towels included including pool towels. Bed linen changed once a week, towels twice. Lots of storage space, hairdryers, loads of hangers etc. Cot and high chair arranged with the management company. Other: All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have patio doors onto the pool terrace which faces south, master bedroom is on west side, beds 2&3 on east side giving a degree of privacy. Large awning extends from living room onto pool terrace, terrace furniture.


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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week stay at Casa Feliz with the number of visitors ranging from 3 to 7 at various times. The villa is superbly equipped for a group holiday with everything required to make it feel like a home from home.

All arrangements were clearly and accurately explained by John and the proximity to the management office meant that any issues which might arise could be dealt with quickly (although we had no issues).

The pool is a good size and deep with a large surrounding terrace having ample loungers, chairs, tables, BBQ area etc required for the outdoor life.

Inside, the villa benefits from a fully equipped kitchen, 3 good size bedrooms with air conditioning to all bedrooms and also to the main living area which was welcome in the high temperatures we experienced.

The walk to town took between 15 and 20 minutes, which was fine, but the nearby restaurant serving the immediate locality was ideal when a long day relaxing in the sun had exhausted us and we could only manage a 3 minute stroll.

I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a quiet location but which at the same time is close enough to all amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 fantastic, relaxing weeks at Casa Feliz. There were 6 of us (2 adults with 3 teens & a 10 year old), there was more than enough space for us all. The villa is extremely spacious, very homely & comfortable. The pool terrace area is large, with canopy for shade, the sun shone on the large pool all day, we spent most days just relaxing with our girls playing in the pool. The villa & pool are extremely well kept & maintained to a very high standard. The villa is about a 20 minute walk into town, with Carvoeiro & Centianes beaches both about 20 minute walks. John was very helpful & answered all emails & questions quickly (thank you!) We would have no hesitation recommending this villa to friends & family.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Ponte de Encontro
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The area has beaches to suit all tastes, Carvoeiro beach is a good sandy beach set in a small bay with bars and restaurants all around, excellent walks around the cliffs, a new boardwalk from Algar Seco, about 10 min walk from the villa, into the town along the cliff tops, Algar Seco & Citianes are small cove beaches in reasonable walking distance, aprox 15 min. However 15 min by car will include the miles of beaches of Benagil & Amacao de Pera.


Carvoeiro is about 40 - 50 min from Faro airport.

Car hire, although not essential if you just want to relax by the pool and walk into town, is recommended to take full advantage of all that the area has to offer. Portimao is 15 min drive, Alvor for great fish restaurants is about 20 min, Silves and the castle is 20 min, Lagos 30 min. Drive into Spain in two hours on the new motorway or Lisbon in two and a half hours.


Carvoeiro is 5 min from Lagoa, 15 min from Portimao. Approx 20 min to the west is the medieval town of Lagos, good for shopping, restaurants and the vast Mia Praia beach. Albufeira with its vibrant night life is approx 20 mins to the east. Retail therapy can be found at the Guia retail park 20 min and the newly opened Portimao centre, one toward Lagos and the other toward Albufeira on the N125.

Further Details:

There are several mini markets in Carvoeiro, very convenient for those who don't want to hire a car, you can walk into town and get a taxi back for just a few Euros. If the kids (or the adults) want to be energetic there are two water parks and the zoomarine park in close proximity. It is a great coastal walking area with spectacular cliff formations. Carvoeiro is noted for its restaurants, there are at least 30 of them covering all tastes, great sea food of course, Chinese, Indian and Italian if you must, but most are Portuguese owned serving good quality local produce and excellent (cheap) wines. There are some good sports bars showing all the important games but don't expect good service when the Portugal national team are playing. Portimao is big and busy, but do go to Alvor just the other side of Portimao for a seafood lunch, great atmosphere overlooking the sea. The tap water is OK but tastes a bit strange so we always recommend bottled water for drinking. There is a Barclays bank in Alvor as well as several Portuguese and international banks in Carvoeiro. Tennis courts in town. Cinemas at the Guia shopping centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Areias Dos Moinhos, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
20% deposit required on confirmation of booking, balance 6 weeks before departure. £250 refundable breakage deposit required at the time of final payment. Pool heating extra £60 per week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover date flexible, usually Thursday or Saturday. Arrival after 2:00pm. Departure 11:00am.

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

20% deposit on booking and the balance 6 weeks prior to departure, payment by cheque or direct transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.