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Large Villa, Private Balcony & Solar Heated Pool, Air-con, Wi-Fi, Games Room

Bedrooms 4
Space 20,150 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near to Moncarapacho, - Peaceful Eastern Algarve, 10+ Mins Drive To Beach& Islands and Golf, 20 Mins to Faro Airport

( AL Touristica Licence No. 3676/70/04)

'Villa Castelos' is a very large family 4 bed (2 en-suite) 4 bath villa, with full air-con throughout, Wi-Fi Free Of Charge ) own 10m x 5 heated pool at rear of villa, with large garden in a plot size of approx half an acre. Comfortably sleeps 10 using cot + portable bed. Games room with full size table tennis, darts, table top football & Golf putting mat & small exercise machine on an exercise mat. Also has outside badminton, books/DVDs & lots of family games. British satellite TV with ITV/BBC. Close to Moncarapacho/Quelfes/Olhao with other exec villas. 20+ mins Faro airport. 10-15 mins drive to superb beaches and golf. Excellent bistro just 900m from villa down an unmade up road. Castelos has a large garden surrounding the private furnished pool terrace, with BBQ and deep shade. Fully gated with plentiful parking. Large lounge with dining area off seats 10, modern kitchen & utility room.

There are 4 very large bedrooms, 2 which are huge (double) king size with en-suite bathoom's, and 2 twins (singles) downstairs with a shared bathroom & separate shower & toilet off the Lounge area.

The 1st floor master bedroom has it's own furnished terrace and also a separate terraced area for other guests.

There are 4 luxury bath/shower rooms.

Come and enjoy this lovely unspoilt part of the world.

More Details

Reg Glencastle
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Reg Glencastle

We live in Ipswich, England, I am married to Gill and we have two lovely sons, we hope one day to be able to spend much more time in Villa Castelos as our retirement home.

For now though we let the villa to friends, family and rental guests to enjoy the peaceful country side all around our villa.

Reg Glencastle purchased this villa in 2006

Why Reg Glencastle chose Olhão

We love Portugal, especially this lovely unspoilt and low cost part of the Eastern Algarve. We find the local people very friendly and welcoming. There are lovely beaches and unique beach islands within 10-15 mins drive of the villa, also new golf courses. Eating out is a real pleasure, with lots of low cost restaurant's within a few mins drive of the villa.

Your euros most definitely go further, you can still enjoy a glass of wine or beer at 2 euro's in this part of the world! There is a superb low cost bistro just 900mt from the villa, where clients go time and time again. We particularly recommend Moncarapacho & Olhao for fish & Pasta lovers where superb fresh fish is landed and served on same day and the excellent pasta restaurant. The local Supermercardo keeps a good wine selection.

What makes this villa unique

You will find our villa very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We visit ourselves at least twice a year and bring many 'extras' with us for your enjoyment. Our games room with 2 bikes, darts, table top football and full size table tennis caters for all ages and there is also a large box of toys, books, DVDs for the youngsters. We also provide up to 8 pool & beach towels - so no need to use up valuable kilos in suitcases! Our English local manager Sue is excellent and will meet you soon after arrival at the villa and remain on call 24/7 throughout your stay. A valuable service and one we know our clients very much appreciate. There is an excellent Welcome Book in the villa with info on places to visit, best restaurants and things to do. We hope you enjoy the villa and the local area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, a luxurious villa, exceptionally well equipped, lots of space. Really did enjoy the pool, particularly with the coloured pool lights on at night. Nice location with other lovely villas. Highly recommend for large family groups - so much space, (Nick Haste June 2013)

We stayed in May 2014, the family were impressed with the Villa, the grand children enjoyed the Badminton & solar heated private pool, we were able to swim well into the night, and air conditioning was a real bonus. Janet Wilson & family

Loved the villa, the pool, the area and especially the food. Totally spoilt and will be back very soon. Will recommend to all our friends, Marilyn Mansfield

Have to say photos really don't do the villa justice! We loved it and have already booked to return. Can't wait, Maureen Black (August 2014)

Castelos was everything we wanted and dreamed about. Loved it and will come again. Sandra Lemon

Been four times, returning again in 2015 with our family. Lovely unspoilt and peaceful, (Dave Lovett)

Recently visited the area for the first time, very pleased with the accomodation and cleanliness of the villa, used the pool most days and really loved the games room & table tennis, Neil Yellop 2014
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 20150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa has air-conditioning to all rooms (providing cool and warm air for your maximum enjoyment throughout the year. No charge for (8pm to 8am) air-con. The pool is heated free of charge mid March to early November each year. The villa plot is approx 1500m, with large garden - very safe for children to play. Fully gated. A driveway to garage, plenty of parking, Wi-Fi provided free of charge. This is a very rustic unspoilt part of the eastern Algarve, where your euros definitely go further. Eating out is very inexpensive. There is a comprehensive welcome book in the villa with lots of info on restaurants, places to visit. Local English manager, who also speaks en-boco Portuguese, She will welcome you on arrival at villa and remain on call 24/7 throughout your stay. (or we can provide you with a house user guide instead of this facility and reduce costs even more) Outside: The villa is surrounded by a large garden, (re-modelled in 2014) fully gated, very safe for children. The villa is not isolated but is set along side similar high quality villas, each with large half acre plots. The solar heated pool is 10mt long x 5mt wide and is 1.3mt in the shallow end to 2.0mt in the deep end. The sun terrace at the rear of the villa is south facing, so maximum sun, fully equipped with loungers, sun Parasols, large table, chairs, with deep covered shade under the poolside terrace for warmer months and shade from trees on the West elevation complete with 2 hammock chairs. There is a large BBQ close to the terrace for excellent al fresco dining. Heaven on a warm night. The villa comes complete with a range of outdoor games, badminton net, DVDs, books and there is table tennis, darts and table top football & a putting mat for golfers in the basement games room. Something for everyone if feeling energetic!


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(17 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5882354 based on 18 reviews
Cumbria, UK

Superb villa in a quiet, private location

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best villa myself and family have stayed in.

Very spacious airy and well equipped. A quiet and private location, with just one bar/restaurant in the close vicinity, but lots of others a short drive away.

For me, Olihao, is a must, to visit, for markets, shopping and bars and restaurants.

I will recommend this villa to friend and family and will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave & Lesley Thank you for your very kind review, I have moved to the top of the reviews, if you would ever like to return, we will always look after you. Thank you again Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Clean, Spacious and Very Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Reg & Gill's villa. It was an easy booking process and they sent us a lot of handy info on the villa and things to do in the area. Some of the bedrooms lead straight out to the pool and the bedroom upstairs had a glorious balcony view, so there was no time spent debating who got which room - they were all great. the living room area was spacious with comfy sofas, the kitchen was really well equipped. Loved using the BBQ to eat outside in the evenings. The pool was lovely, spent lots of time cooling off in it after a long hot day exploring nearby towns and beaches. The table tennis, table football and all the other games we found downstairs absolutely exceeded our expectations! Sue met us on the first day and was extremely welcoming and informative. We had a perfect family holiday in this villa and would 100% return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie We were really pleased all the family enjoyed your stay in our villa, look forward to you returning in the future, all the best Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul & Gill. Please feel free to contact us at any time, we would love you to return again All the best Reg & Gill
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Fabulous house for large families/group friends

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the fabulous house you gave us!

Everyone loved the week, the house and all the space and features you have there!

Really nice place to spend a few days with a group of friends or a large family. Really quiet and peaceful place. You have everything you need in the kitchen, dinner and lounge room, wc for everyone and a very pleasent garden around the pool, with a lot of toys and places to rest by the pool.

Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, the villa was great! The area is reflective of the other side of the Algarve 25 years ago (Val de Lobo) when I used to visit Portugal! Love the unspoilt feel!

We used the BBQ every night and there was adequate space for the 6 of us.

The villa surpassed all expectations from the photos on the internet, great outdoor space and the villa and pool were larger than I was expecting. Great facilities (inc games room) and easy access to the nearby towns and attractions as well!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam Thank you very much, glad to hear all went well visiting our villa Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Superb Villa

  • 5 of 5

Really impressed all round, spacious, well equipped, pool was fantastic, recently re-grouted, underfloor heating was really nice with the cold evenings.

Would recommend this villa to family & friends.

Weather was really nice, even dipped our legs into the pool, sun loungers were really soft & comfortable.

Facilities provided in the villa were top class

Neil Yellop

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Maria's, Restaurant Do Carmo
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

As the weather in the Winter months is very tepid (16-22 degrees) it is ideal for Cyclists & Walkers during the winter/Spring period.

Also ideal for retired couples & friends to spend the winter away from the UK, special rates for long term rental. Minimum stay 14 days from November to March.

Bird watching is fantastic down at the Rio de Formosa nature reserve, (all along the nearby Eastern Algarve coastline) in the winter watch the birds migrating from Europe to Africa. House Martins often nest on the side of the villa's.


If you can bear to move yourselves away from the pool, there are some stunning uncrowded unspoilt beaches and beach islands close by. Fuseta with its wonderful white sandy beach, lagoon and beach island is only 10+ mins drive, there are other beaches and beach islands accessible from Fuseta,

(lsle of Barril/Pedras Del Rei) Tavira, Olhao, Altura, Cabanas. There are many boats and small trains that can take you to offshore island beaches.


The villa is located 2.5 miles outside Moncarapacho, and 3.5 miles from Estoi, and approx 20 mins from Faro airport. Alternative airports: Seville approx 1 hour 50 mins from the villa or Lisbon about 2.5 hours drive-. No problems bringing hired car's from Spain into Portugal.

New flights UK to Lisbon approx 2.5 hours from the villa.

Car hire essential to access local shops/restaurants in Moncarapacho and Olhao.


Faro airport is only 20 mins away, directions provided FOC by owner from Faro to the villa.

Moncarapacho is only 2.5 miles. Olhao and Estoi approx 8-10 mins. Altura, Tavira and many more unspoilt villages/towns are all within 15/20 minutes drive of the villa.

Further Details:

The small town of Moncarapacho is approx 2.5 miles away with supermarkets, bars, 3 excellent restaurants, petrol station, internet cafes, cash machines, post office, small shops, local market, museum.

There is also an excellent low cost bistro (Restaurant Do Carmo) approximately 900mts (within 12 mins gentle walk) from the villa where clients go time and time again. Eating out in this part of the world on wonderful local fish, meats and wine is still incredibly inexpensive. You will find it hard to spend more than 12/15 euros/night - including local (very drinkable) red wine (half caraffe of Red wine is only 4 Euros, about 3-4 glasses) Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a luxury villa holiday in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve and experience the real Portugal! you will not be disappointed.

Our clients love the fact that the main central Algarve attractions (water parks, golf, swimming with dolphins, go-karting now local in Olhao, @ Ria shopping Mall) are only 25+ minutes away from the villa - but they can return to the villa - to peace and tranquility! Excellent golf courses close by, recommend Benamor near Tavira.

All linen/ Bath towels/Adult Bath Robes (except cot linen) 8 Beach & pool towels supplied, villa cleaning if more than 1 week stay & Wi-fi provided free of charge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Prices are for up to 10 people using one cot and one portable bed. Includes free heated pool mid March-end Oct.

Air-con (cool/warm) for rest of 2015& 2016 free of charge.

A 20% deposit is required, then the balance (+ £200/E300 refundable breakage deposit returned in full) is required 8 weeks before holiday.

If a transfer in Euros can be achieved then a further 5% discount can be obtained.

Changeover Day:
Very flexible even in high season so look at our calendar and e-mail to negotiate. Minimum stay normally 7 nights but again if calendar allows we will consider shorter stays. We will always try to help if flights are later on exchange day.

Notes on prices:
Per wk for 6 people during the winter months (summer 10 people using the baby cot and 2 x portable bed's. Includes: Free pool heating mid March-early Nov, all linen/towels (except cot linen), 8 beach/pool towels, villa cleaning if more than 1 week. Air-con (cool and warm) free of charge in 2015. 20% deposit required, balance+£200/E300 breakage deposit required 8 weeks before holiday.

Special prices for long term rental in the winter month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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