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



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Villa near to Moncarapacho & Quelfes, - Peaceful Eastern Algarve, 10+ Mins Drive To Beach& Islands and Golf, 20 Mins to Faro Airport

'Villa Castelos' is a 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.

There are 4 luxury bath/shower rooms.

Come and enjoy this lovely unspoilt part of the world.

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Details for holiday villa Villa Castelos Near Moncarapacho, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms

Best Villa & prices in the Eastern Algarve area, well worth a visit, see Facebook or Trip advisor for more comments, the garden was recently remodelled in 2014. If you are able to pay in Euros we can negotiate a better rate

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Ipswich, England, I am married to Gill and we have two 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.

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Speaks English, German

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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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing pool, great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, great accommodations, well equipped, very calm location and amazing warm water swimming pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bom dia Goncalo Your review is really appreciated, we are pleased you all had a good time at our villa, and would like you to return to our villa at any time in the future. Muito Obrigard Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Aug 2016

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had an amazing time. The villa exceeded expectations! Sue was lovely and went out of her way to help in any way she could. The villa had everything we needed and our kids loved the x box!! It was a good base and meant travelling to Vilamoura, waterparks etc was not a long journey. Will definitely be back! Thanks for letting is stay on your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice & family Thank you for your lovely response, we are so pleased you had a lovely time at our villa, and would love to have you back any time. All the best Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Fantastic family villa

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for ten nights, there were ten of us that stayed we all found we had plenty of room, the bedrooms were spacious the living areas were spacious aswell. The pool was lovely which we used every day. Nice location, we hired two cars between us all which allowed us to venture out to the surrounding areas which are beautiful. We would highly recommend this villa and we hope to be going back in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darren Thank you so much for your great review, glad to hear you might be re-joining us again next year at our villa, look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Gill & Reg Glencastle
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Large, spacious family friendly villa in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

This was a really enjoyable stay in a large, clean, spacious villa in a peaceful area with a private pool and large garden/terrace area. Facilities within the villa were very good, the kitchen was well equipped with lots of utensils and pots and pans as well as a built in barbecue area. Large dining area inside as well as table and chairs outside. Air con was effective. The pool was a good size and there were sun loungers by the poolside. As well as wifi, there was a games room inside the villa, lots of board games, CDs and DVDs on site as well as a badminton and tennis set.

Set in a good location, very peaceful with neighbouring towns a short 15-20 minute drive away. There is a local restaurant which is a 15-20 minute walk from the villa owned by a lady called Maria, which does great food at a reasonable price. Nearest beach 10-15 drive away. Lots of food markets to browse in neighbouring towns as well as shops. Olhao is a great town nearby with lots of restaurants and shops as well a beach you can access by ferry. Lots of boat tours depart from Olhao, we recommend Natura tours. 3.5 boat trip which departs from Olhao and takes you to Culatra island, a fishing village. Here you can sample some fresh fish in one of the restaurants.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay in this villa, great weather and lots to do nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at a great villa

  • 4 of 5

Eight of us (six adults and two children) stayed at Villa Castelos for a week at the beginning of July. All the rooms in the villa are very spacious and it could easily accommodate another two people. Having four bathrooms was great and meant no logjams when we all wanted to get ready in the mornings or go out in the evenings. Allied to this there was always plenty of hot water for everyone for showers / baths. The villa has all the amenities you need for a holiday, with good kitchen facilities, BBQ and loads of cooking utensils / cutlery / crockery. The free wi-fi was a great boon and three or four of us used it a lot without any major signal problems. The pool is fantastic and the water is kept at a really nice temperature – I’ve been in pools in Portugal before where the pool has been so cold it barely got used. Not in this case – we were splashing about in it everyday and it has some nice pool lighting for the evenings. It was great just sitting outside in the warm evenings and sinking a few cold beers! There are two big fridge freezers in the villa by the way so plenty of space for all the food and drink needed. The villa is well maintained, quite private and the area itself is quiet so if you just want to chill out all day you won’t be disturbed much.

I wouldn’t recommend using the villa without having a car as there are no shops nearby and only one restaurant (Maria’s), which is about a half mile walk from the villa. The roads around the development are unfinished and a bit bumpy but a minor inconvenience. A ten or fifteen minute drive will take you to Olhao or Moncarapacho. We tended to go to Olhao as it is much bigger and has a significantly better range of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. The villa owners, Reg & Gill, are very helpful, accommodating and easy to get along with. They can also be quite flexible with dates, presumably as long as not the peak summer weeks, if you want to try to tie the booking in with cheap flights. Sue, the property manager, is also very helpful and just lives round the corner should any issues arise. All in all I would definitely recommend Villa Castelos.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best pool we've had on a holiday.

  • 4 of 5

We've just returned from a week at this villa and we enjoyed every minute. Large villa with plenty of space. Very comfy. The heated pool is amazing. It's the best pool we've had on a villa holiday because of the fabulous temperature of the water. We used the pool every day even into the evenings. Great communications with the owners & the manager out there is very helpful. A car is a necessity but it's easy to find your way around. Albufeira and Quarteira aren't too far away. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane Thank you for a really nice review, I am pleased all the family enjoyed their stay at our villa, it looks as though it will be a really good year for us and all the hard work in improving our villa was worth it, installing the solar piping to heat the pool has really paid off, so a big thank you to Daniel, Tom & Sue who look after our villa for us in Portugal. I do hope you will be able to return to the villa at some time in the near future, and come back with more family members, and be assured,I will always look after you. I hope you liked the landscaped rear garden we worked on in March, it was hard work but has improved the outlook no end. The new LED coloured lamps in the pool make swimming at night a pleasure, and we were pleased you were able to swim in the evenings, the new pool cover has helped on end in retaining the heat overnight as well. Well thank you again, all the best Reg & Gill Glencastle
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : FARO at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Maria's at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Colina Verde at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : OLHAO at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Maria's, Restaurant Do Carmo at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : FUSETA at 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 (except cot linen) 8 Beach & pool towels supplied, villa cleaning if more than 1 week stay & Wi-fi provided free of charge.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer 2016
31 Aug 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Xmas & New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter/Spring 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Spring/Early Summer 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
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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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

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


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1872 m²


  • 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


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has air-conditioning to all rooms providing cool and warm air for your maximum enjoyment throughout the year. Extra obligatory charge of £50/wk for 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, (remodelled 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 from November 2016. 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, badmington 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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