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Spacious Modern Villa In Exclusive Cul-De-Sac Location

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Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Alcalar, near Alvor, Western Algarve, - Private Pool, Beautiful Monchique Mountain Scenery And Peaceful Countryside

Casa Marecol (Alojamento Local 3002/AL) is a modern family sized villa built among other individually designed properties in a highly-sought-after, mature, small, residential development just north of the archaeological site at Alcalar, a very well equipped holiday home with full air-conditioning. This relaxing rural setting is within easy reach of sandy beaches, golf courses, The Algarve Motor Park in the parish of Mexilhoeira Grande and the historic towns of Alvor, Portimão, Lagos and Silves.

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About the Owner

Gina Bates
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Gina Bates

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4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Gorgeous and spacious villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in Casa Marecol. The villa was beautiful and very spacious for our family of 5. The villa was spotless and very well equipped. Gina, the property manager, was very helpful and welcomed us when we arrived on our first night and had food and drink in the fridge for us. I would recommend anyone staying here hires a car, as it's expensive to get a taxi into Alvor or Portimao.

Great holiday and highly recommend Casa Marecol.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you had a great stay at Casa Marecol. It can be quite expensive to get a taxi to Alvor/Portimão - usually about €15/€18 to go one way in a 7 seater. Good idea about hiring a car. To fully enjoy your holiday in this countryside location a car is essential to get out and about.
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Lovely villa in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely, in a great location. Spacious villa, three bedrooms, very clean and well maintained, kids loved the swimming pool. The location worked well for us as we were easily able to visit either Lagos, Alvor or Portimão. The villa is in a good location. From here you can easily visit Alvor (~10 mins), Lagos (~30 mins) or Portimão (~20 mins) by car. We alternated our daily jaunts basically between Lagos and Portimao. We also took a day out to Praia da Luz, a place we had stayed a few years previous. Hire a car to get around - consider paying the extra full insurance (I was glad I did), as I managed to get a punctured tyre, the roads which tend to be somewhat rough and ready in places!

After our day outs we often stopped at the local restaurant ("O Tasco") just up the road for a late night drink after returning back - nice! We also ate there one night, a nice traditional Portuguese restaurant. We would definitely consider returning next year; I think the location worked really well for us. Hope to be back soon....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and hope to hear from you again sometime in the future.
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Beautiful Villa in a Magical Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a wonderful 12 nights stay in this beautiful villa and we were not disappointed! The villa was tastefully decorated throughout and was a real home from home. Comfortable sofas and comfortable beds, what more can you ask for? The photographs and description don't do the villa justice! The gardens and pool area were fantastic! with plenty of seating and sun loungers for everyone!

We can recommend trying Solar de Farello, one of the local restaurants for either lunch or dinner. We had 2 fabulous meals there and would have had a third if we could have!

We also really appreciated the welcome pack provided on our arrival, what a lovely touch!

We booked this villa at short notice and Gina made the process so simple and easy.

If we decide to come back to the Algarve we will certainly book this beautiful villa again.

The only negative point I can make is that there is no hairdryer in the villa!

Other than that everything about Casa Marecol was and is perfect!!

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful villa.

The Morris Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome. Good idea about the hairdryer. There will be a travel hairdryer there for 2015 :-)
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Co Meath

Wonderful Location / Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family had the pleasure of spending 18 wonderful nights in Casa Marecol. From the moment we opened the door of the villa we where not disappointed. We where greeted with a lovely welcome pack which was so appreciated as we arrived late in the evening. The villa itself is just fabulous spacious, well equipped, clean, comfortable and extremely tastefully decorated. We loved the homely feel of the villa from the gorgeous paintings on the walls, the book shelf overflowing with books to the beautiful landscaped garden. My children fell in love with the pool and spent many happy hours playing. There where plenty of sun loungers / parasols by the pool for all of us to relax. The views of the mountains where fantastic and the peace and quiet as we relaxed by the pool was just amazing. We booked the villa with Gina who goes out of her way to make the whole booking process simple. Big thanks to Gina. Casa Marecol is really a special place and you can tell its loved by its owners. We loved it perfect villa in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Yvonne for the great review of Casa Marecol. Kind regards, Gina
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Activity and Interests


Many beautiful sandy beaches are within a 20mins drive; Alvor 8km, Praia da Rocha and Meia Praia 10km. Beaches on the Atlantic Algarve west coast are about an hour away and well worth the trip.


To fully enjoy your holiday in this countryside location a car is essential to get out and about. We can help you to get good value car hire. Hire cars can be collected at Faro International Airport which is about 75km via A22 Motorway, a 45mins – 1hr drive. Directions to the villa are sent on booking.


Some local places of interest: Alcalar – archaeological site, 2km. Alvor – nightlife, shops, beaches, 8km. Lagos – nightlife, shops, beaches, boat trips, scuba diving, banks, zoo, 14km. Odiáxere – shops, cafes, multibanco (cashpoint), post office, 10km. Portimão – nightlife, shops, beaches, banks, hospital, 7km.

Further Details:

The Algarve Motor Park - one of the most modern race circuits in the world with a Karting circuit, off-road circuit, sports complex, technology park and tourist resort. It is 4.5 kilometres north of the Algarve motorway (A22) and only a 10-minute drive from Casa Marecol, Portimão and Lagos.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please advise us of the dates you would like to rent Casa Marecol. These dates will be reserved when we send you a booking form. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required with the completed booking form (or payment in full if less than 8 weeks before departure). Balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £200 must be paid with the balance (refundable within 2 weeks of end of rental less any damage, repair, breakage, additional costs, if incurred).

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. To allow time for cleaning, occupancy is usually taken up after 4pm on the day of arrival and vacated by 10am on the date of departure unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
The owner is willing to consider offers, negotiate and discount prices for bookings of 2 or more weeks. Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Minimum let 1 week. Payment can be accepted by cheque in UK pounds or Euro by prior arrangement.

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Updated: 27-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bedroom 1, vanity unit, WC, bidet, shower, bath. En-suite bedroom 2, vanity unit, WC, bidet, shower. En-suite bedroom 3, vanity unit, WC, bidet, shower. All en suite bathrooms have electric underfloor heating.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Maximum (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king sized bed, 4-drawer chest, dressing table. Bedroom 2, twin beds, 4-drawer chest, dressing table. Bedroom 3, twin beds. All bedrooms have electric underfloor heating.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Casa Marecol is tastefully furnished throughout with Seconique Corona pine furniture. Each bedroom and the lounge have full air-conditioning. Each bedroom also has a 6-drawer chest, bedside cabinets, reading lights, comfort rugs and a built-in wardrobe with sliding full-length mirror door. The villa has external shutters on all rear windows for added security and privacy. All windows have wire mesh screens. There is a built-in safe for valuables. The 'How To' section of the villa’s handbook provides help with all Casa Marecol’s internal matters and recommends local places of interest and restaurants. A policy of not allowing pets and smoking inside the villa is for the wellbeing of guests. A cot and a high chair are also available on request. Outside: Casa Marecol is gated, hedged and partly walled with secure parking on the sloping drive and free parking in the quiet, level, cul-de-sac. The 10 x 5m swimming pool shelves gently from 1m at the steps to 2m at the deep end. Ample garden furniture and sun loungers are provided on the patio, terrace and lawn. The steep steps down to the underground pool pump room are fenced and should not be used by guests. The pool is not fenced so children need to be supervised at all times. Barbecue – enjoy al fresco eating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is provided weekly. All linen and towels are included except for beach and pool towels. Linen and towels are changed at the end of each week.

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