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Family Accommodation, Sea Views, Close to Village Centre,

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Family House in Carrapateira, Western Algarve. - Perfectly Located in Unspoilt Village Close to Fantastic Beaches

A spacious and airy villa, perfectly located in the unspoilt village of Carrapateira and within walking distance of a beautiful beach. The house is near enough to the centre of the village for convenience but far enough away to guarantee peace and quiet. The village has a small shop, a market selling fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and meat and a number of restaurants and bars. There are also surf shops and bike hire in summer. Carrapateira lies within the South West National Park and is ideal for surfing, hiking, biking, bird watching, sea fishing – or just relaxing.


Owner
Tim Holmes
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2017

About Tim Holmes

We – Rebekka, Tim and George – live on the Gower peninsula in Wales with our dog Meg (a Sprollie).

Rebekka works as a translator and Tim teaches magazine journalism at Cardiff University. George is getting into surfing, which is a big sport on Gower – and in Carrapateira too.

Tim Holmes purchased this villa in 2006

Why Tim Holmes chose Carrapateira

When we visited Portugal for the first time, long before we dreamed of owning a house there, we had a good look around the west coast and decided that of all the places we saw, Carrapateira would be the ideal place to live.

Apart from anything else, it had a lot of similarities to beautiful Gower but with guaranteed sun, fresher fish and cheaper wine.

When circumstances allowed, Rebekka came over with her mum and George to search for a property and after a bit of trial and error found this house in the location of our dreams – right in the heart of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina.

The bigger towns of Lagos and Portimao are an easy drive away. Alezur to the north and Vila do Bispo to the south have astonishingly good produce markets.

What makes this villa unique

Lote 22 is close enough to the centre of the village to hear the fishmonger's siren when he arrives in the square. It is close enough to stroll to the surprising number of bars and restaurants that this deceptively small village offers. But it's perfectly positioned to be an oasis of quiet and tranquillity.

Importantly, it's also close enough to the beach to be able to walk there through the dunes. The coastline has numerous other beaches large and small, often at the end of a rustic lane, usually with a great cafe/bar.

If you're feeling active you can surf, windsurf, mountain bike, golf and walk the cliffs or inland hills.

Quite frankly, it's hard to think of a better place to have a holiday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carrapateira in Bordeira

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with bath, shower, washbasin, wc, bidet. Upstairs bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin, wc, bidet. Downstairs shower room with shower, washbasin, wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double, en-suite, balcony with sea view. Bedroom 2 double bed, sea view. Bedroom 3 twin beds, balcony with country views. All bedrooms have traditional high wooden ceilings and built-in wardrobes.
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: In order to give our cleaner enough time to do a thorough job, please note that the latest departure time is 12 noon and the earliest arrival time is 16.00. Outside: To the front is a small enclosed garden and parking space. Two of the bedrooms have balconies. There is a large balcony off the dining room furnished with a wooden table and 6 chairs; a door from the kitchen makes this convenient for alfresco eating. Steps from the balcony lead down to a large enclosed garden with a child’s swing at the end. Utility Room: Washing machine in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and the villa is cleaned before arrival. In order to give our cleaner enough time to do a thorough job, please note that the latest departure time is 12 noon and the earliest arrival time is 16.00. Other: The best "room" in the house is the back balcony – out of the sea breeze, faces the sun, looks over a valley towards low hills and sand dunes.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We are an adventurous family of five and this house was perfect for us. It was clean, well-appointed and gave us room to spread out. The lack of TV and WiFi were just what we wanted as it let us unplug and decompress. If you do need to check email there is a little cafe in Carrapateira (about 5 minutes walk). We loved how small the town of Carrapateira was but it still had everything we needed. Bordeira and Amado beaches are stunning with big waves that we all enjoyed playing and surfing in. You can walk to and see Bordeira from the house - although the walk takes longer than expected (about 25 minutes over the dunes). My only suggestion would be an upgrade to the mattress quality. The kids were fine but my husband and I woke up with an aching back every day (maybe we are getting old!).

All in all - my family loved the location and the house and we had an amazing time. We would highly recommend this!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des vacances d'été à Noel

  • 5 of 5

La maison est très agréable et bien équipée, très bien située entre un petit "centre village" avec épicerie et restaurant, et les dunes qui conduisent à la mer! Les plages les plus proches sont très belles (comme toutes celles de la région!) et idéales pour les surfeurs mais pas seulement. Nous nous sommes baignés le 28 décembre! Merci à Silvia qui nous a accueillis et aidés, notamment à trouver la réserve de bois à brûler pour allumer le poêle ou à remettre en route le chauffe eau...

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Surf schools at Amado beach and Sagres. Surfing beaches up and down the coast, all within easy driving distance.

Horse riding centres nearby.

Sea fishing from the cliffs.

Bike hire in Carrapateira and Sagres.

Hiking along the coast or inland.

Coast/Beach:

The sweeping sandy expanse of Carrapateira beach is easily reached with a gentle walk over the dunes, or an even shorter drive. There is a good restaurant nearby – Sitio do Rio. Amado beach, famous for its surf, can quickly be reached from the main road or by taking the breathtaking clifftop track; other fantastic surfing beaches within easy reach. The whole of the south-west coast is noted for its dramatic cliff scenery; the more sheltered south coast is just a short drive away.

Travel:

Faro 90 minutes (max). Seville 3 hours. Lisbon 3 hours.

It would be possible to reach the house by public transport from Faro or Lisbon (train to Lagos, then bus) but car hire may be more convenient.

Distances:

Lagos 25 minutes by car. Aljezur 20 minutes. Sagres 20 minutes. Vila do Bispo 15 minutes. Arifana/Monte Clerigo 35 minutes.

Further Details:

There are bars and restaurants in and around Carrapateira, along with a small daily market and a village shop. Nearest banks are Vila do Bispo or Aljezur. Supermarkets in Aljezur, Sagres and Budens.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carrapateira, Aljezur region

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£300
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum stay 3 nights. Deposit of 25% required.
In order to give our cleaner enough time to do a thorough job, please note that the latest departure time is 12 noon and the earliest arrival time is 16.00.
There is an end-cleaning charge of 70 Euros and a breakage bond of 100 Euros.
If you wish to bring a dog or other pet please ask beforehand.

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible about arrival and departure days.
In order to give our cleaner enough time to do a thorough job, please note that the latest departure time is 12 noon and the earliest arrival time is 16.00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in euros.
Please note there is also an end-cleaning charge of 70 Euros and a breakage bond of 100 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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