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Wheelchair Accessible Cottage with Private Pool and Sea Views



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Cottage in Boliqueime, nr Vilamoura, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 500m from the Village Square

This new but traditional 3 bedroom property, has been very tastefully designed and built to suit wheelchair users needs - by the owner, himself in a wheelchair (T4). It consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with wheel-in showers (1 en-suite) and a fully equipped wheelchair friendly kitchen with breakfast bar and open plan dining area. The lounge opens up on to a shaded terrace and the gently ramped swimming pool (salt treated), with its wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, Vilamoura and down to the sea. The village of Boliqueime, with a few shops and bars, is 400m downhill! As Casinhas is entirely on 1 level and all rooms are fully wheelchair friendly.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

About the Owner

I am British by birth and have lived and worked in Portugal for many years. I designed and built 'As Casinhas' specifically for use by people in wheelchairs but giving extra attention so that it does not look like a hospital ward, as the property is enjoyed by people in wheelchairs and not. I am wheelchair bound myself so understand the basic needs of accessibility.

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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous time. Loved the villa and will recommend to our friends who wish to go to the Algarve. Back to work today after a 2 week hiatus (sigh). Thank you for providing wonderful accommodation and such terrific weather. Michelle.

We have had a lovely holiday. The villa has been really suited to our needs. Lyn particulary loves the pool ramp, and the other built-in features have made her stay much easier - we will be back! Sian.

Just a quick thank you note, the villa and everything was excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves. I am sure we will call on you again and I have passed your details on to one of my mums friends who was asking about where we were going as her mum is disabled. Thank you once again. Milica and family
Aug 2007
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From the Owner

The location is peaceful and quiet in a country setting, not isolated and has Portuguese full-time neighbours close by. It is 400 metres out of the Boliqueime village square and a 5 minute drive to the hustle and bustle of Vilamoura with its 6 superb golf courses, accessible beaches with assistance on hand to go into the sea and the Marina with very accessible shops, esplanades and restaurants and bars. The house and pool terrace enjoy excellent views down over the coast. A very accessible location 25 minutes (25 kms) from Faro Airport, a 3 to 4 km drive off the Algarve motorway and very central in Algarve allowing one to easily visit the East or West parts of the Algarve and return home comfortably within the day.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Barrica in the village at 600 Metres Nearest Golf : Vilamoura at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Boliqueime at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 Via do Infante at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Barrica at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Vilamoura at 7 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Wheelchair friendly and wheelchair accessible beaches in Vilamoura. Golf is available very close by, with Vilamoura offering 6 championship courses to choose from plus a hopts of marine related activities through the marina


Wheelchair accessible Blueflag beaches in Vilamoura 6km, including Lifeguard assisted access to the sea in "floating" chairs.


Faro Airport 25km by motorway or highway.

Car recommended. WAV Taxi, WAV and adapted wheelchair transfers bookable direct, ask for further info.


Boliqueime Village square 500m. Vilamoura 6km. Faro 25km.

Albufeira 15km.

Further Details:

Wheelchair friendly. The house is situated adjoining a small village called Boliqueime (approx 500m to the village square) that has several village bars, a couple of cafés, a couple of mini-markets and restaurant.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder high
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder high
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day:
Saturday, flexible out of season.

Notes on prices:
Discounts on out of season lets, Significantly reduced rates on long lets (over 2 weeks)
Booking request are replied to within 48hrs
The letting of the properties on the above email are intended solely for short term residential purposes of a special transitory nature – specifically self-catering accommodation- in accordance with article 1095º, nº 3 of the Portuguese Civil Code. In no way does it constitute an offering of tourist lodging within a tourist complex as contemplated in Decree Law nº 167/97, altered and republished in Decree Law 55/2002 of 11/03.

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Updated: 28-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The accessibility for wheelchairs users of the property in general, even the pool has a built in ramp that can be used with the full size wheel shower chair provided. The proximity of the village with its small cafes, bars and restaurants along with a few shops for basic day-to-day needs and Vilamoura closeby - 5 mins by car to the beaches and marina shops, bars and restaurants. The property is very private and safe for children, being away from any direct traffic or roads.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with wheel-in shower, a fold-down shower seat. shower chair as an alternative, WC access from the front and left and bidet. Shared bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 with wheel-in shower, WC and bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed ensuite Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Wheelchair friendly throughout. All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning and heating. There are log burners in the lounge and the open plan kitchen dining area for the chillier winter evenings if required. Notes on Accessibility: We recognise that each person's ability to access a particular environment will depend upon a number of personal factors known only to that individual, and therefore inclusion of a particular amenity or facility on this website does not imply 'access for all', nor 'compliance' with the Disability Discrimination Act or other local or national legislation. Outside: Wheelchair friendly. Ramped pool - salt water treated. Ramped access, no steps. Privated ramped parking. Pool loungers. No steps. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning twice per week plus changeover day. Bed linen changed weekly. Towels 2x weekly. Other: Wheelchair friendly throughout.

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