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Family Villa With Private Heated Pool And Gardens

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Meia Praia, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Excellent Location, Walking Distance To Beach, Town And Marina

Casa Catorze is an exceptional villa completed in March 2008, located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Algarve. The villa is situated on the exclusive Albadeira Park and is well suited for holidays for groups up to 8-10. A car is not essential with all attractions within walking distance or a short taxi ride. The villa is set in private grounds and offered with a modern layout over 3 floors. On the first floor there is a double with en-suite and 2 twin rooms sharing a family bathroom. A large double with en-suite on the ground floor. A twin room and en-suite ajoining the games room on the lower ground floor. An open-plan living room and dining area, lead out to the terrace and private pool area. The well equipped kitchen provides access to the outside dining area and built-in BBQ. Outside steps lead to the roof terrace with great views. The villa is air-conditioned throughout and has underfloor heating to take the chill out of winter evenings.

Bill Burnett
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Bill Burnett

Villa Cartorze is co owned by good friends, Simon and Bill. We both have young families. We are both professionals living and working in the UK.

Bill Burnett purchased this villa in 2008

Why Bill Burnett chose Albardeira

After holidaying & golfing in Lagos on several occasions, we felt we had found somewhere that we could come back to time and time again.

Lagos is full of charm and beauty that the historic old town provides coupled with several stunning (and safe) beaches in and around town that makes it a great family holiday location.

Lagos's location at the lesser developed western end of the Algarve, means you are still able to experience traditional Alrgarve living but are also within a reach of a great selection of golf courses, theme parks and attractions.

What makes this villa unique

We purchased Villa Cartorze with families in mind - it's close to all the amenities of Lagos, such as the beaches, marina and town, but it's also located on a quite residential development so provides somewhere peaceful to relax

The villa itself, is set-up great for family holidays with a heated pool (with steps and graduated slope) and games room providing plenty of entertainment.

The villa is really well appointed with contemporary furniture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb Villa with everything catered for - even for our 18 month old! We loved spending the morning on the beach and chilling round the pool in the afternoon - Great Holiday - hope to be back soon. Howard and Family - May 2008.

Very relaxing week in your lovely villa, great selection of restaurants in the town. We loved the heated pool. We will be in touch for next year. Janice and Martin - September 08.

Amazing week away - villa was perfect for us - had a really relaxing holiday - loved our family BBQs by the pool - hope to be back. - Aug 2010

Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our week in Portugal a couple of weeks ago - the villa was absolutely perfect and so well equipped. It made our first holiday abroad with a baby as easy as it could have been! - Sept 2011
Jan 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa Albardeira Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • There are 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite and 1 family) and a further separate toilet. All en-suites are fitted with walk in power showers. The family bathroom is fitted with a spa bath and shower over. All are finished to a high standard.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with king sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 3 and 4 with twin beds. Bedrooms 5 with twin beds and en-suite. All rooms are furnished with modern decor and have integrated wardrobes and air-conditioning (no A/C in 5th).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioned throughout for hot summers and under-floor heating to take the chill out of winter evenings. The living room also has a wood burner. A selection toys and DVDs are available to keep the young ones amused. The lower ground floor houses the games room, which provides a full sized table tennis table and sofa. 2 full sets of golf clubs are available for use of the guests. Secure entry with an alarm system. A full guest information pack detailing contact details for key amenities and favoured restaurants is kept up to date in the villa. Outside: An outside dining area with a built-in barbecue is the perfect place to start the day or spend the evening over dinner. The villa has plenty of outside areas to enjoy your stay and also provides areas for a bit of piece and quiet! The landscape garden provide a tranquil environment to relax in during the stay. The private heated pool (charges may apply) provides year round swimming with a outside pool shower to cool off under. The pool terrace is equipped with sun loungers. The villa is surrounded by fully enclosed kept gardens, with some areas offering natural shade from the Algarve sun. The roof terrace provides great views and is perfect for the sun worshippers or to watch the sun set with a cool beer. The first floor balcony accessed from each of the bedrooms, provides another area to relax and unwind. The shutters and gates to the villa are all electronically operated. The villa and grounds are prepared for each visit. Utility Room: Utility area on the lower ground floor houses a ironing board, steam iron, clothes airer and other essential household equipment. You will also find travel cots (x2) high chairs (x2) and buggy stored here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen and towels are provided for your stay. The villa is prepared prior to your arrival and a weekly maid service is included on switch over day. Our friendly local management team are available to deal with any ad hoc requests. Other: The 3 first floor bedrooms all lead onto the balcony.


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Family Villa With Private Heated Pool And Gardens
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Mutterstadt, Germany

Beautiful beach in walking distance, lovely town, great house - perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

An international group of 10 (6 adults, 4 children from 4 - 15 years) spent a lovely week in Oct 2017 at this house (actually it was our second stay). We had great weather and spent most time either on the terrace leveraging the pool (on chilly mornings or for night swims the heated water is a huge plus) or exploring the breathtaking beaches that you can find all within a 5-30min drive. The closest beach in walking distance is so big that you always will find a lonely spot. It is ideal for smaller children (usually less waves) or for a spontanous sunset or a morning jog or walk. Lagos is a beautiful smaller city, with great shopping downtown (the closest supermarket is only 5 min by car) and all dining options. We quite often just bought fish and barbarcued at the house when returning from another sunset.

This time around we had no issues with Mosquitos (last time the kids were sprinkled with bites). We also tried the wake board lake in Lagos and had a blast.

All in all we were all really sad that we could not spend two weeks. Highly recommended as a destination for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent 5 bed villa with pool in good location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as advertised. An ideal villa for 2/3 families with good sized pool and outside space The bedrooms are comfortable & well furnished, as is the lounge, dining & kitchen area. Excellent facilities altogether - would highly recommend.


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this Villa. It is really well equipped for kids and adults and is very well located especially if you hire a car like we did.

The heated pool was amazing.

I would for sure stay here again when we holiday in Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant villa for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Family of 10 with four generations just returned from a lovely sunny week in Lagos. The villa is in a great location within 30 minutes walking distance of the marina and the town but I would recommend a hire car as there is a big hill on the way back which would be a challenge for little ones or the elderly especially in the heat of the day. The villa was everything we hoped for and is very well equipped with a great pool and outside area for dining, we paid extra to have the pool heated which was needed at this time of the year. We would certainly recommend the villa and hope to return soon! The Spencers June 2017

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa in nice quiet suburb of Lagos , very well equiped

  • 5 of 5

Villa is lovely and in a nice quiet suburb of Lagos . It is very well equiped and the garden is nicely laid out with a lovely pool and BBQ area. It was certainly worth paying extra to have the pool heated at this time of the year--- my 2 year old granddaughter absolutely loved it.It was our first stay in Lagos and I would certainly recommend it as a family destination---- a lively town, beautiful marina and stunning beaches. Restaurants generally very good---- Vivendo excellent if a little on the expensive side. There is a restaurant on the Meia Praia beach near the point where you emerge when you walk on the pathway from the villa ------ Gaivota Branca. While this has a beautiful location , my advice is to only use it for a drink if you are using the sun beds on the beach in front of it . We went for a meal there ( because of its location ) and I agree with lots of the trip advisor comments ---- they try and rip you off by getting you to chose " catch of the day" fish. Most of the standard fish dishes on the menu were unavailable ( apart from a salmon fillet) so you were pressured into ordering a very expensive " catch of the day" fish. While a car is not essential I would advise one because it is a bit of a treck in and especially uphill out of town.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great getaway week!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with everything there to make our stay comfortable. Great pool & garden area with plenty of sun loungers, tables/chairs for outside relaxation. A15 minute walk to Meia Praia beach, approx 25 mins. to the marina & a further 10-15 mins into town, pleasant in the evening but definitely worth a taxi back later (7-8 euros). This was the perfect place for us & our 2 grown up children & their partners - thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, delighted to hear you had a great time. Hope to see you back some time!
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Casa Catorze is situated just 1km from beautiful sandy Meia Praia, one of the Algarve's longest beaches. A great place to spend the day, perhaps with a fresh fish lunch in one of its beach cafes. Five minutes by car are the beaches of 'Praia De Ana' arguably one of the Algarve’s most famous beaches, 'Praia De Mos, and the villages of 'Luz' and 'Salema' are also within close proximity. The beautifully rugged western coast is just a 30 mins drive with fantastic beaches at Alemnera and Sagres.


Faro airport is the closest international airport with Lagos being an easy 1hr car journey down the A22. Lagos can also being reached from Lisbon (3 hours) and Seville (2 hours). We can recommend a cost effective car hire firm operating out of Faro airport. A train service also runs from Faro and Lisbon to Lagos. Car hire is not essential once your are in Lagos. Taxis are relatively inexpensive compared to the UK and transfers can be arranged to and from Faro.

Further Details:

Lagos offers arguably the largest selection of quality restaurants and shops on the Algarve and all the attractions that you would expect from a family holiday destination. It is also a working town and as such is well equipped with public services, including a hospital, international doctors, public swimming pool, pharmacies etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa Albardeira, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter/Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
AW 18/19
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter/Spring 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 19
27 Jul 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
AW 19/20
14 Sep 2019 - 11 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool Heating £100

Booking Notes:
Casa Cartoze couldn't be better located for golfers, with the Western Algarve's array of quality golf courses (last count was 6 within 20 minutes, over a dozen with 30 mins and over 30 within an hour!) 50% deposit on booking confirmation, with the remainder and refundable bond 4 months before the arrival date. A detailed information pack will be sent with all the details that you will need for an excellent holiday experience. A letter of confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.

Changeover Day:
Normal change over day is Saturday, with access to villa from 3pm. The villa should be vacated by 10 am on your day of departure (some variation may be possible). Changes to arrival days and times may be accommodated subject to availability (please check

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Additional charge may be applied for pool heating October - April inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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