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Stylish link villa with private pool and great views towards the Guadiana River

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa on Castro Marim Golf and Country Club, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Located on a Golf Resort in the tranquil East Algarve, 10 mins from great beaches

Casa Azul has only recently been refurbished, and is retained by the owners for their own use for most of the year. This spacious and thoughtfully laid out villa offers every home comfort to ensure that you enjoy a relaxing and memorable summer holiday.

Decorated in a modern Portuguese style with full air-conditioning, the villa has a private 8m swimming pool and an outdoor cooking area with high quality gas BBQ. The split level terraces provide a mix of sun and shade throughout the day with planting providing seclusion.

High speed wi-fi internet and Roku provide access to a wide range of TV channels supplemented by BOSE DVD player and sound-dock.

On the first floor there is a spacious master suite with a large jacuzzi bath and a sunny terrace with spectacular views. Two further bedrooms and a good size bathroom are on the ground floor, separated from the living accommodation.

Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club offers a magnificent new clubhouse with bar, restaurant and a gym in addition to 27 holes of golf and a full range of practice facilities. Within a 10 minute drive you have access to miles of golden sandy beaches, the Sapal Nature Reserve, the historic castle of Castro Marim. Shopping, entertainment and restaurants are also available 10 minutes away in Villa Real de Santo Antonio (Portugal) and Ayamonte (Spain).

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

About Helen

My husband and I bought the villa when it was newly built in 2004 with the idea of using it as a second home and for family holidays. We had great fun furnishing and equipping it in our own style.

We have had very good use of it since then and only rent it out for the summer holidays.

Helen purchased this villa in 2004

Why Helen chose Castro Marim

We had enjoyed many holidays in the western Algarve but when we first came here we loved it. The Eastern Algarve is more tranquil and more Portuguese as well as having great opportunities for golfing, beaching, walking and cycling etc

Castro Marim Golfe is brilliantly located, 40 mins from Faro Airport and 90 mins from Seville, both Portuguese and Spanish cultures are on the doorstep.

We chose this house as soon as we saw the views and the deceptively spacious accommodation . We have no regrets, even though a flat in London might have been a better investment!

What makes this villa unique

Relaxation, comfort, golfing, lazing by the pool, beaching, shopping in Vila Real or Ayamonte, exploring the castle in Castro Marim, trips up the river, visiting Seville and the rest of Andalucia.

It works well for families with young children. Both our children are coming back again this year with their own families for a chilled out holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All our previous guests have been very pleased with the standard of accommodation and we have had several repeat visitors already. Many guests were surprised and delighted with the facilities that the villa offers commenting that it feels as though you are staying in someones home rather than a rental property.
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castro Marim in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Large en-suite to master bedroom with spacious jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, wc, vanity unit with double sinks. House bathroom with bath, walk in shower, wc and vanity unit . Ground floor cloakroom. External pool shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor master bedroom with king size or twin beds and private terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and access to terrace. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. The twin beds can be made up as doubles if required.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: In line with Portuguese regulations the villa is strictly non-smoking (inside) but you can make use of the outdoor space. Please be aware that the terraces are split level with 4 steps down to the pool, however the the pool level is protected by raised flower beds and railings with access via a gate. In addition there is a set of ungated steps at the end of the garden to access the pool house. Villa Azul meets Portuguese requirements for rental properties. Outside: The living room and bedroom 2 both lead onto the private terrace at the rear of the property. Steps lead to the lower terrace with the 8 x 4 metre pool. Max depth 2.5 metres. A pool shower is provided for use before swimming. There is an outdoor glass topped dining table with 6 wicker chairs, another table and chairs on the lower terrace and 4 wooden loungers. A large electric canopy provides shade during the heat of the day, very useful for al-fresco dining. There is a 25m pool, children's pool and kids club on the resort. Utility Room: Washing machine, separate tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and airing racks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens and towels are provided including beach towels and will be changed weekly. Maid service will be provided once a week but this can be increased if required. Welcome Pack of basic food provisions available if required. Other: Ground floor cloakroom with WC.


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Stylish link villa with private pool and great views towards the Guadiana River
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 , with children ages 14, 16 and 19 had a wonderful stay. The villa has excellent facilities and the location was very beautiful. We would highly recommend a car as although the golf club which is less than a 5 minute walk away, has a bar and restaurant we wanted to try other places to eat and the nearest ones are 5-10 mins in the car.

If you wanted to cook for yourself the villa has an excellent kitchen and bbq.

The pool was great and the terrace outside allowed us to enjoy the views with plenty of privacy.

The air conditioning was a must in the evenings.

We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week stay in this villa and I must say it exceeded all our expectations.

From the spacious interior to the oh so peaceful pool area I cannot begin to say how relaxed and comfortable we were. The villa has everything you could ever need.

Spend time out and close by you have Vila Real de Santo Antonio with several supermarkets for supplies and surrounding the town square many cafes and restaurants for all tastes. Castro Marim with its fortifications and within a few minutes you can be in Tavira to the west or Spain just a couple of miles to the east.

Food in the clubhouse restaurant is superb but should you prefer something a little lighter then downstairs in the clubhouse bar then 'Happy Hour' is between 5pm & 7pm with a great selection of snacks along with some fantastic salads.

This is our second visit to Casrtro Marim Golfe the previous visit being to the Village Villas which are very nice, but for all the extras you get in this villa I personally would recommend this everyrtime.

Thank you to Helen and David for allowing us to share in your wonderful home. As Arnie famously said...'I'll be back'

Paul & Ann


  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a week in this villa. It is a very well equipped and comfortable home. I particularly loved the outside space which was very pretty, the pool was nice and I never tired of looking out across the view to Spain in the distance. The club house is just up a couple of hills but a pleasant short walk through the golf course. Villa real is about a 10min drive away with supermarkets and plenty of nice restaurants. The weather was hot just the way we like it. All in all we had a fab holiday and would definitely go back to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing holiday, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, with 2 girls aged 3 and 6. We love Portugal and like the modern facilities of the golf clubs and have stayed at vale de lobo before. About a 40 minute ( very easy ) drive from Faro airport this is a fantastic villa- it feels like a real home and has been very stylishly furnished. I like to cook on holiday and I have never stayed in a villa with such a well equipt kitchen and the fridge with ready to use ice was brilliant ! The open plan space onto the patio is fantastic for the kids and the fact there is a gate to the pool meant they were safe when we wanted to be able to relax in the evenings. So many little touches the fairy lights in the plant boxes, pool light - and the kids adored the pool, it has steps going down so my 3 year loved playing there with her cups and saucers. There were also pool toys available and we left some behind to add to the mix. Very child friendly and English kids TV too and a dvd player. If you have tiny ones a baby monitor is useful if you plan to be upstairs in the master room. The villa is on a golf complex ( we are not golfers at all) there is a communal pool and snack bar that we would highly recommend called "the village" it is a 5 min drive across the complex but did not bother us. We ate at the clubhouse on bbq night which was great, there is also live music at the pool bar once a week on Fridays I think. The complex is very close to Castro Marim where there is a supermarket ( it's a 5 min drive) with everything you need and they speak great English. The golf club also has a connection with a beach restaurant about 15 mins away near Praia Verde. Fantastic beach and the food was fabulous - Helen leaves the guest card there to allow you to get discount. We had a great week and will definately go back ! Fantastic comms also from Helen

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Eastern Algarve is famous for its golden sandy beaches and you can be there in under 10 minutes by car. There are miles of lovely sandy beaches stretching from Tavira to Villa Real do Santa Antonio. Monte Gordo is particularly suitable for young families. Beach umbrellas and shades are available to hire at the beach or you can make use of the beach equipment provided in the villa.


Faro is the nearest airport (40 minutes) and we can also recommend Seville (75 minutes).


Castro Marim (5 mins), Monte Gordo (10 mins), Villa Real de St Antonio (10 mins), Ayamonte(10 mins) and Tavira (20 mins).

Further Details:

Excellent food shopping is available in both Villa Real de St. Antonio, Tavira and Ayamonte at supermarkets and the local fish and vegetable markets. Most local restaurants offer local fresh fish and meat dishes and more discerning dining is available locally and in Tavira. The clubhouse offers friendly service and an excellent range of refreshments and meals at reasonable prices.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castro Marim, Castro Marim region

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% (non-refundable) deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A breakages/key deposit will be required.

Changeover Day:
We try to be flexible but Fridays are preferable.

Notes on prices:
Price is for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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