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Two individual Artistic Cottages With Pool - " Casa do Pintor"



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Cottages in Guia, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Cottages With Pool, Absolute Paradise, Stress Free

Honeymooners delight...definitely different, stress free peaceful paradise, central to all amenities. The perfect holiday destination, a combination of total relaxation, with everything close by. The best blue flag beaches are just a 6 minute drive away, endless sands, small coves, with rock pools, fabulous beach bars & restaurants. The Algarve Shopping Centre, nearby has a huge supermarket, shops, restaurants. The Zoo Marine to see the dolphins, and water parks are enjoyed by all. Albufeira is a must - bars, nightlife, fisherman's beach and many restaurants just a 10 minute drive away. From the cottages, take a 20 minute country walk past "Sir Cliff Richards" home (his vineyards join on to our land) into Guia famous for chicken "piri piri". Guia is our local village with lots to offer, more than 20 restaurants to suit all tastes, banks, bar, hairdresser local market for fresh fish, newsagents, coffee shops etc.

Details for holiday villa " Casa do Pintor", 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Soooooo romantic....Artist's cottage that oozes character.

Unique .....once found never forgotten.

Lounge.....comfortable sofa...sunny during the day, soft lighting at night.

Kitchen...fully equiped, home from home..hob,oven,fridge freezer,microwave, kettle,toaster,washing machine, iron ...etc

Romantic bedroom, kingsize bed. Mezzaine floor so open plan...air conditioning.

En-suite bathroom with huge wet room, powerful shower, stone wash basin...

Private garden with b.b.q. and sun loungers ,fabulous sunrise.

Round pool...great sunsets...lots of space to sunbathe & relax.

It's always difficult choosing your holiday accomadation, our photos don't do it justice which is fine because everytime l open the door to the cottage our guests shout......WOW...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am English and came to live in Portugal in 1992.

l have travelled and lived all over the world, and finally found my paradise here in the Algarve.

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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

In our comments book, Chris & Danny said..

What a privilege to share this beautiful part of the world with such a lovely family. You really added a personal touch to our holiday and you will forever be in our "Portugal Story". The villa is quaint and has so much character that it really starts feeling like home. This little spot was a big surprise and we are blessed to have found it. Thanks for all the small things that you did to make us feel like royalty. Your place beats any 5 star accommodation by far!


Lauren & Sloan....You have really created something special here....Your hearts are clearly in every detail. This place exudes romance and peacefulness and and we loved having it to come "home" to after our daily excursions. From Gonzalo's art on the wall to your charmingly rustic bathrooms. You have inspired us to create a similar life for ourselves. We can't wait to come back and visit you again next year for our 1st anniversary.
Jul 2008
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Casa de Pintor

  • 5 of 5

A gem of a property owned and looked after by a lovely family. Melanie, Gonzales and their daughters are very kind and helpful making us feel very welcome. Peaceful away from it all in a beautiful countryside setting. A car is very useful. The property is clean and well maintained and very well equipped. This was our second visit to this property and will definitely be going back. Have no hesitation recommending it . Although set inland is only 15 minutes from excellent beaches. Restaurants close by at Guia and Val de Parra . An ideal base for anyone who wants peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind words, it was great to see you both again this summer, looking forward to your 3rd visit for 2014....
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Casa Sal studio - holiday hacienda!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely self contained holiday studio on a beautiful, tranquil and peaceful estate. We were very welcomed by Melanie and her family and thoroughly enjoyed our short but much needed stay in a delightful part of the Algarve. We hope we can return again soon and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: lt was an absolute pleasure to have you here with us, look forward to your next visit. Love to you both...
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. If you want somewhere to relax this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Couldn't have put it better myself.......thank-you for your comments. Good to see you back again this year.....
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Stress Free Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa de Pintor was amazing, if your looking for a stress free quiet holiday then this is the place for you, the cottage is beautiful with everything you need, the pool is refreshing. It is only a 20 min walk into Guia for local restaurants.

We did hire a car but did get ripped off (dont use Interrent)-think if we went again for just a week would not hire a car.

Melanie was there if we needed help but most of time we had the place to ourselves which was great.

The supermarket is only 5 mins away to stock up on essentials and the local beaches are beautiful at Gale and Everista has an amazing setting.

Would not hesitate in recommending

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your comments....everybody seems to fall in love with the cottage and of course until you're actually here it's impossible to capture the location....and as we all know it's location, location, location....holiday of a life time. Hope to see you soon.......
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in old stables. Spacious and tastefully chic. Great private back garden and gorgeous pool to the front. Restful/relaxing week.

Near to Guia for good restaurants/bars and easy to access all of Algarve by car.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your lovely comments, especially considering that you've been to Guia before with family living here too....so pleased you chose us....!!!!
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From the Owner

l think l'm so lucky to have found this perfect location, to re build an old ruin keeping many of the original features,it is breathtaking.You feel like you're miles from anywhere but it fact you are so close to everywhere.Guia is a 20min walk from here. Stunning beaches just a short drive away, Albufeira 6 kilometers. Peaceful paradise with everything close by ,What more could you ask for.......

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Guia at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended


Quiet coves, caves and immense sandy beaches 6 min drive.

We really do have the best beaches so near...You could go to a different one everyday...absolute bliss.

We have travelled world wide and have now lived here in Portugal for many years , we spend our summers on the beaches, all close by, many "blue flag" and not so crowded as more central ones. Coastal walks, romantic restaurants and water sports...

why go anywhere else?


Car hire recommended. Faro Airport 25 minute drive.


We are very central. If you like to be away from the crowds yet near to everywhere then we have the perfect destination.

Faro airport....25 miles/40 klm

Local village...Guia 20 min. walk

Best (blue flag beaches)...4 miles/6 klm

Albufeira.....5 miles/8 klm

Largest supermarket (long opening hours) within an open air shopping centre with multi screen cinema (in English),restaurants & 60 shops......1.5 miles/2 klm

Zoo Marine & Water Parks...within a 10 min drive.

Further Details:

Our village 'Guia' has coffee shops, bars, restaurants, newsagents, banks and the football club has a great sunny terrace perfect for those lazy afternoons, just 20 minute stroll from here. Also free internet in Guia during the day. Please note that during your stay should you require any help we do speak Portuguese and English.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 11
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Cottages:- 25% deposit. Balance to be paid on arrival.
Please note that prices are based on two people sharing.
3rd person.....to be charged 25 euros per day.

Changeover Day:
Fairly flexible for changeover day. Vacation depends on arrival of next guests.To be vacated by 10.00am, but will do my best to let you stay longer! To prepare for your arrival, check in 3.00pm.

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From the Owner

It is totally different.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Huge wet room


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Casa do Pintor.... The Cottage has lots of delicate touches and open plan areas. Very arty....everything you could possibly wish for. There is nowhere like it anyway and the lucky people that have the chance to stay here have the holiday of a life time...that's why so many guests return year after year... Fabulous private garden which lies to the back of the property with sun loungers, BBQ, a real sun trap,as the sun rises on this side. Guests are always surprised by this area, very cozy just for you. Wood burner.....for the cooler months. Linen changed once a week, towels twice a week, beach towels not provided. Please refrain from smoking inside... Mosquito nets provided. Casa Antiga....Just perfect for couples who enjoy simple, romantic accomadation.....come here and unwind...tastefully decorated....stress free...pool view.... Outside: Set within 5 acres, totally private, peaceful paradise, great to get away from it all! The birds will come and the goats will pass by in the neighbouring fields. Stress free. Round 8 metre pool with magnificent views, all one level so no deep end, much better for pool games and relaxing. Please note that the pool is open to enjoy the views and there are no surrounding walls which would spoil the effect. Lots of space to sunbathe by the pool with different areas for sun or shade, really beautiful. So if you would like everything close by and yet be away from it all this is the place to be. Shared pool. For beach lovers...6 minute drive to lots of beaches ...everyone different all fabulous and so near!

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