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Stunning Cottages & Studio's with pool....Guia, Albufeira, Algarve. - " Casa do Pintor"

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights



" Casa do Pintor"

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

Unique and original.

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.

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About the property

Cottages & Studio's with pool in absolute Paradise,Stress Free setting.

Definitely different, stress free peaceful paradise,, for those wanting a relaxed holiday.. The perfect destination, a combination of total relaxation, with everything close by .This country estate set within it's own grounds is the perfect getaway, with beaches and all amenities just a short drive away.

Casa do Pintor and Casa Antiga are two indiividual cottages, totally unique in style,with original features, very arty, and romantic. l deal for couples and small groups.

Casa Sal & Casa Pimenta....two idividual studio's , set within the country estate grounds, in an annex, side by side......

The beaches are less than a 10 minute drive away.if you are a beach lover then this is the place to be, small coves, long sands, beach bars and restaurants,truly stunning, you could go to a different one everyday...

Our local village ..."Guia" is a 20/25 minute walk away down country lanes. A busy village with everything you need, lots of restaurants to choose from , also famous for "chicken piri piri", local bars and coffee shops, butcher, hairdresser, banks, chemist etc....The open air "Algarve Shopping Centre". in Guia..has the largest supermarket and 60 wonderful shops.

The cottages and studio's can be booked individually or together.....

The Zoo Marine (in Guia) 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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Melanie

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.

Melanie purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Melanie chose Albufeira

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.......

What makes this apartment unique

It is totally different.

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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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Guia in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Huge wet room
  • Huge wet room with powerful shower, and orginal stone wash basin. toilet and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Very romantic.....with pool view. King size bed with overhead mosquito net. Spacious with beautiful decor, very arty and original. Sofa bed and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Casa do Pintor.... The Cottage has lots of delicate touches and open plan areas. 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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(5 traveller 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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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautiful place. We stayed in Casa Do Pintor which is a stunning property with every convenience you could wish for and a lovely private garden to the back, perfect for relaxing. We dined in on several evenings, but there is a good choice of restaurants in Guia which is a pleasant 20 minute stroll away.

Melanie and her family are lovely - you know where to find somebody if you need to, but they are never intrusive.

This truly was one of our best holidays to date and we certainly hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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