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

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Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


"Casa Antiga"....

Cozy cottage...

A one bedroomed cottage, with bathroom, kitchen and small lounge.

Very arty and based on the same lines of "Casa do Pintor"....

Large bedroom, double bed with mosquito net....very romantic, soft lighting.

Small kitchen ...fridge..hob,microwave,kettle,toaster etc...

Small lounge with outside patio area, to the back of the cottage.

Arty bathroom, stone wash basin, powerful shower.

Cozy area to the front of the cottage for outside use...pool view.

Please note that both cottages ate totally independent...

You'll just love it...

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About the property

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

Definitely different, stress free peaceful paradise, central to all amenities. The perfect holiday destination, a combination of total relaxation, with everything close by .This country estate set within it's own grounds is the perfect getaway, with everything a short drive away. Once found, never forgotten.

Casa do Pintor and Casa Antiga are two indiividual cottages, totally unique in style,featuring the original decor, very arty, and soooo very romantic.

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

The beaches....Just the Best....if you are a beach lover then this is the place to be, small coves, long sands, beach bars and restaurants...Truly stunning...just a short drive away, you could go to a different one everyday of your holiday, so many to choose from.....and not so busy as the ones in Albufeira.

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.

We have a very relaxed atmosphere here......come and visit.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 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 cottage 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 cottage unique

It is totally different.

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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.

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Truly stunning and perfect 💕

  • 5 of 5

A massive thank you to Melanie for making our stay so perfect. Luke and I stayed in casa antiga and its breath taking. You have everything you need including complete privacy. Casa aniga is beautiful and amazingly quirky, the view from the front of the cottage is beautiful the view of the pool and surrounding land is just glorious! The back garden is truly spectacular with a well, flowers and a seated area lovely to wake up and have your breakfast in the sunshine. the bedroom is stunning with so much room, the bathroom has a powerful shower bede and sink the kitchen has four hobs, a microwave, all plates cups glasses cutlery are provided including towels. The sunsets are truly incredible, sitting on the edge of the pool with a glass of wine, watching the sun set is amazing. We will be back Melanie and again can't say thank you enough for making our 5 days away for our wedding anniversary completely perfect. 💕

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your comments, l know you were sad to leave but loved that you felt so at home here...xx
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Melanie and the family were very welcoming and helpful when needed. They have created both a lovely home and holiday accommodation alongside each other, that works well, which all went toward a lovely 1st time visit to Portugal and a excellent holiday experience.

Cash Antiga was a very relaxing, well equipped and homely basic with its own privacy and lovely little touches to spend days chilling around or return to after a day out exploring or a day on one of the many lovely beaches nearby.

Good restaurants, shopping facilities and many beaches nearby, all can be found 10 15 mins away with a car.

Costs are comparable with home

If your looking for quiet home from home relaxing, with sun shining you've found it


  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you here. Casa Antiga awaits you, and all of us too...hope to see you soon.....X
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A beautiful hidden place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, peaceful stay at Casa Antiga - the cottage is totally bespoke, and despite its small size, delivers just what you need. Melanie and Gonzalo have created a magical and beautiful little cottage, from what was once the stables of the old house.

Casa Antiga is a wonderful place to get away from it all, whilst also being close enough to beaches, restaurants, bars and local towns so you don't feel isolated. Watch the sunsets from the cottage, or local life at the football club bar in Guia, try the Peri-Peri chicken at Ramirez in Guia, or the delicious cake shop on the way to Gale. Close by is Albuferia Old Town (you'd need a car), with the rest of the Algarve within easy driving distance.

Casa Antiga is the perfect get-away from it all place - an individual, beautifully crafted little piece of perfection. We'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emma & Michael...so lovely to read your comments.....you were both amazing, the amount of sight seeing you did....and of course Casa Antiga. was always there to welcome you at the end of the day for those wonderful sunsets. Hope to see you again soon....
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Casa Antiga

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Antigua from 3rd August through to the 17th August, it was absolutely fabulous. Melanie & Gonzalo + family have put a lot of time and effort into the cottages and with their obvious artistic flair, have retained a lot of the orginial features, yet made it a homely, relaxing, romantic place to spend quality time. We loved the fact the cottages were off the beaten track (you do need a car), but then close enough (approx 10 mins) for the town (Guia) or the beaches (Gale being the closest) We did venture to Albufiera for an evening (20 mins), but were pleased to come back to the peace and tranquility of our cottage surroundings. We definately recommend this location for couples that want a relaxing fully equiped base, do want to spend time together and if desired do want to take trips out to local beaches &/or many lovely places for dinner late into the evening - Adrian & Lesley

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adrian & Lesley........Thank-you for your comments, it was great to see you both so relaxed.....l know you were sad to leave but we hope to see you again soon.
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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).the sandy beaches are stunning and unspoilt...truly fabulous..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.


From the Owner

It is totally different.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • 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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • 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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