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Luxury Villa - Private Heated Pool, Aircon, Beach Nearby, Free Wifi, 3 Bathrooms

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk Into Village, 15 Minute Leisurely Walk To Beach

This luxury townhouse ticks all the boxes! Casa Dragao will comfortably sleep two families offering spacious and homely living accommodation. It is situated in a quiet cul de sac with the beach, bars, restaurant and shops all within walking distance. Air-conditioning is also available at an additional cost. The villa has been refurbished with good quality furnishings. New for this year are quality bed linen and Egyptian cotton towels. The property is tiled throughout and the living rooms are bright and airy with a very well equipped modern kitchen. The outside living space is stylish and secluded with a private pool 4m x 7m (which may be heated at an additional cost) and a bespoke shaded area and traditional barbeque. There are three bath/shower rooms and two of the four bedrooms have balconies - to enjoy that first drink at sundown! The villa is very suitable for families with a basket of toys for small children, together with a cot, highchair and two stairgates (each at a small cost) and even a baby bath!

Alojomento Local Licence number: 6208/AL

Energy Certificate number: SCE98842132

More Details
Registration Number : Alojomento No: 6208/AL


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern downstairs shower room with shower cubicle, wc and basin. Modern upstairs bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wc and basin. Modern en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wc and basin (New Egyptian cotton towels for 2018)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Aircon available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony overlooking front garden - Aircon available
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Adult bunk beds - Aircon available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , En suite and balcony overlooking pool - Aircon available.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed, ensuite and balcony overlooking pool Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and balcony overlooking garden. Bedroom 4 with bunk beds. (Air Con and shutters in all bedrooms) (New cool cotton bed linen for 2018)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All the bedrooms have wooden shutters Two hair dryers are available There is a safe for valuable items Free Wifi A welcome pack with essentials such as milk, bread, eggs etc may be provided on request for a small charge.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Villa - Private Heated Pool, Aircon, Beach Nearby, Free Wifi, 3 Bathrooms
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
Raleigh, NC

A Nice House well Located for Visiting Algarve

  • 5 of 5

The five of us really liked our stay in Carvoeiro, and being able to stay in this very comfortable house added to our enjoyment. When we travel like this, part of our fun is shopping at local supermarkets and cooking dinners together. There are three large supermarkets within a five-minute drive, so we were set! The kitchen was well equipped, so we were able to do our cooking and enjoy the results seated at the outdoor table every night. On some nights, we used the charcoal grill. On most days, when we returned from being tourists, we enjoyed the swimming pool. Also, having a washing machine and dryer simplified our lives by not having to pack as many clothes for the trip. I will say that we didn't make much use of the dryer, since the clothesline just outside the kitchen door was handy, and everything dried pretty quickly. The rooms were comfortable, and the bathrooms and air conditioning were in good working order. The local representative visited us and was very helpful The maid and pool man came twice during the week and were also nice. Their English was about as good as our Portuguese, but we managed quite well. Overall, we would recommend this house to others and would recommend the Algarve (I guess so, since this was our second visit to Carvoeiro!).

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Dragao. It's certainly great to have a choice of nearby supermarkets, and indeed many of our guests prefer to eat in and enjoy the outside space. It's also nice to know that the washing facilities helped to make your holiday more relaxing. Thank you again for taking the time to send a review and it was a pleasure corresponding with you. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back sometime in the future. With best wishes Patricia
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 3rd stay at Casa Dragao so that should tell you everything......the villa itself is just lovely it is airy, bright & spacious and the pool area attracted the sun all day long. It is ideally situated and is only a short 10 minute stroll to the lovely town of Carvoeiro. We just love it here so will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to welcome you back for another stay at Casa Dragao, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. With very best wishes Patricia
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Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

Great villa rented by two families of four, we had three six year olds and an almost two year old who made great use of the pool.

The villa is very well equipped, it really felt like a home from home with all the mod cons. There was a whole bookcase full of books plus a box of children's toys which was a nice touch along with the floats/lilo/balls and various other fun things for the children to use in the pool.

The location of the villa was great, about a 15 minute walk to the main town for us with the children and a buggy. It was hard going back though as the villa is situated at the top of a steep gradient! Kept us fit though!

The town itself was lovely, plenty of nice places to eat and drink, oh...and eat ice cream, pancakes and waffles! Some delicious flavours tried throughout our two week stay!

Every night there was live music in the town square which was great, a lovely atmosphere for families like us along with those without children.

Patricia the owner is fantastic and really couldn't do enough in helping plan our stay, she was prompt in answering any queries we had leading up to our stay. We were worried after watching a TV program about scams in relation to Owners Direct, however after speaking to Patricia we felt completely reassured and therefore went ahead with our booking- we're so glad we did as we all had a fantastic two week stay.

Patricia put us in touch with Debbie who manages the villa during your stay, she visited us on the day after we arrived to introduce herself. Prior to arriving Debbie recommended a local taxi firm (Jose) who was there whenever we needed him including transfers from the airport €75 each way.

We did our main shopping in Aldi- approximately €16 round trip from the villa. There are other supermarkets closer but we used Aldi.

If you're thinking of booking here- go for it!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review which I am sure will be very helpful to other guests. I am so glad you had a good time and the children enjoyed the pool and toys. As you say, it is only a short walk into the village - the villa is in a quiet cul de sac. There are taxis in the village if you would prefer not to walk back up the hill! They are very reasonable - around 5 Euros. Aldi is a recent addition to the other supermarkets in the area - the Intermarche is a 3 minute drive from the villa. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime in the near future and thank you again for your kind comments and informative review. Best wishes Patricia
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Wonderful villa

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Casa Dragao for 2 weeks and had everything we needed. Air con was a life saver. Pool was great. Kitchen was well equipped. Been to carvoeiro twice now and love it, brilliant restaurants and great for families Patricia was wonderful regarding information that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you found everything you need in the kitchen - we try to think of most things! Yes, Carvoeiro is a beautiful place with lots of child friendly restaurants - we love it. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back some time in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review. With best wishes Patricia
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Lovely property. Clean and central.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. Central and provided everything we required. Had a lovely holiday. I would recommend the property and would come again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bernadette Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased you had a good time at Casa Dragao and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, which is very much appreciated. With best wishes Patricia
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Fantastic property, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Casa Dragao & we cannot recommend it enough. The villa itself has everything you could wish for and the location is excellent, it is only a 10 minute walk to the centre of town. The villa is really spacious & the outside area gets the sun all day long. We enjoyed breakfast outside by the pool every day & enjoyed several barbecues in the evening. Patricia was lovely to deal with and the property staff were fabulous, nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return for a 3rd visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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About Patricia

Hi, our names are Patricia and Keith and we live in a broadland village in Norfolk. We have two daughters, Louisa and Hayley and two grandchildren - Florence and baby Leo.

Patricia purchased this villa in 2008

Why Patricia chose Mato Serrão

We had spent many happy holidays in the Algarve before we bought Casa Dragao.

It took 18 months researching the area to find the perfect villa in the ideal location. It has everything! Walking distance to the bars, restaurants, beaches, shops etc. In a quiet cul de sac with it's own heated pool and 4 bedrooms.

We did not want a property on a complex with shared pool - we wanted something individual.

We bought Casa Dragao in November 2008. The day we completed the purchase was very exciting until I lost the keys on the way back to the villa! We spent the next 3 months refurbishing the property, putting in air conditioning and adding special touches to the decor and furnishings. We've recently added an en suite shower room to the master bedroom.

I hope you will agree that the end result is very functional, stylist, friendly and homely - we love it!

What makes this villa unique

We have tried to think of everything you may need to make your holiday as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The villa is very well equipped from modern kitchen appliances and a TV with all UK channels to an ironing board, bathrobes and scrabble! As Casa Dragao is especially suitable for families, there is a proper cot (not a travel cot), high chair, two stair gates (no need to keep moving the stairgate up and down the stairs!) and a blender.

We think Casa Dragao ticks all the boxes and is ideal for two families. It offers a lot of space, excellent facilities and nearby amenities at a reasonable cost.

The accommodation is very flexible. We have had bookings from families, couples, people getting married in the Algarve, and also honeymooners!

We hope you enjoy Casa Dragao as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really wonderful family holiday in your beautiful house. Such a relief to arrive her and see how spotlessly clean and comfortable Casa Dragao is especially with young children.We will definitely be back for another stay at this lovely house.

Just to let you know we had a wonderful time in your lovely villa, we always have villa holidays and this was one of the best, the villa and its location were excellent.

What a fantastic time we all had at your truly amazing villa!!

It exceeded the pics on the web page!

Casa Dragao was a perfect base for us golf obsessives!

We enjoyed everything about the villa, it was very clean and nicely decorated, there were some very nice touches that made it very comfortable.

The pool was a good size and perfect for our grandchildren, we ate outside at the table every meal time it was wonderful, we will miss it!

We would certainly consider booking with you again and would recommend it to friends and family
Feb 2009
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Car: not necessary


There are a number of beaches to choose from. The nearest beach is a 15 minute leisurely walk.


Faro is the nearest airport - approximately a 45 min drive. Although a car is not necessary as all amenities are within walking distance, you may want to hire one to explore the area.


A 5 min walk to the nearest restaurant, a 10 min walk to the village with numerous bars and restaurants, a 10 min walk to the tennis courts (4 tennis racquets available at villa), a 15 min walk to the beach and village square, a 3 min drive to the nearest supermarket.

Further Details:

There are a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cocktail bars in the village, and the village square provides free evening entertainment throughout the summer for all the family.

There are numerous local activities: golf, swimming, diving, wind-surfing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, tennis, surfing, fishing, walking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November - March
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - March
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit (non-refundable) required to confirm the booking, balance due 8 weeks prior to start of rental period.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and include maid service and Wifi access.

Air-conditioning is an additional £100 per week.
Pool heating is an additional £150 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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