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Villa with Private Swimming Pool / WI-Fi internet access



Updated: 13-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine

About the property

Villa in Pechao, Olhao Area, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Countryside Location

Casa Barbara is a carefully restored, rustic-style house, dating back around a hundred years. A beamed ceiling, thick walls and a fireplace retain the rustic theme of the living room, along with arched open doorways accessing other parts of the house, including the country kitchen. Two twin bedrooms overlooking the rear garden and the swimming pool and sharing a bathroom. The third bedroom, a double, overlooking a little garden, has an en-suite bathroom reached by two steps and an adjoining sitting room. Villa is countryside location 2km from Pechao village and 5km from water front bars and restaurants in Olhao, away from crowds but still easy reach of major resorts and golfing facilities.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Suzana Baptista
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay at Casa Barbara it was almost like returning home and hope to come again soon Jean and Christine (Surrey).
Mar 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay at Casa Barbara it was almost like returning home and hope to come again soon Jean and Christine (Surrey).
Mar 2009
  • 1 of 1

4 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


A perfect holiday retreat for all the family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Casa Barbara in July this year. It was absolutely lovely; a little oasis, complete with palm tree. It was a perfect place to unwind and relax and it had everything we needed to make it a brilliant family holiday; as mentioned in a previous reviews the pictures do not do it justice. Suzana was friendly and welcoming and when we had a minor problem one evening she came straight round and it was resolved; nothing seemed too much bother for her. You do need a car, but it’s worth it. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real hidden gem with a super pool

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Casa Barbara and another thoroughly enjoyable stay in this typically Portuguese rustic villa which is a real hidden gem. The villa is very well maintained and spotlessly clean with a huge pool. The garden is beautiful with a very tall palm tree as a centrepiece and the only neighbours are a few goats! If you are looking for a relaxing peaceful holiday in ,away from it all, very traditional Portuguese surroundings then you have found it. The owner Suzana is the perfect host. All correspondence is very easy and Suzana makes sure that your stay is just perfect. The villa is close to many fantastic beaches and just a short drive to the towns of Olhao, Fuzeta and Tavira. Highly recommended and we will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Photos don't do it justice!

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 and had ample space, the villa itself is very spacious and suzana kept it spotlessly clean. It has a rustic feel to the farmhouse and there was an abundance of towels, bedding and kitchen utensils. Suzana couldn't do enough for us, she met us in the village when we arrived in the evening and took us to the villa where she had left us a welcome food pack with essentials. The best thing about this villa is most definitely the very large pool....my 9 year old was so excited!! It is bigger than it looks on the photo. Definitely need a car as very rural but we wanted a totally relaxing holiday where we could unwind and that's exactly what we got. Not far to get to Olhao town centre, great fish market if you get there early enough. Faro is also only about half an hour away with lots to see. Only downside is the road can be a bit noisy at night and the beds are quite hard, but then I always find this when I go abroad!! The garden is stunning with flowers and fruit trees, my youngest enjoyed picking the mangoes and cracking open the almonds. It is secluded so great for sunbathing in peace. Would have been nice to have more english channels on tv for the evenings, however we enjoyed playing cards together as a family. Thank you Suzana for making us feel so welcome and for all you did to make our holiday a relaxing one.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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super villa

  • 4 of 5

had a lovely holiday in your villa susanna was brilliant kept the villa in pristine condition and it was one of the cleanest villas we have been

in. Everything in the villa that you need all the kitchen equipment was brilliant, the linen and lots of nice towels for everything even for use around the pool. The pool and gardens was lovely and outside barby and eating area was supberb under cover to shade you from the sun.

susanna provided excellent service met us in the village to take us to the villa which was great. Nice quiet area but easy reach to lots of places but you do need a car but no problem as the roads are nice and quiet and easy to get around. really helpful owner susanna 1st class.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pechao at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Olhão at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Olhão at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pechao at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuzeta e Armona at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


Islands near Olhao 5 mins drive plus boat. Fuseta and Pedras beaches 20 mins drive. Most beaches and resorts 30 mins drive.


Faro airport is within 25 mins drive. Car hire essential.


Pechao village 2km. Olhao 5km. Estoi 4km. Faro 10km. Tavira approx 20km. Spanish border is 30 mins drive away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Booking Notes:
Reservations accepted by phone or e-mail. A deposit of 30 per cent is required to be received in 1 week to confirm the booking. Remaining amount to be received 8 weeks before the holiday, plus a damage/security deposit of 150 euros refunded on the end of stay.

Changeover Day:
Bookings from Saturday to Saturday, but can be flexible. On arrival villa available from 2pm and on the day of departure until 11am but in both cases can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per villa and per week quoted in euros.
For familys up to 4 pax there a discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Jan-2017
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, bidet and basin. En-suite to bedroom 3 with bath/shower, WC, bidet and basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. bedroom 3 with double bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Villa is very suitable for family with small children. Patios and garden, with grass lawns, area is enclosed with entrance gates keeping children within the confines of the villa when necessary but still need constant supervision, the pool is unfenced. Outside: Covered patios, garden, private swimming pool, 5x10m depth 0.80 to 2m, fringed by lawns and large shaded dining area alongside the built-in BBQ. Outdoor furniture includes table, chairs, longers and sunshade umbrellas Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property is cleaned every week, towels changed twice a week and linen once a week. Maid service twice a week. Other: Living room adjoining bedroom 3 with sofas.

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