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Spacious Family Villa, Private Pool, Peaceful Setting close to fantastic beaches

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa near Carvoeiro, Secluded Private Pool, Sun Terraces, Spacious Living Areas; Peaceful Country Setting With Views Of Sea/Mountains, Great Walks and Bird Watching

Vivenda Aline is a spacious villa offering exceptional family holidays. The villa is situated on a secluded 13 acre property with 360° views of the Monchique Mountain and rural landscapes down a protected valley to the sea. Guests can relax in the airy, comfortable living rooms with high ceilings and fireplaces. The fully equipped open plan kitchen and dining area looks down onto the sittingroom with sofas, satellite television and music. Wide doors lead from the kitchen/dining area to outside dining on a terrace with a shaded marble table and BBQ overlooking the inviting swimming pool. The 10m x 6m pool (including Roman steps) is set in a picturesque walled private courtyard, laid out with Monchique cobbles and hand painted tile panels from Porches Pottery. Terracota pots with flowers and succulents decorate every corner. Relaxing on poolbeds around the pool is the best part of the holiday. Try our local wines and enjoy lunch on the amazing slab of shaded marble.

The living space totals 360sqm; this includes 4 bedrooms, 2 with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. The 2 twin bedded room (1 has an extra bunk bed) are on either side of the large bathroom (2 basins, bath, separate shower, loo and bidet). The unusually large air conditioned master bedroom includes a sitting area with 2 sofas. Facing the sunrise are 2small balconies, facing the sunset is a large balcony for sunbathing in private. A dressing room (with hairdryer) leads to a large bathroom with separate shower, bath, 2 basins, loo and bidet. The pool can be accessed by private stairs from the master bedroom. The second light and sunny double bedroom has a sitting area, a cot, access to its own private bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin and loo.

Free WiFi, board games, byo DVDs. The villa is spacious, so perfect for two families sharing or just great for friends.

The garden is landscaped and surrounded by large lawns with fantastic views to the sea and countryside. There is plenty of parking under the olive tree and safe play spaces for children. A table tennis table and badminton racquets too for more fun.

This villa designed for outdoor Summer living with 3 large dining areas (all with seating for 8) and 2 BBQs.

The villa is licensed by the Local Authority AL4839

There are friendly cats, dogs, chickens and a mare on the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Aline Cowley
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom - toilet, bidet, bath, and separate shower, 2 hand basins family bathroom - toilet, bidet, bath and separate shower, 2 hand basins. bathroom 3 - toilet, bath/shower and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sitting room, dressing room and en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Shared bathroom with Bed 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child bed is bunk bed. Shared bathroom with Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Private bathroom and baby cot if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 plus cot (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Huge room with Air Con. Master Bedroom with a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. Sea and mountain views from private terraces. Three more Bedrooms, two with single beds (1 has extra bunk), shared family bathroom, 3rd a Large Bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The 13 acre property houses 1 mare, free range chickens, friendly dogs and cats and the owner in a cottage and stables nearby. They are out of sight and well away from the villa. The owner is on hand if needed Government Rental License Number 4839/AL Mobile number to contact owner 00351919556541 Outside: Attractive, cobbled courtyard with private pool, 10x5 plus stone Roman steps. The pool area is walled for privacy. There are sun beds and umbrellas or the shade of the palm tree. A shady pergola with an amazing slice of marble for dining as you bar-b-que. More lawn with shady olive trees and on the sunrise side of the living room, another large table amongst the pot plants, perfect for breakfast. The grounds are extensive with gardens around the villa and then Algarve scrub. Utility Room: A spacious play area, with a table tennis table leading out on a lawn, houses the washing machine and chest freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided and changed weekly. The villa is cleaned twice weekly. Other: DVD, TV, satellite , radio, internet access. The floors are covered in local terracotta hand made tiles. Local hand painted tile panels featured throughout.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Spacious Family Villa, Private Pool, Peaceful Setting close to fantastic beaches
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

A fantastic find

  • 5 of 5

Whilst we have not stayed in this lovely villa for many years, I came across this link while trying to show my partner where my family and I used to stay in Portugal when I was a child, growing up in the 90s! Such wonderfully happy memories of Summer days spent here, collecting fresh eggs from chickens, making friends with local cats, plus the occasional horseride!

This villa was and, I am sure, still is beautiful in every sense of the word. Clean, spacious...We used to have several sets of guests arrive to stay throughout those Summer days and not once did we ever feel like we were getting on top of one another.

Aline, the owner, was lovely and accomodating with each stay, and became a very dear friend, greeting us with open arms every time we arrived.

We may not have stayed here for many years, but my parents, our friends and myself have such fond memories of the place, that I am sure we would reccomend the villa to anyone, wanting to stay in somewhere a bit more tranquil than the hustle and bustle of the main town centre, yet with everything you need not too far around the corner.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After that really super review from a dear girl who was 5 when she first came with her family, I just want to say that "yes" Vivenda Aline is as lovely as ever. The free range eggs are just as delicious especially when collected personally! Thanks Aline
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5

Perfect location for a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday could not have been more perfect, from the moment we booked we felt we were being taken care of. When we arrived we were delighted with the location, the beautiful house, the beautiful pool, the beautiful view.... it was great! We were able to relax straight away and Aline's warm welcome was the icing on the cake. The house is beautifully clean and spacious, the beds were very comfortable and we had all the amenities we required. The location is great for all you need, a variety of beaches close by, great variety of restaurants and supermarkets a short drive away. We are very pleased to have found such an amazing place for a holiday and we will most definitely be rebooking!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness, what nice things they have said. The Algarve is super for holidays and a nice spacious villa and pool helps along with sunshine. But I feel I must add that I do get amazing families at Vivenda Aline. Lovely guests and charming, polite children. No damage is ever done despite energetic play and the villa is always left in first class condition. Thank you
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5

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5

We could not resist returning to Vivenda Aline. It has become our second home for almost 20 years and the owner, Aline, a dear friend.

The villa is located in beautiful countryside. There is a plethora of bird life; Hoopoes, Azure Magpies and Bee eaters to name but a few, There are many pleasant walks to take should you feel a little energetic.

The house is spacious and airy, with many places to sit and relax and take in the tranquility, with lovely views of the sea to the south and the Monchique mountains to the north.

There is an excellent selection of restaurants a short drive away. Likewise, plenty of beautiful beaches to explore. Or you could just chill out round the pool with a cool drink and cook yourself a delicious meal on the barbecue.

We have already booked for 2017 and this time will be bringing our two grand nieces, aged 3 and 5, who we are sure will absolutely love the place.

Vivenda Aline comes highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. I could hug them and probably will when the family arrives next summer. Aline
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5

Coming Home

  • 5 of 5

It never ocurred to us to leave a comment here, because we seem to be the only guests from Germany. This year Aline asked us to leave a rating. Well, that is quite strange, because for us it´s like coming home. Seven years in a row we spent holidays at Vivenda Aline. Does that say it all? Our children practically grow up here, and our wonderful host has become a friend, always helpful and relaxed. We can strongly confirm what is written here: a spacious villa very clean and well equipped for a family, terraces with stunning views and the quietude of living in the countryside. A big pool and sunbeds under a pergola, table tennis etc. – who needs satellite tv (even German programs), when you can have a barbecue at sunset? We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't begin to say how much I have enjoyed greeting this family over the years. Seeing the children grow up has been quite special. Aline
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5

We keep going back

  • 5 of 5

Together with our in-laws we have been returning to this villa for many years. The peace and surroundings are wonderful. Our host has become a friend and is always helpful without being obtrusive. All the facilities you could want are available at the villa and beaches, restaurants and shopping are all within a short drive. Peace, relaxation and comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so lucky to have such super guests. Perhaps it has something to do with the Algarve sunshine! Aline
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5

Lovely, spacious villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay at vivenda Aline. Property exactly as described and Aline was a wonderful host - attentive, helpful, but not obtrusive. The villa was very clean and well maintained with all mod - cons and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and relatives. The location was perfect - beautiful and peaceful countryside, but close to beaches and restaurants. I can't wait to go back, as our time there seemed to pass far too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests were lovely. I am really glad they enjoyed their stay and I certainly hope they do visit again. Thank you Aline
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Hotel del Rei
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Silves
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Estombar
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Quinta do Rosal
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Praia de Marinha
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach at 2 km.

Travel:

Faro airport is 50 kms.

Distances:

The villa is perfectly located in countryside between the market town of Lagoa, Porches and Carvoeiro (approx 5kms to each)and only a few minutes by car from the amazingly picturesque cliffs and beaches of Praia da Marinha, Albandeira and Benagil. The kms long, sandy beach of Armacao de Pera has a busy hub and becomes quieter further east. We have really excellent supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants and bars. Day tours available for excursions, water parks and sites of interest

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Rate 2
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 1
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible to suit your flights. Arrival time 2.00pm. Departure time 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
The prices listed are for 8 persons per 7 nights. Add £30.00 for each additional person per 7 nights. A baby in a cot under the age of 2 years at the time of travel is free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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