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Villa with Private Pool, Beautiful Views, Quiet, Pefect to Relax and Unwind.



Updated: 08-Aug-2016
Villa in Gorjoes, near Santa Barbara De Nexe, Algarve - Quiet Location



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Located in the quiet village of Gorjoes, Casa do Mato is a spacious detached modern villa with own pool and BBQ and several terraces for sunbathing and dining with fully enclosed grounds with views across the countryside, Albuferia and the sea in the far distance. 5min drive takes you to the pretty town of Loule with its excellent restaurants and shops. If its golf you are looking for them its just a 25 mins drive to the fabulous courses around Vilamoura and the sleepy town of Sao Bras is a 5 mins drive.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Most Relaxing holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year and it really was the best holiday we ever had. We had some questions which were answered by the owner, they even gave us a lot of tips to save money on our flights and car hire. We wanted a quiet time so our family could relax and just sit round the pool, and read a book. Well we had that in spades and ended up reading 5 books!!.

The villa is beautiful inside and out and the top floor bedroom en-suite bathroom with a large outside terrace was great. The other bedrooms were equally nice the other guest room bathroom upstairs was completely tiled with Pink Marble it really was a WOW.

The kitchen has everything we have at home, including a dishwasher. The work surfaces are all granite which really makes it look nice. There is plenty of room prepare everything to take outside and cook on the barbeque.

The outside terrace was fantastic to sit on in the evening and there are fantastic sunsets, which look even better when you have a glass or two of wine.

Overall, a perfect holiday with the advantage of the local English speaking management company on hand, which is great help. We also had free Wi-Fi as well so we could just check our emails from the pool.

I am just getting round to writing the review now, as we have just rebooked it for 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your holiday and that you have booked again again this year. We have our own holidays in the villa rather than keep it as just a villa that is rented out all year, So we take a lot of care that everything is just as you would expect at home. Look as though you will have to take a few more books with you, so you can relax !! The sunsets are beautiful most evenings, I admit the glass of wine is quite pleasant as well. See you again next year.
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we booked this villa as we normally have package holidays. The directions we had to get to the villa from the owners were really easy to follow and even included directions to get to the supermarkets!.

We arrived at 10am and the villa in real life is lovely. It was very clean and the pool was lovely and warm. There is a management company that look after the villa and the chap came up to make sure we had settled in and if there was anything we wanted just call.

It was so peaceful during the day as well, we both work hard during the year and look forward to just reading by the pool on holiday.

After being on package trips previously, it took some getting used to lying in bed watching the sun rise and sauntering down to "OUR OWN POOL" and not tryng to get your towels laid out before the sun comes up otherwise you used to get the sunbed right out the back !!

In summary it was so great we have have already booked for 2014 this time for longer. If you want chill out, have peace and quiet this is the place to go.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There are numerous nature walks/reserves within a short drive.


Faro beach with its long expanse of clean sand is just 15 mins away, while the busier beaches at Vilamoura and Quarteria are about 25 mins away.


The use of a car is advisable as it will give you access to many places to visit. Faro airport is 20 min away.


The nearest village is Santa Barbara De Nexe (2km).

Loule a bustling market town is about 5mins away, as is Almancil where there are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.

The mountains of Monchique to the North west, Cape St Vincent to the west and Tavira to the East are all approximately 1 hour drive away.

Further Details:

Sao Bras town is just a 5 mins drive and the town of Loule with its Saturday market is about 5mins.

Albufeira is an easy drive along the motorway and should take about 30mins.Santa Barbara itself has a number of small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, as well as a beautiful church. The new football stadium, the venue for the 2004 European championships is close by.

There are several water parks close by as well as Go Karting, horse riding, sailing and fishing.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
6 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
24 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of £100 on booking and the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Cancellation: Between 6 weeks - 4 weeks: 50% charge. Between 4 weeks - 1 day: 100% charge. A £500 cleared refundable deposit is required with balance payment to cover unforeseen breakages. This will be refunded on receipt of the keys. Rental prices are per week any extra days will be charged at a daily rate including arrival and departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En Suite bathroom to Bedroom1 with Bidet, wc, basin, bath with shower over. Pink Marble En suite to Bedroom 2, Bidet, wc, basin, bath with shower over.Downstairs: Family bathroom with bidet, basin, bath with shower over. Separate wc


  • 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 King size bed, built-in wardrobes door to en suite. Patio doors to terrace Bedroom 2 Double bed, built in wardrobes. Door to en suite. Bedroom 3 Two single beds, built in wardrobe, patio door to terrace.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has central heating and a charge will be made for this during winter rentals. A hair dryer is provided Outside: The villa is accessed by large double gates and long driveway to the villa. The villa and gardens are fully enclosed. Private swimming pool 10.00m x 5.00m and 1.00m-2.00m deep. Built in barbecue with terrace. Sun loungers and table and chairs with several sun umbrellas. Views across fields and hillsides and far reaching views of Albuferia and the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service and cleaning is provided once a week when towels and linen are changed. Other: Marble stairs to upstairs. All rooms have central heating. All Bedrooms have fans.

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