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Casa James - 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom sleeps 10/11 rate £700 to £2200 per week

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Updated: 17-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Full Air con+ Heating,Heated Pool with child safety fences, wi-fi,FULL SKY TV

The Casa James is a legally registered rental house with the Portuguese Ministry of Tourism.The Licence number is 15066 AL and clients can check and see that they are renting off the ACTUAL OWNER not a bogus web site scam.Our property is a very large modern spacious 2 storey villa situated in Vale de Parra, close to restaurants, bars and shops, just behind the magnificent Gale Beach. This two storey villa has air conditioning in all rooms which is included in the rental cost ,there is also a hi tech electric heating system giving absolute luxurious comfort for winter lettings. All windows are triple glazed with 'sealed in' Venetian blinds and professional roll down mosquito netting. The ground floor comprises of a spacious lounge/dining room, FULL UK SKY SATELLITE TV, DVD, French windows onto the patio area, large fully fitted kitchen with double oven and hob unit, dishwasher, micro/ oven, fridge/freezer etc, laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities, 1double and 1 twin with en-suite shower rooms & a separate luxury bathroom. On the 1st floor 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. (master with LCD TV & balcony). The Patio area with extensive terraces and planted areas is set behind secure perimeter walls and fencing and access to the villa is through electric coded gates and doors. The 10m x 5m swimming pool can be heated if requested at agreed additional cost prior to arrival,There is CHILD SAFETY POOL FENCING which can be removed for clients who do not request it,sun loungers, patio furniture, covered barbecue area, poolside shower & outside wc .

The TV system in the lounge consists of a large LED flat screen with our own FULL SKY TV PACKAGE including SKY SPORTS and SKY MOVIES plus numerous other channels all working through our personal viewing card which we will leave for clients use after prior agreement before arrival on its use and safe keeping .From March 2014 the BBC and ITV ceased to broadcast to Europe,however sometimes it is possible to receive them through the internet but totally reliant on the quality of supply and we will give our clients advice on how to achieve this when possible.

The WI-FI ADSL in the villa is coded and these codes will be given to clients on arrival.

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About the Owner

Ken & Carol Hollins Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Casa James

  • 5 of 5

After spending a 2 week holiday with family and friends at Casa James, I would highly recommend this villa. The location in a village setting was good. Vale de Parra has a selection of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, while the busier Albufeira is only a 10 minute drive away. We enjoyed the atmosphere and snacks at the local Cabanitas Bar and occasional evening meals at the Sae Domingos restaurant.

The villa was private and safe, surrounded by ivy clad walls and accessed by electronic gates. The exterior of the villa was spacious, with separate areas for sunbathing, eating and barbecuing. There was a plentiful supply of chairs, tables, sunloungers and shaded spots under parasols. We found the swimming pool very clean and well maintained.

The interior of the villa was spacious, well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard by the daily maid service. There was plenty of sitting room for our party of 10 in the large kitchen and lounge. The bedrooms had plenty of storage space and excellent ensuite facilities. We particularly liked the air conditioning throughout the villa, a welcome respite from the heat! We also enjoyed the hugh supply of books provided.

The villa owners could not have been more helpful, answering any queries we had and ensuring that we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We have already booked again for next year.

Many thanks Julia & Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa James

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our first impression of our holiday villa was its size, ample space for two families with young children (and Grandad).

The pool, patio/barbeque area (with built-in barbeque) were very well appointed and the most used areas of our stay,plenty of room for the children to run around whilst we enjoyed the sun loungers. The poolside w/c and outdoor shower were very handy , especially for the children. the pool and patio were cleaned and attended to regulary.

The living accomodation was superb, a well furnished lounge with large flat screen tv, Sky box (take your own Sky card), DVD player, lots of books and some childrens games.

Bedrooms, very comfortable, all en-suite and some with tv (master bedroom wired to Sky). Downstairs bathroom (with bath) ideal for children.

The kitchen was fantastic, large with a BIG table, all mod-cons, every utensil, lots of pots&pans made eating-in a pleasure. Laundry room was well used (messy kids). The cleaners did an excellent job and were very respectful.

The local area has good restaurants and bars within walking distance, reasonably priced and family orientated serving snacks and child sized meals.

A mini-market, 2 minutes walk away, has basic English products and freshly baked bread rolls twice daily. Larger supermarkets a short car ride away.

A visit to Zoo Marine is a must, we had a great day (and the kids enjoyed it)

A brilliant holiday in a superb villa. We'll definitely be going again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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The best House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Casa James. Perfect for a 3 family stay. Felt really luxury. Nice and cool house you don´t need to use the ac. The Pool was perfect. You have everything in the kitchen. Cleaning and bed making almost all week=perfect. We didnt want to leave this wonderful house!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Malibu at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albufeira at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Guia at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Girassol at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Gale at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Albufeira is a busy tourist centre, with the 'old' part of town surrounding the main square and fisherman's beach, the 'new' part to the East side, which is the main centre for tourism, around the Praia da Oura area, and then the calmer, rustic side, to the West, (around and behind Gale beach), which is where our villa is located. Our agents office is on the road to the Gale beach, and is conveniently located within 150 mtrs of all our villa. The Algarve has an abundance of excellent Portuguese restaurants dotted along the coast line, especially the beach bars, and in the Village of Guia, some 4km away, there are the famous Chicken Piri Piri houses along with several other delightful eating places. Food on the Algarve is good, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, pork, game and poultry are superb. Local wine, gin and brandy are reasonable and very good. Holiday in the Casa James with its luxurious facilities and excellent amenities close by you will see the Algarve at its very best.

Golf: Very close to Salgados course but a short drive you have a choice of many more to suit all level of golfers.

Sets of golf clubs and other equipment can be hired from Macgregor Lda (algarvegolfdesk.com).which is

situated in the village.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 17 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jun 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Jul 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
SEPT 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is WI-FI ADSL in the villa and passwords to use will be given on arrival.We also supply POOLTOWELS and a HAIRDRYER, that is one towel per client for the length of stay, but clients are asked to launder these themselves if required ,both items are a big help on luggage space when travelling.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Master bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 3
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bedroom 4
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Ground Floor
  • Outdoor Toliet - Toilet, Outside
  • Poolside Shower - Outdoor Shower, Outside (not a room)
  • The separate luxury bathroom situated on the ground floor is ideal for families with young children and those who prefer to bathe. All bathrooms / en-suite shower rooms have a wash basin, shelves & mirror.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ground Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Ground Floor
  • There are 5 bedrooms (2 double and 3 twin), all with en-suite shower rooms, fitted wardrobes, air conditioning and electric heating for winter rentals,all have king size double or large twin divan style beds with top quality mattresses. The double bedded master bedroom with wall mounted LCD flat screen TV, has its own balcony area complete with table and chairs,an ideal place to relax with a chilled bottle of wine. There are two further bedrooms situated on the first floor, again with en-suite shower rooms, fitted wardrobes and air conditioning,one of the twin bedded rooms has a TV. There are two bedrooms situated on the ground floor, one double and one twin, again with en-suite shower rooms, large built in wardrobes and air/con. Along with the separate luxury bathroom, which is ideal for families with young children and those who prefer to bathe. Cots are available free of charge.


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Lucinda the house manager is at the villa every day, except Sundays and public holidays, and clients personal laundry can be done by arrangement with Lucinda. Cots and high chairs are available on request free of charge.This villa holds a tourism licence which means it is a fully legalised rental house having passed all the local authority inspections, meaning any rental is totally legal. It has a house alarm system as well as a full central fire alarm system and a floor safe all for safety and peace of mind. Access to the property from the exterior is through electronically operated gates,a telephone intercom from the outside gates to the house for added security and privacy. The villa also has its own private water supply which means we are never cut off,and as the house is all electric there are no gas concerns.The house is ideal for winter breaks having triple glazed windows and heating for both the house and the pool. We include air conditioning and cleaning in our rental cost.

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