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Recanto do Brasil, Villa With Private Jacuzzi And Panoramic Sea Views.

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Recanto do Brasil, Villa in sought after Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Sought After Location Of Algar Seco, 10 Minute Walk To Beach, Close To Bars And Restaurants

The property is situated at the end of Rua das Flores, Algar Seco: a quiet beautiful area close to the bars, shops and restaurants of the fishing village of Carvoeiro and yet a 2 minute walk from the stunningly beautiful Algar Seco cliffs and nature walks. A scenic 10 minute stroll along the coastal road leading down to the village square takes you to the popular beach of Praia do Carvoeiro. The property has 2 larger bedrooms and a single bedroom, open plan living and modern amenities. The custom built kitchen has all the modern conveniences. The bathroom has a hydrobath and "rain" type overhead shower. The master bedroom has an ergonomic super king size bed with large double patio doors leading directly to the jacuzzi area. The flat roof is ideal for sunbathing with panoramic views of the sea and the local area. The lounge has a flat screen TV and surround sound. Loads of channels and sports channels available (we have just had a new system put in!!!) Movie channels & most UK channels too!! Also TV channels in Dutch, French and German. Lounge has sofa bed for 2 more people. Fast Wifi! Beautifully refurbished working fireplace. Ideally situated to explore the Algarve.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Roger Benou, and my wife is Lynne Benou, originally from the UK but now residing in the Algarve where I have come annually for holidays for years. We finally made the move in 2008 and have enjoyed it tremendously because of the weather, lovely people and relaxed way of life. The local food is fresh and healthy and the outdoor lifestyle has contributed to that too. We love swimming in the sea in summer and relaxing on the white beaches. We have 2 small children and feel relaxed in this area as it is quite safe. The community look out for each other and everyone is ready with a smile and a hello!

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Speaks English, Portuguese, Dutch, Afrikaans

Guestbook comments from the owner

13 October 2014:

Hi Lynne and Roger just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic stay at you house. Location, views from roof and the house itself were everything we wanted and a lot more. The welcome you gave us was a lovely touch. As for the jacuzzi just right after a walk up the hills. We would love to come again and will be letting friends and family know about your lovely house. Thanks again Sam & Matt Banks, UK



27 October 2014:

Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely week in your villa.

The roof terrace with its sea views is fantastic. We had breakfast up there

every morning and sat up there watching the lighthouse light in the evenings.

The weather was wonderful and we certainly took advantage of the Jacuzzi as it

was so hot.

The location was excellent with restaurants just around the corner and the

village and the beach less than 10 minutes walk.

Apart from that the only problem was were there such a short time we didn't see

everything so we are thinking we just might have to come back again next year.

Do you have any idea of your prices for next year yet? Probably around the same

time.

Debra Holmes, UK
Mar 2011
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4 Reviews

4.3
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely home in a very good location

  • 5 of 5

Lynne and Roger's house has everything you need, is spacious, very comfortable and in a great location. There are a a number of outside areas where you can enjoy a meal or relax with a sundowner. Its not in the busy streets of Carvoeiro, yet its within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and a 10 minute walk to the beach, along a scenic boardwalk.

We received a warm welcome and they are available to help if anything goes wrong - nothing did, and we enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this place....

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in Recanto do Brasil and we enjoyed it as much as the first time round. The villa itself is very spacious with a fabulous roof terrace to enjoy the sun during the day and the sunset in the evening (with a nice glass of Portuguese wine...). Location is perfect, barely a 10 minute walk to the centre of Carvoeiro and one route to the centre is down the famous 'Restaurant Hill' where there's a great selection of places to eat/drink. Lynne and Roger are great hosts, very friendly and welcoming and available if needed (which we did the first time we stayed when my husband managed to lock us out of the villa). Make sure you pay a visit to their bar, Jailhouse, where you can expect the same welcome and some great live music. We will definitely be back again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! How lovely!!! Lynne and Roger :)
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a beautiful stay in a good surrounding

  • 3 of 5

The house has everything you need- fully equipped kitchen, nice living room, 3 bedrooms, a beautiful view from the roof terasse and a nice whirpool. It was just perfect for us. It's not far away from supermarkets and restaurant but not in the busy life :-)

The owners are very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfekte Lage

  • 4 of 5

Wir verbrachten wunderschöne 2 Wochen in diesem Ferienhaus vom 07.05.2015- 21.05.2015. Das Haus liegt in einer ruhigen Wohngegend und doch ist alles fussläufig zu erreichen . Das Haus hat alles was man braucht um einen entspannten Urlaub zu verbringen. Der einzige Kritikpunkt ist der manchmal nervige Shuttle Service vom benachbartem algar seco park. Deren Fahrer hielten manchmal eine halbe Stunde mit laufenden Motor auf dem benachbarten Parkplatz . Unseren Mietwagen brauchten wir nur für größere Einkäufe und Ausflüge . Der Kontakt mit den Vermietern war unkompliziert und sehr nett. Danke Lynne und Roger , wir sind schon am überlegen zu welcher Zeit wir noch mal eine Woche bei euch verbringen und diesmal bestimmt mit einem Besuch im jailhouse...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, what a lovely review. We love to see our guests have a happy, untroubled time away and experience total enjoyment and relaxation. I am so pleased to read a review like this x Welcome back anytime, Roger and Lynne
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Location

From the Owner

This villa was bought by my parents in 1975 when Carvoeiro was just a rural fishing village. Since then Carvoeiro has become a lovely seaside town with a wonderful mix of locals and tourists. The various sea views, cliff formations breathtaking cliff tops and boat trips are a very few minutes walk away! The scuba diving possibles are amazing. Fishing off the cliffs is 5 min walk away. The view from the villa roof is spectacular. As with the town, the original villa has been changed. Modern amenities and comfortable open plan spaces with huge glass sliding doors letting the light flood in. At night the night sky filled with stars is glorious to behold from the bedroom or lounge. The jacuzzi we had put in 5 years ago and is glorious to relax in and enjoy the sun or the stars. It is private and quiet and yet a 5 minute walk to the cluster of fabulous restaurants in Algar Seco or the coastal walk along the wooden boardwalk along the cliff tops down to the town square and the heart of the town. The villa and its location are top class.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Jailhouse Bar (best bar) at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Portimao at 9 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pestana Golf Resort at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 from the airport which goes onward to Lagos at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Primavera at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Carvoeiro or Centiannes at 800 Metres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The villa is a 2 minutes walk to the local beauty spot 'Algar Seco', famous for its dramatic cliff formations and ocean views. From here you can enjoy the scenic cliff tops and wonderful nature walks along the coast. You can easily walk to the nearest beaches: either 'Carvoeiro beach' or 'Praia Centianes' which is slightly further. Both are child friendly. The famous beautiful beaches of ‘Marinha’, ‘Benagil’ , ‘Caramujara’ and the spectacular ‘Carvalho’ are within a 10 minute drive away.

Travel:

60 km from Faro international Airport (40 minutes driving),

280 km from Lisbon International Airport (2,5 hours driving).

It is a 2 hour 20 minute flight from the UK to Faro airport. The house is located 40 minutes west of Faro. Car hire is recommended. If you would like we can arrange car hire for you. We can also arrange transport to and from Faro airport.

4 hour air conditioned EVA coach trip from Lisbon.

Distances:

Portimao is 5 miles away. The fishing town of Ferragudo is a 15 min drive. The Monchique Mountains and the beautiful town of Caldos do Monchique with its spa...12 miles. Lagos 40 min with its marina; Cabo Sao Vincente; the picturesque west coast; Silves, the former capital of the Algarve in the Middle Ages with the old castle 10 min. Water parks: Slide and Splash 5 min, Aqualand 10 min and Zoomarine 20 min. The newly opened Aqua shopping centre with Primark is a 20 minute drive to Portimao.

Further Details:

A wide range of sports are available locally including tennis, gym, horseback riding, windsurfing, sailing. Boating trips can be arranged at extra cost. Fishing off Algar Seco is highly recommended for fishing enthusiasts amid the breathtaking cliffs and ocean views. A guide (with a boating licence) can be provided at extra cost. Experienced swimmers can dive off some of the rocks into the ocean below. For fitness enthusiasts there is a Yoga centre in Lagoa where weekly membership can be arranged for holidaymakers and the highly recommended Carvoeiro Fitness and Tennis Club has much to offer with rates per fitness class and tennis court rental on the day available. Restaurants, shops, banks and bars etc. are an easy 300-1000m walk. There is a supermarket called Intermarche, a 5 minute drive, which is the equivalent of our Tesco or Sainsbury's. Great new shop 5 min walk away for essentials and warm bread rolls in the morning! We now have Apolonia, a fantastic supermarket just past Intermarche..which has products of fine quality from around the world...much like Waitrose but maybe better!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low1
31 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£42
£378
£1,009
 
 
Christmas 2016/2017
21 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Low2
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£42
£378
£925
 
 
Med-High
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£420
for 4 nights
From
£84
£673
 
 
High/Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£610
for 5 nights
From
£105
£799
 
 
Med2
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£84
£673
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£42
£378
£1,009
 
 
Christmas 2017/2018
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£84
£505
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£139
for 1 night
From
£55
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Housekeeper £84

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit, to confirm booking, made by bank transfer within 7 working days of booking confirmation email from client. It is our policy, as far as it is possible, to meet all our guests on arrival to see them settle in. Balance owing to be paid in cash upon arrival and keys handed to the client. Prices lowered considerably for new bookings and only for the next month please look at price table and book quickly. Please note that winter prices are exclusive of water and electricity

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time flexible. Departure time flexible with flight times and delays. Preferably during peak season (July/August) the changeover day should be Sundays.

Notes on prices:
The following extras are available on request: highchair, travel cot. Stays of less than 7 days can be arranged depending on availability. Please mention the age of children at enquiry. Note my prices are in Euros not £. The winter monthly rates are exclusive of water and electricity. I ask for a €100 electricity deposit upfront on arrival along with the rental charge and any additional cost by the utility company is settled on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It is quiet and private yet close to the town and the life of the town. The villa is amazing. The beds are comfortable. The jacuzzi has a booster function which has therapeutic effects. The villa is close to the cliff top walk, best viewing spots, beaches and playground. Carvoeiro is central to all the must see places like Silves, Monchique, Portimao, Villa Moura. Activities like water parks, golf courses, tennis club, eco tourism and diving schools are close by.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, The bath is a hydrobath, large mirrors with modern sink
  • Modern bathroom with superb hydrobath and 'rain' type shower overhead. Large mirrors and sunken washbasin, WC and spotlights. Hairdryer also provided.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ergonomic mattress, super king size, sliding patio doors
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Futon type mattresses, loads of wardrobe space, airy
  • Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed, Small single bedroom but very comfortable and light
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) + 2 on Sofa bed in lounge Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has an ergonomic super king size bed with garden patio sliding doors and built in wardrobes. Large mirror. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds with large built in wardrobes. Large mirror. Bedroom 3 has 1 single bed, changeable for the double futon.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is equipped with lockable doors and secure aluminium shutters. The property is gated. Log fire in winter available. Logs can be provided at extra cost. Suitable for children of any age. Adult supervision around the Jacuzzi necessary for younger children when the cover is off. The jacuzzi has jets which vary from gentle massage to very deep penetrating massage as it has a fantastic "booster" function. Longer term rentals available from November to March at reduced rates. Rooftop garden furniture is new and comfy with large umbrella as it gets very hot! New twin chairs and table situated in the patio area outside to the master bedroom. The Wifi is unlimited download and ultra fast (router) so great for many laptops and iPods! Location is a quiet road but 5 min walk to bars and restaurants varying from affordable to 5 star. Beach is devine check photos, click on "more photos" button! Note my prices are quoted in Euros. Outside: Algar Seco is a highly desired location in Carvoeiro. Quiet and stunning and yet close to the action. The garden flows around the property and is mainly shingle with a tall hedge surrounding the the property for privacy. The outside area to the dining room is shaded by trees and has a wooden table and chairs for 4 persons. There is also a hammock in this area. The outside to the lounge has a shaded wooden garden swing for relaxation. The area outside to the master bedroom has a private paved area leading to the jacuzzi. At night the jacuzzi can be lit from inside with a fusion of ever-changing coloured light. Looking up from the jacuzzi at night reveals a spectacular night sky filled with stars during the warmer months. The flat roof terrace is accessed via an external flight of paved steps. Here one can enjoy the panoramic sea view from the new chairs and sun loungers ideal for sunbathing. A tap for cold water is available on the roof as are plug sockets for appliances. Enjoy! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for the bathrooms, linen and tea towels for kitchen are all included and changed once a week. No beach towels provided! Extra maid service can be arranged. Other: Gorgeous heated 4 person jacuzzi (variable settings for therapeutic effect). Includes booster function. Garden furniture and hammock adjacent to the house. New garden furniture and sunbeds on the flat roof terrace with panoramic views of the sea.

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