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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Glimpse, Situated Within Large Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Carvoeiro Clube - Peaceful Location Within Walking Distance Of Town And Beach And Close To Tennis Courts And Gym

The villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor and an additional shower room by the pool.The large lounge and kitchen are situated upstairs and have a good balcony with patio furniture for enjoying a sunshine breakfast or quiet evening drinks whilst the bbq and outside kitchen are close to the pool and large terraces for relaxing poolside lunches.There are both covered and sun terraces so the olive skinned can tan and the fair skinned can find a spot in the shade. The generous 10 metre pool will keep up your excercise! The television has cable channels with several English programmes and there is wi fi internet for those who have to "keep in touch" - your Iphone should connect to this without the need for expensive "roaming internet access". This is a family home and is equipped with many extras not normally found in a "holiday let". A favourite thing is to relax on the seating under the pepper tree in the garden. The villa is ideal for couples or families and we welcome children over 6. Do please contact the owner if you need any further information.

Christine Reynolds
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, Google helps for non English speaking guests
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Christine Reynolds

The owners are a semi retired couple who live in Pembrokeshire and enjoy many winter months in Carvoeiro. We have many friends in Pembroke, especially since running a small restaurant before retirement. Maurice was born and bred here in what is a small and friendly community. Christine also ran a villa rental company specialising in Carvoeiro for fifteen years and many of her owners and contacts in Carvoeiro have become good friends too. So, of course, we feel equally at home in either location. We both love walking the coast paths, eating out and exploring generally. We love "outdoor living" when possible and our two homes give us plenty of that. We are so, so lucky to be able to share our time in these lovely surroundings.

Christine Reynolds purchased this villa in 2001

Why Christine Reynolds chose Mato Serrão

We walked in and I just had to have this villa. It was love at first sight. It is so light and airy and the upstairs terrace is a real bonus. We have our breakfast outside listening to the birds and planning our day. The garden - I just love walking around looking at the plants and butterflies and seeing if I can spy a lizard hiding in the rocks. Things have changed a little in the garden since we bought the villa.... our fruit trees are fruiting now and we have built paths and rockeries. What hasn't changed is that we love our villa as much as ever.

What makes this villa unique

We love our garden and have added more fruit trees over the years. We have fig trees, plum, pear, apricot, peach, nectarine, nesperas, a young mango and a tayberry. No fruit on the kiwis yet - waiting for those to grow a bit!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments we have received are "far exceeded our expectations" and "what a wonderful villa - the owners are so lucky". "Loved the pool, always in it" from a younger guest.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Please let us know your arrival time into and departure times from Faro
  • 2. Please us know your home address to send the key, house information and directions
  • 3. Please let us have the passport number of the person making the booking.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, twin basins, wc and bidet. Further bathroom with bath (shower over), wc and bidet, wash hand basin. Further shower room as part of "outside rooms".
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Patio doors to pool terrace and air con unit in this bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Overlooks the side garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Overlooks the side garden
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed and patio doors overlooking the pool - bathroom en suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed and fitted wardrobes overlooking the garden. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and fitted wardrobes overlooking the garden.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is comfortably furnished and very well equipped for all your needs. We ask that smokers only smoke outside the villa and happily accept children over 6 years old - please supervise children at all time especially when using the swimming pool. Outside: There is ample parking on the drive for 2 or 3 cars. Sunbeds and patio furniture is provided around the pool and there is seating under the pepper tree at the bottom of the garden. The private swimming pool is 4.5 metres x 10 metres with roman steps as well as a ladder step to the shallow end. Sunbrollies are provided and there are some covered terraces as well as a huge sunbathing terrace. A barbeque is situated near to the downstairs kitchen and poolside terrace with extra seating built in. Utility Room: Utility room is kept locked with washing machine within, but can be used "through the maid" because she needs full use for washing your towels, sheets, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided including beach/pool towels. Sheets are changed weekly and towels twice weekly. Marilde will clean for you and change your sheets and towels.


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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Glimpse, Situated Within Large Gardens
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Proper villa holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a week here with our two sons and their partners and had the best of times...the weather was amazing so we spent lots of time outside, around the pool or on the lovely upper terrace off the living room. The beds were very comfortable and the villa was clean and well equipped with a lovely garden and pool area.

The road is really quiet so don't be put off if you think its right on the road...it is but you never notice any traffic and this is a really chilled area. loved our time here, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Relaxing Week In The Sun

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four other ladies, of a certain age, very much enjoyed our stay in this homely villa. There was plenty of everything, from pots and pans to chairs, cups saucers etc ........ the lounge area was very comfy, the kitchen was fine with plenty utencils. The only item I would suggest to the owner to upgrade is the coffee machine, it was rather small for a six person villa, but we managed ok. The pool was excellent, a great size and we were in it every day! We used the bbq and enjoyed some very nice fish bought in Intermarche supermarket. Overall we enjoyed our trip to Carvoeiro and would recommend this villa. Although there was no aircon the breezes which circulated the villa was a relief.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday setting

  • 5 of 5

The actual villa was excellent with a large, very good lounge and well equipped kitchen. It was decorated and furnished to a high standard throughout, with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The pool area was particularly good with the surprise additions of a well equipped outside kitchen, shower room and toilet.

The Club Carvoeiro area is very quiet, yet only a few minutes drive from Carvoeiro centre with its many excellent restaurants, and to very good golf courses and a great Waterpark.


Marilde, the maid/local manager spoke excellent English and was extremely friendly and helpful.

I would thoroughly recommend this lovely villa to anybody considering a holiday in Carvoeiro and look forward to booking it again myself!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Villa in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I, our younger daughter and two grandsons aged 11 and 13 had a very enjoyable holiday in Casa Cegonha. The weather was good and our daughter and grandchildren were in and out of the pool everyday. The older ones not quite so much! We particularly liked the space in this villa with generously sized bedrooms and upstairs lounge/diner. The patio was a good size and there was plenty of room around the pool. The Villa was in a good size plot with plenty of parking and an interesting and well laid out garden. The Villa was conveniently situated for visiting other places of interest. We were just a few minutes from Carveiro by car and there were some restaurants in walking distance. Whilst some younger people walked into town from neighbouring villas it was a steep hill down and a car is recommended for older holidaymakers. The kitchen is well equipped but is in need of updating. My wife would have preferred curtains or a blind to the en suite window. The Owner and House Manager were most helpful before and during our stay and we would happily return to Casa Cegonha for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very good property with good facilities.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in the villa. Some stunning sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa was very nice loved outside space with pool and outside kitchen!

  • 4 of 5

Villa was beautiful loved are stay , would really benefit from more shade areas around pool ie awning for eating out . Our bedroom was lovely with doors opening onto pool area but we couldn't open them as no mosito net ! Would have been great with air conditioning!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. There are covered terraces for eating out but I agree that an awning is more user friendly than the brollies provided and we are looking into this. Unfortunately the mosquito blind to the master bedroom has twice been broken by guests walking into it, so we are not sure what to do about this - might be that we can add netting to the shutters. Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I hope you will return one day in the future. Best wishes. Christine
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres


The sheltered sandy beach off the square in Carvoeiro and the Paraiso (Paradise) beach (sand and rocks) are both within walking distance. Do get out and about to see the many sandy beaches all within a short drive from the villa - check out out much used "Beach book" for the lesser known and quiet beaches. The information center within the square can also tell you "what's on" and "where to go" and usually has free magazines available with a local map and informaton. Our favourite beach is Praia do Marinha beach with its lovely walks along the cliffs and steps down to very quiet little bays. We also like to visit Praia Canarios on the way to Ferragudo, where the waves come up to the restaurant overlooking the beach. Not cheap this one, but lovely for a special evening out just for the view. There are numerous lovely walks along the clifftops within easy reach - either walking or by car and park up and now a safe boardwalk has been created overlooking the Algar Seco rock formations, a lovely stroll after your evening meal to watch the sun go down.


Most people fly into Faro airport which is around 45 minutes by car from Carvoeiro. Taxis and shuttle services are also available. You can also fly into Lisbon and drive down to Algarve -a bit more than two hours drive. Car hire is recommended to take advantage of seeing a little of this lovely area. A trip to the Monchique is a must - the views are stunning and the distance little more than half an hour by car. Take a couple of empty bottles and collect spring water from the many "fontes" along the way. If you don't want to drive then taxis are very reasonable and reliable.


Carvoeiro is around 800 metres from the villa. Nearest snack bar/restaurant is just 5 minutes away - Escondidinho has now been very nicely modernised and always busy, so best to book. The food is simple but always plenty of it and reasonably priced. Nearest shop 10 minutes. Silves historic town a 10 minute drive. Portimao for shopping - 15 minutes drive. Shopping centre "Algarve Shopping" 20 minutes.

Further Details:

There are several banks in Carvoeiro all with atm machines and there is a post office and several mini markets. The larger Pinga Doce supermarket is on the outskirts of Lagoa (3km) Intermarche is on the Lagoa road (2km) and we now have a small Aldi too. There is a Slide and Splash park on route to Armacao de Pera - about 10 minutes by car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 3.0%

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures your booking but we can "hold" for a couple of days whilst you arrange your flights and consult the family. The balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Normal change day is Thursday but we can also do other days by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in GBP. Discount available for 3 week bookings and for short notice bookings when available. 30% deposit required to secure your booking and balance due 10 weeks prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.