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Fully equipped family cottage. Wi-Fi, private pool, amazing views and sunsets.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Peacefully located, excellently equipped cottage, in Peral with mountain views. Family friendly with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool.

Casa jardim is a ranch-style timber cottage sleeping 6 + cot, with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) a very well equipped kitchen and open plan living with glazed doors leading directly onto the pool terrace. The pool is fenced and gated for safety. There is a BBQ and seating area and also a play area. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and makes it a perfect home from home holiday experience for families. In a quiet rural location in Eastern Algarve, not overlooked and with stunning views from the terrace towards the hills in the west. There are many quality sandy beaches to explore as well as plenty of interesting local towns. Sao Bras 3km away with good restaurants and all facilities, Estoi 6km away has good restaurants, a palace and the roman ruins of Milreu. Marinas at Vilamoura, Faro and Olhao (with its renowned fish market) are all well worth a visit. There are also several water theme parks for a memorable family day out.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As regular users of self catering properties, we feel this far exceeds all the other accommodations. Everything to make our stay comfortable was catered for. Beautiful setting, wonderful views.'

'We just wanted to get away from the UK summer (rain and cold) - and we got so much more! Very positively surprised by the child friendliness and the equipment of the villa. I could not find anything missing. This made it so easy to relax into holiday mood! Thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks - we will definitely visit again.'

Thank you for a fabulous holiday here at Casa Jardim. Myself, my wife and especially our 2 boys have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and considering this is our first holiday overseas with the kids, the fact that the villa is so well equipped and caters for every need really helped us to relax. Thanks again for a fab holiday.'
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cerro de Manuel Viegas in Estoi Municipality

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 has hydro-massage shower, vanity unit with wash basin and wc Family bathroom has bath with shower fitment tap, separate hydro-massage shower, washbasin and wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, en-suite, fitted wardrobe and a/c Bedroom 2 with super kingsize bed or two singles, dressing area with wardrobe/shelving and a/c Bedroom 3 with 2 singles, dressing area with wardrobe/shelving and a/c
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Although the property is all on one level there are a few steps up to the terrace and the entrance, so it is not suitable for wheelchair access. There are fans for the summer in the living area where there is no a/c. The bedrooms have a/c and all the rooms, including the bedrooms, have oil fired central heating radiators for use during the winter months when the evenings can get quite cool. All the windows are fitted with insect blinds. We can provide a cot and high chair if requested in advance. We adopt a strict No Smoking Policy within the property. Pets are not permitted. Outside: Casa Jardim is surrounded by a large plot of land planted with olive, fig, carob, fruit and almond trees. There is a play area with swings, slides (one for toddlers), badminton/volley ball net with racquets, shuttlecocks and volley ball and a set of boules. The property is fenced and gated for security. There is a swimming pool which is fenced for the safety of young children. A pool terrace with sun loungers, parasols and drinks tables. Table and chairs on the terrace for you to enjoy al-fresco dining and/or drinks whilst enjoying the panoramic views. A Portuguese style BBQ with table and a generous seating area for 6 in the BBQ area, which benefits from some shade. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We supply 100% Egyptian cotton percale bed linen and white hand and bath towels, all changed weekly. We also provide pool towels. The cottage is cleaned weekly, but we would ask you to keep the property clean and tidy throughout your stay.


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Fully equipped family cottage. Wi-Fi, private pool, amazing views and sunsets.
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Warm, welcoming, perfectly set up for a family

  • 5 of 5

This place and the owners ooze nurture, peace, kindness - everything you need to get restore - whilst giving total space and privacy. The villa is on the grounds of the owners (who are English), but set so far away from the main house, that it does not intrude or feel in any way that anyone else is near (our children - 4 of them - are loud - and we didn't feel the need to hold anything in!). The owners greeted us when we arrived late at night and left the most almighty welcome pack of food (much appreciated by all) to tide us over until we got out to the shops. We have only seen them when we called on them and each time they were super efficient and super helpful. The property is rural, quiet, beautiful views, good bits of nature in the high-gated grounds, and locally around for children to explore. Black out blinds on the windows, fantastic unexpected extras - like beach towels, sun umbrellas, bags - and loads of toiletries, sun lotion (presumably left by previous holiday makers?), DVDs, books, board games, football, inflatables, kids loved the cats that were hanging around, lovely bedding, lots of space and natural wooden materials everywhere. A lovely fenced swimming pool, barbecue, sun loungers, outdoor tables. Good local town and easy-going food market, lots of great places to eat near by, beaches about 20-25 mins away - Close enough to get to easily on lovely roads, and far enough away from the tourist jungle and in real, simple Portugal. So if like us, you're dipping your toes, tentatively, back in to traveling - with children now in tow, we really, really recommend this place. Thank you Barry and Jo, for a perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well....what can we say except a really big thank you for such a comprehensive review. If we had written all of that, it may have been taken as an exagerration, but coming from a lovely family who stayed with us, who have been there, seen it and written a review from the heart, just as they experienced it, it couldn't be better. When we set up the holiday cottage, we wanted it to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both adults and children and thought along the lines of 'what would we like to find if we were staying there ourselves'. It is therefore excellently equipped and it seems our endevours are being very well appreciated. Thank you Gemma, Sam and family. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back in the future.
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We LOVED this beautiful 'tree-top' lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Jardim for a ‘sneaky week’ of sunshine during October half-term, and had a wonderful, relaxing time as guests of Jo and Barry.

We found the site easily enough, even in the dark (thanks to the very carefully laid-out directions! Just set your speedo at the Faro airport roundabout, as directed, and you can’t go wrong) and were greeted warmly by Jo and Barry when we arrived. They showed us around the lodge, which is very well equipped with everything you might wish for while you are there. They also left us a very generous ‘welcome pack’, including a couple of pizzas in case we hadn’t managed to have dinner before we arrived. It was so thoughtful! But they were over-all truly thoughtful hosts, even equipping the bathrooms with soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, just to make it easier for guests. We also very much appreciated access to mobile wi-fi, especially our 12 year old son!

The bedrooms were all very restful, and the beds very comfortable (which, unfortunately cannot be said of some villas we’ve stayed in) and the view in the morning with the sun streaming through the windows was stunning. (Just to clarify- there are black-out blinds on all of the bedroom windows, but I like to be woken by the sun coming up.) We especially enjoyed watching the sun go down over the hills from the pool terrace in the evenings.

You’re surrounded not just by trees, but by tree-tops when you’re on the terrace, which made us feel like we were staying in a beautiful tree-top lodge!

It’s the perfect location if you like peace and quiet, but want to be able to access the beautiful beaches nearby- Faro, Barril, and Tavira are all within 20-30 mins drive, and you’re only 10 minutes from Sao Bras, where there are a number of good-sized supermarkets, including a Lidl. We barbecued every night so I can’t comment on any of the restaurants.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and very much appreciated staying with such congenial and welcoming hosts. Thanks Jo and Barry for your wonderful hospitality- we’ll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a rural idyll, but still within 10 minutes of 3 decent supermarkets and town. The hosts were extremely generous and attentive. The casa is very well equipped for groups of 2 - 6 people and very comfortable.

We are cat lovers and the local cats were lovely to watch and would come and say hello if encouraged, but would keep their distance otherwise.

The aircon was most appreciated especially at night with temperatures staying over 30C most of the time.

We also loved the views and overall tranquility.

We appreciated all the different spots to sit in during the days and evenings offering sun or shade as desired.

Catering was a dream with the options of BBQ, oven and microwave and also a good sized fridge freezer.

Welcome pack was generous.

Many thanks to our hosts, Barry and Joi.

and the cats.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Far from the Madding Crowd!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully tranquil retreat exceeded all expectations derived from reviews. The location is rural but amenities and beaches are only a short drive away.

Jo and Barry gave us the warmest of welcomes and left us with ample "goodies" to make an early shopping trip totally unnecessary! Having given us a tour, they returned to their own house with the promise of leaving us to our own devices unless required.

The "ranch" is cosy and beautifully furnished. There is every appliance you could require and ample consumables for cleaning and personal care. Casa Jardim is indeed a home from home! I know it is heaven for families, but it was bliss for us as a couple to sit by the pool and say "what can you hear?" Answer? Silence! We were so relaxed we had to force ourselves to go out to explore the history and beauty of the area.

We would recommend it to any couple seeking refuge from the hurly burly of everyday life! Thank you Jo and Barry we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Helen and Peter for taking the time to review your holiday recently spent in our cottage. It is just perfect for us to realise that we can also get it right for couples, coming away on holiday to spend a quiet and relaxing time, away from the 'Madding Crowd'. It is exactly like that here in Peral. Sit and relax in the sunshine and just listen...bird song and later in the year cicadas, is just about all you will hear. It is a blissful 'get away from it all' haven for couples and families alike, and yet, as you mention, all amenities and beaches are just a short distance away, that is, if you can drag yourself away from the ambience of the cottage and the peace and tranquility of sitting near the very private pool. We do hope to welcome you back in the future, as so many of our guests return, and some return on several occasions.
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Perfect second visit...

  • 5 of 5

Loved this accommodation so much in 2015 that we decided to book for 2016 as soon as we got back to the UK

15 nights of glorious weather

Seriously spacious and has that home from home feeling even though we are a family of six

Thanks again Barry and Joi for some lovely memories

There`s is a guest book in the cottage with loads of outstanding excellent reviews

Cannot fault a thing and would recommend to all

Very relaxing and the kids love the pool..

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing and highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Having been to the Algarve on numerous occasions,this was by far the best accommodation we have stayed in and exceeded our expectations. We booked believing we were staying in a wooden lodge after the first day we were calling it "The Ranch!!

The Ranch was certainly finished to a high standard with lovely furniture and a huge kitchen containing everything you could think of..

Barry and JoI supplied a welcome pack the only way i can decribed it is a weeks shop!!

Being a family of six with four children from the age of 5 to 16, we all had a fantastic hoilday and left feeling very happy!

The views were amazing,especially at sunset which was amazing to see

I would be 100% happy to recommend to all...

Thank you so much Barry and Joi,please do not change a thing xxx

Car hire is essential as it is quite rural which we loved and would definately book again..

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review about our holiday home here in Peral. It was truly our pleasure to have such a delightful, happy family staying in our cottage, your laughter was infectious! Our aim is to make the whole experience completely comfortable and 'home from home' with everything provided. Our guests can then relax and enjoy a wonderful, peaceful, family holiday that can be cherished in their memories for a long time to come. When we get a glowing review (like yours) with such positive feed back, it makes us feel very happy to think we may just have achieved that aim. We do hope you decide to come and stay again, you will, of course be very welcome.
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From the cottage you can walk for miles in unspoilt level countryside. Beautiful sandy beaches can be accessed within 20 minutes by car. There are little ferry boat trips to many small islands on the Ria Formosa, and a single track train ride can be taken to Barril beach from Pedras D'el Rei. The beaches East of Olhao are stunning and stretch all the way to Spain. The beach at Manta Rota, east of Tavira is well worth a visit, and a 20-30 min drive through the breathtaking Algarve scenery will get you there.


The motorway is 10 min away and Faro Airport is about 20 min drive. Local shops, restaurants, banks, doctor, dentist etc are 5 min drive away in Sao Bras and Spain is about 30 min away. Nowhere is very far to get to, but a hire car is essential for staying at Casa Jardim and enjoying the pleasure of exploring the surrounding area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cerro de Manuel Viegas, Faro region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the total rental price is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
We will always try to be flexible. Arrival after 3:00 pm and departure by
10:00 am unless by previous arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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