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Villa With Private Pool In Silves Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Benaciate, Silves, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Village Location, Wifi, Close To Golf And Beaches

Casa Colmeia is situated in the village of Benaciate which lies just off the N124 between Silves and Messines. The village has 3 bars and a mini-market. More bars, restaurants and supermarkets can be found in Silves which is 15 minutes by car. Silves also has a good amount of shops and boasts a 12th century castle and cathedral. All coastal resorts and beaches can be reached by car in under 30 minutes. For golfers the villa is very close to three courses and the rest are within 30 minutes drive. Benaciate is a typical Portuguese farming community. The people are very friendly but do not speak English. However, many of the residents speak French and there is quite a large ex-pat community who are always available to translate, offer advice, etc. Discount for 2 guests and also for all bookings confirmed before end of March 2017.

Barbara and Jeff Kozer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2017

About Barbara and Jeff Kozer

We are a married couple and live on the Wirral.

We are still working but try to spend as much time in Portugal as possible because we have friends who also have properties there. We love the country and the friendliness of the Portuguese people.

Barbara and Jeff Kozer purchased this villa in 2009

Why Barbara and Jeff Kozer chose São Bartolomeu de Messines

After spending around 15 years renting properties abroad we decided to build our own.

Since we are not yet able to spend extensive periods in Portugal we decided we would rent and let other people experience the wonderful lifestyle and excellent facilities we have to offer.

We chose Portugal because of the friendliness of the people and the peaceful, laid back lifestyle.

The villa is situated in a quiet village but within easy access to two large towns, the coast (30 mins), the beach (30 mins) and golf (20mins).

What makes this villa unique

The villa is within walking distance to the centre of the village (2 mins) where there is a mini-market and 3 bars.

More extensive facilities (supermarkets, shops, bars, restaurants) can be found 15 minutes away in Silves.

The coastal towns, beaches and golf are within 30 minutes drive.

The villa has its own private pool, air conditioning and two sunbathing terraces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Casa Colmeia. The villa is beautifully furnished, well-equipped and has a lovely pool. RC, Berkshire.

Perfect. A home-from-home with everything a family needs. Exceptionally fitted and very peaceful. Less than one hour from airport and close enough to all local resorts, beaches, historical sites, towns, shopping, dolphin watching, etc. Information received from owners both prior and during our stay was excellent. Many thanks to Barbara and Jeff for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Regards David, DeAnne, Hannah and Ellie.
Jan 2012
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Coast and nearest beach (Gale) 20 minutes drive.

Selection of beaches within 30 minutes.


Faro airport 40 minutes drive. Car hire essential.


Silves 15 minutes.

Messines 15 minutes.

Lagos (capital) 40 minutes.

Villamoura 35 minutes.

Further Details:

Village has 3 basic bars and a mini market but a better selection of bars, restaurants and supermarkets can be found in Silves.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines in Silves

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and washbasin. Bathoom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and twin washbasins. Shower room with shower, wc and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes and drawers. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers. Bedroom 3 with twin beds, fitted wardrobes and drawers.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Property has burglar alarm. Air conditioning in bedrooms and lounge. No smoking. Wifi connection throughout property and outside. Not suitable for children under 5 years old. Outside: Electric gates leading to driveway for 3 cars, private pool (8x4m) and sunbathing terrace surrounded by shrubs for privacy. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen included (except beach towels) Linen and towels changed and property cleaned once a week.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Villa With Private Pool In Silves Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely secluded villa in a farming village

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday here. The drive way has enough space for 2 cars and plenty of space around the villa for relaxing. The pool was really nice and we used the outside BBQ on several occasions as it cooked everything perfect! The villa had all amenities (except dishwasher) required and more! The welcome pack was much appreciated after a long day travelling and consisted of the usual items bread, butter, cheese, wine, water, tea, coffee, sugar, cleaning items ect which I thought was lovely as you normally have to pay extra for this! It really felt like a home from home! The village itself is very quiet and consists of local farmers only. The drive to the nearest big town of silves took us around 25 mins so car hire is essential! There was a bar in the village but we never ventured there. The mini market ect was not open during our stay. The farmer who tops up the water tank and pool is really friendly even though he doesn't speak English so he may pop in unexpected so don't be alarmed. There was meant to be a maid who comes every day but she only came once whilst we were there, again she is really friendly. I am always worried about booking these places as you hear lots of stories about being conned but due to Barbara replying quickly and friendly to every message I sent I was soon put at ease. I would most definitely recommend this villa and I wouldn't hesitate to come back again! If your looking for a quiet secluded villa in the mountains then this is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Following a very stressful week, prior to arrival, following the near death of a close friend and a 5hr delay at Birmingham, due to system failure., the welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated. This villa could not have been more perfect, from the quiet location to the fluffy towels and smooth sheets, to the fully utensiled kitchen, everything was catered for, I cannot fault the accommodation, which although very rural, felt very safe, well maintained, clean and superbly appointed. We even had a maid service visit half way through the week.

Spacious, quiet, modern, wifi, English TV, convenient to get to the coast, supermarket, tourist attractions and the airport, I cannot recommend this villa enough. Everyone was happy, would love to stay another week. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colmeia in Benaciate was perfect for a family holiday. There were 5 of us (all adults) from 3 generations of the same family and the house was ideal.

October weather in the area was beautiful, and the facilities for dining outside by the pool were used every morning and evening. The furnishings and decoration were high quality and tasteful, and the peace was much appreciated. We all have different tastes and our "shopping list" is: a pool, within walking distance of some cafes, bars, shops etc, quiet location, close to interesting places for day trips, enough space for privacy and not too many levels as the eldest member of the party is in their 80s. Every item was covered, and exceeded.

Barbara also must be mentioned for her excellent contact before and after our trip, she made us feel very welcome. Extremely highly recommended property in an interesting and convenient location.

PS - a special word must be given about the benefits of stargazing from the upstairs terrace - breathtaking!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We followed the clear directions provided and easily found this lovely villa in its peaceful village location. The villa is beautifully provided with everything thought of from a super welcome pack, and cupboard resources, to comfy beds, fluffy towels and pool side cushions!

The villa is rural and peaceful for relaxing and chilling completely,staying by the pool or visiting the local bar where our lack of language skills was not a problem. It is also very easy to get Silves for shopping, restaurants etc. and to visit Alte, Loule and all the other lovely towns it's just a short drive away.

We wanted a holiday where we had a chance to be part of the local culture, to chill out and to visit the places we love and we certainly managed all on our wish list.

Our days were a mixture of relaxing and sightseeing and walking, our nights were cosy watching tv or video, or sitting by the pool or BBQ in candle and moonlight.

A lovely spacious villa, well suited for just 2 or up to 6 comfortably in a lovely spot. I would really recommend this holiday home to anyone, We very much hope to return soon

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Colmeia Benaciate

  • 5 of 5

This is a short thank you review to Barbara and Jeff Kozer for allowing us to use their beautiful villa. We stayed for ten days at the beginning of September and could not have had a more relaxed holiday. The villa itself is in a really quiet little village, with a small caf?, bar, mini-market, but it's very central for those daily outings to Silves etc. The weather was perfect, around 30c to 35c each day, so the icing on the cake was the beautiful pool. All in all this was a perfect holiday in a beautiful villa, with everything you could wish for. 10 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Algarve

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings held for 7 days, 25% deposit required, balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to start of holiday.
Price quoted is for the property per week for the specified number of people and includes, gas, water, electricity, cleaning,management services and welcome food pack.
In case of cancellation, deposit is non-refundable, and total cost will be forfeited when cancellation is made within 8 weeks of the holiday commencing.
A breakage deposit will be charged with final balance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days variable.
The villa will normally be available from 1400 hours and should be vacated by 1000 hours.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown in GBP Sterling. We accept personal cheques or direct money transfer. A 25% deposit is required on booking, with balance due 8 weeks before departure. For bookings received within 8 weeks of departure date, the full amount will be payable. A breakage deposit will be charged and is payable with the balance by sterling cheque or bank transfer. The deposit will be refunded upon your return by sterling cheque minus any damage costs if applicable.
Discounts given for 2 guests.

25% deposit to secure booking, non-refundable in case of cancellation.
Final balance to be paid 8 weeks before departure date, non-refundable in case of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.