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Light, Airy Spacious Villa Close To Carvoeiro

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location On Edge Of Village. Heated Pool. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

The property is situated in a quiet residential area at the edge of Carvoeiro village near to shops and restaurants. It is primarily on one level with a multi level roof terrace with views to sea and mountains. It has an enclosed private pool and al fresco dining area. It is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. It is within easy reach of many Algrave attractions and is only a 45 minute drive from Faro Airport.

Mrs Sue Appleton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017

About Mrs Sue Appleton

We are an 'almost' retired English couple with grown up children and two small granddaughters. We live in the North West of England with our dog, Holly, a cross Golden Retriever/Golden Cocker Spaniel.

Mrs Sue Appleton purchased this villa in 2006

Why Mrs Sue Appleton chose Mato Serrão

We visit the villa three or four times each year with and without our children and their families. We have been visiting the Algarve since early the 1980's and fell in love with the area on sight.

Initially we had a time share apartment in nearby Monte Carvoeiro, and in 2005 decided that we wanted more time in the Algarve than our timeshare would allow and so bought the villa which we have updated without disturbing the character of the original design. Although the area has changed considerably in this time there still remains a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, and the locals will always help with strange English requests.

Over the years we have made many local Portuguese friends in particular at the restaurants we visit.

What makes this villa unique

The main reason for visiting the Algarve is the complete relaxation afforded by the villa location at the very outskirts of the village, and the privacy of its own pool. Its central location means that all the attractions that the Algarve has to offer can be easily reached.

The choice of restaurants is huge and varied, and all tastes are catered for, and there are two excellent ones right around the corner from the villa.

We hope you enjoy our holiday villa as much as we do!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with large walk-in shower, washbasin and wc. Main bathroom with bath and over bath shower, washbasin, bidet and wc. Cloakroom with 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 super king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, safe and air conditioning unit. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. All bedrooms have spacious wardrobes and a chest of drawers. One hand held hair dryer is provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have tiled floors, with one step up at the front entrance and one step down into the enclosed pool area. All rooms have double glazed windows with inbuilt insect netting and louvred outer shutters. The main living room has double glazed sliding doors leading onto the patio pool area and al-fresco dining area. The high ceiling in the lounge means that it remains cool in summer. There are a variety of DVDs, CDs, jigsaws and books for the use of guests. There is also a small table and 4 chairs at the rear of the property. A cot and high chair are available on request. Clients should bring own cot bedding. Pool heating and air conditioning are available on request at an additional charge. Outside: There is an enclosed private pool 8m x 4m which can be heated on request at £100 per week. Access to the pool area is via a single step down from the lounge. The pool is surrounded by a tiled patio with outside shower, sun loungers and umbrella and several flower planters. There is also a recessed area with a large table and 6 chairs for outside dining, a fixed barbecue and outside lighting for balmy evenings. There is a parking area for 2 cars at the front of the property, while to the front and side there are mature palm trees, hedges and planters. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before arrival and again dependant upon length of stay. Further maid service on request at an additional cost paid locally to the agent. Towels are changed twice a week and bed linen once a week. Beach towels are also provided.


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Light, Airy Spacious Villa Close To Carvoeiro
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous location close to village of Carvoeiro. Villa had everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely relaxing break even with four kids, three of which were four and under. Casa Palmeiras is a 10 minute walk to the village of Carvoeiro and even with the hill on way out we managed it with a single and double buggy! Villa has everything you could need and so clean and secure. Sue was great to deal with and very helpful. Ulf was also great and nothing was a problem. I would definitely recommend this villa and will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing with lovely pool area

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a relaxing week with my 2 daughters at Sue's villa. It is in a quiet residential location about 15 mins from the town centre and main beach. It is beautifully furnished and the pool area is lovely, it was very hot so we were glad of the shay areas. A car would have been useful but we managed using taxis to Ferragudo and another local beach. The local mini mart at Villa Nova was handy for fresh bread and bottles of water. There is no wifi but we booked a hotspot through wifi abroad which worked well. There are plenty of restaurants in Carvoeiro and a taxi back to the villa was about 4 euros. Thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the first enquiry, to the end of our holiday everything has been handled perfectly. Communication with Sue was good and the info sent to us most useful. The villa is well equipped and the pool is most welcoming on those hot summer days. Location is great for exploring the Algarve or just hanging by the pool. We recommend zoo marine, Zoo Lagos and our kids loved the local ice cream shop. We would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in Carvoeiro. Sue's villa is beautifully maintained, the attention to detail is very noticeable and the little extras that are provided are much appreciated. We have 3 young children (6, 4 & 21 months) and the villa was perfect for us. Plenty of space, quality cot and high chair and a fabulous pool. We walked in to the village most nights and there is a wonderful child friendly atmosphere there. All the major sites and attractions are just a 10 minute drive away and we would recommend Zoo Marine, Slide & Splash, Silves, the many beaches, pottery shops and all the fabulous restaurants. We are already planning our return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday in Sue's villa, due in no small part to the spacious accomodation, excellent facilities and terrific location. We found the property to be really handy for lots of shops and restaurants with many fine beaches located only minutes away. We have holidayed in the Algarve on several occasions and feel that the Carvoirio area is ideal for young and old alike.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Carvoeiro a few times before and know the area quite well. We wanted a villa where car hire wasn't necessary, and where we could walk to bars and restaurants etc with ease. We chose Casa Palmeiras as it was in the right area, and had all the facilities we were looking for.

The villa is a real home-from-home. It has plenty of room throughout, is furnished nicely, is very clean & tidy and has all the "luxuries" you need on holiday. The air-con in the bedroom was welcome at night, and although the pool heating wasn't used it was there if we'd needed it. The pool itself, and the area around it, is large enough for a family to use in comfort and is kept very clean. The provision of beach towels was also a bonus as it saves on the luggage allowance!

Although we didn't plan on using it too much, having a TV with UK programmes was nice. Being able to keep up with the news etc first thing in a morning and last thing at night was good.

Overall, Casa Palmeiras was everything we could have wished for and more! We would have no hesitation in recommending it to others, and intend heading back there ourselves in the none-too-distant future. As the title says, it's a real "home-from-home".

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


There are numerous coves and beaches in the area with the nearest beach in Carvoeiro which is a small cove with many cafes and boat cave trips. It is a 15 minute walk downhill or a 2 minute drive.

A walk along the promenade at Alvor with a stop for ice cream, coffee or lunch at one of the many fish restaurants is not to be missed, or Ferragudo for Sunday lunch.


Faro airport is approximately 65 kms away, 50 minutes by car.

Although not essential car hire is recommended; taxis are plentiful but not cheap.

There are numerous local and international car hire companies at the airport.


There are mini Mercado's nearby and in Carvoeiro village (up to a 15 minute walk away). There are also several large supermarkets, within a few minutes drive.

Numerous attractions for the whole family, water parks, Zoo Marine and major shopping malls in Portimao and Guia are within a 15/20 minute drive.

Carvoeiro has everything you need including banks, pharmacy, daily fruit and fish market and numerous restaurants, cafes and bars.

Further Details:

Its central Algarve location makes the villa an ideal place to explore the whole of the coast or many of the old historical towns such as Silves, Monchique or Tavira. There are many museums and art galleries, some free on a Sunday. Other places of interest worth a visit are the Roman ruins at Estoi and the Camera Obscura at Tavira, both found near the local Paradors.

There are several nature reserves within easy access.

From May until October there is the Interntional Sand Sculpture 'Feisa' at Pera on the N125 (10 minutes drive).

There are a large number of golf courses in the area and local agents can advise on the choice and may provide bookings with discounted prices.

Numerous attractions abound for the whole family such as waterparks, the largest being the Slide and Splash just 5 minutes drive away.

Lisbon is approximately 2.5 hours drive to the north or can be reached by an excellent and cheap train service.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners to check availability before making travel arrangements.
A non-returnable £100 deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival. A refundable £200 deposit for security/breakages is also required at the time of paying your holiday balance. Credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Changeover Day:
Normally Thursday/Friday. Contact owner for alternative arrangements.
A £25 'meet and greet' supplement is payable for out of hours (ie late flights) and Weekend arrivals.

8 weeks before arrival

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.
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