5 bed roomed in a tranquil location yet convenient for airport, golf, beaches, shops and restaurants
Situated within walking distance of the old village of Santa Barbara de Nexe, which has small shops, chemist, bakery, bank, cafes and restaurants. The villa itself is very private and is walled with electric gates. It is ideal for old and young alike and has beautiful shady terraces, a stunning pool and spacious outdoor dining area. The villa has 4 bedroom and a 1 bed roomed self contained annex.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About amanda donnelly
My three girls grew up with my husband and I at Casa Caprice in the sunny Algarve. It was an great place to grow up with a fabulous outdoor lifestyle. The villa is so well suited to families and great for children. We loved living there but returned to Scotland for the girls secondary education.
amanda donnelly purchased this villa in 1995
Why amanda donnelly chose Santa Barbara de Nexe
We both fell in love with Casa Caprice on sight and although we have renovated it completely over the years,
it is still full of the charm and personality we fell for !
The location is excellent - very secluded, yet only minutes from shops, restaurants and the beach.
(8 traveller reviews)
You turn off a main road onto a dusty track at the end of which is a gem of a villa. Secluded, with great facilities. The kids loved the pool, tree house and pond. Plenty of things to do or just stay by the pool. Would definitely go back and would recommend to friends.
Amazing villa. Fantastic holiday
We have just come back from the most amazing week. The villa is stunning. Most of the week was spent in the pool! The villa is fantastically equipped, it has absolutely everything you could want/ need and more. We are a bit nervous of leaving such a great review, as everyone will want to go! We will definitely come back. Amanda and her family could not have been more helpful. Thank you.
Beautiful luxurious home from home
Well let me begin by saying a massive THANK YOU to Willie Amanda and there beautiful daughter Polly. This is a lovely villa with such a homely feel ( except my home aint quite as luxurious or big) that I felt I had some sort of connection instantly as the beautiful garden with its alluring scents welcomes you as soon as you enter the electronically operated gates. The stone work and care to detail hits you and leaves you feeling quite special. Only 15 minutes drive from the airport and a 15 minute walk from Santa Barbera de Nexe its tranquil surroundings soon evoke those special holiday feelings. You get a real feel for the locals with some lovely traditional bars and restaurants just up the road which are in keeping with the genuine feel that is Portugal. A very friendly interaction with the locals and the produce is great quality and price. there is loads of useful information in the pack provided in the house with even a 9 seater taxi number with lovely Jose who can be pre booked for taxi journeys at a much better rate than the local firms. The motorway is very near by and it only takes a short drive to loule or about 30-45 minutes to reach Vilamoura and Albufiera which are stunning. Even in april the weather was great averaging 19 degrees enabling us to use the outdoor pool and play on the beach whilst gaining that desired tan. The house is well equipped and extremely spacious with good Wifi and clean drinking water tap. I am smitten over our stay and Willie Amanda and polly ensured we had no hassle and had ample contacts if anything did go wrong. One of my best holiday experiences and I commend the owners for there care for our enjoyment. WELL DONE GUYS AND THANK YOU AGAIN.XXX
Stunning Property - Awesome Holiday!
We had a truly fabulous stay at this stunning villa near Santa Barbara de Nexe. The property had great facilities and a prefect pool for lounging by all day, almost no need to go to a beach! Fortunately we managed to stay over the final weekend in August which allowed us time to go to Loulé's amazing Noite Branca (a white party where thousands of locals and tourists dress in white and take to the streets of Loulé to celebrate the end of the holiday season) which was a great event to go to. The local restaurants in Santa Barbara de Nexe provided delicious food and great entertainment for all ages, but we also had the opportunity to use the fantastic amenties at Casa Caprice and do a lot of barbecues. I would recommend this villa to all ages, families, group holidays, it's impossible not to enjoy this house and its location.
We, a family of 4, stayed 3 weeks in Villa Caprice. The villa is spacious and very well equipped. The luscious garden is well maintained and we loved the large swimming pool. The location of the villa is quiet, yet very central, 15 min. to Faro (and large shopping mall Forum) and many beaches and lovely old villages nearby.
The communication with the owner went very smoothly and the reaction to questions fast and adequate.
We had a great time and will recommend the villa to friends and family.
We have just returned from the most relaxing holiday staying in this beautiful villa. Amanda and Willie have thought of everything.
The landscaped garden, pool, air con, loads of hot water, very comfy beds and a place to relax everywhere.
Thank you so much. x
From the Owner
“We both fell in love with Casa Caprice on sight and although we have renovated it completely over the years, it is still full of the charm and personality we fell for ! The location is excellent - very secluded, yet only minutes from shops, restaurants and the beach.”
Activity and Interests
Beautiful Algarve beaches are a fifteen minute drive
The villa is fifteen minutes from Faro airport
1.5km from Santa barbara de Nexe
8km from Quinta Do lago
8km from Loule
10km from Faro
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
31 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
All prices are in £ sterling
50% deposit payable at time of booking, remainder 2 weeks before arrival
Changeover day is flexible
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- water parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- golf pass optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 en-suite with bath and shower, bathroom with bath and shower, downstairs cloakroom. Annex has shower room
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - master with king size bedroom Bedroom 2 - double Bedroom 3 - twin Bedroom 4 - twin. Annex bedroom - double Cot and high chair available
- Golf ...
- Outside: The villa is situated in private grounds with a large terrace surrounding the 10mx5m pool. There is a spacious covered terrace for outdoor dining with a large built in barbecue. The walled garden has many exotic trees, plants and a beautiful pond. There is a tree house and swing for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels will be supplied. Pool towels also supplied. The property will be clean on arrival. Please leave in a tidy condition