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Luxury Villa - peaceful setting, private pool, air con, overlooking golf course

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa on Gramacho Golf, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Peaceful & Private, Excellent Golf, Own Pool, Air Con, Tennis nearby, Private Garden, 5 Mins To Great Beache

Our villa is approx 45 mins from Faro airport, situated in a quiet secure golf resort, directly overlooking the golf course with the Monchique mountains in the distance. Parking is available outside the villa. Our villa is situated in a very quiet corner of the Gramacho golf course, with no through traffic and not near the main road.

A wide entry area leads directly into the living room, which continues out onto the upstairs balcony via french doors. The balcony overlooks the private pool, gardens and golf course, and out further into the hills and a distant view of Portimao. There is a dining area complete with piano for the more talented visitor. With comfortable leather sofas providing the place to relax and unwind at the end of the day or when it is just too hot.

On this floor as well as the main living and dining areas, is a well equipped kitchen and laundry, complete with washer, dryer, and access to the garage. On the other side of the living area is the master bedroom, with it's own ensuite bathroom and dressing area, and safe. The master bedroom also overlooks the upstairs garden with a small patio area and air conditioning.

Downstairs are the 2 other bedrooms with direct access to the pool area each bedroom having it's own bathroom. These 2 bedrooms each contain 2 single beds, pushed together to make a double. One bathroom has a bath and shower, while the other has a shower. Both bedrooms have individual air conditioning and french doors out onto the pool area. One of these bedrooms also has a safe.

There is also an extra room downstairs which contains an extra tv for video games, sofa and a small kitchen area for storing drinks with direct access to the pool patio area. A great place for the younger members to spend some time.

The pool is surrounded by mature gardens and a patio, with a small barbecue area to one side and is exposed to the sun for long periods of the day There are 6 sun loungers and several parasols. The pool is not heated, but we find that this is not necessary during the summer months. As well as a table on the upstairs balcony, there is a table and chairs pool side.

Although the villa overlooks the 17th tee box, it's elevated position ensures your privacy, from those trying their luck on the course. But of course there is nothing to stop you taking in the view.

A Table tennis table is available for the more energetic, with the resort also providing high quality golf and access to a tennis court. It's about a 5-10 minute walk to the club house, where the view down the 18th fairway whilst partaking of a cooling beverage is highly recommended.

The villa has internet access and a tv/dvd offering many UK channels including sky and BT sports plus other European options. There is no need to bring beach towels as these are provided, and should your party include younger members there is a cot and highchair available (just need to let me know).

There is also a small spa at the club house, with heated pool and sauna and steam room.

The resort of Carvoiero with bars, restaurants and beaches is only 5 minutes drive away, and a small supermarket is within easy walking distance. While a bigger supermarket is less than 5 minutes drive.

The coastal area in and around Carvoiero has some of the most spectacular along the Algarve (we think) with high cliffs and small bays. There is a lovely board walk above Carvoiero town, and the cliffs are definitely worth an exploration by boat.

Housekeeping comes once a week during the week, and issues (should there be any) are quickly solved by our local manager, who will pop in to meet you.

Portuguese property licence registration number: 11591/AL

More Details
Registration Number : 11591/AL

Linda Cooke
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Linda Cooke

We have always enjoyed bringing the family to the Algarve since they were small. The Portuguese people are always friendly and helpful, despite our very limited Portuguese. Half of the family are keen golfers, and the villa provides us all with the opportunity to do what we like best, be it chasing the little white ball around the course, or lying back and soaking up the sun. We hope you enjoy the villa as much as we do. You might have seen that we do not currently live in the UK or Portugal unfortunately, but are now based in the Netherlands, so an hour ahead of UK time. Should you wish to email us to discuss things prior to booking, please don't hesitate to call or email our emaill is thenzcookies @ gmail . com. (you will need to join this together!)

Linda Cooke purchased this villa in 2012

Why Linda Cooke chose Estômbar

This is our home away from home, we both lead very hectic lives and the chance to step away and enjoy the peace and serenity of the area and the villa, made choosing this villa easy. When we were living in the UK, we tried to come out at least every 6-8 weeks, an assignment in China made this a bit more difficult, but now a new home in the Netherlands might make it a bit more possible. We certainly hope so.

We have retained the services of a property manager, Kevin Owenson, who will meet you in the early part of your stay, and is on hand should you have any issues, (which of course, we sincerely hope you don't).

What makes this villa unique

The peaceful setting of the villa, combined with the opportunity to play golf and then relax by the pool, with either a cold drink or a glass of wine - never fails to recharge our batteries for home and work.

Our villa is in a very very quiet area of the complex, it looks over the golf course, but is not overlooked by anyone on the golf course. It is extremely private, but not isolated.

With it's own private pool, and peaceful views across the golf course towards the hills, its a truly relaxing place to spend your holiday, whether you intend to use the golf course, or spend time by the pool or visit the local beaches and enjoy the local bars and restaurants, we are convinced that there is something for everyone.

With an extra room downstairs with it's own flat screen tv, and original nintendo and an outdoor table tennis table, there is also space for a variety of ages to keep themselves happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the best holidays I have ever been on. The villa was perfect, peaceful but not too far away from Carvoiero and the shops. it was private and beautiful. Loved it a lot.

Loved this villa! Such a peaceful location, relaxing and feels like home from home. The kids loved the pool and Jim loved the golf. Thank you for having everything you could possibly want.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Estômbar in Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom ensuite - bath, shower, wc, bidet 2nd bedroom - separate bathroom, shower, bath, wc 3rd bedroom - ensuite shower room, shower, wc Cloakroom (wc) next to living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , Master bedroom with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds pushed together,
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds together
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and private terrace, dressing room and en suite. Bedroom 2 and 3 with twin beds and doors opening directly onto the pool terrace. Each with separate bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The villa is situated on a small slope with the main living area, kitchen, laundry and master bedroom upstairs with the further accommodation downstairs leading directly onto the pool. From the balcony upstairs, there are stairs leading down to the pool area. The master bedroom, complete with dressing area and ensuite has it's own small private terrace overlooking the gardens. There is a safe provided in the master bedroom dressing area, and another downstairs in one of the bedrooms, with the ability to set your own code for your stay. The property has a burglar alarm, and you will receive the code on check in. In late 2014, the cable tv provider was changed, and now it is possible to view a good selection of sports channels, and all major UK channels. Children's amenities such as high chair and cot area available on request. Please note that this is a non smoking villa. Outside: The furnished sun terrace surrounds the 9m x 4m pool, with steps at one end. There are 6 sun loungers, an outdoor table and parasols, along with an outdoor table tennis table. There are extensive and lush lawns with tropical plants and trees ensuring trees and privacy during your stay, whilst also enabling you to keep an eye on what is going on on the golf course. There is a small charcoal barbecue near to the pool. Upstairs on the balcony is a large dining table and seating for 8, perfect for enjoying the setting sun and a cold glass (or 2). The gardeners come once a week, typically on a Thursday although this can change, taking up to an hour to maintain the gardens. While the pool man, comes twice a week, to keep the pool in good condition. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, drying racks, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service mid week, and on changeover day. All linen is supplied as well as pool towels. Towels and linen changed once weekly. Other: Downstairs has a separate room containing sofa, television, nintendo 64 and small kitchenette which also leads directly onto the patio and pool area. An ideal place for the kids to hang out, and to keep the drinks cool, close to the pool.


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Luxury Villa - peaceful setting, private pool, air con, overlooking golf course
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 38 reviews

In one word " PERFECTION"

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was an unknown for us as a family! To a country we had never been to before and then onto a property we had only seen a few pictures of.

Did this gamble work? Yes it did and then some...............

The Villa was absolutely superb. Modern, Spacious, (the pictures don't do it justice), spotless (inside and out) and very luxurious.

The Golf Clubhouse was perfect for us to walk to and we enjoyed a drink, or 2, there most evenings. Our 2 boys enjoyed the Thursday night BBQ's there and live music.

The beaches were idyllic and we particularly enjoyed our visits to Ferragudo beach and also the quaint but lively village square.

Would we go back? Yes in a heartbeat! There is so much more for us to see and do and just to know that at the end of the day, if you venture away from the house, that you return back to your own slice of paradise is holiday enough for us.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow , just wow. Thank you.
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Excelent 1st class maintained property in an excelent 1st class location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at a number of properties in the area over the years, this has to be the best that we have enjoyed. From the first response by the owners on making our reservation to returning after our stay, we cannot fault any aspect. The property is excellently maintained ,in a location adjacent to Gramacho 16th green / 17th Tee, and yet still extremely private. Having stayed in May for a week we are returning in August for two weeks. This is more like staying in a friends personal property rather than a holiday letting.

The level of furnishings throughout (inside & out) are excellent, with attention to detail.

A number of Supermarkets close by dependent on costs & taste, from 5 mins to 20 mins away. A number of restaurants available also dependent on costs & tastes

Molhe – lovely fish restaurant overlooking Portimao harbour, great staff

Rei Das Praia’s – lovely fish restaurant overlooking Praia dos Caneiros beach

Ferragudo – has a mixture of nice restaurants, at the end of the harbour, you can also get a water taxi across to Portimao from here.

In Carvoeiro Wolf and Vila Da Medici are both very nice restaurants.

Sky bar at the Tivoli Hotel Carvoeiro is very nice and has great views

For Golfers -

You will be spoilt for choice ,also the girls on Concierge in the Gramacho golf shop are very helpful.

Gramacho golf course, Pinta stages the Portuguese seniors open and Silves is nice, Not far away (30 mins) you also have Penina and Amendoira which is new.

All in all an exceptional property with outstanding friendly & helpful Owners.

We look forward to many opportunities to stay in the future,

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fab-u-lous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was extremely spacious, as clean had everything we needed.

The views were also amazing

We will definitely be returning to this villa

Linda (the owner) was very helpful throughout the run up to our holiday.

Brilliant holiday !!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's a pleasure never a chore
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Perfection in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is in a quiet corner of Gramacho overlooking the 16th Tee. It is the best equipped property we have stayed at (and there have been many). Very clean and comfortable with A/C in all bedrooms. The Pool is large and within a good sized garden which is very well maintained. There is a great deck to dine on upstairs and more crockery and cutlery than you will ever need. Communications with the Owner were prompt and informative. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We try hard to make your holidays at our villa just what you were hoping for.
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A very relaxing week in this fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa does not disappoint. Situated on Gramacho golf course it is incredibly quiet offering lovely views. The villa extremely well equipped and the pool is wonderful. Overall we had a fantastic week and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always welcome back!
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Perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely lovely. You are in a quiet relaxing setting, overlooking the golf course. We were with elderly parents and two teenage children and they had the downstairs floor which was very spacious. The kitchen upstairs was fully equipped, but it would have been good to have another kettle downstairs.

The golf club lay on a BBQ with live music on a Thursday evening. You do need a car for getting about. There are several big supermarkets within 10 mins, along with a mini one on the complex.

The pool and gardens are really well maintained with gardeners and pool men coming once a week. If you have children there are also lilo's and toys to play in the pool.

Carveiro is a 10 minute drive away, and is a really lovely holiday town, full of bars and restaurants (some roads were steep for the elderly) we really like The Wolfe and Villa Medici. Ferraguda is a lovely seaside resort also within 10 minute drive.

The owners were really good to deal with.

We would also recommend Suntransfers from Faro to the resort, our driver lived locally and was really professional and friendly.

Would definitely recommend, we had a lovely relaxing time - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great tips, it's always great to hear another persons perspective, and thank you for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Club House
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Gramacho Golfe
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Gramacho Golfe
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beautiful Algarve coast is a maximum 10 minute drive away, with the nearest beach being Carvoiero, a small traditional fishing village. The local beaches tend to be medium sized coves with imposing backdrops and clear waters (often chilly). The villa is situated on the 17th tee box of Gramacho Golf course, with views into the near by hills and further out towards Portimao. There is a water park less than 5 minutes drive away. A tennis court is on site; and electric bicycles can also be hired at reception. The near by resort - offers spa facilities.


The nearest airport is Faro airport and is 45 minutes away by car. Although car hire is not necessarily essential, it is to be recommended as it will allow easier access to the local area including beaches, shopping, night life and surrounding countryside. Taxis from the airport to the villa can be arranged if required. We use Zest Car Rental to book our own car rental.


There is one small supermarket at the entrance to the complex, a short walk away, complete with ATM. The nearest large supermarket is near Lagoa, and is less than 5 minutes drive. The large town of Portimao is approximately 10 minutes drive away, with the smaller villages of Carvoiero and Ferragudo (which both offer good local restaurants and a taste of local life) no more than 5 - 10 minutes drive away. With the banks to be found in Carvoiero and Lagoa. Less than 5 minutes drive to Slide and Splash.

Further Details:

Within the villa is a comprehensive guide to how the villa runs and also to local restaurants and activities. Some activities in the area include, Slide and Splash - literally just up the hill, Dolphin watching from Lagos and Portimao, self drive buggy tours in Silves and go-karting on the other side of Portimao, and cave trips from Benajil and the surrounding beaches

We have a wide variety of english speaking tv channels available in the villa, and wifi for those who can't stay disconnected.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Estômbar, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking confirmation will be confirmed by email, and we request payment is made via online banking.

We can not offer refunds and suggest that you take out appropriate insurance to cover unforeseen cancellation. We have to be strict about this, as we have had a couple of cancellations, and despite our best intentions the villa has remained vacant, and this has meant a loss of revenue for us, which could affect prices, as we rely on this money to help us keep our standards up. So get yourself some insurance and don't make me feel even worse than I do if I am in the situation when I have to say no....

Changeover Day:
For 2018 changeover day is Saturdays, although in some circumstances (outside of the high season - i.e. July, August) we could be flexible by arrangement. Arrival generally not before 3pm and departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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