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Spacious holiday apartment with shared pool, close to beach and all amenities.

Bedrooms 1
Space 333 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 double bedroom apartment close to beach and all amenities.

This ground floor apartment has a lounge/dining area with a double sofa bed, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom and outside patio area with BBQ. The complex has 15 apartments in total with private, secure parking at the rear of the property and a shared swimming pool and grass area. A 5 minute walk to the beach, cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. A wonderful bakery/café and golf shop are situated directly below the complex. Water parks, golf courses, tennis courts, small, sandy beaches and other popular resorts all within easy reach by car. A meet and greet service is provided; airport transfers and welcome pack can be arranged on request. 2 air con units, much appreciated by guests in high season. Wi-Fi available.

Guests who in the past have rented both floors of the apartment should contact Debbie in the first instance.

More Details
Registration Number : Tourist Licence: 18302/AL

Debbie Hill
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, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Debbie Hill

Head of Languages and NQT tutor at a secondary school. Twin teenage boys. Our holiday apartment is an ideal bolt hole for a family break with the boys taking over the first floor! We are a sporty family, enjoying cricket, football and karate. We no longer rent out the first floor, however, guests who have stayed before should contact Debbie in the first instance.

Debbie Hill purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Debbie Hill chose Mato Serrão

We love Carvoeiro and only looked at properties in this town on the Algarve. It is a small resort with great restaurants and bars and everyone is so friendly. We enjoy out of season holidays where the weather is still warm and we spend time on the beach and the guys play some golf. We don't use the apartment at all during the cricket season, so we want other people to enjoy it, and this lovely resort. The air con is much appreciated by our guests during high season. We have wifi, Freeview TV and DVD player.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the fact that everything we need is in walking distance, including the daily market in Carvoeiro. We have our favourite bars and restaurants, but we also enjoy cooking and the kitchen is well-equipped. The accommodation is ideal for a couple or a family with small children. The pool is never too busy and the golf, water parks, shopping centres are only a short car journey away. We also enjoy driving up into the mountains in Monchique for a complete change of scene. Monte Carvoeiro has several good restaurants and bars, and is worth the walk up the hill. The bakery just below the apartment has the most delicious bread and cakes and is great for a coffee too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The pool area was perfect for us, we could lounge and sunbathe and keep a stress free eye on the kids. Inside there is everything you could possibly need, all of which are quality appliances. Secondly, Debbie could not have been any more helpful. The booking and payment was uncomplicated. Debbie gave me detailed directions to the villa, and kept in contact regularly, also there is a villa manger, Michelle, who is on hand in case there are any problems."

"When we arrived at the property, we were stunned by how spacious it was. It was beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and had everything we needed."

"The pool was great, never too busy. There's an amazing bakery just outside the complex, where they sell the most AMAZING Portuguese bread rolls and lots of beautiful cakes"

"There were 9 of us staying in the house and somehow we all managed to have enough personal space! Debbie and Michelle were very well organised."

All comments taken from TripAdvisor
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 333 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 on ground floor with wc, shower and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 double bedroom and 1 sofa bed) Notes on bedroom: Bedroom 1 on ground floor with double bed and travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: There is a shared, unheated pool to the rear of the property, with a grass play area. The apartment has a large downstairs patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price. Cleaning service and towels and linen changed weekly for a stay of 12 nights or more. A number of golf courses in close proximity. Waterparks short drive away. Historic Silves and other small towns and beaches.


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Spacious holiday apartment with shared pool, close to beach and all amenities.
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Lovely property, ideal location, situated just 5 mins walk from town and beach but in a quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday, this apartment is lovely, very clean, spacious, stayed by the pool most days, were occasionally joined by other guests but quite often had the pool to ourselves. Ideally situated for all the facilities Carveiro has to offer, a week is not long enough, will definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this positive review which will be of use to future guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Great accomodation ideally situtated for family.

  • 5 of 5

Property was ideal for our family party (7 adults). The apartment is of a high standard and so well located just a short walk to the bars and restaurants of Carvoiero. I would highly recommend A Gale excellent food. The pool area is great with plenty of sunbeds and never really that busy in fact we had it to ourselves most of the time. All in all a great break and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this very positive review, which highlights in particular our location and the pool area. Future guests should note that we are now renting out the ground floor only, which accommodates a maximum of four people.
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Well equipped, spacious, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this property. It is spacious, very well maintained and equipped with everything you could possibly need on a holiday, including equipment and toys for children.

The pool area is quiet, plenty of space and sunbeds.

The apartment felt very secure with security gates and large parking area.

The town of Carvoeiro is beautiful- if you didn't leave the town all holiday you would have plenty to do.

So many lovely restaurants and cafés.

We had such a wonderful holiday here and haven't stopped talking about it since our return! We plan on coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this detailed and positive review of the apartment and of Carvoeiro itself, which will be very useful for future guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Great holiday...

  • 4 of 5

My sister, best friend and I spent a lovely relaxing, calm week at the apartment - which had more than enough space for us. It was very quiet, extremely close to the shops, bars and wonderful restaurants, and if we didn't want to venture out, having a BBQ on the huge patio in the sunshine was something we did a few times whilst we were there. Weather was great, location was fab - thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review Trish. We are delighted that the sun shone for you and that you made good use of the BBQ and patio; also that the location allowed you to enjoy a relaxing week. Hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Great two weeks in Carveiro

  • 4 of 5

A party of 7 of us stayed at the apartment for two weeks and had a lovely time. The apartment was spacious, we had plenty of room and it was great having two kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and sun terraces! The apartment was modern and well maintained. Whilst we were there the shower head broke and it was fixed the next day which was great!

The apartment is ideally located with just a 5 minute walk to the centre of Carveiro which has a lovely little beach, many restaurants, bars and shops.

Some of us did kayaking and used jet skis at the beach and there is a boat trip around the caves.

You can eat at a different restaurant every night - It is reasonably priced and there is something for everyone.

The swimming pool at the apartment was great and never that busy and there is a lovely bakery next to the apartments that does fresh bread, cakes and treats!

Debbie the owner was great when booking the apartment and sorted out all our transfers which were very reasonably priced.

The weather was lovely and would definitely return to use the apartment again and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive and detailed review about the apartment, its location and also about Carvoeiro itself. Much appreciated by us and also, I'm sure, by our future guests.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Harry's Bar, Rua do Barranco
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vale de Milho (par 3)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Taste Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Carvoeiro beach
Car: not necessary


The beach at Carvoeiro is a five minute walk from the property. It is a small, secluded and sandy beach. Similar beaches, eg Alvor, Lagos and Pera can be found just a short drive away. Pera's sand sculptures are worth a visit. Water sports are available at the larger resorts.


Faro airport is approx. 50 minutes away via A22 motorway, slightly longer on the N125 if you want to avoid the motorway tolls. Airport transfers can be arranged. For a stay in Carvoeiro itself, a car is not essential, but if you want to explore the area, car hire can be arranged when booking or locally in Carvoeiro. The travel agent in Carvoeiro offers a variety of day trips and helpful advice about public transport, as does the tourist information office.


Slide and Splash water park is located in Lagoa, a 12 minute drive away and Zoomarine, where you can swim with dolphins, is 18 km away in Guia. Aqualand is located in Alcantarilha 14 km away.The town of Portimao, historic Silves and the mountains of Monchique are all within easy access by car. (20 - 30 mins)

Further Details:

Meet and greet service on arrival or next day. Key safe available for late arrivals. Local shops, cafes and restaurants, banks and post office are all within walking distance. A car is necessary for shopping centres (e.g. in Portimao or Algarve Shopping in Guia) or for the larger supermarkets (e.g. Intermarche just outside Carvoeiro). Alternatively, public transport can be used. The travel agent in Carvoeiro offers many day trips to local sights. Airport transfers and car hire can be arranged on your behalf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro / Lagoa 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
June/early July
1 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid-July - end August
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 18 - 19
1 Nov 2018 - 1 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is taken at the time of booking, with the remainder due 6 weeks before departure. A £200 security deposit is also required, which is refunded within 7 days of your return home.

Changeover Day:
Changeover flexible.
Departure by 10.00 a.m.
Arrival after 4.00 p.m. but may be earlier.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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