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3 Bedroomed Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Very Peaceful Location, 10 Minute Walk To Village And Beach, 15 Minute Drive To Monchique Hills

Villa Pepanina is a superior luxury Villa with 3 bedrooms and a separate guest toilet. It is located within fenced mature gardens which are accessed through remote operated electric gates and automatically irrigated. The excellent pool is surrounded by a terrace allowing sunbathing throughout the day. A shower is available outside for those in the pool. The lounge and one of the downstairs bedrooms access the pool through sliding patio doors. The villa is about a ten minute walk into Carvoeiro, which is a lively village with many restaurants and bars, but is located adjacent to a small complex which offers a mini shop, an excellent restaurant and a communal pool with a separate children’s pool. Access to a nearby tennis court is also provided. Many safe beaches are available within a short drive and the Monchique Hills and the Silves, the Moorish capital of the Algarve, are only a 25 minute drive away.

Villa Pepanina holds a tourist Accommodation License 3704/AL,

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Ken Cooper
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Ken Cooper

We have owned property with friends for a number of years and have grown to love the Algarve and Carvoeiro in particular. As we have all aged since acquiring the property our children, who used to enjoy it themselves, now bring their children as well. We live in the countryside in Wiltshire when in England and greatly respect the peace and quiet and have enjoyed similar surroundings in Portugal. We enjoy good food and wine which can be readily found around the apartment in Carvoeiro and have had more lessons than games but still enjoy the golf which is readily available nearby.

Ken Cooper purchased this villa in 2013

Why Ken Cooper chose Mato Serrão

We love Carvoeiro and in particular the area around Vila Nova. Whilst it is quite quiet most of the year it is within walking distance of the village of Carvoeiro and of course the delightful beaches. The ongoing relationship with the Vila Nova complex enables us to offer the communal pool and the excellent restaurant. Having had an apartment on the complex for many years, when the opportunity arose to purchase a villa with a pool and gardens became possible we thought the two properties would compliment each other. We share the tennis court facility nearby which is there for our communal use.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is very private and set amongst mature gardens with a view of the sea from the terraces upstairs. The property we believe to be very tastefully furnished and provide delightful accommodation within a peaceful environment. Whilst close to many facilities, one could stay at the villa for a long period without needing to resort to meals in restaurants or any other form of entertainment. We believe the property to be like "home for home".


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Tiled, modern fixtures, excellent finishings.Windows open to the exterior.All bathrooms are ensuite with bath with shower over, basin, toilet (Master Suite has also bidet). A guest toilet with hand basin is located in the hall near to pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Suite has King size bed, en-suite bath, spacious south facing balcony, overlooking garden and pool below. There is also a sitting room with a private terrace (extra room for the children!). Downstairs:2 bedrooms with en suite baths, extra sofa bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
A guest wash room is accessed from the hall. At the top of the marble stairs is a large landing with a writing/computer desk and an active wifi point. Access to another terrace is also available from this landing. Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: All bed linen is provided and like the towels etc. (including pool towels) these are regularly changed. A twice a week maid service is included but this can be cancelled if required. Amenities/Facilities: Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden. Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine. Air Conditioning, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite, Telephone, TV.


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3 Bedroomed Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A perfect family friendly villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday....the villa was spacious, beautifully equipped and air-conditioned. It was fantastic having our own pool and gardens for the children to play in and wi-fi to keep them amused when they needed to get out of the midday sun whilst we reached for another iced cold beer! Lovely restaurants in the immediate vicinity and a 15 minute stroll down into the town. Beautiful unspoilt beaches within 10 minute drive. Idyllic home from home villa!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxury pet friendly holiday

  • 5 of 5

A quality villa with all amenities and pleasant secure enclosed gardens, excellent pool. Roof top terrace has distant seaviews. 20 minute stroll into centre of Carveiro and its beach. A car is advisable but not essential. The restaurant on the Vila Nova development is excellent and reasonably priced. There are other restaurants within walking distance. Overall good value, we had a long let for 6 weeks and took our dog with us from the UK.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Come here for a holiday out of season: a typical day in April is similar to an English summer day -with the garden looking its best! Average daytime temps-June:18º, July:20º, August:20-28º, Sept:19-25º.

Go to nearby Ferragudo fishing village for the flea market. Stroll to Carvoeiro village and check out all the shops and restaurants. Praia da Rocha hub of shops, night life/Casino and down town Portimão is about 15min. drive.Alvor fishing village (15min. away) has a large beach surrounded by expansive dunes which lead to a calm estuary. Here you can take kite-surfing lessons...or observe the colourful kite surfers new boardwalks that provide access to dunes and beach.Formula 1 circuit about 20 mins away. English speaking 'shop-and-cook-for-you' caterer available - please ask us for more details. If you have special interests, please let us know: nearly all activities - too many to list! - are available and we are happy to try to get the information for you.


Nearby beaches of Vale de Currais, Paraiso or Boteco ... and of course, Carvoeiro (about 15min. walk), Molho; Caneiros, Praia Grande, Ferragudo (about 15min. drive away- well worth the visit) ... explore all coastal beaches!Famous Praia da Rocha is just on the other side of Arade river. A number of the beaches have a "beach bar" located on them or nearby

The south coast beaches are very nice for wading, safe swimming and sunbathing. The west coast (40min. away) is exciting and wild.


The nearest airport is in Faro, 40 min drive from Carvoeiro on the A22 motorway. Car hires are available and it is recommended to reserve in advance of arrival, especially during the high season. The airport in Lisbon is about a 3 hours drive, or a 4 hour bus or train ride away. We have helped guests in the past with these arrangements. If there is a need, please let us know.


Carvoeiro is about a five minute walk away, Lagoa about a ten minute drive, Portimao is about a quarter of an hour drive away. Silves, once the capital of the Algarve, with its Moorish Castle and medieval streets, is 16km to the interior. Monchique mountain village, only 26km, is like traveling to another world-green forested landscapes and vistas of the coastal towns below. Stop at Monchique Spring Water Spa on the way up. Easy sightseeing car trip: Sagres, Europe’s most southwesterly point.

Further Details:

Villa Pepanina is wonderful for children, as all downstairs opens the garden. There are also several restaurants just down the road.

The village of Carvoeiro is like a quaint shopping center, but there are many other shopping centres: Guia, Aqua, Continente.

For children (and parents!)...There are several water slide parks nearby, a number of "Slide and Splash" attractions, an excellent dolphin display team together with other animal attractions is only 45 minutes away by car. An interesting zoo is located in Lagos (about 30 minutes away by car), and a sand carving display is maintained throughout the season about twenty minutes away by car.

Two large supermarkets which cater both for local and tourist requirements are located just 5 minutes away by car.

A variety of banks exist in and around Carvoeiro and various ATM's are located in the village providing local currency. There are a significant number of restaurants located in Carvoeiro, many of which remain open throughout the year and they cater for all tastes and costs.

Just outside Portimao, but well signposted from the A22, the Algarve Motor racing Circuit was created only a few years ago. It provides an excellent location for a family day out.

Another favourite of the area are the car-boot sale/street markets: Ferragudo, Lagoa, Portimão, Silves, Loule, Messines and Monchique.

Other activities available in the area: water-slide parks,windsurfing, surf, para-gliding, skydiving, kite-surfing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, dolphin watching, kayaking, jet skiing, diving, snorkeling, paragliding, coastal tours, sailing, fishing.

Through our property managers, our guests benefit from local advice and discounts at excellent nearby restaurants, golf courses (nearby Gramacho, Alto, Penina, etc.), golf and gift shops, wine tasting, spas (nearby Vale d’Oliveiras Spa, Monchique Spa) , beauty salons, health club facilities, car hire, etc. - information available in the villa and on request.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.