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A Traditional Villa, A Large Private Pool With Views To Carvoeiro Country Side

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Updated: 05-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Set In A Quiet Location Of Carvoeiro A Couple Of Kilometres Towards Some Top Beaches Of The Algarve

Villa Maria is a lovely bungalow which has been renovated from an old farm house. It maintains a traditional Moorish feel. The main draw to Villa Maria is the pool scene set in a spacious stone terrace with tables and chairs that makes an ideal space for alfresco Dinning.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About Joe

I was born here in Portugal and I was bought up in the UK from the age of 10... I worked in Social Housing before in the UK before moving back to Portugal. I have been in working in the tourism industry for the past 12 years mainly in Portugal.

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16 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Cash Maria is in a great place , tranquil and quiet . You need a car to get about

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at Casa Maria , quiet and relaxing , could do with a few more

Channels on TV and DVDs. Loved chilling by the pool , private and secluded , would book again .

Thanks to Joe

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you had a lovely time.. please bring some dvds or USB devise to slot on the TV.look forward to having you back ..
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Great place for a relaxed holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arrived using sun transfers as we did not want to hire a car ,driver was able to find villa easily. Was met be the cleaning lady who was very friendly and told us what days she would be returning on and what times,(avoids any embarrassing moments).the villa was as described as was the outside area so no complaints .

We ate at the opescador resteraunt on the first night as it is only about 100 metres away ,it has a limited menu but very friendly owner and the food was good and the prices even better. We bought some bottled water from the restraunt as it is quite a way to the supermarket (a small welcome pack of provisions to make a cup of coffee would be big bonus)

We used taxis to get into carviero costing 7 euro ,you can walk to supermarket takes about 30 minutes and get taxi back with shopping for 5 euro.also takes about 30 minutes to walk to Lagoa bus terminal from where you can get buses to other towns very cheaply.

The pool area was so nice we found it difficult to motivate ourselves to get out and about as much as we intended so we stocked up the fridge and cooked for ourselves a few nights as the villa is well equipped.

There are only news channels in English on the TV but there is a DVD player so taking a few films for those nights when you can't be bothered to go out is a good idea.

To sum up the villa was great value and a car would be useful but we found it quite easy to use taxis and buses so we could both enjoy a bottle of wine with our meals.we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday destination.

  • 4 of 5

Arrived at the villa and was immediately impressed at the size of the outside area. The pool was a lovely size which we used everyday to cool off in. The villa itself was very clean and that is down to Isabelle the maid, she informed us each time she would be back. It is in a lovely quiet location but still within easy reach to some lovely beaches and restaurants. We visited restaurant Nuno which is a 5min drive away and the food was lovely and a very friendly atmosphere. All communications with Joe the owner were answered straight away. All in all we had a wonderful 10days here and have already booked for next summer. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we look forward in seeing you and your family next year.
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lovely comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely stay. It is a very well equipped comfortable villa and exceptionally clean (Isabelle is a diamond and keeps everything perfect). There is a bbq area...which we used most days and a lovely large pool in which to keep cool. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. The beds are lovely and comfortable which isn't always the case for holiday accommodation. Wi fi is always a plus for us. Joe always replies to emails promptly. All in all perfect from booking to enjoying the lovely quiet peaceful holiday. The only complaint I have is that it had to end and we came back to the cold, wet UK. Thank you once again Joe and Isabelle

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we are both pleased that you had a lovely time. Look forward I'm seeing back in the Algarve .
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A peaceful little gem

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I were looking for a peaceful and relaxing Villa in which to unwind and relax from the hectic life we have, and have returned from Casa Maria not disappointed. The Villa is very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you need for your holiday. The pool and patio area are excellent as was the BBQ which we made full use of. The location is excellent, with easy access to Lagoa for supermarkets, Benagil which was a stunning little cove, to the busier resort of Carvoeiro which can be reached within 10 minutes by car and has plenty of bars/restaurants. Overall we had a great holiday and for the price was definitely great value for money and comes highly recommended by us. We never usually visit the same place twice for holidays, but think we may have to this time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best money ever spent

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Casa Maria was fantastic, everything we could hope for.

The house was beautifully decorated, pratically new and perfect for some relaxing vacations.

The beaches around are gourgeus and when we weren't feeling like walk we could just stay at home and enjoy a pool day.

The beds were really confortable and although we didn't have internet connection in the house the owner gave us the password for the house next door so we could enjoy some WiFi with no extra cost.

Loved the stay and recomend to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words and I am please that you both had a lovely holiday in Casa Maria. Look forward to seeing you back .
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : faro at 38 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : O Pescador at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Portimao at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vale do milho at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Silves at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O Pescador at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia da Marina at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended


Praia da Marina is 2km, this stunning beach with it's amazing rock formation great snorkelling and restaurant facilities. This beach has been voted one of the top 100 beaches in the world

Benagil 2km away. A lovely large cove beach with local fisherman take you out to see the amazing grotos

Praia do Carvoeiro: is 3km away is the main resort beach with various restaurants and snack bars


Faro airport is about 45 minutes away and 50 km

A car is ideal but guests have stayed here with out a car and a taxi to resort is about 5 euros or local bus it is cheaper


Carvoeiro is 3 km

Lagoa is 3km away

Silves 12 km away

Further Details:

Your nearest supermarket is located near Carvoeiro or Lagoa - there are various restaurants that you can walk too. Restaurant Pascador is next door a short away you have Nuno and Poco Partido.

Slide and Splash water park is about 4km away and Zoomarine is 10 minutes drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non refundable 40% deposit to secure booking and the remainder is payable 3 weeks prior to arrival.
Will accept smaller deposit if reservation is a long time ahead
will hold for 48 hours before deposit of monies, to give time for flight booking
all facilities are included cot and high chair ( do not provide cot linen)
Fans and safe in Casa Maria are included

Changeover Day:
Flexible, Check in is from 1 to 2pm and check out is from 10am but we are flexible on the check in and check out depending on arrival.

Notes on prices:
Please enquiry regarding prices if you are after a long term winter rental it is available at a special price. Utility bills are not included in long term winter rentals

5th person is chargeable of 35 pounds per week, Bed is a fold up single bed

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, wash basin, wc main bathroom with bath/shower , bidet, wc and wash basin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with a double bed and en-suite bathroom Bedroom 2, A twin beds 5th person on a fold up bed


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please enquiry regarding prices if you are wanting long winter rentals are available at a special rate. Outside: Casa Maria has a covered terrace that leads you too the BBQ area and it's fresh water pool 8m long and 4 wide Utility Room: Iron and Iron Board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is twice a week, Towels are changed mid-week and linen is changed weekly Other: A large hall

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