3 Bed Modern Villa near Manta Rota Family Friendly Quiet location
Casa de Carlyn is situated in a peaceful village close to several superb blue lag beaches and a large number of excellent restaurants. The villa is child friendly,ideal for families and couples who seek relaxation,with interesting local sights and activities for those who want to explore the surrounding area on foot or by bike or use the car to explore the history and culture further afield.Wonderful walks in rural countryside and close to the bird watchers haven at Castro Marim and the Ria Formosa.Excellent strength free Wi Fi
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
My name is Angela and my husband and I decided to spend our daughters inheritance in 2009 on buying a holiday villa in wonderful Portugal,we have not been disappointed.
We live in Surrey,England not far from the busy M25 motorway and in stark contrast relish the tranquility of our Algarve home, the weather, fresh food and of course the local friendly people.Our villa is away from the busier town centres which is what we wanted as we prefer the peacefulness this gives .
We have had fantastic holidays in our villa and equally enjoy renting it out. Many of our guests return for a repeat stay.
2014 was our first year with Owners Direct, we choose them as we have been very impressed with the guest and owner reviews we have read from various people who have used them in the past.
Guestbook comments from the owner
September 23, 2012
Very well equipped villa within a short drive to the sea and amenities. Villa was very clean and well kept. Owners had gone to a lot of trouble in providing information on day trips and local shops and restaurants. Great swimming pool which was surprisingly warm. Air conditioning was very welcome when it became hot in the evenings. Local area has lots of great beaches and interesting old villages and towns. Crossing over to Spain by ferry makes a great day out. Locally based English property management company were very helpful. Very reasonably priced - would definitely go back again.
August 31, 2012
Our stay at Casa de Carlyn was great. The villa is situated in an extremely quiet rural area,only about 6 houses nearby, so it is very peaceful but only 5 minutes drive from the shops and restaurants of Manta Rota. It is in very good condition, fully equipped with all that we needed. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was really appreciated .
4.6 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely family break..
Lovely well equipped house, tranquil location and very close to beautiful beaches. Had a really great time..kids enjoyed picking figs and carob from nearby trees and they enjoyed the pool too!
organisation for stay excellent and flexible arrangement over entry time was a relief. The villa is spacious, clean and comfortable. Able to give teenagers the upper floor so no anxiety over their untidiness. The villa is well maintained and the pool was much appreciated. It is a little further from the excellent beach than anticipated and would have been a challenging walk in the heat but their is plenty of free parking and the facilities at the beach are very good. Manta Rota is just the right size for our group, plenty of choice for restaurants and cafes and fairly low key. We had a lovely evening in Tavira and an afternoon in Alcoutim, inland on the river. I would definately recommend and return.
A fabulous retreat
This was the second stay at Casa De Carlyn, how nice to stay at a villa that is exactly as advertised.. Very modern and all the gadgets to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Tucked away in a small hamlet, you could not ask for a more relaxing place to be, with its own pool ready for you to cool off when you have baked yourself in the sun trap that is the garden. When evening arrives you can cook your evening meal on the BBQ, or it is just a short drive to many local restaurants in the area, or if you want to walk, there is a restaurant at the bottom of the road. Don't be put off by what it looks like, the food is fabulous. A great family friendly place to stay, or if you are four 'child like adults' as we are, you could not want a better place to stay..
My family & l had a fabulous holiday,our first trip to Portugal.
The villa was wonderful,it had everything we needed & more besides.
It was spacious,stylish & clean. We could'nt fault it.
The weather was amazing,the pool & breeze most welcome.
We wanted a relaxing week & were not disappointed.
We tried a few restaurants & cafés and totally recommend Castello Marims Dias Medieval,absolutely magical.
All in all a superb time was had by all.
Fun in the Sun
We arrived and the villa was clean and cool, the facilities were great and we had hours of fun in the pool, playing table tennis and picking fresh lemons from the tree for our drinks. The top terrace was a great place to have an early evening drink and watch the sun setting. There were 8 of us and plenty of room for all.
Perfect House To Relax
The villa was exactly as advertised, everything you possibly needed was provided. The pool area and BBQ were in the perfect place being close to the kitchen.
Villa was very clean when we arrived and they had also put some essential like water, rolls, butter, ham etc in the fridge for our arrival.
It is situated in a quiet area not far from all the beautiful beaches and towns. A few restaurants were in walking distance but we did not try these. The town of Monte Gordo was only a few minutes drive and had lots of restaurants and shops. Villa Real is not far either and from here you can get the ferry across the Spain (1.50 Euros each) and is well worth the visit.
We also found that this part of Portugal is much cheaper than the Algarve.
I would definitely return to this villa and recommend it to friends.
From the Owner
“We spent a long time looking all over Portugal for our dream location and home. We narrowed it down to the Eastern Algarve and Manta Rota as we think it is the by far the most beautiful and unspoilt area of the Algarve, with some of the best sandy beaches you could dream of that stretch for miles. In addition it is an easy journey from the airport and importantly for us it is in a small hamlet of friendly Portuguese people ,with a great selection of nearby inexpensive local restaurants The villa is ideally located to explore the delights of the area and perfect for a relaxing stay. It is only 5 mins drive to several blue-flag beaches, many local superb golf courses and very close to the Spanish border.”
Activity and Interests
Close to Casa de Carlyn are some of the finest sandy beaches in Europe. The nearest are at Manta Rota and Altura both are a 5 minute car ride away. The beautiful and very shallow beach at Fabrica accessed by local boats is only 10 minutes by car and is a favourite for families with very young children.
The beaches stretch for miles so even in peak season there is more than enough room for everyone.
The main Algarve airport is at Faro and is served by many airlines. Car hire is advisable and many companies offer car collection and returns from and to the airport . The airport is about 40 minutes from Casa de Carlyn and most of the journey is on a very quiet motorway.
Nearest town at Vila Nova De Cacela is a 5 minute drive away or a pleasant 15 minute walk. Town has a market and several very inexpensive but good quality restaurants .Train station in town serves the Algarve . Manta Rota with its wonderful beaches shops and restaurants is also 5 minutes away. One of the most beautiful towns in Portugal is a 15 minute drive away at Tavira or can be visited by Train.
A short ferry boat to Spain from Vila Real makes an great day out and can be reached in 15 mins.
We have equipped our villa to a high standard for guests enjoyment . We do not allow smoking inside the Villa . There is a wealth of information for guests on places to visit and eat and our local property management guys will help you with any questions or issues that might arise during your stay.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Early Season Rate
4 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 2 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||£250|
A 20% deposit is required at time of booking with balance paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. The deposit is non-refundable and we strongly recommend that you cover this eventuality by a travel/accident insurance policy.
A £250 security/damage deposit is payable at final balance payment stage and will be repaid within 5 working days of departure -subject to no damages or breakages.
Preferred changeover day in peak season is Saturday but may be able to be flexible
Arrival time normally 4pm and departure time normally 10am but again may be able to be flexible just ask and we will try and help.
Notes on prices:
Welcome pack provided at no extra cost,no extra charges for air conditioning.
Cleaning of sheets and towels mid holiday for 14 night stays at no extra cost
Travel cot and High chair provided at no extra cost.
We will consider discounted weekly rates for less than 8 people out of the main season and depending on the period.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The villa is architect designed and offers great indoor and external areas , ideal for families and couples alike. There are great walks around the local village and bikes can be hired in the local town Enjoy your own private pool and BBQ and a generous shaded area as well as a grassed area and garden. It is gated and has its own private parking. Casa de Carlyn is furnished to a high standard for your enjoyment. We want our guests to enjoy our villa as their home away from home ,so apart from very personal items,we've furnished it to the same standard as our own home in England.”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite to Bed 1 with walk in shower Bathroom to first floor with bath and shower above Downstairs cloakroom with wash hand basin
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed1 king sized ground floor en-suite with patio door to garden Bed2 king sized with own balcony Bed3 twin bedded room with own balcony Sofa double bed in lounge All bedrooms have ample fitted wardrobes
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Outside: There is a child friendly private swimming pool (6.8x3.1m) with comfy chairs and sun loungers. Adjacent to the pool is a heated shower and BBQ . There are table and chairs under cover for alfresco dining and a separate table for evening drinks. The gardens are well planted and add to guests enjoyment. Table tennis is provided with bats and balls. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds and bed linen are good quality. All towels and bed linen is provided including pool towels.Cleaning and laundry cleaned mid stay for guests staying 14 nights. Villa and pool cleaned and managed by local English couple. Other: Table tennis complete with bats and balls provided together with games and large number of reading books