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Solar Manor style Villa, Tennis Court, Pool, Sleeps 12, 6 Bedrooms

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Marinah beach, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Amazing Uninterrupted Sea Views, Fantastic Marinha Beach 5 Mins Walk Away, Restaurants 5 Mins By Ca

Stunning, renovated to a very high specification in May 2014, this massive 600 sq.meter 6 bedroom "Solar Manor" Villa is set in beautiful gardens of 2.5 acres. It is not overlooked and within a peaceful location. It enjoys uninterrupted views to the sea and the picturesque, much photographed Marinha beach is only 5 mins walk away. It offers the best of tranquillity, with easy access to a restaurant at the top of the road and another 4 restaurants in fishing village of Benagil 5 mins drive away but with the lively, bustling resort of Carvoeiro only 10 mins drive away. The grand entrance leads into spacious living accommodation with it's own central courtyard. Impressive sitting room, with chaise sofas for 12 around the fireplace and spectacular chandeliers, with views to the garden and sea beyond. Luxurious dining room with seating for 12. A games and utility room with full size pool table and chill out sofa adjoins the large modern well equipped Kitchen. With it's American fridge, drinks fridge and central island, this opens on to a covered terrace with further outdoor seating for 12 with speakers and BBQ area. The garden path leads to the impressive 13 x 7 meter swimming pool and pool house, with it's own cocktail bar, and table tennis table. Casa Da Marinha provides two sumptuous guest suites, one upstairs and one with it's own dressing room and private terrace. Two bedrooms have en suites and a further two bedrooms have a shared bathroom. All bedrooms are spacious and furnished to a high standard.

Nichola Spencer-Phillips
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Nichola Spencer-Phillips

We have been visiting this part of the Algarve for 30 years and decided that the area and Villa are perfect in every way for continuing to enjoy what we perceive to be the best place in the world ! We hope you will love it as much as we do.

Nichola Spencer-Phillips purchased this villa in 2013

Why Nichola Spencer-Phillips chose Benagil

Casa Da Marinha was purchased in April 2013 and we have spent the last year lovingly renovating it. This is a unique opportunity to rent this stunning Villa after many years of being used as a family home.

You have the best of both worlds in that you have the tranquillity of the Villa's location, with easy access to many bars and restaurants and the famous Marinha beach at the end of our lane.

What makes this villa unique

You can have a fantastic holiday all within 15 mins of your entrance gates, as the beach is only 5 mins walk away, the restaurants 5 mins in the car [or 15 mins walk] and with it's own private Tennis Court, really you will always find plenty to do or you can simply chill out at the Cocktail bar, unwind and enjoy the sunshine.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benagil in Caramujeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , You step over bath surround to get into shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Has a glass shower screen.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Has a glass shower screen.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom services bedrooms 5&6.
  • Bathroom 1 Jacuzzi bath, shower, 2 basins, bidet, toilet Bathroom 2 Bath, walk in shower, 2 basins, bidet, toilet Bathroom 3 Shower over bath, basin, toilet Bathroom 4 Shower over bath, basin, toilet Bathroom 5 Shower enclosure, basin, toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be converted into 2 singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be converted into 2 singles
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be converted into 2 singles.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be converted into 2 singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , KING SIZE DOUBLE.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , KING SIZE DOUBLE
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Summary of Bedrooms; Master Suite 1 King size double bed Ensuite Master Suite 2 Super King size bed Ensuite Bedroom 3.Kingsize bed Ensuite Bedroom 4. Superking Ensuite Bedroom 5. Superking Shared bathroom Bedroom 6. Superking Shared bathroom Superkings can be split into twin, all rooms have fitted wardrobes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: You will be amazed at the space offered with this Villa both inside and out.Why not enjoy a game of tennis on your own private tennis court and then cool off in the swimming pool.In the Summer the Villa is surprisingly cool, due to the shaded verandas and the added benefit of Climate control throughout. In the winter, the inner courtyard provides shelter whilst enjoying the sun and you can cosy up in front of the log fire, in the Sitting room. Monitored Alarm system and discrete outside CCTV. Parking for 8 cars in large gated driveway. Our English speaking Management Agents are on hand to help with all of your needs. Please note that smoking is prohibited anywhere in the Villa. Welcome Food packs available on request. We have a great local chef available for hire, for those special events. Outside: Pool 13metres by 7 metres [ 1 Metre deep in shallow end and 3 metres in the deep end]; 12 Sun Loungers; further seating for 10 by the pool and 8 in the pool house which has fridge, cocktail bar, toilet, shower,basin and separate kitchen area-with Kettle; Covered terrace overlooking lawn with seating for 12 around table and outdoor speakers; BBQ area; pizza oven; Table Tennis-we do provide bats and balls, Gardens with shrubs, huge palm trees. Hair-dryers provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service; Changeover/mid week including towel change. Linen changed weekly.Extra can be arranged at additional cost. Pool Towels are provided. Other: Inner courtyard with lounge seating Games Room and Utility room with full size pool table and large chaise sofa. Pool House with Cocktail Bar, Bar Stools, Drinks fridge, Shower, Basin and Toilet, Table Tennis, Selection of indoor and outdoor game


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Solar Manor style Villa, Tennis Court, Pool, Sleeps 12, 6 Bedrooms
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Beach, countryside - great location

  • 4 of 5

The villa is really well located with a beautiful beach at the bottom of the road. It is close to rolling fields and vineyards in this area. Plenty of towns are close by for shopping within 10 mins drive. Carvoeiro was a good little resort town with plenty of choice for the gang of older teenagers in tow.

The villa is large and of good quality and well equipped, particularly the kitchen. The pool and pool house which are well serviced with a music system was popular with the teenagers. Everything is well organised.

The management company introduced a local car rental service which was fabulously painless, with drop off and collection to/from the villa after we had opted for the very good value transfer by meet and greet minibus to transfer all our golf bags etc..

A great holiday was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely large villa - great for family holidays

  • 5 of 5

We were a 4-generation family and the villa provided us with the double rooms and en-suite bathrooms that we needed. The facilities in the villa and the pool-house are superb; kitchen and utilities, wifi, speakers, tv,


The large pool has a shallow end for the family and a deep end (~3m) is great for the experienced swimmers too. Loads of shade available with the manyumbrellas.

Neil and Mena were fantastic, provided cot and high chair and helped with transport to the airport.

Would recommend hiring a car, there are some lovely places to visit close by including Benagil and Carvoeiro.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning villa for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay, the only problem was the speed at which it flew by! The villa has a definite wow factor is very well equipped with a really great kitchen for preparing meals on the terrace. Plenty of places to go sit and read a book quietly or chat with the group. From the villa there are wonderful walks along the coastal paths with lots of interest in plants and wildlife. All amenities easily within striking distance. Nichola and the team couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay so much spending most of the time in the garden and around the pool or at the beach. Felt like a home from home and in the sun!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A family of 10 (6 adults 4 children various ages 1-10) had a wonderful holiday at Casa da Marinha. A most beautiful spacious villa exceptionally well equipped with lots of facilities and wonderful pool and pool area. Our family played tennis, table tennis pool and used the games machine in the lovely pool house. Close to a lovely beach and plenty of lovely restraunts and especially the in house chef Roberto recommended by Nichola. Nichola was excellent to deal with and helpful in every way as were her staff. Hopefully we will return to Cas de Marinha for another wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday Villa.....definitely 5 star +

  • 5 of 5

Our family party of 12 (10 adults and 2 children) under 12 enjoyed a wonderful week at the beautiful Casa da Marinha in early August. The villa is very spacious and extremely well furnished. The facilities suited all ages - a lovely large pool and plenty of sunbeds, table tennis, tennis, pool - all were very popular. The proximity of the beach was also very popular, especially with the older teenagers while the beautiful gardens and pool area gave peace and tranquillity to those who preferred to stay put. A wonderful celebration dinner at the Hexagone restaurant in Sesmarias was another highlight. Altogether a very successful and happy holiday. the owner and staff were particularly helpful with any queries - nothing was too much trouble. We hope very much to visit Casa da Marinha again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Casa da Marinha (2 adults and 4 children under 12). The villa is very spacious, with a wonderful pool and gardens and is situated close to the (very picturesque) beach. The villa was immaculately presented and is cleverly designed – there was a real sense of space. It’s quiet and secluded with wonderful views out to sea. There are lots of facilities (some of which we didn’t even use) and wi-fi throughout was very welcome. The pool was a particular highlight – the photos don’t quite do it justice! It’s large enough to properly swim in and is set inside a lovely terrace (with plenty of shade).

The owners (in tandem with the management company) were very helpful in the run-up to, and during, our holiday and were always on hand when we needed them – including help with transfers, directions, restaurant choices and hiring a local chef (Roberto) who cooked (brilliantly) for us for 3 nights. This engagement was very welcome (and was more than one would normally expect).

5*– highly recommended, from all the family.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Faro Airport (45-50 mins by car)
Nearest Barpub
530 Metres
Praia da Marinha Beach Bar (5 mins walk).
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Closest Golf Course Gramacho (10 mins).
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Italian Restaurant Pier Paulo (3 mins walk)
Nearest Beach
530 Metres
Praia da Marinha (5 mins)
Car: recommended


5 mins walk to Marinha beach. Access by steps from cliff top. Voted one of the top 10 beaches in Europe, featured in the Sunday Telegraph; Beach bar and beautiful cliffs and grottos. You can explore the caves by boat from Benagil [5 mins drive] or walk the coastal trail to Carvoeiro and beyond !

Numerous other beaches within 10/15 mins drive [Carvalho, Albandeira, Vale de Centianes].


Faro; 45 mins drive

Car Hire is recommended but not essential, as taxis available at approx. 10 Euros to Carvoeiro.


Benagil; 15 mins walk; 5 mins by car; 4 restaurants overlooking Benagil beach.

Carvoeiro; 10 mins drive; lot's of restaurants and bars

Further Details:

10 mins drive to supermarket [Intermarche]

15 mins drive to Zoomarine and Aqua Park

10 mins drive to Porsches [2 good restaurants]

25 mins to drive to Portimao [Fishing Port]

25 mins drive to Albufeira [amazing night-life]; 2 Michelin star restaurant within boutique hotel and spa [Vila Joya]

30 mins drive to Algarve Shopping and Cinema complex [Guia]

Banks available in Carvoeiro and at Intermarche

Silves was the Moorish capital for 500 years with a Castle and cobbled streets, with a Medieval festival during the Summer months. [25 mins drive]

Monchique, offers panoramic views over the Algarve, from up in the mountains [45 mins drive]

Ferragudo Praia Grande offers live music on the beach most Sundays [20 mins drive]


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Benagil, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
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 £1,500

Booking Notes:
On booking Casa Da Marinha, you will be requested to pay a 30% deposit, then your rental agreement will be emailed [or posted] to you to complete, sign and return. Then 8 weeks prior to your arrival we will request the final payment and security deposit. The security deposit of £1,500 is refundable once you have vacated the property and the property has been checked within a period of 21 days for any damages.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday changeover but can be flexible subject to existing bookings

Notes on prices:
Cots and high chairs available on request at an extra surcharge. Central Heating and logs in winter months are subject to a surcharge. Please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.