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Spacious Villa With Private Pool And Delightful Panoramic Views to the Coast



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Villa in Aldeia, St Barbara De Nexe, Central Algarve, Portugal - Charming Location, 3 Minute Walk To The Local Country Bar

A spacious family villa surrounded by a lovely garden with a private heated swimming pool (12 x 5.5 m) with roman steps looking onto an amazing view of the surrounding area only 15 minutes from faro airport. The living room opens onto a south facing terrace, an outdoor dining area with a barbecue ideal for relaxing and indulging in Al fresco meals. The villa is situated in a charming area with a simple country bar within a 3 minute walk or Santa Barbara is just a few kms away where you can find all the local amenities such as a chemist, supermarkets and several popular restaurants. The beautiful town of Loulé is just a 5 minute drive which hosts a farmers and fish market every Saturday. Vale do Lobo, Quinta Golf courses and beaches are all within a 15 minute drive.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent - tranquil setting and beautiful vistas

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect if you are looking for beautiful scenery, quiet surroundings and a private getaway.

Although it is only a 10 minute drive to Faro, the villa feels like it is hidden away in the countryside. Surrounded by vast landscape and mountains you have complete still and quiet as you play in the pool, explore the huge garden or just chill under the pergola.

Facilities were excellent - the pool was heated (an extra £150 but worth it for the evening dip under the clearest, starry sky). There is also a huge TV inside for late night movies and a PS3 with around 25 games to choose from.

The kitchen has everything you'd need (2 fridges - one for drinks one for food) and each of the four bedrooms are all huge.

Would definitely stay again and will look into booking up for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulously Superb Villa- exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

3 adults & 4 Kids (age 10, 8, 5 & 3)

The villa exceeded all our expectations! This was the best place we've ever stayed in.

From the moment we walked through the doors it had the wow factor.

The pool was amazing, really big and we spent most of our time in it with the kids, just what we needed in the scorching summer sun!

The villa had all the essentials and more, including a washing machine that proved essential with 4 Kids! The 2 fridge freezers were great, it meant we could separate food. The air con in the bedrooms proved essential in the summer heat and enabled us to get a good, cool nights sleep.

The bathrooms were lovely, very luxurious, and with 4 in the villa we were spoilt for choice.

The outside area was huge! Not only was there the pool area but also a big grassy area, ideal for the kids to have a kick of a football. There was a ping pong table and bbq also in the outside area... both proved useful especially the bbq.

The security Gates at the front of the grounds meant we had peace of mind that the kids were safe and couldn't get out.

The grounds are well looked after, we stayed for 11 nights and in that time the pool was cleaned twice and the grass was cut twice. Also the bed linen and towels were changed.

The living room was spacious with plenty of seating. The TV was massive and the play station was a hit with our 10 year old. The Dvds and books which were provided were a nice touch.

All in all the villa was amazing! We have made so many happy, fun filled.memories here that we will always cherish. We will definitely be returning!

Thank you to Lucy and Julia for the smooth booking and payment process and for all the help and good communication with my many questions over the months before the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Homely Villa With A Fantastic Pool

  • 4 of 5

We a had a brilliant fortnight at Casa Crow. You can tell the owners use the villa regularly themselves, it is so well equipped. There are also some great luxuries like the portable Bose docking station. The villa is very spacious and even if there were eight of you in the villa, there would ample space.

The highlight of the villa is outside space, the beautiful 12 metre pool, the fantastic covered verandah and plenty of good quality furniture. Then you also have the table tennis table. It was one our best holidays need I say more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect - two families

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything you could possibly look for. The two outdoor spaces are extensive. The pool area was fantastic with the outdoor seating, cooking and eating areas. The garden area was a great luxury for the young children to be able to play safely. The indoor area is extremely comfortable and spacious. We had one spell of rain but this gave us a great excuse to light the open fire, watch a film ( house has complimentary wifi) and enjoy a bottle of wine ( part of our welcoming hamper). All the luxuries of home in a warmer climate. Julia and Richard were always available to deal with any query no matter how small. We will definitely be returning to this gem of a house.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely fell in love with this villa, if it is space you need, space you will get. We felt so home at this villa and was so impressed we have booked it again for 2 weeks next year. My 12 year old son was over the moon that it had a play station and asked if it could have an xbox in it next year lol.

The outside is amazing and the photos on the site do not do it justice, The owners had purchased some new outdoor furniture before we arrived and it totally transformed the outside life, we spent most of our time lounging by the oversized pool enjoying the lovely views and the red hot sun, the terrace is an absolute sun trap and you couldn't ask for more, it has 4 or 5 different seating areas, depending if you want some shade or sit in the sun.

This has to be my favourite villa so far and we have stayed in many villas in Portugal. I think it would be very difficult to find something that could top this for quality and price.

The owners were very very accommodating, we stayed in another villa the week before we moved to this villa and the villa we were in was horrible , dirty and depressing , I phoned the owners of Villa Crowe and they let us move in early , so glad we did, wish we had actually stayed there the full two weeks.

Thank Julia and Lucy, wish it was my villa :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The name on the villa is "Casa Crow" & I can't crow loud enough about it. It's gives everything and more than whats listed.

Top features

1. A fantastic outdoor area with great size pool, large terrace, quality furnishings for relaxing days & nights, dining, barbeque, good external lighting, all day sun, shade under the wonderful pagoda etc

2. Facilities were excellent, decent WiFi, Sat TV (Sky, Setanta etc etc), Playstation for kids, ipod docking speaker, air conditioning, everything you could consider in the kitchen, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, dishwasher, 2 Fridges (one for beer & icecream !!!) etc etc....everything....

3. Customer Service : Excellent, both from Owners Lucy & Julia, and property manager Richard. We had a minor issue that needed looked at (no fault of the owner) & it was dealt with very efficiently & professionally. Lucy / Julia are very considerate to your needs and in ensuring you have the best time at their wonderful villa.

4. Rooms spacious, comfortable, 3 showers, bathrooms, garden very well maintained , good views, not overlooked , all fine

I could go on, location is just what we wanted, slightly away from the maddening crowd but still very much within striking distance to larger towns, coastal areas 15 mins to beach at Vale do Lobo. I bike, and this was a perfect location to base myself and head inland to the mountains. I like good restaurants, and found plenty close by. Loule, 5 minutes drive has everything...we needed a hospital (not villa related) and the private hospital in Loule was excellent, also close to Faro if needed. Golden triangle only 15 mins for golf, restaurants, shops etc

All in all, thank you Lucy and Julia for providing for everything we would need for a perfect vacation.....there was one problem though....we had to go home !!!!

highly recommendable

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the villa as a family home with the view of settling down here during the quieter winer months.The quiet hilly surroundings offer coolind summer breezes whilst offering glorious views of the coast and surrounding countryside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : faro at 15 Kilometres


All the main beaches are within 15 or 20 minutes drive.


Faro International Airport is a 15 minute drive.

Seville is a 2.5 hour drive.

Car hire is advisable.


Santa Barbara de Nexe is just a few kms.

Market town of Loulé is a 5 minute drive.

Local bars and shops within easy walking distance.

Further Details:

Local country bar 2/3 minute walk

Local shops 5/8 minute walk


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 6
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 7
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 1/17
6 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 4/17
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is requested within 7 days of booking. (10% refundable if cancelled at the 8 wk full payment deadline). Final payment to be paid 8 wks before arrival or full payment at the time of booking if reservation is made less than 8 wks before arrival date plus £300 refundable security deposit is requested.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday to Saturday, arrival after 3pm and departure before 10am. This can be flexible according to bookings and flights and we will do our best to accommodate.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in GBP.

25% deposit of total amount when booking
Full payment (including refundable security deposit) 8 weeks before arrival date

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.
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Updated: 30-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Having Faro airport within 15 minutes drive is a huge advantage when we have family visiting. We are enchanted with Loulé and its open market. We love the local restaurants in Santa Barbara de Nexe. So much to do and explore for all the family.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • village


  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both double bedrooms are en suite One bathroom between the twin rooms WC/cloakroom near outside dining area.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 : Large master bedroom with dressing area and access to pool and garden. bedroom 2: Large double bedroom with dressing area bedroom 3: Twin bedroom bedroom 4 :Twin bedroom All bedrooms have fans, optional AC and large built in wardrobes.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All windows have mosquito nets. The pool can be heated for a small weekly additional cost. We include a welcome pack. Outside: The private pool with shower has breathtaking views with the coast in the distance with ample sunbeds and parasols.There is a traditional built in barbecue as well as a large gas one with a covered outside dining area with a brand new seated lounge area.The garden has a variety of vegetation including carob-bean, citrus and palm trees and indigenous shrubs and flowers with more than enough lawn for children to play on. A table tennis table is available for everyone to enjoy. Utility Room: Utility room straight off from the kitchen housing a washing machine,a second fridge/freezer, iron + board, a tumble dryer.... Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, beach towels and hairdriers are provided.Towels changed weekly. Cleaning weekly. Other: SAT TV including BBC,ITV, extensive SKY channels, Playstation 3 with films and games for all the family. Portable BOSE Sound system with IPOD/IPHONE docking, Free WIFI is included with unlimited internet access Security alarm.

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