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Spacious Villa Private Pool And Sea Views Perfect For Families-New Bathrooms



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Villa in Vale de Milho, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Nearest Beach, Easy Walk To Several Restaurants

This three bedroom single-storey villa is located in the Vale do Milho area of Carvoeiro, within walking distance of a 9 hole golf course and minutes from a beach and quality restaurants. The villa has a totally private 10m x 5m pool which can be gated off to protect young children . It is a short distance from the centre of Carvoeiro village which has a huge range of restaurants and bars as well as a pretty beach. More secluded beaches of spectacular beauty can be found within a short drive. There are local markets and also an excellent supermarket a 5 minute drive away to buy all you need for the barbecue. This villa is a favourite with young families but also with couples looking for a quiet and private villa. The large terraces are especially suited for relaxing, sunbathing and dining on those sultry evenings with a bottle or two of the excellent local Portuguese wine. The Master bedroom has a large 6ft bed with ensuite bathroom. The two other bedrooms have twin beds but can also be configured as doubles if required. The bedrooms are all located on one side of the villa, enabling close proximity at night to small children and can be closed off from the rest of the villa. The two bathrooms are brand new and of exceptional quality. The villa has a fully equipped modern kitchen with all amenities and is very well suited to cooking at home and enjoying meals on the terrace overlooking the pool. The lounge is spacious and the separate dining room adds to the luxury feel, providing more space for dining at home. There is s flat screen TV with a multitude of English channels including movies and Sky Sports The pool can also be closed off to prevent small children from wandering. There is plenty of space on the terraces for relaxing and sunbathing with views over the valley towards the sea. This a residential street near the end of a cul-de sac so very little noise from any passing traffic. A maid visits twice per week and a house manager is also on hand. A very private, peaceful and idyllic villa which is enjoyed by all our guests.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a couple from Surrey and first came to Carvoeiro and stayed at this villa in 1993 with our two young children. Since then we have been returning year after year and eventually bought this villa in 2002 after much pestering from the family which refuses to holiday anywhere else ! Over the years we have gradually made a number of improvements, including renovating the décor, upgrading the beds, a new kitchen and this year (2016) two brand new luxury bathrooms. It is a true home from home for us, and our favourite place to relax together or with friends no matter what time of year. We hope you will enjoy your stay at Vivenda Centeanes..

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa has been professionally rented to guests for over twenty years and is a firm favourite with many returning guests of all ages. Some of the frequent feedback we have received is:

'The best holiday we have ever had'

'A wonderful time spent in a wonderful villa. We could not get the children out of the pool'

'We have been coming to Carvoeiro for many years and stayed in many villas, but we have now found the best one'
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac we loved this well appointed villa with beautiful views and sun sets over the sea. It was completely relaxing and provided everything that we needed to enjoy the scorching weather. The local restaurants were superb and I can recommend the house Rose at Rafaiols restaurant which is within easy walking distance. The local supermarket has a fantastic butcher, fishmonger and bakery giving us some memorable seafood lunches and meaty evening bbq's. Both the cleaners and the local management support were excellent and not intrusive.

In summary a great break, stress free and perfect for recharging our batteries

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this villa. It provided the perfect setting for us all to relax.

We had fantastic weather and so spent much of our time outside by the lovely pool which was big enough to swim properly in and had lots of space surrounding it to read and relax on the loungers. The terrace overlooked the pool and was very large - we played lots of bat and ball here!! But there was a lovely covered area to eat outside with a large table and chairs. We enjoyed the BBQ and cooked a few meals for ourselves particularly enjoying the fish from the local supermarket.

The villa itself is much bigger than the photos suggest and is superbly fitted out. The kitchen has everything you need and more. The sitting room has lovely squishy sofas and chairs and the dining room (which we didn't need to use) was huge! The bathrooms were brand new and the showers better than we have at home so it felt like 5* luxury. The beds were comfortable (the master huge!) and the bedding top quality.

The area itself was peaceful and quiet and the villa very private. You could walk to a small local supermarket and drive to a very well equipped larger one five minutes away. We would recommend hiring a car though. ZItauto car hire were brilliant and very easy. The beaches were wonderful and we had some nice coastal walks. We didn't do too much sight-seeing as we just loved being by the pool and reading and relaxing but there is plenty to see and do if you want to be more adventurous than we were!! Carvoeiro had some nice bars and lots of places to eat. We enjoyed the Piri piri chicken restaurant that everyone who had written in the book had enjoyed.

All in all we could not fault this for a holiday destination. You could not have a nicer villa that was better equipped. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabuous family villa and very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very spacious and relaxing villa, lots of space, super clean and comfy, a lovely pool surrounded by a beautiful secluded garden and exceptional new bathrooms that would rival any 5 star hotel. Perfect. We'd recommend this villa to any family with small children as there are lots of places children can safely enjoy in shade and sun.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This villa is spacious, well appointed, and the cleaning/maintenance is exceptional. In particular we enjoyed the amenities of the private outdoor space. The local beach is a stunning cove, with Cavoeiro & it's many restaurants/bars just a five minute drive away, the location was ideal for our quiet family holiday.

The owners were very helpful & communicated well with us throughout, as a cautious customer I found this very reassuring.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

After a very hard year we both needed total relaxation.

This villa ticked all our boxes: -

Very quiet location

Sea views

thoughtfully decorated & well equipped

a home from home.

Will certainly like to book again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa in a great location, it had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. The pool is a good size and the villa opens out onto a large terrace which is bathed in sun most of the day. Inside there is plenty of space. We went with our 9 month old who had a wonderful first holiday. We also enjoyed the restaurants and beach in walking distance but still being only a very short car journey to Carvoeiro. Would recommend and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : O Stop at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vale Do Milho at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Julios at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Centeanes at 0.5 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Tennis is available at the Rocha Brava tennis court a few minutes walk away where courts can be booked. Carvoeiro Tennis Club is a 10 minute drive away, and there is also a horse-riding club nearby.


The nearest beach at Centeanes is 5 minute walk. There are a number of other spectacular and uncrowded sandy beaches and coves a short drive away, including Benagil, Albandeira, Marinha, Carvalho and Caneiros. The larger beaches of Armacao de Pera and Ferragudo are 15 mins drive away and offer a range of water sports.

Cave and grotto boat trips available at Benagil and Carveiro.


Faro Airport is a 45 minute drive on the motorway. Lisbon is 2 hours away.

Car hire is recommended for convenience and will allow you to enjoy touring around the area, but not essential as taxis are also available. A transfer can be arranged from and to the airport on request.


Carvoeiro village is a 2 minute drive, or 20 minute walk. Excellent international supermarket a 5 minute drive. There are countless beaches, an historic old town with castle at Silves 20 minutes away, mountain drives in the Monchique 20 minutes away, Sagres the westernmost tip of Europe is 50 minutes by car, the pretty harbour town of Tavira is 1 hour away, Seville in Spain is 2.5 hours by car. Lagoa is a 5 minute drive and has a good market, and Ferragudo and Portimao for excellent sardines.

Further Details:

Carvoeiro itself has everything you will need on holiday. In addition to the multiple bars and restaurants, it has an excellent large supermarket, doctors, pharmacies, several banks, a post office, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, and souvenir shops. There is a lively atmosphere in high season with music and dancing on the pretty square in front of the beach. There are some really excellent Portuguese,Chinese, Italian and English restaurants in the village... and a number of live music bars with karaoke! Whilst Carvoeiro has a family feel, more adventurous nightlife is available in Albufeira. There is a Zoomarine park within 20 minutes drive and a Slide and Splash waterpark too - great fun for the children! English is widely spoken. Boat trips from Benagil and Carvoeiro are also available to take you to the caves, and even a pirate ship! The local markets are also worth exploring. For other shopping there is plenty of choice at Portimao and at the Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia about 20 minutes drive. For gifts local pottery is widely available with a famous shop in nearby Porches where you can watch the ladies painting the individual pieces.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking, with remainder payable 8 weeks before departure.
Any breakages MUST be reported to the house manager and paid for.
Any problems MUST be reported when they occur to the house manager so they can be promptly dealt with.
We advise leaving a tip for the maid service if you are satisfied.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but this can be flexible when bookings permit. No entry before 2.00pm. Departures must be by 10.00am. Early arrivals will not be permitted entry as the villa must be thoroughly prepared for new guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in UK pounds per property per week. Optional pool heating is £100 per week.

25% non-refundable deposit payable on reservation. Balance payable 8 weeks before departure.

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: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, A new luxury family bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is a new luxury ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
  • En suite brand new luxury bathroom to Bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, WC and vanity unit. Separate brand new family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and vanity unit.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with super king size bed, chest of drawers, large wardrobes, en suite with bath, shower, WC and bidet. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, each with wardrobes and chests of drawers, fan.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This villa is a firm favourite with families and is a very comfortable home from home. The pool is heated and and can be gated off to keep young children safe. The kitchen has been recently installed and will cover all your catering needs. The large upper and lower terraces are perfect for lazy days spent at home, sunbathing and swimming. The outside dining table is where you will spend many charmed evenings, eating and drinking as the sun goes down. The upper terrace is partly covered for those seeking shade. A beach with its own restaurant is just a short walk away. For those chilly months you have a log fire and movies on demand as well as English TV including Sky Sports. No smoking in the villa and no pets please. Outside: There is a large garden with fruit trees and flowering shrubs. Next to the 10m x 5 m pool is a BBQ with a large seating area. The pool can be heated on request, and is totally private and not overlooked. The pool slopes from a depth of one meter to 2.2 meters. There is space for parking behind the villa for three cars. Utility Room: Courtyard has amenities cupboards containing washing machine for use by maid as per client instructions if needed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Twice weekly maid service for cleaning will also provide washing if needed. All towels and bed linen provided, including swimming towels. Linen will be changed once a week. Other: Lounge leads into a large Dining Room with space for 8 people and a high chair, sideboard with additional crockery, opening onto terrace. There is also a private roof terrace for relaxing, sunset-watching and star-gazing.

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