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4 Bed Villa. Heated Pool, AirCon, Free Wifi, Tennis Court. 10 min walk to beach.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 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

4 Bed/3 Bath. Private Pool. Walking distance to 2 beaches. Close to golf & waterparks.

Casa das Amendoeiras is a large, 4 bedroom private villa on a quiet, secluded and gated plot set off the main road at the end of a private road. It is a truly excellent location for a family holiday, especially for those with young children or teenagers as everything you need is within easy walking distance.

LOCATION : The property benefits from sweeping, uninterrupted rural countryside views down towards Carvoeiro centre and yet is located just 800m from the centre of Carvoeiro and thus a short 7-10 minute stroll to the main resort beach and all the resort amenities including restaurants, shops, supermarket, pharmacy, bars (many with Sky Sports !) and nightly live evening entertainment during the summer months. There is a lovely play area next to the church at the top of the hill to the left of the beach where you can also join the cliff top ‘boardwalk’ with its spectacular views along the coast and out to sea. Within 5 minutes drive of the property are a range of activities including the world famous "Slide & Splash" water park, 3 golf courses, an outdoor driving range and a 12-court tennis complex with a gym. Tennis racquets and a set of golf clubs are provided in the villa by the owners free of charge. The location also has a very wide selection and different types of beaches and restaurants to suit all tastes.

REGION : Further afield (within 10-15 minutes drive) the region boasts two Go-Karting tracks, Aqualand, Zoomarine, excellent shopping in Portimao and Guia, and many more activities for children, teens and adults alike. During the summer the villa is superbly located for the annual fair at Fatacil, Lagoa and the Medieval Festival at Silves. If sea-exploration is your thing, then you can join the dolphin sea safari or the pirate ship adventure from Praia da Rocha marina, visit the scuba diving centre at Quinta do Paraíso or take fishing trips and catamaran sailing trips from Lagos.

VILLA DESIGN : This family villa has been thoughtfully designed with family fun, entertainment and relaxation in mind. The property has undergone extensive improvements over the past few years including free WiFi with unlimited usage, full air-conditioning to all four bedrooms and lounge area, and redesigned open-plan kitchen with a 2.6m granite top breakfast bar and stools. In 2017, pool heating was added while the swimming pool was being fully renovated and retiled and shallow end steps added (ideal for children), a new mini tennis court was added to the side of the property as well as a superb outdoor, covered barbecue 'kitchenette' area. In 2018 the interior renovation of the villa was completed with modern floor tiling incorporated throughout the property and a fourth double bedroom and additional ensuite were added on the ground floor. A bunk bed has been added to bedroom 3 so this room now has four single beds. The other 3 bedrooms have double beds. The villa therefore comfortably sleeps up to 10 people.

OUTSIDE AMENITIES: The property’s outdoor amenities include a superb 10m x 5m swimming pool (pool heating available) with sun-loungers, parasols and wicker garden seating, large barbecue, 8m x 5m mini tennis court, separate clothes drying area, mature gardens with orange and lemon trees and an extensive driveway. A balustrade with gates completely surrounds the pool meaning access can be secured for small children. Pool towels are provided.

INTERNAL AMENITIES: Inside the property includes air conditioning in all four bedrooms and the living room. Dressing tables with hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms. Sufficient linen, bedding and bath towels are provided for all guests. The property features a modern open plan kitchen/living area with breakfast bar, fully stocked kitchen with oven, microwave, touch hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. An iron and ironing board are provided. Cots and high chairs are also available to hire locally.

ENTERTAINMENT: There are two playstations (both PS2 and PS3) in a separate games room on the first floor with an extensive range of games and two handsets for each console. The villa has FREE WiFi, UK TV channels (including BBC, ITV and CBeebies !), a DVD (with large selection of films and children's DVD's), a small selection of summer reading books and a range of family board games for guest use. A selection of bats, balls, air-beds, rings and foam floats are provided for use around the pool and tennis court. Buckets and spades are provided for guest use at the beach.

More Details

Kathryn Almond
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Kathryn Almond

The owners, Ben and Kathryn live near London. We bought Casa das Amendoeiras (Almond Tree House) to use as our "home from home" with our young family.

Kathryn Almond purchased this villa in 2014

Why Kathryn Almond chose Mato Serrão

We love Carvoeiro because it has so much to offer families. We have holidayed here every year since 2001, renting various properties whilst we waited for the ideal property to become available. In 2014 we were finally lucky enough to be in Carvoeiro when Casa das Amendoeiras became available.

The property is in a perfect location, close walking distance to the beach and many local restaurants and absolutely perfect for a family holiday. It is a very short stroll to the beach with lovely views out to sea along the way. Even our daughter manage the walk on her own from when she was 3. The village centre is just 800m away and has all the amenities, restaurants and shopping you need - right on your doorstep. There is even a lovely children's play area on the other side of the beach and the locals are really friendly.

What makes this villa unique

Because we use the property regularly as a family home, the property benefits from extensive home comforts including free WiFi access, lots of toys, games (both popular board games and play station), children's books, DVD's and outdoor activities for children in addition to the obvious benefit of the beautiful swimming pool and extensive private gardens.

The property is located off the main road behind lockable gates which makes it safe, quiet and peaceful and the panoramic views across the countryside down towards the beach give the property a feeling of openness and space.

A perfect place to relax and enjoy time together as a family.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom shared by bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 1
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with shower. Ensuite to Bedroom 4 with shower Separate third guest bathroom with bath and shower - shared by bedrooms 2 & 3.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 single beds and one bunk bed (e.g. 4 single beds)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (max 8 adults in 4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor) : double bed. Private terrace overlooking the pool. Bedroom 2 (ground) : double bed, single Z-bed. Patio doors to garden area. Bedroom 3 (ground) : twin beds and bunk bed (I.e. 4 single beds in this room). Patio doors. Bedroom 4 (ground) : double bed. Patio doors. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free set of golf clubs and tennis racquets provided. Hairdryers in all rooms. Pool and bath towels provided. Sorry, no smokers or pets. Outside: The property has its own fenced and gated grounds including mature garden area, large grassed area, 10m x 5m private swimming pool, barbecue and patio areas, outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, pool towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned 3 times per week. Other: There is a "games corner" on the landing upstairs with a separate TV and play station with extensive games for guest use.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Prime location for delightful Carvoeiro

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just a short stroll away from the centre of Carvoeiro if you can pull yourself away from the first class pool and particularly well located for touring a pleasing range of restaurants.

Although we had a hire car for visiting Algarve attractions you could easily go without and use the local bus for touring the immediate area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, well located

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa located close to Monte Carvoeiro (5 mins walk) and only 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Rooms are a good size ideal for our party of 5 adults and one baby. Kitchen is well equipped and there is also a large barbecue area, with separate sink.

Mini tennis court at the side of the villa is ideal for a little competition late in the afternoon.

Pool lovely we stayed early in September and the pool was warm enough, but much later in the year you might want to consider the optional pool heating

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it, great condition, large property, lovely pool and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this villa which was spacious and in great condition. The facilities are excellent including a very large pool. The location is perfect, peaceful yet only a couple of minutes from shops and restaurants and only around 5 mins to the first beach and less than 10 mins to the main town

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, gorgeous pool. Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa in a great quiet spot to access the beach and local places to eat and drink. We found the villa child friendly with room for everyone to enjoy their holiday and get a restful nights sleep too. Two bedrooms are downstairs, one upstairs. The villa has plenty of bedding, towels, plastic cups and plates and a washing machine to make a family stay easier! The maid, pool cleaning and agency services worked impressively.

The heated pool was a real treat. A lovely highlight was picking a lemon from the tree in the grounds to put in my drink! We loved our stay.

Thank you for having us to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family holiday in Carvoeiro!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in Carvoeiro. The villa was amazing with a heated pool, large barbecue, great views and even sported a mini tennis court where we held a family tennis tournament! Carvoeiro is a beautiful location with a lovely family beach and great local restaurants. I would thoroughly recommend both the villa and the area for a family holiday. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a family holiday which included our 3 years old granddaughter. From booking the villa to our arrival Kathryn was really helpful and responded really quickly to any queries. We received very good directions and in the villa there is a great Welcome folder with everything you need to know about the villa and the area.The villa was so perfect, immaculate and well-equipped, (even had Peppa Pig Books!) we sent Kathryn an e-mail to say how pleased we were, it not only has everything you could need, air conditioning, great pool, safe terrace, bbq, but so many little extras, pool towels and toys, books, dvd's etc. The cleaner who visited Monday, Wednesday and Friday was so lovely as was the young chap who came once to maintain the pool.

Carvoeiro is a charming little town with a good sandy beach and a lively square (extremely lively on Sunday 10th July when Portugal won Euro 2016! Great fun and very noisy!) There are many good restaurants within walking distance of the villa, all extremely family friendly and reasonably priced. We did a day trip to Lisbon on the train and also visited Albufeira by car, both very interesting. We hired a car from Faro airport, it's not essential but there are many lovely beaches in the area.

This was a perfect holiday for a family of all ages. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. Thank you Ben and Kathryn for sharing your lovely villa, hope we can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Paraiso Beach
Car: not necessary

The villa is ideally located for the beach, being c.800m from the main Carvoeiro beach (5 minutes walk and very easy access) where you will also find local restaurants, tourist shopping, children's play area, chemist, doctor, local supermarkets, banks with cash points, post office etc.

10 minute walk to local Tennis club.

5 minute drive to Gramacho/Pinta golf courses and Slide & Splash waterpark.

300m to Paraiso Beach (cliff top access and steep steps)

35 minutes from Faro Airport. Car hire available from the airport (owners can advise of their preferred company to use) or taxi transfer. Car hire not essential (so much to do within walking distance of the property) but also allows trips to other nearby restaurants and attractions at Praia de Rocha (Portimao), Alvor, Silves and Guia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Season
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
3 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Season
30 Mar 2019 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 May 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
7 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
2 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
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 £150

Changeover Day: There is no designated change over day. Arrival and departure dates are flexible.
Prices exclude COT and HIGH CHAIR hire which can be supplied. Payment is directly to our agent locally (EUR10 per week each).
There is an additional optional charge for POOL HEATING calculated at £20 per day (must be taken for full duration of your stay).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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