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3 Bed Villa. Heated pool. AirCon. Free Wifi. Tennis Court. 800m walk from beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bed/3 Bathrooms, Private, heated pool, Air-Con, Free Wi-Fi, Tennis court. Gated, safe, peaceful location. Walking distance to beach and restaurants

Casa das Amendoeiras is a large, 3 bedroom private villa on a quiet, secluded and gated plot set off the main road at the end of a private road. 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 5 minute stroll to the main resort beach and all the resort amenities including restaurants, shops, supermarket, post office etc. 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.

The property benefits from recent improvements including free wifi with unlimited usage, full air-conditioning to all bedrooms and lounge area, pool heating, fully renovated pool with shallow end steps (ideal for children), a new mini tennis court playarea and a superb outdoor, covered barbecue 'kitchenette' area.

Outside the property amenities include a large 10m x 5m swimming pool (pool heating available), large barbecue area, mini tennis court/play area, mature gardens with orange and lemon trees and extensive driveway area.

Inside the properties main features include air conditioning, a modern open plan kitchen/living area, fully stocked kitchen with oven, microwave, touch hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, playstation in separate games area with extensive range of games, free WiFi, UK TV channels (including BBC, ITV and CBeebies !) and DVD with a selection of films and children's DVD's for guest use. Hairdryers are provided in all 3 bedrooms. Cots and high chairs are available to hire locally.

Within 5 minutes drive of the property are 3 golf courses, a tennis complex with 12 courts, the world famous "Slide & Splash" water park, and a very wide selection and different types of beaches and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Further afield (within 10-15 minutes drive) the region boasts two Go-Karting tracks, Aqualand, Zoomarine, the Medieval Festival at Silves, excellent shopping in Portimao and at Guia and many more activities for children, teens and adults alike.

More Details

Kathryn Almond
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

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 Carvoeiro area

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 3 year old can manage the walk on her own. 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with shower. Ensuite to Bedroom 2 with bath and shower Separate third guest bathroom with bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (max 6 adults in 3 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, single Z-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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

3 Bed Villa. Heated pool. AirCon. Free Wifi. Tennis Court. 800m walk from beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was a real find and is owned by very lovely people. In the perfect spot - car not needed if you don't want one everything in Carvoeiro is walkable a big plus!

Excellent accommodation three bedrooms large lounge/diner and massive kitchen - fully air conditioned and a fabulous pool - mini tennis court and extra TV with games console. All in all a brilliant property with everything you could want perfectly situated for the area

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great location, lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving we were really pleased with our choice. We left our bags at the villa whilst it was being cleaned and then off we went to enjoy our holiday. When we returned we were pleasantly surprised. The villa is spacious and fully equipped. The bedrooms are all good size with doors leading outside. The upstairs bedroom has great views out to the sea.

The pool area was clean and supplied with loungers and breakfast table. The pool was cleaned regularly whilst we were there. There is a bbq and I believe the owners are having one built for 2016.

The agent's popped round to welcome us and when we needed to contact them they were always on hand. We needed a new lounger and he delivered one later that day.

The villa was cleaned Monday Wednesday and Friday,with fresh towels changed. The bedding was changed once a week.

The location of the place is ideal. Very close to monte carveiero. With a little supermarket, coffee shop, and half a dozen restaurants. Mama mias, O'Salmoe and Tashquinias are definitely recommended. If you feel like a wander to town Wolf, villa medici and onze are also recommended.

All in all another great stay at a great place . Would recommend this villa to small groups or families.

The owners are making some changes which we will look forward to seeing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, clean and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The villa was wonderful, clean and very well equipped. The pool and outdoor areas were well maintained and there were plenty of sun loungers for us all.

The pool attendant visited regularly to sweep and vacuum the pool and the cleaners visited on a number of occasions during our stay which was a nice touch.

Our local agent (Kevin) was great. We needed some high chairs and a baby cot during our stay and these were provided quickly and for a reasonable price.

There is a lot to do for both adults and children and I was seriously impressed with the Guest Welcome Information folder that we found in the villa. It was clear and the owner obviously knows the area very well and had taken time to identify the best places to visit during our stay.

There are a couple of large Supermarkets close by and they stock everything we needed. Go for the local brands as they are more reasonable priced and the fresh meat is great for a BBQ at the villa.

We spent a day out at ZooMarine and then visited O’Teodosio for Piri Piri. This was recommended to us and I can honestly say the best chicken and chips ever. Be sure to get in early as this is a favourite with the locals and fills up quickly in the evenings.

The walk down to the beach is via a reasonably steep hill or steps but has beautiful views all the way and over to Carvoeiro Beach. The restaurants are reasonably priced and have great options for children.

We made the journey from the villa to the beach numerous times each day, both in the daytime and also in the evening. We followed the road route because we had push chairs, but the steps are probably a quicker and more direct route. Be careful to stick to the pavements in the evenings as it can be quite dark.

One day, we decided to take a walk up the hill to the left hand side of Carvoeiro Beach and found some swings for the children to play on at the top.

We also walked further east from this point to explore the area and found a purpose built boardwalk that runs along the cliffs with beautiful views over the sea. This was a lovely walk and I would recommend for the adults or in the evening it is beautiful and there is a great restaurant at the end for food and a cheeky beer. The children were not too keen in the middle of the day as there is very little shade.

An excellent break overall and I would certainly be returning, if only for the amazing chicken and chips at O’Teodosio.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
High Season
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
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. Please contact owners for further details.

Notes on prices: Discounted prices are available for Winter Period (1st November to 31st March). Please contact owners for details.
Prices exclude cot and high chair hire which are payable to our agent locally.

There is an additional optional charge for POOL HEATING calculated at £20 per day (must be taken for full duration of your stay).

The owners accept bookings in GBP or EUR. Please contact for EUR rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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