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Luxury Villa Overlooks Golf course, own private pool & free wifi

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Vilamoura Old Village, Central Algarve, Portugal - The Old Village Is A Peaceful Location With Its Own Bars, Restaurants, All In A Lovely Setting

** Free Wi-Fi, Free Games Room in PEAK Weeks, Free use of Laptop Safe, Free Beach Towels **

Casa Toja is a well equipped villa in a fantastic location, no car necessary, very quite and secure, suits golfers, families or mature adults, in fact anybody as pretty much everything needed is within walking distance. Large and luxurious Detached Villa with private swimming pool and garden. Set in an exclusive residential area with views from the garden encompassing the fabulous Pinhal golf course. As you enter into the villa you are greeted by a large dining room with table and chairs for 8 people, stepping down to the lounge area with open fire, TV and DVD player, off to the die of the dining area is a double bedroom with own en-suite. The kitchen and breakfast area is located directly off the dining room and leads out to the garden decking. Also off the dining room is a separate downstairs toilet. A sweeping wooden staircase leading up to the first floor and spacious landing and front facing balcony, accommodation upstairs provides three bedrooms all with air conditioning and it's own en-suite. Each room has access to a balcony, with the two double rooms overlooking the golf course. One bedroom is split into a Jack and Jill and has a single bed in each part of the room. There are also two travel cots provided, please request when booking, each complete with mattress and blanket and two high chairs, and a play pen which can be used in the garden. The well-equipped separate kitchen is fully fitted with, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, juice maker, coffee maker and dishwasher and separate breakfast area. The spacious lounge area has leather seating, air conditioning, Internet, satellite TV with BBC, ITV and a Movie channel & DVD player. The patio doors lead out to the pool area and garden overlooking the golf course. Outside there is a delightful swimming pool set amongst mature garden, fabulous views over the golf course and patio areas to relax and sunbathe. Offset from the garden area is a large decking area with sofas and chairs for relaxing, this provides an area for all to sit and chill. With easy access to the kitchen its tailor made for making those quick trips to the fridge for more wine and snacks.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Andy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Andy

We have owned the Villa since early 2013, Its my wife's photo as we celebrate New Year down at the Marina, since then we have had the garden and patio area completely refurbished and decking installed. Over the last 3 years we have had all of the bathrooms refurbished with walk in showers, one still having a bath, all windows replaced with new secure double glazing and electric shutters installed, and the outside renovated. This will allow us and anybody who uses the villa to really benefit from seeing the lovely surroundings. We have also just had a completely new kitchen fitted.

This is our home for many months of the year its in a lovely exclusive area, and we are very proud and lucky to be part of a great part of Portugal.

For 2018 we are hoping to have the pool heated and all of the wardrobes refurbished along with new bedroom furniture.

Andy purchased this villa in 2013

Why Andy chose Loule region

This is probably the best Villa available in the Old Village for those looking at a relaxing and quiet holiday and the best value. Backing onto the golf course, large decking/seating area you can just chill and watch the golfers struggle or you can mess around in the pool. Our ideal is to move around the garden during the day utilising the shade and sun as we need, cold beer or glass of wine, then happy hour at the Village Cafe for a Sangria or cold beer. The evening's spent sometimes walking to the Marina, try eating in the square behind the restaurants on the front as it's half the price, often starting at the Brewery for a cold beer (or two) first. At least once during our stay we will eat at Princess Gardens, you can always guarantee a warm and friendly welcome from Carlos and his staff. As for the food, its out of this world, not cheap mind!!

We love Vilamoura, the people are so friendly, the weather is great and the Old Village is so quaint.

There is no need for a car as you can walk to the Old Village bars etc in less than 5 minutes, to the marina in around 15 or if you want to catch the land train and have a fun trip.

The area is safe, and quiet and and feels like home.

What makes this villa unique

Unlike other villas we include

** Free Wi-Fi, Free Games Room in PEAK Weeks, Free Safe, Free Beach Towels On Request **

There is really no need to hire a car, you can walk to local restaurants and supermarket, if you want a fun trip catch the hoppon bus to the marina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for 10 days with a party of 8 people (including a teenager and 2 year old). The villa exceeded our expectations in that it is spacious and very clean. The outdoor space in particular is wonderful- very modern and lots of seating. Lovely views of the golf course although we only saw 3 or 4 golfers per day.

The villa is perfectly located in a pretty street but just a stones throw away from the Old Village where there are a few bars and restaurants and a small supermarket. We got everything we needed from the supermarket for our stay including freshly baked breads.

The Buccaneer bar was a favourite particularly during happy hour! The O Cafe was great fri breakfast and other meals.

The walk to the marina took us 15-20 mins depending on pace and we found the restaurants to be very reasonable. Perhaps the drinks were slightly more expensive around €3-4 per pint of lager (cheaper than home!). There is a small shuttle train that goes from Four Seasons hotel (2 min walk from villa) which takes you to the marina and also Falesia Beach. It cost us about €3 per person return. Great fun especially when they play the music!

There are a few steps at the villa which we were very mindful of with our little one but she navigated these well.

I look forward to returning to see some of the planned modernisations to the villa but overall it was great. I wouldn't hesitate to rebook! We were gutted to leave!
Aug 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for 10 days with a party of 8 people (including a teenager and 2 year old). The villa exceeded our expectations in that it is spacious and very clean. The outdoor space in particular is wonderful- very modern and lots of seating. Lovely views of the golf course although we only saw 3 or 4 golfers per day.

The villa is perfectly located in a pretty street but just a stones throw away from the Old Village where there are a few bars and restaurants and a small supermarket. We got everything we needed from the supermarket for our stay including freshly baked breads.

The Buccaneer bar was a favourite particularly during happy hour! The O Cafe was great fri breakfast and other meals.

The walk to the marina took us 15-20 mins depending on pace and we found the restaurants to be very reasonable. Perhaps the drinks were slightly more expensive around €3-4 per pint of lager (cheaper than home!). There is a small shuttle train that goes from Four Seasons hotel (2 min walk from villa) which takes you to the marina and also Falesia Beach. It cost us about €3 per person return. Great fun especially when they play the music!

There are a few steps at the villa which we were very mindful of with our little one but she navigated these well.

I look forward to returning to see some of the planned modernisations to the villa but overall it was great. I wouldn't hesitate to rebook! We were gutted to leave!
Aug 2014
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12 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at the Old Village every year for the last 7 years and have stayed in a number of villas both in and just outside of the main complex. This villa is just outside the main complex and is only a 2 min walk to the local bar, so it is ideally placed.

The pool is smaller than some we've stayed in but it was big enough for my 2 boys aged 8 and 11 to have plenty of fun in. Likewise the games room in the basement kept them occupied and was a nice feature.

The villa itself has recently been renovated in a number of areas such as new windows and doors, and new security shutters. The bathrooms also looked very new, as did the kitchen.

There were four of us staying there, but the villa could easily accommodate another 2 people as it is very spacious.

The owner left a handbook which said there were plans to replace the wardrobes and some of the internal doors, but personally it didn't make any difference to us as they are just wardrobes and doors. Likewise he said there were possible plans to heat the pool. Again it didn't make any difference to us as we think its nice to get into a cool pool when you've been baking yourself for an hour in the sun. However, I could imagine that on cooler days it would be nice to have a heated pool. Either way, it didn't detract from our holiday by not having a heated pool.

The only downside is that the TV channels are very limited, but that's not unique to this villa. All the properties on the outskirts of the Old Village are unable to get Sky TV whereas the townhouses and apartments within the complex get more UK channels. But we've known this for the last 7 years so just take DVD's with us to watch. We noticed that the owner had left some in a cupboard in the lounge, but out of respect for their property we didn't use them.

The villa was cleaned twice a week by 4 maids, who took on average an hour to clean the place. Just gives you confidence that the place is well cared for and maintained. We only saw the pool guy once, but we know it was cleaned twice during our 2 week stay.

The beds were a little firmer than those we have at home, but that is just personal preference. Again this is something we've found at all but one of the villas we have stayed in at the Old Village. However, duvets were provided so we just slept on top of those and everything was fine.

Bottom line, would we stay again???? Yes, absolutely. It was a great place and we had a fun time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Steve, much appreciated. We appreciate all of your comments and your views as we do like to use these to look where we can improve the villa and overall experience for holidaymakers. The DVD's and books are there for all to enjoy and as you rightly say Sky service is a nightmare, although we are looking at alternatives this year. The bed's in an interesting comment as we are looking this year to replace some of the beds as we thought some were too soft! Maybe we need to try them all again :) Needless to say we will look at updating them for 2018. Once again many thanks and hope to see you again at some point. Kind regards Andy & Jo
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5

Golfer's villa paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 days between 21st May to 24th. Owners were very accommodating on check in/out due to flight times, due to this we bumped into the cleaners who were extremely helpful showing us around the villa etc. I can only vouch on what the previous reviewers have already said about the villa; clean, spacious, comfortable, everything you could possibly need.

We played at the Pinhal course, which you can see from the garden and balcony. We literally walked onto the course from the garden to the first 1st tee which took about 5 minutes. After the round of golf, we spent the other part of the day around Old Village, £1.90 a pint between 3-7 by the pool bar.

All in all, it was our first golf holiday and we wouldn't of changed a thing.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review guys, glad you enjoyed the villa and location. Pinhal is a nice course to play and not too expensive. Look forward to having you back again in the future.
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5

Fabulous, Amazing, Wounderful

  • 5 of 5

What can I say "BRILLIANT VILLA, BRILLANT AREA, EVEN THE CLEANERS WERE FABULOUS" . When I return to Portugal I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. The Villa was spotless & the Old Village was exquisite. Marine not far away if you want hustle and bustle but you cant help but be relaxed in the tranquil surroundings of The Old Village. Thank you very very much.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your fabulous review, we really do appreciate feedback like this so again thank you. We also have more improvements lined up for 2018 all being well. Many thanks Andy
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5

Beautiful and spacious villa in quiet, peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Toja. The villa had everything we needed and it has been maintained to an immaculate standard. The old village area is so peaceful and well kept and we had a really relaxing week there. We intend to return when our toddler can really make the most of the beautiful pool and garden

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenna Thank for a wonderful review glad you enjoyed the villa and the area especially The Old Village. We look forward to you returning as next year we are intending a few more improvements including pool heating. Kind regards Andy
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5

Lovely villa of real quality

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa Toja with two other couples and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The villa is very well equipped and provided an extremely relaxing and comfortable environment. When we revisit Vilamoura this will definitely be our first choice when booking accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our villa, we really are glad you enjoyed your stay there and The Old Village, and we do appreciate your comments. Hopefully we will see you back again in the future. Kind Regards Andy & Jo
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Highly recommened!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at Casa Toja. The villa is perfectly located and well equipped. We were very impressed by the improvements that the owners have made to the kitchen, bathrooms and play room since the last time we stayed (2014). We thoroughly recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our villa, we are glad you enjoyed your stay for a second time and the improvements we have made during the last 12 months, with more to come next year. Hopefully you will return again in the future. Best Regards Andy & Jo
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Location

From the Owner

This is probably the best Villa available in the Old Village for those looking at a relaxing and quiet holiday and the best value. Backing onto the golf course, large decking/seating area you can just chill and watch the golfers struggle or you can mess around in the pool. Our ideal is to move around the garden during the day utilising the shade and sun as we need, cold beer or glass of wine, then happy hour at the Village Cafe for a Sangria or cold beer. The evening's spent sometimes walking to the Marina, try eating in the square behind the restaurants on the front as it's half the price, often starting at the Brewery for a cold beer (or two) first. At least once during our stay we will eat at Princess Gardens, you can always guarantee a warm and friendly welcome from Carlos and his staff. As for the food, its out of this world, not cheap mind!! We love Vilamoura, the people are so friendly, the weather is great and the Old Village is so quaint. There is no need for a car as you can walk to the Old Village bars etc in less than 5 minutes, to the marina in around 15 or if you want to catch the land train and have a fun trip. The area is safe, and quiet and and feels like home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar O Cafe at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Bar O Cafe at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia Da Falesia Vilamoura at 1.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

It takes around 15 minutes to walk to Vilamoura Beach ("Praia da Marina" or "Praia de Vilamoura") is on the eastern side of Vilamoura marina. It is a lovely sandy beach with beach bars, sunbeds and a very convenient, large car park right behind the beach.There are all sorts of water sports available from Vilamoura Beach and the end nearest the marina is now part of the Purobeach

On the western side of Vilamoura marina is the beautiful beach of Praia da Rocha Baixinha.

Travel:

Faro airport is 25 minutes drive from the villa

Distances:

The Old Village is less than 5 minutes walk, Vilamoura 5 minutes drive, Albufeira around 15 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The Old Village is within walking distance of all other amenities, including tennis (14 courts), Church, Medical Centre, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs and Discotheques, Casino, Supermarkets, Shops, Banks, Post Office, Marina and the magnificent EEC blue flag Falesia beach which stretches for miles.

If you don’t feel like walking then there is a regular tourist shuttle train that connects the village to the main parts of Vilamoura, this is a fun way to travel, not just for the kids!

For those of you that are keen golfers there are many good courses, some championship, within Vilamoura itself and many more along the coast.

For a real taste of Algarve luxury, Vilamoura resort is a must-see place to visit or to holiday! It is one of the biggest private tourism resorts in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal. Although fairly far removed from the traditional Algarve, the purpose-built leisure resort of Vilamoura offers accommodation to suit all tastes - luxury hotels, privately owned villas and apartments on the golf course complexes, and a wide range of hotels and apartments near the marina.

Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity with a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops). Luis Figo's 'Bar Sete' (bar seven) is also on the marina front. During the day, although it can get quite busy, it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night, with everyone coming to eat and try out some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed resort.

Boasting a 1,000-berth marina, Vilamoura attracts the wealthy, yachtsmen, golfers, celebrities and in fact, anyone who just fancies enjoying a rather nice place in the sun!

Vilamoura has something for everyone to enjoy - there are boat trips (for those of us who don’t own a boat!), specially designed trails for walking and cycling and restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Peak
24 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Year
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£485
for 3 nights
From
£155
£670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£575
for 3 nights
From
£185
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£545
for 3 nights
From
£175
£920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£860
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,820
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
24 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Sunday change over £20

Booking Notes:
Non refundable 25% deposit will need to be made on reserving the dates, the balance has to be paid 6 weeks prior to the holiday dates.

Please note that we will not accept bookings of Hen and Stag parties or groups of under 25's.

For 2018 the price of the villa is for 4 people, numbers over that will be subject to a nightly charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Unlike other villas we include ** Free Wi-Fi, Free Games Room in PEAK Weeks, Free Safe, Free Beach Towels On Request ** There is really no need to hire a car, you can walk to local restaurants and supermarket, if you want a fun trip catch the hoppon bus to the marina.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Walk in En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Walk in En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Walk in En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All are en-suite, three have walk in showers and one has a bath with shower. All bathrooms have recently been fully refurbished.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Downstairs Can also be 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Upstairs
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Upstairs Twin Bedroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms, 2 of which can be single beds) Notes on bedrooms: 1 room has double beds, one room has 2 single beds pushed together to make a double, the final room is a Jack & Jill style with a single in each. 2 x Cots available.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Loud Music is not to be played outside of the villa due to this being a quiet and relaxed area

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The games room in the basement is available at an extra cost, the games room is included in the PEAK weeks pricing, for all other dates the room is available for £80 extra per week or for 2 weeks £145. This has a 6' x 3' pool table, table tennis table, darts board, PS1/ with games, PS3 (bring own games & controllers) and a Jago TF08 Football Soccer Table Football (Table size: (LxWxH) about 140 x 78 x 87.8 cm) Outside: Two levels, step down pool and lounge area which has shower, sunbeds and egg chairs and table, back up or directly from the kitchen to the second patio and decking area, this has 2 x rattan sofas, 2 x rattan armchairs and foot stool and rattan coffee tables. There are also 2 x large bean bags for lounging on and the use of a sun umbrella. Utility Room: Recently refurbished and has Washing machine, iron, ironing board, playpen which can go outside and 2 high chairs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and all towels supplied, mid week change of towels and light tidy up for bookings up to 7 days, for 8 days and over there will also be a linen change