This holiday house is one of the best we've stayed yet. It is very cozy with tasteful decoration and all one needs to live comfortably even for a longer period. We felt at home from the first second we walked in. The rooms are spacious with large lounge and good size kitchen downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. Beds are indeed very good. The secluded patio with the pool in the back has a grill and a dining table which makes it part of the living area. The property is immaculate and very well taken care of by a kindest British couple living in the neighborhood. The owner was easy to deal with, we had no problems whatsoever.
The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and safe, most inhabitants are locals, 'normal people'. Castro Marim town center with restaurants, bars and a very good supermarket and some interesting tourist attractions is within walking distance. Our hangout was Tasca Medieval, bar, restaurant (delicious food) and fab English speaking personnel.
Countryside and nature is right there to make hearty walks or bicycle rides either to the beaches or to the hills. Beautiful where ever you choose to go.
Only a few miles away you can find more lively and crowded places like Vila Real and Monte Gordo by the ocean and specially the charming town of Ayamonte in Spain across the magnificent river Guadiana. You'd get two countries in one fell swoop.
We would gladly and warmly recommend this house for my friends and family.