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Casa Da Viuva (The Dower House) (AL 20549)

People16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms9
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

9-bedroom townhouse with private garden and pool

Completely renovated in 2012, this historic 19th century townhouse has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (8 en-suite) with a swimming pool and private walled garden. There are indoor and outdoor living and dining areas and a fully-equipped kitchen. There is a barbecue in the garden and free wi-fi. Situated in the centre of the old fishing town of Portimao close to restaurants, bars, shops and the famous beach resort of Praia da Rocha.


Owner
John Camacho
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portimão in Portimão

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , across the hallway
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms except bedroom 8 have en-suite bathrooms which include a shower, toilet and handbasin. Bedroom 8 has its own bathroom across the hallway.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bedlinen and towels for bathrooms provided (We do not provide pool or beach towels). Maid service twice a week. There is a washing machine for guest use in the kitchen. Pool heating is available at an additional cost of £100 per week.

Reviews

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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

ideal family celebration venue

  • 5 of 5

I booked the villa for my 70th birthday celebration.There were 16 family members including 4 grandchidren under 5.There was more than enough space for us all and cots were provided for the 2 babies.The fans were more than adequate for cooling the rooms at night although given the time of the year it was not too hot.

We paid for the pool to be heated and it was well worth it especially for the children.Our 4 year old grandson was in the pool every day and his swimming improved greatly over the week.

The location was good for restaurants and there was a Spar shop 5 minutes walk away.A 10 minute walk into the town revealed a larger supermarket which had eveything required for self catering.The municipal market is open every week day for fruit veg butcher meat and prices are very favourable.

At the bottom of the street and across the road was a wonderful ice cream parlour next to the river.

To get to the beach at pria da rocha required a trip on the number 33 bus which runs from the squre at the bottom of the hill.It costs just one and a half euros for a 20 minute journey.

We had a wonderful week and I can unreservedly recommend this villa

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

The Incredible Dower House

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well furnished and decorated house with a highly professional and loving touch which must have taken some time in planning. We had a 14 number family group and loved every minute of it with no negative comments. Clean, well managed, welcoming, quiet street and excellent swimming pool. The owner happened to be on holiday in his next door property and took time off to give us a tour of his residence which was extremely educating and hugely historical significance. He also gave us information regarding local shops, eating places etc which proved invaluable.]

The cleaner and manager were magnificent and the local people friendly and welcoming in this quiet street free from the usual tourist bedlam. Although this was a town , the local drivers stopped their cars to allow you to cross the street, unheard of in the UK and Spain.

Looking forward to coming back and 10 out of 10 is a fair review.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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5

what a find

  • 5 of 5

Casa Da Viuva

What a find!

Spent a delightful week in this splendid home. Fully equipped and so

well presented, the contrast between the old house and beautiful decor

really worked.

Good beds, very clean and a really charming and efficient maid, who

handily lives next door.

I especially liked the heated swimming pool, and to see the birds

flitting around the peaceful garden.

Situated in Portimao, an historic port town, great variety of

inexpensive restaurents and the best and biggest ice creams I've ever

tasted.

Fabulous sandy beaches only 5 minutes away, the Dower House was an

ideal base to explore hidden villages and the ancient towns of Silves,

Alvor and Largos.

Planning to have my Mother's 75th Birthday gathering there in May.

Big enough for all the familles and something to satisfy all the age

groups.

I can't wait. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
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5

wonderful villa in great location in algarve

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa da Viuva in January. The house has been recently refurbished and it offers elegant, comfortable, well designed accommodation arranged around the large main reception room and the kitchen. The house is well stocked and the maid came twice during our stay and was friendly and efficient (she lives in the house next door). The owners were very helpful with written recommendations for local restaurants etc. and it was too cold to go to the beach but the pool was kept very warm. Town is a bit too quiet but the Praia da Rocha beach resort (reachable by can for 5 euros) has plenty of bars.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We were with a party of 10 people and we had a wonderful time at the Casa Da Viuva. The house is beautifully restored, furnished, decorated and very clean. Even though the weather was not very good, we could sit outside on the covered terrace. Everybody was happy with their private bedroom with ensuite bathroom and we were impressed with the service. Recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Rocha
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Portimão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Peak
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Late Summer
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

A security/damage deposit of £300 is required with each rental. Pool heating is available at an extra charge of £100 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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