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Casa das Rodas - Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Manta Rota - Casa das Rodas

First Floor & Loft 2 Bedroom Apt. In Secluded Home With Terrace & Jacuzzi

Two bedroom first floor and loft apartment in a private and secluded village house located in the centre of Manta Rota in a quiet 'cul de sac' only 200 meters from the beach.

This spacious apartment in a typical Portuguese village house is tastefully decorated, displaying several interesting features, namely original 1920's Art Deco double doors in Brazilian mohogany and a number of decorative pieces from countries afar. There are also 2 iPod Docking Stations available – one in the 1st floor, another in the loft, and heating and air conditioning throughout.

In the patio the hot/cold custom made jacuzzi that sits 4/5 comfortably with room to move around and splash is in fact a hydrotherapy facility equipped with a variety of massage jets, ready to take care of those sore points in your back 24/7, particularly welcome after an afternoon of beach activities or end of the day BBQ undertakings.


After a late afternoon brisk walk on the beach treat yourselves to a massage in a warm jacuzzi and then a candle light dinner, in or out. Paradise!

The jacuzzi is to be shared with the owners when they are in residence - which is only VERY occasionally

An outdoor shower in the patio will prove useful for jacuzzi users to shower sand away before getting in the jacuzzi if they are coming straight back from the beach. or quickly refresh themselves after a walk back from the super market in the heat of summer

For those wanting peace and quiet this is an ideal 'writer's retreat' offering special prices for 'longish' lettings

AREAS (m2)

1st floor - 67

Loft - 57

Terrace - 10

Patio luncheon area (covered) - 18

Patio - 142

Hot/cold jacuzzi offers hydrotherapy massage, sits 4/5. Kite surfing also popular in the area.

All bed linen is 100% cotton as are pillow and mattress protectors and fillings.

There is a high chair and at no extra cost a folding bed can be added to the loft without sacrificing living space, raising the sleeping capacity to 5. A folding bed can also be added to the 1st floor living area.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Maria

I am a retired University Professor, whose career spanned in Portugal, the UK and the US. I currently live in the UK but having lived more than half of my life in a variety of countries from Europe to Africa and North America I am familiar with a number of nationalities and cultures and I am determined to make sure that guests have a quality time at Casa das Rodas and ultimately get their money's worth. I always put myself in the position of the paying guests and try and be as helpful to them as I can be, solving mishaps and unforeseeable problems as they arise.

Why Maria chose Vila Real de St Antonio region

My father bought this property in the late 1950s. I was in my twenties then and my children grew up going to Manta Rota for long summers every year. We have holidayed there for many decades and currently it is my grand children that come from the US with their parents to meet with the rest of the family, all scattered about across the world that we are. Throughout the years Casa das Rodas has undergone a number of structural improvements and refurbishments but remains as close to our hearts as it was over 50 years ago - a small fisherman's cottage with a bread baking oven.

What makes this apartment unique


The bean shaped jacuzzi (hot/cold spa) that we've constructed in the patio is the only such facility for many miles around and is an immensely convenient one as it offers a variety of hydrotherapy massage jets that make for A VERY RELAXING TIME coming back from the beach just before you get ready for dinner.It marries high peformance with monie star good looks and cutting edge technology for a spa experience like no other. This spa is a classic hydrotherapy facility that delivers the combination of buoancy and massage for your wellness and relaxation as jets work together to pamper you with personalized massage styles while pillow headrests provide comfort and support. This spa is uniquely equipped to deliver the health benefits of hydrotherapy in your own blissful and tranquil sanctuary: you can look forward to hours of hydro--massage therapy, parties with friends and family, or simply well deserved relaxation.


The BBQ, built in refractive bricks to ensure an even heat distribution and a successful BBQ experience, preventing food to get grilled on one side and not done on the other, is a definite plus to this property. There is nothing quite like a barbecue on a hot summer's day, especially when combined with a spa party. Whether it is the fresh air or sunshine, food somehow tastes better when eaten alfresco.


Another unique benefit of this property is its location, meters only from all facilities (supermarket, ATMs, market, restaurants, bars, pharmacy, beach) and yet extremely quiet in a receded 'cul de sac' away from the traffic and noise of the main road, the sea only 200 metres away..

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved staying here! It's quiet, clean, comfortable, and I love the decor. Oh! And the jacuzzi is the best. I will definitely recommend your lovely house to my friends.
Jul 2011
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Casa das Rodas - Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Casa das rodas

  • 4 of 5

A casa está muito bem situado, perto da praia e muito perto da rua principal. A casa tem ar condicionado e é fresquinha por dentro. Estava tudo limpo. Excluindo uma cama, as camas eram todas confortáveis. A cama do sótão no lado direito não é nada confortável, sentem-se as molas e não dá para dormir e acordar sem dores. Deveria ser posto um colchão novo.

A cozinha já se encontra num estado muito usado e faltou uma varinha mágica para fazer sopas.

Tirando essas duas coisas recomendo vivamente a estadia nesta casa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Bella casa de vacaciones

  • 5 of 5

Excelente casa con patio y terraza, jacuzzi y barbacoa. Puede alojar a varios adultos y niños. Perfectamente situada, ideal para unos días en la playa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Agradable casa con jacuzzi a cinco minutos de la playa

  • 4 of 5

Maria es una anfitriona muy atenta y muy rápida en la comunicación. La casa es muy bonita, con terraza y patio con jacuzzi y barbacoa. Muy amplia, bien equipada. Algunos muebles de la cocina, o las persianas, no funcionan del todo bien, pero globalmente la casa es perfecta para unos días en familia al lado de la playa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Via do Infante A 22
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
A Proa
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Manta Rota
Car: not necessary

Close to Manta Rota beach you will find Praia Verde,a beautiful beach with its centuries old pine forest also well worth a visit. The Algarve offers the ideal conditions for round the year golfing and there are four Golf courses only a few minutes drive: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim Golf and the most prestigious of all, the Monte Rei Golf Club. The old village of Cacela Velha with its 16th century fortress and stunning sea vistas and the Roman town of Castro Marim are also worth the trip.

If you like gambling, there is a casino in Monte Gordo as well as many restaurants offering Portuguese and international cuisine. The beautiful town of Tavira, 16 km west of Manta Rota. is a jewel in itself, a place where it is very easy to lose track of time discovering the old town and its rich history. You can spend hours strolling the charming cobblestone streets before you succumb to the restaurants, shops, bars and terraced patisseries and enjoy a refreshment and the variety of the unique marzipan cakes and nibbles that are a stapple across the Algarve. Ilha de Tavira, - Tavira Island - with it's famous beach and many small restaurants is only a boat ride away.

The beach of Barril in Santa Luzia is also very nice. This beach is accessible by foot or, if you don't like to walk, there is a small train that takes you there.

Distances: Faro: 60 km; Tavira: 16 km; Spain: 15 km; Supermarket: 100 m; Bank ATM: 200 m; Manta Rota town centre: 0 km; Manta Rota Beach: 200 m; Praia Verde Beach: 5 km; Nearest Restaurant:100 m; Golf : 5 km.


Cacela Velha was an important centre during the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, and archaeological research indicates previous human occupation (probably Roman) in this area.

In the 16th century this fortification was reconstructed and conservation and restoration works lasted until the end of the 20th century.

Visit Cacella Velha at sunset - you will never forget the country side and sea vistas from the fortress walls.

Go for dinner at a restaurant called FABRICA the road sign of which you will see when you visit Cacela Velha. This restaurant has a large covered esplanade overlooking the Ria Formosa sea inlet and excellent seafood.

The Cacela Velha Fortress is classified as Monument of Public Interest .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Manta Rota, Vila Real de St Antonio region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
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6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

A £150 breakages/damages deposit to be refunded (after satisfactory inspection) within 2 weeks of guests' departure is payable with the booking fee.
If the BBQ is used and is not left clean a £22.50 (30.00 Euros) charge will apply and will be deducted from the breakages/damages Deposit
Deduct 5%if booking for 2 consecutive weeks or more. One set each bed linen and toweling per person provided,additional linen will be charged at £1.35 a piece. Beach/pool towels not provided.
For TERMS OF CANCELLATION please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Manta Rota in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom on the 1st floor consists of a wash basin, a bidet, a full size bathtub & shower, and a toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Satellite TV + washing facilities (wash basin)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Satellite TV
  • The master bedroom consists of an open plan living area with a double bed and LCD TV and the adjoining dining area sitting up to 8
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
English/Portuguese speaking 'Meet & Greet' Staff will meet you upon your arrival in Manta Rota to hand the keys over to you - Representative contactable 24/7 to answer questions you may have and solve most problems If you use the BBQ, please leave it clean, or £22.50 (30.00 Euros) will be charged and deducted from your deposit.

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