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Philip Shaw

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, French

Contemporary villa with private pool in a rural setting with sea views

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Olhao region - Casa do Peixe Azul

3/4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 6/8

Casa do Peixe Azul (House of the Blue Fish) is a single storey, detached villa, completed in 2004. It enjoys an elevated position in a tranquil, rural location nestling in the hills close to the village of Moncarapacho, 25kms east of Faro. The area is known for its citrus groves – Laranjeiro, the nearby hamlet, means ‘orange tree’. The house has its own private pool (10m*5m), is well equipped and furnished to a high standard. A large roof terrace allows you to relax and take in views of the peaceful surrounding countryside and the sea on the horizon. The nearest beach at Fuseta is a short drive, 5kms away.

Inside the villa.: There are 3 bedrooms - 2 have a double bed, the other has two single beds. In addition, a separate study can double up as a 4th bedroom as it has a sofa bed which can sleep an additional 2 people comfortably. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and fridge freezer, plus a generous array of other accessories. The living room has seating for 9 people and has a Nicam UK satellite TV, DVD player and a mini stereo system. A separate adjoining dining area leads onto an outside barbecue terrace where one can dine or simply enjoy the evening sun. There are 2 bathrooms – one with a shower, the other with a bath with a shower attachment. Each has a WC. The villa can be air conditioned (and heated if necessary during winter) at extra cost. Maid service and linen change is weekly, but additional cleaning can be arranged and is chargeable locally. Smoking is discouraged inside the villa but welcome on the terraces.

Other notes.: Outside, the 10m*5m freshwater swimming pool is adjoined by a lawned garden overlooking the orchards behind the villa. It benefits from an external shower and there is plenty of space to relax on sunloungers. We supply some beach towels for guests. A covered patio area offers shelter from the sun close to the pool, while the roof top terrace is ideal for sunlovers as well as providing a panoramic vista. A double car port at the front of the property enables parking for 2 cars in the shade. Children and infants are very welcome. We provide a travel cot, a high chair and a baby bouncer for very little ones. The study / 4th bedroom has a portable TV which younger guests may want to use to give grown ups some privacy in the main living area. It also has a Playstation 1 console and a VCR which plays UK compatible videos. In addition we have a few books, puzzles and games.

The Eastern Algarve.: The Eastern Algarve has its own distinct, picturesque character with the countryside dotted with citrus, almond and carob trees. Moncarapacho, the local village, has a 16th century church at its heart yet has supermarkets, restaurants, a selection of local café/bars, shops, a bank and even an Internet café. The area’s beaches are absolutely superb. Many are based on sandbanks, or ilhas, which can be accessed by boat, or in one case, a miniature train. These boast kilometres of golden sand with both decent facilities and plenty of space to escape the crowds. In addition the nearby towns of Tavira, Olhão and Estói are all worth a visit, while the proximity of Spain means that a day trip is little effort. The Rio Formosa Natural Park is a must for birdwatchers. A 9 hole golf course is very close, while a number of 18 hole courses are a reasonable drive away.

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  • children welcome
Philip Shaw (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English, French


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Contemporary villa with private pool in a rural setting with sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house that is fully equipped with everything you could need, the whole house is really well maintained and very clean.

It is in a lovely rural area that is very quiet, we were really taken with the whole place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa which is very well furnished and equipped with as much kitchen equipment as my house at home. Everything is clean and new with excellent oven and hob in the kitchen. The location was perfect for us - quiet and secluded yet only ten minutes drive from the coast and lovely villages. And only 30 minutes from the airport! We loved the terrace which wrapped around the villa giving shade or sun as needed (as well as views over the countryside to the sea) and the pool area was a real suntrap with loungers, large table and chairs. The owner responded to my email enquiries immediately and the description on the website was accurate. In fact the reality was better than expected - I have already recommended this villa to a friend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
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Prachtige woning

  • 5 of 5

Erg mooi huis met zwembad .

Alles is aanwezig voor een fijne vakantie.

Prachtig uitzicht .

Mooie locatie!

Aanrader !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa is located in the lovely Eastern Algarve, 2kms from the village of Moncarapacho with its shops, restaurants and cafes. Nearby Olhão has a number of large supermarkets and fish restaurants and the regional capital of Faro, with its international airport, is not far away. The area’s beautiful, long, sandy beaches are easily accessible while a 9-hole golf course is close to Moncarapacho. Note too that the border with Spain is only around 30-40 minutes’ drive away.

Other Activities: birdwatching


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Moncarapacho, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeovers are on a Saturday, although we can often be more flexible outside the peak season. Guests are asked to vacate the villa by 10.00 on the Saturday morning. We ask for 20% of the total cost as a deposit at the time of booking with the remainder payable 8 weeks ahead of departure. A returnable security deposit of £250/€350 is payable with the final balance.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olhao region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The villa is in a peaceful, rural location and there are lovely views of the countryside and the sea beyond. There is one immediate neighbour and a handful of other houses in the area so that despite the general tranquillity, the villa is not isolated.

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