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Luxury Private 9 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 9
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Pool, Air Con. WIFI, Games Room/Bar, Gym, Spa, Cinema Room

Villa Raposa is the most wonderful luxury villa - perfect for all age groups and catering for every taste. From those who enjoy relaxing round the pool, to the keep fit fanatics and then the sports masters.....no guest will be disappointed.

The living accommodation comprises, large pool and terraces, Sports Bar with Pool table and Dartboard, Beer/Wine Fridge and LED TV, Formal Lounge Massive 60 square metre State of the Art kitchen, Fully equipped gymnasium, Spa with Steam Room, Sauna and Jacuzzi Bath.2 Double Bedrooms with King Size Beds and 2 Twin Bedrooms

And all this set in a beautiful rural location...but still only a few minutes drive from civilisation!

MAIN HOUSE: The large family kitchen has an enormous range of appliances including a double hob and oven, coffee machine, food processor, glass paneled fridge and wine cooler, just to name a few! In addition to the granite island preparation area, there is a large dining table - suitable for casual or formal dining. The hallway leads to a huge games room with pool table, wall mounted plasma SKY Sports TV and a bar. Perfect for teenagers or sports fanatics! The formal lounge area is elegant and exquisitely furnished with comfortable sofas and also with wall mounted plasma TV.

In the basement relax in the Spa with Sauna, Steam room and Jacuzzi Bath , cinema room with 120" giant screen, surround sound,, dvd and xbox and playstation. For the more energetic a fully equipped gymnasium .


FOR THE KIDS: Amongst the facilities on offer are Trampoline with Safety Net, Playstation 4, XBox 360, Table Tennis, Basketball and Table Football.

OUTSIDE There is the enclosed pool area with plenty of loungers for sun worshipers, outside the games room a large terrace with dining and BBQ facilities. There are 2 first floor terraces to escape for a little bit of privacy or peace and quiet, there are also 2 lawned areas for relaxing.

More Details

Mark Fox
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just got back from a weeks stay at Casa Raposa. It was truly amazing!!! We were a group of 18 - 9 adults, 9 children (ages 1-9). This place was totally perfect for us. The finish on the property is to a very high standard and the facilities were brilliant. The pool area is really lovely and we spent hours out there. The kids and men loved using the football pitch and we all enjoyed a game of pool. If it got too hot, the cinema room was perfect for the children to go and watch a film (there are loads to choose from) or play on the x box. They also used this a lot in the evenings. The screen is huge so they all did feel like they were in their own cinema. There is also a big selection of comedy DVDs which the adults watched a few times in the games room. The games room has the full sky package so the men enjoyed keeping up with the Ashes! The hous really is a dream holiday home.

The location was good too. We had no problems finding it with the detailed instructions that were given to us. Tavira is a ten minute drive (you will need a car). The town is lovely. We visited a few times. We went to the beach once which was lovely. The ferry is every half hour but gets busy so be prepared to wait. The ladies of the group also had a night out in the town. With a recommendation, we went to a place called D'Gusto. It was fabulous! Tapas style food. Good service and very reasonable. It's really busy so you will need to book.

After reading the reviews, we booked chef Mark for the second night we arrived. It was first class! We asked for the waiter (Serge) who was fantastic. Really friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. Mark and Serge came, laid the table, served all the food and drinks then cleaned everything away. It was brilliant. It felt like eating in a restaurant but we could eat without the children and them being happy and safe in the cinema room. It was so good we booked them again which was equally as good. His link is http://markwilson98.wix.com/chef-to-you-tavira.

Finally I want to talk about the over all service we received. We really could not of asked for better. Firstly Mark, the owner, was incredibly helpful. I sent numerous emails on the run up to the holiday and he was always really prompt with his replies and nothing felt too much for him. He left us a welcome pack (free of charge) including beers, bread milk etc. which was a really nice touch. Then, there was Rachel. She looks after the villa for mark. She also was helpful with
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Santo Estavao
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Santo Estavao
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Malhão in Santo Estêvão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    En-Suite 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    En-Suite 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    En-Suite 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    En-Suite 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En-Suite 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-Suite 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Apartment Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Choice of King Size Bed or 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Choice of King Size Bed or 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed
    Apartment Bed 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Apartment Bed 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Casa Raposa was very well appointed and equipped. It suited the mixed age group we had superbly.

  • 5 of 5

There were 16 in our group aged 8 months to 77 years and there was space to 'get away' and read as well as a great deal to entertain the energetic and lively. Maybe some equipment was a little complicated to get the hang of but the teenagers solved most of that! The pool was so enjoyed and the option of a separate facility for a young family was so useful. It was well placed to reach food shops and restaurants and the two ready prepared meals the chef produced were fantastic. When we had a small problem it was dealt with immediately.

With a choice of so many pretty small towns around there was a lot to do if you wished to go further. We would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay for our Holiday, the villa has everything you could need, we couldn't have asked for anything better. Mark Fox the owner was a tremendous help with all of our needs. what more can i say the house, the grounds, the area, fantastic, would not hesitate to come again. Also hired Chef Mark (cheftoyoutavira) whilst there and that capped everything off nicely, great service.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow, fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This villa and the facilities are fantastic. My group aged from 3 years old to 63 years old & the villa was suitable for everyone. We rarely left the villa as there really was no need to other than a visit to Tavira & the local village. The property was very well maintained & had everything we needed plus more. The whole family of 22 have had an amazing time & would really like to use this villa again. I really recommend this villa, we have rented many villas in the past & this villa is, by far, the best we have ever been to. Mark, the owner, has been really helpful all through my organizing process & Rachel organized all our transport needs in Portugal - people arriving from different airports at different days/times. The help I have had has been superb & with this & this fantastic villa, this is a holiday we will not forget.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A luxurious villa

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa, grounds and handy location. The villa is kitted out to a high spec, we never wanted for anything. The villa itself is really big even for a large group and the pool and sunbathing areas have something for everyone. The owners were friendly and gave some great recommendations for local restaurants, we all had a truly outstanding holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house set in amazing grounds. It was like home from home but with amazing views, swimming pool, gym, bigger TVs, Football pitch, Bigger trampoline, incredible kitchen facilities and very big modern bedrooms and bathrooms. lots of places to chill and spend a bit of alone time but also a big BBQ area poolside that we utilised a few times Very easy to find from Airport, with a 10 minute drive into the main town of Tavira which had some very nice restaurants and lots of Portuguese character. Highly recommended and would love to go back in the near future. Freddie our 10 year wants us to leave England and buy the house as it has everything and my older daughters didn't want to come home at all

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place everything has described and more plenty to entertain kids - fantastic outside bbq area and pool nothing too much trouble for the owners had a fantastic time highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Malhão, Tavira region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
7 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
31 Mar 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

- Changeover days are Saturdays in the peak summer season but flexible other times.

- Normal check in time is 4pm and checkout time is 10am. These times will only be applied if absolutely necessary and we will accommodate arrival and departure as fully as possible.

- Management company available throughout stay for assistance if required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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