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Luxury Villa with private pool, air conditioning, Wifi, pool table 11942/AL

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Tranquil location, close to beaches and towns.

Drumlin Villa is a Luxurious villa with it's own private pool situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the fabulous area of Quinta do Sobral. The villa is located on a small hill, hence the name Drumlin, from the Irish word droimnin or "little ridge". The Villa is very spacious with lots of natural light. The interior is fitted to a very high standard with modern decor throughout.

The Villa is located an easy 45 minute Motorway drive from Faro Airport and is only 10 minutes to the Spanish border.

The villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive there are 6 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei Golf designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Your closest town is Castro Marim, a typically Portuguese town with a lovely castle and quaint shops. The nearest beach, (Praia Verde) is 3km away from the Villa

The towns of Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a leisurely drink at one of the many street cafés.

For your reassurance Drumlin Villa has an "Alojamento Local" (letting licence) and is registered with the Portuguese authorities to ensure that specific safety standards and regulations are met. It is a legal requirement that the number (####/AL) be displayed in the property description.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Nuala

We fell in love with the Eastern Algarve after our first visit here and we then made it our aim to buy our own villa. We are delighted to have done so in January 2015. It is now being let and we have made every effort to ensure that the property is of the highest standard for letting.

We know how nice it is to arrive at a villa and think the photographs didn't do it justice. Hopefully, you will come to our villa and feel the same.

Nuala purchased this villa in 2015

Why Nuala chose Castro Marim

We looked at many properties but when we saw Drumlin Villa, we knew it was the one for us. The amount of space and the lovely setting appealed to us.

We have two children and a large family, so the size of the villa was important, as was the large outdoor space and swimming pool.

The villa is in a very peaceful area but supermarkets and restaurants are easily accessible, so we have the best of both worlds. We hope you enjoy it.

What makes this villa unique

Ideally located only 50 minutes from Faro airport. It’s very quiet with really nice views over the nature reserve.

It’s also only a few minutes drive to the great beach at Praia Verde. This is a favourite beach, you can rent a bed and umbrella from the restaurant Pezinhos N’Areia – the restaurant has lovely views over the beach.

The Restuarante Panaramico next door has excellent reviews and is a sister restuarant of O Infante.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castro Marim in Municipality of Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Downstairs bathroom
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled and modern. One bathroom has a multijet massage shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with king-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with king-size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with king-size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed with bright and airy aspect
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds with quality mattresses
  • All bedrooms are a good size with good quality beds and crisp white bed linen. All bedrooms have wardrobes with plenty of hanging space and plenty of hangers too! There are Air Conditioning units in the bedrooms upstairs. Fans are provided in downstairs bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Luxury Villa with private pool, air conditioning, Wifi, pool table 11942/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Blown away... Such a gorgeous villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely beautiful and spotless when we arrived! Plenty of fresh bath towels, beach towels and bed covers. The pictures do not do this villa any justice! The views from the villa are incredible and sun sets you can see are breathtaking. There was 9 of us that went and we honestly has the best holiday! There was something for all of us to do in the villa, whether it was playing pool, to cooking a bbq, to watching tv or sunbathing! We were not bored in the slightest. Nuala was such an amazing help, I was always emailing her with queries and questions and she got back to me straight away, very helpful indeed. I would 100% recommend this villa to everyone and we can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend getting a car to explore!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren for your lovely comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed the villa and your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Nuala
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Excellent mid-term break

  • 5 of 5

We booked the villa for a short break during the kids mid-term school holiday. The temperature was high enough for the kids to use the pool all week. The patio area is excellent and a real sun trap. We found the villa very comfortable and well equiped. The villa is close to Castro Marim, a charming old Portugese town and also close to the Spainish border (great for a day trip).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Nuala
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Fantastic villa for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a family holiday with 6 adults and a 5 month old baby. The pictures and description on here don't do it justice it was much more than we had expected. What a beautiful villa and so well equipped.

It has 4 good sized double rooms. Having rooms downstairs next to the pool table room and having its own bathroom meant my son and his fiancé had some privacy which was good. The kitchen is stunning with everything you could possibly need and a well stocked food cupboard with basic items that made cooking easy. We loved the barbecue area and used this most nights. Loved time in the pool although was cold but we braved it each day and appreciated all the inflatables left there to use. Jo and Paul were lovely people and made the whole process from booking to leaving so easy. They went out of their way to bring a cot , high chair and baby chair to the villa for my grandson to use which was so helpful. The book with places to visit came in handy and we had a lovely celebration meal at the restaurant at the Praie Verde beach. All in all a perfect holiday and so sad we had to come home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed the villa and that you have a good holiday. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Perfect relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Portugal and our first ever experience of booking a villa through HomeAway. The booking process was straightforward and It was extremely reassuring to be able to contact Jo and Paul direct with our questions. They were very helpful and provided all the information that we required. On arrival at the villa it was just perfect. A complete home from home. Clean, spacious, lovely decor, just perfect! Jo and Paul met us there and explained the workings of the villa and offered to book a game of golf for my parents, which they throughly enjoyed. Although a car is essential most places are within a 10 min drive and an information pack is provided. We even ventured as far as Huelva in Spain to collect our daughter from a scout camp! We had a lovely holiday and can't thank Jo and Paul enough for their help with everything. We definately hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you S for taking the time to write such a glowing report and we are delighted you had a great holiday - you were perfect guests and we would welcome you back anytime!
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Jo made the enquiry/booking process so easy, we arrived, after getting lost - our fault following google maps rather than the ones provided! to be welcomed by Jo. The villa was immaculate inside and out, it is really well equipped, especially in the kitchen, there were even some basic store cupboard items which are a great help. I didn't think we would use the hot tub but it was so relaxing, the pool was clean and the pool table provided entertainment during the mid day sun.

You do need a car but there is so much to see and do in the area, beautiful beaches and the harbour at Vila Real Santa Antonia, there is useful info in the villa with things to see and do together with some restaurant recommendations, we tried Pezinhos n´areia and would highly recommend it but we ate in a lot eating fresh fish on the barby. We all had a fabulous holiday and would definitely return, our only complaint . . . we could just have done with another 7 days :) thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time and thanks for taking the time to write a great review! We look forward to seeing you again! Jo and Paul
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Mar's Bar and Bistro
"Excellent food. Best ribs"
Vila Real de Santo António
Restaurant Sabinos
La Puerta Ancha TheCulinaryBar
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila Real do Santo Antonio
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
O Infante
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Praia Verde
Car: necessary

If you fancy a change from relaxing around your private pool in the glorious sun you could always take a day trip to Seville. Seville is a pleasant 1.5 hour drive into Spain and an ideal location for a day trip. Amazing architecture, great bars and restaurants (fabulous Tapas) - not to mention the shopping. Explore the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and the breathtaking Alcázar Palace or soak up the atmosphere on the banks of the Guadalquivir

If you want to experience the Spanish culture without venturing as far as Seville, you can get a ferry from Vila Real de Santo Antonio across to Ayamonte. It costs around €1.50 and takes about 10 minutes. There is a superb ice cream shop and a bustling square that is always lively. There are some nice shops and a great restaurant called La Puerta Ancha. – well worth a visit !

If you fancy something a bit more energetic, there is a zipline that goes across the river from Spain to Portugal; it goes from Sanlucar de Guadiana in Spain to Alcoutim in Portugal. You can drive up the IC27 to Alcoutim and get the ferry across, you are then met the the zipline operators –limitzero- on the other side. Very friendly bunch and great fun, Alcoutim is very nice as well for a 'post zipwire' lunch . (http://www.limitezero.com/en/la-tirolina/),

The Villa is within easy driving distance of lots of places!! Tavira is 20 minutes away heading West and is a quaint little down with cobbled streets, street cafes and bars and lots of great restaurants. You can also get a ferry from here to Isle de Tavira.

There are municipal markets throughout the Eastern Algarve where you can get fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. Your nearest would be in Altura but the biggest and a great experience is the market in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, on the left as you enter the town - it is open early every day except Sunday and Monday.

Vila Real is great for a day out too with a nice marina, lots of good shops and an amazing Italian restaurant - details of which will be in the Guest Brochure in the villa.

Basically, there is something in the local area to suit everyone!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castro Marim, Castro Marim region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A £200 refundable security/breakage/cleaning deposit is required with the final payment - returned within 10 days of your departure- subject to no damages or breakages. Breakages or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost. If the BBQ is not cleaned a charge of £30 will apply. Balance will be returned.
No Pets allowed. No smoking in the villa

* 30% non refundable deposit will confirm booking, remaining 70%, 8 weeks prior to arrival
* non-payment will allow the property to be re-let
* For bookings made less than 8 weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.