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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 1 - 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.

www. drumlinvilla. com

drumlinvilla @ gmail . com

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

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.

www. drumlinvilla. com

drumlinvilla @ gmail. com

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.

www. drumlinvilla. com

drumlinvilla @ gmail. com

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 restaurant of O Infante.

www. drumlinvilla. com

drumlinvilla @ gmail. com

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had 2 weeks at the Drumlin Villa. We travelled with our 2 teenagers and both of our Mums. Lovely big villa, very well equipped and a very peaceful location. Pool is exceptionally well maintained and Kerry (local contact) couldn't of been better. Local towns within short drive and are very quaint. Car was essential!
Aug 2017
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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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • As this is a residential area, there is a 11.30 pm Curfew for loud noise at the villa. Neighbours will telephone the local Police where necessary.
  • Smoking is allowed in the gardens but please do not leave cigarette butts on the ground
  • Guests are responsible for ensuring the safety of their children around the Villa, Pool and gardens.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
www. drumlinvilla. com drumlinvilla @ gmail. com


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Luxury Villa with private pool, air conditioning, Wifi, pool table 11942/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Paisley scotland

Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5. I came with my sons 1 girlfriend and I nephew. Ages 17 to 21. We had the most amazing week even in not so amazing weather. The villa could not have been better. The games room gave us a very good laugh especially when the females won the darts and pool. The swimming pool is a great size. The boys loved cooking on the BBQ. Our highlight was sitting in the hot tub chatting and star gazing at night. Very well kept villa with everything you could possibly need in a holiday house. The surrounding little towns and beaches are beautiful. Now having seen how simple it would have been to drive when we return hiring a car would be a must. Plenty of lovely restaurants in a very close proximity. As we did not have a hire car we used local taxis. Their service was again amazing. Thanks again to Nuala for letting us have the use of this beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Very secluded and quiet spot. Had a very relaxing time. Enjoyed the sunrise and sunset nearly everyday. Lovely views from all around the house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony for your lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed the Villa. Maybe we'll see you again. Regards. Nuala
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Drumlin Villa for two weeks, it was a family holiday for 7 people aged between 12 and 64.

Everyone had a great time and there was everything we needed in the villa.

We had excellent service from Kerry and Lee upon arrival and were given good advice on supermarkets restaurants etc.

Communication with Nuala was excellent and every query answered efficiently and precise. The pool was cleaned twice per week and was a welcome respite from the Portuguese heat. The jacuzzi was a lovely way to relax and watch the sunset each evening.

I've already recommended the villa to family and friends and will book it again on my next visit to Portugal.

Many thanks to all for the great time we had.

Paul Rachel and Cody Edmunds from Kent.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for such a glowing review. We are delighted that you had a lovely holiday at our Villa. Thank you also for the recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards. Nuala
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Gold medal for relaxtion

  • 5 of 5

Let's start with initial inquiries and the booking. Big thanks to Nuala who answered all questions promptly and the booking was smooth and spot on. On arrival at the airport rang Kerry who was waiting at the villa and our pre arranged welcome pack with every item we asked for in cupboards and fridge. Bang on. Kerry and Ian told us everything we needed to know and left us to it. Now onto the villa and all I need to say is WOW. It was just what we all wanted and there was 10 of us. Everything that was stated was there and if we needed anything Kerry or Ian were there. We didn't hire a car which was our decision but got a taxi firm from nearby Castro Marim to ferry us round in 2 taxis for a few euros. Minimum fuss. Back to the villa and the pool and jacuzzi. Absolutely first class. It was cleaned twice a week whilst we were there. The villa itself was spotless. Not a lot left to say only big thanks to Kerry and Ian for their help and thank you to Nuala for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin for the fabulous review. Its lovely to know that our home brings such pleasure to other people. We would like to welcome you again in the future. Regards Nuala
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Superb well equipped Villa, ideal family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this beautiful and very well equipped Villa (the second fridge in the games area/garage greatly welcome) for our two weeks. We all really enjoyed the pool, especially since it was so hot whilst we were there. The kitchen had everything we needed and the ice “on tap” was great.

Your local agents were fantastic and quick to respond on any issue or queries that we had.

Beaches accessible by 10 min car ride. Lots of points of interest such as Castro Marim, Cacela Velha, Monte Gordo, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Ayamonte(Spain).

Shops and Supermarkets also within 10/15 min car ride. Extremely good fish restaurants, as well as your piri-piri chicken and burger joints, mainly in Vila Real and Monte Gordo.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fred and Delia Thank you for your lovely review and kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Regards Nuala
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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: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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 . (,

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!

www. drumlinvilla. com

drumlinvilla @ gmail. com


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
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January/February/March 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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