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Typical farmhouse with beautiful garden and privat saltwatter-pool! - Casa do Campo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa do Campo

Casa do Campo lies in the Portuguese Algarve, between Silves and Messines. It has a peaceful location near the beautiful beaches. The home has room for 6 people. Up to 8 people (with maisonette, extra costs). It has its own pool and beautiful terrace with an outdoor kitchen. This 3rd-generation family home was renovated with plenty of love and attention to quality in 2015, while retaining its typical character and traditional charm. During the renovation, great importance was placed on the use of natural materials, like whitewashing lime and natural stone floors sourced from the region. Solar-powered floor heating and a clay oven guarantee a warm atmosphere during cooler times of the year. The spacious property (1400 m2) with old-growth trees boasts the option of fresh fruit as available by season, e.g. oranges, avocados, lemons, and noni; all available for you to pluck yourself and add some vitamin-rich ingredients to your meal plan. The small henhouse gives you the daily gift of fresh, organic eggs. Cool off in the small pool that has been incorporated into the former reservoir. To increase that feeling of well-being, we have filled it with saltwater. In this small oasis, you can set your mind at ease and are completely out of sight. The large, covered barbecue is great for outdoor meals and it is easy to spend the evenings in the lounge with a fine glass of Portuguese wine, where you can take in the last warming rays of the setting sun. The unique character of the home is enhanced by the opportunity (upon request) to experience typical Portuguese hospitality. The couple who owns the property (Lena and Nelson) are happy to prepare you a typical Portuguese lunch or dinner so that you can come home from a relaxing day at the beach to a spot at a set table without having to leave this peaceful oasis. The meal is prepared exclusively with the freshest ingredients, mostly from the organic farm. Your personal tastes, whether they be skewed toward vegetables, meat, or fresh fish, are always incorporated. If you would like to spend an evening out of the house, the owners also offer a babysitting service. It is child-friendly, peacefully located, and has large terraces, two of which are covered. Wheelchair accessible. The adjacent maisonette has a kitchen and bathroom (for 2 to 4 people). Casa do Campo is a marvellous place to stay for the discerning guest, whether you are a family or a couple. This single floor, 130m2 home is nestled gently into its unspoilt natural setting. Traditional Portuguese ambiance as well as luxury and comfort await. It is not hard to set your mind at ease here since the only thing you can hear besides the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the wind is the sound of absolute peace and quiet.

Nelson und Lena
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why Nelson und Lena chose Silves

This house has been owned for three generations by the same family and they use it themselves. This is how we are able to offer the extra cooking service with fresh ingredients from the garden and give you the opportunity to enjoy exceptional Portuguese cuisine with family and friends. You can come straight from the beach and take a place at the fully set table.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

You can order dinner service with Nelson and Lena: on one or more days of your choosing, a dinner or lunch will be prepared and served at Casa do Campo. You pay per hour, for the travel costs as well as the ingredients. The surroundings are pristine, untouched by mass tourism. The home features a clay oven and heated floors, which make it an excellent place to stay during the winter.

Available Rentals

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Bei einer Stornierung vor der Frist von vier Wochen vor Anreise schuldet der Mieter MH einen Betrag in Höhe von 50% des gesamten Mietbetrags.
Bei einer Stornierung innerhalb der Frist von vier Wochen vor Anreise schuldet der Mieter CdC den gesamten Mietbetrag.
Bei einer vorzeitigen Beendigung des Aufenthalts schuldet der Mieter MH den gesamten Mietbetrag.
In der Miete sind, wenn nicht anders angegeben, Kosten für Wasser und Strom, Endreinigung, Bettwäsche, Hand- und Badetücher inbegriffen.
In der Miete sind, wenn nicht anders angegeben, Kosten für Wasser und Strom, Endreinigung, Bettwäsche, Hand- und Badetücher inbegriffen.
In der Miete nicht inbegriffen sind Kosten für Holz für den Holzofen (im Winter 35,-/Woche) und Klimaanlage (wird nach Verbrauch €0,20/Kwh)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Silves in Municipality of Silves

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 160x200
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150x200
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150x200
  • Heated floors
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Casa do Campo
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Together with my husband and daughters of 5 years and 10 months we had a lovely stay at Casa do Campo. More than lovely because words don't do it justice... A breakfast with fresh eggs and strawberry's from the garden (my daughter as a little farmer, loving it!). Then having a great time at the pool with the kids. More than enough space for everybody in the house even when friends came over with there baby girl they could stay the night. We had wonderful diners from the outdoor kitchen/bbq. The outdoor space is great. And then the decoration and warm welcome from Nelson....

You have to experience it yourself!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gorgeous respite that pictures cannot describe

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Casa de Campo, Nelson greeted us with wine, cheese and bread, along with a tour of the property. We were speechless! It is absolutely gorgeous and we immediately knew the week would be fantastic. The views are spectacular. The house is immaculate and so restful! Fresh orange juice, daily eggs, and all surrounded by nature and yet easily reachable by car to some of the best beaches in the world. Silves is a small town where even a few hours at the market gives a sense of culture and wonder. We grilled dinner outside, cooled off in the dipping pool and had time to unwind from our days in Lisbon and recharge before leaving for Porto. This house is amazing. Like other reviewers our best meal was at Rainha-- a place just down the street! This place is magical. If you are going to the Algarve region, do yourself a favor and stay here with a rental car. Take day trips but come home to paradise. Thank you Nelson and Sonia for a wonderful time that our family will always remember!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The photos don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Casa do Campo. The house is a few minutes from the town of Silves, a quiet valley village, and about 20 mins from the nearest (and stunning) beach. It's a perfect home base for exploring the Algarve and after checking out the entire region and it's vast differences, we were so glad that we were staying in Silves. It is "away from it all" and yet so close. But, more importantly for us, a family of four, the house was incredibly comfortable. It's well-equipped and the recent restoration to the house is gorgeous. There is a lovely outdoor living area as well, though it was too cold in February to eat outdoors. You can see how many considered choices were made in the design and decor-- Nelson and Lena did a fabulous job and the photos on the listing do not do this home justice!!! The pool is small but I imagine the perfect place to cool off when it's hot in the summer. The gardens are so lovely and our kids absolutely loved checking for eggs in the chicken coop every day. We were also welcomed to pick vegetables and fruit (the best fresh squeezed orange juice ever) from the garden. Surrounding the house are vineyards and more orange groves. We saw one neighbor the entire week (their is plenty of space between neighboring houses). It was such a quiet, restful and relaxing week! I will absolutely miss sitting in the hammock each morning enjoying the morning sun, soaking in the view of the rolling valley and vineyards.

Nelson met us on the first day and left a lovely welcome gift of cheese, bread, wine. And, of course, fresh eggs from the chickens! Nelson checked on us once more during the week and is such a gentle and kind host. Sonia, their daughter, was available quickly via email every step of the way and was so generous with her kindness as well. They offer several suggestions of what to do and where to eat and we can confirm that the simple chicken restaurant next to the veg market in Silves is delicious.

If you're looking to be away from the tourist scene and have a more authentic Algarve experience, this home is a wonderful choice. I would absolutely stay here again and have already recommended this home to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful and very peaceful vacation home in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed the countryside surrounding the property and the simple but modern/rustic decor in the home, not to mention the outdoor patio with grill and refreshing pool area and the wonderful organic garden complete with chicken coop for fresh eggs each morning! The bedrooms were kept cool at night with a/c that works well. It is evident that great care has been taken to create this peaceful oasis. It is even more beautiful than the photos show. We loved every moment of our stay. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous villa in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

We all loved this villa - it was comfortable, had so many fun amenities, spacious, and just lovely. I wished we could have stayed longer. We had everything we needed, and then some! My kids loved exploring the garden, and the pool was so refreshing during the heat wave. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill (just steps away) served us the best meal of our entire vacation.

You really can not go wrong - thank you to our gracious hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a perfect vacation villa in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a true reprieve - a get away from hustle and bustle, this perfect house is a gem. We were 2 families with young children looking for a place we could enjoy on its own and as a base to explore the Algarve coast. My only regret is not staying longer!!

The villa is perfectly accommodated with cooking supplies, towels for the bath, really nice linens, blankets and so tastefully decorated. The pool was amazing dip - salt water - and cool (our visit was early May) but totally doable on the warm, sunny days.

The covered patio surrounded by garden, beautiful flowers, and fresh air - has a hammock, the bbq (we used!) and a large table for dinners al fresco.

The most incredible part for us was that the owners - Nelson and Lena are not only sweet, helpful and accommodating hosts, but for a very reasonable fee came and cooked for us the very BEST meals we had during our stay. We were there for 6 days and they came 2 x to make a full course local meal of clams, Iberian black pork, local cheese and wine, the next night 2 kinds of wild shrimp, seafood with rice. There is nothing more dreamy in my mind...

We ended up taking the main house and the maisonette (a separate loft with one bed and a bath) for the 2 families and that was perfect. They are attached, but gave us the privacy and space for each family we need (one family was 2 kids and one an infant.) Would recommend renting both areas if you are sharing with another family.

Their daughter Sonia helped with the communication - they were always reachable and had recommendations for local restaurants, beaches and contacts in the house.

Thank you so sincerely for a wonderful stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Silves or Messines
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Amendoeira, Armacao Pera
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casa do Campo sits in a valley, between green hills and orange plantations, near Silva, an old, Moorish city with a large castle from the 13th century. Roughly 150 m from the home, there is the restaurant and cafe, Rainha. The dam, Barragem do Arade, is just 1 km away. Silves has 2 large supermarkets, Modelo and Lidl, many restaurants, and bars as well as fresh bread and fish each day. Potimao, on the coast, is located nearby as well as the picturesque Monchique in the mountains. By car, it is not far to Alentejo, Rio Quadiana, or Cabo S. Vicente. Roughly 6 km away is the typically Portuguese Messines, with its traditional town centre, full of charming cafes and bars. Casa do Campo also leaves you just 20 minutes from discovering the diverse offering of beaches.