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Luxury 3 bed town house with plunge pool next to the Spanish border

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

Self catering luxury townhouse with large sun terrace and plunge pool

Luxury holiday villa town house with large sun terrace and private plunge pool. Very romantic location close to the village of Castro Marim and many local golf courses. Within 5 min of superb and romantic beaches with long stretches of open white sand. Spacious and open lounge and kitchen with 3 large bedrooms, master bedroom en-suite and a very large sun terrace with fantastic views across the village to the castle and fort. Night time views are particularly spectacular especially during the august festival with its evening events and fireworks. The village of Castro Marim is very picturesque and the locals are very friendly. There is a full gourmet restaurant on the edge of the village within a few minutes walk from the house. This would be an ideal self catering summer holiday rental for families and friends as well as couples who want a quiet romantic summer break. The Spanish border is within a few kilometres and the old fishing town of Ayamonte only 10 min. Well worth a visit!

Children : Children are very welcome but young children must be supervised around the open pool.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Martin,

We've spent a marvelous 15 days period in your house. Thank God for the air conditioning 'cause we had 40ºC in several days...

If its ok for you, we want to spend at least another 15 days in the summer 2011, perhaps 3 or 4 weeks in August, well it's a little bit early to schedule...but thanks!
Jul 2010
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4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Luxury 3 bed town house with plunge pool next to the Spanish border
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Comfortable home in a delightful Portuguese town

  • 5 of 5

This holiday house is one of the best we've stayed yet. It is very cozy with tasteful decoration and all one needs to live comfortably even for a longer period. We felt at home from the first second we walked in. The rooms are spacious with large lounge and good size kitchen downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. Beds are indeed very good. The secluded patio with the pool in the back has a grill and a dining table which makes it part of the living area. The property is immaculate and very well taken care of by a kindest British couple living in the neighborhood. The owner was easy to deal with, we had no problems whatsoever.

The surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and safe, most inhabitants are locals, 'normal people'. Castro Marim town center with restaurants, bars and a very good supermarket and some interesting tourist attractions is within walking distance. Our hangout was Tasca Medieval, bar, restaurant (delicious food) and fab English speaking personnel.

Countryside and nature is right there to make hearty walks or bicycle rides either to the beaches or to the hills. Beautiful where ever you choose to go.

Only a few miles away you can find more lively and crowded places like Vila Real and Monte Gordo by the ocean and specially the charming town of Ayamonte in Spain across the magnificent river Guadiana. You'd get two countries in one fell swoop.

We would gladly and warmly recommend this house for my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning house in a great location, very close to all village amenities. Fantastic private pool. Very comfortable and very clean throughout. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Vienna, Austria

Wonderful Holidays

  • 5 of 5

Great relaxing holidays in this house. Everything worked, we had great support from the guy who is in charge and helped us always immediately. The house is in very good condition, clean and modern furnished. The pool is excellent for a relaxed cooling down afternoon. Supermarket very close in a wonderful little village - without thousands of tourists, very intim. The beach Praia Verde is 10 minutes by car and absolutely phantastic.

We would like to come again!

Thanks a lot!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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recreative, pleasant and no mass tourism holiday

  • 5 of 5

I was there with my husband and our 6 year old doughter. We are from Austria.

Normaly we always fly to clubs in creece or turky but this year we tried a single journey. We were really surprised that one week in this area, in this house, on the beach, have made us more relaxed than in some magic live clubs.

The house was very clean, the living room was very comfortable, the bedrooms were big especially the one which you have stairs to the terrace - you had a wunderfull view there.

The beach is also very clean, and the white beach is wonderfull and you can collect mussels through the hole beach - you can walk with your feet on the water from playa verde to monte gordo.

It was really a wonderfull holdiday for us and I will recommend this house and a holiday there.

thanks to the owner of this house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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Lisboa / Portugal


  • 4 of 5

Semana agradável. O grande senão desta semana foi o facto da casa só ter Televisão em Inglês. Nenhum canal Português. Em férias não é dramático mas para que tem crianças e mesmo para adultos faz falta saber o que se passa no mundo. E afinal estamos em Portugal !!! Esta informação deveria ser publicada.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad that you had a 'Great week' in this house at Castro Marim. To make any future stays more comfortable Portugues TV has now been added to the facilities in the house and will be available to all guests for this season onwards.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Villa Real
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Real de Santo Antonio is an interesting town with many shops selling local textiles. There is a pleasant riverside walk. It is possible to catch a ferry over to Ayamonte on the Spanish side of the river. Both Ayamonte and Villa Real offer river trips to explore the Guidiana river. Villa Real is the terminus of the Algarve railway and an interesting (but slow) excursion can be taken using this line. Ayamonte is a good shopping centre and also has a number of interesting restaurants and bars. It is worth calling at the Parador for a drink as its bar offers excellent views of the river. Ayamonte has a new shopping centre with a Mercadona supermarket and petrol station. Here you will notice that nearly all the cars have Portuguese plates. Petrol (and cigarettes) are cheaper in Spain


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

During the period April 2016 to October 2016 the property will be rented through myself for bookings. Please contact me for pricing during these periods. Prices may vary depending on the length of the booking.

25% Deposit in advance to reserve booking.
Balance within 6 weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vista Real in Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • 2 full bathrooms 1 en-suite with the main bathroom having a spa bath. 1 downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Room - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • First floor has a lovely en-suite master bedroom with large bathroom and shower over bath, toilet and bidet. The balcony has views to the village and stairs to large sun terrace. A second double bedroom has a balcony and views to the castle and village overlooking the pool. A third bedroom which has a twin bed and a balcony with views to the castle and village that overlook the pool.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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