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Paul or Wendy Heinson

Member since: 2008
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Casa Amarela, villa near Silves in a small village with stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Silves region - Casa Amarela

4 Bedrooms, sleeps up to 8. Private pool, full heating and air conditioning.

All living areas and bedrooms have independent air conditioning/heating units. Property is all on one level, however, there are steps up from the parking area. The terraces afford wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The master bedroom and two others have en suite bathrooms, the fourth bedroom has an adjacent bathroom. The Kitchen is extensively equipped. Wi Fi and a land line are provided.

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul or Wendy Heinson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Paul or Wendy Heinson

Wendy and I like walking, reading, entertaining,good food and wine. I am a keen mountain biker, so the limitless tracks and trails that are available from the end of the drive are absolutely wonderful.

Why Paul or Wendy Heinson chose Silves region

We chose Casa Amarela so that we could enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, wonderful scenery, flora forna and wildlife but be within a short distance of two towns which provide a good selection of shops and restaurants. We are also not far from the tourist attractions such as beaches, waterparks, golf courses and much more.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Amarela is a traditional Portugese cottage that we have renovated and extended. The view from the front porch all the way down to the coast is something that we enjoy looking at day or night and what set it apart from the rest for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Back again, couldn't stay away. All fabulous. Just as well we had three cooler days (25)gave us a chance to do some sightseeing instead of just enjoying ourselves around the pool.

Found some great restaurants.
Aug 2006
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Casa Amarela, villa near Silves in a small village with stunning views
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

A homely villa in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed for 12 nights at Casa Amarela. I don't think the photos of the villa on the HomeAway site do it justice. The interior is very spacious and comfortable, the villa was very clean and the kitchen particularly well equipped.

The owner Wendy was very accommodating in answering our queries about the villa and surrounding area before we travelled.

The housekeeper and her husband were very helpful as was the local English contact who also gave us advice about the local area.

The cafe across the road do excellent espressos and fresh ground coffee as well as fresh bread and rolls for collection if ordered the day before.

We don't really have any criticisms about the villa. I suppose a larger BBQ would have been better as we ate in a lot.

The choice of games and books at the villa were made good use of and the pool inflatables were a great bonus for our kids. We spent hours of quality family time in the pool and around the pool area, sunbathing, reading, playing board games and having fun!

We ate at a local recommended restaurant Rainha, where the owner, very kindly, insisted on collecting and dropping us back on our last visit, once he realised we were using taxis. The staff were all really friendly and welcoming and a huge bonus that they spoke such good English. Food very good too and reasonable.

Overall the villa was very homely and we enjoyed a very relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

We hope to return to the Algarve soon and would certainly recommend Casa Amarela to our family,friends and work colleagues.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chill - or Bake! Perfect House for family!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect house to chill out in - travelled with teenagers so everyone got their own corner to do what they wanted. Lovely front balcony for quiet reading and just watching the moon rise in the evening over the Algarve for the more reflective amongst us - lots of books, dvds, and full selection of TV channels for those who cannot leave the world behind! Patios on all sides of the house to catch the sun and bake, catch a cool breeze, or just enjoy spectacular views across the valley with the orange and lemon groves spreading out.

Very well equipped - down to the superb collection of cook books - even if all I did was look! Fresh bread available each day across the road which is delivered by Maria!

Just superb having AC in each room - it was particularly hot when we were there and just made such a difference from other places we have stayed. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived - and we were well attended to by house managers throughout our stay.

The area is magical, Silves is a different side to the Algarve from the other busier more touristy towns, has a wide selection of restaurants - at better quality and prices than anywhere else on Algarve.

Cannot decide whether to tell everyone about Casa Amarela or just keep it as a wonderful secret bolt hole!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Casa Amarela is a very pretty Villa set slightly up a hill with a lovely view of the valley. The house is very well appointed in terms of space and facilities. We particularly liked the fact that there was a welcome pack and that the previous occupants left their groceries behind for us to use and replace. A very good system.

The house is very comfortable with plenty of extras. The beds are a bit hard but we got round that by sleeping on top of the Duvets. Not sure what you would do if you had a bad back however!!

The linen etc. was all changed half way through which was very helpful.

The swimming pool is good and a man comes to clean it and take care of that side of things. It is secluded and not overlooked at all which is fine. The shallow end is large which would be very helpful if you have small children but not great for swimming ‘lengths’ as you cannot thrash about due to the small depth. It is in the sun most of the day however and was warm enough for plopping in and out.

There are plenty of local restaurants however they do take a bit of searching out. We drove past one several times before we found it as they are not too keen on large road signs. The visitor’s book is very helpful for all that sort of information. Messines is not as attractive as Silves but it has a good market and one very uninspiring restaurant for the outside gave us an excellent meal so reserve judgement until you’ve tried things.

Silves is a delightful old town with historical interest and interesting shops. Well worth a few trips. The people were very friendly and all spoke good English. We weren’t in Portugal to do much sightseeing and we did not venture too far so a guidebook may be well-advised if you wanted to see more. You definiteyl need a car to get about.

I would not recommend the Algarve coast much as there are beaches and sands but far too many people and the pool at the house is a much better. If you want fish and chips and loud music, fine. If not, stay away.

The owners were very helpful when we had a slight glitch with the house, sorting things out immediately via a local English contact.

All in all a good break and I would recommend the Villa to groups and families alike for a happy break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christchurch, Dorset

My stay at Casa Amarela.

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at Casa Amarela! It was everything you could ask for. With beautiful views, a relaxing environment, gorgeous spacious layout and a fun sized swimming pool. It was so luxurious and the perfect getaway as it was good to either stay in and relax by the pool or go and enjoy the nearby town or go further afield for a day out. The villa is kept in superb condition, and everything you want is easily accessible. I would love to go back again; Casa Amarela is my number 1 recommendation to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bournemouth, Dorset

Everything you could wish for...

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarela really did have it all; picturesque views from the kitchen window, a decent sized pool, very comfortable living space, comfortable beds, safe surroundings, and most importantly, peace and quite. It was quite simply everything I would look for in a luxury, peaceful holiday.

Casa Amerela is situated in a quite town with friendly locals and a small pub/bar just one hundred metres from the front door. However, just a four mile walk or bus ride will take you into the town of Silves. Silves had a good range of restaurants, supermarkets and shops making it easier to find exactly what we wanted. It must be said that Silves had an excellent tourist information centre that all spoke good English and were only too happy to help. Silves historic castle was fascinating and most definitely worth a visit.

The villa offers a perfect sun trap by the swimming pool for the visitor who just wants to relax in the sun but for the more adventurous visitor, a centralised location to make everything accessible. The facilities within the villa were to an exceptional standard, with everything easy to use and find. The villa also came equipped with a dishwasher, making life far easier with a group of eight of us to feed and water every night. The villa was clean and well maintained with a pool attendant visiting the property around three times a week. I enjoyed the villa so much that I am currently in the process of booking to go once again, later on this year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Amerela

  • 5 of 5

Myself and seven other people spent 10 days in this gorgeous villa/area and had such an amazing time. The Villa was spacious and modern with a brilliant pool and amazing views. We didnt have a car and would possibly recomend that a car is a good idea if you are wanting to travel a bit further affield but we used the busses which took you straight into the main town of Silves and taxis which were fairly cheap. The villiage of courtes is so peaceful and overall it was an extreemly relaxing holiday. I would recomend this villa to anyone who would like a peaceful and beautifull area to relax in.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Faro airport.
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
In Village
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Messines or Tunes
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
A large choice depending on the direction you take
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Various choices
Car: recommended

Casa Amarela is situated in the small village of Cortes on the end of the Cumeada ridge between Silves and Sao Bartolomeu de Messines. The villa sits on the side of the ridge with stunning views down to the coast. The surrounding country side is great for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and some of the Algarves finest golf courses are just a short drive away. Nearby Silves with its historic castle and cobbled streets offers two large supermarkets, it also has many cafes and restaurants to enjoy.

Other Activities: The surrounding area is ideal for bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horse riding.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Silves, Silves region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Season
2 Apr 2016 - 19 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
20 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
31 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Deposit of 25% with booking. Balance 60 days before rental date.
We require a £200 refundable security deposit for all bookings.
Pool/beach towels are not included but can be added for £2.50 each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Silves region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjacent to bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
All living areas and bedrooms have independent air conditioning/heating units. i pod dock available. Property is all on one level, however, there are steps up from the parking area. Towels are provided for internal use only.

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