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Beautiful detached villa with private pool, 600 meters from the beach

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 5 bedroom self catering villa, situated between Monte Gordo and Altura

This beautiful 5 bedroom detached villa, boasts a large outdoor swimming pool, landscaped garden, brick barbecue area, and is laid out in traditional Portuguese style over three floors, with large terraces overlooking the pool. It has a large living room, a good sized kitchen and dining room that opens onto the shady pergola and BBQ area, and is also fully air conditioned and equipped. The villa is ideally situated between the towns of Monte Gordo and Altura. Just close enough to all the local night life, but just far enough away to avoid the summer crowds! The villa is located in the exclusive Audiencia development, next to Praia Verde, in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. This area is mainly made up of private villas and has direct access to the beach, on foot (about 5 minutes walk) or by car. Whether you are a golfer, a beach lover, or you just want to relax with a glass of the local wine by a private pool, if you're looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun, this is the place to be.

Athletics and Sport: Close to the villa is the IAAF accredited sports complex of Vila Real de S. António. The complex is equipped with modern facilities that attract top athletes to this region. There is an 8-lane 'polytan' track together with indoor training facilities and a gym with Olympic free weights. Jumping facilities and dedicated throwing facilities are also available, where many other sports are catered for. The Complex is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. It is a high performance training centre recognized by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre, and attracts a number of professional teams and national squads to the region for warm weather training

Monte Gordo is an established holiday resort with a flat blue flag beach, stretching over 20km. This is ideal for warm weather training sessions. There are over 12km of off road tracks that can be found in the pine forests that lie between Vila Real de Santo António and Monte Gordo

Ria Formosa Natural Reserve: The vast beaches and isles from Faro to Tavira form a natural barrier to the Ocean. Behind are the vast expanses of dunes and after those a labyrinth of lagoons and small sand isles, mud flats and canals. At low tide other salty habitats are uncovered, because the sea penetrates right up to land, forming marches and salt marshes.

With such physical diversity, it is not surprising that the Formosa Estuary attracts such a variety of life forms and provides a wintering ground for many migratory birds. It is one of the most important nature reserves in the network of wetlands that links Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and is very popular with wildlife watchers from all over the world.

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Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Retur in Monte Gordo

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suit to bedroom 5
  • There are two good size family bathrooms, fully tiled, with wash basin and mirror, bidet, toilet, bath with shower. One of the bathrooms has a corner bath with a good pressure shower. The bathroom with the shower is en-suite to room 5. The cloakroom on the ground floor has a basin and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , open terrace onto pool area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , large terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , large terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All 5 bedrooms are spacious, have fitted wardrobes and air conditioning. The master bedroom has direct access to the pool area through the patio doors and also shares access to a large terrace with bedroom 2. Three of the bedrooms have large terraces. A baby cot and high chair, are also available if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful detached villa with private pool, 600 meters from the beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Excellent location for walk to beach & spacious well laid out villa for 12

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families, 6 adults & 6 children. Bedrooms & bathrooms had plenty of space and living areas are well equipped & plenty of room for all. Pool was a big hit with the kids (wetsuits required in October really but they loved it regardless). 15 minute walk to a lovely beach. Local bakery/mini market/cafe has everything we needed for the week except 3 trips to the butchers. Nice walk through the pine forest or along beach (or <€10 taxi) to Monte Gordo for large choice of restaurants & snack bars. If the kids were bigger, renting bikes for all would have given us a wider range, access to train station etc but everything we needed for a week in the sun was close by without needing to rent a car. Villa manager was lovely & very helpful about what to do & how to get about.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, private, immaculate villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month with 2 other couples in this spacious home. The furnishings were very comfortable and very thing was very clean. It was everything we had hoped for and more!! The manager Marina and her husband Mike were very helpful with restaurant recommendations and directions to the nearby bakery where you could get groceries, breakfast, lunch,dinner or just a great cappuccino!! The proximity to the town and beach was exactly as described. We will definitely be considering a return visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely comments. Mike and I are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area and that you managed to see a bit of Spain and Gibraltar as well! I know it´s a long way from home, but we would love for you to come back in the near future! All the very best and hopefully see you soon! Marina and Mike
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Superb week in sunny Portugal in beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 runners that came to Portugal to train in the warm weather and for some day trips. The Villa was perfect for us and was really spacious and a beautiful place. We enjoyed the beach and forest trails right next to the villa and loved the pool and BBQ area. We had a great week in the sun and all said we'd love to come back later in the year. Thanks Marina for making us feel so welcome. Hope to see you again. Steve, Ellie, Tim, Mark, Sarah, Pete, Matt and James

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It is lovely to hear that you had such a good time and that you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area. It was nice to meet you all and hope that you will come back soon! Marina
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What an Amazing Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa, it's enormous! we were a large party & we never felt like we were in eachothers way! The beach & town were a short walk away, but well worth it! I would certainly recommend staying here and I can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for famillies

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday house - there were 6 adults in our party, plus little ones and we found there was plenty of room without getting on top of each other.

Really good location for the beach (you can easily walk there) or it was nice just to be able to relax by the pool. The garden was great for the kids.

Marina (the property manager) went out of her way to help and make sure we were comfortable.

Would really recommend this place if you're on holiday as a group - we'll definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home, clean, spacious, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were a three-generation group and found there was lots of space, plenty of bathrooms and a pleasant well-equipped kitchen/diningroom. There is a large garden where our granson played, and a cot and high chair were provided for him. The pool and terrace area was great for relaxing and sunbathing. The property manager couldn't do enough for us (very nice lady).

We bought fresh bread every day from the nearby cafe, and did other shopping in supermarkets ten mins drive away.

The wonderful sandy beach is five mins by car or 10/15 mins walk (depending how energetic you are), and the 'younger' generation used the bikes available to go trekking through the pine forest to Monte Gordo.

A place to come back to, a real home from home. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, Sem Espinhas Bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo António
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castro Marim Golfe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castro Marim Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Monte Gordo exit from A22
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, Restaurante Sem Espinhas
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Praia do Adão e Eva
Car: recommended

The Villa is located in the exclusive holiday residential area of Casa da Audiencia, which has around 250 large villas and houses and direct access, on foot or by car, to the beach. It boasts two superb restaurants on the beach itself, and a sushi/salad bar. There is also a local café and bakery, where you can buy bread freshly baked on the premises. The beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa, through the pine trees, and its’ beautiful unspoilt golden sand stretches for miles. Nearby is the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve stretching 67 kilometres along the coast to Faro. Part of Audiencia backs onto a National Park, full of pine trees surrounding a beautiful unspoilt lake that is a magnet for wild birds and ducks. It is excellent for walking and cycling in. The villa is within 5 to 15 min. drive of several top golf courses: Castro Marim Golf, Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Quinta de Cima, the new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Quinta do Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros

Other Activities: Bird watching, Green Bowling, Kite Surf, Canoeing, Cruising

Golf: The Algarve has some of the finest golf courses in the world. Indeed the region has a world wide reputation for golfing excellence. The mild all year round climate makes playing golf in the Algarve an absolute pleasure, even in the winter. The East Algarve has 5 very different golf courses:

Benamor - A very friendly and welcoming club. A good choice for groups of higher handicappers, with wide fairways and not too many hazards. Water does, however, come into play on a few holes.

Castro Marim - The Eastern Algarve has developed very quickly in the last few years as a serious golfing location. This is one of the first courses that got rave reviews from visiting golfers and it is still one to put on any Eastern Algarve itinerary.

Monte Rei - The only Jack Nicklaus designed course on the Algarve. This is a stunning layout, with first class service from the time you arrive at the bag drop.

Quinta da Ria - A lovely golf course built on a cliff overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Although not as technically difficult as its sister course next door, it is still ranked in the top 10 courses in Portugal.

Quinta de Cima -This is a must-play course for any golfer staying in the Algarve. Ranked as one of the top 3 courses in Portugal by the Peugeot guide.

Quinta do Vale - Opened in 2008, this Seve Ballesteros course, close to the Spanish border, is one to add to your itinerary. With Monte Rei & Quinta do Cima very close you can see why golfers are flocking to this area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Retur, Castro Marim region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / L
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / H
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / H
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / L
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Administration £53.03

While we have cleaners who will come to thoroughly clean the house after your departure, we do ask that clients leave the house reasonably tidy, with the rubbish taken out and the dishes and crockery cleaned. The barbecue should also be cleaned. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in a 20 euros cost which will be deducted from the security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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