|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Janela do Mar is a privately owned Villa which has been totally refurbished to a very high standard in 2009. It is set in approx 3,000 sq.m plot with private electric gates and landscaped gardens with Private South West Facing Pool. There is a large Webber gas BBQ for alfresco dining with comfortable outdoor furniniture. The patio has excellent private sea views and there is a all weather Table Tennis for some leisure during your stay. The Lounge has a 40' LED TV, DVD player, surround, Sonos system and Wifi. The Kitchen has been fitted with an American Fridge Freezer with Ice Maker, Hob, Oven with Extractor Hood, Dishwasher and Coffee Machine. The Laundry Room is fitted with Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. The Master Suite is located on the first floor with own private bathroom and terrace and fantastic sea views. The other three bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the ground floor.
Carvoeiro: Carvoeiro is a pretty fishing village with its own beach just 45 minutes along the coast road west of Faro Airport and 3 hours south of Lisbon . Still retaining the character and tradition of Portuguese life, the local shops and mini-Mercado's sell most of the things you will need. There is also a Bank, Bureau de Change, Pharmacy and 2 Doctors Clinics. Carvoeiro has all the essentials for the perfect holiday.
The local market sells fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and locally caught fish. There is also a good butcher and a baker in the village. The much larger town of Portimao with its fishing harbour, numerous restaurants and many varied shops is only 10 minutes drive away. A whole day can be spent there starting with breakfast of freshly caught sardines grilled alfresco by the harbour side.
Restaurants - Bars - Nightlife: The many bars and restaurants offer all types of cuisine including Vietnamese, Italian, French and of course Portuguese, where you can enjoy an excellent meal of freshly caught fish and sample the famous inexpensive Portuguese wines. Prices vary so check the menu outside. All of the restaurants welcome children and some have special children's menus.
Golf and Tennis, Slide'n'Splash.: Our propertie is within walking distance of the on the beautiful Vale do Milho course. Rounds can be arranged through the Club House. There are two more courses in Carvoeiro, these are Gramacho and Pinta and facilities here also include a driving range. The championship course at Peninais a 20 minute drive away and the world famous Vilamoura is a 35 minute drive. Vale do Lobo is only a 40 minute drive away. If taking golf clubs, these may need to be notified to your airline. A half set is allowed per person but is included in the baggage allowance (20 kilos).
Other Activities: Tennis Club at Rocha Brava which is a 5 minute walk. Slide'n'Splash is 10 min drive away.
This is a lovely house with everything a family needs for a great holiday. We particularly enjoyed the outside area, the gardens, shade and sun areas, lovely BBQ, the Sonos sound system, beautiful bathrooms and a god sized pool. The property was clean and well equipped. We would highly recommend Julios, good food and easy to walk to. A car was useful and we made several trips to the new supermarket, Apolonia, the Waitrose of the Algarve! Thank you. The Mitchells
We had a very enjoyable relaxing 2 weeks in your lovely appointed contemporary villa. Plenty of space for 9 of us for the first week. A wonderful pool, great BBQ area, a lovely round table for alfresco meals for us to sit comfortably round on the veranda. The beds were very comfortable too. Car hire recommended but can walk 10-15 mins to several restaurants and a shop. Would definitely stay again. Many thanks
Lovely villa. Looks exactly as it does on the website so no disappointment on arrival. Very clean.
We stayed for 2 weeks (4 adults and 3 kids). Location is a 10 minute stroll downhill to Rocha Brava complex where there are a few restaurants and a supermarket. More restaurants a further 5 minutes walk. It is quite steep coming back up, so might be tough enough for an elderly person.
A 30 minute walk pushing a buggy into the town. A nice walk and we found 3 routes. Again quite hilly so we always got a taxi back (about 6 or 7 euro).
Centianes beach was about 20 minute walk downhill so a tough one coming back in the heat. A good excuse to stop in Rocha Brava for a beer to cool down!
Frank and Isobel were very helpful during the booking process and responded very quickly to any queries we had when we were there.
I would definitely recommend the villa for a relaxing holiday.
3 adults+4 children (12-21)
Large clean villa with all mod cons.
Great music system, wi-fi and table tennis were welcome additions.
Great Restaurant -Julios- a walk away.
You need a car as there is not much to do nearby.
Pool not heated and seemed cold for August
This villa is absolutely stunning, we were a party of 4 adults and two children and all our needs were catered for.
Everything is very modern, the villa is spotless and has fabulous grounds.
Frank is super helpful and when we had a minor problem it was sorted without any delay.
We would recommend a car to get into the main town of Carvoeiro , as without one you are limited to just a small number of restauraunts in walking distance.
If you like the pictures on the website, basically thats what you are going to get,
We are only providing this review so late after the holiday due to ill health on return.
Don't have any doubts about this villa if you want somewhere with all mod cons , thats peaceful, well maintained and within easy driving distance of the town
Having just returned from a 3 week stay in this lovely villa , I would like to take the opportunity to compliment the owners Frank and Isobel for putting together a great villa and for being so attentive to any of our queries . We had a great stay with a mixture of family and friends. The location and surroundings are perfect for a super vacation in the Algarve. We have visited the Algarve 12 times over the last few years and this is our top spot. All the amenities you need are close at hand although you do need a car to get the maximum benefit during your stay. The villa is of a high standard, well equipped, extremely well maintained and I would have no hestitation in recommending it for your perfect vacation.
Carvoeiro is a small town with variety of restaurants, bars and has a beautiful beaches. There is lots to do in Carvoeiro you can visit the waterpark 'Slide'n'Spalsh which is a 10 minute drive away and a fun day out for all the Family. You have the Algarve Shopping Mall 20 mins drive where you have a food court with fast food outlets including McDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut etc. There is also the Cinema where all films are shown in English! There is also a Bowling Alley located inside the Shopping Mall. You can also have a fantastic day out at the 'Zoormarine' where you can swim with the Dolphins (book in advance in summer months).
Some beaches are between the rocks and lots to do like golf, horse riding, bike trips. A Boat trip to see the coast and the grottoes, paddling in a canoe, big game fishing, water parks, shopping, zoo, kids park and lots more.
Included in the Cost.
Maid Service Twice per week.
Towel Change: Twice per week.
Bed Linen Change: Once per week.
Wireless Internet Access.
•Not Included in the cost:
Euro: 300.00 security deposit for damage/breakages - fully refunded after villa inspection.