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Spacious house,village location with great beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 large bedrooms, 1 with en suite, family bathroom, shower room. Sleeps 6 to 8

This spacious, modern townhouse is situated in countryside with stone built walls and only a minute walk into the historic village of Castro Marim. The house overlooks the Nature Reserve with views across to Spain. You can walk from the house to the top of the hill with panoramic views of the village, castle, sea and beyond.

The house has 3 large bedrooms with ample storage space, 1 with en suite bathroom, family bathroom and downstairs shower room. The house can easily accommodate two families of four and there is plenty of outside playing space.

There is a covered area to the front of the house for cool Alfresco dining and the south facing rear walled patio has a brick built-in barbecue, table with 8 chairs and 2 sun beds for total relaxation in the sun. There is also an outside shower and children's paddling pool.

Golf Details: The house is ideally situated for golfers being a minutes drive from Castro Marim Golf Course. The Jack Nicklaus and new Sevi Ballesteros Golf Courses are also nearby and well worth a visit. The Sevi Ballesteros Course, in particular,comes highly recommended!Golf packages can be arranged which offer good discounts at all the courses within a 30 minute drive or less.

Castro Marim Golf Course is a challenging course offering stunning views across the countryside. Within an easy 15 minute drive, you can play the championship 36 hole Islantilla Golf Course which has hosted the Spanish Open and also Benamor (views over mountains, countryside and sea), Quinta Da Ria(beautiful sea views) and Quinta Da Cima, a lovely course and the most challenging of the three, all situated in Cabanas.

Within a 45 minute motorway drive (motorways here are a pleasure to drive on and much quieter than England!) you can find all the famous Algarve Golf Courses around the upmarket Vilamoura area.

Surrounding Areas: The short drive to Vila Real, a bustling market town, provides stunning views across the Nature Reserve to Ayamonte, Spain and the impressive Suspension bridge connecting the two countries. The marshlands are home to many species of wildlife and birds and in low season, you can admire the beautiful flocks of wild pink flamingos.

Vila Real De Santo Antonio is renowned for its shops selling a wide selection of linen, towels and tablecloths. In the large tree lined square throughout the year they host numerous events culminating in a fantastic New Year spectacular when the square is thronged with people and families of all ages with a live band, firework display and a stunning waterfall of fireworks surrounding the whole square.

From Vila Real harbor, you can take the 10 minute ferry across the beautiful River Guadiana to the traditional, picturesque town of Ayamonte with its lovely tiled squares and fountains for 1.30 euro. The ferries run every half hour from morning till night.

Surrounding Areas: Vila Real also has its own Railway Station and from here you can take the train, which is clean and reliable, and travel the whole length of the Algarve The train offers a scenic and beautiful view of the Portuguese countryside, villages and towns and from every town, you can walk down to the sea! Highly recommended! Nearby Altura offers beautiful beaches together with a large open-air swimming pool open to everybody for 4 euros for the whole day complete with sun lounges around the pool, tennis courts and a cafe-bar. Castro Marim also has a lovely children’s' play park with tunnel slides and raft across a small pool area for the older children and a separate play park for the little ones.

More Details

Corinne Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vista Real in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ensuite
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , This is a very large bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are all large with floor to ceiling wardrobes and the house itself is large and spacious. There is also a futon sofa bed in the lounge which is easy to use and two large comfortable sofas. Travel cot and highchair available free of charge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The DVD player is also an MP3 player and there is a wide selection of CDs and both adults and children's DVDS for your enjoyment. You are also welcome to bring your own.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Spacious house,village location with great beaches
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Farnborough Hants

Relaxed holiday in Castro Marim

  • 5 of 5

The house has lots of space, you never feel 'hemmed in', the bedrooms are of a very good size with lots of wardrobe space and with 3 bathrooms the women were happy ! There was everything that we wanted in the house, even down to the large paddling pool, we spent some nice early evenings in the rear patio, dipping our toes and enjoying an evenings tipple before heading out. Corinne was on hand to help with the settleing in and help with direction to the supermarkets, shopping etc.

It was an ideal base to allow us to discover both Portugal and Spain, two holidays in one ! We spent some time in Ayamonte, both driving there and also going over there by the ferry, very relaxing, wandering around the alleys, finding squares, cafes and restaurants.

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys an independant holiday and doesn't mind a bit of exploring to find those out of the way places and really wants to have a great relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that the house met your expectations. We live within an easy 10 minute drive and are always on hand should you require any additional help or information during your stay. We believe that while you are on holiday,the house is your house and we want you to feel completely at home. There is so much to see and do that a week is never long enough and this year,most of our bookings came from Portuguese families who live in the North of Portugal and who were enjoying the weather, the beautiful beaches and the wonderful reastaurants here on the Eastern Algarve. We are lucky enough to have lived in this beautiful area for 5 years now with our family and we are very settled and happy here and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed it as much as we do! Best Wishes, Corinne and Garry
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Great place for great holidays

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciate our wonderfull stayl

The house was very spacious, very clean and very well furnished !

The house is 10 min from the beach, from Spain and the city is a wonderfull seaside city with all amenities

Earstern Algarde is a great place for great holidays.

the owner Corinne Smth is a very smart person.


  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed you holiday at our house..It was lovely to meet you all and we would love to see you all again ! Best regards, Corinne
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New York City


  • 5 of 5

This lovely house has it all! It was bright airy and clean and comfortable. The owner provided every ammenity represented. The house was very close to the village, beach, bars and terrific restaurants. We had the most perfect time relaxing and scuba diving. We will definitely return and would stay here again. We have already recommended this vacation to a number of our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cockenzie and Port Seton

Well worth a visit

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fantastic week at this property. Everything you need for a relaxing laid back holiday. The house is a perfect base to explore the nearby towns of Castro Marim with its medieval castle, Villa Real with its bustling pedestrianised market and impressive marina, Monte Gordo with its wide, spacious sandy beach, or for venturing further afield to Ayemonte and Seville. Lots to do and see all around.

There are a few good eateries within Castro Marim and it was a real treat trying out the local dishes at the Medieval Restaurant.

Shopping was also very cheap and we even managed to find drinkable wine for only 85 cents a bottle !!!!!!

The house itself was very spacious and bright and airy. The BBQ out the back was well used and at night the area was so quiet and peaceful. we had a lovely relaxed week and we will be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: February 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxed place

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay!

Near the beach, supermarket, coffehouse, etc...

Clean and quiet, good to rest and stay with kids!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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appréciation sur la maison de castro marim

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes restés 3 semaines au mois d’août 2015. Nous avons apprécié le calme de cette maison qui est très agréable à vivre. Il manquerait, peut être, des moustiquaires pour pouvoir ouvrir les fenêtres le soir pour mieux aérer en complément des ventilateurs de plafond. Les plages ne sont pas très loin environ 6 kilomètres. A quelques minutes à pied vous pouvez faire vos courses au village. Castro marim est magnifique, on en prend plein les yeux...

Elisabeth, Olivier et notre fils Matéo

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro, Portugal
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Vila Real De Santo Antonio to Spain
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Vila Real De Santo Antonio to whole Algarve
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Car: necessary

Castro Marim is on the Spanish Portuguese border and is ideally located for exploring the local area. Enjoy the best of 2 countries!It has numerous cafe bars and restaurants,which offer good quality food at very reasonable prices and you are assured of a warm Portuguese welcome wherever you dine. The village has its own fruit and veg market, large supermarket, chemist, Post Office & Medical Center. All the amenities are within a minutes walk from the house.

The beautiful, golden sandy beaches of Vila Real, Praia Verde and Altura are all within a picturesque 5 min drive offering panoramic views across the surrounding countryside & the salt mountains of Castro Marim. The popular tourist resort of Montegordo is also nearby. Castro Marim is an area steeped in history and the village boasts its own Castle and Fort, overlooked by the house, which offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. The castle is beautifully illuminated at night & every year there is a Medieval Fayre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vista Real, Castro Marim region

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A casa está idealmente localizado na vila de Castro Marim com Castelo e Forte, perto do praias. Todo inclusiva no preço de electricidade, gás, água, roupa de cama e toalhas.
Proprietário da representante irá conhecê-lo pessoalmente com as chaves em sua casa.
Um depósito de 20% garantia su reserva.O restante é pago em euros à chegada.
La casa está muy b

We ask for 20% payable now to confirm your reservation with the balance payable in euros on arrival.


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