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Beautiful Luxury Villa with Private Pool 3km from Stunning Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus third WC/cloakroom, sleeps 6/8

Beautiful South Facing Villa (free wyfi) with terraces to every room and stunning panoramic views. Close to beautiful unspoilt beaches, resorts, restaurants and golf courses. A very spacious plot. Swimming pool with patio and underwater lighting. Brick built BBQ. This is the perfect location for a relaxing peaceful holiday, but within a short distance of Monte Gordo with its many bars and restaurants for those requiring night life. This part of the Algarve has the most wonderful long sandy beaches, it still retains a Portuguese flavour and is the main holiday resort for the Portuguese people. There are typical Portuguese restaurants within a short drive. Villa Real d St Antonio is approx 10min drive situated on the Guadiana River which separates Portugal and Spain, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere this is the perfect place to sit at one of the pavement cafes in the square and watch the world go by. Approx 20 min drive is Tavira a lovely typical Portuguese town with a river running through it.

Extras: It is also possible to fly to Seville and drive to the villa which takes approximately 1hr 20mins.

Airport transfer available prices on request.

Golfers. Discounts (when available) and pre booked t-offs available on request.

Internet Cafes... in Monte Gordo, villa Real St Antonio and Altura. The villa has free wyfi

Monte Gordo casino with nightly Cabarat.

Casa Portugeezer is situated in a cul-de-sac adjacent to the Nature Reserve. Private Fishing and sailing trips are available in villa Real. A wide variety of excursions may be booked via our contacts at the Hotel Alba (Monte Gordo).

There is a comprehensive information book in the villa.

All of our guests are invited to complete the comments book which is on view in the villa.

We have never received a negative comment, on the contrary, all comments have been extremely complimentory, and assure us that our guests have been 100% satisfied.

Booking conditions: 25% non refundable deposit required on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before departure date.

A RETURNABLE DEPOSIT of £200 against breakages is payable with final balance .

Please note: The booking deposit is non returnable therefore we strongly advise clients have travel insurance in place when booking.

We accept payment by all major credit or debit cards, cheque, on line banking and bank transfer (sterling) We also accept payment in euros by online banking, swift/bacs.

Entry to the villa is from 1600hrs

Vacation time is 11am

However we try to avoid same day arrival and departures and will do our UPMOST to accomodate early arrivals and late departures where at all possible

COT, HIGH CHAIR (including linen pillow and mosquito net ) and Stair gate supplied FREE OF CHARGE











PLEASE NOTE You will be dealing exclusively with us the owners, not property managment company or agents. Therefore we are able to offer a very personal streamlined direct service to our guests

Guests have direct contact with us before during and after their stay

Our aim is to ensure 100%+ satisfaction for our guests. We endeavour to do everything possible to provide guests every need

Having lived in the area ( Antonio grew up in the area) we feel are able to give our guests personal recommendations to local facilities etc

Our knowledge of the area is vast

More Details
Registration Number : 55201

Lesley & Tony
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Lesley & Tony

Antonio is Portuguese originally from Alentajo but grew up close to the villa attending school in Vila Real st Antonio and playing for Lusitana (Castro Marim) 3rd division football team. Lesley is English originally from Islington London .Now living in Essex UK but spend as much time as possible in Portugal.We both worked in The Dos Navegadores Hotel Monte Gordo (which is how they met in 1984) We have family both in the UK and Portugal. We are passionate about our clients well being and endeavour to ensure that their stay in Casa Portugeezer is memorable for all the right reasons. We have many returning guests who tell us they feel the same magic as we do about Casa Portugeezer.

Lesley & Tony purchased this villa in 1999

Why Lesley & Tony chose São Bartolomeu

When we purchased the land in 1999 we had our pick of the plots.

We feel we are lucky enought to have selected the best plot in Quinta do Sobral we have uninterupted views, sunshine from daybreak to dusk and are in a cul de sac. Tony being Portuguese grew up in close by Adeia Nova.

Lesley's first holiday abroad was to Monte Gordo in 1964 with her parents staying in the Vasco De Gama (the first hotel on the Algarve) she fell instantly in love with the area, and despite travelling worldwide knew this would be the place she would want to build a home. Without doubt the Eastern Algarve is the Portuguese Algarve, retaining many traditions and typical dishes that are not available in the other parts of the Algarve which seem now caters mainly for tourists and ex-pats.

What makes this villa unique

Other parts of the Algarve have coved beaches and rocks, however many have steep acess and steps. Here in the very Eastern Al;garve the beaches are stunningly beautiful long stretches of soft white sand as far as the eye can see with sand dunes and pine forests in the background.

On Monte Gordo beach it is still possible to but fish directly from the local fisherman as they bring in their catch (need to get there early).

Retuer Beach is probably the main beach for locals as apart from two restaurants and seasonal beach sports it is completly un spolit.

Praia Verdi Beach Club has the fabulous Panoramico restaurant with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. On the beach is Pezinos na aria with gazeebos leading down onto the sand.

In summer they offer waiter service and massages on the beach.

So as you can see there really is something for everyone from casual, typical to 5star the choice is entirely yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • En-suite to main bedroom has double wash hand basins shower bidet and shaving point Family Bathroom has wash hand basin bath, shower bidet, and shaving point. WC cloakroom has wash hand basin. Both bathrooms and the WC cloakroom are fully tiled to floor and walls The hot water is supplied via a combi boiler therefore the hot water supply is constant. The villa is also served by piped gas (not calor) so again is constant
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Family - 2 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • One Double bedroom with en-suite One twin bedroom one large bedroom with 2 double beds. Baby cot including linen baby pillow and mosquito net supplied free of charge (also high chair and stair gate) All bedrooms have patio doors onto own terrace overlooking the pool All room are equiped with hairdryers and hair straighteners Choice of firm medium or soft pillows
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Urbanisation In addition to the brick built BBQ there is a smaller BBQ near the pool area Covered carport with gated entrance. Exterior lighting Outside power points Underwater pool light Automatic security lights Underwater lighting to swimming pool Computerised irrigation to garden. Villa is situated in a small cul de sac, and is fully detached with large grassed area surround. Uninterrupted views over the nature reserve. The magnificent Quinta do Vale Golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros which opened 2007 is 5 mins away as is the Castro Marim Course. The Jack Nicklaus Monte Rei Course is 10 mins drive as is Quinta De Ria, Quinta de Cima, and Benamor .. The nearest beach is the stunning Prai Verdi . All of the local beaches hold the European Union Blue Flag for cleanliness and Safety. Lonely Planet named Tavira as one of the safest beaches in the world for children (.UK Press 2009) Complete privacy, not overlooked. Villa enjoys the best location on Quinta Sobra


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average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Super Fall get away

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five adults and one toddler stayed at Tony and Leslie's home near Castro Marim. The house is spacious and located in a housing development away from the touristy area but only a short drive to beaches and nearby towns . Our two year old granddaughter enjoyed the pool but the highlight was hearing the tinkle of bells and watching the herd of goats right out the back deck. Thanks Leslie and Tony for the use of our house.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Casa Portugeezer Thank you so much for respecting our property Muito obrigado 😎 Antonio and Lesley and 🐐🐐
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Superb Villa and Location

  • 5 of 5

After much searching to find the perfect place for our group, I found this. And what a choice. The Villa was clean and spacious and had everything we needed. The communication pre-trip from Lesley was first class and I felt relaxed as a result of the information given and quick responses to questions. On arrival Catherine had a left a note and was in contact whenever we needed. Superb.

The surrounds of the Villa and local area were brilliant, with some amazing bird species on the doorstep and at the nearby (walking distance) saltpans. Little bustards, stone curlews, bee-eaters, red necked nightjar, golden oriole, booted eagle etc the lust goes on, and of course greater flamingos at the saltpans.

Everything about the villa was perfect. It really made our trip. I cannot recommend this Villa highly enough, and the contact from the owner was second to none. I hope to be back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise in Portugal Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The owners were absolutely delightful to deal with right from the start, very helpful and answered all our questions. We were made very welcome on our arrival by Catherine. The Villa is extremely well equipped and we wanted for nothing. It was very clean and well stocked. Our daughter is a Coeliac and my son has a nut allergy, due to this I have to cook and the kitchen was very clean and well stocked.

The lounge was cool and spacious and as a family of 5 we certainly had plenty of space. The pool was well received by our children.

The Villa is in a great location. We were close to so many beaches all beautiful and very family friendly, the life guards on the beaches were very good. Super markets were close by and had a very good choice. We also caught the little ferry across the river to Spain on a couple of days.

We enjoyed all our meals out on the balcony watching the amazing sunsets. We still sit and reminisce about the wonderful time we had. Out of 10, it certainly scores a 10, and we hope to come back one day.

Thank you for a perfect holiday, we would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't think TWICE ! Portugese Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Portugesa serveral times and we have never, ever been disappointed. The villa is in a very peaceful location. Perfect for the ultimate relaxation. The layout is perfect for family living, and there is nothing that is not catered for by way of cooking appliances. We would undoubtedly recommend this villa to anyone and we do!The beaches are stunning and spotless. The restaurants are superb and staff are extremely courteous, nothing is too much trouble. We are always very reluctant to leave this fabulous place.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely villa in a great location - less than an hour’s drive from Faro airport. It’s very quiet as other reviews have mentioned with really nice views over the nature reserve. It’s also only a few minutes’ drive to the great beach at Praia Verde. This was our favourite beach, you can rent a bed and umbrella from the restaurant Pezinhos N’Areia –the food here is brilliant and the restaurant has lovely views over the beach. The Restuarante O Infante was also good.

We drove to Seville one day and that is well worth a visit, takes about 2 hours but it’s really nice if you have the time. We also went over to Ayamonte in Spain a couple of times, nice shops here and a great restaurant called La Puerta Ancha – well worth a visit to this one!.

There is also a zipline that goes across the river from Spain to Portugal , we really enjoyed this!, it goes from Sanlucar de Guadiana in Spain to Alcoutim in Portugal, we just drove up the IC27 to Alcoutim and got the ferry across, we then met the the zipline operators –limitzero- on the other side. Very friendly bunch and great fun, Alcoutim is very nice as well. (,

That’s one of the great things about the villa –its within easy driving distance of lots of places.!!

We went to Zoomarine as well; get your tickets on line before you go as it’s cheaper, the dolphin experience was excellent but expensive!

There is excellent golf within a few minutes’ drive at Castro Marim (good food as well if you just want somewhere to eat), Quinta do Vale GC is just next to Castro Marim and Bemamor and a few other courses are only about a 15-20 min drive.

Pat and Frank were very helpful and Lesley was always friendly and responsive – a pleasure to deal with!!

Anyway – we had a great time and thoroughly recommend the villa and the area!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous 2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Casa Portugeezer, the first time was in 2011 and we loved it so much we returned this year. Booking with Lesley is easy and straightforward, she is so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The villa is in a delightfully quiet spot, perfect for relaxing by the beautiful pool, however the beaches and towns are all a short drive away. The villa is fully equipped for everything you would need for a family stay with 3 spacious bedrooms, a huge lounge area and 2 upstairs terraces. There is lots of advice on places to visit and restaurants in the guide folder in the villa. Pat and Frank are always contactable for anything that is needed and do a wonderful job. We will be returning next year for another relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sou Bartolomue
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Villa Real St Antonio
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sou Bartolomue
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
praia verdi
Car: necessary


Casa Portugeezer is without doubt a little piece paradise.

From the moment you wake you are looking out over the pool to the nature reserve with its array of wild life.

Lazing by the private pool is tranquiland, the only sounds you will hear are from the local church bells, oh and the goats which the shepherd grazes on the reserve.

In the evening enjoy stunning sunsets from one of the may terraces each with its own unique ambience.

Fabulous unspoilt long soft sandy child safe beaches are close by.All beaches have water sports and restaurants a great place to enjoy a cocktail while watching amazing sunsets. Lifeguards and first aid facilities are on all beaches from june to sept.

The River Guadiana offering River cruises, and fishing trips is 10mins away.

Also the un discovered (yet) waterfall and lagoon at Tavira approx 20 mins drive.

However altohough you will enjoy your very private piece of paradise you are only 5mins drive from all amenities supermarkets, banks, restaurants shops bars.

You have so many choices too many to mention here but all included in our information book in the villa.

There really is something for everyone

The villa also offers individual privacy as each bedroom has its own terrace leading out to the pool.

Although Faro is the closest Airport, being just 40mind drive from the airport. It is also possible to drive to the villa from Seville Airport in Spain (approx 1hour 20mins).

The Fishing port of Tavira with its riverside restaurants is approximately 20 minutes drive.

The small town of Castro Marim boasts a Medieval Castle. The centre point is the pretty white washed Cathedral perched on a hill overlooking the town.

Close by are the salt flats, often frequented by stunning flamingos.

The bridge joining Portugal and Spain is 5 mins from the villa via the motorway or Castro Marim.

The car ferry still runs from Vila Real St Antonio (Portugal) across to Ayamonte (Spain) and the resorts of Isla Cannella, and Costa da Luz which is now referred to as the Spanish Algarve or you can take the ferry as a foot passenger .

Other Activities:

Atheletic Stadium TRAINING CAMP FOR TEAM GB 2012 OLYMPIC TEAM In Vila Real 10 mins from Casa Portugeezer

.Day cruises along the guadiana River,

Horse drawn Buggy Trips, Bike and scooter hire available from nearby Monte Gordo

Large indoor swimming pool in Vila Real and Castro Marim

Beach Water Sports including Kite Surfing available in season

Golf:There are six top golf courses within a short distance which are:-

Castro Marim 10mins drive from the villa

Quinta da Vale 10mins ' ' ' '

Benamore 15mins ' ' ' '

MonteRei 15mins ' ' ' '

Quinta da Ria 20mins ' ' ' '

Quinta da Cima 20mins ' ' ' '

Advance Booking direct with the course on line is usually cheaper, which can be done by visiting the relevant web site this will also give full information on each course

Many great day trips available all details are in the lobby of the villa

Swim with the dolphins at Zoo Marim approx 1hour10mins drive a fantastic day out for all the family

Advance Booking with discount available on line at

The selection of restaurants is vast and there really is something for everyone.

.Fine Dine on the beach at sunset at Pezinhos n'areia or above the Atlantic Ocean at Panoramica both situated at nearby Praia Verde.

Altura offers a good selection of Portuguese Restaurants

Or Sample one of many restaurants in nearby Vila Real D St Antonio overlooking th Guadiana River and Marina with its ancient pituresque square its pavement cafes being the perfect place for enjoying a drink or coffee while watching the world go by. Seasonal markets are held here and in summer entertainment. takes place in the square.

For more casual dinning Monte Gordo caters for all tastes and is the nearest 'Resort' with bars shops seasonal markets, and a Casino.

Tavira offers a host of riverside dinning and also has the Grand Plaza Shopping Mall with food hall.

This is just a brief summary, but dont take our word for it. Read what previous guests thought of theire time at Casa Portugeezer by reading the revues they have written (entirely without obligation)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu, Castro Marim region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

DICOUNTED RATES FOR UNDER OCCUPANCY.....(Except during July and August)
PLEASE NOTE: We also accept payments in euros by bank transfer (exchange rate as at time of booking) .

Unlike some properties advertised you are dealing directly with us the owners, not a property management company or agent. Therefore we are able to offer a very personal and flexible service to ensure all of your requirements are met.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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