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Single-storey villa. Free Pool Heating! Free WiFi. Ideal for 2 families to share

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,281 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8+2, close to beach, **POOL HEATING INCLUDED!**

To book Casa das Flores direct with the owners, contact:

Casa das Flores «AL» is a single storey villa and, we understand, the former 'show house' for this quiet residential development. Set in a third of an acre plot overlooking the first green of the golf course at Vale de Milho; approximately a mile and a half east of the popular former fishing village of Carvoeiro. Tennis courts, shops, a number of restaurants and Centianes beach are all within easy walking-distance of the villa. Riding, sailing, diving, water sports and deep-sea fishing are also available within short distances. The house is fully compliant with the Portuguese LICENSING LAWS for holiday rental properties. Prices INCLUDE POOL HEATING and unlimited, secure WiFi. Please be aware that we have a strict policy of NO SMOKING in the house and anticipate that guests will respect what is our only 'house rule'.

Carvoeiro: Is a delightful former fishing village just a short drive, or twenty-or-so minute walk, from the villa. The town accommodates most holiday needs with its tourist information centre, bars, banks, pharmacy, moped, car and bicycle rental outlets and a huge variety of restaurants. The central square leads directly on to the beach backed by sandstone cliffs so typical of the Algarve. The coast road leads east and west from the square to a number of secluded coves.

What to do?: Boat trips can be taken from the beaches at Carvoeiro and Benagil to less accessible beaches, coves and caves along the coast. Horse riding, Snorkelling, Tennis and water sports are all available nearby. There are also two water parks ('Slide and Splash' is our preference) and ‘Zoomarine’, a marine theme park, all within a short drive. The tranquillity of the mountains, the pine forests of Monchique and the ancient Moorish walled town of Silves, the latter only 15 kilometres away, make pleasant inland excursions. Alternative, but equally enjoyable, excursions can be made to the old port of Portimao and to Lagos.

More Details

Gareth Cade
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, or, ☎ +44 (0)1425 619505
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Gareth Cade

Owner contact:- email:, 📱 +44 (0) 7802 863384, ☎ +44 (0) 1425 619505

My wife and I first visited the Algarve in 1980 with our (then) young family. Over the next 20+ years we revisited the area on several occasions with our growing family and were always pleasantly surprised by how welcoming the Portuguese were - and indeed, still are!

In 2002 we bought Casa das Flores and now have the very real pleasure of seeing our own grandchildren enjoying family holidays in the area we've grown to love.

Over the years the area has, of course, changed a good deal but still retains a real charm and if you enjoy eating out you'll be spoiled for choice with the fish dishes being particularly good.

Gareth Cade purchased this villa in 2002

Why Gareth Cade chose Carvoeiro

Casa das Flores is an ideal family holiday home and particularly well suited to two families sharing. We try to provide a good service and maintain good relations with our guests and always listen to and take seriously their comments and suggestions. As you'll probably have seen, we have well over fifty "5 star" reviews on this site and work hard to maintain our standards.

The house is adjacent to the first green of the Vale de Milho golf course and we never cease to be amazed by how quiet and peaceful the whole of the Vale de Milho area is – even in the height of the season the inevitable “family-fun” noise doesn’t feel intrusive and the peaceful ambiance is still there.

What makes this villa unique

We try to maintain the house to a high standard. The kitchen and all the bathrooms have been refitted in recent years and the pool has been retiled. We also have a rolling programme of replacement and renewal to help ensure that the soft furnishings are up to scratch.

Our aim is to be as flexible and accommodating as possible and to avoid having formal "Terms and Conditions". However, we recognise that our guests will wish to know what money is due when and understand the position if they are forced to cancel a booking.

We ask for a holding deposit of £100 at the time of booking and that this be made up to 20% of the total rent six months prior to the beginning of your holiday. The remaining 80% is then due just four weeks before the start of your holiday. In the expectation that our guests will treat our house and furnishings with consideration, we do not ask for any “security” or “breakage” deposit.

In the unfortunate event of your having to cancel a booking, we will make all reasonable efforts to re-let the period and, assuming we are successful in this, we will reimburse all the money you have paid. If we manage to re-let only part of the cancelled period, we will reimburse a pro rata share of the money you have paid. In the (hopefully unlikely) event that we are unable to re-let any of the period, all money paid would be forfeited.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We returned from your Villa late last night and just wanted to thank you for helping to make our holiday so special. Everything was just perfect. Your Villa is really beautiful and the photos do not do it justice. The welcome pack was a lovely added extra as we arrived at 10pm at night and the children were really hungry. ... The men played golf and it was hard to drag the children away from the pool. All agreed that they would like to book again next year. ... Once again a great big thank you, we will certainly recommend your Villa to our friends and family and will be in touch soon. We stay in a Villa every year and this has been the best by far.”
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Carvoeiro around the Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2281 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms were completely refitted in 2007.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Direct access to patio and pool
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Direct access to patio and pool
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Direct access to patio and pool
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Up to 2 cots or a cot and 'Z-bed' available (but not more than any two in total) at NO EXTRA COST.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that we have a strict policy of NO-SMOKING in the villa. A car, whilst not strictly necessary, will undoubtedly add to the enjoyment of your holiday. The villa has a monitored burglar alarm to help improve your safety and security.


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Single-storey villa. Free Pool Heating! Free WiFi. Ideal for 2 families to share
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews

A great villa and a great owner, both exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We booked direct with the owners: The process was easy and communication was excellent.

Having stayed in a number of properties in Carvoeiro over the years I can confidently say that Casa das Flores has the edge on all of them. A lot of thought has gone into this property to ensure a comfortable stay. Points that particularly impressed us about the villa were:

- A great layout with a handy roof terrace

- Cleanliness, Isabel the maid visits approximately every other day and cleans thoroughly. Isabel and her crew are friendly and polite and didn't mind working around us if we were 'at home'

- Very well-equipped kitchen including sharp knives (so often an oversight)

- A food parcel with much more than just a few essential items – very handy on arrival

- Swimming pool heated to 30 degrees

- Numbered bath/beach towels so you know who is who’s - a nice touch

- Pre-stocked wine (the arrangement is you leave the same number of bottles as you found)

- A very pragmatic approach to a good selection of consumables; use what you like, if something runs out you replace that item

- While we didn’t use them (not being gofers) it was impressive to find we had use of a half-set of golf clubs too.

The location is great, the villa is on a quiet golf development on the edge of Carvoeiro, walking distance to the nearest beach and a number of decent restaurants. A small store at Rocha Brava is nearby with larger supermarkets being a few minutes’ drive away.

Gareth was also extremely helpful in assisting us in resolving an issue with Europcar after our visit going above and beyond anything we could have expected.

In summary, Casa das Flores is a great villa that exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review of Casa das Flores. We’re delighted that you had a good time and the house exceeded your expectations! One minor point, we only heat the pool to about 27°C so anything higher is courtesy of the sun and the solar pool cover!
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A great holiday in a great villa!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was fantastic and when it got too warm the sparklingly clean swimming pool was an excellent place to cool down!!

As others have said, the house is exceptionally well equipped with everything one could wish for in a holiday home and is kept spotlessly clean by the maids.

The owners are a delight to deal with and answer every query - however minor – thoroughly and with patience and good humour!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Communication with the owners was excellent and all my questions were promptly and patiently answered before booking and after.

The villa itself was much more than we could ask for and immaculately clean. It was well stocked with everything you might need and what you don't even know you might need; sewing kit, mosquito repellent, UK to European adapters and USB plug adapters to name a couple of items.

The food parcel in the kitchen was a nice touch before we visited one of the many supermarkets in the vicinity. The villa is in a very quiet location but is still under 5 minutes drive from the village, restaurants and beaches and across the road from a golf course.

Another visit to Carvoeiro and Casa das Flores is a must. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another fantastic stay at Casa das Flores

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we’ve stayed at Casa das Flores and we’re generally reluctant to return to places as we find that return visits can often disappoint. Definitely not so in this case! The house, furnishings, décor, surroundings and, above all, the pool were all as good as, if not better than, we’d remembered!

We were two families and the house worked very well with the children in the “east wing” with the large family bathroom and the adults with the two en-suite bedrooms.

We would thoroughly recommend Casa das Flores for a relaxing family holiday! We’d also suggest that you pay the owners direct as they are completely trustworthy and it will save you the substantial fees that HomeAway will otherwise charge you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It's good to know that we continue to get things right!
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! Beautiful villa inside and out and in a lovely area of the Algarve. We went with 3 different families and all the bedrooms are quite separate with either en-suite or bathroom next to the bedroom which meant we weren't all on top of each other despite 3 toddlers running around! But what makes it perfect is the attention to detail in the villa. Plenty of beach towels provided (with numbers embroided on them so you know which one belongs to who!), children's toys, games, travel plug adaptors, a 'wine' library, Isobel the cleaner, well stocked kitchen with ample plates, glasses etc, the list goes on...

Fantastic pool and BBQ areas.

I honestly cannot say anything negative about this villa!

There are plenty of restaurants, supermarkets etc nearby and the local beaches are stunning especially the Marina beach which is short drive away but well worth it!

I'd love to return :)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa - 1st Class!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first ever villa holiday and it was fantastic! Gareth was brilliant in answering any questions we had before our arrival and everything so was so well organised.

The villa was beautifully clean, as was the pool. We spent many hours along with my niece and nephew playing in the pool. Gareth & Jane really have thought of everything.

I can honestly say the villa surpassed all our expectations and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.

Thank you Gareth & Jane for making our time so enjoyable and we hope to be staying again with you soon.

The Harris Family.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Vale de Milho (Club House)
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Lagoa (Junction 6 of the A22)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
A choice of at least 8 restaurants within
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended

Casa das Flores is situated in the quiet residential area of Vale de Milho (valley of corn) overlooking the 1st green of the Vale de Milho golf course, approximately a mile and a half east of the popular former fishing village of Carvoeiro. It is a little over half a mile to the nearest beach, Centeanes, and about the same distance to the closest supermarket at Rocha Brava.

Golf: The Algarve is a golfers paradise and Carvoeiro has more than its fair share of interesting courses. Casa das Flores overlooks the first green of the 9-hole, par-3 Vale de Milho course whilst the famous nearby complex at Penina offers three courses designed by Sir Henry Cotton: the 18 hole Championship, the double 9 Resort and the 9 hole Academy. Other nearby courses include Alto Golf, Vale da Pinta, Gramacho and Morgado (opened in 2003). The Vale de Milho clubhouse, two hundred yards from the villa, offers an especially good English breakfast!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Carvoeiro,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
5 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that the above prices are for bookings where payment is made direct to the owners at "gareth at". If you choose to pay via HomeAway or OwnersDirect they will charge you a substantial additional fee. They will also charge us a fee of approximately 3%. It is clearly in our mutual financial interests that you book direct with us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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