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Valerie King

Member since: 2002
Speaks English

1 bed (see separate note) villa with private pool overlooking the sea

18 Reviews
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Carvoeiro - Casa Refugio,

1 twin bedroom + 1 basic children bedroom, 1 bathroom

Unique villa with rustic charm; a special little hideaway in a perfect setting, actually built into the cliff face of Carvoeiro. The villa enjoys hypnotic views of the sunset and the ocean; the ideal villa for romantics who appreciate warm lazy evenings and who will find the sunroof of special benefit. All one has at the bottom of the garden is the sea. The village is literally a few minutes downhill by foot, therefore car hire is not necessary.

A newly fitted kitchen was installed in 2010.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Valerie King (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

wonderfull place



*****

September 2014



Casa Refugio is a tiny very charming villa with a stunning view over the sea.

We are looking forward to our next stay there.

The property was clean and the maid and the gardener were very friendly and did a good job.

I would definitely recommend this villa.
Sep 2015
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Reviews

4.6
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

1 bed (see separate note) villa with private pool overlooking the sea
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 27 reviews
Yorkshire England
3

A little bit of paradise in a fab location

  • 3 of 5

The Villa is set in a fabulous location really close to the beach, bars and restaurants and the pool and views were amazing. The villa is a bit dated except for the kitchen and clearly Portuguese but this all added to the charm, I do think it is a place for 2 as the children's room is very small. It was perfect for us as a couple and I would love to go back, it was a little bit of paradise just around the corner from town so the best of both.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank this client for taking the time to do a review and am pleased that they enjoyed. The comments are right ; that is that the villa charming, in a wonderful location but does retain many old Portuguese features. It is stated that the second bedroom is very small and very basic and in real terms I actually agree that the villa is more suited to just 2 people
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5

Fantastic and relaxing stay once more in Casa Refu

  • 5 of 5

As always fanstastic and relaxing holiday.

Standards are exemplary only thing to improve on would be to add Wifi

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, I thank this repeat client for taking the time to do another review. As far as WIFI is concerned .. I do agree but I am not sure the owner will agree and make this addition.
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5

very very nice like every year

  • 5 of 5

perfect organized stay, friendly maid, gardener and poolman, a charming old house with a wonderful view

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property but needs updating.

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful view of the sea. It's a lovely villa but needs updating. The villa is in a brilliant location near to shops and restaurants. The villa is clean but the beds, curtains and soft furnishings are a tired. The bathroom needs updating and lighting could do with updating. I would recommend this villa because if its vista.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great holiday in Casa Refugio

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed another relaxing three weeks at Casa Refugio. This is our third stay in the villa and the location is second to none. We hope to return again next year although it would be good to see some improvements to the bathroom before then as is particularly in need of some upgrading. The maid service is excellent and Mario extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Carvoeiro's best kept secret.

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at Refugio in 1989 and discovered its ideal location. We have since returned on a couple of occasions recently and look forward to doing so again in the near future. It is ideally suited for a couple and, although just a short walk down the hill to the town centre, it is quiet and not overlooked. In fact it is one of Carvoeiro’s secrets being in one of the most photographed views on the Algarve but totally hidden from sight. We found it quaintly but charmingly furnished with everything one could want and the maid service was very good. The pool is excellent and the beautiful garden overlooking the ocean will always provide a shaded spot if needed. The views of the sun setting over the sea are spectacular. We love it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased to hear that once again this client just loved their stay at Casa Refugio and we welcome them back again next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro area

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The prices quoted above are for 2 people (using main bedroom). The 'basic' small room will accommodate 2 children at a cost of £25 per child per week

Heating: electric radiators; the meter will be read and charged for accordingly

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carvoeiro in Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • On the right of the front door is an absolutely tiny little back room with a small rear window and set of narrow bunk beds. This very simple room can be rented to one or two small children, there is a charge of £25 per child per week Please note that the upper bunk does not have a proper guard, so you would need to bring one with you.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
The satellite TV will be limited channels. Maid service is provided, approximately every other day.

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