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Gorgeous Elegant Romantic with Luxury 5 Large Bedroom Villa

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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Pisa Barro de Cima - Villa Salix

For All Seasons Holiday Villa, Praia Verde Private Pool 360º Views

Villa Salix is a super holiday villa that will give you the best impression upon arrival.

The good flowing energy when you see the villa it will be like living at the top of the hill in a modern and romantic castle.

The villa stands at the top of the hill looking down at the village of Rio Seco, north side, with stunning unspoiled views 360ª all over Praia Verde , South side, and also across the Guadiana River that separates Portugl from Spain, East side.

If you like to walk you can do so around the plot (30.000 m2) and never leave the the villa and see the difference between a fig and carob trees.

The furnishings of the villa the theme is ethnic with two large - three seats sofas, linen covered , with colorful puffs and cushions, objects, candles, baskets, pictures hanging on the walls with photographs taken by the owner all over the world. Panoramic sun terrace with spectacular wooden terrace next to pool.Viewed by birds only!

The large plot of land the location of the villa and enclosure of the property , with modern electric gate with video vigilance that offers total privacy and the advantages of a calm holiday with infinite views of blue sea and green forest pines, large lake, gardens, pool, , Castles and Fortress at Castro-Marim, that deserve a visit. They are centuries old and they offer quite impressive views of both Portugal and Spain. Do make the sightseeing in the early morning as in the afternoon tends to be very hot especially during the Summer months. In August, the Town Hall of Castro-Marim has a fabulous festival to recreate the heritage of Moorish and Arab influence in the Algarve . Very entertaining and with great food and drinks. All will love this unique show!

The motorway from Faro airport is about 60 kms. About 45 minutes drive. .

The villa is available to you from 4,00 pm and is to be vacated by 10,00 am, unless other arrangements have been made.

Faro's airport is serviced by flights from:

Bournemouth, Gatwick, London City, Luton, Stansted, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or by most international airports.

For other possibilities of flights:

Lisbon or Seville International airports.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Dina Nunes agent of Mylie Wright
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Dina,

We are leaving for Spain to visit Ronda and Cadiz, perhaps l'Alhambra as well. We're back THURSDAY. Casa Salix exceeded our expectations and overall we are quite pleased. The only problem we encountered was with the washer as I was unable to start it as per your demonstration on the initial day and ended doing our laundry by hand .

Dear Dina,

We are leaving for Spain to visit Ronda and Cadiz, perhaps l'Alhambra as well. We're back THURSDAY. I want to pay what I owe you for this house and the wonderful stay it provided. Casa Calix exceeded our expectations and overall we are quite pleased. The only problem we encountered was with the washer. I was unable to start it as per your demonstration on the initial day and ended doing our laundry by hand.

Please let me know by email if you will drop by to pick up the keys and your payment on Friday morning. Once again, we are appreciative of your welcome, your guidance and warmth. My family ( my sister and her son Gaby) enjoyed one of their best holidays ever.

Mar 2015
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Elegant Romantic with Luxury 5 Large Bedroom Villa
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 13 reviews

Hermosa casa con visible falta de mantenimiento

  • 3 of 5

La llegada a la casa fue un poco complicada ya que las instrucciones que se nos habían dado no estaban del todo claras y a pesar de seguirlas a la mitad nos perdimos, lo cuál no debería haber sido un problema ya que teníamos el teléfono móvil de Dina, por lo que llamamos inmediatamente. Estuvimos una hora esperando que nos atienda, después de haber conducido por 7 hrs. Cuando ya pensábamos que nos tendríamos que ir a un hotel finalmente nos llamó y arreglamos un punto de encuentro donde se acercó a buscarnos y finalmente llegamos a la casa.

La casa:

Lo bueno:

Es muy bonita,amplia, luminosa, práctica, cómoda.

La cocina esta equipada con todo lo necesario.

Tiene aparatos de frío-calor en todas las habitaciones, el salón y el comedor.

Al no tener vecinos por ninguno de los cuatro costados se pueden apreciar las fantásticas vistas ya que se encuentra sobre una colina.

Si interesa ver la tv, tiene una pantalla plana sony muy buena en el salón.

Lo malo:

Sufre de una clara falta de mantenimiento. Humedad en las paredes del salón y sobre todo del baño de la habitación principal. Algunas de las puertas de los armarios se encuentran rotas fuera de su carril. Las duchas del baño compartido por dos habitaciones dejan mucho que desear, no tanto por falta de presión del agua sino porque deberían ser reemplazadas ya que solo sale agua por algunos de lo agujeritos. En la habitación solo hay una mesita de noche con su lámpara, del otro lado de la cama han puesto un contenedor de ropa de mimbre como si fuera mesita de noche y por supuesto sin lámpara. Algunos cuadros están en el suelo sin colgar lo cuál da una mala imagen.

La lavadora no funcionaba

El colchón de la cama principal, es de muelles , lo cuál no ayuda a conseguir un buen descanso. En mi opinión esta casa se merece un colchón de mejor calidad.

Toda mi critica la tengo documentada con fotos de lo que detallo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Directions are sent to all guests arriving with clear information about where the property is located. Easy to get there if English instructions followed. My phone is answered always. The pictures (some) were on the floor not because of neglect but personal choice. The villa's bathrooms are great and very spacious.
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Ottawa, ON, Canada

Movie star retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to stay at Villa Salix to escape this year's viciously cold and snowy winter in Canada. The place is truly stunning, with a view fit for a movie. In addition, we were blessed with a superb Portuguese spring (only 2 days of rain over 14 days) and benefited from Diana's warm welcome and advice.

The villa itself with its 3 bathrooms, huge cathedral ceiling, swimming pool, domineering view of the surrounding landscape provides peace, security and privacy. Although we enjoyed the area's excellent restaurants, we also used our villa as a base to visit to neighbouring Spain. We particularly enjoyed our 3-day excursion to Ronda and Granada.

All in all, we had a ball and can only recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sublime haven with a Wow factor !

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely house in a really lovely area . The house is stunning , very modern beautifully designed with with great views and wonderful terraces and its very peaceful . Although only a few minutes drive to a very good beach the house is very much off the beaten path . We loved the area it felt like the real Portugal very unspoilt .Dina is a lovely person, very helpful and friendly . We were badly in need of some serious R&R and this house could not have been more perfect

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing wedding weekend at Villa Salix

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Villa Sallix and it provided us with the best wedding weekend we could have ever asked for! The property has a fantastic location and superb 360 view of the Algarve countryside and coast. Its wonderful if you are sharing with friends (which we were) as the lounge/kitchen area is huge and really inviting to have people over. There is even an additional drinks fridge if you want to have a larger party over to visit!

I would abolutely recommend this property to anyone who would like to have a relaxing time in the Algarve away from the hordes of people in Albufeira/Lagos! Its literally 3 minutes away from the stunning Praia Verde and quite easy to get to, but you will most certainly have to rent a car.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Stars Accommodation fit for Kings

  • 5 of 5

We surely enjoyed our stay at this lovely property situated in the hills of Rio Seco by Praia Verde. The house had all we needed. The kitchen was great!

The master bedroom is great with walk inn closets. It was a luxury to have two bathrooms: one for my friend and another for me. The living-room was nicely appointed with antiques and mch larger than we had anticipated and with grand views. The terraces, were 5 stars. Or the well maintained gardens with lawns and beautiful trees and views. We walked every day to Rio Seco, not only for lunch but also for drinks: Tasca do Zé, or drove to Castro-Marim to dine at - Muralha-both restaurants entertained us. For something romantic we went to Praia Verde to dinner at Pezinhos na Areia. We didn't explore other places because we loved these three and we had great memorable meals.

The estate has about 25000 m2 land , with all sorts of wild life we saw sitting in the south terrace:rabbits, partridges, storks, peacoks, to name just a few?

Not at all expensive.

The property is all fenced and with automatic gate. With alarm system and video vigilance- We felt secure and at home.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The photographs really do not do this beautiful villa justice and we initially did not believe that the huge, imposing white house on the hill was ours as we drove up towards it. Set within stunning grounds there are 360 degree views of Spain, mainland Portugal and the coast. The villa itself is a modern build; floor to ceiling windows frame the vast living room which leads through into a dining table and kitchen opening out onto a patio area which is the perfect place to sit with a glass of vino and watch the sunset. The master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a vast walk-in wardrobe has large patio windows that open up onto the pool area.

The beach at Pria Verde is a 5 minute drive away with a lovely beach front restaurant which serves stunning fresh fish dishes. The town of Tavira is a 10-15 minute drive away which is also well worth a visit...completely unspoilt with a wide selection of places to eat and drink!!

Dina Nunes is very helpful and willing to make recommendations for activities if you should feel the need to tear yourself away from the haven of the villa. A stunning choice for anybody that needs some R&R and get away from it all!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro, Seville or Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Rio Seco - Tasca do Zé -
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Vila Real santo António
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Monte Francisco, Castro-Marim
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Rio Seco - Tasca do Zé -
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Vila Moura
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Praia Verde
Car: recommended

The Eastern Algarve is famous for its excellent golf facilities - there are six 18-hole courses all very close to (Rio Seco village) or Praia Verde: Monte-rey- 18 holes, the best! Designed by Jack Nicholaus, about 3,5 kms from the house, Quinta da Ria -18 holes, designed by Rocky Roquemore and Quinta de Cima - 18 holes, Quinta da Ria - both courses are just 10 Km from the house! Benamor Golf - 18 holes, designed by Henry Cotton - situated near Conceiçao just off the EN125 ,15Km from the house. Colina Verde - 9 holes, Par 28, 1,145m is situated between Olhão & Tavira. Castro Marim Golf - 18 holes, by Terry Murray Or Spain: 5 minutes drive from the villa.

Other Activities: Walk in the property and visit the village of Rio Seco, Discover Castro-Marim's Castle and Fortress built during the middle ages . Visit the salt marshlands and enjoy a bath in the salt mines. Or sit in the many terraces that the villa offers around and just listen to the Wind ! Watch the Stars! or the Moon. Marvel with wonderful Sunsets!!!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pisa Barro de Cima, Castro Marim

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224

Air condition or weekly cleaning is not included in the weekly price.. Air condition, probably not needed as the house is super cool. Especially if shades towards the side of the pool will be closed during the day.
The prices are only max. 8/10 people.
If more people, price will be added 50€, per person, per week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pisa Barro de Cima in Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra large bathroom, All white. With tiled walls and floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Open Bathroom and is part of the T0 Studio/Hut! Great !
  • One bathroom en suite. Adjacent to dressing room. Four full bathrooms . Two with separate bath and shower. With walls and floors covered with tiles. Modern design. Toilet for guests in the living-room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , main house
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , main house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , downstairs db bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , pavillion
  • Master bedroom en suite, with beautiful large double bed and with French windows that lead into garden and pool area. With dressing area and air conditioning. All bedrooms feature French windows to go directly to wooden deck , garden with grass and swimming pool. Plenty of chairs to soak the sun by the pool. On the West side there is a built in barbecue and with sink and running water .Round table with iron chairs and cushions. Perfect place to watch the sunset.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
There is a delightful sitting area for all likes; garden and picturesque views of coast and Praia Verde and in the horizon - Spain -. The kitchen is well equipped with the usual amenities, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, white and red dot tea pot and plenty of pretty ethnic china. In the kitchen, while you cook , great views of the hills and coast. Make sure that you concentrate on the cooking!

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