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3 Bed Villa, Tropical Gardens, Pool, Countryside, Private, Lovely Hill & Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 152 nights


About the property

Villa near Moncarapacho and Quelfes in the Eastern Algarve, Portugal. Very Quiet and Rural Area at End of Dirt Track, yet at only 5km from Town and Lagoon.

Villa 'Mãe Home' is situated 5km North of the Fisherman’s Town Olhão at the end of a dirt track of 500m. The villa has large steps up to a covered terrace with built-in seating and a picnic table, an absolutely delightful place in the heat of the summer. The kitchen has an electric hob/oven and fridge + more. Spacious lounge-dining room with a fireplace for the cooler winter evenings, patio doors to a large south facing, part covered terrace with more seating. On the ground floor is a shower room and 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with 2 single beds. In and outdoor stairs to the 1st floor with the master bedroom (2 extra long single beds), en-suite shower room and patio doors to a large part covered roof terrace with country and sea views. Terrace under a Carob tree by the fabulous 10x5m free form pool with a shallow and deep end and a large cobblestone sun terrace surrounded by garden. Quiet yet not isolated location in the countryside, ideal escape!

Kaja Decoz
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Kaja Decoz

Hi there, my name is Kaja Decoz, I am Dutch and have lived and worked in the Algarve since 1982. This is my home, I love the Portuguese people, the mild climate, the sun and beaches, just divine! Mãe Home was built for the purpose of becoming a comfortable family holiday home. I invite you to share this lovely place and look forward to welcome you for a relaxing holiday in the Algarve and enjoy this beautiful country as I do.

Why Kaja Decoz chose Quelfes

Comfortable and homey villa surrounded by tropical gardens on a super private location. End of a dirt track so NO passing traffic. Large Pool with deep-end, lots of terraces with sun loungers and seating around the villa and by the pool to eat 'al-fresco', to sit and relax, read or just 'chill'. There are hammocks to laze, there is fast WIFI. And Mãe Home is just a beautiful place. For reviews check ZOOVER

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful villa, lots of terraces for sunshine and shade. Tastefully decorated. Good value for money. Fabulous pool! Such a lovely quiet area. Perfect escape.
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Quelfes in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 (downstairs) with shower, wash basin, bidet and WC and washing machine. Bathroom 2 (upstairs) with a walkin shower, wash basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with XL double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, the washing machine, wardrobes and door to a covered terrace with seating. Bedroom 3 on 1st floor with XL twin beds, en-suite shower room, doors to covered roofterrace with lovely sea and hill views!
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Great place for children because there is no traffic. The 5 x 10m free form pool has a shallow end for the young ones. There are fans for cooling in all the rooms. The villa is well insulated and reasonably cool. In the winter the fireplace heats the lounge/dining room and 1 bedroom, the other rooms have electric radiators. Outside: 'Mãe Home' sits in 2.000m² of private land with garden, Olive, Almond and Carob trees. There is a fabulous 5 x 10m free form pool with a shallow and deep end and large cobblestone sun terrace. Part covered roof terrace with great views, terrace with shade provided by the Carob tree by the pool, covered terrace by the kitchen, covered pergola on the South terrace, seating, picnic tables and sun loungers everywhere. BBQ avaliable. Lovely country and sea views. Very tranquil and rural area good for those who like to go walking. The perfect escape! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed, bath and kitchen linen available. Bookings for 2 weeks and over have a once a week bedlinen change and small cleaning included if so desired. End cleaning included in the rental price. Please bring own beach towels! Extra maid service avaliable.


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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interests:

We can organize bike rental for you. Bikes can be delivered at the villa.


Ca. 15 min. drive to Fuzeta with a lagoon beach (ideal for young children), beach bars and the town with lots of restaurants and shops at walking distance. Short trip with a ferry boat to the sandy beach islands with a bar, NO traffic on the islands. Our favorite!

From Olhão at 5km you have regular ferries to 3 large beach islands with lagoon & Ocean beaches and a selection of restaurants. Km's of white sandy beaches to comb and for the nudist; distance yourself from the crowds and there is no problem!

Special treat for kids and convenient for the lazy or elderly; go to Pedras del Rie and take the little diesel train through the dunes to the Barril beach or for the fit & healthy, walk the 1km. At Barril you have a good selection of restaurants and again fabulous white sandy beaches with an area dedicated for nudists.

Recommended are day trips to the beaches West of Faro to explore a different scenery with cliff beaches, do boat trips around the cliffs or brave the steep stairs down to cosy little beaches. They are within easy reach through the motorway.


The nearest airport is Faro, at approx. 20 minutes drive. Car hire is necessary! Please ask for our price list through a reputable local company.


Quelfes at 2.5km has some mini markets to get basic groceries. Also on the 4th Sunday of the month there is a large car boot sale on the square.

Olhão at 5km has become more & more trendy and boasts a large variety of good supermarkets, there is a theater, small outlet shopping mall with cinema's, famous daily fresh 'fish and vegetable' market hall where you also has 'the' best ice cream parlor, waterfront boulevard with two marina's and a superb selection of good restaurants on the waterfront and ferries to the sandy island beaches. From here you can do dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, rent a sailing boat or kayak and go on organised boat trips on the lagoon.

Faro at 17km has large shopping mall with 9 cinema's and is open 7 days a week till 24.00, a lovely old city center, pedestrian shopping area in the center, maritime museum, theater, state and a private hospital near the airport at Faro which is at 20km.

Fuseta at 12km is our preferred beach resort, here you have a beach in the lagoon which is ideal for young children and there are ferries that take you to the sandy beach island. From here you can also do stand-up-paddel in the lagoon or go on boat trips, do dolphin watching, kite-surfing, deep sea fishing A real treat to go to the beach for the day, have a BBQed fish with wine or beer and watch the sunset!

Water-amusement parks can be found throughout the Algarve, the nearest very good one is at Quarteira.

Horse back riding at 10 minutes from the villa. Trips through the countryside from 1 to 3 hours. Good and well looked after horses.

For more local information about activities or restaurants, there is an information brochure in the villa and I am always near to give tips and information!

I look forward to receive you in Mãe Home!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Quelfes, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
After season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
31 night minimum stay
Winter season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
151 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
61 night minimum stay
Pre-mid season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
30 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
62 night minimum stay
After summer
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
30 night minimum stay
Winter season
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
152 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

End cleaning £89.73
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.32

Booking Notes:
For bookings more than 2 months in advance of arrival, a 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking with the balance of 75% due 1 month before arrival. For bookings less than 2 months before arrival, full payment is required on booking.
A deposit of 250 Euros is required when the balance is paid or for bookings less than 2 months before arrival together with the full payment. This deposit will be returned if the villa was left in good and clean condition.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure day is flexible, but should fit well with existing bookings. The villa is available from 15.00 on the day of arrival and has to be vacated at 10.00 on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in EUROS and per week and for a maximum of 6 guests.
Long winter lets: for 1 month or more 995€ per month. This does NOT include: 6% VAT, water, gas, electricity, fire wood, internet, TV and end cleaning. Discounts for long term winter rentals (2 months or more). Please inquire for more information!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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