Villa in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk Into Village, 15 Minute Leisurely Walk To Beach
Hi, our names are Patricia and Keith and we live in a broadland village in Norfolk. We have two daughters, Louisa and Hayley and two grandchildren - Florence and baby Leo.
Patricia purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Patricia chose Mato Serrão
We had spent many happy holidays in the Algarve before we bought Casa Dragao. It took 18 months researching the area to find the perfect villa in the ideal location. It has everything! Walking distance to the bars, restaurants, beaches, shops etc. In a quiet cul de sac with it's own heated pool and 4 bedrooms. We did not want a property on a complex with shared pool - we wanted something individual. We bought Casa Dragao in November 2008. The day we completed the purchase was very exciting until I lost the keys on the way back to the villa! We spent the next 3 months refurbishing the property, putting in air conditioning and adding special touches to the decor and furnishings. We've recently added an en suite shower room to the master bedroom. I hope you will agree that the end result is very functional, stylist, friendly and homely - we love it!
What makes this Villa unique
We have tried to think of everything you may need to make your holiday as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The villa is very well equipped from modern kitchen appliances and a TV with all UK channels to an ironing board, bathrobes and scrabble! As Casa Dragao is especially suitable for families, there is a proper cot (not a travel cot), high chair, two stair gates (no need to keep moving the stairgate up and down the stairs!) and a blender. We think Casa Dragao ticks all the boxes and is ideal for two families. It offers a lot of space, excellent facilities and nearby amenities at a reasonable cost. The accommodation is very flexible. We have had bookings from families, couples, people getting married in the Algarve, and also honeymooners! We hope you enjoy Casa Dragao as much as we do!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Great holiday great villa
Lovely villa , very well equipped. Great pool and facilities. Definitely recommend the villa and the resort .
A Wonderful Holiday.
We were a family party of seven with ages ranging from 7 to 60. The accommodation was perfect for us, very clean and everything ready for us including swimming towels. The bed linen and towels were all changed during the week as well. Without a doubt the outside area and pool were the highlight for our family. The pool itself is great, we paid for heating which meant it was warm enough to go in at any time. The outside area always has sun and shade so suited the requirements of the whole family.
The facilities provided were very good and we wanted for nothing equipment wise.
Lovely spacious property in a great location. Our family of seven were very comfortable. The heated pool was a God send and, despite the fact it was February and it was still a touch on the cool side, we were in it every day. The location of the property is excellent and the information in the guest folder was very useful. Praia da Marinha was stunning. We loved Ferragudo as the beach there was excellent for our 5 and 3 year old. The sand is good for castle making and the sea is calm due to the harbour wall. There’s also a playground and several lovely beachfront restaurants. We also enjoyed most of the recommended restaurants, especially Ele and Ela and the pizza place. We had a great family holiday and could definitely see us visiting again in the future. Thanks:)
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, which is very much appreciated.
I am so pleased you and your family had a lovely holiday. The heated pool is always a big hit with children - our 2 and 3 year old grandchildren love it! We also take them to Praia Grande in Ferragudo as it is perfect for children. In the summer, the little tourist train in Carvoeiro goes to Ferragudo. Thank you again,and I very much look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Dragao sometime in the future. With best wishes Patricia
Family friendly villa!
Very clean and nicely decorated. Fantastic pool!
Fantastic villa and holiday
Beautiful villa with everything you need for your stay, everything so well equipped and very homely. We travelled a group of 8- 5 adults and 3 kids for 1 week, 1st- 8th August. The kids absolutely loved the pool which was cleaned twice a week, the pool guy and his son are lovely, we stayed during the heatwave and then the scary fires (we could see and smell the smoke and also had the ash rain) but we were so reassured that we would be ok.
The maid Maria also came twice during the week and again she couldn't do enough for us- we did leave a tip but it was well deserved! The villa is up a hill which is hard work when coming home and sometimes there wasn't many taxi's around unless you wanted to wait around 45 mins so we just walked it which took around 15mins. Carvoeiro is a lovely small town and the evenings in the square are fantastic, lots to do, kids loved the dancing! I would advice if you are a large group to book the restaurant you want to eat in the day before as it does get really busy, we had a couple of meals in and used the barbecue, which was better than ours at home!
This villa is fab, beautifully decorated, very well equipped for all your needs, fantastic pool and outdoor terrace. We did pay extra for air con but we deffo needed it in the 38 degree heat especially at night!
Patricia the owner was extremely helpful with all the local info she had emailed us prior to our visit, this was very useful and much appreciated!
Would recommend this villa and would certainly book again., we loved it!!
Wow thank you so much for your detailed review, which I am sure will help future guests! It's always lovely to receive such positive feedback, and I am so pleased you and your family had a great holiday. I'm glad you found the barbeque efficient and you enjoyed the evening entertainment in the square. I shall pass on your kind words to the maid. Thank you again, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Patricia
A great family holiday villa
We had a great time in Casa Dragao- stayed for ten days with our three children. The pool was fab- a great size for playing and splashing. The walk in to town was an easy ten minutes downhill (our favourite restaurants was just at the bottom of the hill- Taste) and a slightly more energetic 15 minute walk back up the hill again after! The villa had everything we needed- the toys were handy for our youngest and the a/c in the bedrooms was welcome at night.
The only slight downside (which is entirely out of control of the owners!) were the very noisy neighbours we had for 3 of our nights as the walls are quite thin!
Overall a fab villa!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and I am so pleased you had a good holiday. The pool always keeps the children (and adults) entertained! Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back sometime in the future. Best wishes Patricia
There are a number of beaches to choose from. The nearest beach is a 15 minute leisurely walk.
Faro is the nearest airport - approximately a 45 min drive. Although a car is not necessary as all amenities are within walking distance, you may want to hire one to explore the area.
A 5 min walk to the nearest restaurant, a 10 min walk to the village with numerous bars and restaurants, a 10 min walk to the tennis courts (4 tennis racquets available at villa), a 15 min walk to the beach and village square, a 3 min drive to the nearest supermarket.
There are a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cocktail bars in the village, and the village square provides free evening entertainment throughout the summer for all the family.
There are numerous local activities: golf, swimming, diving, wind-surfing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, tennis, surfing, fishing, walking.