By the picturesque seaside village of Carvoeiro, the lovely 'Casa Margarida' is within easy reach of some of the Algarve's finest beaches and highly rated golf courses. Traditional in style and furnishing, it features extensive terracing amid mature gardens of cascading Iberian colours, with views towards the Monchique Mountains. There is a planted orchard with olive, almond, pomegranate, plum & fig trees extending to an acre. The very private pool terrace is gated for the safety of young children, and lit at night for evening swims.The pool is 9 x4.5 metres. It can be heated for all-year-round use.[ additional cost of £140.00 per week ] The villa is within close walking distance of restaurants and tennis courts. The villa includes air-conditioning and heating and with the heated pool gives true all-year round comfort. It has parking for 2 vehicles.
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Villa in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve - 5 Minutes Drive From Beaches
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Enjoyed our stay!
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Margarida! The outdoor living spaces were great! The pool provided us with fun & relaxing time after days spent walking around town& sightseeing. The garden was beautiful & peaceful. Thank you, Anne (& Ana)!
We are delighted you enjoyed your brief stay at Casa Margarida.
Beautiful Villa and Grounds, Good Location
Had a lovely stay at this traditional Portuguese villa would totally recommend
Thank you Kate.We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Margarida
What a gem!
This is a wonderful retreat, a well equipped villa - homely, not simply a functional holiday let. The accommodation inside is comfortable and clean, with storage space, two fridges and daily fresh towels - but it is the outdoor space that is such a treat. The lounge terrace, barbecue terrace and roof terrace along with the pool would have been enough to make an enjoyable holiday, but there is SO much additional land, beautifully landscaped and giving places to walk, sit, read and contemplate life at a slower pace! We have grown-up children, but the obvious security around the pool was still welcome to see. I almost don't want to review so positively or else it might not be available next time we want to go. Top marks to the owners, it was an 'oasis' in a usually busy life!
Lovely villa suitable for families
We are a young family with an 18 month toddler and had a fantastic week at Casa Margarida in June 2016. The communication from the owner, Anne, ahead of our visit was excellent, meaning we had plenty of information to make locating the villa (and finding everything in it) no trouble at all. What a lovely place it is, and very well equipped for up to 6 people in the 3 bedrooms (one double with ensuite, one twin and one with bunkbeds).
Our toddler absolutely adored the huge selection of children's books and games - so great to have such entertainment for a little one when on holiday! My husband and I also enjoyed the huge selection of books available.
The villa itself is fairly child friendly in that all doors to the outside can be locked shut and there is a stable style door to the back which means the top of the door can be kept open for airflow. The pool is also enclosed, with access through two lockable gates. The only thing to watch with younger toddlers is the steps leading from the terrace outside the side doors, but we blocked this off with a sun lounger turned on its side, which did the trick.
We spent most days lazing in the wonderful pool or relaxing in the fabulous gardens and terraces, finishing off with a barbecue and food on the rooftop terrace where we enjoyed the wonderful views.
We visited a couple of the nearby beaches, which were fabulous and only about 10 minutes away by car, but there was plenty to keep us entertained at the villa including the excellent pool and selection of inflatables / pool toys.
It was so lovely to meet Ana who did the cleaning daily - she was great with our toddler and so friendly. She did an excellent job keeping the villa clean for us.
We would definitely recommend the villa to others and would love to return one day!
Thanks again Anne, we had a blast!
Fantastic plot, cosy villa
This is a lovely, cosy villa in a fantastic plot - you can really tell how loved and cared for it is.
The villa itself is really well stocked and comfortable for up to 6. Where it really shines though is outside - the pool area is perfect, the gardens gorgeous and there are numerous outside eating areas all taking advantage of the different aspects of the plot. There's an excellent built-in BBQ with seating next to it that we made much use of.
One thing to bear in mind is that the pool does get deep fairly quick and the shallow end is probably 3ft+. This was great for us but something to keep in mind for little ones - there are steps that they could play on though.
In terms of location then it's pretty secluded, with a small resort over the road that provides some useful facilities including a mini market. We didn't hire a car and it was a 15 minute walk to the supermarket, 20/25 to Carvoeiro and 30 to the beach at Vale Centianes (the latter two with a bit of up and downhill). Our favourite beach in walking distance was a small but really characterful one the other side of Carvoeiro - Paraiso. Algar Seco is also easily walkable and a brilliant place for scrabbling around the rocks.
With lazy days by the pool and numerous restaurants, souvenir shops, ice creams and boats trips in Carvoerio we had no need of a car for a week, but those with smaller children or staying longer will probably want one.
All in all, an idyllic villa and holiday - can't wait to come back!
What can we say, fabulous Villa beautiful gardens, excellent pool, we swam until late in the evening. Plenty of eating areas including lovely roof terrace. Ana the maid was charming and very helpful. Good location short drive to centre, supermarkets and fabulous beaches although we rarely left the villa as it was so lovely we were going to book again in August but already booked. We have been to this area before but this was perfect for us. If you are looking for a villa with privacy this is the one for you.
The villa is close to many golden sandy beaches with stunning cliffs and crystal clear water. The closest is Praia de Vale de Centienes, a very popular beach, 1 mile [1.6 km ] from the villa. Great for swimming, lovely sand, and a beach cafe for drinks and eats. Water sports, windsurfing, canoes can be hired at this and many of the beaches. Further afield the very beautiful quiet (apart from the occasional surfer) west coast is now easily accessible on the new motorway.
Faro Airport , 66 km (35 miles). Car hire is recommended.
The village of Carvoeiro is 1 mile (1.6 km) from the villa. Once a small fishing port, it has retained it's Portuguese character whilst also providing a wide selection of restaurants, bars, a few nightclubs, boutiques, banks, chemist and other local facilities. Silves, the historical walled town is 6 miles (10 km) inland. Portimao, the large fishing port, is 20min drive away, the Monchique mountains with the attractive spa town of Caldas da Monchique are 18 miles (30 km) inland.
Within walking distance (200m from the villa) are restaurants, local shop, tennis courts for hire and internet access. The nearest supermarket is three quarters of a mile (0.9 km) away. Nearby are excellent golf courses, along with sports complexes, cycling, fishing, horse riding and the ever-popular Aquatic Flume Parks and Zoo Marine. A brochure providing full details of leisure activities, descriptions of local beaches and reviews of restaurants is provided at the villa.
Booking Notes: There is £100 deposit on booking. Balance payable one month before departure. Pool heating is an additional £150.00 per week if required Changeover Day: Arrival and departure days are Thursday-Thursday from May to mid-September. In low season departure and arrival days can be varied. Please contact us for the website address. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week / day in UK Pounds. Heat pump for pool an additional £120 per week on request.