Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Casa James - 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom sleeps 10/11 rate £900 to £2300 per week

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Full Air con+ Heating,Heated Pool with child safety fences, wi-fi,FULL SKY TV

The Casa James is a legally Licensed (no 15066AL) rental house with the Portuguese Ministry of Tourism,without this licence it is very dangerous for clients to book a rental property Clients can check and see that they are renting off the ACTUAL OWNER not a bogus web site scam.To give both parties added security we never take a booking or deposits until we have spoken in person with the clients requesting to book our villa,so if it is a serious request send your telephone contact and we will call you back.

Our property is a very large modern spacious 2 storey villa situated in Vale de Parra, close to restaurants, bars and shops, just behind the magnificent Gale Beach. This two storey villa has air conditioning in all rooms which is included in the rental cost ,there is also a hi tech electric heating system giving absolute luxurious comfort for winter lettings. All windows are triple glazed with 'sealed in' Venetian blinds and professional roll down mosquito netting. The ground floor comprises of a spacious lounge/dining room with UK SKY SATELLITE TV which gives all the channels sky are broadcasting, also there is now a STREAMING INTERNET TV system which gives numerous channels ie uk tv,sport,films etc but only works when there is an internet supply ie NO INTERNET NO INTERNET TV so we DO NOT guarantee this will work and therefore can do nothing to rectify if this happens .There are French windows onto the patio area, large fully fitted kitchen with double oven and hob unit, dishwasher, micro/ oven,tassimo coffee m/c, fridge/freezer etc, laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.The ground floor bedrooms consist 1double with flat screen smart TV and USB point,this bedroom now has a very large en suite wet room (new for 2018) with disabled facilities.The other ground floor bedroom is a twin with en-suite shower room and also on this floor there is a separate luxury bathroom. On the 1st floor 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. (master with LCD TV & balcony). The Patio area with extensive terraces and planted areas is set behind secure perimeter walls and fencing and access to the villa is through electric coded gates and doors. The 10m x 5m swimming pool can be heated if requested at agreed additional cost prior to arrival,There is CHILD SAFETY POOL FENCING which can be removed for clients who do not request it,sun loungers, patio furniture, covered barbecue area, poolside shower & outside wc .There is now an electric controlled awning which gives if required another shaded area covering the patio area outside the front entrance.

The TV system in the lounge consists of a large LED flat screen with our own SKY TV PACKAGE including SKY SPORTS and SKY MOVIES plus numerous other channels all working through our personal viewing card which we will leave for clients use after prior agreement before arrival on its use and safe keeping .From March 2014 the BBC and ITV ceased to broadcast to Europe,however sometimes it is possible to receive them through the internet tv system we have installed but it is totally reliant on the quality of supply and we give no guarantee to having this available. The WI-FI ADSL in the villa is coded and these codes will be given to clients on arrival.

More Details
Registration Number : AL15066

Property Manager
Ken & Carol Hollins Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galé in Sesmarias

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ground Floor
    Outdoor Toliet - Toilet , Outside
    Poolside Shower - Outdoor Shower , Outside (not a room)
  • The separate luxury bathroom situated on the ground floor is ideal for families with young children and those who prefer to bathe. All bathrooms / en-suite shower rooms have a wash basin, shelves & mirror.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Ground Floor
  • There are 5 bedrooms (2 double and 3 twin), all with en-suite shower rooms, fitted wardrobes, air conditioning and electric heating for winter rentals,all have king size double or large twin divan style beds with top quality mattresses. The double bedded master bedroom with wall mounted LCD flat screen TV, has its own balcony area complete with table and chairs,an ideal place to relax with a chilled bottle of wine. There are two further bedrooms situated on the first floor, again with en-suite shower rooms, fitted wardrobes and air conditioning,one of the twin bedded rooms has a TV. There are two bedrooms situated on the ground floor, one double and one twin, again with en-suite shower rooms, large built in wardrobes and air/con. Along with the separate luxury bathroom, which is ideal for families with young children and those who prefer to bathe. Cots are available free of charge but extra beds are charged at £75 per week.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lucinda the house manager is at the villa every day, except Sundays and public holidays, and clients personal laundry can be done by arrangement with Lucinda. Cots and high chairs are available on request free of charge.This villa holds a tourism licence which means it is a fully legalised rental house having passed all the local authority inspections, meaning any rental is totally legal. It has a house alarm system as well as a full central fire alarm system and a floor safe all for safety and peace of mind. Access to the property from the exterior is through electronically operated gates,a telephone intercom from the outside gates to the house for added security and privacy. The villa also has its own private water supply which means we are never cut off,and as the house is all electric there are no gas concerns.The house is ideal for winter breaks having triple glazed windows and heating for both the house and the pool. We include air conditioning and cleaning in our rental cost.


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Casa James - 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom sleeps 10/11 rate £900 to £2300 per week
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Casa James

  • 5 of 5

After spending a 2 week holiday with family and friends at Casa James, I would highly recommend this villa. The location in a village setting was good. Vale de Parra has a selection of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, while the busier Albufeira is only a 10 minute drive away. We enjoyed the atmosphere and snacks at the local Cabanitas Bar and occasional evening meals at the Sae Domingos restaurant.

The villa was private and safe, surrounded by ivy clad walls and accessed by electronic gates. The exterior of the villa was spacious, with separate areas for sunbathing, eating and barbecuing. There was a plentiful supply of chairs, tables, sunloungers and shaded spots under parasols. We found the swimming pool very clean and well maintained.

The interior of the villa was spacious, well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard by the daily maid service. There was plenty of sitting room for our party of 10 in the large kitchen and lounge. The bedrooms had plenty of storage space and excellent ensuite facilities. We particularly liked the air conditioning throughout the villa, a welcome respite from the heat! We also enjoyed the hugh supply of books provided.

The villa owners could not have been more helpful, answering any queries we had and ensuring that we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We have already booked again for next year.

Many thanks Julia & Family

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Casa James

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our first impression of our holiday villa was its size, ample space for two families with young children (and Grandad).

The pool, patio/barbeque area (with built-in barbeque) were very well appointed and the most used areas of our stay,plenty of room for the children to run around whilst we enjoyed the sun loungers. The poolside w/c and outdoor shower were very handy , especially for the children. the pool and patio were cleaned and attended to regulary.

The living accomodation was superb, a well furnished lounge with large flat screen tv, Sky box (take your own Sky card), DVD player, lots of books and some childrens games.

Bedrooms, very comfortable, all en-suite and some with tv (master bedroom wired to Sky). Downstairs bathroom (with bath) ideal for children.

The kitchen was fantastic, large with a BIG table, all mod-cons, every utensil, lots of pots&pans made eating-in a pleasure. Laundry room was well used (messy kids). The cleaners did an excellent job and were very respectful.

The local area has good restaurants and bars within walking distance, reasonably priced and family orientated serving snacks and child sized meals.

A mini-market, 2 minutes walk away, has basic English products and freshly baked bread rolls twice daily. Larger supermarkets a short car ride away.

A visit to Zoo Marine is a must, we had a great day (and the kids enjoyed it)

A brilliant holiday in a superb villa. We'll definitely be going again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

The best House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Casa James. Perfect for a 3 family stay. Felt really luxury. Nice and cool house you don´t need to use the ac. The Pool was perfect. You have everything in the kitchen. Cleaning and bed making almost all week=perfect. We didnt want to leave this wonderful house!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0

Week weg met de familie (10 personen)

  • 5 of 5

Het verblijf heeft onze verwachting overtroffen, de kamers/badkamers waren prima, het zwembad werd zeer regelmatig gebruikt (4 kleine kinderen) en de ruimte om het huis was meer dan voldoende voor de zon/schaduw en lekker buiten eten.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Albufeira is a busy tourist centre, with the 'old' part of town surrounding the main square and fisherman's beach, the 'new' part to the East side, which is the main centre for tourism, around the Praia da Oura area, and then the calmer, rustic side, to the West, (around and behind Gale beach), which is where our villa is located. Our agents office is on the road to the Gale beach, and is conveniently located within 150 mtrs of all our villa. The Algarve has an abundance of excellent Portuguese restaurants dotted along the coast line, especially the beach bars, and in the Village of Guia, some 4km away, there are the famous Chicken Piri Piri houses along with several other delightful eating places. Food on the Algarve is good, fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, pork, game and poultry are superb. Local wine, gin and brandy are reasonable and very good. Holiday in the Casa James with its luxurious facilities and excellent amenities close by you will see the Algarve at its very best.

Golf: Very close to Salgados course but a short drive you have a choice of many more to suit all level of golfers.

Sets of golf clubs and other equipment can be hired from Macgregor Lda ( is

situated in the village.


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £100 per person per night

There is WI-FI ADSL in the villa and passwords to use will be given on arrival.We also supply POOLTOWELS and a HAIRDRYER, that is one towel per client for the length of stay, but clients are asked to launder these themselves if required ,both items are a big help on luggage space when travelling.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals