2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Sea Views
Jeanette - Manageress
- English, Portuguese
About Jeanette - Manageress
I am Roger Benou from the UK but holiday in the Algarve where I have come annually for holidays for years. We have enjoyed it tremendously because of the weather, lovely people and relaxed way of life. The local food is fresh and healthy and the outdoor lifestyle has contributed to that too. We love swimming in the sea in summer and relaxing on the white beaches. We have 2 small children and feel relaxed in this area as it is quite safe. The community look out for each other and everyone is ready with a smile and a hello!
Jeanette - Manageress purchased this Villa in 1975
Why Jeanette - Manageress chose Carvoeiro
This villa was bought by my parents in 1975 when Carvoeiro was just a rural fishing village. Since then Carvoeiro has become a lovely seaside town with a wonderful mix of locals and tourists. The various sea views, cliff formations breathtaking cliff tops and boat trips are a very few minutes walk away! The scuba diving possibles are amazing. Fishing off the cliffs is 5 min walk away. The view from the villa roof is spectacular. As with the town, the original villa has been changed. Modern amenities and comfortable open plan spaces with huge glass sliding doors letting the light flood in. At night the night sky filled with stars is glorious to behold from the bedroom or lounge. The jacuzzi we had put in 5 years ago and is glorious to relax in and enjoy the sun or the stars. It is private and quiet and yet a 5 minute walk to the cluster of fabulous restaurants in Algar Seco or the coastal walk along the wooden boardwalk along the cliff tops down to the town square and the heart of the town. The villa and its location are top class.
What makes this Villa unique
It is quiet and private yet close to the town and the life of the town. The villa is amazing. The beds are comfortable. The jacuzzi has a booster function which has therapeutic effects. The villa is close to the cliff top boardwalk, best viewing spots, beaches and children's playground. Carvoeiro is central to all the must see places like Silves, Monchique, Portimao, Villa Moura. Activities like water parks, golf courses, tennis club, eco tourism and diving schools are close by.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - A travel cot and highchair available on request.A travel cot and highchair available on request.
No parties/events - Please notify in advance, extra housekeeping reqPlease notify in advance, extra housekeeping req
No smoking - Only permissible outside, please use an ashtray.Only permissible outside, please use an ashtray.
Max guests: 4 - Please notify us with your ETA as soon as poPlease notify us with your ETA as soon as po
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Relaxing three weeks in January
The villa was quiet, comfortable. Excellent location.
I enjoyed making a fire in the wood stove in the evening. Warmly welcomed on arrival.
Had an amazing stay. Villa was perfectly located with beautiful views. Lovely Portuguese style property and very well equipped. Hot tub was an added bonus. Jeanette the property manager met us as soon as we arrived and showed us round. Lovely easy stress free arrival and departure. Sad to leave.
We stayed here earlier in the summer and were shocked at the damp state of the property. It has been a beautiful home in the past, but hasn't been maintained or cleaned well and I spent a whole day just cleaning the kitchen and living area. The reason that we needed a 3-bedroom villa was that my husband and I were bringing our toddler and my father-in-law. We were then disappointed and angry when we found that the 3rd bedroom could not be used as the wall and ceiling were both black with damp. When I raised this with the manager Jeanette, she told us as there was only 4 of us staying, 2 bedrooms would be enough for us and we didn't need to use the 3rd. This was reiterated by the owner Roger, who said he definitely wouldn't recommend a toddler, or anyone, sleeping the 3rd bedroom. They were both aware of the damp situation before we arrived, and yet hadn't informed us beforehand. This is not the standard of accommodation, or level of customer service we are used to in Carvoeiro, having holidayed in the village for a number of years, and we were shocked and angry to receive this treatment. I am glad to see that they have now amended the advert to say 2 bedrooms, but I wouldn't recommend staying in this property until they invest more money into the maintenance of the building and manage it better in resort.
In need of repair and a good clean
Having booked with Home and Away in Carvoeiro before, I had expected the same standard as previous accommodation. I understand this is naïve as their testing of the sites and I should have paid more attention to the other reviews.
The house was not cleaned properly to start with. The kitchen and the drawers smell of damp. For three bedrooms one bathroom really isn't enough if you are sharing with adults rather than children.
Everything is in need of an overhaul, update, painting and particularly cleaning.
Though the location is good, there is absolutely no privacy as the garden gives onto the parking of the villa rental next door.
I am sorry you felt this way, We constantly lovingly maintain and clean our second home. Since your stay my husband has once again flown over to do more work needed in the garden. The house is well represented by the photos and the jacuzzi is once again as new. I feel it is really sad when a guest takes the time to review like this but doesn’t address any specifics with us directly. We are proud of our villa and have had very many guests love staying since 2011.
Nice location and spacious but needs some attention from the owners
Location is great, quiet street near lots of restaurants, the wonderful coastline and nice short 10/15 minute walk to the town center and main beach.
That said we think the owners need to make some changes:
- bedroom need curtains for those that get woken by the light. the main and second bedroom have shutters with vents on each row that let in lots of light. The small third bedroom has nothing to stop the light from the street lamp.
- cleaning needs improvement. We took a picture of what appears to be the black mould on the dark bathroom tiles. Some of the kitchen cupboards smell a bit mouldy so we felt better leaving food out on the worksurface. When we went up to the roof terrace we found used beer cans and a glass so can only assume the cleaner did not make their way up before our booking.
- jacuzzi was never warm enough for us to use.
The rooms are good sizes and location great so I hope the owners make a little investment if they plan to keep renting it out. We ourselves own a holiday property in another country and understands there is a balance on investment, but it felt like the property has not had recent care to make it comfortable for guests.
If the owners want to contact us I can supply photos of the bathroom tiles and the light in the bedroom with the shutters down.
Hello Chris, since your stay in early July I have been out to the villa for a few days myself in August and am here in the villa again for a week in September to maintain and check the property (as I now live in the UK): the jacuzzi has been fitted with a new control panel and operates as new, cleaning lady has been spoken to, painting has been done and the list goes on. The mould you speak of were seeds from a plant outside (confirmed with the gardener) which I saw with my own eyes - I treat the the villa annually for mould. It would have been a much nicer approach to speak to me directly about any issues you had (I have a very approachable attitude to hearing from guests and always respond to the best of my ability to any issues that may arise). I constantly invest in my property and believe your review to be overly harsh. I am very proud of my villa and as I have stated above, I have just now made improvements where I personally experienced any shortcomings. Regards, Roger (owner)
Ideal Location, nice clean property
Our break was too short, wish we had booked for longer. Great location, lovely roof top views.
The property had everything we needed, can't wait to book for next year.
Thank you Roger, Lynne & Jeanette.
Thank you Vince! What a great review... We are so happy to hear you had such a lovely time! Jeanette, Lynne and Roger
type latitude longitude
DD 37.0946063 -8.465292299999987
DMS N 37° 5' 40.583'' W 8° 27' 55.052''
The villa is a 2 minutes walk to the local beauty spot 'Algar Seco', famous for its dramatic cliff formations and ocean views. From here you can enjoy the scenic cliff tops and wonderful nature walks along the coast. You can easily walk to the nearest beaches: either 'Carvoeiro beach' or 'Praia Centianes' which is slightly further. Both are child friendly. The famous beautiful beaches of ‘Marinha’, ‘Benagil’ , ‘Caramujara’ and the spectacular ‘Carvalho’ are within a 10 minute drive away.
60 km from Faro international Airport (40 minutes driving),
280 km from Lisbon International Airport (2,5 hours driving).
It is a 2 hour 20 minute flight from the UK to Faro airport. The house is located 40 minutes west of Faro. Car hire is recommended. If you would like we can arrange car hire for you. We can also arrange transport to and from Faro airport.
4 hour air conditioned EVA coach trip from Lisbon.
Portimao is 5 miles away. The fishing town of Ferragudo is a 15 min drive. The Monchique Mountains and the beautiful town of Caldos do Monchique with its spa...12 miles. Lagos 40 min with its marina; Cabo Sao Vincente; the picturesque west coast; Silves, the former capital of the Algarve in the Middle Ages with the old castle 10 min. Water parks: Slide and Splash 5 min, Aqualand 10 min and Zoomarine 20 min. The newly opened Aqua shopping centre with Primark is a 20 minute drive to Portimao.
A wide range of sports are available locally including tennis, gym, horseback riding, windsurfing, sailing. Boating trips can be arranged at extra cost. Fishing off Algar Seco is highly recommended for fishing enthusiasts amid the breathtaking cliffs and ocean views. A guide (with a boating licence) can be provided at extra cost. Experienced swimmers can dive off some of the rocks into the ocean below. For fitness enthusiasts there is a Yoga centre in Lagoa where weekly membership can be arranged for holidaymakers and the highly recommended Carvoeiro Fitness and Tennis Club has much to offer with rates per fitness class and tennis court rental on the day available. Restaurants, shops, banks and bars etc. are an easy 300-1000m walk. There is a supermarket called Intermarche, a 5 minute drive, which is the equivalent of our Tesco or Sainsbury's. Great new shop 5 min walk away for essentials and warm bread rolls in the morning! We now have Apolonia, a fantastic supermarket just past Intermarche..which has products of fine quality from around the world...much like Waitrose but maybe better!