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Recanto do Brasil, 3 bed Villa With Private Jacuzzi And Panoramic Sea Views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 30 nights


About the property

Recanto do Brasil, Villa in sought after Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Sought After Location Of Algar Seco, 10 Minute Walk To Beach, Close To Bars And Restaurants

The property is situated at the end of Rua das Flores, Algar Seco: a quiet beautiful area close to the bars, shops and restaurants of the fishing village of Carvoeiro and yet a 2 minute walk from the stunningly beautiful Algar Seco cliffs and nature walks. A scenic 10 minute stroll along the coastal road leading down to the village square takes you to the popular beach of Praia do Carvoeiro. The property has 2 larger bedrooms and a single bedroom, open plan living and modern amenities. The custom built kitchen has all the modern conveniences. The bathroom has a bath/hand shower and "rain" type overhead shower. The master bedroom has an ergonomic super king size bed with large double patio doors leading directly to the jacuzzi area. The flat roof is ideal for sunbathing with panoramic views of the sea and the local area. The lounge has a flat screen TV and surround sound. Loads of channels and sports channels available (we have just had a new internet system put in) Movie channels & most UK channels too. Also TV channels in Dutch, French and German. Lounge has sofa bed for 2 more people. Fast Wifi! Beautifully refurbished working fireplace. Ideally situated to explore the Algarve. Note: Air Conditioning available in living area at a small daily supplement of 7 euros payable in advance. PLEASE ACCESS THE HOSPITALITY MANAGER TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HOLIDAY. AUTOMATIC INVITATION SENT BY HOME AND AWAY SYSTEM VIA EMAIL 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN.

Jeanette - Manageress
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

13 October 2014:

Hi Lynne and Roger just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic stay at you house. Location, views from roof and the house itself were everything we wanted and a lot more. The welcome you gave us was a lovely touch. As for the jacuzzi just right after a walk up the hills. We would love to come again and will be letting friends and family know about your lovely house. Thanks again Sam & Matt Banks, UK

27 October 2014:

Just wanted to let you know we had a lovely week in your villa.

The roof terrace with its sea views is fantastic. We had breakfast up there

every morning and sat up there watching the lighthouse light in the evenings.

The weather was wonderful and we certainly took advantage of the Jacuzzi as it

was so hot.

The location was excellent with restaurants just around the corner and the

village and the beach less than 10 minutes walk.

Apart from that the only problem was were there such a short time we didn't see

everything so we are thinking we just might have to come back again next year.

Do you have any idea of your prices for next year yet? Probably around the same


Debra Holmes, UK
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Carvoeiro around the Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rubbish must be taken to the communal rubbish regularly. Please buy bin bags (50L plastic for the kitchen bin, 30L for bathroom)
  • Please Do Not take drinks/eats to the Jacuzzi as overturned drinks/eats means that the entire water content must be drained and refilled.
  • No crockery, glasses, utensils or towels to be removed from the villa. Please ensure that you provide your own beach towels, beach picnic containers.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Hand shower and "rain" type overhead shower
  • Modern bathroom with hand shower and 'rain' type shower overhead. Large mirrors and sunken washbasin, WC and spotlights. Hairdryer also provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ergonomic mattress, super king size, sliding patio doors
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Futon type mattresses, loads of wardrobe space, airy
    Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Small single bedroom but very comfortable and light
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has an ergonomic super king size bed with garden patio sliding doors and built in wardrobes. Large mirror. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds with large built in wardrobes. Large mirror. Bedroom 3 has 1 single bed, changeable for the double futon.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is equipped with lockable doors and secure aluminium shutters. The property is gated. Log fire in winter available. Logs can be provided at extra cost. Suitable for children of any age. Adult supervision around the Jacuzzi necessary for younger children when the cover is off. The jacuzzi has jets which vary from gentle massage to very deep penetrating massage as it has a fantastic "booster" function. Longer term rentals available from November to March at reduced rates. Rooftop garden furniture is new and comfy.New chairs and table situated in the patio area outside to the master bedroom. The Wifi is unlimited download and ultra fast (router) so great for many laptops and iPods! Location is a quiet road but 5 min walk to bars and restaurants varying from affordable to 5 star. Beach is devine check photos, click on "more photos" button! Note my prices are quoted in Euros. Outside: Algar Seco is a highly desired location in Carvoeiro. Quiet and stunning and yet close to the action. The garden flows around the property and is mainly shingle with a tall hedge surrounding the the property for privacy. The outside area to the dining room is shaded by trees and has a wooden table and chairs for 4 persons. There is also a hammock in this area. The outside to the lounge has a shaded wooden garden swing for relaxation. The area outside to the master bedroom has a private paved area leading to the jacuzzi. At night the jacuzzi can be lit from inside with a fusion of ever-changing coloured light. Looking up from the jacuzzi at night reveals a spectacular night sky filled with stars during the warmer months. The flat roof terrace is accessed via an external flight of paved steps. Here one can enjoy the panoramic sea view from the new chairs and sun loungers ideal for sunbathing. A tap for cold water is available on the roof as are plug sockets for appliances. Enjoy! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for the bathrooms, linen and tea towels for kitchen are all included and changed once a week. No beach towels provided! Extra maid service can be arranged. Other: Gorgeous heated 4 person jacuzzi (variable settings for therapeutic effect). Includes booster function. Garden furniture and hammock adjacent to the house. New garden furniture and sunbeds on the flat roof terrace with panoramic views of the sea.


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Recanto do Brasil, 3 bed Villa With Private Jacuzzi And Panoramic Sea Views.
average rating of 4.1 based on 11 reviews

Well recommend it !!

  • 5 of 5

Great location , Great Villa.

Owner met us very late and guided is on what we needed to know ,

Jacuzzi was a nice addition and enjoyed

Villa was well equipped but missing a can opener for some reason ..

Quiet location with great view of the sea.

Great and well recommend it ..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved to receive such a great review, thank you! We welcome arrivals at any time of the night! It was our pleasure to make sure you were settled in at such a late hour and familiar with the villa. We'll resolve the missing can opener soonest :) We hope to see you again in the future! Roger and Jeanette
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Nice location and spacious but needs some attention from the owners

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Ideal Location, nice clean property

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vince! What a great review... We are so happy to hear you had such a lovely time! Jeanette, Lynne and Roger
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Nice villa in a lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

Villa very well appointed, though we never managed to get the hot tub warm enough to use. Very conveniently situated, with plenty of nice restaurants within easy walking distance. Lovely setting. Path down to front door bit steep; worth considering fitting a grabrail?

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, a grab rail is a good suggestion. We will attend to the heating level of the jacuzzi. Kind Regards
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New York

Beautiful place, great location. Just needs a dehumidifier.

  • 4 of 5

If short stay, bring shampoo and soaps. You will need a beach towel. Jacuzzi is great! Beautiful boardwalk with easy walk to the beach of Carvoeiro.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We will ensure that a dehumidifier is available in the villa asap. Thank you for pointing that out. We used to provide beach towels but they were habitually left on the beach or elsewhere, so we stopped doing it. We hope to host you again in the future! Kind Regards
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Lovely home in a very good location

  • 5 of 5

Lynne and Roger's house has everything you need, is spacious, very comfortable and in a great location. There are a a number of outside areas where you can enjoy a meal or relax with a sundowner. Its not in the busy streets of Carvoeiro, yet its within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and a 10 minute walk to the beach, along a scenic boardwalk.

We received a warm welcome and they are available to help if anything goes wrong - nothing did, and we enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Carvoeiro Bar (best bar)
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pestana Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A22 from the airport which goes onward to Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Carvoeiro or Centiannes
Car: recommended

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.

Further Details:

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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Carvoeiro,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
18 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
22 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
25 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High-Peak 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
9 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low 2019-2020
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Check in/out service £31.09
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.82
Maintenance/housekeeping £88.82

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit, to confirm booking, made by bank transfer within 7 working days of booking confirmation email from client. It is our policy, as far as it is possible, to meet all our guests on arrival to see them settle in. Balance owing to be paid in cash upon arrival and keys handed to the client. Prices lowered considerably for new bookings and only for the next month please look at price table and book quickly. Please note that winter prices are exclusive of water and electricity

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time flexible. Departure time flexible with flight times and delays. Preferably during peak season (July/August) the changeover day should be Saturdays/Sundays.

Notes on prices:
The following extras are available on request: highchair, travel cot, air conditions (additional supplement per day). Stays of less than 7 days can be arranged depending on availability. Please mention the age of children at enquiry. Note my prices are in Euros not £. The winter monthly rates are exclusive of water and electricity. I ask for a €100 electricity deposit upfront on arrival along with the rental charge and any additional cost by the utility company is settled on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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