1 double bedroom apartment close to beach and all amenities.
- English, French, German
About Debbie Hill
Head of Languages and NQT tutor at a secondary school. Twin teenage boys. Our holiday apartment is an ideal bolt hole for a family break with the boys taking over the first floor! We are a sporty family, enjoying cricket, football and karate. We no longer rent out the first floor, however, guests who have stayed before should contact Debbie in the first instance.
Debbie Hill purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Debbie Hill chose Mato Serrão
We love Carvoeiro and only looked at properties in this town on the Algarve. It is a small resort with great restaurants and bars and everyone is so friendly. We enjoy out of season holidays where the weather is still warm and we spend time on the beach and the guys play some golf. We don't use the apartment at all during the cricket season, so we want other people to enjoy it, and this lovely resort. The air con is much appreciated by our guests during high season. We have wifi, Freeview TV and DVD player. Jean-Marc at idealhomesportugal.com is our point of contact in Carvoeiro and will arrange meet & greet. He can also arrange welcome packs, airport transfers and offer advice on local attractions.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love the fact that everything we need is in walking distance, including the daily market in Carvoeiro. We have our favourite bars and restaurants, but we also enjoy cooking and the kitchen is well-equipped. The accommodation is ideal for a couple or a family with small children. The pool is never too busy and the golf, water parks, shopping centres are only a short car journey away. We also enjoy driving up into the mountains in Monchique for a complete change of scene. Monte Carvoeiro has several good restaurants and bars, and is worth the walk up the hill. The bakery just below the apartment has the most delicious bread and cakes and is great for a coffee too!
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Our first holiday in Portugal
The property was perfect for our needs. It was very well equipped, was very roomy and it had the little things that make the difference such as beach mats and cushions for the sun loungers.
The location was excellent. it was extremely quiet even though it was relatively close to a main road. The beach and plenty of good restaurants were within walking distance.
Having a top quality bakers just around the corner was an additional bonus. It was great to pop out in the morning and get some fresh rolls!
Thank you so much for your positive comments; I am sure this will be very useful for future guests. Hope to welcome you back soon.
My wife and two children recently stayed and the apartment is superb. Great location, very spacious and Gianny was excellent during check in and check. Already looking to book again for next year. Thank you.
Lovely property, ideal location, situated just 5 mins walk from town and beach but in a quiet area.
Had a wonderful holiday, this apartment is lovely, very clean, spacious, stayed by the pool most days, were occasionally joined by other guests but quite often had the pool to ourselves. Ideally situated for all the facilities Carveiro has to offer, a week is not long enough, will definitely visit again!
Thank you very much for this positive review which will be of use to future guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Great accomodation ideally situtated for family.
Property was ideal for our family party (7 adults). The apartment is of a high standard and so well located just a short walk to the bars and restaurants of Carvoiero. I would highly recommend A Gale excellent food. The pool area is great with plenty of sunbeds and never really that busy in fact we had it to ourselves most of the time. All in all a great break and would love to return.
Many thanks for this very positive review, which highlights in particular our location and the pool area. Future guests should note that we are now renting out the ground floor only, which accommodates a maximum of four people.
Well equipped, spacious, perfect location
We had a fabulous time at this property. It is spacious, very well maintained and equipped with everything you could possibly need on a holiday, including equipment and toys for children.
The pool area is quiet, plenty of space and sunbeds.
The apartment felt very secure with security gates and large parking area.
The town of Carvoeiro is beautiful- if you didn't leave the town all holiday you would have plenty to do.
So many lovely restaurants and cafés.
We had such a wonderful holiday here and haven't stopped talking about it since our return! We plan on coming back.
Thank you for this detailed and positive review of the apartment and of Carvoeiro itself, which will be very useful for future guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
My sister, best friend and I spent a lovely relaxing, calm week at the apartment - which had more than enough space for us. It was very quiet, extremely close to the shops, bars and wonderful restaurants, and if we didn't want to venture out, having a BBQ on the huge patio in the sunshine was something we did a few times whilst we were there. Weather was great, location was fab - thanks for a great week!
Thank you for your very positive review Trish. We are delighted that the sun shone for you and that you made good use of the BBQ and patio; also that the location allowed you to enjoy a relaxing week. Hope to welcome you back again in the future!
The beach at Carvoeiro is a five minute walk from the property. It is a small, secluded and sandy beach. Similar beaches, eg Alvor, Lagos and Pera can be found just a short drive away. Pera's sand sculptures are worth a visit. Water sports are available at the larger resorts.
Faro airport is approx. 50 minutes away via A22 motorway, slightly longer on the N125 if you want to avoid the motorway tolls. Airport transfers can be arranged. For a stay in Carvoeiro itself, a car is not essential, but if you want to explore the area, car hire can be arranged when booking or locally in Carvoeiro. The travel agent in Carvoeiro offers a variety of day trips and helpful advice about public transport, as does the tourist information office.
Slide and Splash water park is located in Lagoa, a 12 minute drive away and Zoomarine, where you can swim with dolphins, is 18 km away in Guia. Aqualand is located in Alcantarilha 14 km away.The town of Portimao, historic Silves and the mountains of Monchique are all within easy access by car. (20 - 30 mins)
Meet and greet service on arrival or next day. Key safe available for late arrivals. Local shops, cafes and restaurants, banks and post office are all within walking distance. A car is necessary for shopping centres (e.g. in Portimao or Algarve Shopping in Guia) or for the larger supermarkets (e.g. Intermarche just outside Carvoeiro). Alternatively, public transport can be used. The travel agent in Carvoeiro offers many day trips to local sights. Airport transfers and car hire can be arranged on your behalf.