Villa just outside Carvoeiro - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive To Beach
About Doug Adams
I am 51 years old, work as an Oracle consultant, married with 3 daughters.
Doug Adams purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Doug Adams chose Salicos
I loved the feel of Carvoeiro as soon as I saw it. I was also blown away by the beautiful beaches and the friendliness of the locals.
What makes this Villa unique
It was the outdoor space! There are so many seated outdoor areas dotted around the villa where you are able to relax and enjoy the views. We have now updated the roof terrace so you can enjoy the views whilst reclining on one of the sun loungers.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Fabulous outdoor space
We just returned from a week and loved the outdoor space. The pool was the highlight for the kids, while us parents enjoyed the roof top deck sunsets and the amazing views. We also loved that the house was decorated in a more traditional style and not all "ikea'd" out - really added to the atmosphere. The house is well located and a quick 3 minutes drive to town and the beach and near several other attractions to keep the family busy. Doug was very responsive and went above and beyond what we would expect a host to do. We had a terrific week and enjoyed seeing the area.
Relaxing stay in well located villa
A lovely property, in a relaxing and tranquil setting. It has a great swimming pool with lots of different external sitting areas both in and out of the shade. It’s located close to lots of restaurants within walking distance and close to the Algarve most picturesque beaches. We will definitely be coming back.
Excellent villa. Plenty of utensils
Thanks for you review James. Hopefully see you again soon!
Lovely Traditional Portuguese Villa
Great Villa, plenty of room for our family of 4, and lots of outdoor space, the roof terrace was great for an evening drink.
The villa was well equipped and had everything we needed.
Carvoeiro is a lovely town, and if you don't want to drive in the evening there are plenty of taxis or uber options.
Two really picturesque beaches nearby well wort a visit are Carvalho Beach and Marinha Beach
Third stay here, an excellent villa in a superb location.
Another stay in this superb villa. Suitably located for a 20 minute walk into Carvoeiro and a 6 euro taxi ride home. The 3 bedroom villa has numerous locations to relax, by the pool, on the terrace or on the roof. Pool is a great size, we had it heated and used it everyday during our May break. Smart TV and x box available too. 3 supermarkets within easy reach. Communication with the owner was excellent, emails always answered promptly. Hopefully return very soon
Lovely to have you back again Noel and thanks for the lovely review.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Great time had by all
This was our first visit to Portugal, and we really enjoyed it. The villa was great, really spacious and well equipped, everything in good repair and clean and tidy when we arrived. There were only four of us, but the villa would comfortably accommodate six. The outside space is a great feature of this villa - all the different terraces around the villa and on the roof, the sheltered sunny courtyard, the swings, the citrus trees, and of course the pool. We didn't quite have the weather to be able to enjoy the rooftop terraces as much as we would have liked, but then this was April. We paid for the pool to be heated, which wasn't cheap but was well worth it because we were able to go in the pool every day - even the two days it rained!
Any downsides to the villa? Not really. The only thing I would mention is, I had trouble with the locks on two of the sliding doors - I couldn't get them to lock properly, a good firm yank would open them. This isn't really a problem because there are stout metal shutters outside every door and window, it just means that you have to go round closing all the shutters before you go out / go to bed (you will almost certainly have been round and opened them all earlier, because the villa is quite dark with the shutters closed).
We had a car and drove ourselves from the airport - the villa was easily found with help of Google Maps. The car was handy - it was useful for shopping trips to the Intermarche about a mile away, and we were able to visit Alvor and Villamoura, as well a theme park and Lagos Zoo - but I wouldn't say a car is actually necessary because we loved Carvoeiro itself. The town is in easy walking distance - we walked in three or four times, takes 15-20 minutes - and has everything you could need in terms of shops, bars and restaurants. We ate in a different restaurant every night, had a good experience in every one of them, and there are probably 20 or 30 more that we didn't get to try. The feel of Carvoeiro was just right for us (family with children aged 10 and 12) - we liked Alvor and Villamoura for different reasons, but I think we will definitely base ourselves in Carvoeiro when we return to Portugal.
Thanks for the lovely informative review. Yes - there is a bit of a knack to closing two sliding doors at the back of the villa. They do lock, and unlock, but sometimes, they need a bit of patience.
We hope to see you again soon.
There are several beaches close by. The main beach Carvoeiro, is a golden sandy cove surrounded by cliffs, with flat access for young and old. Jet skis, water sports equipment, boat trips to the caves, sunbeds and parasols can be hired here. Cafes and restaurants are a few steps away, for refreshments.
The closest beach (about 1.5 kilometres) is Centianes, which has a cafe/restaurant and watersport facilities.
Benagil and Marinha beaches are a short drive away (about 3 miles)
Faro airport is 45 minutes drive away
Carvoeiro is less than 2kms away
Supermarket is 1 km away
Carvoeiro Tennis Club about 10 minutes drive
Supermarket within 1 km
30+ Golf Courses within 5 - 45 mins drive
Two water parks are located within short drives and provide fun filled days for the entire family. Zoo Marine, where you can swim with dolphins, is a twenty minute drive, and is another great day out.