4 Bed/3 Bath. Private Pool. Walking distance to 2 beaches. Close to golf & waterparks.
- English, French, German
About Kathryn Almond
The owners, Ben and Kathryn live near London. We bought Casa das Amendoeiras (Almond Tree House) to use as our "home from home" with our young family.
Kathryn Almond purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Kathryn Almond chose Mato Serrão
We love Carvoeiro because it has so much to offer families. We have holidayed here every year since 2001, renting various properties whilst we waited for the ideal property to become available. In 2014 we were finally lucky enough to be in Carvoeiro when Casa das Amendoeiras became available. The property is in a perfect location, close walking distance to the beach and many local restaurants and absolutely perfect for a family holiday. It is a very short stroll to the beach with lovely views out to sea along the way. Even our daughter manage the walk on her own from when she was 3. The village centre is just 800m away and has all the amenities, restaurants and shopping you need - right on your doorstep. There is even a lovely children's play area on the other side of the beach and the locals are really friendly.
What makes this Villa unique
Because we use the property regularly as a family home, the property benefits from extensive home comforts including free WiFi access, lots of toys, games (both popular board games and play station), children's books, DVD's and outdoor activities for children in addition to the obvious benefit of the beautiful swimming pool and extensive private gardens. The property is located off the main road behind lockable gates which makes it safe, quiet and peaceful and the panoramic views across the countryside down towards the beach give the property a feeling of openness and space. A perfect place to relax and enjoy time together as a family.
Pool / Spa
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Fabulous villa with plenty of room for 2 families. Villa was immaculately clean with large swimming pool. Great location within walking distance to beach, bars and restaurants. Loved our holiday
Fantastic family villa
This was our 3rd visit to Carvoeiro and this was by far the best location & also the most child friendly for our young granddaughter. With local supermarket & restaurants nearby we couldn't have chosen a better location, just far enough from the town to avoid the noise but close enough for a nice walk in to town when you wanted more choice. The pool was fantastic & a good size for swimming & playing, the layout of the villa suited us perfectly & Kathryn & Ben were easy to contact & responsive.
Being set back from the road meant that we weren't aware of any noise so its a very relaxing & peaceful villa.
Overall I would recommend this villa as the ideal family holiday accommodation.
A great villa for a family holiday
Our family of six adults and our two young grandchildren had a brilliant time at this lovely spacious villa. It is very well equipped with everything you need and there are plenty of games for the children to play with. The large pool is excellent with a shallow and deep end which was great for both the adults and children. We also opted to have it heated which was lovely. The cleaner was lovely and came in three times during our stay.
The villa is situated in a very picturesque area and is close to a supermarket. bars and restaurants and the town and beach a fifteen minute walk away. A wonderful holiday enjoyed by all the family and we would love to come again in the future.
Very friendly and helpful owner. Villa was lovely and spacious for our party of 3 couples and 2 tiny tots! Pool was larger than I expected and so glad we opted for the heating - it was perfect for the little ones. Lots of games and kids books to use too. Kitchen well equipped and cleaner came 3 times during our week. Town close by although we drove as too hot to walk back with buggies. Would definitely recommend this lovely villa.
This is a lovely villa and is the perfect base for a great family holiday. It is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The pool is fantastic and the villa is in the perfect location. The area is quiet yet only a 10 minute walk to all of the shops, bars and restaurants in the town. We were a family of 9 and it couldn't have been more perfect. We would love to return in the future.
We had a lovely holiday the pool was amazing x
We had a lovely holiday but would just like to give some feedback. The downstairs bedrooms were damp and we couldn’t open the window in one to try and dry it out. The electricity tripped about 30 times, if you used the toaster and the kettle at the same time it would trip. Also there was not enough hot water for us all to have a warm shower. I get that 9 people use a lot of hot water but if the villa sleeps 10 then there should be enough hot water for 10. Lastly we were told that the maid would come in 3 times a week, she only came once which meant we had grubby towels on some days. Just as a suggestion I felt that the upstairs bedroom would benefit with somewhere to sit outside on the roof terrace and also something to hang towels/swimwear on. Lastly although there were floats for the pool they all had holes in.
Although this seems like a lot of problems we really did enjoy our stay but just feel it would be useful to you to know our thoughts.
Thankyou for letting us get into the villa early and thankyou to the lady who let us leave our suitcases in another villa on our final day as we had a late flight
The villa is ideally located for the beach, being c.800m from the main Carvoeiro beach (5 minutes walk and very easy access) where you will also find local restaurants, tourist shopping, children's play area, chemist, doctor, local supermarkets, banks with cash points, post office etc.
10 minute walk to local Tennis club.
5 minute drive to Gramacho/Pinta golf courses and Slide & Splash waterpark.
300m to Paraiso Beach (cliff top access and steep steps)
35 minutes from Faro Airport. Car hire available from the airport (owners can advise of their preferred company to use) or taxi transfer. Car hire not essential (so much to do within walking distance of the property) but also allows trips to other nearby restaurants and attractions at Praia de Rocha (Portimao), Alvor, Silves and Guia.