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Peaceful, sunny, garden-apartment in select area

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4: 2-double bedrooms. 16 years old, well equipped, spacious garden

Flexible CHANGE-OVER days outside high season. Very well-equipped, unique ground-floor apartment (end of the building). Private large, secluded garden with flowers, shrubs and very large fully furnished patio with awning, sunbeds, chairs and tables. Easy wheel-chair access. Average-sized pool (shared with only 9 other flats) with open aspect. We are on a short, quiet road in a 'villas-only' zone of this unspoilt, select fishing village. Many sandy beaches in country areas within easy reach. 8 Holidaymakers' favourable reviews. Carvoeiro is many people's favourite Algarve resort, and our apartment is really unique in its garden and 3 patios, its ideal location so close to the attractive beach, and its comfortable furniture, which we chose in the 3 years when we actually lived there. The bedrooms do not adjoin!

The ultimate indicator, we have more and more customers coming back with repeat bookings.:

2 April - 7 May reduced by £75 per week, [ only 1 week booked so far in that period.] .

More Details

Owner
M. Justins & T. Justins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About M. Justins & T. Justins

Retired school-teacher, grew up in Kent, then Reading; taught in , City of London, Cheltenham, Essex. Now living in Brentwood.

Wife from London suburb, also retired from secretarial work and instructing on business studies.

M. Justins & T. Justins purchased this apartment in 2000

Why M. Justins & T. Justins chose Carvoeiro area

We bought this apartment for our own use when it was newly built, because it was unique in having its own private garden, placed in a quiet location, yet close to all amenities. Access to the garden is via French windows from each of the 3 main rooms.

What makes this apartment unique

Private, well-stocked garden. Peaceful, as well as attractive location, yet 5 minutes walking distance from sandy beach, lively square, all restaurants, bars and shops. No need to hire a car.

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
faro
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Carvoeiro
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
portimao
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
vale de milho
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
estombar
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
lagoa
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Vimar
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
carvoeiro
Car: not necessary

CLIMATE: Perfect in winter and summer.

AREA: very peaceful,a villas-only zone of an unspoilt, select yet lively, fishing-village with a stunningly beautiful bay and sandy beach (5 min walk) and long very scenic cliff-top board-walk (1 min) to a local beautyspot.. The whole village has plenty of amenities , bars, restaurants etc, open all year.The lively main square has live music nightly. There are many more sandy beaches in wild country-side among scenic cliffs.Beyond are other beach resorts plus charming unspoilt old towns and villages,:notably Silves. the ancient Arab capital [:don't miss the impressive Castle with Palace ruins], Monchique Mountains and Europe's lands-end, Cape St Vincent ,all with good bus services.

SPORTS:: Tennis Club with fitness gym. Many local golf-courses. 1 mile 18-hole courses,or a 9-hole course,.2 other 18-hole ones are 5 miles away

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro in Lagoa e Carvoeiro

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The whole bathroom is tiled and includes a lovely large mirror, bath with flexible shower, bidet, wash-basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , All beds have new mattresses,the double is king-size
  • A cot is available for rental on request. In the lounge there is a double sofa-bed. All 3 rooms have patio doors leading into the private garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private garden and patio are fully furnished with table, chairs, loungers, sunshade. .Sun-loungers are also supplied at the pool-side.. Heating includes 2 portable radiators and 2 blow-heaters.

Reviews

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Peaceful, sunny, garden-apartment in select area
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
4

Very enjoyable week

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at Tessa and Justin's apartment.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

The outside area was very nice to sit in and the location of the apartment could not have been better. My only suggestion for an improvement would be to get wifi installed. However, this is only a small point and did not take from the enjoyment of the week we had.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments Ken. We would agree with all you say. The reason we have not installed wifi is in order to keep our prices down, but guests can hire a router at extra cost and this works very well.
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5

Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A very spacious apartment which is very well equipped. A lovely large garden with plenty of sunny and shaded areas. The location is ideal for the town and beach, we will definitely be recommending the apartment to family and friends. Carvoeiro is a beautiful town with loads of very good quality restaurants, our favourites included Le Cro, Tapas Iberica, Primavera, Wolf Bar & Grill. With fabulous cliff walks to gorgeous coves, beautiful sunsets..... We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to cover all tastes, and appreciate any suggestions our guests like to make so as to keep the apartment well-equipped.
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5

Lovely, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, much bigger than I was expecting and well equipped. Quiet area but only a 5 minute walk from all the bars and restaurants.

Very helpful owners, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen for your kind comments. Others too have been pleasantly surprised at the size of living and bedrooms. We hope to welcome you and your family again soon.
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5

Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely apartment (with a garden area much bigger than the photo suggests) 2 mins from Algar Seco - with fantastic walks and fabulous views to the sea.

Very clean and well maintained with everything provided for a great holiday - couldn't have been better.

Recommend car hire to explore other beaches and coastline close by.

Owners both lovely and very helpful.

A truly great find. Thank you again, Claire

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire for your very helpful review and for the very kind remarks included. We do hope that we may have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Tessa and Malcolm
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5

A Great Little Find!

  • 5 of 5

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vilas Do Mar and found the apartment located in quiet and well kept area. The privacy of the garden is also excellent and relaxing. The apartment is located within a 5 minute short walk to Carvoeiro and the beautiful board walk on the cliff tops in the opposite direction which is just stunning. It was a pleasure and a relief to find everything just as described by the owners who were extremely helpful and easy to deal with so thank you Tessa and Malcolm but most of all Thank You for a lovely stay.

Kieran McGarrigle

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kieran for your kind words. We always welcome any helpful and encouraging comments from our guests, especially when they have appreciated all the facilities. We endeavour to make people as comfortable as possible.
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5

Relaxing, well located, top notch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Monte Dourado. It's perfectly positioned for peace and relaxation whilst being only a short walk from the centre of town. The coastline walk down to Carvoeiro is spectacular and if you get the chance walk across the bridge, continue a little further and discover the little gem that is Boneco Bar.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g189115-d2361159-r132722002-Boneca_Bar_Restaurante-Carvoeiro_Faro_District_Algarve.html

Tessa and Malcolm the owners always ensure that the apartment is very clean and well presented. They really go the extra mile to ensure you have all the information and home comforts that you need. The garden is a lovely size and a little sun trap. Get a good book and put your feet up and make sure you get out and about in the car to explore the amazing beaches that are all easily reached from base camp.

Can't wait to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gemma, for this glowing review about your stay in our Vilas do Mar apartment. We very much appreciate all comments from our guests and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Tessa
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
£1,000
 
 
Spring
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Early summer
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Mid-summer
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late autumn
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

* PRICES ARE BASED ON 1-2 PEOPLE ONLY, except in High Season, (July and August) which includes up to 4 people.
FOR 3-4 PEOPLE ADD £50 or 60 Euro p wk For 5/ 6 add £50/60 Euros more. PER HEAD.
We take £100or 120E returnable Security Deposit for 1/2 weeks, plus £50 or 60 euros for each additional fortnight
WINTER SEASON Long-stays (6 weeks or more) can include March, at £115 per week.
Fuel payment will be required from mid-November to March only.

LENGTH OF STAY: Prices are per week, but part-weeks can be considered.

Immediate 25% deposit required. Balance due 8 weeks ahead of holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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