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Peaceful, sunny, garden-apartment in select area

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Carvoeiro - Vilas do Mar 1 r/c

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

M. Justins & T. Justins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful, sunny, garden-apartment in select area
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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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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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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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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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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.


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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Spacious garden apartment

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have stayed at Vilas do Mar on several occasions and find it a perfect base from which to enjoy all that the Algarve has to offer.

The apartment is spacious, airy and clean, with a very comfy bed and a pleasant living/dining area. The private garden is a highlight; attractive, well maintained and secluded, it is perfect for lazy lunches and reading on the sun loungers.

Pretty Carvoeiro beach is a five-minute stroll away, and many more rugged and secluded beaches can easily be reached by car (or a cliff-top walk). A boat trip to see intriguing caves and rock formations is recommended.

If you don't want to cook there are many restaurants a short stroll from the property - our current favourites are Vimar, Happys and Chef Antonio.

Although a car is not essential, hiring one makes it easy to explore along the uncrowded roads, either inland to Moorish Silves (15 minutes) and the beautiful and mountainous Monchique (less than an hour), or further afield to the wild and wonderful beaches of the west coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your glowing review of our apartment and the area. We would agree with all aspects of what you say, and looking forward to your next visit. Malcolm and Tessa
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
vale de milho
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
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 scenic cliff-top nature-reserve walks (1 min) such as ALGAR.SECO beautyspot. The central area, has plenty of amenities , bars, restaurants etc, open all year.The lively main square has music on stage for dancing. 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
26 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
9 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

*Except for August, PRICES ARE FOR 1-2 PEOPLE ONLY, FOR 3-4 PEOPLE ADD £50 or 60 Euro p wk For 5/ 6 add £50/60 E 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 can include March ,at £100 a 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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro in Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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 and large single folding bed. All 3 rooms have patio doors leading into the private garden.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Private garden and patio are fully furnished with table, chairs,sun- loungers, brick-built BBQ. To provide shade from the s un a retractable awning is fitted for use outside the lounge ,on the patio. Also sun-loungers are supplied at the pool-side.. Heating includes 3 portable radiators and 2 blow-heaters.

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