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Charming villa with private Jacuzzi, 500 meters from the beach - 13136/AL

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom self catering villa, situated between Monte Gordo and Altura

This charming 4 bedroom villa, boasts an outdoor jacuzzi, ideal for those hot summer days and nights! It has a good sized living room and dining area, which opens out onto the BBQ area. It has a fully equipped kitchen, is fully air conditioned and has internet. The villa is ideally situated between Monte Gordo and Altura. Just close enough to all the local night life but just far enough away to avoid the summer crowds! The villa is located in the exclusive Audiência development, next to Praia Verde, in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve. This area is mainly made up of private villas and has direct access to the beach. Whether you are a beach lover, golfer, athlete or you just want to relax with a glass of the local wine in the jacuzzi, this is the place to be. Towards the beach there is a nature reserve, which is a beautiful walk or bike ride into the town of Monte Gordo, and is a favourite of birdwatchers. The sports facilities in Vila Real Santo António are regularly used by training athletes throughout the year.

Athletics and Sport: Close to the villa is the IAAF accredited sports complex of Vila Real de S. António. The complex is equipped with modern facilities that attract top athletes to this region. There is an 8 lane 'polytan' track together with indoor training facilities and a gym with Olympic free weights. Jumping facilities and dedicated throwing facilities are also available, where many other sports are catered for. The Complex is one of the most highly regarded centres in Europe. It is a high performance training centre recognized by the Portuguese Olympic Committee as an Official Training Centre, that attracts a number of professional teams and national squads to the region for warm weather training

Monte Gordo is an established holiday resort with a flat blue flag beach, stretching over 20km. This is ideal for warm weather training sessions. There are over 12km of off road tracks that can be found in the pine forests that lie between Vila Real de Santo António and Monte Gordo.

Ria Formosa Natural Reserve: The vast beaches and isles from Faro to Tavira form a natural barrier to the Ocean. Behind are the vast expanses of dunes and after those a labyrinth of lagoons and small sand isles, mud flats and canals. At low tide other salty habitats are uncovered, because the sea penetrates right up to land, forming marches and salt marshes

With such physical diversity, it is not surprising that the Ria Formosa Estuary attracts such a variety of life forms and provides a wintering ground for many migratory birds. It is one of the most important nature reserves in the network of wetlands that links Europe and sub-Saharan Africa and is very popular with wildlife watchers from all over the world

More Details
Registration Number : 13136/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Marina and Mike,

My family and I would like to thank you both for the wonderful week we have spent at your lovely villa. The villa is well equipped, very clean and comfortable and as you say on the site, close enough to everything but far enough away from the crowds. The area is also very quiet and the tennis courts kept my children busy for hours! The weather was great and the fantastic beach was all ours. The walking distance to the beach and to Monte Gordo was brilliant as we did not want to drive most of the time! Renting the bikes was also a plus as we rode through the woods into Monte Gordo and Vila Real. Marina and Mike thank you very much for being such good hosts and for making our holiday unforgettable. Hope to see you soon.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Retur in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms are fully tiled, with either bath with shower attachment or shower, toilet. Both the en-suit and family bathroom have a bidet, marble vanity units and mirrors. The downstairs bathroom also boasts a shower, sink and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning. The master bedroom has a private outside terrace which is ideal to watch the sun go down! It also has an en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, bidet and shower. This villa has a bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor, plus 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. A baby cot and high chair are also available if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The owners live in the same area, and are able to assist in anything that you may require, from general information to recommendations of restaurants, and places to see and visit.


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Charming villa with private Jacuzzi, 500 meters from the beach - 13136/AL
average rating of 4.95 based on 23 reviews

beatiful house , close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Cosy house in nice residential area , on walking distance of the sea and

Monte Gordo.Highly recommended.

Kind hosts Marina and Mike are very helpfull

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa, well equipped and perfect for the needs of our family. The owner Mar

  • 5 of 5

The owner Marina was helpful before and during our stay, we would recommend the services of Edite the local taxi driver if you do not have a car, she is very knowledgeable about the area and friendly. The beach is beautiful and although the sea is cold we managed a swim. Eating out was not so good, cheap in monte Gordo but poor quality probably better in villa real we didn't get there.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about the villa and about Edite! The sea water is still cold because we had a long and unusual winter for the Algarve. The weather has now started to warm up and so has the water. I am so sorry you missed it! In regards to the restaurants in Monte Gordo, I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately not all restaurants are up and running yet with the new beach front project. Many thanks and hope to see you all in the near future. Marina
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2 semanas fantásticas!!

  • 5 of 5

Óptima localização, casa excelente e anfitriões impecáveis!!


  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigada pelo seu comentário e esperamos que tenham gostado e que voltem ao Sotavento Algarvio! Marina e Mike
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  • 5 of 5

Estadia maravilhosa! Os anfitriões sempre disponíveis. Casa com excelentes condições, nada falta! Bastante perto da praia, exercício suficiente para perder umas calorias! :) praia fantástica! super calma, relaxante e sossegada! Férias a repetir!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fátima, Agradeço imenso o seu fabulástico comentário. Fico contente de terem tido umas boas férias e que gostaram muito da moradia e da área. Espero voltar a vê-los num futuro próximo! Marina
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Everything you need for a comfortable holiday

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable holiday villa,10 mins walk to the beach,20 mins to Monte Gordo through the pine woods.Situated in a quiet residential area,the villa had everything we needed and was nicely furnished.

Marina, the owner,answered all our queries quickly and living close by would be available if needed.

Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It is lovely to hear that you had such a good time and that you enjoyed the villa and the surrounding area. It was nice to meet you both and I hope that you will come back soon! Marina
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Great Vila

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 7 mates for golfing holiday the villa was superb well kitted out everything you need superb BBQ and the jacuzzi was well used after golfing,Monte Gordo itself was very quite but it is out of season ,we still had a good laugh,Feel a car is needed to get about but a very very good villa certainly return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send in this review. I am glad you had a great time and hope that you come back soon for another round of Golf! Marina
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, 'Natura' Salad bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo António
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Castro Marim Golfe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Monte Gordo
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Praia do Cabeço, Restaurante 'Sem Espinhas'
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Paia do Adão e Eva
Car: recommended

The Villa is located in the exclusive holiday residential area of Casas da Audiência, which has around 250 large villas and town houses and direct access, on foot or by car, to the beach. It boasts two superb restaurants on the beach itself, and a Sushi bar. There is also a local café and bakery, where you can buy bread freshly baked on the premises and some basic food. The beach is 5 minutes walk from the villa, through the pine trees, and its’ beautiful unspoilt golden sand stretches for miles. Nearby is the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve stretching 67 kilometres along the coast to Faro. Part of Audiencia backs onto a National Park, full of pine trees surrounding a beautiful unspoilt lake that is a magnet for wild birds and ducks. It is excellent for walking and cycling in. The villa is within 5 to 15 min. drive of several top golf courses: Castro Marim Golf, Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Quinta de Cima, the new Monte Rei course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Quinta do Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros.

Other Activities: Bird watching, Green Bowling, Kite Surf, Canoeing, Cruising.

Golf: The Algarve has some of the finest golf courses in the world. Indeed the region has a world wide reputation for golfing excellence. The mild all year round climate makes playing golf in the Algarve an absolute pleasure, even in the winter. The East Algarve has 5 very different golf courses: Benamor - A very friendly and welcoming club. A good choice for groups of higher handicappers, with wide fairways and not too many hazards. Water does, however, come into play on a few holes

Castro Marim - The Eastern Algarve has developed very quickly in the last few years as a serious golfing location. This is one of the first courses that got rave reviews from visiting golfers and it is still one to put on any Eastern Algarve itinerary.

Monte Rei - The only Jack Nicklaus designed course on the Algarve. This is a stunning layout, with first class service from the time you arrive at the bag drop.

Quinta da Ria - A lovely golf course built on a cliff overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Although not as technically difficult as its sister course next door, it is still ranked in the top 10 courses in Portugal.

Quinta de Cima -This is a must-play course for any golfer staying in the Algarve. Ranked as one of the top 3 courses in Portugal by the Peugeot guide

Quinta do Vale - Opened in 2008, this Seve Ballesteros course, close to the Spanish border, is one to add to your itinerary. With Monte Rei & Quinta de Cima very close, you can see why golfers are flocking to this area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Retur, Castro Marim region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / H
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / L
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / L
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / H
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / H
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
M / L
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas / New Year
21 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Administration £52.99

While we have cleaners who will come to thoroughly clean the house after your departure, we do ask that clients leave the house reasonably tidy, with the rubbish taken out and the dishes and crockery cleaned. The barbecue should also be cleaned. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in a 20 euro cost which will be deducted from the security deposit.
The jacuzzi is included in the price only for the high season (last 2 weeks of July and August). If you would like to use it, there is an aditional fee for the jacuzzi all the other seasons.
We accept long term rental in the low season months. Please contact us for a quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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