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6 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Mato Serrão

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 12 comfortably

Stunning detached villa on Carvoeiro Clube with large private pool and every possible convenience required for your stay:

Air-conditioning, central heating (£ 250pw if required), daily maid service (except Sundays), TV/DVD/Video/Hi-fi/CD, huge brand new beautiful fully equipped kitchen, three sitting rooms, very large plot with two gardens and many terraces. Beautiful beaches nearby and just 5 min from Carvoeiro Golf Clube with the scenic Gramacho and Pinta courses. Many other great golf courses within driving distance: Penina, Vilamoura, San Lorenzo, Parque de Floresta, to name but a few.

Safe in villa for guest use. The property is also alarmed.

WiFi for guest use.

Pool towels can be provided if required (free of charge)

1 minute walk to Carveiro Clube Tennis.

All of this set in large and beautiful gardens, affording total privacy for you and your guests.


ACCOMMODATION: Extremely spacious & luxurious villa which is furnished and equipped to a high standard with marble floors throughout. Situated on the Carvoeiro Clube, the villa is completely secluded. All bedrooms furnished to a high standard with good sized bathrooms and equipped with good quality fittings. 4 bedrooms are en-suite & two further twin rooms share one large bathroom in immediate vicinity. Additional shower room/WC. Ample wardrobe and drawer space in all bedrooms. Large open plan sitting room/dining area is situated on two levels and has patio doors leading to the terraces, pool and gardens. Beautiful brand new kitchen is fully equipped (2 ovens, 1 hob, microwave, American fridge-freezer, two dishwashers) and the Utility Room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board/iron (maid's use only). Upstairs there are two additional sitting rooms, one smaller with Hi-Fi, TV, video and one larger with balcony/sea views. All linen/towels provided.

GARDENS & VIEWS: This spectacular villa stands on approx. 1 acre of land, giving complete seclusion to guests. The gardens are laid to lawn with surrounding flower beds/shrubs, the second garden (perfect for Croquet!) giving privacy from the first, if required. There are numerous terraces to gain the maximum sun or shade, as required, and a wealth of additional seating, sunbeds, tables, umbrellas and chairs. Additionally, there is an attractive wall around the pool area which has inbuilt seating. The pool is 6m x 12m and has heating and lighting (there is an additional charge of £250 per week to have the pool heated) and is covered at night to preserve heat and keep clean for guests. There is a regular pool service at the villa.

There is a purpose-built barbecue for guest use.

There is a ping-pong table on the terrace.

SEPARATE ANNEXE: One of the twin rooms is very large and is in an adjoining annexe with en-suite facilities and its own terrace,

leading onto pool area. Next door is another Shower Room with WC/Basin, in effect giving a 2 bathroom facility for the annexe room.

Perfect for a group of families who prefer the seclusion of their own facilities. This room has direct access onto the pool - ideal for those couples with children who want to sunbathe by the pool or relax on the terrace whilst their children sleep in the shade of their room close by.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Roz Coles
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a fantastic week. The sun shone, the pool was warm and huge. The villa was clean, airy and comfortable. Very convenient for Tennis Club. We managed to find lovely restaurants - one right on the beach with fantastic fresh fish. Will return as soon as we can!' Liz Roe

'This is our 3rd time to stay here and every time it seems to get better. It's like our home in Portugal - in our dreams! It is a wonderful place to stay and we feel privileged to do so each year. Carvoeiro is also an ideal location for a holiday. The restaurants are out of this world! What more can you ask for? Great weather, the best restaurants in the Algarve and a villa which is sheer luxury to holiday in.' Fiona Hillen

'This is our 7th stay at Casa Mill Reef and every time it gets better. Everything you could ever wish for in a holiday villa and more. Nothing has been overlooked. In a beautiful area with so many restaurants there is not enough time to experience them all'. M. Felton
Nov 2007
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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Luxurious Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a fabulous time in this stunning villa. Everything was in great working order. The villa is huge. It was spotless and maintained to a very high standard.

Our children enjoyed the pool, ping-pong table and large garden. Our thanks to the excellent housekeepers who worked 6 days a week.

We walked to a couple of local restaurants and enjoyed the bbq in the tennis club on Thursday evenings. There are many beaches within a short drive.

A perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to receive such a positive response to our guests' stay with us - we are happy that you found the villa to be perfect for your needs and we look forward to welcoming you back if ever you would like to come back to Carvoeiro again! Kind regards Roz
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The perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the ideal villa for both family and friends.

We recently spent a week here, there was a total of eight adults and five children (the children were all under the age of ten years of age) and it was just perfect. The villa never felt crowded.

You are made to feel at right at home the minute you walk through the door. It comes complete with all the mod cons; Sky TV, air-conditioning and internet. The kitchen is so well equipped it has every utensil, you could want.

Everything is clean and well maintained, and the daily maid service is just fab!

A great week was had by all thanks to the great attention to detail.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa & location

  • 5 of 5

We are used to staying in 5 star hotels & were looking for a villa that would provide us with the same level of comfort and we certainly weren't disappointed. It's obvious this villa is more of a family home then a rental villa as its luxuriously furnished with personal touches. Everything you could want or need is provided. Remote air conditioning in every room. Fully stocked kitchen with all utensils, loads of glasses, plates, cutlery etc. Large american style fridge with ice maker. The villa itself is huge & even though there were 12 of us staying we found ourselves looking for people all the time as it was so big ! Pool area & gardens are huge & immaculately kept by the gardeners who came along during our stay. The large pool was kept at a perfect 32 degrees during our stay and because it was also lit up at night we found ourselves having a dip at 11pm ! Two maids came every day to make our beds & clean everywhere and were absolutely fantastic ladies. Pool guy came every few days to clean the pool leaving it spotless. It really was like staying in a hotel with all the service but with the exclusive privacy you wouldn't get at a hotel. Most rooms have dual access from the inside of house & from the pool area. I have never seen so many showers in one property by the way ! Roz was fantastic at arranging everything & even sent us an information pack with directions to all the local amenities along with lots of restaurant leaflets of recommended restaurants. Great BBQ area so some days we didn't even feel like leaving the villa. Huge supermarket 5 mins drive away & plenty of local shops down near the sea. Lots restaurants & bars near the sea and it really is a lovely relaxing beautiful area to stay in. It took us weeks & weeks of searching around to try & find the right place to stay & I don't think we could have done any better. Hopefully we will be back next year !!! Thanks Roz & thanks to the maids & all others who made our stay so enjoyable. By the way, the portuguese people are absloutely fantastic & friendly with a great sense of humour & the local food is lovely. Beautiful place !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very positive review of the villa. It is good to know that the expense and effort put into the presentation of the property, its staff and its rental is appreciated by all who stay there. I will pass on your kind comments to all concerned.
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th year to holiday @ Casa Mill Reef, we usually go for a week in June but we splashed out this year and made it two weeks. The extra week was brilliant and it gave us time to go on a few excursions (we did Historical Algarve and Seville but beware with the later - 45 degrees and that's not even peak season). It really does seem to get better as the years go on. The owners have covered everything that you could think of when it comes to accommodating and satisfying guests. Carvoeiro simply wouldn't be as enjoyable if we didn't stay @ Casa Mill Reef - of that there is no doubt. The weather was superb - a real scorcher this time.

Filomena and Sonia (housekeeping) are great - two lovely girls ...

The restaurants in Carvoeiro are great with so many ranges in cuisine / price / location. We frequented the usual Primavera, Via Italia, Lanterna Vehla where you will always get a good meal but we also came across what we thought was a new restaurant (but it has in fact been there since 1996) - Ma-Ja's (English owners) and here you will get a wide range of dishes both European and Traditional English - great service and very economical.

All being well, we shall be back again in 2010.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Mill Reef with friends - there were 11 of us in total. I cannot begin to tell you what a fantastic holiday we had - the villa is HUGE and perfect for us as we had some people without children - there were bedrooms away from the others so they weren't disturbed at 6.30am!!

The pool is perfect with a walled off shallow area for the kids to play in. Filamina the maid is a god send and even babysat for us on a couple of nights. The villa isn't over looked by anyone and had two huge lawned areas for football and playing - a huge plot...even with 11 of us we didn't use the upstairs sitting room so ample space - and the boys even got to watch the Open thanks to the huge satelites picking up UK Sky TV!! Everything has been thought of here - just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nothing better in Carvoeiro

  • 5 of 5

We’ve often visited the Algarve – first time was in 1982, when Carvoeiro was a small sleepy village.

Last two times in September 2012 and 2015 we spent three weeks in the wonderful luxury private Villa, the “Casa Mill Reef”. Our vacations there have been the most pleasant we ever made – and we have seen a lot of houses in Spain, France and Portugal. Casa Mill Reef has all you need: there are six bedrooms, five bathrooms plus extra showers in the foyer and near the pool. House and garden are well maintained, gardeners and pool service take perfect care of it.

For our party of eight (family and friends) Casa Mill Reef provided everything necessary: lots of crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc.

Best of all was the friendly daily maiden-service; Sonia and Irina did a great unobtrusive job to keep garden and house (especially kitchen) in order. Free WiFi provided those with smartphones and computers with the necessary connection home.

One of our friends is a gifted cook and it was hard for us, to keep him out of the the fully equipped kitchen, because that was his paradise with all the pots and pans and the drawers full of spices and teas etc.

Worth mentioning is the wonderful garden with its trees full of fruits like figs and pomegranates. In the evenings we very often sat on the porch, admiring the illuminated garden while relishing something delicious our friend had created.

As a screensaver my notebook shows a picture of Cas Mill Reef - view from the garden showing pool and porche - always a pleasure to look at!

I hope we'll get the opportunity of coming back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your submitting your very kind review. It is always rewarding for us to find that our guests appreciate not only the quality, content and location of the villa, but the service they receive from us from beginning to end. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards Roz Coles
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
30 - 35 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
10 mins. drive
Car: recommended

Carvoeiro is a pretty fishing village approximately 40 min drive from Faro. It has numerous restaurants, shops and its own beach. Various other beaches and restaurants are within a short driving distance of the villa. Nearest Golf Course is 5 min drive away and Penina, San Lorenzo, Palmares, Parque de Floresta & Vilamoura are all within driving distance of the property. For the children, Slide & Splash is approx. 5 min drive and Zoomarine 30 min drive.

Other Activities: RELAXING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golf: Courses within driving distance of the villa:

Pestana (Vale de Pinta and Gramacho courses) (5 mins), Penina, San Lorenzo, Palmares, Parque de Floresta,Vilamoura and many more!!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão, Carvoeiro area

Rental Basis:
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Rate 14
15 Oct 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
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Rate 15
3 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
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18 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
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15 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
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10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
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9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
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16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
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14 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
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2 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Central heating charge (if required): £250 per week
Pool heating charge (if required): £250 per week
Deposit required: 25% of rental (non-returnable) to secure booking.
Balance: to be received on or before 8 weeks prior to dep. date(unless booking made within 8 weeks of departure

25% deposit required at time of booking
Balance due 8 weeks before departure together with Security Deposit of £250.00 and extras such as pool heating/central heating/cots/highchairs (if applicable)

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mato Serrão in Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom -
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    Bathroom -
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    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 double, 5 twins
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Whilst all bedrooms are on ground level there are steps to the dining room and kitchen and down to the pool terrace and gardens. NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Professional Yoga Instruction can be provided in the comfort of your villa. Individual or Group Sessions, as required. Subject to availability, instruction can be booked in advance of your stay - costs to be negotiated with your English/Portuguese speaking Instructor - details on request @ www.freedomyoga.pt

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