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2 Private Villas, Each with a Private Pool, Bar and Sun Terraces - Casa Maxine

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Casa Maxine

The private swimming pool (11.5m x 5m, 1.2 – 2.2m deep, is heated by solar panels) with sunbathing terrace and lawn, it has a lovely Pool-house complete with inside seating area, stereo, books, small kitchen area, toilet and shower.

The Sun-lounge/dining-room has a large seating area, TV, videos, Radio and books. The full length French-windows have outstanding views and ample room for sunbathing. The covered Bar-B-Q area also has a shaded seating area.

A fully Kitchen fitted with breakfast bar, fridge-freezer, freezer, gas cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.

The Sun-lounge/dining-room has a large seating area, TV, videos, Radio and books. The full length French-windows have outstanding views and ample room for sunbathing. The covered Bar-B-Q area also has a shaded seating area.

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About the property

Quinta Do Licorne

Quinta Do Licorne is a unique estate, lovingly refurbished and extended by the present owners. The owners’ house is situated within the grounds, however they offer complete privacy for their guests. Pets welcome on request at Casa Maxine only.

It comprises of two properties, Casa Maxine (sleeps us to 8 people) and Casa Donna Lisa (sleeps up to 6 people) - Casa Donna Lisa is suitable for families with children 13 years and over. Both properties are about 400m apart and ideal for large groups of up to 14 people. Each has its own private pool, bar and outdoor dinning facilities. Separate electric gated entrances.

The quality accommodation is set in 5 acres of beautiful mature gardens and offers excellent holiday accommodation with the benefit of separate units for privacy and large outside areas and amenities, ideal for socializing. The gardens are fully enclosed by a large perimeter wall. Quinta Do Licorne is situated in the hamlet of Pereiro; close to Moncarapacho Village.

Other Information: Coast/Beach

Quinta do Licorne's two villas are approx 4 miles from the coast which has wonderful secluded beaches all along the eastern Algarve, with many Islands to visit which can be reached by cheap and cheerful ferry boats and have regular services and also have inexpensive coffee shops and restaurants.


There are many golf courses within 30 mins drive to the east and west. Quinta do Licorne has easy access to the motorway. In Moncarapacho there is a par 3 golf course and health centre and Tavira has several other quality 18 hole courses. To the west there are many world renowned golf courses close to the sea and beach facilities.

Special interest holidays

This property offers private secluded sun bathing terraces which cannot be overlooked and has easy access to country lanes for long walks or bicycle riding.


Quinta do Licorne is approximately 14 miles to Faro airport (30 minutes by car).

Car hire is a necessity.

Distances & Further Details: Distances

Moncarapacho 2 miles for quality inexpensive restaurants and shops/supermaket/museum.

Olhao 5 miles for large supermarkets.

Faro city is 10 miles or 20 mins drive

Tavira city is 8 miles or 15 mins drive.

Spain is approx 40 minutes drive.

Further details

Quinta Do Licorne is situated in the hamlet of Pereiro, close to the village of Moncarapacho, Olhao. There is a bar/restaurant within 500 metres and the property is within easy reach of many other restaurants, supermarkets and bars. Regular ferries run to the many Islands. Seafood is delivered fresh daily to the fish markets in Olhao.

Graham and Bernadette McAllister

Tel: (Portugal) + 351 289 798 309

Mob: (Portugal) + 351 966 716 502


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Graham and Bernadette McAllister
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

Available Rentals

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Occupancy commences after 15:00 on day of arrival and ends at 10:00am on day of departure. This is necessary to prepare the properties for new guests. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHANGE OVER DAYS IN JULY AND AUG ARE SAT/SUNDAYS ONLY (negotiable)
Pets are welcome at Casa Maxine Only.
Casa Maxine is available for long Winter Lease (2+ months) from November to March inclusive at £150 per week plus utilities.


Accommodation and facilities for Casa Maxinein Moncarapacho in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs - beds can be out together to make a double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs - beds can be out together to make a double
  • 2 twin Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom upstairs 2 twin Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom on the ground floor beds can easily be put together to make double beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Kitchen is large and fully equipped with breakfast bar and ceiling fan, fridge freezer plus chest freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine. South facing Lounge 12m x 5m with French windows overlooking the gardens. There is TV, DVD, CD, Video Player. due to the signalling issues at present we guarantee British TV Programs Suitable for children. A cot and high chair is available at no extra cost. Ideal holiday retreat for children with plenty of lawned areas for children to play on. Ample car parking facilities for rented cars. Casa Maxine: Barbecue and outside covered dining area with sun beds. The swimming pool is chemical free, with solar heating throughout the summer months; it is 11.5m long x 5m wide (1.2m at the shallow end and 2.2m at the deep end). If necessary, the swimming pool can be heated electrically at Euro 150 pw. Around this pool are large patio areas for sunbathing. There is a pool house with a kitchen, fridge, lounge with radio/CD player, toilet and shower


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Casa Maxine
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Casa Maxine 2015

  • 5 of 5

As a family we visit every year, have done for 15 years now - sometimes 2 or 3 times each year. If you like rustic charm with modern amenities, being away from the madding crowd and with loads of safe space yet a short drive from the main towns this is the place for you. Maxine has a fabulous swimming pool complex, several indoor and outdoor dining areas, large gardens and a real rustic charm that all my family and friends we have taken there all love. The owners are now our friends, and your privacy is assured. It does get extremely hot in the peak months as the older style buildings do not have air con, but a few simple steps make this very easy to control. Fans are provided and during the late afternoon open all doors, rooflights and windows and close the Moroccan style curtains and turn the fans on to allow heat to leave via the roof and you will stay comfortable. During cooler months the pool can be heated, although is still comfortable, but from June to September no need at all. In the extensive grounds you can play football or badminton with the kids, and take pool toys, its a large pool and we play ball games in the water. The pool house is ideal for relaxing and there are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. during the evening you can cook in the fully equipped kitchen, barbecue at the outside dining area with huge built in bbq or take a short drive to Moncarapacho where there are a couple of top quality well priced restaurants. During the day visit the nearby market town of Olhao with ancient streets, superb fruit and fish market and shopping mall and supermarkets.

All in all for our needs it is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous for all the family!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this villa as a special treat to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, taking my 3 grown children, their 2 partners and my mum. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect villa, its location and layout we perfect for each of our needs.

There was sufficient space for quiet independent moments and we felt totally at home as a group in the well maintained, homely surroundings. The pool was well loved and well used! The rest of the facilities were top-rate and most of our meals were cooked at the villa where we really enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and outside dining area.

Having lived in Portugal we already knew the Algarve very well, but the location of Casa Maxine gave us the opportunity to further explore the Eastern Algarve . Fuzeta beach is just fabulous and we have always liked Olhao. Although it was not too far to drive to enjoy a fishing trip in Vilamoura and days out in Lagos and Portimao. We also drove all along the coast to Spain which revealed more beautiful beaches and unspoiit locations.

A week was certainly not long enough and I would highly recommend this villa to other family and friends - I can't wait to have the opportunity to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Having visited several times it just gets better and better. Everything you could possibly want and more is readily available. .Couple this with the most congenial of hosts makes a recipe for a perfect holiday

Can't wait till next year!!

Liz & Ken

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a short stay with friends, the Villa was very homely and furnished to a high standard, with everything you could want. Very nice swimming pool and pool house both well maintained and cleaned.

The owners, Bernadette and Graham were very friendly and couldn't be anymore helpful, They were always willing to give advice and recommend nice places to eat and visit.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Villa to any of my family or friends, and intend to visit again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soroe, Denmark

This is Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are a Danish couple just returned to Denmark after 3 months in Casa Maxine.

The moment the gates opened we felt like coming in Paradise. What a view – a beautiful large garden with plenty of palms and oleander, even on one of the first days in January it was a lovely sight. After a warm welcome by the owners Bernadette and Graham, we entered Casa Maxine, and it nearly took our breath away. A very large lounge, beautiful furnished with a distinct sense of details, the kitchen large, well-equiped and with tiles in warm colours, the bedrooms, the bathrooms were very, very nice and outside a wonderful large terrasse. Immediately we felt we belonged in this cosy house.

As it was winter, we didn’t expect to get much use of the fantastic pool, but the pool was equiped with solar panels, and we could take a swim most of the time. As a curiosity there is a poolhouse with kitchen, lounge, toilet and bath – what a luxury!

Only 100 meters away there is a very nice and cheap restaurant, in Moncarapacho 4 km from the house many cosy restaurants, where we often had a delicious dinner at a very low price.

We have travelled very much around in Europe, often we have rented a house, but never ever we have met so lovely, hospitable, helpful people as Bernadette and Graham, they are really unique! They made our stay the most fantastic experience, and we do miss them very much.

However, we have planned to visit Quinta do Licorne twice within the next year.

Morten and Jytte

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2009
  • Date of Stay: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Just back home having spent two weeks at casa maxine .Brilliant , excellent accomodation ,superb support from the owners. This is a real home from home (we have spent 5 holidays at this property )The accommodation is well maintained and well presented. The owners are on hand and shold you require any assistance they are more than happy to oblige . We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family or friends .Further proof is that we are returnig for a17 day holiday next summer . Plenty of places to eat and drink at reasonable prices,car hire essential smashing beaches nearby easy access to spain, lots of golf cousesin the area.Liz&ken shropshire

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

This accommodation is situated 15 km (30 minutes) east of Faro Airport, close to Junction 15 off the east/west auto-route (A22) which gives easy access to the local beaches (6 km), western Algarve and its world renown golf courses (30 minutes), within easy access is Spain and its golf courses (30 minutes) and within easy reach of the village of Moncarapacho (2km) with its many restaurants, coffee shops, museum and church.

Quinta Do Licorne is situated in the hamlet of Pereiro; close to the village of Moncarapacho, Olhao, and is only approximately 4 miles from the nearest beach. It is only 10 minutes to the nearest beaches and islands which are serviced by a regular ferry at the fishing village of Fuzeta, Pedra Del Rei and Barril Beach. Barril Beach has a quaint little train which takes you to miles of unspoilt beaches.


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