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Luxury 3 bedroom townhouse Eastern Algarve -

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A self catering luxury townhouse with private plunge pool


There is a plunge pool (3 x 4 metres approximately). There is a brick built barbecue. The outside furniture includes a glass topped table with matching chairs, two of which recline sofa bed can sleep two.


There is a superb sandy beach at Praia Verde 7 minutes drive from the house. This beach has ample parking and beach restaurants and bars. It is possible to walk from here to the small resort of Monte Gordo which also has a selection of beach bars and restaurants.


There are four courses within 10 minutes drive and a new championship course is being constructed at Costa Esuri just over the bridge in Spain.


The nearest airport is Faro. It is 57 Kilometres from the house and about 40 minutes drive along the A22 motorway. It is also possible to fly to Seville which is about 135 Kilometres away. We advise hiring a car at the arrival airport.


Castro Marim has a small selection of local bars and restaurants. The village has a supermarket.

SHOPPING: There are a number of large towns within a short distance.

It is only ten minutes across the border to Spain and the town of Ayamonte.

The motorway system between Lagos and Seville is toll free


FURTHER DETAILS: Villa Real de Santo Antonio is an interesting town with many shops selling local textiles. There is a pleasant riverside walk. It is possible to catch a ferry over to Ayamonte on the Spanish side of the river. Both Ayamonte and Villa Real offer river trips to explore the Guidiana river. Villa Real is the terminus of the Algarve railway and an interesting (but slow) excursion can be taken using this line. Ayamonte is a good shopping centre and also has a number of interesting restaurants and bars. it is worth calling at the Parador for a drink as its bar offers excellent views of the river. Ayamonte has a new shopping centre with a Mercadona supermarket and petrol station. Here you will notice that nearly all the cars have Portuguese plates. Petrol (and cigarettes) are cheaper in Spain

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Gary Crawford
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Gary Crawford

I am a retired senior police officer in UK married with two lovely children.

I enjoy walking and fishing and love Portugal.

I was educated at university of ulster, and queens university Belfast.

Gary Crawford purchased this house in 2007

Why Gary Crawford chose Castro Marim

Friendly village, lovely unspoilt village beautiful beaches ,excellent restaurants. Beautiful house with pool. Locals extremely friendly

What makes this house unique

Situated in the Algarve close to Spanish border. Great location for exploring the Algarve and Spain.


Car: recommended

property Algarve , Eastern Algarve Castro marim quiet easy access to beach close access to Spain. Own pool


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castro Marim in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath (shower over), basin,bidet, wc Bathroom with spa bath (shower over), basin, bidet,wc ground floor cloakroom wc basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with double bed, fitted wardrobes, balcony to front of house (en- suite) Bedroom two with single beds, fitted wardrobes, balcony overlooking pool area. Bedroom three with two single beds, fitted wardrobes, balcony overlooking pool area
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Whilst children welcome may not be suitable for very young children because of unguarded pool


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury 3 bedroom townhouse Eastern Algarve -
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We didn't know this area very well, but what a great surprise. The apartment was spotlessly clean which kept the wife happy and the pool kept the kids happy even after long days at the beach. We would definitely book this property again and would recommend this area and resort to friends

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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All you need

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa set in an a good location not far from Faro. Ideal foe exploring over the border into Spain. Clean and well presented. Had all we needed for a family holiday. Pool a great bonus, very pleasant patio area to rest in. Hope to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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C Marim real rest

  • 4 of 5

We found it lovelly, the house, the village.

It is a very quiet place. Exactly what we needed to a rest with your young children. I suggest his house to everyone who wants to pass some quiet holidays, its near the beach. The beachs near by are also lovely. Almost all have blue flag which mean they're clean wealthy beachs.

We loved it, if we decided to go to the Algarve next year, we'll go there for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golf Holiday on Portugal-Spanish border

  • 5 of 5


Booked accommodation for first week in March for a golfing holiday. We usually stay around Vilamoura,so this was a new experiance.Villa was great and exactly as advertised,there was easy access to golf courses in Portygal,and to Spain which is only 5 miutes over bridge from house. These courses were better value and of equal standard to those on Western Algarve.There were several excellant resturants within a 10 minute taxi drive from house,and we have left cards from these premesis. The drive to and from Faro is simple and takes about 40 minutes. We will return with our families later in year

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here. Villa was very spacious, had a lovely feel as soon as you walked in and was spotlessly clean.The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed (large fridge/freezer, washing machine etc). Plenty of towels and extra bedding. The centre of Castro Marim was a short walk away and had an excellent supermarket as well a few local cafes and restaurants . We liked the idea of Spain being a five minute drive over the bridge ( don't forget the time change). We are planning to return to this villa in April 09 as we enjoyed it so much.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good vacation place

  • 4 of 5

Good location in Castro Marim, quiet place. Nice house with cute swimming poll. Well equipped, enough furniture. Good choice. Only one complain: no cleaning service at all.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad the guest enjoyed the house. The house is rented with fully equipped washing machine etc hover mops etc. The house is cleaned before and after the guest. It is clear that the house is required to be kept clean by the guest during their stay. It is a rental house not a hotel.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Castro Marim, Castro Marim region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.72
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.25

we request a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental price at the time of booking with the balance payable at least six weeks before arrival. we ask for a cheque for £200 to be deposited with us against breakages etc. This will be cashed only in the event of any damage being notified to us by our agent.
Gary Crawford
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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