As part of the prestigious Clube Atlantico development, Casa Octavius offers a relaxing combination of luxury and comfort. Sleeping 8 comfortably, and within a 2 minute walk of the famous Smugglers Cove, this villa offers the ultimate home from home for the discerning holidaymaker. Just 5km from the center of Carvoiero, guests are ideally located to sample the culinary diversity for which the village is renowned. With all tastes catered for, foodies can truly indulge themselves! For those who don't wish to venture too far, the famous Bella Vita Restaurant is just a minute's stroll from the front door of the villa! Ideal for families with older children, (over 5yrs) or perhaps parties of friends holidaying together, Casa Octavius is well equipped on all levels. Tennis and Crazy Golf are also available on site, while more serious golfers are impressively catered for with a number of top-class courses easily accessed within a 20 minute drive.
We stayed at Casa Octavious for 3 weeks in August. There were 5 of us for two weeks and a family of three joined us for the remainder! What a fabulous Villa it is. On entering you feel how spacious it is, all rooms lead off from the main reception room. The terrace is just wonderful. We were lucky enough to sit on the terrace in glorious sunshine with glass of wine in hand whilst watching the Olympics! It was great having Sky TV and WiFi having children ranging from 10 to 17 with us. There are plenty of towels, and the kitchen is stocked up with plenty of utentils and pots, pans, plates etc.. The cleaning staff are very efficient and the pool guys are very polite. There was one incident when the dishwasher decided to break but after one phone call all was put right.
Smugglers Cove is a two minute walk away behind the Villa and that a beautiful Cove to visit, great to sit and watch those brave enough to jump off the ledges there. Also a little boat pops into the cove every couple of hours so you can hop on and for a small amount you can have a tour around the coast line and see all the other coves!!
The supermarket is a 10 minute walk away and we felt happy sending the children up for a few things, not badly priced but very convienient.
The complex where the the Villa is situated is stunning, the gardens and lawned areas are looked after daily and its a lovely walk around the complex looking at all the beautiful Villas.
We had a very relaxing time and would definatly look to go back in the future.
The photos on the website didn't lie. Stunning house and pool area with every facility a family needs on holiday. The house is spotless clean and there are onsite facilities available ie playground, pool and crazy golf. The house is in a picturesque part of the Algarve. The house is perfectly situated within driving distance of stunning beaches and postcard type towns. However, there is a gorgeous small beach within 5 minutes walk of the house which we all fell in love with. There is an abundance of things to do during the day, including a water park which is approximately 10 minutes away. There is plenty of restaurants around to choose from, however the BBQ area by the pool was perfect for the evenings you wanted to chill. Altogether, a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend it!!
The villa was a great size and plenty of room for two families. Everything you needed for a perfect relaxing holiday. The owners have thought of almost everything. The owner was quick responding to any small query and everything was never too much trouble. It was our first holiday without a hire a car and we managed very well. There is a bus stop just outside the complex, this however is more expensive than the local taxis. We used taxis to the supermarket and down to Carvoeiro. The transfer the owner recommended from the airport was also excellent. The pool was cleaned regularly and the villa cleaned twice a week. The villa is within walking distance to the beach but not suitable for elderly as many steps down & then up! A close eye was needed with young children in the sea. The waves were extremly strong. We visited a few of the restaurants recommended and we were very pleased. We found the upstairs far too hot and would recommend air conditioning or even fans. There was only one thing we were disappointed with and that was the noise of the seagulls! No ones fault and you do eventually get used to it. The negative comments from the previous review I felt were uncalled for if they wanted luxury the price would have been alot more, we were 4 adults and 4 children ranging from 7 - 17 we had plenty of room inside and out. The side of the house was shaded and perfect for the younger children to play. This villa was excellent value for money, the sky TV and internet kept the children happy. We all had an excellent holiday and would love to return one day.
We have stayed in the Val Do Milho area for the last few years and so were very familiar with this area. Closeness to Bella Vita restaurant is a huge bonus.
The villa was spacious and clean inside although I feel the description of it as luxury is not completely accurate. 4 good size en suite bathrooms and plenty of inside living space. We found the outside space a little cramped with only 6 adults and a child and there were only 6 sun beds and 6 chairs for the dining table on the terrace.
Huge number of bathroom and pool towels was a very nice touch.
I feel the outside area needs to be improved a little bit but we had a lovely holiday and would recommend the villa and the area to anyone.
The small beach is extremely close and is ideal for families but any older members of the party would struggle getting up and down the steps. We still preferred Centaines with the excellent Stop beach restaurant also now doing evening meals this is a must.
Pictures on the web site need to be updated as do not show current furniture in the living room. Small kitchen with not much work top space but very well kitted out and pretty much everything you would need.
Overall very happy with the villa but feel describing it as a luxury propery is a misleading.
Upon arrival at this beautiful, convenient, yet secluded Chalet the first thing that struck me was the sense of space - internally and externally. The facilities provided by this property are second to none and whether you want to relax by the pool in the beautiful garden, read a book on one of the terraces, take a stroll along the rugged cliff side, play a round of Golf or simply go to the beach - they are all achievable without much effort. We had a wonderful stay with convenient Supermarkets for the nights we wanted to cook in, a pretty Village within walking distance (although you may want to get a Taxi home) for a night out on the town or alternatively if you want to eat out but don't want to travel to town there is a lovely selection of local restaurants and bars - all within a 5 minute walk.
I would highly recommend this property for a group of friends to get together or for a family as I have no doubt all of your requriements will be met. Excellent! Can't wait to return.
I loved my week in Portugal. Tha apartment has a wonderful scenic location. It was clean, comfortable, spacious and well laid out. It is close to many good restaurants. It is a short journey to many top class golf courses, which was the main objective of our holiday. I would heartly recommend this apartment for a family holiday, for a golfing break or simply to enjoy the sun by the large pool, or on one of the many nearby beaches. I look foreward to my next holiday there.
Casa Octavius is under 5km from the picturesque village of Carvoiero which boasts stunning cliff-top views and a picture postcard beach in the center of the village. The busy town of Portimao is just a 20 minute drive, while a little further to the west, sophisticated Lagos with is marina and shopping is waiting to be explored. For the adventurous, Slide & Splash is nearby, while ZooMarine in Guia is a must for young and old alike. Serious retail therapy is also to be found in Guia at Algarve Shopping, the largest mall in the Algarve. A trip up towards the hills will quickly reveal traditional villages such as Silves for those who want a flavor of the areas Moorish past. With numerous courses to choose from, including the championship course at Penina, golfers are spoiled for choice. Just want to relax? Stroll to Smugglers Cove or venture a little further to beautiful Benagil beach, or perhaps find a little cove all of your own - it all yours for the choosing!