Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Madeira is near golf courses and within walking distance of the charming village of Carvoeiro with its beautiful blue flag beaches, bars and restaurants. The contemporary villa has a private lawned garden with a beautiful decked pool, BBQ and sun terrace with 8 sun loungers to relax and soak up the sunshine. There is an upper drinks terrace with an outdoor fireplace, a great place to enjoy spectacular sunsets. The villa is very spacious and has a state of the art kitchen. The four individual bedroom suites each has it's own luxury bathroom (3 ensuite, 1 adjacent) and furnished terrace or patio perfect for when you may want a little privacy. The villa is ideal for large families, groups of friends or those seeking a romantic getaway. It is fully air conditioned and has underfloor/thermaskirt heating throughout.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Paraiso 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 62 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Completed to a high specification in 2012, Casa Madeira is an award winning architect designed villa which offers year round luxury and comfort to guests. It has quality appliances, furnishings and linen throughout. Accommodation is arranged over two floors and communal areas are open plan. The main living area overlooks the pool and has a flat screen T.V. and comfortable leather suites. Wi-Fi and Satellite T.V. is available and there is a CD/DVD Player and iPod dock. There is also a chaise for relaxing and a formal dining area which seats 8 people. For those who enjoy cooking and entertaining, there is a dedicated wine fridge and state of the art kitchen with coffee machine and a granite island with hob. The island features a breakfast bar with gas lift stools for informal dining. The family BBQ is close by and situated near the pool and next to the alfresco dining area. Downstairs also has a separate laundry room with brand new appliances including a bosch steam generator iron. Beds are high quality hotel grade superking size with memory foam mattresses - similar to the well known UK hotel chain which guarantees you a good nights sleep! Each bedroom also has a flat screen T.V. and we can configure the beds to your individual requirements. 2 of the luxury bathrooms have baths/shower, 2 are wet-rooms.
|Further details outdoors|
At the heart of the villa is the fabulous decked pool (heating available) approached via the large paved sun terrace with space for the 8 available sun loungers. The terrace has a built in BBQ and alfresco dining area. There are gardens with lawn areas to the side and rear ideal for children to play. The pool looks stunning when lit at night and can be viewed from all the main living areas. The upstairs drinks terrace overlooks the pool and has magnificent views of the Monchique Mountains and distant views of the sea. It has a Moroccan style outdoor fire place and club lounge seating for 12 guests. During the day it is a lovely place to read and relax, maybe listen to music or just unwind and take in the lovely views. After dark It is the perfect place for a party. The villa is accessed through electronic gates and is fully alarmed, walled and fenced for your privacy and security. There is secure car parking for up to 4 cars.
We kindly ask guests not to smoke in the villa itself but do provide lots of facilities on the private patios, terraces and all outdoor areas.
For those looking to travel light, please note there is a hairdryer in each of the four bedrooms. We also provide a freshly laundered pool towel for each of our guests saving valuable luggage space.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is in the southernmost region of Portugal and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe with 155 kilometres of breathtaking coastline. Holiday makers visit the Algarve for its lovely sunny climate, stunning blue flag beaches, wonderful cuisine and low travel costs. Renowned for it's world class golf facilities, the Algarve also has excellent watersports and tennis facilities. It is also popular with walkers and nature lovers being home to the Rio Formosa Lagoon Nature Reserve - a spectacular stopping place for hundreds of migrating birds The scenic Monchique mountain range is easily accessible by road and has it's own Spa town in Caldas de Monchique. The central Algarve has a number of heritage sites and has possibly the most stunning scenery of all, it's coastline is characterised by large sandy bays often flanked by tall cliffs and dotted with notable limestone caves and grottoes to explore. There are a number of excellent guide books and web sites giving more detailed information for the visitor including Wiki and www.algarvetouristguide.com and a dedicated website with webcam at www.carvoeiro.com
Carvoeiro is a picturesque former fishing village which is now a popular seaside destination. The resort manages to retain all of it's Portuguese charm while offering excellent tourist facilities. Amongst it's main attractions are it's lovely beaches and choice of many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. You can take a boat trip straight from the town beach to admire the local hidden coves, caves and grottoes from the sea. In high season, the main square next to the town beach holds regular open air concerts. Children are especially welcomed everywhere so Carvoeiro is an ideal place for a family holiday. Younger lively guests are also catered for though with many bars offering cocktails, live music and the boat nightclub which only gets going later on. The resort has banks, supermarkets and English, French, Dutch and German speaking doctors, dentists and pharmacy. Carvoeiro is centrally located with all the main attractions easily reached by regular organised excursions or just a short drive away if you have hired a car. Slide and Splash water park is popular with younger children and about 5 mins drive from the villa and the Big One waterpark is a 15 minute drive along the EN125. Another must see and popular with children and adults alike is the excellent sea life park, Zoo Marine, where you can even swim with dolphins. The Moorish town of Silves with it's castle and cathedral is not to be missed if you enjoy exploring rustic Portuguese cobbled streets offering a maze of traditional shops, excellent sea food restaurants and cafes. You can enjoy a leisurely piri piri chicken or sardine lunch perhaps with a glass of vinho verde in one of the local restaurants overlooking the Arade river (boat trips to Portimao also run from here). The Algarve caters for the serious shopper with modern shopping malls at Aqua Portimao (you are likely to see the famous pelicans as you cross the bridge) and Algarve Shopping an easy drive along the EN125 near Albufeira. Sports enthusiasts are very well catered for with excellent golf, tennis and horseriding facilities in or near the resort and deep sea fishing and dolphin watching excursions are readily available at Portimao. There are so many more things to see and do in and around Carvoeiro (and a little further afield for adventurers) that we have put together our own guide book with local knowledge and map locations for villa guests.