Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Kalama is a traditional Portuguese style villa with authentic whitewashed walls and a beautiful roof terrace with sea views. The villa also has its own private kidney shaped pool. The villa is ideally situated for all your holiday needs in the residential area of Sesmarias 5 minutes by car from Carvoeiro and Ferragudo, Carvoeiro tennis club is near by and beach lovers will be truly spoilt for choice with the secluded Caneiros beach only five minutes away by car as well as the beaches of Carvoeiro and ferragudo also within easy reach. The Villa is located in the quiet hamlet of Sesmarias which is located slightly inland 5 minutes by car from Carvoeiro. The villa boasts a range of amenities on its doorstep with 3 restaurants, a mini market and the traditional Portuguese Rosa's Bar within a 5 minute walk, with a vast array of bars and restaurants in Carvoeiro a 5 minute drive from the villa.
Please note this is a two bedroom property that ideally sleeps 4 adults. If there is a 5th guest they will have to sleep on either a fold out bed(€15 charge) or the sofa. There is a travel cot at the villa supplied free of charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Canerios beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro, Nearest railway: Silves|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Carvoeiro was a traditional, small fishing village surviving on the tuna catches but has, not surprisingly, become an incredibly popular resort with visitors and has developed to keep pace.
It's one claim to fame, historically speaking, is that in 1554 a naval battle took place off Cape Carvoeiro when a Portuguese flotilla attacked the Turkish corsair, Xaramet, and destroyed his fleet. Today the most activity you are likely to see is people enjoying the beach and the local fishermen bringing in their catches!
Carvoeiro is very popular for family holidays as there is such a large choice of self-catering accommodation and has all the things you are likely to want in quite a compact area around the town centre. A lot of the accommodation is in new residential areas on the outskirts as the developments have spread, but it is all in keeping - this isn't an area of high rise hotels and apartment blocks.
The centre of Carvoeiro isn't very big and there are just two roads leading down into the town where they meet in a small square behind the beach. There is no parking in the square since it was given a re-vamp in 2009 so be prepared to find parking up one of the side streets away from the centre.
There are plenty of shops in the town for your everyday needs and because they are used to catering for British visitors you will be able to find most of your normal groceries. There is also a big Intermarché on the Lagoa road on the outskirts of Carvoeiro for even more choice.
The town beach, Praia do Carvoeiro is a beautifully sheltered sandy bay and spreads out just in front of the square with cliffs protecting it on either side. There are bars and cafés ideally placed around the square to still enjoy the view when you leave the beach!
Watersports like jetskis and pedaloes are available at the beach for those who like messing about on the water and there are a couple of diving schools based in Carvoeiro if you prefer to be under the water. The local fishermen also make use of their boats during the day to offer visitors the chance to take boat trips around the coastline and to see the caves.
One thing you won't be short of in Carvoeiro is somewhere to eat and drink! There is a huge selection of bars, restaurants and cafés all within easy walking distance of the centre and with a wide choice of food. At a guess most visitors give up on the idea of self-catering when they see what's on offer!
Carvoeiro is also ideally situated for family fun days out. There are two water parks within easy reach - the closest being Slide and Splash at Lagoa and Aqualand just slightly further away at Alcantarilha. If water parks aren't for you then there is Zoomarine Sealife park at Guia and Krazy World at Algoz to choose from.
If you have something a little more relaxing in mind, then a trip to Silves is a lovely day out with it's Moorish castle and riverside walks. A walk around the castle walls allows you to have a bird's eye view of the town and surrounding countryside and there are lots of pavement cafés to stop for a cool drink afterwards! There are also boat trips to Silves up the Arade river from Portimão river front which give you about an hour to see a bit of Silves (before the tide is too low to return) for a different view of the countryside.
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16 May 2014
"A home from home (but in the sun!)"
We spent a week at Casa Kalama and really, really loved it. The managers/hosts were fantastic and gave us some great tips – the main one being go to Club Nao in Ferragudo on a Sunday afternoon; hour… More
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