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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The villa is situated outside the small village of Moncarapacho, close to Quelfes, Olhao approx 20+ mins drive from Faro airport in the very beautiful unspoilt, low cost Eastern Algarve. The villa is importantly not isolated but set amongst other executive villas all with half acre plots. Car hire is essential to explore the area but no car required to visit the excellent bistro just 800m from the villa. A gentle 12 min walk, where guests go time and time again to sit outside on a warm evening to to enjoy good food and drink.
The south facing pool terrace is fully equipped with a large BBQ, sun loungers, parasols and a large table with seating for up to 8-10 people. There is also deep shade for hotter months. There are pool lights for night swimming. We provide up to 8 beach/pool towels so no need to bring your own.
This villa really is exceptionally spacious. You will not be disappointed. There are 4 very spacious bedrooms, 4 beautifully tiled and equipped bathrooms (2 are en suite). All rooms have extensive fitted cupboards and there is a digital safe fitted in the villa. The en suite master bedroom on the first floor has its own terrace with lovely countryside views. Bliss!!! You will fight over this one!!
The nearest Beach is Fuzeta it is about 5 miles from the villa, a very nice & safe beach for children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, 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, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
2 huge en suite double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. The first floor master bedroom has its own private furnished terrace! Additional sleeping capacity with 1 single portable bed & 1 child cot supplied free. Max capacity 10. Highchair also supplied.
There are 3 fully tiled luxury bathrooms all with bath, shower, bidet, WC and vanity unit.
There is also a shower room with vanity unit and toilet.
Corner bath in one of the en suites. Absolute luxury!
The large marble topped modern kitchen is fully equipped for 10 with dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, coffee maker, toaster etc. Breakfast bar to one side with 4 breakfast stools.
The utility room is just off the kitchen and contains a washing machine, iron & ironing board, buckets, mops. Importantly second fridge for large parties for drinks & food.
The lounge/dining area is exceptionally spacious and very comfortably seats 9-10 people. It has satellite TV (with BBC and ITV), a DVD player which also plays CDs, an open fireplace and large doors leading to the garden and pool terrace.
Furnished to highest standard Villa Castelos has marble floors, floor to ceiling cupboards in all bedrooms, a digital safe, air conditioning in all rooms. Basement games room with table tennis, darts, table top football, putting mat. Also games / DVDs / Books and in November 2012 an X box 360 gaming consule.
Cleaning / All bed linen (with exception of cot) and towels provided. We also provide 8 beach/pool towels. Price includes villa cleaning/linen change and services of local English speaking manage throughout your stay. Food/drinks packs available on request.
There are two fold up put me up beds but the villa still only sleep 10 persons max.
We have a visitors guide book with information on interesting places to go and things to do in the area.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is surrounded by a lovely mature garden complete with hammock and with large grassed area, fully gated, very safe for children. The villa is not isolated but amongst similar high quality villas, each with large half acre plots. The pool and terrace at the rear of the villa is south facing, so maximum sun, fully equipped with loungers, large table, chairs, with deep shade under the poolside terrace for warmer months. There is a large BBQ close to the terrace for excellent al fresco dining. Bliss! The villa comes complete with a range of outdoor games, DVDs, books and there is table tennis, darts and table top football, golf putting mat in the basement games room. Something for everyone if feeling energetic!
There is a CD player & speakers. 2 Adult Bikes & 2 Childrens bikes are available.
PRICE INCLUDES: Heated pool mid March to end October, all linen/towels, villa cleaning, all utilities and 8 pool towels. Also includes services of local English manager who will meet you on arrival at the villa and remain on call throughout your holiday.
Fully automated booking system, using debit/credit card. 20% deposit required, balance 8 weeks before the holiday.
Additional obligatory charge of £50/wk for aircon (cool and warm) to ensure you absolute enjoyment of the villa.
Mobile internet & Broadband is available - you only pay for the hours you use.
Car hire recommendations and info on food/drinks packs available on request.
2015 Calendar now open.
About this location
The Algarve region
The Algarve has the best climate in Europe and it has some of the best golf courses. Within 25 mins West of the villa there is well known Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo courses. Importantly within 10-25 mins from the villa, to the east, there is wonderful golf courses. The championship Quinta de Cima course, Benamor, Castro Marim and also Quinta de Ria.
The new magnificent Monte Rei course is 20 + mins from the villa. Over the Spanish border 25 mins away there are a further 5 golf courses, 2 are located at Ayamonte. Just outside Moncarapacho there is a new, 9 hole par 3 course at Colina Verde, and within 4kms there is a driving range, chipping area, and putting green, superb facilities for all the family.
The small town of Moncarapacho is approx 4 miles away with supermarkets, bars, 3 excellent restaurants, petrol station, internet cafes, cash machines, post office, small shops, local market, museum. There is also an excellent low cost bistro restaurant approx 800m (within 15 mins gentle walk) of the villa where clients go time and time again.
Eating out in this part of the world on wonderful local fish, meats and wine is still incredibly inexpensive. You will find it hard to spend more than 10/12 euros/night - including local wine! Come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a luxury villa holiday in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve and experience the real Portugal!
If you can bear to move yourselves away from the pool, there are some stunning uncrowded unspoilt beaches and beach islands close by. Fuseta with its wonderful white sandy beach, lagoon and beach island is only 12 minute drive, there are other beaches and beach islands accessible from Fusetta, Tavira, Olhao, Altura, Cabanas. There are many boats and small trains that can take you to offshore island beaches.
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27 Oct 2014
"an incredibly well laid out villa that works well for inside/outside living"
This is the second time we've holidayed at Villa Castelos. We went with another family of four, so eight in total. Whilst I've read and understand some of the frustrations from the negative … More
29 Sep 2014
"What a terrible Villa"
Having stayed in 5 star villa's all over the world and particularly with an English owner, I was extremely disappointed in the condition of this villa. I feel the photographs are very misleading … More
I have already responded to your previous review.
Sorry you were disappointed in July when you visited our villa.
A lot of the defects have already been rectified by our maintenance team, and as I will be visiting the villa very soon myself personally, all the other issues will be corrected then.
The PS2/360X-box units were damaged by the water flooding into the villa when the Pool filter tank split open, and these have already been discarded by the maintenance team. I was not aware of this the last time.
I will contact you directly when I return from Portugal, and discuss this further and hope we can come to an amicable agreement.
1 Sep 2014
"Photos didn't do justice to the villa"
This is a very nice villa we couldn't have asked for better. The whole family enjoyed the holiday if we came across any problems the manager came right away and thankfully fixed the problem.
This is a good base for all the places we enjoyed ie Zoomarine, Aqualand, Crazy World and Algarve Shopping
The area around the villa is a bit run down but it does not infringe on your enjoyment.
The villa is 5 star and if I was returning to Portugal I would definitely choose this villa
23 Jul 2014
We stayed at villa Castelos with our3 adult children for 2 weeks in July , the villa bore little resemblance to its description . It was difficult to find , we booked a taxi at the airport to take us … More
Hi recent visiter to Villa Castelos
Sorry you were not happy in our villa, we had the main pool filter tank split open, and totally drain the swimming pool, 3 days before you arrived, and I think the maintenance team did an exceptionally good job in opening the villa up in time for your arrival, as you can understand this caused no end of other problems.
The taxi driver must be new to the area, as the site has been there since 2000, so I can only assume he is not from the Algarve area. The 4 sets of directions I sent to you should be used to access the villa from the airport.
The roads and site I cannot do a lot about, this is down to the local council to improve, and in the present day they are not spending any resources at all on maintenance.
The cats & dogs are not owned by ourselves and again not really a lot I can do apart from to blame the inconsiderate owners who do not look after them, and let them roam around.
The villa is cleaned every time before a client arrives and during their visit, the area is a hard water and all the toilet bowls scale up, these are not dirty.
I cannot understand where the X-box, PS2, bikes have gone I will investigate this to see if they have been removed or stolen, I was not aware until you told me, thank you.
The English TV & Wi-Fi was reconnected as soon as the fault on the phone line was repaired, sorry caused by the pool filter tank splitting, and causing the phone line to break down.
I hope this can be taken as some form of apology as this is not the way we like to feel clients who have visited our villa feel after their holiday, this is the first review we have received, which has not been 5 stars.
13 Jun 2014
"Great villa and location for a family holiday"
The villa is ideal for families. Set in a rural area, but only 20minutes from Faro and within easy reach of Moncarapacho, the larger town of Olhao and lovely beaches. The villa was spacious and clean and had everything we needed for our comfort. The heated pool was a big hit for the whole family and used constantly.The availability of wi-fi was an added bonus. There were plenty of games and activities for all ages. We hope to return in the not too distant future. Janet Wilson
12 Jun 2013
"Beautiful villa and lovely holiday"
Easy to find villa about 20 mins from Faro Airport. We were extremely delighted with the full facilities that this villa has to offer in a great location close to the traditional Town of Olhao. All rooms are spacious and very comfortable and very clean. We hired a small car and easily travelled to local towns and beaches and restaurants. We would recommend this villa for a lovely peaceful and relaxing break away. Our group consisted of 7 Adults and 1 Teenager and we are looking forward to another visit sometime.
2 Jun 2012
"Didn't want to leave!"
We liked this villa so much that we have booked to return in September. We love the area and this is the 3rd villa we have tried and by far the best. Very well equipped and comfortable property. Heated pool was a real bonus and we enjoyed the table tennis. It was also useful to have a helpful local manager to welcome you and check that everything was alright before you leave. Despite being in a residential area it was very quiet. Highly recommend.
26 Apr 2012
"Fantastic Property, own swimming pool priceless - highly recommended"
We were made to feel very welcome from our first meeting with the villa manager & she was always available during our stay.
All of our party really enjoyed our stay in this top class accommodation, which was very well equipped. Our teenage sons especially enjoyed the table tennis in the basement.
The pool was fantastic with plenty of sun beds & space to enjoy the sunshine.
A car is essential for shopping & eating out. We enjoyed several good meals in the resort of Olhao, about a 30 minute drive away & also in Moncarapacho just a short 10 minute drive away.
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