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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our home-from-home is the perfect base for your visit to this relatively undiscovered corner of the Eastern Algarve. As the villa is situated at the end of the access road, it enjoys a particularly peaceful situation, and the most amazing views south and east over the Guadiana River which forms the natural border between Portugal and neighbouring Spain.

The southerly and westerly views from the rear terrace overlook 4 different fairways of this challenging golf course, which also offers some of the most reasonable green fees in the Algarve. We have a 2-seater private golf buggy which is available at a small additional charge, recommended for playing this course in this lovely climate.

Relax by your private pool, and then enjoy a visit to the restaurants situated on the soft golden sands of Cabeco beach, just one of the many unspoilt beaches in this area, just a short 10 minute drive from the villa.

Free wi-fi internet access available in the villa itself.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cabeco Beach 3 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 45 km, Nearest railway: Villa Real de Santo Antonio (V.R.S.A) 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Bedroom 1, first floor, with king size bed (can be 2 singles).

Bedroom 2, ground floor, overlooking rear terrace and pool, 2 singles (can be kingsize bed).

Bedroom 3, ground floor, views over the Guadiana River, 2 singles (can be king size bed).

Large en suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with separate shower, Jacuzzi bath, wc and his & hers wash basins.

En suite bathrooms to both Bedroom 2 & Bedroom 3 each have a bath with shower over, wc and vanity wash unit.

There is also a downstairs cloakroom.

The luxury kitchen, with granite worktops, is comprehensively equipped - Bosch cooker, hob, microwave and dishwasher, quality crockery, and even an 'American' style side-by-side fridge/freezer complete with ice maker and cold water dispenser.

Large open plan dining and sitting room, with large corner sofa and footstools. 37" flat screen TV with English satellite & DVD player. There is a serving hatch from the kitchen into the dining area for convenient entertaining at the large dining table.

Further details outdoors

The villa has a private south facing terrace complete with its own private kidney shaped pool measuring 6 x 3m. The pool is 1.1m deep at the shallow end and 1.7m at the deep end. The patio has wooden garden furniture featuring a large dining table and 6 chairs, sun parasol and 4 teak sunbeds, complete with cushions for sunbathing. A further 2 wooden sunbeds are located on the private upper terrace off the main bedroom upstairs. A large gas barbecue is available, and you will even find an outside sink on the terrace for the inevitable washing up!

The villa has stunning views from both the front and rear terraces, overlooking the golf course fairways and the nature reserve of Castro Marim. The impressive bridge, crossing the Guadiana river, links Spain with Portugal and can be seen in the distance, along with sea views down towards Monte Gordo.

Further details

Towels & linen are included in the rental price, although we ask that you provide your own beach towels.

The villa has maid service 2 hours per week to change your linen and towels on rentals over 8 days & additional cleaning can be arranged on request.

All UK registered mobile phones receive excellent reception in this area, and if required, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available at the villa itself, and also at Castro Marim golf clubhouse, along with many wi-fi 'hotspots' in the surrounding area.

The Algarve region

This part of the Algarve enjoys 27 km of sandy beaches.

Monte Gordo, 10 minutes by car, has a 12.5 mile (20 km) stretch of shimmering sand, backed by pine forests and citrus orchards.

For water sports enthusiasts, the off-shore lagoons are perfect for sailing, water skiing and windsurfing, while the sea-water temperatures here are the highest in Portugal.

Rio Seco

The rear south-facing terrace of the villa overlooks the 2nd, 3rd and 4th fairway and greens of the 'Guadiana' course at Castro Marim.

'The Grouse Course' opened May 2008 to complement the existing 18 holes, making a wonderful addition to the course.

You can now choose which combination of the three nine holes to play - the existing 'Atlantic' and 'Guadiana' courses or the new 'Grouse' course, and Castro Marim offers some of the best value green fees in the whole of the Algarve.

Next door to Castro Marim is the newly opened Quinta do Vale golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros, and a further 3 courses are within a 10 minute drive from the villa. These include Quinta da Ria, Quinta da Cima and Benemor.

Further west you can find many more courses including the famous San Lorenzo and Penina Championship courses.

Plenty of interesting challenges, and hiring our private two seater golf buggy will make the golf even more enjoyable on the Castro Marim Golf course.

The nearest village with several bars and restaurants is Monte Francisco just 5 minutes drive away, next to the larger neighbouring village of Castro Marim.

A wider selection of shops, bars and restaurants can be found at Vila Real de Santo Antonio along with the nearest supermarket. The seaside town of Monte Gordo has an array of beachside bars and cafes and even a casino on the promenade.

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Review 1-4 of 4

25 Oct 2013


"fantastic well equipped villa in beautiful peaceful setting"

had a great stay in this superb spotless well equipped villa that was furnished to a very high standard, everything we could have asked for and more, beautiful clubhouse a short distance away with excellent food and service, would definitely go back ..

30 Jul 2013


"Superb villa for a relaxing break"

We have just returned from 2 fantastic weeks holiday in this villa. Superbly equipped and well furnished. Pool ideal for cooling off and it is regularly maintained. The patio area is ideal for dining outside and the gas barbecue was an added bonus. There are good supermarkets for shopping in VRSA about 10minutes drive away, and the market there is a must for fresh fish! This is an ideal place to relax in peace and quiet, or play the fantastic golf course. We were a mixed age party (4-82) and the villa was suitable for all. Booking was easy and the owners kept in touch sending excellent instructions on how to get from the airport to the villa. I would thoroughly recommend this villa and we will definitely stay there the next time we are holidaying in Portugal.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the villa. This is such a lovely part of the Algarve, and the villa makes an ideal base. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Mike and Tina

30 May 2013


"Stunning holiday!"

We have never been to eastern Algarve but were very impressed at how easy it was to access in a hire car from Faro Airport. We had no trouble finding the local supermarkets and wonderful beaches which were no more than a ten minute drive. The villa itself at Castro Marim was stunning and fully equipped to the highest standard; everything was clean and the accommodation spacious and beautifully furnished. Our stay was very relaxing in the most peaceful setting, with lovely views over to Spain from the terrace where the pool was and which we used every day. We would have to add that the villa was even better than we had expected from its description and we would most definitely consider going back again in the future.

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      • 3 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:05 Jul 2015

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