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Casa Da Viuva (The Dower House) (AL 20549)

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

9-bedroom townhouse with private garden and pool

Completely renovated in 2012, this historic 19th century townhouse has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (8 en-suite) with a swimming pool and private walled garden. There are indoor and outdoor living and dining areas and a fully-equipped kitchen. There is a barbecue in the garden and free wi-fi. Situated in the centre of the old fishing town of Portimao close to restaurants, bars, shops and the famous beach resort of Praia da Rocha.

John Camacho
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Portimão House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , across the hallway
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms except bedroom 8 have en-suite bathrooms which include a shower, toilet and handbasin. Bedroom 8 has its own bathroom across the hallway.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bedlinen and towels for bathrooms provided (We do not provide pool or beach towels). Maid service twice a week. There is a washing machine for guest use in the kitchen. Pool heating is available at an additional cost of £100 per week.


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Casa Da Viuva (The Dower House) (AL 20549)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

ideal family celebration venue

  • 5 of 5

I booked the villa for my 70th birthday celebration.There were 16 family members including 4 grandchidren under 5.There was more than enough space for us all and cots were provided for the 2 babies.The fans were more than adequate for cooling the rooms at night although given the time of the year it was not too hot.

We paid for the pool to be heated and it was well worth it especially for the children.Our 4 year old grandson was in the pool every day and his swimming improved greatly over the week.

The location was good for restaurants and there was a Spar shop 5 minutes walk away.A 10 minute walk into the town revealed a larger supermarket which had eveything required for self catering.The municipal market is open every week day for fruit veg butcher meat and prices are very favourable.

At the bottom of the street and across the road was a wonderful ice cream parlour next to the river.

To get to the beach at pria da rocha required a trip on the number 33 bus which runs from the squre at the bottom of the hill.It costs just one and a half euros for a 20 minute journey.

We had a wonderful week and I can unreservedly recommend this villa

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Incredible Dower House

  • 5 of 5

An extremely well furnished and decorated house with a highly professional and loving touch which must have taken some time in planning. We had a 14 number family group and loved every minute of it with no negative comments. Clean, well managed, welcoming, quiet street and excellent swimming pool. The owner happened to be on holiday in his next door property and took time off to give us a tour of his residence which was extremely educating and hugely historical significance. He also gave us information regarding local shops, eating places etc which proved invaluable.]

The cleaner and manager were magnificent and the local people friendly and welcoming in this quiet street free from the usual tourist bedlam. Although this was a town , the local drivers stopped their cars to allow you to cross the street, unheard of in the UK and Spain.

Looking forward to coming back and 10 out of 10 is a fair review.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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what a find

  • 5 of 5

Casa Da Viuva

What a find!

Spent a delightful week in this splendid home. Fully equipped and so

well presented, the contrast between the old house and beautiful decor

really worked.

Good beds, very clean and a really charming and efficient maid, who

handily lives next door.

I especially liked the heated swimming pool, and to see the birds

flitting around the peaceful garden.

Situated in Portimao, an historic port town, great variety of

inexpensive restaurents and the best and biggest ice creams I've ever


Fabulous sandy beaches only 5 minutes away, the Dower House was an

ideal base to explore hidden villages and the ancient towns of Silves,

Alvor and Largos.

Planning to have my Mother's 75th Birthday gathering there in May.

Big enough for all the familles and something to satisfy all the age


I can't wait. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
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wonderful villa in great location in algarve

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa da Viuva in January. The house has been recently refurbished and it offers elegant, comfortable, well designed accommodation arranged around the large main reception room and the kitchen. The house is well stocked and the maid came twice during our stay and was friendly and efficient (she lives in the house next door). The owners were very helpful with written recommendations for local restaurants etc. and it was too cold to go to the beach but the pool was kept very warm. Town is a bit too quiet but the Praia da Rocha beach resort (reachable by can for 5 euros) has plenty of bars.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We were with a party of 10 people and we had a wonderful time at the Casa Da Viuva. The house is beautifully restored, furnished, decorated and very clean. Even though the weather was not very good, we could sit outside on the covered terrace. Everybody was happy with their private bedroom with ensuite bathroom and we were impressed with the service. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Praia da Rocha
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

A security/damage deposit of 350 euros (or £300) is required with each rental. Pool heating is available at an extra charge of 120 euros (or £100) per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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