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Casa das Rodas - Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

First Floor & Loft 2 Bedroom Apt. In Secluded Home With Terrace & Jacuzzi

Two bedroom first floor and loft apartment in a private and secluded village house located in the centre of Manta Rota in a quiet 'cul de sac' only 200 meters from the beach.

This spacious apartment in a typical Portuguese village house is tastefully decorated, displaying several interesting features, namely original 1920's Art Deco double doors in Brazilian mohogany and a number of decorative pieces from countries afar. There are also 2 iPod Docking Stations available – one in the 1st floor, another in the loft, and heating and air conditioning throughout.

In the patio the hot/cold custom made jacuzzi that sits 4/5 comfortably with room to move around and splash is in fact a hydrotherapy facility equipped with a variety of massage jets, ready to take care of those sore points in your back 24/7, particularly welcome after an afternoon of beach activities or end of the day BBQ undertakings.


After a late afternoon brisk walk on the beach treat yourselves to a massage in a warm jacuzzi and then a candle light dinner, in or out. Paradise!

The jacuzzi is to be shared with the owners when they are in residence - which is only VERY occasionally

An outdoor shower in the patio will prove useful for jacuzzi users to shower sand away before getting in the jacuzzi if they are coming straight back from the beach. or quickly refresh themselves after a walk back from the super market in the heat of summer

For those wanting peace and quiet this is an ideal 'writer's retreat' offering special prices for 'longish' lettings

AREAS (m2)

1st floor - 67

Loft - 57

Terrace - 10

Patio luncheon area (covered) - 18

Patio - 142

Hot/cold jacuzzi offers hydrotherapy massage, sits 4/5. Kite surfing also popular in the area.

All bed linen is 100% cotton as are pillow and mattress protectors and fillings.

There is a high chair and at no extra cost a folding bed can be added to the loft without sacrificing living space, raising the sleeping capacity to 5. A folding bed can also be added to the 1st floor living area.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Maria

I am a retired University Professor, whose career spanned in Portugal, the UK and the US. I currently live in the UK but having lived more than half of my life in a variety of countries from Europe to Africa and North America I am familiar with a number of nationalities and cultures and I am determined to make sure that guests have a quality time at Casa das Rodas and ultimately get their money's worth. I always put myself in the position of the paying guests and try and be as helpful to them as I can be, solving mishaps and unforeseeable problems as they arise.

Why Maria chose Manta Rota

My father bought this property in the late 1950s. I was in my twenties then and my children grew up going to Manta Rota for long summers every year. We have holidayed there for many decades and currently it is my grand children that come from the US with their parents to meet with the rest of the family, all scattered about across the world that we are. Throughout the years Casa das Rodas has undergone a number of structural improvements and refurbishments but remains as close to our hearts as it was over 50 years ago - a small fisherman's cottage with a bread baking oven.

What makes this apartment unique


The bean shaped jacuzzi (hot/cold spa) that we've constructed in the patio is the only such facility for many miles around and is an immensely convenient one as it offers a variety of hydrotherapy massage jets that make for A VERY RELAXING TIME coming back from the beach just before you get ready for dinner.It marries high peformance with monie star good looks and cutting edge technology for a spa experience like no other. This spa is a classic hydrotherapy facility that delivers the combination of buoancy and massage for your wellness and relaxation as jets work together to pamper you with personalized massage styles while pillow headrests provide comfort and support. This spa is uniquely equipped to deliver the health benefits of hydrotherapy in your own blissful and tranquil sanctuary: you can look forward to hours of hydro--massage therapy, parties with friends and family, or simply well deserved relaxation.


The BBQ, built in refractive bricks to ensure an even heat distribution and a successful BBQ experience, preventing food to get grilled on one side and not done on the other, is a definite plus to this property. There is nothing quite like a barbecue on a hot summer's day, especially when combined with a spa party. Whether it is the fresh air or sunshine, food somehow tastes better when eaten alfresco.


Another unique benefit of this property is its location, meters only from all facilities (supermarket, ATMs, market, restaurants, bars, pharmacy, beach) and yet extremely quiet in a receded 'cul de sac' away from the traffic and noise of the main road, the sea only 200 metres away..

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved staying here! It's quiet, clean, comfortable, and I love the decor. Oh! And the jacuzzi is the best. I will definitely recommend your lovely house to my friends.
Jul 2011
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Manta Rota Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom on the 1st floor consists of a wash basin, a bidet, a full size bathtub & shower, and a toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Satellite TV
    Loft bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Satellite TV + washing facilities (wash basin)
  • The master bedroom consists of an open plan living area with a double bed and LCD TV and the adjoining dining area sitting up to 8
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
English/Portuguese speaking 'Meet & Greet' Staff will meet you upon your arrival in Manta Rota to hand the keys over to you - Representative contactable 24/7 to answer questions you may have and solve most problems If you use the BBQ, please leave it clean, or £22.50 (30.00 Euros) will be charged and deducted from your deposit.


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Casa das Rodas - Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy
average rating of 3.75 based on 7 reviews


  • 2 of 5

Maison bien située près de la plage et près d'une rue passante très animée, avec terrasse, barbecue et jacuzzi.

Nous regrettons quelques défauts par manque d’entretien ou de remise en état comme les fenêtres et volets du salon qui sont difficilement manœuvrables, les meubles de cuisine sont vétustes et lits de l’étage pas confortables etc...

La propriétaire n’est pas conciliante elle nous à fait payé les frais de réparation de la poignée de la porte d’entrée qui fermait mal et qui nous est resté dans les mains !!! C'est bien dommage ...

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: La question c'est que les locataires n'etaient pas contents de payer la substituition de la poignee de la porte qu'ils avaient cassee. Ainsi donc la liste de choses negatives, certainement immaginaires, une fois que je n'ai jamais eu de complaintes au sujet des volets et fenetres du salon ou des lits d'etage... Comme l'apartement est de luxe, extremement bien entretenu et tout a fait impecable (voir d'autres revues), ils n'avaient pas de vraies complaintes ils ont mentione les fenetres et les lits...!!! Franchement!!! Neanmoins, par precaution, j'ai fait installer un matelas suedois par dessus de celui du lit pour le rendre plus comfortable. Et puis l'auteur de cette review n'a pas l'air de voir la difference entre 'vieux' ("vetuste" sic!...) et 'ancient' (antique) - Une bonne partie des meubles et decorations dans cet appartement sont des antiquitees - la cuisine est une cuisine italienne annees 60 tres bien conservee, la porte de la salle de bain est Art Deco debut XXieme siecle, en Acajou du Brasil, paneaux en verre d'origine, d'ailleurs comme tout le reste. C'est domage qu'il y ait des gens qui ne voient pas la difference...
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Casa das rodas

  • 4 of 5

A casa está muito bem situado, perto da praia e muito perto da rua principal. A casa tem ar condicionado e é fresquinha por dentro. Estava tudo limpo. Excluindo uma cama, as camas eram todas confortáveis. A cama do sótão no lado direito não é nada confortável, sentem-se as molas e não dá para dormir e acordar sem dores. Deveria ser posto um colchão novo.

A cozinha já se encontra num estado muito usado e faltou uma varinha mágica para fazer sopas.

Tirando essas duas coisas recomendo vivamente a estadia nesta casa.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From Madrid, half parisian and currently living in Berlin.

Bella casa de vacaciones

  • 5 of 5

Excelente casa con patio y terraza, jacuzzi y barbacoa. Puede alojar a varios adultos y niños. Perfectamente situada, ideal para unos días en la playa.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From Madrid, half parisian and currently living in Berlin.

Agradable casa con jacuzzi a cinco minutos de la playa

  • 4 of 5

Maria es una anfitriona muy atenta y muy rápida en la comunicación. La casa es muy bonita, con terraza y patio con jacuzzi y barbacoa. Muy amplia, bien equipada. Algunos muebles de la cocina, o las persianas, no funcionan del todo bien, pero globalmente la casa es perfecta para unos días en familia al lado de la playa.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Via do Infante A 22
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
A Proa
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Manta Rota
Car: not necessary

Close to Manta Rota beach you will find Praia Verde,a beautiful beach with its centuries old pine forest also well worth a visit. The Algarve offers the ideal conditions for round the year golfing and there are four Golf courses only a few minutes drive: Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima, Castro Marim Golf and the most prestigious of all, the Monte Rei Golf Club. The old village of Cacela Velha with its 16th century fortress and stunning sea vistas and the Roman town of Castro Marim are also worth the trip.

If you like gambling, there is a casino in Monte Gordo as well as many restaurants offering Portuguese and international cuisine. The beautiful town of Tavira, 16 km west of Manta Rota. is a jewel in itself, a place where it is very easy to lose track of time discovering the old town and its rich history. You can spend hours strolling the charming cobblestone streets before you succumb to the restaurants, shops, bars and terraced patisseries and enjoy a refreshment and the variety of the unique marzipan cakes and nibbles that are a stapple across the Algarve. Ilha de Tavira, - Tavira Island - with it's famous beach and many small restaurants is only a boat ride away.

The beach of Barril in Santa Luzia is also very nice. This beach is accessible by foot or, if you don't like to walk, there is a small train that takes you there.

Distances: Faro: 60 km; Tavira: 16 km; Spain: 15 km; Supermarket: 100 m; Bank ATM: 200 m; Manta Rota town centre: 0 km; Manta Rota Beach: 200 m; Praia Verde Beach: 5 km; Nearest Restaurant:100 m; Golf : 5 km.


Cacela Velha was an important centre during the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, and archaeological research indicates previous human occupation (probably Roman) in this area.

In the 16th century this fortification was reconstructed and conservation and restoration works lasted until the end of the 20th century.

Visit Cacella Velha at sunset - you will never forget the country side and sea vistas from the fortress walls.

Go for dinner at a restaurant called FABRICA the road sign of which you will see when you visit Cacela Velha. This restaurant has a large covered esplanade overlooking the Ria Formosa sea inlet and excellent seafood.

The Cacela Velha Fortress is classified as Monument of Public Interest .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Pet Fee $48.47

A £150 breakages/damages deposit to be refunded (after satisfactory inspection) within 2 weeks of guests' departure is payable with the booking fee.
If the BBQ is used and is not left clean a £22.50 (30.00 Euros) charge will apply and will be deducted from the breakages/damages Deposit
Deduct 5%if booking for 2 consecutive weeks or more. One set each bed linen and toweling per person provided,additional linen will be charged at £1.35 a piece. Beach/pool towels not provided.
For TERMS OF CANCELLATION please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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