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Casa das Rodas - Old Rustic Charm & Arabic Spa

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Vila Nova de Cacela House Rental Photos and Description

A tipically Portuguese village house away from traffic close to the beach

Casa das Rodas has two rental units - Old Rustic Charm & Arabic Spa, offering the totally of the building (the ground floor and the top 2 floors - 1st floor and Loft - sleeps 6/7/8/9); and Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy (the 1st floor and Loft only, as an apartment, sleeps 4/5/6). The rental unit Private Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy is listed separately as property 1098283. So, if the accommodation for 6+ is too big for you, search #1098283 and you'll have accommodation for up to 5/6 + patio, BBQ and Jacuzzi & Hydrotherapy. All photos refer to Old Rustic Charm & Arabic Spa. However, as indicated in the captions, some of the photos also apply to the 1st floor and Loft apartment, given that this may be rented as either part of the Old Rustic Charm... unit (#1109589) or as an apartment on its own, Private Jacuzzi...(#1098283). Casa das Rodas is 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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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 Vila Real de St Antonio region

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 house 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 performance with movie 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 buoyancy 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..


based on 3 traveler reviews

Casa das Rodas - Old Rustic Charm & Arabic Spa
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Great house, great location, wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate on our arrival, everything as described and very well maintained.

The house certainly has a rustic charm, but in no way did that mean that its facilities were outdated, in fact the air conditioning was great, really quiet, and the jacuzzi in the patio was perfect, both in the afternoon and at the end of the day.

The loft has a great patio as well, which was great at the end of the day to relax, and with a great view towards the beach, overlooking Manta Rota.

The house is close to the beach, and you get there in about 3-4 minutes, which was great.

We were all very comfortable (myself, my partner and 2 kids), and we'll certainly be coming again if available. Highly recommended.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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férias Manta Rota

  • 4 of 5

Casa muito bem localizada com o essencial para férias,

comércio e restaurantes muito perto.

Bons níveis de limpeza.

Praia excelente

A recomendar para interessados.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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No ofrxce la calidad que anuncia

  • 1 of 5

No me parecia que ofrecia la calidad en el servicio que anuncia. Li peor no tiene ni salon ni sillonSolo dispone de sillas que se caen de viejas, y lacocina de abajo muy viena. Te sientas y se rompen solas y luegos te las cobran como nuevas. La limpieza deja que deseear. Lo mejor el patio y el jacuzzi, la situacion buenisima con respecto a la playa. Sitio excelente

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Guests ran away before check-out agreed time, leaving the premises open (!), and escaping accountability for damages: 2 broken director chairs, broken entrance gate, BBQ dirty, hand towel completely damaged (with what looks like paint), dining table plastic cover disappeared, TV remote also disappeared. The guests were not happy that I retained some of the deposit to cover damages and breakages. Hence the infuriated review...
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A22 - Via do Infante
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 staple 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

Vila Nova de Cacela House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 31 2016 - Mar 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $43
Refundable damage deposit $243

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.
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
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Vila Nova de Cacela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The shower room on the ground floor provides a hot/cold shower, a wash basin and mirror, a toilet and a bidet. The 1st floor bathroom offers a wash basin, a bidet, a bath tub & shower, and a toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 foldable beds can be added for children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Open plan living area offers LCD TV + dining/sitting area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the ground floor
  • The ground floor bedroom has a double bed, and two bedside tables with lamps, a large wardrobe with mirror, a writing table and chair, satellite TV. This room has heating but it does not have air conditioning. However, because the room only has one exterior wall and even that is protected from winds and rain, a large fan keeps the temperature quite cool even in summer. On the 1st floor the living area is open plan offering a sleeping area with a double bed and a dining/sitting area with LCD TV. From the living room a staircase leads to the 3rd bedroom in the converted loft, consisting of two single beds, wash basin, TV, and access to the good size terrace from which you have beautiful views over the village, and the sea in the horizon. This spacious 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • 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 - Rrepresentative contactable 24/7 to answer questions you may have and solve most problems

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