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Wide and Luxurious Villa with Swimming Pool and Indoor Heated Pool, Gardens, Lagos

Bedrooms 5
Space 53,819 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 suites, 2 rooms for 10 people and parlor games

When the prestigious writer and Swedish journalist Hans Arvid Ostelius elected the Cerro de San Miguel as the site beloved to live, and between the various northern personalities in Europe who have settled there stands out a Swedish countess who, rendered to its charms, He headed to Silves and purchased the land where, in the 60s, began building the Villa Carlota and where he lived almost until the end of his life.

Among the many famous personalities from Scandinavia were attracted to this area, highlights the famous Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (winner of three Oscars and Casablanca movie icon) that during some of their stays in Silves and Ostelius house, We visited the Villa Carlotta at least 3 times as well as the famous musician and comedian Dane, Victor Borge (long considered one of the greatest artists of all time and the highest paid). For more information visit us at www. springvillas. net

More Details
Registration Number : 5254/AL

Property Manager
SpringVillas Algarve
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018


Silves Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 53819 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • al'Mutamid Suite - 1 king
    Garden Room - 1 queen
    Palm Tree Suite - 2 twin/ single , With Zip Sistem
    Jasmine Suite - 2 twin/ single , With Zip Sistem
    Casablanca Saloon Room - 2 twin/ single , With Zip Sistem
  • The rooms are all areas above the average, in some cases exceeding 30 m2. The rooms that are not suites have adjacent toilet. There are 2 cots and child 2cadeiras available on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Villa Carlotta has several terraces and seating areas with tables, chairs, sofas and umbrellas, with stunning views of the historic town of Silves, to the Arade river and the gardens, pool and orchard Villa. The Villa Carlotta is a fully fenced property with 6000 m2, with 3 entry gates, one of them automatic, for parking several cars. Outdoor swimming pool. Heated Indoor Pool In the period from November to March (Inclusivé) will be charged an additional fee of € 200, for heating the indoor pool and jacuzzi.


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Wide and Luxurious Villa with Swimming Pool and Indoor Heated Pool, Gardens, Lagos
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Villa Carlotta. What a wonderful experience! The villa is huge and there was plenty of room for our group of 9 to spread out and relax. The kids enjoyed the heated indoor pool and the play area. We walked into Silves every day and truly enjoyed our stay. Special thanks to Sylvia for accommodating our early check out time!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa looking over to Silves

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7, there was plenty of space and enough for three children not to get bored. The outdoor pool was a bit chilly but the indoor pool was lovely and warm, the gym is perfect for working off the extra indulgences!!. I had my birthday and wedding anniversary whilst staying at the villa and upon our return from being out Miguel had very kindly left a bottle of port and a birthday cake ( thank you Miguel). The villa is spacious and has everything you would need for your stay. We had a great time and could not fault out trip, the weather was even perfect for the whole stay.


  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your words Karen! We are happy that you've enjoyed your stay in our Villa Carlota. You'll be welcome back at any time. Miguel,
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  • 5 of 5

This villa was recommended by friends who stayed last year. We were two families (four adults, six children). All questions throughout the booking process were answered via email promptly. There was a friendly welcome and a lovely bottle of port. The villa itself is just Amazing. Even better than the pictures. High quality finish and all utensils etc provided. The kids begged to spend the days in the pool. We made traditional lemonade using the lemons on the trees in the gorgeous gardens. Evenings were spend in the casablanca suite playing pool. Overall a first class holiday location.Cannot wait to go again :)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Carlota was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there last year. Had we seen this amazing Villa advertised we would have thought it was too good to be true. The pictures are everything this beautiful Villa represents and more. The booking and information process with Miguel was a pleasure. We were greeted personally by the owners on our arrival and our hosts left us a lovely departing gift of cake. There were 10 of us on our stay and we were most comfortable. I would definitely come back and recommend Villa Carlota to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Denise, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Villa Carlota. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and you'll be welcome to come back at anytime to any of our villas ( We'll be waiting for you. Kind regards, Miguel
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fantastic villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carlota looks as it is shown on the photos or even better.

We, two families with three and two children, two boys aged 7 , one girl 10 years and two girls 11years stayed there for two weeks.

We arrived in the evening and the owners , Miguel, Amélia and José had already prepared a chicken barbecue for us. They also have done the first shopping for us so we were really relaxed when we arrived. They showed us the villa and gave us a bottle of very good port-wine as a welcome present.

We all felt very comfortable from the fist minute on.

The Villa itself is very spaciously so both families had enough room.

We loved the big swimming pool in the garden and the hot jacuzzi after it.

The kids loved the indoor pool because the water was quite warm.

Some days we just stayed in the villa with its beautiful garden and pool area, played some billiards in the casablanca saloon and enjoyed it.

The town of Silves is just a few minutes car drive away. We visited often the local market and bought some fruits , vegetables and fresh fish for the barbecue.

Silves is a very nice town with lots of cafes and restaurants.

If we had a question or request we just wrote an email to Miguel and Amélia and it was answered between shortest time

They recommended us some very good fish restaurants one had even it's own vine yard. Just marvelous.

During our stay we visited a lot of different beaches which you could easily reach by the car.

Unfortunately the time went too fast and the two weeks were very soon over

but we think we will come back soon.

We could highly recommend Villa Carlota.

The garden with it's fruit trees and and all kind of flowers is well maintained by a very nice gardener who always gave us some fresh collected fruits.

Everything in the villa was very clean and in a good condition.

It is just a marvelous place to spend outstanding holidays.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in villas throughout Spain and Portugal over the last 10 years and this villa is definitely our favourite.

During the booking process all enquiries were answered promptly and courteously by Miguel. On arrival at the villa we were met and shown around in person. The villa itself is as wonderful as the photos on the website. It is evident that the owners have invested money and attention to detail in the property. Everything was of a high standard. You won't find any wobbly Ikea cupboards here.

The layout of the property is fantastic - on a hillside overlooking Silves. I couldn't recommend this villa enough and we hope to return next summer.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cidade Silves
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pestana Silves Golf
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cidade Silves
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located 10km from the Algarve coast, the Villa Carlotta is located in the first row of designated Cerro de São Miguel that for several years, is presented as one of the most prestigious rural areas on the outskirts of the small, historic town of Silves, Algarve .

The Cerro de São Miguel is one of the most beautiful hills surrounding the city of Silves, rising facing the same from the east bank of the River Arade, being sought, populated and appreciated for decades by Scandinavian people , seeking to alienate themselves from their harsh climates, here they found the "refuge" ideal.

Although situated near the town of Silves, this hill is inserted in full Algarve countryside and offers an extremely quiet, relaxing and welcoming environment where little shake sleepy town is not felt, through this, by the way, from a remarkably unnoticed .

On the other hand, the urban planning of the first line of the Cerro de San Miguel gives the Villa Carlota a high level of privacy in relation to the few villas that there vizinham.

All these features contribute and define the magnificent framework that enjoys Villa Carlota, unique in the whole Algarve region, beyond doubt, allowing enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city of Silves and the Rio Arade, able to steal your breath for a few seconds.

If you think that's all, desengane is therefore on the horizon you can still see a clear way all the Serra de Monchique, considered one of the most beautiful charms that the Algarve nature has to offer.

The Villa Carlotta also benefited from a high level of road access, reaching just 1 minute access to A22 (Via do Infante) and 7 minutes from the EN125.

Arrive and park their cars in the fabulous beaches of the western Algarve will not take you more than 15-20 minutes. If you prefer, you can also choose to take your family and friends to one of the three famous water parks close to the villa, a task that will peacefully in about 10-25 minutes.

On the other hand, if a golf lover, you'll find no better place to implement his sporting passion in one of six golf courses that are within a radius of 2 to 9km from the villa.

"Last but not least," the trendy nightlife of the Algarve is also ensured about 20 to 35 minutes, look wants to Praia da Rocha and Alvor and Albufeira and Vilamoura.

In short, the Villa Carlotta presents a rare and unique location, being able to combine and provide a wonderful way an extraordinarily delicate balance between the countryside and the city, the beaches and golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31

Condições cancelamento:
- Com pelo menos 60 dias de antecedência da data não será cobrado qualquer custo
- Com pelo menos 30 dias de antecedência da data será cobrado 50% do valor.
- Com pelo menos 15 dias de antecedência da data, será cobrado 75% do valor.
- Se não comparecer será cobrado 100% do valor.
- Durante o periodo de Novembro a Março (inclusivé) será cobrado um valor de € 250/semana para aquecimento da piscina interior e jacuzzi, caso desejem.Este valor será pago à chegada

Manager'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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