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Stunning Luxury Villa With Private Pool And Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Refurbished & Interior Designed, Sleeping 6 In 3 En-suite Double Bedrooms

The villa enjoys a peaceful location but it is only a short drive to all amenities. It has been completely refurbished and offers luxury accommodation which sleeps up to 6 in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The villa is set in secluded mature gardens with a private swimming pool and views to the Monchique mountains.

The villa has an enormous open lounge and kitchen/dining room with patio doors on all sides leading out to the pool terrace and covered outside dining area. This opens via patio doors onto the pool terrace with covered dining area.

Situated in quiet Serra e Mar, the villa is just 5mins from Le Meridien Penina with its world famous golf course, health club, restaurants and tennis courts and within easy reach are some of the finest beaches in the Algarve.

Getting there: From Faro airport it is less than 45 minutes drive to the villa.

For the children: There is plenty to do with so many sandy beaches and rocky coves within 10 to 15 minutes, two water slide parks and Zoomarine within 20-30mins, tennis at Penina, horse riding just 15 minutes away, wind surfing and sailing at Alvor beach just 10 minutes drive, plus opportunities to surf, scuba, climb, cycle etc etc etc!

Nearby: The Monchique mountains with its host of traditional Portuguese restaurants are just 30 minutes drive. The ancient sea port of Lagos 20 minutes, Cape St. Vincent, the most westerly point in Southern Europe, 45 minutes drive. The ancient, Moorish capital of the Algarve, Silves, 20 minutes drive - all having local traditional markets on different days of the week and, of course, Portimão the largest sea port on the southern coast with it's new marina only 10 minutes drive.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to say a big thank you for a lovely holiday again. We really enjoyed ourselves very much and the villa was, as per usual, spot on in every way. Fernanda and Rosa are the best ever we are really happy with them and will you relay our deepest thanks to them for making our holiday a great one.
Aug 2017
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Alcalar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , His and hers washbasins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and free-standing bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 3 double-bedrooms Child's travel cot available to hire
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service provided (varies according to season) and welcome food pack on arrival. A highchair and travel cot are available to hire, if required.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning Luxury Villa With Private Pool And Gardens
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 15 reviews
Redbourn, Herts

A real gem, photo's don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Gea exceeded our expectations and we consider ourselves quite particular. We have stayed in many rental properties over the years and there's usually something not quite as described but not so here. There was a welcome pack waiting for us which was enough food for our family of 4 for that evening and breakfast the next day, plus 2 bottles of wine. The pool was cleaned midweek and the villa was also cleaned, towels changed even though we were only there for a week. Beach towels were provided which saved on the packing. 2 enormous bedrooms plus a smaller one all with very comfortable beds, good quality bedding and pillows. Air conditioning kept us cool whilst sleeping and the whole villa opens out onto the pool. It was also very peaceful but accessible to Alvor for the beach plus many other places. Would have no hesitation in recommending to families. Big thanks to Fernanda!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your wonderful review - thank you so much! We are thrilled you were so happy with Casa Gea and we know it will be great for future guests to hear that the villa exceeded your expectations and that you would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. We will make sure that Fernanda and the team are told how happy you were with the food pack, pool service and maid service. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review and we hope we can welcome you back one day!
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Prachtig vakantiehuis!

  • 5 of 5

Wat een paleisje is dit huis, zeer rustig gelegen in het villawijkje van Serra e Mar. De villa is ruim opgezet, grote ruimtes, slaapkamers met eigen badkamers ook met veel ruimte en zeer smaakvol ingericht. Het is heerlijk vertoeven aan het zwembad en met een auto ben je in no time bij het strand, restaurantjes en de supermarkt. De villa is erg schoon en overzichtelijk. Ik kan deze villa met veel plezier aan een ieder aanbevelen die zoekende is naar een heerlijke plek om een relaxte vakantie te hebben! Wij zijn nu voor de 2e keer geweest, en kom zeker nog een keer terug! Dank wederom aan het team van Ivory Villas!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dank je wel voor jullie enthousiasme over Casa Gea, het is altijd een groot plezier jullie terug te mogen verwelkomen. Fijn dat jullie weer een mooie herinnering hebben overgehouden aan jullie verblijf. Tot ziens! Stephanie_Team Ivory Villas
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Wonderful place to stay (for the second time..!)

  • 5 of 5

We came back for the second time to Casa Gea and again we had a fantastic week. We enjoyed the spacious villa that has been so well maintained over the past year. Beautifully furnished, good size pool and the whole property is finished to a very high standard. We knew that a car is essential to go to the beach (10 min), several championship golfcourses (witin 5-20 min drive) and the lovely wide range of restaurants. We would again recommend this villa to everybody who is looking for a great holiday! And yes we will be back again by the end of this year to spent some time after the summer period. Thank you team Ivory Villas!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Bob for again a lovely review of your 2nd (!) stay at Casa Gea, we understood that you and your friends enjoyed the golf courses again and we were as trilled with your team results! It was a good week for you all and we were very happy to welcome you back. With warmest regards, Team Ivory Villas
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Fantastic Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Gea and it was just as fantastic as we remembered it. The villa is beautiful with lots of space and kept really clean. We arrived really late but there was a food pack waiting for us so we just opened a bottle of wine and sat out on the terrace and relaxed straight away!!! Alvor beach is stunning and we loved Restinga beach restaurant. Also had a great afternoon at NoSolo in Praia da Rocha. Would recommend visiting Silves, Lagos and Caldas de Monchique - this villa is in such a good location that everywhere is an easy drive but you come back to somewhere relaxing and quiet....loved it and hope to be back for a 3rd visit soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad you and your friends had such a wonderful stay at Casa Gea and both took the time to post a review - it is much appreciated. Thank you especially for your helpful comments about the local area and places you visited, this will be very useful for future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Gorgeous villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week in this gorgeous villa. It is so beautiful and spacious and clean - easily the best villa we have ever stayed in....loved everything about it! Beautiful bedding, amazing welcome food pack, fantastic bathrooms, massive sofa, good WiFi, stunning decor...and it was in a really peaceful and pretty area. Our kids didn't want to leave and neither did we...will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are so glad your family and your friends had such a wonderful stay at Casa Gea. Thank you especially for your lovely comments about the villa itself, we are thrilled you enjoyed all the amenities and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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We'll be back

  • 4 of 5

As regular returnees to this wonderful area in the Algarve and Serra E Mar, Casa Gea didn’t disappoint. We stayed 3 weeks in this excellent villa, located in a peaceful residential area it’s a perfect place to chill out floating on the lilo reading this summer’s blockbuster. Patio doors surround the villa and air conditioning throughout make it easy to keep cool when the temperature starts to climb. A 15 minute drive is all it takes to reach the glorious beaches at Alvor and supermarkets at Portimao with a great selection of restaurants at both.

Many thanks to Alison and Steph for sorting out any problems and requests over the years.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled you enjoyed Casa Gea and its peaceful location as well as its close proximity to beaches, shopping and restaurants. We would be very happy to welcome you back for another year at Serra e Mar!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Penina, Morgado
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Perfectly situated for a relaxing break yet within easy reach of golf, beaches, restaurants & shopping. Just minutes from the world famous Penina golf course & Morgado/Alamo courses with 4 restaurants, a café & bar in under 5 mins drive.

The magnificent beaches at Alvor & Praia da Rocha are about 10 mins away and here you can find a host of bars & restaurants as well as nightclubs & a casino.

Portimão, with its restaurants, shops and traditional fish & vegetable markets is just 15 mins drive and the historic walled town of Lagos is a 20 mins away, offering boat trips along the beautiful coast or dolphin watching.

Take a leisurely drive up into the Monchique mountains for a change of scenery with its wooded hillsides & thermal spa or take advantage of activities ranging from hot air ballooning & scenic flights to horse riding & quad biking.

Within 30mins you will find 8 other excellent golf courses as well as Zoomarine, Slide & Splash, Aqualand and Lagos Zoo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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