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Secluded Rural Villa With Private Pool and Lovely Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 (strictly adults-only)

Casa do Cuco is built into a hillside of almond, carob, olive and fig trees with lovely country views. Situated near the end of a cul de sac, it sees very little passing traffic. It is secluded but not remote - you can be in the busy market town of Loule in less than 10 minutes and several beautiful beaches and first class golf courses are accessible in around 20 minutes.

The house comprises a large kitchen, utility room and comfortable sitting/dining room. There are two letting bedrooms, a double room with en suite shower room on the first floor and a twin room on the ground floor with full bathroom next door. The sitting room and twin bedroom have French doors leading to the outside covered terrace. The upstairs bedroom has its own private roof terrace. The covered terrace has a table and chairs for outside dining, and overlooks the south-facing pool terrace.

More Details

Kate Heap
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Some limited German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017


Apra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One double, one twin
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Secluded Rural Villa With Private Pool and Lovely Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A total winner

  • 5 of 5

Many congratulations Kate - your home in the sun is fabulous both inside and out. Lovely bright spacious airy rooms all beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean, wonderfully equipped roomy kitchen and a large laundry room to boot!!

The pool was heavenly, surrounded by flowering pots, a pretty garden and a lovely terrace with table and chairs for early breakfasts or late suppers while admiring the lovely views.

We had a fantastic two weeks and really appreciated all your notes on various beaches, restaurants etc and a big thank you to Cathy too.

It was well worth the 15 month wait and I was very sad to close the door for the last time!

Best wishes - Jane

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jane and Warwick, for such a warm review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa do Cuco. You were such great guests, it would be lovely to have you back sometime.
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A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Casa do Cuco is a lovely peaceful retreat.

We enjoyed exploring the area & returning home for lazy afternoon’s by the pool.

As mentioned by other guests, location was perfect, close to great walks & beaches.

The house is very comfortable & the pool & gardens are lovely, just like the photo's!

We hope to return for another visit and will happily recommend to family & friends.

Thanks Kate & Kathy.


  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, C&R, for the warm feedback about your stay at Casa do Cuco. We are really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and we'd be delighted to 'see' you again sometime.
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Good spot for an Algarve holiday. Quiet but not isolated. Plenty of space and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a great short break here despite some pretty average weather. Easy travel to visit the Algarve and even Seville. A car is a must. The owner was very helpful - even at short notice.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John, for your review. Hope to see you again sometime.
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Vancouver, Canada

Quiet and Peaceful.... Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Casacuco is a charming villa located in a peaceful and quiet area. The owner Kate was very easy to communicate with, as well, her property manager Cathy was readily available for any questions you may have once you arrive in Portugal.

The rental unit itself is well cared for, clean, and equipped with everything you will require for the duration of your stay. The pool was lovely, with an amazing view of the valley.

The supermarket is less than 10 minutes away by car, and one of the best Piri Piri chicken restaurants (Churrasqeira Jolibela) is also 15 minutes by car located in the nearby town.

Thank you Kate and Cathy for everything! We had a wonderful and memorable family vacation and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Clay and family, for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, and it was our pleasure to have you as our guests.
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa, beautifully decorated, and brilliantly equipped, even providing Nellie a gorgeous black lab who visits, for any dog lovers missing their four legged friends. Weather was unexpectedly good so we didn't explore as much as we thought we would do but Loule was charming and the beach was pretty local when weather not great at villa. Can highly recommend and hope to go back. Thanks to Kate for renting and cathy for managing - great escape and hate being home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves, and it was a pleasure having you as our guests.
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Great retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location from which to begin visit of the Algarve region. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay of 4 days at Casa Cuco. Enjoyed relaxing by the pool. All in all a wonderful place to stay. Property manager on site was very helpful in suggesting restaurants in the area,. A deterrent however is the security deposit required prior to checking in. We still await confirmation - perhaps a paypal account would simplify things.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review of Casa do Cuco and sorry about your concerns re the security deposit. A security deposit is a normal thing for most villa rentals. Our system is now set up to refund the deposit to the card that was used for payment if no damage is reported. The system has a seven day delay after check out to allow for the reporting process.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Quinta do lago (5 courses), Vilamoura (5 courses)
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago, Dunas Douradas
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Apra Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

We provide a Meet and Greet service for our guests. On arrival they will be met by our House Manager and shown into to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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