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Alex Outhwaite

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Paderne Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 (6 beds + cot & 2 small futons), free WiFi

Casa Norinha is a countryside haven, offering you a truly private villa experience. It's ideal for families, groups of adults or couples looking for somewhere away from the resorts yet close enough to easily visit the busier areas of the Algarve. It is an Alojamento Local licensed property, registration number 11144/AL, fully compliant with the Portuguese law on short term lettings.

This detached, secluded villa is set in over an acre of landscaped gardens and is surrounded by fig, almond, olive and carob trees. It is completely private, not overlooked and enjoys far-reaching views across the Algarve countryside.

There is a 10m x 4m Roman-style pool with underwater lighting and a large pool terrace with six sun beds, large parasols and an outdoor shower.

The three bedrooms - one double, two twin - have fitted wardrobes, dressing tables and sliding doors to the outside, fitted with mosquito-proof shutters. The twin beds can be connected to form very comfortable super king beds. There is a cot, high chair and buggy, as well as two additional single futons, suitable for children.

All bedrooms and the sitting room have their own terraces which lead directly to the pool area and gardens.

The villa features a large living room with wood burning stove and dining area, a covered outdoor dining terrace with built in barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen and a roof terrace for secluded sunbathing.

WiFi internet is included in the rental rates. The living room has a flat screen TV with HDMI and USB ports, as well as a DVD player, satellite receiver and Nintendo Wii. The stereo has indoor and outdoor speakers, CD and cassette players and can be connected to MP3 players.

There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms and ceiling fans in the living room and kitchen. In the winter the air conditioners can be set to heating mode, and the wood burning stove makes the living room cosy.

The large gardens have many mature trees and shrubs, a games area, hammock and newly planted orchard. There is also a pergola which we have just planted with grape vines, roses and passion flower.

Games equipment is provided, including a croquet set, cricket set, boules, golf clubs and a volleyball net for the pool. There is also a tipi for the children to play in, made with bamboo from the local river.

There are two mountain bikes available to guests, for a small weekly rental fee plus damage deposit. The bikes are very useful for exploring the local area and for trips into Paderne.

Casa Norinha is ideally situated for exploring the Algarve - just fifteen minutes from the central beaches and Albufeira, and centrally located so that the whole region can be visited in day trips.

There are many lovely walks in the immediate area and a 12C Moorish castle nearby, which is the subject of an ongoing archaeological dig.

The nearby town of Paderne is traditional and peaceful, with friendly locals and some excellent, yet inexpensive, restaurants.

Our house manager, Norbert, is German and also speaks Portuguese and English.

We are happy to negotiate on rates for longer rentals.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alex Outhwaite (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alex Outhwaite

My family has been visiting Portugal since I was a baby, and Casa Norinha was actually built by my parents, assisted by local contractors from Paderne who are still family friends.

The house is very much a home from home for us and it is managed in Portugal by another great family friend, Norbert, who runs a villa maintenance business in partnership with my aunt!

Everyone involved in managing Casa Norinha is friendly and welcoming, and will do all they can to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

Alex Outhwaite purchased this villa in 1983

Why Alex Outhwaite chose Albufeira

My parents bought the land at Casa Norinha in the early 80s, when we lived in the area for a year. They wanted a rural plot on which to build a holiday home away from the bustle of the coastal resorts.

What makes this villa unique

The villa was designed to make the most of its location - nestled into the hillside so that it is private and secluded, but with lovely views over the countryside. The sun sets behind the hills opposite the terrace, and the stars are so clear at night.

In the driveway there is a huge old carob (alfarroba) tree, and the surrounding land is scattered with numerous fig, olive and almond trees, dramatic agaves and a profusion of wild flowers in the Spring.

There are many birds in the area, and birdsong is a constant backdrop at Casa Norinha. In the evening, swallows come and drink from the pool by swooping down across the terrace. I have also spotted a hoopoe several times in the garden in the early mornings. Swallowtail butterflies are also a common sight in the Spring and early Summer.

The villa has a very large garden with many mature trees and shrubs.

Casa Norinha was designed in the traditional Algarvian style, with Moorish chimneys, terracotta pathways and curving architectural details. The villa is decorated with a nod to the Algarve's unique combination of European and North African influences - painted tiles and ceramics, dark wood, marble and granite. The garden pergola is paved with Portuguese calçada stones.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Secluded villa in beautiful countryside, private pool, large gardens, AC & WiFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Lovely villa and gardens

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time at Villa Norinha. Villa and garden are looking lovely. We love having our holiday at this villa feels like home from home.

Thank you to Alex and Norbet for making our holiday a enjoyable one.

Have booked again for next year. Roll on 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review, I'm very glad you had a nice holiday and we look forward to seeing you next year! Enjoy the rest of the Summer. Alex and Norbert.
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5

again a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

we have been at casa norina for years and absolutely love it, its a home from home the villa is always clean, and the garden this year was wonderful with all the changes, its always a pleasure to book the villa, alex makes it very easy for me. and norbet, what can I say, I want to bring him home with us, there is nothing that man wont do to make your stay a relaxing pleasure, he really is top guy...he goes out of his way to help even though he is always very busy. I would like to say that I would recommend this villa to friends and relatives, but then they would all go, and the villa would be soo booked up, I would never get a holiday. seriously though, I give it 10/10. thanks alex for the wonderful stays we have at casa norina.

Julie and kev barrett.

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  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Yet again a fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our 3rd visit to Portugal and Casa Norniha. Villa looking really lovely with all the changes that have been made. Garden is beautiful with all the flowers and new seating areas.

Thanks to Alex for easy transaction on booking villa and nice seeing Norbet again.

Have looked into booking again for our 4th year..Roll on 2016.

Thanks Alex and Norbet ..love the Halletts xx

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks Tracey, lovely to have you back! And again for 2016! So glad you like the changes to the gardens. Love, Alex xx
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5

Wonderful escape, pretty villa.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the villa, so peaceful and quiet and yet not even half an hour to the coast or a few mins into Paderne and there is a big supermarket about 10 mins drive away. Every conceivable thing has been catered for and there is everything you could possibly need including a lovely welcome pack with a bottle of chilled wine. Everything is here to make your stay like home from home. The villa is spotless and well maintained, the dry garden is incredible and a lot of work has gone into it. So nice to sit around the lovely pool area or the veranda and look down onto the gardens. Norbert who is on hand to fix any problems is an absolute love and nothing too much trouble for him, it is so nice to know when you are abroad there is someone you can call on.

We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this villa to friends or family and we do hope we can return again. Alex the owner provided excellent customer service and prompt replies to any queries we had and it was a pleasure dealing with him. What else can we say, except thank you for sharing your villa with us even if for only a few weeks, wished it could have been longer, perhaps next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm really glad you enjoyed your holiday and it's very gratifying to hear that you liked the garden - it's been a labour of love over the last couple of years (and still more to come - we're adding a rose garden this Winter). I will pass on your comments to Norbert, he'll be very happy! We hope you'll be able to return to Casa Norinha soon. Very best wishes, Alex
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5

Beautiful villa in fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this lovely villa, and it certainly will not be our last.

The villa has superb facilities and is in a beautiful, peaceful setting near Paderne.

The garden is lovely and is being improved all the time.

The owners and house manager are wonderful people, who cannot do enough to make your stay as pleasant as possible and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comments, I'm so glad you had a nice holiday! We would of course love to welcome you back again in the future.
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Beautiful villa - wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an absolutely wonderful holiday at Casa Norinha and we have already booked up for another two weeks next year, which I suppose is the best possible recommendation we can give!

The villa is lovely, with everything you could possibly need for your holiday, and everything is as described on the website, or better! The garden is superb and the setting is stunning and peaceful.

Alex and Norbert are both great and do everything to ensure you have a great holiday - nothing is too much trouble for them, and we warmly recommend a stay at this beautiful villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments Anna, we're so glad you had a nice time and Norbert looks forward to seeing you both again next year.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Zip Zip, Purgatorio; various in Paderne
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Ferreiras
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 at Ferreiras
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Zip Zip, Purgatorio
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Albufeira
Car: recommended

Paderne is situated about 2km away. Paderne is a typical, unspoilt Portuguese town. There are several good restaurants within and close to the town. There is a health centre, police station, supermarket, post office, bank, pharmacy and various other shops. The friendly population is close knit and very welcoming to visitors.

A larger supermarket is located in Ferreiras, about 7 km from the villa.

Guia, with its shopping mall and famous piri piri restaurants, is a 15 min drive. Albufeira is about 15km from Casa Norinha and has a fabulous beach as well as plenty of shops and restaurants. It is the tourist hub of the Algarve but retains plenty of charm. A short drive along the coastal road takes you to some beautiful beaches - quieter than Albufeira and with amazing cliffs and rock formations.

Being centrally located in the Algarve, Casa Norinha is a great base for exploring the whole region and day trips to Sagres, Lisbon or Seville are highly recommended.

The lovely towns of Boliquieme and Alte are a short drive from Casa Norinha and there are countryside walks to be had right from the front door, including to the 12th century Paderne castle and a roman bridge.

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Rates & Availability

Paderne Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$903
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$487
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$585
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$643
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$773
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$942
 
 
Summer
Jul 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,293
 
 
September
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$942
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$715
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65

5% under occupancy discount for using only one bedroom. 10% discount for returning guests.

In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be awarded as follows:

Ten or more weeks before start of booking - 100% refund
Eight to ten weeks before start of booking - 80% refund
Less than eight weeks before start of booking - 0% refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Paderne Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - combination tub/shower , bidet
    Cloakroom - toilet
    Ensuite Bathroom - shower , bidet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Pool shower
  • All towels provided - bath and pool, as well as bed linen and blankets.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , En suite. Sliding doors on to pool terrace
    Pool Terrace Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Single beds can be connected to form super king.
    Garden Terrace Room - 2 twin/ single , Single beds can be connected to form super king.
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 cot The twin beds can be connected to form very comfortable super king beds. There are also two single futons, suitable for children
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sitting room features sliding doors out on to outdoor dining terrace with large dining table and eight comfortable chairs. Maid service is once weekly - additional cleaning on request. There is a tipi for children to play in made of bamboo from the local river. Manager is German and speaks good English and Portuguese. He is extremely friendly and helpful and can generally arrange facilities such as bicycles, airport transfers etc.

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