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Luxury 4 bedroom villa w/pool and sea view near beach and village

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8-10

This luxury villa built in 2008 is ideal all year for the retired, families on maternity/paternity leave and as a holiday home for one or two families with children. The villa has three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. It enjoys the sea breeze of summer, but air co/heating is fitted. A high quality Keller kitchen is fully equipped. The living room has a fire place, two sofas and a dinner table for 12. The furniture is contemporary Scandinavian. Two bathrooms are upstairs and one downstairs. Wireless internet is included.

Outside is a spacious wooden deck and a 10x5 m overflowing pool with underwater lights. Great sea views. The villa has a beautiful garden and there is no traffic noise.

Three great beaches are a ten minutes walk away, and it is a short drive (or 20 min walk) to the square of Ferragudo village. Several restaurants and mini-market are within short walking distance, Gramacho and Pinta golf courses a short drive away.

Things to see and do with a car: The Slide&Splash water park is a 15 minute drive away from the house. Go ten minutes further and you will find Aqualand and Zoomarine, which has a fantastic dolphin show. Silves, Monchique and Sagres are great places to visit. Silves is dominated by Silves castle, a thrill for children! Monchique is known for the spa that is at least 2000 years old. Sagres marks the South-Western tip of Europe. The Romans called it 'the end of the world where the waters of the ocean boil at sunset'.

The boat tours that leave from the quai of Portimao explore the caves and coast of the area. Some offer dolphin watching, deep sea fishing etc. Chldren will love the pirate ship trip!

Fans of motor-racing will enjoy the new Formula 1 test circuit in Portimao. Quieter, but no less interesting are the megalith tombstones including the neolithic chamber tomb in Alcalar, close to Portimao.

Lagoa is one of the main wine producing areas of the Algarve. Wine tasting daily at Adega.

These are just a few examples of things to do on a day off from the beach. Visit one of the many web-pages from the Algarve and Ferragudo/Portimao region to get more ideas

Things to see and do within walking distance: Do not forget attractions within walking distance. Ferragudo is an unusually pleasant village and you easily spend a lazy afternoon at a cafe table in the village square Praça Rainha Dona Leonor. Every second Sunday of the month there is a flea market in the village.

Praia Grande is said to have dinosaur footprints at its South end, but we haven't found them. Sao Joao de Arade is a picturesque castle right on the beach on the North side. Some say it looks like a sand castle, and we don't disagree. There is a footpath from Ferragudo through Praia Grande to the next beaches, Praia do Molhe and Praia do Pintadinho next to the lighthouse at Ponta do Altar. Take a stroll to the lighthouse one evening to watch the sunset! Next to the lighthouse is a natural pit from which you can hear, and partly see the sea far below. It is amazing and slightly scary.

The foot-path continues to Praia dos Caneiros and further to Carvoeiro via the remains of a medieval watchtower.

Scandinavian ownership: The villa is owned by a Scandinavian family. English and Scandinavian are spoken.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Haakon

Our family is Norwegian and lives in Oslo. We use the house for holidays and sometimes as location for work (since we have independent, research based jobs), but it is a pleasure to let the house to others when we are not there ourselves.

Haakon purchased this villa in 2008

Why Haakon chose Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

We had been vacationing in Portugal as well as in Spain, Greece and elsewhere, but when the time came to aquire something ourselves we decided the Ferragudo-Carvoeiro area was the best area we'd been to. We particularly like the unspoilt and unbuilt land areas from the lighthouse towards Carvoeiro, we like the ever changing pattern of flowers, and we like the fact that Portugal (almost) never becomes too hot in summer.

What makes this villa unique

The design of our house is quite special, with curvy shapes everywhere. It reminds us of drawings from a well-known children's book in Norway, hence the untranslatable name Casa Kardemomme. However the main attraction of the house is the garden with a fantastic variety of flowers, and the pool. We also like our ocean view from the breakfast and evening terraces. Actually the ocean view was an important reason we bought this particular house. The garden was not finished at the time.


Ferragudo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower
  • In addition to the three bathrooms we have an outdoor shower by the pool with cold water only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be split in two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Can be split in two singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed
  • Three bedrooms are upstairs. Each has its own terrace. One has bathroom en suite. The others have easy access to the main bathroom. The beds in two of the rooms are two singles per room or one double depending on choice. The fourth bedroom is downstairs and has a comfortable sofa bed from Ikea. A bathroom for this bedroom is across the hall. All bedrooms have large closets. For babies and small children a cot (baby bed) and high chair can be provided. There are two extra mattresses for additional guests, if needed.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The villa is suitable for families with children. Children will love the pool, but need a life vest if they cannot swim, as the pool is sloping. Some slopes and steps in garden. The villa is suitable for elderly, the only condition is that you don't mind normal stairs, e.g., to the second floor. Our parents 86 and 83 did fine when they were visiting recently.


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Luxury 4 bedroom villa w/pool and sea view near beach and village
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

We are definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This s the second time we have rented Casa Kardemomme, and we love it! The house is beautiful with lots of room. Spacious kitchen with all the equipment needed to cook at home. Walking distance to a few different beaches and restaurants. The owner is easy to get in touch with, and is quick to respond if there is any questions.

The pool is amazing, and we loved to hang out around the pool area.

Highly recommend this place, we are definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fine - good communication with the owner - very nice pool - large kitchen with all equipment

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Kardemomme is a very very nice villa

  • 5 of 5

From Brit and hers family.

We had a wonderfull vacation in Casa Kardemomme. What a lovely villa. We were 5 adults and 3 kids, and there was enough room for all of us, and a big lovely pool. Casa Kardemomme is located in a wery nice area and walking distance to some good local beaches and restaurants. The kids are already asking to go back. They loved this house. We will strongely recommend Casa Kardemomme to other family's. We all hope we will be back somtimes.

The owner Håkon seems to be a wery honest person.

Thanks a lot from all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in this lovely villa. Great spacious house, lovely pool and pool area and a great location for exploring the algarve coast - everything we hoped for! We would like to come back sometime, and will also recommend this house to other family's. The kids loved it and are already asking to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zie hieronder

  • 4 of 5

Zwembad is goed maar helaas niet verwarmd.

Het huis is niet zo schoon en simpel ingericht.

Slaapkamers en bedden zijn eenvoudig,

Badkamers ook.

Tijdens ons verblijf is er op een avond terwijl we uit eten waren ingebroken. (het huis is inbraak gevoelig), er is geen hek rondom het huis, dus iedereen kan rond het huis lopen, het alarm stond aan maar het probleem is dat de politie van een ander dorp moet komen en daar 20 minuten over doet.

Volgens de politie is het een groot probleem in die wijk. toen wij terug kwamen van ons etentje lag heel de kamer vol glas omdat de 2 dubbele tuindeuren waren ingeslagen. het was zodoende niet veilig meer om daar te overnachten, dus moesten wij met kleine kinderen erbij alles inpakken en naar een hotel verhuizen. al met al heeft het ons veel geld gekost omdat er veel was gestolen, paspoorten, laptops en vele andere luxe voorwerpen, en dan niet te vergeten wat een impact dat op ons en de kleine kinderen heeft gehad (en nog). Helaas heeft de eigenaar niet thuis en vergoed niet de nacht dat we in een hotel moesten slapen en alle onkosten voor paspoorten etc die we hebben gehad en waar onze verzekering niet voor heeft betaald, zelfs de borg kregen we pas een half jaar later terug. Boek dit huis NIET>

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests unfortunately experienced a burglary since they left the shutters open. They elected to stay in a hotel. We helped them find one, and we helped them with contacting the police etc. Regarding their expenses we advised them to contact their insurance company.
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Amazing Villa.... Will definitely be back

  • 5 of 5

We knew we had booked a nice villa going by the photos and comments on the website. But nothing can prepare you for what it is actually like when you get there. If anything the photos and write up undersell this gem of a holiday destination. There are plenty of beautiful beaches nearby and attractions for kids and adults alike but the villa is so nice sometimes it was hard to leave it for the day!

The pool is very big and has plenty of room around it to lounge without being on to of each other. There were 5 adults and 4 kids and there was enough room for more easily. The villa is lovely inside and very spacious with everything you would want to be there. Many times I've been to a villa and you go for something you would have back home and it's not there so you make do or go to the shops. But not here, everything you could want for a relaxing, easy holiday is there. The kids loved it as did the adults. Can't recommend this place highly enough and can't wait to head back there.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended

Four great beaches are within easy reach: Grande, Molhe, Pintadinho and Caneiros.

Slide and Splash (10 minutes) and Aqualand (25 minutes) are favourites with young and old alike. Zoomarine has great dolphin shows and exotic animals (25 minutes).

Try sardines and Cataplana (our favourite) at the beach restaurants; great chicken and meat at neighbourhood restaurants; quality fish as well as simpler fare in town. Children welcome everywhere.

A bakery and supermarkets are in town.

Golf: See below.

Hiking: great trails along the coast to Carvoeiro.

Night-life: in Portimao, 20 minutes by car to the other side of the bay.

Golf: There are are numerous 18 hole championship golf courses within 15 minutes drive of the villa. Vale da Pinta (designed by Ronald Fream) and Gramacho (designed by Nick Price) are the nearest, about ten minutes away. Penina and Alto courses are a little further (20 mins). Beginners will enjoy the 9 hole par 3 course at Vale de Milho (15). Other golf courses on the Algarve are reachable in less than 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Optional wkly air co fee $82.93
Refundable damage deposit $201.4

* Towels and linen included. Maid service is supplied free of charge. Cot available. Please tell us if you have special requests and we will try to help out.
* Euro, British Pounds and Norwegian Kroner are gladly accepted. Mid-week changeover is possible depending on availability. Discounts for long-term visitors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund