|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A very spacious, modernised and well furnished town-house with excellent reviews! Privately owned, it is the end 1 of a row of 5. Situated on a small residential complex, in a quieter area of Carvoeiro. The house has 2 floors, both on the level (built on an incline) . It is built with very high ceilings, to stay cool in the Summer.
The main entrance is through the gated, enclosed Carport and leads into the lounge/ dining area. The corner unit seating converts to a bed settee to sleep an extra guest ! There is a Tv with Portuguese channels plus British free channels. There is a DVD/CD player and a few DVDs, CDs and books.The dining area has a glass table with 6 chairs.
Patio doors lead from the lounge to a terrace/ balcony, which is a real suntrap! If you wish to dine 'Al Fresco' ,there is a table and chairs to seat 6, with an umbrella shade, 2 sun loungers and a washing line.
There is a separate kitchen with a 4 ring gas hob and electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster & coffee maker. All cooking utensils, crockery, tea towel, oven glove, detergent etc. provided
The 3rd washroom is located on this floor, which has a toilet and vanity sink unit, also a washing machine and clothes airer.
The wide staircase goes down to a corridor leading to 2 bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room and 1 with en suite bathroom) and a storage cupboard under the stairs. Each bedroom has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and also there is a chest of drawers . The main bedroom has a 4 piece bathroom toilet, bidet, bath with overhead shower. The second bedroom has a sink, toilet & shower.
The second bedroom has a door leading to the outside,
Bedding,towels, bathmats and liquid soap are provided.
Beach towels may be available on request (small laundry fee)
A Parking space is available immediately outside the house as well as a secure, undercover gated carport, with a small kennel, which is ideal for small pets. There is also a small paved front garden.
A welcome pack can be requested, this is to be paid for on arrival. We normally leave some tea bags and instant coffee, salt, pepper etc. (we ask guests to replace anything they use, for the next guests).
Our guests will be greeted and shown around the house, on arrival.
Internet access is available in the house via a mobile router (Pay as you go....the first 10 hours are free and then it can be topped up) or by purchasing a dongle plus a local sim card. Also there is free WiFi at many outlets across the Algarve. In Carvoeiro centre you will see signs at some of the restaurants, cafes, at the Chinese shop, or at a nearby hotel.
There are many choices of restaurants and bars in Carvoeiro itself, or in Monte Carvoeiro. 'Cheers Bar' serves the best American cocktails you could wish for! Alternatively you can travel a few kilometres into Lagoa. The main larger supermarkets are in Lagoa . There is also a 'gypsy' market in Lagoa on the 2nd Sunday of each month and a 'flea market' on the last Sunday, at the Fatacil..
The Hotel Solfeirias is a few minutes walk. It is currently being refurbished. They can normally book excursions for you, which enables you to be collected and dropped off at the hotel, so virtually door to door!
The Carvoeiro Tennis Club is nearby with its outdoor swimming pool/ childrens pool, tennis courts, mini golf and cafe. Our guests are welcome to use the facilities if you buy a drink or a snack.
The 5* Monte Santo resort is also nearby.
There are 3 golf courses close by.
There are several small bays you can visit, as well as the main beach in the centre of Carvoeiro. A spectacular viewpoint is at 'Algar Seco' which is on the opposite side of Carvoeiro, with its fascinating rock formations.
For children, 'Slide & Splash' water park is in Lagoa (only a few kilometres away). Zoomarine is in Guia, about 20 minutes drive and this is wonderful entertainment.
There are many places to visit, without travelling too far. Monchique is a mountain village, with spa. Portimao ia a town with a choice of shopping centres and a marina.
If by any chance, the sun doesn't shine, there are also cinemas in Portimao.
Praia da Rocha and Albufeira are much busier resorts, Lagos has a 'golden church' and a museum, also a marina. Sagres on the West coast is more exposed and these areas are of Historical interest.
We bought this house to be our romantic dream home in the sun and we spent some very happy years living here. Due to family commitments, we needed to return to the UK. We come regularly in the Winter months to maintain our high standards. We love our house, our neighbours and the area.
Coral Stevens purchased this house in 2002
We chose this property after comparing it with several others, because it ticked all the boxes for us for the price we could afford! Having a house, rather than an apartment gives you much more privacy and plenty of space if you have guests or a larger family. It is particularly nice to have private bathrooms. It is ideal for parking. We fell in love with Carvoeiro as it is a smaller,quieter, picturesque resort. The people are very friendly and helpful. It is very quiet and peaceful during the Winter and yet transforms into a bustling town full of tourists in the Summer. Our house has the advantage of being well located for walking to the amenities, yet far enough away from the centre to avoid the noise.
Our house has everything you need to live there comfortably in Summer or Winter.
This house is deceptively spacious and very well built. It has a wide staircase leading downstairs to a corridor and the bedrooms. It was built with high ceilings and features a high dome over the staircase, to stay cool. It is so full of character!
We had a fabulous week & thoroughly enjoyed staying in Casa Amoreira...just perfect! Thank you xx.
The property is like a duplex apartment with a balcony, no back garden. The front garden is tiny, closed in, noises (dogs and cars) and is not equipped. The balcony is fine for two or even three to sunbathe but eating is ok for four.
The balcony needed cleaning, which we did to get rid of the urine smell and dirt. It's not pretty and has no morning sun. It is possible to squash up in a corner on the far right hand side and one person can sit in the sun from 12ish, though only on upper body. We were woken early (6.45) from the noise (the car park directly outside both bedroom windows up to 9 cars) the noise at 6.45 and there is no sunny retreat before midday at all. It was quieter during the day. The house was reasonable, though not clean enough and no bath towels. No wifi though difficult to access internet via a dongle, it's chargeable and a nuisance to buy time, though they do start you off with 10 Euros. so as long as you have the right connections and don't download, you're okay for a few days. The set up seems to be for laptops, so we had to buy a cable to use with iPads. There are instructions, but not easy to understand and follow, even for my techie husband.
Noisey dogs are common in Carveoiro, but there were two or three neighbours, which was too close for comfort. The house generally needs more tlc. Without being too fussy, I should mention, the cycle advertised was not accessible/usable and there is no tumble dryer (as advertised).
Kind gestures and positives were 50 euros towards drinks/lunches (on a 19 night stay) so we could use a nearby hotel pool. some emergency, milk, rolls, eggs and bread for breakfast the first day which was welcome and the positive way a delayed flight was handled by a super agent.
The worst thing of all is as the property was NOT as described, it's not quiet and not sunny, we reluctantly made a complaint.The lovely, professional attitude that we had experienced pre-booking, changed. We thought there was a real attempt to 'make us happy' by arranging a 'move' however the price charged for our two nights was grossly unfair. That's because we accepted the move but weren't told until AFTER that the additional charges could not be reclaimed from Homeaway as was suggested, as it was not Homeaway's fees, but the owners. HomeAway do not mediate, which is worth noting. The owner was not prepared to compromise or even discuss so we were upset and stressed.
Ended happily as new property was quiet, clean and sunny!
We have stayed at Casa Amoreira on several occasions and have always found it a very pleasant house, with all amenities, and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
We like this house because of it's proximity to Carvoeiro and yet not directly in the centre, so therefore very peaceful, and you can still be in the village or at the beach in 5 minutes.
We will be returning to Casa Amoreira at the beggining of October and we are really looking forward to it!! :-)
A lovely, suprisingly spacious townhouse, in a quiet residential area with a mix of British and Portuguese neighbours, yet only a few minutes walk down the steep hill into town and the beach. I really enjoyed my stay there and really felt at home. It was clean and tidy and everything was just perfect!
Met by the agent, who was very friendly and gave us the "whistle stop" tour, answering several questions about the villa and Carvoiero.
This is a modernised, well maintained and very clean place to stay. Five mins walk down the hill to the nearest bar and few minutes further to the centre and restaurant hill for a huge choice of good food.
2 en-suites and 3rd toilet made life very easy. A fully equipped kitchen and choice of eating areas was also a bonus, but we used the terrace every time. This was bathed in sun all afternoon, so we were still eating after 9pm in the heat of the setting sun.
Plenty of space for a couple of golfing hackers to store our clubs, and ideally located for 2 golf courses (within 10 mins).
Would we return - most definately.
This holiday property exceeded my expectations. It is in an ideal location. A typical Portugise town house at its best and nicely tucked away. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners had left a file with all local information in it which was really useful. However, this was only as a backup for me, as I had already made contact with the owner. The owner was able to answer all my questions and was most polite and helpful. The property was in an ideal location. The beach, restaurants and shops were only a short walk away. It is an ideal base for those wanting to explore and see what else there is on offer. We will definately be visiting this property again!!
Well maintained, clean and tidy, kitchen well equipped, spacious lounge and dining area. Close to shops and facilities, good off road car parking, we travelled with our 9 month old son and found plenty of room for a cot and to self cater own meals. Close to lovely beaches and larger towns, lots to see and do. Would definately use again thanks
Casa Amoreira, is situated in a quieter, small residential complex , above the village of Carvoeiro. It is a short walk ( approx. 10 minutes) down a (steep) hill to the town centre of Carvoeiro and just a few minutes more to the main square and beach. The property is located near to the Hotel Solferias, the new 5* Monte Santo resort ,and just a few minutes drive to Carvoeiro Tennis Club, with its outdoor pool, gymnasium, mini golf and excercise classes. The restaurant L' Orange is a few minutes walk. (All distances are estimated/ approximate). This a an approved holiday home (registered with the Portuguese Tourist Board ...licence no. 12187 AL).
The coastline in this area is absolutely spectacular.
Carvoeiro is well known for its golf courses- Vale de Milho, Vale da Pinta and Quinta do Gramachio. There are many beaches and bays around Carvoeiro with their interesting caves and rock formations. Scuba diving tuition is available nearby. It is only a few minutes drive to 'Slide & Splash' water park and the Fatacil exhibition park.
The town centre has a great variety of restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes.
Golf: There are 3 golf courses in Carvoeiro and many more in other resorts along the Algarve coast.
In Carvoeiro: Vale da Pinta, Gramacho (Pestana) and Vale de Milho which has 9 holes and is ideal for short game practice or beginners. There are always special promotions. The town of Portimao is about 15 to 20 minutes by car, there you will find the old part of the town with many shops and also new retail parks, where you can buy most things.There is also a Marina. In the larger resort of nearby Praia da Rocha is a Casino.
There are famous 'tourist' markets held in resorts across the Algarve, where you will be sure to find some terrific bargains ! Visit the local Tourist Information Centre in Carvoeiro and pick up an entertainment guide, to find out whats on and when.
If you want to explore a little further, you can book excursions locally in Carvoeiro 'Algarve Seco' viewpoint, with its spectacular rock formations is on the opposite side of Carvoeiro and an absolute 'must' to visit.
If you have a car and wish to travel a little further, you can visit the town of Lagos with its historical statues and the 'Golden Church' and museum. It also has a Marina. Travel to the hills of Monchique to visit the small villages and the Spa, or the historic town of Silves to see the castle. For shopping malls, Portmao 'Jumbo' retail park is only 15 minutes drive and 'Algarve Shopping' at Guia is around 20 minutes drive. Alternatively, travel in the opposite direction to Villamoura or Vale de Lobo or the historical market town of Loule.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Gas, Water & electricity are included . A weekly cleaning service, change of bed linen & towels is also included in the price.
Special rates may apply for long stay periods or odd durations- please check if applicable