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Excellent pool villa 3 minutes to the beach, air conditioning, WiFi, safe"

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, heated pool, 8 people, 2 more pers. possible

Villa Maria is located in Vale de Centianes, Algarve, Portugal, between the picturesque Carvoeiro and the small fishing village of Benagil.

This stunning villa is located near the cliffs. A 90 second walk and you have spectacular views for miles along the coast to Praia da Rocha and beyond to Lagos, overlooking the Blue Flag beach, Praia do Vale de Centianes. On this spectacular beach there are sun beds, umbrellas, boats, parking, a lifeguard and restaurant O'Stop with its wonderful sea view. And all only 5 minutes walk away! And less than 5 minutes drive is Benagil with its baeutiful beach and the world famous caves.

You can walk for miles along the cliffs in both directions enjoying the breathtaking views of the sea. The sea is turquoise, the sand golden, the sandstone cliffs red and the sky blue, so all so relaxing and colorful and with beautiful birds.

Villa Maria has four large bedrooms and bathrooms, three with walk in the wet room / showers. All bedrooms have quiet air conditioning (extra) with silent Hunter ceiling fans. There are queen size double beds. All beds are dreams and very comfortable. Each room has its own hair dryer and you have curling iron. In addition, there are two baby cots. High chairs are also provided for free.

The upstairs bedrooms open to terraces with sea views and a downstairs bedroom has doors to the garden and swimming pool. There is a pool shower, an outside toilet and a Portuguese brick barbecue with chimney. There is also a table tennis. This 1990 built villa has just been modernized with double glazing and electric shutters. A press and every blind person opens or closes!

The bathrooms, bedrooms and fittings are all new and finished to a very high luxurious standard.

The kitchen is large and well equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer and coffee machine. There are UK, German, French and Spanish channels on the satellite TV system along with a good supply of German and English books.

The lounge TV is a Samsung LED with a DVD player and Playstation PS3 (bring your own games). The lounge also has an iPod dock, free internet and Wii fit. The master bedroom has a LED TV and freesat box.

From the rooftop terrace you have a sweeping sea view that runs along the coast to Portimão and on to Alvor and Lagos. The property, about 1200m², is surrounded by a wall and is created with palm trees, tropical plants and lawns - suitable for children. Villa Maria is the ideal holiday villa for the extended family. Please note that the swimming pool is not fenced. It is lockable off the street parking for two cars and garage parking is available at extra cost for prestige cars.

This villa is ideal for long term during the winter months

More Details

Property Manager
Harald Wittmann
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Vale de Centianes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 3 - toilet , shower
    Badezimmer 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • All bathrooms have heated towel rail and hairdryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 king
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 1 king
  • 2 extra beds or cots can be booked for a fee. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans (noise). One bedroom has a LED TV.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property includes, satellite TV, HiFi, washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, fireplace, aircon (extra cost), BBQ, outdoor shower, DVD, heating, internet, pool heating (extra cost). The living room and bedroom are equipped with satellite TV (flat screen) and feature German, French, Spanish and English channels. The house has a safe, and at the front door a key safe. An iPod is available.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Excellent pool villa 3 minutes to the beach, air conditioning, WiFi, safe
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The perfect villa for a large group of friends or family holiday; it has everything you could possibly need - fabulous bedrooms and bathrooms, superb outdoor space, lovely pool, outdoor shower and BBQ area. You can easily do without a car as the beach s 5 minutes' walk away, there is a local shop, great café/bar (Helder's) and plenty of local restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good rating. I'm glad you liked it and would be happy if you spend your holiday by us again. Best regards Carmen
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Lovely Casa Maria

  • 5 of 5

After three visits to this wonderful villa I can thoroughly recommend it. It's in a great location, very peaceful yet walking distance from the beach (with lovely beach bar) and a selection of really good local restaurants. There is a supermarket at the top of the road (2 mins away) that stocks everything and next door a great little restaurant for breakfast. Casa Maria is very comfortable and well furnished, has four lovely bedrooms all with en-suite and plenty of off-road parking. It's very well equipped with everything we needed and we felt very safe and secure. There's lots of space both inside and out and the gardens are lovely with some really nice spots to sunbath or sit in the shade and read. The pool is big, ideal for swimming lengths but also has a shallow end for children. Caveiro is a ten minute drive away and taxis there and back are no problem and inexpensive. We love it here, it has everything we need for a thoroughly relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa and pool - set in a nice quiet area, but with restaurants and bars and a great little supermarket about 2 minutes away......... loved the beach, nice restaurant for lunch......... we hadn't been to the Algarve for about 24 years - but we will definitley be returning to Casa Maria - it ticks all the boxes

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Portugal and we were not disappointed. Villa Maria is 5*; every thing has been well thought out for your comfort, the kitchen is fully equipped with every thing you could possibly need. The decor is to a very high standard and furnishings are very comfortable with plenty of spacious rooms and areas to relax in. The sun terrace and pool with patio are an excellent place to eat and relax in the sun. We enjoyed the peacefulness and had a very relaxed holiday. Restaurant and bars are within a short walk but a car is useful for days out and trips to restaurant hill for more variety for dinner. We look forward to returning to this lovely villa...

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa in a nice quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing break in this beautiful villa. Its spacious with everything you need and has a really nice pool area. Lots of nice restaurants and a blue star beach within an easy walk so nothing to worry about. I'd definitely recommend it and would book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and our first stay at a villa rather than a hotel. I have to say that I am a complete convert. Villa Maria is an outstanding property, combining all the comforts of home with 5 star luxury. Four very large, tastefully decorated bedrooms and an equal amount of bathrooms meant we were spoilt for choice. Although very spacious, the layout affords a sense of cosiness, particularly the lounge with its comfy sofas and stone fireplace. The owners have spared no expense and have thought of everything one might need whilst on holiday, even the little things.

The grounds are quite extensive and private, with a good sized pool and lots of accessories that kept us entertained. The sun beds and other poolside furniture were of good quality and were very comfortable. Both garden and pool were well maintained.

Although the villa is fully equipped for self-catering purposes, we rarely cooked due to the numerous restaurants and cafes close by, all of which were outstanding and varied.

We hired a car in order to explore further, but there is much to enjoy within walking distance of the villa.

I cannot rate Villa Maria highly enough and hope to return again one day to enjoy its treasures.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Um die Ecke, Helder`s
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale do Milho
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Um die Ecke
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia Vale de Centianes
Car: recommended

In 15 minutes (about two km) you can the beautiful village of Carvoeiro with all its facilities, u. A. Banks, post office, cafes and restaurants, English and German medical supplies and many small shops and the beach Carvoeiro, within walking distance.

Car hire is recommended. With it, you are in a short time in the next larger cities like Portimão, Albufeira or Lagoa or at fantastic beaches. Baden is almost throughout the year possible.

In the immediate vicinity you will find u. A. An equestrian center, two water parks, the Zoomarine, many golf courses, a tennis center, large shopping centers and plenty of watersports. For hikers, the cliff is a worthwhile goal.

Carvoeiro is the ideal base from which to explore the Algarve. These include u. A. Coastal walks, Monchique Mountains, with more than 900 meters above sea level, Sagres as southwestern point of Europe, historic towns such as Lagos and Silves, an interesting day trip to the capital Lisbon (takes about three hours) or an exciting day trip to the Spanish Seville (journey time about two hours).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Endreinigung $98.45
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Die Preise beinhalten Strom (außer im Winter), Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Geschirrtücher, Poolreinigung, Gartenpflege und Zwischenreinigung.
Der Preis gilt bei einer Belegung bis 8 Personen.
2 weitere Personen sind zubuchbar.
Endreinigung € 80,00 zahlbar bei Anreise
Wlan ist frei.
In den Monaten November bis März werden die Energiekosten nach Verbrauch vor Ort abgerechnet.
Die Aircondition kostet pro Woche € 100,00, optional
Die Poolheizung beträgt € 100,00 pro Woche, optional
Tiere auf Anfrage
Babybett auf Anfrage
Zusatzbett auf Anfrage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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