2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 4 + cot
- english, french, german
About Mark McGuire
We are a UK based family who have been holidaying in the Algarve since the late 1980's. My parents bought a property near to the Rocha Brava resort around 2000 and following the arrival of Grandchildren we purchased a second property at Colina Verde in central Carvoeiro. We live in Stockport, Cheshire and visit our property two to three times a year. We have two children under the age of 10 and combine our free time between caravanning in the Uk and escaping to the sun when we can! The property is managed by our agent Truus who has been with us for the last seven years.
Mark McGuire purchased this House in 2006
Why Mark McGuire chose Carvoeiro
The property is in a fantastic location as all amenities are within a very short walking distance yet being situated at the top of the village means that the position is very peaceful. There are a small number of properties in the complex and the pool is shared by 18 owners, it is rarely crowded, in fact often two or three families only around the pool. The fact that the property is a townhouse as opposed to an apartment is great as you have three levels to the property, with the roof terrace at the top being a secluded spot for sun bathing, or drying washing!, with a sea view. Carvoeiro is a very family friendly resort and offers a great choice of restaurants / ice cream shops, shops offering the usual beach gear to decent jewellers. The town beach is very clean with boat trips available to the local caves. Within 15 minutes drive there are a number of beaches that can be accessed including Benagil, Marina and Centeanes. Portimao is 20 minutes by car and Lagos abount 30. Silves is a great place to visit, approx 15 minutes inland. Local attractions are Slide and Splash waterpark (10 minutes), Zoomarine (25 minutes), but in all honesty you don't really need to go anywhere! There is a local market in Carvoeiro which is open 6 days selling fresh fish, meat and vegetables / fruit. Most guests use the market and then BBQ on the terrace over looking the pool. There are not many better ways to spend an evening, the terrace at the back sees the sun right through to the end of the day.
What makes this House unique
I would suggest that this quality of accommodation within short walking distance of the village centre is very difficult to find. We have been lucky to have dealt with regular repeat visitors to the property and our most frequent guest are now on their 7th visit!
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Can't rate this highly enough! We had a fantastic time staying here. Sparkling clean, super easy check-in, great communication and the amenities you could ever need. Will be back i'm sure!
A beautiful property in a lovely location
This is the 5th time we have stayed at this property and we still love it. The house is beautiful and in a lovely location overlooking Carvoeiro.
Excellent quality. Clean. Good facilities.
The property exceeded expectations. The shared pool was lovely. And having two balconies and a sun terrace on the roof was great. It was just 10 minutes (with child in tow) to the beach. Although the property is on a hill it was fine walking back up and helped somewhat to work off all the lovely food and ice creams we ate! We had a lovely time and would highly recommend staying here. Mike and Emma the property managers were very helpful and friendly and had lots of good tips and recommendations.
Great location! Would go back.
Thanks for the review Karen, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!
Fantastic Christmas break
Just spent 5 wonderful nights at Casa Graca. The property has everything you could wish for and only a few minutes walk into Carvoeiro but a couple of minutes longer coming back up the hill! The weather was blue skies and sunny throughout, mid to late 60's. A bit chilly early morning and evening when a fleece was needed but during middle of day short sleeves were in order. A nice relaxing stay away from the madness back home in the UK. We will be back for longer next Christmas. Also a big thank you for Mike and Emma for meeting us at the property and arranging a much cheaper return transfer with Yellowfish transfers to Faro. Thank you Mark
Hi Phil, thanks very much for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass your comments onto Mike and Emma. All the best for 2017.
One of the nicest places I have ever stayed
The property was immaculate, and a great location. It has been one of the best holidays I have ever been on and I will definitely be coming back here.
Many thanks Lauren, much appreciated.
Carvoeiro is a picturesque fishing village located 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. The house is located in the centre of Carvoeiro, in an elevated position. The numerous restaurants / bars and beach are a 5 minute walk from the property. Local attractions include the Slide and Splash Water Park and Zoomarine, where you can swim with dolphins. Pinta and Gramacho golf courses are less than 10 minutes away by car.
Tennis courts can be hired at the nearby complex of Monte Dourado or Carvoeiro tennis club is only 5 minutes by car.
Carvoeiro is an ideal resort for couples, golfers or families looking for a relaxing holiday and an excellent base from which to explore the Algarve.
Golf: Golf courses include an 18 hole course, Gramacho & Pinta which is approximately a 10 minute drive away.
A 9 hole course Vale do Milho which is approximately a 5 minute drive away.
Other golf courses include Palmares, Penina, Pine Cliffs, San Lorenzo & Vale do Lobo these are approximately a 30 minute drive away.