4 bed, 3 bathroom villa in Carvoeiro, 5 Mins to beach & Monte Carvoeiro
Carol Harwood and Cassie Houghton
About Carol Harwood and Cassie Houghton
My mum Carol, originally from London has been living in the Algarve since 2000 and renovated Casa Santa Maria, an old farmhouse into a beautiful, stylish villa over several years. Having visited Carvoeiro since 1980 she has a great knowledge of the area and recommendations to suit all tastes.
Carol Harwood and Cassie Houghton purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Carol Harwood and Cassie Houghton chose Mato Serrão
The villa is very welcoming and has a really unique character - much more stylish than an average rental property.
What makes this Villa unique
the combination of location, village plus villa layout makes it a perfect holiday location for families of all ages.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We have just returned from 2 weeks spent at this villa and would have no hesitation in recommending this property.
Lovely location- quiet but near enough to the buzz of the centre (15 min stroll!). Also we were near a new supermarket which catered really well for the holiday with reasonable prices.
The pool area was nice to sit and soak up the sun and the villa itself was homely and clean.
We would definitely spend another summer holiday at this villa!
Fantastic villa in great location and lovely owners to boot!
Luke, Cass (7),Kitty (5) and myself, had a marvellous stay at your villa which was a real home...books, games, paintings, also comfortable furniture with plenty of cushions and throws. We all felt very relaxed when 'at home', with lots of space to spread out and follow our own pursuits.
Ted was the perfect 'meeter and greeter' and his local information and advice was very helpful.
The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of kitchen tools although we didn't have a chance to use the barbecue as it was so easy to pop out to eat as well as visit the beach. We made much use of the outside plates and glasses etc as we spent much of our time at the swimming pool! The children, as ardent water lovers, would have been happy to spend all day, every day, in the pool.
There was always plenty of hot water for showers, baths and washing up and all the equipment, TV etc all worked perfectly.
The villa was very private, and quiet at night. We all returned very happy and rested. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer.
Thank you for providing a such a thoughtful holiday home.
Thank you so much for the lovely review of our villa, it's great to hear when our guests enjoy it as much as we do.
We'd love to have you stay with us again!
Cassie and Carol
A beautiful clean villa and swimming pool, a real 'home from home'. Very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it. Lovey quiet location but close enough to local bars & restaurants no close by supermarket though. Beach within easy walking distance. We spent a few hours with 'wildwatch' on a dolphin safari-this I would highly recommend.
We have stayed in the house in August, we have 2 teenagers and a child of 8 years old. We enjoyed the large Swimmingpool. The location of the house is fantastic. It is a short walk to the beach and city center of Carvoeiro. There is a small supermarket/bakery nearby. We would recommend this house, it’s spacious both on the in and outside.
Tutto splendido. Villa con tanto spazio. Quattro camere comode e tre bagni, portico , giardino, piscina. Cucina molto attrezzata. La posizione e’ strategica, si raggiunge il villaggio in dieci minuti. Commento assolutamente positivo, raccomandabile per famiglie e gruppi di amici. Carol a Cassie sono state molto collaborative e Ted, il contatto locale ha sistemato la doccia in due ore. Super
La location e ‘ ventosa e durante la notte ci sono aghi e detriti che si depositano nella piscina. Suggerisco una mantenzione ogni tre giorni oppure un piccolo robot. Una vacanza molto rilassante
5 minutes walk to beach and village of Carvoeiro. All village amenities including shops, banks, pharmacies etc.
Faro is nearest airport. Car hire is recommended for sightseeing in the nearby areas, however not essential as village and beach are within walking distance. Taxis can be arranged upon request.