About the property
- Villa20150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa near to Moncarapacho, - Peaceful Eastern Algarve, 10+ Mins Drive To Beach& Islands and Golf, 20 Mins to Faro Airport
( AL Touristica Licence No. 3676/70/04)
'Villa Castelos' is a very large family 4 bed (2 en-suite) 4 bath villa, with full air-con throughout, Wi-Fi Free Of Charge ) own 10m x 5 heated pool at rear of villa, with large garden in a plot size of approx half an acre. Comfortably sleeps 10 using cot + portable bed. Games room with full size table tennis, darts, table top football & Golf putting mat & small exercise machine on an exercise mat. Also has outside badminton, books/DVDs & lots of family games. British satellite TV with ITV/BBC. Close to Moncarapacho/Quelfes/Olhao with other exec villas. 20+ mins Faro airport. 10-15 mins drive to superb beaches and golf. Excellent bistro just 900m from villa down an unmade up road. Castelos has a large garden surrounding the private furnished pool terrace, with BBQ and deep shade. Fully gated with plentiful parking. Large lounge with dining area off seats 10, modern kitchen & utility room.
There are 4 very large bedrooms, 2 which are huge (double) king size with en-suite bathoom's, and 2 twins (singles) downstairs with a shared bathroom & separate shower & toilet off the Lounge area.
The 1st floor master bedroom has it's own furnished terrace and also a separate terraced area for other guests.
There are 4 luxury bath/shower rooms.
Come and enjoy this lovely unspoilt part of the world.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Reg Glencastle
We live in Ipswich, England, I am married to Gill and we have two lovely sons, we hope one day to be able to spend much more time in Villa Castelos as our retirement home. For now though we let the villa to friends, family and rental guests to enjoy the peaceful country side all around our villa.
Reg Glencastle purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Reg Glencastle chose Quelfes
We love Portugal, especially this lovely unspoilt and low cost part of the Eastern Algarve. We find the local people very friendly and welcoming. There are lovely beaches and unique beach islands within 10-15 mins drive of the villa, also new golf courses. Eating out is a real pleasure, with lots of low cost restaurant's within a few mins drive of the villa. Your euros most definitely go further, you can still enjoy a glass of wine or beer at 2 euro's in this part of the world! There is a superb low cost bistro just 900mt from the villa, where clients go time and time again. We particularly recommend Moncarapacho & Olhao for fish & Pasta lovers where superb fresh fish is landed and served on same day and the excellent pasta restaurant. The local Supermercardo keeps a good wine selection.
What makes this Villa unique
You will find our villa very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We visit ourselves at least twice a year and bring many 'extras' with us for your enjoyment. Our games room with 2 bikes, darts, table top football and full size table tennis caters for all ages and there is also a large box of toys, books, DVDs for the youngsters. We also provide up to 8 pool & beach towels - so no need to use up valuable kilos in suitcases! Our English local manager Sue is excellent and will meet you soon after arrival at the villa and remain on call 24/7 throughout your stay. A valuable service and one we know our clients very much appreciate. There is an excellent Welcome Book in the villa with info on places to visit, best restaurants and things to do. We hope you enjoy the villa and the local area.
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Superb villa in a quiet, private location
Probably the best villa myself and family have stayed in.
Very spacious airy and well equipped. A quiet and private location, with just one bar/restaurant in the close vicinity, but lots of others a short drive away.
For me, Olihao, is a must, to visit, for markets, shopping and bars and restaurants.
I will recommend this villa to friend and family and will visit again.
Hi Dave & Lesley
Thank you for your very kind review, I have moved to the top of the reviews, if you would ever like to return, we will always look after you.
Thank you again
Gill & Reg Glencastle
Clean, Spacious and Very Well Equipped
We had a lovely time at Reg & Gill's villa. It was an easy booking process and they sent us a lot of handy info on the villa and things to do in the area. Some of the bedrooms lead straight out to the pool and the bedroom upstairs had a glorious balcony view, so there was no time spent debating who got which room - they were all great. the living room area was spacious with comfy sofas, the kitchen was really well equipped. Loved using the BBQ to eat outside in the evenings. The pool was lovely, spent lots of time cooling off in it after a long hot day exploring nearby towns and beaches. The table tennis, table football and all the other games we found downstairs absolutely exceeded our expectations! Sue met us on the first day and was extremely welcoming and informative. We had a perfect family holiday in this villa and would 100% return!
We were really pleased all the family enjoyed your stay in our villa, look forward to you returning in the future, all the best
Gill & Reg Glencastle
We had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend this Villa.
Thanks Paul & Gill.
Please feel free to contact us at any time, we would love you to return again
All the best
Reg & Gill
Fabulous house for large families/group friends
Thank you for the fabulous house you gave us!
Everyone loved the week, the house and all the space and features you have there!
Really nice place to spend a few days with a group of friends or a large family. Really quiet and peaceful place. You have everything you need in the kitchen, dinner and lounge room, wc for everyone and a very pleasent garden around the pool, with a lot of toys and places to rest by the pool.
Relaxing and comfortable
Really enjoyed our stay, the villa was great! The area is reflective of the other side of the Algarve 25 years ago (Val de Lobo) when I used to visit Portugal! Love the unspoilt feel!
We used the BBQ every night and there was adequate space for the 6 of us.
The villa surpassed all expectations from the photos on the internet, great outdoor space and the villa and pool were larger than I was expecting. Great facilities (inc games room) and easy access to the nearby towns and attractions as well!
Thank you very much, glad to hear all went well visiting our villa
Gill & Reg Glencastle
Really impressed all round, spacious, well equipped, pool was fantastic, recently re-grouted, underfloor heating was really nice with the cold evenings.
Would recommend this villa to family & friends.
Weather was really nice, even dipped our legs into the pool, sun loungers were really soft & comfortable.
Facilities provided in the villa were top class
Special interest holidays:
As the weather in the Winter months is very tepid (16-22 degrees) it is ideal for Cyclists & Walkers during the winter/Spring period.
Also ideal for retired couples & friends to spend the winter away from the UK, special rates for long term rental. Minimum stay 14 days from November to March.
Bird watching is fantastic down at the Rio de Formosa nature reserve, (all along the nearby Eastern Algarve coastline) in the winter watch the birds migrating from Europe to Africa. House Martins often nest on the side of the villa's.
If you can bear to move yourselves away from the pool, there are some stunning uncrowded unspoilt beaches and beach islands close by. Fuseta with its wonderful white sandy beach, lagoon and beach island is only 10+ mins drive, there are other beaches and beach islands accessible from Fuseta,
(lsle of Barril/Pedras Del Rei) Tavira, Olhao, Altura, Cabanas. There are many boats and small trains that can take you to offshore island beaches.
The villa is located 2.5 miles outside Moncarapacho, and 3.5 miles from Estoi, and approx 20 mins from Faro airport. Alternative airports: Seville approx 1 hour 50 mins from the villa or Lisbon about 2.5 hours drive-. No problems bringing hired car's from Spain into Portugal.
New flights UK to Lisbon approx 2.5 hours from the villa.
Car hire essential to access local shops/restaurants in Moncarapacho and Olhao.
Faro airport is only 20 mins away, directions provided FOC by owner from Faro to the villa.
Moncarapacho is only 2.5 miles. Olhao and Estoi approx 8-10 mins. Altura, Tavira and many more unspoilt villages/towns are all within 15/20 minutes drive of the villa.
The small town of Moncarapacho is approx 2.5 miles away with supermarkets, bars, 3 excellent restaurants, petrol station, internet cafes, cash machines, post office, small shops, local market, museum.
There is also an excellent low cost bistro (Restaurant Do Carmo) approximately 900mts (within 12 mins gentle walk) from the villa where clients go time and time again. Eating out in this part of the world on wonderful local fish, meats and wine is still incredibly inexpensive. You will find it hard to spend more than 12/15 euros/night - including local (very drinkable) red wine (half caraffe of Red wine is only 4 Euros, about 3-4 glasses) Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a luxury villa holiday in the unspoilt Eastern Algarve and experience the real Portugal! you will not be disappointed.
Our clients love the fact that the main central Algarve attractions (water parks, golf, swimming with dolphins, go-karting now local in Olhao, @ Ria shopping Mall) are only 25+ minutes away from the villa - but they can return to the villa - to peace and tranquility! Excellent golf courses close by, recommend Benamor near Tavira.
All linen/ Bath towels/Adult Bath Robes (except cot linen) 8 Beach & pool towels supplied, villa cleaning if more than 1 week stay & Wi-fi provided free of charge.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Prices are for up to 10 people using one cot and one portable bed. Includes free heated pool mid March-end Oct. Air-con (cool/warm) for rest of 2015& 2016 free of charge. A 20% deposit is required, then the balance (+ £200/E300 refundable breakage deposit returned in full) is required 8 weeks before holiday. If a transfer in Euros can be achieved then a further 5% discount can be obtained. Changeover Day: Very flexible even in high season so look at our calendar and e-mail to negotiate. Minimum stay normally 7 nights but again if calendar allows we will consider shorter stays. We will always try to help if flights are later on exchange day. Notes on prices: Per wk for 6 people during the winter months (summer 10 people using the baby cot and 2 x portable bed's. Includes: Free pool heating mid March-early Nov, all linen/towels (except cot linen), 8 beach/pool towels, villa cleaning if more than 1 week. Air-con (cool and warm) free of charge in 2015. 20% deposit required, balance+£200/E300 breakage deposit required 8 weeks before holiday. Special prices for long term rental in the winter month