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Detached 3 bed villa. Spectacular sea view. Heated pool. Child friendly!

Loulé, Faro, Portugal
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

Charming villa located in a peaceful area yet close to shops and beaches

Casa Tomilhos is a charming, rustic detached, 3 bedroom,2 bathroom villa with its own saltwater, heated pool. Set in a beautiful, south facing location in the hills above Loule, the villa overlooks olive groves and offers spectacular views of the sea. Located in a peaceful area, the centre of Loule, with its supermarkets, shops and restaurants, is only five minutes drive away by car, whilst the larger town of Almancil and the resorts and beaches of Val de Lobo and Quinta da Lobo are only a short 15 minute car journey. The Villa features two air conditioned double bedrooms (one on ensuite) and both with queen size beds. A further spacious bedroom provides two single beds with plenty of space for an additional travel cot. There is a second large bathroom with walk in shower. The light and airy sitting room has doors opening onto the shaded veranda and features a wood burning stove, which, together with central heating, provides welcome warmth in the cooler months.. The separate dining room seats up to 8 and has double doors opening on to the terrace. A modern and spacious kitchen leads off the dining room and is extremely well equipped.

Outside, a south facing shady veranda runs the entire length of the villa and leads to the solar heated salt water pool (approx 10x5 m) which is surrounded by a large sun deck with plenty of sun loungers. A tiled gazebo provides welcome shade. The beautiful, landscaped gardens feature a "chill out" zone with outdoor sofas. Perfect for an afternoon siesta! We provide linen, bath and swimming towels. A welcome pack is provided on arrival.

Casa Tomilhos is ideal for families. We try to provide everything you need when travelling with young children, e.g. travel cots (with bedding), bed guards, high chair, changing mat, baby bath etc. We have installed child gates and fencing to secure access to the pool and gardens. There is also plenty of both indoor and outdoor toys, books, games, buckets, spades, beach chairs, balls. The flat screen TV offers a wide range of SKY programmes. Good wifi access.


Brian Heather

Member Since 2008
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Brian Heather

Brian and Jenny Heather bought Casa Tomilhos in 2008 after their retirement to enjoy holidays with their families. They live in Gloucestershire and have four grandchildren aged between 7 and 3. They have all enjoyed spending summers together. Child gates and fencing off the pool created a safe environment with controlled access to the pool where they have all learned to swim. To make traveling with them first as babies and now toddlers we have ensured there is plenty of lots of shaded areas to protect them in very hot weather and supplied essential equipment as well as toys, games, play doh, puzzles etc. and a TV providing lots of children's movies and programmes to entertain them and give the parents a few hours of peace! Brian and Jenny have consistently upgraded, refurbished the villa each year. They regard Casa Tomilhos as their "home from home" which we invite our guests to enjoy when we are in the UK


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom, refurbished 2011 Bedroom 2 with double bed, refurbished 2011. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. A baby's cot can be provided on request.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc, washbasin and bidet. Family bathroom with shower cubicle, wc, washbasin and bidet.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                  in both double bedrooms
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Fireplace
                • Living Room
                  Sitting room, refurbished 2011, with 2 double doors opening onto terrace, comfortable seating, Sky satellite TV, DVD, CD/radio, log burning stove. Large double doors open into a separate dining room with table and seating for 6.
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      Gas hob, electric oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      full kitchen equipment
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                            • Music Library
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                  The property is within 15 minutes drive of major golf courses including Vale de Lobo and Quinta da Lago.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Porch / Veranda


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Private Pool


                                            • Notes on accommodation: The property is in private, gated grounds and has full oil fired central heating for winter occupancy in addition to a log burning stove. New kitchen installed 2009. En-suite bathroom refurbished 2010. Sitting room and two double bedrooms refurbished 2011. Broadband internet connection is now available. Air conditioning units recently installed in both double bedrooms. Solar domestic water heating with electric booster. Outside: Private, kidney shaped pool approx 10 x 5m with salt water chlorination system. Solar heating added 2011 Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, maid service and linen change weekly as standard, additional service at extra cost on request. Beach towels provided. Other: A small central lobby area contains a desk and office space.

                                              6 Reviews


                                              Latest reviews

                                              Nest, Basildon, Essex

                                              NestBasildon, Essex

                                              The description listed for the villa is completely accurate.My husband and I have just returned from another wonderful 2 week holiday at Casa Tomilhos and we have provisionally booked our 2 week holiday for 2018. This is our 4th visit to the villa and it just keeps getting better and better. The villa is always extremely well maintained and clean. Both the owners and the people who look after the villa are always on hand to ensure your holiday is enjoyable. New addition the the villa set away from the pool area is a deck with lovely rattan furniture, if you are looking for somewhere to sit and read, enjoy a drink or simply just relax, this is a perfect spot. Not many places we would recommend, however the villa is so nice we have recommended the villa to our family and they have also booked for next year. Roll on June 2018.

                                              Casa Tomilhos has everything

                                              Geoff G.

                                              Casa Tomilhos is simply the best. The location on a hillside is spectacular with views over the nearby town of Loule and way out to the coast. The villa is well equipped and beautifully furnished - living room, dining room, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen all fitted out with everything you need (plus more) and air conditioning in the bedrooms makes sleeping so much more comfortable. Outside the pool is perfect with plenty of shade if needed and the garden is a delight with a lovely seating area to the side so that you can enjoy that cold glass of wine after a hard day enjoying yourselves.

                                              A car is a must to take in the surrounding area and visit the town but all in all Casa Tomilhos somewhere to have that perfect holiday. We can't recommend it more highly.

                                              Lovely Relaxing Stay

                                              Peter J.

                                              Had a lovely stay at Casa Tomilhos. The Villa was clean and well maintained exceptionally well equipped.... it had everything you would want. The villa was very high up on the mountainside and had lovely views of Loule and the sea in the distance. A car is a must though. I would recommend this villa to anyone. We have stayed in a number of villa's in this price range and this one is head and shoulders above any that we have stayed in. I will be back in touch for a couple of weeks next year.


                                              NestBasildon, Essex

                                              My Husband and I have just returned from another glorious 2 week holiday at Casa Tomilhos villa. I have already provisionally booked dates for 2016 and we are counting the days. Since our last visit, the owners have tastefully refurbished the family bathroom, which now has a splendid walk in shower, along with some other refurbishments to the bedrooms. There is a very comprehensive folder at the villa with lots of suggestions of local restaurants and places of interest, this year we had a couple of meals in restaurants in Loule town, which were very good. The villa and location in our opinion still remains the best we have booked. We feel confident in saying, if you book the villa you will not be disappointed.


                                              NestBasildon, Essex

                                              Steve & I stayed at the villa June 2014, of all the villas that we have previously booked via Owners Direct and other villa companies, in our opinion, it has been the best by far. Prior to your visit to the villa, the owners send a very comprehensive guide of things you need to know regarding using the pool, TV, etc, the directions from Faro airport to the villa are totally accurate and the description on the web site is exactly as you see and read. I spoke to the owners by phone on a few occasion, they were very helpful and very pleasant. It is well equipped, clean and well maintained, both inside and out, you simply turn up and enjoy. The villa in our opinion, is a "Home from Home". The town of Loule is great for restaurants, cafes, shops, Barclays bank, indoor market, supermarkets and Saturday morning is the local outdoor market (leather goods, clothes, linens, etc), worth a look. There is a card on the pin board in the villa for a local taxi driver called Mario, we used him a couple of times, his English is very good and also his prices.

                                              Steve did not want me to write a review, he thinks the villa should be kept a secret!! (otherwise everyone will want to go). We have already contacted the owners and have provisionally requested dates for 2015. we are already counting the days!

                                              Home from Home!


                                              This is the second time we have stayed at Casa Tomilhos having returned after such a fantastic holiday last year. The villa is set in the hills just outside of Loule in a peaceful setting and not overlooked by any other villas. A car is necessary to get around and the journey from Faro airport takes about 30 minutes.

                                              So much is provided by the owners that we managed to get away with one case between the four of us this year! The pool is wonderful with plenty of sun loungers and shade if you prefer; the villa itself has all mod cons such as dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, internet connection, etc. and there is UK satellite television for when you've exhausted yourself in the pool and need to chill out! Towels and beach towels are provided, two of the bedrooms have air-conditioning (which was a godsend this year) and there is a welcome pack of basic food and drink for when you arrive, particularly useful if you arrive late at night and can't get to the supermarket. Continente supermarket is a couple of minutes drive away and is well stocked with everything you could need. The location makes a good base for sight-seeing and places such as Faro, Quarteira, Albufeira, Vilamoura and Tavira are all easily accessible without needing to use the motorway.

                                              Can't recommend this villa highly enough!

                                              Owner's Response:

                                              Many thanks for your very kind comments. We use the villa regularly ourselves and try to make a few improvements each year


                                              Loulé, Faro, Portugal

                                              Special interest holidays: Clay pigeon shooting is available at several local grounds. We would be happy to provide advice to anyone interested. Coast/Beach: Approximately 20 minutes drive to miles of superb beaches between Quinta da Lago and Albufeira - other resorts such as Olhao and Tavira are within 30 minutes. Travel: The property is 20 minutes drive (13 miles) from Faro Airport. A car is recommended and car hire is easily available at reasonable rates. Distances: The property is 5 minutes drive from the interesting market town of Loule which contains all necessary amenities including a large supermarket. Further Details: There are numerous local restaurants to suit a wide range of tastes and budgets - an updated list is kept at the villa. For additional photographs, click on the owner's website link below.


                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                              Booking Notes: 20% non-refundable deposit required on booking, with balance paid in full 6 weeks before departure. A £200 security and breakage deposit is also requested with payment of balance. This will be refunded (less breakages etc) within 2 weeks of end of booking. Payment also accepted in euros at current sterling exchange rate. Changeover Day: Saturday preferred but flexible for bookings of 10 days or more. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and include air conditioning use.

                                              6 Reviews
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