Villa in Carvoeiro Clube - Peaceful Location Within Walking Distance Of Town And Beach And Close To Tennis Courts And Gym
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About Christine Reynolds
The owners are a semi retired couple who live in Pembrokeshire and enjoy many winter months in Carvoeiro. We have many friends in Pembroke, especially since running a small restaurant before retirement. Maurice was born and bred here in what is a small and friendly community. Christine also ran a villa rental company specialising in Carvoeiro for fifteen years and many of her owners and contacts in Carvoeiro have become good friends too. So, of course, we feel equally at home in either location. We both love walking the coast paths, eating out and exploring generally. We love "outdoor living" when possible and our two homes give us plenty of that. We are so, so lucky to be able to share our time in these lovely surroundings.
Christine Reynolds purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Christine Reynolds chose Mato Serrão
We walked in and I just had to have this villa. It was love at first sight. It is so light and airy and the upstairs terrace is a real bonus. We have our breakfast outside listening to the birds and planning our day. The garden - I just love walking around looking at the plants and butterflies and seeing if I can spy a lizard hiding in the rocks. Things have changed a little in the garden since we bought the villa.... our fruit trees are fruiting now and we have built paths and rockeries. What hasn't changed is that we love our villa as much as ever.
What makes this Villa unique
Being near enough to walk to the cliffs and to the beach is a real bonus. The area is so green all around and all Carvoeiro Clube villas have large gardens and positioned so no-one is overlooked. We love our garden and have added more fruit trees over the years. We have fig trees, plum, pear, apricot, peach, nectarine, nesperas, and a young apple, quince and sharon fruit trees and ayoung mango. Avocado trees need to grow a little bit.
Pool / Spa
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.
Children allowed - We happily accept children 6 and over. We happily accept children 6 and over.
No smoking - No smoking in the villa, but you may smoke outsideNo smoking in the villa, but you may smoke outside
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Please let us know ages of all persons under 18Please let us know ages of all persons under 18
- 1. We need you arrival time into & departure times from Faro, home address to send key and directions plus Passport number of person making booking.
- Summer bookings must be Saturday start and in 7, 14 or 21 days durations unless agreed with owner.
Lovely spacious villa
We had a great week in this lovely, spacious villa. We made great use of the outdoor kitchen & shower whilst enjoying the great pool which had the sun on it all day. We also enjoyed a morning coffee on the sunny balcony.
It was a good 10-15 min walk into the town, which you could break up with a pit stop halfway, as there was a square with a selection of bars & restaurants. The town had a lovely beach and a great selection of bars, restaurants & shops. There was lots going on in the town in the day & evening but it felt safe & family friendly and our 3 daughters aged 7, 11 & 13 loved it. We used to get a tuk, tuk home in the evening which the kids loved, you could get this from the main square in the town. There were also plenty of taxis in the square if you didn’t fancy the walk back.
The area around the villa was lovely & quiet and we found a lovely walk along the coastal path.
We used some of the tomatoes & lemons that were growing in the garden. There was also a supermarket close by.
The villa was very well equipped & it was great that there were some basics in the kitchen like tea, coffee & sugar etc and there was also some bottled water.
Both Christine & the house manager were extremely helpful & friendly. I would definitely recommend thus villa.
Thank you so much. It's great to hear that our guests enjoy their stay... and the tomatoes which I grew from seed! Christine (andMaurice too)
All round excellent experience 😁
From booking, to communication with the owners, to arrival, stay, dealing with the owners on site representative, everything was perfect. Would recommend unreservedly.
Thank you so much. We do hope you will stay again.
Stunning villa - perfect holiday location
Wow! If we could award 10 stars we would . Very spacious , home from home comfort and well equipped kitchen, make for a perfect stay.
The friendly house manager cannot be more helpful.
The photographs do not do it justice .
We can’t wait to return
Thank you so much for those comments. We love to hear that our guests enjoy our home in Carvoeiro
Wonderful villa for perfect family holiday.
Communication with Christine from initial booking throughout was excellent. Marilde, the villa manager is lovely and really helpful. The villa itself exceeded our expectations. It is really well equipped and homely. We made good use of the downstairs kitchen by the pool as the weather was lovely. A couple of great local restaurants within walking distance provide great set menus at very reasonable prices. This is a beautiful area to explore so a car will really help you make the most of the holiday.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will return. Yes, I agree, a car does enhance the experience. Thank you so much for your comments.
Perfect stay !
Excellent holiday had at this property! Everything is as described and you will have everything you need. The shower rooms are lovely and the water pressure is really good! Enjoyed many meals on the terraces and the garden is very well tended. Communication with the owner is excellent and very quick, no problem at all.
A pleasant walk into town to many restaurants or to catch the sunset, and a convenient and cheap taxi ride back if you don't fancy the walk uphill!
A car is recommended if you want to visit the neighbouring towns and beaches. Would recommend if you are visiting and keen to explore the area.
Thank you Lisa for your lovely comments. We do hope you will return. Best wishes from Christine and Maurice
The property is part of the well known Carvoeiro Club and Carvoeiro Clube Tennis and fitness centre is around 800 metres from the villa.
The sheltered sandy beach off the square in Carvoeiro and the Paraiso (Paradise) beach (sand and rocks) are both within walking distance. Do get out and about to see the many sandy beaches all within a short drive from the villa - check out out much used "Beach book" for the lesser known and quiet beaches. The information center within the square can also tell you "what's on" and "where to go" and usually has free magazines available with a local map and informaton. Our favourite beach is Praia do Marinha beach with its lovely walks along the cliffs and steps down to very quiet little bays. We also like to visit Praia Canarios on the way to Ferragudo, where the waves come up to the restaurant overlooking the beach. Not cheap this one, but lovely for a special evening out just for the view. There are numerous lovely walks along the clifftops within easy reach - either walking or by car and park up and now a safe boardwalk has been created overlooking the Algar Seco rock formations, a lovely stroll after your evening meal to watch the sun go down.
Most people fly into Faro airport which is around 45 minutes by car from Carvoeiro. Taxis and shuttle services are also available. You can also fly into Lisbon and drive down to Algarve -a bit more than two hours drive. Car hire is recommended to take advantage of seeing a little of this lovely area. A trip to the Monchique is a must - the views are stunning and the distance little more than half an hour by car. Take a couple of empty bottles and collect spring water from the many "fontes" along the way. If you don't want to drive then taxis are very reasonable and reliable.
Carvoeiro is around 800 metres from the villa. Nearest snack bar/restaurant is just 5 minutes away - Escondidinho has now been very nicely modernised and always busy, so best to book. The food is simple but always plenty of it and reasonably priced. Nearest shop 10 minutes. Silves historic town a 10 minute drive. Portimao for shopping - 15 minutes drive. Shopping centre "Algarve Shopping" 20 minutes.
There are several banks in Carvoeiro all with atm machines and there is a post office and several mini markets. The larger Pinga Doce supermarket is on the outskirts of Lagoa (3km) Intermarche is on the Lagoa road (2km) and we now have a small Aldi too. There is a Slide and Splash park on route to Armacao de Pera - about 10 minutes by car.