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Private Villa. Heated Pool. AirCon. Free Wifi. Tennis Court. 800m to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed/3 Bathrooms, Private, heated pool, Air-Con, Free Wi-Fi, Tennis court. Gated, safe, peaceful location. Walking distance to beach and restaurants

Casa das Amendoeiras is a large, 3 bedroom private villa on a quiet, secluded and gated plot set off the main road at the end of a private road. The property benefits from sweeping, uninterrupted rural countryside views down towards Carvoeiro centre and yet is located just 800m from the centre of Carvoeiro and thus a short 5-10 minute stroll to the main resort beach and all the resort amenities including restaurants, shops, supermarket, post office etc. It is a truly excellent location for a family holiday, especially for those with young children or teenagers as everything you need is within easy walking distance.

The property benefits from recent improvements including free wifi with unlimited usage, full air-conditioning to all bedrooms and lounge area, pool heating, fully renovated pool with shallow end steps (ideal for children), a new mini tennis court playarea and a superb outdoor, covered barbecue 'kitchenette' area.

Outside the property amenities include a large 10m x 5m swimming pool (pool heating available), large barbecue area, mini tennis court/play area, mature gardens with orange and lemon trees and extensive driveway area.

Inside the properties main features include air conditioning, a modern open plan kitchen/living area, fully stocked kitchen with oven, microwave, touch hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, playstation in separate games area with extensive range of games, free WiFi, UK TV channels (including BBC, ITV and CBeebies !) and DVD with a selection of films and children's DVD's for guest use. Hairdryers are provided in all 3 bedrooms. Cots and high chairs are available to hire locally.

Within 5 minutes drive of the property are 3 golf courses, a tennis complex with 12 courts, the world famous "Slide & Splash" water park, and a very wide selection and different types of beaches and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Further afield (within 10-15 minutes drive) the region boasts two Go-Karting tracks, Aqualand, Zoomarine, the Medieval Festival at Silves, excellent shopping in Portimao and at Guia and many more activities for children, teens and adults alike.

More Details

Kathryn Almond
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Kathryn Almond

The owners, Ben and Kathryn live near London. We bought Casa das Amendoeiras (Almond Tree House) to use as our "home from home" with our young family.

Kathryn Almond purchased this villa in 2014

Why Kathryn Almond chose Mato Serrão

We love Carvoeiro because it has so much to offer families. We have holidayed here every year since 2001, renting various properties whilst we waited for the ideal property to become available. In 2014 we were finally lucky enough to be in Carvoeiro when Casa das Amendoeiras became available.

The property is in a perfect location, close walking distance to the beach and many local restaurants and absolutely perfect for a family holiday. It is a very short stroll to the beach with lovely views out to sea along the way. Even our 3 year old can manage the walk on her own. The village centre is just 800m away and has all the amenities, restaurants and shopping you need - right on your doorstep. There is even a lovely children's play area on the other side of the beach and the locals are really friendly.

What makes this villa unique

Because we use the property regularly as a family home, the property benefits from extensive home comforts including free WiFi access, lots of toys, games (both popular board games and play station), children's books, DVD's and outdoor activities for children in addition to the obvious benefit of the beautiful swimming pool and extensive private gardens.

The property is located off the main road behind lockable gates which makes it safe, quiet and peaceful and the panoramic views across the countryside down towards the beach give the property a feeling of openness and space.

A perfect place to relax and enjoy time together as a family.


Mato Serrão Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with shower. Ensuite to Bedroom 2 with bath and shower Separate third guest bathroom with bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (max 6 adults in 3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor) : double bed. Private terrace overlooking the pool. Bedroom 2 (ground) : double bed, single Z-bed. Patio doors to garden area. Bedroom 3 (ground) : twin beds, single Z-bed. Patio doors. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Free set of golf clubs and tennis racquets provided. Hairdryers in all rooms. Pool and bath towels provided. Sorry, no smokers or pets. Outside: The property has its own fenced and gated grounds including mature garden area, large grassed area, 10m x 5m private swimming pool, barbecue and patio areas, outdoor furniture and sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, pool towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned 3 times per week. Other: There is a "games corner" on the landing upstairs with a separate TV and play station with extensive games for guest use.


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Private Villa. Heated Pool. AirCon. Free Wifi. Tennis Court. 800m to beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Prime location for delightful Carvoeiro

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just a short stroll away from the centre of Carvoeiro if you can pull yourself away from the first class pool and particularly well located for touring a pleasing range of restaurants.

Although we had a hire car for visiting Algarve attractions you could easily go without and use the local bus for touring the immediate area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, well located

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa located close to Monte Carvoeiro (5 mins walk) and only 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Rooms are a good size ideal for our party of 5 adults and one baby. Kitchen is well equipped and there is also a large barbecue area, with separate sink.

Mini tennis court at the side of the villa is ideal for a little competition late in the afternoon.

Pool lovely we stayed early in September and the pool was warm enough, but much later in the year you might want to consider the optional pool heating

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved it, great condition, large property, lovely pool and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this villa which was spacious and in great condition. The facilities are excellent including a very large pool. The location is perfect, peaceful yet only a couple of minutes from shops and restaurants and only around 5 mins to the first beach and less than 10 mins to the main town

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, gorgeous pool. Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous villa in a great quiet spot to access the beach and local places to eat and drink. We found the villa child friendly with room for everyone to enjoy their holiday and get a restful nights sleep too. Two bedrooms are downstairs, one upstairs. The villa has plenty of bedding, towels, plastic cups and plates and a washing machine to make a family stay easier! The maid, pool cleaning and agency services worked impressively.

The heated pool was a real treat. A lovely highlight was picking a lemon from the tree in the grounds to put in my drink! We loved our stay.

Thank you for having us to the owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family holiday in Carvoeiro!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in Carvoeiro. The villa was amazing with a heated pool, large barbecue, great views and even sported a mini tennis court where we held a family tennis tournament! Carvoeiro is a beautiful location with a lovely family beach and great local restaurants. I would thoroughly recommend both the villa and the area for a family holiday. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a family holiday which included our 3 years old granddaughter. From booking the villa to our arrival Kathryn was really helpful and responded really quickly to any queries. We received very good directions and in the villa there is a great Welcome folder with everything you need to know about the villa and the area.The villa was so perfect, immaculate and well-equipped, (even had Peppa Pig Books!) we sent Kathryn an e-mail to say how pleased we were, it not only has everything you could need, air conditioning, great pool, safe terrace, bbq, but so many little extras, pool towels and toys, books, dvd's etc. The cleaner who visited Monday, Wednesday and Friday was so lovely as was the young chap who came once to maintain the pool.

Carvoeiro is a charming little town with a good sandy beach and a lively square (extremely lively on Sunday 10th July when Portugal won Euro 2016! Great fun and very noisy!) There are many good restaurants within walking distance of the villa, all extremely family friendly and reasonably priced. We did a day trip to Lisbon on the train and also visited Albufeira by car, both very interesting. We hired a car from Faro airport, it's not essential but there are many lovely beaches in the area.

This was a perfect holiday for a family of all ages. I would have no hesitation in recommending it. Thank you Ben and Kathryn for sharing your lovely villa, hope we can return one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The villa is ideally located for the beach, being c.800m from the main Carvoeiro beach (5 minutes walk and very easy access) where you will also find local restaurants, tourist shopping, children's play area, chemist, doctor, local supermarkets, banks with cash points, post office etc.

10 minute walk to local Tennis club.

5 minute drive to Gramacho/Pinta golf courses and Slide & Splash waterpark.

300m to Paraiso Beach (cliff top access and steep steps)

35 minutes from Faro Airport. Car hire available from the airport (owners can advise of their preferred company to use) or taxi transfer. Car hire not essential (so much to do within walking distance of the property) but also allows trips to other nearby restaurants and attractions at Praia de Rocha (Portimao), Alvor, Silves and Guia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.87

Changeover Day: There is no designated change over day. Arrival and departure dates are flexible. Please contact owners for further details.

Notes on prices: Discounted prices are available for Winter Period (1st November to 31st March). Please contact owners for details.
Prices exclude cot and high chair hire which are payable to our agent locally.

There is an additional optional charge for POOL HEATING calculated at £20 per day (must be taken for full duration of your stay).

The owners accept bookings in GBP or EUR. Please contact for EUR rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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