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Charming Countryside Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,023 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming cottage

Casa Sofia is an ideal villa for your holidays! This villa is 5min driving from Stª Barbara Nexe and has wonderful countryside views to the unspoiled and peaceful countryside. It has 3 bedrooms (master bedroom with ensuite bathroom) and another bathroom shared by the other 2 twin bedrooms. A full equipped kitchen and living room with dinner area completes this house with all the amenities of an high standard villa. Outside there's a shaded courtyard with dinning area and barbeque and a fantastic pool area surrounded by garden and trees. Free internet and WiFi available.

Air Conditioning available by demand on all bedrooms. Pool size: 9.00x4.50mts.

The owner also owns Villa Marrakexe (

More Details
Registration Number : 1626/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Joao

As an architect I love to do this renovation works on the Algarve's countryside. This villa was renovated in 2005 and well maintained since then. It is on the rental market since 2007 (through a Tour Operator) but only directly with the owner on Homeaway website since 2017.

The owner also owns Villa Marrakexe (

Joao purchased this villa in 2003


Charneca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2023 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • An extra portable bed can be added for an young adult as well a cot for a baby. A baby chair can be provided also
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main ensuite bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Charming Countryside Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Sofia for a week from 18th August - a group of 6. The villa is beautiful with a very tasteful interior, stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a fabulous pool. João was very helpful with any queries we had, responding very quickly and making us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to go back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, it was a pleasure to welcome such a good people like you! I'm glad that you've enjoyed your holidays, I hope to have you here again in the future! Best regards, Joao
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wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding villa, surrounded by beautiful nature. We loved the view from the terrasse and the loneliness of the place.The villa was very clean and nicely decorated. The host was very friendly and helpful!

We enjoyed our stay very much and are looking forward to coming back already.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great stay at Villa Sofia .

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property . We especially liked the pool with its grass & decking surrounds . It is in a quiet location with great views and Hoopoe birds would visit the garden every morning . However it doesn't take too long to drive to the surrounding areas e.g. Faro, Beaches etc

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm glad you've enjoyed your staying, it was a pleasure to welcome you! All the best, Joao
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vacance très reposante

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passés 1 semaine très reposante et très tranquille dans cette villa qui a tout le confort et qui est conforme a la description qui est faite sur Abritel.Seuls petits inconvénients l'accès à la villa et les moustiques qui nous ont empechés de manger dehors les soirs.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chers invités, je suis très heureux que vous ayez passé des vacances agréables et relaxantes! Je suis désolé pour les moustiques, je n'ai jamais eu ce problème avant, je pense que c'était à cause d'une pluie inhabituelle qui s'est produite hors de la saison, la semaine précédente. Et plus la chaleur extrême de cette semaine a créé les conditions idéales pour eux ... mais maintenant ils sont partis! Cordialement, Joao
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  • 5 of 5

Maison superbe avec un propriétaire très gentil piscine superbe,maison conforme aux photos dans un lieu très calme à 15 min de Faro

Grand merci au propriétaire

A recommander sans aucun problème

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, il était un plaisir de vous recevoir! À bientôt
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Faro's airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $467.18

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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