Very large 6/7 bedroom self catering villa, 5 mins away by car from Praia Verde
- english, portuguese
Born in Lisbon, I went to finish my studies in the UK where I met Mike, my husband. Ended up staying for 18 years! In 2001 we bought a villa in this area and in 2005 we decided to move south and chose to stay in the East Algarve. I have been managing villas since 2008, and I enjoy every minute of it!
Why Marina chose Castro Marim
The villa has everything you could want to make your holiday perfect.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - children welcomechildren welcome
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non-smoking onlynon-smoking only
Max guests: 16
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
could have been better
ok stay only two umbrellas for ten people.floors not very clean
I am very surprised by the comments you made, specially considering we had to return to the villa the day after the check-in, to provide extra bedding for people that arrived without my prior knowledge or notification. It is a shame that at that time, you did not mention that the floors were “not very clean” and that there were only two umbrellas. We always have 3 umbrellas at the villa, two that are permanently by the pool and an additional one in the laundry room, for bigger groups or as a spare. If we had been informed about these two issues, they would have been resolved immediately, avoiding any inconvenience to enjoy your holiday. Regards, Marina and Mike
Loved it- mixed age groups
We had an amazing week here! Everything about it was great. The pictures just don’t do it justice! Lots of open plan living space and bedrooms are separated across different levels giving everyone privacy. Loads of cooking space and 3 fridges! Pool is a great size and the table on the terrace outside gets the sunshine in the evening which is fabulous. The kitchen/dining area was a great space in the morning for people to filter in and out of for breakfast and coffee- very social. Only 10 mins to the supermarket as well. We had a mix of ages 4 kids- 2,4,6,8 and 10 adults from 26-68. Marina is lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We will be returning next year!
Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your holiday and the villa. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again next year! Kind regards, Marina and Mike
Beautiful large family villa!
Had a fabulous 2 weeks in this gorgeous villa. We were a party of 10 , but the villa could easily accommodate more as it is so spacious. Plenty of indoor seating for relaxing & dining. Spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds and air con, which was fab when needed. The kitchen is well equipped, and there is even a games room! The outside patio & BBQ were great for al fresco dining in the evening! The pool was clean with plenty of sun beds and has lovely views over the fields towards the sea and Monte Gordo. We enjoyed watching the farmer herd his goats every afternoon.. The villa was perfect for all 3 generations of the family. There is plenty to see and do locally and the nearby beach is absolutely stunning. Marina was fantastic, giving lots of recommendations of things to do and restaurants to visit. Overall, a fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa!
Wow, what a wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write these kind words and we are very happy that you had such a great holiday! It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again in a near future! Kindest regards,
Marina and Mike
Fabulous Villa, Fabulous Trip!
This villa was perfect for our group of three families. There were 14 of us, mostly adults and there was enough space and privacy for everybody. The whole villa was well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The location was great, lots of amenities nearby, beautiful surroundings, close beaches. The property managers were lovely and helpful.
We would go back in a minute!
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! It is comments like this that makes me love what I do. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa and the Algarve, specially traveling all the way from Canada. Hopefully we will see you again in a near future. Kindest regards,
Marina and Mike
Family holiday for 70th birthday.
Marina recommended this property when another one I had tried to book fell through...and we weren’t disappointed. Very spacious villa with plenty of room for all 4 families with ages ranging from 1 to 70. We were all there to celebrate our mums birthday and dined together each evening on the large terrace but also had the space to do our own thing daily as separate families. there are plenty of interesting towns to visit close by.
Marina and Mike the hosts were absolutely lovely and so accommodating to our early arrival time. Thanks guys :)
We had the best week and would highly recommend this villa and will hopefully have the chance to book again.
Wow! What a wonderful review, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we so glad to hear that your stay was so wonderful, especially during such a special occasion. We hope to welcome you and your family back to the villa in the near future. All our best wishes. Marina and Mike
Great time in algarve
Had a great week at Castro Marim
5 couples with lots of space for all.
Marina was an excellent host,giving us lots of great suggestions for day trips etc.
Property is beautiful with a great view from the pool deck.
Will definitely come back
Thank you for taking the time to review our property and to give us a five star comment! We are glad to hear that your stay with us was a memorable one! We look forward to welcoming you back to the villa in the near future.
Warm regards to all, Marina and Mike
Quinta do Sobral is situated approximately 3 km from Castro Marim, an historic town whose skyline is dominated by its castle and fortress on top of the hill. This area is mainly made up of private detached villas and is 5 mins by car from Praia Verde, a lovely beach resort. Just a short drive away are the towns of Monte Gordo (10 km) which used to be a small fishing village and over the years, has transformed itself into a colourful, friendly and very Portuguese holiday resort; Vila Real de Santo Antonio (8 km) where you can stroll through the pedestrianised town centre and have a coffee in one of the many different cafes; Cacela Velha, a quaint and historic town with its 14th century church; Tavira (20 km) famous for its many churches, its river and the Roman footbridge. Ayamonte in Spain is a 15-minute ferry ride from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, or 10 min across the bridge by car. Seville is a 90-minute drive away and well worth a visit!
Other Activities: Bird watching, Green Bowling, Kite Surf, Canoeing, Cruising
Golf: The Algarve has some of the finest golf courses in the world. Indeed the region has a world wide reputation for golfing excellence. The mild all year round climate makes playing golf in the Algarve an absolute pleasure, even in the winter. The East Algarve has 5 very different golf courses:
Benamor - A very friendly and welcoming club. A good choice for groups of higher handicappers, with wide fairways and not too many hazards. Water does, however, come into play on a few holes
Castro Marim - The Eastern Algarve has developed very quickly in the last few years as a serious golfing location. This is one of the first courses that got rave reviews from visiting golfers and it is still one to put on any Eastern Algarve itinerary.
Monte Rei - The only Jack Nicklaus designed course on the Algarve. This is a stunning layout, with first class service from the time you arrive at the bag drop.