Family friendly with 4 bedrooms in a peaceful location close to the beach!
Hi, our names are Patricia and Keith and we live in a broadland village in Norfolk. We have two daughters, Louisa and Hayley and two grandchildren - Florence and baby Leo (two more on the way in December 2019!)
Patricia purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Patricia chose Mato Serrão
We had spent many happy holidays in the Algarve before we bought Casa Dragao. It took 18 months researching the area to find the perfect villa in the ideal location. It has everything! Walking distance to the bars, restaurants, beaches, shops etc. In a quiet cul de sac with it's own heated pool and 4 bedrooms. We did not want a property on a complex with shared pool - we wanted something individual. We bought Casa Dragao in November 2008. The day we completed the purchase was very exciting until I lost the keys on the way back to the villa! We spent the next 3 months refurbishing the property, putting in air conditioning and adding special touches to the decor and furnishings. We've recently added an en suite shower room to the master bedroom. I hope you will agree that the end result is very functional, stylist, friendly and homely - we love it!
What makes this Villa unique
We have tried to think of everything you may need to make your holiday as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The villa is very well equipped from modern kitchen appliances and a TV with all UK channels to an ironing board and scrabble! As Casa Dragao is especially suitable for families, there is a proper cot (not a travel cot), high chair, two stair gates (no need to keep moving the stairgate up and down the stairs!) and a blender. For the adults, we have recently purchased an additional larder fridge in the kitchen to keep drinks cold. There is also a large cool bag for those trips to the beach! We think Casa Dragao ticks all the boxes and is ideal for two families. It offers a lot of space, excellent facilities and nearby amenities at a reasonable cost. The accommodation is very flexible. We have had bookings from families, couples, people getting married in the Algarve, and also honeymooners! We hope you enjoy Casa Dragao as much as we do!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great stay in Carvoeiro
This house suited our needs perfectly when visiting friends in Carvoeiro for New Year. Clean, plenty of space, nice pool, fireplace, easy walk to shops, restaurants, beach etc (and good training on the way back up ;) ). Helpful property owner, service minded property manager and good "informationbook". Extra plus for heating system possible to add as we were there in dec/jan! Would definitely rent again.
We had a lovely holiday in this villa. We travelled with our three small children and they had a wonderful time, they were particularly pleased with the toys and pool! I found the walk back up the hill hard going with a toddler in a buggy so we mostly took cabs back up which were always readily available. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the villa to anyone.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, which is much appreciated. I'm so glad you and your family had a lovely holiday. Our grandchildren also love the basket of toys and spend most of the time in the pool! Yes, the taxis are brilliant - there are plenty of 7 seaters which accommodate buggies etc. The cost is very reasonable too at around 5 Euros back to the villa. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. With best wishes Patricia
Great villa in good location
This villa was as described and adequately spacious for our group of 4 adults and 3 children. A lovely place and recommendations of places to eat were appreciated. Would def stay again.
Thank you so much for your kind words - it's always nice to receive positive feedback from our guests. Young families love the spacious reception area for shoes, bags, buggies, etc. I'm so glad you found the information/recommendations helpful. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With best wishes Patricia
The crowning glory of the house is the outdoor area - we spent most of our day there! Great for shade and sun and the pool is fantastic and well maintained.
Thanks for a great week!
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the pool! The pool is certainly a hit with our guests; particularly as it is gated and safe for children. Thank you again, and I hope we will be able to welcome you back sometime in the future. Best wishes Patricia
A wonderful holiday
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. The villa was great and we enjoyed our time exploring Carvoeiro.
Perfect family vacation
Property is everything we could have asked for! Excellent for young families as has gated pool, stair gates, high chair, toys and much more.
Host and staff we came across were lovely and very friendly and helpful. Location is good. 15 minute nice walk down to the town. Walk home bit more difficult due to steep of hill. However can be done or very easy to grab an uber if not which is only few euros.
There are a number of beaches to choose from. The nearest beach is a 15 minute leisurely walk.
Faro is the nearest airport - approximately a 45 min drive. Although a car is not necessary as all amenities are within walking distance, you may want to hire one to explore the area.
A 5 min walk to the nearest restaurant, a 10 min walk to the village with numerous bars and restaurants, a 10 min walk to the tennis courts (4 tennis racquets available at villa), a 15 min walk to the beach and village square, a 3 min drive to the nearest supermarket.
There are a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cocktail bars in the village, and the village square provides free evening entertainment throughout the summer for all the family.
There are numerous local activities: golf, swimming, diving, wind-surfing, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, tennis, surfing, fishing, walking.