Villa in Vale de Milho, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Nearest Beach, Easy Walk To Several Restaurants
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About Clare Puri
We are a couple from Surrey and first came to Carvoeiro and stayed at this villa in 1993 with our two young children. Since then we have holidayed in many villas in Europe and often been disappointed with low levels of service. So when we eventually bought this villa in 2002 after much pestering from the children, we were determined to provide the best in terms of comfort and cleanliness for our guests. No more lumpy mattresses and dusty sofas and temperamental grimy showers! Over the years we have made a number of improvements, including replacing the sofas, curtains, décor, upgrading all the beds with the best mattresses we could find, a new kitchen and two brand new luxury bathrooms (and lots of other things such as drains and pumps which are not visible). It is a true home from home for us, and our favourite place to relax together or with friends no matter what time of year. We have done our best to make this a great place to stay and it really thrills us when we learn that our guests have really enjoyed it, just as we do, year after year. We hope you will enjoy your stay at Vivenda Centeanes and make it a regular place to visit.
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It is in a lovely quiet neighbourhood, within walking distance of pub , shop and restaurants. The house was perfect with a lovely view and a beautiful pool. I cannot recommend it highly enough
We had an amazing holiday stay at this villa.
Would like to say thanks to Clare Puri for accepting my booking for this villa, we really had such a relaxing time which was helped by the maids service provided 3 times a week along with pool maintenance 2 times a week. The villa is close to the local golf course which my family used twice over the holiday.
The reason I have put 4 for location and accuracy is simply because it was a fairly hilly area and my Dad struggled walking about. Saying that though the local taxi service is great and Uber is available at a rough cost of €5/€6 for journeys to the main area and large supermarket. We used the Intermache' supermarket which was far cheaper than local supermarkets when doing a large shop. We opted not to a hire a car so location would probably better with a car. We had meals in a good few restaurants in the area and not bad meal had.
We would not hesitate in returning to this villa. Thanks again
We have just come back from a very relaxing 10 day holiday staying at this beautiful villa. The villa had everything you needed.. comfortable beds, great bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen for eating in if needed (barbecue area was great). It’s also well located for eating out too.
The nearby coastal walks are great and we had a brilliant boat trip from Benagil to see the caves.
The heated pool was amazing - necessary in April!
We had a lovely holiday - highly recommended. Many thanks.
This is an impressive property - spacious, and well equipped. The pool is lovely, and it is also behind a secure gate, so perfect for families with young children. The house is very well equipped with everything that one might need for a holiday, ranging from buckets and spades to mosquito plugs. Thoroughly recommended.
We had a lovely 2 weeks, could of stayed longer! The villa was great and was perfect for a relaxing holiday. Location was well suited for our needs as beach was very close !
We would recommend villa as Clare was very helpful when booking and everything described on website was correct!
Would definitely book again!
Thanks the Dell family
Amazing Villa with Large Pool in a Great Location! - August 2018
This villa was superb - the rooms and the pool were much larger than I was expecting from the photographs and the living area and terrace were very spacious.
The gardens surrounding the villa were vast, so the villa feels very secluded.
The kitchen was well equipped, which was great for us, as one of our party had a severe nut allergy and we mostly self-catered.
The beach was 10 minutes away, and the main town centre was a 30/40 minute walk - we preferred taking the slightly longer boardwalk route into town to take in the stunning views along the coastline.
The property owner was really helpful and responded quickly to any queries I had prior to our stay.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
Special interest holidays:
Tennis is available at the Rocha Brava tennis court a few minutes walk away where courts can be booked. Carvoeiro Tennis Club is a 10 minute drive away, and there is also a horse-riding club nearby.
The nearest beach at Centeanes is 5 minute walk. There are a number of other spectacular and uncrowded sandy beaches and coves a short drive away, including Benagil, Albandeira, Marinha, Carvalho and Caneiros. The larger beaches of Armacao de Pera and Ferragudo are 15 mins drive away and offer a range of water sports.
Cave and grotto boat trips available at Benagil and Carveiro.
Faro Airport is a 45 minute drive on the motorway. Lisbon is 2 hours away.
Car hire is recommended for convenience and will allow you to enjoy touring around the area, but not essential as taxis are also available. A transfer can be arranged from and to the airport on request.
Carvoeiro village is a 2 minute drive, or 20 minute walk. Excellent international supermarket a 5 minute drive. There are countless beaches, an historic old town with castle at Silves 20 minutes away, mountain drives in the Monchique 20 minutes away, Sagres the westernmost tip of Europe is 50 minutes by car, the pretty harbour town of Tavira is 1 hour away, Seville in Spain is 2.5 hours by car. Lagoa is a 5 minute drive and has a good market, and Ferragudo and Portimao for excellent sardines.
Carvoeiro itself has everything you will need on holiday. In addition to the multiple bars and restaurants, it has an excellent large supermarket, doctors, pharmacies, several banks, a post office, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, and souvenir shops. There is a lively atmosphere in high season with music and dancing on the pretty square in front of the beach. There are some really excellent Portuguese,Chinese, Italian and English restaurants in the village... and a number of live music bars with karaoke! Whilst Carvoeiro has a family feel, more adventurous nightlife is available in Albufeira. There is a Zoomarine park within 20 minutes drive and a Slide and Splash waterpark too - great fun for the children! English is widely spoken. Boat trips from Benagil and Carvoeiro are also available to take you to the caves, and even a pirate ship! The local markets are also worth exploring. For other shopping there is plenty of choice at Portimao and at the Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia about 20 minutes drive. For gifts local pottery is widely available with a famous shop in nearby Porches where you can watch the ladies painting the individual pieces.