Casa Teresa offers a countryside experience with the comfort of modern commodities. The villa is a tranquil, hidden place near the picturesque fishing village of Carvoeiro, on Portugal’s Algarve coast: the perfect romantic escapade.
Casa Teresa is a 3-bedroom villa (Sleeps 6+) with a pool which can be heated, located East of Carvoeiro in the exclusive residential area of Vale Covo-Alfanzina, about 10min from the coast.
The villa is ideal for families or groups of golfers looking to get away for some sun – the courtyards are an invitation to lazy lounging. The upper small terrace lets you enjoy the gorgeous view of the ocean. Walk around the secluded, walled garden, finding shaded corners under carob trees, admiring the local flora, spreading a blanket on the lawn near the pool or just taking in the serene ambiance of the space.
Casa Teresa is completely furnished, with South/West facing terraces with view to ocean, garden, pool and lawns.
A short drive to Gramacho Golf, winery Monte de Salicos, supermarkets and village of Carvoeiro – you can walk to the village if you wish -, and to several local restaurants. Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches, the nearest is Centeanes, shopping centers and cities of Portimão and Lagoa.
When entering the house, the spacious hallway and high ceilings lend a welcoming feeling of space and light. The traditional glazed terracotta tile on all floors is conducive to little bare feet trotting through the house.
At arrival: there is a Welcome Pack in the kitchen and refrigerator, compliments of owners – for a welcoming start of your holidays.
All bedrooms, living room and kitchen are on the ground floor – a friendly accommodation to guests with mobility difficulties. Entrance includes a hall, spacious lounge (with Satellite TV-BBC channels and DVD system), dining room area, three bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and utility room. The property has ample parking for two cars, being one area under a car port.
The Bedrooms – The two twin-beds bedrooms share a spacious bathroom (shower and bath) and have ample wardrobes. The windows welcome the morning sun, so the rooms are light and airy.
The Master bedroom is very private, with a queen size bed, large French doors which open to the terrace with view to garden and pool; spacious en suite bathroom. All bedrooms with wall-to-wall bespoke wardrobes – plenty of storage!
The Bathrooms are modern, both with bath tubs and separate showers; one bathroom is the en-suite to the master bedroom. Beautiful tiles, spacious, all with windows. There is also an extra service bathroom only with toilet and sink.
The Kitchen is fully furnished with dishwasher, microwave, four ring electric hob/oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, electric tea pot, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans. Small table with chairs provides area for breakfast. Window over sink area and another over counter.
There is a separate utility room with washing machine, water heater, iron and ironing board. Door out to outside clothes line area and garden.
From the welcoming entrance hall, walk on to the living room, a mix of traditional and modern with a central fireplace and high ceilings. Large glass French doors open to protected terrace, garden and BBQ. The large open plan living space consists of two distinct areas – one around the TV/DVD player and fireplace; and another suitable for dinning with table and chairs and bookshelves. Tasteful lighting adds to the ambiance as well as the unique original paintings which are displayed throughout and are definitely gallery-worthy.
The built-in charcoal BBQ area is conveniently located near the living room, inviting to outdoor meals.
The Dining Room is part of the general living area, quite cozy in a sunny alcove, surrounded by windows overlooking the back garden. Table and comfortable seating for six persons.
Included: cleaning service mid-stay and full clean at departure. Towels changed once per week for clients booked for over one week. Garden/pool maintenance, water and electricity are included in the price (only for Summer rentals. Please enquire about long lets or winter sojourns.).
Provided: Pool/beach towels, hair dryer. Free wireless internet.
Cot, highchair available at no extra charge. Board games and cards.
Extra costs: Pool heating, Central Gas Heating
Accessibility: Property suitable for elderly. The house has no steps. There are steps to pool.
Country views, Garden, Garden view, Private garden, Sea view, Terraces
8m x 4m swimming pool (heated on request, at the time of booking – extra). Plenty of sun loungers and outdoor furniture: sunbeds, tables, chairs for al fresco dinning.
Arrival after 15:00hrs and departure by 20:00hrs unless otherwise agreed – we try to accommodate guests’ schedules – please inquire.
ABOUT WINTER RENTALS
The villa is perfect for that time of the year, as it is near Centianes beach and Carvoeiro beach and village … restaurants within walking distance and long walks along the coastal trails. An excellent location still feeling secluded and safe (the property is gated, with gardens all around). Winter rental prices are FOR TWO PERSONS and include maid service once a week with change of linens and towels, Wi-Fi, TV with international channels and BBC channels, welcome pack, water, pool and garden service.
It does not include: Electricity/gas/firewood, which is charged as indicated in weekly or monthly meters readings. Based on past experience, utilities cost per month, depending on use, may vary from 150€ more or less.
We normally have very mild winters, but if you prefer to heat the house, there is a fireplace, gas wall heaters and electric space heaters for your comfort (also winter duvets).
Firewood is available along the road at different stands – about 10 euros for a bundle, which should last about one week.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Local activities: Beach, Boat trips, Cycling, Diving, Dolphin watching, Fishing, Golf,
Sailing, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Water parks, Water skiing, Zoomarine
The entire Algarve area is golf heaven with more than 40 golf courses around.
The villa is a great golf retreat. Just down the road – less than 15min – is Gramacho Golf (18 holes).
Ask about discounts on green fees, golf rentals, etc.
Closest beaches are Centeanes, Carvoeiro, Ferragudo, etc.
Typically, the south coast beaches, because of the calmer waves and gentle slopping shoreline, are very nice for wading, beach combing, safe swimming and sunbathing.
The west coast (40min. away) is exciting, wild and excellent for surfing, body boarding, and the general enjoyment of the sea and dramatic cliffs and landscape.
The airport in Lisbon is about a 3 hours drive.
International Faro Airport: 45min(75km) on the A22 motorway; Car hires are recommended to reserve in advance of arrival, especially during the high season.
Please ask us for information.
Seville (Spain): about 3-hours drive.
The property is near the picturesque village of Alvor (8km) and the cities of Lagos (12km) and Portimão (10km). The city of Silves, once the capital of the Algarve, with its Moorish Castle and medieval streets 16km. Monchique mountain village, only 26km. Stop at Monchique Spring Water Spa on the way up. Easy sightseeing car trip: Sagres, Europe’s most southwestern point.
Water Park – 3km (there are several), Horseriding (10km).
Shopping Center (Guia) – 15km
Praia da Rocha hub of shops, night life/Casino and down town Portimão is about 15min. drive.
Formula 1 circuit about 20 mins away.
Nearest beach (km): 1km
Nearest golf (km): 2km
Nearest shops & restaurants (km): 1km
Faro international airport (km): 60
Nearest railway station (km): 10km
Many restaurants and convenience stores, shops, banks, all nearby. The village of Carvoeiro is like a quaint shopping center, but there are many others around: Aqua Shopping Center in Portimão, Guia Shopping Center in Albufeira area.
Other activities available in the area: windsurfing, surf, para-gliding, skydiving, kite-surfing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, dolphin watching, kayaking, jet skiing, diving, snorkeling, paragliding, coastal tours, sailing, fishing.
You will find all the details in a Welcome Folder upon arrival, but feel free to ask us for more details!
The extensive coast line and beach area offer plenty of privacy and sunbathing space for all, without any fear of towel overlapping.
Come here for a holiday out of season: a typical day in April is similar to an English summer day – with the garden looking its best. Average day-time temps – June:18º, July:20º, August:20-28º, Sept:19-25º.
If you have special interests, please let us know: nearly all activities – too many to list! – are available and we are happy to try to get the information for you.
About the Owners:
Although Isabel helps us with the reservations for our home when we are not here, we enjoy spending time in the property and we hope you will enjoy Casa Teresa too!
Casa Teresa has a Housing Permit for tourism (AL 26368) recognized by the Portuguese authorities.
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And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
– William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)