Myself and my family stayed in Casa do Farol last week and I can thoroughly recommend this five-bedroom villa with private pool.
The five bedrooms suited our family perfectly, particularly as two are downstairs as my father has limited mobility.
The villa is kept very clean and has a charm to it - lots of space as well.
We didn't use the TV but the WiFi is excellent.
The pool is well maintained and just large enough to swim a few gentle lengths, if you want to chill it's a great area to hang around reading and swimming.
We know Carvoeiro and particularly Rocha Brava very well so were happy alternating between eating locally and heading into Carvoeiro, about 3km away. Both boast good eateries with the town obviously having much better choice.
The owners of the villa are very helpful, we had a super time and would happily return.
You always worry when booking a villa and you have small children, that there are going to be steep stairs and marble edges everywhere and untold dangers all around but this is certainly not the case here. With a 2,5 and 7 year old we felt very relaxed here from day one. Once you drive in and close the front gate the place is secure and kids are safe to run around. The pool is also gated which is a big plus.
The house has loads of character and feels very relaxing to spend time in. Ok it's not the fanciest but it's lovely and clean and well equipped and so private you can happily sit by the pool all day and not see a soul.
We didn't know much about Carvoeiro but it proved to be a great location. The town itself has a lovely little beach and lively atmosphere with everything you could need. We went to Zoomarine and Slide and Splash and both are only a short drive away.
The only thing the villa lacked for me was a few bits of information about the local area. At least a list of emergency numbers would be reassuring. Otherwise we had no complaints, really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely stay here again.
This was the third year in a row that we have rented Casa do Farol for a week in April. It was almost like we had only been away for a couple of weeks. The house was just the same as we had left it 12 months ago, just as comfortable, well equipped and just as homely as we remembered it. On this occasion there were eight of us, so we used all of the bedrooms and there was plenty of room for us all. We also had a two year old with us on this occasion and the house proved to be very safe for a small child, with both the pool and the property as a whole being securely fenced and gated. We really enjoy Carvoeiro at this time of year. The many excellent restaurants are all open for business, but there is no problem getting a table. The beaches aren't crowded. We checked out the spectacular beach at Praia da Marinha for the first time and I can quite see why it is considered to be in the top ten beaches in Europe. The extensive walks in either direction from the Alfanzina lighthouse along the cliff tops are very enjoyable and even a simple stroll around the Rocha Brava complex is very pleasant way to pass an hour or so. It is always a pleasure dealing with the owners, Joao and Nuno, who are always very helpful and quick to reply to any queries by email, before during and after our visit. The neighbors are also on hand in the case of any urgent problem. I would definitely recommend this villa. The fact that we keep going back each year is proof of that.
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We stayed at this villa for a week as our friends were getting married nearby. There was 8 adults, 2 toddlers and a baby. We had more than enough room and it met all our needs.
The villa it's self has a homely feel and the kids loved the pool. It was so nice to have a gated pool and not having to worry about any accidents.
Joao (the owner) was very helpful as the pool started to make a funny noise. He responded straight away and we had the pool man around the next day (we had figured it out before he arrived that the water level was low).
Would definitely stay again.
The villa was everything we expected,a lovely location with good restaurants closeby and within easy reach for everything we needed,
The housekeeper was excellent and unobtrusive,The linen and towels changed regularly.
I had excellent communication with the owners from start to finish.a small problem we had whilst there was sorted immediately.
If I had to be critical the only thing would be the pool area it could do with some TLC.
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