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Apartment view from seated well area
Looking from the garden across the pool and terrace
Pool and one of the outside eating areas
Pool view
Pool and seated well area
Seated working well area
Sun terrace with another eating area and gas bbq
Outside dining bbq area
Covered eating area which looks out over the pool
Covered eating area looking towards garden
View from garden to covered terrace
Side view of villa from garden
Garden with hills in the background
Tranquil seating in the garden with hill views
Interior
Interior with doors leading to front terrace
Interior with doors leading to pool and terrace
Kitchen area
Bathroom
Garden walkway
Entrance to villa
Parking area to side of villa
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Querenca, Loule, Faro District, Algarve

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Caractaca...
London
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heaven on a Hill....”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Myself and my husband stayed here for a week and keep wishing we had stayed longer.

The location is perfect if you are looking for a peaceful getaway to relax. We arrived early on a Sunday morning and were greeted by Anne and Bob and shown around the lovely apartment and outdoor area. The pool and terrace area is fabulous and exactly as the photos show. In fact the pool is bigger than we had envisioned and very inviting. You are totally enclosed by the hills and gorgeous scenery. There is lots of space both inside and out, in the sun and also shady bits. Hubby is not much of a sun worshiper but even he couldn't resist catching some rays having the option to hide in the lovely breezy shade and jump in the pool when it got too hot.

The outside cooking area (lovely gas BBQ with 2 hob rings) did not cause us any issues and was both refreshing and exciting. All the utensils/pans you could need are provided. We boiled pasta and potatoes on the rings (had them both hot and cold) and then just grilled both meat and fish on the main BBQ bit. A lovely welcome pack is provided including wine, bread, milk and cheese etc so I wouldn't worry if you were arriving late in the day as you won't go hungry. You will be aware of the family living below the apartment but this didn't impact on us. As previously stated they are there if you need them (which in a way is comforting due to the semi remote location) but they completely give you your space and privacy to relax and enjoy your holiday as you wish.

A car is only necessary if you want to explore the Algarve. As previously stated with one good shop you never need to leave the apartment. We had a car and I would recommend it as there is so much to see within easy driving distance. The village of Querenca is a short (uphill) walk away and a nice downhill stroll back. There is a lovely restaurant and a small bar which doesn't stay open that late (we got a last drink there at 11pm....) but it is very quaint and worth a visit. The beaches of Albufeira and beyond are only a twenty or so minute drive away. The nearest town is Loule which is only a ten minute drive away. There is a daily fish (and other stuff) market and some lovely shops and cafes. We spent a few mornings wandering around and really felt like we were in Portugal mixing with the locals which is what we wanted.

I would highly recommend this lovely rental and we will definitely be returning.

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Liked best: The private pool and outside area (with stunning views)
Liked least: Skylight into Apartment not having a blind. Bring eyemask if you want a lie in.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Seclusion - total privacy
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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RAVJAN
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“BRILLIANT RELAXING HOLIDAY," WISH WE WAS STILL THERE"”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Fantastic apartment with amazing views of the hills and countryside. sole use of the pool and garden is.great. The owners Anne and Bob are very Helpful and are on hand should help be required, but otherwise they leave their guests to relax in total privacy. My wife and me fell in love with the area and the virtually unspoiled surroundings ."WE'LL BE BACK".

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Liked best: pool and surroundig area
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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andy051
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Casa das carters is a perfect getaway set in an idyllic village with all amenities needed close by including a small shop/cafe bar and a restaurant right next door which serves a tasty boar stew dish. One good shop at the supermarket and you need never leave the apartment. We arrived to a great welcome from anne and bob and also a welcome basket containing local produce which came in handy. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and has a fantastic al fresco dining area and private pool. Can't wait to go back soon

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Liked best: Private pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ssmfung
London
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“Sunny beaches with off season quietness - fabulous”
Reviewed 7 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We were after a quiet break for two of us and that is exactly what we got. The place was easy to get to from Faro airport with the given driving directions. The owner, Ann and Bob, gave us a warm and friendly welcome. The room has fantastic view, a private patio and pool, along with complete privacy.

A car is essential to get around - but it's worth it. Because it's off season, the beautiful beaches at this time were not crowded at all. The village just 200 yrds away was also a must see - the restaurant there is a hidden gem, make sure you try before leaving!

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Liked best: Great room for great price!
Liked least: Cooking is outdoor only
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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