Set amongst peaceful countryside in the beautiful Caramujeira area, this villa provides the ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. This spacious villa is traditionally furnished throughout while outside a large roman style pool is surrounded by lovely open gardens and pine woodlands. The bustling resort of Carvoeiro can be reached within a fifteen minute drive offering a popular beach and several restaurants, bars and shops. Several local restaurants can also be found within a short drive of the villa as well as the picturesque beach of Praia da Marinha.
This is a lovely villa in a quiet and peaceful location. There is plenty of space to relax in, having extensive grounds and gardens. The nearby restaurant (Antonini's) is excellent - friendly people, good food at reasonable prices. Perhaps the best villa we've had with James so far.
Mr Joyce, October 2012
very nice vila, not overlooked, and quiet, swimming pool was great, sunbeds and bar-b-q supplied were of high standard
Mrs Jones, June 2012
Only one thing -a clothes horse type dryer would have been useful. There was a line but far too high to be practical. It's only a very minor point and otherwise everything was very good. Thank you.
Milestone reached July 2011
Milestone reached January 2009
Mr Lillywhite, October 2008
We had a problem with the hot water which did not get sorted until the 4th day of our holiday. A real shame as the rest of our stay was excellent.
Mr Risbey, June 2008
The villa holiday gives the freedom to relax or not at your own pace.
Mr Martin, May 2008
we found our James Villa holiday was exactly how and what we wanted from start to finish it was a most memorable experience that was thoroughly enjoyed by us both
Milestone reached September 2007
Mr Collins, June 2007
Villa and location excellent. Pool lovely and clean. Rep very helpful when mother in law taken ill, responded quickly. Would definitely go again. No problems except for hot water supply but engineer arrived quickly to sort out.
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Scores 8.8 out of 10based on 10 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10
On arrival we were a little spooked by the closeness and number of tall trees surrounding the villa. We had just witnessed a forest fire on landing at Faro airport. Also the tall trees blocked a lot of sunlight around the pool area. Only the right side of the pool which was on the edge of a slope got any sun in the afternoon. This may have been OK in the summer, but not in September.
Confirmed guest: 30 September 2017 Published on: 17 October 2017 9 out of 10
Scarborough Parents, 2 grown children
Lovely villa ans spotlessly clean on arrival. the villa is in a dip surrounded by trees so has little wind. Plenty of sunny ares outside but after about 4pm it is shaded by the trees. The flys are also a nuisance but don't seem to bite like the ants which are in abundance. We had brought ant powder as usual and also purchased a bleach spray which helped alleviate the problem. Inside the rooms were spacious and very clean and well looked after. The double bed in the downstairs room was in need of replacement but we were able to swap to another room and got a better nights sleep. The room is also haunted by a couple of folk who caused a little anxiety for the baby of 10 months but caused no lasting harm. The villa is well supplied with everything one would need for a party of eight. The only item we needed to add was a collander which we were happy to do. From the villa it is a short trip to many food outlets by car and my son in law was able to run for 10km without much trouble, apart from the 2 noisy dogs near the restaurant. The villa is secluded and would be suitable for naturists except on Tuesday when the gardener and pool cleaner arrive. There is also a regular visit from a chap with a tanker. The pool was very cold and needed the general leaf rubbish removing every day, mainly from the surrounding trees. The baby enjoyed playing in it so it did warm up slightly. We saw a woodpecker, a regular visitor, several azure magpies, in large numbers and a couple of ghekkos. A truly nice place to be for us with a family get together. We may not be able to return, the family is growing larger as we speak, but would. We can all highly recommend.
Confirmed guest: 16 September 2017 Published on: 17 October 2017 10 out of 10
Hemel Hempstead Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic location, unpretentious villa for happy and peaceful holiday. Any problems resolved quickly and courteously by Graca, Amanda and the house manager. Will be back for fourth stay in 2018.
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2017 Published on: 05 September 2017 8 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
A complementary bottle of water(as the tap water is undrinkable ), and a pint of milk would have been nice. The outside area needs better lighting, the light overlooking the pool didn't work at all. Also the white plastic chairs around the patio table let it down. Apart from these few things we had a good week.
Confirmed guest: 27 August 2017 Published on: 05 September 2017 9 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great villa. Pluses: pool, location , space,
Delta's: lots of electric circuit problems with hob, ac in master was not working correctly and many fly screens missing.
Confirmed guest: 15 July 2017 Published on: 24 July 2017 10 out of 10
Very good villa, location and privacy ticked all the boxes for us, only a 20 minute walk to the beach.
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017 Published on: 12 June 2017 8 out of 10
Tring Family (the eldest child is at school)
Having returned to this villa after a number of years, think the decor could do with updating.
Confirmed guest: 03 June 2017 Published on: 08 June 2017
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