The little fishing village of Carvoeiro is situated in the middle of the Algarve, well positioned for some of the best beaches, and sight seeing trips to the north to the Monchique Mountains, or to Faro in the East and Sagres in the West. It is an easy one-hour drive in each direction. The nearest large towns with great night- life and marinas are Portimao, about 8 kms away and with Albufeira a short 30 minute drive away. Zoo marine and Water Parks can be reached within 10 – 20 minutes. Golfers will find the area a paradise. The Algarve has historic buildings and museums, fabulous countryside and barely-explored areas of coastline, an up-and-coming food and wine scene, and perfect conditions for all sorts of special interest travel, from painting and photography to adrenalin adventure and sports training.There are so many activities to explore by day or night!
Other Activities: bird-watching, sight seeing, exploring Portugal
Golf: Golf is a very popular pass-time, with about 50 golf courses along the approximately 160 km of coastline. Most of the golf courses are within a 45 minute drive of the studio. The Portuguese Open has been hosted at the Penina, Vila Sol and Sao Lourenzo, all of which are top European Championship Courses. The championship course of the Penina which was designed by Sir Henry Cotton, is about 12 kms, away with Gramacho and its sister course, Pinta, a short distance away from the studio apartments in Carvoeiro.Around the corner from the villa is the Vale de Milho nine-hole golf course, one of the few, which does not have a handicap requirement, making it an ideal place for budding champions. Whatever your skills there is always a course for you to play on. The Algarve is renowned for its standard of greens, for all-year round play at competitive prices.
Casa das Primas can offer you a holiday in tranquil surroundings, with open views of the countryside and the sea beyond yet less than a 10 minute walk from the local market, beach, shops and restaurants. Two high-quality studio apartments with private entrances and patios are available for rental, which have recently been upgraded. Both share the architecturally designed water garden and large swimming pool. The ponds in the water garden abound with water lilies, enlivened by ornamental fish, frogs and turtles. The special Koi pond fed by a waterfall makes for a soothing and sensational holiday. We also offer you personal attention at all times, if required. Evening meals are available on request at reasonable rates if you should tire of the restaurant scene. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Details of studio apartments: Each of the two apartments has a separate private entrance, and each has their own patio or terrace area. Each apartment is fully furnished and the kitchens are fully equipped with all the necessary appliances, crockery and cutlery. Casa das Primas offers their clients an outdoor secluded, shared, swimming pool with umbrellas and sun beds. A perfect setting to relax and get away from it all. There is private parking on the premises. Faro Airport is approximately a 50-minute drive from Casa das Primas. The property is owned and managed by Charles Every, assisted by his daughter, Vanessa de Beer.
Car Hire, taxi transfer & local information.: For guests wishing to rent a car, there are a number of local car hire firms offering very competitive rates, with efficient and personal service. You can collect your car at Faro Airport. A taxi can also be reserved from Faro Airport to bring you to Casa das Primas. The cost is approximately 80 Euros, however alternative arrangements can be made should you require this service at a cheaper rate. The journey usually takes approximately 50 minutes. .
There are over 100 restaurants/bars in Carvoeiro and surrounding areas. A mini market 100 metres from Casa das Primas can supply all the basic requirements. There are a number of excellent walks around the cliffs and village. Casa das Primas is very centrally situated with easy access for any activity. The villa is extremely quiet and peaceful in spite of its close proximity to the centre of Carvoeiro.
Area Description and sport: The Algarve is a region renowned for its wonderful sunny climate, miles of golden pristine beaches, either long stretches of beach or intimate little coves with stunning rock formations. The sea is azure blue and mostly clear. The Algarve has an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year. It has virtually no rain during the summer months. February is the start of spring, with October being very mild and warm. The Algarve has many sporting attractions. Golf is a very popular sport, as well as many water sports, tennis, horse-riding, walking and biking. . Water parks, Zoo marine, and the historical castle in Silves are all 10 – 30 minutes away by car from the villa.
‘Penthouse’ Studio Apartment – First Floor
Wonderful views from this studio apartment is situated on the first floor of the villa and has a separate entrance off a small courtyard. It has a bedroom area with twin beds, built-in wardrobe and bedside tables. There is a sitting area with a sofa and sufficient chairs to seat 4 persons. A dining room table is also able to seat 2-4. There is satellite television and DVD player available. The “Penthouse” apartment is fully air-conditioned with a heating facility during the winter months. A full size kitchen, is well equipped with an under-counter oven, 4-plate hob, microwave, refrigerator, this leads off the main studio room. There are two view terraces, overlooking the water gardens and swimming pool. There are tables, chairs and umbrella available. There is a separate shower in bathroom, leading onto a small outdoor terrace for drying towels etc. The views are breathtaking over the sea, swimming pool and the countryside. A BBQ is available. This apartment will sleep 2 adults and a small child. All linen is supplied except beach towels.
‘Garden’ studio apartment
This studio apartment has a separate private entrance through an arch into a patio area, which is surrounded by well-established plants. This area has a patio table with chairs and an umbrella, with sufficient space to BBQ. A large shady Alfarobia tree over this patio, makes it a wonderful place to sit out in summer. The fully fitted new kitchenette is well equipped with a cooker, microwave, refrigerator, kettle, and toaster. There is a small indoor dining area as well as satellite TV and a DVD player available. The studio is supplied with twin beds and a sliding picture window gives ventilation and a view onto the private patio. Casa das Primas offers its guests an outdoor secluded (but shared) swimming pool with umbrellas and sun beds, overlooking the sea, the village of Carvoeiro and the water gardens. There is private parking on the premises. Faro Airport is approximately a 50-minute drive from Casa das Primas. This studio apartment will sleep 2 persons. All linen is supplied except beach towels.
A few reviews:
Date of Stay
28 June 2015
A little oasis in the heart of Carvoiero. We have been staying at CDP for over 7 years. We are always made to feel really welcome and have the run of the gardens making it feel like home only with Sunshine
Debbie C. said…
A superb 2 weeks in an excellent apartment.
Carvoeiro, Casa das Primas Rua do Cerro , Lagoa, Algarve, 8400-515, Portugal (8873)
Date of Stay
13 July 2014
We cannot fault Casa das Primas and wish we could have stayed longer. The garden studio apartment was exactly as described and well equipped.The gardens were exceptional and the lovely pool area was ideal. We were usually the only people at the pool. Very easy to walk down into the town but far enough away so that it was not noisy at night even though this was almost the height of the holiday season. We visited many beautiful beaches nearby and picturesque towns/villages often recommended by Vanessa and Terry. The Atlantic beaches can be reached by car in less than an hour as can the scenic mountainous regions around Monchique etc. The folder in the apartment describing the area was very comprehensive and useful. Even the Visitors’ book with entries as long ago as 1969 was interesting to read! Many thanks Vanessa and Terry for making our first visit to Portugal so enjoyable and for being there if we needed any advice. Vanessa those cakes were delicious.
Claire & Steve said…
Fantastic relaxing break, great location!
Carvoeiro, Casa das Primas Rua do Cerro , Lagoa, Algarve, 8400-515, Portugal (8873)
Date of Stay
27 April 2011
Upon arrival at the Casa, we were warmly welcomed by Vanessa and Terry with tea and shortbread on the patio. We were immediately treated to a guided tour of not only the studio apartment, beautiful grounds and gardens but also taken on a mini tour of Carvoeiro by Terry. This was great and really helped us get our bearings! Over the coming days Vanessa and Terry provided some great advice on places to visit (even in not so great weather, as we initially had a few rainy days!) and recommended some amazing and reasonably priced restaurants which we would never have found without their help. There was privacy when we wanted it but always someone around for advice if we required it, including on the occasion when we popped round to borrow a cool box. The studio apartment is separated from the main building by a small arch across the driveway and some overhanging trees, providing dappled sunlight over the private terrace, perfect for breakfast or chilling and reading a book when it became too hot around the pool. The facilities at the studio were great, everything we required was provided. Vanessa even offered us the use of her washing machine, which certainly cut down on the amount of holiday washing upon arrival home! The Casa das Primas is perfectly situated, just far enough out of town to be extremely peaceful – apart from the twittering birds and occasional frog chorus from the well-tended garden and ponds 🙂 However town was only a short walk away, where there are a great range of bars and restaurants to suite all tastes and pockets. I would highly recommend Elle and Ella (on the out road) for a special occasion but booking in advance is required as it is very popular! Although it is not essential, I would also recommend hiring a car to make full use of the little beaches and coves around the area, as the main municipal beach in town can get busy, and it certainly came in handy when tackling the steep incline from town to the apartment up what is commonly referred to as cardiac hill! Overall we had a fantastic relaxing stay and look forward to returning in the not too distant future!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing
We accept either pounds into a UK bank account or euros into a Portuguese bank. We require a 30% deposit upon booking and four weeks prior to arrival we normally request the balance to be paid. We welcome a telephone call if you wish to discuss the booking further.
The above prices are for the Penthouse apartment. There is no maid service but should the booking be longer than 7 days then the maid will service the apartment. We accept bookings longer than 7 days but it does not have to be a full two weeks. There is a washing machine in the laundry area which may be used on request. We are flexible with arrival days.