Casa Amora is a luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in the Vale de Milho development, near Carvoeiro. Private swimming pool, 2 barbecues, maid service.
Combining the luxury of home with the best of the Algarve, Casa Amora is a 3 bedroom villa near the popular town of Carvoeiro.
Built in the 1990s and named after the owner's childhood home (thats mulberries not love!), Casa Amora is a inviting home from home for a family holiday. The villa is equipped with high-speed WiFi, a music centre, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player and several English channels. For those not tempted by the pool and outside life, there is a Playstation PS2, XBox Kinect and a selection of books and games.
The master bedroom has an ensuite with its own Jacuzzi bath. Beds 2 & 3 are located on the other side of the villa and are both twin rooms sharing a bathroom. There is also a separate cloakroom.
Meals can be taken inside on the dining table or at any of the 3 outdoor dining areas. One such area is in an enclosed courtyard with its own barbecue and dining table. Stairs lead from here to the roof terrace with panoramic views over the countryside and coastline. The other dining areas are near the private swimming pool and the second barbecue of the property. This area also has an outdoor shower and garden toilet.
In the Carvoeiro Area
The area has a variety of beautiful beaches, the nearest is Praia de Centeanes and is within walking distance. Also within a short drive are Praias des Carvalho, Benagil, Marinha, Albandeira and, of course, Carvoeiro. Each beach has its own attractions with varying degrees of facilities and accessibility. Personal favourites are Centeanes and Marinha. There is a scenic cliff top walk between Marinha and Albandeira for the more adventurous (not recommended for toddlers).
The Algarve is known for its golfing and the villa is only 2 minutes walk of the Vale de Milho golf course. This par 3 course was designed by Dave Thomas to challenge all golfers. There is also a clubhouse, restaurant and bar. On the other side of Carvoeiro areVale da Pinta and Gramacho golf courses. Both courses are 18 holes and were designed by Ronald Fream.
For a complete perspective of the area visit the historic town of Silves with its Moorish Castle, or venture up into the hills to Monchique and Caldas de Monchique. Monchique is one of the best places for the local delicacy, peri-peri sauce, traditionally served on barbecued chicken. For those not adverse to a longer drive, visit Cape St Vincent, the Southwestern tip of Europe.
To appreciate the coastline you can take boat cruises from Portimao or, for the more energetic, take a pedalo from one of the several beaches. Some boats also offer sport fishing. Details of several excursions can be found in the villa.
Recommended by the owner are the excellent shopping malls of Algarve Shopping at Guia or Agua Shopping at Portimao. Portimao also has a daily market and a large monthly market held on the first Monday of the month. Whilst in Portimao, why not experience the famous sardines at one of the restaurants overlooking the bay. Algarve shopping and Portimao can both be reached within 20 minutes drive.
Popular gypsy markets can be found in the nearby towns of Loule and Quarteira.
Other nearby activities include horseriding at Country Riding Centre Silves and Quinta da Gill, the water slide parks of Slide & Splash & Aqualand, Zoomarine ocean theme park and the Krazy World Algarve Zoo at nearby Algoz.
We have just come back from staying in Casa Amora in Carvoeiro, in early To mid October. We have been staying there for I can't remember how many years and we keep,coming back because the villa is just perfect for us. It has everything that we want and need and Fatima comes in to keep the house and pool area clean and tidy. When we go, out of school holidays (!) it is so quiet and peaceful, we have the pool,heated and it is a joy to use and then have a lovely hot shower afterwards. The nearest mini-market in Rocha Brava sells the English newspapers and most other things, but the big 'Intermarche' is not far away stocking absolutely everything!
We hope to make a return visit next year.
The facilities where modern, excellent and clean,
Regular maid service who was very attentive and helpful, house manager very polite,informative and helpful, as a regular visitor to the area we highly recommend this accommodation
Spacious, clean and well equipped villa. Location quiet and a short distance into the town with plenty of choice for restaurants and shops. Beautiful sandy beach, easily accessible on foot from the villa, about 20 mins walk. Carole, from the management company, very helpful visiting the day after we arrived but unobtrusive, and Fatima did a wonderful job. We did not want her to come to the villa every day so arrangements were made accordingly which suited us and did not appear to be a problem.
We had spent the previous week in another villa and bought food stuffs with us, glad we did as none of the basics were at the villa on arrival - seems a shame that pepper, salt, cooking oil etc not left for the next visitors and then replaced, we left non perishable items and hope these could be enjoyed by the people after us. Supermarkets nearby had all that was needed but after a long journey it would be nice not to have to go to the shops straight away. Other villa's offer a welcome pack with the essentials and this would have been nice. Clearly a well looked after home, with personal touches throughout, lovely bathrooms, plenty of hot water and pool a real treat, as was the roof terrace for the sun in the evenings.
Would recommend and hope to visit again.
The villa was great - clean, well equipped (even a decent hairdryer - not the usual feeble excuses for one we have had in other villas!) Bathrooms have been recently upgraded and are excellent. Pool area is spacious and private and the spring board was a great hit with the kids.( pool has also recently been re tiled I understand - its fab) Pool certainly does not need heating at that time of year - weather was so hot the cool pool was the perfect antidote. It was beautifully quiet so we had plenty of restful days around the pool. Fans are provided in the bedroom as it is very hot at night - (air con would be a great addition but not the end of the world). We werent overly bothered by mosquitoes as mentioned in another review - just the normal extent you would expect in that kind of climate - but a bit of repellent did the job. Good base for exploring the area if you have a car (essential really). The maid will come on the days you arrange with her so if you dont want her there everyday - then that can be sorted - we certainly wanted some lie ins! Lots to do in the area - Kids really enjoyed the high speed jet boat from Albufeira marina - not cheap but a great experience - be prepared to get very wet and a little scared! A drive out to Sagres and Cap st Vincent and a walk around the fortress at Sagres was an enjoyable afternoon - very windy though! But nice to see a more rugged side to the Algarve. All in all a great holiday - some good restaurants around too.
A very smart clean villa in a great location not overlooked by anyone so very private. The maid service was excellent as was the flexibility for checkout on our day of departure. Personaly I dont beleive the photos on the website do the villa justice and could do with updating for interior shots. My only recommendation would be for an awning to provide additional shade at midday, other than that a great villa in a great location.
This was our second visit to the Villa, we last visited in 2011, we loved the villa and location last time so it was great to see so many improvements to the Villa this time, the pool has been re-tiled, all shutters and doors replaced and brand new bathrooms, it all looked great. The villa is very well maintained, it was good having a cleaner although some mornings she did come rather early we felt. The villa is perfect for a family with young children. We paid for the pool heating and it did mean the children stayed in the pool for much longer this time, the villa hasnt got aircon, although we we didnt feel it needed it as long as we kept the shutters closed on the bedrooms to keep the rooms cool. The villa is very private and has lovely views ftom the roof terrace, the two BBQ areas are great if eating in.
We love the area and found lots of things to do with the children, the Zoomarine, the sand sculpture park and one of our favourite days out and must see was a boat trip from Benagil to see the caves, the coastline is just beautiful. A car is a must if you want to see the sights and visit many of the fantastic beaches. Carvoeiro town is lovely and getting busy on an evening, lots of lovely restaurants in the town and a few within walking distance of the villa too.
We will go to Portugal again and now we have found this lovely Villa in a great central quiet location Im sure well be back to stay in the future.
Highly recommended :-)
1 other review
Stayed April 2009
Stayed Apr 2009
Nice and well maintained and equiped property. We stayed with the family 2 adults and 4 children (age 10-16) for only 5 days. Enviroment is not that exciting although the walk along the cliffs and beaches to Benagil was nice.
Maid - 5 times a week / Pool shower / 2 barbeques / Playstation PS2 + games / Xbox Kinect + games / Z-bed / Food pack on request to include 6 rolls, margarine, ham, cheese, 2 tomatoes, 1 carton milk, 6 sachets milk & coffee / PLEASE ADVISE IF THE COT OR HIGHCHAIR IS REQUIRED