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.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CLIENTS HIRE A CAR.
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.
3 bedrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds
Room for 6 in the dining area Room for 6 in the living area
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Wendy from Crowthorne
Stayed Tuesday 05 August 2014 with Family
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.
Nigel from Bedford
Stayed Monday 28 July 2014 with Family
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.
Nicola from Kirk Ella
Stayed Friday 18 July 2014 with Family
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 :-)
Alison from Tatsfield
Stayed Friday 02 August 2013
Casa Amora is a very well equipped, spacious villa with two safes and an alarm which isnt mentioned in the description but in this day and age very much appreciated! The pool area is of good size with plenty of sunbeds/tables/umbrellas and chairs for everyone and a very large outside tiled table by the BBQ which was fantastic. There is no air conditioning in the villa but fans were provided in each bedroom (and needed!). The pool needs some attention as my three boys cut their feet on the first day on some tiles. We paid for pool heating which was very effective. The view from the roof terrace of the sea was amazing and my boys liked to end their days lying in the evening sun recharging their batteries after the days events. It is a 30 minute walk into Carvoeiro and we chose to take a cab for 5-6 euros each night as we found the roads very dangerous to walk along. There are plenty of lovely restaurants and bars there with wi-fi (Taste and O Patio our favourites). There are many beautiful beaches but car rental is highly recommended so you can explore them all and other areas of interest such as the gypsy markets, Slide and Splash, Silves Medieval Fair, Sand Festival at Pera to name but a few. All in all we had a wonderful stay at Casa Amora but think it needs a little TLC, however that didnt ruin our holiday there at all.
Andrew from Chesterfield
Stayed Friday 26 July 2013 with Family
The villa was fantastic. In a very quiet area but still easy access to beaches, shops etc.
About 1 hr from the airport, but I didnt take the A22 as per the instructions. I took the N125 all the way in.
Be careful around the airport when driving, especially when joining motorways etc, due to the short (non-existent?) slip roads.
The pool was amazing-especially the diving board! Very deep and safe. We didnt have it heated which made it cold, but so nice to cool off. Perfect.
We were surprised to have Fatima arrive early every weekday (did her usual fantastic job), but it meant we couldnt have a lie in or relax. In fact it felt uncomfortable, and really made us change our plans.
At one point in our week (wednesday?) , there was Fatima, the gardener, the poolman and Carole all there at the same time! What the heck was that about?
Thought this was supposed to be relaxing. I know they need to be there, but all at the same time?
Perhaps asking the renters when it would be convenient for Fatima to come and clean?
We always clean up after ourselves, so really only needed minimal extra. Cleaning got almost obsessive. Good for the Villa but not so good for renters who are trying to relax.
At one point Carole asked us if we could pull the cover over the pool at night because the next owners wanted the pool heated and it would be switched on!!!!!!! Really? Is that our job? Dont think so.
She duly pointed out to us that we had a day of free pool heating! Unfortunately, on that day the pool was nowhere near as refreshing as it was when unheated and we were disappointed. It took the edge off the excitement going into the pool. If i wanted it heated i would have asked for it. Bit of a logistics exercise I know when one group wants it unheated and the next heated, but.............
Nothing to do with the Villa but the mozzies caused us a problem (especially my Wife) and we were really not prepared for it. Perhaps a bit more emphasis and advice needed on mosquito repellent would be needed. Our 10 year old son got his face covered in bites by the end of the week. My Wifes bites were horrendous. Certainly was the last straw for us. Cant emphasise enough about suitable repellent.
By the 4th day, we had had enough, but soldiered on. Dont underestimate the heat, especially at night in July/august. The fans were not enough and we struggled. By early morning we had managed to get to sleep, but were then woken up by the cleaner, poolman,........................ etc. Air conditioning perhaps?
The TV and entertainment centre was a bit haphazard. Having to switch SCART connectors over every time my sons wanted a change of playstation, DVD etc got to be a pain. TV size was small considering the hi tech times we live in. Wires all over the place. Stereo wouldnt play CDs after the first day. For a Villa of this high standard, a big TV is a necessity for the families. Seemed as if corners were being cut. Like putting a deckchair in a Rolls Royce to sit on.
Overall, a fantastic villa (no, amazing is the right word). Seeing the pool for the first time was just awesome. Somebody else quoted the WOW factor. Well it certainly was wow!! Very calm and not overlooked at all.
We have been to quite a few villas over the years, and this was one of the best, but was let down by the finer details. Advice on insect repellent, minimal interruptions and unnecessary requests (oh and air con) would make this Villa just the best. Of all time. Anywhere.
A really good local map would have been invaluable. We were left a rough one that sufficed, and caused us a few adventures (which was good) but a more accurate one would have helped.
Would very happily recommend if slightly more polished. Sweating the details the americans call it.
Luckily we had no breakages, in fact I fixed a few things while I was there! Free of charge! Not checked if we got our deposit back or not yet.
After this experience ( and our 15 year old lad getting to the "its boring" stage) we have decided not to go overseas for the foreseeable future. But saying all that our 10 year old son loved it to bits.
Andy, carol, Callum and Adam.
Stefanie from Dumfries
Stayed Thursday 06 September 2012
First time in a viila and it was brilliant. Very well equiped everything you need. Fatima and carole were brilliant nothing was a bother to them.We would certainly return and recommend to friends
Peter from Sutton Coldfield
Stayed Friday 15 July 2011
Fantastic property, exceeded our expectations, fantastic pool and outdoor areas, BBQ and outdoor dining area really great. Loads of space indoors, there where 5 of us and we had plenty of room. Brilliant views of the sea, especially from the roof terrace. We were well looked after by Carol and Fatima. Overall a fantastic place for a relaxing holiday
iain from epsom
Stayed Friday 17 June 2011
Another fantastic holiday at casa amora. As always Fatima and Carol were on hand to keep everything ship shape and give good advice on what to do locally. The villa is great and after our 3rd visit we will be going back again.
Richard from Bristol
Stayed Saturday 09 October 2010
Great villa, great location, we would be very happy to go back next year.
iain from epsom
Stayed Tuesday 14 September 2010
2nd holiday in the property and once again we were delighted with our stay.
Carol and Fatima were friendly and helpful.
Accommodation is to a very high standard, pool area is great.
Some lovely restaurants within easy walking distance - and a short cab ride home from Caervoiro if you dont want to walk back.
Close to the beach and a good supermarket a short car ride away.
Looking forward to holidaying there again next year
Margaret from Belfast
Stayed Friday 09 July 2010
This was our third time in Carvoeiro but the first time in this villa. The villa was wonderful. It had everything we needed and for the first time we did not have to buy anything e.g extra glasses.teapot etc. everything was there in abundance. It was so comfortable, especially the beds. Not always the case in other villas we have visited
We were five adults and the space was wonderful. There was lots of communal space but also other areas like the courtyard where you could escape for quiet reading away from the crowd. The pool was fantastic.
Fatima, the maid, was a gem. She looked after the villa and us so well. Carol was so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her recommendations were always spot on. The wine on our arrival was a lovely touch.
We thouroughly enjoyed Casa Amora and hope to return next year
iain from epsom
Stayed Friday 01 August 2008
A very comfortable, well equiped villa with all the bits and pieces needed to enjoy your stay.
Location and outlook is excellent.
Local management rep was very helpful and available if needed.
The cleaning lady arrived at 9.00am on our day of departure - and we felt a bit pressurised to get out of the property.
A great holiday and one we will certainly be repeating next year.
Anna from Lee
Stayed Friday 20 July 2007
We had a wonderful short stay here and the details on the site adequately described the property. The villa is well located in this area and has more privacy than some of the neighbouring properties. It was very spacious and would easily accomodate 6 adults without getting into each others pockets! The management company representative was extremely helpful and on hand for any queries - a very enjoyable stay.
Russell from Elmswell
Stayed Monday 07 August 2006
I have nothing negative at all to say about the villa or the location. We had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. I only wish that I had booked it for longer. The villa itself was fabulous, plenty of space for the six of us with good size bedrooms and bathrooms. The pool and outside area were also a good size and immaculately clean. We particularly enjoyed our meals outside around the large seating area. I would thoroughly recommend this property and the location to friends and family and am already thinking of returning towards the end of this year. Many thanks to Tracy the owner for the bottle of red wine that was provided on our arrival...it was a lovely touch and went down a treat.
Russell from Elmswell
Stayed Monday 07 August 2006
The Villa is very private and equiped with everything you could possibly need. A super collection of crockery and cutlery to service the pool and BBQ area upto cut glass glasses for evening dining. The rooms are fabulously furnished and very comfortable.
We had a brilliant time there and will definitely go back again next year.
We would definitely return to this villa. It is located near to several restaurants within walking distance which was ideal for us as we could push the baby in the pram and have a couple of drinks, without the drive.
It was very quiet, of good size and in great condition. There was enough cutlery and dinner plates to feed the whole estate also with microwave, blender, juicer and a washing machine out of the rear door in the drying area.
The pool heating was definitley worth paying for as we could swim with the baby and it felt like a warm bath.
This villa reminds me of an American/Florida property in size with all the mod cons. The only thing it does not have is air conditioning however it was cool in May at night but heaters are provided in all rooms so again no problems.
Thank you to the owner Tracie for her quick correspondence and also to Carole the manager in Portugal who popped around a couple of times for a chat.
Excellent villa in the Algarve. Villa is very well furnished. Lots of utensils in the kitchen, comfortable beds, nice living room furniture. Pool is great albeit a little cold in April. Lots of outdoor furniture and tables etc. Cleaner comes several times a week. Close enough to walk to the beach but need a car to drive to shops etc. In a great area that has lots of villas but no high rises. Fully recommended.
casa amora, we enjoyed our stay at this villa very much, it had everything we needed and more, the out side seating area and barbacue were well used, only let down wich we new before booking was no air con but it didnt spoil agreat holiday and would love to return.
A fantastic villa that exceeded our expectations. The condition of the property is excellent and it had everything we needed including a wonderful swimming pool. Its very spacious and has a number of areas where you can sit and read a book quietly if thats what you feel like doing. Its also private and very quiet. The villa was kept spotlessly clean by Fatima who came in on a regular basis.
Centianes Beach is an easy 15 minute walk away. (Turn right down hill at end of main road.) Also, dont miss the wonderful Marinha Beach (15 minutes in car towards Benajil). Both of the above have facilities and cafes. Although a car is needed to reach most places, nowhere is very far and a number of day trips are within easy reach.
Villa Amora is a really good place for a family holiday and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to my friends.
It is seven years since I last stayed at this villa and I have always wanted to return. We really enjoyed our stay and I found that the booking system was very easy to use. The villa manager Carole was very friendly and efficient at sorting out any queries that we raised.
I will definately return to the villa in the future.
My only comments on the villa is that the bathrooms would benefit from being updat ed. However the shower and the jacuzzi bath were great.
I also paid for pool heating and we never managed to get the temperature in the pool quite right. When we stayed previously it was April and we paid for heating and the pool was a wonderful temperature and this is one of the reasons that I wanted to return as I have two young children.
This time the temperature of the pool initially was much cooler than our previous visit and I did inform Carole the villa manager and she immediately contacted the man who deals with the pool.
This may have something to do with the fact that the previous occupiers didnt pay for pool heating which I can understand. Also new was the cover for the pool which had not been there previously.
Gradually the pool did get hotter and at one point was actually too hot and the pool guy told us to leave the cover off that evening which we did and he would be back a few days later. Overnight the temperature of the pool dro pped dramatically and even though it was fine for swimming it never as warm as our first visit to the villa. We did think about contacting Carole again but it was saturday evening and we didnt think that the pool man would come out on the sunday and we were leaving on the monday. But other than that we had a wonderful time and Fatima the cleaner was as good as we remembered.
The villa is situated in a quiet area of the Vale de Milho golf complex. We found it quite easily with the instructions we had been given.The villa is very well equipped (as described),very clean with maid service 5 times a week.The pool was lovely and larger than I expected. All the staff were friendly , helpful and Carol (property manager) was contactable by phone if we had any problems.
A car is essential but we found car hire very expensive as are the local supermarkets, other
towns such as Lagoa offerred cheaper food shopping. Best things- lovely villa,wonderful beaches(one in walking distance)and a choice of places to eat in Carvoeiro and great weather.
Worst things- Portugese sign posts,driving standards(beware!)cost of food shopping and the euro exchange rate.
The villa was in a very quiet residential area but was only 5 mins drive from the hustle and bustle of Carvoeiro which, having teenagers with us, was perfect. The villa was spotless and very well equiped and the pool area was very private. We had a very enjoyable holiday and would love to return.
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Stayed 27 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.
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