Villa Pepa – a sunny corner in the Algarve

Pepa 4-3 (12 of 14)

Villa Pepa is a beautifully appointed villa with understated elegance and character, offering privacy, comfort and everything you need for the perfect family holiday. This attractive home is in a very secluded cul de sac in a residential area of privately owned villas and within fenced mature gardens which are securely accessed through remote operated electric gates.
Downstairs lounge and one bedroom have sliding patio doors leading on to inviting terraces, spacious outdoor areas and private pool.

The property has all tiled floors extending to the outdoor areas. All walls and furnishings are in light, discrete magnolia color – an appealing, modern Mediterranean look, using local materials and clean lines. Here is where you can walk barefooted, read, swim and unplug. The house is a work of love with bespoke, unique details throughout. The decor is tasteful, with high standard conveniences and furnishings. The sun exposure is perfect for sun kissed holidays, even in Winter time.

The property is near a mini shop, excellent restaurant and a communal pool with a separate children’s pool.

For the sports minded, the villa is also conveniently near the exclusive Carvoeiro Tennis Club (use their café/bar/restaurant, lovely outdoor patio, tennis facilities, children’s play area, classes, etc.) and a short drive to Pestana Gramacho and Pinta Golf courses and others. We also have a Bicycle tours/bike rental coordinator if you would like to take the family for a day’s biking in the area.

Or just go for a stroll to Carvoeiro village with its restaurants, shops and the coastal beaches, all within a mere 15min walk.

The coastal beaches nearby: Nearby beaches of Vale de Currais and Paraiso or, as locals call it, Boteco … and of course, Carvoeiro, Molho,Caneiros, Praia Grande, Ferragudo … explore all coastal beaches! For more about local beaches: The Area
Famous Praia da Rocha is just on the other side of Arade river.

Villa Pepa’s location – close to the village and beaches, near to a number of excellent golf courses, within easy driving distance to shopping centres and all coastal activities – provides ideal location for all the family and for visitors of all ages and interests. Quaint little town of Lagoa, to the north and lovely fishing village of Ferragudo, to the west, are just 10 min. drive. See  The Area

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Bedrooms – Three spacious bedrooms, comfortably housing 6 adults and one/two children. Fitted wardrobes, each bedroom having doors or windows to the exterior.
On the first floor, the Master Suite has King size bed, en-suite bathroom and spacious south facing balcony with table, chairs and umbrella, overlooking garden and pool below. This room has an air conditioning unit and a sitting room also with a private terrace, which can double as an extra room for the children – a perfect secluded sunny area to get away from it all!Downstairs there are two bedrooms: one double and one twin bedroom – both with en-suite bathrooms. Twin bedroom has an extra sofa bed.

Another bathroom can be for exclusive use of bedroom or to serve the entire downstairs.

All rooms in the Villa have double glazing with security shutters and fly screens. All good quality, solid furniture and very comfortable  mattresses.

Bathrooms –  Tiled, modern fixtures, excellent finishings.Windows open to the exterior.All bathrooms are ensuite with bath with shower over, basin, toilet (Master suite has also bidet). A guest toilet with hand basin is located in the hall near to pool.

Kitchen – The fully fitted kitchen opens to dining room/living room and terrace. Solid marble work surfaces, modern equipment, pantry, lots of counter space and a table and chairs for the eating area. Window over sink, door opening to exterior patio – a perfect outdoor breakfast area for morning coffee!

Electric oven, gas hob and extractor, integral fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher. Capsules coffee machine.
Utility room – Utility room, or pantry off the kitchen downstairs, is a good storage space and has all the cleaning equipment including hoover, iron, ironing board, toaster, sandwich maker, etc. and also houses a washing machine and the gas powered water heater.

Living room – Sliding glass doors open to terrace overlooking pool and garden. Two double sofas,  fireplace for cooler nights, the living room is a gathering place connected to the kitchen by direct door. The lounge/dining area has a satellite TV (over 200 international programmes), a music centre and a luxury dining suite which includes the table, eight chairs and a matching cabinet in light wood. Under the cover of the spacious outside terrace facing south, a table and chairs await al fresco meals!

Dining, living room and master and downstairs bedroom open to south-facing sunny verandas and terrace overlooking pool.

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Villa Pepa holds a tourist Accommodation License 3704/AL , issued by the Portuguese Government. The property adheres to all legal requirements and safety regulations for rental purposes holding required license.

Included:  all bed linen, towels and pool towels; departure clean (weekly clean) and light mid-week clean (change of towels).
Guests requiring extra cleaning services, please contact us ahead of time (available at extra cost).
Hairdryer and alarm clocks in the house.
Free Wi-Fi.
TV has British channels, including BBC.
High chair, cot, booster seat, extra bed available at no extra charge.
Firewood available (extra charge)
Airco available (extra charge)

Welcome Pack of some basics awaits guests on arrival.

Accessibility: All downstairs is suitable for guests with mobility problems. Through our property management, we can also provide for home care and special nursing services.

The Villa benefits from having a range of facilities on the ground floor. Whilst the traditional Master Bedroom is located on the first floor up a wide marble staircase with a substantial hand rail, the other two bedrooms, each with en suite facilities, are located on the ground floor. The car park area is adjacent to the wide front door and the terrace around the pool provides a firm and level surrounding area from which all parts of the garden can be accessed.

Outside: Very private, well-established garden with walls and high hedges all around the property and pool.

Fresh  Mediterranean color accent provided by mature trees and lawns. There is a backcloth of “Birds of Paradise” to the private pool which is over 5m x 7m with a depth ranging from 1 metre to 1.8 metre.

Outside umbrellas, tables, chairs, sun loungers around the pool and also on the separate areas (rear and front of the house) enabling guests to take meals in the sun or in the shade whatever time of the day.

A BBQ is provided and sufficient and adequate tools are provided to give confidence to even the most determined chef.

Activities:  For activities available please consult:  The Area

Easy access to motorway, city of Portimão, several shopping centers. Sightseeing: Monchique – a haven for walkers/bird watchers; historic town of Silves, with well preserved castle; wineries; F1 Autodrome and International Carting Track is 20min drive; famous casino in Praia da Rocha.

Villa Pepanina

Distances:
Carvoeiro center – 1000m, 15 min walk (partly down the hill), 2 min drive
Main supermarket Intermarche – 2,0 km, 5 min drive
Nearest supermarket at Monte Carvoeiro – 1000 m, 15 min walk, 2 min drive
Nearest mini market, restaurant and pool bar at Vila Nova – 200m
Nearest restaurant area in Monte Carvoeiro – 1000 m, 15 min flat walk, 2 min drive
Water Park Slide & Splash in Lagoa – 5 km, 8 min drive
Zoomarine – 18km
Carvoeiro Tennis Club – 1,3 km
The Beaches:
Praia do Carvoeiro – 1300m, 18 min walk (partly down the hill)
Praia do Paraiso – 1,4 km, 18 min walk
Praia do Centianes – 3,6 km
Praia do Carvalho – 5,2 km
Praia do Benagil – 5,7 km
Praia da Marinha – 7,5 km
Golf courses:
Pinta and Gramacho – 3,5 km, Vale do Milho – 3,3 km, Silves Pestana Golf – 11,5 km,
Amendoeira – 24km, Oceanico Faldo – 24km, Alvor Pestana – 19km, Penina – 17,6 km,
Vilamoura golf courses – 40 km

Travel distances: The nearest airport is in Faro, a 45 min drive from Lagoa on the A22 motorway; Car hires are recommended to reserve in advance of arrival, especially during the high season. Through the property management we can offer discounts on car hire.

The airport in Lisbon is about a 3 hours drive, or a 4 hour bus or train ride away. We have helped guests in the past with transfer arrangements. If there is a need, please let us know.

Sightseeing – Carvoeiro is about a 15 minute walk away, Lagoa about a ten minute drive, Portimao is about a quarter of an hour drive away. Silves, once the capital of the Algarve, with its Moorish Castle and medieval streets, is 16km to the interior. Monchique mountain village, only 26km, is like traveling to another world- green forested landscapes and vistas of the coastal towns below. Stop at Monchique Spring Water Spa on the way up. Easy sightseeing car trip: Sagres, Europe’s most southwesterly point (Cape St.Vincent) is about an hours car journey and Lisbon about 200 miles away on exceptionally quiet and well maintained roads. Spain (Seville) is a little over 2 hours away by car and some fascinating wine areas and historic environments can all be reached whilst you are enjoying your time in the Algarve.

For more on nearby sightseeing: The Area

…and still more helpful info … 

Villa Pepa is wonderful for children, as all downstairs opens to the wide covered veranda, overlooking the pool and garden.  There are also several restaurants just down the road.
The master bedroom (with en suite bathroom) also opens to a spacious terrace with view to far out ocean – perfect for private sunbathing … or evening enjoyment of a glass of wine (after children are in bed?).

The village of Carvoeiro is like a quaint shopping center, but there are many other shopping centres: Guia, Aqua, Continente.
For children (and parents!)…There are several water slide parks nearby, a number of “Slide and Splash” attractions, an excellent dolphin display team together with other animal attractions is only 45 minutes away by car. An interesting zoo is located in Lagos (about 30 minutes away by car), and a sand carving display is maintained throughout the season about twenty minutes away by car.
Two large supermarkets which cater both for local and tourist requirements are located just 5 minutes away by car.
A variety of banks exist in and around Carvoeiro and various ATM’s are located in the village providing local currency.

Another favourite of the area are the car-boot sale/street markets: Ferragudo, Lagoa, Portimão, Silves, Loulé, Messines and Monchique.
Through our property managers, our guests benefit from local advice and discounts at excellent nearby restaurants, golf courses (nearby Gramacho, Alto, Penina, etc.), golf and gift shops, wine tasting, spas (nearby Vale d’Oliveiras Spa, Monchique Spa) , beauty salons, health club facilities,  car hire, etc. – information available in the villa and on request.
Restaurants : see The Area. You will find more information in a Welcome Basket upon arrival, but fell free to ask us for more details!

Booking notes: We ask for a deposit to secure your booking. Remaining payment due normally 6 six weeks before arrival.
A refundable security/damage deposit is requested and will be refunded once the villa has been checked to ensure that everything is in order.

Enquiries in all languages are welcome and promptly answered as soon as possible.

Changeover Day – Saturday is our normal changeover day, however, we are flexible whenever possible.
Arrival time is anytime between 15,00h and 20,00h. Departure time: before 10,00h.
We kindly request to be informed about the arrival time, as soon as possible. Special rates for longer stays.

For prices and reservation, please contact directly: villapepanina@gmail.com

Villa Pepa pool

Holiday suggestions from Marks & Morelli, Property Management:

If you have children:
• Water Parks Slide & Splash and Aqualand are a short drive away.
• Cot or high chair available
• Babysitting available – we will provide direct contact with English speaking sitter with her own transportation
If you have health requirements:
• Home visiting physiotherapy, chiropody, massage, etc. available
• Direct contact with English speaking Home care services, nurses, etc.
For a holiday extra:
• Meal preparation/catering – we can recommend and provide direct contact to an English speaking cook who can go to the house, cook breakfast and/or lunch for you (she also does the shopping for the meals, at your request). Catering available.

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12 responses to “Villa Pepa – a sunny corner in the Algarve

  1. Carla

    Hemos estado en agosto de 2014 y nos hemos quedado encantados. La casa muy bien, todo muy moderno y nuevo, espaciosa, limpia y muy bien equipada. Solo nos ha dad pena no tener acceso a la televisión portuguesa o española que hubiera ido muy bien para los niños. Las piscina también muy bien donde adultos y niños hemos disfrutado bastante. La atención de Isabel y Alma fue excepcional. Recomendaremos a amigos y familia!!!

  2. Emma Hibbert

    This villa was without doubt the nicest, most well equipped villa we have ever stayed in. It was perfect for our little girl, safe and with lots to entertain her! There were so many lovely little touches, everything had been thought of. The guide book was extremely helpful, as was Isabel! She was very friendly and welcoming and even organised a round of golf for my husband! The perfect, relaxing holiday, thank you so much.

    • Thank you for your kind comment, much appreciated. You were wonderful guests and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best regards, Isabel and the rest of our team 😉

  3. Mr Leason

    Stayed for 1 week Middle of September 4 children 1,4,3,7.
    We had an amazing relaxed break. The villa is big and beautiful. The pool is superb as are the grounds. We couldn’t fault it it really is a lovely place. Two big terraces 3 huge bedrooms and bathrooms.
    I tend not to leave reviews but this villa warrants one.

    • Dear Mr Leason,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sure the children enjoyed the pool and grounds, as they could run around the lawns and play in the safety of the enclosed property with the gate closed to the street. And the bedrooms are quite spacious for privacy with nice wardrobes for all luggage. We would be happy to welcome you back!

  4. Paul Williams

    Have just returned from a week staying at Villa Pepa where we had an amazingly relaxing time. The villa exceeded all our expectations as it was even better than the pictures show, 3 large bedrooms, spotlessly clean, lovely pool and although we didn’t use it much a fully equipped kitchen. It is situated in a nice quiet area of Cavoeiro and the Villa Nova restaurant is definitely worth a visit. We arrived way before check in time due to our very early flight and to our surprise we able to check in which we really appreciated.
    All in all we cannot recommend it highly enough, would definitely return.

  5. We have stayed in the Villa last week for 9 days. And we all want to come back! The villa is very well situated. A beautifull garden with a fine swimmingpool. The kids loved it! We had amazing diners by Vila Nova. The staff and the people at the reception were nice and helpfull.
    Thank you Isabel M for the great service and your kindness. We hope to come to Villa Pepanina next year.

  6. Gordon

    Our stay in Villa Pepanina was the best holiday we have had in Carvoeiro over many visits.
    The description regarding location, layout and amenities was very accurate and in fact we were more than satisfied with everything.
    The villa had everything and more than we expected and even better than the photographs portrayed on the website.
    The property was very clean and well maintained. Services through Vila Nova exceptional with really helpful friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and hope to return myself sometime soon.
    Best Restaurants – The Wolf Grill and Bar, L’Orange and Villa Medici. Beach Bar Kalu at Praia Grande also very good. Recommend Slide and Splash and Pestana Golf.
    Overall excellent vacation

    • Thank you for taking you time to send such nice words – this is very helpful also for future guests. We are very happy you had a good vacation. Best regards,
      the Villa Pepa team

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