A charming and contemporary beach villa set on a vantage point looking across the mouth of the Arado River towards the Atlantic Ocean and the setting sun.

Casa da Praia is ideal for a small family holiday or for those wanting to play in one of the area’s many golf courses. Located only 50 meters away from sandy Praia Grande, from its terraces, you can enjoy tranquil views of yachts and fishing boats peacefully passing by.

Formally a beekeepers cottage, Casa da Praia has been completely refurbished into a compact but well equipped beach-chic holiday villa on one level with a double bedroom suite plus 2 twin bedrooms sharing a shower bathroom. Two extra children may be accommodated on request. Featuring a fireplace as well as air-conditioning, the villa is suitable for year-round rentals.

Casa da Praia is the smaller of 2 holiday villas that can be rented independently or together on the same estate – the other is Casa da Infanta for 19 guests. Each is secluded by pinewoods and has a private pool (which can be heated), as well as direct beach access.

You can also walk along the beach to the charming waterside village of Ferragudo, a gem of the Algarve coast, hosting a number of quayside fresh fish and seafood restaurants.

WARNING NOTES: There are some unprotected drops from various terraces and around the swimming pool – young children need to be supervised.

  • Partly shaded barbecue terrace for lounging and dining (seating 8), enjoying river and ocean views
  • French windows open onto an open-plan sitting/dining room (with fireplace)
  • American style kitchen with breakfast bar opening onto the dining area (sitting 10 people)
  • Service area with laundry equipment
  • Two twin bedrooms sharing a shower bathroom
  • Master double bedroom with private en-suite shower bathroom
  • Bed linen & bathroom towels included in the rental & changed mid-week as well as at the end-of-week for longer stays
  • One set of twin beds can be made up as a second double bed & two extra children (sleeping in a folding-matress-chair) can be accommodated on request
  • Cot (w/linen) & high chair available on request, free of charge
  • The shower bathrooms have handheld & rain showers; hairdryers provided
  • Air conditioning (bedrooms only) included in the rental
  • Closed-in fireplace in the sitting room
  • Complimentary WIFI internet access (suitable for browsing/emails only)
  • Flat screen 42” LCD Satellite TV (Freeview)
  • DVD player, CD player & blue ray player layer available
  • Board games
  • Laundry equipment includes: washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board
  • Kitchen equipment includes: dishwasher, electric stove & oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, coffee machine, blender, juicer & toaster
  • Partly shaded barbeque terrace with dining table & chairs
  • Swimming pool w/roman steps (10×4 meters & 0,80×1,20 meters deep); outdoor shower; poolside shade & sun loungers available; pool towels x 1 p/guest p/stay provided
  • Maid Service included Monday to Saturday from 08:00-13:00 hours
  • Gardening & Pool maintenance included
  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (drinking water, wine, beers, juice/soft drinks, milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter, honey, sweet & savoury biscuits, sugar, salt & pepper, local cheese, olives, seasonal fruit, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, spare electrical bulbs, candles & matches, mosquito repellent, charcoal for barbeque use)
  • Babysitting, paid locally
  • Pool heating w/cover @ €200 p/week for approx 10 hours a day, paid in advance
  • House heating @ €180 for rentals of less than a week or p/week, paid in advance
  • Beach: a gentle slope and walk from the estate grounds will take you to sandy Praia Grande, approx. 50 metres
  • Ferragudo (nearest shops & restaurants): 1 km drive or walk along the beach past Forte S João
  • Golf Courses: within a 15-20 minute drive you can reach Alamos, Alto Golf, Penina, Gramacho, Morgado do Reguengo, Vale da Pinta & Vale do Milho courses
  • Tennis: Carvoeiro Club, 3 kms
  • Portimão & Marina (major shops & banks, bars & restaurants, hospital etc): on the other side of the river, 6 kms drive away
  • Must Visit: Castle Town of Silves, 18kms; Coastal Town of Lagos, 25 kms; Monchique Mountains, 30 kms; Sagres & Cape St. Vincent, 65 kms
  • Faro Airport: 60 kms


July & August

€5,125 p/week

June & September

€4,200 p/week

Easter (4-18 April), May & October

€3,125 p/week

January to April (except for Easter), November & December 

€2,500 p/week

  • Minimum 1-week rental applies with Saturdays change-overs preferred
  • No smoking (outdoor only) & no pets with a penalty equal to the security deposit
  • Parties for more than extra capacity on request
  • Extra services on request, are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season
  • Check-in after 16:00 hours with local representative welcome; check-out before 10:00 hours
  • 30% non-refundable rental deposit required to reserve the property
  • Balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental
  • Security deposit of €750 to be paid in advance of rental; in exceptional cases & when pre-arranged, the security deposit can be paid at the property – this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday