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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Xoana is ideal for children: with a bungalow, lateral layout, located down a private lane, and fenced pool with private lawns, it offers safety and ease whilst parents can similarly relax
- The interiors private traditional Portuguese charm, along with plenty of characterful touches, whilst still being up to date with appliances and essential comforts
- The outdoor spaces are ideal for typical Algarvean outdoor living: ample dining space under the shade of the veranda, mature gardens, green lawns and wonderful views across rolling countryside
Villa Xoana is a haven of rustic luxury, in a secluded spot just moments from Carvoeiro on the Algarve coast, overlooking the Monchique mountain.
This home provides large-scale holiday accommodation, in an airy, lateral bungalow layout, with a farmhouse feel, finessed with all the hallmarks of luxury. Fourteen guests can be accommodated across seven bedrooms.
A perfect blend of traditional and modern, Villa Xoana is ideal for large families, travelling perhaps with grandparents or a nanny, or a couple of families travelling en masse. The villa has a “homey” feel to it while providing every comfort, in a rural location while being a few minutes from the amenities of Carvoeiro. Guests will enjoy arriving down the country lane to find this green oasis of tranquillity.
The living space is designed for large groups, with high ceilings featuring exposed sloping timber in keeping with the original feel of the villa, with large comfortable sofas. In the traditional style, the walls are very thick, keeping this home cool in the summer and warm in winter.
The dining spaces form part of the open plan living tone of the villa and create ample opportunity for sociable holidaying within a group. The whole villa has a beautiful informal feel to it; guests will immediately feel at ease, enveloped by the warm Portuguese colours and furnishings.
The kitchen retains the farmhouse feel while having all the necessary appliances. There is space for children meals or breakfasts and snacks. The rustic charm runs throughout Villa Xoana with its whitewashed walls, traditional tile flooring and exposed wooden ceilings.
The bedrooms are all thoughtfully finished, with touches of character: each one has its subtle colour scheme, both elegant and unimposing with pretty accents of colour, local fabrics and high-quality lighting and linens. Guests will enjoy these quiet rooms; their calm aura sets the scene for a restful break. Canary yellows, sea blues, deep ochres - this home is finished with flair and personality.
The gardens are lovely; mature lawns surrounded by fragrant flowering plants, palm trees and far reaching country views. Guests will enjoy their morning coffee and fresh local bread on the pretty, shaded veranda area, while evening meals will be splendid for groups, as the sun softens over the mountain view.
The large, open lawn is safe and offers ample space for the group, while the pool is very helpfully fenced off, providing a large sun-deck and lounge area. Guests will particularly enjoy the barbecue, reclining as the sun goes down, with a glass of local wine and grilled catch of the day! There is an outdoor shower, for an added touch of ease.
What you should know…
- Air conditioning is not needed; the walls are thick keeping the villa cool in the summer months, however each room has a ceiling fan
- The villa is wheelchair friendly, being spread across a single floor lay out
- A vehicle is recommended in order to fully benefit from all the region has to offer, whilst the local amenities are within a few moments drive
- Villa Xoana offers a rural retreat, rather than a buzzing resort experience - tranquility is the tone of this home
Villa Xoana offers the ideal retreat for those seeking tranquillity, space and privacy, with the upside of being 2 steps away from the best beaches in Europe. There are 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 14 people
- Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with sofa bed & en-suite bathroom
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (1 of which is accessed through the kitchen)
- Two twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility room
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (12mx6m, with a depth of 1.9m)
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
Villa Xoana is just a few kilometres from Carvoeira, which was formerly a traditional fishing village. Today Carvoeira is a picturesque resort town, situated on the dramatic Algarve coastline which boasts an array of golden beaches. The city retains its traditional small-town feel, full of Algarvean character and charm, it is known for its fantastic beach, Praia de Carvoeiro.
Boat trips to the Benagil Cave is a fantastic activity for the whole family, while the surrounding region offers historic towns, hiking trails and ample opportunity for water sports. The coasts and cliffs along the Carvoeira stretch are amongst the most beautiful and dramatic that the Algarve has to offer.
For a day trip, Silves is a delightful, traditional Portuguese town steeped in Algarvean culture and history. Once the ancient capital of Algarve, today Silves is a vibrant tourist town that maintains its original feel.
Silves is both historically intriguing and picturesque; set within Algarve countryside on the banks of the slow-flowing Rio Arade river. The town encapsulates a distinctly Algarvean flavour, with open-air cafes, cobbled streets and bustling day to day life.
Nowhere gives a more significant flavour of everyday life more than a local market - and Silves market which is on six days a week is a hub of authentic Portuguese life! The liveliest day is Saturday when traders from around the region come to town to set up their stalls in the square.
There is something for everyone in the Carvoeira region. Golf players or those who love water sports won’t be disappointed, while culinary enthusiasts can take advantage of the many restaurants offering fresh seafood and other delights.
For those who wish to venture further afield, day trips to Albufeira and Loulé are worth considering. Boat and coastal tours offer a leisurely pace for exploring. Whether it be pretty historic streets and traditional plazas, a business golfing trip or a culinary adventure, this corner of Southern Portugal has it covered.
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Carvoeiro has always been known for its beautiful coastline, adorned with cliffs, coves and incredible sandy beaches stretching all the way along to Albufeira. These days, however, there is a lot more going on in this charming town than just waves hitting the sand (although that’s certainly still a highlight).
In the past few years Carvoeiro has developed to accommodate for the growing number of tourists who are curious to see what the fuzz is all about, and the town continues to get livelier and livelier each summer. While it has kept its character and remains exquisitely peaceful, there are also plenty of modern amenities and loads of exciting activities in the area. The only thing Carvoeiro won’t provide is a good party, but there are other parts of the Algarve which are perfect for that.
ABOUT THE ALGARVE
Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that.
But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!
Villa Xoana is incredibly child-friendly, which in turn means parents can relax too! With the easy lateral layout, parents need not to worry about stair gates or toddler tumbles; likewise, the pool is safely fenced off, meaning children can roam freely in the lawns. The bedrooms offer ample options with twin beds, calm and tranquil; they provide ample quiet space for siestas.
The friendly and open plan layout is ideal for families, while older children will enjoy all the region has to offer and can rest easy knowing there are Wi-Fi and English speaking television channels. This region of Portugal is abundant with activities for children of all ages.
Heading into Carvoeiro, there is a park which is ideal for toddlers and small children - well maintained, and with a gate, it also provides the most beautiful views for parents. Carvoeiro also boasts an excellent tennis club.
The Fontes will also delight children of all ages, located just outside Estombar; visitors will find a lake area, natural spring swimming pools, park, picnic area and trails throughout the woods.
The beautiful beach locally offers long, golden stretches of sand and safe, shallow waters. Parasols and loungers can be hired, while the beachside cafes offer fresh juices and ice creams.
There are so many activities available for children of all ages; whether they be budding equestrians who fancy a day of horse-riding, water sports enthusiasts or keen on trekking, the options are endless.
Water sports are plentiful locally, as are water parks (Zoomarine and Aqualand, to name a few) which are worth making a day trip for. With circa twenty sandy beaches, and an array of family-friendly restaurants locally, this lovely part of the Algarve and a comfortable house is ideal for children of all ages.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500, charged to clients' credit card 48 hours prior to the arrival and refunded in full after departure, subject to full damage inspection|
|Arrival time||4 pm|
|Departure time||10 am|
|Energy costs included?||Inlcuded in the rental price till 300 kwh. Above 300 kwh, €0.30 per kwh|
|Linen & towels included?||Included in the rental price|
|Pets welcome?||Pets not allowed|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Included in the rental price|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking inside the villa|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Apr 21st 2019 - May 4th 2019||£2,836|
|May 4th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019||£3,511|
|Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||£4,504|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||£3,511|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019||£2,836|
|Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||£2,296|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020||£2,296|
|Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020||£2,836|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||£3,511|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£4,504|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||£3,511|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020||£2,836|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Apr 21st 2019 - May 4th 2019||€3,136|
|May 4th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019||€3,882|
|Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||€4,981|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||€3,882|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019||€3,136|
|Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||€2,539|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020||€2,539|
|Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020||€3,136|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||€3,882|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€4,981|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||€3,882|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020||€3,136|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Apr 21st 2019 - May 4th 2019||$3,526|
|May 4th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019||$4,366|
|Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019||$5,602|
|Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019||$4,366|
|Sep 28th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019||$3,526|
|Oct 26th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||$2,855|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020||$2,855|
|Mar 28th 2020 - May 2nd 2020||$3,526|
|May 2nd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||$4,366|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$5,602|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||$4,366|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 22nd 2020||$3,526|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
July 2018 The house is exceptional and absolutely recommended. The decor is nice, the house was practically freshly painted and the pool and garden are large. In addition, the house still has some land, so you have no direct neighbors. The only drawback is the kitchen, in which a number of things were not in order at all. Overall, however, all guests were very satisfied and we would definitely rent the house again.
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