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Wide and Luxurious Villa with Swimming Pool and Indoor Heated Pool, Gardens, Lagos

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 suites, 2 rooms for 10 people and parlor games

When the prestigious writer and Swedish journalist Hans Arvid Ostelius elected the Cerro de San Miguel as the site beloved to live, and between the various northern personalities in Europe who have settled there stands out a Swedish countess who, rendered to its charms, He headed to Silves and purchased the land where, in the 60s, began building the Villa Carlota and where he lived almost until the end of his life.

Among the many famous personalities from Scandinavia were attracted to this area, highlights the famous Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (winner of three Oscars and Casablanca movie icon) that during some of their stays in Silves and Ostelius house, We visited the Villa Carlotta at least 3 times as well as the famous musician and comedian Dane, Victor Borge (long considered one of the greatest artists of all time and the highest paid). For more information visit us at www. springvillas. net

More Details

Property Manager
Villa Carlota
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
7 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Silves, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • al'Mutamid Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Garden Room - 1 large double bed
    Palm Tree Suite - 2 single bed , With Zip Sistem
    Jasmine Suite - 2 single bed , With Zip Sistem
    Casablanca Saloon Room - 2 single bed , With Zip Sistem
  • The rooms are all areas above the average, in some cases exceeding 30 m2. The rooms that are not suites have adjacent toilet. There are 2 cots and child 2cadeiras available on request.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 6 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Villa Carlotta has several terraces and seating areas with tables, chairs, sofas and umbrellas, with stunning views of the historic town of Silves, to the Arade river and the gardens, pool and orchard Villa. The Villa Carlotta is a fully fenced property with 6000 m2, with 3 entry gates, one of them automatic, for parking several cars. Private pool, outdoor, heated. In the period from November to March (inclusive) will be charged an additional fee of € 180, to heat the indoor pool and jacuzzi.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Wide and Luxurious Villa with Swimming Pool and Indoor Heated Pool, Gardens, Lagos
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This villa was recommended by friends who stayed last year. We were two families (four adults, six children). All questions throughout the booking process were answered via email promptly. There was a friendly welcome and a lovely bottle of port. The villa itself is just Amazing. Even better than the pictures. High quality finish and all utensils etc provided. The kids begged to spend the days in the pool. We made traditional lemonade using the lemons on the trees in the gorgeous gardens. Evenings were spend in the casablanca suite playing pool. Overall a first class holiday location.Cannot wait to go again :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Carlota was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there last year. Had we seen this amazing Villa advertised we would have thought it was too good to be true. The pictures are everything this beautiful Villa represents and more. The booking and information process with Miguel was a pleasure. We were greeted personally by the owners on our arrival and our hosts left us a lovely departing gift of cake. There were 10 of us on our stay and we were most comfortable. I would definitely come back and recommend Villa Carlota to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Denise, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Villa Carlota. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and you'll be welcome to come back at anytime to any of our villas ( We'll be waiting for you. Kind regards, Miguel
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fantastic villa in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Carlota looks as it is shown on the photos or even better.

We, two families with three and two children, two boys aged 7 , one girl 10 years and two girls 11years stayed there for two weeks.

We arrived in the evening and the owners , Miguel, Amélia and José had already prepared a chicken barbecue for us. They also have done the first shopping for us so we were really relaxed when we arrived. They showed us the villa and gave us a bottle of very good port-wine as a welcome present.

We all felt very comfortable from the fist minute on.

The Villa itself is very spaciously so both families had enough room.

We loved the big swimming pool in the garden and the hot jacuzzi after it.

The kids loved the indoor pool because the water was quite warm.

Some days we just stayed in the villa with its beautiful garden and pool area, played some billiards in the casablanca saloon and enjoyed it.

The town of Silves is just a few minutes car drive away. We visited often the local market and bought some fruits , vegetables and fresh fish for the barbecue.

Silves is a very nice town with lots of cafes and restaurants.

If we had a question or request we just wrote an email to Miguel and Amélia and it was answered between shortest time

They recommended us some very good fish restaurants one had even it's own vine yard. Just marvelous.

During our stay we visited a lot of different beaches which you could easily reach by the car.

Unfortunately the time went too fast and the two weeks were very soon over

but we think we will come back soon.

We could highly recommend Villa Carlota.

The garden with it's fruit trees and and all kind of flowers is well maintained by a very nice gardener who always gave us some fresh collected fruits.

Everything in the villa was very clean and in a good condition.

It is just a marvelous place to spend outstanding holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in villas throughout Spain and Portugal over the last 10 years and this villa is definitely our favourite.

During the booking process all enquiries were answered promptly and courteously by Miguel. On arrival at the villa we were met and shown around in person. The villa itself is as wonderful as the photos on the website. It is evident that the owners have invested money and attention to detail in the property. Everything was of a high standard. You won't find any wobbly Ikea cupboards here.

The layout of the property is fantastic - on a hillside overlooking Silves. I couldn't recommend this villa enough and we hope to return next summer.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa, wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with this villa. We stayed in Villa Carlota with 9 people: 6 adults and 3 children(7, 10 and 12 for 7 days). We had an unforgettable holiday!

The warm welcome, the birthday cake, the friendliness of the owners, it all contributed to a great week in a beautiful villa. The pictures looked so good, I was a bit scared the reality would be a bit disappointing. But there was no reason to be anxious, it looked even better in reality!

The area around the house is very large, as is the villa and the Casablanca room. The garden is well maintained and even provided us with fresh fruits. The different areas also make it a pleasure for a walkabout.

With an indoor- and outdoor pool and a jacuzzi, there were enough opportunities to get into the water. The children spent large parts of the days in the pools. And the view from the pool area was magnificient. You can see the whole city of Silves from upthere.

Apart from sleeping, we didn't spend much time inside the villa. If the weather is good, you don't have to. But it surely was all very tastfully furnished, well maintained and clean.

Although I rather keep it to ourselves, I would recommend this villa to everyone interested. We are already considering coming back next year.

Thank you,


  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One Word "Amazing"

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in the Algarve since 1980s, in a wide assortment, and standard of villas. Villa Carlota is as good as it gets!

The pictures of this villa are stunning and they still don't do it justice. You really need to see it in person to realise just how much time, effort and money has been put into making this place perfect. The villa is very spacious and is fitted out with all the household items you could possibly need and more.

The villa was immaculate and very tastefully furnished. We have rented villas all over Europe and this certainly rated as one of the best. The villa has electric gates and set in gardens which are well kept and a joy to walk around, the indoor and outdoor pools were a welcome luxury. The owners José & Amélia were there on arrival to answer any questions and show us around nothing was to much trouble and they were very professional. The position was quiet but within a 5 min drive of town where there were an abundance of good restaurants. We loved our stay at Villa Carlota , a real home from home and would certainly love to stay here for a much longer period of time.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this villa to anyone visiting the area. If your searching through endless web sites for the perfect spot, you've just found it. Don't miss out

Thank you again


  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ryan, it is good to hear from you. We thank you a lot for your kind words. They mean a lot for us and we thank you for your spontaneous review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are glad you did enjoy your holidays in Villa Carlota. We hope everything is ok and that your little girl is going well. If you need anything from us, please let us know. We hope to see you again someday. Thank you very much. Best wishes, Miguel, José and Amélia
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pestana Silves Golf
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cidade Silves
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located 10km from the Algarve coast, the Villa Carlotta is located in the first row of designated Cerro de São Miguel that for several years, is presented as one of the most prestigious rural areas on the outskirts of the small, historic town of Silves, Algarve .

The Cerro de São Miguel is one of the most beautiful hills surrounding the city of Silves, rising facing the same from the east bank of the River Arade, being sought, populated and appreciated for decades by Scandinavian people , seeking to alienate themselves from their harsh climates, here they found the "refuge" ideal.

Although situated near the town of Silves, this hill is inserted in full Algarve countryside and offers an extremely quiet, relaxing and welcoming environment where little shake sleepy town is not felt, through this, by the way, from a remarkably unnoticed .

On the other hand, the urban planning of the first line of the Cerro de San Miguel gives the Villa Carlota a high level of privacy in relation to the few villas that there vizinham.

All these features contribute and define the magnificent framework that enjoys Villa Carlota, unique in the whole Algarve region, beyond doubt, allowing enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city of Silves and the Rio Arade, able to steal your breath for a few seconds.

If you think that's all, desengane is therefore on the horizon you can still see a clear way all the Serra de Monchique, considered one of the most beautiful charms that the Algarve nature has to offer.

The Villa Carlotta also benefited from a high level of road access, reaching just 1 minute access to A22 (Via do Infante) and 7 minutes from the EN125.

Arrive and park their cars in the fabulous beaches of the western Algarve will not take you more than 15-20 minutes. If you prefer, you can also choose to take your family and friends to one of the three famous water parks close to the villa, a task that will peacefully in about 10-25 minutes.

On the other hand, if a golf lover, you'll find no better place to implement his sporting passion in one of six golf courses that are within a radius of 2 to 9km from the villa.

"Last but not least," the trendy nightlife of the Algarve is also ensured about 20 to 35 minutes, look wants to Praia da Rocha and Alvor and Albufeira and Vilamoura.

In short, the Villa Carlotta presents a rare and unique location, being able to combine and provide a wonderful way an extraordinarily delicate balance between the countryside and the city, the beaches and golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Silves, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January - March 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
April 2017 -1º week
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
April 2017 - 2º 3º week
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
April 2017 - 4º week
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
June 2017 -1º fortnight
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
June 2017 - 2º fortnight
16 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
July 2017 - 1ª semana
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
July 2017 - 2ª 3ª semanas
8 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 1 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
August 2 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
September 2016 -1º fortnight
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
September 2017 - 2º fortnight
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$709

Condições cancelamento:
- Com pelo menos 45 dias de antecedência da data não será cobrado qualquer custo
- Com pelo menos 30 dias de antecedência da data será cobrado 50% do valor.
- Com pelo menos 15 dias de antecedência da data, será cobrado 75% do valor.
- Se não comparecer será cobrado 100% do valor.
- Durante o periodo de Novembro a Março (inclusivé) será cobrado um valor de € 180/semana para aquecimento da piscina interior e jacuzzi, caso desejem.

Condições de reserva e forma de pagamento:
- Para efectuar a reserva será necessário um depósito no valor de 30% do valor do aluguer, a efectuar num periodo de até 3 dias úteis.
- Após recepção do depósito irá receber a confirmação da reserva.
- Os restantes 70% terão que ser depositados, 2 meses ( 60 dias ) antes da chegada prevista.
- Os pagamentos deverão ser efectuados por transf. bancária.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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