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Helen Mendes

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

Delightful Villa with free wi-fi, private pool and spectacular elevated views.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Paderne holiday villa

Villa in Paderne, Nr. Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, secluded but not isolated, 15 minutes walk to some lovely cafés & restaurants.

The property is walled and fenced in an elevated position and offers total privacy. The villa is approached through private gates, delightful and opulently decorated, with designer baths, pool lounge, very spacious and photogenic, creating a airy impression. To welcome you, there is a free welcome hamper with goodies and wine and nice amenities in both bathrooms. If it is a restful holiday you are after, look no further.

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Helen Mendes (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

About Helen Mendes

We have been living in the Algarve for the last 18 years, having been joined by our friendly dogs "Laika" and "Rocco".

Helen Mendes purchased this villa in 1998

Why Helen Mendes chose Albufeira

The location is fantastic. Easy of access and secluded but not isolated, yet not far from shopping facilities and amazing golf courses and beaches.

What makes this villa unique

The excellent views from the terrace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can we say ? When we arrived we felt we'd won the lottery ! 'Casa Tema' is a piece of paradise. Everything has been perfect, from the beautiful gardens, BBQ area and the interior. It's so wonderfully peaceful and tranquil. Christine & Allan, Dee & John. Blackburn, Lancs.

Our three weeks have flown - beautiful villa, surroundings and weather and for me perfect peace and quiet, but above all the most friendly and helpful hosts in Helder & Helena. We have loved the garden, the house martins, the geekos and a whole lot more flora & fauna. Our forth trip to the Paderne area and our best, we thoroughly recommend a stay at Casa Tema. Nigel & Angela

'We spent our honeymoon here for 10 days; the villa is wonderful, you have made us fell very welcome & been very good to us.The garden is beautifully kept, it's all lovely.We will definitely come back. Thank you so much ! Amanda & Chris (London)
Sep 2006
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based on 10 traveller reviews

Delightful Villa with free wi-fi, private pool and spectacular elevated views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic villa and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Have spent two lovely weeks in August at villa Casa Tema. If you want peace and tranquility and a beautiful villa, fantastic pool and exceptional hosts then this is the one to choose. We were made to feel very welcome by Helena and Helder (owners) we now class them as lovely friends. All the best and thank you again love Chris ,Garry, Dan, Josh and Ned

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome awaits you at Casa Tema. Helena, Helda & Rocco are perfect hosts. Can not fault this beautiful villa felt at home from start to finish. So well equipped including toiletries, hairdryers, towels and we'll stocked with kitchen utensils, crockery, glasses etc.

A fantastic welcome pack is provided including bread, milk, wine, cereals, butter, eggs, water, juice, muffins....The list goes on!

Helena is on hand to help at anytime and could not have done more...she also makes excellent cakes!

Outdoor areas and views are superb with lovely seating areas, dining areas, pool, trees, flowers and nesting swallows. All of this is maintained to a high standard on a daily basis.

The villa is furnished to perfection and contains some lovely touches throughout...I could happily move in! We are already looking at dates to return.

A perfect, idyllic place in the sun.

Sue & Ian

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue & Ian, Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at ours and for giving us a perfect rating!! We are so happy we were able to offer you a refuge from your busy schedule, specially with your lovely creations with glass !!! Thank you also for being so nice to puppy "Rocco" :-) We certainly look forward to seeing you next year! Very best wishes. Helena
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  • 5 of 5

When I read the reviews before arriving at Casa Tema, I thought they could not be true,.

They weren't ... Words cannot explain the peace and The owners attention to detail. The villa was spotless and perfectly decorated with every possible thing you could ask for.

A totally delightful week and if you are looking for tranquility in a total chill out venue ... This is it.

There are many different outside areas to sit for lunch, sun bathing, evening drinks and dinner we only went inside to sleep (to top up on the naps by the pool) a safe and secure accommodation secluded and the benefit of that extra few degrees away from the coast.

See you next year ....

Mike, Caroline, Christine and Ken

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was a first time to the Algarve and Casa Tema and will not be the last! We had a truly wonderful break after a busy year. The accommodation is faultless. It is tucked out the way to give you complete relaxation but is within 15 mins drive to gorgeous beaches and busier resorts if you want a change of scenery. The pool is lovely and very welcome in the wall to wall sunshine we had for the 2 weeks we were there. Helena and Helder work really hard to make this place beautiful and at the same time giving you the privacy you need. See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jo, thank you ever so much for your great review and your praises but honestly, we are just there to help in whatever way we can. We are so glad you and family (still doing your hair so lovely and perfect, Sophie ?) enjoyed your first visit to the Algarve. It would be a real and true pleasure to welcome you back and enjoy the pool with its new face lift :-) Best wishes. Helena & Helder
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5 star Villa with 5 star service

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to Casa Tema and not our last. This is a 5 star villa with 5 star service from the owners Helen and Helder. The villa description is accurate in every way and what more can be said about this 'jewel' which hasn't been said already. However, few people comment about the 'Welcome pack' which like everything else with Helena has been given a lot of thought and has everything required to start a fantastic holiday. Helena's kindness and generosity has made our holiday at Casa Tema even more enjoyable than we could have envisaged at the outset. We booked for 2016 before leaving this year!

Peter & Debbie Wise.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter and Debbie, Thank you so much for your delightful review. It was such a pleasure to meet you and me and Hélder are very happy that we were able to make your visit to this side of the Algarve such a memorable one. It will be a real and true pleasure seeing you again next June. With the best of wishes. Helena & Hélder
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Tema is a very beautiful villa, well cared for by the owners and I would recommend a stay here for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in the Algarve. Away from the tourist spots, but local restuarants are good and not far into Ferrerias for the supermarket. The pool is kept very clean as are the gardens; a lovely BBQ area too. Well done H & H xxx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trish, thank you ever so much for your kind words which are greatly appreciated but above all, we thank you for taking the time to put down your impressions. Best wishes to you and Bill. The H & Hs :-)
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The villa is also available for long-term rentals.


Some of the most beautiful & prized beaches, "Sao Rafael", "Salgados", "Castelo" and others equally beautiful like the Fishermen's Beach, Gale, Evaristo only 15 minutes drive.


A car is recommended, can be booked with the villa. Faro Airport distance 30 minutes (25 miles).


The village of Paderne is 2 km from the villa. Chicken "piri-piri" in Guia, Shopping malls like the "Algarve Shopping with H&M, Mango and other brands", "Makro" or "Continente" are a 15 minute drive.

Further Details:

There are excellent Portuguese cafés and restaurants locally good value for money. Paderne has a chemist, gift shops, a Boutique, hairdressers, post office, police station, newsagents and 2 small supermarkets. There is an Art Gallery with local and international Art just a few minutes away (


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Paderne, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 23.0%

Booking Notes:
Check availability by e-mail or phone.
25% deposit with the booking. Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Usually Thursdays and Saturdays, other days on request.
10am departure from villa if occupys the same day. Please check for free late check-out. Check-in from 1pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Long staying guests in winter are offered a 20% discount provided staying more than 21 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Paderne, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • En-suite designer bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc, hairdryer Designer bathroom with bath, wc, bidet, hairdryer to bedroom 2.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, dressing table, easy chair. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, dressing table, easy chair.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating is provided in all rooms, suitable for children and elderly. The owners, live in a self-contained and private annex, also take care of the housekeeping and gardening and are at hand for any queries that may arise but give full privacy. For late arrivals, they can meet guests at Faro Airport and show them back to the villa at no extra cost. Outside: Lovely mature garden, designer bbq, pool lounge and private pool (8 x 4 m) and a variety of flowers and trees, such as wild coconut, carob, almond, various citrus fruit, fig, pomegranate and apricot trees. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, t-towels and linen are provided. Towels and t-towels changed three times a week, linen once a week. Maid service once a week. Gardens and pool are cleaned daily.