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Sue Provis

Member since: 2008
Speaks english

Beautiful Secluded Villa with Private Heated Pool, Air-Conditioning, WI-FI

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Albufeira holiday villa

Villa in Paderne, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Wonderful Elevated Views Over a Beautiful Valley and Vineyards

Casa Mariano. This beautiful modern and spacious detached villa has fully enclosed gardens and is surrounded by fields and fruit orchards. It offers both privacy and seclusion, and yet is just a short 10 minute drive from the lively town of Albufeira. A single-level villa in a south-facing position, Casa Mariano is set amidst mature plants and shrubs, lawns, almond and carob trees . The private heated swimming pool has an underwater light for night-time swimming - you cannot beat swimming under the stars in a warm pool! Heated to a constant 30 degrees (optional). A spacious floodlit poolside BBQ area with beautiful outdoor dining furniture is perfect for those alfresco moments. A short stroll from the villa will take you into the picturesque village of Paderne with its quaint shops, restaurants and famous Moorish castle ruins. A relaxing hammock is provided on a shady terrace to admire the views. A decked area provides a chilled-out view of the sunsets.

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sue Provis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Thank you so much for a wonderful week. Your villa is beautiful and ideal for a family holiday. In fact the great villa was matched only by your hospitality and kindness...’

‘...very sad to be leaving, we have talked about becoming squatters and baracading ourselves in! We never dreamed we could be anywhere so beautiful...’

‘No matter it rained some days (March), at least the pool was heated! The children really loved it. Thank you for the champagne, it was really welcome after a long flight...’
Jan 2008
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based on 4 traveller reviews

Beautiful Secluded Villa with Private Heated Pool, Air-Conditioning, WI-FI
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

What a week...Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we touched down in London, all we wanted to do was head back to Casa Mariano! What a fantastic week the 5 of us had; 3 adults and 2 children (11 & 8). The villa was so lovely & homely (the photos on the website don't do it justice) and it had everything we needed - we particularly loved the heated pool, which we spent lots of time in! A car is definitely needed to get around but is a small price to pay for being in such a peaceful area.

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough and cannot wait to stay there again.

Thank you so much to Sue & Jonny for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa , spacious , home from home

  • 5 of 5

Well kept villa , spacious , great base for a family holiday . Pool fantastic . Owners extremely welcoming and helpful instructions on how to use everything in villa . Nice welcome gift of bottle of bubbly lovely touch . Brilliant mid week clean and bed change . Complete home from home . Quite rural position which suited us as s family being away from huddle and bustle . Nice little restaurant and quaint town near by . Very peaceful relaxing holiday. So spacious with a family of five kids really enjoyed pool , not relaxed so much in years would highly recommend if you like to be away from everything . Although if you do want more activities Albuferia is only a short drive away . Can't wait to return one day soon . Air con fabulous . Thanks Johny and Sue.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lisa. It was very nice to meet you and your family! So happy that you had a relaxing time at our villa and also enjoyed our very pretty village and restaurants. Albufeira town and attractions are within very easy reach too! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Sue and Johnny
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Great place, spacious, relaxing and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property, loads of space, instantly comfortable, heated pool a joy, air con and wifi all worked faultlessly too. Loads of separate outdoor areas for dining and relaxing. Hosts couldn't do enough for us. location ideal, secluded with views but still conviently close to shops, restaurants and bars. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and we are hoping to return in the not too distant future. Beaches short drive away, our favourite was Vilamoura but western coast was also worth the longer drive particularly if you're into surfing as the Dads were.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to meet you and always a joy to have such lovely families stating in our villa. Hope to see you again soon!
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Home from home in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to heartily recommend Sue and Johnny's villa to anyone looking for a really well-equipped, relaxing home from home in the Algarve that is quietly situated but is within a comfortable 15-minute drive to the hot spots and nightlife of Albufeira.

Whilst the villa is slightly off the beaten track, and you have to negotiate a narrow short stretch of road to get there, it's really not a problem because when you get there, you just know from the minute you walk in the place that you are going to enjoy living there. It's well laid out, very well equipped and has great facilities for a relaxing stay. Whilst it looks like a traditional farmhouse from the outside, it's got all mod cons in the inside and it comes as no surprise to find out that the owners live there out of season - it just has that really lovely feel about it. In the heat of the summer sun, you have a lovely pool and patio area plus the air conditioning is great (costs extra but the cost is transparent when you book). Out of season, the owners have the biggest book and DVD collection I've ever seen as well as a great digital TV and various iPod docking stations and sound systems. Point to note - Johnny is an accomplished musician and has his own music-themed restaurant in Albufeira! As for the facilities, the beds are uber-comfy, the bathrooms are bright and modern, and the kitchen is modern and has every conceivable utensil.

A car is essential if you holiday here but the owners have a great rate with a company at Faro Airport that I'd definitely use again when I come back to the Algarve. No frills in terms of the facilities they do business from at the airport but the car was spotless and trouble-free.

The owners are the real deal - friendly, genuine, there if you need them, inobtrusive if you don't. The welcome bottle of bubbly in the fridge is a classy touch.

As a family, we tend not to go back to the places we've stayed in before but if I was to make an exception, I'd make it for here.

Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Brian and Elaine, Thank you so much for your 5-star review and we are always thrilled with the lovely comments from our guests. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and it means a lot that you've had such an enjoyable holiday in our lovely villa and its beautiful surroundings. Very best wishes, Sue and Johnny
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Many beautiful beaches and secluded coves are within 15 minutes easy driving distance including Albufeira’s famous Fisherman’s Beach, Gale, Sao Rafael and Santa Eulalia


The villa is located just 30 mins from Faro airport with very easy access - the junction of the A22 motorway that leads to Faro to the east and Portimao to the west is within 5 mins drive. This area of the Algarve is perfect for extending the sightseeing to Lisbon (2 hours), Seville (2.5 hours) and Gibraltar (4 hours).

Please note that due to the rural location of this property a car is essential.


The village of Paderne is 2 mins drive or a leisurely 15 min stroll. Albufeira is 10 mins drive. The nearest railway station, with direct links to Lisbon and Faro, is at Tunes 4 mins away.

Further Details:

There is a hamlet just 5 mins stroll from the villa where you'll find your nearest café / snack bar which has a terrace where you can sit and admire the views to the village of Paderne. Here, you can also buy fresh bread daily. The village of Paderne itself, with its historic castle, has a number of restaurants, bank, PO, chemist and shops selling the basics. Algarve shopping at Guia is 10 mins drive and has a huge hypermarket and also houses numerous restaurants , shops and boutiques.

Other attractions such as water parks, zoo marine, and the beautiful Monchique Mountains are all within easy driving distance. The very pretty towns of Alte and Silves are also well worth a visit. There are detailed directions from the villa to all the attractions. Plus our ‘Top Ten’ favourite restaurants and places to visit, and lots of tips!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$340

We can arrange car rental for you from Faro airport at very competitive rates.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices. Pool heating and/or air-conditioning is optional:
Air-Conditioning £135/week
Pool Heating: Mid-Mar-May, Oct:£135/week
Pool Heating: June, Sept: £85/week.
Pool Heating: July, August: £60/week

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental is required to secure the booking, with the balance payable no later than 8 weeks before arrival. When the booking is made within 8 weeks of the booking date, the rental is payable in full.
£200 damage deposit is payable with the balance and returnable within 2 weeks of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Albufeira, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite with large walk-in shower. Further shared full bathroom with twin basins, Whirlpool bath and overhead shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 + 2cots (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with romantic double brass bed. Patio doors to garden terrace and pool. Bedroom 2 with King-size bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Can be converted to a triple with an extra bed. Bedroom 4 with single bed plus optional pull out junior bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Our personal touch. A complimentary bottle of bubbly will be waiting for you on arrival at the villa - just perfect after a long journey! Children: Sleeps maximum 8 adults or up to 9 including children plus 2 cots. Cots and high chairs are provided free of charge. Bottle warmer and multi-bottle steriliser provided. Garden is fully enclosed with electric gates at the end of the driveway. Each room has electric blackout shutters. Air-conditioning: ultra modern and quiet remote controlled units in each room (optional). Pool heating: You cannot beat swimming under the stars in a warm pool! Heated to a constant 30 degrees (optional). No smoking permitted in the villa. Ashtrays are available on the terrace for your convenience. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO INCREASING SPAM ENQUIRIES, ONLY FULLY COMPLETED ENQUIRY FORMS WILL BE RESPONDED TO. PLEASE FILL IN ALL FIELDS ON THE ENQUIRY FORM. Outside: A 10x5m Italian mosaic-tiled private pool has an underwater light for night time swimming and acts as a lovely backlight to the terrace and gardens. The pool has a shallow end for children with easy walk-in steps. The entire terrace and pool area has superb views across the valley and fruit orchards. The castle ruins can be viewed in the distance and the ruins are beautifully lit at night. Outside there is a hammock, ample sun loungers, shaded seating areas, and a large floodlit BBQ area with beautiful furniture for outdoor dining - and just wait till you see the fabulous full moon rises over the valley! Sun-rises are just as spectacular. . There are many walks to take in this beautiful part of the Algarve - just step outside the front door! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided; however do please bring your own pool/beach towels. Linen change and cleaning provided at end of week. Other: Attractive hallway/gallery houses a well-stocked bookcase. An 'office' area provides a desk and free internet and Wi-Fi, plus info and directions to all the attractions.