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casa da filipa

7 nights villa rental from £4,320 casa da filipa algarve

Set right above and with direct access to a wide sandy beach, this large 9 bedroom villa was purpose built for entertaining – by a member of the Portuguese royal family.  A great place for a large house party for a group of friends or two or more families sharing.

Casa da Filipa is set in splendid seclusion on a cliff-top overlooking the Bay of Lagos. There are super-sized sea-view terraces and steps down to its own beach, and there are royal crests on the bedheads and embroidered sheets, but the house was designed by Dona Filipa for holidays with family and friends, and it retains its informal atmosphere and personal touches.

Facilities include table tennis in the games room, a grand piano in the music room, a bar at pool terrace level, and a private chapel which makes a perfect wedding venue. Whilst the property feels very separate and private, it's actually just 2km from the fishing village of Ferragudo and 6km from busy Portimao.  Furthermore, golf, tennis and water sports are all a very short drive away.

The style of this unique house is one of past and somewhat faded grandeur, beamed ceilings, antique tiles and traditional furnishings adding character to comfort. 

For the ultimate in a 'switch off and relax' holiday, a cook service is available if required, to complement the Casa da Filipa experience.

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7 nights exclusive villa rental from £4,320 (low season) to £10,190 (high season).  Price includes:

  • Maid service up to 7 hours, 5 days per week (Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.30, please note that this does not include personal laundry or dishwashing)
  • Gardener: works approximately 5.5 hours, 5 days per week (Monday - Friday, 09.30 - 14.00).
  • Pool and terraces are cleaned slightly earlier (07.00 hrs  - 0800 hrs) and every effort is made not to disturb guests.
  • Fresh linen on arrival and changed mid-week.

Flights and car hire available on request.


Lower ground floor

  • Triple children’s bedroom (narrow beds) with sitting area, opening to pool terrace
  • TV room with flat screen LCD TV & DVD player
  • Bar opening to pool terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Utility Room

Ground floor

  • Entrance Hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Private chapel
  • Dining room with seating for 8 at the main table and a further 8 - 10 on two circular tables
  • Living room opening to terrace with awning and furnished for dining for 16
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen and breakfast room (ideal for children's meals)
  • 2 Double bedrooms, each with bathrooms en suite, sea views and doors to terrace
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite and sea view.
  • Twin bedroom (narrow beds) with bathroom en suite, and garden/rivew view
  • Former garage with table tennis - suitable for a play area

First floor

  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and garden views
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite and doors to roof terrace
  • 2 Twin bedrooms (more suitable for children) with sea views and doors to a shared terrace
  • Bathroom


  • Private pool 12.5 x 5m, 0.8 - 2m deep (pool towels included)
  • 2 Washing machines
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV (basic package with English channels)
  • DVD player
  • WiFi (payable locally €25 per week)
  • Hairdryer (all bathrooms)
  • Safe
  • Piano
  • Table tennis
  • Chapel
  • BBQ

Central Heating (€200 per week payable locally) is available on request.

Solar heating for swimming pool (£185 per week for approximately 10 hours a day) is available on request.

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