Villa Amarelo

Beach villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Marim, Algarve

From €800 per week

Stunning traditional villa with private swimming pool and surrounded by extensive gardens. Ideal for families as all amenities are within walking distance.


This lovely traditional villa has three good sized bedrooms - two doubles, one with an en-suite bathroom and a twin room. There is a large lounge with dining area that seats six. In a delightful rural area that can be used as a central base for sightseeing - within a mile of the entrance to the national park. The villa has a large garden, most of which is lawn, a large and private 9x4m swimming pool. There is a barbecue built into the wall outside kitchen. Very well equipped for families that want to get away from it all. Stunning outdoor pool table, table tennis, badminton, ball games, hundreds of books, DVDs, board games, Nintendo Wii, Playstation, Sony PS2 and PS3, Nintendo DS and broadband internet access.

Local Amenities
Two restaurants and a local shop with all the essentials within a few minutes walking distance. Local walking beaches (where boats are moored) a close walk (400m). 2km from the town of Olhao (6 supermarkets, cinema, hundreds of restaurants) with water-taxi to the surrounding islands and their more tourist beaches from Fuseta or Olhao. Many families don't hire a car and simply take the occaisional local taxi but also a great base for exploring the Algarve by car.

Perfect For Families
In addition to all the facilities in the house we have included everything you need for family outings and outdoor dining including coolbox and chiller packs, flasks, plastic cutlery and more.


37 verified reviews

Advert accuracy
Check in and Out
Value for money

35 out of 37 people recommend staying here


Family from Knutsford , United Kingdom Jun 2022

Excellent loads for the kids to do you couldn’t ask for anymore


Friends from Chesterfield, United Kingdom Jun 2019

We absolutely loved our stay at this villa - so much so that we barely left it! There was so much outside space - a big swimming pool, a BBQ and seating area and a lawn - and the inside was also spacious, comfortable and clean. The photos of this villa just don't do it justice - it's so much better in real life! The only teeny tiny downside was that it was a bit of a squeeze to get the car on the drive, but that's the same for a lot of villas I've stayed in and didn't taint my experience at all. A great week of sun, swimming and sangria!


Family from Shenley, United Kingdom Oct 2017

We have just returned from a fabulous week here with our 12 and 9 year old children. There was always something to keep everyone busy and great family time was had by all.

The Churrasqueira de Marim restaurant, literally across the road is the best food/value for money you can imagine. Four main courses of the best quality meat and fish, 2 deserts, a coffee and carafe of white wine for €36!

The best day trip is to one of the local islands - we went to Armona; empty beautiful white sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast!

The villa and its facilities are exactly as described and we will most definitely be returning.


Family from Stevenage, United Kingdom Aug 2017

We booked a villa holiday for the fist time as a family @ Villa Amarelo and specifically booked this property for its facilities to keep the children amused (13 & 10) and was vey happy with everything it had to offer regarding the Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi, Playstation, Nintendo Wii and all the other extras which were available. I was slightly disappointed on arrival with the Villa Gardens and surrounding areas from looking at the advertised pictures of what the Garden did look like to what it was when we was there, it was overgrown, untidy and in need of some major TLC. The Swimming Pool was almost Green on arrival but was soon sorted out with some cleaning fluid and a good clean by Stuart certainly helped and we spent many hours having fun it in whilst there. The area is a bit too remote for my liking and there is not really anywhere you can walk to of any note and without a car it would have been a problem, and also as a note for anyone else booking the Villa with a car, be mindful of the size of car as access to the Villa is extremely tight and driving in and out is difficult. All in all though I would recommend the property and had a really relaxing time away from it all and the Villa had everything needed so was not an issue to leave the property.


Couple from Princeton, Canada Jun 2017

It was wonderful to be back at Villa Amarelo after 10 years. The pool was a wonderful addition. The location is perfect for exploring the Algarve without being right in one of the busy towns. Very handy to excellent shopping east or west of the Villa. Its a very roomy villa with comfortable places to relax inside and out. We used the BBQ on the patio quite a bit. It is fast using charcoal. The "Delta" (Keurig for those from North America) is a nice addition too. Appliances are all up to date and kitchen is well equipped.
We were a little disappointed that the exterior and particularly the garden is not maintained as well as it was 10 years ago. The gardens need pruning, there appears to be discarded items collecting around the back of the villa and during our visit the automatic irrigation system wasn't working properly. All in all though we enjoyed our stay again!


Couple from Manchester, United Kingdom Sep 2015

The villa is easily accessible from Faro airport and is in a nice peaceful location (apart from a little noise from the main road). There is a good, and very cheap, restaurant just over the road and several supermarkets just a few minutes drive away. Angie and Stuart, who look after the villa, are extremely friendly and helpful. The property is spacious and is not overlooked at all. The outdoor facilities are excellent - plenty of space to relax, a nice sized swimming pool and a superb covered outdoor pool table. The barbecue is the best we have ever used. The inside of the villa is spacious and is very well equipped - full satellite TV package, wi-fi, DVDs, games, books, etc, etc. We were particularly pleased with the coffee machine. Our only criticisms were the beds, which were not very comfortable, and some minor repairs are needed here and there. For example, there was no towel rail in one bathroom and no toilet roll holder in the other; some of the power sockets/switches were loose. The pool could have benefited from more frequent maintenance - the filter pump was only working on the last day of our two-week holiday. With some minor repairs/maintenance, we would certainly recommend the villa.

3 other reviews

Dan Sizer Jul 2016

My family and I stayed at the villa during July 2016. We found the villa to be of an excellent standard with a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and large bedrooms. We spent a few days of our stay around the pool as it was a great size with plenty of room around and in the gardens for the kids to play around. There was also a huge array of things to keep them entertained with tennis rackets, badminton rackets, golf clubs, darts and the pool table to keep them entertained if the pool didn't. There is also a full UK sky package as well as a PlayStation. We would certainly stay again, and Angie and her husband certainly looked after us during our stay if ever we needed help. Thanks again. Dan, Laura and the kids

Villa lovely with nice clean pool. Any queries answered very promptly. Really enjoyed it. Isabel and Andy, June 2012

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help with booking etc with regards our hols. It really was a lovely break and we all enjoyed Portugal very much. Lucky to have had a good journey home and even come home to good weather this weekend but non of us are looking forward to getting back to the routine of work and school tomorrow! Oh well all good things must come to an end I guess. Thanks again and as Thomas said on the way to the airport can we come back and stay! So, hopefully we will find ourselves returning to Portugal maybe next year.....Kind regards, Alison

1 - 3 of 3


Distances to locations

Nearest beach 3km Nearest bar 1km Nearest restaurant 500m Nearest supermarket 2km Faro airport 15km Olhao 2km

Prices and availability

Updated 27 December 2022

  • Unavailable
  • Your booking
  • Available start/end date

Select your travel dates on the calendar

Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 8 February 2023 - 31 May 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 single sofa beds in One in each main bedroom, 2 cots


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden


Snooker / pool table

Suitable for


Extra information

The villa has extensive gardens and a large plot of land behind [secluded behind large hedges] also belonging to the villa which has several fruit trees including lemons, figs, pomegranets, peaches, and plums. Stunning slate bed outdoor pool table with pagoda and cover above so you can play in the heat of the day, and lights so you can play at night. Pool table converts into a table with benches. Inside there is a playstation with Singstar karaoke microphones and Buzz quizzes and dozens of games, There is also a Nintendo Wii with 4 controllers and games, a poker table with cards and chips and many board games. Outdoor games include croquet and badminton. Broadband Internet access, Portable Sony PSP (lots of movies and games), Nintendo DS, even more books, DVDs, board games, more sun loungers.


Average rating from 37 reviews

Private Owner From Friern Barnet, United Kingdom Member since May 2005

Sharon and Steve have had their home in the Algarve for fifteen years. As such the villa is truly their second home and has been stocked and furnished to a very high standard. They visit several times a year and on each visit listen to guest feedback and add new things to the house.

Past bookings: 119 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 9 hours

Last logged in: 6 days ago

Number of properties: 1

Sharon and Steve have had their home in the Algarve for fifteen years. As such the villa is truly their second home and has been stocked and furnished to a very high standard. They visit several times a year and on each visit listen to guest feedback and add new things to the house.