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Lovely Village House Close to Many Beaches. Large Private Sunny Roof Terrace

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4.6 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hermitage of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Salema Beach
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Martinhal Beach
    14 min drive
  • Airport
    Portimao (PRM)
    34 min drive

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    About this area

    Vila do Bispo

    Located in Vila do Bispo, this vacation home is in a rural location and by the ocean. Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Luz Beach and Martinhal Beach. Lagos Zoo and Lagos Living Science Center are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Hermitage of Our Lady of Guadalupe - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Salema Beach - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Baleeira Beach - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Martinhal Beach - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Amado Beach - 24 min drive

    Getting around

    • Lagos Station - 22 min drive
    • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 76 min drive

    About this property

    Lovely Village House Close to Many Beaches. Large Private Sunny Roof Terrace

    Casa Gecko is a modern, two story contemporary holiday house in the heart of the beautiful village of Raposeira, West Algarve. Situated in the famous Costa Vicentina National Park, Casa Gecko is just a few minutes from several spectacular beaches, local restaurants, cafes and other amenities. Casa Gecko is a very spacious, fully equipped one bedroom modern two story house which sleeps two people comfortably.Guests staying in Casa Gecko will get a real taste of traditional Algarvean Village life and also enjoy a bit of luxury during their stay. Check out Casa Gecko at: Guests staying at Casa Gecko wake up and step straight out through patio doors from the upstairs double bedroom onto the beautiful private south facing roof terrace, enjoying wonderful views over the open countryside and village rooftops. The roof terrace comes complete with a large Weber BBQ and luxury garden furniture which allows guests to relax in real comfort.The open plan modern kitchen and dining area is fully equipped and includes a large fridge freezer, hob/oven, dishwasher, washing machine, pod coffee machine and ample dining space. The spacious open plan living area features a large LED smart TV connected to the house’s high speed fibre optic broadband enabling guests to access a large number of channels as well as online entertainment services. The house also includes wireless speakers enabling guests to stream music from their smart phones or other devices. In the winter months guests can enjoy the wood burning stove (logs can be provided for a small additional charge) and the house is equipped with several eco wall heaters. The upstairs double bedroom has plenty of storage space including a fitted wardrobe. The double bed features an LED head board and deluxe memory foam mattress. Casa Gecko has a large upstairs bathroom (with shower, bath, sink, bidet and WC) and also an additional downstairs WC with sink. Due to the traditional layout of the village, guests are advised to park in the main square and make the short walk through the winding streets to the property. It is possible to drive up to the front door of the house in order to drop off luggage, but please be aware that the streets are very narrow. We think that this is a small price to pay for waking up to fresh air and bird song rather than fumes and traffic noise.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Callum and Zoë McCutcheon

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:30 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
    Property Registration Number

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property amenities


    • Internet access


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Bidet
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Surfing/boogie boarding, ecotours, and mountain biking nearby


    • Sleeps 2
    • Unit size: 1098 sq ft (102 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Relaxing week in unspoilt area of Algarve

      The property was as described and had all the necessary facilities, including some very sharp knives! We even had our towels changed unnecessarily on the penultimate day of our stay. Raposeira is a pleasant village within a 10 minute drive of Zavial and Ingrina-both with delightful beaches. The only downside was the night time cacophony of dog barking !

      4/5 Good

        Un très beau séjour!

        Nous avons passé 8 jours très agréable dans cette petite maison. Propre et bien équipée! Le BBQ sur la terrasse tout comme la terrasse elle même sont des atouts précieux! La salle de bain est petite mais la douche est satisfaisante. Bon matelas (draps usés qui ont fait leur temps...) Cuisine très bien équipée. Épicerie tout près. Merci aux propriétaires qui, malgré la distance ont répondu rapidement à nos demandes et ont été très accommodants! Nous recommandons sans réserve!

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautifully presented accommodation in a village setting in close proximity to stunning beaches

          This was our first experience with HomeAway and with Portugal. We were met by Sylvester who met us in the square where there was a well stocked convenience store and we walked 4 minutes to the house up cobble stoned streets it was very secure and was beautifully led out for open plan living, the kitchen had everything we needed and was very well stocked with kitchen utensils. The living area was very comfortable and we enjoyed the blue tooth sound system and the internet access. There was also a television but the sunsets from the terrace upstairs meant we did not use this facility. If visited in Winter there is an enclosed fire which would be ample for the house.There was also a downstairs toilet. Upstairs there is an ample double bedroom with patio doors to a large terrace and barbecue area with beautiful views over the Algarve countryside. The bed was very comfortable and the blackout curtains gave you the option to sleep as long as you wished. This accommodation is Portuguese village living and was quiet with the sound of birdsong in the morning and the locals going about their business throughout the day. The decor throughout the house was immaculate and tiled flooring beautiful and everything was exceptionally clean. At every socket was a UK plug adapter and we did not find anything lacking to detract from our stay. Casa Gecko is an exceptional property with an authentic rural Portuguese character. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it certainly exceeded our expectations. Thank you Callum and Zoé for letting us HomeAway here.

          5/5 Excellent

            Kleines Ferienhaus inmitten eines ruhigen Dorfes

            Das Haus liegt mitten im kleinen Dorf Raposeira. Es ist nützlich eingerichtet, mit einer tollen Dachterrasse mit Sicht über die Landschaft. Strände und grössere Ortschaften mit den vielen Restaurants sind mit dem Auto in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt genossen und erholsame Ferientage erlebt.

            5/5 Excellent


              Wir haben unsere kinderfreie Woche in der Villa Gecko sehr genossen. Ein optimaler Ort für Ausflüge. Ein herrlicher Strand in 5 Minuten zu erreichen. Die Ferienwohnung bietet viel Platz für 2 Personen und die herrliche Dachterrasse ist ein Traum. Die Abwicklung war unkompliziert und es hat uns an nichts gefehlt.

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