Casa da Infanta

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Algarve, Portugal · Villa · 5 - 9 Bedrooms · 10 - 19 people

Perched on the cliffs of Ferragudo on the western Algarve coast, this spacious beach villa for 10 or 19 guests, faces west over the bay of Lagos and towards Sagres and the setting sun, enjoying magnificent 180º views from the various terraces at different levels, set up for eating outdoors or just chilling. It has a private swimming pool (12.5 x 5m. heated on request) and the beach is only a few minutes walk away.

The name of the property translates into English as the “House of the Princess” and remains in the ownership of the Portuguese Royal family today. Casa da Infanta is particularly suitable for large family holidays, golfing or corporate groups, and can be rented on a “half house” basis for up to 10 guests or for “full capacity” for 19 persons: there are a total of 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, spread over three floors, with a lift servicing each level. Since the Princess’s days, the villa has been updated to modern standards, yet retains many of the original features, including the antique beds with the family coat of arms. The main drawing room with sea views opens onto an extensive terrace and boasts a beautiful grand piano; there is a separate TV room; and a downstairs bar and WC services the pool terrace, which also has a poolside shower.

Outdoor meals or sundowners don’t get much better than this – the view is of fishing boats passing in front of the house and yachts making their way to and from the marinas, while the well-known Algarve resort of Praia da Rocha can be seen across the wide estuary. The rear of the property, looks onto the Monchique mountain range. Quiet and charming Ferragudo is undoubtedly one of the gems of the Algarve coast and we strongly recommend a walk along the beach to the small restaurants quayside where you can get delicious fresh fish grilled on a charcoal brazier. There are also many golf courses, located within a short drive away. Amenities at the villa include Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning in most bedrooms, satellite TV, DVD player and CD player . There is also a laundry/ironing room with 2 washing machines. Central heating and pool heating on request at extra cost.

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Season Date Weekly Rate
Full House (19 people, 9 bedrooms) From: - 5940
Full House (19 people, 9 bedrooms) To: - 13370
Half House (10 people, 5 bedrooms) From: - 4225
Half House To: (excluding 1st July-2nd September) - 6055
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This villa sleeps up to 19 guests for “Full House” rentals or up to 10 guests for “Half House” rentals, which includes the use of up to 5 bedrooms & bathrooms but excludes all of the first floor; minimum 1 week rentals only accepted; Saturday change-overs with “Full House” rentals only apply in the Peak Season.

Flexible change-overs apply to all other periods.



Lower Ground Floor

Television room with flat screen LCD TV & DVD player. Triple children’s bedroom with 3 beds and en-suite sitting room, opening onto pool terrace. Bar opening to pool terrace and cloak room. Laundry room.


Ground Floor

Entrance hall and cloakroom. Double doors leading to a private chapel.  Spacious drawing room (48 sq m.) boasting a grand piano and opening onto terrace, which has a retractable sun awning and tables for eating outdoors (16 people). Small sitting room  with comfortable chairs and CD player. Formal dining room (seating 8 at the main table plus a further 8-10 on two circular tables). Well equipped kitchen (elect grill/gas oven/gas hob/microwave/dish washer/fridge-freezer) and breakfast room, which is ideal for children’s meals. Twin bedroom with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and garden/river view.  Double bedroom (with bed of  2x1,90 m. & air-conditioning) with en-suite bathroom; double bedroom (bed 1,90x1,60 m.) with en-suite bathroom; twin bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom; all these bedrooms have  sea views and doors leading out to a shared terrace. The former garage has a table tennis and is an ideal playroom for children.


First Floor

Twin bedroom with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and garden views; double bedroom with air-conditioning, also with a foldaway sofa bed with small en-suite shower bathroom, garden views and access to roof terrace.  Two twin bedrooms both with air-conditioning, sharing a bathroom and a small sitting room, with sea views and doors out to a shared terrace.

Amenities Maid service included, Balcony and/or terrace, Lift, Internet access, A/C, Swimming pool and/or jacuzzi, Walk to beach / lake and Near golf

Resident housekeeper,  D. Regina, has been employed at the villa for over 25 years and was housekeeper to the Princess until her death; guests will be met by the housekeeper on arrival; D. Regina (and her team’s) primary job is to clean the house & ensure the washing of the household linen on weekdays only (09:30 – 16:30 hours) with bedrooms, bathrooms & public areas cleaned once a day. Not included: washing of guest’s personal clothes or dish washing. Should clients arrive during weekends or bank holidays, the housekeeper will be available on the day of arrival.      

Babysitting can be arranged with the housekeeper.





Beach – a gentle slope and walk from the estate grounds will take you to sandy Praia Grande, approx. 300 m.

Ferragudo (nearest shops & restaurants) – 1 km drive or walk along the beach past Forte S João. 

Golf Courses – within a 15-20 minute drive you can reach Alamos, Alto Golf, Gramacho, Pinta, Penina, Morgado do Reguengo or Vale do Milho courses.

Tennis @ Carvoeiro Club – 3 kms.

Portimão & Marina (major shops & banks, bars & restaurants, hospital etc) – upstream on the other side of the river or 6 kms drive away.

Must Visit – Silves @ 18kms; Lagos @ 25 kms; Monchique @ 30 kms; Sagres & Cape St. Vincent 65 kms.

Faro Airport – 60 kms.

Important Information

On the same grounds but quite independent Casa da Praia for 6/8 guests can be rented as an add-on for extra guests.

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