About the Villa

Casa Norinha is set in the beautiful Algarve countryside, offering you a private villa experience. It’s ideal for families, groups of adults or couples looking for somewhere away from the resorts yet close enough to easily visit the busier areas of the Algarve.

This detached, secluded villa is set in an acre of landscaped gardens, surrounded by fig, almond, olive and carob trees. It is completely private, not overlooked and enjoys far-reaching views across the Algarve countryside.

The three comfortable bedrooms – one king size, two twin / super king – have sliding doors to their own terraces which lead to the pool area and gardens.

The pool has Roman steps, underwater lighting for evening swims and is set in its own terrace with sun beds and sail shades. It is shallow at each end and deep in the middle, making it ideal for ball games. The solar pool cover extends the swimming season into Autumn and Spring, even into Winter for the very hardy!

The gardens are extensive and feature mature trees and shrubs, a large deck, a pergola, petanca (boules) court and games lawn.

There are two bicycles available for guests to hire for a small fee (plus damage deposit), which are useful for trips into Paderne and exploring the local area. We can also arrange additional bikes from a local hire company on request.

The villa has a large living room with wood burning stove and dining area, a shady outdoor dining terrace with barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen and a roof terrace for secluded sunbathing. There is WiFi internet, a TV, DVD player, stereo and Nintendo Wii, as well as books and board games.

There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms and ceiling fans in the living room and kitchen. In the winter the air conditioners can be set to heating mode.

Casa Norinha is family run and family built! We bought the land in 1983 and started work on the villa a few years later. It is designed in the traditional Algarvian style, with Moorish chimneys, terracotta pathways and curving architectural details. The villa is decorated with a nod to the Algarve’s unique combination of European and North African influences – painted tiles and ceramics, dark wood, marble and granite. The garden pergola is paved with Portuguese calçada stones.

The villa is situated to make the most of its location – nestled into the hillside so that it is private and secluded, with lovely views over the countryside. The sun sets behind the hills opposite the terrace, and the stars are very clear at night. The surrounding land is scattered with numerous fig, olive and almond trees, dramatic agaves and a profusion of wild flowers in the Spring.

The house is very much a home from home for us and we have many returning guests. It is managed in Portugal by a family friend, Norbert, who is German and speaks Portuguese and English. Everyone involved in managing Casa Norinha is friendly and welcoming, and will do all they can to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

Casa Norinha is an Alojamento Local licensed property, registration number 11144/AL, fully compliant with the Portuguese law on short term lettings.