Casa Refugio is a stunning luxurious 6 bedroom Premier Villa located amongst the exclusive Penina Estate, Alvor, as part of the western Algarve, Portugal.

Upon arrival at the property, private security gates open onto a sweeping driveway, bordered by exotic palms and cycads. Ahead you will see the impressive domed entrance.

Moving the charming courtyard, guests are lead to the centre of the villa into the expansive drawing room. This area is cool and calm with the formal dining area and doors to the covered pool terrace.

The west wing of the villa offers a state of the art kitchen with open plan island arrangement facing the kitchen dining area. Entering the east wing guests will find all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Each bedroom has been individually styled offering picture windows or doors overlooking the grounds.

Outside the grounds are luscious and well established. There is a 12m x 6m pool with the separate pool house offering a bar, sitting area, snooker table and shower room.

The amazing outdoor BBQ area (by the pool house) has a and sink and bathroom.

The villa is situated in the grounds of the famous Penina championship golf course along the 15th green. The Le Meridien Hotel, Penina Golf Club and tennis courts are only a very short distance away from the villa. The Hotel has bars, restaurants, hairdresser and all the usual Hotel amenities. The nearest fine sandy beaches, Alvor and Tres Irmaos, are about 10 minutes drive to the East, and those of Lagos and Meia Praia about 15 minutes to the West. There is an enormous selection of restaurants within a 10 kilometre radius. Riding, lawn bowls and squash are also nearby. The busy city of Portimao, where you can enjoy the shopping facilities and restaurants is also only a five-minute drive from the villa.

Casa Refugio is a must for clients who want to savour the quality of outdoor living during their holiday and relax amongst the lavish style and tranquillity of this spacious villa.

Living Areas

  • Casa Refugio is a single level villa and the layout of the property and width of doorways makes this villa ideal for wheelchair access
  • Spacious open plan living and formal dining area
  • Kitchen with dining table
  • All of the kitchen appliances are "Miele", and comprise a stand alone unit with microwave and traditional oven, a separate hob is set in a granite work surface, and there is an American style fridge.  Dulce Gusto Nescafé Krups coffee maachine.
  • There is a separate laundry area with dishwasher and washing machine and also a guest cloakroom


  • All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
  • Master bedroom with en-suite also has a walk-in in wardrobe/dressing area.
  • Double bedroom with full en-suite facilities.
  • The following 4 bedrooms share a full bathroom:
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin Room
  • Twin Room
  • Twin Room


  • The swimming pool benefits from a "solar" cover which, even without pool heating allows the pool temperature to be far higher than normal, which is particularly important in the spring and autumn periods. There is also the option to heat the pool from a gas pool heater.

Further Information

  • We strongly advise clients to have comprehensive holiday insurance. We have arranged a special Insurance Scheme through Holiday Extras. If you have alternative cover, please check carefully that all aspects of your holiday are covered. Holiday Insurance
  • Car hire is essential for Refugio and for exploring the Algarve - we can arrange for a car to be ready at the airport or delivered to your Premier Villa at a time of your choice. Alternatively, we can arrange for a taxi transfer to/from Faro Airport to any location across the Algarve. Car Hire Options

    Additional Information


    There is a celebration surcharge of £1300 for any Celebration/Wedding being held at Refugio (2018/2019), £1375 (2020)

    We require a refundable damage deposit of £1800 

    Max. 100 people including villa guests (Includes children 2yrs upwards)

    No celebrations/parties/gatherings can be held at any of our properties without prior consent. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.                                                          Music must finish at midnight.  Fireworks are not permitted


  • Private pool with cover (12 x 6m). 1m - 1.8m deep. Heating £225pw
  • Part Air-conditioned (bedrooms only)
  • Pool Table
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Maid service 3 days per week including changeover. Weekly linen change, towels mid-week and weekly change. Extra available upon prior request 15 Euros per hour, payable locally.
  • DVD & CD Player (no libary)
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • TV - Portuguese package with some English speaking movies and shows
  • Surround Sound
  • There is one music system outside that links via Bluetooth. Also one in the sitting room which can be linked via cable. We do not supply these cables as there are a wide variety of devices.
  • Pool Towels Provided
  • Hairdryer
  • BBQ area
  • Security safe
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Car Hire essential
  • Beaches - 10 min drive
  • Supermarket 3Kms
  • Coded Security Gates
  • 24 hour Patrolled Security
  • Bathrooms - There is a shower cubicle and bath in all 3 of the bathrooms (2 bathrooms are en suite)
  • The garages are not for clients use.
  • We do require a damage deposit of £750.00 on all bookings, 7 days prior to departure via a secure online page. This damage deposits is held against your card and is released back to your card on your return, subject to no damages. The damage deposit value will differ for weddings / celebrations.

Approximate location shown for guidance only. Contact us for precise details.

Nearest Amenities
TypeNameDistance km
RestaurantLe Grill0.65
BarJoaquim Custódio Silva1.28
Grocery StoreSupermercados Serro - Coviran - Figueira1.45
PharmacyFarmácia Ilda Lda2.53
Cash MachineMultibanco2.54
BankCrédito Agrícola2.54
DoctorHospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor - Grupo HPA Saúde2.98


There is a celebration surcharge of £1445 for any Celebration/Wedding being held at Refugio. 

We require a refundable damage deposit of £1800.

Max. 100 people including villa guests (Includes children 2yrs upwards)

No celebrations/parties/gatherings can be held at any of our properties without prior consent. There must be a recognised wedding/celebration planner in attendance on the day. 

Please see our terms and conditions for further details.



Per Week
15th Nov 2019 to 5th Mar 2020Contact Us
5th Mar 2020 to 26th Mar 2020£2,606
26th Mar 2020 to 14th May 2020£3,010
14th May 2020 to 4th Jun 2020£4,048
4th Jun 2020 to 25th Jun 2020£4,459
25th Jun 2020 to 9th Jul 2020£6,002
9th Jul 2020 to 16th Jul 2020£7,000
16th Jul 2020 to 20th Aug 2020£7,889
20th Aug 2020 to 27th Aug 2020£7,000
27th Aug 2020 to 3rd Sep 2020£4,459
3rd Sep 2020 to 17th Sep 2020£4,048
17th Sep 2020 to 12th Nov 2020£3,010
12th Nov 2020 to 4th Mar 2021Contact Us
4th Mar 2021 to 25th Mar 2021£2,737
25th Mar 2021 to 13th May 2021£3,160
13th May 2021 to 3rd Jun 2021£4,250
3rd Jun 2021 to 24th Jun 2021£4,681
24th Jun 2021 to 8th Jul 2021£6,302
8th Jul 2021 to 15th Jul 2021£7,349
15th Jul 2021 to 19th Aug 2021£8,284
19th Aug 2021 to 26th Aug 2021£7,349
26th Aug 2021 to 2nd Sep 2021£4,681
2nd Sep 2021 to 16th Sep 2021£4,250
16th Sep 2021 to 11th Nov 2021£3,160
11th Nov 2021 to 3rd Mar 2022Contact Us
  • Toby Watson

    We spent two weeks in this amazing villa. It looked fantastic on the website, but was even better in reality. Every detail has been thought of in this villa. From a kitchen supplied with everything you would need and very high quality appliances, to fantastic seating area outside (where we spent many a long lunch time!), a brilliant BBQ and of course fantastic pool.

    Alvor is very pretty with a great number of excellent restaurants. There are also many beautiful beaches, which are all about a 10 minute easy drive from the villa.

    But to top all of this we were made to feel so very welcome by the Premier Villas team.

    This was the most relaxing holiday we have had and would highly recommend staying here.

  • Sue Carter

    I cannot fault the villa in any way shape or form, an enjoyable and plesent stay just outside Portimao town.

  • Mariella

    This villa is nothing short of magnificent - the décor, the space, the excellently equipped rooms! It is also reassuringly secure. It was a perfect, luxurious and spacious setting for our wedding and the days before and after. It was extremely conducive to a wonderful, communal and entertaining holiday. It is by far the best villa we’ve had the pleasure of staying in, and we look forward to returning one day.

    Furthermore, it has been simple to communicate with the Premier Villas team over the past 7 months and that has made it a much less stressful experience.

    Thank you to all for making our experience so special.

  • Noelle

    I just wanted to say thank you and to all the staff at Casa Refugio for everything on our recent stay. It was outstanding. 

  • Mr Maslin

    We are now back in the UK after such a fantastic week in Portugal, the Villa surpassed all our expectations and everyone had such a great time.

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