Colina Branca

Colina Branca is a small superbly located complex of well furnished holiday townhouses and apartments, situated just 5 minutes walking distance from the beach at the centre of Carvoeiro.

These traditional townhouses have either a double and a twin, or two twin bedrooms, plus z bed or sofa-bed, and can sleep a maximum of 4 adults plus one child. All have wonderful views over the bay of Carvoeiro.

In addition the large shared pool and lush gardens make Colina Branca a wonderful holiday location.  





These individually owned townhouses are situated in a rural, tranquil position enjoying splendid sea and countryside views from their roof terrace and spacious balconies, and are only metres from the large communal swimming pool and lush landscaped gardens. These traditional houses have either a double and a twin, or two twin bedrooms, plus z bed or sofa-bed, and can sleep a maximum of 5 people. Some owners prefer to retain the original bathrooms/kitchens and still have traditional style furniture. This is reflected in the lower prices. In the current economic climate, these houses represent excellent value for money. They all have UK TV channels, and some have German channels.

Just 5 minutes walking distance from the heart of this lively little fishing town, Colina Branca is the perfect base for your holiday on the beautiful Algarve, with local bars, restaurants, tennis courts, supermarkets and beaches only minutes away, in addition to Pestana Golf Centre being a few minutes’ driving distance.

The large elegant living/dining room is furnished to a high standard, with patio doors to the fantastic terrace ideal for al-fresco dining or lounging in the glorious sunshine.

Bedroom one boasts the luxury of an en-suite shower room, and has it's very own private balcony. Bedroom 2 is ideally located adjacent to the family bathroom, and also has a balcony of it's own. The kitchen is well appointed and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Car hire is recommended, and each townhouse has a car port for your use. For those not wishing to drive,we can arrange transfers from Faro airport to the accommodation. 

There is an information folder for guests use in each house. This contains a comprehensive guide to the area, restaurants, places of interest and emergency telephone numbers.


Photos are from a selection of our Colina Branca townhouses, not one single property

Amenities & Facilities

hob/stove oven and microwave fridge/freezer
TV and hi-fi washing machine iron/ironing board
maid service UK TV channels and some have German channels shared pool
*Wi-fi Baby equipment available on request close to town


All Colina Branca townhouses are individually owned. Many of the owners have had some types of modernisation carried out in their houses, to varying degrees.

Are you a large party looking for neighbouring properties for friends or family? Then look no further. Colina Branca is ideal for separate groups wishing to be in close proximity to one another without being under one roof! Please ask for details.

Living Rooms -  Large living room and dining area combined. Sofa sitting and large dining table. They all have UK TV channels and some have german channels, and radio. Log burner. Patio doors leading to sheltered South facing sun terrace with sea view, additional dining table and chairs, and sun loungers.

Kitchen  - Fully appointed kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, and storage cupboards.

Bedrooms  - One bedroom comprising one double or two single beds, en-suite shower room and sliding patio doors to small balcony. One further bedroom comprising one double or twin beds, with sliding patio doors to small balcony, situated next to family bathroom. Some of the townhouses have a third bed in one of the bedrooms, or a sofa bed. All houses comfortably sleep up to 4 adults. Some of the townhouses sleep an additional one persons, but please note the additional sleeping arrangements are for children. These houses are not suitable for 5 adults.

Bathroom -  En-suite shower room to bedroom 1, plus a family bathroom.

Other - Additional bed/s for sleeping, by prior arrangement. Store room ideal for games equipment and empty suitcases. Ironing board and iron.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service -  Linen and bath towels are included in rental costs. These are changed twice a week when the villa is cleaned. 



Both bedrooms 1 and 2 have their own terraced patio areas. The roof terrace offers privacy and an excellent spot to sunbathe or simply watch the sun go down over the Atlantic. The living room terrace is sheltered and South facing, with a superb view over Carvoeiro and the ocean. Colina Branca has its own private landscaped gardens in addition to the communal swimming pool. The gardens and pool areas are all lit at night. Please note there is no swimming permitted after 8pm.


There are some wonderful beaches close by. In addition to the beach at Carvoeiro, within 5 minutes drive are Praia de Marina, Benagil, Caravalho, Albandera. Centianes beach is approx. 15 minutes walk away.
The coastline is spectacular with great views and great cliff walks.


Vale do Milho 9 hole par 3 course is very close by. The Nick Price/David Leadbetter, Pestana Golf Resort (Vale do Pinta and Gramacho) is 10 minutes drive. The Henry Cotton Penina and Alto Club Championship Courses, Salgados Links, Palmares and the new Golf Do Morgardo courses are all within a 20 minutes drive.

Discounted green fees and special packages are available on many courses.


Carvoeiro is approx. 40 minutes easy drive along the coastal motorway from Faro Airport. Car hire is recommended in order to visit many interesting places. There are supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops a few minutes walk away in the centre of Carvoeiro. The big supermarket, Intermaché, on the road to Lagoa is a few minutes’ drive.

The nearest big supermarket to Colina Branca is Intermarche – only 3 or 4 minutes’ drive away. This offers a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and fish and just about everything else you will need to make your holiday easier. However, there is a small supermarket (and off-licence) just 3 or 4 minutes walk away in the centre of Carvoeiro for all emergency essentials and fresh bread and pastries. Cash point machines and banks are available in Carvoeiro.

Further Details

Our friendly English speaking staff are on hand to welcome you, assist you when necessary and recommend places to visit.

As a small family business we look after a few townhouses in the area. We live locally, and know the area extremely well. We will provide you with detailed directions to the townhouse before your arrival. We can provide you with local information and organise taxi or/and a car hire. We look after our guests and make sure that everything is in order in the townhouse.

Baby equipment such Cot and High chair, are available on request for a small additional charge, please enquire.

Prices Book this property now!

NOTE: Prices quoted are for up to 4 people, per week.

 09 Oct - 01 Nov  340 €
02 Nov - 20 Dec  250 € (14 nights minimum stay)
21 Dec - 03 Jan 2020  500 €
04 Jan - 03 Apr  270 € (28 nights minimum stay)

04 Apr -17 Apr

 565 €
18 Apr - 22 May  500 €
23 May 05 Jun  600 €
06 Jun - 03 Jul  675 €
04 Jul - 04 Sep  960 €
05 Sep -02 Oct  675 €
03 Oct - 06 Nov  550 €
07 Nov - 18 Dec  270 € (28 nights minimum stay)
 ADDITIONAL GUESTS  5€ per person per night

Notes on prices

  • Prices shown are for the property per week (unless otherwise specified), in euros.
  • Prices quoted are for up to 4 people. Additional guests will be charged at an additional 5€ per person, per night.
  • Please phone for information on our special deals for long winter lets.
  • All bookings between 01 November and 31 March are subject to an additional charge for electricity.


Payment methods available
Payment accepted in Sterling or Euros.
Pay by bank transfer, cheque, or by credit card via Paypal.


Changeover day

Changeover days are flexible to suit flights etc. Arrival is after 3pm and departure before 10am on any changeover days. However we will try to be as flexible as possible.

Booking notes

A 25% or 250€ (whichever is greater) deposit is required at time of booking. The final balance plus a returnable breakage deposit of 250€ is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.


Customer Reviews

Very pleasant stay in Carvoeiro. Very clean and well equipped house with a nice sea view. Beach, shops and restaurants within walking distance. Catherine
Thank you we all enjoyed our week in Carvoeiro. Spacious, clean, great sea views, great location for beach and restaurants. We stayed in no.23 and the hill/steps down to town are very manageable - obviously that depends on your mobility but we were all fine (& one of us was 6 months pregnant, to give you an indication). The shared pool is bigger than we thought.Naomi
We spent nearly 3 weeks in the Colina Branca residence and we will have a great memory of it! The apartment is ideal: very well decorated and equipped, and most of the terraces with a sea view. The pool is huge! The sea and also all the mini-markets, bars and restaurants are 600m away, it's great to go everywhere on foot! A plus for the cleanliness of the accommodation: towels and sheets have been washed twice and the entire house too! A real holiday! Carvoeiro is a very nice little town with superb traditional roads and is ideally located to discover the Algarve! We highly recommend Susie's rental.Sophie
Great apartment, very well equipped for self catering. Short walk to the town and shops - highly recommend using UBER’s to get around so easy. Very hilly which we didn’t mind to walk up each day. Very chilled and had a great stay. Couldn’t find the bbq. Pool area is ok.Rachel
Nice sea view, location near the beach, beautiful village on the coast. Miroslava Plívová
This is a traditional villa with all the amenities ,very near the town, some steep steps to contend with ,but you take your time and this becomes part of your daily exercise . Lots of hot water, bath and shower, lovely lounge. One or two little things could be updated but this won't detract from your stay. The position is perfect ,lots of cafés and restaurants nearby. We had to travel around a lot ,taxis can be expensive, UBER rates were very good.John Cameron
We'll be back. This townhouse is lovely. Ideally placed for walking into Carvoeiro with all it's restaurants,shops and bars. The house is very well equipped and beautifully clean. The swimmng pool is close by and can be seen from the terrace which gets the sun all day. We were there on the first chilly night and were provided with a radiator so that we weren't cold for long. We wouldn't hesitate to rent this house again.51kaka51
The accommodation is in a brilliant location, a few minutes walk from the town square with bars and restaurants but far enough out to be peaceful. The evening views towards the sea from the balcony are lovely. The pool at the complex is a great size with plenty of beds and umbrellas. Carvoeiro is a small resort but has everything you could need for your holiday. The beaches in the local area are beautiful with crystal clear water.Stevie
Lovely House with loads of traditional features. Cannot fault this place. You need to be fit for the steps !!!Jann Hodge
The townhouse was lovely, very quirky with the bedrooms downstairs and both with a little balcony. The twin bedroom also had a small shower and toilet which we hadn’t realised. Views over Carvoeiro from the main balcony of the accommodation were wonderful and it was perfectly located - though I should mention there were a lot of steps to reach it (or via a steep hill) so I would not recommend for those not so good on their feet. There was a very helpful manual in the apartment covering everything you could think of both to do with the accommodation and the town. Susie was a great host from start to finish and always responded very quick. We loved our stay and would highly recommend our host Susie.Gayle
Our group of 4 really enjoyed our stay! The apartment is spacious and well appointed. Beautiful sunset view from the main patio! Easy to walk into town, the beach and the pool.Katie
We stayed for ten nights in number 13 ,tradional townhouse and it was fantastic ,location was only 5mins walk to centre although it’s on a hill ,with a few stairs to climb. It has a shared pool with lots of sun loungers and umbrellas ,some days we had this to ourselves ,with no one reserving beds then leaving for the day ,near the end of the holiday the pool area did get busy. Susan was always there if we needed her, and Rosa the cleaning lady was fantastic and very helpful. We loved the Colina and we loved Carvoiero.Haggarty family
The view from villa is amazing - from all rooms. All rooms were extremely clean and very well equipped especially kitchen. Nice terrace and top terrace. Good quiet location 5 minutes from beach - really 5 minutes ! It was our the best family vacation ever ! Villa was perfect very very clean and equipped in all what I can imagine. I wish to come back during summer time with friends....Lucas Z
We enjoyed 5 nights at Susan’s place. Everything was exact as the photos show. The place was well equipped every thing you need and a very nice pool. Sun decks off both bedrooms, living area and roof top. This place is on a hill, but close walking distance to town, beach and great hiking!Michele
Totally spoiled in this beautiful house situated overlooking Carvoeiro. Fantastic amenities throughout a real home from home with private parking for our hire car with use of the communal pool. Local amenities can provide whatever type of holiday you are looking for self catering or eating out. local markets, short drive to supermarkets and plenty of choice for eating out. Host always available to answer questions. Great base for exploring the surrounding area.Emma
Excellent accommodation. Second time here. House is a home from home , everything you require . Pool very quiet , most days we had it to ourselves . Love Colina Branca .Highly recommend this property. Catherine Turkington
We (4 people) stayed in the beautiful apartment in Colina Branca. The place offers everything you need (dish washer, washing machine, dryer, soap, towels, coffee machine, plenty of dishes,...) and has two terraces with a spectacular view over Carvoeiro. We really enjoyed the breakfast on the terrace looking at the see. The pool is big and nice but few stairs away. For us it was no problem because we don't mind a little walk. Since the apartments are located on a hill you have to walk a little bit until you are at the beach (5-10 minutes). Communication with Susan is very easy, because she answers fast. If you need anything you get a quick help (for example we couldn't find the hair dryer and she immediately brought us one). Also cleaning once to twice a week is included which is very comfortable. We really recommend the apartment and want to come back to Colina Branca. Unknown
Spotlessly clean, very comfortable stay. I'm just back from a 9 night stay in Susie's 2 bedroom townhouse in Colina Branca. It was impeccably clean and very comfortable, loads of hot water, towels, sun umbrellas etc for myself, husband, 2 kids and parents. The bedrooms were plenty big for sharing as we had our two children in with us on a pull out bed and cot. The pool area was also spotless and we enjoyed many an afternoon on the well-kept sun loungers. One consideration (not necessarily a negative) is the extremely steep hill from the town up to the townhouses - it is perfectly manageable for any active person but could be a problem if you had mobility issues. Having said that, the house was very close to the beach and main square so was worth it for me (and taxis are very affordable if you didn't have a car)! Would have absolutely no problems in recommending Susie's townhouse and would look forward to staying again in future. Unknown
Lovely house within easy walking distance of the small and vibrant town of Carvoeiro. The view from the house over the town and the sea was lovely. The house itself was a great size and the facilities were excellent, the kids especially liked having WiFi. The shared pool was a short walk from the house and even in peak season never felt crowded. The house was fully cleaned half way through our holiday by a lovely lady. Overall, great accommodation in a great location with great facilities and service. Would definitely return and would recommend to anyone looking for a holiday in this part of the Algarve. Thanks for everything. We may well be back next year.Jessica
The property description was spot on - well written guidance notes in property which covered every aspect of stay, i.e. whether it places to visit or recommended eating places. Also guides with respect to all appliances within property and how to operate were clear and detailed and all emergency telephone numbers were to hand. No problem with following guide for internet. Property well maintained and clean. Out and about in car visited most places wthin 20 minute radius and had some very nice lunches/evening meals. Only thing that found resort had monopoly on was prices on sun beds at 17 euros - thought very expensive but however only used for one day so not really a problem, Would recommend to friends.Unknown
Very nice and well equipped apartment with a wonderful view over Carvoeiro and the Atlantic Ocean - The location is close to everything. We loved our stay here, and would not hesitate to rent this apartment for a future holidays in Portugal. Jonna & Torben
The House is in a really beautiful location and has a great view. There were no problems, Rosa took good care of us ?? We would like to come back.Anon.
Hello Susie, we had an excellent stay in the Algarve. I wanted to thank you for the quality of your accommodation and information that you have given us in the handbook. The House of Colina Branca is really very nice and I will contact you for a further stay to learn more about this beautiful region.   Sincerely Guy
Very good location geographically for many excursions, but also, more importantly, close to the centre of Carvoeiro , one of the most beautiful seaside resorts of The Algarve. The house is atypical, with very pretty views of the ocean and cliffside houses that make it appear all white, and the solarium on the balcony. We enjoyed the quietness of the environment. Just a point that needs in proving, everything in the tourist information in the house is written in English.Anon.
The townhouses of Colina Branca are in a great location, a short walk from the town of Carvoeiro but quiet enough for a relaxing holiday. Carvoeiro itself is a good all round resort town with something for everyone. There are great local beaches within a short drive  and the town beach is a short walk from Colina Branca. There's lots to do for all age groups. The townhouses are really well proportioned with a great layout and view to the sea. Each townhouse has its own private car port immediately next to it. Bedrooms are downstairs, so really cool in the summer. Terrace is large enough for al fresco dining, with an extra roof terrace for more private sunbathing. There is a good size communal pool which is well equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. We have stayed in this complex 3 times now and are never disappointed. Everything was exactly as had been documented, no surprises.Anon.
Our vacation in Colina Branca, Carvoeiro was fabulous. We were very satisfied! It was a great house and the algarve is beautiful.  Thank you very much for everything, we had a great vacation. Franziska
Prime location, excellent facilities, very clean and well maintained, very easy to find, great terrace (s), location great (about 7 min walk), price absolutely top!! We would absolutely recommend this holiday home and will book our next stay in Carvoeiro in this house again :=)))))))))Johann S
We have recently returned from a fabulous holiday staying at colina branca townhouse, the townhouse was as described, if not bigger than we imagined it was going to be, and had everything we required, though we would have loved air conditioning as it was very hot. Although the bedrooms are downstairs and it is slightly cooler there. It is situated close to shops, beach and restaurants, however it is on a very steep hill and therefore not for anyone with difficulty walking! The pool was never too busy, even in August and was nice and clean.
If we return to Carvoeiro, which we hope to do, we would definitely return to colina branca.Unknown
We returned to France without any problem. We want to congratulate you for the benefit of the House, everything was perfect.This is a very clean, complete, practical, nice view, comfortable house. We thank you. We wish you a good season 2012. Sylvie
Magnificent location with a superb sea view, ideal for 4 persons, spacious rooms, two beautiful bathrooms, well equipped kitchen and lounge, a covered terrace with sea view for eating meals and a terrace on the roof. Very close to the town centre and the beach, there is a large communal pool with parasols and sunbeds. Also a cleaning lady several times in the week to renew the sheets and towels. (Thanks to the nice person who worked for us!) The region is superb, this rental is recommended.Corinne
This was our third visit to Carvoeiro and our second to Colina Branca. The house has everything you need to ensure a more than comfortable stay. Great sun terrace, cool fresh bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. My parents travelled with us this year and they loved both the house and the village. We used the market most days and on the days we chose to eat out there was so much to choose from. We also received great support and advice for things we wanted to do from Susie at Carvoeiro Villa Holidays. A great family holiday.....see you next year!Anon.
The house at Colina Branca was absolutely delightful. It had the feel of a lighthouse with two spiral staircases and each room had its own balcony. The bedrooms were spacious and equipped with large wardrobes and cupboards. The top floor looked out onto a wonderful view of the sea over the domed roofs of the other houses. We particularly liked the pool and spent long hours there. It was private and surrounded by flowering plants. The pool was an adequate size to have a decent swim and was 3 metres deep at one end, being shallow at the other. Plenty of sunbeds and parasols were available. The house was only a short walk from the town which offered a good selection of restaurants and bars. There was a lively atmosphere with live music on several evenings and the beach was only five minutes away. The cleaner came halfway through the week to clean and change the linen - good service.Unknown
Thanks to Suzie and her colleagues, we spent a great week. The house was absolutely perfect, very very clean with maid service and change of bed linen during the week. The house was very well equipped, kitchen full of beautiful dishes. A lot of comfort, decorated with care and taste, a terrace with a magnificent view of the sea. Very calm residence, great communal pool, clean, sun loungers and umbrellas available. In short a corner of paradise with beautiful beaches. Thanks for everything, Suzie, I hope that we can return.Marie L N
We had an excellent stay in Carvoeiro, the rental was very clean and very well maintained. The location is very well equipped and has a magnificent view. It is very nice to lunch and dinner on the terrace. The swimming pool of the residence is also very well maintained. No negative point to this location. We were a couple with three children (11 years, 10 years and 20 months) and I recommend this location for families or even friends as the city centre is nearby to go and party. We went regularly on foot to the centre of Carvoeiro for lively evenings (restaurants, pubs, rides for children, shops....) Advice: go for it! Anon.
Colina Branca is a small development of townhouses, and a perfect choice for a family holiday. We stayed in a 2/3 bedroom townhouse which slept 5 people comfortably. The lounge/dining area was furnished very well in Portuguese style and the patio doors opened onto a very spacious sun terrace which included sun loungers and patio furniture. There was a further rooftop sun terrace which was also very spacious and perfect for fantastic views of Carvoeiro. The kitchen was very well equipped even ice packs in the freezer and cool bag to use. The bedrooms were very comfortable each with small private sun terraces. The communal pool area was superb with lots of sun loungers and sun umbrellas. The village/beach is no more than 10 minutes walk from the complex, and you are made very welcome by the locals in all the cafe bars/shops and restaurants. We will certainly be returning to Colina Branca. Thank you.Benson
We have been holidaying in Carvoeiro for the past 12 years, off and on. We have stayed in Villa's as well as the Town Houses in Colina Branca. The Colina Branca houses are superb. The size of the house and the sun balcony is just perfect for our needs. It was clean and tidy and provided more than we expected. This year we had 3 generations in our party ranging from 17 to 71 and there was ample space for all including an en-suite bathroom in one of the bedrooms so my Mum had more privacy in the mornings and getting ready to go out at night. The pool is a really good size. Deep at one end and nice and shallow at the other so the pool would suit most people. We never had to get up in the morning to put towels out as there was always sun beds available regardless of the time we got to the pool and all 6 of us got a bed and a sun umbrella if needed. The whole of Carvoeiro is built on the hillside of what was probably a simple valley many centurys ago. There is no avoiding either steep hills or steps. Colina Branca is no different. You can walk up 'donkey hill' to get to the villas or go past the hill and take the stairs. 95 steps up to our villa! After coming off the beach and having lunch in Smilers it is only 40 steps from the raod to get to the pool which was a good place to stop. I do have to say that the steps did not affect our holiday one bit. In fact it made us all feel we deserved the ice cream after dinner because we had put in a bit of extra effort using the stairs. We've already booked for next year and just can't wait to get back to the place we feel is our second home.Unknown


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