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About Us - Meet the Pac4Portugal Team 

Pac4Portugal delivers the “The Whole Property Package”, via our dedicated team, based in the Carvoeiro & Silves area.  Whether you are a rental client looking for your next private villa rental or a property owner needing either property management services, AL accounting, renovations or wanting to construct a new villa, we are here to help.  Priding ourselves on quality over quantity, while staying competitively priced and delivering "Personal Service, Local Knowledge". is owned by PAC (Portugal) Ltd, a UK limited company, registered in England and Wales, company number 06553500 and Fernando Cabrita registered business in Portugal Alvara 22552.  Pac4Portugal is fast becoming our new portal to showcase the properties, services and experiences we are offering.   Below is some details for you to help get to know us, so we can get to know you.  

Our Services


Pac4Portugal offers a whole property package with the main areas of business being:


We also work with liked minded businesses and on our projects to help market/promote products, services and experiences that can be found in Portugal. 


To help us deliver our "Personal Service, Local Knowledge", we also offer the little extra touches to make your time in Portugal as good as it can be, whether in Portugal for business or pleasure.  We can also arrange 

  • Airport Transfers*

  • Attraction Tickets, Experiences and Tours*


Even if the required experience is not shown on our pages, do not worry, just contact us and we will try and source it for you, we are continually increasing our network.


*We negotiate the best price we can for you via licensed third parties

Our Services
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Meet the Team


The Pac4Portugal team aims to deliver you quality personal service with local knowledge whether as a rental client or a prospective/current property owner.  Find out a little more about Alex and Fernando below.  In addition you can see some of experiences of the Algarve on "Our time out!" a more personable page giving you ideas of what to do with your time in Portugal

Meet the Team
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Pictured above is Alex Cracknell the Managing Director of PAC (Portugal) Ltd - Property Rentals.  He is very hands on and most of your contact will be with him.  Just ask for Alex.


The family business was established in February 2006 when he was made redundant from the Financial Services sector and his friends and family requested he advertised their rental properties.  


Alex has worked companies such as Birmingham Midshires, The FSA in London and Sesame IFA Network to mention a couple and has lived around England.



Rental Property Portfolio


We have always aimed to have around 30 properties in Carvoeiro Villas portfolio, this allows us to know our properties and keep it personal.  There is nothing worse in booking a holiday and someone reading the details from a brochure to you.  If we do not know an answer, we will find out and come back to you with the details.  


We have a range of properties from those on a budget to those you want to lap it up in luxury.


The majority of the properties we have on this website have been in our portfolio from the very early days.  In recent years with have seen some growth and already have more properties in the pipeline, once ready we will add them and let people know via Social Media and Newsletters.  


Sadly some properties do leave our portfolio, whether because they have been sold and are no longer available for rental, or we feel that the property no longer meets our standards.  On a more positive note we have had some properties return to us, looks like they just could not live without us.


**We are also now working on a new portfolio of Silves Villas (From Odelouca Valley to central Silves to east of Messines), we hope to offer a mixture of secluded and nearer the town properties.  We already have a new team in the background to help support us so we can continue "Personal Service, Local Knowledge" in the Silves area, we will keep you posted as this develops**

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"Perfect from beginning to end...Casa Caravela is in the perfect location with everything on your doorstep. Home from home. Loved it. Well organised by Alex to make everything simple from beginning to end. Will definitely be back!" - Helen & family UK July 2018

Villa Mediterraneo....Final word to Alex, the secret ingredient, always very quick to reply to the many queries I had during booking and lead up to our stay, and as much as I can't praise this Villa enough, I would not hesitate to stay at any Pac4Portugal property - Alex and Fernando clearly know what holiday makers need and want from a holiday in Carvoeiro. Thank You So Much, see you next year!" - Bruno & family, Ireland - May 2019

Property Management Services


Pac4Portugal is developing its own branded management company to help deliver the service we believe that both the rental client and property owner deserve.  We already have a number very happy clients and in addition we are project managing a number of villas through their construction.


Working closely with local businesses we can help clients achieve Alojamento Local, accounting for their rental activity, SEF requirements and supply staff where required (Gardeners, Pool and House Cleaners).

             This image on a rental property page indicates that it is managed by the Pac4Portugal brand​

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Vila Pequena (pictured above) was built in the 1980's by his parents and was the inspiration to the business and also the first on the portfolio. 


The family network still remains in the Carvoeiro area and help out from time to time when times are particularly busy.


Alex works closely with the property managers to try and make sure your property rental experience is a good as possible.

Construction and Real Estate


With a constructor being part of Pac4Portugal we are able to offer clients their own projects to be built to a high standard.  We can help source you the land, or work with you on land you have already source.  As prime plots of land are becoming more scarce,  many clients are turning to older properties and choosing to renovate. With years of experience we are able to offer you the right advice on how to achieve a quality renovation so get the best value for your budget. 


We can also offer you properties to buy which have either been built by our constructor or promoted through as we manage and/or rent the property on behalf of our clients




A Bit Of History


Pac4Portugal first started with PAC (Portugal) Ltd wanting to achieve more for its clients and our property rental business was first developed in February 2006 through website to help a number of property owners advertise their properties in a way that many other companies do not.  We are continually developing a very personal service and this is reflected in the feedback shown on the website and by the customers we speak to.  In April 2008 was incorporated and is now part of PAC (Portugal) Limited, a family run company.  Now is our first portal that will showcase our property portfolio, along with our extra services and future projects that we have all in one place.  It will continually evolve as we do.  Dont forget to bookmark our website and enjoy the ride with us!


The family have been visiting the Algarve for over 30 years and now part of the family is based in the Algarve.  We have seen a great many changes, sandy tracks to motorways and enjoyed many of the experiences.  This site gives a little taste of the Algarve and some of the gorgeous properties available for rental.


In 2014 Alex and Fernando met each other through the construction of Casa Filarte and soon realised they both had common goals they wished to achieve.  In 2015 they launched their own management company and have been recognised very quickly for their service with their owners.  They have already built and started renting Villa Mediterrâneo  & Villa Atlantica, between them and now managing a number of new builds ( Villa Maritima, Villa Carvoeiro and Silves Quinta) and furthermore there are more projects in the pipeline



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Pictured above is Fernando Cabrita, who runs his own fully licenced building company in the Algarve. Fernando is proudly a third generation constructor and has been building villas in the Algarve for over 30 years and is very hands on throughout the building process. His family have built over 300 villas in the Algarve over some 60 plus years.


Both Alex and Fernando understand the importance of delivering a high quality personal service, this is reflected in the high number of repeat clients each year


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More assurance needed, just read some of our feedback

Why PAC Portugal and Pac4Portugal


PAC is simply Alex´s full name, but he never uses his first name,  Paul Alexander Cracknell.  

It has always been seen as a business to offer services and products throughout Portugal.  For the first 9 years we have been mainly focused rental properties in Carvoeiro area where we have the greatest knowledge, followed by our secluded villas and the experiences of the Algarve mainly to the West and North.   After meeting Fernando Cabrita in 2014 we felt it was a natural progression to bring our energy, service and business skills together to expand Pac4Portugal to its full potential.


We continue to bring together like minded businesses with a common goal to bring quality with personal service, local knowledge to our clients.  We are now not limited to the Algarve as we have reliable, equal minded people working in Lisbon and further north to help promote Portugal and our ethics

"Perfect family friendly villa in great location....This is a spacious and well equipped villa which looked even better than the photos. There was plenty of space for our family of five and our children loved playing in the pool. The villa was close enough to all amenities whilst still feeling private. Pac4Portugal handled everything brilliantly and efficiently. This was a great place for a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended..." - Collard Family, UK (August 2019)  Casa Pacata

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Book with Confidence


All our properties are vetted and now either have the Alojamento Local (Tourist License) or are in the process of applying for one.


Theses licenced rental villas and apartments are all registered with Portuguese Authorities and meet set legal and safety requirements.


In addition clients staying in these villas will need to supply their passport details, which are needed to meet the Portuguese Authorities requirements (SEF)

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Launched in April 2021 was our website Carvoeiro.VillasThis website was launched to exclusively showcase villas managed by the Pac4Portugal team and rented on behalf of the owners.  This is a brighter website solely aimed towards the rental of a select number of luxury villa rentals with pools.  It also allows us to incorporate a blog, so we can give you ideas and news more regularly, but with more depth than our social media posts.  However we were unable to link the desired booking facilities we wanted.  It still remains as there is some great reference information on there.

Carvoeiro.Rentals offers most the content on Carvoeiro.Villas but is an upgrade on functionality, offering clients search and direct booking opinions.  Launched in February 2022 as a positive step forward.  It offers you a showcase of villas exclusively managed by the Pac4Portugal team and rented on behalf of the owners

Whichever website you use, or, you will receive the same level of Personal Service, Local Knowledge.  We work direct with the owners cutting out the other agents, giving you the best prices.


Marketing the future


We contiune to work endlessly on promoting our brand and services both through traditional methods and more innovative ways.  


  • Our own dedicated websites as well as some paid promotion websites

  • Regular Newsletters

  • An active Search Engine Optimisation programme (SEO)

  • Social Media, including Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Wordpress

  • Networking locally and through professional networks

  • Signage on projects, new builds and management properties

  • plus lots more in the pipeline

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"May I take this opportunity to say that your website is absolutely brilliant, and  the photographs that you post of Carvoeiro most days make one want to drop everything and hotfoot to the nearest airport.  The pics brighten even the dullest days here in blighty and always evoke happy memories of many holidays spent in Carvoeiro.  I hope that we will be able to add to those memories before too long."

- The Smiths, UK 2016

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"The help given by Alex ( PAC Portugal Ltd) cannot be underestimated and it was great that he visited us a couple of times to ensure everything was fine, and gave us lots of useful information about the area. The welcome pack we found on our arrival was far better than we expected and after a days travelling was just what we needed." - Cooper Family April 2016."

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We are continually looking to improve our personal service and local knowledge.  As part of this ongoing process we keep all our current and potential clients up to date with the places we explore and what maybe on, you can see these on "Our Time Out!" and also in our monthly newsletter.


The team works very hard and over time we become friends with many clients and owners, sharing time out with them at events and our favourite restaurants.  Pac4Portugal is a whole experience, which we give our everything to which may reflect in the high number of reopeat clients.


Clowns to the left and jokers to the right!!!

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"What dreams are made of! Wow what can we say...... This villa is truly what dreams are made of....Once again Alex and Fernando excelled themselves with this stunning villa. The villa is equipped with everything you could possibly dream of to make your stay easy, calm and carefree. The villa is very modern, clean and spacious. The location is superb with just an extremely short stroll to the edge of the town. We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you again for yet another extremely relaxing and memorable holiday." - Dady & Friends , UK - August 2020

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