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Unwind in Elegance with large private pool & amazing hillside views. (Free WIFI)

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Perfect place for total rest and access to all holiday activities in the Algarve

Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is a unique detached property, set in 2 acres of grounds amid the tranquil Algarve hills; just 20 minutes north of Faro airport and on the edge of the Portuguese town of Sao Bras de Alportel, full of rustic charm, with many street cafes, restaurants, banks, tourist office, shops and supermarkets.

This is an ideal location for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday in privacy yet the beautiful beaches of the Algarve are just a short distance by car, plus have easy access to all the holiday attractions the Algarve can offer.

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About the Owner

Christina & Barry
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Christina & Barry

In 2007 we decided to make our home available to holidaymakers and have subsequently met some wonderful people. Many have become good friends.

By living in the Algarve we are able to deal with all of our guests personally; from initial greeting to cleaning and maintenance, plus resolve the odd problem. Furthermore, we are able to continuously liaise with the local tourist office for the current and new attractions or activities available, throughout the Algarve, for our guests.

Christina & Barry purchased this villa in 2006

Why Christina & Barry chose Algarve

The views from the house are stunning and the feeling of total peace adds to the tranquillity of a great holiday home. From this location, there is easy access to all the attractions the Algarve can offer; making this the complete holiday package for a family, friends getaway or discerning golfers.

What makes this villa unique

The area, in which we live, is a perfect environment for local wildlife and birds to which we have developed our birdwatching skills and love of nature. Based on this we are able to suggest other local areas for incredible birdwatching or sightseeing.

The location provides easy access to many excellent golf courses and through our local golfing contacts we are able to obtain excellent discounts on green fees and equipment hire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa is in a stunning setting with lovely views of the mountains. The owner was on hand, but very discrete, helping as and when required. The standard of the furnishings and amenities is very high, with bathrobes, towels and even slippers available! The bathrooms are very luxurious, all with jacuzzi baths, and the kitchen is large and very well equipped. The lounge area has comfortable settees and there are top of the range TVs and DVD players in all rooms. The pool is not heated, so at this time of year was too cold to use, but very pleasant to relax beside. The location is too far out of the closest town to walk and so a car is essential, although there are two good restaurants just a short distance away, before you reach Sao Bras de alportel. The supermarket is about 5 minutes away by car. It is situated withing easy reach of a number of interesting sights and towns including Tavira, Loule, Faro and Olhao. Overall, I would recommend this villa highly.
Oct 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa is in a stunning setting with lovely views of the mountains. The owner was on hand, but very discrete, helping as and when required. The standard of the furnishings and amenities is very high, with bathrobes, towels and even slippers available! The bathrooms are very luxurious, all with jacuzzi baths, and the kitchen is large and very well equipped. The lounge area has comfortable settees and there are top of the range TVs and DVD players in all rooms. The pool is not heated, so at this time of year was too cold to use, but very pleasant to relax beside. The location is too far out of the closest town to walk and so a car is essential, although there are two good restaurants just a short distance away, before you reach Sao Bras de alportel. The supermarket is about 5 minutes away by car. It is situated withing easy reach of a number of interesting sights and towns including Tavira, Loule, Faro and Olhao. Overall, I would recommend this villa highly.
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 12

26 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Chicago
5

Amazing place and awesome people! Don't miss

  • 5 of 5

We travel extensively and this villa is everything it promised to be and more. The views are breathtaking and one has everything at their fingertips in this place; HIGH CLASS villa, and true gem. I have not met more kind and welcoming hosts. Barry & Christina are soooo nice and informative and caring; they spent time explaining to us how to get around the town and even recommended restaurants (yes, there are several within walking distance that are top notch). Barry even helped us try to polish away some scratch marks on our rental car that someone made while we were parked near Lisbon. I speak for all 4 persons in our group when I say- we HIGHLY recommend this place and the hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We hope one day to be back. God Bless you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a wonderful week with my family in this lovely villa ... barry and tina were so welcoming and are always available if there is anything you need.. the villa has everything you will need for a relaxing holiday .. the beds are so comfy you don't want to get up! There are plenty of restaurants nearby .. or if you want to cook or barbecue there are numerous shops/supermarkets to chose from. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa and will no doubt be returning in the near future . Kathy C

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cornwall
5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end

  • 5 of 5

This is without doubt a wonderful place to stay, not only is the villa itself such an outstanding property set in a beautiful location but also the owners Barry and Christina had thought of literally everything to make sure staying here would be an unforgettable experience. The quality of everything within the villa is of the highest standard and I don't think there isn't a thing missing, it made our trip to Portugal one to remember and if we were to go back to the area again without doubt we would be staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Tina and Barry were perfect hosts. The villa was spotlessly clean and well equipped and situated in a fabulous location, picturesque views and outstanding swimming pool and facilities. The villa is the ideal location to explore the real Algarve.

Thank you so much for making our stay such a relaxing one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Quinta do Cascalho is a very beautiful and luxuriously appointed villa with breathtaking views. Everything here is of the highest quality and maintained to a very high standard, and yet the villa has a very homely and welcoming feel that puts you instantly at ease and ready for a relaxing holiday. This is undoubtedly due to the incredible attention to detail of the lovely owners Tina and Barry. Nothing is too much trouble, and they go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. We were very sorry to leave this wonderful place at the end of our two week stay, and are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grange over Sands
5

Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a fab week in your lovely villa Barry & Tina, perfect hosts. We've had an amazing family holiday. Thank you so much your villa was just what we needed, spotlessly clean, equipped with everything and more! Great pool which we spent many hours lazing in and around. Our boys aged 13 & 18 enjoyed the pool and the space in and around the villa, particularly the fact that they had large beds and TVs, even a fridge in Jakes room! The TV package is better than we have at home although we didn't spend much time indoors! Enjoyed our BBQ's and our nightly dominoes challenge sat outside at night. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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From the Owner

The views from the house are stunning and the feeling of total peace adds to the tranquillity of a great holiday home. From this location, there is easy access to all the attractions the Algarve can offer; making this the complete holiday package for a family, friends getaway or discerning golfers.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : O Graciano at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Faro at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 Olaho at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : O Graciano at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Olhao & Fuseta at 12 Kilometres Car: recommended

The villa is nestled in the hills, just outside the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, and enjoys magnificent hillside and distant sea views. Through its location, in the authentic Algarve, ‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ offers the best for all types of holidaymakers. It is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and relax by the pool in total privacy, yet the beautiful beaches are just a short distance by car. This location has something for everyone, from walking in the local nature reserves or peaceful country drives through traditional Portuguese villages, to the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve..

Other activities include: Golf, Slow Travel, Ecoturism Tours, Birding & Bird Watching tours, Water parks, zoo marine, fishing, horse riding, walking, mountain biking, cycling, and water sports.

Golf:

The Algarve is known for its beaches, but the winter months are a prime time to visit one of the world's premier golf destinations. Each golf course offers a unique design taking advantage of the local landscape allowing the golfer a challenging yet pleasurable game.

With more than 30 top quality golf courses in the Algarve, you will never be short of a quality course to play. Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is ideally located to have access to a high percentage of these courses within just 20 minutes drive. To the East are Benamore, Quinta da Cima, Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim, the Jack Nicklaus signature course Monte Rei, as well as the Seve Ballesteros-designed Quinta do Vale. To the South is the Golden Triangle of golf with Vale do Lobo, Ocean and Royal, Quinta do Lago North and South courses, Sao Lorenzo and Villa Sol. To the West is the Vilamoura complex, with the Arnold Palmer design Victoria, plus the Old Course, Millennium, Laguna and Pinhal. Through our local contacts, we are able to obtain excellent golf discounts and equipment.

Eco-tourism and Eco-fashion:

Sao Bras de Alportel is situated in the Barrocal region of the Algarve comprising large open spaces, pure air and lush foliage of almond, fig, carob and cork trees; to which the region became the biggest cork producing centre in Portugal and the world. Today there are organized cork trails that take you through this beautiful countryside and a visit to the cork museum. In the centre of Sao Bras is the shop where you can purchase many eco-fashion items that are produced from cork such as purses, handbags, belts, shoes and even curtains, which you will find in the lounge of Quinta Fonte do Cascalho.

A Birdwatchers Paradise:

‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ sits in a natural area that is a fantastic habitat for the birds that frequent the Algarve. In addition to the Swallows and Martins that share the pool with you, from the terrace you would see: Golden Oriole, Cattle Egret, White Stork, Black Stork, Bee Eater, Hoopoe, Azure-winged Magpie, Bluethroat, Fan-tailed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Southern Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Common Waxbill, Serin, Black-winged Kite, Black Kite, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture, Montagu's Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Spanish Imperial Eagle. Through our local contacts, we can arrange bird-watching tours, with responsible guides, for sea or the 10 reserved land locations for birds in the Algarve.

Lawn Bowling:

During the winter months, the Algarve is an ideal location for Lawn Bowling. There are numerous organized clubs scheduling regular games. Visiting players are very welcome to join in where clubs stock a full range of bowls for hire at a nominal charge. Tavira Bowls club, with an eight rink level green, is just a few minutes away from the villa.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
13 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,050
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,050
 
 
Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£805
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,395
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

A £250.00 damage deposit is required on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The area, in which we live, is a perfect environment for local wildlife and birds to which we have developed our birdwatching skills and love of nature. Based on this we are able to suggest other local areas for incredible birdwatching or sightseeing. The location provides easy access to many excellent golf courses and through our local golfing contacts we are able to obtain excellent discounts on green fees and equipment hire.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Terrace - Outdoor Shower
  • All spa baths are pre-set to 4 programs to suit your mood.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Paradise - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot available
  • Hollywood - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be set as twin 3ft singles.
  • Vine - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom is equipped with remote controlled air-conditioning that can be set to automatically maintain the exact temperature you require. It can also be set to silent run just to give you that extra quietness during your sleep. All bedrooms have spa baths, bidet, toilet and wash hand basin. Bath robes are also provided. Bedroom 2 is set as an extra large double bed that can be made as two singles, if requested.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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