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Luxurious 3 Bed 3 Ensuite Bath Villa,Air-Con.U'floor heating,Heated private pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxurious 3 Bed 3 Ensuite Bath Villa,Wi-Fi, Under' floor.heating,Heated private pool,Town Centre 500m walk to restaurants,Kamado Joe BB

Casa Boa Sorte is a spacious and beautiful air-conditioned villa nestling in the tranquil hillside of Cerro da Mesquita. The villa has recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment for the enjoyment and comfort of our guests, which includes Wi-Fi. All bedrooms are now ensuite and furniture and furnishings are of a very high standard. Specification includes Super King Vi-Spring mattresses, solid walnut low-end sleigh bed, rosewood and metal bedsteads and under floor heating to all bathrooms. Outside the villa now benefits from a large Kamado Joe BBQ, in addition to the traditional Portuguese BBQ, and rattan outdoor furniture.

The new pool cover ensures that the large roman ended heated salt (slight) water pool maintains the perfect temperature between use. The villa affords total privacy making it an ideal place to spend a family holiday, honeymoon or romantic break and enjoys spectacular uninterrupted and panoramic views across the valley with views out to the sea. Easily accessed from the main road and situated on a made up and lit private lane with off road parking for two cars, Casa Boa Sorte is just a few mins drive or bike ride from the delightful unspoilt town of Sao Bras de Alportel, once the cork capital of Portugal with its restaurants and all the facilities you'd expect to find in a small town including a choice of supermarkets including an Intermarche. Pavement cafe's are a plenty for times when you just want to enjoy a mouth watering cake and coffee and do a bit of people watching. Sao Bras is a favoured destination of some very well known celebrities who have come to relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere, so you never know who you might be sitting next to, as you widen your eyes and whisper "is that who I think it is" and the answer we can tell you is probably yes. But everyone respects their privacy. Leaving Sao Bras an easy 20 minute drive will take you to Loule, the coast and beaches, golf courses and Faro airport. Tavira and the Spanish border town Ayamonte are also within easy reach and Lisbon is a 2hr drive. With its unique microclimate and sheltered positon, Sao Bras is one of the Algarve's best kept secrets and the location couldn't be more ideal for exploring the best the region and the Algarve has to offer.

More Details
Registration Number : 12219

Michael and Donna
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Michael and Donna

Me and my wife are originally from London and like most people living amid the hustle and bustle of busy cities, longed to spend days in more tranquil surroundings. We first holidayed in the Algarve some twenty years ago and it quickly became a favourite place above all other European destinations.

Why Michael and Donna chose Algarve

When we walked in and saw the amazing panoramic views we just looked at each other and knew it was perfect. The unspoilt local town of Sao Bras de Alportel is ideally situated for touring the Algarve and is just fifteen minutes from Loule, twenty five minutes from Faro airport and close to Tavira and the Spanish border. Lisbon is an easy two hour drive.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is truly a home from home.The location is peaceful with breathtaking views over the valleys, yet the town centre is just a couple of minutes down the road. We love eating alfresco on the upper terrace where there is a traditional Portuguese barbecue (or our fantastic Kamado Joe) and then relax with a glass of something chilled under the pergola beside the lemon and orange trees in the garden or then again you could go for a bike ride.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly request that clients refrain from sitting on furniture, where suntan lotion on their skin comes in direct contact with the leather/material
  • Please be mindful of the quantity of toilet tissue you place down the toilet as this may cause blockages & result in charges,if a technician is needed
  • Please do not leave the air-conditioning on when the villa is not occupied or if the doors and windows are open.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ensuite with hand basin,shower,toilet & undrerfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite with hand basin,shower,toilet & underfloor heating
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ensuite with hand basin,shower,toilet & underfloor heating
  • Full en-suite bathrooms to Super King bedroom and Twin bedrooms. En-suite to Kingsize double bedroom with walk-in shower,hand basin and toilet. All en-suite bathrooms have underfloor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-Size bedstead room with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , S'-King walnut bedstead (Vi-spring mattr's)en-suite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms All with double patio doors leading directly onto main terraces: 1 Double bedroom (Super-King bed) with air-con.(En-suite) 1 Twin bedroom with air-con.(En-suite) 1 Double bedroom (King-size) with air-con.(En-suite)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A complimentary bottle of wine is provided to get your holiday off to a good start. If pool heating is required, there is an additional charge of £250 per week. Highly recommended for swimming at night with the pool lights on under the stars. Air-conditioning is included in the advertised price. 6 month rentals available October - March. Full air-con, fogo montanha log fire, wi-fi, Solar Hart (as well as conventional heating facility). Outside: Upper terrace with 8 seater patio table,chairs and traditional Moorish style barbecue. Swing seat. Lower terrace with sun loungers, parasols and large 12m x 5m salt water (latest and safest desalination process which is kind to your skin) swimming pool with pool heating (not overlooked) and pool cover. Extensive and beautifully landscaped private gardens with tranquil seating area under the large pergola, great for whiling away the evening with a drink (Complimentary bottle of wine provided) and watching the sunset with its superb elevated views across the valley. Separate children's play area including swing and slide. The upper terrace looks down onto the lower swimming pool terrace and is separated via a gate with a shoot bolt from the upper to the lower terrace, so young child have no access to the pool. We also have an internal stair gate built in along with baby monitoring devices and a stroller. Pool toys incl. floats,lilos,inflatables,baby bch igloo & bkts & spds. Utility Room: Washing machine, laundry basket, airers, iron and ironing board.beach wind-breaker, beach balls etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service once a week. Towels and linens included. Linens changed once a week. Beach towels are not supplied. Bike Hire available £10 per day 3 days minimum hire. £50 returnable damage deposit per bike. Electronic wall safe


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from a 10 day stay at the villa and had a fantastic time. We were a family of 6 and there was more than enough space for us all. The villa was exceptionally clean and well equipped. The pool was perfect. There were some wonderful restaurants costing just a few euros in a taxi to get to, so only minutes away. The square in Sao bras is lovely too, a real unspoilt Portuguese town. The location was perfect for visiting tavina, faro and ayamonte in Spain, all approximately 30 minutes drive away and all definitely worth a visit. We also had a day trip to Lisbon which was fabulous; a long day but worthwhile. Overall a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Enjoyed our Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house is an excellent choice for any family with lots of space and a good sized pool. The house was very clean and we were settled in within minutes. The children enjoyed the fast internet connection to watch Netflix when it was too hot outside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Lovely Villa In Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

Villa is ideal in terms of location,standard , space and appliances. I holiday in villas three times a year and this one is as good as and better than most.

Journey from airport was as indicated a simple twenty minute drive given the directions Michael had supplied. Already thinking of returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Exceptional property, stunning views, great pool

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 people staying in Casa Boa Sorte for 2 weeks. We can't express well enough how happy we all were in the villa. The owners have certainly put a lot of effort, care, thought and love in the villa and we could feel it in every corner. The pool is a real gem. We couldn’t get out of it during those hot days.

The furnished terrace is the place to be for breakfast and dinner. But be careful! It will make you drink a lot of G&Ts, admiring the views and the sunny sky. The 3 bedrooms with an ensuite each were furnished with taste and great quality.

The owners really cared for us providing all we needed from directions to the property to answering promptly to any inquiry we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Stunning and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Villa Boa Sorte is a wonderful villa, situated up a quiet lane. There are lovely views across the valley towards the sea. The owners Michael and Donna were extremely helpful - helping our holiday go like clockwork! Nothing was a problem to them. The Villa is a credit to them...extremely clean and beautifully decorated. Impressively equipped also. The pool area is ideal and two of the bedrooms open straight out onto it. There are a few good restaurants and a quality supermarket nearby...very handy! I travelled with three friends and we had a brilliant holiday... totally chilled. We cant recommend it enough and certainly wouldn't hesitate in returning. PERFECT...thank you to Michael and Donna (once again) - Angie

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Quiet, safe, stunning views, great location.

  • 5 of 5

It's a recently fully refurbished villa with air conditioning and underfloor heating. High standard furniture. High spec kitchen. Bedrooms very comfortable. Lovely bathrooms. South facing pool with wide tiled terrace. The location is very good. Just a couple miles from downtown of Sao Brás it's though a quiet area overlooking the fields with the sea in between the hills. São Brás is a little town with all the amenities and very central. Great restaurants! Just 30 minutes from the coastline and majors golf courses.

Firmly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres


Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Tavira and Faro beaches can all be reached in approx 15-20 mins by car. Where nautical sports are available. Tennis and Horse riding are 5mins and 15mins away.


Airport: Faro (20 mins). Car essential.

For car hire, we use and can recommend www.amoita.com/casaboasorte They have a wide range of quality, well maintained cars at competitive prices and can meet you at Faro airport or even the villa if preferred. Please quote my name and ref: 20003538, if you decide to book with them.


The town centre of Sao Bras de Alportel is 1km from the villa with its host of places to eat a Saturday fresh fruit and vegetable market and 'museum of costume'. Loule and Faro are between 8-12 kms away with there host of restaurants, shops and a shopping centre. Loule has a large Saturday market with ceramics, fruit and vegetables, fish etc.

Further Details:

The Algarve Tourist board shop is 1km away in the town along with major banks, supermarkets and restaurants/cafes.

Two Waterslide Parks: 20min & 30 min drive

Horse riding: 15min drive

Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach

Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 25min drive

Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 25min drive

Go-Karting (Almancil) : 15min drive

River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach.

Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon.

All infomation and tickets can be gained from the local Algarve Tourist Office (1km away from the Villa)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
10 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
30% non-refundable deposit and the balance be paid in full, 8 weeks prior to commencement of holiday. There is a £250 (payable with balance) fully refundable damage/breakages deposit after a satisfactory inspection by our villa manager and the return of the keys. Pool heating is charged at £350 per week and Under floor heating, to all bathrooms, at £50 per week(In those cooler months). (Alojamento Licence 12219).

Bike Hire available £15 per day 3 days minimum hire. £50 returnable damage deposit per bike. Includes Helmet, bike locks and puncture repair kit. (Subject to availability).

Travel Cot available free of charge. Free child car seats available both (booster and full car seat).

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover days. Departure times are 10am on day of departure for clients and arrival is 3pm.(unless otherwise arranged by management).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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