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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views, Mature Gardens in Stunning Setting

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Updated: 07-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 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

Villa in Santa Catarina, Eastern Algarve

Casa Alcarias is set in 2 acres of garden and meadow in the unspoiled countryside of Santa Catarina. Stunning views to the sea, the pretty coastal town of Fuzeta and the majestic Sao Miguel mountain, this really is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the real Portugal. Along with its lawned play area, private pool, outside kitchen and barbeque, the villa offers all home comforts, including terraces or balconies from all the bedrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans and an open stone fireplace for cooler months. There is an excellent choice of local shops, cafes and restaurants just 1kms away at pretty Santa Catarina. The historic town of Tavira with its riverside restaurants and cafes is only 10km drive. There are golf facilities within approximately 15 minutes drive, and tennis less than 2km away.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sarah and Peter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2017

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

One of our best holidays ever.

The villa was beautiful, stunning location, massive pool and lovely gardens.

We had 2 small children, 2 teenagers and 4 adults, so we needed a villa that did everything. Casa Alcarias more than delivered. Infact it was hard to get everyone geared up to leave to explore the beaches!

The house was beautifully clean and we had the lovely house keeper Maria Jose to baby sit for us one night, which was fantastic - she even brought a home made cake around for the kids!

The location was perfect. Completely private but 2 minutes to the little town of Santa Catarina, where you could get everything, especially the custard tarts at 'Madeira's Pao'!!

We ventured to Tavira a few times, which is only 15 minutes and is a beautiful little town with some great restaurants on the front - exactly as Sarah had said on the webpage. We also loved Fuzeta. The children loved the ferry ride to the islands and I have to say that the sundowners beach bar at the end of a day spent on the beach was perfect.

Thank you, thank you - we will be back September 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danny, Lindsey and all your lovely family, for such a super review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you had a chance to relax! - I know how hectic your work loads are! I'm also so pleased that you explored Fuzeta and discovered the islands. They are a treasure. Please tell Ellie and Joel that I still have their 'special shells'! Thank you once again for being such lovely guests and you are all most welcome back any time....
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Great relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful villa, providing a wonderful place for a great family vacation. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the grounds are so well maintained. The owners are very helpful and accessible if needed. We really appreciated the food and drinks they had for us when we arrived - very thoughtful! Would definitely recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The best holiday we have been on in years. The Villa was absolutely beautiful, with amazing gardens, sea views; and most importantly the pool was incredible (practically the size you would expect from a hotel). Again, had an unbelievable time, in an unbelievable Villa and we will definitely be re-visiting this slice of paradise .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 28 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Santa Catarina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Santa Estevao at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Faro at 28.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Santa Catarina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuzeta and Tavira at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary


The beach at Tavira is 15 minutes drive away. There are other superb beaches at Pedras del Rei, Tavira Island and Fuzeta close by.


Faro airport is 30 minutes drive. Car hire is essential.


There is a bank, post office, petrol station, supermarket, cafes and bars at Santa Catarina, 1kms.

Historic Tavira is a must at 10 minutes drive, as is Moncarapacho.

The Ria Formosa National Park is 15 minutes and the palace and Roman ruins at Estoi are just 10 minutes drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept - Oct
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking. The balance to be settled 6 weeks before arrival. Cancellation less than 6 weeks before arrival is non-refundable. It is strongly advised that guests take out travel insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 07-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bath/shower to Bedroom 1. En-suite shower room to Bedroom 2. Family bathroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King or twin. Bedroom 2 - King or twin. Bedroom 3 - Twin. Bedroom 4 - Twin. Two further child beds are available. Two cots are available.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Ample parking area. Welcome pack on arrival. Outside: The villa is surrounded by olive, fig, almond and carrob groves. The house is set in a 2 acre plot with a lawned play area, and landscaped garden. The 12mx6m pool has a large patio with lovely views to the sea and countryside. There are ample recliners and patio tables and chairs. There is a large BBQ and outside kitchen, with a covered eating area adjacent to the pool. With its endless country lanes and open fields, this is a great place to explore! Utility Room: Washing machine, large fridge/freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. There is an additional maid service once during the middle of the week.

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