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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Sarah and Peter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in Municipality of Tavira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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Beautiful Villa with Private Pool, Sea Views, Mature Gardens in Stunning Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely property in a secluded location

  • 5 of 5

A clean and well appointed property with fabulous pool and far reaching views over the countryside to the sea beyond. Our stay at Casa Alcarias was during the last two weeks of September. Car is essential.

There were 5 of us and when not enjoying the pool we spent a lot of the time on the terrace overlooking the pool. There is a good sized outdoor barbecue, which we used on several occasions, perfect for al fresco dining in the evening.

When the weather is hot, as it was during our stay, we had to seek out the shade most days.

The eastern Algarve is less commercialised than its western counterpart, which is part of its charm, but if you want all the tourist attractions that the western Algarve offers, you could be dissappointed. Having said that its less than an hours drive to Albufeira.

Tavira is about a 20 minute drive from the villa and is a lovely town not overrun by tourists.

The villa is perfect for a family holiday and if you have kids, the pool is big enough to keep them amused. There was a file containing plenty of useful information regarding the villa and the surrounding area. Casa Alcarias can be thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views from a fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Villa Alcarias. The villa exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen as we enjoy trying out local recipes....a couple of which Maria, the house keeper, recommended. We tried the 'Cataplana' fish dish which we enjoyed on the terrace looking out to the view of the ocean and the setting sun...add a bottle of wine to that and we were in heaven!

The very generously-sized pool appealed to our 12 year old was a joy to swim in.

The size of the villa meant that there were always places to sit, read, have lunch..etc

Sarah was always quick to reply with any questions we had and directions to property were very comprehensive and easy to follow.

We loved visiting Tavira and the markets in Olhao. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a beautiful location, close to beautiful family friendly beaches and Tavira

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded expectations, spacious rooms, beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. Very comfortable for 4 adults and 4 children. The pool is a good size and is well maintained as is the garden. There is a beautiful view over the hills to the sea. The location is good, a short drive to the stunning beaches around Tavira and charming old town. We had a fantastic holiday and we're very sad to leave! Hope to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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: 10-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 24-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Santa Estevao
Nearest Train
28.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Santa Catarina
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Fuzeta and Tavira
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July Special
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
21 night minimum stay
July - August
21 Jul 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept - Oct
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
21 night minimum stay
for 21 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Casa Alcarias
Payment Structure
The deposit is 50% of the total cost
Payment of the deposit confirms the booking.

The final payment is due 6 weeks prior to the arrival date

Cancellation by Guests - Policy
More than 6 weeks prior to arrival 50% refund of deposit

4-6 weeks prior to arrival
 40% refund of total booking
2-4 weeks prior to arrival
 25% refund on total booking
Less than 2 weeks No Refund
Cancellations must be made by 12 midday on the appropriate day.

Cancellation by Owners - Policy
Should for any reason we as owners have to cancel the booking, all monies paid to us by the guest will be refunded.

Service Fees and Bank Charges
Any service fees paid to Owners Direct, or bank charges incurred are not the responsibility of the owners.
Travel Insurance
It is strongly advised that guests take out comprehensive 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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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