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Villa With Private Pool, Stunning mountain views, WIFI.Tourism register 7698/AL

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in historical city of Estoi, pet-friendly,wifi- Peaceful Location, Rolling Countryside, 15 Minutes By Car To Faro Beach, Other Beaches Close

This modern villa is comfortable and perfect for outdoor living. The newly painted villa is an independent house and the pool is not overlooked. The large garden is totally enclosed. Accommodation on one floor, nicely furnished with all modern comforts. Plenty of space for sunbathing and if shade is sought, there are lovely terraces around the house and a roof terrace. Shopping in Estoi and Sao bras about 5 mins drive. Shopping centre jumbo in Faro on the way home from the beach. A car is necessary. As we often use the villa ourselves we have provided it with all amenities: dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, dvd, satellite tv, air-conditioning and a remodeled kitchen. Estoi is well known for its palace that has become a pousada and for the roman villa. Both can be visited. A welcome pack can be prepared on simple demand (to be paid at arrival). We renewed the bathrooms in 2016 with walk in rainshower.

More Details
Registration Number : 7698

Wilfried Van den Broeck
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Wilfried Van den Broeck

We live in Belgium and we have 3 children, one boy and 2 girls. My wife and I work, but we spend most of our holidays in Portugal, where we have friends and have fallen in love with the country. Since 1980 we have been travelling all over Portugal, and we know every spot. The Algarve is our preferred region especially the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Wilfried Van den Broeck purchased this villa in 1996

Why Wilfried Van den Broeck chose Alcaria Branca

We and all our family love Estoi because of the beauty and peacefulness of the area. There are many beautiful beaches and places of interest in the neighbourhood like old Faro town and Olhao fish market. The area is easily accessible with Faro airport less than 15 minutes drive away. The climate is sunny and dry.

What makes this villa unique

The property is quiet and rest giving. Just 20 minutes drive to the city of Faro and an ample choice of beautiful beaches. The pool is private and comfortable with a large barbecue area. We provide for information about delicious restaurants when booking. The highlight is the garden. We are landscaping the garden in front of the villa and around the pool area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest comments: we particularly liked the spacious lounge and dining area and the kitchen is very well equipped. We found the setting of the house very relaxing. 'we had a lovely relaxing holiday and really enjoyed our stay. Our little girl had a fabulous time spending most of her time in the pool'. The location was ideal - nice to retreat to at the end of a crowded day on the beach! 'pauline. The highlight was the garden. The landscaping is already a real plus and will be magnificent. The location is very relaxing and the villa is lovely. 'i will miss sitting outside having my early morning coffee with only the sounds of birds and crickets to be heard'. 'wir hatten eine sehr schöne und erholsame zeit und haben vor allem die terasse mit dem einmaligen panoramablick genossen. 'birgit 04/2012. The villa's location is ideal(local taxis found us easily, so we were able to go out in the evening.
Jan 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcaria Branca in Faro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove the garbage every day
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2, with basin, shower and toilet. second bathroom with basin, rain shower , wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with box spring double bed, fitted wardrobe, air-con. bedroom 2 with new twin beds and baby cot. both with fitted wardrobe, and reversible air conditioner (hot and cold). bed in the living room for 2 persons. Smoke detector and fire extinguisher.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is very suitable for a family with small children. A baby chair and a baby bath are available. Hair-dryer in the fbathroom Outdoor furniture is available including sunshade umbrellas and sun cover. Four new sunbeds, two aluminum chairs for outside use. Reversible air-conditioning. The pool is unfenced, therefore babies and toddlers will need constant supervision. A safety turtle is available (wristband)and is to be used. Sounds an alarm the instant your child falls into water. Deposit for safety turtle 250 euros, which will be returned after check- up by our property manager. new box spring double bed in master bedroom. Two new very comfortable beds in the second bedroom. Chest of drawers incorporated in the wardrobes. Internet hotspot is available at 20 euro a week. Kanguru hotspot deposit 50 euro for multiple tablets and i-phones (max 10) Outside: Lovely garden in front of the villa. Beautiful wild garden with barbecue at the kitchen side. New landscaped garden at the pool side. Shaded or sunny terraces, outdoor furniture and private swimming pool 7.40 x 3.5 x 1.55 m. Wooden gate with drive and parking place paved with natural stone of the region. Total property area of 2500 m2. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner. Solar boiler and electroboiler. Family first aid kit. Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included also for the cot. Towels and linen are changed at the beginning of each holiday and every week. You are asked to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. Other: Smoke detector in the kitchen and the entry hall


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Villa With Private Pool, Stunning mountain views, WIFI.Tourism register 7698/AL
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 23 reviews

A fantastic gem in the tranquility of the Algarve.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say! This outstanding property was everything we hoped and more. Fantastically equipped, comfortable and so beautifully cared for. Great location, very easy to access and convenient. The property manager David is a delight and such a fantastic person to know you have on hand. If you need some peace away from it all, THIS is the place to go. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for your enthusiasm!
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

a very well appointed villa, very clean and well looked after. we had total privacy around the pool and were not too far from any of the local towns and the airport.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, clean and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location, peaceful and private. The villa was everything as described. We really enjoyed our stay. David was helpful and available for advice if needed. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Perfect villa fully equiped for all your needs

Peaceful location perfect weather

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

David who lives nearby is a great guy

So helpful and friendly

Would highly recommend this villa

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally
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Quiet rural location which was ideal for us. Everything you could possibly need for a fantastic hols

  • 4 of 5

We loved the villa which had everything we needed. Very clean house on arrival and all utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc very clean and plentiful.

We were disappointed on our arrival on the Sunday as the pool was very green and looked uncared for. David did sort it out on the Monday and all ok after that. It was a bad first impression.

We felt that lighting around the pool/garden would have added to making the environment for eating out in the evening even more enjoyable. The two spotlights were a bit too harsh.

Overall you have a beautiful home and we would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will improve the lighting around the pool with solar powered lighting.
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Idyllic get-away-from it all

  • 5 of 5

If you like being off the beaten track, in the peace and quiet but with easy access to all that the Algarve offers then this exquisite little villa is for you. Very well equipped with everything and more that you need for self catering, comfortably furnished with two top of the range bathrooms we had a fabulous week in and out of the pool and pretty garden. David and Jean the house managers are so welcoming and cannot do enough for you.

Close by are the charming towns of Estoi, S B Alportel and Moncarapacho - all worth a visit - and within easy reach is Tavira, Faro, Silves and the fabulous beach at Quinta do Lago.

We will be returning as soon as we can

Mike Meer May 2017

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your eloquent description! Wilfried
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Luis dos frangos
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

New to this area are biking and walking tours in the algarvian countryside;bikes can be rented in Estoi. The ria formosa is a lovely area where all kinds of waterbirds including stiltons and flamingos can be watched. Via algarviana is a foothpath that goes from alcoutim to cabo vicente and passes through sao bras de alportel a few miles north of our villa. Visit the website on internet for more details.


Location: 5km N of Estoi, 8km SE of Sao Bras (all facilities), 15km NE of Faro (all facilities, airport, beach). 15 min to Faro Beach. 20 min to Pedras del Rei Beach (near Tavira) . Other beaches in Sao Rafael, Praia da Falesia, Monte Gordo.

From the pier of Olhao water taxis or a passenger ferry can be taken to the idilic islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol.

Deserted beaches,restaurants & bars at your choice.


Faro airport (15km), sevilla airport (150km) car hire is essential. Try the following airlines for cheap flights: easyjet, monarch, jet2, thomson, mytravellite, xl, ba, tap, brussels airlines. A car is essential and all the major companies operate out of faro and sevilla airport. We can recommend avis or travelrent on parking 4.


Estoi: 5km, Sao Bras: 6km, Faro: 15km, Tavira: 20km.

The historic old town of Estoi shows the Palacio do Visconde(became a Pousada) and Roman Ruins of Milreu.The market towns of Olhao and Loulé are around 15 minutes away.

Further Details:

Several supermarkets in Sao Bras de Alportel:Pingo Doce, Lidl and Intermarché. Hypermarket Jumbo in shopping centre in Faro. Several local restaurants are in an area of 10km. Daily market in Sao Bras de Alportel and Olhao, special market on Saturday in Olhao and monthly in Estoi and Moncarapacho. Market in Loulé not to be missed on Saturdays. We are just 30 minutes from the border with Spain and a wonderful drive along the River Guadiana. Estoi is famous for the Palace do Visconde (The Pink Palace) which has become a Pousada Hotel which can be visited and for the Ruins of a big Roman Villa which can be visited also. We are close to the Ria Formosa for bird spotting. This is a family owned property and over the years we have discovered many superb local restaurants. A book of recommendations is available in the villa with directions and comments. We welcome your new suggestions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcaria Branca, Faro region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer high 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer end
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.09

Booking Notes:
50% deposit on booking, full payment within 30 days before arrival. Deposit is non-refundable. Please note that the max. Number of sleeps (6p and 1 baby) may not be exceeded under any circumstances. Cancellation: deposit is not returnable, we recommend to subscribe a travel insurance with owners direct. A security deposit of 150 euro is required .. This will be refunded at the end of the holiday assuming there are no damages to be deducted.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible . Arrival between 3pm and 9pm on the starting day. Leaving before 11am on the last day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Prices include electricity, heating, air-con, water and maid service. Earlybird reduction of 10%.
After season reduction of 10%.A security deposit of 150 Euro is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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