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Villa With Private Pool And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Funchais, between Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel, Central Algarve - Beautiful Rural Location With Stunning Views

Casa das Pedras is a private 2-bedroomed villa with swimming pool and excellent facilities and appliances. It is set on the side of the hill with wonderful views of the Bordeira valley and is ideal for anyone who enjoys the peace and tranquility of the countryside. The villa is the last of a group of six properties, placed so as not to overlook each other. It is a 15 minute drive to Loule and 10 minutes to Sao Bras and only 18km from Faro airport.

Mr & Mrs Hulsman
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Visitors' Book can be found at the villa, guests are warmly invited to add their comments.
Nov 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wc, double wash basin. Bathroom with shower, wash basin, wc, bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Please note that the villa is not installed with a permanent wifi/internet connection. From personal experience, we recommend http://www.wifiabroad.com/en/home which offers a reliable internet connection at a reasonable price. The mobile hotspot can be picked up at your arrival at Faro airport, and dropped off there also at your time of departure. Outside: At the rear of the villa is a covered patio with table, chairs, sun-loungers, a built-in barbecue and a couple of steps down to the pool. The pool is a private L-shaped pool for sole use of the tenants. At the front of the villa is a second patio area, ideal for access from the kitchen. It is very pleasant for eating out in the evening and includes a patio table with four chairs and umbrella, there is also outside lighting. The property has an enclosed gated driveway for parking and also has an extensive attractive garden.


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Bonjour, Nous avons passé deux semaines dans cette villa, du 19/08/17 au 01/09/17 et tout était parfait.

On se serait cru chez nous, tellement il y avait tout a disposition.

La piscine est super et la barbecue juste magnifique.

Pour les amoureux de la nature et de la tranquillité, c'est l'endroit idéale.

Vous êtes en pleine campagne et en meme temps à 5mn en voiture de tous les magasins et commodité.

Notre voisi, le propriétaire de la villa "Al-Haruba"a été d'une gentillesse incroyable, il nous amenait des fruits et des légumes de son jardin, le seul regret que j'ai, et que je n'ai pas eu le temps de le remercier comme il le doit, mais j'espère que ce n'est que partie remise.

La propriété est bien plis belle que sur les photos.

Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in a stunning hillside location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week, relaxing in the sun.

The villa was very well equipped with everything you could possibly want.

A good base for visiting the surrounding areas of St. Bras de Alportel, Loule and Tavira.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful stay and celebration

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than planned due to flight delays but the instructions on how to find thew villa were superb. Just a small consideration would be to have some form of lighting on or near the key safe for late arrivals. Once inside we found everything we could possibly need. The villa is extremely well equipped and immaculately clean.

We so enjoyed waking in the morning to the lovely views across the valley and of course blue skies. The night sky is also stunning and the owner has a night sky chart to help you Identify the various stars and constellations.

The villa has a number of very helpful guides of the area including the wonderful Algarve walks.

We spent our days walking and exploring the villages and countryside. We visited some of the beautiful beaches. Maybe more if and when we visit again. We mostly had our morning coffee in towns such as Loulle and Tavira and came back to the fabulous pool for a swim.

Casa de Pedras just lends itself to totally unwinding and relaxing and we did just that! There are plenty of very good restaurants but eating in is easy too with good supermarkets close by. All in all a great week ending with a celebratory lunch at Quinta do Lago for our 50th wedding anniversary.

Having no wifi was good in many ways but may be slightly disconcerting if you did need medical assistance. A mobile phone is I think essential to be able to make contact with the manager. Linda has lived in the area for 30+ years so she is very helpful and we really appreciated the welcome pack. A cuppa on arrival always a good start!

Again thank you for the memories Rudy and Marika.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed a splendid break

  • 5 of 5

I am delighted to recommend this holiday home. It's not huge but it is delightful, and very tranquil, very comprehensively equipped, easily reached, and just a five minute drive into Sao Bras. I stayed in late January and early February, which was a great break from an English winter. I look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect. Beautiful, tranquil location with stunning views over the countryside. Lovely pool and barbecue area, a very well equipped kitchen and all exceptionally clean. Would recommend it to anyone . . . and we are definitely going again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa that was fully equipped for all our needs. The villa was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Set in the countryside, it was so peaceful and relaxing. Our teenage children were more than happy to spend time in the gorgeous pool and gardens - there is even a choice of terraces, 3 sets of garden tables and chairs, great sun loungers and the bbq was an added bonus. A hire car is a must as there are lots of great places to visit. A supermarket and town are nearby with great restaurants - the food here is superb. If you want a quiet, authentic place to stay within 20 - 30mins of all the various tourist attractions, this is the place to go. We certainly hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres


20 minutes drive to Faro beaches and access to ferries to the small islands near Faro and Olhao. Information on these and other trips can be found within the villa.


18km from Faro airport. Car hire is recommended due to rural location, but parking is available at the villa.


8km from Loule with its attractive castle, 3km from Santa Barbra de Nexe, 5km from Sao Bras de Alportel for shopping and restaurants and 18km from Faro. Along the Algarve coast you will also find beautiful old towns such as Tavira and Almacil/Sao Lourenco and a variety of children's attractions such as Wet and Wild or Aquariums, all within 3/4 hour drive from the villa.

Further Details:

Sao Bras de Alportel is the most convenient for shopping. It has an Intermarche supermarket, banks and restaurants. Loule has slightly larger, but cheaper supermarkets, such as Modelo and Lidl. There is also a large shopping complex in Faro, which includes supermarkets and cinemas.


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
Rate 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.28

Booking Notes:
For all bookings, please contact Mr & Mrs Hulsman. Email contact is preferable to telephone. Payable is asked at time of booking, but the owners are open to discussing the timing.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Thursday. Departures should be before 10am and arrivals should be after 2pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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