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Unique Property Of 30 Acres With Spectacular Views Of Morgado Golf Reservoir, Ow



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Villa in Alcalar near Portimao, Western Algarve, Portugal - Heated Pool And Jucuzzi With Salt Water Filtration System, Wi-fi Connection

2 bedroom apartment within unique quinta with heated pool and heated jacuzzi, pool has salt water filtration system. Healthier swimming. Fully air-conditioned. Finished to the highest standard. Fabulous location set high in unspoilt pine covered hills with its own lake. Beautiful landscaped gardens with fruit trees and 2 lawned areas, ideal for photography or painting. Remote controlled gated entrance for privacy. Two golf course within 7 minutes drive, prestigious Morgado and championship Penina. Hill walking, cycling. Nearest beaches Alvor, Praia da Rocha 20 minutes drive. Spa conservation village, Caldas de Monchique, 7 minutes drive. Excellent restaurants approx 1 km.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

With my husband I retired to Portugal in 1999. We already had property in the Algarve and decided to build a home here. We were fortunate to acquire the land with a lake and already planted with mature pine trees. The quinta (farm) was designed around the natural garden of fir trees. The pool and jacuzzi were designed on an elevated position with fantastic views of Morgado golf reservoir. It was finished in 2006. As an artist and art teacher I use the colourful landscaped gardens for my paintings.

Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic location. Took lots of photos of the spectacular views from the poolside and garden." thanks. Jan and Ian.

"Loved it, great central base for golfers, we will be back." John, Mat, Susan, Grace.
Dec 2005
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent 11 fantastic days in this lovely property with our little boy. The apartment itself is large, well maintained and well equipped. It is set in a wonderful peaceful area, great for morning walks. The pool area is amazing - fabulous views, plenty of space to sit and relax and the pool/jaccuzzi itself is much larger than I expected, great for kids.

The location is great for exploring the Algarve with a car. It is quite remote which is just what we were looking for, but we had day trips to Lagos, Portimao, Albuffeira, Vilamoura and Alvor - all within comfortable driving distance for a day or afternoon trip.

Margaret is a lovely host and was available for any questions we might have had, but the apartment and access to the pool are totally self contained and very private with it's own drive and entrance.

Thanks for a great holiday, we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helen, thank you so much for such a wonderful review, you were lovely clients. I look forward to your family,s return Thanks Margaret
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Super holliday !!

  • 5 of 5

We stay with our friends in this wonderfull location. It was a little bit hard to find ( maybe some indication or flags needed) , but the property is really beautiful, quiet and peacefull. We visit every day something else and we had a really nice holliday.

Thank you, Margaret :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Madalina, Thank you for your kind review and being so accommodating with your friends. Especially your speaking and writing English. Thanks again .Margaret
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Very well maintained with excellent facilities (particularly the pool area) and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful and relaxing location, off the beaten track yet close to local restaurants and "mini-mercados" and only 15 minutes from the supermarkets of Portimao. Over 33 acres of the property to explore and wander round when you can get away from the pool and jacuzzi! Also such a change to have a gas fired BBQ - so much less coal/firelighters etc. to buy and clean out!

A really friendly owner in Margaret who was more than helpful and willing to sort out any issues (only the TV was a small issue) - even more so when we had to be "evacuated" because of approaching forest fires from the Monchique area. We were eventually put up for the night in a superb hotel on the Quinta do Lago complex with the help of Owners Direct people in London and returned the following afternoon to the villa - outstanding job by the firemen to limit the fire to around 75 metres from the house.

Overall the villa did everything "that it said on the tin" and we'd be very happy to return

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Philip, Karen, With your daughter Saskia you were ideal guests, even returning after the fires, Thank you so much. Margaret
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A beautiful, remote location, mid-way between the sea and the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday that introduced our family of four (parents + 17 and 15) to a more vertiginous Algarve. The villa has a great pool and surrounds (even if we did turn slightly green at times - Google search suggests this may be due to copper in the water?). There was plenty of sun loungers and parasols too. Lying between Monchique in the mountains and Portimao on the coast, this was an ideal base from which to explore - hire car essential. We visited the West Coast at Aljezur and found a lovely beach just to the North. An evening meal in Vilamoura didn't disappoint as we enjoyed a spicy meal at My Thai. More traditional fare was consumed at Monchique - Trip Advisor guiding us to yet another little gem.

We found the villa well-equipped with everything required for a fortnight's stay. Beds were comfortable. Air conditioning was sufficient - even if somewhat odd that the bedroom AC was available during the day but not at night. The Wifi was limited to the main living area but this wasn't a problem for us. The Gas BBQ was very easy to use and there was a nice outdoor eating area. It was quite difficult to find the villa as no real landmark to distinguish. We suggest a flag pole or similar to help future guests. Our hosts were friendly and unobtrusive. Their dogs were friendly too!

This is a great place to visit and we thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to explore beyond the usual Algarve beach resorts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five star review. Lovely family. Will consider a flagpole or similar.
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Peaceful, relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment- great views of the beautiful surroundings. Accommodation very well equipped - BBQ was fantastic. Car is essential as its great to pop into Alvor for meals out. Our girls (6 and 8) loved the pool and happily stayed out swimming most the day. Supermarkets 10 minute drive away. Went to the local restaurant Margaret recommended only a km away for a late lunch - lovely food and very reasonable! Wished we had stayed for two weeks rather than one!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place in a wonderful setting !

  • 4 of 5

A well maintained apartment accommodation in the owners villa and as stated is situated in a wonderful rural setting (car required) - The large pool and Jacuzzi are fabulous and were extensively used and would have been more used if not restricted by the strict timetable of use and absence of pool lighting (pity floating on your back looking at the unplolluted night sky is a treat) - Alvor is packed full of bars and restaurants for a busy evening and the Piri Piri chicken at the restaurant de Foz just outside Calas de Monchique is unquestionably the best and biggest (be warned) - sensational chips - great holiday all in all but would have been 5 star if not for the early morning push before 10:00 to vacate the villa and rules and regulations regarding use of the pool, Jaccuzi, Air conditioning - Thanks anyway

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry but I do not understand the strict timetable of use for the pool. It can be enjoyed anytime, unless it was under cover of darkness with lack of lighting, because it is a distance from the quinta. Air con is not charged , therefore on a timetable, but 24 hour access is possible with extra charge. It is normal for all villas to have a departure time 10am to allow for cleaning of apartment before 12.mid day access for future guests.
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Solar do Farelo
Restaurante Fonte da Pedra
"Good food"
Restaurante Amadeus Garden
"Upmarket ,beautiful restaurant"

From the Owner

Surrounded by pine trees. Fantastic views. Storks nests nearbye, igrets .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tasco at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Penina. Morgado golf at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tosco. ,font de pedro, Amadeus at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Alvor at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Painting holidays. www.algarveartatquinta.co.uk Please enquire for dates for painting holidays. Hill walking, cycling. As we have our own lake there are plenty of wildlife particularly birds and bird watching.9 stork nests nearbye. Varied birds, ducks on lake ,probably early morning. 3 terrapins in lake. Mosoleum in Alcalar.

Formula One stadium in the Portimao area. details of venues available.


Praia de Rocha with its long sandy beach and lively night life is 9km. Alvor with its beautiful beach and excellent restaurants is 9km. Boat trips including dolphin watch available from Praia de rocha and Portimao. The empty beaches on the Atlantic west coast can be reached in an hour.


Car hire is essential. 45 minutes to Faro airport. We are 5km from the motorway.


Portimao, old historic town and fishing port is 9 km. Portimao has a new marina with restaurants and bars. Boating trips up the Arade river to Silves, Lagos. From Portimao they also go to Spain. Caldas de Monchique the spa conservation village is 7 minutes by car. Monchique is further on.

Further Details:

Excellent local restaurants approx 1 km. Caldas de Monchique, spa conservation village, 7 minutes drive.


Rental rates

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1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to secure a booking. Balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible day changeover .

Notes on prices:
The prices are in pound sterling per week. The price in euros is available. Please ask. 10% discount for 2 persons. Pool heating £120 per week. price includes air con which is on a time clock, 24 hour access is extra.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Healthy living in the pine ,eucalyptus walks to top of hillside

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Adjoining 4 piece bathroom suite to bedroom 1. En-suite toilet and shower to bedroom 2.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 queen size bed, fitted wardrobe, adjoining bathroom. Bedroom 2 twin beds, fitted wardrobe, en-suite dressing area, shower room.toilet.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is a self contained apartment with exclusive use of pool area with juccuzzi. Kitchen area and bedrooms have direct access on to the dining patio. There is a cot, high chair,baby bath all new,not charged, new push chair is extra,. Cotton sheets in the summer and quilts in colder months. Outside: The swimming pool and heated Jacuzzi are secluded surrounded by trees, landscaped gardens and private, clients have exclusive use of the area. Pool area overlooks Morgado golf reservoir. Pool 12 x 6m, spectacular cascade from Jacuzzi into pool. There is a stone table and benches for dining at the pool. There are 2 outside dining areas. There are sun beds for 5 people at the poolside. Children's toys available. Beautiful walk through the fir trees to the lake. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service once per week includes the changeover day. She changes towels twice per week. Bed linen changed once per week . Towels are plentiful including pool towels .

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