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Spacious Single storey Hillside Villa With Private Pool And Views



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
3 Bedrooms 2 ensuite & family bathroom. Peaceful Location But Only 15 Mins From Faro And Beaches

Casa Alvorada is situated in a lovely rural area between Santa Barbara de Nexe and Bordeira yet only 15 minutes from Faro, airport, and beaches. A few minutes walk or drive to local amenities of shops restaurants and bars. Accommodation is on one level. The property has been completely renovated to a very high standard. The large living/dining room with south facing doors opening onto covered terrace. A few steps down to the 10x5m private swimming pool. Sunbeds and dining table and chairs for alfresco dining. The large garden is beyond the pool. The spacious living/dining room has a wood burner and is equipped with wall mounted 46" LED satellite TV with UK channels and DVD. A regular maid service will be provided throughout your stay to ensure fresh bed linen and towels are available. The local area is very beautiful and peaceful with places to discover or simply relaxing around the pool. Alojamento Local reg no 1703/AL. Property size 200 sq. m. Plot size 2200 sq m.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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We have stayed at a lot of villas and this is by far the best.

Roger & Sue Marlowe

A few words of thanks for the large part you played in making our holiday one of the most memorable we have ever had. There is always a risk booking any holiday when you rely totally on the honesty and integrity of the people responsible for the description and pictures on which you base such an important decision.

We were certainly not disappointed with the Casa Alvorada which is beautiful and outshone any expectations we might have had. It is spotlessly clean, bright, perfectly laid out and well equipped to make any family holiday a dream come true.

We ended up spending much more time at the Villa then we had intended too, it was just too nice to leave.

There is not a single negative any of us can think of, we were so envious of the people who would be taking our place when we left.

John&Julie Westwood

We were taken aback by how stunning the villa was

Angela Birrell
Jun 2006
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


The Perfect Holiday Villa

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a more enjoyable time at this lovely Villa. The Villa's large pool and garden are well kept with all you could want for a perfect holiday.

We particularly made use of the different eating and relaxing areas around the pool and on the terrace with an excellant kitchen and of course the air conditioning which is really important in Portugal.

The Villa is spacious and has a great feeling of calm.

With good resturants and small towns to visit, including Faro which has a nice beach to enjoy we certainly made the most of our holiday.

We will be returning in August next year so will book early.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Like living in a luxury Home

  • 5 of 5

People with wonderful taste must live here as it's clearly not let all the year. It is wonderfully comfortable and homely with everything you want at hand. It has a large fully stocked kitchen, a very large living room and dining room and comfortable beds in every bedroom. All our family raved about it.

We were there when it was very hot and really appreciated the air conditioning in every room in the house.

The Pool was a dream and behind it is a mature shaded Portuguese garden.

We will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa. Accurate description.

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of five, had a great holiday at this villa. It was clean , well maintained and was everything we hoped for . The location was quite, and private. There was plenty of outside space around the pool and beyond for us all to spread out . I would not hesitate in recommending this villa to family or friends. A car is an absolute must, but the supermarkets, restaurants, beaches and banks were only a short drive away.

Would love to stay at this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bavalia-Graven family, We are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Casa Alvorada. We look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Alvorada anytime. Jan & John
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A modern, clean, comfortable, super villa

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alvorada is wonderful. We are a family of 4 with two children, 8 and 6. It was perfect. Rural which is what we wanted, yet only 10 mins to nearest villages with delicious restaurants (Italian in Santa Barbara de Nexe is very good and lovely ambience). It is clean, modern, private and comfortable. The cleaning lady came 3 times but was not intrusive and the gardener and pool man once, so everything felt well tended to. We enjoyed lazy days by the pool and BBQs at night. Silvia, the agent was very helpful. Its a super place to stay to explore the Algarve which we did - Loule (good Saturday morning market and nice place to get lost in) - only 20 mins or so away, if that. We went to the island beaches at Olhao, Fuseta and Tavira, went into the hills at Querenca, went west to Estombar to the water slide park - which the children loved and there are animal shows for the smaller children not so keen on slides, etc etc. But at the end of each day we looked forward to getting back to Casa Alvorada and enjoying the pool, the books and magazines, the puzzles and so on. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Casa Alvorada. It's a pleasure to share our home with you. See you in the future. John & Jan
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Wonderful, relaxing, get away from it all villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 11 year old daughter and I recently had 9 wonderfully relaxing days at this property. The villa is exactly as advertised, clean and well maintained. The cleaner came at least twice whilst we were there and changed bedding, towels, mopped floors etc. It is a little out of the way - about 25 minutes drive to Vilamoura but that is exactly what we were looking for so fitted our needs exactly. Views are spectacular and the property is not overlooked. We had morning tea on the terraces and bbq´s in the evening as well as lots of swimming in the pool. Would not hesitate to return or to recommend it to friends or relatives. It is an easy drive to the busier parts of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mandy, It's great to have such a positive response from someone who lives not so far away in Spain. Glad you enjoyed Casa Alvorada. You are welcome back anytime. John & Jan
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Great family villa

  • 5 of 5

After having trawled Owners Direct with little success we were recommended this villa last August by friends of friends. With an 11 month lead up we were slightly apprehensive prior to arriving in July, however it was absolutely ideal for our family of 5 aged 6 yrs to 11yrs. Clean and spacious accommodation, 15 minutes drive from fabulous beaches, 10 mins to Faro and altogether much larger than we dared to hope for. A really special, private villa which we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a holiday house in a rural location - yet easily accessible to amenities and more livelier areas. The tennis at Raspoerias was a huge success - they have a camp for children most mornings. Thank you very much indeed - a great 2 weeks in a really lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bordeira at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Quinta do Largo at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Faro at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : IP2 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bordeira at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Faro at 12 Kilometres Car: recommended


15 minutes drive from nearest sandy beaches.


15 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

1hr 45 mins from Seville Airport.

2hrs+ from Lisbon Airport.


10 mins walk (2 min drive) to Bordeira

By Car:-

Santa Barbara de Nexe 5 min

Loule 10 mins

Faro 15 mins

Spanish Border (Ayamonte) 35 mins

Further Details:

Local restaurants and small shops in Bordeira within walking distance.

Supermarket, petrol station, restaurants and bars in Santa Barbara a 5 min drive away.

15 min drive to Faro with International banks, hypermarkets and cinemas


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25 percent deposit (non refundable) balance 8 weeks before date of departure. Breakage Deposit £150 refunded 1 week after visit.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays but flexible on request.

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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Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room from master room with walk in shower WC, and basin. En-suite shower room from second bedroom with walk in shower WC, and basin. Separate family bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, bidet and twin sinks.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with en-suite and air-con* wall mounted flat screen TV. Doors to terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds with en-suite and air-con*. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and air-con*. * air-con if required €20 per day payable locally.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Single storey fully air-conditioned. Air conditioning / heating if required €20 per day. Large south facing garden with pergola shaded table for alfresco dining. Suitable for children. Benefits of the property. Casa Alvorada is our family home and not a rental property. You will find when you stay here a naturally warm atmosphere that a home should be! Unlike some of the more stark properties that are built and furnished purely for the rental market. Outside: Private swimming pool 10x5 metres for sole use of guests. Large fenced garden. Electric security gate. Covered terrace. Large paved terrace area surrounding pool with 6 sunbeds. Pergola shaded dining table and chairs seating 8 for alfresco dining. Built in barbecue. Parasols. All outdoor furniture in wood or metal, no plastic furniture. Stunning views. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service twice weekly in July/August. Towels and linen changed with maid service.

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