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Luxury 4/5 Bedroom Algarve Villa With Private Pool And Rear Sea Views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 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 Altura, Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Based In The Beautiful Location Of Altura, 20 Mins Walk To Stunning Beach With Wi Fi

The villa offers great privacy with its exceptional layout and design. The spacious living/dining room are furnished to the highest standard, complimented by 4/5 luxury bedrooms, 3 with en suite and a main bathroom on the ground floor. Kitchen and utility room is furnished to the highest standard offering an extensive range of utensils and appliances. 2 luxury master bedrooms are located on the 1st floor. Both offer direct access to the rear south-facing sun terrace overlooking the pool with sea views. There is access from one of the bedrooms to the front balcony with views over the countryside. Also the ground floor is complimented with a chill out room including (Sat TV, PS2, DVD, games,football table, etc). All rooms throughout the villa are fitted with double patio doors for easy access and privacy to the gardens and pool area. Also access to the upper sun terrace can be gained from the outside staircase. There is an out side summer house with a professional pool table/table tennis.

Registration Number : Rental Licence 3969/AL

Andrew Crehan
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Andrew Crehan

The villa was purpose built as our holiday home and We have spent many great days around the pool with the children. The local beaches of Altura, Cabeco, Manta Rota and Tavira island are amongst some of the best beaches in Europe.

The villa has two Master Bedrooms plus two twin rooms and four Bathrooms

We arrange the bookings and our property manager Rachel looks after all of the guests. Rachel is on call 24/7 and will see to any problems that might arise.

The villa is great for all the family and there are plenty of activities to do day and night with pool table, table tennis, Etc.

Andrew Crehan purchased this villa in 2009

Why Andrew Crehan chose Barrocal

We bought the property in this area because in our opinion the beaches on the Eastern algarve are second to none. They stretch about 50km all the way from Faro to Villa Real on the border with Spain.

It is very accessible within easy reach of Faro or Seville if needed.

The villa is set in the village of Barrocal which is very peaceful and typical Portuguese.

If you require any more information or photographs on the area please do not hesitate in contacting us and we will be more than happy to help.

What makes this villa unique

The advantages this villa has over other similar properties are the activities that we offer and the space for everyone to have a great holiday.

It is only a ten minute stroll to the town of Altura which gives everyone the freedom to explore the area without the need for a taxi or car.

We can also help out with airport transfers through a local company.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic spacious villa with lots to keep everyone occupied from small children to grandparents.

The villa is very well situated close to many beautiful beaches bars and restaurants. Tavira island is a must!!!

Hazel Barrow (St. Helens)

Great villa lots do, good fun for all the familly and very well equipped.

Neil ( Reading )
Dec 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barrocal in Vila Nova de Cacela

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Main bathroom ground floor with bath/shower/sink/bidet/wc. En suite bedroom 1 1st floor bath/shower/sink/bidet/wc. En suite bedroom 2 1st floor shower/sink/bidet/wc. En suite bedroom 3 ground floor shower/sink/bidet/wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor: Master Bedroom 1 double bed + en-suite+ Double sofa Bed+cot. Master Bedroom 2 double bed + en-suite.+cot if required Ground floor: Bedroom 3 twin beds + en-suite. Above bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 twin beds Bedroom 5 / Games room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning, travel cots,single camp/fold away bed that can be placed in bed room 1 or 2 to accommodate a child. children's pool any other requests where possible will be accommodated. Welcome packs available on request . No pets allowed. We can arrange welcome food and drinks packages on request. Outside: 10m x 5m main pool and small children's pool, sun beds, patio furniture and chairs, barbecue and outside shower, summer house with professional pool table and Table tennis table. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes maiden, storage units and access to pool area and gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. The villa is cleaned before and after every stay. Welcome food packages can be artranged for a small fee upon request. Other: Chill out room with comfort chairs, foot stools, sofabed TV, DVD,WI FI, CD player, Playstation,foot ball table, storage units and games, films and CDs. Satelite TV also in chill out room and living room.


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Luxury 4/5 Bedroom Algarve Villa With Private Pool And Rear Sea Views.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 13 reviews

Had a brilliant holiday in a beautiful area of Portugal, the beach was outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa, had everything we needed, the pool and the games room kept the kids entertained and the WiFi was brilliant, would definitely recommend it. The neighbours in the area were great, very helpful and gave us great recommendations for trips in the area. There was plenty of sun loungers for everyone and the outside table seated everyone for family dinners. The villa was spotless and fully equipped with everything we needed, we walked into the village and beach nearly everyday

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa and amenities but needs some updating

  • 4 of 5

When we finally found the villa (we weren't told to look for the villa name rather than its number) it was just what we hoped for....spacious, clean and with all the amenities you would expect. Kids loved the swimming pool and outdoor games and it wasn't too far away from all the local facilities as long as you had a car. We did find that a large proportion of restaurants and holiday attractions had already closed down for the season but for us that wasn't a major problem.

Weather was all we hoped for and the neighbours and locals very friendly when looking for help or advice. We would certainly recommend the villa to anyone but some upgrading of facilities need addressing. The TV is an old model and doesn't allow the kids to plug in any games or cables, the double beds are squeaky when you move and therefore don't give the best nights sleep (not helped by neighbours dogs barking...see other reviews) and the kitchen facilities aren't geared up for large parties even though it is a 10/12 birth villa. In particular not enough big pans to cook a meal in and the fridge space for large parties is limited.

I have to stress these are minor details in order to make the stay even more enjoyable and they certainly wouldn't stop us from returning, just a little more attention to detail feedback

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The villa is being updated at the moment with new Tv's and fully painted throughout. We have never had any comments on the size of the kitchen before as it is a full fitted 25m2 kitchen with seperate utility as shown in the photos. Kind regards Andrew
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Lovely villa great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks at this lovely villa and it accommodated all of our needs. Villa in a lovely area near Altura strip where the bars and restaurants are. Andy the owner was very helpful throughout our stay just a message away. Pool was perfect my 2 year old and 7month old they loved it. I do recommend a car to get out and explore as beach is a good half hour walk and bars and restaurants just before it.

Once again Andy thank you for letting us stay in your lovely Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellie Thankyou for a lovely review. I am glad you all had a great time and if you ever want to return we would love to have you back. Kind regards Andy
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Fantastic villa, great location

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 10 ranging from 1 years to 74 and the villa offered the space required by 3 families. The two master suites on the first floor were a fantastic size and are able to accommodate a full family of 4 if required (with small kids!). Both suites open up to the top balcony and although we rarely used them they provided some privacy if you wanted to just get away from it all.

The kitchen area was well equipped and again a really good size with a separate room for washing. Possibly the only area that was smaller than expected was the living area, although this was open plan with a large dining table and to be honest there were rarely times that we were all trying to sit in together!

The outside area was fantastic. Plenty of sunbeds and tables/chairs. The pool was a fantastic size and the baby pool a good addition. We also made use of the table tennis and pool table in the evenings, these were a bonus. At the side of the villa was a large chest which was full of useful items like goggles, floats and toys for the pool which was really helpful in the first few days before we went out and about shopping.

The location of the villa was excellent. Although a good 30 minutes (leisurely) stroll to the beach. Half way to the beach on the main road there is a shop selling ice lolly's and cakes.

We would get an ice lolly to continue our walk down to the beach, and then buy cakes on our way back to the villa, they were a big hit! The town of Altura was much larger than i had expected with plenty of bars and restaurants and the beach was spectacular with lovely white sand. We had a car and I would definately recommend hiring one for grocery shopping and getting to local villages, although you could easily arrange taxi hire.

The local area has plenty of places to visit, we went to Tavira, where we went shopping in the large shopping complex and went on the local tourist train. We also went to Monte Gordo which was a very nice and much larger resort than Altura. Again the beach here was beautiful.

All in all a fantastic holiday was had by all, the 10 nights we spent went in so quickly and I would highly recommend the villa. Other review left with very negative comments, i would assume was just bad luck, as any queries we had were answered and resolved very quickly. The only reason I haven't given five stars is that some of the fittings in the villa such as tv are not quite at a 5 star standard, however these weren't main priorities!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa with lots of things to do for the whole family and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very well equiped with a lot of games, sun loungers, Ratan furniture 3 travel cots, a high chair and a baby walker.

The swimming pool is 1st class and very big. It gets cleaned weekly by professional pool cleaners. There is also a splash pool for the toddlers.

The kitchen is very well equiped and the is an outside shower and BBQ.

The is a very big upstairs terrace where you can sunbathe or dine.

The villa is in a great location and it is only a 10 minute stroll to the town. If you dont fancy the walk there is a very good local taxi guy Antonio Caires 00351963371342 who charges €4.60 from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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we had several issue , we had to chase up all repairs that were needed and the letting agent was not

  • 1 of 5

List below of issues we encountered

I feel the letting agency are letting you and your guest down. The service we experienced from them was poor and at times the manger Rachel was very patronising and rude and she never followed through on what had been agreeed

1. On arrival the standard of cleanliness of the Villa was poor , there were dead flies all over the property and the sofa was all dirty and sticky , we encountered a strong smell in the kitchen, as it was late when we arrived we left this until morning , the following morning we mopped the kitchen area where the smell was coming from several times but the smell was still there , it wasn't until when my parents arrived on Friday that my father recognised it was the smell of gas coming from the cooker , we called the letting agent asap and they sent someone round . I feel that there should be some kind of gas detector in the property and checks completed before the next guest arrive.

2. The pool was an absolute disgrace with muck and debris in it , we were unable to let the children in the pool on their first day of the holiday , as you can imagine this brought great upset to them . We called the letting agency several times that day as no one arrived as agreed, when they finally came they cleaned the pool and said a part was broken on the pump , they explained that the water hose pipe needed to be left in to fill the pool as it was too low and they would order the part and come back to repair it . We used the pool for a few days but then we noticed the pumps and filters were not working and you never heard the pumps come on , no one ever came back to repair the broken part and the pool continued to be dirty and grimy, all of the children's inflatables had green slime on the bottom and my son got a nasty ear infection which I believe was because of the unhygienic pool . All of the family had to stop using the pool for the last few days of the holiday due to it been unhygienic and unsafe, Rachel said this was not for her to sort out but you and she would discuss this with you further .

3. Locks on doors several of the door locks were not secure they had to order parts for these , the work was never completed even though I called the manager several times , I didn't feel my children were safe on a night as some of the downstairs locks were broken

I fed all this information back to the owner and he took no responsibility for repairs and blamed us for damages

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have owned this beautiful 5 star property in Portugal for over 12 years and been doing business with Owners direct and our valued returning customers throughout this period of time. We have a client base that returns to the villa with all of their families year after year. Throughout this time we have never experienced a review of this kind. Only 2 weeks prior to your stay we had an amazing review from the previous clients. We find many of the issues raised difficult to digest and in some cases potentially unfounded. In terms of the pool we use a very respected pool cleaning company who after us contacting went out to the villa to check the pool with an engineer. They confirmed the pool was absolutely safe to swim in and naturally due to the trees and and even light winds the pool will get debris on a daily basis. This is why we also provide all the needed equipment i.e. a net to clean this debris away. Myself and the family stayed at the villa with our grand children literally the day after your departure 10th June 2017. I can 100% confirm that the pool and many other issues you raise where absolutely not apparent and unfounded. However we have to accept your review and your feedback, however to be clear we are very confused. In terms of the doors not locking again we are a little confused! the house is totally secure in fact multi point locking systems are all in place on every external door including all patios and windows. Based on previous feedback from our clients we have simply removed the keys from the locks on the bedroom doors, there are a number of reasons for this, children where actually locking themselves in or losing the keys. Ourselves and Rachel who manages our villa have been together for many years and as i have already eluded to above, we have never received any bad reviews in all the time we have had the villa regarding our management team. They have always been first class again as all the reviews state. For clarity we are fully licensed with all the Portuguese authorities which is now a legal requirement, this means stringent annual safety checks.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can also arrange Golfing or Sailing days.


There are several stunning beaches again all within a short distance of the villa by car. The closest beach is Altura voted one of the nicest beaches in Europe, it is only a 20 minute walk from the villa. Tavira island is only a short car journey away and is also a stunning location gained by a short boat crossing to the island.


Faro 40 mins. Seville 1 hour - 15 mins. The villa can be reached by taxi for an average cost of 45 euros from Faro or we can arrange Car hire / Airport transfers for you.


Altura 1 km. Tavira 15 km. Monte Gordo 5 km. Vila Real 7 km. Vilamoura 55 km. Albufeira 65 km. Seville 120 km.

Further Details:

All local amenities available in Altura.

1/2 km from bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy. sports facilities on beach including football, volleyball, pedaloes, fishing trips, boat trips, water sports.

The Spanish border is only 10km away and can be crossed by bridge or ferry where some great savings can be made on shopping.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barrocal, Castro Marim region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer sun
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter sun
30 Sep 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
31 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2019
5 May 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices per week in British Pounds. 25% deposit required upon booking.
Full payment will be required 10 weeks prior to your stay. 10% discount on 3 weeks or more.
10% discount for guests who repeat book.
Welcome packs available, Tea , Coffee Etc please ask for details.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday we could possibly be more flexible out of season (but please enquire). Strictly no pets allowed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
We may consider longer term rents through the winter weeks and off Peak weeks, please enquire for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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