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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 3 - 7 nights


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.

Andrew Crehan
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

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 Altura

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 Castro Marim region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


we had several issue , we had to chase up all repairs that were needed and the letting agent was not

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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: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa 20th -27th May 2017, this was a family holiday consisting of 6 adults and 4 children, we had a great holiday the villa has everything you could possibly need, we had a couple of things that we couldn't get to work properly and one phone call sorted that out, the bedrooms upstairs are very large with loads of room for clothes, the bedrooms downstairs are still of a very good size, the kitchen was fully equipped and having the barbecue was great too, the kids loved the pool they were never out of it, the pool table was used a lot by adults and kids, I would recommend having a car although we didn't it would have been good to visit surrounding areas, we were within walking distance to local supermarket about 20 mins and they very kindly called us a taxi going back with shopping, the beach is probably about 30 min walk but what a beach, one of the best beaches I have ever been on, we ate in a few restaurants near the beach all very good but the Italian was excellent great food and service, this villa exceeded my expectations would have no problem recommending this to family or friends, I hope to visit this villa again in the future

McCallum family

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family villa with fantastic pool in a good location.

  • 4 of 5

We all had a fantastic time staying at this villa. It is really spacious and a great layout that works well with a large family. The bedrooms upstairs are very spacious with plenty of room for the children's beds. It was also lovely to have so many bathrooms.The pool is fantastic and brilliant for all ages and abilities due to its depth and the smaller children's play pool. We hired a car so that we could get to the surrounding little towns and supermarkets. The villa is well equipped in the kitchen, pool area sunbeds, children's toys and inflatables. Altura is a lovely town and so is Manta Rota. There are plenty of great places to eat and a few shops to have a wander around. The beach is fantastic you would be hard to beat it and its great when the tide goes out for the little ones to play in the shallow pools. The owner was always quick to follow up any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa situated in one of the less spoilt parts of the Algarve. It's beautifully decorated & equipped with everything you need. The villa is clean, tidy & has adequate space/rooms for couple of large families. All the rooms are fitted with decent air conditioning - a real comfort from the hot summer temps, and the outdoor pool is also a good size for all the family to enjoy. My family of 6 would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Luxury Villa.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very luxurious villa. We were a party of 10 and as described there was plenty of room for all of us. The property was spotless when we arrived and was as described. We had all the equipment we needed. We even did some washing before going home. We were expecting a good standard but this exceeded our expectations. There was something for everyone which wasn't easy with our mixed age group. There were games, pool, table tennis and inflatables for the kids and the adults weren't left out either. It was within walking distance of the town, Altura, with its lovely beach and great restaurants. We visited the nearby waterpark which was great fun. We also made the trip to Tavira to take in the sights.

On my return I haven't hesitated to give the details of the villa to friends, family and anyone who will listen really. We had a great time and if you are looking for a nice relaxing/hectic holiday with all the comforts of home then this is the villa for you.

Diane and Andy Dalecki

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our perfect holiday villa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this villa so much we will be returning to Casa de Rising Sun for our third stay this summer! We are two families with teenage/young adult offspring, who enjoy each other’s company and this villa had everything we needed for a perfect family holiday. Our aim was to find a villa where we would all be happy to spend most days of our holiday relaxing, eating and drinking in each other’s company. We were not looking for a holiday where we would spend most of our time driving around, sightseeing, dressing up and eating out. Casa De Rising Sun did just what we wanted and exceeded all our expectations, even those of the teenagers! It is situated in a beautiful part of the Algarve within close reach of several small towns suitable for a morning’s sightseeing and picking up supplies. We did not venture far from the villa……there was no need! Afternoons were mostly spent lounging around the fantastic private pool with a beer or a glass of Mateus Rose, followed by an evening of laughter around the barbeque. For the more energetic/ adventurous the villa has a games room inside, outside games and is a pleasant stroll away from Altura with its idyllic beach, shops, bars and restaurants. The spacious villa is very comfortable with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has two first floor balconies so perfect if you prefer more privacy. There is plenty of shade for dining or sitting outside in the heat of the day and it has air conditioning throughout. It is spotless, with a well equipped kitchen and garden and obviously well cared for. Having your own transport is an advantage as the villa is in a very peaceful location. If your ideal holiday is relaxing undisturbed, unhurried and unworried in the sunshine surrounded by good company then this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
School Holidays 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Sun
5 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
6 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer sun
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
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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