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Luxurious Secluded Villa With Heated Pool And Gardens



Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Villa in Sitio do Quartos, between Almancil & Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Countryside Location With Uninterrupted Views Of The Sea And Easy Access To Favoured Resorts

Casa Alta Vista is perfect for 3 generation families. It comprises 3 storeys, the lower being self-contained with its own kitchen, eating and sleeping facilities, yet still part of the house. If the kids or grandparents want some space it’s all sorted! The house has 5 bedrooms in total, 3 en-suite, a large, airy lounge/dining room with stunning views to the sea and a spacious kitchen to the front. Sited centrally on a large plot surrounded by gardens the house has a terraced pool, ample shaded and unshaded areas throughout the day and everything you should need for your holiday. The property is fully fenced and accessed through a security gate. Located within the infamous ‘Golden Triangle’, south of Loulé the villa is a 20 minute drive from Faro airport and the favoured resorts of Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Vilamoura. It is situated in Sitio do Quartos close to Loulé which offers superb examples of traditional houses, craftsmen at work and reasonably priced traditional food.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'It really was something special and the advertisement didn't do it justice. Everything from the villa itself to the way you have it fully stocked with everything anyone could possibly need made our stay a real pleasure. Last year I stayed in a villa in Quinta da Lago which was very nice - but yours wow!

'Very private place and very relaxing'

"What a fantastic villa you have. The pictures on your website do not do the place justice."
Jun 2007
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing holiday in this beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well maintained Villa with safe areas for children to play in the enclosed garden. Even with a party of 11 ranging in age from 2 to 79 there is plenty of space and always somewhere to escape for some and quiet in either sun or shade and admire the wonderful views. The Villa is so well equipped with everything that you could need it really feels like a home from home and even has toys to occupy the children. Almancil is easy to reach with lots of shops and supermarket, and the helpful information fom Jill the owner was invaluable. We didn't want to come home and 10 days went far too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real home from home

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Alta Vista four or five times now for family holidays and it has never been a let-down. The villa istelf is superbly equipped, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It has plenty of room, which is imperative for larger parties like ours (eight adults and three children). Everyone can find a piece of "me" space when needed. The pool is fantastic (it had been refurbished shortly before our last stay), the garden is well-maintained and the location secure and private but not isolated. We will definitely rent again - if Jill will let us!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbly equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this very lovely property on several occasions, we can only echo the other comments . We are a small family but due to its excellent layout it feels much cosier than many large properties and it is suberbly equipped. As a very cold person the heated pool and bathroom heater make a massive difference to my comfort levels ! Ultimately though the outstanding feature of this villa is the view, and that everything is dealt with so efficiently and effectively by Jill. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Halcyon Days

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing break in this very well-kept, attractive villa. It was spotless on arrival and well cleaned throughout our stay. The owners were very approachable and helpful from beginning to end and made us feel completely welcome. The location is ideal if one is keen not to be overlooked or disturbed by either locals or other holiday makers. There was a variety of very good shopping facilities in nearby villages, and an excellent range of accessible and interesting activities for all age groups. The maintenance team was prompt, friendly and efficient; no query was considered too trivial. A very pleasant, memorable holiday...we will, most assuredly, return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mindful that others might book

  • 5 of 5

We have been booking this fabulous villa yearly for the last 8 years and know the region well having previously driven down every summer in a vw camper van! We really enjoy the secluded location and lay out of the villa especially the sense of space it allows for large party's. The owners are easily contactable as are the people who manage the villa.

The pool and outside areas are just sublime.

We don't wish to rave about it too much as we are going to continue to book yearly!

We have already booked for next year!

As you will note from the above we can only highly recommend casa alta vista but please don't tell too many people!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wish it was our villa

  • 5 of 5

We have had many villa holidays and have sometimes been disappointed in our choice as the description or the dealings with the owner left a lot to be desired.

That is certainly not the case with this villa or it's owner.

We have been to Alta Casa Vista three times now which surely speaks for itself.

A wonderful villa in lovely well maintained grounds with a large lawn area and large swimming pool. All rooms are of generous size. Bedrooms are large with plenty of wardrobe space and good sized en-suites.

One of it's best features is the wonderful covered veranda running the whole length of the back of the villa with a 180 degrees view across the countryside. We have spent hours out there. A marvellous place to sit during the day or with a glass of wine in the evening watching the sun go down.

Whether you want sun or shade there are plenty of options.

For anyone physically handicapped the level ground floor has two bedrooms and I would imagine the doors are wide enough for wheelchair access. do ask the owner, Jill, if you have any queries. She is very helpful indeed.

For a family with children you will be able to relax more than in many other villas as the spacious front is only accessed by tall locked gates and the garden is fenced all around.

The villa is in a very peaceful location among other superior properties and is only twenty five minutes by car from Faro airport.

The TV has the usual English channels and the wifi is very good.

Any problems are dealt with efficiently with a local agent.

Superb supermarkets in Almancil the best being Apolonia, bit expensive but very good quality bakery, meats, veg, fruit and delicatessen. Also a Lidl. These are just a ten minute or so drive away. Also a very good Italian takeaway and restaurant just by the new roundabout as you come into Almancil from the villa.

We would thoroughly recommend Alta Casa Vista and the efficient and friendly service offered by the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended


Driving time to the beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago is approx. 15 minutes. To the east, Tavira is only 45 minutes away, and to the west Albufeira, 20 minutes. All of the beaches close to the villa are Blue Flag accredited and are amongst the cleanest in Europe.


The villa is 20 minutes from the international airport of Faro.

Car hire is recommended and can be arranged for guests.


The villa is 10 minutes walk from Vale D'Eguas a small village with two good restaurants. The area North of Almancil and around Vale Formosa (5 minutes drive) house some of the most reputable restaurants of Central Algarve. Loulé (10 minutes drive) offers superb examples of traditional houses, craftsmen at work making harnesses, copper pots and baskets, restaurants serving reasonably priced local cuisine and an excellent Municipal Market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.

Further Details:

Almancil (10 minutes drive) has several good restaurants, cafes and bars. It has a bank, post office, large supermarkets and several pharmacies. There is also an English speaking medical centre 10 minutes walk from the house.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Thursday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
5 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact Jill for any more additional information you might need. Bookings are secured by a 25% deposit cleared to a UK bank account and the balance 60 days before arrival.
Payments are only refundable, if your period can be re booked.
Arrival and departure times:
Guests are asked to vacate by 10 am. Guests can arrive at the villa at 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Two sinks, windows, large room
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with bath, shower, wc. Separate shower wc for bedrooms 4 and 5.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, en suite with bath
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, en suite with bath, leads to terrace with sea views
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, ensuite with bath & own terrace with sea views
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, shower room, wc shared with bedroom 5, leads to pool terrace
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, double sofa bed, has own kitchen, table & chairs
  • Bedroom 5 leads to the swimming pool terrace. When not used as a bedroom this is a second living room with TV.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is highly suitable for children as it is fully fenced, has a padlocked front gate, separate gardens to the front and the back and a large lawn area for ball games.Tennis rackets are provided. Pool heating is charged at £200 sterling per week. All rooms have electric fans, mostly ceiling mounted. Wireless internet facility. Central heating is charged at £100 sterling per week. Smokers are asked not to smoke in the rooms. Outside: There is a large pool terrace area with sun loungers, a barbeques and dining furniture. Part of the terrace area offers shade throughout the day. The pool is 10x5m; 1m at shallow end, 3 metres at deep end There is a furnished terrace running the length of 2 sides of the house looking out onto the panoramic view. Utility Room: 2 washing machines, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen supplied. Changed once a week. Beach towels supplied. Visits by property manager and maid during your stay. Other: Two bbqs on two separate terraces; one with own sink facilities. Both bbqs have outdoor dining table and chairs. A poolside building houses a cloakroom and large area for sunbeds, umbrellas and pool and garden toys.

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