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Accommodation With Private Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage in Vale da Telha, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful And Picturesque Location, 5 Minutes Drive To The Beach

Casa Helena is situated in Costa Vicentina Natural Park. This rustic 2 bedroom cottage is an annex to an English speaking family home. Offering tranquillity and relaxation, the private pool is set in mature gardens where you can lay back and listen to the swaying palms. WIFI is available. 5km away is Monte Clerigo a great family beach with 2 great restaurants and several cafes or a 10 min drive takes you to Arrifana a surfers paradise. The market town of Aljezur is 8km drive with it's 10th century hilltop moorish castle offering spectacular views and a variety of shops, cafes and bars. Located in the National park this is the perfect spot for bird watching, rambling other activities available nearby are horse riding, fishing and tennis. Wi

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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21 Reviews

4.8
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

4

Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We had a long weekend away (Thursday to Tuesday) for our wedding anniversary. Away from it all, away from the kids! We wanted to relax, rest, surf, read and enjoy the sun. Also the beautiful scenery and delicious Portuguese food and wine. Helen made us feel very welcome. She is friendly and hospitable. As she has been in Portugal 25 years she knows the area so it was good to find out where to go for different things. The cottage is cosy and we really enjoyed staying in it. We enjoyed the pool and barbeque areas too. Arrifana is great for surfing although a little busy at times. Monte Clerigo is very beautiful too. We enjoyed the local restaurant and also one in Arrifana. We found the supermarket fairly pricey so we would suggest going to the nearest Lidl!

We would definitely like to return, may even bring the children next time ;-)

Thank you Helen xx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, cosy and well located house

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed for a week in Casa Helena. We really enjoyed our stay. First thing in the morning was breakfast outside on the sunny terrace then long the swimming pool sessions and finally direction to one of the great beaches of Aljezur located few miles away from the villa. For those who love natural, quiet and peaceful places away from busy cities, Casa Helena and Aljezur are perfect. And for those who like surf like me, it's the best place with the renowned spot Arrifana few miles away. The house is exactly as described with all what a small family like mine needed. We recommend Casa Helena without a doubt and we will definitely come back soon. Thank you Helen for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hicham &Family for your wonderful review,l will look forward to welcoming you all back in the not to distant future l am so pleased,you enjoyed your stay here @ CASA HELENA and the local village of Aljezur also the wonderful surfing beaches nearby Helen
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5

Beautiful, quaint house with super welcoming host.

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked to meet a more gracious, welcoming hostess (Helen) who's beautiful home is a fantastic retreat for anyone wanting to experience the Algarve. Fantastic local restaurant for those not wanting to self cater and a gorgeous beach nearby. Ideal holiday location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much Kerry JANE & Annie for your wonderful Review l was so pleased you enjoyed your stay @ Casa Helena l will look forward to welcoming you all back in the not to distant future Good luck with your Portuguese lessons Best Wishes Helen&Adriano
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This quaint property had everything we needed for a most enjoyable holiday. Helen our hostess and her husband were friendly and helpful and made our stay a pleasant experience. The villas locality makes it a perfect point for exploring nearby towns and beaches, along with some excellent local restaurants. We will certainly be visiting again next year if not before.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David & Lou l enjoyed reading your revue ,thank you for taking time to submit it l hope all goes well with your planned move to Portugal, we will both look forward yo welcoming you back,even just for a holiday Kind Regards Helen&Adriano
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4

Perfect little cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa Helena in September for 10 days. It is as described, small but perfect for us. It has a fantastic BBQ area which gets the evening sun. The pool area is great too. The location is great for the beaches which we spent most of our time at. The owner Helen is lovely and was very helpful and recommended places to eat. Clean towels during our stay was much appreciated. Would highly recommend staying here and Im sure we will be back in the future as we love this area of Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiona & Wayne Thank you for your review,l will look forward to welcoming you both back l know Wayne has a big birthday next year,so maybe 2017 Kind Regards Helen
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5

Perfect little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa Helena was a perfect little house for our week in August and owner Helen a lovely host.

We know the area well as visit the beaches nearby every time we come to Portugal (usually Luz or Lagos) but wanted to stay nearby this time and this was a perfect spot.

In a nice quiet area but near to a couple of restaurants (these are OK if desperate but better to go into Aljezur itself - we would recommend Ponte a Pe - best grilled Dorade we have ever had) and a really good wee local supermarket. The house is exactly as described and the pics are accurate. It is very small but as you might say 'perfectly formed'. All we needed for our family of four. The pool is great and not overlooked and - for once - a decent BBQ. Comfy beds and mosquito nets on all windows (which did not manage to keep all the blighters at bay but helped a lot and meant we could have windows open at night). It is great having the owner next door in case of any problems but we didn't really have any so only saw Helen on day one and when we left.

We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Craig Stephanie & Family l am so pleased you enjoyed your stay @ Casa Helena Aljezur, Thank you for your review, l will look forward to welcoming you all back in the very near future,The surf and water are always good in Oct.if not then,maybe your 2016 holiday Best wishes Helen
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Activities available nearby are horse riding, fishing and tennis.

Coast/Beach:

The are 3 main beaches in the area: Monte Clerigo 5 mins drive great for families with a couple of restaurants and cafes. Arrifana, a 10 min drive, great for surfers and also has a surf school if you would like to learn. Amoeirara.

Travel:

Faro is the nearest airport and is approx 1 hour and 20 mins drive.

Distances:

The market town of Aljezur is 8km drive.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£101
for 3 nights
£235
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
£295
 
 
May/June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£169
for 3 nights
£395
 
 
Early July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
July/August 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£169
for 3 nights
£395
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
£295
 
 
Winter 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£105
for 3 nights
£245
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£101
for 3 nights
£235
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
The remaining balance of the holiday must be made 6 weeks prior to arrival by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible upon request. Arrival time 5-9pm. Departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Great offers for long term lets, minimum 3 months

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin bed, built in wardrobe, full length mirror, bedside table and lamp. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe, full length mirror, bedside table and lamp.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Suitable for children. Supervision at all times with children round at the swimming pool. Outside: Set in Mature gardens, the private swimming pool is 8 X 4 metres with a depth of 1-1.8m chairs and loungers provided. The pool is not heated. Table and chairs in the terraced BBQ area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided. The cottage is cleaned prior to arrival and on departure. The cottage must be left tidy by guests upon departure or cleaning can be arranged at an extra cost. Beach towels can be hired at 5 euros per person. Other: Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and travel cot available in the cottage. Wifi is also available.

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