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Accommodation With Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aljezur in Aljezur

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for children. Supervision at all times with children round at the swimming pool. winter heating extra5 euros for 6 hours with electric rads payable on site 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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(26 traveller reviews)

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Accommodation With Private Pool
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful, cute, little home with Italianate style garden

  • 5 of 5

Helen is a fabulous, helpful host and a fount of knowledge about the area. The house is small and cute with a beautiful roof terrace and BBQ area and stunning looking pool- freezing cold in winter but the sea is still warm.

Aljezur has a lovely (free) castle with great views, public swimming pool and intermarche supermarket. It is about 10-15mins away. There is a closer little supermarket for everyday essentials and restaurants near by.

There are a wide range of beautiful beaches to choose from - our favourite was Praia da Amoireira with its lovely clifftop walk.

There are lots of walking trails but you need to bring a good map or ask the locals. We enjoyed walking from the campsite near Aljezur down to the beach and other countryside walks.

Silves castle is lovely as is the old town plus a stunning drive via Marmelete -check out the Mirador en route. Slightly vertiginous in places. Lagos' beach, Praia da Ana and the nearby headland have lovely stacks and arches to view as well as fossilised shells.

We saw storks, egrets, mongoose, wild junipers, crowberries, strawberry trees and more during our stay.

Hope you enjoy it as much as us.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Helen is a wonderful host, always helpful.

The house itself is small and cozy. Everything is spotless.

We loved the pool.

There are the most beautiful beaches nearby, but you definitely need a car.

We absolutely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gabi & Pia Thank you for your review l really enjoyed meeting you both l hope it will not be to long to your next visit to CASA HELENA Best wishes Helen
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Lovely, charming house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at casa Helena for two weeks with

our 3 children and it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. The house and pool are very clean and also really private. Helen herself is a fantastic host and even made us sandwiches for our late arrival. We wouldn't think twice about rebooking if we return to this amazing area. Thanks Helen, we definately plan to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Charley Marie &Kids Thank you for your wonderful review ,we loved meeting you all.we are so pleased you enjoyed stay 'CASA HELENA& the surrounding areas ,the beaches are so Wonderful and peaceful. we are so lucky to live in this piece of paradise full time hurry back Kind Regards Helen
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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: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018


Special interest holidays:

Activities available nearby are horse riding, fishing and tennis.


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.


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


The market town of Aljezur is 8km drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Aljezur, Aljezur region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
april 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early july
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
mid july/august
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
august 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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