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Villa with Private Pool and Fabulous Views of the Pena De Rocha Nature Reserve

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Near Loule, Salir, Central Algarve, Portugal - Truly Rural and Peaceful Location.25 mins to Coast and Golf

This charming Traditionally renovated Villa tastefully furnished with modern comforts. Villa Figueira is situated in an Algarvian hamlet near to the small town of Salir. An ideal opportunity to enjoy true peace and quiet. private pool and garden including shaded dining areas protected by the surrounding wall for complete privacy. Views of the surrounding Rocha De Pena nature reserve. Yet this is only a short distance from the fabulous beaches of the coastal resorts and many golf courses of the Algarve.

More Details

Anita Ellison
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Anita Ellison

Hi, we live in Brighton , Sussex, Uk with our daughter and small doggy ,Lily . Over the years we have had wonderful holidays staying with friends in the Algarve. We found it catered to all our needs, I like to go to busy , vibrant resorts whilst my husband enjoys the peace and quiet of the countryside, walking and listening to the birds. So, we decided to buy our own house 12 years ago. It was a ruin, inland and we have since renovated it to a high standard keeping as many original features as possible.

My husband is an actor and so our beautiful villa gives him the peace and quiet he needs to 'switch off' away from his busy schedule.

We hope all our guests enjoy the beautiful surounding countryside and our house as much as we do.

Why Anita Ellison chose Benafim

As we set off on our journey full of the stresses of our daily lives we can relax in the knowledge that we will be lying by the pool in a few hours and letting our cares melt away with the fabulous view of the Pena d Rocha mountain on our doorstep. It is only 40 mins drive from Faro airport and aprox 30 mins to the vibrant beautiful coast. AND our locals are 99% Portuguese!

What makes this villa unique

The 2 local village restaurants serve delicious food and are still extremely cheap! If you are still have the best black figs in our garden! We also have our own olive tree and a delicious plum tree.

Only 11 mins drive away you have the picturesque village of Alt and in the other direction the beautiful bustling market town of Loule. There is a fish van and frozen food van that drive around the immediate area. you may think it's an ice cream van as they sound the same!!! However the frozen food van does have ice lollies!! Sheer luxury in such an area! sO ,if you hear the sound just pop outside the gate as they stop there for a couple of you have to be quick!!

The vibrant outdoor market is on a Saturday with many bargains to be had ranging from painted Portuguese plates to shoes, handbags , sunglasses, clothes etc.

The colourful indoor food market of Loule is well worth a visit to see the wonderful selection of fish, meat and fruit.

Loule is the capital town of the Algarve and has retained its Portuguese character. It's only 15mins drive from our villa and really worth a visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house, looking forward to coming back next year! We were sad to leave as the two weeks weren't long enough.

Dear Anita and Chris,We have been here for nearly 2 weeks and love it. What a super spot and certainly away from it all and no tourists in sight!

Went up to see the sunset at the bar on the top of the nearby hill where all the flags are and it was amazing – 2 larges glasses of wine and a beer 2 Euros 20 cents and a view to die for.

Anyway having a lovely time and weather perfect. You must be our kind of people – 3 cork screws – wine coolers in the freezer and lots of proper sized glasses!!

Thanks again for having us as guests

Patrick & Suki
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benafim in Municipality of Loulé

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 1.Only use plastic glasses around the pool PLEASE. 2. Beware that the entrance through the gate is very low. Please mind your head.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, basin and WC and bidet . Family batthroom with shower, basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Outside: Lovely walled garden with fruit trees, patio and terraced areas. Barbeque area with out door tables and chairs. Private pool (not shared) 9 mt x 5 mt. Range of pool furniture; sunbeds, umbrellas etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and beach towels included (changed mid week) Villa cleaned weekly. Other: A note to say ....we have a seperate self - contained guest cottage , should you need extra room, for an added cost .


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Car: necessary


35/40 min drive time to the well known beach resorts at Val do Lobo,

Quinta Do Lago, Dunas Douradas, and Garrao several of which offer a wide range of water sports. An Aquapark and a Zoomarine also within easy reach, 40 min drive or less.


Faro is the airport of the Algarve and is 35 mins drive time


Alcaria has the nearest small supermarket and bar and is approx 2mins drive.

Salir is the nearest small town and is 4km (5 mins drive time) It has several small bars, several good and inexpensive restaurants offering regional cuisine, a supermarket, bank, post office, petrol station etc

The regional market town of Loule is approx 15 mins drive time.It has many diverse shops a closed market, a large open market on Saturdays and many good places to eat, and the large local hospital.

Further Details:

The area offers ideal opportunities for walking, horse riding and bird watching etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are made with the owner via email or phone. 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival or internet bank transfer if last minute.

Changeover Day:
Flexable changeover days all subject to mutual agreement. We request that you vacate your rooms buy 10am on departure day to allow cleaning time for the next guests. Of course if there isn't anyone else booked you can relax untill the airport beccons!

Notes on prices:
We were going to increase our prices this year as we reduced them considerably last year. However, on reflection, the flights during peak times are still very high therefore we will keep all as last year.
We are willing to negotiate depending upon the month and number of guests. However,we can't guarantee a bargain during peak season.

Many thanks, Anita Ellison

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.