Villa in Altura, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location With Many Beaches Close By
The property is ideally situated for golfing holidays, 5km from three 18 hole golf courses, or for family holidays, 1km north of the seaside town of Altura with its 11km beach. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay including an 8x4 metre swimming pool set in 0.3 of an acre, a large barbecue area and four twin bedrooms with en-suite facility to each. There is a further bathroom downstairs which is ideal for washing off after a day spent in the garden by the pool. The lounge is large with satellite TV and Broadband, adjoining a large dining area with marble fire place. The kitchen is large with all facilities required to self cater, yet there are many fantastic restaurants situated within a very quick taxi/car journey.
Top Traveller Review
Quiet, private location
The villa management were very helpful and friendly.
About the Owner
Myself and my wife Sue live in Swindon Wiltshire, I am a retired Company Director who now helps growing companies to expand and keep them on the right tracks. My wife Sue is a Chartered Accountant and runs her practice from our home. We have two children who are now in thier early twenties.
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Quiet, private location
The villa was clean and spacious, pool gorgeous. We went in August and did not rent a car. The walk to town was about 20-25 mins, supermarket 10-15 mins. They had bikes which came in handy. Taxis were available for further afield. The local area restaurants were great and cheaper than other more (uk) tourist areas. The beach was busy. The tourists seemed to be Portuguese or Spanish and we found a slight language barrier due to the lack of English tourists, so would recommend learning more than 'thank you'! Take a phrase book.
The villa management were very helpful and friendly.
Lovely peaceful villa with excellent facilities and views. We stayed in November and had some cracking weather, so the pool came in handy. The property is clean, well maintained and I would recommend to anyone. A lovely local restaurant down the road entertained us a few nights running, fabulous.
10 out of 10!
We came here for a week in September and were lucky enough to have some gorgeous weather. The villa is great as it has everything you need so if you don't want to leave the house you don't have to. The garden gets the sun all day and has a BBQ area which provides shade if you want a break. It is also great for evening meals. We ventured out a couple of times to some stunning beaches. We went to a town called Tavira about 20 minutes drive. Here we went to 'Tavira Island' which is a picturesque beach popular with the locals. It has a great atmosphere with some lovely restaurants and bars. Overall we had a great holiday and will be back again!
Highly recommended villa
Very spacious villa both inside and out with lovely outdoor BBQ area. Villa is located in a nice quiet area where you can lounge by the pool without disruption. There are some beautiful stretches of sandy beaches as well as the Castro Marim Nature Reserve located nearby if you want to get out and about. There are a number of local bars and restaurants in close proximity offering reasonably priced food and drink.
What More Could You Need?
Stayed here for a week's break and we were extremely pleased and satisfied with the complete package. The villa is decorated to a high standard and includes everything that would be required on a home from home basis. However there are many reasonably priced local places to enjoy typical Portuguese offerings.
The owners assisted us with bookings for golf on local courses which were far less busy than the infamous Vilamoura area.
We utilised the swimming pool and barbeque area as well as the local bars and had no issues with any part of our 7 days here.
From the Owner
“We bought our Villa in Altura as the area is very quiet, the road outside seldom sees a car, the Villa is a lovely home and the pool is in the back garden which ensures a peaceful holiday.”
Activity and Interests
The Algarve is famous for its beaches and the Eastern Algarve area is probably the best of the lot. Within 5 minute drive of the villa there are miles and miles of unspoilt beautiful beaches. The beaches at Altura and Praire Verde are some of the nicest in Europe, and are quieter and totally unspoilt with small seafood restaurants providing excellent food. The beach at Monte Gordo is once again beautiful and unspoilt, but has more bars, restaurants and shops and is livelier in the Summer.
Faro Airport is approximately 40km away. We can organise airport transfers for you with a local high quality taxi firm at a discounted price. Car hire can be arranged with a local company, to collect at Faro Airport if required at no extra charge - but a car is definitely not essential for the enjoyment of your holiday. We have four bikes in the garage for your use if you wish to explore the local area and bars.
The nearest town is historic Castro Marim (with its own castle) only 5 minutes drive away. Another 5 minutes takes you into vila Real, which is home to a marina, and quaint streets housing intimate little squares, coffee shops and restaurants. Monte Gordo is located 5 minutes away, with its shops, bars and restaurants as well as a casino. Approximately 20 minutes drive is the lovely town of Tavira.
Banks are provided in Altura, Vila Real, Castro Marim and Monte Gordo. There are numerous local restaurants at affordable prices. Information of these are provided at the villa.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bookings more than 8 weeks prior to arrival; 30% deposit required at time of booking, remainder 8 weeks before arrival. Bookings less than 8 weeks prior to arrival; 100% payable at time of booking. Cancellation policy: in case of cancellation the 30% deposit is non-refundable. Of the remaining 70% we will reimburse as much as we recoup in any replacement booking. Bookings may be liable to cancellation if payments are not prompt. We recommend all clients to take out holiday insurance.
Change over day is flexible.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The Property is in approc 1/3 of an acre, with walls all around and an electronic gate which ensures privacy. The fit out of the villa is to a very high standard and we maintain these standards every year. In the back garden we have a lovely shaded area by the BBQ, which many people sit under when the sun becomes too hot, for me this is one of the nicest places to be in the summer The Property is located in the middle of 6 golf courses all within a fifteen minute drive. The Resturants in the area are very good and very well priced. A friend of mine who visited us is a bit of a wine anorak, could not believe the wine he could buy for 5 euros (and it was good) The beach is about 2KM away and measures 11km in length. Jet ski hire is available at very good rates”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- 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
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- En-suite to all bedrooms have a bath and shower, twin sinks, high specification fitments, toilet and bidet. Additionally there is a separate toilet/shower downstairs.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three twin bedded bedrooms and one double bedroom, all with en-suite, three situated on the first floor and one situated on the ground floor (ideal for anybody with access problems) All fitted out to a very high specification.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air-conditioned throughout. Each room has ceiling fans ideal for leaving on overnight to keep the air circulating. Outside: Access through electric gates and door the garden is situated in approx 0.3 of an acre and features and 8x4 metre swimming pool. There is a barbecue with sink shaded by bamboo for those who wish to cool with furniture to seat 8 people. Utility Room: Has a large dryer and safe for storage of all valuables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen are provided. If you are staying for 10 days and over a mid stay linen change is provided within the price, otherwise for those staying less than 10 days this service can be provided for an extra cost