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Beautiful Large Luxury Villa with Private Heated Pool, Air Con, Sat TV & WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

STILL AVAILABLE HALF TERM TO 3 JUNE - Casa das Heras, our beautiful holiday home is set in a peaceful countryside setting, yet very close to the beaches and villages of western Albufeira.

No expense has been spared in creating our superb luxury villa. You can pay 3 times this rental in Quinta do Lago for the same size and standard of villa. As soon as you open the gates, it’s the wow factor that greets you. Please read our reviews and we invite you to contact us directly for further information. The front hall with guest wc off leads to the huge sitting dining room which measures 30ft x 30ft!, with log burning stove, large dining table, 2 three seater sofas and two easy chairs, satellite TV with BBC & ITV channels , music system and two sliding doors to the terrace, pool and garden. In the dining area is a large dining table. The villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, and two sitting rooms with TV’s (BBC, ITV etc). Air conditioning is provided in the bedrooms and huge sitting room. Our large private swimming pool is 80cm deep at one end and 1.40m at the other end,can be heated at extra cost, there are easy steps and a built in seat along the shallow end with water around 30 cm deep. The grounds are very private and spacious with a huge lawned area by the pool for Croquet. Air conditioning in the villa is included. We have an outside dining pergoda and a great built in barbecue next to it, table tennis under a second pergoda and a croquet set provided for a great game on the lawned gardens.

It Enjoys a quiet location in Vale de Parra, close to beaches, shops, restaurants etc. Albufeira is 3 miles away. It is 3 minutes walk to a good restaurant, two bars, a supermarket, fish monger and a takeaway food shop, and just 5 minutes drive to lots of sandy coves, beaches and a golf course. In less than five minutes drive is the village of Guia where Sir Cliff Richard has his own villa and vinyard. The vinyard can be visited on a tour. Guia boasts over 20 restaurants and is where the world famous chicken piri piri was first made. Try one of the specialist restaurants for this fantastic dish. Don't miss the chance to see the fantastic Dolphin show at the nearby Zoo Marine Park. Maid service is 3 days per week (more if you want) and we have a local English Villa Manager who is on hand to give any information or help you may need.

For those not familiar with the Algarve or Albufeira, the area to the west of this popular resort is considered the best places to stay by seasoned visitors. You will find at least eight beautiful sandy beaches and coves within just a few minutes of our small selection of villas, most with beach bars and restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets and a huge selection of good restaurants to choose from. Although close to the Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira, we find most of our guests only pay the odd visit into Albufeira, preferring the beauty and peace and quite of the area around our villas, and its fabulous beaches. If you want more information on the area, please contact us.

All linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is changed once per week and towels changed twice per week.

The prices shown under Prices and Availability(above) are correct, but the quote shown on this page is not correct as it includes an Owners Direct service Fee which we do not charge.

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More Details

Andrew Killeen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Andrew Killeen

Our family and close friends have owned and rented out our properties in the Algarve for the past 30 years, and we pride ourselves on our small selection of luxury properties that we welcome our guests to. All our 5 properties are featured on Owners Direct under the following property ID's P7363, P7368, P13027, P13028, P11070.

We are retired travel professionals, and the properties we offer are equipped to the highest standards, based on our many years experience in this lovely region of Portugal. We enjoy a 70% repeat bookings which is a fantastic recommendation. Come and see us, you'll love our villas.

Andrew Killeen purchased this villa in 1999

Why Andrew Killeen chose Albufeira

We bought the land and had Casa das Heras built for us, therefore we chose both the position and the design of the villa.

It really is a luxurious holiday property with spacious rooms and gardens.

What makes this villa unique

You will get absolute peace and quiet, and yet local shops, restaurants and beaches are all within just a few minutes drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Paul, Andrew

We have just returned from your villa which was amazing. We had a great time and the villa was beautiful.

Jo Cohen

The villa was absolutely fantastic (I have recommended it to several people) and we had a great time thank you.

Do you only cover Portugal or do you have similar properties in Spain?

Ian Spenceley

Hi Paul, Andrew

Just wanted to get in touch and say how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Das Heras.

We have stayed in many villas in the Algarve, but can definitely say that this has been the best so far. The pool and grounds are amazing, and the villa itself, beautiful, well equipped and gorgeously furnished.

The maid worked so hard and e were all very sad to leave and my girls have been asking each morning since we got home, when are we going back!!

I'd like to thank you for your help in the initial booking stages and for supplying such a wonderful holiday.

Until the next time

Jane Taylor
Nov 2009
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perfect villa.

  • 5 of 5

when we arrived at the villa and it took our breath away, the online pictures do not do it justice ,we knew our holiday was going to surpass all our expectations. the accomodation exceeded what we had experienced in other countries ,the staff that look after the property where friendly and polite and very helpful , the rooms were spacious ,clean and well presented.it really was the perfect start to our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our villa. As you know, we have several villas in the area, and we try to keep the same very high standard with all of them. It is difficult to explain in writing the standard of our villas, but for those thinking of booking, please read our reviews from satisfied guests, most of who return each year. Thank you and regards Andrew & Paul
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A beautiful luxurious place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the villa, which is luxurious and well appointed. The bedrooms all have beautiful en suite bathrooms and balconies. The pool was a real bonus, especially as the weather was so hot we didn't want to do anything but swim and sunbathe. The grounds of the villa are lovely and well looked after and we appreciated the regular maid service . The only thing we felt the villa lacked was a larger fridge or perhaps a beer fridge. With 7 people we had to shop fairly regularly and extra fridge space would have helped.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa das Heras and we are already booked to return again. The villa is spacious, well designed and well equipped. The pool and outdoor areas are also excellent, making it very easy to sit back and relax at all times. It is well positioned for access to the airport, beaches, shops and attractions, but remote enough for peace and quiet at all times. Many thanks to Maria and Antonio for keeping the house and garden immaculately clean and tidy and for making sure we were fully looked after for our whole stay. Thanks also to Paul and Andrew for the straightforward and hassle free booking process.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa das Heras again. It is a hugely popular villa, as you know, and is already getting booked for 2017 and even 2018!!
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A lovely well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained property with excellent cleaners and local manager as part of the service provided. Pool excellent and gardens well maintained. Better than the web site description. Have no hesitation in recommending the villa.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at Casa das Heras. The photos and description, although perfectly accurate, do not do the villa justice. The villa is spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped, and with 8 people sharing, there was plenty of space. The gardens are delightful, and all our meals were taken outside under one of the pergodas. The local management and the maid were spot on with the service, and we were really sad to leave at the end of our holiday. We will be back in 2016. Thank you to Paul and Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Season 8
25 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 9
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 10
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 11
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 12
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 13
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 14
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Due to cancellation - 16-23 July 2015 £460 discount on normal rental, now £1750 for this week

The rental rates shown above are correct. The rental shown on your quote will not be correct as it includes an Owners Direct Service Fee which we don't charge.

Booking Notes:
Deposit required is 25% of rental with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £250 is required.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday / Sunday but this can be flexible depending on other bookings and season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms with either bath and shower, or shower..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower over.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed, en-suite bathroom and doors to private balcony Bedroom 2 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with and doors to pool terrace Bedroom 3 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and doors to large first floor terrace. Bedroom 4 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and door to large first floor terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside is the huge lawned garden which surrounds the private swimming pool (10m x 5m) which can be heated during the winter and early and late months (extra charge for heating) and next to the pool is a large dining pergoda (7m x 4m) and a second BBQ area where you can spend quality leisure time. There is an outdoor Table Tennis Table under another covered pergoda and Lawn Croquet equipment is provided for the lawn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, swimming pool towels and all bed linen is provided. Towels are changed twice weekly, and bed linen once per week. Maid service 3 days per week, 5 days on request.

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