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Fully Renovated Charming Rustic Villa with Fenced Pool and Large Garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rustic Villa near Almancil, Algarve - Very Private, Amenities and Beaches 10-15 minutes by Car

A fully restored traditional Portuguese farmhouse comprising main house plus separate cottage immediately beside (both included in letting and not let separately). Many original features retained such as the traditional pole and cane ceilings (see photos). Located very close to the Rio de Formosa National Park, the property is about 15 minutes drive to the beautiful local beaches, to Almancil, to Faro and to Faro Airport. The villa is largely surrounded by farmland (mainly fruit growing) and is very private being well away from other houses, but not "remote". The villa has the "feel" of a rustic farmhouse, but is very comfortable and well equipped.

Keith Harrington
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2017

About Keith Harrington

The villa is owned by a retired couple (English husband-former lawyer and American wife-former photographer).

Keith Harrington purchased this villa in 2003

Why Keith Harrington chose Almancil area

We bought this villa because we wanted something very private and different from the numerous new villas in the Algarve. We love the Algarve weather, the space (we spent our working lives in cities), the privacy, the pool which is the focal point for nearly everyone in the summer, cooking in a fully equipped modern kitchen or outdoors on the barbecue, leisurely meals outside under the porch or by the pool with family and friends, the balmy summer nights, the charm of an historic house etc.

What makes this villa unique

We play tennis at a number of locations not far away but golf is the main sport of the area. Numerous other sports and water parks are available in the area. The national park with vast areas of woodland is a short walk away. Beaches are huge and clean, eating out is good and generally good value.

Shopping is easy, wonderful fresh fish and veg' available, excellent wine still comparatively cheap.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa works perfectly for us all, and the little ones are wonderfully safe with the pool gates....lovely long nights under the terrace with too much wine and great atmosphere. A real gem and recommended.........returned this year to celebrate my 40th after spending such an amazing time here last year, I wasn't disappointed, another fantastic holiday at this beautiful villa with wonderful friends......We just love coming here! been coming to The Algarve for 25 years and this villa is just lovely. Sharon S party Oct' 2012

We absolutely fell in love with the villa....I think our favourite parts would be the flow of the villa and grounds....there were so many occasions when we could just lie there and hear nothing. David M July 2012

Thanks very much for a super 2 week stay. The villa has been lovely-very well equipped especially the kitchen. It's been idyllic and very relaxing. Liz R August 2012
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almancil in Loule region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , The bath has a hand held shower attachment
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , .......and basin
  • Bath 1, en-suite to bedroom 1, shower, bath, bidet, basin, wc Bath 2, shower, basin, wc Bath 3, en-suite to bedroom 3, bath with shower, bidet, basin, wc Bath 4 (cottage) shower, basin, wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The two singles can be made into one king-size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The two singles can be made into one king-size
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , The two singles can be made into one king-size
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a queen bed Bedroom 2 two singles (can be zipped to form a super-king) Bedroom 3 two singles (can be zipped to form a super-king) Bedroom 4 two singles (can be zipped to form a super-king) Plus sofa-bed in cottage sleeps 2 children
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating and pool heating available on request (additional charge). Air-conditioning available on request (additional charge). The property is single storey and the plot is large and almost flat. The pool is fenced and gated so particularly suitable for children. Outside: 9m X 5m heated pool with fencing for child safety. 2500 metre plot including three lawn areas, orchard, selection of tropical plants and shrubs, orange and lemon trees, bar b que beside pool, extensive pool furniture, umbrellas, loungers, chairs, separate gazebo, childrens' playhouse, table-tennis. Utility Room: Washing machine, further large refrigerator, vacuum cleaner, brooms etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House and beach towels provided (all linen is cotton). Linen change and clean each week. Other: The large porch attached to the main house has an outside dining table and comfortable wicker dining chairs for 8 plus armchairs, foot-stools and side tables for relaxing.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Perfect Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

The setting is just amazing, I felt a sigh of relief when we arrived to find such a beautiful home and setting.

The location is perfect. It feels rural but not isolated.

We had happy children all week and that says it all really.

The owners (and manager) are very thoughtful, and their communication is fantastic.

We would love to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review and for your rating which are much appreciated. We have tried to create an environment in which adults can relax in privacy, and children can play safely. To us, good communication with our guests is paramount. The owners.
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A delightful high quality spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in this beautiful quinta situated in its own "estate" - totally private. Very well equipped with high quality fittings, high ceilings - the beds were extremely comfortable, the bathrooms very airy, everything worked properly and the house manager and his team sorted out any issues in a timely fashion whilst fully respecting our privacy. No sign of any white, plastic garden furniture here - quite the opposite and extremely comfortable, we shall be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the review. We work hard in conjunction with our Portuguese agents to offer a high quality property, and your comments and rating are much appreciated. The owners.
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing setting for a holiday. This was our 4th stay in this beautiful villa and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

We found that with new additions to our ever growing family the villa was well equipped for all our needs and a perfectly safe area for the little ones to run and crawl around.

Aswell as enjoying our days at the villa we also go to some of the gorgeous beaches around. Evenings are also spent at the villa as the setting is just divine, with at least one night dining at Kayas Restaurant. They do a fantastic 'Steak on the Stone' at an extremely reasonable price. The food here is fantastic.

Thankyou as always for a wonderful stay, we will be returning very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a lovely holiday at Quinta da Passarada. The villa was well equipped for our three generation party and the pool was brilliant - didn't need heating at this time of year. The owners and managers were a pleasure to deal with and all queries were responded to quickly. Beautiful beaches close by and all amenities easily reached by car though we would recommend the bakery/cafe within walking distance on the main road. I hope we will be able to return next year for another relaxing holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time we have returned to the villa with our 4 children. Cannot fault it. Private, homely and such a beautiful location. A car is required, yet only 5 mins drive are beautiful beaches and a great choice of restaurants. The villa is very well equipped and clearly the owners have thought of everything. Both the owners and villa managers could not have been more helpful throughout our stay. I would definitely recommend this villa. thank you, we had an excellent time and will definitely return again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

our family, children and grandchildren(5&7), had a perfect time there. It was everything we wanted, child-friendly, secure, spacious, comfortable, close to airport, quiet and very well equipped. Because it was very hot we spent a lot of time there - in the pool, inside air-conditioning and a long table in the shade. Beaches were fabulous and just a short drive away. We recommend you go to Faro old town which is lovely to stroll round , eat & drink. Coming home it took us less than 30 minutes from leaving the property to getting into the terminal and than included taking rental cars back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Mastercard and Visa accepted subject to a 2.5% charge.

A deposit of 30% is required to confirm a booking with the balance including extras and a deposit against breakages of £500 not less than 56 days before departure date. Details of payment requirements will be supplied. Payment can be made in UK or abroad.
Cancellation policy - the maximum charges are:
More than 56 days - loss of deposit (30%).
56 - 28 days - loss of 60% of total cost.
27 days or less - loss of total cost.

Changeover Day:
Prefer Saturdays in summer and peak times, but please enquire of owners. Check-in time after 3.00 pm on arrival day; check-out time before 10.00am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed are reduced for parties of 6 or less except high and peak seasons-please enquire.
Pool heating £200 p.w. Air-con £150 p.w main house, £30 p.w. cottage
Cot and high chair - no charge
Wi-fi no charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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