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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Villa near Benafim/Alte, Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Set in Wonderfully Tranquil Location in the Mountains 30 minutes from Beaches & golf courses

Casa Mack is located amongst rolling hills and countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the traditional tourist resorts. You are guaranteed a quiet and relaxed atmosphere from the moment you arrive. The nearest village is Benafim (3 mins drive) and a little further on you will find the beautiful picturesque village of Alte with it's charming cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Casa Mack is a beautiful luxury villa set in it's own grounds, with private pool, in a peaceful country location set in the mountains. The garden has many fruit trees for your pleasure. It is also well planted with many varieties of local Algarvian shrubs and flowers. There are lots of books and magazines for your use. The garden also boasts many shaded and sunny areas for you to relax in. There are ample outside tables, chairs and sun loungers.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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Peace, perfect peace Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely villa. Wonderful location for getting about. We really enjoyed listening to the owls at night. Your villa had everything we needed and more. - Caroline & Jonathon Billings, Dublin, Irl
Apr 2010
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Fantastic villa for that escape

  • 5 of 5

What a find! This is an amazing villa oozing with charm, facilities and much much more. Owners are so hospitable and caring, we arrived to be met by Fintan and Barbara who proudly showed us all the rooms and how things worked. They even bought us some supplies to start us off incl wine, fizzy drinks,rolls, ham and cheese, fruits and vegs, and tea, coffee and milk. This is far more than we expected but was welcomed after our long journey. They offered suggestions of good restaurants, places to visit and general conversation. Our holiday was a pleasure with them and they were available, at any time. Even saw Fintan at one of the restaurants he suggested and we loved it so much that we went 3 times during our week,Hamburgos....it's such high quality and so cheap too. Villa itself is very well equipped, ample outside seating, tables, loungers and cloth covered cushions which were so comfy, never seen them before. Pool was lovely too and the kids spent many happy hours in it which Fintan cleaned every other day. The house itself was even cleaned and linen changed during our week stay. I would highly recommend this villa and even the owners second villa in the same area. This is well away from the algarve hubbub, but suited our needs of peace and quiet. If you want to walk to nightlife and clubs, then this is not for you, if you want peace and rural and are happy to hire a car and drive to places, then this is a must, you cannot go wrong. We would return again, thank you so much Fintan and Barbara. PS, I even jogged the road and back daily to try and burn off all the lovely food and drink that was consumed, locals must have thought I was the mad English woman in the summer heat, but the route was long enough for me and fairly easy going for a novice runner like me!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Gem in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 weeks at this beautiful, well kept/equipped property which has everything you could possibly want in a holiday villa.

The lovely white cotton sheets and pillowcases (which were changed every 4days) felt lovely and cool at night. The pool was very clean and the sun beds where of a high standard with covered mats, this was a first for us but what a great idea. Large areas to sunbath in but also large areas to sit in the shade when it got too hot.

The property is in a very quiet and peaceful area which was what we wanted, a total chill out.

The Owners Fintan & Pauline met us upon arrival, lovely couple and nothing was too much trouble, they made us feel very welcome and gave us plenty of information about the area where to eat,visit etc

We have stayed in villas on the Algarve for many years but this one ticks all the boxes for us, we most certainly will be back and will definitely recommend this villa to our friends.

Thank you Fintan & Pauline for letting us stay at your beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The property is approx 30km inland. There are many, many beaches within a 30 - 45 minute drive.


Faro Intl is the nearest airport at 30km.

Lisbon is 270km.

Seville is 200km.

From UK - All UK airports offer winter and summer timetables to Faro Intl airport. Carriers include BA, Easyjet, Monarch, BMI, Jet 2, TUI, TAP, Ryanair & Aer Lingus.

From IRL - Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly all year round. Other carriers and charters operate during Summer months.

A car is essential. We can assist with car hire, please enquire.


The nearest village is Benafim 3km. Alte is a little further up the road 7km. The jostling town of Loule is 12km away. The resorts of Villamoura, Quarteira and Albufeira are all about 30 mins drive from the property.

Further Details:

Salir, Messines, and Silves are other towns within the locality, that are certainly worth a visit. All with plenty of low cost but high quality restaurants and local bars. The town of Loule is just a 15 min drive away. Make sure you visit the gypsy market here on Saturday mornings.

The resorts of Villamoura, Quarteria and Albufeira along with their many beaches and golf courses are all within 30 mins drive from the house. In the surrounding hills you will find many varieties of different fruits and nuts amongst the orange, peach and lemon groves. This truly is a magical location!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November. - December
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on booking. The remaining 75% is payable 6 weeks before your arrival date. There is a 200 euros cash security/breakage deposit due on arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover days.

25% non refundable deposit,and the balance 6 weeks before arrival date.

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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 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
  • En-suite in Master Bedroom with shower, wc, bidet, wash-hand-basin. En-suite in Bedroom 2 with shower, wc, bidet, wash hand-basin. Bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet, wash hand-basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom: king size bed en-suit.Private balcony. TV in room Bedroom 2: Twin Beds, en-suite. Bedroom 3: Twin Beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is air-conditioned throughout. Outside: There is a private secluded pool with adjoining small toddler pool. Both are fenced for child safety. There is also an outside shower attached. There is a large covered barbecue with an outside kitchen area. This is fully equipped with sink, fridge, cutlery, delph and all you'll need for alfresco dining at the marble table. In the evenings you can sit out and unwind with a cool drink. Listen to the owls calling, and all the other wonderful sounds of the Portuguese countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Both are changed and the villa is cleaned every four days or so. This is inclusive in the price.

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