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Fantastic, Well Furnished Villa With Private Pool and Garden. Close to Beaches.



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Villa near Boliqueime (in Tenoca), Vilamoura Area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Rural Hillside Location Only 10mins From The Nearest Beaches

Casa Cerro d'Alcaria is a beautiful and spacious villa set in a very pleasant and peaceful rural hillside location on the edge of the small village of Tenoca. Lovely private pool and sun terraces with a secure garden. Delightful views across the surrounding countryside and five minutes walk to village centre which has a couple of small bars and two good quality restaurants. Superbly situated and only 10mins from the closest beaches, world class golf courses and water park. Vilamoura marina and Loulé market town are only a short drive away. It is only a short distance (2.5km) from the traditional Algarvian town of Boliqueime with white washed houses, and a central church in a cobbled square. Boliqueime has cafes, a bank, small supermarkets, health centre, post office and a pharmacy. Air conditioning is available in all bedrooms. WiFi access available.

CHANGEOVER DAY: Saturdays only in the peak summer months [for other periods please check with owner - we will be as flexible as possible]. We do have details of local hotels/inns that guests have stayed in around rental dates.

“AL” : Alojamento Local Rental Licence: 145/15: The villa is registered with Loule council and meets the required criteria for a rental property.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have holidayed all over the world but kept returning to the Algrave - loved the country, the weather, the beaches, and the people, and always instantly relaxed as soon as we arrived! We had started to look for a place of our own and fell instantly in love with this villa - within 5 weeks of shaking hands it was ours and we have not had one single regret since - its wonderful! I am a nurse manager and Pete is a pharmacist - and we take the rental of our villa very seriously and do our utmost to ensure you have a great holiday.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our holiday in your villa, lovely swimming-pool and very comfortable house. Beaches in Algarve are so marvellous and nice people ...
Jul 2016
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent, well equipped modern villa.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this villa. The villa is very clean, modern and very well maintained. The villa is suitable for children having a gated pool and the property is very secure with electric gates and electric shutters. Our 3 boys (ages 2, 8 & 11) enjoyed the pool although they did find it slightly chilly at times. The owners provided very good customer service and the villa contained a very informative folder with info on local restaurants/places of interest. Unfortunately the local restaurant within walking distance of the villa has closed but may open next year. There is a local cafe within walking distance which sells delicious fresh cakes. The villa is very close to Vilamoura where there are plenty of shops/restaurants. We also visited Zoo Marine, 20mins drive which the kids loved. We would recommend this villa to family and friends who are looking for a more rural location but within easy diving distance to busier resorts.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fiona Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our villa and we are glad you had a lovely time. It is ideal for children and is very private and secure. All the very best Judi and Peter
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Perfect relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

3 weary women wanted to do nothing in the sun for a week - we couldn't have picked a better villa to do it in! It is as lovely as it looks/is described, very well designed, tastefully furnished and equipped with absolutely everything you need - at this point I feel I must mention the lilo that one of our number spent any happy hours on in the pool! The directions provided make it a simple drive from the airport, there are a range of supermarkets within a few kilometres (but not one in the village anymore) and a local cafe/bar. Best of all, if you're a "foodie", there's the Birds Nest restaurant 5 mins walk from the villa - walking back is harder!!

We could have done without the neighbours TV interrupting our afternoon snoozes on the sun loungers but other than that I can't think how it could have been improved. In the only problem we had all week was having to leave at the end of it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are so glad you loved our villa and had a lovely relaxing stay. Best wishes Judi and Peter
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Truely stunning and totally perfect

  • 5 of 5

This villa is beautiful. Large, spacious, beautifully furnished everything we needed was provided from pool toys, DVDs, books, games to ice packs for the cool box! Everything was perfect - the luxury of the spa bath, walk in robes, cool contemporary furnishing, really comfortable beds, and so much space, it was just a delight to be there. It was cool inside even when the temperature is burning outside, there is aircon in every bedroom and there is plenty of shade outside if required. The pool was extremely clean and well maintained. The garden is a delight.Overall stunning, the best villa I have rented in 10 years of using owners direct! Locally a short walk away is the Birds Nest a very beautiful restaurant. Will definitely recommend to all my friends and come back myself. The only criticism is that its so lovely its a little hard to motivate yourself to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sally We are so glad that you all had such a lovely time and that you loved the villa. Thank you for all your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Very best wishes Judi and Peter
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  • 5 of 5

Hi my family stayed here for three weeks. Every year we try new towns and villas this year was one of the best villas and priced we have stayed in .the place was very peaceful town and local bars very good, sort drive to beaches and all other places .the villa was very safe and hope to stay again . The Hamilton's 2013

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our villa and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Judi and Peter Ingram
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From the Owner

We have stayed in the Almancil area of the Algarve (we love the golden triangle) for a number of years and just love the variety it has to offer - close to everything (beaches, marina, market towns). This villa is built to a very high quality specification and is in a lovely peaceful rural setting but close to all holiday attractions and amenities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 17 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rileys at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Vilamoura at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Birds Nest and O’Lavrador at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Falesia at 6 Miles Car: necessary


10km (10mins max) from the nearest lovely beaches.

The Algarve has some of the best beaches in the world - with a huge variation ranging from wide stretches of sand to secluded bays. The nearest beaches area 10 mins drive at Olhos de Agua or Falesia. All the beaches have excellent restaurants and bars.


Nearest airport Faro airport. Distance from airport 28km (about 25 minutes), via the EN125 or A22. There is easy access to the N125 and the A22 motorway from which you can explore the Algarve. Car hire is recommended due to villa's rural location.


On edge of small rural village of Tenoca. Only short distance (2.5km) from traditional village of Boliqueime. Vilamoura marina, beaches and historic town of Loulé are only a short drive away (10km). Nearest shop is in neighbouring village of Alfontes, which is a couple of minutes drive, or a 15 minute walk. Within an hours drive to the west lies Lagos and the windswept Cape St Vincent. To the east is the interesting town of Tavira and the Spanish border is also about an hour's drive away.

Further Details:

A bank, local supermarkets, chemist, local restaurants and cafes at Boliqueime 2.5km (ten minute drive). The villa is located in the Central Algarve with shopping centres, water parks, golf courses, lots of wonderful beaches, and a hospital in an area of 30km.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6 Oct 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June/July 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking. The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations must be in writing and within 8 weeks of arrival date. If not the following charges apply: Deposit will be refunded in full if cancelled 8 weeks prior to arrival, within 4 - 8 weeks of arrival date: loss of deposit. Under 4 weeks of date: loss of total rental (if we are able to relet the deposit would be forfeited, but partial refund of the balance will be assessed.

Changeover Day:
Saturday only in peak summer months (others on request depending on availability and season).

Check out time: 10am
Check in: from 3pm
Bags can be left at the house while cleaning is being undertaken. This is flexible if the villa is empty before/after rental period.

Notes on prices:
Minimum: 2 people. Maximum: 6 people (No stag/hen parties please).

We can take payment in either Sterling or Euros.

Extra nights will be on a pro rata basis. Please contact us for any other price enquiries.

A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking. The remaining balance is due six weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is via BACS transfer. (Please enquire for other options).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is located just outside the small hamlet of Tenoca, near Boliqueime. It is in a very quiet rural setting but only 10 minutes from the main towns and beaches. The villa is very spacious and furnished to a high standard and has all the facilities you will need while on holiday. It is very private and not overlooked and 'really is away from it all'. It is within walking distance of two fantastic restaurants and a local cafe. The gardens are well maintained, secure and child friendly. The pool side terrace provides welcome shade from the hot sunshine, with a decking area for sun worshipers!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, Large en suite shower room
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Large downstairs bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large en suite bathroom
  • One ground floor bathroom (with jacuzzi). One ensuite shower room, wc and bidet. One ensuite complete bathroom with bath.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 kingsize bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 large bedrooms with king size beds (one on ground floor), all with air conditioning. Two bedrooms on first floor with en-suite with access to sun terrace overlooking the pool. High chair available (travel cot available - to be pre-ordered).


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a non smoking and animal free property. WiFi access, hairdryer and a safe is available. Outside: Landscaped garden, with self irrigation. Private pool (for sole use of guests) with sun loungers, shaded terrace and table with seating for 8. Poolside shower. Decking area with large parasol. Gas BBQ. The pool is securely gated from the terrace (child-friendly) and is 4x9 metres. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Central vacuuming system. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly with change of towels and bed linen. Some poolside towels are available (subject to availability). Welcome packs available upon request. CHANGEOVER DAY: Saturdays only in the peak summer months [for other periods please check with owner - we will be as flexible as possible]. We do have details of local hotels/inns that guests have stayed in around rental dates. Other: Under floor central heating throughout the v

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