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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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: 36814/2015: The villa is registered with Loule council and meets the required criteria for a rental property.

More Details
Registration Number : Alojamento 36814/2015

Judi and Peter Ingram
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Judi and Peter Ingram

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.

Judi and Peter Ingram purchased this villa in 2011

Why Judi and Peter Ingram chose Boliqueime

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.

What makes this villa unique

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 peaceful, 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 worshippers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say that we had the most fantastic time in your lovely villa.

The girls enjoyed swimming (it was not too cold for them :-)) and being able to watch their favourite cartoons.

For us, your villa has been all about relaxing by the pool with a good book.

I also think the location of your villa is perfect. I have already recommended your place to close family and friends and I hope we will be back some day.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Boliqueime in Boliqueime

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We will require all guest and flight details once the booking is confirmed. Thank you. Judi 07711 389 813
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Fantastic, Well Furnished Villa With Private Pool and Garden. Close to Beaches.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Excellent villa so well equipped everything we needed. Also an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We found it to be away from the hustle and bustle of the towns yet an easy drive from so many wonderful places.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved the villa, and yes the peaceful setting is easily accessible to all the Algarve has to offer.
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Well equipped villa in a quiet rural location.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing well equipped property that truly suited our needs as we were attending a wedding in the vicinity. Judi and Peter were really helpful and answered all our questions about the area and what was available to us. They also kindly recommended restaurants for us for a special dinner we were organising (try Wildfire Smokehouse in Quarteira). Most days were spent at the villa as it is in a quiet area so perfect for chilling and relaxing around the pool. Our family had a brilliant week and would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay - thank you for the lovely review and we are so glad the villa met your expectations. Look forward to welcoming you back to the Algarve one day!
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Well appointed and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, private, luxury villa. This villa exceeded our expectations. Everything you could need is provided.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that you had a lovely relaxing and peaceful break Best wishes Judi and Peter
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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: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Palacio Do Piri Piri
Local to our villa and always good
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia da Falésia
Amazing beach
Parrilla Natural Restaurant
Awesome place
Restaurante O Lavrador
In our village, in walking distance - fantastic local Portuguese welcome and fare
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Birds Nest and O’Lavrador
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.