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*SAFE AND SECURE BOOKING* Sao Bras de Alportel, Olhao, Fuseta, Tavira

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Peral, Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - A Very Peaceful Location, Yet Only 10 mins Drive to Beaches, Local Towns and Golf Courses

A Vila Privada is part of the Privada Group which offers luxury accommodation in private villas for parties of up to 10, 8 and 6.

A Vila Privada is a truly unique property in the Eastern Algarve from where you can explore the real beauty of the local area and see all that Portugal has to offer. The property benefits from 5 en-suite bedrooms, a large drawing room with dining area and a separate sitting room with television, satellite TV and surround sound DVD system. The fully equipped kitchen will enable you to prepare fabulous meals to enjoy on the main terrace. The villa also benefits from a roof terrace, with covered gazebo (May-Sept), a large pool terrace and pool gazebo and formal gardens with private seating areas. A very spacious and comfortable property to create a true home from home experience and also benefits from full central heating and log fires and air-conditioning in the bedrooms, making it a truly all year round destination.

A Vila Privada is situated directly adjacent to Casita Privada Peral our 3 bed, 6 person villa so if you are a party of up to 16 people this would be an ideal location and holiday accommodation for you.

Please also see our website www.avilaprivada.com where more pictures are available plus access to our other two properties Casita Privada Peral and Casita Privada Pinheiro which can also be found on Owners Direct.

More Details
Registration Number : AL4874

Jonty Dunning-Hind
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2018

About Jonty Dunning-Hind

We are a professional couple currently working and living in New York but investing in Portugal as a long term home to retire to and enjoy a more relaxed pace of life.

In the meantime we are pleased to offer our property as a great place to escape and enjoy some downtime with friends and family. We have both come from the hospitality industry and know exactly what makes for great service and high standards. Over the years we have travelled extensively for both business and pleasure and bring the best of these experiences into our villa rental experience for our guests.

We hope you enjoy the many touches and details.

Jonathan and Ian

Jonty Dunning-Hind purchased this villa in 2010

Why Jonty Dunning-Hind chose Cerro de Manuel Viegas

At the end of 2009 whilst holidaying in Mexico we forged the plan to retire somewhere warm and more relaxed. We already loved Portugal and the Portuguese people as we have friends in the area.

In early 2010 we visited over 30 properties on various trips, the first being A Vila Privada. Each time, we came back to this fabulous villa with its blend of space, light, comfort and Italian styled detailing we knew this was the home we wanted.

We fell in love with this property and completed in September 2010, opening for our first rentals in 2011. Since then we have continued to invest each year in enhancements to the property and the grounds to give our guests the best possible experience.

In 2013 we held our wedding reception at the property, not only to enjoy the great space and summer weather, but also to have these great memories for many years to come in our fantastic home.

What makes this villa unique

We found the blend of a modern, spacious and very private villa built in the beautiful hamlet of Peral a great contrast of quality living whilst experiencing a truly relaxed lifestyle. Peral is a short distance (5 minutes by car) to Sao Bras de Alportel, a lovely Portuguese town with great facilities.

We get to experience Portugal at its' best from this great location whilst not compromising on the creature comforts and connectivity to the modern world.

We hope you think so to.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cerro de Manuel Viegas in Estoi Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • All rooms are en-suite. Bedroom 1 & 5 have a bath with shower over, WC and vanity sink unit. Bedrooms 2,3 & 4 have shower cubicles, WC and vanity sink units. Luxury bath and face towels are provided, along with complimentary spa toiletries.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 en suite Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite, wardrobes (with plenty of hangers) and access to a shared roof terrace or private terraces. Egyptian cotton bedding adds a touch of luxury to your stay.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Further details on our property can be found on our own website. The Villa is ideally suited to couples holidaying together, or families with older children as whilst the main house is on a single level, it is built on a hillside, affording fantastic views, but with numerous areas with steps where care needs to be taken. It is set in a small rural village and it is most advisable to have a hire car to get around and about to explore the area. The Villa is very well located to enable you to explore the many features, historic towns, renovated Pasada's, Golf courses, beaches and restaurants. Alternatively you might wish to just visit the local fish, meat and fruit markets in either Sao Bras de Alportel or Olhao, stock up the cupboards and then lock the Villa gate behind you and enjoy peace, tranquillity and luxury in our lovely property. Outside: The grounds to this property are extensive and are arranged over multiple levels, creating different vistas and experiences enabling you to either socialise with your family and friends, or find that special bit of tranquility to get away from it all. The large pool is private and provided with sun loungers, cushions and towels, there is also a day-bed sofa in the pool gazebo. There is a private seating area in the formal garden that is shaded from the sun where you can enjoy a book out of the heat of the sun. The main terrace has a large dining set, with a second bistro set to enjoy drinks. There is also a further dining set on the roof terrace and a covered gazebo (May to September). Utility Room: There is a utility room with access to washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury white towels, cotton bathrobes and complimentary bathroom slippers are provided in the rooms along with Egyptian cotton bedding. Mocha towels are provided for by the poolside. Midweek (Wed) we provide a general maid service for bathrooms & kitchen. Other: There is a second sitting room which also has doors to the terrace and outside kitchen. This room has been set up as a media room with large flat-screen TV, satellite receiver, surround sound DVD system and a range of board games to entertain you.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous villa and location!

  • 5 of 5

So much trouble has been taken to make this an amazing villa it is hard to know where to begin! The decor and outfit complete the spacious indoor and outdoor areas. With outstanding pool, terrace, roof terrace and gardens, giving great views over the valley - a marvellous place to relax.

We found lots of interest in the surrounding areas, from local markets and produce to excellent restaurants. The beaches are a short drive way, and so big!

The warm welcome and help with local information was outstanding.

Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, glamorous and palatial!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, wow, wow! From the moment we pulled up at the villa I knew we had hit gold! This has to be the most beautifully cared for, well maintained and thoughtfully decorated and designed villa available in the whole of Portugal. From the cleanliness to the perfectly kept grounds, stunning throughout. This wasn't a villa, it was a true home for the period of our stay. It is clear this is exactly how the owners wanted us to feel. Nothing was too much trouble and they offered so much advice in helping us get around, with restaurant recommendations and with booking a stunning boat trip with the wonderful Jaol down at the harbour. Their help even extended to some very welcomed support when our flights back to the UK were suddenly cancelled on the day of our departure! Nothing however could have spoiled our perfect, perfect holiday. I will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow wow wow and thank you Sophie for such an amazing review. Thank you also for the detailed e mail of compliments and request dates for your return trip. Joao’s boat trips always get a mention in our reviews as they are such a perfect way of spending a day around the Ria Formosa and swimming in those lovely warm shallow waters around the islands. We are spending the winter months (between bookings) doing our usual maintenance and upgrades on all 3 villas from the Privada Group and so far 2018 is looking another busy year for us. We look forward to seeing you again in the summer. Huge thanks again. Jonty and Ian
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Stunning and exclusive retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property is everything it states it is and more. It is the perfect place to stay either as a small or a large group. It is very spacious and clean with everything you need. As we decided to stay for Christmas, we made full use of the larger living space and the snug media room and with the fires lit, it was cosy and warm throughout our stay. Being in a short driving distance of local amenities, restaurants and not far from the coast, each day was a new adventure. The manager of the property was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We've lost count on how many times we have stayed at this beautiful house and regularly recommend it to friends and colleagues. The only problem is when you are there, you never want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi F&M. Thank you again for your review. We are over the moon you have ventured to one of our properties again and especially at Christmas. Thank you also for the photo’s you sent which made us as Owners very envious we weren’t there but it was great to see Privada being used and enjoyed. The Casita next door is looking forward to welcoming you in the summer and thank you for booking our newest addition. We will make sure the Monte Velho and Maceira are well stocked....! Kindest regards Jonty and Ian
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

This Villa is quite magnificent – the pictures on the website are very good and comprehensive and when you get there you will not be disappointed.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the outside kitchen with superb gas barbecue is an additional great feature – plenty of places to sit, dine/swim/splash! – do whatever you like. Truly wonderful villa would certainly recommend it and love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colin. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and especially a review that is so complimentary. Thank you also for your personal e mail giving me more details of your stay at Privada. 2017 has been a great year for everyone that has visited Portugal and of course Privada. The Eastern Algarve really is becoming such a special place for people to visit. We have quite a lot of bookings already for 2018 which we are over the moon about. The Privada Group will always strive to give the best possible holiday to all its clients and we certainly hope you return to Perla again in the near future . Kindest regards Jonty and Ian
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

If anything the description underrated the luxury and care and attention that has gone into making Villa Privada probably the best holiday home I have ever stayed in. It was beautfifully cleaned and an added bonus was the return of the cleaners twice to do a quick tidy up, change towels etc. Absolutely everything you could think of was supplied including a cupboard in the kitchen stocked with the basics.

Nothing was too much trouble for the agent, Lisa, who was unfailingly cheerful and very responsive to all requests. I have stayed in lots of properties around the world and this was definitely the best.

My only criticism is that it is so good that I cannot imagine aother house being as beautiful or comfortable.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow ...... thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We are over the moon you had such a fantastic stay and you loved Privada. We have yet to find anyone who doesn't fall in love with this villa. Thank you for the compliments as this makes all our hard work, care and attention to detail feel it's so very much worth it. Team Privada will be working hard again during the low Season to update and make changes to ensure 2018 will be as popular as previous years. Please contact me anytime to discuss the potential stay at our new villa next door, we would love to welcome you back. Thank you Angela and family for choosing The Privada Group. Best wishes. Jonty and Ian
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Vila Privada was nothing short of perfection. The whole experience, from the initial booking to the moment we left, was truly wonderful . The villa is set in beautiful grounds which gives you a tremendous feeling of space and the pool, with more than adequate seating, including shaded areas, was a perfect place for cooling off for every member of the family. We are a 3 generation family ranging from 2 - 79 years old and the villa catered for us all. Lisa, the manager was an absolute treasure, always available for advice and help if needed and Jonty and Ian, the owners, with whom I corresponded initially, were delightful. We had a family celebration and Lisa recommended a lady called Sue and her husband Dave, to do the catering which was absolutely first class. The villa itself can only be described as luxurious, the furnishings and decor so tastefully done. The complimentary wine was a lovely touch as was the bottle of port, left for us to sample. It was so very hot when we stayed so we ate outside until late in the evening and made the most of the warm summer evenings. Also the table tennis proved to be a great success. We had a fabulous holiday and would not hesitate to recommend A Vila Privada.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue. Thank you so much for such a glowing review. Privada remains a huge favourite for everyone who stays. Thank you also for the compliments regarding everyone involved. 'Team Privada' work hard all year to ensure reviews like yours are received. From later this year The Privada Group and its luxury villas will be in a position to offer 3, 4 and 5 bedroom accommodation with the 3 & 5 bedroom villas being next to each other, as you know, so bigger parties can be close to each other but also have some escape time. We are also pleased you enjoyed the wine and port, our guests all seem to enjoy a tipple! Thank you again for choosing The Privada Group and we sincerely hope you return to us again in the near future as many of our clients do. Best wishes Jonty and Ian
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lagar Mesquita
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Vila Monte
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Faro Old Town
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Lagar Mesquita
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary


Portugal, and particularly the Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Europe and you are no more than 15 minutes from some exceptional and yet unspoilt beach areas.


Faro airport is the nearest airport to the Villa, with a transfer time by car or taxi of around 20 minutes (we supply full route plans in advance of your stay). Faro is well served with daily flights from a number of UK airports and is efficient and quick to get in and out of.

Hire car rental is essential for you to truly enjoy time in this lovely part of the Algarve and we have listed a range of recommended hire car companies on our website.


The villa is located in the rural village of Peral and is 4-5 miles to the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, approx 5 minute drive.

The towns of Estoi and Olhao are approximately 15 minutes away providing a range of facilities for tourists and locals alike with a wide range of restaurants and bars. Within a 20 minute drive you could be in Faro or Tavira.

Further Details:

The villa is located in the rural village of Peral and is 4-5 miles to the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, approx 5 minute drive.

The towns of Estoi and Olhao are approximately 15 minutes away providing a range of facilities for tourists and locals alike with a wide range of restaurants and bars. Within a 20 minute drive you could be in Faro or Tavira.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cerro de Manuel Viegas, Faro region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries should be made to reservations@avilaprivada.com. Our English Agent who is located in the local area will handle all enquiries and provide a swift and efficient service to manage your enquiry. Full terms of booking can be found on our website or via our agent.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible with departure from the Villa by 10am in the morning and arrival after 2pm in the afternoon. Our local agent, Lisa Lokkerbol or one of her team, will be on hand to greet you at the Villa, provide keys and show you around.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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