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Stylish Secluded Villa With Private Pool, Stunning Views And Easy Access To Town

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,444 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 Sao Romao, near Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Luxury 4 Bed Villa, Peaceful Secluded Location, Roof Terrace For Stunning Panoramic Sunsets

The property is only 8 years old, our 2nd home and popular with friends and family. It is tastefully furnished, with a heated pool, retractable shade for poolside lounging and outdoor eating, and a roof terrace ideal for sundowners! A beautifully designed villa in a secluded area in the hills north of Faro, it offers complete privacy and accommodates up to 8 people. Tucked away in a peaceful valley with stunning open country views yet within 5 minutes of Sao Bras de Alportel and 10 minutes of Loule. The interior of the villa is tastefully furnished to a contemporary, stylish high standard and contains all the mod-cons to make your stay very comfortable. The large kitchen makes entertaining easy - plus inexpensive restaurants are very near and hard to resist. The villa is surrounded by landscaped gardens, extensive terracing, a barbecue area, a pergola with electric sunshades, sunbeds, and a large heated pool taking full advantage of the stunning views. We also provide a range of outdoor games (chess, pingpong, darts, boule, croquet etc.) All our guests have just loved it and many return each year!

Debbie Carlton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Debbie Carlton

We work in the UK for ourselves and intend to spend around a week per month in the villa - until we retire (some time off yet!) and can spend even longer there. So the quality of the villa and its furnishing reflect that - and we hope you will enjoy the good life there too.

We bought the villa in May 2011 and still think it is a special place. The prices are very close to 2015 and we feel we are offering real value for money.

The pool is heated in the low season (as needed). We love games and have a range of outdoor games: ping pong, croquet,chess badminton, boule, & darts. Yoga on the roof terrace in the morning sun is the way we start our day. Followed by breakfast.

We are still new to this, don't hesitate to call us to discuss your enquiry. I am afraid if enquirers do not give full contact details we do not take it seriously - you need to trust us so we can trust you.

Debbie Carlton purchased this villa in 2011

Why Debbie Carlton chose São Brás de Alportel

We love the area as it provides a combination of a peaceful location with stunning views yet only 25 minutes from the airport and all other facilities are about 10 mins away and beaches about 20 mins.

We like the fact we can just walk from the door through lovely open countryside; particularly in Spring and Autumn. Then you can come back to a heated swim or jacuzzi bath and a log fire!

And of course, we love the climate, dry heat and long sunshine hours; just so good for the health. It really is a wonderful place to be at anytime of year with May and October a perfect off season time to visit.

Importantly, finding a property that really appeals to our family and friends. Over Xmas this year we had sunshine everyday and swam & walked everyday.

What makes this villa unique

The view, the peace with the sunshine makes this a really relaxing place.

Having a large, open and modern villa is just so fabulous to entertain in and spend quality time with family and friends. Many of our guests have commented that it suits all the family.

We love to cook & BBQ so guests have access to a well stocked spice & condiments cupboard.

Being able to swim all year around and do yoga on the roof terrace which gets the morning sun all year around.

The villa's location makes life easy - 25 mins to Faro airport, 5 mins to town of Sao Bras and 10 mins to Loule & 20 mins to beaches. There are lots of really good value restaurants nearby as well as a local bar/shop.

We also like the fact that we can easily work from Portugal as well and have set up a lovely office area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow! What a beautiful villa you have. We really enjoyed our stay and found the accommodation to be very comfortable and perfect for our large family!" -Bernie

"Hi Debbie, we had a great time thank you. The villa is stunning and my husband and I said it was the most relaxing holiday we had since having the kids." - Susan

"Debbie we have just had a wonderful week in your beautiful home Thank you for all the organisation you have put in to make it so easy for us to rent your home" - Carol

"This villa has all the modern facilities, in a stunning private location, with a roof terrace for sundowners" - David & Joy

"We had a great time, the Villa was wonderful and we will spread the word amongst our friends who usually head for the Golf in Quinta / Four Seasons." Michael

'We had a fabulous holiday, your villa is beautiful. It’s a in great location for travelling around and a lovely, calm oasis to return to. Excellent facilities and I especially loved your very well-equipped kitchen'.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The en-suite to bedroom 1 has a jacuzzi bath, a funky shower (many jets and music!), wc + bidet. The bathroom between beds 2 and 3 has a bath, funky shower, wc + bidet. Upstairs bathroom, shower, wc + bidet. Separate wc by the rear door - handy for pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double/twin, en-suite and access to terrace & is on ground floor (no stairs). Bedroom 2 (double/twin) and bedroom 3 (twin beds) have a bathroom between and access to their own patio. Bedroom 4 (double/twin) is upstairs, next to a bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: All beds are new & really comfy - a good night's sleep is important. Three bedrooms can be arranged as either twin beds or doubles (zipped together) to suit your needs. Main bedroom on ground floor. All rooms have air-conditioning. The external parts of the air con are situated away from the room (so you stay cool and quiet). All doors and windows have fly screens. All ground floor doors and windows have electric shutters, for extra security and shade. The house is built to the latest insulation standards - so keeps cool. We open the doors and windows in the early morning - capturing the cool morning air - and slide doors closed during the day so the house stays cool. All windows and glass doors are double glazed - helping keep the heat in or out. The house is non-smoking. The house is furnished to a high modern specification with plenty of space for everyone to find a quiet spot. Outside: Private heated pool with outside shower. Pool room storing pool toys! Electric sun shades over the terrace by the pool. Sun loungers around the pool (or take them to the grass terraces). All weather wicker table (seats 10) and chairs. Subtle outside lighting (including the pool). Gas and charcoal BBQs. The roof terrace has further seating and tables. There are other tables and chairs around the large terrace area. Large shade-cloth covered area for cars. Outdoor games include table tennis and darts (in the shaded area which has lighting for evening play), giant outdoor chess, boule (petanque), croquet, and badminton. There is a large, enclosed terraced garden with beautiful plants and views. There are electric gates and an intercom. A pool man and gardeners visit the premises each week to maintain the facilities. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board,clothes rack, sink. All in a separate utlilty room. Plenty of outside drying facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cotton bed linen, and bathroom and pool towels are provided. Bathroom towels are changed twice a week on request while bed linen and pool towels are changed once a week. For parties greater than 6 there is a compulsory mid week clean at extra cost of £25. Other: Terrace dining for 10, with exterior lighting & retractable awnings. The mezzanine has a chill out area and further split level (office ish) leading to the roof terrace. The roof terrace has dining + coffee tables for relaxing or sun-downers. 9 x 4 m pool


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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Village Cafe
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Vale de Lobo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Tavira Area
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There is excellent local shooting and fishing which we can arrange as well as off road rallying in large buggies. There is also a local yoga group nearby. We have also run a number of small team building events for companies very successfully.


Easy access to the beaches using the fast roads to the east or west. We provide some beach towels (8), a cool box and freezer blocks. The coast to the west of Faro has the popular resorts and beaches like Val de Lobo or Villamoura; while to the east (Tavira) are nature reserves and quieter beaches. Santa Lucia is a lovely small fishing village with access to the beach and outer islands.


Faro airport - 25 minutes. Car recommended. We can advise on and organise inexpensive car hire from a reputable local firm with airport meeting and drop-off. We can organise an additional car to bring you or luggage to/from the airport. If you are arriving late we can have a welcome shop ready for your arrival. We also have a reliable local taxi driver.


The village of San Romao (with bar, shop and restaurant) is 0.5 mile away via a country lane. Sao Bras de Alportel, a sleepy old town but with 3 large supermarkets and a traditional covered market, is 5 minutes by car. The historic market town of Loule is 10 minutes by car, has a castle and the best traditional market for fish for miles around - it is open every day but go there on a Saturday if you arrive early.

Many excellent restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive.

Tennis 5-10 minutes.

Further Details:

The villa comes with a detailed manual with all the local information. Sao Bras old town is lovely and the information office is very helpful and situated in the Bishops Palace. Loule market is not to be missed. If you love gardens then visit Estoi Palace Hotel, built at the end of the 18th century. A favourite day out for me is Tavira and nearby town of Santa Lucia; the national park beach is stunning and fabulous fish restaurants in the fishing village. We have an excellent house manual which has all of this information and a manager on hand to answer any questions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Apr 2018 - 19 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
28 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £350 secures the booking. 60% payable 3 months before arrival date and 40% 1 month before arrival. A breakage/damage deposit of £350 is returned within 10 days providing there are no deductions or excessive electricity costs. Refund policy: Written cancellation received 3 months before arrival date 100%; 2 to 3 months 50%; 1 to 2 months 25%; under 1 month 0%.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover preferred the high season but we are open to alternatives (like 10 day stays or Wed to Wed); best to call us to discuss. Out of main season flexible on changeover days. Checkout by 9-9.30 am. Arrival after 3pm.

Notes on prices:
If you book for 2 or more weeks we give a 5-10 % discount on the subsequent weeks dependent on party size and change over day. In the high season we don't typically support 10 day breaks but this year we have had a number of requests so we are trying to be flexible. Pool heating is extra (not needed in main season) - £ 150 per week. If more than 8 people extra charges may apply. In the low season we are open to long weekend bookings and for small groups may offer a discount particularly in May (a lovely month).

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.