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Luxurious Villa With Large Private Heated Infinity Pool and Fabulous Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa close to Sao Bras & Loule and 20mins from Faro Airport, Golf courses and fabulous sandy beaches.

San Antonio is an exceptional, spacious and luxurious villa with a large private heated infinity eco-friendly pool set in a countryside location close to the bustling market towns of Sao Bras and Loule. Sleeping 10 with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this is the perfect retreat for a family and friends holiday. The house has unbeatable views across the Algarve hills from the attractive and spacious shaded veranda, perfect for al-fresco dining. Accessed from a country lane into the private courtyard, this pretty bougainvillea clad two storey house welcomes you with lemon trees at the doorway. The spacious entrance has double oak doors which lead into the hall where a marble staircase takes you to upper floor Master Bedroom with En suite and Roof Terrace. Downstairs are 4 bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room. The eco-friendly, low salt 12 x 6m pool, with Roman steps to the shallow end, is the central feature of this superb villa which is a delight for all ages. No chlorine eyes in this pool which can also be heated on request. The villa is surrounded by private gardens extending to 5 acres with numerous olive, carob and fig trees. All the bedrooms have ceiling fans and the master bedroom and second bedroom have air conditioning units.

Outdoor table tennis table.

More Details

Property Manager
Justin Greaves
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Justin Greaves

We live in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey and have 4 grown up children We built this villa 35 years ago to provide a second home and holiday destination for our growing family. We still use the villa as our holiday home and do our best to maintain it in tip top condition at all times. We have made improvements to the kitchen, pool terraces and garden areas in recent years and installed air conditioning to two bedrooms although the design of the house is such that much of the house stays surprisingly cool in the hot summer sunshine and we seldom use it. Last year we have refitted two bathrooms and installed pool heating for those Clients who require it.

Justin Greaves purchased this villa in 1980

Why Justin Greaves chose São Brás de Alportel

We love this quiet country area around San Bras and surrounding villages where nothing much changes from year to year. Life slows down to an easy pace within a day or two of arriving and most days pass all too quickly with a visit to local markets, coffee bars, a trip to the beach or just lazing by the pool. Our favourite destination is always Fuseta where the best seafood for miles around can be had in the numerous little restaurants and waterside cafes. A short hop on the ferry takes you out to the pristine sands of the beach at Ilha da Armona.

What makes this villa unique

Quinta San Antonio has a large, private, heated eco-friendly infinity pool with unrivalled views across the Algarve Hills. Our Maid is an excellent cook and is happy to cook traditional Portuguese meals with a little advance notice and at very modest cost. We have a local English speaking Housekeeper who will meet you on arrival and deal with any problems during your stay. She can also arrange a welcome dinner or delicious evening meals at any time during your stay at a very modest charge.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our first impression of the Quinta san Antonio more than exceeded our expectations, and we grew to love it more each day as we discovered more aspects to the locality and the oportunities it offers. Our 4 week vacation had many dimensions, 3 generations of children, extended family and long term friends; Quinta san Antonio fulfilled every aspect of our needs. so much so that we have re-booked for next summer!!! What more recommendation do you need than this............ Firstly the pool is stunningly beautiful, the water clear and slight salt, making your skin soft and fresh feeling, views stunning and plenty of sun bathing space all round. Our grand daughter almost swam over a 10 day period; she was just 2!! The bedrooms are large and roomy, beds comfortable and a very good size (compared to other vvillas we have rented in Portugal) bathrooms roomy and stylish, living areas comfortable and well furnished; summing up, it can accommodate 10 adults very easily. There is even a travel cot for infants Al fresco dining under the sheltered terrace is perfect and the views beyond amazing We grew to know ther locality very well, Sao Bras is now a stylish Portugese town with a much improved central square and ambience, the many local restaurants are diverse and each has its own individuality, from 7 euro menus to gormet dining, Within walking distance is a divine coffe shop with the most amazing array of home made cakes and sweets. Just north in the small village of Alportel are 2 local and very Portugese bars serving plates of snails and other such delicacies, one we chanced upon and named the "9 euro bar" simply because a round of 8 drinks cost a total of 9 euros!!! ( a far cry from the 9 euro per drink in Val de Lobo Praca!!!!) Make sure you go to the historic, stylish and chic Pousada hotel in Estoi, beyond amazingly beautiful, espicially when the jacaranda trees are in bloom. After 28 days we felt like locals, greeting local bar owners in supermarkets and living the life of rural Portugal, relaxed, laid back and unstressed. However, do NOT come here if Albufeira or Quatiera are your idea of a perfect holiday!!! This is Portugal not Benedorm!!!
Jul 2017
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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
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Newly fitted in 2016 with double basin, wc, bidet, & shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently modernised, with wet room shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Master bathroom: bath, twin basins wc, and seperate shower En-suite to bedroom 2 newly fitted with wet room shower, basin and wc. En-suite to bedroom 3 with bath/shower, basin, wc and bidet. Bathroom 4 newly fitted with marble shower, basin, wc and bidet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom (first floor) with super king bed, doors to roof terrace & air-con (at additional cost). Bedroom 2 with twin beds (zip together for king size double) doors to terrace & air-con (at additional cost) Bedroom 3 with twin beds & terrace. Bedroom 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All the bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space. The upstairs bedroom and one bedroom downstairs have air conditioning and all the other rooms have ceiling fans. There are vast shaded terraces along the front of the villa which are perfect for morning coffee and al-fresco dining. The brand new private infinity pool with eco-friendly low salt system is 12 x 6m with a deep end of 2.2m and a shallow end of 1m. It can be heated during Spring and Autumn. There are a series of Roman steps into the shallow end for children, a handy poolside shower and plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. A stone poolside table is perfect for lunch or evening drinks. A path leads down to the tranquil olive grove which is great fun for children to explore! There is also a very handy built in BBQ. San Antonio is situated in woodlands and is surrounded by oleander, carob, olive and fig trees and has spectacular views across the surrounding hills. There are vast shaded terraces along the front of the villa which are perfect for morning coffee and al-fresco dining. There is also a very handy built in BBQ.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews

A lovely villa in a beautiful location

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We spent a week at Quinta San Antonio in April. We were four adults (two grandparents, two parents) and three children aged between 10 and 13. The villa is lovely, and all the bedrooms are a very good size. The pool is beautifully clean and was heated to 25 degrees which meant we could all swim despite the weather being quite cool for the time of year. We needed to use the heaters in the bedrooms and the wood-burning stove but these all worked well. Our only reservation was that the electricity found it hard to cope with all of this (possibly due to also heating the pool). Marylu was very helpful and Jacinta cooked us two delicious meals. The location is excellent, very quiet but close to Sao Bras and various supermarkets. There were also short walks from the villa and we would recommend driving up into the mountains for some beautiful scenery and longer walks.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Quinta San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 10 adults and we have just returned from a fantastic week at the villa.

We had excellent communication from Tamar before and during the booking process and then in the run up to our arrival. Marylu the local property manager was very helpful throughout our stay at the villa and gave us plenty of recommendations for restaurants and things to do.

The villa was just as it appeared in the photos. The villa was a great size for 10 adults, the bedrooms were large and we had ample space on the dining areas and living room. The best thing about the property is the fantastic outdoor patio and swimming pool which was a great size. We spent most days around the pool. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and had everything we needed. The bathrooms were all large and well maintained. The maid came to the property to clean and did a good job, the villa was spotless. We also arranged for the maid to cook us dinner on one evening which was a nice touch.

The villa is in quite a remote location so it is very quiet and peaceful. It was about 25/30 mins drive to Faro and about 10/15 mins to Loule. São bras is only a few minutes drive away where we found a pizza place which did takeaways and an excellent steak restaurant.

We would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quinta San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

The Quinta San Antonio is an extremely relaxing place to stay. The salt water cool is large and stunning - we happily spent many an hour by its side. The house itself is ideal for a trouble free holiday - everything was in good working order and we felt at home there. Marylu and Jacinta are both very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to be of assistance. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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As Good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special property, spacious and with a pool second to none!

Away from the madding crowds of the Algarve but close enough to enjoy the benefits if you want them. Both ladies that look after you are also special.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Complete Luxury with Fantastic Portuguese Flavour

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Sao Bras to stay with a group of five friends. The villa was even better than before, they had just completed a beautiful Infinity Pool, so rather than venturing to the nearby beaches, we spent most of our days lazing around the spacious pool area and up on the terrace enjoying the beautiful views and having great BBQs.

The villa and our hosts have incredible attention to detail, from a luxury welcome basket on our arrival, wifi, aircon, to a great book detailing all the most amazing, rustic restaurants and gems to visit, the villa is immaculate both inside and out. You immediately feel relaxed and right at home.

I've experienced the villa and location as part of a couple and now as a group and can't fault it for its location in a real authentic location combined with luxury, value for money with a great Portuguese twist and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you need to relax & enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We are a family group of nine adults who enjoy the area and know it well and this villa is in the best group of villas we have stayed at. The entrance to the villa is the start of what you will find at this home from home. There is space within thve villa to spead out and that was with the nine of us. The kitchen area is as impressive with two fridge freezers so there is plenty of room to store food and drink. From here you go out onto the veranda with plenty of shade to enjoy the views and escape the midday heat, you like us could also start your day with an alfresco breakfast. Then you will notice the pool area. This has to be the best pool we have come across. It's a good length and depth so you can get the exercise to reduce the over indulgence in the food and drink departments. We also took advantage of the member of staff at the villa who is an experienced chef and this again was a delight, it also give the drivers a night off so they could relax and enjoy the night

All in all a villa to enjoy as all you could wish for is here the bedrooms and bathrooms are as good as the rest of the villa and the surroundings and garden make you appreciate the suclution that you find. We would hope to visit again and that is the recommendation we would give.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review - glad that you love the villa as much as we do. Hope to see you again?
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sao Bras
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Our favourite and most easily accessible beach is at Fuseta about 20 minutes easy drive away, which is a charming unspoilt fishing village. The renowned sandy Algarve beaches are only ½ hour away with water sports facilities and beach side restaurants.

The local village, Alportel, is only a few minutes walk with café/bar, which is very popular with locals. Only 20 minutes walk away is the local beauty spot – Fonte Ferrea – yet to be discovered by tourists - which is an oasis of calm with its picnic area, fresh water springs, café, cork and eucalyptus trees.

Quinta San Antonio nestles on a lush, herb covered hillside between the coast and the mountains near to the market towns of Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel. This is the secret heart of the Algarve where wild almond, fig and pomegranate trees grow around villages whose simple charms and whitewashed houses give the feeling of having stepped back in time. Sao Bras has an Intermarche supermarket and a farmers market on Saturdays and there are plenty of bars and restaurants.

The pretty market town of Loule is only a short drive away with its daily covered market which is perfect for fish, seafood and local produce. There is a brand new large Continente supermarket (Portugal’s answer to Sainsburys). There are numerous small towns and fishing villages on the coast between Faro and the Spanish border – particularly worth visiting is Olhao, which is renowned for its fish market and numerous seafood restaurants, and the elegant town of Tavira with its roman bridge spanning the water and riverside restaurants.

There are lots of water parks and entertainment for children – the Waterslide Park at Quarteira and the very popular Zoomarine at Guia which is close to Albufeira, with dolphin displays, seals, sea lions and fascinating tropical birds.

We now have an Equestrian Centre just 500 yards from the villa providing horse and pony riding for all the family.

For those who are missing retail therapy the Forum Algarve is excellent for buying branded names (Zara, Pull & Bear) at excellent prices.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Rate
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 17 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Season
18 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Peak
22 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on confirmation of the booking. The balance is payable 60 days prior to departure. £500 breakages deposit taken at time of final payment ( Please see above)
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during high season,.but flexible at other times. Check out time is 10.00 am on day of departure and check in is 2.00 pm. on arrival.
Notes on prices:
Payment can be made by BACS, Cheque, Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal.

Optional pool heating charge £200 per week during the low season - not usually required June-Sept.
Air con charge of 50 euros pw per unit (if required) deductible from your deposit.
A basic food parcel will be provided on your arrival but if you would like a cold buffet meal provided on your arrival this can be arranged at a cost of 20 euros per person.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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