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Casa Da Cruz Alta - Secluded Country Villa With Pool And Landscaped Gardens.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

2 twin ensuite bedrooms with 5x10 M pool with underwater lights

Casa da Cruz Alta was once a farmhouse and has been converted with great care to maintain the original character but with modern facilities including all electric kitchen. The lounge incorporates a fan assisted wood burning stove and both ensuite bedrooms have air-conditioning which provide cooling in summer or heating in the cooler months. The large private pool has ample surrounding space for sunbathing during the day and becomes a romantic setting in the glow of the underwater pool lights at night. The covered terrace, with marble top table provides for alfresco dining in the shade or alternatively the larger main terrace has a ceramic tiled table located close to the gas fired barbecue which has proved very popular. The beautiful landscaped gardens include many exotic plants and fruit trees with strategically placed bench seats. There are many excellent restaurants in the area to suit all tastes and the beach is 25 minutes away. Maid service 1 day per week. Pets are not permitted.

William Stafford
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic - Perfect for exploring the Algarve. We stayed in this villa for a week and had a great time. It is conveniently located north-east of Faro making it a short drive to the airport and close to the market towns of Loule and Olhao. The villa itself is an old farmhouse with heaps of character. To sum up - a lovely retreat in Portugal and perfect for a nice relaxing stay as well as exploring the Algarve.

We have just returned from a week in this wonderful villa which was perfect for the relaxing break we were after. We self catered for the whole week despite there being a number of recommended restaurants in the area and found that the villa had everything we needed to make this possible and though it is a bit of a cliché it really felt like a home from home.

We have just arrived home today after a weeks stay here. We can’t recommend this villa enough. Beautiful villa, excellent pool, brilliant facilities-what more can you ask for.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Both ensuite bathrooms have shower, wash basin, wc and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has extra long twin beds, high ceilings and portable fans. Air-conditioning is installed (extra charge) and a hair dryer is provided. Bedroom 2 has identical features as Bedroom 1. An additional full length folding single bed is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning is £ 40 per week per bedroom. Pets are NOT permitted under any circumstances. Outside: The very private villa is accessed along a cobbled driveway 60 M from the blacktop main road. The roadside gates can be closed as can the 2 additional gates guarding the villa and main gardens. The private pool ( 5m X 10m) is fitted with remote control underwater lights and has curved steps at the shallow end (1.2m) The deep end is 2.1m. The 4 sun loungers have foam waterproof covers with portable sun brollies available. Two dining areas are available, one is undercover and directly overlooks the pool, whilst the other is on the upper patio in full sun with the barbecue nearby. The barbecue is gas fired which makes it very convenient and easy to use. The extensive landscaped gardens contain many exotic plants and fruit trees. Wooden bench seats are placed strategically in the garden so if you feel the need you can have your own space. Click on "Display more photographs" to see more pics of villa and gardens. THE PROPERTY IS NOT OVERLOOKED BY ADJACENT VILLAS. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included with additional towels for poolside use all of which is changed weekly. Other: Outside toilet adjacent to pool.


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Casa Da Cruz Alta - Secluded Country Villa With Pool And Landscaped Gardens.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
United Kingdom

Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

We picked this villa because it was secluded without being remote. Clearly a lot of work has gone into establishing and maintaining the grounds and the care and attention to detail is evident from the moment you arrive.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was fab, the facilities excellent and the gas BBQ was an effortless treat. We'd certainly recommend a stay at Cruz Alta and the owners provide a friendly and robust service which inspires confidence, so you know that from booking, through to completion of your holiday - you're going to be in good hands!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful, secluded villa in August. Having been used to hotels this was a welcome change for us as a family, me in particular because I didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve sunbeds! The kids thought it was great having a pool all to themselves and they loved the selection of dvd,s that were available to watch. The villa is really well equipped and extremely clean. Basilia, the maid is a gem! The gardens surrounding the villa are beautiful and alot of thought has obviously gone into it. Be sure to look out for all the little gnomes and faces on the trees when you go. They are brill! The Aquapark in Villamoura is huge and the kids loved it. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Riegelsberg, Deutschland


  • 5 of 5

Als langjährige Besucher der Algarve haben wir im Oktober 2013 zum wiederholten Mal unseren Urlaub in der Casa da Cruz Alta verbracht. Auch in diesem Jahr war der Aufenthalt einfach genial. Neben dem perfekten Wetter bot die Villa alle Möglichkeiten für einen sehr erholsamen Aufenthalt. Der Pool, die Gartenanlage und der Grillplatz eignen sich hervorragend, sich vom stressigen Alltag zu erholen. Die Räumlichkeiten bieten alles was man braucht und sind sehr sauber. Die gesamte Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und geschmackvoll angelegt. Die notwendige Ruhe wird durch die Lage der Anlage garantiert. Mit dem Auto, daß auf jeden Fall notwendig ist, läßt sich die Algarve von diesem Startpunkt aus wunderbar erkunden. Auch die Geschäfte für den täglichen Einkauf sind mit dem PKW gut zu erreichen. Nach einem erfrischenden Bad in dem großzügigen Pool lädt der Grillplatz ein, um den Tag mit den Spezialitäten der Algarve ausklingen zu lassen. Eine grosse Auswahl an Restaurants in nächster Umgebung ist auch gegeben. Der Vermieter, Bill, und die Managerin, Linda, sind sehr hilfsbereit und können gute Tipps geben. Wir können diese Anlage absolut empfehlen und sind sicher, dass wir in absehbarer Zeit unseren Urlaub wieder dort geniessen werden.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Trowell , Nottinghamshire

Perfect Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

The Casa Da Cruz Alta is a beautiful Villa in the Hills overlooking Sao Bras. It was the perfect choice for us as a family. Very private and secure. Huge Pool and superb landscaped garden with lovely fruit trees and plants. The Villa was like a home from home with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The outdoor gas BBQ was great and we used it almost every day of our holiday! Car hire is advisable if you want to explore further afield in the Algarve. All in all a Superb Holiday Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heerlijk relaxt!

  • 5 of 5

Ons zoontje zei bij aankomst meteen; 'Hier ga ik me denk ik wel thuis voelen', en dat deden we ook! Casa da Cruz Alta is precies zoals de foto's weergeven en de tekst beschrijft.

We hadden geluk met het prachtige weer, waardoor we deze week in mei volop van de tuin met diverse soorten fruitbomen en het zwembad hebben kunnen genieten.

Het huis is eenvoudig van opzet, maar heel compleet ingericht. De locatie is landelijk, en toch ben je met de auto zo overal waar je maar wilt zijn.

De communicatie met de verhuurder, house-manager en schoonmaakster verliep goed en uitermate vriendelijk. Wij zouden er graag weer heen gaan!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Faro Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ze Dias
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Faro Beach
Car: necessary


25 minutes drive to nearest beach.


Faro Airport is 25 mins drive.


1k to Corotelo village

5k to the town of S.Bras de Alportel

10 k to the town of Loule


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
Rate 1
19 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
18 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
24 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
14 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
5 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
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

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. To avoid disappointment please click on "CHECK AVAILABILITY" to see if the dates you want are available.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Thursday. This can be flexible towards the beginning or end of season.

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.