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Large private rustic house (All major credit cards accepted )

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Only Five Minutes By Car To The Centre Of Loule

Large private rustic hillside house

Alan Ball
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Alan Ball

I live in Whitchurch Shropshire with my wife and we both work at our family business,but spend most of our holidays in the algarve where we have many friends and fallen in love with the country.

Alan Ball purchased this house in 2006

Why Alan Ball chose Apra

We love the loule area so much because it is within reach of all the action of the coastal resorts but retains the local way of life.The beaches are only 20 minutes by car and many wonderful golf courses are within easy reach.The property is very private and sits on a hill overlooking the valley below with the sea visable in the distance.

What makes this house unique

The property,although only a few minutes from loule centre and supermarket is at the end of a small road on a hill overlooking beautiful countyside. Its main asset is that is is so private that you are not overlooked and very few vehicles pass each day. This allows total relaxation and rest if required without being disturbed.

The salt-water swimming pool can be heated if required but in summer months the pool cover generally keeps the pool up to 30c if covered at night. If a little night life is required,Vilamoura is only 20 minutes by car or a short taxi ride.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful location,a little piece of paradise.

Secluded spot not to far from main attractions.

Peaceful,great views.
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Apra in Loulé

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 bathrooms, one with disabled wet room facilities on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three double bedrooms and one bedroom with 2 single beds. Two of the bedrooms have En-suites and the other double has shared facilities with the single room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The ground floor accommodation has a large kitchen, interlinked with the lounge area with three bedrooms at the rear. Outside: The house is set in 2 acres of unique rural setting, with barbecue and 8m x 5 m swimming pool on the terrace. Pool can be heated on request at an extra charge. Plenty of seating for dining and loungers provided for relaxing. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.The property is cleaned weekly and towels and linen will be changed at this time


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Large private rustic house (All major credit cards accepted )
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A really well equipped and spacious property!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for our party of 7.

The facilities were superb, e.g. pool, Wi-Fi, BBQ, various outside seating areas. The owner was also very helpful and easy to deal with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely consider returning.

Thank you Alan!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa in a lovely peaceful location. The villa has everything you need, the pool is great. The children loved swimming in the evening when the pool was lit up. The villa is spotless and has everything you need. The beds are comfortable, air conditioning is great. Wi fi works well. The grounds around the villa are also great.

The restaurants and beach are only a 15 minutes drive away. Alan the owner could not have been anymore helpful. Deposit was returned within a few days of our return. A really great holiday villa!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa for families

  • 5 of 5

Villa was everything that was promised, whole family loved it - it was better in real life than the pictures. We had everything we needed. Children loved the swimming pool - internet was efficient. We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a comfortable, peaceful holiday. The owner gave us all the information and directions we needed. Thank you - Ahamad and Christine

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing home from home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Up Beyond is by far the best property we have had the pleasure of staying in. From the moment you drive through the gate you feel at home. The location and views are very relaxing and beautiful. The villa accommodation couldn't be any better and has everything available that you require for a family holiday. We spent 3 full days of our holiday in the villa itself, thats how comfortable it is. Even the kids didn't mind as they had the pool, garden, orchid and the neighbours pets to keep them amused.

Alan, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful. He says he wants you to feel at home and you would find it difficult to.

This was our first trip to Portugal and we will be returning in the future with more family and friends and Casa Up Beyond will be our first choice of accommodation.

Matt from Aberdeenshire

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very very lovely place for a super holiday

  • 5 of 5

Casa Up Beyond is excellent.

It's close enough to great places to see some life (Loule, Faro, the beaches, good restaurants etc), and far enough away to have some time to yourselves.

The villa is very comfortable, it has the perfect amount of space for 8 people, with homely and tasteful trimmings.

The swimming pool is brilliant and the water temperature was spot on all the time. We also loved the fact the pool light came on every evening adding to the great ambiance.

The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well - helping everyone sleep easily.

The grounds and the plants were lovely too.

The first time I spoke to the owner on the phone, he said "we just want people to be happy there", and that's exactly what we were - we didn't want to leave.

We'd love to go back there another time, so hopefully we will.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic two week stay with our (grown-up!) family.

The Villa is in a quiet location in the hills above the coast, but close to Loule for its great local market and good supermarket. Fabulous beaches and a good range of restaurants are all within 15-20mins drive.

It offered everything we needed, and more. The outdoor space is perfect, with a great pool, plenty of sunloungers and chairs, a good choice of sun and shade, and a wonderfully relaxing view as far as the coast in the distance. Wi-fi was a definite plus for the iPad generation among us. The bedrooms were comfortable, with air conditioning in each, and the bathrooms were well equipped and spotlessly clean, although plumbing anywhere in Portugal isn't quite up to our domestic standards!

Alan proved to be a very considerate and helpful owner, offering lots of advice and tips on where to eat/shop, all of which proved very reliable. Icing on the cake was the refund of the security deposit within three days of our return!

One thing to watch for - a tricky turn off the Sao Bras road from Loule, which the taxi driver from the airport couldn't find....but who cares about such minor quibbles!

Would definitely consider going again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Beach is a twenty minute drive away.


Faro airport is a 20 minute drive away


Loule 2 miles

Faro 9 miles

vilamoura 9 miles

Further Details:

There is a Continente supermarket within five minutes drive.

Can recommend various local restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Apra, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Nov 2018 - 30 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required with booking.Balance of payment required 8 weeks prior to departure.Deposit will be refunded if cancellation given 8 weeks prior to departure.
A £500 deposit also required which will be refunded if villa left in good order.
Deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday but this can flexible.Check in 16.00 h/ Check out 11.00 h

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.
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