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Cottage With Private Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mealhas Nr. Sao Bras, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Very Peaceful Location

CASA DA ESPERANCINHA (ESPERANCINHA'S HOUSE) is a portuguese traditional cottage refurbished in May 2013, with the objective of ensuring you a friendly, relaxing and cosy holiday in an healthy environment. It is a perfect place for hiking and enjoying Nature. The nearest town is S. Brás de Alportel, only 1.5 miles away from the house. There you find traditional commerce such as pottery, food and beverages, and also a wide choice of restaurants and bars. The wonderful beaches of the Eastern Algarve are only 30 minutes away by car. Guests have the exclusive use of a private pool, a beautiful garden and a barbecue. A nice restaurant is only 3 minutes walking distance.

This is rural Portugal at its best.

Registration Number - 17107-AL

More Details

Property Manager
Patricia Matos
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Patricia Matos

Nice family that lives nearby S. Bras de Alportel who decided to invest in this traditional cottage to share this hidden treasure in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Algarve.

Patricia Matos purchased this cottage in 1949


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the São Brás de Alportel in the Municipality of São Brás de Alportel

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Complete bathroom with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with king size bed.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Internet acess (15€ per week) Outside: Beautiful garden, barbecue, private swimming pool, car parking, sun umbrellas, sunbeds, outside dining area, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Property is cleaned weekly.


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Cottage With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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comfortable character property, lovely pool and garden

  • 5 of 5

stayed for a week in july, villa very comfortable and well equipped. good size shower, generous living space only one bedroom but big enough to accommodate more than 2 people. fantastic pool, outside garden not overlooked at all, mature trees provide shade to at least one area at a time as the sun moves round. great views across the valley. plenty of restaurants to choose from, 200yds away is Bierra Serra which was very good, closed on Thursday though. further away is Horta which was marginally better. we'd love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! Hope To have you Back soon.
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A great place for a couple looking to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, very comfortable and well equipped cottage for two people or perhaps a young couple with a baby. Lots of space to enjoy the sun and often a breeze to take the edge off the hottest parts of the day. The pool is small but great to cool off in rather than swim off the local food and drink which is good quality, interesting and very reasonable. The nearest restaurant is a 5 minute stroll away with a really good atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Local supermarket within 5 minutes drive or 15 mins walk (but it is uphill in the heat on the way back!). Other than that a car is necessary to get about but this is largely very peaceful and quiet location. Owner, Patricia, could not have been more helpful and the couple next door who look after the the property were both extremely helpful and respectful of our privacy. Nice touches like the provision of pool towels and a hair dryer are not something we have always experienced elsewhere but does save on packing. There are plenty of places within 30 minutes drive and the newly redesigned town square in Sao Bras is attractive and well provided with bars and restaurants. Don't miss the local Museum either!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Every enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and garden area, great place for a quiet chilled holiday. Many thanks to Maria and Jose who look after the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Hope To have you back soon... regards
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A little gem, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Portugal.We wanted to be away from the crowds but close to a main town. This is the idea place. The villa is well equipped with everything you need and very well maintained. The pool was a god send in the hot weather and a great place to relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. The town Sao Bras is a leisurely 30 minutes walk away. The intermarche only 15 minutes walk or 2 mins by car. There is a fantastic market in Sao bras and some lovely cafes to sit and watch the world go by. The nearby restaurant Beira Serra is brilliant and very reasonable. (Check it out on trip advisor). We can't finish the review without mentioning Maria and Jose'. What a lovely couple, they look after the villa,were there if we needed them but respected our privacy. A smile and a thumbs up if everything was OK seemed to be a good form of communication. Last of all, the booking and emails with Patricia was so easy. Thank you Patricia for letting us stay in your lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much guys! Hope to hear from you soon! Regards
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Peaceful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

First stay in this cottage,and it was great, very peaceful at night and along with the comfy bed, great!!!!.We chose this cottage for its location close to the lovely town of Sao Bras and the ease of exploring the eastern side of the Algarve which the savvy traveller knows is the real Algarve.


We would definitely stay in the cottage again.It was lovely meeting jose and marie as well.

Just a minor request it would have been nice to have a table at the end of the cottage to sit outside at night with a drink.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned after a month in Patricia's (the owners) beautiful cottage it was very portugese with everything we needed & very very comfortable & clean, we hired a car which we thought was needed to see as much of Portugal that we wanted, there was two restaurants within walking distance witch we used, the food was very good, the countryside was breathtaking so we walked every day, it is clearly a beautiful place, Patricia & her father came to welcome us & even bought us a welcome pack to start us off which was very welcome, the cottage was exactly as it is in the pictures it is very accurate & we would recommend it to all of our friends & family anytime, Patricia & her father we so lovely & kept in touch the whole of our stay in case we needed anything they were very good indeed, .. I would like to add a very special big thank you to Maria & Jose' I think you would call them house keepers & were some of the nicest people anyone be live next door to, they made our holiday ABSOLUTLY PERFECT by just being there, so I would like to say thank you for having us xx

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A selection of wonderful beaches is easily reached within 30 minutes of driving through quiet country roads.


Faro Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from the house. A car is desirable and can be rented for a reasonable price.

Spain is 45 minutes’ drive (Seville is less than 2 hours).


Local village is 1.5 miles away, with restaurants, bars, supermarkets and traditional shops. There is a local restaurant, within 3 minutes walking distance from the house, with take away service and where you can have a complete meal (Portuguese traditional food) for less than 8 pounds, including drinks and desserts.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
26 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. Balance payable 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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