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Gorgeous Three Bedroom Villa with Private Pool located In a Peaceful Location



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Casa da Phoeba in Santa Barbara de Nexe is Located in a Peaceful and Serene Location.

Located in the ancient village of Santa Barbara de Nexe, this beautifully architected, terracotta tile-roofed villa offers three bedrooms and all the luxury and comforts expected by it's owners, their families, friends and guests. A private pool featuring a spacious wrap-around lighted terrace surrounded by manicured and irrigated gardens that evoke a welcomed sense of tranquility. The villa faces southward toward the sea with awe-inspiring views of the Algarvian hills to the west and north. The master bedroom on the second floor offers south and west facing balconies with alluring views of the sea. A second terrace is located at the rear of the villa and landscaped with native palm, olive and lemon trees, plants and flowers and a focal point is the classic Portuguese BBQ offering a venue to practice the culinary arts. Meals are served onto a uniquely designed teak table and chairs for 6. A private gate opens onto a driveway providing tandem parking for 2 cars.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Some time ago, I had the good fortune of reading James Hilton's classic "Lost Horizon". The peace and tranquillity evoked in the description of everyday life in the enchanted village of "Shangri La" left a yearning that has abided with me ever since.

Our fervent hope is that our beautifully appointed villa will provide our families, friends and guests with same sense of well-being we so enjoy.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful villa from 14/08 - 21/08, it had everything and a lot more then we needed. Furnishings etc were of an exceptional high standard, it was in walking distance of local bars/supermarket etc.. Viktoria met us there on arrival and lived next door if we needed help. The owner Laura was very quick at answering emails, my only problem was getting breakages deposit back, that took 3 weeks, but that was not Laura's fault, as its paid back directly from Owner's Direct! Thank you Laura.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing villa in a peaceful location that truly is a home from home. The owner Laura and property manager Viktoria could not have been more helpful.

The villa is furnished to an exceptionally high standard and the facilities are fantastic.

We had a wonderful time and would return without hesitation. Perfect for an amazing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Laura for our wonderful holiday at Casa de Pheba. The villa surpassed our expectations, the photos don't do it justice. The villa is beautifully furnished and decorated, well equipped, Laura had thought of everything and more. Prior to arriving Laura answered all queries and requests promptly, giving us directions and instructions for arrival.

The villa is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The grounds and pool too are equally maintained and clean.

We had a peaceful, relaxing holiday spending two weeks relaxing by the pool, enjoying the odd glass of wine on the balcony watching the sunset.

Our three children (14, 9 and 7) loved the villa, we awoke to the sound of them jumping in the pool each morning.

The villa is location is quiet and peaceful. However it is within walking distance to the village, where there are several restaurants and two supermarkets.

There was plenty of activities such as water parks, and go karting within driving distance for the children.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would highly recommend the villa, we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner

Attracted by the ideal climate and culture of the Algarve, we traveled to southern Portugal in 2012 viewing several properties in the hope of finding a villa in a location that offered all the amenities but without the numbing noise and meaningless bustle so prevalent in today's world. We found our gem in the ancient village of Santa Barbara de Nexe.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 13 Kilometres Car: recommended


A 20 minute drive to the coast and bounty of beautiful beaches in the locale.


Faro airport is 20 minutes drive. Car is recommended.


Santa Barbara de Nexe is 20 minutes drive to city of Faro and the charming town of Loule it's markets and stores.

Further Details:

Santa Barbara de Nexe has excellent restaurants, pubs, supermarket, post office.


Rental rates

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High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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 £269

25% required to secure booking, this amount is not refundable. Balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.
Bank/credit card charges are NOT refundable by the Home Owner.
60 day cancellation policy prior to check-in.
Change over day is Saturday, although alternate day can be arranged if rental schedule allows.
Arrival/Check-in time is 3 p.m. and Departure/Check-out time is 11 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Toilet and Sink
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Masterbed Ensuite, Heated Towel Rack. Hair Dryer.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Hair Dryer and Heated Towel Rack


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Master Bedroom Sleeps Two with Ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bed Can Be Set-up as Two Single Beds or 1 Super-King
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bedroom/Office - New Sofa-Bed Comfortable Mattress Sleeps 2
  • Linen Provided, including beach/pool towels. Clean Linen Change After 7 days.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Air conditioning units are located on the main floor and upper master suite. Heating also available. Thermostatically controlled heated flooring throughout the villa. Master Suite is located on the second floor, and other two bedrooms are located on the main floor. Casa de Pheba newly furnished in April 2014 by a professional decorator, including the terraces and balcony. Outside: Upscale outdoor furniture on terraces. Private pool. Terrance in rear of villa offers classic Portuguese barbecue with shaded outdoor dining table and chairs. Manicured trees and bushes provide natural shade and privacy.

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