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Three Bedroom Villa With Private Pool, Garden And Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Casa Tres Palmeiras, Fonte Sante, Faro, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Away From Tourism

A detached 3-bedroom villa with aircon and WIFI, surrounded by a garden with authentic plants and fruit trees. Offering parking off the road, a 9x5 metres swimming pool, great terraces for sun or shade and decorated with authentic Portuguese tiles. The rural surroundings make you forget the busy city or hectic work life; relaxing and enjoying are all you will be able to do... Past the entrance gate is space to park your car off the road. The terrace at the front is perfect for breakfast in the morning sun, tea time in the shade, the terraces at the back offer sunbathing space, bbq and dining facilities and the patio is 'the place to be' when it is off season and slightly cooler and windier. The balcony at the front, overlooking the fig grove, works a treat in the morning sun. The pool is the right size to get some exercise, and works great for the kids - running and diving. The living room is comfortable with 2 sofas and chairs and the open fire place makes it warm and cosy on cooler evenings. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster and all you need for cooking. You can have a meal at the table, which offers space for 6.

The utility room with a washing machine, a dryer, ironing board and iron faciitates your clothes to be clean and presentable.

The bathroom downstairs has a bath, bidet, sink and toilet.

The bathroom upstairs has a big showering space, sink and toilet.

The upstairs bedrooms with in-build wardrobes and 2 single beds are equipped with airconditioning.

The double bedroom downstairs has aircon and a double bed.

For us, the best place to be is the terrace along the pool. Catching the sun, enjoying a glass and some nibbles and hearing the crickets and sometimes an owl performing is just magic. So is the sunset.....

Driving to the shops takes 5 minutes (running gently, you can do it easily in 15), for fresh bread and fish from the local market. Bigger food markets are daily in Altura and Villa Real, which is a slightly longer drive (10 and 15 minutes), but 'normal' supermarkets are everywhere, offering all the basics.

Going out in Tavira is a pleasure; lots of terraces, excellent food, lovely walks, shops and..... a castle. For days out, there is plenty to choose: by ferry to Ilha de Tavira, lots of different beaches close by, visit Spain via Vila Real and ferry, or drive to Sevilla in 1.5 hours.

With about 10 golf courses on the doorstep, you can always pick up your clubs and find a fantastic place to challenge your handicap!

More Details

Mariette Maitland
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Mariette Maitland

The Mainlands bought this Portuguese house/villa to ensure a holiday destination that would accommodate their family (2 kids) an 'away from home', relaxing experience, time and again. We love being by ourselves, in a natural environment and just chill out in the evening sun around the pool. Living in London, it makes a change to breathe in clean air and hear no planes.

Mariette Maitland purchased this villa in 2001

Why Mariette Maitland chose Vila Nova de Cacela

We were looking for a holiday destination with our family (then just 1 boy, nowadays 2) away from the 'madding crowds', but still in range of the buzz.

We loved Fonte Sante as it is only 5 minutes drive to the fab beach (Mante Rota), Vila Nova with its fish and vegs market and its authentic feel of a small Algarvian village. Over the years the village and beaches have evolved, but not our little village. The sounds of crickets and owls, the agricultural fields and the smell of grilled sardines at some of the little houses are still the same.

We love coming here as it feels like a retreat and is the perfect setting to refuel our energy levels and take stock of our lives.

What makes this villa unique

All we need is there

The pool is perfect to cool down

Three bedrooms with airconditioning = the master bedroom has a double bed


Self contained

No tourism

Inspecting the garden with the fruit trees, the almond tree and other 'species'

There is a terrace/balcony for every time of day

Aircon in the bedrooms

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We loved the rural setting. Away from tourism and getting a sense of the real Portugal. The house offered all we needed and more and the service we received from Proluna was excellent.' Ian McKane, Croydon, UK

'Surprised by the remoteness and closeness at the same time. A retreat.' Dr. R. Owen, Richmond

'Our kids were in the pool, almost night and day. They were happy, so what can we say....' Christine Bainbridge, Caterham (UK)
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila Nova de Cacela in Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 bathrooms Bathroom 1: bath, sink, bidet, toilet Bathroom 2: spacious shower, sink, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Groundfloor master bedroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms, 1 sofabed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with twin beds, 1 bedroom with double bed, baby cot available on request All airconditioning
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: If you want to be in the middle of the tourism buzz, don't choose us. If you want to be in the most luxurious surroundings, don't choose us. If you like authentic, rural, relaxed and natural, don't miss it! For us, it is a retreat, a place to take distance from the busy-ness of London and the madness of work, a place to focus on being, get in touch with nature, eating beautiful fresh food (bought on the market, grilled on the bbq, combined with local wines) enjoy the good things of life with your family and be self contained. Outside: Private garden with private pool 9x5 metres, loungers, sitting area, parasol, BBQ Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, cleaning before arrival and after departure. If you want cleaning in between, request Proluna and pay separately.


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Three Bedroom Villa With Private Pool, Garden And Terraces
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews

comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, simple, clean villa in a small village surrounded by beautiful farmland. We loved the peace and quiet, an escape from the crowds.Our kids loved the pool. We went to the beach in the morning and relaxed at the pool in the late afternoons.

Gorgeous beaches not far and Tavira about a 15-20minute drive away.

Car required if you want to get around.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat in a rural position

  • 4 of 5

Lovely Villa in a small village, consisting of around 12houses. There is a restaurant/bar next door, which was very quiet. Good amenities within the villa, beautifully decorated throuout, although more towels would have been appreciated. The outdoor furniture was past its best but we were there at the end of the summer. The TV did not work which the owner knew about but omitted to tell us, but it didn't bother us. We had a lovely relaxing time there and hope to return in the future (with extra towels!)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Vivienda tranquila, cómoda y espaciosa

  • 4 of 5

La vivienda está situada en una zona muy tranquila. Es suficientemente amplia para 6 personas y tiene todo lo necesario para disfrutar de una agradable estancia. La piscina es grande y goza de una situación idónea.

Se echa en falta una barbacoa de obra, unos sanitarios renovados y un jardín más cuidado.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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La Puerta Ancha TheCulinaryBar
Cabanas de Tavira
Great for a day trip - park the car, get the ferry and spend the day on a beach, away from t...
Great little city with a range of restaurants, a castle, little streets for exciting shoppin...
A visit to the fish market is not to be forgotten
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
100 meters
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Manta Rota
Car: necessary


2.5 km to nearest beautiful Manta Rota beach


Faro Airport - 50 km - 40 minutes


Villa Nova de Cacela - 5 minutes

Tavira - 15 minutes

Spain - 15 minutes

Sevilla - 1.5 hours

Further Details:

All markets, beaches, rural cycling area are within easy distance


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Register your interest via email
You will get confirmation and all bookings are handled via Proluna:
First installment will secure your booking

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Friday or Saturday - open to discussion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.