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Stunning New Villa, Private Pool, Wonderful Country Views Set Above A Village



Updated: 24-May-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, air con, large pool, wonderful country views. Only 700 metres to village with 2 bars and a restaurant.

Quinta das Taipas with mandatory Tourism Licence 2966/2015AL and Energy Certificate CE6312621 is a stunning spacious new build of 500 square metres with 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 10, 3 bedrooms en suite, 2 bedrooms sharing one bathroom plus a cloakroom. There is one double bedded room en suite on the ground floor and the other bedrooms located on the first floor. The villa is set in a peaceful location above the small village of Poço Barreto and offers all the modern amenities of aircon throughout, wifi, UK free view TV channels streamed through the internet. There is a large pool and large patios with plenty of sun loungers, tables, garden chairs and the must have BBQ for outdoor dining. If there is fruit in season in the orchard below you can always pick your own lemons for the gin and tonics! The property is fenced and gated and has very large lawned areas, perfect for the children. There is a maid service twice a week and our local English speaking management company in Silves is always available to help out if needed. The ground floor is tiled and the first floor has wooden floors throughout. For the cooler months there is under floor heating and a huge log burner. Double glazing throughout plus mosquito screens at all the windows. The villa has electric blinds with central locking and an alarm also connected to a smoke detector system. The location of the villa is ideal as it is only 700 metres to local cafés and a restaurant, 10 minutes to Silves, 10 mins to two golf courses, and 15 minutes to Aqualand water park and Zoo Marine.

NB. No smoking inside the villa.

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About the Owner

Julia Allen
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Julia Allen


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4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Large and High Quality, great pool

  • 4 of 5

This is a great villa and is well equipped and well furnished and has a real quality feel. Its got reasonably big grounds around it and is in a very quite spot, slightly outside the village. The village is about 15 minutes walk and has two café/bars and also a small shop. The pool is quite big and is sea water rather than chlorinated which we really liked. The nearest town is about a 10 minute drive.

We really liked the large rooms, kitchen and living areas, the pool and the outside areas. Its on top of a hill so a good all round view and a good breeze all the time which made the heat more pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Poço Barreto at 700 Metres Nearest Golf : Amendoeiras at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Alcantarilha Gare at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Poço Barreto at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Armação de Pera at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary


The town and beach at Armação de Pera are 10 kms from the villa. The beach is called Praia Grande and as the name suggests it stretches for miles and is golden sand. There are lots of restaurants and beach bars/cafés to enjoy. If you are a fish lover then you are in the right place to enjoy the fresh catch of the day. From the beach you can go on a trip in a small boat into the local caves. Great fun. If you prefer smaller coves then head for some of the beaches between Armação and Carvoeiro.


The nearest airport is Faro, about a 40 minute drive from the villa. A car is recommended.


700 metres into Poço Barreto, with 2 bars/cafés and one restaurant. The local restaurant holds dances on a Saturday night. Very Portuguese and quite an experience! O Alambique restaurant 1.1 km, serving international cuisine. Closest petrol station 3.0 km. About a 10 minute drive to the historic moorish capital of the Algarve, Silves. 9km to the town of Algoz, 6km to the water park Aqualand and 10 km to Zoo Marine. There is a large shopping centre at Guia 12 km away.

Further Details:

Historical Silves with it's ancient castle has a good supermarket called Continente, plus a Lidl. There are plenty of local restaurants to enjoy and during the summer you can take a trip down the River Arade to Portimão, have lunch and then catch another boat back to Silves. For nature lovers there is an excellent wild bird sanctuary and lagoon with an elevated boardwalk with viewing station at Salgados near Armação de Pera. From May-Oct there is the world famous exhibition of sand sculptures at Pera just a 15 min drive away. Worth a visit at dusk when these are lit up.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 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 £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required to secure booking. Full payment of balance required 8 weeks before arrival, together with security deposit of £250. The security deposit will be refunded in full within 1 week assuming there are no breakages or other damages, the cost of which will be deducted from the deposit.
We also accept long term winter lets, please contact us for a price.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days flexible. Arrival at the villa not before 14.00 and on departure the villa needs to be vacated by 10.00 am to allow the maid time to clean and prepare for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are for 10 persons and include air conditioning and wifi. A discount may be available if your party is 8 persons. Please contact us for a price.
Payment may be made in Sterling or Euros.
We also accept long term winter lets, please contact us for a price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 24-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • All bathrooms have heated towel rails. Ground floor bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and bidet. Twin room with shower cabin, wc and bidet. Other bathrooms with bath, shower cabin, wc and bidet. Cloakroom with wc and hand basin.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor double bedded room en suite. First floor twin bedded room en suite. First floor double bedded room en suite. 2 other first floor double bedded rooms sharing a bathroom. The three first floor double rooms have terraces overlooking the pool.


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Quinta das Taipas is a non smoking villa. All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes. The ground floor bedroom also supplied with a hair dryer and one bedroom on the first floor supplied with a hair dryer. Outside: There is a large private pool 6 metres by 12 metres. Depth at the shallow end 1.10 metres and deep end 2.20 metres. Graduated step entry. Large patios with sun loungers, tables and garden chairs, plus the must have BBQ. The property is fenced and gated and has large lawned areas, perfect for the children. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service twice weekly, bed linen and towels changed weekly. Pool towels provided.

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