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3 Bed Villa with Private Pool, Country Views, sleeps 4-6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Cloakrm

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal - Country location just 20 mins from Faro airport, accessible to beaches, coast & Algarve amenities

The open plan living room /dining room/kitchen has fine country views on 2 sides. Steps from the breakfast terrace lead down to the private swimming-pool, sun terrace, BBQ area and garden terrace below. There is a log-burner for winter months, and air-conditioners in the bedrooms for the hot summer. Good unallocated parking is available just outside. All the facilities of the busy market town of Sao Bras de Alportel are just minutes drive away; the nearest restaurant (of many in the town and area) is a few hundred metres. Wifi is available by arrangement with the owners


Owner
Robert or Manuel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Robert or Manuel

A UK based couple (British & Portuguese) we purchased this lovely villa Casa Vista Bonita on the eastern edge of central Algarve, in 2015, to use as our part-time home over the coming years. We were attracted by its simplicity, and peaceful but not isolated location

Built in 1985 originally as a holiday villa it belonged previously to a Portuguese couple who lived here all year round and it reflects a Portuguese flavour so many holiday villas seem to lack.

It is now also available for lettings to careful and respectful holiday guests; we hope you enjoy it as we do.

Robert or Manuel purchased this villa in 2015

Why Robert or Manuel chose Algarve

In a country location but not isolated - with distant views across the valley to the wooded hills and beyond to the more distant cork valleys - the villa is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the developed coastal resorts. Yet it is within reach of the beaches and attractions of the eastern and central Algarve, while being within striking distance of the west.

An easy 20 minute drive from Faro Airport, Sao Bras de Alportel is a pleasant working town located between the historic towns of Tavira about 20 minutes east, and Loule about 12 minutes west.

All domestic needs are catered for at a large supermarket some 3 minutes drive from the house, while “Sao Bras” – with its banks, shops, cafes, restaurants and civic amenities, is just minutes beyond.

What makes this villa unique

The breakfast terrace facing east for the morning sun, looks over the swimming pool terrace below, and provides welcome shade on long, hot days. Inside, a dining area adjoins the simple fitted kitchen with secure open-air utility area.

The spacious living area (with woodburner for cool winter evenings) has a window & Juliet balcony with views across the valley. A covered entrance porch from the car park opens into the hallway with cloakroom. Marble stairs lead down to the 2 twin bedrooms (with aircon & wardrobes) and family bathroom. These look out onto a lower terrace with vines, flowers, a fig and and a lemon tree. The sheltered upper pool terrace has a BBQ, and external steps lead back up to the breakfast area.

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro (and Lisbon or Seville 2 hours)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Horta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Loule
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Horta
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Olhao
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

A tourist office in nearby Sao Bras has full information for visitors.

The hills just to the north of Sao Bras , and the National Parks of the Algarve, are popular with walkers. (We are in "Cork Country" for which trails are marked in the surrounding area -not yet explored by us).

There are tennis and other leisure facilities in nearby towns like Sao Bras and Loule, and various family fun venues are within a pleasant driving distance

Coast/Beach:

The coast and various beaches of the eastern Algarve are a 20 minutes drive, and the central Algarve (eg Vale de Lobos or Quarteira) around 30 minutes.

Travel:

20 mins drive from Faro airport, Seville / Lisbon approx 2 hours.

The Spanish border is around 40 mins drive.

Distances:

Nearest (supermarket) shopping 3 mins by car, full facilities incl eg banks in Sao Bras, Restaurants,Cafes & Bars are c. 5 mins by car,

and depending on time of day/traffic

Faro city c. 20 mins

Loule c. 12 mins (railway station to Lisbon & Faro)

Tavira c. 20 Mins

The whole of the Algarve is easily accessible by car from Sao Bras de Alportel.

Further Details:

The Algarve caters for visitors of all ages, with many and varied interests. At Casa Vista Bonita you can also just enjoy peaceful days around the pool in sun or shade, explore the surrounding area at leisure and the local cuisine at at your favorite local restaurants; away from the coastal tourist traps prices become very reasonable. One, popular with local people and visitors alike, is just a few minutes away from us.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Ensuite shower-room to bedroom 1, shower, WC & basin. Family bathroom for bedrooms 2 & 3, bath with shower over, bidet , WC & basin. Cloakroom with WC & handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Double and 2 Twin Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed, ensuite shower-room, fitted wardrobe, private balcony, aircon, Bedroom 2 - twin beds, fitted wardrobe, aircon, by family bathroom Bedroom 3 - twin beds, fitted wardrobe, aircon, by family bathroom Towels & Linen supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: A car will be needed for this property. There are steps to enter, and inside and outside the villa to access the pool and terraces and bedrooms 2 & 3. WIFI is available from 2016 by arrangement with the owners. Free Wifi is available bin most local bars/restaurants and cafes. Please note that smoking is completely forbidden inside the house. Outside: Dining table & chairs are provided on the breakfast terrace and on the pool terrace, with sun-loungers & umbrellas. There is natural shade during the day on parts of the terraces and under the lemon tree There is a BBQ for your use (some utensils provided). The (serviced) pool is oval, roughly 15m x 10m (?), it is 0.9m -1.9 m deep, with steps at the shallow end (no handrail). Please note diving is forbidden. The pool is not heated. Utility Room: Secure enclosed outdoor drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided ( and fresh are supplied for longer bookings) - guests to supply pool/beach towels Other: Table & chairs on breakfast and pool terraces, sun-loungers & sun-umbrellas, terraces with natural shade

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3 Bed Villa with Private Pool, Country Views, sleeps 4-6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Cloakrm
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

A lovely villa to stay with your family

  • 5 of 5

The villa was quite easy to find and it gave a good and safe first impression. We liked the view very much, the surrounding is calming and lovely for a holiday. The villa itself is really nice, the kitchen is neat, a lovely living room and all the other chambers were clean and big. We also enjoyed a swim in the pool everyday, which is cleaned every week. The garden is big, the space around the pool gives you the choice to sit in the sun and the shadow. It is a great area, a supermarket nearby and also nice villages nearby to visit. There are several beaches approachable with the car within 20 minutes. We would definitely recommend this villa to other people. The pictures on the site give a good impression, but in reality it's even more beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It is always a pleasure to know that guests are as happy with the villa and location as we are. Correct about the photos - it is so difficult with photos to show how a place FEELS! We hope to see you again
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5

Wonderful, private, spotless Villa. Total escapism!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Vista Bonita, a holiday that was incredibly well organised by owner Robert, who had even taken the trouble to get his housekeeper Ana to get us some shopping ready for our arrival, including a fresh chicken salad, complete with wine and beer - what better way to start our holiday!

The Villa is spotlessly clean, very comfortable and welcoming. It was extremely hot during our stay, over 40 degrees, so the air conditioned bedrooms and cool pool were a huge relief. We enjoyed several barbecues and alfresco dining, we even bought and grilled fresh Tuna steaks from Loule market.

The Villa offers total privacy and we ate fresh figs from the trees, watched the sunset and star gazed most evenings - a real haven.

A car is essential, although a short stroll away is an excellent and very reasonable restaurant Horta, which is highly recommended.

The Towns of Albufiera and Vilamoura are accessible within about 40 minutes by car. Tavira is a beautiful town approx. 20 minutes away, and the short boat trip to Ilha de Tavira with it's beautiful, vast sandy beach that caters for everyone, is a must.

All in all a wonderful, relaxing holiday.

Thank you Robert and Manuel.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very comfortable with a great pool, ideal for those hot sunny days. There's also plenty of shade for those who want some respite from the heat. The location was really good, a short drive from the airport with lots of great local restaurants offering excellent value top quality food.

The owners and management team we're very helpful and efficient. We would recommend this villa to others.

All in all a very relaxing holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Casa Bonita

  • 4 of 5

I found the villa to be as descibed and pictured and all amenities listed were available. The pool was cool and refreshing in the mid afternoon heat. The villa was well equipped and situated in a quite location with easy access to supermarkets and local attractions. The restaurant Horta is well worth a visit and is reasonably priced - the turkey in mushrooms was a particular favourite of mine.

Ana the property manager was very efficient dealing with any minor issues and arranging the linen and towel changeover. The pool was also checked several times throughout our stay.

The only gripe my teenager daughters had was not having access to 24/7 internet, they did walk down to the local café/restaurant and use their free wifi and the box is available to top up with credit.

I would recommend a visit to Tavira the old fishing village was lovely and only about 20-30 minutes drive away.

The beach at Albufiera and Quartiera are well worth a visit.

But all in all a very relaxing and scenic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know you found everything you needed and more besides! Tavira is indeed beautiful, and not far to travel. The wifi arrangement is a deliberate compromise - availability if/when you need it at home using the mobile wifi, but with free and limitless use at the local cafe(s). Some guests decline the mobile wifi in order to be " free" while on holiday, while others even like to take it to the beach. Thank you for the feedback!
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5

Wonderful Villa for a Family HolidY

  • 5 of 5

Casa Vista Bonita is a great place for a relaxing holiday.

The Villa is very spacious and very well maintained both internally and externally.

The pool is a great size and was very much appreciated as it was extremely hot during our stay. There is plenty of sun and shade during the day, ideal when travelling with children. Although there are other villas around, it felt very private.

The owners, together with the management team were very helpful, all communication was very prompt before, during and after our stay.

I would definitely recommend a stay at Casa Vista Bonita and we would consider coming back again if we come back to Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, it's great to know that our guests enjoy the house as we do. We hope you will be able to come again,
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Great location relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your villa. We happened to choose a very hot time to visit, which made a pleasant change from the UK weather we left behind ! The swimming pool was perfect for the whole family to cool down in.

We ate fresh figs from the garden for breakfast most days, found some charming restaurants close-by and thought Sao Bras offered a lot of what we needed.

Would thoroughly recommend this property to families.

Thanks again !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're delighted you found everything to your satisfaction - and the figs!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the São Brás de Alportel, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£560
 
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
 
 
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£570
for 6 nights
From
£95
 
 
Mid Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
From
£110
 
 
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
From
£130
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£600
for 6 nights
From
£100
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please enquire for full details.
A non-refundable deposit is required on booking, the full balance payable 6 weeks before date of arrival.
A refundable security deposit will be required against damage or lost keys.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, on enquiry.

Notes on prices:
For other rates/times/periods please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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