SECLUDED VILLA WITH LARGE POOL, PRIVATE GARDENS, SET IN A LUSH VALLEY

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Helen Barker / Richard Kimberley

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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SECLUDED VILLA WITH LARGE POOL, PRIVATE GARDENS, SET IN A LUSH VALLEY

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 people

Casa Margaretha is set in a secluded rural position, yet is easily accessible, has a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool in landscaped gardens that look out over a lush valley, just south of the sleepy market town of São Brás. The villa is fully equipped with SKY satellite TV, BOSE Sound Dock (for IPOD), DVD, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron etc. Unlimited WiFi included. The garden/swimming pool are completely private and a large south-facing sun terrace, adjacent to the swimming pool, overlooks the surrounding countryside. There are also two breakfast terraces and covered barbecue area suitable for alfresco dining. Shops, cafe-bars, restaurants, supermarkets & other amenities conveniently located in nearby São Brás, which is only 15 minutes walk away, or 2 minutes by car. A selection of superb golf courses at Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago & Tavira easily reached along with bowling at Vilamoura. Beautiful sandy beaches also only a short distance

Eating Out: is great and very good value. Most visitors to the area eat out nearly every night. Sao Bras has an abundance of restaurants and the majority of them can provide a good meal for under £10.00 for two. Taste of Punjab (Indian - formerly Bom Amigo) - closest eatery to our villa. Churrasqueira Luis dos Frangos (Chicken Luis) - about 100M from Bom Amigo; speciality is Chicken Piri-Piri, in addition, whole pork fillet cooked in garlic, grilled turkey breast and daily fresh fish are well worth a try. Fonte de Pedra - Top of the Avenida. The food is very good and is freshly prepared to order. English is spoken well - very popular at the weekends.

The Avenida - Near the top of the main high street on the left hand side. Good food cooked simply but well. House wine by the 'Jarra' jug is worth it too. The locals reckon this is the best Chicken Piri Piri too.

Cafe Horta (on the Tavira road) - excellent food, great service and full of locals. A great meal with wine for roughly 10 Euro per person.

Hiking: Sao Bras is an excellent location as there are many hikes with a starting point within 30 minutes to 1 hour drive from the villa and about 6 of them withing 30 minutes drive. All the hikes are marked. Visit the tourist officie in Sao Bras and there is a little book with around 30 hikes in the Algarve. However, there are even more possibilities than explained in the booklet. The book is availalble in English, German, Spanisch, Protugees and even Dutch.

Guest Comments: 'Villa exceeded expectation, super BBQ, pool & garden too! Everything suited us fine. Hope to come again. An excellent holiday.' (Baldock family, Cheshire).

'Excellent facilities and location, would wish to return. PARADISE!!!!' (Prof.J A Webb & friends, Hereford).

'Our second visit to this villa. Again everything perfect for a relaxing holiday. Enjoyed watching the wildlife & how the lovely garden had matured.' (Dickinson's, Ruislip)

'Another super week, villa excellent again!' (Mackenzie & Clearys, Dunmow)

'Great villa and pool, very peacful, clean, tidy & well equipped. Had a relaxing holiday in the sun.' (Hassell family, Worcs).

'Goregeous clean villa, fabulous pool, beautiful garden, fantastic weather - what more could we ask for?! Back to not so sunny Newcastle, UK, until next time!' (Kelly Family, Newcastle).

'We had the most wonderful time here, much more than we expected but definitely what we needed - peace, relaxation, wonderful villa & weather' (S. Notay, London)

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Helen Barker / Richard Kimberley

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
average rating of 4.971831 based on 72 reviews
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17846
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Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
'just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely stay at your villa - it was absolutely perfect and the pool and garden were just stunning - one of the most perfect weeks we've had and definitely the 'get away from it all that we needed'!!!'

'We had a wonderful holiday and were very impressed with the villa. We try not to have expectations before we go away but did think that, as it was a 2-bed property, everything would be scaled down but there was so much space! It’s hard to think of anything that would improve it. We’ve had lots of villa holidays and this was amongst the best properties we’ve stayed in'

'We had a wonderful holiday and the villa was perfect'
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17846
+44 07771660275
Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
Worcester
5

Winter Visit

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our third winter visit to Casa Margaretha and we are already looking forward to our next visit. It is very well equipped and feels like a ‘home from home’. As we visited in December, the wood burning stove was very welcome and warmed the house nicely. Also the British Sky TV was useful in the evenings when it was too cold to sit out by the pool. Correspondence with the owner is promptly replied to and all questions fully answered. We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday or base away from the coast.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17846
+44 07771660275
Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
5

Fantastic week in November

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a fantastic time at this beautiful villa. For the whole 8 days the sun shone with temperatures of 25 degrees. We sunbathed by the pool but also visited a couple of local beaches. Cabanas de Tavira - 7km long, tranquil and reached by water taxi (1 Euro each way per person). Also Praia do Barrill, we spent the day sunbathing in the dunes, so peaceful and we had the beach almost to ourselves. The villa itself is very spacious and all the facilities you need. Fully stocked kitchen, comfy lounge, dining areas inside and out. In our view, Casa Margaretha has it all and more. The views from the terrace are simply stunning - endless countryside, so quiet, private and peaceful, yet only 5-10 min walk to nearest restaurant. We found some new restaurants - Sabores do Campo (blazing wood fire, great food and wine selection plus fab service), Beira Serra - great lunch, and Rocha da Gralheira (west of São Bras) Brazilian barbecue with wonderful views. A perfect holiday.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17846
+44 07771660275
Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
5

Overall superb

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Villa was beautiful and relaxing. Loved the fully stocked kitchen, Sky TV and comfy furniture. Sleepy town but enough going on. First 3 days cloudy but after that BOOM! Hot and sunny. 10/10 villa and we would love to return! Thanks, we will miss the amazing starry nights, the warm early morning sunshine on the veranda and the home from home feel.
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17846
+44 07771660275
Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
5

What can we say

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Another lovely holiday. Weather very hot, it is getting home from home for us all here.
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

The area is characterised by the tranquil, unhurried lifestyle of the friendly local population. The market town of São Brás, 12kms from Loulé, has a central square surrounded by cafes and small streets. It is convenient for a variety of shops, restaurants, museums, ruins and other amenities. The town is surrounded by a ring of hills that look out onto the sea and the mountains. Low white houses, typical of popular architecture stand alongside more substantial buildings, their facades decorated with tiles, ornate stonework and cast iron verandas. São Brás has a covered market-place selling fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables and a monthly outside market. This area is relatively unaffected by tourism. This is the perfect place to sample the real Algarve.

Other Activities: Bowling

Golf: The villa is within 10-20 minutes driving distance of 17 golf courses including Victoria, Millenium, Laguna, Old Course, Pinhal, Vila Sol - all at Vilamoura. The Ocean and The Royal at Vale do Lobo. Ria Formosa, Quinta do Lago, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos (all at Quinta do Lago), Colina Verde Golf at Fuzeta and finally Benamore, Quinta da Ria, Quinta de Cima all near Tavira. A perfect place to stay and play golf every day!

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Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£420
 
 
Rate 3
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£480
 
 
Rate 4
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£675
 
 
Rate 5
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
Rate 6
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Rate 7
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
Rate 8
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Payments should be in UK Sterling by cheque or bank draft. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total holiday price is required to book the holiday. The final balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure,
Notes Rates are on the basis of 2 people occupancy. If 3 or 4 people are renting together then an additional £80 per person per week is payable on the rental prices.

A £200 secruity deposit cheque will also be required 10 weeks prior to departure. This cheque will be returned following completion of your holiday and no damage has occurred.
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Amenities

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Wood Stove
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 32' LCD Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 twins. There is a 32' LCD flat screen TV in the Main Bedroom (Bedroom 1)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
Large open plan lounge-dining room with patio doors looking out onto 10x5 swimming pool (larger than average pools of 8 x 4). There is a BOSE Sound Dock for music etc. to be played from IPOD's. Large sun terrace and landscaped garden. Sun loungers, parasols and garden table and chairs provided. Covered outside area with barbeque ideal for al fresco eating and entertainment. Two breakfast terraces. Fully equipped kitchen including all glassware, utensils, crockery etc. Ceiling fans, double glazing, fly screens and security shutters. Travel from Faro airport to the villa will take 20 minutes maximum by car. Logs for the wood burner are charged as an extra during the period November to April (£45 per week). Unlimited WIFI available.
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