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

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), 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)

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
It doesn't say much, because we loved your villa. It is close to being perfect. I've no doubt we will be in touch sometime in the future about renting it again.
Mar 2012
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Helen Barker / Richard Kimberley

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
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Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

'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'
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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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
Worcester
5

SUPERB VILLA, GROUNDS AND LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Casa Margaretha and it definitely won’t be
our last!!

The villa is beautifully decorated, spacious, has lovely furnishings, is
immaculately clean and has everything you need making it a real ‘home
from home’.

Outside the garden, terrace and pool area are equally well maintained
and clean. The pool terrace is very spacious, with comfortable sunbeds,
parasols and a large extendable table with chairs. The garden is
completely secluded and there are beautiful views across the open
countryside.

The owners were a delight to deal with making booking very easy due to
their promptness in reply and the villa manager was very knowledgeable
of the area.

All in all........A 5 Star Villa in a 5 star location......!!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
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Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
5

An excellently appointed Villa with Fantastic Pool

  • 5 of 5
This Villa is excellently located near S.B Alportel, it is well appointed and has the most fantastic sun terrace and pool which overlooks a lush valley. A short drive from Faro Airport (20 mins) this villa also has the benefit of being a very short distance from the local supermarket and restaurants in S.B Alportel. We stayed for a week but wished we could have stayed for two weeks!!!

In terms of customer service Helen & Rich, the owners and their agents were first class! I left behind a wallet containing cash, I telephoned the agent Lynne to explain and received a prompt email back confirming they had found the wallet, Helen agreed to electronically return the funds along with the returnable deposit, the funds are already in my account. THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ITS VERY BEST....Thank you for a very relaxing and enjoyable week. AG
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
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+44 07771660275
Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
5

Lovely villa, 2nd visit

  • 5 of 5
We really like this villa and stayed a second time this summer. I won't repeat all the previous good comments as they are all true. What sets this villa apart in my opinion is the ease of booking, the lovely setting and the service from the owner and the local manager. One small point though, the polyester pillows and thick duvets made sleeping quite uncomfortable despite the cotton covers. In summer I much prefer a normal cotton top sheet, a light blanket and a down pillow. However I accept this is a personal preference and it won't stop me returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Secluded villa with large pool, private gardens, set in a lush valley
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Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
London
5

Lovely villa - 3rd visit

  • 5 of 5
Lovely Villa, our 3rd visit here. The house is very well appointed and now with wifi which is great. Pool is a really good size and the terrace is great with lovely views across countryside.

If you are looking for a relaxing break with peace and quiet this is a great choice. I'm sure we will be back again.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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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
London
5

Lovely villa - 3rd visit

  • 5 of 5
Lovely Villa, our 3rd visit here. The house is very well appointed and now with wifi which is great. Pool is a really good size and the terrace is great with lovely views across countryside.

If you are looking for a relaxing break with peace and quiet this is a great choice. I'm sure we will be back again.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

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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Availability & Rates

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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 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
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£440
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£520
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£675
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£875
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£675
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£420
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
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.
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,
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Amenities

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:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • ruins
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
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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