WINTER SEASON RENTAL OPPORTUNITY

Dulce Fernandes

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Dulce Fernandes

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
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WINTER SEASON RENTAL OPPORTUNITY

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom Villa in a Rural Setting Close to the Beach

The villa includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open space with a living room area on one level and dining and office areas on another level, kitchen, laundry room, terraces, patio, BBQ area, surrounding gardens, and parking.

The master bedroom is en suite and furnished with two single beds, shower, WC, single washbasin and a bidet.

The second bedroom is furnished with a double bed and a built-in closet.

The main bathroom is equipped with overhead shower, WC, and single washbasin.

The villa is located on a hill (“encosta”) and its different levels, both on the interior and on the exterior, offer different spaces for practical living, relaxation, and enjoyment of the surrounding landscape and ocean views, including the patio with BBQ and al fresco dinning, the sunbathing terraces and the garden.

Amenities:

Cable TV

Wireless high-speed internet

Printer/Scanner

Laundry machine

Dish washing machine

Microwave

Stove/Oven

Electrical kettle

Coffee machine

Toaster

Wood burning fireplace

Board games and cards

Books

Towels and linens

BBQ

Composting bin

Cleaning services can be arranged upon request (charged separately)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dulce Fernandes (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese

About Dulce Fernandes

I am a photographer living in New York. I grew up in Faro and Algarve is my home, no matter how far I travel or how long I stay away.

Dulce Fernandes purchased this villa in 2011

Why Dulce Fernandes chose Sao Bras de Alportel region

Casa da Encosta offers a relaxing setting, away from the crowded touristic areas, and an authentic experience of the Algarve. At the same time, it is close enough to the seashore to go to the beach everyday, if you are as much of a beach lover as I am.

What makes this villa unique

I renovated Casa da Encosta completely and I made sure to use local materials and fixtures, including locally-made terracotta floor tiles and custom-made carpentry work.

Things I love about Casa da Encosta: the birds chirping, the sheep that walk past my door with their shepard, all the sunlight coming through the windows, the almond tree flowers in the spring, the stars in the sky in the warm summer nights, grilling fish and peppers outside, relaxing by the fireplace in the cold winter nights, seeing plants grow in the vegetable garden, hiking the surrounding hills.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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5

Between the coast and the mountains

  • 5 of 5
Very friendly house, beautiful and comfortable, located between the coast and the mountains, between the east and west of Algarve, perfect for relaxing in a peaceful setting and for exporing the region.

The central location allowed us to enjoy a holiday that oscillated between some more quite days, spent strolling through the countryside, lazing on the villa’s terraces and garden and dining under the stars, and some more active days spent exploring the coast, the beaches and the beautiful villages of the Algarve. The location is perfect as a base point to enjoy and explore the region.

The villa has a pleasant atmosphere and lots of space.

It was a real pleasure spending our holidays in this villa!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Dear Joana, it was a pleasure to receive you in Casa da Encosta. We hope you can return to the Algarve and to our villa sometime soon!
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5

Relaxed break in Algarve

  • 5 of 5
The Algarve region is so beautiful and so convenient to get to from our house in London that my family and I decided to rent the house for a much needed winter break in the sun away from the rumble of the city.

Though it was a bit early in the year to fully enjoy the beach, we still went on for long walks in the countryside, day trips to nearby villages, gorged on food, and more importantly, relaxed. The house is in the hills, but it's no so remote that you feel unsafe or totally cut off from civilisation - there's even a local supermarket a couple of miles away.

We had everything we needed (especially high speed internet for the kids!). The house is both traditionally Portuguese (loved the kitchen cabinets) and modern, which makes for a very charming interior design where you can easily feel at home.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Charlotte, it was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Casa da Encosta!
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5

Unforgettable holidays

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a fantastic holiday at Casa da Encosta last summer.
The house is wonderful, completely renovated, clean, pleasant and comfortable. The feeling I had when I arrived was think that that's still much better than the pics of the web!
It is very well located because it is near the highway and the main tourist spots, but at the same time in a quiet place, surrounded by nature, ideal for walking and short hiking to the surrounding hills, (from where you can see the whole coastline), or visit small typical Portuguese villages.
We use the house as a base of operations for visiting the whole coast of the Algarve, where each site has its particularity and its magic (we buy the freshest fish at Olhao's market, we enjoy the narrow streets of Tavira, we walk around Faro, we took the ship at Estoi, we went to swim to the island of Farol or we collected shells at the Culatra island, in a superb holidays!) .
The house has all the amenities, perfect for families or groups. The rooms are large and the space invites you to rest . And if , as in my case , you can not disconnect from everything, the house also has wireless internet connection.
Of course we enjoyed the barbecue outside, where every night under the stars was the most pleasant of our intense holidays!
Recommended? Absolutely! hundred percent!
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy that you had a great holiday in the Algarve and that you left with a good impression of our villa. You are welcome to come back whenever you want!
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5

Charming place with terrific landscapes

  • 5 of 5
I had a wonderful time in Casa da Encosta during a vacation in August 2013 and hope I can go back sometime soon. The villa is located in a quite rural area and I really enjoyed the natural setting with beautiful trekking trails and ocean views. Moreover, the house is close enough to the coastline for daily beach trips and visits to many charming towns like Estoi and Tavira. The house is nicely decorated and equipped with all amenities for a comfortable vacation or a retreat (including high speed internet).
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Taste and simplicity

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in the Casa da Encosta for two weeks in May 2013. The
location is perfect since it allows for daily trips to many
interesting locations and beaches (Olhao, Tavira, Ilha do Farol, Faro)
but it's away from the coastline crowds. Casa da Encosta is a really
wonderful place to relax and unwind, while enjoying all the many
attractions of the Algarve.
The villa was recently renovated with taste and simplicity and is
well-equipped and comfortable. The outside patios and BBQ are great
for enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings and ocean views. I
would strongly recommend Casa da Encosta to any travelers considering
a trip to the Algarve.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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5

Taste and simplicity

  • 5 of 5
stayed in the Casa da Encosta for two weeks in May 2013. The
location is perfect since it allows for daily trips to many
interesting locations and beaches (Olhao, Tavira, Ilha do Farol, Faro)
but it's away from the coastline crowds. Casa da Encosta is a really
wonderful place to relax and unwind, while enjoying all the many
attractions of the Algarve.
The villa was recently renovated with taste and simplicity and is
well-equipped and comfortable. The outside patios and BBQ are great
for enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings and ocean views. I
would strongly recommend Casa da Encosta to any travelers considering
a trip to the Algarve.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Faro International Airport
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Faro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
IP1
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Olhão
Car: necessary

Casa da Encosta is a villa nestled in the Algarve countryside.

Located in a quite and relaxing area, away from the vacationing crowds, the villa is perfect for exploring the Ria Formosa delta and its amazing labyrinth of islands, lagoons and beaches, as well as the surrounding countryside, doted with almond and olive trees and charming small towns.

This is a self-catering villa and car hire is essential.

The villa is located 30 minutes way from Faro’s International Airport and about the same distance from the closest beaches (Olhão, Faro, Fuzeta).

There is a small local restaurant about two kilometers away and a local small supermarket about three kilometers away.

The closest town is Estoi, approximately five kilometers away (3 miles). Estoi is a charming small town in the foothills of Serra do Caldeirão. The town is also graced with two architectural wonders: the Palácio de Estói (a neo-classical palace) and the Milreu Roman ruins. The town is also known for its monthly market (where you can find almost anything, including fresh produce from nearby farmers) and its equestrian traditions. In Estoi you can also find a supermarket, ATM machines, a post office, and a pharmacy.

Olhão, the most important fish port in Eastern Algarve, is located less than 10 kilometers away (6 miles). Its cobbled streets wind through the Moorish-looking old town to the waterfront, with its sparkling views over the Ria Formosa lagoons, where the daily local market is located (fruit, vegetables, meat, deli, as well as an incredible variety of fish and sea food). From the pier, you can take boats to the beautiful beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol – all great day trips.

Faro, some 15 kms away (9 miles), is the administrative capital of the Algarve but its walled town is still intact and features architectural styles from many centuries. Downtown has many charming buildings and is home to a cobbled pedestrian shopping area complete with terrace cafés and restaurants. There are two theatres, both with good mixed programs of plays, music and dance. Ferries from outside the walled town take you across the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Natural Park to the beaches of Farol, Ilha Deserta and Ilha de Faro (there is also car access to Ilha de Faro).

Other nearby charming towns that deserve one, or several, visits are Tavira, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel, and Cacela.

The villa’s location is ideal for hiking the surrounding hills, where you can explore the local wild flora and the ocean views, and enjoy bird watching.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $570 Per week

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$570
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
$1,650
 
 
Special
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$760
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$570
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning fee $50
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Amenities

Amenities

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with two individual beds + extra bed available + en suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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