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Christina & Barry

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Photos and Description

Perfect place for total rest and access to all holiday activities in the Algarve

Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is a charming detached property,set in 2 acres of grounds amid the tranquil Algarve hills; just 20 minutes north of Faro airport and on the edge of the Portuguese town of Sao Bras de Alportel, full of rustic charm, with many street cafes, restaurants, banks, tourist office, shops and supermarkets.

This is an ideal location for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday in privacy yet the beautiful beaches of the Algarve are just a short distance by car, plus have easy access to all the holiday attractions the Algarve can offer.

Details for Villa 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 3 Bathrooms

A real ‘home from home’ this is an elegant well appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, finished to very high standards. The large master suite, with private terrace, has a king size ‘Duxiana’ bed, with adjustable headboards, flat screen satellite TV, DVD and B&O stereo. The other bedrooms have large handmade ‘Millbrook’ pocket spring beds, and satellite TV and DVD players. All the modern bathrooms, two being en-suite, have temperature controlled spa/whirlpool baths with shower above. The large lounge with log fire has comfy leather seating with recliner chairs, perfect for watching a film on the 40” B&O TV with surround sound. Food can be prepared outside on the BBQ or in the well appointed farmhouse kitchen equipped with an AGA range cooker, plus all the utensils you will need. Meals can be enjoyed at the dining table in the villa or alfresco, with ample seating, outside. The pool terrace, bathed in sunshine all day during the summer months, is private and enjoys magnificent views.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Guestbook comments from the owner
This villa is in a stunning setting with lovely views of the mountains. The owner was on hand, but very discrete, helping as and when required. The standard of the furnishings and amenities is very high, with bathrobes, towels and even slippers available! The bathrooms are very luxurious, all with jacuzzi baths, and the kitchen is large and very well equipped. The lounge area has comfortable settees and there are top of the range TVs and DVD players in all rooms. The pool is not heated, so at this time of year was too cold to use, but very pleasant to relax beside. The location is too far out of the closest town to walk and so a car is essential, although there are two good restaurants just a short distance away, before you reach Sao Bras de alportel. The supermarket is about 5 minutes away by car. It is situated withing easy reach of a number of interesting sights and towns including Tavira, Loule, Faro and Olhao. Overall, I would recommend this villa highly.
Oct 2013
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Christina & Barry

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In 2007 we decided to make our home available to holidaymakers and have subsequently met some wonderful people. Many have become good friends.

By living in the Algarve we are able to deal with all of our guests personally; from initial greeting to cleaning and maintenance, plus resolve the odd problem. Furthermore, we are able to continuously liaise with the local tourist office for the current and new attractions or activities available, throughout the Algarve, for our guests.

Christina & Barry purchased this villa in 2006

The views from the house are stunning and the feeling of total peace adds to the tranquillity of a great holiday home. From this location, there is easy access to all the attractions the Algarve can offer; making this the complete holiday package for a family, friends getaway or discerning golfers.

The area, in which we live, is a perfect environment for local wildlife and birds to which we have developed our birdwatching skills and love of nature. Based on this we are able to suggest other local areas for incredible birdwatching or sightseeing.

The location provides easy access to many excellent golf courses and through our local golfing contacts we are able to obtain excellent discounts on green fees and equipment hire.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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LUXURIOUS PROPERTY WITH STUNNING VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived until a fortnight later, we all fell in love with this place. Tina and Barry gave us a warm welcome on our arrival and showed us round this beautiful villa with its delightful garden and swimming pool area.
We could not believe our luck. The layout of the house was perfect for our needs. Two bedrooms downstairs and the master bedroom upstairs. There is a feeling of space and light everywhere and every last detail for your comfort has been considered. The beds are large and comfortable. The kitchen is large and extremely well equipped. There is a utility room with washing machine and an ice making machine. All these little extras make this villa the perfect holiday home. We all agreed, despite staying in many lovely properties in a France, Italy and Spain this was by far the best.
What more can I say? Tina and Barry are very discreet. There when you need them but almost invisible when you don't.
The swimming pool is well maintained by Barry and the house itself was spotless.
We enjoyed a few barbecues as the weather was fine. In fact at one stage temperatures reached over 30. Too hot for comfort but the air conditioning was very efficient.
Having intended exploring the surrounding villages,it was actually very tempting just to stay at the villa and relax round the pool. When we did venture forth, we enjoyed a visit to the lovely little town of Tavira, Another day we explored Loule market.
I could go on and on but the bottom line with any villa is .......would you go back? The answer is a resounding yes.
Thankyou Barry and Tina for helping to make our stay such a relaxing one.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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A REALLY CHARMING AND COMFORTABLE VILLA.

  • 5 of 5
We were a party of 7, including a great Grandmother and a 4th month old great grandson. The villa was perfect for us all. The weather was beautiful just right for all of us. We had the choice of cooking in a fully equiped kitchen or bbq at the villa or several restaurants nearby, all very good. Tina and Barry could not have been more helpful and we were given great information on golf, fishing and the area around us. We all loved staying here and would book again.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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BEAUTIFUL VILLA IN SPLENDID LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The purpose of my holidays was to have a rest and put my hectic lifestyle on complete hold; and that I did! This little piece of heaven is truly remarkable with breathtaking views, superb facilities and great attention to details. Tina and Barry were brilliant host, always available if need be and so kind. There was an array of places to see and activities to do but I decided not to do or see any of them! The apartment and the pool was all I needed and with temperatures reaching 33 degrees there was just nothing else I needed. I came home feeling well rested, re-energised and ready to face the next 6 months! My only worry is that if I keep telling everyone how good it was, there will be no availability for when I decide to return! My daughter and I can’t wait for our next chill out stay at Quinta Fonte do Cascalho. Look out Tina and Barry, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

STUNNING VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful location and the most relaxing holiday we have ever had.
The villa is a complete home away from home, set in a perfect location with amazing views and the weather was lovely for this time of year with sunshine everyday.
The property was very clean throughout and well maintained with no issues with anything whilst we were there, the owners take a lot of pride in their property and the decor inside the villa is very impressive.
Barry and Tina were the perfect hosts, always on hand for anything we needed or information on the local area, they made us feel very welcome.
Lovely local restaurants and a 10 minute journey into the small nearby town, we visited a large shopping complex, a local market and the marina which we both thoroughly enjoyed. The area is very peaceful with plenty to do if you want to go out and about or if u like to sit out by the pool and enjoy the sun the villa is perfect to relax.
I would most definately recommend this villa to friends and family and we have plans to return at least once more this year.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HOLIDAY HOME

  • 5 of 5
We had a great holiday spent in luxurious surroundings. Can’t fault the lovely villa and its furnishings. Slept like a log in the very comfortable bed, enjoyed swimming in the well kept pool, lounged around on the terrace and looked at the peaceful views of the surrounding hills. Hosts were very welcoming and did all they could to make the holiday the best it could be. Will definitely be going back.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Super people, super villa, super pool, super weather, 10 out of 10
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A22 Olaho
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Olhao & Fuseta
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: recommended

The villa is nestled in the hills, just outside the town of Sao Bras de Alportel, and enjoys magnificent hillside and distant sea views. Through its location, in the authentic Algarve, ‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ offers the best for all types of holidaymakers. It is ideal for people who want to get away from it all and relax by the pool in total privacy, yet the beautiful beaches are just a short distance by car. This location has something for everyone, from walking in the local nature reserves or peaceful country drives through traditional Portuguese villages, to the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve..

Other activities include: Golf, Slow Travel, Ecoturism Tours, Birding & Bird Watching tours, Water parks, zoo marine, fishing, horse riding, walking, mountain biking, cycling, and water sports.

Golf:

The Algarve is known for its beaches, but the winter months are a prime time to visit one of the world's premier golf destinations. Each golf course offers a unique design taking advantage of the local landscape allowing the golfer a challenging yet pleasurable game.

With more than 30 top quality golf courses in the Algarve, you will never be short of a quality course to play. Quinta Fonte do Cascalho is ideally located to have access to a high percentage of these courses within just 20 minutes drive. To the East are Benamore, Quinta da Cima, Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim, the Jack Nicklaus signature course Monte Rei, as well as the Seve Ballesteros-designed Quinta do Vale. To the South is the Golden Triangle of golf with Vale do Lobo, Ocean and Royal, Quinta do Lago North and South courses, Sao Lorenzo and Villa Sol. To the West is the Vilamoura complex, with the Arnold Palmer design Victoria, plus the Old Course, Millennium, Laguna and Pinhal. Through our local contacts, we are able to obtain excellent golf discounts and equipment.

Eco-tourism and Eco-fashion:

Sao Bras de Alportel is situated in the Barrocal region of the Algarve comprising large open spaces, pure air and lush foliage of almond, fig, carob and cork trees; to which the region became the biggest cork producing centre in Portugal and the world. Today there are organized cork trails that take you through this beautiful countryside and a visit to the cork museum. In the centre of Sao Bras is the shop where you can purchase many eco-fashion items that are produced from cork such as purses, handbags, belts, shoes and even curtains, which you will find in the lounge of Quinta Fonte do Cascalho.

A Birdwatchers Paradise:

‘Quinta Fonte do Cascalho’ sits in a natural area that is a fantastic habitat for the birds that frequent the Algarve. In addition to the Swallows and Martins that share the pool with you, from the terrace you would see: Golden Oriole, Cattle Egret, White Stork, Black Stork, Bee Eater, Hoopoe, Azure-winged Magpie, Bluethroat, Fan-tailed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Southern Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Common Waxbill, Serin, Black-winged Kite, Black Kite, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture, Montagu's Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, Spanish Imperial Eagle. Through our local contacts, we can arrange bird-watching tours, with responsible guides, for sea or the 10 reserved land locations for birds in the Algarve.

Lawn Bowling:

During the winter months, the Algarve is an ideal location for Lawn Bowling. There are numerous organized clubs scheduling regular games. Visiting players are very welcome to join in where clubs stock a full range of bowls for hire at a nominal charge. Tavira Bowls club, with an eight rink level green, is just a few minutes away from the villa.

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Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
£155
£980
 
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 11 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£125
£770
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£195
£1,190
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£95
£595
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£155
£980
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
£125
£770
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£155
£980
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£205
£1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A £250.00 (fully refundable) damage deposit is required on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Security System
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet
  • All spa baths are pre-set to 4 programs to suit your mood.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Paradise - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Cot available
    Hollywood - 1 king , Can be set as twin 3ft singles.
    Vine - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom is equipped with remote controlled air-conditioning that can be set to automatically maintain the exact temperature you require. It can also be set to silent run just to give you that extra quietness during your sleep. All bedrooms have spa baths, bidet, toilet and wash hand basin. Bath robes are also provided. Bedroom 2 is set as an extra large double bed that can be made as two singles, if requested.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • nude beach
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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