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UNWIND IN ELEGANCE WITH LARGE PRIVATE POOL & AMAZING HILLSIDE VIEWS. (FREE WIFI)

Christina & Barry

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

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

Overview

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 unique 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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Christina & Barry (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Christina & Barry

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

Why Christina & Barry chose Sao Bras de Alportel region

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

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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5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Absolutely amazing.

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this place. Secluded, private, good security and clean and tidy. Tina and Barry were the perfect hosts and made sure we had everything we needed and more! Barry even ran me into Sao Bras to get some shopping when we couldn't get hold of a taxi. We are coming back in June 2015 and can't wait.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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BEAUTIFUL ,PEACEFUL,STUNNING VEIWS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for a week in August 2014 my self, husband and two teenagers and we absolutely loved it, its as beautiful inside as it is out side, your a short drive from motorways, not far to go to the lovely town of Tavira, we also visited vilamoura, beaches are within easy reach there are great restaurants close by also super market is a short dive, or you could just chill at the villa as it has a large pool which is looked after by the owners Barry and Tina who are very welcoming and friendly and on hand if you need them, the villa is very private, lots of out door space with lots of seating areas with barbecue, its a vey homely feel every thing you need and i would go as far as saying probably one of the best I've stayed at over the years of visiting the algarve and i do plan to return
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for re-booking for next year as soon as got back home. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5
Tina & Barry are the perfect hosts. There when needed & invisible at other times. The House is lovely and the pool very refreshing on a hot day. The air con in the bedrooms is very quiet & a lovely luxury. Only a few minutes drive from Sao Bras with lots of restaurants and supermarkets if you chose to cook.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Relaxing, Amazing, Beautiful, Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived at Quinta Do Cascalho, it exceeded our expectations. Tina and Barry were there to meet us and show us around their beautiful villa, located only a very short distance from Sao Bras. The villa, was beautiful and kept to a very high standard, nice and clean with lovely furnishings, comfortable bedrooms and luxurious whirlpool baths. Outside, the views were breathtaking, stretching out across the hillsides, up and down the valley. The pool area was wonderful, expertly maintained by Barry, first thing every morning; with sunbeds and tables and chairs. The pool was beautiful, nice and refreshing on a hot day. All within close proximity are some lovely countryside restaurants and more places to eat in the town of Sao Bras being only ten minutes drive away.

Barry and Tina could not have been more helpful when we asked them about various places of local interest to go and visit; they were either able to recommend right away or they went and found out the information and came back in the quickest time. There were some beautiful lakes close to the Spanish border and wonderful countryside to visit all around the villa as well as the beaches only 20 minutes drive away.

This was one of the nicest holidays we have EVER had, it was everything we wanted and more and we can't wait to return for longer next time. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone. It's a wonderful, warm and welcoming place made especially so by Tina and Barry. Many, many thanks.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure helping you both with suggestions of locations to visit. This is one of the benefits of knowing the Algarve and having local contacts for the extra information. We are pleased that the villa and facilities exceeded your expectations and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
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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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Owner's Response: Great to hear that two well travelled couples say that our place is the best they have stayed in. We look forward to greeting you all again in the future.
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind words. How lovely to see a family of 4 generations enjoying the villa and facilities which endorses the flexibility of the premises, the pool and the grounds.

Map

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

From £95 Per night

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
 
Autumn 2014
Oct 18 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
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
£155
£980
 
 
Autumn 2015
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£125
£770
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£205
£1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes A £250.00 (fully refundable) damage deposit is required on arrival.

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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
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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