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Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL

Jo Tarling

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jo Tarling

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Vila Nova de Cacela Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed Villa - Spacious & Luxurious - fantastic location, sea views

For your reassurance Villa Alfarroba has an "Alojamento Local" (letting licence) and is registered with the Portuguese authorities to ensure specific safety standards and regulations are met. When considering other rental properties, please make sure that they are legal to be rented out. It is a legal requirement that the number (####/AL) be displayed in the property description.

Luxurious private villa- 4 en-suite bedrooms, spacious living area inside and out.

Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks, take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!

More villa details: The ground floor living area is open plan, tiled throughout with cream porcelain which give the house a lovely light and airy feel.

The kitchen is a bright citrus lime with a black granite worktop/breakfast bar. Aswell as top quality major appliances, the kitchen is fully equipped with all you could need from toasted sandwich maker to lettuce spinner and all in between!– we have a large commercial fridge as we understand the importance of keeping everything cold in the hot Summer days. We also have two dishwashers so that you will never end up with work top full of dirty dishes waiting for one dishwasher to be emptied before it can be refilled. There is a 90 cm induction hob which is a delight to cook with. There are two ovens and two warming drawers. The dining table seats 12 people when fully extended. There are three comfy sofas situated around a panoramic window with lovely views to the sea. There is a 46 inch LED television which was an indulgence but lovely!

Outside space: There is a gorgeous solar heated swimming pool with plenty of terrace and eight luxury sun beds and an external toilet and shower. There is a covered dining area with an additional sink and a large purpose built BBQ. Additionally there are several small tables and chairs surrounding the villa to sit and have a drink and enjoy the views. The garden is well planted but as the garden was recently landscaped, the plants are not yet mature..

We have a draft beer and wine machine with a flash chiller so you can have an ice cold drink whenever you want to. This is only available if pre booked, so we can buy in barrels - approx cost is 85 Euros for 30L and 65 Euros for 15L white wine.

Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping: If you can drag yourself away for our lovely villa and the beer fridge, there are so many beautiful beaches around the area. They are immaculately clean and very spacious. They do get busy in July and August but if you are prepared to take a few extra steps from the end of the walkway onto the beach, you will find plenty of space.

For a change, you can drive into Tavira and get the little ferry over to the Isla de Tavira where there is a stunning beach and lots of restaurants and bars.

There are so many nice restaurants and of course we have our favourites - in the Villa we will provide comprehensive details of our recommendations.

On the third Sunday of every month there is a market in the local village of Vila Nova de Cacela where you can pick up locally made crafts, boxes of fresh strawberries and just about anything else you can think of.

There is a shopping mall at Tavira but local shops sell fresh meat, fresh veg and home baked bread.

There is a municipal market in Tavira which is well worth a visit - freshly caught fish and lots of lovely fruit and vegetables at very good prices - ideal if you fancy a BBQ. Best to go before noon to get the best selection.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jo Tarling (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Jo Tarling

Genuine people who will do all we can to make your holiday special which we are delighted to read is reflected in our reviews.

Why Jo Tarling chose Vila Nova de Cacela

This is pool heating with a difference....We have installed a ground source heat pump to pump the swimming pool water through the pipes layed under the pool terrace.. The result is that even today, as I write this on November 7th 2013 the swimming pool is at 29 degs! It is supplementary to the solar panel heating and since we connected it last month, we have been amazed by its efficiency.

What makes this villa unique

We are as near or as far as you want us to be - if you need guidance, advice or taking to A & E, we will always be there. If you want total peace and tranquility, you will never see us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On our first day at the villa we were planning a return trip
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
5

40 years marriage celebrating with the kids

  • 5 of 5

it was well arranged by jo and paul the pool was 29 degrees

the two extra beds for children were ready and the house is

incredible

you dont have to bring anything but youre clothe towels/beachtowels everything

is there we had a great time in a great house from great people

thanks for everything from arjen v d werf from holland

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Villa Alfaroba: Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, bright,comfortable accommodation found at Villa Alfaroba. Kitchen facilities are outstanding. Little if anything needed for meal preparation is missing.

Hosts, Jo and Paul Tarling are friendly and informative. One can not go wrong following their advice. They always responded immediately to any question or concern. I have no qualms about recommending this property to anyone traveling to southern Portugal.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our time at the Villa was wonderful. The accommodations worked well for the six of us. The rooms were spacious enough for two to share without tripping over each other. The kitchen was very workable . As we were cooking most of our own meals that was important. It had everything we needed .

We were surprised that there was no clothes dryer to go along with the two washers but as it turns out that was not a problem as there was ample areas to hang clothes to dry in the fresh air and sunshine.

Our groups main focus was to golf and the five courses within a half hour drive of the Villa were very nice.

The property owners were extremely helpful with booking excursions and train tickets, as well as suggestions on restaurants we would like. They did not disappoint. Fernandos and Sabinos are two that offered a great dining experience. We took advantage of the nature safari they suggested and had a wonderful day.

The border of Spain is less than 45 minutes away and we actually did several trips there for shopping as well as a wonderful golf day.

The Villa is definitely in a rural setting so don't expect to walk to the grocery store, but there are lots of interesting little town only a short drive away. The Ria Formosa is all but on your door step.

There is lots of biking in the area and lots of rural roads to ride. We may have enjoyed some longer rides but the bikes supplied at the Villa were not the best.

If you are thinking of spending some time exploring the Eastern Algarve the Villa Alfarroba is a pretty nice place to call home while you do it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great holiday and it was fun joining you for golf.
Ontario, Canada
5

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing villa ! We stayed for the month of April and enjoyed every moment. The villa itself is large, well equipped, and comfortable. The kitchen is great, with every amenity imaginable. The pool, which we opted to heat, was a perfect place to relax after a round of golf or on a warm day. We found lots to do in the area. We golfed, went on a jeep safari/boat cruise, picked clams and watched fiddler crabs on the Ria Formosa, took a day trip to Seville, enjoyed great meals at local restaurants, a Fado night. The villa owners, Jo and Paul, added a wonderful dimension to our Portugal experience. They met us at the airport, ensured we got settled in, answered all of our questions, gave us great ideas of places to go and things to do, plus made many of the arrangements for us. They were fun, too! This is probably one of the best vacation rentals we have used.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our visit at the Villa Alfarobba was wonderful. The villa is very spacious, clean and fully stocked. The owners, Jo and Paul are friendly and accommodating and knowledgable about the area and have great suggestions for restaurants and fun things to do. I fully recommend you visit this fine establishment.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and after a month of being here we miss you!!!!! Thanks for your review and we hope to see you again one day when hopefully my golf will have improved haha!
5

Stunning villa, perfect place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

My first stay in the eastern Algarve after numerous visits to Vilamoura, Portimao. Normally stay in hotels but was lucky enough to spend a week at this villa with good friends.

I have no negative comments to make about the villa. It is a beautiful villa, in a quiet area. All of the bedrooms are extremely well appointed. Kitchen is stylish and well equipped. Lounge is light and very large. Didn't spend too much time in there though as weather was perfect and spent most of the time in the garden around and in the pool.

Utilised the cinema room a couple of times and also the table tennis was a bonus.

Luckily for us we were able to use the fruits of the garden. Avocado tree to make guacamole and limes and mint to make Mojitos. Unfortunately the Lemon and Orange trees weren't quite ready for eating.

Villa is only a kilometre away for two golf courses. And 3km from the beach. Lots of good restaurants close by especially in Tavira which is a lovely picturesque town.

Last but not least, a big you to thank Jo and Paul (owners) for their hospitality. Lovely meeting you and hopefully catch up again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. It was great to meet you and hope to see you again. J & P

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Sta Rita
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo Antonio to pop over to Spain
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Quinta de Cima
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Tavira where you can join the En125
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Alpendre at the end of the Rd or Cacela Vehla
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Spain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Beautiful and expansive beach at Manta Rota
Car: recommended

Villa Alfarroba, so named because of the lovely, very old Alfarroba (carob) tree in our front garden, is in the little hamlet of Sta Rita, just 3km from the beautiful blue flag beach at Manta Rota. Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks ,take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!

Other Activities: Twitching

Golf: If you want to escape the crowds, the Eastern Algarve is perfect for golf. It is less developed and much less crowded. This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from - all within 15 minutes of Villa Alfarroba. These courses are in areas of natural beauty and are free from the development of fairway-lining villas. We are a few minutes from the prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. Although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! It is already ranked in the Top 20 in Europe & Top 100 in the world by Golf Digest USA - the only Portuguese course to achieve this ranking.

Ski: Sierra Nevada, Spain is about 400km away!!!

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Rates & Availability

From £595 Per week

Vila Nova de Cacela 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
 
Half Term
May 24 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
 
 
July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,145
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,195
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,145
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 24 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
 
 
November
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Christmas/NY
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
January
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
February
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
March
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
April
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
£850
 
 
May
May 1 2016 - May 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,145
 
 
May Half Term
May 21 2016 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
 
 
June
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
 
 
July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,145
 
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,245
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 22 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Christmas/NY
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes A £200 refundable security/breakage/cleaning deposit is required with the final payment - returned within 10 days of your departure- subject to no damages or breakages. Breakages or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost. If the BBQ is not cleaned a charge of £30 will apply. Balance will be returned. The swimming pool is solar heated however electrically powered heating to guarantee a warm pool is available at an extra cost.
* 30% non refundable deposit will confirm booking, remaining 70%, 8 weeks prior to arrival
* non-payment will allow the property to be re-let
* For bookings made less than 8 weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking
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Amenities

Vila Nova de Cacela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , luxuriously large bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Handy downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , External toilet, shower and wash basin
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and contemporary in style with tiling throughout. Three are wet rooms showers with large shower heads and a powerful water supply for a luxurious showering experience. The fourth has a large 1800mm steel bath and a bidet. Lovely white fluffy towels are provided!! There is an external shower house with toilet and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes. Each bedroom has two 'zip and link' divan beds so we can make them up as one luxurious king size bed or two 3ft single beds. Just let us know your requirements in advance. We also have 4 fold down beds that would be suitable for children and can be placed in any of the rooms at a small additional cost. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, both with walk in wet room showers. One of which has patio doors with direct access to the garden. On the first floor there is a further walk in wet room to the master bedroom and an extra big Kaldewei steel bath with a step surround attached to the third bedroom which also benefits from a balcony that gets the morning sun. We have two lovely cots, one is able to be set up as a toddlers bed for a little too big for a cot and too small for a big bed - these are available at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Completed in 2011, it is brand new and was let for the first time in 2011. Before moving to Portugal, we built a bungalow in Kent that was televised and featured on Grand Designs in 2008 (See Hi-tech Bungalow, Maidstone). We have endeavoured to incorporate many similar technologies in Villa Alfarroba. All door thresholds are flush to floor to make access to outside terraces easy for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike as well as wheeling in suitcases! The solar heated swimming pool has a swim jet and a built in cocktail table. There is free wifi, a cinema & games room in the basement with a table tennis table, casino table, board games, DVDs, books and a CD player. It is a bit of a den and is great when it is hot or the kids want to hang out on their own. or should I say when the parents want the kids to hang out on their own!! It is a luxurious villa with everything you could want to make your holiday a perfect experience.

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