THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE ALGARVE [BROADBAND WIFI]

John, Manuel and Maria

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE ALGARVE [BROADBAND WIFI]

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious villa with private pool and privacy, 2 min. from São Bras de Alportel

Casa Maria is a lovely villa set in a gated property with beautiful finishing’s. It is a superb house located in a quiet area within a walking distance from São Bras de Alportel. Here, visitors can sample the real Algarve and be in contact with nature.

Interior stylishly decorated, this charming, spacious villa offers superior accommodation for a relaxing holiday. Set on one floor, it is bright and airy throughout, with the benefit of many patio doors leading to the lovely garden.

The living room has a dining area, a wood burning fireplace and patio doors to the swimming pool.

Next to the dinning area, is a separate, modern, fully fitted kitchen. The two main suites have king sized comfy beds, with fitted wardrobes, a dressing area and en-suite bathrooms. The third suite, is a little smaller but has stones displayed from the old refurbished house, which creates a impressive and amazing scenario to its guests. The guest room, the living room and the kitchen also have this particularity

There are patio doors to the pool’s area and garden. The pool, which has generous dimensions, is hidden from the glaze of neighbours, and is located next to a lawn area, where the children can play. The barbecue area is covered and has a wash basin, to allow you to make your favourite delights at the outdoor, with your friends or family. And the villa has a private parking place for three or four cars. There are games for the youngest and entertainment for the adults, such as DVDs players, surround stereo system and English, French and German channels. This villa benefits from air-conditioning throughout, which is included in the cost. It has internet wi-fi with a good bandwidth. And the two main suites have comfy king size beds! It is a one floor only villa, perfect for people with reduced mobility.

Restaurants nearby have a excellent quality/price ratio and São Brás is located in central Algarve, which allows you to easily visit the whole Algarve and west of Spain.

Birth watching and mountain hiking are the nearest attractions. This is a quiet and relaxing place. Although, if someone of the group is looking for something more energetic, the house is situated 15 minutes by car from the main tourism attractions in Algarve, namely Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago or Vale do Garrão. And 35 minutes by car from Albufeira.

Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Tavira and Faro beaches can all be reached in approx. 20 mins. by car. Where nautical sports are available. Tennis and Horse riding are 5 mins and 15 mins away. Great location for golf lovers with 'Golden Triangle' Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Vilamoura Golfing resorts 20 mins away West. Going East Quinta daRia and Quinta de Cima championship Golf courses (18 hole ) are approx 20 minutes. Colinas Verde is 20 minutes (9 holes). Two Waterslide Parks: 20min & 30 min drive. Horse riding over the sand dunes: 15min drive. Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach. Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 25min drive. Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 25min drive. River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach. Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon. All information and tickets can be gained from the local Algarve Tourist Office 1km away from the house.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

John, Manuel and Maria

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- king size beds, spacious bedrooms with semi-detached dressing area

- large swimming pool, covered BBQ

- enclosed parking space

- close to utilities (walking distance to supermarket, restaurants and shops)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5
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The best kept secret in the Algarve [Broadband WIFI]
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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The best kept secret in the Algarve [Broadband WIFI]
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Sao Bras de Alportel region Algarve
Ontario, Canada
5

WONDERFUL VILLA, GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Thank you to Maria, John and Manuel for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa, also for being so prompt in answering all the emails and questions that I sent you. The villa was as we expected it to be, spacious comfortable rooms, nicely furnished and well decorated. We enjoyed being close to so many little towns that we could visit and also the proximity to the Algarve area. We also managed to get in a trip to beautiful Seville. We were able to find everything we needed in the town supermarket and wonderful fresh fish in the local fish market. On our quiet days we sat around the pool and enjoyed the gardens, our high-lite was watching the swallows dive into the pool. The villa was well equipped with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, etc and we were able to even cook some of our own meals. We also managed to try some of the local restaurants in Sao Bras, lots of choices with very good food and reasonable prices. The villa is ideal for a family or as in our case four couples enjoing a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

VERY PRIVATE, BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED VILLA.

  • 5 of 5
We found the villa exactly as promised - well furnished, spotless and very well located. Either the owner or a family member was available for any questions or concerns we had, as well as wonderful recommendations regarding local sights, restaurants, etc. Unfortunately our stay at the villa coincided with the rainy season so we were not able to enjoy the beautiful, well maintained pool and spacious decks and outdoor areas. We would love to come back to Casa Maria during the summer months with our children and grandchildren. The villa is spacious and furnished well enough to accommodate our entire family.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your message and for your review.

It is very rewarding to receive good feedbacks. All of you were very nice and we gave our help with much joy. It is always gratifying to have such a nice guests at our villa!

It was a pleasure and we are looking forward for your return!

Yours sincerely,
John, Maria and Manuel
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5

"AMAZING !"

"Amazing !"
  • 5 of 5
What a stunning place to spend a holiday! It was everything we expected and more, from the secure gates to the beautifully cared for gardens, fluffy white towels and bathrobes and the most comfy beds ever we loved every minute we spent at Casa Maria. Throughout the booking process John was most helpful, responding to all our questions (of which there were many) and offering advice allowing us to choose the perfect location and villa for our different family needs. On arrival we were met by Maria despite the late hour who made sure we had everything we needed before leaving us to it, the villa itself definitely exceeded our expectations having everything you could want and was spotlessly clean. A visit to Loule market on Saturday, Tavira and Faro are a must and with buses from Sao Bras it was really easy to do. Sao Bras itself was charming and relaxed, just what we were looking and hoping for. We enjoyed fabulous food at Fonte do Pedro and of course Chicken Luis and found it really easy to get a taxi to and from the villa into town for just 4 euros. however most of our time was spent at the villa chilling and enjoying barbeques on the terrace and cooling off in the gorgeous pool. The photos really do not do this villa justice it has to be seen to be believed. I would recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for total peace and relaxation who just want to spend quality time with family or friends. we were only 5 adults but there was lots of space to accommodate 8 easily. Already planning our return same time next year, can't wait !.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC VILLA AND AREA

  • 5 of 5
we stayed in this fantastic villa for 3 weeks. A beautifull villa and in a lovely area. The villa, pool and garden are perfect. The rooms are very fine and there were everything we need in the kitchen. Perfect for all - children,disabled yes everyone will love be there. If you want a relaxing holiday then rent this villa.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
5

SECOND VISIT TO VILLA

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from our second stay in this lovely villa and I felt that it was worth adding a second review to update our impressions of the villa and local area.

The owners have installed a new satellite so you can watch about 10 of the main English channels (inc. BBC1, BBC2, ITV, CH4). You may never watch TV while there but it is nice to have the option, particluarly in the early morning or evening. It also shows that the owners are committed to providing the best possible accomodation. We also noticed that a new espresso machine had been added to the kitchen which again shows how committed the owners are to keeping the villa fully equipped.

Sao Bras itself is a lovely village and it is quiet in the evenings, although there are some good restaurants nearby. It is easliy accessable from the airport and has both a Pingo Doce and Lidl in the town for food and general shopping. There is also a couple of Continente Supermarkets in Loule about 8km away which stock pretty much everything you could need. Loule also has good restaurants and is a very pretty town to visit.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to any of my friends or family and think that it is an excellent choice, particularly if there were two sets of couples as there are two large double beddrooms or a large number of children.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again, thank you for your review. We put a lot of effort on this villa and therefore it is always with a smile that we receive compliments like yours. It is very rewarding and good to know that you have enjoyed our villa. We also enjoy having you here.

It is true that we always try to improve our service. We believe we are offering a very good value for money to our guests, since they have a luxurious villa just for them, with all the appliances and objects to do a normal life for an affordable price. Your review will certainly help them chose and we are thankful to you for writing it.

Hope to see you again in beautiful Algarve. It is very nice to have you here!
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IT REALLY IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE ALGARVE

  • 5 of 5
We had a great first impression on arrival , my wife particularly taken by the large secure looking gates which, given its rural location, was very reassuring. The owner John and his mother were there to meet us on arrival and again left a great first impression. They gave us a tour of the building and advised us on places to eat and how to get there. We had decided against hiring a car and were kindly supplied with the number of a local taxi driver who was invaluable and available at short notice. John gave us his mobile phone number to enable us to contact him as necessary and the one problem we did have was promptly fixed. A special mention must go to Johns mum who was so friendly and keen to make sure we enjoyed our stay which shone through despite the language barrier.

The villa was better than we expected, extremely clean with a fresh modern but homely and traditional feel. The rooms were large and spacious and our room, the main suite, was well furnished not to mention the en suite bathroom complete with jacuzzi bath! The rooms also had air conditioning which turned out to be invaluable during the first week when the weather was decidedly Scottish :-). A special mention should also be made of the free wi fi without which we would ve been lost!

Outside the gardens were beautifully maintained and crowned a fantastic pool which was larger than expected and coupled with the bats, boats and floats from the games room it was hard to go inside at times.

The villa itself is in a rural location which only added to its charm and was ideal for this couple who wanted a complete break. Emphasis must be given again to the electronic gates and outside lighting which reassured us both and made us feel safe and secure.

Sao Bras itself is a gorgeous little town with plently of reasonably priced restaurants but would advise to reserve a table at Restaurante Ysconderijo to avoid disapointment, the only downside being the lack of pavements on the roads leading to the villa which restricts walking to daylight hours.

Overall we would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking to get away from it all but still only 30 mins from Faro airport- you'll struggle to find a better, larger villa for the price and combined with 2 of the friendliest hosts you could ask for you can't go wrong.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We put a lot of afford on this villa and therefore your review was a fantastic surprise for us. It is very good to see our work acknowledged. We are very happy that you had a great holidays and that you left with a good impression of our villa and our service. You are welcome to come back whenever you want! We are always trying to improve our service, namely by making more detailed instructions of the villa and its surroundings, making maps and marking places to visit, etc. For example, right now, the villa already have three different sattelites installed, which means there are plenty of English, French, German, Spanish and Italian channels. And we are now planning to make a weekly plan, so someone visiting Algarve can sample the real Algarve easily and without having to search too much. Once again, thank you! Kind regards, John
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Faro Airport (FAO)
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Vale do Garrão, Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Vale do Garrão, Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
There're plenty of restaurants nearby, nearest one
Car: recommended

São Bras de Alportel is a little town, 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.

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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
 
Early Jully
Jul 6 2014 - Jul 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
July - Aug14
Jul 20 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Sep14
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,490
€3,800
 
 
Oct14
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€990
€2,800
 
 
Nov14-Feb15
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
€1,990
 
 
Mar15
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€790
€2,500
 
 
Apr15
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,190
€3,500
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,190
€2,600
 
 
June15
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,490
 
 
High season15
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,990
 
 
September15
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,490
€3,800
 
 
October15
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€990
€2,800
 
 
Nov15-Feb15
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
€690
€1,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€2,390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300.00
Notes Rates apply for up to 4 persons. Additional people may require additional fees.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For long term stays please make an enquiry.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Firewood
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shampoo
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • High quality towels, 100% cotton. Bath robes available as a option (12€ per person). Pool towels included.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with private WC and a lounge sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with private WC and a lounge chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , with private WC and a sofa chair
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , with common WC
  • The two main suites have a lounge sofa and television each, as well as a dressing and changing area. All rooms have its own air-conditioning device.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • roller blading
Notes:
There's air conditioning in every room, as well in the living room. Exercise bicycle available. Smoking is only allowed outside the house. One floor house, perfect for wheelchairs users ( wheelchair accessible rooms) and elderly people. (there is only one space which you have to go down stairs, which is where we placed the exercise bicycle and kids games.
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