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Traditional Villa with incredible mountain views - ideal to get away from it all

Bedrooms 3
Space 19,375 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa with cottage annexe, sleeps up to 8.

Casa dos Carvalhos and Casa Bolota are situated approximately 2 miles from the bustling market town of Sao Bras del Alportel, which is 10 miles north of Faro Airport, the beaches, coastal resorts and golf courses.

Casa dos Carvalhos, the main villa, sleeps a maximum of 6 people (5 in beds, 6th on sofa bed in lounge) Casa Bolota, the cottage annexe, sleeps 2 and is rented as the third bedroom, NEVER individually. Ideal for large family groups, 2 families or groups of friends.

Casa dos Carvalhos is a spacious 2 bedroom villa, which sleeps up to 6. It has a large swimming pool and terrace with spectacular mountain views and tranquil Mediterranean gardens.

Accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, one with a king sized double bed and triple bedroom (3 single beds)

The is a family bathroom with shower and bath.

The lounge is comfortably furnished, with new 3 seater sofa bed and 2 seater sofa. For your entertainment there is a flat screen TV, DVD player and Wii Console and a log fire if the nights get chilly.

The dining room has a large traditional table and chairs, folding patio doors open out onto the pool terrace.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all cooking and dining equipment provided. There is a large fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine.

Casa Bolota is a delightful cottage designed for 2 adults and adds additional guest accommodation for Casa dos Carvalhos, allowing for up to 8 guests. Casa Bolota can ONLY be booked as an extra bedroom for Casa dos Carvalhos.

The cottage consists of a lounge/bedroom, with NEW large double bed, kitchen, bathroom with separate shower room. Outside, there is a private terrace which entertains incredible mountain views and offers an outside dining table and an umbrella for shade.

These properties provides an ideal opportunity for that get away from it all holiday, where all you want to do is relax, unwind and make the most of what the Algarve can offer.

The nearby towns of Sao Bras del Alportel, Loule & Tavira offer a wide variety of restaurants, supermarkets, shopping and local markets and are all excellent in both value and quality.

The Algarve coast with its beaches, water parks, golf courses, fishing villages and tourist areas are a 30 minute drive south from the villa.

Whatever the season, these beautiful traditional villas offer an ideal centre for discovering the delights of inland and coastal Algarve.

More Details

Joan Jones
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Joan Jones

My husband and I fell in love with rural Portugal after visiting ourselves, it reminded us of parts of Africa where we had spent the early years of our marriage. We found the plot of land and decided to build the villa. It has been a place of many wonderful family holidays. I have decided that I need to share the wonders of the rural Algarve with others. Enjoy!

Joan Jones purchased this villa in 1988

Why Joan Jones chose São Brás de Alportel

The view and the rustic get away from it all location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know we arrived home this afternoon after a truly amazing fortnight. The villa is lovely and the location is breathtaking.

Thankyou very much for a great holiday, and I think there’s every chance we’ll be in touch soon to try and book a fortnight next spring.
Sep 2012
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São Brás de Alportel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 19375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 in cottage annexe - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Full bathroom in cottage annexe and separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 Annexe - 1 queen
  • Main villa - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofa-bed Cottage annexe - new large double bed, futon. A travel cot is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This rustic inland Algarve property consists of a 2 bedroom villa, which sleeps 4/6, and a self contained studio-villa which sleeps 2/3. Properties can be rented together allowing for different groups, large families, 2 families or large groups of friends.


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Traditional Villa with incredible mountain views - ideal to get away from it all
average rating of 4.714286 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed. The villa is as described and very well located.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We’re thrilled you enjoyed you holiday and glad we could help at the beginning.
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Sao Bras de Alportel area on and off for over 20 years, this is the best villa we have stayed in over all that time ! It was the most comfortable and well equiped , the gardens were beautifully kept and there were lovely potted plants everywhere, the views from the villa were amazing !! It is off the beaten track and away from it all ! The weather was amazing which just made our holiday we stayed 9 days and had wall to wall sunshine everyday ( i am sorry i can't guarantee the weather ) but can everything else !! We would thoroughly recommend this villa if you want an away from it all relaxing holiday !!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay at our villa and thank you for writing such a complimentary review. I would love to welcome you back in the future.
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Spacious clean villa relaxing, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely homily feel to the property, very clean and well maintained, plenty of sunbeds. Kitchen well kitted out, plenty of utensils. Lovely chilled week sitting by the pool admiring surrounding views and taking lovely walks in the area through the day. Barbecue or eating out a pleasure at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review, we really appreciate it. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again in the future should you decide to return to our little piece of serenity.
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Belfast, United Kingdom

The Ultimate Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th Stay in this villa and we have fallen in love with it and this beautiful part of Portugal. It is an ideal location if you want to explore neighbouring towns and villages, our favourite places are Tavira and Estoi.

The outstanding feature of this wonderful villa and its little cottage is the countryside in which they sit, it is wild and beautiful and whilst you feel completely away from it all you are only a few minutes drive to a supermarket and the town, which has some great restaurants. The pool is positioned to allow you to enjoy the perfect view, our teenage girls just love it.

The property is always perfect, but even better this year with a few upgrades which made the stay even more comfortable. Owned by a lovely family who are a delight to deal with.

Just love this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you return every year and are so pleased that you love the villa as much as we do. We look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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Forfar Angus

Peaceful & seclusion admist farmers orchards

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the hills just above soa bras de alportel your not very far from amenities and restuarants. Directions easy to follow and communication with owner faultless. The property itself felt very tidy clean and well maintained. Inside spacious and airy, mossi nets on bedroom windows such a bonus. Kitchen well equipped should you want to cook, good size fridge. Outside plenty of furniture, cushions, sun brollies supplied, plenty of places to sit should you want sun all day or seek some shade. We had many an enjoyable day and night sat outside, inside was little used. In all we had a wonderful, relaxing 2 weeks at this property and hope to return. J&G

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you would like to return. Sarah
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Nestled in the hills, gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in quiet and beautiful surroundings, it's got everything you need and we had such a relaxing time. Thank you for the provisions when we arrived, gratefully received as our flight was delayed and all the shops were shut. Perfect week, we would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would very much like to welcome you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sao Bras
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Quinta do Lago
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beira Serra
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

These 2 delightful holiday villas are situated on a remote hillside with magnificent views of the Serra de Montefigo mountains, providing a peaceful and relaxing holiday for up to six.

Located 2 miles from Sao Bras de Alportel and only 12 miles from Faro airport, the villas are a world away from the popular coastal resorts, yet close enough for you to enjoy day trips to the beach, coastal attractions, fishing villages and the golf courses.

Loule, only 8 miles away, is a larger market town with excellent oppportunites for shopping, dining and entertainment. Spain is an easily accessible 50 miles away.

Other Activities: Sao Bras del Alportel


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The properties can be booked in various ways:
Casa dos Carvalhos, sleeps maximum 6 guests rates as published
Casa dos Carvalhos & Casa Bolota, main villa & annexe sleeps maximum 8 guests please contact owner for details of pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.