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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. Casa Bolota, the cottage annexe which sleeps 2. Properties can be booked individually or together. 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 twin bedroom.

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 or a small/young family. The cottage consists of a lounge/bedroom, 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. Whatever the season, these beautiful villas offer an ideal centre for discovering the delights of inland and coastal Algarve.

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:
August 20, 2017

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 Algarve

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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Annexe - 2 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main villa - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofabed Cottage annexe - 2 twin beds, 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 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
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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: Jun 2017
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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
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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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Fantastic getaway from it all villa.

  • 5 of 5

Yet another great stay at Casa dos Carvalhos. We just love the peace and quiet and the get away from it all location. An amazing place to distress.

The views from the pool terrace never cease to amaze us.

The villa is as always well maintained, very clean and has all that you need. We love the new lounge furniture.

I hope that we will be able to make another return visit soon. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful, relaxing and private retreat.

  • 5 of 5

A very welcoming, spacious and private villa. Fully equipped and the owner provided lots of information on the area to help make the most of our stay. Fantastic mountain views from the pool terrace. An ideal spot to side step the stresses of daily life, to unwind and recharge - but still within easy reach of beaches and pretty towns and villages. Lots to do in the area - our teenage boys hired bikes for a couple of days to explore the hills and we all went on a pony trek at the friendly stables nearby. The roads are all well sign posted and relatively quiet so getting out and about was hassle free. We are all ooking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. I'd be happy for you to return any time. Kind regards, Joan
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Traditional villa stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your villa, the views are spectacular and there are lots of unusual birds which fly around the villa. Everything we needed was provided and even lots of books and wi fi for when it rained. We visited lots of local resturants , details of which were helpfully provided by the owner. You do need a car to appreciate the surrounding area such as Sao Bras de Alportel and Loule,especially the local markets. Any problems would be quickly rectified by the local agent . We would recommend this property to anyone and will certainly be going again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you fir taking the time to write a review for us. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Lovely villa with spectacular mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely week at Casa dos Carvalhos. The villa is in a beautiful location, it is rural so great for a get away from it all holiday, yet it is only a few minutes drive from Sao Bras the local market town and a 30 minute drive down to the coast. Accommodation has traditional styling, lots of lovely wooden furniture, pottery and linens. The living accommodation provides all that you need and the outside space and gardens are stunning. The view from the pool deck is incredible.

On occasions this week it rained so the wifi, TV, DVD player and Wii console kept us all entertained.

Thank you for letting us share your villa and we would love to return if possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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
Additional Guest Fee $32.18 per person per night

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.

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