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Joan Jones

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Traditional Villa with spectacular mountain views. Now with free wifi

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Algarve Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa with cottage annexe, sleeps 4/8.

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 villa sleeps 4 - 6 people. Casa Bolota, the cottage 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 4/6. It has a large swimming pool and terrace with spectacular mountain views and tranquil Mediterranean gardens. Accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, one with a large double bed and twin bedroom. The is a family bathroom with shower and bath. The lounge is comfortably furnished, complete with flat screen TV, DVD player and Wii Console for your entertainment needs and along 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, sun loungers and an umbrella for shade.

The property shares the pool and terrace with Casa Bolota, the cottage annexe that shares the site. If you wish to have exclusive use of the property please speak with the owner.

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.

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

Casa dos Carvalhos and Casa Bolota can be booked either individually or together.

More Details
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

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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Traditional Villa with spectacular mountain views. Now with free wifi
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

There is no doubt that the breath taking view, the outdoor space and well kept gardens are the key selling point for this property. Whilst it feels like you are far away from everything, you are only a short journey from Faro Airport and have easy access to nearby villages if you fancy a stroll through a local market or a bit of shopping. Excellent supermarket a 5 minute drive away and some great restaurants in Sao Bras and one just within a 3 minute drive which we went to often as the food is so good.

The property is well maintained, with all the facilities that you need and any issues are swiftly dealt with by the management company.

Booking is also very easy and the service from the owner is exceptional.

Directions of how to get to the property and information left in the property to aid your stay are clear and simple to follow.

This was our 2nd stay in this homely property and we really hope to go back next year. If you want an absolute get-away to wind down and enjoy beautiful natural surroundings then this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wondeful review of our property. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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  • 3 of 5

We had lovely two weeks in the area of Algarve and in this peaceful villa! We had everything we needed there. You can really enjoy its situation that brings along all the relaxation and peace you'd want to have. Certainly a place worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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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

Sao Bras de Alportel region Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The properties can be booked in various ways:
Casa dos Carvalhos & Casa Bolota, main villa & annexe sleeps maximum 8 guests
or Casa dos Carvalhos, sleeps maximum 6 guests
or Casa Bolota, cottage annexe sleeps 2 guests
If you wish exclusive use of the property i.e. no one else sharing the pool there is a £30 per night surcharge
Please contact owner for clarification.
We are pleased to offer flexible changeover days to accomodate more resonable flight prices.

25% deposit, balance due 1 month before arrival.
If you would like exclusive use of the pool, there is a £30 per night charge to insure privacy.

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Algarve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 m²
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
  • 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
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 sofabed and additional fold away beds. Cottage annexe sleeps 2/3 in twin beds
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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 individually or together allowing for different groups, large families, 2 families or large groups of friends.

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