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Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic villa, 4 bedrooms (6-8 p) in rural Algarve, not far from sea

Our Mediterranean holiday home (250m2) is located 3 km from the village of Sao Bras de Alportel, in a quiet valley. The villa is surrounded by cork oaks and olive trees overlooking the surrounding hills. From the covered terrace you look at the large private pool (12x4m) with terrace. The whole area covers 6000m2. The interior of the villa is minimalist and modern. It is a split level villa on the middle floor of the spacious hall and large open kitchen, where you go over a wall looking down on the spacious living room with fireplace. There is a separate utility room with fridge and freezer. On the ground floor is one bedroom (with private bathroom) with terrace, easy access to outside runs for a dip in the pool. On the terrace is still yet another room where a possible additional sleeping accommodation can be created.

Registration Number : 20710/AL

Angela Houdijk
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


São Brás de Alportel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • wc - toilet
    Badkamer 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Badkamer 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Badkamer 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 queen
    slaapkamer 2 - 1 queen
    slaapkamer 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Lovely secluded villa.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Vila Lua - though it seems a bit like a distant memory now that we are back in rainy Scotland!

The villa is more like a home than a rental property with attention to detail and good taste throughout.

The layout was ideal for us; allowing everyone ample space with their own good sized bed room and bathroom with many pleasant communal areas both inside and outside.

It was very hot when we were there (40s) so having the very efficient air conditioning available throughout the house was great.

The teenagers loved the pool and we were near enough by car to a wide range of places to visit, restaurants and activities to keep them entertained.

They particularly enjoyed Lagos including the Zoo, Portimao, the Monchique Hills/Foia, Alzejur and Cape St Vincent

The fully enclosed grounds were also ideal for the dogs to run around safely and with shade available for them at all times.

Teresa and Ze were really nice and helpful while at the same time allowing us and the kids our privacy. They were also great with the dogs.

Angela herself was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish - responding to every email very efficiently; providing information on the likes of local vets and anything else she could do to help.

Overall a very enjoyable experience.


Lorna, Malcolm, Reece and Rebecca.

Max and Isla

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorna, Malcolm, Reed and Rebecca, I am so pleased to read that you had a great time in my house. I do my best to make my house a really enjoyable place for my guests to stay, and it is true that Vila Lua is like home to me. And I am so happy and grateful to have Teresa and her husband Zè to help me with everything. I could not do it without them!
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  • 5 of 5

Heerlijk huis en prachtig zwembad

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dank je wel, Nikky. Ik hoop dat je genoten hebt!
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Heerlijke week vakantie in mooie villa met zwembad!

  • 5 of 5

Afgelopen week (23/09 - 30/09) vakantie gevierd in deze heerlijke villa met een mooi en ruim zwembad.

De villa bevindt zich in een nog authentiek stukje Algarve en heeft een mooie en rustige ligging. Verder is alles aanwezig om een heerlijke vakantie te hebben. Het weer in de Algarve in deze tijd van het jaar is fantastisch.

Voorzieningen zoals supermarkt e.d. zijn aanwezig in het dorp Sao Bras de Alportel evenals enkele goede restaurants. Kortom, een aanrader.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellente adresse

  • 5 of 5

Environnement reposant et agréable, jolie vue. La maison est très agréable à vivre, rien ne manque on s'y sent comme chez soi, propre, matériaux noble et de qualité alliant le moderne et l'authenticité. Merci à Teresa Et à son mari qui assure l'accueil et l'entretien de la propriété, et qui sont de bon conseil et très sympathiques.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Christel, pour votre pour votre belle critique. J'espère vous accueillir de nouveau à l'avenir! Angela
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Ganz tolles Haus!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in einem großartigen Haus in Portugal. Alles ist so wie auf den Fotos, sehr geschmackvoll! Der Pool war wunderbar erfrischend und sehr sauber! Teresa ist sehr hilfreich, supernett und unkompliziert! Wir können einen Urlaub dort nur empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herzlichen dank!
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Eine wahre Luxus Villa in hervorragender Alleinlage zum Tiefenentspannen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Aufenthalt in diesem tollen Anwesen wirklich genossen. Die Villa liegt auf einem großen Hanggrundstück - abseits von jeglichem Trubel - in einem kleinen Tal. Der unterhalb des Hauses liegende Pool mit einer Länge von 13 Metern ist praktisch nicht einsehbar. Das Grundstück verfügt über mehrere Sitzplätze und Tische, die es erlauben, sich entweder in der Sonne oder im Schatten zu entspannen oder zu essen. Ganz besonders hat uns der Essplatz außerhalb der Küche, mit direktem Zugang zum gemauerten Grill gefallen, da man hier beim Abendessen die untergehende Sonne genießen kann. Die Wohn- und Schlafräume verfügen über Klimaanlagen, die man in der Hauptsaison auch benötigt und verteilen sich aufgrund der Hanglage auf verschiedene Ebenen. Der gesamte Koch- Ess- und Wohnbereich ist sehr offen gestaltet und äußerst individuell und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Für den ambitionierten Hobbykoch/Köchin bleiben in der üppig ausgestatteten Küche mit 5-flammigem Gasherd mit Backofen und angegliederter, separater Speisekammer In der sich 2 Kühl-Gefrierschränke, die Waschmaschine und viel Stauraum befinden, keine Wünsche offen. Selbst im liebevoll gestalteten landestypischen Garten gibt es ein kleines Kräuterbeet zur Selbstbedienung. Abgerundet wurde unser sehr erholsamer Urlaub durch die professionelle und sehr freundliche Betreuung der Managerin Teresa. Ein sehr liebevoller Mensch mit guten Tipps zu den Themen Einkaufen, Restaurants, Strände und Sightseeing.

Die Strände befinden sich i.d.R. 15-20 Autominuten von der Villa entfernt. Erwähnt sei noch der tägliche Fisch- und Gemüse/Obstmarkt in Olhao, den man in ca. 15 min erreicht. Zum abendlichen flanieren oder auch zum Restaurantbesuch empfehlen wir das nahegelegene Tavira. Feinschmecker und Liebhaber eines guten Tropfens Weins sollten ein Abendessen im Ysconderijo in Sao Bras De Alportel nicht verpassen. Absolut erstaunliches Preis-Leistungunsverhältnis. Reservierung in der Saison empfohlen!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, I am completely overwhelmed by your beautiful review. I am so happy that you had a relaxing holiday in my home and your nice words for my manager Teresa really touch me. I am so happy that she and her husband help me to build a wonderful holidayhome where people can enjoy the garden and pool and prepare great lunches and dinners in the kitchen and outside on the barbecue. Moreover Teresa has 'green fingers': everything she touches turns into beautiful plants and every year the garden grows and flourishes more than the year before. I hope to welcome you back some day in the future. Angela
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria en Quinta de Cima, Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22, afslag Olhão
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria en Quinta de Cima
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

eind schoonmaak $123.06

Huur vakantievilla van zaterdag tot zaterdag (andere aankomst-/vertrekdagen zijn bespreekbaar).
Minimaal verblijf: 1 week
Aankomst: vanaf 17.00 u
Vertrek: uiterlijk 10.00 u
Kosten niet inbegrepen: borg 250 euro, te betalen bij aankomst

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.