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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.

Angela Houdijk
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017


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
  • 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
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Badkamer 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Badkamer 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    wc - toilet
  • 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
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 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: Jul 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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Traumhaftes Haus in schöner Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine sehr schöne Urlaubswoche in diesem Haus verbracht! Die Aufteilung der Zimmer ist sehr gut, jedes Schlafzimmer verfügt über ein eigenes Badezimmer. Unsere Kinder haben sich im Pool vergnügt, die Erwachsenen konnten sich auf den verschiedenen Sitzplätzen am Haus entspannen. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man zum Kochen benötigt.

Die Umgebung ist sehr ruhig. Es gibt kaum direkte Nachbarn, so dass man die Ruhe und Natur genießen kann. Mit dem Auto ist man in wenigen Minuten in São Bras, wo es diverse Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt. Auch das Meer und andere Städte sind in 15-20 Minuten gut zu erreichen.

Teresa und ihr Mann Ze sind sehr hilfsbereit. Die Kommunikation verlief einwandfrei.

Kurz: wir können dieses Haus sehr empfehlen und werden selbst gern wiederkommen!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kay, I am so happy you enjoyed your holiday in my house. Hopefully until next time!
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Une semaine de rêve chez Angela

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine fantastique dans la maison d'Angela près de Sao Bras de Alportel. Tout était parfait: la maison est très agréable à vivre et bien décorée et entretenue. La piscine nous a permis des moments de détente inoubliables... La situation est parfaite, à la campagne, mais proche de la mer. Proche de Tavira, Faro, Loulé.... proche de tout. On se sent bien, on profite et on profite encore après être rentrés chez nous. Merci aussi à Teresa qui sait si bien nous accueillir et être disponible pour nous. On reviendra , c'est sûr. Agnes et Dominique (26 - Drôme - France ( Mai 2016)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Agnes et Dominique pour vos mots merveilleux. Je suis tellement contente que vous ayez passé de bonne vacances dans ma maison Vila Lua. J'espère de vous accueillir une autre fois dans le proche avenir!
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Grandioos verblijf in Vila Lua

  • 5 of 5

We werden gastvrij ontvangen door de dame die op het huis past en overigens goed Engels spreekt. De foto's gaven van te voren al een aardige indruk, maar dit vakantiehuis is zeer zeker de moeite waard. Groots opgezet, modern ingericht met drie mooie ruime slaapkamers met ieder een eigen badkamer. Alle apparatuur in de keuken die je ook thuis zo bent gewend, zoals een vaatwasser, groot gasfornuis, een blender, tosti-apparaat, twee koelkasten en zelfs een wasmachine. Genoeg plekken rondom het huis om gezellig te zitten en te eten. Lekker groot zwembad, hele dag zon. Goede BBQ. Kortom een droomhuis als je van rust houdt, want de enige omgevingsgeluiden komen van de vogels rondom deze prachtige Villa.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wat heerlijk om te horen dat jullie het zo ontzettend naar jullie zin gehad hebben. Ja, het klopt, Vila Lua is voor mensen die van rust en privacy houden. Vila Lua betekent Vila Maan en die naam is bewust gekozen als tegenhanger van Vila Sol, die wat mij betreft staat voor het massatoerisme aan de kust. Slow travel dus! Dank jullie wel voor de mooie recensie!
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A warm recommendation for a unique villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Vila Lua some 10 days before christmas 2015 and it was a perfect holiday!

Welcomed by Teresa the hostess (10 o'clock in the evening) we immediately felt at home and it even still was warm enough to sit outside enjoying the stars and the moon, very appropiate in the 'Moon Villa'.

Vila Lua is located in a preserved area and the back land is untouched: the Algarve mountains as they were before cultivation. Hiking with the Galileo App on our smartphone we were able to find even the smallest and most hidden tracks in these mountains, wandering between pittoresque villages and hamlets, having a espresso (um bica) in the local cafes or a meal at the end of the day (my favorite: 'Carne a la piedra'/ meat on a sizzling hot stone slab).

The villa itself is a marvel. Modern interior, meditarnen exterior. The garden contains cacti, fat plants, many herbs, and there is a lot of privacy with only a few neighbours in the whole valley.

A warm recommendation for a unique villa!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. I must say: Teresa usually does not stay that long of course. Clients normally arrive between 17.00 and 19.00 at night:-) But it is true that she is a great hostess and does everything to make you feel at home. i hope to welcome you again some other time!
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Een perfecte vakantie!

  • 5 of 5

Dit huis is prachtig en we zouden er zo weer naar toe willen. Alles is aanwezig, wat je maar zou kunnen verzinnen. De diverse terrassen, de mooie keuken, het zwembad, de bbq alles vonden we perfect.

Het huis was erg schoon en er was een welkomspakketje zodat we meteen wat konden eten. Het contact met de eigenaar vooraf en met de manager ter plaatse was ook perfect. Allemaal vriendelijk en hulpvaardig.

De omgeving is erg mooi. In Sao Bras de Alportel is alles te vinden wat je nodig hebt. Je zit verder ook erg centraal. Een uurtje naar links en je zit aan de uiterste kust en een uurtje naar rechts en je bent in Spanje. Alles is te bereiken met de auto. Je zit behoorlijk privé wat wij als erg prettig hebben ervaren en de drukte is binnen een half uur te vinden. Ideaal!

Het enige nadeel wat ik zou kunnen noemen, is dat de ligbedden en stoelen afgebeeld op de foto's er niet waren. Wel andere, maar die waren niet erg aangenaam om lang op te zitten/liggen. Maar voor de andere 99,9% was het echt perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hartelijk dank voor jullie mooie recensie! Elk jaar proberen we weer wat verbeteringen aan te brengen in het huis. Na jullie vertrek heb ik het internet versterkt zodat er betere ontvangst is en het aantal tv-kanalen is uitgebreid, zodat er nu ook voor de Portugese gasten RTP1 en 2 te ontvangen is. Wat de ligbedden betreft: de afgebeelden bedden op de foto waren inderdaad erg mooi maar helaas ook erg kwetsbaar, waardoor ze niet zo lang mee gingen. De huidige ligstoelen zijn veel sterker. Mvg. 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
1.5 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria en Quinta de Cima
Nearest Beach
19 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

São Brás de Alportel Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
mei 2017
May 1 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
juni 2017
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
juli en augustus 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
september 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
oktober 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

eind schoonmaak $108.95

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.
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