About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
4 bedroom detached villa with pool and views over countryside to the sea
Location; Between Estoi/Sao Bras de Alportel. Central/Eastern Algarve, Portugal.12km/ 20 minutes drive from Faro airport.
Hilltop location behind Faro.
Spectacular 250 degree views both inland and down towards the coast to the sea.
Car rental is advised, but some of our guests do manage with taxis.
4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms
Spacious and large enough to be suitable for a group of friends or 2 families.
2 lounges for living and relaxing.
All bathrooms and bedrooms have been updated to high standards
Modern kitchen with new kitchen appliances, coffee maker, two fridges.
Air conditioned bedrooms
Under floor heating in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Garden with terraces and 3 outdoor dining tables, outdoor sofas.
Electric gates at the entrance to the property.
It is a no smoking villa.
Circular marble hallway and stairs, and cloakroom/toilet
Lounge (with sofas, HIFi system including CD player and radio, and log burner)
Study (games and books)
Circular Dining Room (Round table and 8 chairs)
Kitchen (well equipped with granite worktops, dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, oven, coffee maker)
Garage (with washing machine, dryer)
Large bedroom (with Kingsize bed) and en-suite bathroom.
2 bedrooms (each with two single beds)
Family bathroom (with bidet, Jucuzzi bath and shower).
Master bedroom suite (Kingsize bed) with en-suite bathroom (shower, bidet, twin basins) and private terrace with table and chairs.
Lounge with large L shaped sofa, digital satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, selection of films. Log burner.
Landing with pool table.
A fold up bed (supplied) can be fitted into any of the bedrooms or sitting rooms to provide a bed for a 9th person.
Hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms.
High chair is provided.
A cot can be arranged.
The lounge and two bedrooms open directly onto the pool terrace.
The Pool is 10 x 5m, rectangular with shallow end (about 1m deep) and deep end. The steps are inset at the shallow end. Pool cover.
Pool heating is available (at an extra fee) and this is normally only needed out of high season.
The pool is used at your own risk and children must be watched at all times.
Built in barbeque
There are several level terraces including 3 separate outdoor dining tables and lots of garden furniture, outdoor sofas and sun-loungers and umbrellas. Shade and sun.
Flowers and mature trees, and orange, lemon, fig, apple, plum, grapefruit, pomegranate, and lots of carob and olive trees, grapevine.
Weekly linen and towel changes included.
Gardener and weekly pool cleaning service throughout the year.
The local villa management will welcome you and help you with any problems during your stay.
A (steep) 15 minute walk down the road to the main road takes you to a small village which has a snack bar, a bar and a simple restaurant.
Sao Bras de Alportel is about 4km away, with banks, chemist, doctors, several supermarkets, a local weekly market, and coffee shops, restaurants, including the famous Chicken Luis!
Easy to reach the fabulous east Algarve beaches, golf courses, nightlife, airport, shopping, and small market towns.
The cost of living and eating out is also much less than on the coast.
Many excellent golf courses within half an hours’ drive, and you can be in Spain in 35 minutes.
We can provide details of car hire if you require.
Claire and David Milne
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Claire and David Milne
We are the Milne family and live in Windsor, England.
Claire and David Milne purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Claire and David Milne chose Fialho
We had been coming to the Algarve on holiday with friends for many years, since when our children were small, and we all absolutely loved it. When the time came that we were able to buy somewhere for holidays there was no contest. This location is ideal - close to the airport, not far from the coast and great beaches, 5 minutes drive from Sao Bras de Alportel and lots of amenities, restaurants etc. And we all still love coming here, and our family and friends still love coming with us!
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Alfarroba stunned us with the lovely views, great layout, and the pool is great for all ages. The circular marble hallway and stairs make a dramatic entrance and the house and garden is big enough for a large group in comfort. The location is in the countryside but convenient for everything within a short drive- local shops, restaurants, airport, and tourist attractions.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great family holiday
Lovely villa, fantastic views, perfect base for family holiday.
We travelled with our 4 grown up children, plus one partner - plenty of different spaces at the villa both indoors and outside to relax. Great pool. Pool table upstairs also ideal for a competitive family!!
A car is essentially. The villa is in a perfect position from which to explore the area. Dave and Susan were really helpful and easily contactable.
Quiet peaceful retreat with great views and inviting landscapes
High up with wonderful views east, west and south this quiet spot was very inviting. Easy check-in with dedicated property managers. Home was spacious and private with cooling winds during the afternoon around the pool. Very good location to do day trips out of. First trip to the Algarve. Would definitely return to this location in the future! Many thanks to all, Claire, David, Susan. Kathy and Heinz Reese/Canada, June 3-10
Comme chez soi
Nous avons passé une superbe semaine dans cette grande maison trés cosy. Nous avons été tres bien accueillis et conseillés sur la région. Nous étions 9 et chacun avait son espace : Cuisine (2 frigos), chambres et salles de bain spacieuses, grande piscine, billard....La maison est à 25 minutes de Tavira. Attention toutefois si vous avez une voiture basse car, la villa surplombant la vallée, la montée sur un petit chemin peut être risqué. En tout cas encore un grand merci à Claire et David.
The nearest beach is Faro beach only 20 minutes away. Shopping malls at Faro and Loule around 20 minutes drive away. The Historic attraction of Estoi Roman Villa is 5 minutes away, and Faro walled town and Cathedral, Tavira castle are around 20/30 minutes drive.Other Tourist attractions such as Aqualand water park, Vilamoura Marina, and various Golf Courses are around a 30/40 minute drive away.