3 Bed 3 Ensuite Villa stunning valley views,Wi-Fi,Heated Private Pool,2km T'Centre,1Km nearest S'Market,Kamado Joe BBQ,Garden swings,
Michael and Donna
About Michael and Donna
Me and my wife are originally from London and like most people living amid the hustle and bustle of busy cities, longed to spend days in more tranquil surroundings. We first holidayed in the Algarve some twenty years ago and it quickly became a favourite place above all other European destinations.
Why Michael and Donna chose São Brás de Alportel
When we walked in and saw the amazing panoramic views we just looked at each other and knew it was perfect. The unspoilt local town of Sao Bras de Alportel is ideally situated for touring the Algarve and is just fifteen minutes from Loule, twenty five minutes from Faro airport and close to Tavira and the Spanish border. Lisbon is an easy two hour drive.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is truly a home from home.The location is peaceful with breathtaking views over the valleys, yet the town centre is just a couple of minutes down the road. We love eating alfresco on the upper terrace where there is a traditional Portuguese barbecue (or our fantastic Kamado Joe) and then relax with a glass of something chilled under the pergola beside the lemon and orange trees in the garden or then again you could go for a bike ride.
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Lovely, well equipped villa in a quiet location. Only a short distance from the airport & good directions provided. Owners responded quickly to any queries.
The perfect home away from home. Luxury with all the added comforts.
The property is most certainly 5* accommodation. The facilities are perfect and have everything you need plus lots more. The kitchen had every appliance you could hope for and had a lot of everything. We spent very little time if any in the lounge, that was predominantly used as a walk through to get outside. The outdoor seating was perfect, extremely comfortable. The pool was a great size and clean and deep with stunning views. The only slight negative would be that the shower head in the upstairs bathroom was faulty and the shower on offs took a bit of working out but it made no impact on our stay. It would also have helped to have a bit of a welcome pack to give some information on the area, local supermarket, restaurants etc. But again, we are quite adventurous so not a massive deal for us. Car is absolutely essential. We will def recommend and re visit the property. Thank you for our memorable stay.
Thank you for your review. We have now addressed the shower head and will also look at the welcome pack issue. We are really pleased you had a great time and look forward to hosting you and your family again at our villa in the future.
Peace and Tranquility
The villa is well off the beaten track, even the local taxi drivers struggled to find it. It has stunning views morning, noon and night. The local town is a five minute drive and is very cheep for eating out (Lois chicken is a must), there are a few supermarkets if you choose to use one of the magnificent BBQ"s in the villa. The villa is well furnished and it was nice that all bedrooms were ensuite.
Thank you for your review. Just to clarify the villa is accessed by a private macadamised road off the main road a few minutes from the town.
We've recently returned from a 10 day stay at the villa and had a fantastic time. We were a family of 6 and there was more than enough space for us all. The villa was exceptionally clean and well equipped. The pool was perfect. There were some wonderful restaurants costing just a few euros in a taxi to get to, so only minutes away. The square in Sao bras is lovely too, a real unspoilt Portuguese town. The location was perfect for visiting tavina, faro and ayamonte in Spain, all approximately 30 minutes drive away and all definitely worth a visit. We also had a day trip to Lisbon which was fabulous; a long day but worthwhile. Overall a very enjoyable holiday.
Enjoyed our Stay
This house is an excellent choice for any family with lots of space and a good sized pool. The house was very clean and we were settled in within minutes. The children enjoyed the fast internet connection to watch Netflix when it was too hot outside.
Lovely Villa In Ideal Location
Villa is ideal in terms of location,standard , space and appliances. I holiday in villas three times a year and this one is as good as and better than most.
Journey from airport was as indicated a simple twenty minute drive given the directions Michael had supplied. Already thinking of returning next year.
Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Tavira and Faro beaches can all be reached in approx 15-20 mins by car. Where nautical sports are available. Tennis and Horse riding are 5mins and 15mins away.
Airport: Faro (20 mins). Car essential.
For car hire, we use and can recommend www.amoita.com/casaboasorte They have a wide range of quality, well maintained cars at competitive prices and can meet you at Faro airport or even the villa if preferred. Please quote my name and ref: 20003538, if you decide to book with them.
The town centre of Sao Bras de Alportel is 1km from the villa with its host of places to eat a Saturday fresh fruit and vegetable market and 'museum of costume'. Loule and Faro are between 8-12 kms away with there host of restaurants, shops and a shopping centre. Loule has a large Saturday market with ceramics, fruit and vegetables, fish etc.
The Algarve Tourist board shop is 1km away in the town along with major banks, supermarkets and restaurants/cafes.
Two Waterslide Parks: 20min & 30 min drive
Horse riding: 15min drive
Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach
Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 25min drive
Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 25min drive
Go-Karting (Almancil) : 15min drive
River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach.
Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon.
All infomation and tickets can be gained from the local Algarve Tourist Office (1km away from the Villa)