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Luxurious Secluded Villa With Heated Pool And Gardens

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Sitio do Quartos, between Almancil & Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Countryside Location With Uninterrupted Views Of The Sea And Easy Access To Favoured Resorts

Casa Alta Vista is perfect for 3 generation families. It comprises 3 storeys, the lower being self-contained with its own kitchen, eating and sleeping facilities, yet still part of the house. If the kids or grandparents want some space it’s all sorted! The house has 5 bedrooms in total, 3 en-suite, a large, airy lounge/dining room with stunning views to the sea and a spacious kitchen to the front. Sited centrally on a large plot surrounded by gardens the house has a terraced pool, ample shaded and unshaded areas throughout the day and everything you should need for your holiday. The property is fully fenced and accessed through a security gate. Located within the infamous ‘Golden Triangle’, south of Loulé the villa is a 20 minute drive from Faro airport and the favoured resorts of Vale Do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago, Vilamoura. It is situated in Sitio do Quartos close to Loulé which offers superb examples of traditional houses, craftsmen at work and reasonably priced traditional food.

Jill Morris
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'It really was something special and the advertisement didn't do it justice. Everything from the villa itself to the way you have it fully stocked with everything anyone could possibly need made our stay a real pleasure. Last year I stayed in a villa in Quinta da Lago which was very nice - but yours wow!

'Very private place and very relaxing'

"What a fantastic villa you have. The pictures on your website do not do the place justice."
Jun 2007
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Cerro do Mocho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Two sinks, windows, large room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Two sinks, window, window, large room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Two sinks, good sized room
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with bath, shower, wc. Separate shower wc for bedrooms 4 and 5.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en suite with bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , en suite with bath, leads to terrace with sea views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ensuite with bath & own terrace with sea views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , shower room, wc shared with bedroom 5, leads to pool terrace
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed, has own kitchen, table & chairs
  • Bedroom 5 leads to the swimming pool terrace. When not used as a bedroom this is a second living room with TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is highly suitable for children as it is fully fenced, has a padlocked front gate, separate gardens to the front and the back and a large lawn area for ball games.Tennis rackets are provided. Pool heating is charged at £200 sterling per week. All rooms have electric fans, mostly ceiling mounted. Wireless internet facility. Central heating is charged at £100 sterling per week. Smokers are asked not to smoke in the rooms. Outside: There is a large pool terrace area with sun loungers, a barbeques and dining furniture. Part of the terrace area offers shade throughout the day. The pool is 10x5m; 1m at shallow end, 3 metres at deep end There is a furnished terrace running the length of 2 sides of the house looking out onto the panoramic view. Utility Room: 2 washing machines, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen supplied. Changed once a week. Beach towels supplied. Visits by property manager and maid during your stay. Other: Two bbqs on two separate terraces; one with own sink facilities. Both bbqs have outdoor dining table and chairs. A poolside building houses a cloakroom and large area for sunbeds, umbrellas and pool and garden toys.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Magnificent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this Villa during the scorching summer of August 17. The accommodation and grounds were immaculately maintained. Everything was very clean and the pool was delightful; we spent most of our holiday in it! The house itself is very big and catered well for our two familes (3 adults, 5 children) The lack of air conditioning meant that the August nights were hot, especially for the children and we had a ritual of nightly methods for cooling them down - a number of standing fans were available. This isnt a criticism of the property, its too big to realistically cool with Aircon and we knew what we were in for booking a holiday to Portugal in August!. The Villa was secure and secluded was not overlooked on any side. The views of the sunset in the evening were stunning. The owner of the property was also very helpful and informative in the lead up to the holiday. A wonderful palce that is almost impossible to pick fault with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the house and all it offers. Summer 2017 was a scorcher throughout Portugal & Spain which even the Portuguese found unbearablly hot. This is unusual - the last time I remember a summer this hot was over 15 years ago. We hope to see you again.
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

What can I say. Fantastic villa. Great location, 10 min drive to the fabulous villamoura and about 25 mins to albufeira Close to Louie and almancil where there are plenty of restaurants for all budgets we had our 25th wedding anniversary celebrations here with sour children and grandchildren and you could not ask for more from the heated pool plenty of outdoor space for a lively 4 year old to run around and loads of toys and inflatables for the pool. Having the accommodation spread over 3 floors also means you have plenty of room for a bit of private time as well . Jill and her team are always on hand If ever anything goes wrong , or just to ask any questions nothing is to much trouble. We would love to come back again when the weather is a little warmer just to experience the lower pool area to its full

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your 25th wedding anniversary at our house. Ana & the team that look after the house enthused about your party of 3 generations - so thank you for that too. The house lends itself to multiple generations and areas of space whenever you want them, but also allows everyone to come together too.
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A great, well maintained villa that is extremely private and great for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful stay in the Villa. It is really well presented/maintained and in a beautiful location. The views are stunning and the Villa was spacious enough both to entertain and to relax.

Loule isn't far away and the information pack provides a wealth of knowledge that will keep you occupied.

Ana was great and Jill was a pleasure to deal with both leading up to the holiday and during our stay.

I can't recommend Villa highly enough.

Thanks Jill.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you Paul and your party for being such fabulous guests. You are right - our secret is Ana and the team who look after the guests and the property. It is true that the house and its location are pretty special too. So, Paul, a perfect combination!
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Very comfortable, clean and well maintained villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well maintained and well equipped villa. The listing description is accurate and the property is convenient to Faro airport, but is still in a quiet and unspoilt location. There are some very smart restaurants nearby and the town of Loule is close, with two hypermarkets. We had a marvellous holiday. Thank you Jill!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday in this beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well maintained Villa with safe areas for children to play in the enclosed garden. Even with a party of 11 ranging in age from 2 to 79 there is plenty of space and always somewhere to escape for some and quiet in either sun or shade and admire the wonderful views. The Villa is so well equipped with everything that you could need it really feels like a home from home and even has toys to occupy the children. Almancil is easy to reach with lots of shops and supermarket, and the helpful information fom Jill the owner was invaluable. We didn't want to come home and 10 days went far too quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real home from home

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Alta Vista four or five times now for family holidays and it has never been a let-down. The villa istelf is superbly equipped, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It has plenty of room, which is imperative for larger parties like ours (eight adults and three children). Everyone can find a piece of "me" space when needed. The pool is fantastic (it had been refurbished shortly before our last stay), the garden is well-maintained and the location secure and private but not isolated. We will definitely rent again - if Jill will let us!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Driving time to the beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago is approx. 15 minutes. To the east, Tavira is only 45 minutes away, and to the west Albufeira, 20 minutes. All of the beaches close to the villa are Blue Flag accredited and are amongst the cleanest in Europe.


The villa is 20 minutes from the international airport of Faro.

Car hire is recommended and can be arranged for guests.


The villa is 10 minutes walk from Vale D'Eguas a small village with two good restaurants. The area North of Almancil and around Vale Formosa (5 minutes drive) house some of the most reputable restaurants of Central Algarve. Loulé (10 minutes drive) offers superb examples of traditional houses, craftsmen at work making harnesses, copper pots and baskets, restaurants serving reasonably priced local cuisine and an excellent Municipal Market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.

Further Details:

Almancil (10 minutes drive) has several good restaurants, cafes and bars. It has a bank, post office, large supermarkets and several pharmacies. There is also an English speaking medical centre 10 minutes walk from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact Jill for any more additional information you might need. Bookings are secured by a 25% deposit cleared to a UK bank account and the balance 60 days before arrival.
Payments are only refundable, if your period can be re booked.
Arrival and departure times:
Guests are asked to vacate by 10 am. Guests can arrive at the villa at 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund