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Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Views Across The Goldra Valley

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Goldra, Near Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, Yet only 4 Mins to the Supermarket Continente 20 Mins to Vale Do Lobo Beach

Casa do Alvorada is a detached 2-level villa with large pool, located easily accessible in the hills of Goldra. It was recently bought by the current owners as family holiday home after consecutive 15 years of villa renting in this area. Its good size garden fully fenced and enclosed by hedges and natural stone walls. Cots and high-chairs are available if required..............................................

Dirk von Wahl
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2017

About Dirk von Wahl

We're from Germany with 2 teenaged kids and have lived in China for the last 21 years.

Dirk von Wahl purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dirk von Wahl chose Santa Barbara de Nexe

After 15 consecutive years of summer holidays in the lovely Central Algarve we decided that it is time to have a more permanent location in Portugal that will also allow usage as a long-term home upon retirement.

What makes this villa unique

Living in Shanghai with 24 million other people means that there is never silence or privacy.

So our primary goal was to find a location that is private yet has easy and quick access to restaurants, beaches, shops and other leisure and sightseeing facilities.


Goldra de Cima Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 1 bathroom on first floor with custom made bath incl. overhead shower, wc, sink 1 bathroom on ground floor with shower, wc, bidet, sink 1 guest wash room with wc, sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The villa has 3 bedrooms 1 bedroom double bed and en-suite bathroom situated on the first floor with air conditioning. 1 bedroom double beds situated on the ground floor 1 bedroom twin beds situated on the ground floor
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Outside: Outside has one barbecue area near the pool with dining table to seat six. Terrace just off the living area has large lounge style sofas to comfortably seat six. Pool size 10m x 4.5m 8 sun beds available Wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue area and a dining table to seat four. Utility Room: Next to kitchen inside the house: washing machine, fridge/freezer, iron & board, vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included Linen is changed once per week. Swimming pool will be cleaned every 3 days


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Views Across The Goldra Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great villa Great location

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting villas in the Santa Barbara De Nexe/Loule area for 22 years and without doubt this is the best villa we have stayed in on every level. The facilities are first class and much better than the usual rental standard we have had in the past - the quality of furnishings inside and out, the kitchen and facilities and all the available amenities are all first class,

We are not beach people so the extensive gardens and fabulous pool are all we needed, but the villa location means that you are in easy reach of the beaches in Faro, Vale Do Lobo and so on should you need them. I must warn you the views here are magnificent. if anything the photos on the website do not do the property full justice, so the beaches lost out for us,

All the web site listings and property descriptions are spot on and the property was clean and very well maintained. Vic who looks after the property for the owners is first class, really helpful and on hand in our first few days.

There are some fantastic restaurants in this area, you must try La Piazza in the centre of Santa Barbara De Nexe run by Angelo and his family, we have been eating here since they bought it in 2001 and way before that with previous owners. Also try the local run restaurants in Loule - Leonel and O Manels. whilst nearer to the villa you have Mac Jetes, Malice and the fabulous Flor De Ameixa on the road to Estoi. Value for money is just superb.

All our dealings with the owners Regina and Dirk has been easy, they have been fantastic from the first contact..

Finally as you might guess I would recommend the villa highly, you will have a great time, so much so we have just booked it for the same time next year. I guess say no more.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa for the second year running and once again it was a pleasurable stay, we hope to return. It is located on a peaceful and quiet area yet close to everything you need, a hidden paradise. House favorites include the pool area, barbecue/dinning table and upstairs terrace and its magnificent views. All in all, perfect for relaxing in comfort.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes venus en vacances dans cet endroit de rêves perché en haut d'une colline l'été dernier a 2 couples et 6 enfants... nous avons étés très bien reçus par la personne qui gère la maison sur place; Ce Monsieur vient tout les 2 jours pour l'entretien de la piscine.

La maison est très spacieuse et elle a beaucoup de charme... l'intérieur était très propre et très bien équipé; La chambre de l'étage possède sa salle de bains privative... L'extérieur est juste magique... La végétation est superbe, la piscine au sel est fantastique et la vue est juste a couper le souffle!!! plusieurs terrasses avec salon de jardin et transats sont a votre disposition, barbecue... Petite surprise... une terrasse perchée sur la maison domine tout loulé... le soir c'est du pur bonheur. Propriétaires a l'écoute et très gentils malgré le décalage horaire...

Voiture conseillé pour les visites et excursions... sinon toutes les commodités sont très accessibles en voiture... supermarché continente a 5 min.

Nous gardons tous un souvenirs merveilleux de cette maison... A bientôt


  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Vale do Lobo beach is 15-20 mins by car

Gale beach is 25-30 mins by car


Faro airport is about 15-20 mins by car


The large supermarket Continente in Loule is about 4-5 mins by car.

Appolonia in Almancil is a 10 mins drive.


Rates & Availability

Goldra de Cima Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $328.24

Booking Notes:
We require a damage deposit of Eur300 payable with the final balance, which will be refunded within 14 days of the end of the holiday subject to there not being any damage beyond normal wear and tear.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is preferred but other days can be negotiated if availability permits. Entry on the arrival day is 3 pm and the villa should be vacated by 10 am on the departure day although we will try to be flexible to our guests' requests where possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euro and include the use of internet and sat TV/MEO.
Cleaner's Fee: 50 EUR

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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