About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bed Villa - Spacious & Indulgent. Fantastic location, sea views & draft beer!
For your reassurance Villa Alfarroba has an "Alojamento Local" (letting licence) and is registered with the Portuguese authorities to ensure specific safety standards and regulations are met. When considering other rental properties, please make sure that they are legal to be rented out. It is a legal requirement that the number (####/AL) be displayed in the property description.
Luxurious private villa- 4 en-suite bedrooms, spacious living area inside and out.
Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks, take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!
More villa details: The ground floor living area is open plan, tiled throughout with cream porcelain which give the house a lovely light and airy feel.
The kitchen is a bright citrus lime with a black granite worktop/breakfast bar. As well as top quality major appliances, the kitchen is fully equipped with all you could need from toasted sandwich maker to lettuce spinner and all in between!– we have a large commercial fridge as we understand the importance of keeping everything cold in the hot Summer days. We also have two dishwashers so that you will never end up with work top full of dirty dishes waiting for one dishwasher to be emptied before it can be refilled. There is a 90 cm induction hob which is a delight to cook with. There are two ovens and two warming drawers. The dining table seats 12 people when fully extended. There are three comfy sofas situated around a panoramic window with lovely views to the sea.
New for 2018 we have indulged in a 65" television!
In 2016, we invested in 4 extra 2ft 6' single beds with good quality mattresses to replace the fold down guest beds. This means if you are a party of more than 8, as long as you appreciate there are only four bedrooms, you can bring a few extra bodies for a nominal cost per bed per night.
Outside space: There is a gorgeous solar heated swimming pool with plenty of terrace and eight luxury sun beds and an external toilet and shower. There is a covered dining area with an additional sink and a large purpose built BBQ. Additionally there are several small tables and chairs surrounding the villa to sit and have a drink and enjoy the views. The garden is well planted with plenty of fruit trees and herbs that you can help yourselves to - a handful of rosemary on the burning coals of your barbecue makes all the difference.
We have a draft beer and wine machine with a flash chiller so you can have an ice cold drink whenever you want to. This is only available if pre booked, so we can buy in barrels - approx cost is £80 for 30L and £70 for 20L white wine or sangria.
Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping: If you can drag yourself away for our lovely villa and the beer fridge, there are so many beautiful beaches around the area. They are immaculately clean and very spacious. They do get busy in July and August but if you are prepared to take a few extra steps from the end of the walkway onto the beach, you will find plenty of space.
For a change, you can drive into Tavira and get the little ferry over to the Isla de Tavira where there is a stunning beach and lots of restaurants and bars.
There are so many nice restaurants and of course we have our favourites - in the Villa we will provide comprehensive details of our recommendations.
On the third Sunday of every month there is a market in the local village of Vila Nova de Cacela where you can pick up locally made crafts, boxes of fresh strawberries and just about anything else you can think of.
There is a shopping mall at Tavira but local shops sell fresh meat, fresh veg and home baked bread.
There is a municipal market in Tavira which is well worth a visit - freshly caught fish and lots of lovely fruit and vegetables at very good prices - ideal if you fancy a BBQ. Best to go before noon to get the best selection.
If you want to hire a care but will struggle with the trip from the airport with all your cases, we can arrange to meet you and bring the cases back for you and return them to the airport at the end of your holiday so that you don't have to book a huge vehicle to fit everyone and their baggage in. This is 50€ each way.
If you are a larger party than the villa can cope with and have an 'overspill', we have another three bed house in Vila Nova de Cacela with a small heated pool - check out 8481453 or ask for details. It was purchased and refurbished in 2017 and let for the first time in 2018 - it is contemporary like Villa Alfarroba but a more central location where you don't need a car to get to bars, restaurants and the beach.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jo Tarling
Genuine people who will do all we can to make your holiday special which, we are delighted to read, is reflected in our reviews.
Why Jo Tarling chose Municipality of Vila Real de Santo António
This is pool heating with a difference....We have installed a ground source heat pump to pump the swimming pool water through the pipes layed under the pool terrace.. The result is that even today, as I write this on November 7th 2013 the swimming pool is at 29 degs! It is supplementary to the solar panel heating and since we connected it last month, we have been amazed by its efficiency. Update for 2016; it still works and is still a delight and enable our guests to swim out of season which regular solar heating wouldn't necessarily do.
What makes this Villa unique
We are as near or as far as you want us to be - if you need guidance, advice or taking to A & E, we will always be there. If you want total peace and tranquility, you will never see us!
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Absolute 5 star accommodation
This is our second stay at the villa and we were delighted to fine it in as good condition as we did 5 years ago. They have made improvements since which made our stay every more enjoyable. It’s in a beautiful quiet location and is ideal for a relaxing break. Jo and Paul couldn’t have been more helpful, nothing is a problem from them. One of our party is in a wheelchair, he found the facilities outstanding. Could not fault anything. Can’t wait to return again xx
This villa will live up to all your expectations and then some. We have been coming to this part of Portugal for many years and I can honestly say that this Villa is by the the best we have stayed in. All home comforts are catered for and spotlessly clean. Lots of places to visit from here catering for every taste, games room , cinema room and lovely pool if staying in. I would most certainly recommend Villa Alfarobba to my family and friends so if a little undecided whether you should book -just do It you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks so much Sue and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. J & P
Despite 3 weeks of awful weather with rain nearly every day we were warm and comfortable in this lovely villa.
Yes, the weather is one thing we have no influence over ! Hopefully it will improve for your return visit - Many thanks for your review. J & P
Excellent Villa, Highly Recommend 5*
What a brilliant holiday it was staying in Villa Alfarroba. From start to finish Paul & Jo were very helpful and on hand for any information required. The villa had everything you can imagine and was just as described + more. Due to visiting in October we opted for the pool heating which was brilliant and meant the kids were in the pool everyday and night.
Travelling with a baby is never light weight however the Villa had everything, highchair, cot, toys and also has baby monitors so you can sit outside in the evening whilst drinking and eating with no worry of hearing the little ones.
The villa and gardens are spotless and very well maintained.
This was my first time staying in a Villa and was so enjoyable and peaceful we are already planning our next trip to Villa Alfarroba :)
So thrilled you had such a great holiday and we will look forward to welcoming back at any time! J & P x
Very happy with our choice. 4 very large bedrooms all with ensuite - the beds come apart so can be twin or double. Separate toilet on the ground floor of the villa together with changing room/toilet by the pool. The kitchen had two ovens and two dishwashers and there are two large washing machines in the basement. The cinema room had a great selection of DVDs and books. We ate outside mostly - there is a separate sink/beer tap and BBQ just outside the kitchen so easy to pass food and drink through the kitchen window. Air con throughout the villa. The gardens are well maintained and offer a lot of privacy. We did not choose to have the pool heated as the weather was still very good. Easy to locate and within walking distance of the beach.
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great villa, it has everything you could ask for and the owners are extremely helpful. would def recommend and hope to visit again in the future!
thanks Paul and Jo
Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and liked the villa - we look forward to seeing you again one day! J & P
Villa Alfarroba, so named because of the lovely, very old Alfarroba (carob) tree in our front garden, is in the little hamlet of Sta Rita, just 3km from the beautiful blue flag beach at Manta Rota. Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks ,take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone! Other Activities: Twitching Golf: If you want to escape the crowds, the Eastern Algarve is perfect for golf. It is less developed and much less crowded. This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from - all within 15 minutes of Villa Alfarroba. These courses are in areas of natural beauty and are free from the development of fairway-lining villas. We are a few minutes from the prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. Although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! It is already ranked in the Top 20 in Europe & Top 100 in the world by Golf Digest USA - the only Portuguese course to achieve this ranking. Ski: Sierra Nevada, Spain is about 400km away!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A £200 refundable security/breakage/cleaning deposit is required with the final payment - returned within 10 days of your departure- subject to no damages or breakages. Breakages or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost. If the BBQ is not cleaned a charge of £30 will apply. Balance will be returned. The swimming pool is solar heated however electrically powered heating to guarantee a warm pool is available at an extra cost.