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Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bed Villa - Spacious & Luxurious - fantastic location, sea views

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. Aswell 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. There is a 46 inch LED television which was an indulgence but lovely!

New for 2016, we have invested in 4 extra 2ft 6' single beds with good quaity 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 but as the garden was recently landscaped, the plants are not yet mature..

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 £72 for 30L and £55 for 15L 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.

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Jo Tarling
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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 Vila Real de St Antonio region

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On our first day at the villa we were planning a return trip
Aug 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 85 reviews

The property was very good, modern and clean

  • 5 of 5

In a party of 8 golfers we found the property to be excellent. Very close to about 4 golf courses and not far from another 3. Jo and Paul looker after us very well and made sure we had a great time. They even provided evening meals for us on 3 occasions and organised taxis to the local restaurants which were all very good.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to families or parties of golfers. It really was very good.

The pool area was excellent and again well maintained. The kitchen was very well equipped, had 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines large fridge and separate freezer.

We had an excellent time there.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks - you were a pleasure to 'look after' and we look forward to seeing you again - J & P
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa, kept to very high standard. Outdoor area is very large and where we spent most of our time. Having a heated pool was a bonus as even the cold-phobics went in! BBQ area was the best i've seen and a beer tap was an added bonus. We rent villas in Portugal every year and this was the best we've been to.

Jo & Paul were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were on hand if we needed but wern't intrusive. Jo cooked for us on three occasions which was a life saver for those who like eating out but have kids who need an occasional night in and want to have a night without a designated driver! We also played golf with Jo and Paul which was very nice of them - thanks alot.

Inside the villa is immaculate. Rooms are great, bathrooms even better. Kitchen has 2 of everything - yes really (ovens, dishwashers, warming draws, washing machines!). Table tennis downstairs and also cinema room which kids enjoyed to get break from sun.

Villa has underfloor cooling and they are about to install new aircon units which will be a big plus for the hotter summer months when you need that extra boost.

All in all a fantastic holiday. Thanks for hosting us, we have many happy family memories.

The Macdonald family

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review - you were great guests and cooking for you all was a pleasure! J & P
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Portuguese Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Villa Alforoba in as many years and just like the first our family of 10 had a fantastic holiday. The villa is superb with all the amenities you could ever need including a cinema room in the basement. Needless to say the children closely followed by the adults enjoyed happy hours in the pool.

The location is perfect for beaches, with Fabrica being our favourite (only 5mins by car) closely followed by Manta Rota the nearest town (only 10 mins by car).

Jo and Paul are excellent hosts and will accommodate all your needs, Jo cooking is exceptional, especially the lemon cheesecake, jo catered for us on two evenings and she did a fantastic job.

The local area is beautiful, with white sand beaches, lovely countryside and two local towns worth a visit, San Antonio and Tavira. There are a host of good restaurants to visit locally with very good food on offer.

This is a brilliant all round villa holiday and we shall be back for a third visit, this is a testament to how good Villa Alforoba is.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW - thank you for such a glowing review! We look forward to seeing you next time! J & P
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Luxurious villa, ideal for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from our 6th visit. The villa is beautiful and the owners Jo & Paul are very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't believe your first trip to Villa Alfarroba was six years ago - we always look forward to your visits and it has been a delight to see the girls change over the years! I quite like being 'Auntie Jo' ! We look forward to seeing you all next October. J & P
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Unforgettable week !

  • 5 of 5

The place is very nice and quiet and the house of Jo and Paul is ideally located to discover the East Algarve. Jo and Paul are welcoming and very nice people. Very good time in the swimming pool after a nice walk.

La villa est magnifique, moderne et décorée avec beaucoup de goût. Le jardin et la piscine sont de la même qualité. Nous avons passé une semaine formidable dans un décor de rêve. Many thanks Jo and Paul. Marie-Christine

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Alfarroba and in the Eastern Algarve - we hope to welcome you back one day!
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Stunning Villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is both luxurious and homely with numerous nice touches. The facilities and setting are second to none, there are plenty of excellent restaurants, huge clean sandy beaches with interesting towns and quaint villages nearby.

As a family of 7 ranging in age from 5 to 60 we all had a superb time.

Jo & Paul make you feel so welcome and are on hand with useful tips and suggestions, you can tell they have spent so much time and effort in getting Villa Alfarroba perfect.

Already looking forward to our next visit !

Nigel T and Family

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ....and we can't wait to have you back!! Thank you for your glowing review - J & P
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Sta Rita
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo Antonio to pop over to Spain
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Quinta de Cima
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Tavira where you can join the En125
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Alpendre at the end of the Rd or Cacela Vehla
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Spain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Beautiful and expansive beach at Manta Rota
Car: recommended

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

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $248

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.

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Vila Nova de Cacela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , luxuriously large bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Wet room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Handy downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , External toilet, shower and wash basin
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and contemporary in style with tiling throughout. Three are wet rooms showers with large shower heads and a powerful water supply for a luxurious showering experience. The fourth has a large 1800mm steel bath and a bidet. Lovely white fluffy towels are provided!! There is an external shower house with toilet and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Can be made into twins
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes. Each bedroom has two 'zip and link' divan beds so we can make them up as one luxurious king size bed or two 3ft single beds. Just let us know your requirements in advance. We also have 4 fold down beds that would be suitable for children and can be placed in any of the rooms at a small additional cost. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, both with walk in wet room showers. One of which has patio doors with direct access to the garden. On the first floor there is a further walk in wet room to the master bedroom and an extra big Kaldewei steel bath with a step surround attached to the third bedroom which also benefits from a balcony that gets the morning sun. We have two lovely cots, one is able to be set up as a toddlers bed for a little too big for a cot and too small for a big bed - these are available at no extra charge.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Completed in 2011, it is brand new and was let for the first time in 2011. Before moving to Portugal, we built a bungalow in Kent that was televised and featured on Grand Designs in 2008 (See Hi-tech Bungalow, Maidstone). We have endeavoured to incorporate many similar technologies in Villa Alfarroba. All door thresholds are flush to floor to make access to outside terraces easy for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike as well as wheeling in suitcases! The solar heated swimming pool has a swim jet and a built in cocktail table. There is free wifi, a cinema & games room in the basement with a table tennis table, casino table, board games, DVDs, books and a CD player. It is a bit of a den and is great when it is hot or the kids want to hang out on their own. or should I say when the parents want the kids to hang out on their own!! It is a luxurious villa with everything you could want to make your holiday a perfect experience.

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