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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
View of pool from the orchard Sit back, relax and just enjoy your own piece of Portuguese paradise.....
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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
View of pool from the orchard
Sit back, relax and just enjoy your own piece of Portuguese paradise.....
Pleny of shade both by the pool and around the house....
The pergola is ideal for lazy summer lunches in the shade by the pool.....
Cacti garden that always manages to surprise with beautiful blooms anytime of the year
The steps from the house to the pool area
Living room with log burner and SAT TV with all English TV channels
The living room has amazing views of the cacti garden
Dining area with seating for six
View from the kitchen with laundry room to right
Kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher & Nespresso cofffee
Twin bedroom with ensuite and lovely front garden views
Twin room with garden views
Master bedroom with cacti garden views and ensuite
Family bathroom
Family bathroom
Master bedroom ensuite shower room
Twin bedroom ensuite
Your hammock awaits you..................
Front of house taken from electric gate
Driveway of villa for parking
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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Linda P
Gloucester
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

3 women out to explore this part of Portugal and also chill out - couldn't have asked for a better location: plenty of countryside around the villa, even an exquisite restaurant Lagar da Mesquita just walking distance and a friendly bar just staggering distance! With a Hire car delivered to us at the villa to explore some of the wonderful towns and villages within easy reach (very good roads) and luxurious, home-from-home accommodation to come back to for a swim in the fabulous pool and dining on the patio by the pool, or just a snooze in one of the hammocks in the orchard of fruit and nut trees, well we certainly weren't disappointed!
Would thoroughly recommend this property. Can't wait to go back to re-visit some of the great places and explore even more - and just chill, of course :-)

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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XristineW
Graz, Austria
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“A pleasent place to recover from daily troubles”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

A wonderful place with all convenience you could expect, far enough away from the coastline to let you find peace and this in an luxurious atmosphere. Ideal base to discover the surrounding area or simply relax in the garden at the magnificent pool. Great restaurents in close distance and shops that can provide one with all you need.

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Anna T
St. Margarethen, Austria
1 review
“Fabulous residence”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The villa is perfectly located and well equiped. Close to the airport and to different beaches but away from crowded and noisy places.
Nuno, the neighbour speaks excellent English and is very helpful if you need help.
We liked the combination of visiting villages, cities and beaches and relaxing on the pool.
The restaurants offer excellent food for moderate prices.
5 days were definitely too short so I'll be back!

Travelling group: Friends
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Martin B
St. Peter am Ottersbach, Austria
1 review
“amazing”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The villa is beautiful and also the pool is amazing. We hired a car and we arrived the beach und the most interresting cities only by 25 min. Opposite there is a bar which is very cool. And also a restaurant which offers "steak on stone". Jean is very friendly and you will love her house. We will come again...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Travelling group: Extended Family
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tregster
Devizes
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

From my first communication with Jean I knew that our stay in the villa would be fantastic and it exceeded our expectations. Jean gave us so much information on the villa, Sao Bras and surrounding area that planning our stay was effortless.
Jean met us at the villa and gave us a detailed tour. She left us a welcome pack of wine, beer, orange juice, water, biscuits, butter and fresh fruit.
The villa itself is wonderful with so much space. The hammocks in the orchard are awesome and the stone seating areas were perfect for a morning meditation.
The pool was cold, but that did not deter us and once in we did not want to get out!
Nuno was very friendly and helpful, Sao Bras was great and we had freshly squeezes orange juice at Cafe Regional - again very friendly.
We visited Alte as recommended by Jean and my teenage children spent ages exploring the area. They particularly liked the fabulous views on the way up - we stopped several times to take photos!
We hired a car through Amoita which we picked up at the airport and went west to Zoomarine and east to Monte Gordo - both places that are a must to do on your holiday. We swam with dolphins at Zoomarine and relaxed on a superb beach at Monte Gordo. Both are very easy to get to.
I am determined to save enough to visit in August when different fruits will be on the trees in the orchard.
I recommend this villa with out any reservations. You MUST stay here.

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: Nothing as it was all perect
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Esme W
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Idyllic”
Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Although only a 35 minute drive from Faro, Villa Maria is situated In a lovely rural spot yet only five minutes from the nearest town of São Bras de Alportel. The Villa is really user friendly, well equipped with lots of space inside and out. There is a marvellous wood burner too for those cooler evenings.

Outside there are delightful gardens, a raised terrace with a heated swimming pool and a shaded area for sitting out of the sun while enjoying your drinks. Beyond the terrace lies an orchard of mixed fruit, olive and citrus trees.

A car is a must for those who would like to explore the Algarve. Loule, with its wonderful markets is the old Capital of the Algarve and well worth visiting. Taviira the new administrative centre is an ancient port town with a fish market and many bars/restaurants.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Villa Maria to anyone.
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