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Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland

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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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28 reviews
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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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve
Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with freshly pressed olive oil that you helped to produce... Read more
About the Owner, Jean D
Languages spoken: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 1 property
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Andrew b
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago for a stay in April 2017

We booked this having never been to the Algarve before but it worked out great! Very good host in Jean, central location to get to beaches, and nice to relax by the pool!

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Management response:

Thank you all for taking the time to write a review! It was great to have you. Happy travelling!

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tregster
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was our second visit to the villa and it was amazing again! It is so spacious and just perfect. We hired a car through Amoita which we picked up from the airport and the villa is the perfect base for exploring. We went to Monte Gordo, Armona Island, Alte and of course Sao Bras. Lazing by the pool in...

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Thank you so much Pam! It was brilliant to welcome you back!

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Steven O
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This property has a large pool, an orchard and flower gardens and the villa itself is very comfortable. There are good restaurants nearby and the local bar is authentically Portuguese. We used the villa to explore the region and it is well placed for that. We also spent an enjoyable day in the local town of San Bras (about a...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
£64
£450
1 Apr 2017 -
31 May 2017
Loquat fruit season
3 nights
£86
£600
1 Jun 2017 -
30 Jun 2017
Bougainvillea Magic
3 nights
£120
£800
1 Jul 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
Apple, pear and fig season
3 nights
£165
£1,150
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee: £60 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include a welcome drink and pack. Larder with basic items to get you started such as coffee, sugar, tea, salt, pepper, rice, pasta, etc. Villa is cleaned and bed linen and towels changed every third day. All guests can help themselves to the fruit in season in the orchard. Pears and figs in August and September. You can even help pick carob in August or September! Freshly trampled grape juice by the pool! The olive harvest is in and if you help you get to take your own olive oil home with you! Your salads will never taste the same again!! It costs an extra £100 to heal the pool in winter.
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About the neighbourhood
What can I say? The Algarve hinterland is an amazing area where you can get really lost in the beautiful countryside and visit whitewashed villages clinging to the hillsides such as Alte a mere 40 min. by car through the hills from the villa. In fact you are more likely to think you are in Switzerland or Austria driving there as you inhale the smell of the pine trees and marvel at the views out across the hills. Or if you don't fancy driving one day why not take a bus from S. Bras to Faro and be dazzled by its old town. In fact Faro is not just about its airport its about a hidden gem of an old town that can't fail to take your breath away and ladies think shoes! In fact in all my life I have never seen so many fab shoe shops all in the same area!! <BR><BR>So if you wan... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Faro: 19.0 km
Railway: Faro: 19.0 km
Ferry: Faro: 19.0 km
I can organise an airport pick-up for you for Euro 25.00 each way. Car hire can be organised from the villa. Local buses from S. Bras de Alportel go to Faro, Tavira, Alportel, and Loule. From Faro bus station there are buses all over the Algarve and even to Seville in Spain. Local English speaking taxi driver also available.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 19.0 km.
Nearby cities
Algarve Villas (8,654)
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