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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal your home away from home

Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal, more frequently known as Messines, is a rural town in the Algarve, nestled among the hills north west of Silves. Having been largely overlooked by tourist for many years, a self catering villa in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines genuinely does offer a rare insight into the traditional lifestyles of rural Algarve.

Things to see in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Sao Bartolomeu de Messines is home to some beautiful buildings, not least of all is the impressively carved 16th century church, which transcends the Renaissance and Manueline styles. The daily municipal market is a thriving social centre, starting early in the morning and lasting until midday, and selling everything from freshly baked bread to traditional crafts. There are a great range of pavement cafes from which to watch the world go by, and for those looking for authentic Algarvian cuisine, the restaurants in the town are the best in the region.

The town is a hugely popular with walkers and hikers. The rolling hills of the Silves region and the Monchique Mountains are wonderfully unspoilt, and home to over 80 species of bird. There are almost endless trails running throughout the region, covering terrain from woodland to open scrub. Horse riding and mountain biking holidays are also extremely popular from Sao Bartolomeu de Messines accommodation.

During the summer months, daily temperatures peaking at over 40˚C can make the allure of the beach irresistible. Despite having a Messines villa with a pool, there is nothing more refreshing than a day beside the sea, and you are just 14km from the beach during your stay in a holiday rental property in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines. The beaches of Armacao de Pera, Gale and Carvoeiro are all within 20 minutes, not only providing you a perfect place to sit, sunbathe and swim, but also ample opportunity to go sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

Places to visit on holiday in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

A holiday rental property in Messines is just 17km from the centre of Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve. There are a huge range of historical attractions to explore from a holiday rental property in Messines, from the huge walls of Silves Castle to the Roman Ponte Romana.

Weather in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

It is partially due to the climate that Algarve holidays are so popular. During the summer months, excellent weather is almost guaranteed, with temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (˚C) daily from May until late September. The spring and autumn months are the best for walking and riding holidays in Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, as conditions are still hot and dry, but some of the sting of the heat has been lost.

Travel to Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) can be reached within an hour of leaving your Sao Bartolomeu de Messines holiday home. There are no shortage of direct flights from Great Britain to Faro, provided by a great range of airlines. A hire car is strongly advised when taking Sao Bartolomeu de Messines accommodation due to the remote nature of the village. Hire car facilities are in good supply from the airport.

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    House #1399443a
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BA
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      House #1379877a
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 2 BA
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        Villa #54888
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #2513130
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Villa #6726812
            5
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Villa #930906a
              28
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 9
                Villa #1303176
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 5 BA
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                  House #8113143
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    • Sleeps 8
                    Farmhouse #6014788
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      • Sleeps 7
                      Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #40440
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Apartment #754025
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                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Multiple rentals Cottage #40440
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #2587775
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #6960704
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
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                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #6176120
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #8118387
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
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                                    Villa #8147715
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                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #1870260
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        House #6972502
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Cottage #6813341
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Villa #8033313
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                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #8112493
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #2432825
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 8 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 24
                                                  Villa #6041546
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #8230290
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Villa #8018613
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #2432821
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                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #1241150
                                                          7
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Villa #88635
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                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #1564093a
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                Villa #6847266
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                                                                  Villa #8300350
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                                                                    Farmhouse #8158379
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                      Villa #8284368
                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #8238305
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Apartment #8238306
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #6586023
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Villa #1838992
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #8238302
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                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #8238295
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                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #2483540
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #8079933
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1084916
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                                                                                        São Bartolomeu de Messines Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                        The property was absolutely beautiful. The photos don't do it justice.

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        I would highly recommend Villa Susanna it is beautiful, great value for money and has everything you could ever possibly need and more. The service from the owners was personal and friendly which was a lovely added touch! Would definitely recommend and will return.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                        Peaceful, modest and very comfortable.

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        Very rural and peaceful, with very beautiful surrounding scenery. Ina was incredibly helpful and accommodating for us. We could walk just less than an hour to the town for shopping (or take the car). Overall a wonderful week away for the two of us. Thank you Ina and Christian!!
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Apr 03, 2017
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2017