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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, multi-gym, air conditioning, Sleeps 10 plus cots

This rustic Portuguese villa on the outskirts of Silves has 5 huge bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathroom, plus 2 newly-refurbished and fully tiled shower rooms finished to a very high standard. The villa is furnished throughout with a superb selection of quality antique furniture, handed down through generations of the Portuguese owners’ family giving it a feeling of grandeur.

The huge individually decorated bedrooms are all beautifully furnished with wardrobes, bed side tables etc, and four of the five bedrooms have either en-suite or private bath or shower rooms, Air Conditioning and ceiling fans.

The villas Games room is a fantastic addition to this property, with a full size snooker table, multi-gym, comfy sofa, TV with DVD/CD player, a vast selection of reading books and even a drum kit - there will be something to keep everyone amused. Free Wifi is provided via fast cable broadband internet.

There is a large homely lounge with traditional leather sofa and armchairs, English Sky free to air TV and German satellite TV, Air Conditioning and piano. From the lounge there is access directly outside to the pool area. Aswell as the main lounge there is a small lounging area nestled between bedrooms 4 and 5 furnished with wooden table and four chairs, with a stone chess board and patio doors to an attractive vestibule, planted and partially covered with canvas shades.

The dining room, with stunning wooden floor has a striking central fireplace of stone and brass, and is furnished with a large banquet table and chairs, large traditional dresser containing full dinner service, and benefits from a small 'snug' area at one end with comfy leather chairs. There are patio doors to the garden.

The light and airy kitchen breakfast room has beautiful hand-painted tiles, traditional fully fitted dark wood units, and dual aspect views over the garden and surrounding countryside. It is well equipped with gas oven, hob, double sink, and microwave. The adjoining utility room houses the fridge and freezer, aswell as the washing machine, and conveniently a door leading to the garden and clothes line.

Air conditioning is available throughout the year at an additional cost of £160 per week. Please ask for details regarding heating during the Winter.

Baby equipment such Cot as High chair, and Stairgate are available on request

for a small additional charge, please enquire.

Outside the large secluded south facing swimming pool gets the Algarve sun all day, and is surrounded by a large terrace, and fringed by mature hedging and trees. There are lots of sun loungers, and a parasol for those who prefer the shade. Under the shady pagoda is an outdoor kitchen area with cooker, fridge/freezer and sink, along with the adjoining large stone table with benches, which offers a cool and tranquil space to dine alfresco. Next to the pool is a lawned area with built in BBQ.

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“La description du logement était tout à fait exacte : la villa est très spacieuse et la piscine un ravissement pour petits et grands. La villa est située à l'écart de la ville de Silves ... pas de voisin hormis les propriétaires qui habitent juste à côté en cas de besoin. Silves est une ville pleine de charme. ”

"The description of the accommodation was quite accurate: the villa is very spacious and the pool a delight for young and old." The villa is located away from the city of Silves... no neighbours except owners who live just next needed. Silves is a city full of charm. ”
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Silves in Silves

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower, sink & toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modernised shower room with basin and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modernised shower room with basin and toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath/shower, sink, bidet and toilet
  • En-suite walk-in shower room to Bedroom 1. Modernised shower room with basin and toilet, across the hall from Bedroom 2. Modernised shower room with basin and toilet, across the hall from Bedroom 3. En-suite full bath/shower room to Bedroom 5. Towels are included, and clean towels are supplied midweek.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bedroom with ensuite walk-in shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with own bathroom across the hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Four-poster double bedroom with own bathroom across the hall
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with stunning views
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room
  • The huge individually decorated bedrooms are all beautifully furnished with wardrobes and bed side tables, and four have en-suite or private bath or shower rooms. The Master Suite has a large double bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, sink, toilet and a chair. Built in wardrobes, portable TV, suit hanger, full length mirror, tall ball, AC and ceiling fan. Patio doors to pool area. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, wardrobe, full length mirror, AC and patio doors to pool area. Own bathroom across the hall. Bedroom 3 has a double four-poster bed, full length mirror, built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, AC and patio doors to the pool area. Own bathroom across the hall. Bedroom 4 has a double bed, built in wardrobes, writing table and chair and window with courtyard views and distant views over Silves. Bedroom 5 has twin beds and en-suitebath/shower room. Built in wardrobes, TV, nursing chair, AC and ceiling fan. Dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The villa benefits from English Sky Freeview & German satellite TV. Air conditioning is available for an extra charge. MAID SERVICE TWO TIMES PER WEEK TO CHANGE TOWELS. BED LINEN IS CHANGED WEEKLY. Cot, stairgate and high chair are available for a small extra charge on request. As a small family business we look after several villas in the area. We live locally and know the area extremely well. We will provide you with detailed directions to the villa before your arrival. We meet and greet you, and provide you with local information and organise taxi or/and a car hire. Please enquire regarding any length of stay we can offer. In the Winter period, we offer special prices for long term stays. Our mobile phone number is available 24 hours a day.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Het huis kan veel beter gepresenteerd worden.

  • 5 of 5

Het is een prachtig huis, sfeervol, maar het bed van de masterbedroom is veel te hard!

De koelkast buiten werkt niet goed en de buitenkeuken is niet schoon.

Alles is goed geregeld en ik zou het zeker aanbevelen, aan familie en vrienden.

Heel fijne vakantie gehad in dit zeer mooie grote en ruime huis.

met vriendelijke groet Dorine Mollen (misschien komen vrienden volgend voorjaar)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dorine, I'm delighted that you liked the villa so much that you want to return next year! You and your friends are always welcome. I was not aware that the outside fridge is not working well, or that the outdoor kitchen was not so clean, I have told the owner, who said she did not think that guests used the outside kitchen so much, she said she will ensure that it is always very clean in future. We are always looking for ways to improve things and welcome your comments. Hope to see you next year! Best wishes, Susie
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The most amazing villa ever!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Susie, Casa Bela Vista was the most amazing villa we have ever stayed in. It is actually more like a small boutique hotel than a holiday villa! The gardens were an absolute joy, so much space and fantastic views. We enjoyed eating outside by the pool or under the gazebo, the outside lighting made it possible to spend hours outside in the evenings. The pool is massive and gets the sun all day. The villa is secluded so there was absolute peace and quiet and we didn't need to worry about making noise ourselves, not that we did much. The villa itself is intriguing, full of antiques and beautiful old furniture, yet has been tastefully decorated and arranged so that it looks "fashionably old", not like a musty stately home. The games room kept us amused for hours, with the pool table, the multi gym and the drum kit! Your list of local restaurants and places to explore was absolutely invaluable, we ended up in wonderful places we would never have discovered without it. There are some excellent restaurants nearby. We didn't finish working our way through the list and will definitely be back this year to find out what else is in store! The Welcome Pack and your helpful staff all helped make it the perfect holiday. Thank you so much! Stephen

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Bela Vista 2012

  • 5 of 5

Don't be put off by the slightly unflattering photographs which make this villa look very angular; it's certainly an unusual villa but the exterior masks a villa of rare quality, filled with authentic Portugese features and a good deal of comfort. The swimming pool is large and and easily accessible, with steps in the shallow end and a 2 metre depth at the deep end, and stays in the sunshine for most of the day.

There are so many rooms in this villa we felt a bit lost for the first day. The garden is extensive and well kept; the outside of the villa is separated into the pool area and a barbecue / seating area, both with excellent lighting so evening dinners can carry on as late as you like. The owner lives nearby, but stays well out of the way unless you need help - apart from the owner next door the villa is at least a hundred yards from the next dwelling. There are two large tables outside which each can accommodate eight or more people eating, one by the pool (with a small outdoor kitchen with oven and freezer nearby) and one next to an effective concrete barbecue. The bedrooms are large and comfortable (although be aware the Portugese do like their mattresses pretty solid which can take some getting used to) and the air conditioning units are a godsend if the temperature rises. There are several bathrooms all of a high quality.

You will find the nearest town of Silves has all the facilities you could need. It's too far to walk, but just five minutes away in a car. Beaches on the Algarve are about a twenty minute drive away; we found some nice ones near Porches, not too busy. If you do stay here, don't miss out on a trip to Monchique. the views over the Algarve are astonishing.

I can recommend a nearby restaurant "O Barrados" - a little way out into the country, five minutes drive in a car and food and service of the highest quality.

The full size pool table in the games room is excellent, and the TV facilities are also very good for those older members of parties who like their English soaps!

We were well looked after during our stay.

This is a spacious, peaceful, high quality villa well suited to family groups who like to make their own entertainment rather than spend time in nightclubs. We had a thorougly good holiday here and recommend it very highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, I'm delighted that you had such an enjoyable holiday and made full use of all the facilities the villa has to offer. We do like to help with good local restaurant and beach recommendations, I'm pleased that you tried out and liked our choices. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay in the villa, please come again! Susie
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Faro International AIrport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Silves Pestana Course
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22 Junction 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located in a tranquil location on a private Algarve hillside, this stunning villa with private gardens and pool is just minutes away from the beautiful ancient town of Silves with it's ancient red stone castle, cathedral and architecture steeped in history, as well as an array of restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets. You can wander the quaint cobbled streets, visit the market and try one of the many cafés, bars or restaurants. If you travel a little further out of town, in many local villages a three course meal with wine can be bought for around 10 euros!

Silves also benefits from a fabulous public indoor heated swimming pool with gymnasium, sauna and various excercise and aerobic classes.

Slightly further afield is the Monchique mountain, the highest point in the Algarve, with fantastic views and traditional restaurants.

The nearest beaches are Armação de Pera or Carvoeiro which are just 10 to 15 mins by car, with hundreds of other Algarve beaches all very close. This particular stretch of coastline is dramatically beautiful, certainly the best in the Algarve and contains probably the best clifftop walks to be had anywhere in the world, perfect for those who enjoy walking, hiking or rambling.

There are a selection of golf courses nearby, including the Silves Pestana course, and the famous Amendoeira Golf course which is the largest in Europe, with bowling and fitness centre among it's many facilities.

Other nearby golf courses include the Pestana and Gramacho courses at Lagoa, and Morgado set in the Monchique mountain.

Two big water parks ,Slide & Splash and Aqualand are within 15 minutes drive and Zoomarine for the whole family is 20 minutes drive. Algarve Shopping Centre at Guia, just 25 minutes drive away offers great High Street shops,cinemas and restaurants.

For the more adventurous the villa is ideally located for horse riding, cycling, golf, tennis or walking. Babysitting service is available upon request.

Faro airport is 35 mins east by car, and in our opinion car hire is essential, although Silves Gare station is just 1km away where you can catch a train to anywhere in the Algarve. The nearest towns after Silves are 4km to Lagoa, and 10km to Carvoeiro.

Local places of interest include:

Castle: This splendid Moorish fortress, one of the finest in Portugal, is open daily July-Aug 9:00am-8pm and Sept-June 9:00am-5:30pm, there is a small entrance fee.

Cathedral (Sé): Located just below the Castle – Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm, Sun open between mass – free entrance.

Igreja da Misericórdia: 16th century church opposite the Cathedral main entrance with Manueline doorway, Renaissance altarpiece and 17th century paintings. Frequently the venue for classical music evenings. Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:00pm and 2:00-5:30pm – free entrance.

Archaeological Museum: Constructed around a medieval Islamic well and recently renovated and extended with translations in English. Mon-Sat 9:00am-6:00pm.

Torre do Relógio (The clock tower): One of the major landmarks in Albufeira, surviving the earthquake of 1755.

Ponte Grande: Impressive caverns with large arches, and also the underwater caverns of Grutas do Xorino.

Albufeira Market: Takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Silves, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
REDUCED 27 May - 30 June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Peak season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
21 Aug - 08 Sep 2017
21 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
09 Sep - 29 Sept 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
30 Sept - 27 Oct
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
28 Oct - 15 Dec 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Prices are for up to 10 persons unless otherwise specified, additional people can be accommodated for an extra £7 per person per night, by prior arrangement.
Air conditioning is available throughout the year at an additional cost of £160 per week, please enquire.
Please ask for details regarding heating during the Winter. All rentals between November and March are subject to a supplementary charge for electricity.
PLEASE NOTE - We apologise, but we are unable to accept bookings of less than 7 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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