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Luxury villa with private pool in a peaceful location

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Bedrooms: 4, bathroom: 3

‘Casa de Sonhos’ is a bright, luxury villa located at the rear of an exclusive complex, minutes from the centre of Albufeira & within half-hours drive of Faro airport, the picturesque Monchique Mountains and some of the most beautiful beaches on the Algarve.

The villa has the benefit of its own private pool, which is located to the south side of the villa & can be heated if required. The landscape garden also has a poolside shower, a tiled patio / BBQ area for al-fresco dining & an extensive roof terrace that’s not overlooked.

The lounge is well furnished with WiFi, TV in the lounge with English channels, multi media box, & 1 TV in the Master Bedroom, comfortable leather seating. The patio doors give access to the pool and barbecue area. Although the Algarve weather is rarely cold, the lounge is equipped with a wood burning fire.

The fully fitted kitchen has ample storage space and is well equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge / freezer, microwave, oven / hob, ironing board / iron & extractor hood and is located next to the dining room.

All bedrooms have fitted waldrobes and ample drawer space

the 4th Bedroom is located upstairs and is 14 feet in diameter giving a very pretty unusual room overlooking the peaceful area.

The pool can be heated at an extra charge if required please contact us for costing

More Details
Registration Number : 2013/1078429

Chris Hanlon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Chris Hanlon

We fell in love with the Algarve in the early 80's, a dream that became reality when we visited this beautiful complex in 2002-out of curiosity we looked around & there it was our Casa de Sonhos (House of Dreams) the villa was just being finished, the builder looked just like the gorgeous José Mourinho (thinking about him even now makes my legs wobble).

With excitement, nerves & apprehension took the plunge & now had 14 fantastic years & quite simply can't get enough of this wonderful country, with it's quaint villages, beautiful beaches, stunning views, laid back life style, tasty local cuisine, complemented by a bottle of Sir Cliff's Vidal Nova & the most adorable people that we've had the pleasure in knowing. The Algarve also is an ideal settings for those romantic wedding.

Chris Hanlon purchased this villa in 2003

Why Chris Hanlon chose Alpouvar

We love the position of the villa its an ideal location for partying on the strip or the peace and quite of the complex with easy access for the North, South and West of the Algarve and only 30 minutes from Faro 10 minutes to Algarve shopping what more could you want for a fun filled and relaxing time

What makes this villa unique

A Home from Home

Fun in the Sun

Relaxing & Peaceful

Or nearby for the Wild at Heart


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alpouvar in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom -
    Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Large Vanity unit
    Shower Room -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-Suite room can accommodate a put u up &/or travel cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Wardrobes, chest of drawers & dressing Table
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Wardrobes, chest of drawers & dressing Table
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Located over the Dining room with white Classic Furniture
  • Bedside chest of drawers Large unit with plenty of drawer space Fitted wardrobes
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Luxury villa with private pool in a peaceful location
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

this is not the first time and wont be the last. Portugal is a lovely country and very welcoming. This villa is stunning, it has everything you could want for a family holiday. you don't have to step out of the villa if you don't want too, with the stunning pool, bbq comfy front room with sky and an amazing atmosphere it just the place to relax and enjoy. if you like going out you have got old and new town to go to. new town boasts with a large shopping center and MacDonalds and KFC. or old town boosts loads of little shops for clothing and gifts to take home, it has lots of restaurants too. I would suggest going to Central Planet for daytime meals or for evening entertainment they have got a live band there most nights and Shalom 11 for a lovely meal of an evening ( all you can eat ribs meal that are too die for). You have also got the amazing owners that will do there upmost to help you with your flights and taxis too the airport. nothing is too much, they really make your stay a special one. I would highly recommend this villa too anyone that wants to stay in Albufeira Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant for all the family.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in September weather was brilliant the kids love the pool the villa was very clean and well decorated with lots of homely touches would highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it's lovely to know that our clients have enjoyed their stay enough to want to go back in the future & we welcome you when your ready to visit our 'House of Dreams'
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Fantastic Villa, Great owners

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Villa the first being 10 years ago. We loved it then and it was every bit as good as we remembered this time. The Villa has everything you need for a great holiday, and we all loved the pool. We spent a lot of time relaxing on this holiday, and this is the perfect property for this, with a great bbq area as well. The grounds are spacious and maintained to a very high standard. The owners cannot do enough for you, right from your first contact to the end of your stay. This part of Albufeira is perfect for a family holiday, with lots of lovely restaurants, and plenty of bars and clubs, as well as beautiful beaches. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

What amazing holiday from booking to coming home, Chris made it's so easy for us with all her help. The villa is beautiful and couldn't fault it. Everything you need for a perfect family holiday, loved it so much have booked again 😀. Thanks again for letting us stay at your beautiful villa xx

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Rachel we love it that you had a good time and thank you for your booking for the coming year we are over the moon to welcome you and your in-laws to our Casa de Sonhos xx
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Fabulous villa !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the villa. It was clean spacious and very well kept. Everything we needed. Would defiantly return

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thank you Amanda for your lovely review & glad you had a good time & really pleased that you intend to return to our home xx
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Beautiful home from home perfect with everything you need a*****

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect family holiday just a shame it wasn't longer xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we've glad that you enjoyed your time at the villa it was a please to have you stay and hope that you'll visit our home again to make more happy memories xx
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The O Pavilhão and Casa Azul bar/restaurants
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Salgados Vale de Parra
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
EN125 & A22
Nearest Restaurant
50 Kilometres
The O Pavilhão and Casa Azul bar/restaurants
Nearest Beach
1.8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Approximately 5 minutes drive away, lies mile upon mile of uncrowded golden sandy beaches sheltered by spectacular rocky pine-studded headlands. These beaches are washed clean every day by the Atlantic tides which continue to give the Algarve it reputation for being one of the best family holiday areas in the world. Even the smaller quieter beaches usually have a bar serving drinks and snacks all day.

Nearest Golf Course - 10 minutes drive away or Villamoura with it's world championship Course is 25 minutes away - Can book golf course with a discount.

5 minutes walk to the Albufeira Old Town, 7 minutes drive to the Strip, Supermarkets are within a 5 minute walk & a conviently located log cabin on Club Albufeira, Algarve shopping is 10 minutes drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alpouvar, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 23 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Feb 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 May 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking notes
We will give early & late discount - Deposit on confirmation of dates - Balance 8 weeks prior to departure.

Security Deposit of £300.00 is required on final balance and will be refunded if here are no breakages
Pool Heating & Air-Con is chargeable.
Changeover day
Various departure dates and change over days - We are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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