3 bedroom Villa & cottage annexe, sleeps up to 8.
About Joan Jones
My parents fell in love with rural Portugal, it reminded them of parts of Africa where they had spent the early years of their marriage. They found the plot of land and decided to build the villa. It has been a place of many wonderful family holidays. Sadly my parents are no longer with us so I have decided that I need to share the wonders of the rural Algarve with others. Enjoy!
Joan Jones purchased this Villa in 1988
Why Joan Jones chose São Brás de Alportel
The view and the rustic get away from it all location, yet within a 30 minute drive you can be down on the Algarve coast, taking advantage of all it has to offer.
We prefer that guests smoke outside the villas.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely place to relax
Nice accomodation including wonderful pool to relax and start stunning tours to entire Algarve.
Thank you for staying with us and finding the time to write us a lovely review. Happy to have you stay again.
Wonderful Villa, gorgeous view and lovely people
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay. From start to finish Sarah’s communication was great and nothing was too much trouble.
The Villa was clean and incredibly well equipped, in fact I would say it is better equipped than my own kitchen. The pool was great, lovely temperature and very clean. The gardener came a few times to tend the many plants and flowers and the pool was cleaned and topped up. By far the most amazing thing about this Villa is it’s tranquility and view! The view is absolutely dreamy and we never tired of opening our bedroom doors in the morning to that breath taking sight.
It is obvious that the Villa and it’s grounds are well loved and cared for. Thank you so much for letting us share a little piece of your heaven! I’m only sorry that we left and sadly forgot to write in the visitors book, perhaps you could add my comments when you get chance. Thanks again Kerry & family x
Thank you for writing us such a wonderful review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay. We’d love to have you back should you wish to return.
Lovely house and views
We stayed here as a family of four and also rented the annexe for part of the week for my sister. The panoramic views are simply stunning and provided a great backdrop to our stay.
The house is very well equipped, with books, games, English TV (we were able to watch Wimbledon!), and a Wii games console for down time. The kitchen and BBQ were well used!
We spent a lot of time in the pool, and enjoyed the variety of sun loungers around the pool area. The potted garden is very pretty and we saw the gardener on several occasions tending to the flowers.
There is a supermarket a 5 min drive away and also lovely towns to explore. We did trips to Fuseta, Tavira, Estoi, Olhão and also ventured further west to the beaches there, Zoomarine and Slide and Splash.
The nearby town Sao Brás Alportel is well signposted so navigating around the Algarve by car is quite straightforward.
The host was very easy to deal with, good communication and sorted out any issues we had quickly.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you!
loved it beautiful views , so peaceful and relaxing
Thank you for writing a review. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your stay.
We have been visiting the Algarve as a family for 26 years and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that rural areas offer. Cas dos Carvalhos is a traditional villa with incredible views, a perfect escape to the country. The accommodation is comfortable and, with the annex Casa Bolota, provided plenty of space. The pool area is perfect for making the most of the weather, dining and admiring the views. Well worth a visit. Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again, should you wish to stay again.
Oasis in the hills
9th time we have stayed here and find the location quiet.
A car is required to get around, although there is a small bar within walking distance which isn’t open late evening. Local supermarkets are within a short drive in and around the town, stocking everything that is required to self cater. Alternatively there are very good restaurants catering for all types of palate, likewise a short drive away.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay again.
These 2 delightful holiday villas are situated on a remote hillside with magnificent views of the Serra de Montefigo mountains, providing a peaceful and relaxing holiday for up to six.
Located 2 miles from Sao Bras de Alportel and only 12 miles from Faro airport, the villas are a world away from the popular coastal resorts, yet close enough for you to enjoy day trips to the beach, coastal attractions, fishing villages and the golf courses.
Loule, only 8 miles away, is a larger market town with excellent oppportunites for shopping, dining and entertainment. Spain is an easily accessible 50 miles away.
Other Activities: Sao Bras del Alportel