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Restored Farmhouse with Sea Views - Eastern Algarve AL 11736/2017

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10) plus opt. wood cabin

The farmhouse is set on a south-facing hillside and enjoys spectacular views over un-spoilt countryside down to the sea. Set on 4 acres of grounds and gardens, this charming farmhouse, dating from 1916 is very well furnished in an antique, rustic style and it is just a few minutes drive from the town of Estoi. The Eastern Algarve is still unspoilt and relatively underdeveloped offering a more relaxed atmosphere for those wishing to escape the bustle of the main tourist areas while still having access to glorious beaches frequented more by the locals. Fascinating historic town of Faro within easy reach, and the historic town of Loule, famous throughout the Algarve for its many craft shops and markets. The pretty fishing village of Olhao is 8 kms away. Ideally situated between the east and west Algarve golf courses. Spain is easily reached within 40-45 minutes.

Main House: The main house is divided into two distinct self contained living spaces each having their own kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom.

Wood cabin: There is a self-contained wood cabin on the property that sleeps 2-4 which is included in the rental when the party is larger than 8. It has one bed, bathroom and living area with convertible bed and small kitchen.

Keywords: Farmhouse

More Details
Registration Number : 40264/AL

Owner
Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes

Restored Farmhouse near Estoi, Portugal

Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes chose Alcaria Branca

House with wonderful sea views

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Alcaria Branca in Estoi Municipality

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    wood cabin - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • wood cabin - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , wood cabin can be rented if more beds are needed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) wood cabin (double bed (1) and Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 acres of gardens and grounds

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Restored Farmhouse with Sea Views - Eastern Algarve AL 11736/2017
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Muskoka, Ontario
4

Perfectly situated to see all of the Algarve and beyond

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed and Victor and Laura's Alcaria Branca for almost 6 weeks during February and March. Our plan was to escape the worst of the Canadian winter in the sunny Algarve. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and it was cold, rainy and windy for most of our stay. This didn't stop us from exploring, though, and every day we did day trips throughout the Algarve. Alcaria Branca is situated within about an hour's driving distance of some of the highlights of the area, and within about 2 hours you can be in Seville, Spain (not to be missed) or into the rolling hills of the Alentejo. The house itself was clean and the property manager, Vitor, was beyond great. Due to the weather we had to make full use of the heating sources (pellet stove, fireplace and portable propane heater) and he was there to maintain, stock and ensure our comfort. He checked in on us from time to time and he was always just a phone call away. The separate apartment (our daughter and son-in-law stayed there for a week) was charming and perfectly self-contained. We didn't use the swimming pool, but it's a lovely tiled pool that would be a godsend in the warmer months. The only reason this home didn't get a 5-star rating is that we found the bed a bit uncomfortable. This may be a personal preference, but both my husband and I found the bed in the master very hard. A memory foam topper would have made it perfect. Overall, this is a lovely home situated in farmland amongst orange and olive groves. And we thank the owners very much for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful and quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in January 2018.

Loved the location. The place is well equipped with all you need.

It is a restored farmhouse of the area with charming vintage and antique qualities.

Even though only 2 of us stayed here it would accommodate more.

Enjoyed having breakfast in the warm sunshine looking down to the sea.

When going to Portugal in January, many places are not insulated or heated. It gets cool at night. This farmhouse has a wood fireplace and a pellet stove and a portable gas heater.

The heating was inadequate.

Otherwise we enjoyed our stay there.

We would return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, Michigan
5

Excellent place to stay and relax!

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse was top quality in every sense of the word from its serene and quiet peaceful location to the beautiful light and airy interior with amazing furnishings.There was no amenity we couldn’t find, and the information left by other guests was also helpful for traveling to nearby sites and restaurants. The bonus for our family was a most adorable old dog who would visit regularly but not so much as a bark. Just loveable and friendly. We can’t recommend this lovely home enough. We definitely wish to return next Fall.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hopewell, NJ
5

Great spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time experiencing this local gem. We ended up cooking a lot of meals on the grill and preparing large breakfasts to eat outside on the picnic table with the beautiful vistas behind us! The "house book" was loaded with excellent detailed information for the best beaches and sights which made narrowing down all the choices a breeze! Thank you to the owners and house manager for being so communicative and responsive to inquiries. Great place to experience local flavor without all the tourists!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, New york
5

THE PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

MAJESTIC VIEW OF FARO AND THE SEA. THE HOUSE IS CHARMING AND WELL APPOINTED. NOTHING IS LACKING. THE LOCATION IS QUIET. THE AIR FRESH AND CLEAN. VITOR IS ATTENTIVE . WE'VE RENTED MANY PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THIS IS THE BEST SO FAR. NO SURPRISES OR DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH THIS RENTAL, JUST THE OPPOSITE. WE WERE MORE THEN PLEASED. OUR TIME HERE WAS SPECIAL.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Property!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 from the U.S. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the unique nature of the home and peaceful setting. The town of Estoi is quaint and it is a breeze to get around the greater Algarve region from the home. The owners and house manager were always very responsive and all communication and information was timely and accurate. We highly recommend this property and will do so to family and friends. Thank you for a great experience and memories!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Alcaria Branca, Faro region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Apr 4, 2018 - June 1, 2018
4 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£260
for 3 nights
£607
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
June EARLY 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£292
for 3 nights
£682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
June Late 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£542
for 4 nights
£948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,213
for 7 nights
£1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,289
for 7 nights
£1,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
September Early 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£704
for 5 nights
£986
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
September Late 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£292
for 3 nights
£682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov - Dec 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
£455
£1,137
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season 18/19
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£682
for 4 nights
From
£171
£1,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£76
for 1 night
From
£76
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £286.12
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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