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Lovely Villa with Pool - Short Walk to Beach, Bars & Restaurants

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms,Outside Dining. Peaceful Village Location

Casa Branca is a beautiful family villa with large living areas, air conditioning in all rooms and a WIFI facility. On the ground floor is a modern kitchen, 1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and guest WC. Central to the house is the large airy lounge with patio doors leading to the swimming pool (8m x 4m) and lovely 'al fresco' dining and BBQ area, with over head shade. On the first floor there are 2 twin bedrooms and the master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a very large terrace with comfy seating for 8 people - lovely for a relaxing drink in the evenings. The villa is located in a peaceful residential area just a few minutes walk to a large supermarket, a good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, and the beautiful sandy beach around a 10 minute walk. A car is recommended if you want to explore the area/other towns but is not essential if you just want a relaxing holiday in Altura as everything is within easy walking distance. With its beautiful accommodation, Casa Branca will provide you with a very comfortable holiday home, and together with the lovely village of Altura offers a perfect destination for families, friends or golfers seeking a laid back beach and village holiday.

Golf: Not only has the villa a choice of superb golf courses within close proximity, within a 10 minute drive from the villa is the new exclusive Monte Rei Golf Club featuring a championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, set in over 1,000 acres of glorious countryside.

Guest Comments: 'Just a quick note of thanks to you for arranging to accommodate us all in the Villa Branca for Christmas 2007. It was a very good villa for us - absolutely everything we needed.

Thank you also for the trouble you took in guiding us to it and your flexibility about the arrangements. We had a great time in Altura and surroundings! All the best to you in 2008. I hope our paths cross again'. CHRISTMAS 2007

'Thank you for all the help given to us for our recent holiday spent at Villa Branca. super villa and pool and we loved the area. Pick ups for the airport all on time and very good. Thank you too you and all your team'. AUGUST 2008

More Details

Trish or Dave White
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Trish or Dave White

husband and wife married together for over 25 years

Trish or Dave White purchased this villa in 2006

Why Trish or Dave White chose Altura

loved the location and property and the village with its clean streets and stunning beach,

What makes this villa unique

the local people are so friendly and its so easy to get to. Its so easy to keep going back!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The villa more then met all our requirements and in excellent condition. Altura was great my days of discos are over there is an excellent choice of Restaurants and we felt at home in the bar at the end of the road.

Tks for everything and in the words of Gen. Mc Arthur we will be back.' May 2007
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Altura in Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Master Bedroom has a TV with Spanish digital channels and DVD player. The villa sleeps 8 very comfortably. Parties of 10 will only be considered if there are no more than 8 adults. There are 2 occasional fold away beds in one of the Twin Rooms which can be used by children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 of the double bedrooms is downstairs so would be suitable for someone who has trouble climbing stairs and has an ensuite with shower. WIFI - WIFI is available in the Villa.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Lovely Villa with Pool - Short Walk to Beach, Bars & Restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Limerick, Ireland

Casa Branca, Altura - the perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from this little piece of Heaven and wishing we were still there! Casa Branca does everything it says on the tin. The most fabulous villa which catered for all our needs and some. For cleanliness and relaxation we couldn't have found better. My husband and I went with another couple and were all awestruck with this home from home, the personal touches with furnishings etc made us want to live there forever! Altura has everything anyone on holiday could possibly want, lovely restaurants, relaxing bars, a beautiful beach that goes on forever with wonderful fluffy white sand. A must do is a walk along the beach to Mante Rota and especially to the "Mar's Bar" there where the food is out of this world. We also hired a car and driving is no problem with the neighbouring villages/towns also beautiful. We had the most relaxing holiday and even stayed in a couple of nights to enjoy the peaceful villa with its sky tv, or lounged around by the pool for the evening listening to music - of which the owners also have great taste! The supermarket, a stones throw away, kept us fed for breakfast and the odd evening we didn't go out to eat as the kitchen facilities are first class. Casa Branca is so beautiful we were very slow to leave it, a few takeway beers, wine and food with the relaxing setting of the pool (which lit up in the evenings is terrific) and we were quite comfortable! The Sports Bar was our favourite for evening time as the staff were really friendly and didn't seem to mind how long we kept them there, it's great for snacks also. Any of the bars in Altura would take your fancy, we just happened to get settled in this one. We arrived late in the evening and still managed to get food here that more than satisfied us. Has to be mentioned that 90 cent for a glass of beer isn't half bad either!! The villa caters for all type of holidaymaker and Altura is so laid back and beautiful that you may not even want to travel further but car hire is great if you do as the driving and directions are so easy. We would highly recommend this villa and Altura and will definitely be back for a longer visit.Thanks to the owners and agent for all their helpfulness, it was a completely stress free holiday, short flight from Ireland, car hire arranged so we were at the villa in 40 minutes, what more could we ask for. See you again before the year is out hopefully x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review. Delighted to hear you had such a good time and you are definitely welcome back!
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday villa that caters for all your needs - Villa Branca is a great place to chill out and relax with every facility you could want very close to hand. You can happily while away a few hours relaxing around the pool, upstairs patio or the very large comfy sitting room. With a great fish shop, bakery and supermarket all within five minutes walk, preparing meals in the kitchen or on the outside barbecue lets you enjoy local produce to the full. There is a great local market too but it was closed for refurbishment on this trip, re-opening next year. There are a great number of local bars and restaurants too, the closest about 5 minutes away but our favourite was just on the edge of the sand, about 15 minutes walk, Mares. I can recommend their Sangria and all of the snacks tried were not fancy but fresh and well prepared. The beach and sea are simply stunning and 5 euros secured you an umbrella and bed for the day. I'm looking forward to my next trip!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

Sun, Sand and Tranquility...

  • 5 of 5

This villa is simply amazing. It's modern and extremely clean and has well apportioned bedrooms, including one on the ground floor for less abled people. The living area is huge with direct access to the pool and bbq area which was great for soaking up the sunshine on the warmer days. Also the kitchen is well equipped should you wish to have a night in. The agent (Rachel) was friendly and knowledgeable about the property and the local sights.

The town is small but has a well stocked supermarket and plenty of little bars and cafes. If you like a more hectic night life, then there are plenty of trendy places just a short drive away. There are also some great restaurants in Altura and the surrounding towns. 'Mars Bar' (check out the local guide put together by the owners) has the most amazing ribs I have ever had in my life... well worth checking out.

The beach is a short walk away through the town. We spent endless hours just strolling along the beach, watching people and the waves and stopping for the occassional beer at the numerous beachfront bars. No better way to waste time!

In the end we spent more time at the villa than we had thought we would. This is simply because it was so comfortable and inviting! We'll definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bruff, Co Limerick, Ireland

Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here in "casa fantastica" with my partner for 5 days & we were blown away by this amazing villa. It has absolutely everything you could possibly need or want to enjoy a fabulous holiday break & was so clean with beautiful decor. I would highly recommend this villa & location for all looking for a relaxing holiday & is especially fantastic for kids as the villa & its pool will provide hours of entertainment for both old and young. I would suggest hiring a car & travelling around to see the surrounding towns & in particular I fell in love with Monte Gordo which is only ten mins away & has everything you could ask for, restaurants, shops & of cousre, my favourite, candy floss! To eat & drink here was especially cheap & very tasty with late serving hours. Thanks to Rachel for her helpful tips upon our arrival on things to do & places to see during our stay. Joy and Damien (Limerick, Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa in Altura.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband stayed in this beautiful villa on a romantic getaway.It was pure relaxation with fully equipped kitchen,relaxing poolside furniture and a master bedroom with its own private balcony.We very much fell in love with Altura,its quirky bars and some wonderful restaurants(all recommened in the very helpful information book put together in the villa)

We cannot wait to return to this wonderful holiday home in a truly wonderful location.

Thank you to the very helpful owners and great website.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa, beautiful Altura

  • 5 of 5

This villa was a great find for us. We have been going to the Eastern Algarve region for almost twenty years and generally stayed in towns like Tavira and Monte Gordo. Altura is adjacent to those towns but much nicer, as it is less commercial but still contains great restaurants and an amazing beach. We brought the kids and they loved it - never out of the pool, when we aerent down the road at the beach, and we had loads of room. The house is beautifully furnished and came equipped with everything you could want for a short stay. I would highly recommend it. And Altura.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Village 2 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
San Antonio
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Quinta da Ria & Cima
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A22, Monte Gordo/Altura Junction
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Wide Choice in Village 5 Minutes Walk
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Altura (Alagoa)
Car: not necessary

Altura is in the less commercial region of the Algarve, the Eastern Algarve where eating out is great value and very authentic Portuguese - more so than the West Algarve . Altura is between the historical town of Tavira (15 km) and Monte Gordo (3 km). A little piece of paradise with its beautiful, white, sandy beach. Altura is a get away from it all friendly, Portuguese village/town with enough restaurants and local bars to suit all without losing its charm. For those looking for a bit more, Monte Gordo is only a couple of km's down the road, with its Casino for those with a penchant for a little flutter. Just 5km from Altura is the town of Villa Real de Antonio with its big square and lovely harbor where you can take a boat up the river for a wonderful day out or the ferry over to enjoy the beaches of Spain (around 1e each way). For golf enthusiasts there are 5 fine golf courses all within 20 minutes drive. A great place to come to simply enjoy the beaches and the charm of a region that has maintained its identify - not a place if you want loud bars catering for single young people.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Altura, Castro Marim region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
January - April
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Out of season rates open to haggling!! Long term winter bookings very welcome and rates very favourable. For long term bookings, rates to be discussed at the time of the enquiry, depending on length of booking and number of people.
Cots and Highchairs are available on request.

Changeover days are flexible. A 20% deposit is payable at the time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure and a £250 returnable damage deposit is required. Please note prices may vary depending on bank holidays etc. Prices are based on 8 people sharing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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