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4 bed villa with pool, family friendly, on a hill behind Faro, great views.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom detached villa with pool and views over countryside to the sea

Casa Alfarroba.

Location; Between Estoi/Sao Bras de Alportel. Central/Eastern Algarve, Portugal.12km/ 20 minutes drive from Faro airport.


Hilltop location behind Faro.

Spectacular 250 degree views both inland and down towards the coast to the sea.

Car rental is advised, but some of our guests do manage with taxis.

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms

Spacious and large enough to be suitable for a group of friends or 2 families.

2 lounges for living and relaxing.

All bathrooms and bedrooms have been updated to high standards

Modern kitchen with new kitchen appliances, coffee maker, two fridges.

Air conditioned bedrooms

Under floor heating in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Garden with terraces and 3 outdoor dining tables, outdoor sofas.

Electric gates at the entrance to the property.

It is a no smoking villa.

Ground floor:

Circular marble hallway and stairs, and cloakroom/toilet

Lounge (with sofas, HIFi system including CD player and radio, and log burner)

Study (games and books)

Circular Dining Room (Round table and 8 chairs)

Kitchen (well equipped with granite worktops, dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, oven, coffee maker)

Garage (with washing machine, dryer)

Large bedroom (with Kingsize bed) and en-suite bathroom.

2 bedrooms (each with two single beds)

Family bathroom (with bidet, Jucuzzi bath and shower).


Master bedroom suite (Kingsize bed) with en-suite bathroom (shower, bidet, twin basins) and private terrace with table and chairs.

Lounge with large L shaped sofa, digital satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, selection of films. Log burner.

Landing with pool table.

A fold up bed (supplied) can be fitted into any of the bedrooms or sitting rooms to provide a bed for a 9th person.

Hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms.

High chair is provided.

A cot can be arranged.

Pool ;

The lounge and two bedrooms open directly onto the pool terrace.

The Pool is 10 x 5m, rectangular with shallow end (about 1m deep) and deep end. The steps are inset at the shallow end. Pool cover.

Pool heating is available (at an extra fee) and this is normally only needed out of high season.

The pool is used at your own risk and children must be watched at all times.

Built in barbeque


There are several level terraces including 3 separate outdoor dining tables and lots of garden furniture, outdoor sofas and sun-loungers and umbrellas. Shade and sun.

Flowers and mature trees, and orange, lemon, fig, apple, plum, grapefruit, pomegranate, and lots of carob and olive trees, grapevine.

Weekly linen and towel changes included.

Gardener and weekly pool cleaning service throughout the year.

The local villa management will welcome you and help you with any problems during your stay.

A (steep) 15 minute walk down the road to the main road takes you to a small village which has a snack bar, a bar and a simple restaurant.

Sao Bras de Alportel is about 4km away, with banks, chemist, doctors, several supermarkets, a local weekly market, and coffee shops, restaurants, including the famous Chicken Luis!

Easy to reach the fabulous east Algarve beaches, golf courses, nightlife, airport, shopping, and small market towns.

The cost of living and eating out is also much less than on the coast.

Many excellent golf courses within half an hours’ drive, and you can be in Spain in 35 minutes.

We can provide details of car hire if you require.

More Details
Registration Number : Alojamento Locale 38646

Claire and David Milne
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

About Claire and David Milne

We are the Milne family and live in Windsor, England.

Claire and David Milne purchased this villa in 2002

Why Claire and David Milne chose Fialho

We had been coming to the Algarve on holiday with friends for many years, since when our children were small, and we all absolutely loved it. When the time came that we were able to buy somewhere for holidays there was no contest. This location is ideal - close to the airport, not far from the coast and great beaches, 5 minutes drive from Sao Bras de Alportel and lots of amenities, restaurants etc. And we all still love coming here, and our family and friends still love coming with us!

What makes this villa unique

Casa Alfarroba stunned us with the lovely views, great layout, and the pool is great for all ages. The circular marble hallway and stairs make a dramatic entrance and the house and garden is big enough for a large group in comfort. The location is in the countryside but convenient for everything within a short drive- local shops, restaurants, airport, and tourist attractions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fialho in Estoi Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom First Floor Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , This bathroom has twin basins
    Bathroom Ground Floor Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom Ground Floor Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , The bath is a jacuzzi type bath.
    Cloakroom - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 Ground floor - 2 Single Bed , shares the family bathroom
    Bedroom 2 Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom First Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 Ground Floor - 2 Single Bed , shares the family bathroom
  • There is a fold up bed which can be used in any other room. A cot can be supplied and there is plenty of room for this to go in any of the other rooms or bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our local manager will meet and greet you at the house, (or at the airport) if you wish and will be available during your stay for any problems. We can put you in contact with a private caterer who can provide you with a barbeque or dinner party catering service if you require.


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4 bed villa with pool, family friendly, on a hill behind Faro, great views.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, fantastic views, perfect base for family holiday.

We travelled with our 4 grown up children, plus one partner - plenty of different spaces at the villa both indoors and outside to relax. Great pool. Pool table upstairs also ideal for a competitive family!!

A car is essentially. The villa is in a perfect position from which to explore the area. Dave and Susan were really helpful and easily contactable.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet peaceful retreat with great views and inviting landscapes

  • 4 of 5

High up with wonderful views east, west and south this quiet spot was very inviting. Easy check-in with dedicated property managers. Home was spacious and private with cooling winds during the afternoon around the pool. Very good location to do day trips out of. First trip to the Algarve. Would definitely return to this location in the future! Many thanks to all, Claire, David, Susan. Kathy and Heinz Reese/Canada, June 3-10

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comme chez soi

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une superbe semaine dans cette grande maison trés cosy. Nous avons été tres bien accueillis et conseillés sur la région. Nous étions 9 et chacun avait son espace : Cuisine (2 frigos), chambres et salles de bain spacieuses, grande piscine, billard....La maison est à 25 minutes de Tavira. Attention toutefois si vous avez une voiture basse car, la villa surplombant la vallée, la montée sur un petit chemin peut être risqué. En tout cas encore un grand merci à Claire et David.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Quinta Do Lago-Laranjal
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Via Infante
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The nearest beach is Faro beach only 20 minutes away. Shopping malls at Faro and Loule around 20 minutes drive away. The Historic attraction of Estoi Roman Villa is 5 minutes away, and Faro walled town and Cathedral, Tavira castle are around 20/30 minutes drive.Other Tourist attractions such as Aqualand water park, Vilamoura Marina, and various Golf Courses are around a 30/40 minute drive away.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £349.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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