Casa das Pedras is a private 2-bedroomed stand-alone villa with it's own swimming pool and excellent facilities and appliances. It is set on the side of the hill with wonderful views of the Bordeira valley and is ideal for anyone who enjoys the peace and tranquility of the countryside. The villa is the last of a group of six properties, placed so as not to overlook each other. It is a 15 minute drive to Loule and 10 minutes to Sao Bras and only 18km from Faro airport.
Villa in Funchais, between Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel, Central Algarve - Beautiful Rural Location With Stunning Views
Mr & Mrs Hulsman
- english, french, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We found that the villa was very tied and needs updating thought out .The pool area was good but the cushions on the sunbeds were torn and they need replacing. This is all a shame because with some TLC this place could be really nice.
Dear Mr Lapper,
Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that you found the villa "tired". The cushions you mention were planned to be replaced at the end of the season (after your stay in October in fact), but thanks for signalling it.
We were especially surprised with your comments as we've had a record number of stays this year (140 nights) and yours is the first that has given us a rating of less than four or five stars out of five.
We do our annual works (painting, redecoration, updating) during the winter months and we will take your comments in to account so that by the spring of 2019 all the amenities will be fully back to their usual high standards.
Rudy & Marika Hulsman
An idyllic place to get away from it all
This was our second stay at Casa das Pedras, having stayed for the first time last year.
It is a wonderfully secluded spot affording total peace and tranquility. The Villa itself is equipped with everything you could possibly need, and is a wonderful base for exploring the surrounding area.
The Villa owners Rudy and Marika, have always been extremely helpful, and Linda, the property manager is at hand at all times if you have any problems.
We hope to return again in the near future!
Beautiful Peaceful Villa
We had the most peaceful holiday in this villa. It is in a lovely location and really felt like home from home. It has everything you could possibly need and the manager was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return. Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely home.
A pleasant Surprise!!
The Villa exceeded our expectations on arrival, as stated in other reviews the photo's displayed do not do the property justice.
The location is very peaceful and the views are stunning.
The Villa is equipped with everything you could wish for and the pool area and outside BBQ area are fantastic.
It is just a short drive to well stocked Supermarkets and local restaurants that are good value for money.
The villa is located 30 minutes drive from excellent beaches.
We particularly enjoyed the Rio Formosa area.
All communication with the owner were excellent including the directions.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa and hope to return in the future.
Peter & Alison
A beautiful villa in a stunning hillside location
We spent a lovely week, relaxing in the sun.
The villa was very well equipped with everything you could possibly want.
A good base for visiting the surrounding areas of St. Bras de Alportel, Loule and Tavira.
Would definitely recommend.
A delightful stay and celebration
We arrived later than planned due to flight delays but the instructions on how to find thew villa were superb. Just a small consideration would be to have some form of lighting on or near the key safe for late arrivals. Once inside we found everything we could possibly need. The villa is extremely well equipped and immaculately clean.
We so enjoyed waking in the morning to the lovely views across the valley and of course blue skies. The night sky is also stunning and the owner has a night sky chart to help you Identify the various stars and constellations.
The villa has a number of very helpful guides of the area including the wonderful Algarve walks.
We spent our days walking and exploring the villages and countryside. We visited some of the beautiful beaches. Maybe more if and when we visit again. We mostly had our morning coffee in towns such as Loulle and Tavira and came back to the fabulous pool for a swim.
Casa de Pedras just lends itself to totally unwinding and relaxing and we did just that! There are plenty of very good restaurants but eating in is easy too with good supermarkets close by. All in all a great week ending with a celebratory lunch at Quinta do Lago for our 50th wedding anniversary.
Having no wifi was good in many ways but may be slightly disconcerting if you did need medical assistance. A mobile phone is I think essential to be able to make contact with the manager. Linda has lived in the area for 30+ years so she is very helpful and we really appreciated the welcome pack. A cuppa on arrival always a good start!
Again thank you for the memories Rudy and Marika.
20 minutes drive to Faro beaches and access to ferries to the small islands near Faro and Olhao. Information on these and other trips can be found within the villa.
18km from Faro airport. Car hire is recommended due to rural location, but parking is available at the villa.
8km from Loule with its attractive castle, 3km from Santa Barbra de Nexe, 5km from Sao Bras de Alportel for shopping and restaurants and 18km from Faro. Along the Algarve coast you will also find beautiful old towns such as Tavira and Almacil/Sao Lourenco and a variety of children's attractions such as Wet and Wild or Aquariums, all within 3/4 hour drive from the villa.
Sao Bras de Alportel is the most convenient for shopping. It has an Intermarche supermarket, banks and restaurants. Loule has slightly larger, but cheaper supermarkets, such as Modelo and Lidl. There is also a large shopping complex in Faro, which includes supermarkets and cinemas.
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Booking Notes: For all bookings, please contact Mr & Mrs Hulsman. Email contact is preferable to telephone. Payable is asked at time of booking, but the owners are open to discussing the timing. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Thursday. Departures should be before 10am and arrivals should be after 2pm.