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Beautifully Restored House, Sleeps 6, Spectacular Views, Broadband, Pool, Aircon

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Country House near Silves, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Great Restaurants, 10 mins historic Silves, 15 mins Silves Golf, 10 mins Riding

We are officially registered, the villa has a contemporary open plan living space with a modern kitchen and high beamed ceilings which make the house a special place to relax. It combines the best of old and new in a truly unspoilt area of the algarve. It is an ideal place to stay for the Algarve's spectacular beaches, local country walks, golf, horse riding or simply evenings spent in front of the open fire. It was built as a family home and is equally suited for those with young children or as a romantic getaway. Silves is 10 minutes away with supermarkets, shops, numerous restaurants, bars, fresh produce market and of course the famous castle to visit.

Additional Charge for Aircon (£91pw / £13pd) There is a maid service included and our local English speaking house manager in Silves is always available to help out if needed. Do check out the Guest Comments below.

Please note: There is aircon in all rooms for cooling and heating with an additional charge for this please ask if you'd like this to be included with your booking. This can also be added after arrival and paid for in Euros to the house manager. The small pool is ideal for cooling off ( 3.2m x 2.7m x 1.2m). Linen and towels included.

The house will be available at 3pm on the day of arrival and we ask guests to vacate by 10.30 on the departure day to allow for turn around. We can accommodate arrivals and departures from Monday to Friday and will consider Sundays but Saturdays will only be possible if it is not a busy turnaround,which depends on whether we have clients leaving on the same day or not. There is a lovely open fire and firewood can be purchased at the local supermarket in Silves, or from the roadside.

Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, Bedroom 2 has two single beds and Bedroom 3 has x2 bunk beds which are full sized single beds.

More Details
Registration Number : 38882/AL

Trisha Kalitowski
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Trisha Kalitowski

Trisha's family moved to the Algarve from Africa in the early 60s and she grew up going to Portuguese school in and around Portimao. Terraquina the perfect place for us to come and visit family and friends with our children. In 2005 we had a wonderful year living here full time with the kids whilst renovating the house, but now live in London and try to get back as often as we can. For us it is a 'home from home' and we hope that everyone who stays here feels the same.

Toby & Trisha.

Trisha Kalitowski purchased this villa in 2001

Why Trisha Kalitowski chose São Bartolomeu de Messines

We chose to buy the house here as it is such a beautiful unspoilt area which feels unchanged from when Trisha was growing up in Portugal during the 70s. We had always visited Silves and friends recommended trying the great restaurants in the area so we soon narrowed our search to 10 mins drive from Silves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have had a fantastic stay at the villa. It was lovely, spotlessly clean, very comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay there, we shall recommend it to our friends' Clare & John Pollard & family Oct'07

'Had a lovely, lazy week, enjoying the luxury of this wonderful house and the local countryside and beaches. We didn't want to leave!' The Andersons April '07

'Just about the best finished villa we have ever stayed in, and it felt like a real home!' John Harrision Sep't '09

"An absolutely lovely house with every conceivable need catered for" Brian & Lesley, Dorset April '12

"Wow! What a beautiful Villa. And such views" The Stevens, April '12

"This place is magical, the views are stunning and the house just flows, it's a wonderful place to relax" The Sheperds, July '12

"You've renovated it so perfectly we all agreed we could live here permanently" The Groves, July ' 12.
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines in Municipality of Silves

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • After Booking is confirmed you will have to fill out an identification form each Client which will be sent directly to you via your email.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 has bath view a view! large shuttered windows, heated towel rail, shower cubicle. Downstairs bathroom 2 has underfloor heating and luxurious walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bunk Beds full single size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed has double doors to large terrace with amazing views to the hills. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and views to hills and window to pool area. Bedroom 3 with full sized bunk beds (cot available) and balcony with views to hills.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
We lovingly restored the house with wooden floors in all bedrooms and wax polished terracotta tiles throughout downstairs. The painted windows, shutters and chestnut beamed ceilings together with the thick white walls gives the house a special ambience. Please do ask if there is any additional information you need.


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Beautifully Restored House, Sleeps 6, Spectacular Views, Broadband, Pool, Aircon
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

A beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a home away from home, so peaceful and relaxing with plenty to do for the children. Having never been to the Algarve I didn't know what to expect but was blown away with the stunning beaches, friendly locals and delicious food.

The villa is well equipped, very spacious and immaculately clean. We loved being in the countryside and yet so close to Silves and the beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An absolutely gorgeous place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family to stay whilst visiting and wanting to explore the Algarve for two weeks. The property was well described on the web site and indeed all our hopeful expectations were more than delivered by this beautiful and well furnished villa. Outside space is great with different seating areas allowing grown ups a bit of separate space from 3 teenage children, the same was true for the inside. The villa was spotless on arrival with the welcome addition of a couple of bottles of decent local wine. The friendly and informative villa manager quickly made herself known and was easily contactable should there have been any issues (which there weren't). The maid service was regular as was the pool service man. The communications from the owner were excellent and easy. I would wholeheartedly recommend this villa to friends and family. It would suit younger and older families very well. Very enjoyable was the food and wine, whether cooked on the villa's bbq or taken in local restaurants. At the villa lazy evening meals were had on the top terrace whilst enjoying the stunning scenery and sun sets. The local supermarkets and shops providing excellent produce. The villa is well situated to explore beaches, mountains, towns, villages etc in this area of the Algarve which really seems totally unspoilt by tourism. A very definite 5 star rating.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful secluded gem - heaven

  • 4 of 5

We adored the stylish nature of the proporty, both the layout, quality and taste of the inside fittings and design. The double decked patio area is a heavenly place to sit at all times of day with its sense of peace as you gaze out over the quiet valley, almost like being abord ship, you can get to it from the upstairs master bedroom and from the kitchen downstairs. We found the house very quiet and secluded, the pool man and maid very friendly and helpful. The lighting was very good - execellent reading lights in the lounge and bedrooms and a supply of books - all important factors for us. Silves is only 15 mins away with a Lidl and a Continente supermarket and we loved to wonder around there in the evenings and choose at whim froma great selection of small restaurants there where you could eat outside in the cobbled streets or under umbrellas in cafe-like areas which we loved. Always the best part of the day was coming 'home' to the lovely villa. I would recommend you purchase the air conditioning package even in October. The mozzies have been particually bad in the Algarve this year and maybe next. We didn't - we left our bedroom windows open becuase it was in 80s C (in October) and got badly bitten. The pool is small but lovely and gets nice and warm, for us it was worth it for the trade-off of such a special place, all to ourselves with no overlooking or sense of being in the hurly burly. All that said we were no more than 30 mins from some great beaches and the waterpark - slide and splash which stays open till the end of October. Recommend a a day out to the W coast. We were there with one teenager - but the place was well kitted out to be child-friendly with security gates for the pool and equipment and toys available. A special place with a sense of peace and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was every bit as good as we hoped it would be. Very comfortable, homely and clean. The whole holiday was great just not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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heerlijk huis!

  • 5 of 5

Het is een ruim, schoon en compleet huis. Geen moment spijt gehad.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Silves Pestana
Nearest Train
9.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Praia Marinha
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There is a great riding centre 10 minutes drive away. They do country trekking for experiences riders as well as kids sessions and one to one for all levels.


Located 10 minutes from the historic town of Silves means that the house 25 minutes drive from the lush mountain landscape of Monchique as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe such as Praia da Marinha, Benagil, Prianha and Albandeira.


Faro airport is 40 minutes drive. Car hire is essential.


Close to the large reservoir 'Barragem do Arade', 7km from Silves. The area has great local restaurants (closest at 2km is walkable), country walks and beautiful spring flowers giving it a true sense of the 'real' Algarve. Fabulous beaches, golf, horse riding and other outdoor activities, fun days out for kids at Slide and Splash, Zoomarine and Crazy World are all within 25 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Silves has a large supermarket as well as a great local produce market which spills out on the surrounding streets. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and the imposing red sandstone castle. There are particularly good local country restaurants within 10 mins drive in Vale Fuzeiros which serve delicious food at very reasonable prices. We will send a googlemap with locations of recommended restaurants, best beaches, golf etc with all confirmed bookings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in São Bartolomeu de Messines, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit (non-refundable) to confirm a booking with the balance due 4 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
The change over day is flexible except not Sunday. The house is available from 3pm and we normally ask clients to vacate the house by about 10am to allow time for the change over. But in practice this is very flexible depending on your flight times.

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.
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