Casa Helena is situated in Costa Vicentina Natural Park. This rustic 2 bedroom cottage is an annex to an English speaking family home. Offering tranquillity and relaxation, the private pool is set in mature gardens where you can lay back and listen to the swaying palms. WIFI is available. 5km away is Monte Clerigo a great family beach with 2 great restaurants and several cafes or a 10 min drive takes you to Arrifana a surfers paradise. The market town of Aljezur is 8km drive with it's 10th century hilltop moorish castle offering spectacular views and a variety of shops, cafes and bars. Located in the National park this is the perfect spot for bird watching, rambling other activities available nearby are horse riding, fishing and tennis.
Cottage in Vale da Telha, Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful And Picturesque Location, 5 Minutes Drive To The Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 3 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Cosy ,compact 4 bedded villa with delightful pool. reasonably priced.
This property is built into a hillside so bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen are on different levels. It is ideally situated to visit this unspoilt region of Portugal. The surfing beaches are close by where you can hire boards/wetsuits and eat well at beach restaurants.
Beautiful house with perfect pool near amazing beaches
We spend five perfect summer days with our familiy in Helens beautiful house near Aljezur. The kids really loved to play in the pool. Around the house are lots of beautiful beaches, but you need a own or rental car... Helen was a really nice host, she lives in the next house. Go there,..
Thank you so much for taking time to do a review
I really enjoyed meeting you and your family
I hope you will come back and spend longer in this worderful
part of Portugal
I would also like you to return to Casa Helena in the not to distant future
Beautiful, cute, little home with Italianate style garden
Helen is a fabulous, helpful host and a fount of knowledge about the area. The house is small and cute with a beautiful roof terrace and BBQ area and stunning looking pool- freezing cold in winter but the sea is still warm.
Aljezur has a lovely (free) castle with great views, public swimming pool and intermarche supermarket. It is about 10-15mins away. There is a closer little supermarket for everyday essentials and restaurants near by.
There are a wide range of beautiful beaches to choose from - our favourite was Praia da Amoireira with its lovely clifftop walk.
There are lots of walking trails but you need to bring a good map or ask the locals. We enjoyed walking from the campsite near Aljezur down to the beach and other countryside walks.
Silves castle is lovely as is the old town plus a stunning drive via Marmelete -check out the Mirador en route. Slightly vertiginous in places. Lagos' beach, Praia da Ana and the nearby headland have lovely stacks and arches to view as well as fossilised shells.
We saw storks, egrets, mongoose, wild junipers, crowberries, strawberry trees and more during our stay.
Hope you enjoy it as much as us.
Helen is a wonderful host, always helpful.
The house itself is small and cozy. Everything is spotless.
We loved the pool.
There are the most beautiful beaches nearby, but you definitely need a car.
We absolutely recommend this place!
Hi Gabi & Pia
Thank you for your review l really enjoyed meeting you both
l hope it will not be to long to your next visit to CASA HELENA
Lovely, charming house in great location
We stayed at casa Helena for two weeks with
our 3 children and it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. The house and pool are very clean and also really private. Helen herself is a fantastic host and even made us sandwiches for our late arrival. We wouldn't think twice about rebooking if we return to this amazing area. Thanks Helen, we definately plan to be back!
Good Morning Charley Marie &Kids
Thank you for your wonderful review ,we loved meeting you all.we
are so pleased you enjoyed stay 'CASA HELENA& the surrounding areas ,the beaches are so Wonderful and peaceful.
we are so lucky to live in this piece of paradise full time
We had a long weekend away (Thursday to Tuesday) for our wedding anniversary. Away from it all, away from the kids! We wanted to relax, rest, surf, read and enjoy the sun. Also the beautiful scenery and delicious Portuguese food and wine. Helen made us feel very welcome. She is friendly and hospitable. As she has been in Portugal 25 years she knows the area so it was good to find out where to go for different things. The cottage is cosy and we really enjoyed staying in it. We enjoyed the pool and barbeque areas too. Arrifana is great for surfing although a little busy at times. Monte Clerigo is very beautiful too. We enjoyed the local restaurant and also one in Arrifana. We found the supermarket fairly pricey so we would suggest going to the nearest Lidl!
We would definitely like to return, may even bring the children next time ;-)
Thank you Helen xx
Special interest holidays:
Activities available nearby are horse riding, fishing and tennis.
The are 3 main beaches in the area: Monte Clerigo 5 mins drive great for families with a couple of restaurants and cafes. Arrifana, a 10 min drive, great for surfers and also has a surf school if you would like to learn. Amoeirara.
Faro is the nearest airport and is approx 1 hour and 20 mins drive.
The market town of Aljezur is 8km drive.
Booking Notes: A 20% non refundable deposit is required at time of booking. The remaining balance of the holiday must be made 6 weeks prior to arrival by bank transfer. Changeover Day: Normally Saturday to Saturday but can be flexible upon request. Arrival time 5-9pm. Departure time 10am. Notes on prices: Great offers for long term lets, minimum 3 months