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Large Luxury Villa with Heated Pool, Satellite TV & Free WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa das Heras, our beautiful holiday home is set in a peaceful setting

We are a Premier Partner of Owners Direct & Homeaway, which means we have a first class history of bookings and guest satisfaction with our villas. Premier Partners are owners and property managers that have taken a pledge to continually provide great traveller experiences. Owners and property managers must meet certain criteria to become eligible and then take the pledge to officially become a Premier Partner.

Please read our reviews for a true picture of our villa.

Advance Bookings now being taken for Summer 2019

Casa das Heras, our beautiful holiday home is set in a peaceful countryside setting, yet very close to the beaches and villages of western Albufeira.

No expense has been spared in creating our superb luxury villa. You can pay 3 times this rental in Quinta do Lago for the same size and standard of villa. As soon as you open the gates, it’s the wow factor that greets you. Please read our reviews and we invite you to contact us directly for further information. The front hall with guest wc off leads to the huge sitting dining room which measures 30ft x 30ft!, with log burning stove, large dining table, 2 three seater sofas and two easy chairs, satellite TV with BBC & ITV channels , music system and two sliding doors to the terrace, pool and garden. In the dining area is a large dining table. The villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, and two sitting rooms with TV’s (BBC, ITV etc). Air conditioning is provided in the bedrooms and huge sitting room. Our large private swimming pool is 80cm deep at one end and 1.40m at the other end, can be heated at extra cost, there are easy steps and a built in seat along the shallow end with water around 30 cm deep. The grounds are very private and spacious with a huge lawned area by the pool for Croquet. Air conditioning in the villa is included. We have an outside dining pergoda and a great built in barbecue next to it, table tennis under a second pergoda and a croquet set provided for a great game on the lawned gardens.

It Enjoys a quiet location in Vale de Parra, close to beaches, shops, restaurants etc. Albufeira is 3 miles away. It is 3 minutes walk to a good restaurant, two bars, a supermarket, fish monger and a takeaway food shop, and just 5 minutes drive to lots of sandy coves, beaches and a golf course. In less than five minutes drive is the village of Guia where Sir Cliff Richard has his own villa and vinyard. The vinyard can be visited on a tour. Guia boasts over 20 restaurants and is where the world famous chicken piri piri was first made. Try one of the specialist restaurants for this fantastic dish. Don't miss the chance to see the fantastic Dolphin show at the nearby Zoo Marine Park. Maid service is 3 days per week (more if you want) and we have a local English Villa Manager who is on hand to give any information or help you may need.

For those not familiar with the Algarve or Albufeira, the area to the west of this popular resort is considered the best places to stay by seasoned visitors. You will find at least eight beautiful sandy beaches and coves within just a few minutes of our small selection of villas, most with beach bars and restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets and a huge selection of good restaurants to choose from. Although close to the Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira, we find most of our guests only pay the odd visit into Albufeira, preferring the beauty and peace and quite of the area around our villas, and its fabulous beaches. If you want more information on the area, please contact us.

All linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is changed once per week and towels changed twice per week.

Please read our Rental Agreement page

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Killeen
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Andrew Killeen

Our family and close friends have owned and rented out our properties in the Algarve for the past 30 years, and we pride ourselves on our small selection of luxury properties that we welcome our guests to.All our properties are featured on Owners Direct Homeaway under the following property ID's Casa Antonio 8050412 Casa das Heras 8050418 Cantinho Oliveiras 8111959 Vivenda Rijo 8112100

We are retired travel professionals, and the properties we offer are equipped to the highest standards, based on our many years experience in this lovely region of Portugal. We enjoy a 70% repeat bookings which is a fantastic recommendation. Come and see us, you'll love our villas.

Andrew Killeen purchased this villa in 1999

Why Andrew Killeen chose Vale de Parra

We bought the land and had Casa das Heras built for us, therefore we chose both the position and the design of the villa.

It really is a luxurious holiday property with spacious rooms and gardens.

What makes this villa unique

You will get absolute peace and quiet, and yet local shops, restaurants and beaches are all within just a few minutes drive.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Paul, Andrew

We have just returned from your villa which was amazing. We had a great time and the villa was beautiful.

Jo Cohen

The villa was absolutely fantastic (I have recommended it to several people) and we had a great time thank you.

Do you only cover Portugal or do you have similar properties in Spain?

Ian Spenceley

Hi Paul, Andrew

Just wanted to get in touch and say how much we enjoyed our stay at Casa Das Heras.

We have stayed in many villas in the Algarve, but can definitely say that this has been the best so far. The pool and grounds are amazing, and the villa itself, beautiful, well equipped and gorgeously furnished.

The maid worked so hard and e were all very sad to leave and my girls have been asking each morning since we got home, when are we going back!!

I'd like to thank you for your help in the initial booking stages and for supplying such a wonderful holiday.

Until the next time

Jane Taylor
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms with either bath and shower, or shower..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower over.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed, en-suite bathroom and doors to private balcony Bedroom 2 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with and doors to pool terrace Bedroom 3 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and doors to large first floor terrace. Bedroom 4 with twin beds, en-suite bathroom and door to large first floor terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside is the huge lawned garden which surrounds the private swimming pool (10m x 5m) which can be heated during the winter and early and late months (extra charge for heating) and next to the pool is a large dining pergoda (7m x 4m) and a second BBQ area where you can spend quality leisure time. There is an outdoor Table Tennis Table under another covered pergoda and Lawn Croquet equipment is provided for the lawn. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, swimming pool towels and all bed linen is provided. Towels are changed twice weekly, and bed linen once per week. Maid service 3 days per week, 5 days on request.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Luxury and well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

First impression... how big and beautifully furnished this villa is. Wandering around looking at the lovely bedrooms, each with a luxury en-suite was an exciting experience for all, we couldn't wait to see what was around the next corner, not being disappointed by anything we saw. The kitchen was well equipped and so spacious, you could want for nothing. Looking in all the cupboards to find plenty of items you would need, even the cutlery was like you would find in a good class restaurant. There is a laundry room with an easy to use washing machine, also, with a clothes basket, pegs etc., The pots and pans looked like they were new... even the oven sparkled. We were all very impressed with having the robes and towels for the pool (remarks of 'This is like being at a spa retreat'.) 7 people in our party, all with their own private spaces and balconies, what more could you ask? The walk in shower downstairs was ooh.. so, so, nice that, I now want one!. With a choice of two BBQ areas one outside and one from the kitchen door that had, lovely views over the side of the villa , you really are spoilt for choice where to sit and eat. Usually the pools here are coolish to get into, but not this one, even without heating your able to get straight in. It's also quite a good size to swim in. Having been to this area 22 times and in quite a few villas, I would say this is certainly one of the best we have stayed in. I have been so impressed, I have sent an email to say thank you for ease of booking, being given information each step of the way and their help in making this a wonderful holiday for 7 really satisfied customers. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone, who wants a lovely holiday experience that you won't forget.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula for taking the trouble to write your review. I am sure it will be very useful to other thinking of booking our villa. We look forward to have you as a guest in the near future. Best regards Andrew
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Casa Das Heras

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay in Casa Das Heras. The villa was very well equipped and finished to a very good standard. The pool was used extensively! We also hired cars which enabled us to explore more of the Algarve and the villa was a good base to do this from. We will hopefully be coming back to the Algarve next year.....

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Can’t fault the property, rooms all immaculate, the grounds & swimming pool were very well kept. The guy that checked us in was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Maid service every couple of days was very welcome too. I’d definitely return to this villa!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Lam Thank you for taking the time to review our villa. Our staff enjoyed you as a guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards Andrew
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Another wonderful stay in Casa das Heras

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Casa das Heras and yet again we all had a wonderful holiday. There were three generations staying including an 18 month old and we certainly made use of the pool and surrounding grounds.

We particularly like how rural the property is, yet is within a very short distance of the beach, supermarkets and restaurants. And Albufeira is only a 10 minute or so journey away. (We always hire a car as it is essential here).

The villa is extremely spacious and everything you need is provided - including a bean to cup coffee machine! The grounds are beautifully kept and very private and the pool is just the right size.

The local manager is on hand should you have any problems and is only a phone call or text away; the maids come three times a week; and there is also a man who looks after the general running of the property and grounds (he is really friendly and speaks good English as our Portugese is woefully lacking).

As our family expands I suspect we will have to look for a larger villa in future which is a real shame as this place really is perfect and we would be hard put to find somewhere as nice.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sally Thank you for your review and kind words about our villa and staff. In respect of your expanding family, we also have a larger 5 bedroom 5 bathroom ultra luxury villa nearby, and I will send you details and a link to see it. This is Cantinho Oliveiras. I hope you will be able to enjoy that one in the foreseeable future. Best regards Andrew & Paul
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Fantastic Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

Immediately impressed with the villa, the space and cleanliness was second to none. The pictures on the website are impressive but still don't do the villa justice. There were eight of us including two younger children and there was ample space for the children to play football and frisby, my elder kids made full use of the table tennis and we all loved the pool. The outside dining area was perfect, and had plenty of room for all eight of us. I'm now racking my brain trying to think of how our stay could have been improved and am struggling to come up with anything. The maid, gardener and manager (Lorraine) were all very friendly and approachable. We will definitely consider this villa the next time we visit Portugal in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Wood Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at our villa. If you do think of anything that could be improved, please get in touch. We look forward to you returning to one of our villas in the near future. Best regards Andrew
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excellent villa, well presented and equiped

  • 5 of 5

great holiday in a great villa. Staff were great and very helpful.

Recent patio improvements make the outside space even better

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Sao Rafael, Evaristo, Castello, Lourenco, Gale beaches are all within 5/10 minutes drive. Each beach has a beach bar/restaurant and some have water sports facilities. All beaches in this area have fine sand.


Faro Airport is approx. 30 minutes drive away.

Lisbon Airport is approx. 3 hours drive away.


One supermarket, two restaurants, two bars are within just a few minutes walk

Several supermarkets are within a few minutes drive.

The new Algarve Shopping Center is approx. 10 minutes drive away. The Zoo Marine theme and water sports park is 10 minutes drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Jul 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
23 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Aug 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Apr 2019 - 1 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 May 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Jun 2019 - 10 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Jul 2019 - 21 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
22 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Aug 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Sep 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Pool heating is £160 per week.
Extra folding bed for child £50 per week.
Cot hire £20 per week to include linen and towels.
High chair £5 per week.

Please read our Rental Contract.

Booking Notes:
Deposit required is 25% of rental with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £250 is required.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday / Sunday but this can be flexible depending on other bookings and season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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