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Villa With Private Pool and SPECTACULAR Sea Views, sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Estoi, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful and Scenic Location. Near Golf, Beach, Faro and Ria Formosa

Luxury 2-level villa , sleeps 8, full size saltwater pool, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, A/C, jeu de boules court , BBQ area and a large terrace overlooking Ria Formosa, situated in a fully fenced and well maintained garden of 4550 sqm, child friendly, 25 minutes to

various golf courses, 20 minutes to Faro airport and the beaches and 10 minutes to Sao Bras de Alportel.

The house is tastefully decorated, fully equipped and has all the appliances, WIFI, games, library, Bose sound. There are various terraces in sun or shade , sun beds, umbrellas and a swing for kids.

Free linen provided, except beach towels .

More Details
Registration Number : P12161

Property Manager
Liz Ongering
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Liz Ongering chose Alcaria Branca

because you will have THE most relaxing holidays , enjoying a drink on one of the terraces with breathtaking views.

Good beds too, with mosquitonets, full size salt water swimming pool, jeu the boules court, beautiful fenced gardens

What makes this villa unique

the 230 view , the quiet protected area , just out of the hustle and bustle yet within easy reach of all the beaches, golfcorses, interesting sites


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcaria Branca in Faro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With double sink
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , With double sink
  • All bathrooms are with heaters.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with double beds and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds as well as a cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The fully fenced garden has several patios, a playground for jeu de boules or badminton; there is a barbecue, an outdoor kitchen with dining table. The private salt water pool is 10x5m and has 8 sunbeds and umbrellas. Utility Room: The linen room has a washing machine a dryer and a small fridge for cold drinks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included (no beach towels) cleaning and changing upon request. Other: Stairs leading to the pool with the 4th double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There is a large shaded area with a dining table and chairs by the pool. 8 Sunbeds with umbrellas by the pool.


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Villa With Private Pool and SPECTACULAR Sea Views, sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent family holiday here during August.

The Villa is well appointed and the views are stunning.

The local area is very nice and although the beaches are a car journey away they are really stunning.

We found overall that the listing was accurate and the layout and facilities were exactly as described, the property was very clean and overall well maintained.

The owners were very easy to contact, and when we did have a small problem (not the villa's fault) they responded very quickly.

Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa, amazing views, perfect service!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties over the years and this property goes straight to the top of the list!

Very comfortable villa with equally comfortable rooms and beds!

Most bedrooms, the large balcony, the pool area, the badminton court, children's swing, garden dining table and the pergola covered dining table (with 2(!) large bbqs) all feature the spectacular (nearly 180º) view of the sea, Faro and Olhão.

The villa is located on a quiet hill but is minutes away from the centre of Faro and beaches. Shops are also nearby. A car is highly recommended though!

The owners were very quick to respond when we had a question about the alarm system and the remote controlled gate and were very helpful.

Also great that the nice kitchen was very well equipped and that there were toys and pool gadgets available for our little one to play with.

All in all we had a wonderful time at Vila Mara and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

The property is a beautiful and large house set in wonderful gardens. The view over the sea is spectacular and it is a great pleasure to sit on the terrace, day or night. The house is very comfortable and extremely-well equipped (everything you need in the kitchen). The different levels give it a lot of charm. The bedrooms are well located on each side of the house, which allow for two families to have each their own area. Beddings are very comfortable. The house is set at the top of a hill. Several secluded areas with tables outdoors allow you to enjoy drinks and meals in different settings. There even is an area for playing badminton or « pétanque » and a swing for children. All with this wonderful view over the sea. It is located less than 10 mn away from the village of Estoi. Several beautiful beaches are at a short distance by car and the town of Tavira (30 mn) is wonderful and so charming. A car is indispensable. Thank you to the owners who, despite the fact that they were in the Netherlands, were very helpful and reactive. We had a wonderful time at Villa Mara and we hope to be back at some point.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best of times!

  • 5 of 5

We've had the best of times af villa Mara. The house is encredible comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen, the outdoor kitchen, the BBQ..... and several terasses to eat all you've cooked!

Also, the house is very child friendly, with the pool at a 'lower' level kids can play safely in and around the house. And there are swings! And toys! And waterbeds!

Contact with the owners was very pleasant and they were extremely helpful to answer any question. We definitely recommend villa Mara and hope be back ourselves someday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and great owner

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. The whole place is beautiful, completely serene and full of everything you can need to have a great, relaxing holiday.

The swimming pool was excellent and got the sun all day and into the evening. There are various areas to enjoy meals, relax in the evening with a drink or just to go and read a book.

The villa is close enough to a town that if you want to eat out, it is easy but also far enough away to really get some peace and quiet.

Finally, the owner could not have been more helpful. I left my wallet at the property after leaving and she arranged for it to be sent back to me and was also very flexible about arrival timings.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best kept secret

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly a hidden gem.

This villa has it all. A fantastic view, a large pool, and jeux de boules area and many areas where you can sit in the sun or shade.

It is very compfortable and with the best BBQ view ever.

Also very comfy beds and large dining table(s).

We have really enjoyed it and we will go back again to this villa for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo/ Quinta do Lago
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Distance to the beach: 20 minutes by car.

There is a ferry too to the islands in Ria Formosa, for endless beaches



Distance to the airport: 20 minutes by car.

Car hire is recommended.


5 minutes to the Estois' Pousada

10 minutes to Sao Bras de Alportel

20 minutes to Faro

20 minutes to the beach

20 minutes to Almancil and Vilamoura


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcaria Branca, Faro region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 3 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £268.42

Booking Notes:
Payment: 50% at reservation; 50% one month before the beginning of the rental period
Deposit: 300 Euro- from which the electricity costs will be deducted, rest will be returned within 14 days

Changeover Day:
Flexible, but after consultation

Cleaning costs: € 70 for end-of-stay cleaning
Weekly cleaning (optional): € 40

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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