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Jo Tarling

Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French

Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL

79 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Vila Real de St Antonio region - Villa Alfarroba

4 Bed Villa - Spacious & Luxurious - fantastic location, sea views

For your reassurance Villa Alfarroba has an "Alojamento Local" (letting licence) and is registered with the Portuguese authorities to ensure specific safety standards and regulations are met. When considering other rental properties, please make sure that they are legal to be rented out. It is a legal requirement that the number (####/AL) be displayed in the property description.

Luxurious private villa- 4 en-suite bedrooms, spacious living area inside and out.

Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks, take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!

More villa details: The ground floor living area is open plan, tiled throughout with cream porcelain which give the house a lovely light and airy feel.

The kitchen is a bright citrus lime with a black granite worktop/breakfast bar. Aswell as top quality major appliances, the kitchen is fully equipped with all you could need from toasted sandwich maker to lettuce spinner and all in between!– we have a large commercial fridge as we understand the importance of keeping everything cold in the hot Summer days. We also have two dishwashers so that you will never end up with work top full of dirty dishes waiting for one dishwasher to be emptied before it can be refilled. There is a 90 cm induction hob which is a delight to cook with. There are two ovens and two warming drawers. The dining table seats 12 people when fully extended. There are three comfy sofas situated around a panoramic window with lovely views to the sea. There is a 46 inch LED television which was an indulgence but lovely!

New for 2016, we have invested in 4 extra 2ft 6' single beds with good quaity mattresses to replace the fold down guest beds. This means if you are a party of more than 8, as long as you appreciate there are only four bedrooms, you can bring a few extra bodies for a nominal cost per bed per night.

Outside space: There is a gorgeous solar heated swimming pool with plenty of terrace and eight luxury sun beds and an external toilet and shower. There is a covered dining area with an additional sink and a large purpose built BBQ. Additionally there are several small tables and chairs surrounding the villa to sit and have a drink and enjoy the views. The garden is well planted but as the garden was recently landscaped, the plants are not yet mature..

We have a draft beer and wine machine with a flash chiller so you can have an ice cold drink whenever you want to. This is only available if pre booked, so we can buy in barrels - approx cost is £72 for 30L and £55 for 15L white wine or sangria.

Beaches, Restaurants and Shopping: If you can drag yourself away for our lovely villa and the beer fridge, there are so many beautiful beaches around the area. They are immaculately clean and very spacious. They do get busy in July and August but if you are prepared to take a few extra steps from the end of the walkway onto the beach, you will find plenty of space.

For a change, you can drive into Tavira and get the little ferry over to the Isla de Tavira where there is a stunning beach and lots of restaurants and bars.

There are so many nice restaurants and of course we have our favourites - in the Villa we will provide comprehensive details of our recommendations.

On the third Sunday of every month there is a market in the local village of Vila Nova de Cacela where you can pick up locally made crafts, boxes of fresh strawberries and just about anything else you can think of.

There is a shopping mall at Tavira but local shops sell fresh meat, fresh veg and home baked bread.

There is a municipal market in Tavira which is well worth a visit - freshly caught fish and lots of lovely fruit and vegetables at very good prices - ideal if you fancy a BBQ. Best to go before noon to get the best selection.

If you want to hire a care but will struggle with the trip from the airport with all your cases, we can arrange to meet you and bring the cases back for you and return them to the airport at the end of your holiday so that you don't have to book a huge vehicle to fit everyone and their baggage in. This is 45€ each way.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jo Tarling (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French

About Jo Tarling

Genuine people who will do all we can to make your holiday special which we are delighted to read is reflected in our reviews.

Why Jo Tarling chose Vila Real de St Antonio region

This is pool heating with a difference....We have installed a ground source heat pump to pump the swimming pool water through the pipes layed under the pool terrace.. The result is that even today, as I write this on November 7th 2013 the swimming pool is at 29 degs! It is supplementary to the solar panel heating and since we connected it last month, we have been amazed by its efficiency. Update for 2016; it still works and is still a delight and enable our guests to swim out of season which regular solar heating wouldn't necessarily do.

What makes this villa unique

We are as near or as far as you want us to be - if you need guidance, advice or taking to A & E, we will always be there. If you want total peace and tranquility, you will never see us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

On our first day at the villa we were planning a return trip
Aug 2011
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Reviews

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based on 79 holidaymaker reviews

Luxurious and contemporary villa with heated pool, WiFi & Home Cinema 6879/AL
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
5

Stunning Villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is both luxurious and homely with numerous nice touches. The facilities and setting are second to none, there are plenty of excellent restaurants, huge clean sandy beaches with interesting towns and quaint villages nearby.

As a family of 7 ranging in age from 5 to 60 we all had a superb time.

Jo & Paul make you feel so welcome and are on hand with useful tips and suggestions, you can tell they have spent so much time and effort in getting Villa Alfarroba perfect.

Already looking forward to our next visit !

Nigel T and Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ....and we can't wait to have you back!! Thank you for your glowing review - J & P
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5

Best holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very spacious and amazing the pictures dont do this villa justice.the facilities were fantastic we couldnt of asked for a better holiday. The heated pool and cinema room kept the children very happy. Plenty of nearby attractions,shops and restaurants. Owners jo and paul were lovely they even helped arrange a suprise birthday meal our holiday was fantastic .we cant wait for our next holiday at the villa we have recommended the villa to friends and family its out of this world.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review.....you were great guests and we would welcome you arnd your gorgeous little ones back anytime. I have my picture, that was coloured for me, prominently on the wall next to my desk! Thank you J & P
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5

excellent villa valued for money

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa brilliant holiday well recommend nice people respective owners and enjoyable place to have your holidays

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beer drinking record breakers

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the villa where Jo and Paul gave us a warm welcome, they took the time to show us round the villa, and I must say the pictures don't do it justice the villa is amazing. during our stay Jo organised our kegs of beer and a massage for the girls nothing was ever to much trouble. Swimming in the pool every day was heaven we chose the heated option and it was well worth it as you could take an evening dip. Shops near by, beach near by, but recommend that you hire a car. as there are plenty of places to visit near by. Thank you Jo and Paul we will definitely be returning to break our beer drinking record. love Chris and Sue and Family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun crowd! So glad you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back.....the beer will be chilling! J & P x
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absolutley amazing

  • 5 of 5

we arrived at about 4-30 to be met by Jo and Paul, we were given a grand tour and found the villa better than the photos.

We were a party of 10 ranging from aged 2 to 62, although the pool is deep we had no problems as we watched the kids like hawks, as you should. They all really enjoyed their stay and didn`t want to come home.

A big thank you to Jo and Paul for arranging my grandsons birthday bash and cake at Mars Bar, this was fantastic.

We all felt that we could totally relax and enjoy our stay in this lovely villa and make full use of the bbq and beer tap, well worth having.

Jo arranged a jeep safari with Flamingo Tours, very interesting and relaxing, well worth doing.

This villa is by far the quietist that I have stayed in and sleep quality was second to none.

All in all we had a fantastic time and it was a pity the week went so quick, once again thank you very much Jo and Paul for helping us to have a good time.

Regards Brian and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday! Jo and Paul
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5

The villa surpassed our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The villa had everything and more we had expected. The fixtures and fittings were of an unusually higher quality to which we expected and made our holiday go from good to a great break. Jo and Paul couldn't do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble. This would be our first option if we come back to portugal.

Our kids loved the pool!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were happy. You have to come back....I think we established you still have so many places to see and restaurants to try :-) All the best, J & P
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Sta Rita
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Vila Real de Santo Antonio to pop over to Spain
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Quinta de Cima
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Cacela
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Tavira where you can join the En125
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Alpendre at the end of the Rd or Cacela Vehla
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Spain
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Beautiful and expansive beach at Manta Rota
Car: recommended

Villa Alfarroba, so named because of the lovely, very old Alfarroba (carob) tree in our front garden, is in the little hamlet of Sta Rita, just 3km from the beautiful blue flag beach at Manta Rota. Our villa offers the perfect setting for exploring the Eastern Algarve. Within a 15 minute drive of Villa Alfarroba there are 7 golf courses to choose from including the prestigious course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. The towns of Tavira and Cabanas are within easy reach and are great for an evening stroll and a sundowner outside one of the many street cafés. Faro is about 40 minutes from Villa Alfarroba and is an easy journey with the majority via motorway where often you can drive from one exit to the next and not see any other cars! Whether you want to enjoy the culture, the many sporting activities or visit the local towns, go to theme parks ,take a trip up the Guadiana, pop across to Spain, do some bird watching or just laze by the pool - there is something for everyone!

Other Activities: Twitching

Golf: If you want to escape the crowds, the Eastern Algarve is perfect for golf. It is less developed and much less crowded. This is perfect accommodation for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses situated in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 7 courses to choose from - all within 15 minutes of Villa Alfarroba. These courses are in areas of natural beauty and are free from the development of fairway-lining villas. We are a few minutes from the prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus. Although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! It is already ranked in the Top 20 in Europe & Top 100 in the world by Golf Digest USA - the only Portuguese course to achieve this ranking.

Ski: Sierra Nevada, Spain is about 400km away!!!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vila Nova de Cacela, Vila Real de St Antonio region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,145
for 7 nights
£2,145
 
 
August
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,245
for 7 nights
£2,245
 
 
September
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
October
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 7 nights
£1,245
 
 
October Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
November
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
December
1 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Christmas/NY
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
January
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
February
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
March
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,175
for 7 nights
£1,175
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,175
for 7 nights
£2,175
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,245
for 7 nights
£2,245
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A £200 refundable security/breakage/cleaning deposit is required with the final payment - returned within 10 days of your departure- subject to no damages or breakages. Breakages or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost. If the BBQ is not cleaned a charge of £30 will apply. Balance will be returned. The swimming pool is solar heated however electrically powered heating to guarantee a warm pool is available at an extra cost.

* 30% non refundable deposit will confirm booking, remaining 70%, 8 weeks prior to arrival
* non-payment will allow the property to be re-let
* For bookings made less than 8 weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila Real de St Antonio region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , luxuriously large bath
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Handy downstairs cloakroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , External toilet, shower and wash basin
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and contemporary in style with tiling throughout. Three are wet rooms showers with large shower heads and a powerful water supply for a luxurious showering experience. The fourth has a large 1800mm steel bath and a bidet. Lovely white fluffy towels are provided!! There is an external shower house with toilet and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made into twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made into twins
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes. Each bedroom has two 'zip and link' divan beds so we can make them up as one luxurious king size bed or two 3ft single beds. Just let us know your requirements in advance. We also have 4 fold down beds that would be suitable for children and can be placed in any of the rooms at a small additional cost. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, both with walk in wet room showers. One of which has patio doors with direct access to the garden. On the first floor there is a further walk in wet room to the master bedroom and an extra big Kaldewei steel bath with a step surround attached to the third bedroom which also benefits from a balcony that gets the morning sun. We have two lovely cots, one is able to be set up as a toddlers bed for a little too big for a cot and too small for a big bed - these are available at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Completed in 2011, it is brand new and was let for the first time in 2011. Before moving to Portugal, we built a bungalow in Kent that was televised and featured on Grand Designs in 2008 (See Hi-tech Bungalow, Maidstone). We have endeavoured to incorporate many similar technologies in Villa Alfarroba. All door thresholds are flush to floor to make access to outside terraces easy for pushchairs and wheelchairs alike as well as wheeling in suitcases! The solar heated swimming pool has a swim jet and a built in cocktail table. There is free wifi, a cinema & games room in the basement with a table tennis table, casino table, board games, DVDs, books and a CD player. It is a bit of a den and is great when it is hot or the kids want to hang out on their own. or should I say when the parents want the kids to hang out on their own!! It is a luxurious villa with everything you could want to make your holiday a perfect experience.

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