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Stunning Villa Set In Its Own Gardens, With a Large Private Swimming Pool.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms sleeps up to 10.

Set within landscaped grounds, villa Altura has a beautiful kidney shaped pool with spectacular sea and countryside views of both Portugal and Spain.

Set over three levels, the villa is spacious, light, comfortably furnished and private. Features include open fireplace, vast split level open plan living and dining area with bar facility, marble staircase, modern kitchen, 3 double bedrooms with stunning balcony views, 2 modern bathrooms, cloakroom and basement area. One of the villa's special features is the fully furnished, split-level basement area, this area is fitted with air conditioning, with an open plan kitchen, 1 large bedroom that sleeps 4 people and 1 modern bathroom with walk-in shower. Large patio doors lead from the basement area the terraced garden.

The villa's purpose built BBQ area is perfect for dining al fresco with a shaded outdoor dining area, surrounded by captivating views with seating for up to 10 people. Also outside, are sun loungers for the pool area. The villa has private parking for 4 cars, and is only 3km from Altura Beach and 1km from Monte Rei golf course.

More Details

Mark Or Aggie Tyler
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vila Nova de Cacela in Municipality of Castro Marim

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Luggage cannot be left at the property before check in or after check out.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Villa Set In Its Own Gardens, With a Large Private Swimming Pool.
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Good value villa

  • 4 of 5

Although the villa is situated away from shops and the beach it was no problem driving the 10 minutes to get there. Altura is a sun lovers beach paradise. Miles of golden sands and plenty of choice if you want to eat and drink. The very best restaurant however is a 10 minute walk from the villa. I think it was called Rodrigo’s or Ricardo. You can actually see it from the villa . Reservation is recommended as it is very popular with locals. The owner and staff are superb and very welcoming.

The villa is as described in the facilities. We found it very easily from the owners directions. Very clean and tidy, bed linen and towels in place. A huge part of the weeks entertainment was the fantastic swimming pool. The grandchildren spent most of each day in the pool. Plenty of sun loungers and outdoor seating.

The only minus for us was lack of air conditioning in the main body and bedrooms of the villa. The basement had air con but with the high temperatures we had some of us struggled to stay cool. One more whinge. The floor to ceiling windows in the en suite of the main bedroom was rather disconcerting. No problem though, there were plenty of bathrooms to go round. All in all good value.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with outstanding views.

  • 5 of 5

The views are stunning and the position is private, with good accessability to the rest of the Algarve. The Kitchen is very well equipped and we really liked the facilities provided. All of the rooms are spacious and the villa is extremely clean and tidy. The swimming pool is the perfect size for a large group. We found this villa to be almost faultless. There are some great restaurants close by, however you may need a car, there is an excellent restaurant within walking distance. The beach in Altura is stunning, golden sand and crystal clear water. Kate the lady who manages the villa is extremely freindly and very helpful. We hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, a 'real' Portual setting.”

  • 5 of 5

The villa was of very good quality with superb decor and large rooms throughout and had nicely landcaped grounds to relax in. Loved the pool which is big enough to really swim in (unusual in villas with their own pool for rental). The settling was exactly what we were looking for - within a small hamlet of Portuguese dwellings and the locals, who despite speaking little or no English, were extremely friendly and welcoming. We were able to book the dates we wanted (Late May 2017) and had no problems in the booking and confirmation side. The Villa is about 45 minutes from Faro ( straight forward journey, majority via lightly traffic motorway. The instructions given for' to and from' the Airport were very clear and we easilly found the Villa. However you would probably need to hire a car to get to / from the villa and getting around. Being only 15 minutes drive to the border with Spain and 5 minutes or so drive to the lovely deserted local beach of Altura was just what we wanted. Whilst having plenty to do, see and restaurants to eat at close by, it was well away from the traditional British rowdy resorts (areas that we like to avoid). The area has a feel of 'real Portugal' and I suspect this is where they prefer to spend their holidays within the Algarve.There were at least 4 Golf courses within 15 minute drive and numerous more within a 30 minute drive. Played 2 local courses that were both very good but expensive (although managed to get deals via web offers / specials). Both couses very very quiet and had no problems getting tee times. If you like a large spacious villa, decorated and furnished to a high quality in a quiet area and wish to blend in with the Portuguese; then this is right up there.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding villa with breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

An easy drive from Faro Airport, this is our second visit to villa El Maiten and it felt so good to be back again. In beautiful surroundings and a peaceful area, the villa is perfect for groups - in our case 5 adults and 3 children. The property is spacious, very well equipped and the views from the pool area, balconies and terraces towards the coast are stunning, morning, noon and night. Lovely beaches within a 5 minute drive and plenty of restaurants within easy reach by car and the lovely restaurant Dom Rodrigo, which is within easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious villa with good facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Location is fantastic - rural surroundings, yet only 5 minutes away from a whole bunch of places worth visiting. The local beach - Altura - is absolutely stunning and only a 5 min drive away. The large pool at the house was also great for a bit of "down time". The owner provided us with loads of excellent suggestions for local attractions and outings. 1 week was not enough. Will definitely come again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Villa in Eastern Algarve, Portugal.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been to villas in Portugal for the past 7 years and I can say this villa has everything you could ask for and is by far the best we have ever hired. Well positioned, clean and tidy, great swimming pool, an all round excellent holiday home, the owners are very obliging and above all very well organised. I would not hesitate in recommending this villa to with anyone with full confidence. Close to amenities, close to the beach, close to four large historic towns, WONDERFUL.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Bar and Coffee
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Monte Rei
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated within the pretty hamlet of Montinho, 3kms north of Altura in an area surrounded by vineyards and orange groves. Based in the eastern Algarve, the villa is uniquely located, allowing you to enjoy your stay in Portugal or visit Spain which is only 12 kms away. Within easy distance of the villa, lies the picturesque town of Altura where you can enjoy the beautiful, golden sands of Altura beach, stretching along the famous Ria Formosa nature reserve with its sand bars and inlets. East of Altura is Monte Gordo, a popular tourist resort with a brand new marina, excellent restaurants, bars and shops. West of Altura are the destinations, Cacela Velha, cabanas and the historic town of Tavira. Tavira with its multitude of churches and beautiful Moorish castle lies along the Gilao river.This atmospheric old town is popular with tourists and has a great choice of restaurants, bars, local markets and shops typical of Portuguese living.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid - High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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