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Large private family villa with pool, garden, sea view and WIFI

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom with sea and countryside views only 5 mins to beach

Sleeps 6 adults and 5 children. This 5 bedroom luxury villa with stunning sea views. Less than 2 km from Praia Verde and Alagoa beach. 10m x 5m private pool and kiddies pool. 5 minutes drive from superb golf courses. This stylish detached villa is ideal for relaxing with family and friends with only a few minutes drive to the beach and the superb restaurants. Nestling in between the resort of Monte Gordo to the east and Tavira to the west. Great outdoor life with a large landscaped garden, surrounding walls and secure gates very safe for children. Super built in BBQ and ample outdoor seating/loungers and also a newly built pergola which gives you ample shade. The upstairs terrace also with seating gives spectacular views of the sea and countryside.

Wheelchair access and Pet friendly.

Location/Travel: 40km / 40 min from Faro airport.

Car hire is essential and an advantage for seeing all the beauty and places of interest this region has to offer.

Altura has all the amenities and a vast choice in good restaurants which we'll be happy to recommend, bars and pavement cafes as well as a superb beach that isn't too crowded. 10 min drive you have Tavira, which remains an authentic and charming tapestry of old and new. Monte Gordo is the main resort area of East Algarve with its vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants and Casino and a good choice of shops.

The nearest supermarket is in Altura only 5 min drive and good prices.

Not to be missed is the hop over the Guardiana river to Spain and Ayamonte, 15 min by car. Seville is only 1 hour away.

3 Kms to Cacela Velha and Fabrica - not to be missed - the views rival the Bahamas only 5 min drive away.

Vila Real, the last town in Portugal is renowned for linen and towels and great for shopping. There are many little towns and villages all only 5/10 min drive and our villa being the heart of them all!

Coast/Beach: 1.5 km from the villa to the beautiful beaches of Alagoa, Manta Rota and Praia Verde. The best thing about these beaches is that their not too crowded and they all have good beach restaurants.

5 min drive to Altura a pretty seaside village with bars, cafes & restaurants.

There are many blue flag beaches in this area. Miles of golden sand stretching to Vila Real and Tavira Island. The beaches are all within 5/10 minute drive of the villa all with excellent facilities and beach restaurants. Stunning scenery at Cacela Velha and Fabrica. Beach activities at Monte Gordo.

500 metres to a delightfully restored old coach-house restaurant. You will not be disappointed with the cuisine of this area.

Accommodation: Ideal for children also suitable for elderly. The villa is based on the ground floor with two bedrooms upstairs also, a lovely front facing balcony on the first floor with stunning 360 degree views of the mountains, sea and beach. Suitable for wheelchair access.

Beautiful brand new detached villa, with gates, lawns and fruit trees. From the front door you are taken to the lounge on your right and the bedrooms on your left. Bathroom has the lovely added feature of glass bricks to share the light. The kitchen is large and bright leading to the large gardens, patio and private 10m x 5m swimming pool. Built in BBQ. Stone garden furniture and plenty chairs and sun loungers . Flight of steps takes you to a further sun terrace with more seating, taste-full stone furniture and commanding views to the sea. A newly built pergola will give shade for those hot days! Super large private 10m x 5m swimming pool, with adjoining children's pool.

More Details

Kevin & Aylene
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, will translate any language
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Kevin & Aylene

My husband Kevin and I live in Cork, Ireland with our 5 young children. We always loved going on holiday to the Algarve and with only just over 2hrs flight it was ideal for our kids. Kevin works as a Heavy Goods Vehicle tester and I am accountant in our local supermarket. We have a busy household but will always find time for our holidays at our beautiful villa in Portugal.

Kevin & Aylene purchased this villa in 2007

Why Kevin & Aylene chose Altura

We choose this villa as it was ideal for our family and would definetly know other families will love this place, a perfect location away from the noise and busy streets about 5 min drive to Altura or even less to a quaint village called Cacela. Very private villa with surrounding walls and secure gates. Lovely garden and great size pool with kiddies pool attached and good size bbq and ample seating to suit everyone.

What makes this villa unique

Benefits of our villa is the location, only 5 min to nearest town, less to the village. Its situated only 10 min to Tavira to the West and 10 min to Villa Real or Monte Gordo to the East aswell as plenty of other lovely little villages.

Another great benefit is how spacious our villa is, great size rooms and all air-con which is really needed during those summer months. English and Portugese satelite TV and Fuse ball game table to keep the kids entertained.

Great outdoor space, plenty of seating and shade if needed!

I guarantee you wont be disappointed when you stay at our beautiful villa.

WIFI in the villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family comprising of 4 adults and 5 children stayed here for 2 weeks in May and I must say we enjoyed our stay here immensely. The villa is sparkling and has everything you need. The garden is very spacious especially if you have little ones who like to run about. Pool is a great size and not too deep! it has a baby pool attached ideal for the toddlers.

Loved spending evenings here with a great BBQ and ample seating. The villa has a balcony also with more seating here and magic views.

The sitting room is very spacious and comfortable with Sky TV and a dvd. Bedrooms are roomy and a nice size ensuite. Darren looks after the villa and is very helpful. All in all thoroughly enjoy our stay here and we will definely be back.
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Altura in Municipality of Altura

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 en suite to bedroom 1:shower, WC, bidet. Bathroom 2 family bathroom: bath/shower over, WC, bidet. Bathroom 3 en suite to bedroom 4:shower, WC, bidet. Bathroom 4 en suite to bedroom 5:shower, WC, bidet All the bathrooms are very modern and stylish, shower on patio adjacent pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , dormer roof
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , dormer roof
  • All bedrooms with air-conditioning and heating for those winter nights. Cot available. Ground floor: Bedroom 1: Double bed: en suite shower room, Built in mirror wardrobe, double patio doors to garden with countryside views. Bedroom 2: Twin beds, built in mirror wardrobe, double patio doors leading to garden and terrace. Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds. built in mirror wardrobe, large window. 1st Floor: Please note: The upstairs bedrooms are more suitable for children as they are dormer roof space, they have no windows although have ample lighting. Bedroom 4: adults size twin beds with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 5: Triple adult size single beds with en-suite shower room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once you enter this beautiful luxurious villa you will be amazed how bright and stylish every room is. The hall is spacious and full of light leading to the lounge on your right where it is inviting and tastefully decorated,coffee tables,fireplace,double doors leading to garden and terrace,TV/DVD. Across the hall is the master double bedroom which includes a full mirror fitted wardrobe,stylish ensuite and double doors leading to garden. The family bathroom is very modern and has a lovely added feature of glass bricks to share the light. The first downstairs twin bedroom incls a mirror fitted wardrobe and large window, the second twin bedroom has a double patio door leading to the pool.The kitchen is very bright with granite worktops incl oven,hob,microwave,dishwasher,toaster,CD/stereo,fridge/freezer,iron,kettle and modern appliances.Upstairs has twin/triple bedrooms with ensuite suitable for kids.The large landscaped garden has private pool and kiddies pool, loungers, BBQ and seating


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Large private family villa with pool, garden, sea view and WIFI
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 14 reviews
Ross-on-Wye, UK

Ribeiro do Alamo Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our nine family members comprising parents, children and grand children had a wonderful stay at the villa.

It was very clean and tidy with a super pool and nicely landscaped gardens. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were excellent although a few more dining chairs would have helped together with more sun loungers as only eight were provided.

The villa is only a few minutes drive from Altura and its fabulous beach, yet it is in a wonderfully quiet rural location with the peace only being disturbed by the dawn cockerel and dogs of the adjacent small holding.

We are regular visitors to the eastern Algarve and this villa was the best we have stayed in.

For a quiet family getaway it is ideal but it may not suit those in search of a lively and busy holiday resort.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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G Paget

  • 4 of 5

In a quite area which was nice for us. Pool and outside area is great.

Upstairs rooms have a low ceiling which might be an issue.

Otherwise appliances all worked, and house is spacious...would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 4 small children had a fabulous holiday at this villa which was perfect for us. The villa was clean and well-equipped with plenty of bathrooms and a great area for eating outside. Being just outside the centre of Altura it offered complete privacy. The layout and positioning of the pool made it very safe for the children and they loved every minute they spent in the pool. The beautiful beach, supermarkets and restaurants are all a short drive away. Tavira is about 10 minutes away by car and there are a number of charming villages nearby. Denise was extremely helpful to us when we needed to find a doctor for our three year old a couple of days before we were due to fly home and we would like to express our thanks for her help. We would definitely recommend the villa and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and look forward to your return....Aylene & Kevin
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

Direction to property were spot on. The villa was excellent, everything needed for our stay with children and new babies. Pool fab, plenty of space, clean and well equipped. Close to local supermarket, and also Tavira about 10mins away by car. Would definitely go back for a chill and relaxing holiday.

Kevin and Alene were very helpful whenever contacted.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynne for your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa. We look forward to seeing you again, many thanks, Aylene & Kevin
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Fantastic - Super - Great - Brill

  • 4 of 5

I travelled from NZ and my family from the UK, 9 of us at the villa. Great communication to set the holiday up, villa very well presented, Denise who looks after the villa was so helpful and nice to us. We all fitted in very well, outside space and roof deck works very well, sun all day and sheltered from the wind. Lovely restaurant 15min walk away, we had an hire car which was needed to get to the beach ( 5-10 min drive ) . We went at the end of the season, weather was great mid-high 20s, beaches were almost empty, food was fantastic and the beer cheap. Cash a must as no one would take a credit-card or loaded travel-card.

Thank you to everyone who made our holiday special, special thanks to Denise :).

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John for your kind words about our villa. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to your return from New Zealand, only a few extra miles to travel!! Surprised that your credit card wasn't excepted as I haven't had any problems with mine, must be only in some places. Denise also wants to thank you for your gratitude. kindest regards and all the best, Aylene & Kevin Hurley
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The best villa ever so clean bright

  • 5 of 5

I would have no problem recommending this villa to anyone loved the place pool fabulous great for a quiet relaxing holiday with all the family

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Ribeiro do Alamo
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Vila Real
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22 Altura Monte Gordo
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Ribeiro do Alamo
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our villa is very central and only 2 km from the golden beaches of Praia Verde and Praia Algoa. Superb golf courses only 2km include Castro Marim and Monte Rei. Altura is the nearest village only 5 min drive and has everything you'll need including lovely restaurants, bars, superb beach and bustling shops. Another lovely village is Cacella which is also only 5 min drive.

Spain is only a 15min drive and 1hr to Seville.

Bus stop located outside villa taking you to your choice of destinations.

Golf: 5 minutes car drive away are Benamor golf course, Quinta da Cima and Quinta da Ria. Beautifully maintained golf courses, par 72, around 5,500 - 6110 m, 18 hole well situated with coastal views. Monte Rei now opened tipped to be the best course in Europe within 2 years only 5 minutes away .Castro Marim 5 minutes drive and the new Quinta Do Vale only 10 minutes drive. Quinta De Lago/Villamoura 40 minutes drive. WIFI in the villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Altura, Castro Marim region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
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1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Wifi £17.52
Online payment fee £43.8
Pet Fee £26.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.19

Payment can be made via online 'Pay Now' button, but this will incur a fee of €50 or can also paid via bank transfer.
Prices per week in Euros based on 6 adults and 5 children. Extra adults may incur additional charges, please enquire.
Discounts applied to fewer guests and revists.
Price incl all utility bills, air-con, cleaning, weekly change of fresh linen, towels and beach towels
Price also includes WIFI.
No hidden charges.
Christmas and bank holidays prices subject to change - enquire for details.
Long term renting available - please enquire
Wifi - €20 charge per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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