Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This cosy, individually furnished villa with pool lies on a southfacing hillside near S. Bras de Alportel and enjoys spectacular views over the valley to the Atlantic coast. The house, with its 144 sq.m., offers ample space for 6 people, and is an ideal place to relax and unwind. It has easy access by road to all parts of the Algarve, and to Spain (40 minutes).
Villa Holanda offers everything you could wish for in a holiday to recharge your batteries! Come and stay and unwind....
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||17 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro Airport 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen, including everything from dishwasher to microwave and toaster. Through the kitchen you enter the combined living/dining room with log fire and large panoramic window with view onto the valley.
The hallway takes you to the two airy bedrooms, one with an EXTRA LARGE DOUBLE BED and the other with two single beds, and to the bathroom with large tiled walk-in shower - BIG ENOUGH FOR TWO. Also at your disposal is a drinks fridge/freezer in the pantry. On the same floor is the partly roofed, spacious upper terrace with motorised canopy for plenty of shade and a truly memorable sea view. In the evenings the lights of the distant coastal towns shine like diamonds. LOVELY ROMANTIC SETTING FOR HONEYMOONERS!
Down a flight of steps is the large private pool area with barbecue, and pergola, sun loungers, tables and umbrellas (pool size: 10 x 5m with steps, heatable on request). From this level you have access to the separate apartment, which has a bedroom with two single beds that can be pushed together to make a double, a bathroom with shower and a small pantry. In these hectic times, everyone needs rest and relaxation.
Cot, washing machine and dryer available, as well as pool towels.
Mosquito nets on all windows. Ceiling fans in living room and one bedroom, stand fans in the remaining bedrooms.
FREE INTERNET Wi-fi.
|Further details outdoors||
Covered car port for 2 cars.
Terrace with motorised canopy for extra shade and comfortable alfresco dining, lovely sea view.
Pool heating on request.
Prices include weekly cleaning, twice-weekly towel change, once-weekly bedlinen change and a small starter pack. For a small fee I would be pleased to supply whatever food and drink items you would like to have in the villa on arrival, please enquire, I can source almost everything here.
The owner lives in the neighbouring house and can give you local tips and assist where necessary.
The property has a rental licence.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is renowned for its mild winters and hot summers. The Moorish influence is still clearly visible in its architecture, and there are lots of historical points of interest to explore.
There is something for everyone here, whether you are interested in history, nature, culture, are a beach lover, have kids that love water parks, play golf, like horseriding, love shopping, or just need to take time out and get away from it.
The coastal strip with well-known towns like Albufeira and Vilamoura is highly developed and tourist-orientated, whereas the inland region seems like a world away, and some of the smaller villages tucked away in the hills still have that underdeveloped rural charm.
Sao Bras de Alportel
The small town of S. Bras nestles in hills of cork trees, whitewashed houses, almond trees (almond blossom time: around last week in January), fig and carob trees.
This unspoilt hilly hinterland of the Algarve offers you a holiday away from the tourist crowds with peace and quiet. Villa Holanda is about 4 km from the small town of S. Bras where you will find well-stocked supermarkets, restaurants, street cafés, banks and post office. S. Bras and the larger town of Loulé (8 km) are a special shopping experience, you can still find some smaller individual shops, market halls offering daily fresh vegetables and fruit, fish and meat, and weekly gypsy markets.
Take a seat in one of the many street cafés, enjoy reasonable prices, the tempting traditional cakes and sweets, and the unhurried lifestyle and colourful atmosphere.
The local museum takes you into the history of S. Bras as the cork-producing capital of the world, and has a lively programme of music and cultural events (www.cm-sbras.pt, www.amigos-museu-sbras.org). The Easter Sunday procession with its flower petal carpeted streets is a famous event and a must-see.
Eating out in this part of the Algarve is a low-cost pleasure, traditional Portuguese restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood, hearty stews or the famous Chicken Piri-Piri. S. Bras now boasts Chinese, Italian and Indian restaurants as well, most do carry-outs so you could still dine alfresco on your terrace without cooking.
Restaurants on the coastline have a more Northern European price level. Some 5-star eateries can be found here for that special night out.
The prized Algarve beaches and some of the most famous golf courses (the Golden Triangle – Quinta do Lago, Vale de Lobo and Vilamoura courses) are only 25 minutes away by car. Thanks to easy access to the motorway, you can explore the Algarve from East to West. The motorway can also take you to Spain and the town of Ayamonte in 40 minutes - another cultural and culinary experience, or into Seville in 2 hours. Thanks also to the new fast rail link, you could squeeze in a day trip to Lisbon, or instead you can choose to stay at home and soak up the tranquil surroundings.
The owner of Villa Holanda has been living in the Algarve some 20 years and is resident in the neighbouring house. She would be pleased to give you local tips (if desired) and help you make your holiday a success.