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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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Nathan M
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Perfect peaceful paradise”
Reviewed October 28, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We spent a wonderful five nights here - would have loved to have stayed for longer. The location of the villa is perfect - feels out of the way and peaceful but in no way isolated as took only half an hour to get here from Faro airport. The pool was a delight (even at the end of October) and the villa itself is in great condition with a fantastic view of the hills, valleys, sun and sky from the wonderful terrace (and from the master bedroom - we watched the sun colour the sky each morning from the bed). There is a beautiful garden with its own patio that was perfect for eating breakfast on. And with the nights getting cold, after a day's sunbathing, the log fire made for a lovely, cosy end to the day. As well as being close to the airport, the villa is in an excellent central position for visiting the tops sights east and west of the location - we popped to Loule in less than half an hour and over to Tavira in a little over that. Silves was fantastic too, as was the nearby Ria Formosa nature reserve.

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Management Response
Oct 30, 2017
Thank you so much for writing us such a wonderful review. We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would happily host you again in the future, should you wish to return.
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David B
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 21, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely location in the hills, but still close to the local village of Sao Bras where there are shop, bars and places to eat. We all have an enjoyable our time here, and are planed the next trip.

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Management Response
Sep 24, 2017
So happy that you enjoyed your stay and am looking forward to hosting you again.
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sarahhayw...
Providenciales
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat in rural Algarve”
Reviewed October 29, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your villa again Joan. We just love it here, so peaceful. The view is just to die for. The villa remains well maintained and there was nothing else that we could wish for.
The weather was a bit iffy, but the villas location just 30 minutes from the coast allowed us to find better weather and activities.
We hope you will allow us to stay again.

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Liked best: The view and tranquility
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Sarah H
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“Stunning traditional villa with spectacular mountain views ”
Reviewed October 26, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Just returned from an amazing week at this beautifully traditional villa. Accommodation has everything you could wish for, is spacious, comfortable and ideal for our family of four.
It's the location and view which makes this villa so special. It is in a rural location yet is only a 5 minute drive to Sao Bras the local market town with lots of restaurants and supermarkets and is only 30 minutes to the coast. The view is an uninterrupted view of the mountains.
Unfortunately, it did rain on a couple of days but the TV, DVD player, wifi and Wii console kept us all entertained.
We'd Iove to return in the future. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

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Management Response
Oct 31, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of my property and thank you for your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you again should you wish to stay. Kind regards J
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SDarkin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great villa in beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just returned from two weeks at Casa dos Carvalhos and have already pencilled in a return for next year.
From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the villa and the setting. The property photos do show the view and surroundings but don't really do it justice. It is without exception the most peaceful place we have ever stayed and, at night, the darkest. We've never seen so many stars.
The property is clean and spacious with plenty of outdoor space - a large pool terrace and big pool which our two boys (7 and 8) adored. We also made the most of the barbecue area, cooking up fresh meat and fish which is available very cheaply from Sao Bras, about 10 minutes' drive away. There's also plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture and four sun beds with mattresses.
The property team that we saw (cleaner, pool/garden man and the water delivery guy) were all very polite and accommodating and working to high standards.
The villa itself is fairly remote and a car is essential. Sao Bras has a selection of good restaurants, all of which look pretty plain but serve fantastic food at great prices.
Faro airport is about a half-hour drive away, as are the beaches from Olhão and west to Villamoura. We visited the beach at Vale do Garrão on two separate days and it was easy enough from Sao Bras.
We also had trips to Faro and the old town of Tavira (a real gem) but the star of the holiday was the villa and that pool terrace. We ate all our meals outside and could never tire of that view.
There's no aircon at the villa but we didn't need it, even in August. There was a cool breeze most nights and we only needed the fans (there are many at Casa dos Carvalhos) probably five nights out of 14.
The villa is well equipped and the wi-fi worked well. The TV has a full set of English channels but we hardly watched it. We were lucky enough to have the entire property to ourselves as the adjacent (and smaller) Casa Bolota was empty during our stay. When we return, we may well take some grandparents with us or even pay for exclusive use of the property - it would be well worth it.
A really lovely, welcoming home-from-home with stunning pools and everything you'd need to keep two boys happy for a fortnight. Wonderful.

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Liked best: The views and the privacy
Liked least: Can find nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Macdonald...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Casa dos Carvalhos”
Reviewed December 11, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Lovely peaceful location but close enough to Faro airport, São Bras and Tavira, Casa dos Carvalhos is very comfortable, clean and well equipped with a great pool. I have stayed at this villa on numerous occasions and have found it to be just perfect every time.

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Mark O
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful villa in breathtaking location”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Have stayed at this beautiful hillside villa three times now, and fully intend returning next year. The villa is spacious, comfortable and well cared for, with attractive gardens all around and a lovely sun terrace with sizeable freshwater, unheated pool.
The real winner though, is the vista. My daughter, who came just for a weekend, thought she was in 'Jurassic Park.' Fabulous for nature lovers and a mecca for bird-watchers during migration periods, the seclusion also means spectacular night skies.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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