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Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with fr...Your piece of Portuguese paradise is located a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Algarve yet its still only 25 minutes from the airport, sea and golf courses. This is the real Algarve which has fortunately remained totally Portuguese. The villa is a little village just 2 km from Sao Bras. All your neighbours are Portuguese although most speak a bit of English. The villa is on an orchard full of Mediterranean fruit trees and part of the joy of staying here is picking your own fruit straight from the tree! Imagine fresh figs in August for breakfast or what about freshly squeezed grape juice in September with your lunch? You can even help pick the carob pods in summer too or help with the olive harvest in October / November. What can be more special than returning with freshly pressed olive oil that you helped to produce! The villa has everything your heart desires for a great holiday with the added bonus of an orchard full of organically grown fruits. TV with UK channels. Kitchen has a microwave, fridge, freezer, gas hob, oven, honesty larder, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher. Honesty larder with basic necessities to get you started. Separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Brand new cot and mattress for junior citizens! The villa is ideal for exploring the unspoilt Algarve hinterland - or just relaxing by the pool and enjoying my villa library. There are lots of local walks nearby through the idyllic countryside of Sao Bras. You don't even have to cook as 3 min away is a lovely restaurant whose speciality is 'Steak on the Stone.' There is even a small local bar closeby with with great Portuguese expresso at just 50 euro cents a shot! This is where all the locals hang out! Please note that the Internet connection in the villa is sometimes not as efficient as the UK. However, there is a small bar closeby and restaurant as well with WIFI. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00More
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Jean D
Languages spoken:German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2013
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Amman, Jordan
21
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2019
GlobeTrotting498352, VR Owner at Luxury Orchard Villa in unspoilt hinterland, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Information from Jean was excellent from directions, places to visit and restaurants. Villa was lovely and had everything you needed. The pool was great. We did not venture too far as this was a short and well needed break for resting. When we arrived sandwiches...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Destination166351
Management response:Responded October 10, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. It was great to have you and you are always welcome.

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Winsford, United Kingdom
31
Reviewed May 21, 2017

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Date of stay: May 2017
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2017
Management response:Responded May 19, 2017

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We booked this having never been to the Algarve before but it worked out great! Very good host in Jean, central location to get to beaches, and nice to relax by the pool!

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Andrew b
Management response:Responded April 18, 2017

Thank you all for taking the time to write a review! It was great to have you. Happy travelling!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this vacation rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
What can I say? The Algarve hinterland is an amazing area where you can get really lost in the beautiful countryside and visit whitewashed villages clinging to the hillsides such as Alte a mere 40 min. by car through the hills from the villa. In fact you are more likely to think you are in Switzerland or Austria driving there as you inhale the smell of the pine trees and marvel at the views out across the hills. Or if you don't fancy driving one day why not take a bus from S. Bras to Faro and be dazzled by its old town. In fact Faro is not just about its airport its about a hidden gem of an old town that can't fail to take your breath away and ladies think shoes! In fact in all my life I have never seen so many fab shoe shops all in the same area!! So if you want to experience the Altern...
How to get there
Car hire can be organised from the villa. Local buses from S. Bras de Alportel go to Faro, Tavira, Alportel, and Loule. From Faro bus station there are buses all over the Algarve and even to Seville in Spain. Local English speaking taxi driver also available.
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