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“Spacious comfortable Villa with outstanding pool...”
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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
View of pool from the orchard Sit back, relax and just enjoy your own piece of Portuguese paradise.....
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My pool is a cool 8 m long and 3.8 m wide so ideal for some serious swimming.....
View of pool from the orchard
Sit back, relax and just enjoy your own piece of Portuguese paradise.....
Pleny of shade both by the pool and around the house....
The pergola is ideal for lazy summer lunches in the shade by the pool.....
Cacti garden that always manages to surprise with beautiful blooms anytime of the year
The steps from the house to the pool area
Living room with log burner and SAT TV with all English TV channels
The living room has amazing views of the cacti garden
Dining area with seating for six
View from the kitchen with laundry room to right
Kitchen with fridge, freezer, gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher & Nespresso cofffee
Twin bedroom with ensuite and lovely front garden views
Twin room with garden views
Master bedroom with cacti garden views and ensuite
Family bathroom
Family bathroom
Master bedroom ensuite shower room
Twin bedroom ensuite
Your hammock awaits you..................
Front of house taken from electric gate
Driveway of villa for parking
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sao Bras de Alportel, Faro District, Algarve

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JudikinT
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Spacious comfortable Villa with outstanding pool in a lovely location”
Reviewed 18 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Three of us stayed at this villa for a long weekend at the beginning of March. The villa is extremely comfortable, very well equipped and spacious both inside and outside with a high point being the pool and surrounding area - its truely beautiful. Jean is very caring of her guests and makes sure you are really comfortable with more than enough for your evening and breakfast (very handy if you are quite late arriving from the airport) plus lots of other extras in the house to make your stay easy. The villa is simple to find and Jean provides great instructions and overview of the area – Nuno’s bar over the road is well worth visiting several times and Nuno is a star and true gentleman. He rustled up a great lunch with no notice including some lovely oranges from his Mums garden. There are several restaurants within walking distance if you don’t feel like cooking in the well-equipped kitchen or on the barbeque outside - and many more a short taxi or car ride away. Hiring a car is definitely an advantage so you can explore this lovely part of the Algarve and there is enclosed parking at the villa which makes things very easy if you have smaller children. We really enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The outside space and pool - though the lounge is also very comfortable.
Liked least: Cool Algarve evenings in March - though Jean has heaters and a lovey fire in the lounge.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jennifer2...
Bowral, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place to relax or explore the Algave”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Arriving in Tavira by bus from Spain, we were warmly greeted by Jean, who drove us around the beautiful seaside town and then took us to her lovely villa in a quiet and relaxed country village yet, just 19km from the busy Algarve Coast. The villa and its grounds were spacious, very comfortable and very peaceful. We especially enjoyed many relaxing hours in and by the fabulous pool, dined alfresco many mornings and nights on the side terrace or by the pool and explored the area in every direction. The gorgeous little white villages in the mountains were a short drive away, and the coast was another short drive where Tavira Island was a delightful surprise as were the many towns along the Algarve Coast. The inland towns of Sao Bras, Loule, Faro and Silves to name just a few were also a delight to visit.
A special treat was dining at the Estoi Palace Hotel one night after wandering around the beautiful hotel and its gardens. We also enjoyed spending time with Nuno in his bar across the road and appreciated the help he gave us in planning the rest of our time in Portugal.
In order to fully appreciate this lovely slice of the real Portugal a car would be a definite advantage in order to discover and appreciate all that there is to see.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jenifer N
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing stay in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for a week after flying into Lisbon and driving to the villa. We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful villa. It has everything you would think you would need for a fantastic holiday. We spent most days relaxing by the amazing pool (we had it unheated and it was warm enough at this time of year). It's beautiful in the evening with the lights on, perfect for a dip after a bbq. We looked through the great information folder that had been left in the villa and decided to go on a day trip to an Island at Tavira. It was a beautiful island and we had an delicious fish stew. The bar across the street was great and we enjoyed beer for 1 euro and great coffee. The owner wrote us a list of things we could visit on our return to Lisbon. It was easy to drive around the area and the local supermarkets and markets were great and full of local produce.

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Liked best: The pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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David B
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“The real Portugal, unspoilt and quiet, lovely place”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have stayed in lots of places in Portugal over the last 22 years and there is nowhere better than away from the madding crowd in Jean's beautiful villa. Can't wait to go again

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Samantha...
Province of Malaga, Spain
1 review
“Blissful country retreat”
Reviewed 4 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Monte Maria was totally idyllic. After a 6 hour drive from Spain we were delighted to arrive at this gorgeous villa in the stunning Eastern Algarve. The owner has created the perfect home from home for guests. The swimming pool was beautiful and clean, steps and a shallow end for small children too. The orchard was glorious and we were lucky enough to feast on a carpet of dried figs during our stay. There are some wonderful eateries dotted about - and Nuno's bar across the road which serves amazingly priced coffee... and stronger drinks! A car is a definite it you have a young family and want to explore the local towns. At the very least you MUST sample the Pasteis de Nata in nearby Sao Bras (Chicken Luis and Horta's too!), as well as wander the quaint and traditional streets of Tavira to building and people watch... and of course food sample. It was so lovely to stay in such an unspoiled region of Portugal. I have made many trips to the Portuguese cities and the West of the Algarve over this years, but this delightful corner of the country felt like the real Portugal. We will definitely return and highly highly highly recommend this gorgeous villa to our family and friends. It's an absolute gem.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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