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“The real Portugal, unspoilt and quiet, lovely...”
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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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David B
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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
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Susan N
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Abfab!”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Friend and I stayed last two weeks in June, loved it! Opted to have pool heated ... fantastic! Nuno from bar across road couldn't have been more helpful, book lunch with him is a must, delicious!!! Owner Jean very helpful and wealth of information. Based on our experience of two sharing we would definitely recommend this property, we would love to revisit!

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Liked best: Privacy
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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margaretr...
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“wonderful”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My son and I spend a week in this beautiful property and had a brilliant time.The house and swimming pool were gorgeous and there was a real feeling of space and being close to nature.I would definitely recommend this place, The suroundings are excellent, and the nearby towns a delight to visit with real old time buildings.The people are genuinely friendly in this area and couldn't do enough to make your trip a success.

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Liked best: Nature
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kcs270
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our wonderful stay began by being collected at Faro airport and returned there on the day of our departure seven days later. The location of the villa is excellent, within walking distance of the delightful town of Sao Bras de Alportel and close to many historic towns in the Algarve including Faro, Tavira, Loule, etc. It is an easy day's trip to Lisbon and that is a must. Every amenity was provided and all were first class with each bedroom having an ensuite. It was a luxurious property at a "friendly" price. It is very comfortable in every way in a beautiful setting with a swimming pool. It felt secure and safe and was quiet despite being on a busy road. The loquats were in full fruit and were delicious. Many other fruits will be able to be harvested later in the season.

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Liked best: The beautiful villa and its surroundings.
Liked least: There was nothing not to like.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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