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Restored Farmhouse with Sea Views - Eastern Algarve AL 11736/2017

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10) plus opt. wood cabin

The farmhouse is set on a south-facing hillside and enjoys spectacular views over un-spoilt countryside down to the sea. Set on 4 acres of grounds and gardens, this charming farmhouse, dating from 1916 is very well furnished in an antique, rustic style and it is just a few minutes drive from the town of Estoi. The Eastern Algarve is still unspoilt and relatively underdeveloped offering a more relaxed atmosphere for those wishing to escape the bustle of the main tourist areas while still having access to glorious beaches frequented more by the locals. Fascinating historic town of Faro within easy reach, and the historic town of Loule, famous throughout the Algarve for its many craft shops and markets. The pretty fishing village of Olhao is 8 kms away. Ideally situated between the east and west Algarve golf courses. Spain is easily reached within 40-45 minutes.

Main House: The main house is divided into two distinct self contained living spaces each having their own kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom.

Wood cabin: There is a self-contained wood cabin on the property that sleeps 2-4 which is included in the rental when the party is larger than 8. It has one bed, bathroom and living area with convertible bed and small kitchen.

Keywords: Farmhouse

More Details

Owner
Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes

Restored Farmhouse near Estoi, Portugal

Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Laura Kearney and Victor Lopes chose Algarve Region

House with wonderful sea views

Amenities

Alcaria Branca Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    wood cabin - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • wood cabin - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , wood cabin can be rented if more beds are needed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) wood cabin (double bed (1) and Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 acres of gardens and grounds

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Restored Farmhouse with Sea Views - Eastern Algarve AL 11736/2017
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
New Jersey
5

Great spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time experiencing this local gem. We ended up cooking a lot of meals on the grill and preparing large breakfasts to eat outside on the picnic table with the beautiful vistas behind us! The "house book" was loaded with excellent detailed information for the best beaches and sights which made narrowing down all the choices a breeze! Thank you to the owners and house manager for being so communicative and responsive to inquiries. Great place to experience local flavor without all the tourists!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, New york
5

THE PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5

MAJESTIC VIEW OF FARO AND THE SEA. THE HOUSE IS CHARMING AND WELL APPOINTED. NOTHING IS LACKING. THE LOCATION IS QUIET. THE AIR FRESH AND CLEAN. VITOR IS ATTENTIVE . WE'VE RENTED MANY PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THIS IS THE BEST SO FAR. NO SURPRISES OR DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH THIS RENTAL, JUST THE OPPOSITE. WE WERE MORE THEN PLEASED. OUR TIME HERE WAS SPECIAL.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Property!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 from the U.S. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the unique nature of the home and peaceful setting. The town of Estoi is quaint and it is a breeze to get around the greater Algarve region from the home. The owners and house manager were always very responsive and all communication and information was timely and accurate. We highly recommend this property and will do so to family and friends. Thank you for a great experience and memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place with tons of space

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week here this summer in this original farmhouse not far from Faro. It's a superb house with a nice view and plenty of space to accommodate a lot of people, and has a lovely outdoor area for bbqs. It's also excellently located for seeing lots of beautiful villages along the coast. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place with tons of space

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week here this summer in this original farmhouse not far from Faro. It's a superb house with a nice view and plenty of space to accommodate a lot of people, and has a lovely outdoor area for bbqs. It's also excellently located for seeing lots of beautiful villages along the coast. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house in an idyllic location - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Faro to attend a nearby wedding and it's a short drive to Estoi from Faro airport ( we picked up a car Zit auto car hire , also recommended! It's also possible to get a bus to Faro and taxi to Estoi) Actually it's a little bit tricky after Estoi so watch out for the sharp right turn down to the farmhouse, which is set in the sun drenched rolling hills. When you arrive and get out of the car , prepare to exhale and begin to relax in a little bit of heaven. I spent the days before the wedding just unwinding by the pool, preparing sumptuous meals in the mediterranean style kitchen or relaxing out of the sun in the very comfy lounge. Friends were arriving over the next two days and the night before the wedding we had a full house- I think there must have been at least 9 people staying, including a few babies. The two houses, each with kitchen and bathrooms, means it's very easy for different groups, or couples with kids, to come and go independently while the big dining kitchen and dining room in the main house allows for us all to come together and enjoy communal meals. Actually because of the amazing weather all of our evenigns were spent eating al fresco on the big stone table, enjoying amazing bbq fish and meats and veg, all brought locally in nearby Estoi or Faro. There's lots to do and visit nearby and a few of our party went on daily road trips but personally I was happy to chill out by the pool and read and go for easy walks along the country roads and through the fields, with their stones walls, olive trees and nervous sheep! I did get a bit of surfing in; good surfing spots are less than an hour away on the motorway. Highly recommended spot - we definitately hope to get back.

-Declan Brennan

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.