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Beautiful characterful villa, sleeps 6, large private pool, gardens & sea views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, beautiful private tranquil pool & gardens with sea views.

Casa das Figueiras is an idyllically situated 3 bedroom villa, which can sleep up to 6, with a magnificent private pool over looking the stunning rural and coastal Algarvian views.

The villa boasts a large open plan living and dining area with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and French doors opening out onto one of the many terraces overlooking the beautiful mature garden. We have a log fire, perfect for comfy nights in during the colder season, but in summer the air conditioning ensures a pleasing coolness. There's also satellite TV, free wifi, a DVD and CD player. The beautiful en-suite master bedroom with king-size bed has patio doors opening on to the terrace and garden, there are also two twin bedrooms (one with a shower room) and a separate large bathroom. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to cook up a wonderful feast which can be enjoyed inside or at any of the three alfresco dining areas over looking the pool and views.

If you fancy cooking outside we do, of course, have a large built in BBQ and several alfresco eating areas and terraces. The private pool is 10x5 metres with steps and a handrail and has several sun loungers and parasols around it along with a shaded eating area so it's perfect for enjoying the weather. The pool area is gated so is safe for families.

All the amenities are available inclusive of the price such as wifi, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and radio, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and parking space. There is a twice weekly maid service and linens and pool towels are provided free of charge. A cot and high chair are available free of charge should you require them. Well behaved pets are welcome if notified in advance of booking, subject to an additional £25 cleaning fee (please note pets are not allowed in the pool).

Casa das Figueiras is located idyllically on a hillside with coast and country views, along a country lane only 2km from Boliqueime village with its shops, bank, pharmacy, bars and restaurants for eating out. The villa is peaceful and relaxing, away from it all, yet only ten minutes drive to wonderful beaches and Vilamoura with a marina, casino, 4 golf courses and all the pleasures of a top resort. We highly recommend hiring a car to explore everything the surrounding area has to offer.

The villa manager will welcome you at the villa upon your arrival and will help with any questions during your stay so you can rest easily knowing everything will be taken care of! We can arrange for a small welcome grocery pack if you require, payable directly to the manager upon arrival.

Please note that during peak season, changeover day is generally Saturday and there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. Check-in is after 2pm and check-out is 10.30am.

More Details
Registration Number : 60929/AL

Sheila Hutchings
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Sheila Hutchings

My husband and I bought a plot in 1981 with a small building (a ruin really) set on a hillside overlooking the Algarvian coast. Gradually we renovated, expanded and improved but kept the character of the original stone building and roof. The location is fantastic! Real Algarve, tranquil, almond orchards, winding lanes, village close by with bank, pharmacy and some good restaurants. Yet Vilamoura and Albufeira are only a 10/15 minute drive with beautiful beaches, golf courses and marinas. We've enjoyed many family holidays here over the years and hope we've created a home from home for your relaxing holiday.

Sheila Hutchings purchased this house in 1980

Why Sheila Hutchings chose Boliqueime

Boliqueime seemed the perfect spot, away from the hustle and bustle like another world but with easy access to coast and airport.

What makes this house unique

Glorious rest and relaxation. Sometimes a shepherd grazes his sheep in the orchard in front. The garden is child friendly and the villa has a fenced pool.


Boliqueime House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En suite - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master bedroom with en suite, air con and patio doors.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room with air conditioning.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room with air conditioning and shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful characterful villa, sleeps 6, large private pool, gardens & sea views
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Lovely and peaceful holiday for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Villa, it was a great and quiet location despite being close to a rural road. The swimming pool was brilliant for the kids, big enough and safe for our toddler as there were two gates that could be locked with a key to access it. The inside of the house was very nice too, Portuguese style and all you needed for a relaxing holiday! Air-con in all the bedrooms and lounge, bonus! A 15mns drive to the closest beach and 5mns to Aldi for shopping (they do fresh croissant and baguette!) On the last day we were lucky enough to spot a Common Chameleon in the garden (A green lizard moving very slowly..) Also thanks to Remco for his welcome and efficient check-out! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Eric, we're so glad you had a lovely time. (And a chameleon! That's quite special!) :)
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Tranquil and homely villa , beautiful outdoor areas with a great private pool

  • 4 of 5

Lovely rustic villa with amazing outdoor areas very private, great pool area. The kitchen has everything you need, lovely comfy beds all air conditioned throughout the villa . The bathroom all 3 of them had great showers and 2 had bath with towels provided and changed as were the bedding twice a week . The maid was lovely and Remco the villa Manager was so very help and on hand for any questions or queries.

All in all a lovely relaxing stay at a lovely relaxing villa

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute bliss!

  • 5 of 5

June 2017

This was our first experience of a Villa type holiday. We weren't disappointed.

Loved "Figgy" right from the off, it had that "wow" factor as soon as we were shown in by the lovely manager Remco, we knew we were going to have a lovely holiday. The whole place gives you a feel of what a villa should be like, cool decor, locally sourced tiles on the walls, tiled floors, a big doorway to beautifully tended gardens and outside eating areas in the sun, or shade if preferred, a nice mixture of old and modern furniture too. Everything and every room had plenty of character which gave a lovely homely feel. All the mod-cons you could ever need were also available, the dishwasher was very well utilised! The beds were very good too. The gardens are lovely, lively and we had regular visitors from the insect and reptile world! One of the highlights was the little gecko that visited us nearly every night after dark when we were indoors watching the telly! The pool area is just perfect for total peace and quiet, and also provides yet another area for outside dining and the pool was perfect too, quite big, deep, spotlessly clean and there's a choice of sun loungers and shade options. There was loads of space for our family of 4 adults (kids are 21 and 18), and the villa can easily accomodate 6. Set beside a quiet road, in very quiet surroundings, it's only a 4 or 5 minute drive from the centre of the village, and its easy to find using the simple map and directions that Sheila provided for me before departure.

We loved this place, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. As I write this, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be than sitting outside Figgy just as the sun is setting, listening to the birds and the crickets singing while sipping another glass of local wine......

Thank you Sheila, Remco, the Pool Guy and the Maid, we had a fantastic time!

Neil + Family (Edinburgh)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neil I have just read your review and am quite thrilled by it. Obviously I love my villa which started as a little old barn , now the kitchen and bedroom on the lane. Over time my husband and I had it converted and extended to the interior you now describe. The outside space ,once the pool was constructed was fairly easy because things grow like magic in the clement climate out there. I do recognise the value of "the team " headed by Remco and his lovely wife both originally from Holland , the Portuguese maid Sao, and the gardener Dmitrii who was an immigrant from Eastern Europe a few years back.. An absolute mix from the EU! I pay them properly, treat them as equals and I get their goodwill back in spades. We want our clients -guests to have a lovely holiday, it makes us very happy and we hope you tell others about your experience and perhaps return to Figgy in the future.
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Résidence merveilleusement accueillante

  • 5 of 5

Une maison où l'on se sent comme chez soi. Tout est parfait : l'accueil, la déco, les équipements, le jardin, la piscine... Un seul regret : n'y être restée qu'une semaine.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Résidence merveilleusement acceuillante

  • 5 of 5

Une maison où l'on se sent comme chez soi. Tout est parfait : l'acceuil, la déco, les équipements, le jardin, la piscine... Un seul regret : n'y être restée qu'une semaine.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that my villa seems to be a "home from home".A lovely review.Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Vilamoura - 4 courses
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Olhos d'Agua / Falesia
Car: necessary

Beautiful village of Boliqueime is a 5 min drive/15 min stroll away for essentials from the shop, cafe or post officer. Vilamoura is 10-15 min drive away where there is a fitness centre, indoor pool off season, massage therapist, tennis, 4 golf courses, marina, boat trips, cinemas, casino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.36

25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking. Remaining 75% balance required at least 30 days before start of holiday.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.