Quinta da Sao Sebastio is located in the village of Alcantarilla just 3k from the lovely seaside resort of Armacao de Pera and 5 minutes from Gale with its gorgeous beaches and restaurants. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 15k drive from the lively but lovely resort of Albufeira. Close to great beaches, fabulous restaurants, Aqualand Water Park and Zoo Marine within 3km and it has the Faldo & O'Connor golf courses of Oceanico Amendoeira on its doorstep. The house has a lovely pool, shared but quiet, a large private terrace, with a built in barbecue to enable you to dine al fresco. The master bedroom upstairs has a huge en suite bathroom and a spacious balcony off it. The villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. You can enjoy the best of both worlds with this holiday. Have every facility and lively entertainment on your doorstep in Gale and Albuferia, but escape to the quiet and peacefulness of your holiday home whenever you wish.
House in Alcantarilha, Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve,Peaceful Location in quaint village but only 3k From Hustle And Bustle Of Beautiful Seaside Resorts
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- Nov 3, 2018
About Rosemary Byrne
We are two families who are great friends. Both families have two children of the same age, who are now young adults/teenagers and we all remain great friends. Having spent many years holidaying together all over the world, we decided to settle down and buy this house between us. This was a partnership that has worked out spectacularly well and we are delighted to share our lovely home with others also
Rosemary Byrne purchased this House in 2007
Why Rosemary Byrne chose Alcantarilha
We are two families who bought this property together 11 years ago and have enjoyed and continue to enjoy many great family holidays here. Our children have now grown up into teenagers and beyond, so we don't get to spend as much time in Portugal as a family as we used to, however, the extra freedom we now have allows us to use the house for golfing trips with friends and fun long weekends. We have set the house up as a home from home, with all home comforts and its location in a quiet rural village, just 3k from a fabulous seaside resort Armacao de Pera suits us all.
What makes this House unique
The village of Alcantarilha is beautiful. So very quaint, crumbly and typical Portugese. Away from the tourist trail. However, the location is so good, as we are only 3k from the sea with both Armacao de Pera and Gale beaches. We are about 2k from the golf courses of Armedeiro (Faldo and O'Connor courses) and another 5k from Guia and the largest shopping centre in the Algarve. If we want a day or night in Albufeira, this is only 10k away.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect family holiday
The villa more than met our expectations. It is clean, comfortable and spacious and very well equipped. The location is quiet, part of a small gated complex on the edge of Alcantarilha which is a smalll town with just a few restaurants. There is an Aldi supermarket a short distance away which is handy for daily shopping. We hired a car with Zest which enabled us to make the most of the local area- I would recommend this to anyone considering staying here. The local town of Armação da Pêra was a nice place to visit on an evening with more choice of restaurants and bars. We also visited Albufeira, and Portimao, as well as the historic town of Silves -and the Aqualand waterpark which is only 5 minutes away. We found Rosemary to be extremely pleasant and helpful as were her agents in resort. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a great central location on the Algarve.
Lucy. Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon
Lovely, comfortable property, in a peaceful village
The property is beautiful with spotless, spacious rooms which are well equipped. Beds and sofas were very comfortable and the three bathrooms very welcome. The outside space is ideal for those with young children as there is a big lawn and lots of shaded patio space. The built in BBQ and comfortable seating makes outdoor eating fun. In the evening sitting on the huge balcony off the main bedroom with it's view of the pool and illuminated grounds was delightful.
The pool is very close and was beautifully maintained but still a little cool at the beginning of June. The gardens are really pretty, well maintained and ideal for little ones.
There is a large TV with internet channels but the wi-fi speed was variable for that, however it was perfectly adequate for i phones and tablets.
The village has two restaurants which are a 5 to 10 minute walk away and the food at both was really good and reasonably priced.
It was a10 minute drive to Armacao de Mar beach which had lovely soft sand and plenty of restaurants. We also visited the gypsy market at Quarteira which had plenty of bargains.
The journey from the airport was about 35 minutes and quite straightforward once you hit the M125 & A22 toll road.
Rosemary was very helpful and responded quickly and efficiently to all requests and communications. Her agent onsite was very thorough and helpful despite our midnight arrival!
If you want a lively holiday without driving this is probably not for you but if you are looking for peace and tranquility in comfortable surroundings it's ideal.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is much appreciated and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay.
The villa was really very good with everything you could need, with a beautiful pool set in tranquil gardens. The villa was very clean and the gardens beautifully maintained with lots of useful information in the villa on places to visit. We particularly liked visiting Silves and Lagos which had more historical buildings and we would say a car is essential if you want to explore anywhere other than the town of Alcantarilha. Only one set of house keys were supplied which was tricky as our teenage kids didn't always do what we were doing and another set would have helped, especially as this property can accommodate 6 people.
I would definitely recommend this property and found the owner to be very helpful and speedy in any responses.
A really relaxing holiday and only a short distance to travel from the airport.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our house. We note your comments regarding keys and will provide more sets in future. Many thanks.
The pictures on the website do not do this property justice, it is so much better, it's comfortable, very clean, modern, stocked with everything you could require and it's extremely quiet. The location is great, walking distance to shops ( Aldi for food, The Bazzar for everything) restaurants, a selection of 3 in the town. A few miles down the road is the beach and seaside town with huge selection of restaurants, the other direction and there is a selection of Golf courses and the water park. 15 minutes by car and you are in Alburera passing Aqualand and the biggest shopping centre in the Algarve on the way.
I could not recommend this property highly enough.
We loved the place but...
Hello Mrs Byrne,
We really loved your condo. The place is roomy and well situated. We loved the 'back yard' with the pool and grass. However, we expected the house to be spotless (no smudges, dust or spider webs).
Super sejour dans une residence agreable entretenue et calme !
La maison est conforme a la description spacieuse propre agreable a vivre dans une residence calme avec une belle piscine
Je recommande !!
Quinta de Sao Sebastio is located in the village of Alcantarilla just a three minute drive from the lovely seaside resort of Armacao de Pera and 5k from Gale with it's gorgeous beaches and restaurants. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a fifteen minute drive from the lively but lovely resort of Albufeira.
The nearest airport is Faro Airport and it takes approximately 40 mins from the airport to our house. Car hire is recommended.
We provide a meet and greet with our UK agent who looks after the property.
Village of Alcantarilha 300m
Armacao de Pera Resort 3k
Gale Resorts 5k
Slide & Splash 7k
Zoo Marine 3k
There is an Aldi Supermarket right next to our house, which can be reached by a 3 minute walk. Small retail park at bottom of the road and within walking distance of the small selection of bars and restaurants of the village.
Booking Notes: We will give a discounted price for a 2 week or longer stay. We also allow flexi day holidays greater than 1 week. We will provide a booking form and will require a deposit of 20% with booking. Full balance to be paid 8 weeks before the holiday. Changeover Day: Changeover can be flexible. Check out time usually before 10am.