Villa is now accepting bookings for 2020 - Villa in Alcantarilha Gare, Algarve
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Hi dear guests, I am Rúben and will be me replying to your enquires. Have a great day.
Why Rúben chose Alcantarilha
The villa is situated on the centre of Algarve and located in a peaceful area. It is fenced/private; no close neighbours and provides a large pool only for the guests. It is perfect to relax and to enjoy the beautiful views to the sea and mountains. Restaurants, supermarkets, fabulous beaches, etc are a short drive away by car.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is situated on the Top of the Hill, guests can enjoy the stunning views of the largest golf course of Algarve, the sea and the mountains. The villa has all the privacy and tranquility to relax and it is near Faro airport (45mins drive). The owners live near the villa; therefore if guests need any help, the owners can always be around quickly. Free WI-FI and pool lighting. Massage and baby sitting service available (there is a fee).
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:20
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
There will be a charge if guest break anything in the villa. Its guest´s responsability to report any damage.
The owners do not accept more than 6 adults in the villa.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Peaceful but not isolated
The villa is perfectly located, only a very short drive to Silves or to the coast at Armacao da Pera, yet off the beaten track and so peaceful but not isolated. The bed was comfortable so we slept very well, the sofa was large and well upholstered, so we enjoyed evenings sprawled out watching the lights come on in the garden and down over the rolling landscape. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bathrooms were very stylish. Outside, the pool was beautiful, large and sparkling clean, and the gardens extremely well kept.
Reuben and Laura were exceptional hosts, from the very first contact enquiring about booking, their responses were immediate and always helpful. A generous welcome pack was provided.
The icing on the cake for us were Lolita and Yoshi, the 2 little dogs that visited everyday. They are absolutely adorable, and made the place very much a home rather than a holiday let.
All in all, a last minute break that turned out to be one of the best holidays we have had, we would definitely go back.
Thank you Reuben and Laura, we hope we will see you next year
Thank you so much for taking the time in writing a lovely review of your stay in our villa. It was a pleasure having you two! Lovely people and Lolita & Yoshi loved your company! We hope to see you next year. You are always welcome back at any time.
Beautiful hilltop villa
We have just returned from two wonderful weeks staying in this amazing villa. Everything from the minute we arrived to an enthusiastic reception from the two little dogs, Lolita and Yoshi, to when we sadly had to leave, was perfect. The pictures do not do this villa and it's location justice - it truly is amazing. The outdoor kitchen was very well used as was the pool.
Ruben and Laura did so much to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable, providing valuable local knowledge and advice on places to visit. Lolita and Yoshi are adorable and we looked forward to their visits and their company. We have stayed in other villas but this is definitely one we will return to!
We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at the villa. Thank you for the lovely review, it means a lot to us! Thank you too for looking after our villa. You are always welcome back at any time.
Wonderful Villa on the hill!
Quinta da Altura is a beautiful villa with wonderful views and with great owners Ruben and Laura to make your stay the best. We've had the opportunity to stay in the area a few times and I must say this villa had a wonderful homely feeling, with a fantastic large pool which was used to the full and a great outdoor kitchen/bbq area . We have 4 children 15, 11, 8 and 6 yr old and they loved it. Wifi for the older ones, dvd player for the younger ones but for all the Pool and the visits from Lolita and Yoshi the dogs ensured they loved it. The villa was situated with a short drive to Silves, Armacao de Pera and Carvoeiro so excellent location for getting out and about!
We loved it and hope to be back soon.
What a lovely review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Our week long stay at the Hilltop Villa exceeded expectations in every possible way.
The Villa is excellent with amazing outside space, views, BBQ area and a lovely pool which is excellently maintained.
The location is perfect. Even though it is up a short dirt track and away from the hustle and bustle of busy algarve towns, it is within close proximity of everything you need to see at the algarve - whether it is the water parks for the kids, pristine beaches and coves or the lovely towns of Silves, Lagos or Monchique, amongst others.
Ruben and Laura are lovely and live only a short walk away. They are there on hand should you need any help or advice but otherwise leave you to enjoy your Holiday.
Only regret is not to have booked another week.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review! We are so pleased that our villa exceeded your expectations and we are glad that you all had a wonderful time.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Laura & Rúben
Fabulous views and pool
Spacious villa with a fantastic pool and outside space. Hosts very helpful and friendly, providing advice and a generous welcome pack. A car is essential but the views from the villa are a delight, if it’s peace and quiet you are after this is the place.
Dear Julie, thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you all enyoyed it. Thank you so much for looking after the villa. It was a pleasure hosting you! You are a great couple and made us laugh so much!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Quiet, private location. Lovely lovely hosts.
Sat at Faro Airport wishing we were back on the balcony at Quinta de Altura.
Villa has everything you need, whether you want to stay there and relax by the fabulous pool or go out and about in a hire car. It’s peaceful enough to stay and chill and not too far from anything if you want to explore. The railway station is not far away and we caught a train to Lagos for the day (not expensive and an easy option to driving there). Ruben and Laura are warm, friendly and welcoming (as are the 2 little dogs Lolita and Yoshi). They were close by if we needed anything, checking to see if everything was ok and recommending places to go and visit. When the kettle stopped working, we had a new one waiting for us the next morning.
I would highly recommend Quinta de Altura and wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thank you Ruben and Laura!
Thank you for the lovely review of our villa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future.
Kind regards and a Happy 2019 x
Laura & Ruben
Armação de Pêra is the nearest coastal resort with stunning beaches. It is just 10 minutes away by car. Armação de Pêra has a lot to offer: long beach of white sand, water sports, traditional shops, delicious food and great night life.
The Praia Grande beach and the Nature Reserve is in between Armação de Pêra and Galé known for having beautiful long stretch of unspoilt coastline with a natural lagoon and marshes; it is an ideal spot to watch Flamingos and other water fowl.
Near Gale there is another beach called Salgados. There is a raised wooden walkaway/cycle path over the beautiful nature reserve that is Salgados lake. This runs adjacente to the beach for approx. 2km.
The Wild West coast (Sagres) is famous because of long beaches and great surfing conditions.
45 minutes drive from Faro Airport via motorway A22 or 2 hours drive from Lisbon airport via motorway A2. There is a toll road charge. However you can use other roads, free of charge but will take you longer. Car hire is essential and can be arranged for collection from the airport. More information with details about the villa will be send by post to your home address after your booking/deposit.
Quinta da altura is situated in Alcantarilha Gare.
Alcantarilha is the village near the villa and it´s 5 minutes away by car. There is Aldi in Alcantarilha for food shopping, Water Theme Park called Aqualand and the Amendoeiras Golf Course. A bit far away about 10min by car, there is the town of Silves, the old Moorish capital of Algarve. Beautiful town to visit, you can find supermarkets, restaurants, bars, castle and much more. If you carry on, you will be able to find another great Water Theme Park rated as the best in Europe - Slide and Splash. Carvoeiro and Portimão is also nice places to visit. Portimão have a big Shopping Centre called AQUA.
Near the villa, about 15 min by car, it is the Zoomarine, they have dolphins and other animals shows and exhibitions are educational and promote awareness of environmental and conservation issues. They also have water slides, fairgrounds rides and much much!!! A great day out with your family.
The Albufeira Marina is about 20min by car and you will find a range of restaurants, pubs, several companies offerring diferente activities such as: deep sea fishing, dophin viewing trips, cruises along the Algarve coastline. The marina also offers entertaiment for the little ones with bouncy castles, play areas and bicycles to hire.
Not far away there is the Algarve shopping where you can find a range of shops.