Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.

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Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.

9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
São Bras de Alportel

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNovacortica Cork Factory6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMunicipal Swimming Pool6 min drive
  • Popular LocationCostume Museum6 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)33 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
250 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel.

Riverside villa with private pool and kitchen
Our Mediterranean, detached, architect-designed holiday home (250 m2) is located just 20 minutes from Faro airport and 3 km from the village of São Bras de Alportel, in a wonderfully quiet valley that is part of a protected natural area. The very private villa is situated on a southern slope in the middle of cork oaks, oleanders, fig and olive trees with a great view over the surrounding hills. From the shady terraces around the house you can look at the very large, privately situated swimming pool (12x4m) with sun terrace. In the Mediterranean garden you can freely use the herbs present (rosemary, thyme, mint, marjoram, oregano). The entire garden has been laid out according to the principle of dry gardening, which means that we irrigate as little as possible, in order to prevent water wastage, and furnish the garden as much as possible with native plants and trees that feel at home in the Algarvian climate.
The entire site covers 6,000 m2.

The interior of the villa is minimalist and modern, but fully equipped. It is a split level villa with a spacious hall and large open kitchen on the middle floor, which is connected via a staircase to the lower living room with fireplace. There is a separate utility room with a large fridge / freezer.

On the ground floor there is a bedroom with a terrace, from where you can walk outside to take a dip in the swimming pool. Those who want to relax for a while can go to the lounge room, which also has a single bed for a seventh guest.

The master bedroom and the third bedroom are located on the top floor. All bedrooms (3 in total) have their own bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a fourth toilet for general use.

In addition to the spacious and well-equipped, modern kitchen with a 5-burner gas stove and oven, there is a covered terrace with a large table where you can eat in the shade. Five meters away is the outdoor kitchen with a large barbecue.

The site has enough space for various cars. House and garden are fenced with a lockable gate. Wifi and internet are free. There is satellite TV with Portuguese and a large number of international channels.

In the house you will find a large offer with tourist information about the Algarve in general and São Bras de Alportel and the surrounding area in particular. There are booklets with walking routes, information about golf courses, mountain bike routes, cultural trips and so on.

Vila Lua is the ideal starting point for hikers, golfers and nature lovers.
From the house lies along one of the many hiking trails that the Algarve has to offer.

Golf courses, sea and beach are approximately a 20-minute drive away, as is the Ria Formosa nature reserve. But the fishing towns of Tavira, Olhão, Cabanas and the city of Loulé are all nearby.
São Bras has numerous restaurants, terraces, a few good supermarkets, a weekly market, banks, in short everything you need.

Alojamento Local, numéro de registo: 20710 / AL
Air-conditioned accommodation at this villa offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, stovetops, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the villa include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Angela Houdijk


Dutch, English, French, Portuguese

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming dogs only


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: Smoking allowed on terraces near house.

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 2691 sq ft (250 sq m)

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Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: only with previous permission of the owner

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots are available on request at the property
Note from host: 2 babycamping beds and babychairs

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property registration number 020710/AL

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Luxurious Villa Hills Algarve Sao Bras Alportel
Luxurious Hills Algarve Sao Bras Alportel São Bras de Alportel
Luxurious Villa Hills Algarve Sao Bras Alportel
Luxurious Hills Algarve Sao Bras Alportel São Bras de Alportel

About this area

Sao Bras de Alportel

Located in Sao Bras de Alportel, this villa is in a rural area and on a river. Municipal Swimming Pool and Colina Verde Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Loulé Municipal Market and Loule Gypsy Market. Travelling with kids? Consider Tavira Living Science Center, or check out an event or a game at Algarve Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing and water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hunting and cave exploring.

What's nearby

  • Novacortica Cork Factory - 6 min drive
  • Municipal Swimming Pool - 6 min drive
  • Costume Museum - 6 min drive
  • Moncarapacho Museum and Chapel - 15 min drive
  • Estoi Palace - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Tavira Station - 21 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 33 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Does Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel. have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel. pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room).

Where is Luxurious villa with private pool, in the hills, Algarve, Sao Bras de Alportel. located?

This family-friendly Sao Bras de Alportel villa is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Novacortica Cork Factory, Costume Museum and Municipal Swimming Pool. Old Town is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



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10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Excellent Stay
Villa Lua offers great value for money. The villa is very spacious, extremely clean and well provisioned. The pool is large and well situated. The only areas of improvement would be slightly better lighting outside & the paving by the pool to be redone. Otherwise, we had an extremely enjoyable stay. Teresa was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome & was always available for any questions we had.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

John H.
As advertised
Excellent from start to finish. Teresa (the housekeeper) was fantastic making sure our stay was great without being obtrusive. The accommodation was as advertised with a fantastic pool which easily accommodated family of 6. Would not hesitate to recommend and genuinely hope to return.
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jim G.
Family holiday with teenagers
We spent a week at Angela’s villa and had a fabulous time. Everything was perfect from the early booking process, to arrivals and then the stay. Angela made everything very straightforward and was a great host throughout. When we arrived Teresa and Ze kindly met us and made sure everything was in order for our holiday. We wanted a quiet break away from the busy coastline. That is exactly what we got and the villa has plenty of space, was clean with all the facilities you need. There was a large pool to relax at which was ideal for teenage children (16-19). We spent most days and evenings at the villa and took some trips to Tavira (15 mins) and Villamoura (30 mins). This villa is perfect for large groups of friends or a family. There are steps down to the pool which may not be ideal for very young children. The location is in the hills about 30 mins from Faro airport and you will definitely need a car. However the nearest large supermarket is less than 10 minutes drive away. We would highly recommend this Villa for a holiday.

8/10 Good

esther v.
Love the villa and surrounding area
Perfect hideaway for our winter break. Beautiful Vila minimalist design but Homely decorated. Lost's of seating areas outside and inside. Rural Location but only 5/10 min from Sao Bras, which has everything you need. Manager Teresa is very helpful and speaks English very well.
Stayed 14 nights in Nov 2018

10/10 Excellent

Ian C., United Kingdom
A great holiday!!!!!
We have just enjoyed a fantastic two weeks at Vila Lua. Angela was helpful and very responsive to questions asked before booking, making the whole process much easier than it could be. Angela's local agent Teresa was great and very helpful, her suggestion of eating at Ysconderijo, a restaurant in Sao Bras, was ideal for a birthday meal! We found the air conditioned house just right for us with large rooms and plenty of features and of course the pool is absolutely lovely. The area around the pool is a bit uneven but you get used to it. The pool area is very secluded and cars on the roads next to the house are a rarity. We enjoyed visits out to Sao Bras, Tavira, Loule, Faro, Olhao, Castle Marim, Cape St Vincent and even ventured to the Spanish city of Seville. Drives into the hills north of Sao Bras show a more rural part of Portugal. All in all a great holiday in a lovely home. Thankyou for letting us stay!
Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2018