Sao Bras do Alportel, Portugal
Breathtaking panoramic views over The Algarve
It seems impossible to imagine not being utterly relaxed within minutes of arriving at the new and luxurious Quinta Amorosa.
Just a short drive from Faro airport, it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of normal life and easy to fall into a pattern of soaking up the sun from the comfort of one of the elegant poolside loungers whilst gazing at the views over olive groves and mountains beyond, and giggling with little ones splashing in the warm waters of the heated private pool... and relax!
The glorious views, inviting pool and elegant but homely interior make Quinta Amorosa a perfect pad for up to eight family and friends to utterly unwind in the sunny Algarve.
The hill top setting means guests can enjoy panoramic views from sunrise to sunset, with terracotta tiled terraces, hardwood outdoor furniture and poolside loungers for doing just that.
The Algarve’s famous white sand beaches, buzzy resorts and golf courses are all within 30 minutes drive but with babies and toddlers it’s temptingly easy to simply chill out in the exclusive seclusion of Quinta Amorosa. It’s particularly easy because the owners have made a special effort to make the villa child friendly, not just including two cots with linens and two high chairs but also children’s tables and chairs both indoors and outdoors and a basement room throughout with toddler toys, books and games, which is an ideal place to seek shade from the midday sun. The fact that the 8m x 4m pool can also be heated means even newborns can enjoy it from early spring to late Autumn.
To make the most of the views, all the rooms have French windows so the villa is light and airy throughout, with air con and heating available. There are also French doors to the outdoor dining terrace from the kitchen/dining room and living room, where families can barbecue spicy piri piri chicken and plump Portuguese sardines.
The kitchen is spacious and sleek, featuring stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and a contemporary dining table for 8, plus a separate utility room is always handy, including a washing machine, clothes dryers and iron.
Leading from the kitchen/diner, the large, comfy living room has two big sofas, a TV, DVD player and children also have a space of their own in a basement playroom with toys. One of the villa’s four bedrooms is on the ground floor, so a sleeping baby can always be in earshot and all the bedrooms are simple and sophisticated from the tasteful decor to the luxury linen, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.
Accommodation Overview - Quinta Amorosa: Guests enter via a spacious entrance hall with door to shower room and WC. There's a contemporary kitchen diner equipped with stainless steel appliances (cooker, hob, fridge freezer), dishwasher, kettle, toaster a coffee maker plus a dining table and chairs for eight guests +highchair. Large French doors lead outside to an elevated outside furnished with a BBQ and outdoor dining furniture. The ground floor also accommodates a laundry room, equipped with washing machine, iron and ironing board, and a sitting room with comfortable seating 6-8, satellite TV with DVD player and French doors to elevated outside terrace with glorious views.
The first of the villa's bedrooms is a 3.45m x 4.1 m ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom and French doors to elevated terrace with flowerbed and lovely views.
Upstairs, on the first floor, doors lead to a large (approx 4mx5m) airy twin/double (adaptable) bedroom which is flooded with light thanks to its double aspect corner floor to ceiling window and Juliet balcony offering spectacular views. A log-burning fireplace provides extra romance and warmth on for winter nights and satellite TV makes it a cosy retreat. From the landing, a door leads to a good-sized (3mx3m) twin bedroom with French doors to balcony, and another large double (4.5m x 4.5m), with its own ensuite bathroom, balcony and fitted wardrobes. A family shower room on this floor serves the other two bedrooms.
In the basement there's a handy playroom stocked with toys, books and games, plus a pool maintenance room (owners and staff use only).
Outside the villa, there are several terraces including an outdoor terrace with teak table, chairs and parasol ideal for meals al fresco. a shady covered terrace leading to kitchen and sitting room and the pool terrace which surrounds the private heatable pool and is furnished with teak sun beds, drinks tables and parasols. The villa also has its own private off-street gated, lockable parking.
Pool heating is available at the extra cost of £150 per week (for other currencies we use the exchange rate quoted by xe.com on day of booking).
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2000 square feet
King, King, Twin, and Twin
8 guests maximum
30 minutes by car
Panoramic countryside and distant sea views
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- Louie market has excellent local crafts and produce
- Roman ruins at Estoril are well worth a visit.
- The beaches at Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo
- Ihla Deserta
- Golf at Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and other fantastic courses in the area
Visit to Quinta Amorosa
This house is set high on a hill in the countryside between Loule and Sao Bras de Alportel in the Algarve. It is not convenient to shops or restaurants, but the view looking out over the valley below is beautiful and is enjoyed from a very nice pool and deck behind the house. The house itself is adequate but not exceptional. The owners, who live in the UK, are very nice and helpful, and they employ a local housekeeper who was also helpful. If you are visiting the Algarve to play golf, most of the courses are at least 30 or 45 minutes away from this house.”
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo