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Casa Alcarias is set in 2 acres of landscaped garden and olive grove in the unspoiled countryside of the Algarve, 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport. Benefitting from stunning views to the sea, the coastal town of Fuzeta and the surrounding hills, it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy Portugal. With it's lawn, 13 metre private pool, outside kitchen and BBQ, the villa offers every home comfort, including terraces or balconies from all the rooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans and an open stone fireplace.
The south facing pool, with a state of the art UV filtration system, has views to the sea and mountains catching the sun from dawn to dusk. Recliners, patio tables and chairs are arranged around the grounds providing quiet and shady areas to relax in. There is covered eating area adjacent to the pool and BBQ/outside kitchen. On the upper terrace a large electric awning provides further shade when required. In addition to the landscaped gardens surrounding the pool there are ancient olive and carob groves filled with wild herbs and lavender. A large flat lawn provides ample space for ball games, there are further sitting areas in the citrus grove and a dining table, with lovely sea views, shaded by Jacaranda trees and Pines.
The kitchen, which is fitted with high end Gaggenau appliances and large American fridge. has a marble dining table, breakfast bar and direct access to the south facing terraces and citrus grove. The large living room has sea views through the panoramic windows and newly fitted sofas, chairs and hand made designer fabrics.
Casa Alcarias offers a very private and peaceful setting and it is conveniently situated for both the historic riverside town of Tavira and the buzzing fishing port of Olhao both offering plenty of choice for bars, restaurants and cafes. The Atlantic coastal resorts with unspoilt beaches and glorious mountain drives are within easy reach.
The pretty village of Santa Catarina, with a choice of local shops, cafes and restaurants is in easy walking distance and the countryside with endless tracks and open fields is literally on the doorstep waiting to be explored! Tavira and the fabulous Algarve beaches are a short drive away.
The property has an ample parking area, recently installed fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly and our housekeeper visits mid week. Bookings normally start and end on a Saturday.
There is Mesh WiFi, high speed internet and 4k OLED large screen smart TV.
Casa Alcarias is a zero carbon property.
Wonderful accommodation in an amazing setting
By Stuart on 30-Aug-2019
We are due to leave the villa and just wanted to say a Big Thank You for providing us with such wonderful accommodation in an amazing setting.
By Bruno on 18-Aug-2019
Superb villa well equipped and very well located for people who like peace and the countryside.
We recommend this accomodation without any reserve. Perfect for staying and visiting.
By Anne on 05-Aug-2019
Villa Alcarias is a wonderfull place to stay in Algarve. It is very well equipped with very nice services. The pool is very pleasant and the view from the terrace is amazing. We have also appreciated to find food, local products (fruits, olives, wine...) at our arrival. Thanks to Mary and her local team for their welcome and reactivity. We recommend this accomodation without any reserve. Perfect for staying and visiting.
Great location, beautiful villa and welcoming hosts.
By Emma on 30-Jul-2019
Great location, beautiful villa and welcoming hosts. Would recommend.
By Cassie G. on 05-Sep-2018
Thank you for letting us holiday in your home. We had a fantastic holiday. The pool was so clean and well-maintained, as was the house. The children had a fantastic time.
Lovely property in a secluded location
By William P. on 11-Oct-2017
A clean and well-appointed property with fabulous pool and far reaching views over the countryside and beyond. Our stay at Casa Alcarias was during the last two weeks of September. Car is essential.
There were 5 of us and when not enjoying the pool we spent a lot of the time on the terrace overlooking the pool. There is a good-sized outdoor barbecue, which we used on several occasions, perfect for al fresco dining in the evening.
When the weather is hot, as it was during our stay, we had to seek out the shade most days.
The eastern Algarve is less commercialised than its western counterpart, which is part of its charm, but if you want all the tourist attractions that the western Algarve offers, you could be disappointed. Having said that its less than an hour drive to Albufeira.
Tavira is about a 20 minute drive from the villa and is a lovely town not overrun by tourists.
The villa is perfect for a family holiday and if you have kids, the pool is big enough to keep them amused. There was a file containing plenty of useful information regarding the villa and the surrounding area. Casa Alcarias can be thoroughly recommended.
Beautiful views from a fantastic villa
By Fiona K. on 14-Aug-2017
We have just returned from Villa Alcarias. The villa exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen as we enjoy trying our local recipes… a couple of which Maria, the house keeper, recommended. We tried the ‘Cataplana’ fish dish which we enjoyed on the terrace looking out to the view of the ocean and the setting sun…add a bottle of wine to that and we were in heaven!
The very generously-sized pool appealed to our 12 year old daughter….it was a joy to swim in.
The size of the villa meant that there were always places to sit, read, have lunch… etc.
Sarah was always quick to reply with questions we had and directions to property were very comprehensive and easy to follow.
We loved visiting Tavira and the markets in Olhao. We would definitely recommend this property.
Fantastic house in a beautiful location, close to beautiful family friendly beaches and Tavira
By Saskia F. on 29-Jul-2017
The house exceeded expectations, spacious rooms, beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. Very comfortable for 4 adults and 4 children. The pool is a good size and is well maintained as is the garden. There is a beautiful view over the hills to the sea. The location is good, a short drive to the stunning beaches around Tavira and charming old town. We had a fantastic holiday and we’re very sad to leave! Hope to come back next year!
By Jane D. on 10-Apr-2016
One of our best holidays ever.
The villa was beautiful, stunning location, massive pool and lovely gardens.
We had 2 small children, 2 teenagers and 4 adults, so we needed a villa that did everything. Casa Alcarias more than delivered. In fact it was hard to get everyone geared up to leave to explore the beaches!
The house was beautifully clean and we had the lovely housekeeper Maria Jose to baby sit for us one night, which was fantastic – she even brought a homemade cake around for the kids!
The location was perfect. Completely private but 2 minutes to the little town of Santa Catarina, where you could get everything, especially the custard tarts at ‘Madeiria’s Pao’!!
We ventured to Tavira a few times, which is only 15 minutes and is a beautiful little town with some great restaurants on the front – exactly as Sarah had said on the webpage. We also loved Fuzeta. The children loved the ferry ride to the islands and I have to say that the sundowners beach bar at the end of the day spent on the beach was perfect.
Thank you, thank you – we will be back September 2017!
Great relaxing stay
By Margaret D. on 08-Sep-2015
It is a beautiful villa, providing a wonderful place for a great family vacation. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the grounds are so well maintained. The owners are very helpful and accessible if needed. We really appreciated the food and drinks they had for us when we arrived – very thoughtful! Would definitely recommend the villa.
By George C. on 24-Jul-2015
The best holiday we have been on in years. The Villa was absolutely beautiful, with amazing gardens, sea views; and most importantly the pool was incredible (practically the size you would expect from a hotel). Again, had an unbelievable time, in an unbelievable Villa and we will definitely be re-visiting this slice of paradise.