Owner: William Stafford
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We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Cruz Alta, and Bill the owner was so helpful and friendly at every stage. The villa's setting, up in the hills, afforded breathtaking views that we simply weren't expecting! And the gorgeous garden was a joy to explore. It really is a secluded piece of heaven away from the usual hustle and bustle of hotels and villas on the coast. Just what we were after. A walk around the hilltop gives views right through the hills, along the valley and all the way down to the sea. So much greenery and birdlife all around. Wonderful. We didn't have a car, so made use of the local taxi driver, who was lovely. Very affordable, although not always available, so we also made use of Uber, which worked out really well even in the hills. We met some lovely local drivers this way, and picked up some great tips for places to visit. With your own car, this would be a fab location to explore from in all directions. If you're looking for day trips, we'd highly recommend Estoi - a beautiful town very close by and home to a stunning tiled palace, now a hotel, where you can explore the gardens and enjoy a drink on the terrace. And if you're looking for a beach to yourself, hop on the ferry from Olhão to the wee island of Culatra. We walked along a deserted beach there to the fantastic beach bar at Farol and then hopped the ferry back from there. The villa itself had everything we needed, beautifully clean, beds very comfortable, gas BBQ was great and easy to use, and the pool was perfect. I'd never booked direct with a villa owner before, only ever used AirBnb, so was a little cautious of this process, but I needn't have worried a bit. Bill couldn't have been nicer, even arranging our taxi transfers for us. Would absolutely go back, and hope to again someday! Many thanks, Bill!
Our family had an amazing holiday at Cruz Alta. Completely overwhelmed by how stunning the gardens were. It was our first holiday spent in a villa and will never go back to a hotel again. As we did not have a car we opted to use your local taxi driver and he was brilliant. He met us on arrival at the airport and took us out most days or evenings. At seven months pregnant I wanted peace and relaxation and your villa home exceeded all our expectations. We hope to return next year with the new addition ! K ,C & E. Herts
25 years ago we selected Casa de Cruz Alta from a brochure we found in New York City. We enjoyed our visit so much that we returned 2 years later with my wife's parents in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. In August 2017, we returned again to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years we have rented many places in Europe but none have matched Cruz Alta. Portugal has changed significantly since our last visit but your villa remains a special place. It is clear that you have taken special care in the design of the upgrades over the years. The gardens surrounding the pool are amazing. I’m sure we will not wait 23 years before our next visit.
|2022||season||price is for 2 persons|
|26May - 9 June 2022||early||645|
|9 June- 30 June 2022||mid||800|
|30 June - 28 July 2022||high||950|
|28 July - 25 Aug 2022||peak||1050|
|25 Aug -15 Sept 2022||high||950|
|15 Sept - 29 Sept 2022||mid||800|
|29 Sept - 20 Oct 2022||late||645|
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