2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Villa in São Brás De Alportel

Casa Da Cruz Alta - Secluded Country Villa With Pool And Landscaped Gardens
At a glance: Child Friendly, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner: William Stafford
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  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: São Brás De Alportel
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 5
  • Low season price per week: £645
  • High season price per week: £1050
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (8 Reviews)
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2 twin ensuite bedrooms

5x10 M pool with underwater lights

Casa da Cruz Alta was once a farmhouse and has been converted with great care to maintain the original character but with modern facilities including all electric kitchen. The lounge incorporates a fan assisted wood burning stove and both ensuite bedrooms have air-conditioning which provide cooling in summer or heating in the cooler months. The large private pool has ample surrounding space for sunbathing during the day and becomes a romantic setting in the glow of the underwater pool lights at night. The covered terrace, with marble top table provides for alfresco dining in the shade or alternatively the larger main terrace has a ceramic tiled table located close to the gas fired barbecue which has proved very popular. The beautiful landscaped gardens include many exotic plants and fruit trees with strategically placed bench seats. There are many excellent restaurants in the area to suit all tastes and the beach is 25 minutes away.

Notes on accommodation: Prices quoted are for 2 occupants. £ 20 /week supplement per extra person. Air conditioning is £ 50 per week per bedroom. Pets are NOT permitted under any circumstances. Outside: The very private villa is accessed along a cobbled driveway 60 M from the blacktop main road. The roadside gates can be closed as can the 2 additional gates guarding the villa and main gardens. The private pool ( 5m X 10m) is fitted with remote control underwater lights and has curved steps at the shallow end (1.2m) The deep end is 2.1m. The 4 sun loungers have foam waterproof covers with portable sun brollies available. Two dining areas are available, one is undercover and directly overlooks the pool, whilst the other is on the upper patio in full sun with the barbecue nearby. The barbecue is gas fired which makes it very convenient and easy to use. The extensive landscaped gardens contain many exotic plants and fruit trees. Wooden bench seats are placed strategically in the garden so if you feel the need you can have your own space. Click on "Display more photographs" to see more pics of villa and gardens.

Bed linen is included and changed twice weekly. Bathroom and poolside towels are changed twice weekly.

8 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Beautiful villa with gorgeous views

By Anna & Nick on 14-May-2019

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!

5 of of 5


By Kelly Boon on 25-Jun-2018

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

5 of of 5

Special anniversary place

By R & L New Jersey, USA. on 07-Oct-2017

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.

5 of of 5


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



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library
Private Pool


Away from it all
Sports activities