4 soverom, 3 bad, uteservering. Fredelig Village Beliggenhet
Trish or Dave White
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Lovely villa. Photos don't do it justice.
Well situated villa with great pool and everything you could need. Altura has some lovely restaurants and the beach is beautiful.
Thank you for taking time to send in your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved Altura and Casa Branca. It’s a great location and we always enjoy coming back! We will refresh our photos this year as your not the first to say they don’t do villa justice! We look forward to welcoming you back someday. Dave and Trish.
Lovely, peaceful villa
Villa was lovely and the pictures do not do it justice, very quiet location. Close to small town with variety of restaurants and beach, 15 min walk. 6 of us sharing with plenty of room so everyone had their own space. There is everything you need here, like a home from home. Kitchen fully equipped, plenty of beach towels and BBQ was perfect. There is a local supermarket but we found 2 Lidl supermarkets about 15 mins drive each way which were a lot cheaper. Took a day trip to Seville which was 1.5 hours drive, but as the motorways are a lot quieter it didn't feel like a long journey.
Wifi was intermittent and slow at times, pool is not heated but once you are in its fine. A local guide would have been helpful.
Thank you for a lovely week, weather was great and would definitely go back.
Thanks for taking time to send in your review. We are glad you really enjoyed your stay. Re the wifi. We will be upgrading to new router when we come over in early June and that will sort out the "drop out" issue. And also should be available through Vila.
Re the local guide. We do provide the local Smartavilla book which has local information which we thought covered most things. We will look through it and see if we can add more.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that the Vila is home from home and so it's good to see you noted that. We think that it represents good value. We love the area and over last 10 years we have more uk guests coming than ever before as more people discover the Portuguese Algarve.
We look forward to you coming to stay again!
Dave and Trish White
Home from home
A perfect holiday villa that caters for all your needs - Villa Branca is a great place to chill out and relax with every facility you could want very close to hand. You can happily while away a few hours relaxing around the pool, upstairs patio or the very large comfy sitting room. With a great fish shop, bakery and supermarket all within five minutes walk, preparing meals in the kitchen or on the outside barbecue lets you enjoy local produce to the full. There is a great local market too but it was closed for refurbishment on this trip, re-opening next year. There are a great number of local bars and restaurants too, the closest about 5 minutes away but our favourite was just on the edge of the sand, about 15 minutes walk, Mares. I can recommend their Sangria and all of the snacks tried were not fancy but fresh and well prepared. The beach and sea are simply stunning and 5 euros secured you an umbrella and bed for the day. I'm looking forward to my next trip!
Sun, Sand and Tranquility...
This villa is simply amazing. It's modern and extremely clean and has well apportioned bedrooms, including one on the ground floor for less abled people. The living area is huge with direct access to the pool and bbq area which was great for soaking up the sunshine on the warmer days. Also the kitchen is well equipped should you wish to have a night in. The agent (Rachel) was friendly and knowledgeable about the property and the local sights.
The town is small but has a well stocked supermarket and plenty of little bars and cafes. If you like a more hectic night life, then there are plenty of trendy places just a short drive away. There are also some great restaurants in Altura and the surrounding towns. 'Mars Bar' (check out the local guide put together by the owners) has the most amazing ribs I have ever had in my life... well worth checking out.
The beach is a short walk away through the town. We spent endless hours just strolling along the beach, watching people and the waves and stopping for the occassional beer at the numerous beachfront bars. No better way to waste time!
In the end we spent more time at the villa than we had thought we would. This is simply because it was so comfortable and inviting! We'll definitely return!
Casa Branca, Altura - the perfect getaway!
Just arrived home from this little piece of Heaven and wishing we were still there! Casa Branca does everything it says on the tin. The most fabulous villa which catered for all our needs and some. For cleanliness and relaxation we couldn't have found better. My husband and I went with another couple and were all awestruck with this home from home, the personal touches with furnishings etc made us want to live there forever! Altura has everything anyone on holiday could possibly want, lovely restaurants, relaxing bars, a beautiful beach that goes on forever with wonderful fluffy white sand. A must do is a walk along the beach to Mante Rota and especially to the "Mar's Bar" there where the food is out of this world. We also hired a car and driving is no problem with the neighbouring villages/towns also beautiful. We had the most relaxing holiday and even stayed in a couple of nights to enjoy the peaceful villa with its sky tv, or lounged around by the pool for the evening listening to music - of which the owners also have great taste! The supermarket, a stones throw away, kept us fed for breakfast and the odd evening we didn't go out to eat as the kitchen facilities are first class. Casa Branca is so beautiful we were very slow to leave it, a few takeway beers, wine and food with the relaxing setting of the pool (which lit up in the evenings is terrific) and we were quite comfortable! The Sports Bar was our favourite for evening time as the staff were really friendly and didn't seem to mind how long we kept them there, it's great for snacks also. Any of the bars in Altura would take your fancy, we just happened to get settled in this one. We arrived late in the evening and still managed to get food here that more than satisfied us. Has to be mentioned that 90 cent for a glass of beer isn't half bad either!! The villa caters for all type of holidaymaker and Altura is so laid back and beautiful that you may not even want to travel further but car hire is great if you do as the driving and directions are so easy. We would highly recommend this villa and Altura and will definitely be back for a longer visit.Thanks to the owners and agent for all their helpfulness, it was a completely stress free holiday, short flight from Ireland, car hire arranged so we were at the villa in 40 minutes, what more could we ask for. See you again before the year is out hopefully x
Wow! What a great review. Delighted to hear you had such a good time and you are definitely welcome back!
Home from home!
I recently stayed here in "casa fantastica" with my partner for 5 days & we were blown away by this amazing villa. It has absolutely everything you could possibly need or want to enjoy a fabulous holiday break & was so clean with beautiful decor. I would highly recommend this villa & location for all looking for a relaxing holiday & is especially fantastic for kids as the villa & its pool will provide hours of entertainment for both old and young. I would suggest hiring a car & travelling around to see the surrounding towns & in particular I fell in love with Monte Gordo which is only ten mins away & has everything you could ask for, restaurants, shops & of cousre, my favourite, candy floss! To eat & drink here was especially cheap & very tasty with late serving hours. Thanks to Rachel for her helpful tips upon our arrival on things to do & places to see during our stay. Joy and Damien (Limerick, Ireland)
Altura er i mindre kommersielle delen av Algarve, er den østlige Algarve hvor spise stor verdi og svært autentisk portugisisk - mer enn West Algarve. Altura er mellom den historiske byen Tavira (15 km) og Monte Gordo (3 km). Et lite stykke paradis med sin vakre, hvite sandstranden. Altura er en komme bort fra alt vennlige, portugisisk landsby / by med nok restauranter og lokale barer som passer for alle uten å miste sin sjarm. For de som leter etter litt mer, er Monte Gordo bare et par km nedover veien, med sin Casino for de med en forkjærlighet for litt flagre. Bare 5 km fra Altura er byen Villa Real de Antonio med sin store plassen og vakre havnen hvor du kan ta en båt opp elven for en flott dag ute eller ferje over til å nyte strendene i Spania (rundt 1e hver vei). For golfentusiaster er det 5 flotte golfbaner innen 20 minutters kjøring. Et flott sted å komme å bare nyte strendene og sjarmen til en region som har beholdt sitt navn - ikke et sted hvis du ønsker høyt barer catering for enslige unge.