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Quinta Bela Vista - 5 Bedroom Country House With Pool, In Silves

Country house with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, swimming pool and golf nearby in Silves, Algarve

From £481 per week

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Country house to rent in Silves, Algarve

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • BBQ

Country house overview - owner's description

Luxurious 5 bedroomed detached villa, set in large private gardens in a prime location overlooking the town of Silves. Large secluded pool & games room, perfect for a holiday with family or friends.

Luxurious 5 bedroomed detached villa, set in large private gardens in a prime location overlooking the town of Silves, with spectacular distant views of Portimão and Monchique mountain. Large secluded pool, outside kitchen with elegant dining area for al-fresco dining. Fantastic games room with full size snooker table and multi-gym. The perfect holiday home for a relaxing holiday with family or friends.

This beautiful holiday villa is located in a tranquil location on a private hillside, just minutes away from the beautiful ancient town of Silves and offers a unique sense of luxury, built to a grand and elaborate scale.
The house is approached by a sweeping tree lined driveway, with a beautiful stone fountain under the trees. Inside the elegance continues, each room is decorated to a different style giving the feeling of a small boutique hotel.
This rustic portuguese villa has 5 huge bedrooms, 2 with en-suite bathroom, plus 2 newly-refurbished and fully tiled shower rooms finished to a very high standard. The house is furnished throughout with a superb selection of quality antique furniture, handed down through generations of the Portuguese owners’ family giving it a feeling of grandeur.
There is a large homely lounge with traditional leather sofa and armchairs, English Sky free to air TV and Portuguese TV, Air Conditioning and piano. From the lounge there is access directly outside to the pool area. Aswell as the main lounge there is a small lounging area nestled between bedrooms 4 and 5 furnished with wooden table and four chairs, with a stone chess board and patio doors to an attractive vestibule, planted and partially covered with canvas shades.
The dining room, with stunning wooden floor has a striking central fireplace of stone and brass, and is furnished with a large banquet table and chairs, large traditional dresser containing full dinner service, and benefits from a small 'snug' area at one end with comfy leather chairs. There are patio doors to the garden.

The light and airy kitchen breakfast room has beautiful hand-painted tiles, traditional fully fitted dark wood units, and dual aspect views over the garden and surrounding countryside. It is well equipped with gas oven, hob, double sink, and microwave. The adjoining utility room houses the fridge and freezer, aswell as the washing machine, and conveniently a door leading to the garden and clothes line.

The huge individually decorated bedrooms are all beautifully furnished with wardrobes, bed side tables etc, and four of the five bedrooms have either en-suite or private bath or shower rooms, Air Conditioning and ceiling fans.

The Games room is a fantastic addition to this property, with a full size snooker table, multi-gym, comfy sofa, TV, a vast selection of reading books and even a drum kit - there will be something to keep everyone amused.
Free Wifi is provided via fast cable broadband internet.

Air conditioning is available throughout the year at an additional cost of £160 per week. Please ask for details regarding heating during the Winter.

Living Rooms - Lounge with leather sofa and armchairs, TV, Air Conditioning and ceiling fans. Dining Room with large banquet table and central fireplace.

Kitchen - Kitchen /breakfast room. Gas oven and hob + extractor, double sink, microwave, all the utensils you should need.

Bedrooms - Master Suite with large double bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, sink, toilet and a chair. Built in wardrobes, portable TV, suit hanger, full length mirror, tall ball, AC and ceiling fan. Patio doors to pool area.
Bedroom 2 with double bed, wardrobe, full length mirror, AC and patio doors to pool area. Own bathroom across the hall.
Bedroom 3 with double four-poster bed, full length mirror, built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, AC and patio doors to the pool area. Own bathroom across the hall.
Bedroom 4 with double bed, built in wardrobes, writing table and chair and window with courtyard views and distant views over Silves.
Bedroom 5 with twin beds and en-suite room with bath/shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Built in wardrobes, portable TV, nursing chair, AC and ceiling fan. Dual aspect windows overlooking the gardens.

Bathroom - En-suites to Master Suite and Bedroom 5.
Modernised shower room with basin and toilet, across the hall from Bedroom 2.
Modernised shower room with basin and toilet, across the hall from Bedroom 3.

Utility Room - Washing machine, ironing board/iron.

Other - Games room with full size snooker table, multi-gym, TV and drum kit. Baby equipment included.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service - Bed linen, towels and pool towels included. Maid service weekly, clean linen & towels, plus clean towels supplied midweek.

The large secluded south facing swimming pool gets the sun all day, and is surrounded by a large terrace, and fringed by mature hedging and trees. There are lots of sun loungers, and parasol for those who prefer the shade. Under the pagoda is the outdoor kitchen area with cooker, fridge/freezer and sink, along with the adjoining large stone table with benches, which offers a cool and tranquil space to dine alfresco. Next to the pool is a lawned area with built in BBQ. Pool towels are provided.

Extensive mature gardens surround the property, and provide both sunny and shaded rest areas with seating, ideal for relaxing with your favourite novel, playing chess, or simply relaxing.

Air conditioning is available throughout the year at an additional cost of £160 per week. Please ask for details regarding heating during the Winter.

Baby equipment can be rented for a small fee and we can supply a welcome pack or arrange airport transfers and car rental. This can all be arranged directly with us in advance of your arrival.

Prices shown are for up to 6 guests from mid-Dec to end of April, for remaining periods prices quoted are for 10 people. Additional guests will be charged at £50 person per week, if necessary, to be arranged directly with us in advance of your arrival.

Faro airport is 35 mins east by car, and in our opinion car hire is essential, 4km to Lagoa, 10km Carvoeiro.

1km to Silves Gare where you can catch a train to anywhere in the Algarve.

Two water parks are near, Slide and Splash is only 5 mins drive, Aqualand is 8 mins.

Nearest beach Carvoeiro 10 mins by car, hundreds of other beaches all very close to this particular stretch of coastline is dramatically beautiful, certainly the best in the Algarve and contains probably the best clifftop walks to be had anywhere in the world.

The new Silves Pestana Golf Course is just 5 minutes drive away, and 2 other courses within 8 minutes drive, many others are all less than a 30 minute drive.
Our friendly English speaking staff are on hand to welcome you, assist you when necessary and recommend places to visit.

As a small family business we look after a few villas in the area. We live locally, and know the area extremely well. We will provide you with detailed directions to the villa before your arrival. We meet and greet you, and provide you with local information and organise taxi or/and a car hire. We look after our guests and make sure that everything is in order in the villa.

Our mobile phone number is available 24 hours a day during your stay for emergency calls.


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1 out of 1 people recommend staying here

Family from Victoria, Australia Jun 2017

First comments on above ratings:
Advert accuracy: there are fans shown in 2 rooms which don't work. Admittedly when I made further inquiries I was told there were no fans, but optional aircon at extra cost. Fortunately it was not so hot at night to require it, except for the master bedrooms which was experienced as far too hot for comfort. Later in the season it would be good to take the air con option.

The other major factor about which we were not warned was the mosquitoes. We would have brought proper repellent and hoped to escape the annoying buzzing at night and consequent bites all over exposed face and limbs. For the couple with the baby a combination of heat, mosquitoes and painful eye teeth coming through for our 18 month old, left them exhausted each morning. This was disappointing as they really needed the holiday to be a rest.

We were lucky to have a Portuguese speaker among us, so communication with the owner was fine. She was extremely helpful and went out of her way to meet our needs.

We thought that some facilities regarded as extras should have been included in the cost, such as aircon and baby high chair. The cot turned out to be provided even though it was listed as an extra with price attached in the initial information.

It seems harsh to withdraw a star from the excellent facilities, which we made full use of cooking for 7 adults and a baby nearly every meal. But we constantly found ourselves short of mixing bowls for making dishes and of serving dishes. Perhaps we shouldn't have attempted such elaborate meals! We also found the BBQ didn't work too well, even Fernanda's own BBQ which she kindly lent us. As there was no air underneath it, we found it hard to get the fire hot enough and the food took ages to cook.

However generally it was a totally amazing property to be privileged to use for a week. The pool is great and much bigger than most private pools. Much appreciated by the swimmers.

The only two things which would make it completely perfect, one person commented, was if you could walk to Silves in 15 min and in the opposite direction to the beach in 10-15 min! Having to get into a car for both would not be a hardship for most people though, and the motorway made it quick to get to a selection of lovely beaches. And the day we did a longer day trip to Sagres, it was excellent to be able to come home quickly. Mainly because of our youngest member's timetable, we would set off for the beach at 7.30 or 8am and often find ourselves the first on the beach, which was very nice. After a couple of hours it was too hot to stay out and we were ready to come home.

We loved Silves itself and had two great meals there : lunch at Cafe Ingles on the day we arrived under the trees with a delightful view and another lunch for a birthday at Cafe Almedina with lots of local specialities. Their vegetarian menu was far more extensive than any other restaurant we looked at, and delicious. The hand made potato crisps were a highlight with craft beer, but mushroom tapas were memorable as was the crème brûlée!

Quinta Bela Vista offers a really Portuguese experience and we enjoyed it to the full!

Reply from Carvoeiro Villa Holidays

Dear Cate, it's true that there are ornate antique ceiling fans in the photos, but they are decorative only.
As you know, the entire villa is like a mini stately home with many endearing features and antiquities. We do not advertise fans in our publicity of the villa because it is known that they do not work, but it would be difficult to take photos at such an angle as not to show the fans, and when you asked I confirmed that there are no fans - none are needed as the villa has optional air conditioning which you could have availed yourselves of if you wanted.
Regarding mosquitoes - the Algarve has a very warm climate and mosquitoes are rather inevitable, although not a "problem". It is sensible to bring insect repellent and anti mosquito plugins or citronella candles when travelling to hot countries. I'm assuming that you closed the windows at night and switched off the lights? If not the mosquitoes would have been attracted to the light and entered through the open window. Sorry if that sounds like a silly question but occasionally we have had guests complain about mosquitoes only to discover they had left windows open at night and the lights switched on, so their problem could easily have been avoided. If you had contacted me I would have ensured that you were aware of the need to close windows and turn off lights at night and I would have recommended plugins and repellent. Sorry about the mix-up with the cot - we always provide cot rental in our villas and we have always rented cots to guests at Quinta Bela Vista when requested, so one of my assistants delivered our cot to the villa before you arrived.

After seeing your surprising comment above about the cot, I enquired of the owner who said that she forgot to tell me that she has now put a cot in the villa, although upon inspection it looks quite old and I don't think it meets legal requirements so I will continue to provide cots that are legal. We've been renting the villa for 7 years now, often having parties of 10 people, and no-one has ever complained about a lack of serving dishes and bowls. I can only imagine that perhaps you didn't open the huge wooden display cabinet in the dining room which contains a vast array of plates, serving dishes, bowls, etc., if you had I'm certain you would not have made this comment because there are far more dishes in there than you could possibly use, even if you didn't do any washing up all week! Also we have guests who come back year after year and they regularly invite us to their barbecues, using the same brick-built barbecue that is under the gazebo in the garden that you say doesn't work very well, and have never had a problem with it. There is a knack to lighting a charcoal barbecue successfully but they are so much better than gas barbecues. Our publicity states that the villa is 5 minutes by car to Silves and 15 minutes by car to the beach, we have never suggested that you could walk it so you were not misled about the location in any way. The location is fantastic for people who prefer peace and quiet, the beautiful gardens and the seclusion of having a hillside to yourself is a great attraction for many people. The culture of Silves with it's castle and cathedral being 5 minutes' drive in one direction and the fantastic sandy beaches and bustling towns only 10 or 15 minutes by car in the other direction make it the ideal location for a perfect holiday. I'm glad you enjoyed the Portuguese experience.

5 other reviews

Unknown Apr 2017

Perfect, big, relaxing, comfortable. The house is wonderful, we were there with a big familly with kids and grandparents and we all enjoyed it. there is nothing bad I can say and we totally recommend the house. We will come back soon!

JD Aug 2016

“La description du logement était tout à fait exacte : la villa est très spacieuse et la piscine un ravissement pour petits et grands. La villa est située à l'écart de la ville de Silves ... pas de voisin hormis les propriétaires qui habitent juste à côté en cas de besoin. Silves est une ville pleine de charme. ” "The description of the accommodation was quite accurate: the villa is very spacious and the pool a delight for young and old." The villa is located away from the city of Silves... no neighbours except owners who live just next needed. Silves is a city full of charm. ”

It is a beautiful House, atmospheric, but the bed of the master bedroom is a bit hard! The house has a lovely outdoor kitchen, but the outdoor refrigerator is not working properly and the outdoor kitchen is not clean. Everything was excellent and I would definitely recommend it to family and friends. We had very happy holidays in this very nice large and spacious House. (perhaps we come next spring with friends!) best regards Dorine.

Dear Suzie, We are back home to reality. We had a lovely week and the villa was gorgeous. We didn’t go out to many restaurants, mainly had BBQ’s, lovely villa to relax in. We are hoping to persuade Dad to have a week away so may be in touch again soon - Cheryl

Dont be put off by the slightly unflattering photographs which make this villa look very angular its certainly an unusual villa but the exterior masks a villa of rare quality, filled with authentic Portugese features and a good deal of comfort. The swimming pool is large and and easily accessible, with steps in the shallow end and a 2 metre depth at the deep end, and stays in the sunshine for most of the day. There are so many rooms in this villa we felt a bit lost for the first day. The garden is extensive and well kept the outside of the villa is separated into the pool area and a barbecue / seating area, both with excellent lighting so evening dinners can carry on as late as you like. The owner lives nearby, but stays well out of the way unless you need help - apart from the owner next door the villa is at least a hundred yards from the next dwelling. There are two large tables outside which each can accommodate eight or more people eating, one by the pool (with a small outdoor kitchen with oven and freezer nearby) and one next to an effective concrete barbecue. The bedrooms are large and comfortable (although be aware the Portugese do like their mattresses pretty solid which can take some getting used to) and the air conditioning units are a godsend if the temperature rises. There are several bathrooms all of a high quality. You will find the nearest town of Silves has all the facilities you could need. Its too far to walk, but just five minutes away in a car. Beaches on the Algarve are about a twenty minute drive away we found some nice ones near Porches, not too busy. If you do stay here, dont miss out on a trip to Monchique - the views over the Algarve are astonishing. I can recommend a nearby restaurant "O Barrados" - a little way out into the country, five minutes drive in a car and food and service of the highest quality. The full size pool table in the games room is excellent, and the TV facilities are also very good for those older members of parties who like their English soaps! We were well looked after during our stay. This is a spacious, peaceful, high quality villa well suited to family groups who like to make their own entertainment rather than spend time in nightclubs. We had a thoroughly good holiday here and recommend it very highly.

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This country house is:

13km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 2km from the nearest restaurant 2km from the nearest supermarket 60.4km from Faro Airport

Local activities

Boat hire 13km Cycling 13km Fishing 13km Golf 2km Horse riding 5km Mountain biking 13km Sailling 13km Scuba diving 13km Sports center 2km Swimming 13km Tennis 13km Wind surfing 13km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 2km Local food market 2km Museum 2km Night club 2km Shopping 2km Park 2km Theme park 5km Zoo 20km Cinema 20km Casino 25km

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Outside this country house in Silves, Algarve
This country house is in the town but in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a barbecue and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 12 August 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 July 2017 - 4 January 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.



  • Extra persons

    30 September - 5 March: £50.00 per week for each additional person if there are more than 6 people, paid locally

  • Winter Electricity (charged at €0.20 cents per KWH unit)

    1 November - 31 March: £0.00 per bookingpaid locally

  • Extra persons

    6 March - 30 June: £50.00 per week for each additional person if there are more than 6 people, paid locally

  • Breakage Deposit

    £300.00 per booking, paid locally


  • Baby cot

    £3.00 per night, paid locally

  • Baby high chair

    £3.00 per night, paid locally

  • Welcome packs - small, medium or large

    £0.00 per bookingpaid locally

  • Air Conditioning

    £160.00 per week, paid locally



5 bedrooms, Sleeps 10:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


6 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 4 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


Internet / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Local


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning, Open fire, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking


Snooker / pool table

Suitable for


Carvoeiro Villa Holidays

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