Quinta San Antonio

Sao Bras de Alportel, Algarve
+44 (0)7973 208 288

Let the kids play and cavort in the big heated pool as you bask on the magnificent terrace. Unashamed luxury close to lovely old Loulé


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Not far from the main road, but very peaceful, is a villa for ten, a top-notch retreat. The British owners discovered the Algarve 30 years ago, found a perfect plot six miles from the sea and built the house of their dreams. From marble staircase to plush leather sofas to matching sunloungers and parasols, all is immaculate outside and in. And now it’s more tip-top than ever, thanks to the mosaic-tiled, low salt-purified heated pool. With bougainvillea behind you, trees to the side of you, gorgeous views ahead of you and beers chilling in the fridge, you could happily stay put all day. Resist! You are in a secret corner of the Algarve where the villages are timeless and the wild almond trees grow. Join the locals at the café/bar in São Brás de Alportel (a stroll away) or carry your picnic to the little oasis of Fonte Ferrea, where natural springs flow and cork trees flourish. Eat out in São Brás, Olhão, Tavira; buy ocean-fresh fish at Loulé’s market; set up the barbecue on the terrace. Beaches? The famous ones are a half hour drive but Fuseta’s is more charming – and closer.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Christmas, New Year, 1 January - 4 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & dinner available on request. Restaurants 3 minute drive.


Nightly price
from £305
Weekly price
from £2150
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £30510 beds5 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Justin Greaves

  • Quinta San Antonio is in the herb covered hillside between the coast and the mountains near to the market towns of Loule and Sao Bras. This is the secret heart of the Algarve with villages whose simple charms and whitewashed houses take you back in time.
  • The sleepy town of San Bras is on your doorstep with a daily fish and vegetable market which spills out into the adjoining streets on Saturday mornings. There are lots of pretty seaside villages along the coast between Faro and the Spanish Border.
  • Our low salt water pool is very special. No chlorine eyes or asthmatic wheezing. Rebuilt recently as an infinity pool the water is crystal clear free from any bugs as everything is skimmed off the top. Pool Heating at an extra charge. of £200 pw.
  • The Algarve beaches are renowned - our favourite is Fuseta which is a short drive away - the Isla Deserta is reached by ferry from Faro (10 Euros) and is a Robinson Crusoe experience! There's a great cafe on the island and lots of wildlife.
  • The local village of Alportel is only a 10 minute walk where there is a cafe (very popular with the locals). We have a riding stables a short walk away and there are two local gyms nearby.
  • For those in need of retail therapy - Forum Algarve is a dream come true. Brands like Zara, Mango & Pull and Bear are much better value than in the UK. The Portuguese pottery is beautiful and you can watch it being hand painted at Porches (great cafe).