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Luxury countryside 4 Bedroom Villa with private swimming pool - sleeps 8

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Welcome to Casa Josephina! This pristine four-bedroom countryside villa is located within the charming village of Quelfes, minutes away from the fishing town of Olhão and its beautiful white sand beach island, and 15 minutes from Faro international airport. This villa is surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden with fruit trees, roses, bougainvillea and other colourful plants, a large private swimming pool (12 x 6 meters) and a 2700 sq. meters of untouched land. This South-facing family villa built over two levels can comfortably sleep 8 adults. It offers privacy, space, comfort and fabulous amenities so that you can enjoy the sun soaked lifestyle of the Algarve. The open plan living/dining room on the ground floor features a dining table with 8 seating, a wood burning stove and com...Welcome to Casa Josephina! This pristine four-bedroom countryside villa is located within the charming village of Quelfes, minutes away from the fishing town of Olhão and its beautiful white sand beach island, and 15 minutes from Faro international airport. This villa is surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden with fruit trees, roses, bougainvillea and other colourful plants, a large private swimming pool (12 x 6 meters) and a 2700 sq. meters of untouched land. This South-facing family villa built over two levels can comfortably sleep 8 adults. It offers privacy, space, comfort and fabulous amenities so that you can enjoy the sun soaked lifestyle of the Algarve. The open plan living/dining room on the ground floor features a dining table with 8 seating, a wood burning stove and comfy sofas for relaxing after a long day in the sun, LCD TV offering both English and Dutch TV channels, and a fast internet service all around the property. The kitchen has a table and chairs for casual dining, and is fully equipped with all necessary appliances, leading by steps to an outside covered terrace where you can find a wood BBQ, a fridge and a dining area. An ensuite bedroom can also be found on the ground floor, just off the lounge. This bedroom features a super kingsize double bed and a window looking into the gardens. On an upper level, a further three bedrooms: one with twin beds and private shower room, and the others with twin beds. Two of the three bedrooms offer access to a large roof terrace with sun loungers and fantastic views to the sea. There is also another large bathroom with bath / shower. In the garden, by the poolside, there is a cool shaded chill out zone for cocktails or for just reading a book; an elegant loggia with fridge, sink, running water and comfortable sofas and 8 sun loungers. This will be the most popular spot in the villa during your stay. The villa is fully air conditioned. Bed linen and bath towels (no pool towels) are provided. Cleaning service, linen and bathroom towels are changed every seven days. Extra services can be provided at an additional charge. A car is recommended when staying at Casa Josephina. Easy parking on the driveway for a maximum of 3 cars. See you soon! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 06092/AL
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
1.We don't accept bookings from groups consisting entirely of guests under 21 years old. 2. We don't accept bookings for purposes other than holidays. 3. The maximum permitted length of stay is 28 days. 3. The maximum number of guests permitted is 8. 4. No pets are allowed. 5. Casa Josephina is strictly non-smoking. Guests may only smoke outside the house and must dispose of their cigarettes safely and without creating a fire risk particularly in dry summer conditions.
Bedrooms
1 Super King6 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Miranda and Adrian W
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsBefore your holiday, we are available to answer your questions and provide you with information, by email (to the best of our ability!). During your holiday, your contact is our friendly and efficient villa managers Privilege Homes, who speak excellent English, French and Portuguese. They will meet you at Casa Josephina and show you around. They will be available throughout your holiday to deal with any questions or issues you may have - you just need to phone or text them.

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Reviews (11)
Colin J
Colin J
Mansfield Woodhouse, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Villa
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Casa Josephina, the villa is very spacious, well equipped and had everything we required. The pool area is amazing with its own seating area perfect for everyone to get together during the day and later for an evening swim ! There’s also two great restaurants within walking distance serving wonderful local food. The owner is very accommodating and so helpful. Privilege Homes, who oversee the running of the villa were also brilliant, they helped us out so kindly when we had some issues at 4am when our transfer company didn’t turn up on our last day ! Their rep Philomena organised a taxi and even drove one of us and our cases to the airport herself ! We’ve stayed in Villas all over Europe for over 20 years and this is up there with the best of them ! If you want to stay in a typical Portuguese area that’s reasonably priced (cheaper than Algarve) then this is the place to go !! Loved it and can’t wait to return ! The Jones & Phillips family
Visited May 2023
Written 18 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Safari19378997183
Safari19378997183
Maarssen, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Heerlijk vakantiehuis met zwembad in de Algarve
Heerlijk ruim vakantiehuis met ruim zwembad in een rustige omgeving. Alles wat je nodig hebt is aanwezig. Airco in slaapkamers aanwezig. Fijn terras met schaduw achter het huis. Mooie omgeving, met auto alles snel te bereiken. Leuk levendig dorp Olhao niet ver met de auto, stranden zijn ook niet ver weg maar wel via bootje of treintje om eerst rivier over te steken. Mooie natuur. Dit huis en omgeving zijn een aanrader.
Visited July 2022
Written 20 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Climber01644738996
Climber01644738996
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
fabulous holiday
Have rented holiday villas all over the world and Casa Josephina is among the best,rural yet easy access to all major amenities,wonderful pool area,no issues whatsoever
Visited June 2019
Written 24 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
89Adrian
89Adrian
We're very happy that you enjoyed Casa Josephina so much. You would be very welcome to come back for another holiday - we hope you will!
Written 7 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Benno1875
Benno1875
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic House
The photos don’t do the house justice! All communication with owners was clear and straight forward and the handover via the property manager was perfectly smooth. The fridge even had chilled wine, water, fruit juice and beer ready for our arrival. All of the rooms were spotlessly clean and well equiped. The stunning outdoor areas offered a variety of places to eat, sit and relax. Our daughter loved exploring the garden and we all made the most of the pool area. I would very much recommend Casa Josephina.
Visited October 2018
Written 3 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
89Adrian
89Adrian
Thank you for your lovely review. We're really glad that you all enjoyed your stay so much.
Written 4 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joycehazlewood
joycehazlewood
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just Perfect
We have just returned from spending an amazing week at this beautiful Villa. It exceeds all expectations in every way. Seven of our family stayed in Casa Josephina celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday. It's very spacious and has a very well equipped kitchen & bbq area. We loved spending time in the pool or relaxing on the loungers. The undercover area by the pool is very cosy for chilling out in the evening. Adrian and Miranda are extremely helpful throughout the booking of the Villa and a lovely touch was when they left a bottle of bubbly for birthday boy plus other drinks. Andre who caretakes the Villa was always on hand for help and advice. We would certainly recommend this Villa and all the surrounding area of Portugal for a perfect holiday.
Visited June 2017
Written 2 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

heatheranddave2017
heatheranddave2017
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic house set in beautiful surroundings
We have visited this area on holiday several times before, and this is the best villa we have stayed in yet. After a warm welcome from the owners Adrian and Miranda our party of 6 easily settled in to the spacious house with a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the large pool with comfortable sitting areas and attractive gardens. The villa is on the edge of a quiet village within easy reach of the coast and nearby nature reserve, ideal for wildlife lovers. We enjoyed our stay so much we hope to return next year.
Visited March 2017
Written 4 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
89Adrian
89Adrian
We're very pleased to hear that Heather and Dave and their party had such a good time. Thank you for your kind words about our villa! You would of course be very welcome to return next year, we hope to see you then.
Written 5 April 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue M
Sue M
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing holiday villa with great pool area
We were a family party of six adults who stayed for two weeks in September. Excellent property in less touristy area of Algarve. Everything as advertised. Lovely pool area with plenty of shade and seating. All facilities to barbecue at home or within walking distance of restaurant. Also bar close by. Within short driving distance of lots of small interesting villages, and Olhao on the coast for supermarkets. As advised we were met by Andre on arrival and he dropped by to clean pool regularly, check in and check out very smooth. Wifi easy to use in house and by pool. Took Owners advice and went to the Croquet Club for a fantastic meal.
Visited September 2016 Travelled with family
Written 13 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen B
Karen B
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect lazy holiday
This was our second holiday at Casa Josephina with 2 teenagers. Again it was perfect for our needs, plenty of room, lovely pool, perfect weather and shops a short car ride away for food. We ate out half the time, and had lovely BBQs the rest. Andre was always on hand if needed, and the house was lovely and clean and catered for all our needs. A week is not long enough though.
Visited August 2014
Written 3 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

relaxedgardener
relaxedgardener
Mold, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A gorgeous villa in a perfect spot
We all loved Casa Josephina including our 2 year old granddaughter. The wonderful pool and surrounding garden was perfect for just switching off in this quiet, unspoilt part of the Algarve, but within easy reach of gorgeous beaches, large supermarkets & the airport. The villa looked perfect from the outside & was fabulous inside, so much space & everything spotless & Andre the manager made sure our stay was perfect. Adrian & Miranda were so helpful with any queries we had. From the little cafe, two steps away!, to the restaurant a 10 mins stroll away along the little country lane, you had the perfect place to stay, of course didn't want to leave, but we'll hopefully be back!
Visited September 2013 Travelled with family
Written 28 October 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen B
Karen B
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply fabulous!
Casa Josephina was just perfect for our annual family holiday. The large pool is great for boisterous teenagers and perfect in the hot weather. It is lovely and private but not isolated and within easy driving distance of supermarkets and Olhao. We used the barbecue on many evenings which was the perfect end to long lazy days. Would recommend and would definitely return. Andre was a tremendous help, and was only a text away when needed.
Visited August 2013
Written 2 September 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
Getting there
Faro Airport
14.3 km

Portimão Airport
68.4 km
Restaurants
Arraúl Gastro Bar
4.9 km

Café Snack Dominó
4.7 km

Casa Corvo
6.9 km

Ti Maria Panorâmico
6.2 km
Attractions
Ilha da Fuzeta
7.1 kmIslands

Armona Island
5.3 kmIslands

Ilha da Culatra
8 kmIslands

Mercado de Olhao
4.8 kmFarmers Markets
About the neighbourhood
Casa Josephina is in a quiet and secluded area just on the outskirts of Quelfes. The village is dreamy and quiet - time seems to stand still. The villa is only 5 minutes drive from Olhao, the focal point for fishing in the Algarve, where you can find many shops and restaurants and, of course, lots of fresh and delicious fish. In a different direction, you are 5 minutes from Moncarapacho, a town which is well worth a visit and which has many fine restuarants. In the immediate (rural) area, there are a number of restaurants, marked by signs along the roads and country lanes. Driving on these roads you will pass many orange and lemon groves, and plantations of olives, agaves, figs and palm trees. Their different flowering periods ensure that it always smells wonderful! One of the great features of the East Algarve is an extensive lagoon system that runs from Faro to Manta Rota with beautiful wide, long, soft sandy beaches. This sheltered lagoon area is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by islands and sandbanks off the coast where there are even more paradisiacal beaches! These beaches are amongst the finest in Europe. From several places (Olhao, Fuzeta...) it is possible to walk, take a boat or even a small train (Pedras d'el Rei) to visit these islands and sandbars. This whole area is approximately 1800 hectares and has been declared a national park: the Ria Formosa. Of interest too is the Visitor Centre, Quinta de Marim. The nearest beaches are just minutes away from your house: in Olhao and in the village of Fuzeta. Fuzeta is still an original fishing village with a beautiful beach and a nice lagoon! A ferry takes you five minutes to a fantastic, miles-long beach on the other side of the lagoon. A little further towards the Spanish border lie the world-famous and idyllic beaches of the Ilha de Tavira. The delightful old towns and villages of the Eastern Algarve coast are fascinating to explore. The 'jewel of the Algarve' is the old town of Tavira. Located just 10 - 15 min drive away, Tavira invites you to wander through its winding streets, explore its wealth of churches (30 in all!), or just relax with a drink at one of the riverside restaurants. Olhao is even closer - a Moorish-looking town with a strong fishing tradition - don't miss the lively fish market. Take a stroll through the tiny streets an alleys and have a closer look at the many interesting shops. Also interesting is the lively covered market on the quayside where you can drink delicious cappuccino (or something stronger!) overlooking the marina or the sea. East of Tavira is the tiny Cacela Velha, an older 'robbers'den' situated above the lagoon, witha fantastic view over the Ria Formosa and the coast. It is fascinating to visit the Moncarapacho church museum where one of the former priest's archaeological and ethnographic private collection is on display. The adjacent church has beautifual yellow-blue and olive green azulejos (tiles) from the 16th and 17th centuries. In the 'Olaria' at the entrance to the village, the ctraftsmen still bake the traditional ceramics. The Eastern Algarve has some of the finest beaches in Europe. From Faro to Manta Rota in the east, there is an extensive lagoon system with beautiful long, wide sandy beaches. This sheltered lagoon area is protected from the Atlantic by a string of offshore islands, where the beaches are even more paradisiacal! You can catch a boat to the islands from the little fishing village of Fuzeta, or from the busy fishing town of Olhao, both of which are only 5 minutes drive away. Or at Pedras del Rei, you can walk to one of the islands or even take the miniature railway. A huge variety of watersports awaits you - sailing, surfing, diving, big game fishing and dolphin watching. For children, there is a great range of activities on offer - zoos, pony rides, karting, aqua parks, Zoomarine, miniature golf and even swimming with dolphins. The area is great for all kinds of walks - on deserted beaches, by the lagoons, in the hill. Or just stroll in the lanes round Casa Josephina where you can enjoy the rolling green landscapes, with orange, lemon, olive and almond groves, and stunning views to the sea.
Getting around
There is a bus route through the village of Quelfes, serving Olhao, a town about 4-5 km away with plenty of shops. The bus stop is about 400 - 500m from the house. Taxis are easily available and our villa manager will recommend a local taxi company. But we strongly recommend hiring a car if you want to get the most out of your holiday, as that is the best way of visiting the many local beaches as well as the other local tourist sights and activities.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
When you book your holiday at Casa Josephina, we send you full written route directions from Faro airport, and we can give you the GPS coordinates as well. For reasons we are sure you will understand, we don't disclose the exact location of Casa Josephina except to confirmed bookers.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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