Countryside Loft - The 3 Carob Tree
Hosted by João
João is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Do You Want to escape the mainstream of mass tourism? A charming rustic loft looking alike an old cottage will allow you to be only 20 minutes from beautiful beaches while having the best of the countryside.

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Want to escape the mainstream of mass tourism? Know the inside of the southern coast of Portugal! A charming rustic loft looking alike an old cottage will allow you to be only 20 minutes from beautiful beaches while having the best of the countryside.
This friendly loft can ideally accommodate 4 people but can perfectly accommodate 6 if necessary. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more.

A beautiful countryside loft awaits you in the heart of the southern province of Algarve.
At just 20-30 mins from beautiful white sandy beaches and access to the islands of the "Ria Formosa" you can save yourself from the stress of the holiday while relaxing and enjoying the tranquility of the countryside.

The loft is located on the farm "Monte das 3 Alfarrobeiras" which preserves centuries-old carob trees where each year is collected the carob fruits manually as before. You will have the freedom to gather figs, lemons, orange, peaches and organic prunes. Without forgotten our Provençal herbs, typical of the region.

Our farm is very close to the town of São Brás de Alportel, Town house of the council with the same name. Belonging to the still intact Algarve. You can visit its old streets and rediscovered the old Roman stone pavement road coming from Faro on the coast. But also its public fountains whose "Fonte Férrea" is best known for being in the heart of the mountain with its natural river water.

Known for its cork industry, the Council of São Brás de Alportel have received its independence precisely for his flights of producing the best cork in the world since 1914. The best bottles of champagne and wine corks are produced in the council and exported from various traditional factories worldwide.

The cottage campaign spirit is kept while keeping an open space for those who appreciate being housed differently. No expense was spared during the construction. This beautiful little house was built with local artisans to blend harmoniously old and modern by choosing noble materials such as steel and wood.

Guest access

When you open the front door, you will be received by the sight of an open space where you can find the diner table, the living area with two sofas, television, wifi connection and the kitchenette who have a counter made with old terracotta bricks, allowing you to enjoy a glass of wine while you keep an eye on the backbone metal stairs. Perfect for a romantic dinner setting.

From the ground floor a door is waiting for you allowing you to discover the terrace covered by an ancient carob tree.
A bricked BBQ is available if needed for the wonderful grilled fresh fish that you can find in all the fisherman's towns from the coast of the Algarve. Space designed for the ultimate relaxation with sun loungers, its is perfect for relaxing on a hot afternoon while the soft mountain breeze cools you.

The oak kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, hob with extractor fan, coffee maker, toaster and fridge. But also all the crockery and selfs you will need.

The bathroom has a very large shower, toilet and spacious sink and washing machine.
Each guest will find a set of towels and soap. You do not have to worry about carrying them away in your bag.

Going up to the first floor the comfort of wood is waiting for you to rested comfortably under the eaves of the roof pine beams.
Linen is provided for all beds. One of them double, as the single beds can join together to form another double bed.

Interaction with guests

The house is always clean and the beds are made for the arrival of the guests. Linen is left and will be change weekly weekly if you choose a long stay. But we can change the linen earlier if desired as well.
Soap and towels are also provided in the bathroom.
The kitchen comes with a few key elements, including: tea bags, sea salt from the region, a few groceries, sugar and coffee, extra virgin olive oil produced in the region, white wine vinegar, and sugar.

We keep a local tour guide updated to recommend the best attractions, restaurants and bars in the area.

Cooking classes - Southern cooking is known for its diversity and use of seafood.
We will be delighted to demonstrate you how to make our local food if you feel that you want to know how to cook them.
Please check in advance for availability.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


8 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I stayed at the loft for 1 week as a base from which to explore the Eastern Algarve and view properties for sale. The loft is in a perfect location to do this. Joao and Sabina are wonderful hosts, very friendly and easy going, and Joao gave us lots of information about buying a property in the Algarve. The loft was perfect for our requirements and also now has the added bonus of air conditioning.

Jouke User Profile
May 2017
Nice location with friendly owners. Gated garden so safe feeling, quiet zone, house in good shape, interior ok. You need a car if you want to stay here

Becky User Profile
February 2017
This was a great place to stay so we could explore the Algarve region of Portugal - although we wish we had more time! Joao and his family are absolutely amazing and we enjoyed every moment of our stay in their guest house! It was exactly as pictured in the listing and was incredibly comfortable! We made good use of the fireplace because we were there in February. The kitchen was large and because there was a dishwasher, we used it more than we would have otherwise! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a vacation in this region!

Sabina User Profile
September 2014
Our stay at João and Sabina's place was WONDERFUL! They were warm and welcoming from the first interchange and accepted our request only two days before hand! The home is very clean and very comfortable...the compound is beautiful and private with only the sound of birds to keep you company...João and Sabina helped us by bringing us a map and sat with us telling us where the best beaches were and local restaurants that were far from most of the tourism ... We absolutely loved the area... gorgeous coastline beautiful countryside and amazing food... the home is so conveniently located, a quick and easy drive to the beaches and most of the quaint towns... All in all we would absolutely return to stay at João and Sabina's place.. and HIGHLY recommend it!!

Josep Maria User ProfileJosep Maria is a superhost.
September 2017
Genial. Sencillamente genial. La ubicación es perfecta, cerca de todo y a la vez muy tranquilo. La casa es muy bonita y tranquilo y tiene todo lo necesario para pasar unos días cómodos, relajados y muy a gusto. Joao y Sabina son los amfitriones perfectos. Son atentos y cariñosos. Viven en la casa de al lado pero pareze que no estén.... Te reciben con los brazos abiertos y te ayudan en todo lo necesario. Esperamos volver!

Nathalie User Profile
August 2017
Très bonne adresse où il faut bon se reposer à l'ombre des caroubiers.

Rosana User Profile
June 2017
Lugar muy tranquilo a 300 m de la carretera q te lleva a varios pueblos y playas. La casa muy acogedora y cómoda. Tiene todos los elementos necesarios para cocinar. Una pequeña parrilla para asar. Joāo y su esposa muy amables y simpàticos. Los volvería a elegir

Faro, PortugalJoined in August 2014
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