Unique Rustic Villa with Sea View & Secluded Beach


Entire villa hosted by Quinta Albasol

  1. 16 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 14 beds
  4. 4.5 bathrooms
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Beautiful rustic villa in one of the last unspoiled stretches of the Algarve coastline.

This cliff-top paradise is minutes walk from gloriously remote beaches that are practically private, a well-kept local secret.

Registered Short-Term Let Licence No.: 49331/AL. Digital Complaints Book available.

*NOTE: Those interested in stays shorter than 7 nights over the May-September period, please get in touch to enquire about the options.

The space
Quinta Albasol is ideal for those seeking refuge from a hectic lifestyle - be it summer or winter, we offer the ideal setting for you to relax and 'recharge' or simply to have a great time seaside with family and friends.

The villa boasts several ample living spaces as well as three ensuite bedrooms, two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, a very small bedroom with a bunk-bed (suitable for children) and a mezzanine level above the dining room, also with a bunk-bed. All main bedrooms have two single beds which can be pushed together or kept as twins. There are also several fold-out beds which can be placed in any of the rooms upon request and we have one baby cot (and one baby high-chair!). Overall the house can comfortably sleep 10-12 adults and 6-8 children and a baby, though we can offer solutions for bigger groups (please inquire).

Built in the 1960s, it's solid, thick walls keep the rooms cool in the summer and trap the heat inside in winter. The vaulted ceilings, archways, curved wooden doors and windows and the iconic Algarvian chimney stacks are beautiful (Arabic) architectural traits that make Quinta Albasol unique.

True to the history of the region and to its remote location, the house is rustic and not luxurious in the modern sense, which is part of its charm. Its does however now boast fibre optic broadband with speeds up to 100MbpS in the living room and adjoining areas. The house is off the water-grid, so rain water is collected in a cistern and in the drier months, supplemented by water bought in from someone's well. While this water is fantastic for cooking, bathing and washing, we recommend you drink bottled water only (for coffee and tea brewing also!). Large 5-7 Litre water bottles can be found in most supermarkets. Open chimneys throughout the house provide "central heating" in the cooler months, which can be supplemented by portable electric radiators if need be. In winter the house feels very cosy and nothing beats the experience of sleeping with a flickering wood log fire in your bedroom.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT: Generally we do our best to offer flexible CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT times, however when we have a group checking out on the same day as a group checking in, we ask the group checking out for access to the house and bedrooms from 10am onwards. Guests are welcome to leave their bags in one of the communal spaces and to use the guest WC by the entrance while we clean and prepare the houses' main bedrooms and bathrooms for incoming guests. On such days we aim to have the house ready for check-in by 5pm, though depending on the state the house is left in by the previous group this is not always possible. Guests are however welcome to arrange to drop off their bags while we finish cleaning and preparing the house for their check-in. Please discuss details of your required timings with Cecilia as far in advance as possible to help with the house's time-management.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Bay view
Courtyard view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Washing machine

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Where you’ll be

Lagoa, Faro, Portugal

Quinta Albasol is in a very remote area. There are only a couple of other holiday homes nearby which are not in use most of the year. Guests are usually amazed by the sounds of nature and the silence which allow for very deep sleep and stunned by the number of stars visible in the night's sky.

The house is 200 m from the cliff edge, high above beautiful beaches, surrounded by a big plot of land where we grow a number of fruit and vegetables. Many of the beaches nearby are only accessible by sea (boat or swim!) but there is one local secluded beach about a 5 min walk away. Access to the beach is down a naturally worn path in a weathered recess in the cliff and the beach is flanked by cliffs so, apart from at midday, there tends to be a section of natural shade on the beach for those less fond of incessant sun and it is rarely windy. This beach provides a perfect starting point for swimming to other remote beaches and caves. About a 10-15 min walk away there is a beach with more formal access - some man-made wooden steps. This beach has a little cafe which serves refreshing drinks and a scrumptious selection of thin-based, oven-fired pizzas all day long (they do close early though!), though they tend to be closed over Winter. There are 2-3 other beaches within walking distance, some with bars and restaurants and some rent a variety of sea-faring rides too. There is also a resort close-by which has a swimming pool, gym and a spa. If you would like us to book a massage, sauna, Turkish bath or any other spa treatment for you, please let us know.

The cliff top provides some amazing walks, all year around. If you enjoy walking, there are beautiful mountain walks (Monchique, Costa Vicentina, etc) a short drive away. If you'd like to surf, the west coast of the Algarve provides the best beaches for surfing - about an hours' drive away. It's a fun day-trip and there are surf boards for hire at the beach in Carrapateira! If you visit us in winter though, there are also some local spots which may have good waves.

If you fancy any other activity (tennis, golf, yoga, off-road go-karting, crazy golf, water-slide park, etc), let us know and we can help arrange this for you. We also plan to expand the variety of fruit and vegetables available in the garden, so you are most welcome to help us with that if you're a fan of permaculture!


We may be able to host special events at Albasol. Whether it be a conference, a wedding, a family reunion, or any other specific event or celebration, get in touch to let us know what you're after and we'll let you know all that is possible. An extra fee may be charged for events that will include more people than those staying at the house (to cover extra water consumption, etc.) - Please inquire and we will always give you an overall quote. We love hosting events at this unique venue!

Hosted by Quinta Albasol

  1. Joined in March 2014
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Quinta Albasol (Registered Short-Term Let License No (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) /AL) is the much-loved, family-owned holiday home of a traditional Portuguese family from the Lisbon area. The house was built in the late (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) s by the current owners' parents and the now-extended family have enjoyed many wonderful times at the house over the years.

The family has decided to open the doors of this amazing house for other guests to enjoy, at times when it's not in use by the family.

Your hosts Cecilia and Adam are in their 30s and have lived a little all over the world - having spent their years between Scotland, Lisbon and England, with stints in Sri Lanka, Peru and Australia - however this little corner of the world is by far their favorite place! Cecilia grew up spending all her holidays at Quinta Albasol and she loves sharing her local knowledge with guests, ensuring they make the most of their time at Albasol. While Cecilia and Adam will not be at the house (unless otherwise planned), they can be easily contacted at any time. They have extensive experience hosting (as well as travelling!) on AirBnB, mostly at their flat in Edinburgh (Scotland):
www.airbnb.co.uk/users/show/ (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
We look forward to hosting you!

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Check out a video some of our (super fun!) guests have created of their experience at Quinta Albasol - it really highlights the spirit and potential the house has:

["Nossa Senhora da Rocha_WIP" Video by Matthew Moult on VIMEO; Music by Essay & Stumbleine]

-> Photos of other events held at Quinta Albasol are also available on the house's social media page (Quinta Albasol, Algarve).

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Quinta Albasol (Registered Short-Term Let License No (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) /AL) is the much-loved, family-owned holiday home of a traditional Portuguese family from the L…


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During your stay

(Unless otherwise planned/requested) Your hosts will NOT be at the property during your stay. They can however be easily contacted and they will arrange for someone to meet you at the house for check-in and check-out.

Quinta Albasol is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Policy number: 49331/AL
  • Languages: English, Português, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy