Villa Antonia

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    São Brás de Alportel for shops and restaurants: 8km (10 mins by car)
    Loulé for the best fish market of the Algarve: 10km (15 mins by car)
    Closest beaches: 20-30 minutes by car
    Ria Formosa Nature Park for beautiful beaches: 25 minutes by car
  • Faro Airport (FAO): 20km (30 mins by car)
    Lisbon Airport (LIS): 270km (2hs 30 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Villa Antonia

How would you describe Villa Antonia in a nutshell?

Villa Antonia is a very private countryside estate with views of gentle rolling hills in a nature reserve and picturesque valleys leading to the sea. A tucked away authentic Portuguese hideaway for family and friends who enjoy privacy and seclusion as much as uncovering Algarve’s manifold facets.

What is the story behind Villa Antonia, what was your inspiration to create it?

Most of the 2ha land was formerly agricultural land surrounding the farmhouse of 130 years of age. The farmhouse was rebuilt and transformed keeping the most essential features from its layout to the central fireplace.

When it became our family’s vacation home we planted over 300 olive trees. In recent years Villa Antonia was reimagined for guests to create the quintessential Algarve holiday home.

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Villa Antonia?

The property and its surroundings are very authentic, it breathes ease — comfort, freedom and tranquility. The building’s traditional foundations, white-washed walls and bamboo ceiling is accentuated by the inviting decor and furnishings. There is a balanced interplay of local artistry alongside worldly collectibles. By respecting origins and traditions we nurture a cultural and spiritual connection to the place. 

To you personally, what is so special about Villa Antonia?

I love the natural elevation on our land, which overlooks the surrounding ground towards the sea and rolling hills. The Quinta's white-washed walls standing drenched in sunlight against the open sky — it is the natural simplicity that speaks to all my senses; it is rooted in tradition and nature while reflecting a very personal style while instilling an immediate sense of belonging and sparking inspiration.

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Villa Antonia rooms & rates

A discreet entry gate and path leads the way to the main gate which opens to a line of tall cypress trees, an olive grove and a centered carob tree. Take the double-sided staircase that brings you to a cobblestone pathed terrace with olive trees, giving the first glimpse of the villa, which is nestled all the way at the top of the hill, in a lush garden.

Stepping inside, a dining area with a large Brazilian oak table and annexed fully-equipped kitchen connects to a spacious living room with a large fireplace at its centre. To the side, there is a wind-still patio with a dining table, while another door opens to the west-side terrace.

From an annexed corridor, a study room complete with desk, built-in daybed, library and television screen makes a great nook. The next room is another double with a separate bathroom. At the corridor’s end is the Garden Suite (30 m2) with an all dusty pink marble bathroom, a small living room with a fireplace and direct garden access.

Located just above via a beautiful white limed staircase is The Tower Suite (50 m2), our master bedroom. The room is a lofty space with a king-size four-poster bed, a sofa (suitable for a child to sleep), and an ensuite bathroom. Access to a private sunny roof terrace boasting magnificent views over the hills and the large garden.

A tiled terrace encompassing the main house has four more dining and lounging areas, while the large marble table under a pergola is a favourite al fresco dining spot.

A few steps below is the large swimming pool and a freestanding Guesthouse (25 m2) with a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom. It is a very private retreat with a rooftop terrace 40m from the main house – perfect for grown-up kids or a couple.

The swimming pool is a saltwater pool, 12 x 4 m and with a shallow end for small children. There is also a pool house with a bathroom.

  • Villa Antonia for 8-9 people / 350 m²
    1200 / night
    • 4 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 2 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 2 Shower rooms
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 2 Kitchens
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Fireplace
Included in the rates
Rates include housekeeping service (3x per week), concierge service by the host, heating and firewood, pool towels, towels and linen, a welcome package and final cleaning.
Optional extras
Many additional services are available on request such as a private chef, cooking classes, extra housekeeping, laundry services, a personal trainer, private yoga classes, sound healing, meditation and massages. Please just ask when booking.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome and there is a sofa bed in the master bedroom which is perfect for smaller children. We can also provide a baby cot and high chair free of charge.
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Maid service
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge service
  • Children welcome
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Fireplace
  • Babysitting on request
  • Garden
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Courtyard
  • BBQ area
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

Several services are available to our guests to help them relax or make their stay more pleasant. We assist with the details of each guest’s stay, scheduling massages, yoga or pilates classes, the booking of a personal trainer or recommending original experiences and activities outside the premises.

Apart from some complimentary housekeeping hours, an array of add-on services such as grocery shopping and memorable dining experiences created by our private chefs can be booked. The beautifully scented organic cosmetic line LA-EVA complements each guest's stay.

Outside there is a kitchen and BBQ, several terraces with sunbeams and loungers. We also have three mountain bikes available for use.

Inside we have an entertainment room with a TV, a selection of DVDs, Apple TV, Netflix, books and board games. There is also a set of portable JBL speakers apart from a SONOS set.

Things to do in Algarve & São Brás de Alportel

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

We can assist in the booking of a personal trainer, yoga or pilates instructor, massage therapist or cooking classes with our private chef. A nearby tennis court, several golf courses and a state of the art gym give plenty of options for sport activities.

Local olive oil producers and wine estates offer great tours and tastings. Our nearest beaches and islands are located in central Algarve, a 20-30min drive away.

Our surroundings have great hiking paths, seasonal lakes and fountains. 
The historical towns of Faro, Loulé or São Brás de Alportel are worth visiting. Loulé has a great farmers market and culinary spots to discover.

For further experiences and recreational activities our concierge service will be sending you our Insiders Guide and always be available for enquiries and additional bookings.

Villa Antonia reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Wonderful, wonderful house and gardens. We felt like princes and princesses, also thanks to Dorle's amazing care! Can't wait to go back:-)
stayed at Villa Antonia in October 2022

The location of Villa Antonia

Many authentic towns and villages are in short reach of Villa Antonia. Situated above the small village of São Romão, Loulé is 15 mins and São Brás de Alportel is 10 mins away by car.

Both towns offer picturesque historical town centres ideal to stroll through, an array of good restaurants and shops, supermarkets, local markets with fresh regional produce, the best fish market of the Algarve in Loulé, bakeries and coffee shops to choose from.

The most beautiful beaches and islands to the west and east of the coastline of Faro are within 20-30 minutes away. And many more incredible beaches are within 40-50 minutes away. The Ria Formosa Nature Park with its incredible sandy beaches is 25 minutes away.

The city and airport of Faro are 20-30min, Lisbon city and airport are 2.5hrs and Sevilla in Spain is 1.5hrs away (+ 1hrs time difference).

The much-famed coastline of the Algarve from the west to the east offers many different beaches — vast, rocky and with stronger waves towards the west or warmer, shallow water on empty sandbanks and islands towards the east.

Apart from the captivating coastline the countryside and villages and towns with Moorish and Roman buildings bear witness to past cultures and traditions to rural life in Portugal.

When is the best time to visit Algarve?

The summer season starts earlier and lasts longer in Algarve. Everyday sunshine is almost guaranteed, from early June till the end of October.

The mid-seasons hold their very own charm, be it the Carneval in Loulé in February during almond tree blossom or the easter procession in São Brás de Alportel, the jacaranda blossom in June, the wine and olive oil harvests in October. My personal favorite months are June and October.