Terras Altas, Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

Property ref: PA171

One of our most popular villas!

High above Vale de Parra, this is one of the most comfortable and attractive villas in our portfolio. Every detail and item of furniture and equipment as been chosen with care. The design encompasses both modern and Moorish; graceful archways and thick, whitewashed walls; a wide spiral staircase topped by a domed ceiling; beautiful fabrics enhance marble floored bedrooms. The fitted kitchen/utility/breakfast room is well equipped and the spacious sitting room has patio doors leading out to the terraces and pool, as do each of the downstairs bedrooms.

The pool dominates the colourful, landscaped garden and there are views over the surrounding valley to Galé Beach from both the pool area and the secluded roof terrace - we should warn you that this terrace has been the setting for three marriage proposals (all accepted!).

The garden has a tropical feel with extensive lawns and various exotic plants and trees. On several different levels, there are areas of privacy and the thatched pergolas give welcome shade to the swimming pool terrace. There is a gas barbecue at the side of the house with a sheltered dining area and views over the surrounding countryside to the Monchique Mountains. Numerous good restaurants are within a five minute drive of Terras Altas, for example São Domingos and O Marinheiro (both with vegetarian dishes available).

There is a garden fence separating the main house from the pool area making it safer for families with little ones.

Things we love...

"Terras Altas holds a special place in our villa collection, standing as one of our most popular properties since 1988! With so many clients who have adored and enjoyed it over the years, we’re confident you’ll fall in love with it too" - Ginnie, Managing Director

Rental License 32/09

(Although every care has been taken to make sure photographs and descriptions are kept updated, the properties are subject to changes, updates and improvements.  If something is particularly important to you, please let us know so that we can confirm this facility is available).


Ground floor: Entrance hall. Living room with steps up to dining room. Kitchen. Washroom.

Steps down to: 1 twin bedroom with bathroom ensuite. 2 twin bedrooms with zip-linked mattresses (zip-linked mattresses can be made up as king size beds, please request at time of booking) & walk-in showers en-suite.

First floor: Master suite with super-king size bed, dressing area & bathroom.

Roof terrace.


  • Fibre Wifi
  • TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Washing Machine by arrangement with the housekeeper
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Hairdryers
  • Air Conditioning - at extra cost
  • Heating in bedrooms - at extra cost
  • Cot & Highchair included by request
  • Cleaning 3 times a week
  • Mosquito Nets on bedroom windows
  • Safe
  • Alarm
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Towels
  • Gated, heated pool 9.5 x 9m maximum, with steps & cover. Depth 1 - 2m. Pool heating at extra cost
  • Poolside Shower & washroom
  • Gas barbecue
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Pets are not permitted at this property


  • Supermarket 1.5kms
  • Restaurant 1.5kms
  • Tennis 2.5kms
  • Beach 3kms
  • Salgados Golf 3kms
  • Guia 5kms
  • Albufeira 7kms
  • Faro Airport 45kms


Pounds (£)

Number of people
1 - 8
03 Feb - 03 May 24 £1337
04 May - 07 Jun 24 £2646
08 Jun - 05 Jul 24 £2996
06 Jul - 23 Aug 24 £4396
24 Aug - 30 Aug 24 £2996
31 Aug - 13 Sep 24 £2646
14 Sep - 22 Nov 24 £1337
Number of people
1 - 8
01 Feb - 02 May 25 £1337
03 May - 23 May 25 £2646
24 May - 04 Jul 25 £2996
05 Jul - 29 Aug 25 £4396
30 Aug - 12 Sep 25 £2646
13 Sep - 21 Nov 25 £1337

Prices are in £'s sterling per week. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.

Additional Costs & Information

  • Air Conditioning/Heating £224 per week (heating obligatory from Nov - Mar)
  • Pool Heating £294 per week (Minimum charge 1 week)
  • Tourist Tax €2 per person, per night for all guests aged 13 and over for a maximum of 7 nights. €1 per guest per night between Nov - Mar. This will be charged at parity to cover processing fees.
  • Although the villa has a flexible arrival day we cannot leave too many empty days between bookings. Please always check with us to make sure the dates you require are acceptable
  • Booking deposit 30% of the villa rental, balance due 8 weeks before departure
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee the pool temperature. In general, pool heaters are installed and managed according to the size of the pool and health and safety guidelines but weather conditions, such as colder nights, rain and strong winds can affect the normally achievable temperature.

Refundable security deposit - 2024 - £500.00
Refundable security deposit - 2025 - £500.00


Taxi transfer 1 - 4 people £55.00
Taxi transfer 5 - 8 people £79.00

Any taxi prices shown are for 1 way journeys


Unconfirmed booking
On request
Booked / Blocked
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Mr Jackson. Aug 23: Another wonderful Villa Agency holiday. 7 wonderful weeks in Portugal with a mix of family and friends. Ginnie and the team did an amazing job of managing our 20 guests. I can't thank you enough, or recommend you more highly. Impeccable service and care, as always. I have lost track of how many years we have been using The Villa Agency ... they really are the best. Back for more next year! Trustpilot Review

Mrs Ginn. Jun 23. Helpful , caring and kind staff especially Ginnie , she always helps me to organise my holiday . Beautiful villa, lovely maid and manager and the heated pool which was perfect for my arthritis. Trustpilot Review

Mrs Dodds. May 2023. We had a fantastic holiday in Portugal. The villa and gardens were gorgeous, a real home from home and met our every need. We highly recommend the Villa Agency who were so helpful and quick to respond to every enquiry we made. All in all a really great experience from start to finish, thank you The Villa Agency! We hope to be back again soon. Trustpilot Review

Mrs Reeves.  Oct 2022. Fantastic villa, with everything you could need for a holiday. We were 3 couples and we all had ensuite bathrooms which had recently been renovated. And Felizmina looked after us the whole week. Trustpilot Review

Mrs Douglas Aug 2019 -  Nice people, great service, beautiful villas Trustpilot review'

Mrs Houliston.  Apr 2019 - Personnel at Villa Agency always extremely helpful and any requests are passed on and dealt with efficiently. A first class service. Have used them for at least five years. Trustpilot review

Mr H "A big thank you for advising me to go for this villa".

Mr W "Once again, villa and maid excellent."

Mr B & family  ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank all concerned at The Villa Agency for their contribution to ensure that our holiday went really smoothly, we had a wonderful time, we have had several villas in Portugal and our party unanimously agreed that Terras Altas was the favourite, the villa and its location were excellent. I would certainly consider booking a holiday with you sometime in the future. Once again thanks to you all. Kindest regards, The B Family'

Mrs M "We had a fantastic holiday.  Would highly recommend Terras Altas and the Villa Agency.  Excellent."

Mr G "We loved the villa and are likely to book again."

Mr J "We had yet another lovely holiday at Terras Altas … I’ve already been nagged to treat the family again next year, and will be in touch soon with dates !"

Mrs G "We had a great holiday, Terra Altas is definitely the best villa we have stayed at in the Algarve, hope to visit again one day"


Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Algarve

Discover Albufeira

Things we love
"Albufeira is a great location for families and young groups with lots of activities and nightlife in the livelier parts. There are also some of the prettiest beaches in the Algarve here and plenty of quieter areas for those who want a more relaxing vibe, like Vale de Parra. Choosing villa rental in Albufeira is by far the best way to enjoy this exciting region. Some of our most loved villas to rent are in this area and we have clients that return year after year."
Things to be aware of
"Some of the resorts in this area can become crowded in the peak season and Albufeira beach can be busy in the summer. With so many beaches and coves along the coast road, it is well worth exploring to find your new favourite beach. The Atlantic can be a little cooler than the Mediterranean so it is a good idea to pack or hire wetsuits if you want to surf or enjoy prolonged swims. It is also a good idea to book ahead if you want to eat out as the restaurants can get busy.”

If you require a car for you holiday please contact us.


Any promotional codes can be entered at the final stage of the booking process.

The arrival day for this villa is Flexible and the arrival time is 4pm
Checkout time is 10am

IMPORTANT - Villa dates sometimes need to be verified before we can confirm a booking therefore please DO NOT book your flights until we have checked your booking request and you have received our invoice.