St. Matau, Boliqueime, Algarve

Property ref: PA284

Maximum: 15 adults plus 2 child/children

Originally a farm, St Matau is 322 metres above sea level and has extensive views across the countryside to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. There are some inexpensive, traditional restaurants dotted in the surrounding hills and Boliqueime, with a wider variety, is a short drive away.

The original farmhouse has been restored making up half of the accommodation in this substantial property and a newer building has been added to compliment the original with furniture and building materials which are in keeping with the style of the farmhouse.

The villa is a rabbit warren with some interconnecting rooms and countless original features both in the grounds and internally. There are some dry-stone walls, a fabulous wood burning stove (logs can be purchased at the local supermarket), lovely pieces of furniture - both functional and ornamental, low ceilings in the old part of the house and attractive china. 

The enclosed garden is lovely; at the front of a house there are double entry gates and a drive with a path leading to a bridge over a frog pond with a tucked away seating area. The swimming pool is at the back of the property and takes advantage of the amazing views. It is surrounded by terraces with a lawn to one side. There are several outside dining areas, including a shaded terrace, by the barbecue. There is a ramp from the terrace to the pool and one of the ground floor bathrooms has hand rails so may be appealing to those with mobility issues.  Please enquire at time of booking.

Tourist Licence No 9/1999

(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).


Original house: Kitchen. Dining room. Steps down to: Living room. Step up to: 1 small double bedroom (best suited to 2 children or 1 adult) with small shower room en-suite. 1 double bedroom. 1 twin bedroom. 1 shower room.

First floor: 1 single bedroom connecting to; twin connecting to shower room (these 3 rooms have low ceilings & curtained off clothes rails rather than conventional wardrobes).

New house: Living/dining room. 2 twin bedrooms, 1 with bathroom en-suite. 1 bathroom.

First floor: 1 double bedroom with small terrace & bathroom en-suite. 1 twin bedroom with terrace & bathroom. NB It is worth noting that the staircase is quite open so care should be taken with young children.

Limited Mobility - This property has a bedroom and shower room on the ground floor with little or no steps in the living areas or to the swimming pool/garden, so may be considered suitable for someone with limited mobility. As everyone's needs are different, please check with us at time of booking to ensure suitability for your group.


  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hairdryers
  • Air conditioning/heating in bedrooms
  • Cot & Highchair included by request
  • Stairgates available by request
  • Cleaning 3 times per week including arrival day
  • Pool Towels
  • Fenced Swimming Pool 9 x 4.5m with steps. Depth 1.3 - 2.3m
  • Children's swings & slide
  • Large built-in charcoal barbecue
  • Pets are not permitted at this property except guide dogs


  • Shop 500m
  • Restaurant 4kms
  • Town (Boliqueime) 6kms
  • Supermarket 7kms
  • Tennis 10kms
  • Beach/Vilamoura Golf 13kms
  • Faro Airport 28kms


Pounds (£)

Number of people
1 - 17
06 Jan - 22 Mar 24 £2093
23 Mar - 29 Mar 24 £2737
30 Mar - 24 May 24 £3199
25 May - 28 Jun 24 £3591
29 Jun - 23 Aug 24 £6048
24 Aug - 20 Sep 24 £3199
21 Sep - 25 Oct 24 £2737
26 Oct - 13 Dec 24 £2093

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

Additional Costs & Information

  • From 1st November 2024 - Tourist Tax €2 per person, per night for all guests aged 16 and over for a maximum of 7 nights for stays between April - October. €1 per guest per night between Nov - Mar. This will be charged at parity to cover processing fees.
  • Saturday arrival preferred June - September
  • 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 or £250, whichever is the greater amount. Balance due 8 weeks before departure.

Refundable security deposit - 2024 - £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


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Mr & Mrs P  "We had a once in a lifetime family reunion at this gorgeous villa. Wonderful memories. Thank you." 

Mrs R "Thank you for making organizing our holiday so easy. we all had a wonderfully holiday and couldn't fault your companies service. Every question or need we had you were able to help us with. will definitely recommend you're company and use again in the future"


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Things we love
"Due to the amazing landscape, many of the villas we have in this area have sensational countryside views. This is also the place to experience authentic Algarve life."
Things to be aware of
"Barking dogs can sometimes interrupt the tranquillity of the countryside and you will have to hire a car to reach the beach and other amenities. The roads can be a little uneven and unmarked in this region, especially if your villa is off the beaten track."

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 Saturday 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.