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Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal

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Overview
11 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
28 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
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Wild View Retreat is defined by its spectacular uninterrupted 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains, a Zona De Intervenção Florestal protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees. There are no cars, no roads, no buildings, no neighbours. Nothing but wilderness and nature. Nothing to hear but the birds and the wind. Nothing to do but restore and relax the body, mind and soul. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 8075
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No alcohol or drugs allowed Smoking strictly prohibited but safe area provided outside of retreat if needed No flames or candles allowed to reduce Algarve fire risk
Bedrooms
4 Super Kings5 Doubles
Bathrooms
10 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Andrew A
Hosting since July 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsOur manager Adrien will be available to check you in and show you around the property. He will not be on site but will come every few days to check the water and pool. He is available on the phone if you need him

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Reviews (125)
sallyflowers33
sallyflowers33
United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little slice of heaven x
Wild view with It’s beautiful scenery and peaceful grounds make it the perfect place to reset. It’s one of those special places that makes you feel as if you are totally immersed in nature, which only adds to its already beautiful spiritual vibe. I expected to just go along, do a week of juicing with the exercise and obtain my little bit of weight loss, then return home … but it turned out to be so much more... Andrew and his staff focus on your entire well-being, spiritual emotional and physical .. and never in my life have I experienced such a life changing place. I was apprehensive about going alone but I need not have worried. I felt completely safe as I was surrounded by such love and great energy from an amazing team of people and friendly guests. Trish a beautiful human with a really gorgeous heart .. you managed a wonderful week for us and I will forever be grateful to you for hanging at the back of every walk with me when I thought I couldn’t do it. Always encouraging, always positive. Carin our little Swedish pocket rocket who has the uncanny ability to make every fitness session fun. I never thought I would enjoy circuits! It must be your cheesy music that did it! Then there’s Rebecca .. our wonderful nutritionist. Rebecca, I learned so much from you in just one short week .. invaluable Information that I will carry forward into my everyday life. And Lena… I loved your yoga sessions, the meditation and breath work.. it was in these sessions laying on the yoga deck surrounded by nature that I often found myself bursting into tears. All that emotional release! .. you even topped off those wonderful sessions with your own beautiful songs on guitar x Andrew .. what more can I say? Your account of how you built Wild View from the ground up with blood sweat and tears, is truly awe-inspiring and a lesson to us all .. from you, I learned that every struggle we endure has something to teach us and when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. Thank you Andrew for the truly amazing and life changing gift of Wild View x From top to bottom, I can’t say enough good things about the knowledge, love, experience and all the new tools I gained here. So if you’re looking for something or someplace to uplift you, give you purpose or just to be reminded you of who you are .. This is the place for you See you again soon, Wild View x
Visited June 2024
Written June 24, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AHR
AHR
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous- book now 👍
Facilities at the retreat were wonderful and it is surrounded by nature and incredible views The whole WVR team supported, encouraged and joined in. Fabulous from the moment I arrived wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Visited June 2024
Written June 24, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ChristyNoo
ChristyNoo
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location, complete relaxation!
Fantastic retreat, stunning location and views. Very comfortable rooms, amazing pool area and sauna. Great dinning areas with stunning views. Everything you need for complete relaxation. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2024
Written June 22, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fearless29720738599
Fearless29720738599
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect place to reset!
An incredible place, perfect for relaxing, resetting and unwinding. Would highly recommend! It’s the first time I’ve tried something like this so I had no expectations going in. Came aware a lot wiser about my health and definitely felt a lot healthier.
Visited May 2024
Written June 20, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jane B
Jane B
Guildford, United Kingdom225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hidden gem
My second visit was 4 years after my first, and wow it was amazing in 2019, but 4 years on the improvements and fine-tuning make for an even more wonderful break. In no particular order these are my reasons for loving this place: remoteness, awesome healthy food (Ricardo, oh Ricardo), range of fun fitness classes, education, local artisan products (honey, pollen, natural face creams), sauna, ice bath, yoga, meditation, hammocks, walks (loved the silent walk). Andrew really has poured his heart and soul into Wildview and his carefully selected team make for a fabulous stay. The team create a culture of openness, safety and support for those who are having a tough time and those who visit for a healthy break. I met a wonderful bunch of people and will be returning next year.
Visited May 2024
Written June 19, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fleur P
Fleur P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place, definitely recommend.
Just a wonderful place. It is beautifully situated and the views are breathtaking. Andrew and his team do everything to make the experience even more relaxing and special. The yoga and fitness instructors are the best and make it accessible for every level. Juices are very well balanced so you are not hungry during the day at all, also because they keep you busy and distracted. In a good way!
Visited June 2024
Written June 16, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samantha H
Samantha H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You will not regret it !
A few weeks ago I found myself at the amazing Wild View Retreat in Portugal. I actually wanted to do the juice week but as it was sold out I booked in the following week which involved healthy eating - no refined sugar, caffeine, dairy or wheat. The chef was Michelin star and although it seemed I was completely indulging each meal was structured to not only be nutritionally dense but also calorie controlled which I could not believe. I returned home 2 kg lighter and with plenty more ideas of how I would cook like this at home! There was also a highly qualified nutritional therapist there on hand daily and giving educational talks. So if you want to change your diet for the better this is the week for you! To compliment this there was a whole day of activities on offer.. you didn't have to do them all but as the staff were so amazing and you could go at your own pace then why not? Andrew (the owner) selects his staff not only on being on top of their game at what they specialise in but also for their personalities... and what they can bring to the bigger picture - they become friends and are also a fountain of knowledge that you can gain from if you so wish. I need to also touch on Andrew - I cannot think about him without a huge bundle of admiration. He has literally poured blood, sweat and tears into the building of Wild View resulting in love and care oozing from every inch of the whole venue. Andrew himself is an amazing guy to chat with and he seems to easily bond with every single guest on whatever journey they may be on. If you are thinking of booking ....do it!! You will not regret it as the effects of the week will live with you for a long time! It is a special place.... I will be back!
Visited May 2024
Written June 11, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tracks and Trails
Tracks and Trails
Chamonix, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply Fabulous!
A visit to Wild View is the perfect way to 'reset' both your body and your mind. The staff, the facilities, the programme, and the delicious juices cannot be faulted. For me this is now an annual event, and I cannot recommend Wild View highly enough.
Visited May 2024
Written June 10, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katie S
Katie S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow my body felt transformed!
Wow what a week and what a transformation I had in my body and mind! I felt I arrived broken and left alive, healthy and back to the old me. It’s an incredible place surrounded by nature and tranquility! Andrew and all the highly qualified staff were outstanding and I learned so much. It’s an extremely kind, nurturing environment and one I felt incredibly safe in travelling on my own. It was full of enthusiastic, fun and warm people of whom I hope to see again next time I go. Thank you to all and I’ll definitely be back 💯
Visited May 2024
Written June 10, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul H
Paul H
Wilmslow, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great week at Wild View
Fabulous wellness week at Wild View Retreat. This really is a great location for a mental and physical reset. Andrew, Milly, Danny, Ornagh, Yuwa and Riccardo are a great team and made the week relaxing but informative.
Visited May 2024
Written June 10, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Faro Airport
21.7 km

Portimão Airport
58.9 km
Restaurants
Sol e Serra
4.4 km

Restaurante Ysconderijo
6.8 km

A Tia Bia
4 km

Maharaja Patiala Indian Restaurant
6.9 km
Attractions
ANGE BOUTIK
6.5 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

Museu do Traje
6.8 kmSpeciality Museums

Miradouro Caldeirao
8 kmLookouts

Igreja Matriz De Sao Bras De Alportel
6.9 kmChurches & Cathedrals
About the neighbourhood
About Wild View Retreat Wild View Retreat has arisen from the ruins of an abandoned mountain village of Corgas Bravas, in the foothills of the Algarve in Portugal. Originally built by a Portuguese Army General in 1898, the ‘Manor House’ and surrounding ruins have undergone a 1.5 year restoration and redevelopment project, transforming the iconic setting into a bespoke wellness retreat. Wild View Retreat is defined by its spectacular uninterrupted 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains, a Zona De Intervenção Florestal protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees. There are no cars, no roads, no buildings, no neighbours. Nothing but wilderness and nature. Nothing to hear but the birds and the wind.
Getting around
You will need to rent a vehicle to get to the local town and back to the airport
Access
Car required
How to get there
Faro airport is 40 mins away We recommend hiring a car as the property is 12 minutes from Sao Bras De Alportel which has all the local amenities you will need (Lidl, Intermache supermarket etc., restaurants, medical facilities). Follow google maps to find us at Wild View Retreat or take the N2 north from Sao Bras through the village of Alportel and drive 10 mins into the mountains. Take a right at Corgas Bravas and follow the dirt road up to the the property 1km away.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal

Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal is able to accommodate up to 28 guests. See all property details.

Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal has 11 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal has 11 bedrooms available. See all property details.

UPDATED 2024 - Wild View Retreat, Algarve, Portugal - Holiday Rental in Sao Bras de Alportel - Tripadvisor