Spent a good holiday week in Alagarve in mid-October and got what we wanted: a villa with sea view. The amount of space was a positive surprise, two sleeping rooms, two toilets with shower/bath, a kitchen and a living room. The best part was the second floor with more than 100 square meters roof terrace with views to sea in two direction. The location of the accommodation was excellent, a 2 km walking trip to near village centre, 400 m to nearest beach and you can reach the whole Algarve area by a rental car.
I did not try too much the other services the hotel offered; the pool is pretty small but OK and the restaurant was excellent based on one visit. The villa was cleaned, beds were remade and empty bottles collected daily except on Sunday.
As the winter is reaching Portugal too, it might be a bit cold and rooms could get a bit moisture during the rainy nights and towels might not get dry at all, but no worries: in the other toilet there was a infrared heater and all three rooms had a heat pump to get places warm and more dry during the winter period as well.