OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Quinta Da Saudade Family Villa On A Beautiful Estate. Sea Views, Near To Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4/5 (2 bedrooms), air-conditioned. Sunny terrace & 2 large shared pools

The Quinta da Saudade is one of the original developments on the Algarve from a former private estate. Mature almond, olive, orange and carob trees make this a truly beautiful hillside setting. The 29 villas and apartments are all privately owned and Fernando the manager has run the estate since he was promoted from stable boy a few decades ago!


40 minutes west from Faro Airport. Hiring a car is recommended.

6Km west of Albufeira

1.5Km to Salgados Golf Club

2.0Km to Gale beach.

Casa Azeitona has wonderful views across farmland and wetlands to the sea. It is built in traditional local style with a large terrace to the front and a roof terrace which catches the morning sun. Carob trees outside shade the parking area.


One twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and a further twin room which can also accommodate a further child up to 12. Family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

Both bed rooms are air-conditioned.


Fully fitted kitchen with oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, iron and ironing board.

Utility room:

Automatic washing machine.

Living room:

Living and dining area with soft furnishings, satellite TV, DVD & CD player, WiFi, wood burning stove and reversible air conditioning suitable for Summer or Winter lets.

Maid service/Towels/Linen:

All linen, towels and beach towels are provided. There is a maid service three times a week.

Outdoor living area:

The living room opens onto a large terrace with sun loungers a barbecue and a dining table and chairs. There is also a covered section for those who prefer a little shade. We almost always take meals out here and the sun sets are stunning.

Estate facilities:

The Quinta office is manned for most of the week by Alice or Fernando who will be there to welcome you and help you to get the most out of your holiday.

The two pools are just a few minutes walk away with plenty of sun loungers and a large grassy area by the lower pool. There is also a pool bar by the lower pool which serves snacks in the high season and a separate restaurant in the evenings.

The stables can accommodate all levels of riding experience and horse back is a relaxing way to see the local countryside.

More Details

Mrs Gillian Sampson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2017

About Mrs Gillian Sampson

Our parents bought Villa Azeitona to enjoy during their holidays. My sister and two brothers now own the property and we all have many fond memories of the Quinta, the Algarve and all the good times we have had. We spend time there all through the year; Portugal consistently has the driest and warmest European winter weather and the wood stove gives a very cosy feel in winter. The area has changed over three decades but it is still a friendly, safe and reasonably priced area to get away and relax.

Mrs Gillian Sampson purchased this villa in 1982

Why Mrs Gillian Sampson chose Albufeira

Our parents were recommended by friends to visit the Quinta in the mid-seventies when they first came to Portugal. This was when tourism was first starting and the infrastructure was very simple. Then, as now, the Portuguese people are very friendly and hospitable and the way of life is very relaxed but with a hint of exotic from the Moorish architecture.

The space of the Quinta makes it peaceful and safe for children and being so longed established with beautiful grounds gives it a traditional quality which none of the newer properties on the Algarve come close to.

The staff are also very special, many having worked here most of their lives and are always delighted to see you return.

Our parents recognized these qualities in the Quinta, that is why they bought their holiday home here over 30 years ago.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Azeitona has uninterrupted countryside and sea views with marvellous sunsets It has easy access to the beach and many other facilities but is quiet and homely. There are good facilities on the site which is very spacious with beautiful mature gardens. The shared pools mean that you can meet other holiday makers if you want to or avoid them if you do not. It is also a great way for children to make new friends. The long serving staff are dedicated to the Quinta and make it feel like home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One en-suite shower room with the main bedroom and a separate family bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms each with two single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Paradise at Quinta Da Saudade

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vist at the Quanta and we hope we will have many more. The villa was spotless and had everything you would need. There was a maid service twice a week which was a great treat. There are two pools both which are kept spotless. There is a pool side restaurent as well as a bar/ restaurant that is open on the evening. There is lots to do around the area but as we only had a week we were very relucant to go any where., Highly recommend the Quanta as a perfect holiday location. The Walsh Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at the Quinta da Saudade.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Quinta de Saudade. The Villa 11A was very clean (the maid comes 3x/week) and situated in a quiet area. The view from the terrace was just amazing. Also WiFi was available in the villa. The kitchen was fully equipped: microwave, oven, freezer, enough towels and plenty tableware and glasses (so you do not have to wash after every meal). The welcome package was simply fantastic: It included bread, butter, cheese, jam, tomatoes, water, orange juice, tea, coffee and even one bottle of wine. The pool area was also clean and our kids loved the playground next to the pool. For our next stay in the Algarve we will definitely book this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A peaceful haven in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

The Quinta da Saudade is only 35 mins from Faro airport but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of some of the other resorts. The villa is on a small estate, managed on behalf of private owners and all the villas are unique. 11a is traditional in style but has all the mod cons of TV, air conditioning and wifi. The villa holds 4 adults comfortably with an additional cot/ small fold out bed for a child if necessary. It was fully equipped with everything we needed to self cater although there are many restaurants nearby to choose from (tip: take care when choosing fish at a restaurant priced per kg - it is often very expensive, especially at the beach). The fish and vegetable market in Armacao de Pera -about 10 mins drive - has brilliant fish at cheap prices, if you prefer to cook or barbecue at the villa.

The property was clean and a maid service cam 3 times a week to clean.

The pools were gorgeous and private and never seemed too busy. The pool bar wasn't open when we went but opens around half term I think.

Beaches - Gale - 5 mins drive - with beach bars and restaurants.

Porches - 15 mins - idyllic beaches - beware some step climbs down but worth the effort.

Alberfeira - 10 mins - busy, floating pontoon in summer..

Armacao de Pera - 10 mins - flat, safe beaches -great for young children.

You need a car to enjoy this experience and get out and about to see the area but if you like doing nothing but lying by the pools and enjoying the peace and quiet, taxis are an option.

We had a lovely stay and will certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this villa 5 times and will return again in September 2014. The villa is furnished in traditional style with air conditioning in the rooms and a very well-equipped kitchen. The Quinta Da Saudade is a wonderful location with cobbled pathways and many different styles of accommodation, picturesque and true to the Algarve style. There are excellent walks, beaches and restaurants close by - if you can drag yourself away from the fantastic ambience of the villa and the prospect of a BBQ on the beautiful terrace looking out over the countryside to the sea. The swimming pools and tennis court are great and horse riding is outstanding. We would definitely recommend this villa to anyone who enjoys peace, sunshine and the finer things in life.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jul 2017 - 23 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Aug 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Sep 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

20% deposit with booking and balance 8 weeks before departure. Payment by cheque or BACS.

Wood payable locally in off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Special Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals