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Luxury 3 bed villa, stunning sea views, solar heated pool, air-con & free WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Only mins from Blue Flag beaches, internet access, basement studio & games area

Casa Liandra is a beautiful spacious villa, full of character with high vaulted ceilings & Moorish arches. Thoughtful design & restful colours, combined with a high standard of furnishings, make this a welcoming holiday home. All bedrooms are en-suite, modern, bright & airy with patio doors leading onto large terraces overlooking the solar heated pool & stunning sea views. For more private sunbathing there is a large upstairs terrace, complete with comfortable seating, & panoramic views across the fig groves to Villamoura in the distance. For outside dining there is a large marble table (seats 8 comfortably) with retractable awning for shade during the day or lighted cover at night. To the side of the villa is the entrance to the studio/games area in the basement, & large BBQ & further seating area, this is the place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink & catch the last of the sun.

Casa Liandra is in a truly enviable location, you really have to come and see for yourselves!

Albufeira: The Villa is approx 2/3 kms from the bustling old town of Albufeira, with its lovely beaches, numerous shops, bars and fine restaurants. Its quaint town square is an ideal place to relax with a drink and watch the world go by. There is always something to see, whether it’s the square’s many street artists or the haunting sounds of the pan pipes. If that’s just too relaxing for you, follow the cobbled streets and search out a bargain at the local boutiques and handicraft shops. For those wanting a busy night life visit the new part of town, known locally as “the strip” with lots of bars, clubs and discos with excellent music.

Albufeira Marina: Albufeira’s new marina, is only 1.5kms away. A leisurely stroll, mostly downhill – and a taxi ride back for the faint hearted! Harbouring over 400 boats and with shops, bars and restaurants this is another popular tourist attraction. Here you can choose any number of boat trips, Dolphin spotting, coastline cruises, BBQ cruises, deep sea fishing, speedboats and more daring water pusuits.

Golf: Keen golfers find that the location of this villa is ideal to combine both a beach and a golfing holiday, and it also works particularly well for partners and children who do not participate in the sport. Everyone can be happy!

Discounts are available at most courses, please request when booking.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew, I previously ran a joinery manufacturing business. My wife Linda worked in customer care & latterly, childcare & caring for the elderly.

I was born in Perth, Scotland & Linda is from Stockport in Cheshire.

In 2002, we took early retirement and moved to the Algarve and bought the villa, which at the time was newly built but still unfinished. We thought it would be an ideal project and give us something to do. 13 years on and we are still “doing.”

We spend each winter continuously improving and keeping it to a high standard and now occasionally offer it for rental for just a few weeks in summer.

We love our home and feel sure that our guests will love it too.

Andrew & Linda.

Andrew purchased this villa in 2002

Why Andrew chose Albufeira

We bought in 2002, and chose the villa not only because it gave us a working project, but because it really is in the most idyllic of settings. The views are amazing, looking out over figs and pines and out to sea. Our local beaches, which are literally only minutes’ walk away, are some of the finest you will see anywhere. It is so beautiful just to be able to stroll on down, or walk the coastal paths when the mood takes you.

If this is all too peaceful, then the old town of Albufeira is just a few minutes by car or walkable if you wish.

All in all, the best of both worlds.

What makes this villa unique

The most unique benefit of our villa is the peaceful location, where you can just sit and relax and recharge your batteries.

Because this is our home for most of the year and not locked up like most holiday properties, it is constantly being maintained, ensuring everything is in good working order.

Although the maids, pool man & gardener etc. are local, we are always on hand to meet you and make sure everything runs smoothly.

The pool is solar heated and illuminated in the evenings, so you can have a late swim or just relax and enjoy the ambience.

We also have a sky plus package, so no need to miss your favourite programmes, plus there is free WiFi, so you can work if you need to, or just keep in touch with family or friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Jacuzzi bath
    Studio - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Totally refurbished in 2015
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Totally refurbished in 2015.
  • Midweek towel change
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor onto sunbathing terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor onto patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor onto patio
  • Travel cot available on request. Bedroom 1 has LCD TV, bedroom 2 has LCD & DVD. The basement area has 42' TV & DVD. Comfortable deep mattresses and English pillows for a good nights sleep. Aircon in all bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Prefer smoking outside villa only please. Regret no single sex bookings. The villa has a very large basement area and a large fully equipped shower room. There is also a games area with pool, table tennis and darts etc. Including a multi gym, exercise bike and stepper should you feel the need to work off those extra calories. Although the villa itself is suitable for the elderly, you should bear in mind that pavements in Portugal are not like the UK.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A beautiful villa for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

As all the other reviews have said the vila is beautiful, immaculate, great location etc. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location, which made for a very relaxing two weeks.

The nearest beach is Arrifes, which is quite small, and the beach restaurant, A Sardinha, is very pricey (150 Euros for four sea bass and a bottle of wine). But just a 10 minute stroll is Sao Rafael beach , which is bigger. Praia Grande in Sao Rafael is a lovely restaurant for lunches outside on their balcony overlooking the beach. Other restaurants we enjoyed were Prima Pasta, in Vale de Parra, Sao Domingos in Gale, Ramiras Piri Piri Restaurant in Guia and Margem Sul, very close to the villa. The Chinese restaurant next door is also good. Avoid the nearest supermarket Tommy's, very expensive. We enjoyed our holiday so much we've booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Liandra, and thank you for taking the time to place a review. It is always very much appreciated, and I'm sure your restaurant tips will be helpful to future guests. In normal circumstances we would be there to meet our guests and give lots of local information, recommends and also places to avoid, unfortunately this year this was not possible. We look forward to next summer, when we will be very happy to share some of our personal favourites. Best wishes, Andrew & Linda
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we had booked a villa in Portugal and it more than lived up to our hopes and expectations. It was spotlessly clean with beautiful rooms. A big thanks to Andrew and Linda and special thanks to John who was so helpful and friendly throughout. Highly recommended!!

(John and Julie)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for recommending Casa Liandra, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return for many more holidays. The majority of our guests have done so, and they now consider Casa Liandra to be their holiday home in the sun. Best Wishes, Andrew & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a few different villas in Portugal, this beats them all, hands down! The outside space is amazing, plenty of room for everyone to lay around, or pass a rugby ball! The games room was well utilised by our teenagers with plenty of 'Dads and Lads' tournaments in both pool and table tennis! Everything here is thought of, even a different fridge for your beers! Cleaners visited almost every day, what a treat, and were so polite and accommodating. The location is spot on for us, walkable to a few bars and restaurants and the beach, and a short taxi ride into Albufeira if you want to, although not much need there's plenty of local entertainment. The owners were amazing, Andrew and John were on hand to greet us with Linda still communicating on email. We cannot thank you all enough for a most wonderful stay, we would have booked for next year, but it's already fully booked, and I can see why! Hoping we can return again in the not too distant future though, thank you all so much for sharing Casa Liandra with us, we will talk about our holiday here for years to come!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No matter how many reviews we get, it always gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests have had a wonderful holiday at Casa Liandra. We realise that family/friends leisure time is precious and we, and our team, put in an awful lot of hard work to make sure that it can be the best it possibly can be. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope to welcome you back again for future holidays. Best wishes Andrew and Linda
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutey stunning and the location was great. We have stayed in a few villas over the last 6 years and this is by far the best. The villa has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and is extremely well equipped. You don't even need to bring beach towels and sun parasols are available to take to the beach. The cleaner came every day to clean up and make the beds which in a villa is most unusual but really appreciated. Many thanks Andy and John and also the taxi driver Kevin who made this holiday so enjoyable. The games room which contained a pool table and table tennis table (and also second fridge/freezer) was fabulous and the grandchildren really appreciated this as did the grown ups. It is many years since we last played table tennis. The villa is ideally situated for the local beach which is only 500 m away and this is used mainly by local Portugese so this is a further advantage as you feel part of the local scene rather than a tourist. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this villa to anyone considering such a villa in the future. Andy visited the villa to introduce himself to us and to make sure we were enjoying the holiday. Many thanks again Andy for all your help and for providing such a fabulous villa for our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! what a fabulous review, thank you so much for taking the time to post this. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Liandra, we love our home and consider it to be in a wonderful location. We all work very hard to keep everything to a high standard and get great pleasure when our guests appreciate everything that goes into making your holiday the best it can be. Thank you Claire, we would love to see you all back here again. Andrew and Linda
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casa perfect

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at casa liandra for 10 nights and wow what a villa, immaculate is the only word for it, spotlessly clean in every way from the gardens, pool, and every single room in the villa, two really nice girls came in everyday to make the beds and clean, which they did with discretion and a professional quality that beats some 5star hotels that ive stayed in. a 10 minute stroll will take you to two magnificent beaches and 10 minutes the other way will bring you to a handful of restaraunts, Andrew and linda are the perfect hosts nothing is too much trouble for them, friendly and helpful is an understatement. they are prepared to go out of their way at their own expense to make you feel welcome. I can honestly recommend this villa to my family and friends. don't hesitate to book your holiday here, the photos do not do this villa justice, its ten times better when your actually here in person, air con in every room, games room, you don't have to miss your favourite tv programs as there is a full sky package inc movies and sports, plus free wifi that works great too, stay at the casa liandra you wont regret it. I hope I can come and stay here again someday, my thanks again to Andrew and linda for your hospitality. regards the parker family.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your amazing review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Casa Liandra. With comments like this it makes it all worthwhile. We try very hard to provide a good service and to ensure your stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The cleaning ladies are an important part of our team and will be pleased to hear their work is appreciated. We consider ourselves exceptionally lucky to have such a beautiful home in an enviable location and we are very pleased to be able to share it with our guests. We would love to see you all back again and thank you for looking after the villa. Best wishes, Andrew & Linda
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Les &Joyce C.

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a brilliant 2wks holiday at this stunning villa. Casa Liandra is the perfect place for anyone looking for a special holiday. The view and the location of this villa is absolutely first class and Andrew and Linda are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them. Andrew even drove us around to familiarise us with the area, which we found very helpful. Anyone staying at this villa will have a great holiday there is even a games room in the basement which is certainly an added bonus for children and it is the ideal place for them to play their music without disturbing anyone. Would certainly recommend Andrew and Linda's villa to anyone looking for a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Les & Joyce for your fabulous review, and so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at the villa. It really is in a perfect spot, with views to think back on when it's raining in the UK. Glad you found the little tour helpful, it can save a lot of time and effort once you know where the shops and restaurants are. Thanks again for being great guests, you are welcome back anytime. Best Wishes, Andrew & Linda
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
IP1 to Lisbon /Faro
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Maritur Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Ideally situated only 42kms from Faro airport via the new IP1 motorway, São Rafael is one of the treasures of the Algarve. Just a 2/3min stroll from the villa and you can be on one of São Rafael’s beautiful sandy beaches with the superb sands of Galé beach just a short distance away. You can enjoy the dramatic views from one of the many cliff walks or just chill and sample the freshly caught fish at one of the locally run beach restaurants. There is a good choice of restaurants and snack bars nearby, many in easy walking distance. For the golf lover the nearest course is Salgados approx 4kms with many top courses within easy reach.

Other Activities: Water Sport, Water Theme Parks, Kiddie Zoo Park, Zoomarine, Golf

Golf: Portugal -Europe's premier golf area with over 30 golf courses & more under construction. The purpose built golf resort of Villamoura with lots of great courses is approx 20 mins drive away. Over the last few years the Portuguese Open has been hosted at Penina, Vila Sol and São Lourenzo, all of which are included in the list of top European championship courses. Sunny playing conditions & immaculately manicured fairways & greens are the norm in the Algarve. Salgados is the nearest course to the villa & is a compact course situated behind a long stretch of dune-backed beach. It plays very much like a Scottish links course, except the sun shines more often here. There are a lot of testing lakes, & most of the holes are near water hazards, so bring along lots of balls. In fact the proximity of the sea and the variety of lakes make this a very interesting test of golfing skills, different to other courses in the Algarve. The 6000 metre links are not very long, yet you will need all your skills to reach the greens. The accuracy of the drive is crucial for achieving good scores, thus making the course a pleasant experience, especially for technically skilled players. The 18 holes are well balanced, as each half of the course has two Par 5 holes of around 500 mtrs & two Par 3 holes of more than 170 mtrs. Par for the course is 72. Just 10mins drive is Balaia golf village with a testing 9 hole par 3 course, driving range, putting & chipping greens. Ideal for sharpening up your game!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
27 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1 Low - 2019
31 May 2019 - 15 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2 - 2019
16 Jun 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
14 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4 - 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5 - 2019
8 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The above rates are for up to 6 guests, plus a baby sleeping in a travel cot.
A returnable security bond is required.
Basic welcome pack on arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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