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Family friendly 3-bed villa with air con and pool near Lagos and beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,336 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stunning 3-bed villa with pool and a/c near Portimao & Lagos and close to beach

Casa Isla is a stylish and comfortable house set in a small, countryside condominium called Vale da Ribeira ('VDR'). VDR sits in approximately 75 acres of farmland between hills and valleys so the view from the terrace across open countryside and down to the Alvor Estuary is simply stunning. The house is privately owned by a family who take pride in offering a home from home experience to guests with luxury furnishings and fully fitted kitchen and bathroom facilities and is fully air-conditioned and heated throughout. The home has had new furniture placed in it in 2015. The large sitting/dining room area has ample furniture to seat 8 as well as a breakfast bar looking through to a large, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast table setting for 4. Accessed from both kitchen and sitting area, through glass doors, are 2 terraces with dining furniture and fabulous views of the gardens and open countryside down to the Alvor Estuary.

3 bedrooms are split over 2 levels, with a twin/double room on the first floor (entrance level), and 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor. The ground floor bedrooms both have en-suite facilities whilst a first floor shower room services the upstairs room. All windows and external doors have lockable shutters.

This house is at the highest point of VDR so not only do you get the panoramic view but also much privacy. All bedrooms and the living area are equipped with air conditioning, and the living/dining room has ceiling fans. For parties of 8, the lounge has a sofa bed. For the winter, there is central heating throughout the villa.

Within a short minute's stroll is a large communal pool. A little waterfall runs down into a children's paddling pool area making VDR perfect for families. At the highest point of the village is a pergola with seating - a perfect place to relax and soak up the views of the surrounding countryside. Extensive, landscaped gardens offer plenty of space to relax and many guests comment on how easy it is to slip into their holiday in such peaceful surroundings.

The home is less than ten minutes by car from the towns of Lagos, Alvor and Portimão. The historically interesting city of Lagos is 10 km away. Faro Airport is 45 minutes away by car.

The home has WiFi and a Smart TV with access to English language and British TV channels.


First Floor (entrance level): Fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops, breakfast bar, breakfast table to seat 4 and sliding doors to a terrace • Separate utility/storage room • Open-plan sitting/dining area to seat 8 with sliding glass doors onto a large roof terrace for outdoor dining and ceiling fans • Flat screen Smart TV with DVD player, English and international channels • Family shower room • Twin bedroom • Lockable security blinds on all windows and doors

Ground Floor: Large master bedroom with double bed, built in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom and French doors opening onto a private patio • Second bedroom with double/twin bed, en-suite shower room and French doors opening onto a private patio • Lockable security blinds on all doors

Outdoors: 2 first floor terraces accessed from both the kitchen and sitting room with outdoor furniture to seat 4 overlooking the gardens • Panoramic countryside views down to the Alvor Estuary • Ground floor private patios accessed from both bedrooms leading on to communal landscaped gardens with 2 sun loungers for the exclusive use of guests • Dedicated parking space outside the property

General: Local information folder • English speaking property managers based nearby • Out of hours emergency contact number

Vale da Ribeira Facilities: Large communal pool within 1 minute walk from property • Large pool terrace with feature bridge • Children’s paddling pool area • Shared sun loungers and parasols around the pool • Outdoor shower • Extensive landscaped gardens • Relaxing seating area under a wooden pergola

Notes: Landscapers/gardeners will visit Vale da Ribeira regularly for a short time to maintain the gardens • Pool men will visit the shared pool regularly to check the levels • No smoking • No pets

Cleaning and Linen Rota: Bed linen and house towels provided • Arrival and departure clean • For bookings of 7 or more nights there will be a mid-week light clean and towel change • Full linen change and clean every 7th day for bookings of more than 7 days • Extra cleaning and laundry changes available on request for an additional charge.

Local Area

Magnified with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Vale da Ribeira is a very beautiful and peaceful village. Completed in 2007 it has been a huge success with holidaymakers, many of whom return year on year. While the village is conveniently located near the EN125 road, properties are set well back on elevated grounds, allowing residents and guests to enjoy peace and quiet among olive, orange and almond trees as well as other local flora. This is a year round destination - winter sun, excellent walking and bird watching, spring flowers in abundance, summer beaches and warm sunshine. The fantastically beautiful coastline and glorious hills inland are all within easy driving distance. The beaches in the Western Algarve are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. There are lots of sheltered coves along the South Coast and Vale da Ribeira is very close (8km) to the famous Meia Praia beach which is the longest in the area stretching from Lagos up to the Alvor Estuary. Most beaches are easy to park at, some (for example Luz and Burgau) tend to be a little more popular and only a short walk is involved. Nearly all have some form of beach bar or restaurant. Get the map out and explore - there is so much to see and sometimes you might come across a beach that you share with only a few people. Golfers are ideally placed as some of the best courses in the Algarve are within a short drive including Penina, Palmares, Boa Vista and Parque do Floresta. Within 10 minutes is Algarve's famous Motorpark (Autodromo International Algarve) near Portimao with its racing school, driving experiences, events and activities.

More Details

Laura and Tarek
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Odiáxere in Lagos region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom can be arranged as twin beds or one king size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom can be arranged as twin beds, or one king size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from Casa Isla after 11 nights stay. First of all I must thank Laura and Tarak for letting us rent their property for our holiday with our daughter, son-in-law and twin grandchildren. From the start of our booking everything went very smoothly and responses to emails were always very quick and very informative. We found the apartment to be outstanding. Everything that you would need and use in your own home was there for our use. The property was very tastefully decorated and well cared for. The pool and grounds in the area were well kept and maintained. Helia the property manager was there to meet us when we arrived and was very helpful and also came to say goodbye. Our only disappointment was that we had to come home. We enjoyed it so much. It was our third time at VDR and we hope to return God Willing.

Kind Regards

Bill & Lorraine

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Lorraine, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your family holiday at Casa Isla. We look forward to welcoming you when you are next staying on the Algarve. Laura and Tarek.
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  • 5 of 5

6 of us (2 grandparents, 2 parents, a 5 year old and a baby) spent a delightful 12 days here at the end of July 2016. The pictures don't quite do it justice, it is a very spacious 3 bedroom villa. Everything is precisely as described, with the only minor criticism being that, in our experience, the internet isn't fast enough to do much streaming. However, let's be honest, this is not why we came on holiday!!!

The rear faces roughly south-southwest, giving excellent views and beautiful sunsets if you choose to eat on the balcony. It's brilliantly equipped with shutters and air conditioning to keep you cool on even the warmest day. The pool and pool area are very close and handy, and this is where we obviously spent most of our time. Everything (villa, pool etc) was exceptionally clean and well maintained. It is also very quiet. When we were on the balcony outside, we could easily hear the neighbouring family, but inside it was very peaceful, as was the area in general.

Nearby facilities are not within realistic walking distance, so if you need to pop to the shops, you will need your car. This property can easily accommodate parking for 2 cars at its front. Portimao, Lagos and Alvor are all within 15-20 minutes drive, and offer a great range of beaches and restaurants. We found the Portuguese people, to a man, to be delightfully friendly and helpful. The kitchen is also well equipped if you decide to have a quiet night in.

Nearby, we did most of our eating in the centre of Lagos, and had a great time. Praia Rocha was our favourite beach, and we spent 2 very enjoyable days at ZooMarine as well, which is about 30 minutes up the road.

Couldn't recommend highly enough. Laura was kind enough to provide us with a cot, highchair, and a wide range of toys for our littlest one, making it very easy on arrival. Great hosts, and a wonderful holiday. Well worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, we are rally pleased you enjoyed yourself and had a good holiday. I am sorry to hear you found the internet speeds insufficient to stream. I will look in to that as a matter of urgency to ensure that everything is working appropriately. We look forward to welcoming you again when you next visit the Algarve. Laura
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  • 5 of 5

casa isla e uma moradia que tem tudo o que necessário para umas agradáveis ferias situada num condomínio muito limpo e seguro e com uma ótima piscina

fui muito bem recebido pela helia que nos deu todas as informações que eram necessárias

as praias são das mais bonitas do algarve tanto em lagos como em Portimão os restaurantes são ótimos

recomendo esta moradia vivamente para passar umas ótimas ferias que por mim espero voltar


  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Isla, and we very much look forward to welcoming you again. Laura.
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Very nice holliday

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place. The kids we´re crazy about the pools. Very quiet place and really near Lagos, where we went for dinner during aour stay.

The house is very confortable and has all you need to have a quiet, confortable and fun holliday with your family. We will definitively be back next year. :)


  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back at Casa Isla.
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Clean and spacious for 6 of us

  • 5 of 5

Very nice! Helia greeted us and helped us get settled. The villa was clean and spacious as were the grounds pool. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in your beautiful country. I would have liked a barbeque grill on the premises or near the pool. It looked like there were parts for a grill in the kitchen but some peices were missing.

Helia directed us to Restaurante O Antonio in Lagos. A great choice we were all pleased. I look forward to returning some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, and we are pleased that you had an enjoyable holiday. I am sorry that you were unable to find the BBQ, as we do have one that is usually kept on the terrace. I will speak to the property manager to ensure it is available for future guests. We hope to welcome you again when you are next in Portugal. Laura
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Excellent place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

A family of 4 that had a really great time at this great location. The flat is high quality, well equipped and everything from booking, to arrival, to departure worked really well. We'd be happy to return at another time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Low Summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

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