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Beautiful private villa in quiet location, close to beaches and town

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, sleeps 10, including the cottage

A very comfortable and spacious family house, with a separate cottage, located in rural surroundings, approximately 5kms north west of Lagos.

Built in 1997, both the main house and the cottage have been extensively refurbished. Large landscaped gardens, and exclusive use of the pebble stone pool, measuring 13.5m by 7.7m at the widest point. Very private yet only a few minutes drive from beaches, shops and restaurants, golf, tennis and a health spa. Plenty of space for indoor and outdoor meals, including purpose built barbecue area. Gardens ideal for both sun and shade. Outdoor table tennis. The grounds are fenced, and the property is entered through electronically controlled gates.

Maid service 3 times per week. Local English managing agent.

In recent years the house, and grounds, have been the successful venue for numerous family holidays, adult getaways, professional photo shoots, and wedding ceremonies.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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17 Reviews

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based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I had high hopes for this property from looking at the photographs here - and they were completely exceeded! As you twist and turn down the dusty dirt roads you could never imagine what lies behind the gate; a real oasis, it felt like a little bit of the Caribbean. Palm trees and winding cobbled paths, soft grass underfoot, a pond full of terrapins, lots of shady nooks and crannies and that beautiful pale blue swimming pool at the heart of it! It was like having a tiny five star resort all to ourselves! The house was perfect too; open plan, well furnished and cool in spite of 30+ degrees. We were four adults, two teenage girls, one nine year old girl and a teenage couple who had the luxury of the separate detached cottage all to themselves (often the 'annexe' or 'studio' accommodation in rental villas is not as nice as in the main house - this was absolutely not the case here, the cottage is very high quality indeed). There are three twin rooms on the ground level, all spaced far enough apart for no noise to carry at all, and another gigantic bedroom upstairs with a full width terrace overlooking the tropical gardens.

The house had everything we could ask for; kitchen basics, pool towels, games, citronella candles, a library of books, guide books, enough cutlery and crockery for twice as many people as the house holds.Everything was clean and fresh, a testament to the time and care that housekeeper Julia takes during her end of stay clean and twice weekly visits.

Location wise, as others have said, a car is vital. It really does feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere as you approach the house (and not in a good way) and there is nowhere at all within walking distance. We ate out for lunch some days but had dinner in the villa every night to save on organising taxis which sounds like it might be a bit of a nightmare. But it's only ten minutes to the main road into Lagos and Luz so once you're on the road everything is very close at hand and accessible.

We rent a big villa every summer and this is by far the best and probably the first one that I would want to return to. Just magical and perfect, a little slice of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review, we sre really pleased that you liked the villa so much ! With regard to the location, whilst the approach is certainly by way of a rural unmade road, the villa is on a development of 7 houses so is certainly not isolated, just private and safe. We have often had teenagers returning by taxi late at night without any problem, but we (the adults) prefer having a designated driver from our group as it is more flexible. I just wanted to make it clear that guests do not have to stay in at night as this would be a shame as there are so many good restaurants and beach bars within easy reach ! Thanks again and we hope you will make a return visit in the near future.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This really is a wonderful villa. We were a group of 6 adults (3 couples), a 2 year old, 14 month and 8 month old and there was more than enough space for all of us (including one bedroom we didnt use). It is about 1hr 15 min drive from faro airport. Very close (10min drive) to local supermarket and health club where you can go to spa, play tennis golf etc which we used. Also v close the the beach.

The house is beautiful and has all amenities you would need. Perfect for those with children - things like travel cots, mattresses, kids swim/beach stuff and eating utensils are all there so you can forget about it and have fun. The gardens and pool - well wow! We loved this property so much we will definitely come here again. The owner is also a pleasure to deal with and a very nice man, accomodating of our requests. The maid came twice a week and the garden and pool was also well tended to.

THANK YOU!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning - it cant be captured in photos

  • 5 of 5

We recently booked the villa for a week and held our wedding there which was a very small intimate affair - everybody was in awe at the sheer beauty of the surroundings and commented on the natural beauty of the gardens.The villa has everything you could possibly need and feels like a home away from home (if your home is a luxury villa lol) If you like character and charm this is definitely right for you. The maid julia was excellent and although has no english she makes herself understood if needed,she whizzed about without being intrusive, also Emma the villa manager was only a phone call away and was so helpful. I dealt with the owner Stephen via email and found him to be very helpful. Car hire is a must to this villa and I would say it would not suit people who are planning on going out drinking every night as getting a taxi home caused us issues as the last kilometer to the villa is on a dusty track and the taxi men didn't want to have to wash their cars after!!! Initially the track can put you off as it feels like you are going into an isolated area and also the road getting slightly rougher terrain - however its completely worth it once you reach the villa. There are other villas around so you are not isolated but you do indeed feel like you are as nobody is overlooking you at all as the garden makes it so secluded. The wifi was perfect and also the satellite tv was indeed all our usual sky package channels including sports and movies although it was only watched for the odd match as the euros were on during our stay. Myself and my new husband plus my parents, my sister and partner and 3 kids stayed in the villa and I would recommend it to anybody holidaying with their inlaws as their is a separate little cottage on the same property (where my parents stayed) so for grandparents to have a little space of their own this is fantastic. Although not an issue for us I can imagine some inlaws would be happy to not be on top of one other all the time so this little cottage is ideal. Their is table tennis, lots of kids pool toys which we also added too...Im sure most people leave things behind. There is also the necessities such as salt, sugar, teabags - all there on arrival. I cant tell you how peaceful and beautiful this villa is so just go there and see for yourself. We had an amazing time and as the setting for our garden style wedding it holds wonderful memories - im hoping to return to celebrate many anniversaries to come.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The villa and location far exceeded our expectations. You are situated close to the beaches and towns/villages yet feel like you are in your own secluded oasis in the countryside. The villa has everything you need to make your stay as relaxing as possible and the maid Julia does an excellent job. We are already booking our return for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy memories

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in Janelas Verdes with 9 friends. It was a stunning villa with amazing pool in a peaceful location. When we eventually managed to tear ourselves away from the beautiful garden, pool and terrace, it was very easy to explore the local area. You are well placed to visit the surfing beaches on Portugal's West coast and minutes away from pretty towns and more long sandy beaches. The villa offers an ideal place to relax with plenty going on nearby to keep you busy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

6 adults and a young baby stayed here for 2 weeks in May (ages from 6months to 70). Everything was excellent from the grounds, pool, rooms and service. If you want to relax in a home away from home this is the Villa for you. It is not all clean lines and minimalist like so many generic villas are these days, it is much more comfortable and therefore relaxing, its like a friend has let you borrow it for a few weeks. The pool is the star of the show, it is as good as the pictures which is not to detract from the house and grounds! Shops/beaches are a short drive away and easy to get to if you have a car (you need a car). Not much else to say other than if you want a few weeks winding down in extremely relaxing surroundings then book it. We would 100% do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro International at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Boavista Golf Resort at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Cruz de Pedra is a small development of seven houses, which do not overlook each other. The setting is rural and private, but not isolated.The lively towns of Lagos, and Praia da Luz, are within a few minutes drive, with a wide selection of shops, bars, and restaurants to suit all budgets. There are several safe beaches within a 10 minute drive, and numerous other beaches as you travel west, and get further off the beaten track. A wide variety of watersports are available.

There are 4 good supermarkets a few minutes drive from the property.

Boavista Golf and Spa Resort is less than 10 minutes away, and several other courses are within easy reach. The Boavista Spa features a gym, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna. Massage treatments are available, and the resort also has tennis courts.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,177
for 7 nights
£2,177
 
 
Peak
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,182
for 7 nights
£3,182
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,177
for 7 nights
£2,177
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,177
for 7 nights
£2,177
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £293

An optional welcome pack is available at supermarket cost, please ask for an order form.

The deposit due on booking is 50%, and the balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.
Rates include maid service 3 times per week, and all gas, electricity and water charges.
Unlimited broadband is available in the main house and included in rates
Pool / Beach towels are provided in addition to the household towels and linen. Everything is changed weekly.
There are 4 hairdryers provided

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en suite
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, shared
  • Cottage 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, en suite

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • There are 2 travel cots, and a foldaway sleeping mattress.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The property comprises the main house and a detached cottage. The house has 2 double bedrooms and 2 twins, and the cottage has 1 double bedroom. Main House first floor - Master suite with very large double bedroom (450 x 650), south facing balcony, and en suite bathroom. Main House ground floor - 1 double with en suite shower room, 2 twins with shared shower room, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and utility. The kitchen, fridge and cooker have been replaced in 2011 See floor plan for detail of ground floor layout. Electric fans are supplied in all the main house bedrooms. Cottage - 1 Double with en suite shower room, comfortable living area and kitchenette. DVD and CD players The cottage is air conditioned.

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