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Luxury secluded and spacious Villa with huge heated private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

A setting for a truly special holiday

Villa Phoenix is set in a peaceful hamlet and enjoys extensive views across the surrounding protected hills and countryside of Penina. The mature, secluded and fenced gardens extend to 1½ acres and benefit from extensive landscaping. The gardens are complimented by a purpose built barbecue area. There are 2 lawns; one perfect for football, badminton or boules whilst the other for peace and quiet.

The spectacular heated pool is a wonderful 16m by 8m, with a bubble jet spa having a waterfall overflow into the pool (lockable gates separate rear garden and pool from front garden).

Large lounge, dining room and terraces with satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning to complete your luxury holiday.

The villa has been furnished with much attention to detail with themed bedrooms all including recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. Similar attention will be given to your holiday. Thus, should you so wish, the villa manager can provide evening meals, baby sitting, shopping and other assistance. Complete each day by falling asleep in one of the English sized beds having chosen your themed bedroom.

More Details
Registration Number : 3040/AL

Sally Sturt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Sally Sturt

A retired English professional couple.

Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2003

Why Sally Sturt chose Portimão

Villa Phoenix is set in a very quiet hamlet which is highly conducive to providing a really relaxing holiday whilst at the same time optimally located for easy access to beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants, sailing, surfing, shopping and much more.

What makes this villa unique

We bought Villa Phoenix with it's huge bedrooms and feeling of space giving it an air of luxury rarely found. The pool, terraces and gardens are quite special facilitating cosy snugs and hideaways yet allowing for riotous water fights and noisy lunches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fantastic holiday made even more enjoyable by the help and attentiveness from Melissa and Clive. The grand children had great fun in the super big pool and hot tub. We had 3 celebrations whilst at the villa and each one was treated by Melissa with cards and a celebratory bottle
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Portimão in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished with luxury fittings and marble cabinet tops. Bathroom towels changed mid-week.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Egyptian - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Moroccan - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Chinese - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
    African - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
  • Large air-conditioned bedrooms, additional cots and bed(s) for children are available. Each bedroom decorated to a particular theme, as indicated by it's name, English sized beds and quality bedlinen.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Separate exclusive utilities room with washing machine, drinks fridge, ironing board and iron, etc


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury secluded and spacious Villa with huge heated private Pool
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to Villa Phoenix and there are so many reasons why...

We are a family that has grown since we started visiting Villa Phoenix and we love it because it is our home away from home. This year it provided more than enough space for three active children... Two big lawns to play on and an immaculately maintained pool and hot tub which the kids loved.

We also found that the villa was particularly good when we had a 12 week old baby. Clive and Melissa made sure we had everything that we needed - cots appropriate for our children's age. They were also more than happy to have stocked up on essentials that we needed in advance.

One year we arrived late and requested prepared food on arrival... There was enough for us all for two days! This was in addition to the welcome pack - so well stocked that when we arrived this year, we were able to sort lunch for the kids before going to the supermarket.

The villa is so well stocked, I have never been in need of kitchen utensils and the washing machine is used as at home with all the powder and softer supplied.

I cannot recommend this villa enough... The scenery, the peace and our families general happiness and wellbeing... It is all down to the care and attention of Clive and Melissa and the stunning location and tranquility of Villa Phoenix.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great !

  • 5 of 5

Great villa and amazing holidays !

We spent 2 great weeks at the Phoenix villa. Even before we arrived the contact was great with Sally, she always answered very quickly to all our questions. When we arrived we discovered food for the first dinner and breakfast which was perfect because we landed in the evening. The house was really big, every room had its own bathroom, the swimming pool is also very big, we could really swim. The house is very well furnished (cleaning products, toys for the swimming pool...) and we received new towels in the middle of stay. The location is also very good, calm neighborhoods.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return visit to this wonderful spacious villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the wonderful spacious Villa Phoenix. On each occasion with family and friends we have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The facilities are excellent and because it is someone's home it has all the extras to make it comfortable. Mellissa & her husband Clive are on hand, and with their local knowledge of restaurants and beaches and golf courses your holiday will be perfect. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderfull stay in a wonderfull villa.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 4 adults and 4 children in June/July 2015 and had a wonderfull time.

We’ve had a warm welcome from the very helpfull hosts, Melissa and Clive.

There was a very good welcome-package: which provided food and drinks for a diner and breakfast.

The villa is as described (even better I should say) and very clean. It has more than enough room for eight people. Everything you need is there and provided: for example toiletpaper, soap, (beach)towels (also towelchange), books, dvd's, etc. Especially the kitchen is well equiped.

The garden is beautifull. Various places to sit down, to eat, to relax, to play and to enjoy your stay. The swimmingpool is very clean, well maintained and most of all: very large. Perfect.

Because of the location a (hired) car is a must. But it’s also the best way to discover the Algarve. The city of Portimao (and supermarkets) and the lovely beaches ar not to far away and easily to reach.

Overall: a wonderfull place to stay. For people who like peace and quietness, and a big swimmingpool. A perfect holiday!

We hope to come back some day!

Recommended! - Empfohlen! – Aanbevolen!

Marc and family.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

From booking the villa to packing up and leaving, it was effortless. A big thank you to Sally, Clive and Melissa for looking after us all so well.

We spent a wonderful 3 weeks at Villa Phoenix at the beginning of September. We broke our holiday into 3 parts. The first week we spent with friends, 4 adults and 4 under 3 years... could have been a recipe of disaster but the villa was well laid out with plenty of space for the children to play and it worked perfectly. With the weather being so beautiful we spent most of our time outside playing in the HUGE pool or playing on the lawn. When travelling with young children you usually have to pack the kitchen sink, this was not the case for Villa Phoenix - they had thought of everything, from inflatables in the pool to good quality parasols that we could move round the pool and keep the children out of the direct sun.

The 2nd week we invited the Grandparents, both sets. Again the villa lent itself wonderfully to the size of group. We all had plenty of space and it gave everyone what they needed. For those who wanted quiet time they could switch off from the chaos and find a quiet spot in one of the gardens, round the pool or up on the veranda. For those wanting to have fun in the pool - they could swim in the large pool or just take it easy in the heated jacuzzi.

The 3rd week was just the 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children. Our children were now very comfortable in the villa and we spent most days playing in the pool and enjoying quiet time on the veranda whilst the children had their lunch time sleep. We also had our daily evening trip to the beach, Praia dos Tres Irmaos was our favourite!

Melissa and Clive were absolutely fantastic! They prepared a wonderful meal for us arriving, which was very welcome as we were all a little tired and the last thing we wanted to do was hit the shops. They had thought of everything in the kitchen, it was so well stocked with all the essentials it made cooking a real treat! We came to rely on them a lot, they did the airport runs to pick up the grandparents, sorting out emergency dental appointments after a run in with a rather nutty muesli and were a great source of info.

Would highly recommend Villa Phoenix - the location is great for those looking for privacy and quiet, with the added benefit of it only be a 10 minute drive to Alvor and its beautiful coastline. The beaches are very child friendly and it again has something for everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola Thank you for such a glowing review. It is difficult to convey the full charms of Villa Phoenix and the potential it provides for all the family to have the holiday they need. Your endorsement is very welcome and provides independent verification to those who have yet to stay at Villa Phoenix. Thank you once again, Sally
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Best villa for wheelchair user

  • 5 of 5

For many years, our group of friends go on holiday together, each with different needs. One of our friends needs a wheelchair and it is surprising how often holiday accommodation is passed off as being wheelchair accessible. This is the first time we found the accommodation to be perfect. Accessible from the point of arrival to the lamentable departure. The access to the front door is on a newly built path and all the very spacious accommodation is on a single level. There is another path leading down to the pool which is just superb.

More active friends in our group took full advantage of the local golf courses and breakfast tidying service offered by the villa manager, Melissa.

All of us had the best holiday ever and we will definitely want to come again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The closest beach is at Alvor loved by both locals and visitors due to it's wonderful calm waters and soft golden sand. Very extensive and so not crowded, it truly deserves a blue flag. This fabulous beach is only 10 minutes drive away but there is also Meia Praia, Praia de Rocha and Praia do Ancao only 10km. Surfers amongst your guests may prefer the rugged west coast beaches such as Praia do Armado only 40 minutes drive away.

Villa Phoenix is only 45 mins drive from Faro airport and Lisbon and Seville airports are 2 - 2½ hours by car.

Taxi's are plenitful and cheap. Some guests have not hired a car but instead used taxi's for transport to and from the airport, supermarkets and shops etc. Most guests use the taxi's when visiting restaurants and clubs in Alvor, Portimao or Lagos.

Good range of restaurants within 2km - 4km. Beaches, restaurants and major shopping facilities within 8km. There is the recent 134 retail shopping outlet opened in Portimao which is 8km and the street markets of Lagos 15km

Alvor has the best of both worlds, whether you chose the busy streets with booming night life, the beautiful beaches, it's history or numerous high-quality but reasonably priced restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Whilst we are happy to be flexible on the number of days and changeover day, during the summer our changeover is Monday. Prices quoted in British pounds but Euros accepted directly into our Euro account. Payment can be made by credit card. Welcome pack provided free on arrival sufficient for the first breakfast and lunch. Villa Phoenix is fully compliant with local regulations including Tourist Licence No. 3040/AL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.