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Stunning villa in Vale do Lobo, private pool, air con & broadband

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property


Our villa is spacious & light offering accommodation for upto 6 people with private pool, air con, broadband and 2 hours maid service per full week.

Furnished to a modern, high standard it offers broadband internet access, a very well equipped kitchen, large lounge with flat screen surround sound internet TV with mainly free view channels & DVD, leather sofas & fireplace with log burning stove, dining room with extending table to accommodate 8, 3 double/twin bedrooms (two with balconies), 3 bath/shower rooms & ample storage space.

The garden offers small private pool with spacious patio, barbecue with dining patio, further 'quiet' patio area, ample garden furniture & electric sun awnings. A child proof gate and fence separates the pool area from the rest of the outside area.

The use of air conditioning & heating to the swimming pool are available for guests who require these extra facilities.

Located within easy reach of all resort areas & only 10-20 minutes from many of the golf courses & other leisure facilities the Algarve is well known for, the villa is an Ideal holiday venue for families, golfers, sporting fanatics or just sun and beach lovers.

Resort Facilities:: Two Championship Golf Courses, Tennis Academy with 14 courts, pool, gym, sauna, steam and massage facilities, Cultural Centre and Auditorium, Physiogym and Royal Spa area, Kangaroo Club for children, pristine beach with water sports, two resort pools, bars and restaurants.

Also on site: Vale do Lobo shopping, internal bus service, bank, supermarket, medical centre and 24 hour security system ensuring a secure environment.

As we are members of the Vale do Lobo Property Owners Club, our guests can purchase resort Welcome cards to obtain free use of the internal bus service and various discounts in the Resort areas. Further details can be obtained from the owners on request.

More Details
Registration Number : 247/15-

Mrs Debbie Spengler
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Mrs Debbie Spengler

Hi there, this is my family - I am the one taking the photo! Keith (my husband) and I have two daughters, Fern and Holly, (hence the name Villa Folly) and in 2010 we became grandparents to our little granddaughter, Ruby. We all live in Oxfordshire and try to have an annual break together at Villa Folly which is our second home. Keith and I are now retired - but lead very busy lives and enjoy golf - particularly when we are at the villa! It is important to us that our guests enjoy our second home as we do and to this end we endeavour to do everything possible to ensure they have a happy and relaxing holiday whilst there.

Mrs Debbie Spengler purchased this villa in 2004

Why Mrs Debbie Spengler chose Parish of Almancil

I fell in love with the Algarve after Keith took me there for a weekend together (after several of his golfing trips). The villa is our second home. We bought it off plan and when it was built we were not disappointed. The area is beautiful and quiet yet close to all the amenities. It has been fitted to a modern standard with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and plenty of living space. We think there is no where better to enjoy the weather and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 4th time staying in Villa Folly and we’ll be back next year. The description of the villa is accurate; it is light and airy, with everything deserving of five stars. The other points to note are the peaceful location and the absolute delight of being able to sit outside, day and night, and feel as if you are quite alone. Not that this means isolation because the beaches are close by, especially Trafal which is never busy, and the Praca can be reached by a reasonable stroll through the Vale do Lobo estate. The changes made to the villa in the last year, especially the new chair beds by the pool, have been well thought through and Debbie and Keith are always working to make the holiday as best as possible – they are very friendly and easy to deal with. As well as the restaurants at the Praca our favourites are Spikes at the Golf Club, Monica’s, which is just outside vale do Lobo, and Florian, a wonderful place run by a Dutch couple in Quinta do Largo. This is in addition to dining in and making full use of the excellent barbecue – good value meat and fish from the supermarket on site. If you want to have a relaxing holiday, either sitting on the beach, or having lovely walks along it, staying by the villa pool or exploring the area – try the Ria Formosa, especially when there are masses of migrating birds – and dining well, then Villa Folly is for you.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Parish of Almancil in Municipality of Loulé

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , two wash hand basins (ensuite)
    Bedroom 2 Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin (ensuite)
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin (adjacent)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bath/shower room and balcony overlooking pool
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite shower room and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Adjacent shower room and patio doors to front terrace
  • All three bedrooms have mosquito nets, ample cupboard and drawer space; two have their own balconies with reclining garden chairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional kitchen equipment: iron and ironing board, tumbler dryer, food processor, toaster and electric juicer. General: Hair dryer provided and insect screens fitted to windows. Inside storage: the basement hall area is available for the storage of golf clubs, push chairs and other large items. Outside: the garden is compact and offers a small private pool 4 meters in diameter with sun lounging patio. Built-in barbecue with dining patio and further 'quiet' patio area. Three electric sun awnings provide shade when required and ample garden furniture is provided. Equipment hire: weekly hire of cots and high chairs can be arranged for guests with babies/toddlers. Car hire/taxis: we can recommend car hire and taxi firms for those new to the area.


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Stunning villa in Vale do Lobo, private pool, air con & broadband
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

Stunning Villa, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our tenth visit to Vale Do Lobo, however our first visit to Villa Folly. The villa itself was perfect, everything that we could have asked for and more, it was clean and well equipped inside and the outside space was fantastic. My three children, aged 13,9 and 6 kept themselves entertained in the pool area for hours. The pool fencing was an added bonus that we hadn't expected. The location was perfect for us as we could walk to the Pingo Dolce supermarket at the entrance to Vale Do Lobo and the Praca was also within walking distance. We would definitely recommend this villa and we will hopefully be booking again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased the villa met with all your needs and more and that it's location within Vale do Lobo also proved suitable! It's great the pool safety fencing proved an added bonus - our latest upgrade and obviously worth the investment for guests with young children. Thanks for the feedback and we'd love to welcome you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Villa folly was perfect. Spotless, modern, extremely well equipped and ideal for our family. We read the books left for the guests use, the BBQ is amazing. We used the resort bus service which worked especially well with our teenagers when coming home from the praca. The pool although not huge was great for a dip to cool down from the heat. We golfed in vale do lobo at reduced rates from the welcome cards. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found the villa spotless and that our endeavours to provide everything a family would want whilst on holiday continue to be successful. The resort bus is always a great plus for the teenagers as the reduced golf rates are for the golfers in the party! We are glad you found both beneficial and are delighted you have booked already for next year!
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First Class Holiday Villa

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a first class holiday villa. Great location, great amenities, superb back up facilities if needed,a lovely house maid, all in all a very clean well equipped home. Debbie and Keith the owners were very easy to deal with and very helpful in general. This villa has everything you could want,good cooking facilities inside and out,a nice plunge pool with toys if needed,Wi-Fi, Satellite TV(needs Sky Sports), pretty close to the supermarket and the beach and restaurants.We stayed for three weeks and the pleasure was all our's, Thanks Guy's.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review - delighted you enjoyed the villa, resort and maid service and that our communications before you arrived enabled a smooth and relaxing stay. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back!
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Fantastic tennis holiday in Vale Do Lobo

  • 5 of 5

We are two families (4 adults, 2 children) who were specifically looking for a tennis holiday for the two children. They are both avid tennis players and we had read good reviews about the tennis academy at VDL. We found several villas on the homeaway site which could have met our needs, but on balance selected Villa Folly. We certainly weren't disappointed, from the collection of the keys on our arrival through to returning the keys at the end of our rental, the whole process was simple and the villa itself is fantastic. Everything you could want/need in a villa rental was available at Villa Folly, 3 great bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen with all mod cons, internet access, great swimming pool, superb barbecue area and even a little English TV if you want it. As we knew that we would be spending a lot of time on the tennis courts, we opted not to have a hire car and used the VDL circuit bus to get around. This was efficient and got us where we needed to be. We generally ate out within VDL itself, there are a good selection of restaurants, although I am sure you could find better value away from VDL itself. The tennis academy at VDL is absolutely fantastic, the staff were all very helpful and certainly provided some 's great insights and perspectives to our daughters tennis. The communication between Debbie and ourselves was brilliant, from the moment we booked the villa until our return. Debbie clearly wanted to ensure that we enjoyed our holiday and that everything met our expectations at Villa Folly. We will certainly return to both VDL tennis academy and Villa Folly itself in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you as our first guests of 2017. We are delighted the villa and resort lived up to it's expectations and that Debbie's communication with you assisted in facilitating a great holiday. It was also good to hear about the Tennis Academy as we ourselves do not play so it was excellent to hear such positive feedback on that area of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you all back.
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A lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 week family holiday , spanning across all age groups, in this spacious, contemporary, well equipped villa.

The location is ideal, close to the more popular shopping/restaurant areas but also within easy reach of the less populated parts of the beach- which we loved!

The villa has everything you need for eating in & is well equipped for indoor & outdoor catering. Even though it's situated in what appears to be an estate of similar properties we were never aware of our neighbours & it felt private. It was immaculately presented, clean & well maintained.

Communication & booking with Debbie was easy & straight forward. In fact we're probably about to book again. This was our first visit to the Vale do Lobo & we're hooked!

Liz and Marc Marot

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Marc and Liz - we are delighted you found the villa and it's location within Vale do Lobo lived up to expectations! Lovely also, to get positive feedback regarding the ease of booking and communication with myself. Looking forward to welcoming you back again!
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A lovely place to spend a summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to Vale do Lobo for a number of years staying in many different properties. Villa Folly is definitely one that I will be returning to.

My advice to the owners on my departure was to hire a better photographer. The photos on this site in no way do this villa justice. It is a much better property than we expected.

It is also worth mentioning how well appointed the villa is.

The kitchen is stocked well with everything that you may need.

I have no hesitation in giving this villa the maximum five stars.


  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you found the villa exceeded your expectations and that Villa Folly will see you again! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Our thanks for your lovely comments.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Car: recommended

Located 20 minutes from Faro airport within acres of beautiful pine forests & adjacent to 10 miles of white sandy beaches, Vale do Lobo is known as Europe's Finest Golf & Beach Resort.

Offering a complete holiday experience, it is renowned for it's own security system, 2 Championship Golf Courses, 14 court Tennis Academy, beautiful resort pools, Cultural centre, Royal Spa, Physiogym & Medical Centre & 2 km of white sandy beach with spectacular coastline.

The villa enjoys an ideal location within Vale do Lobo, within easy reach of all the above resort areas. Furthermore it's location is within a 10-25 minute drive of many other golf courses that the Algarve is famous for (Quinta do Lago, Villa Sol, San Lorenzo. Pinheiros Altos & Vilamoura's 5 courses) & also within easy reach of further sporting, leisure, cultural & historic attractions which include water parks, nature reserves, horse riding and many more.

Other Activities: water parks and go-karting

Golf: Vale do Lobo hosted the Portuguese Open for two years in succession, enjoying it's own Royal and Ocean courses. In addition to these, it is situated within 10-20 minutes drive of some of the most famous golf courses in the Algarve (Quinta do Lago, Villa Sol, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos and Vilamoura's 5 courses). In short, Vale do Lobo is an excellent base for any golfing holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Parish of Almancil, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

These rates are for a 3 bed, 3 bath villa sleeping up to 6 people, less than 2 weeks carries an extra charge of £65. Aircon is available at a charge of £90/ wk. Heating is available at a charge of £200 per week (May-September) and £250 (October-April). Included in the rates are water, gas, electricity & 2 hrs maid service per full week. Guests are required to bring their own towels for beach & pool. A completed booking form and signed copy of our rental Terms and Conditions are required in the first instance together with a 25% deposit - please contact the owners.

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