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Luxury child friendly villa with private pool in eco-friendly resort



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 (up to 12 possible plus 2 cots)

Villa Andorinha is a large new villa in the Alma Verde resort, which has won numerous prestigious awards, including this year's (2006) Homes Overseas Gold award for best sustainable development. The villa is ideal for families with children of all ages with the heated pool having a large shallow area (50cm) at one end to allow toddlers to enjoy the pool and salt water chlorination, which significantly reduces skin irritation and burning eyes. The villa has been beautifully furnished and has a spacious open-plan living area, leading out onto the shaded patio with barbecue facilities and pool terrace with sun loungers. There is TV with access to 40 channels (incl. Sky Sports and Sky Movies) and various languages. A large roof terrace allows you to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding hills and a glimpse of the Atlantic Sea. Fantastic blue flagged beaches are within easy reach by car.

Living Room: The large open plan living room features two large sofas and one chair and has a flat screen TV with 40 channels in English, French, Dutch, German and Portuguese (including Sky sports and Sky Movies), DVD with surround sound and CD player.

Coast / beaches: Endless beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches and stunning coves dot the coastline of the Western Algarve. The charming fishing village of Burgau is a 5 minute drive and has lovely beach bars serving grilled fish and other traditional Portuguese dishes. Many other beaches are within 10-20 minutes drive and await to be explored!

Travel: Alma Verde is located 10 km West of Lagos (100km of Faro) on the EN125. With the opening of the new motorway extension to the Western Algarve, the journey from Faro International Airport to the villa is now a comfortable 60 minutes.

Lisbon and Seville airport are a 2 and a half hour drive; flights to these airports can be a lot cheaper at the peak season.

Car hire is strongly recommended in order to make the most of the surrounding area

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German
Michaela Muller-Schuhwerk
17, Ashburnham Avenue
HA1 2JQ Harrow Middlesex United Kingdom
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Brand new villa
Nov 2007
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Traumvilla für einen Traumurlaub an der Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Sommer 2016 für zwei Wochen an der Algarve und hatten uns in der wunderschönen und sehr ruhigen Ferienanlage Alma Verde, ca. fünf Kilometer von netten Badeort Burgau entfernt, in der Vila Andorinha 93 eingemietet. Bei unserer Ankunft lernten wir sogar noch kurz die rührigen Eigentümer aus London kennen, die das Haus architektonisch perfekt geplant und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet haben sowie sich zudem regelmäßig persönlich um alle Instandhaltungen kümmern, so dass es uns an nichts fehlte.

In einer schöneren Ferienvilla haben wir bislang noch nicht gewohnt. Alles sehr geräumig, vier Doppelzimmer, drei davon mit eigenem Bad und Toilette, eine riesige Komfortküche mit Waschmaschine, Mikrowelle, Toaster und Geschirrspüler - und alles top in Schuss. Die Bettwäsche wird von der herzlichen Rezeption um die charmante Carola einmal pro Woche gewechselt, die Handtücher sogar zweimal. Viel Gepäck muss man daher nicht mitnehmen, Geschirr und Küchenutensilien ohnehin nicht, dazu stehen ein Bügeleisen mit Bügelbrett zur Verfügung. Und man kann im angrenzenden, offenen Wohnzimmer sogar unter rund 30 TV-Programmen wählen, darunter auch deutsche, französische und zahlreiche englische Kanäle. Und einen Kinderhochstuhl gibt es auch noch.

Ein Traum neben der zusätzlichen Sonnen-Terrasse im ersten Stock ist jedoch der riesige und von den Besitzern persönlich angelegte Garten mit einem wunderschönen, stets von dem Service-Personal zu gereinigten und auch für Kinder geeigneten Pool. Wehende Palmen und Blumen in bunter Vielfalt geben einem das Gefühl, hier am rechten Urlaubsfleck zu sein.

Rund um den Süsswasserpool stehen acht moderne Sonnenliegen zur Verfügung, auf der mit einem Sonnensegel überspannten Terrasse haben zudem locker bis zu zehn Personen Platz am ausziehbaren Tisch. Wie gesagt: in dieser Ferienvilla mit zwei Autostellplätzen, einer Alarmanlage und WLAN fehlt es an nichts, sogar an einen Weber-Kugelgrill für Holzkohle mit Grillbesteck wurde gedacht.

In kurzer Zeit sind darüber hinaus auch die traumhaften Algarve-Strände wie Burgau, Luz, Alvor, Dona Ana, Martinhal oder Ponta da Piedade mit dem Auto erreichbar, Städte wie Lagos, Sagres oder auch die etwas entfernteren Portimaio, Albufeira oder auch Faro können für kulturelle Abwechslung und Shopping sorgen. 5 Sterne dafür.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa in Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying at this villa, with 5 adults and 2 children aged 2 and 4 years old.

It is situated within a peaceful complex of villas which includes a spa and children’s play area.

The villa is spacious, clean, modern and nicely furnished with lovely open plan living area and a big well equipped kitchen. It is very child/toddler friendly with a stair gate across the stairs leading up to the roof terrace in the entrance hall. There is a lovely patio dining area for BBQs which overlooks the pool and garden area. Comfortable sun loungers around the pool, plus two more on the roof terrace. The pool has steps leading into the shallow end which is great for toddlers to splash around in. There was everything we needed and more with games, books, DVDs etc for children and adults plus an informative folder on places to visit and where to go. The garden and pool area is private and well maintained and there is room on the driveway to fit two cars.

The drive from Faro airport took no longer than 1 hour and is along one direct motorway. The location is perfect for visiting Zoomarnina and exploring the south and south west coast which has lovely picturesque sandy beaches. We went to Odeceixe which has a river running alongside the beach and is great for paddling. A lovely beach nearby is Salema where you can find real dinosaur footprints in the rocks. A short 15 minute drive to the main town Lagos where there are lots of restaurants and a harbour.

The was the most enjoyable and stress free family holiday we’ve had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most perfect villa!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 4th summer holiday at this villa and have just booked it again for next year (our 5th visit!) which says it all. We have 2 young children (aged 3 and 6) and adore the child friendly swimming pool which is warm enough to stay in for hours on end and cool enough to give you a refreshing break from the heat. The garden is beautiful with plenty of space for little (and big!) ones to enjoy. The beautiful large terrace is excellent for family BBQ's. Burgau (the village 5 mins drive away) is beautiful and not spoilt by tourism. The people you meet there tend to come back year after year as once you find out about it you don't want to go anywhere else. We have stayed in many villas and hotels in our time and not returned anywhere more than once except here. The villa is superbly equipped with all the home comforts you will need. It's a great find and I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa with 4 adults and 2 children under 2 and it was great. The villa is really well equipped, particularly in the kitchen.

We paid for a heated pool and it was well worth the cost, we also paid for highchair and cots but when we arrived the cots hadn't been set up - after a brief chat to reception the cots were put up and made snug, in fact I was tempted to climb in myself! The reception staff were helpful throughout from booking to suggesting supermarkets and made our stay a lot easier.

The location is great, some fabulous beaches very nearby and lovely restaurants within a short drive.

Our only suggestion to improve is some stair gates outside to make the terrace a safe place to leave a toddler without worry about falling down steps or into the pool but that wasn't really a problem more a 'nice to have'.

We even talked about coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you like peice and quite and a bit luxury

  • 5 of 5

I picked this villa as we wanted to spend a week chiling by a nice pool and have every we would need to be self sufficient to hand, and thats what we got.

The pool was not heated as we requested and it didnt need it, everything is finished to an excellent standard. You must have a car as there is not much in the nearest town but within 10 mins is everything you need to either stock up or eat out.

I would have no hesitation in reccomending this villa, only 1 thing, they could do with bigger showers, they are not designed for the larger chap!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a superb holiday in this lovely spacious and beautifully furnished villa. This villa will suit everybody but is absolutely ideal for families with children and in particular smaller children, as everything is catered for.

We had arrived with two families and the kids, of all ages, had a great time in the heated swimming pool. The shallow area was ideal for the smaller one and it was hard to get them out.

Many thanks Michaela for all your very helpful information beforehand and prompt reply to any queries.

5 minutes from the beach in Burgau and very near to many other very varied beaches, this was a superb holiday. Sky sports and movies was great in the evening.Would thouroughly recommend this villa in a wonderful spot of the world.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 100 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lagos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

The villa is situated in the unspoilt Western Algarve at the edge of the Costa Vicentina National Park, close to Burgau a small picturesque fishing village with cobbled streets and a stunning secluded beach. Restaurants, cafes and beach bars can be found in Burgau and most neighboring beaches. Just 10 minutes from the resort are two renowned golfing complexes (Parque de Foreste and Boa Vista) and many more golf resorts can be found along the coast. The wild Western Atlantic coast has magnificent cliff views and is deal for walkers. Traditional, colourful fishing villages dot the coast. For those wanting shopping and nightlife, the historic town of Lagos is 15 min away. There are many excellent restaurants, a lovely marina and long promenade to stroll along. The national park is right next to the villa and is great for mountain biking and walks.

Golf: Golf:

Parque De Floresta (3km) and Boa Vista (4km) are 2 superb golf courses welcoming to visitors.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sep to Oct 16
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct to Dec 16
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas New year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £10

10% Discount for stays of 3 weeks or longer. Further discount for longer term rentals. A breakage deposit of £200 is payable with the balance and will be fully refunded when your stay is over and everything in order. Pool heating if required is charged at an additional £120/week.
For occupancy of more than 8 individuals a surcharge of £50-£100/week/individual is applicable
A deposit of 30% is required on booking with the balance and breakage deposit cheque due 8 weeks prior to departure

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 176 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 bath/shower, wc, bidet; En-suite shower room to bedroom 2, wc; Separate shower room with wc; All with heated towel rails and heated floor tiles


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, fitted wardrobes, side tables and en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 with king size bed, fitted wardrobes, side tables and en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 2 with queen size bed, fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room; Bedroom 3 with two single beds and fitted wardrobes; Bedroom 4 with two single beds and fitted wardrobes.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • The villa has been designed and fitted with children in mind. The pool area has a large very shallow area particularly suitable for small children or to enjoy your drink in the pool in the evening during the hot summer months. The environmentally friendly cool house system provides a welcome relief from the summer heat and the radiant skirting system provides winter warmth. An information manual detailing amenities, locations, restaurants and children’s activities is available in the villa.

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