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Quintinha da Balaia - Villa for 8 people in Albufeira

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 8 people

The villa in Albufeira has 4 bedrooms and has capacity for 10 people (max. 8 adults). The villa is nice, is spacious. It has views of the sea and the garden. The property is located 2 km from Maria Luisa Beach sand beach, 3 km from Olhos de Agua Beach rock beach, 0 m from Balaia Golf Village golf course, 2 km from Olhos de Àgua city, 0 m from Intermarche supermarket, 35 km from Aeroporto Faro airport, 10 km from Ferreiras train station. The house is situated in a family-friendly neighborhood in a beautiful rural area.The accommodation is equipped with the following items: garden, garden furniture, fenced garden, terrace, barbecue, fireplace, iron, safe, internet (Wi-Fi), hair dryer, balcony, air conditioning in all bedrooms, private swimming pool, covered parking (7 places) in the same building, 2 TVs, satellite, DVD.In the mixed: gas and electric independent kitchen, refrigerator, microwave, oven, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, dishes/cutlery, kitchen utensils, coffee machine, toaster and kettle are provided.

Registration Number : AL2866

Property Manager
Nuno Goncalves
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Quintinha da Balaia - Villa for 8 people in Albufeira
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Very large property with lovely grounds

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be lovely. The rooms were huge and the grounds were amazing. It had everything you needed for your stay and it was really clean. We took 3 children with us and they loved all the extra games, like the table tennis and pool tables. We had a great pool competition one evening. Helen and the team were really nice. We took full advantage of their taxi service which was good value for money and flexible. I have taken one star away because it was a bit more remote than we are used to and took about 15 minutes to walk to the nearest shops and supermarket. If you like it quiet though this a really good villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Clare for your review. We are very pleased to know that you all enjoyed your stay and found the villa clean with everything you needed. Good to know you all enjoyed the games too! Great to know that you also appreciated our services and used our mini bus as a taxi. From all the team here, Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again one day.
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Clean and spacious and a quiet location Would come back in a heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

Helen our villa manager was always available for questions , giving us peace of mind throughout

There transfer/taxi service helped to

keep travel costs down

All that we wanted and more

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Villa Quintinha da Balaia. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and found the villa clean and spacious. It's also great to know that you enjoyed our transfer/taxi services. Many thanks again and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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The place to go for fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this great villa and we enjoyed every minutes there.

It offers everything you wish for and even more and all the team is really friendly and helpful.

The villa itself contains 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one on suite). All bedrooms are very good size and the beds are really comfortable. There are plenty of storages which is really helpful. The bathrooms are very good size too and there is a massive bath in the downstairs one.

The living area is amazing and we all enjoyed the pool table and the football table. The kids enjoyed the PS4 (keeping in mind that you need to pay to use it but not too expensive and it is a good way to manage the playing time). The kitchen is really nice and well equipped.

We also used the annex bedroom which is just perfect, well equipped and plenty of space.

The swimming pool is just perfect, very large, it gives lots of space to play or swim. The shallow part is in a shaded area which is great for the kids at the hottest hours. The Jacuzzi was a new addition this year and it was wonderful to have is after long days of visiting. Our advice is to ask for both the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi to be heated.

Sunbeds are really comfortable and it was nice to be able to have some shade from parasols or from the lovely palm trees.

It is really nice to have a dining area and BBQ near the pool as well as an extra shower room and toilets there. There is also a fridge which is really convenient to avoid going back to the villa each time.

We also really enjoyed the outside dining area near the villa at evening time when it is a bit more windy.

The garden is beautifully managed and the view is really nice.

One of the best thing about this villa as well is that it is located in an area which is almost the middle of the Algarve so you can easily access all villages and areas to visit. There are so much to do in the area, you can organise some very busy days but when you come back to the villa, you will enjoy a really peaceful and relaxing environment which is so nice to make your holiday just perfect.

The villa is close to lots of restaurants and shops, supermarket which is really convenient.

Thank you so much Nuno and Helen, we had an amazing time.

Wishing you all the best,

Emilie and family

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review of this villa. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and all the facilities that the villa offered. We certainly think you are correct in recommending the pool and Jacuzzi to be heated – this does make a difference, particularly for families with children. This villa does have a great BBQ and exterior dining area and we really appreciate to know that you found the beds comfortable too. From all the team here, thank you again and we do hope to be able to welcome you back one day in the future.
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa for a short break with friends before christmas, it had an amazing open plan kitchen and living space with all the essensials, there was a pool table, table football, table tennis which kept people entertained. The pool area was really great complete with outdoor kitchen complete with BBQ and pizza oven. We had the pool heated which was warm anough to swim even in december. I would say that the listing for this villa does not do it justice and it exceeded our expectations. We would love to come back again. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday - Great Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Quintinha da Balaia from Saturday 19th September 2015 for one week.

When we read the review below we were a little bit nervous about the “warm algae”, “broken doors” and “30 minute walk to the beach” but we all left the villa convinced they must have stayed somewhere else!

The villa is fantastic and we had a great time experiencing no issues. Belita the Villa Manager was very helpful upon arrival giving us a tour of the grounds (we couldn’t believe it was all ours) and giving us some information on the villa along with a good pack with local information in it. Inside the villa all of the rooms are very spacious and we enjoyed a game of pool in the evening before heading out.

We spent most of our time by the fantastic pool using the outdoor kitchen and BBQ area for lunch and setup a net and court by the side of the pool for the bat and ball etc. The temperature of the pool was fine and the depth was ideal for perfecting our diving!

We were let down one evening by the local taxi company but found another local company called Expose who offer a taxi/shuttle service. Very friendly driver and reasonable prices, they are good for a big group as they have larger vehicles so we were all able to travel together. We also used them to book a day trip to the water park which was a great day out.

Our flight on home wasn’t until 8pm but we were fortunate to be able to use the pool area for the day because the next family weren’t due to arrive until later that evening, whilst I appreciate this was purely down to luck it was a nice touch and allowed us to have one final chilled out day by the pool.

I would recommend the villa for anyone that is looking to spend time together as a large group, the grounds are very safe and it has so much space.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy to learn you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. It is great to receive this positive feedback. Thank you once again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcome you back to Villa Quintinha. Best Regards Bélita
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Stunning Villa that needs TLC - Poor Quality Pool

  • 3 of 5

The Villa looks stunning and the landscaped gardens are beautiful. The villa was stunning inside but we soon realised that it lacked some TLC. Below is a list we encountered before the manager had even left.

Although we arrived early we was told that we may be able to get in the villa earlier than the 4pm allotted time,we actually got the keys at 4.45pm. On arrival in the villa we had no running water and this was rectified within an hour,there was a sunbed & parasol damaged, there were 2 faulty wall sockets, 1 exposing live wires and this was sorted the following day, many lights did not work within the property,shower in the upstairs bedroom did not stand up in its holder and also hardly any water came out of the shower, 2 doors downstairs had faulty handles that came off when you closed the doors. "The PS3 has not been working for 3 weeks now" the manager told us. We pointed out these problems to the manager so that we did not lose our deposit for damages. I suggest further guests should do the same. All these problems are small, of which some can be resolved with the turn of a screwdriver, these should be right for a villa that costs so much.. So now we can relax with our holiday. The grounds are so quiet only to be disturbed ( in a nice way ) with the sound of birds. The location is so quiet, peaceful and lovely. The pool was freezing even though we paid for heating, we was told "it takes 3 days to warm up", after the first few days 3 of our party got ear infections, we went to the local chemist and bought drops and tablets. We only realised in the 2nd week that this was down to the pool containing a lot of ALGAE on the bottom. The pool guy would come in a morning and spend 2 hours hoovering it up before we got chance to get in it, I mentioned our ears and the constant itching of our bodies to the pool guy and he said "the pool is not yet right" I have taken pictures and video footage to show how bad it was. I have an email from the manager saying the pool is not right and they can only solve it at the end of the season, why then are they charging the full price and charging extra to swim in warm algae? Due to this we only spent about 1/2 of our holiday in the pool and went out on excursions to water parks etc where we knew it was safe to swim. I reiterate the villa and gardens are stunning, Nuno had a birthday cake made for a member of our party which was very nice of him. Beach is 30 mins - not 10

olds birthday which was really nice of him.


  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking out your valuable time to write a comment regarding your stay with us. It is our aim to offer our guests an entirely satisfactory service and we truly apologize if we did not meet with your expectations in some issues. - The Check In time is from 04:00 pm, the Check Out time is till 11:00 - When you arrived before 11am (the previous clients were checking out), we have stored your bags. - It took more time to do the cleaning as there was no water due to an electric situation, but we solved the problem. - You received the keys by 4.45 but you were already there since 4.00 and the villa manager was already there with the technician to sort out the electric situation. - The PS3 is rental and you were told that we were expecting the man from the company rental to come and repair it for 3 weeks. - The door handles and other things that you mentioned could have been repaired if you had reported them allowing us to take remedial action. - The pool only “had a problem” one day and it was taken care of. As you know, Swimming pools need regular maintenance and the pool guy job is to check and clean/hoover the pool twice or more a week. The heating takes 2 days to warm up increasing the temperature 5-8 degrees warmer and depending as well on the weather conditions (cold wind, etc…) - You were told in our mail that “the swimming pool floor problem (it’s dark in some places, seeming like algaes) will be solved at the end of the season not to disturb Guests right now “. It is safe to swim in it, otherwise it would be closed, not allowing Guests to go in. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future Regards Bélita
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Aeroporto Faro
Nearest Golf
0.2 Kilometres
Balaia Golf Village
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Maria Luisa Beach


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  • Damage deposit: €250.00