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Two 4 Bedroom Villas - Perfect For "3-Generation" Holidays And Big Birthdays!

Bedrooms 8
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa between Almancil and Vale do Lobo, Algarve - Sharing an Enormous Pool, Tennis Court, Large Garden - Secluded Location surrounded by orange groves


Two spacious 4 bedroom villas, sleeping up to 18 comfortably. The villas share a secure garden (electric gates) which spreads over two acres and includes an enormous gated swimming pool and a tennis court. Despite being surrounded by orange groves and countryside on all sides we are only 10 mins from Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vila Sol golf courses and the fantastic local beaches & beach bars. In addition there are many restaurants and bars within walking distance. The setup is ideal for two or more families, or large groups of friends who wish to holiday together - yet have the privacy of their own villa. The villas and gardens lend themselves to large three-generation groups as they allow space for everyone to have their time together and apart. The villas are also very well suited to golf parties. Almancil is just 5 minutes away by car and boasts great supermarkets and shops for all the essentials, and Faro airport is 20 minutes away by car.

Lynn and Simon Dyson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Lynn and Simon Dyson

Villas Jardim are owned Simon & Lynn Dyson who live in Wimbledon.

We spent many years on European holidays with our children and finally discovered Portugal when our children were just becoming teenagers.

Originally we rented these villas for family holidays for 6 years in the mid-1990s with other families before finally deciding to buy them in late 1999.

We then spent a considerable sum renovating the villas but we wanted to keep them as "holiday villas" rather than doing anything over the top! We still spend many weeks each year at the villas with and without our (now grown up) children and grandchildren!

Lynn and Simon Dyson purchased this villa in 1999

Why Lynn and Simon Dyson chose Figueiral

The villas are quite unique - they were originally built as part of a planned three-villa complex with a very large swimming pool and tennis court. They are copies of the original villas built at Quinta Do Lago in the 1970s. The third villa was never built and the complex never materialised.

We first rented the villas when we needed space for two families plus our friends - and we wanted a tennis court as well as a swimming pool.

We loved the location - between Almancil and Val do Lobo - and as we are not part of a golf complex it means that we have a great deal of space.

Being only 20 mins from Faro airport and 10 mins from all the local golf facilities at Val do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago and Vila Sol is also a huge bonus.

What makes this villa unique

The benefits of the villas are obvious - especially for a large group (there are beds for 18):

External space: two acres of garden

Pool size: 15m x 8m - a huge private pool which could not be built today because of EU size regulations

Two villas (each with 4 bedrooms): allows for many combinations (we generally put the kids in one villa and the adults in the other!)

External Dining area: we have invested in some splendid large marble-topped tables - seating 18 for dinner is not a problem!

Not overlooked: apart from one neighbouring villa, we are surrounded by orange groves - so making a noise over dinner is never a problem and the views of the evening skies in the West are to die for!!

We are only 10 mins from the Apolonia - the best privately owned supermarket.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villas were wonderful we had a fabulous holiday. Such a great location and the pool was amazing!

The Apolonia online was also great and it is a wonderful shop for everything we needed.

The pool was perfect. The kids loved it. And the adults had a pretty awesome time practising front flips off the diving board too. The hidden table tennis table was a nice touch ... we definitely weren't short on things to do.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Figueiral in Escanxinhas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shared Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shared Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom. En-suite shower room, including lavatory, to twin bedroom. Further bathroom shared between 2 twin bedrooms.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 master bedroom with double bed and a single bed. 3 twin bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Three travel cots (please bring personal cot linen) and three highchairs are provided. Outside: Each villa has a covered patio with granite topped table which seats 12. Huge, mature landscaped gardens laid to lawn with palm and umbrella pines to provide plenty of shade. Highlights of the property are the 15m x 8m pool with springboard, and a tennis court which also incorporates a practice wall. In September 2006 the pool and patio area were fenced to ensure security for families with young children. There is also a boules pitch. It's difficult to find a reason to leave the villa to head to the beach! Electric gates installed and new driveways built in 2013. Utility Room: Laundry room with second fridge/freezer and washing machine. Maid service: Maid service provided in the middle of your stay for general cleaning and to change the bath towels. Bed linen changed after 7 days. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS


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Two 4 Bedroom Villas - Perfect For "3-Generation" Holidays And Big Birthdays!
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Great family & friends holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the villas with three other families - so 8 adults and 12 kids in total - and it was perfect! The villa are perfectly equipped for large groups and the bedrooms/bathrooms are arranged in such a way at either end of the villas that you can get a bit of privacy if you want! The pool is just massive and fantastic for everyone including the little ones who paddle around on the steps (plus it's fenced so it's secure). The tennis court is a bonus, if a little lumpy with a few tree roots, but at our standard it just adds an extra level of interest 😜. Overall a great stay thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a holiday with friends and kids!

  • 5 of 5

e spent a fortnight in the villas this June with 3 other families all of which had small babes (0-3yrs). The villas and the grounds could not have been more perfect for us. It was so wonderful not having to say 'no' all day long! The kids could just wander free, run and play without us having to worry, and we could just sit and relax ! And that pool, wow! The location of the villas is also perfect, far enough away from the bustle and noise of Vale do Lobo but only a 5 minute drive to get back there for a day at the beach. We all had such a carefree relaxed holiday that we will definitely be booking it up for next year. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing family holiday at Villas Jardim

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 15 had an amazing holiday in Villas Jardim. The villas are perfect for families and the spacious grounds, fantastic swimming pool and other amenities all contributed to our enjoyment. It is ideally located close to all amenities but is so peaceful that it feels like being out in the countryside. We highly recommend these villas.

Anne O'B

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our tennis group!

  • 4 of 5

Our group (10 to 15 of us) have been staying here for almost 20 years. It's position is ideal for our tennis holidays, situated close to the various tennis centres. The villas have been extensively upgraded by the present owners and are now extremely comfortable, where we all feel at home. The pool is superb and the large garden allows us all to spread out and enjoy quiet space. We can even do our "homework" on the tennis court!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Jeanette Blundell , Liverpool

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in the villas in August for my Dads 80th birthday. The villas were perfect for a three generation holiday. Our party consisted of 17 people, pool was fantastic so no need to leave the villas. Fantastic holiday, definitely recommend,

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2 superb villas on one plot with amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay (in consecutive years) at Villas Jardim and each year it gets better and better! Two well-planned and well-layed out villas stand in a very generous sized plot, which seems unique to this area of Portugal. It is a perfect set-up for holidaying with friends or extended family for this reason.The gated pool, which is extremely large, never felt squashed even with 4 families consisting of 12 children + 8 adults! Lots of sunbeds for all to relax on and also to watch the end of week diving competition. Each villa has a great outside space for eating, with superb marble tables and bbqs. We particularly appreciated the maid visits during the week. The beach is 5 minutes drive away with a fantastic variety of beach restaurants and bars, along with great golf-courses and activities for the children. This might not be needed though, as very easy to relax in the tranquility of the villas!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Estrada de Vale do Lobo
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Val do Lobo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Parilla Natural
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Praia do Garrão
Car: recommended


15 mins to the local coastal beaches ands beach bars and restaurants.


Faro airport is 20 minutes away. Car hire is recommended. Uber works really well and much cheaper than UK. Algar Taxis are our preferred local taxi company and have child seats.


Almancil 3 km, Vale do Lobo and Quinta de Lago 3km.

Further Details:

There are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance, and the celebrated Apolonia Supermarket 5 minutes away by car. Golf courses, beaches, horse riding, waterslide parks, old Portuguese villages with their daily and weekly markets are all within easy reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Figueiral, Loule region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring, Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Special due to cancellation
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter & Early Spring
18 Jan 2019 - 16 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring, Early Summer
17 May 2019 - 4 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
5 Jul 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Sep 2019 - 3 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking with balance due 10 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
STARTING 2019 FRIDAY. Arrival after 3pm, departure by 9.45am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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