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



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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!

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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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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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it is perfect

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation for our 3 Generations holiday was perfect. Two 4 bedroom units worked superbly . Everything you would ever need is there. The pool and surrounds are magnificent. The accomodation was faultless. Golf at your doorstep. The local Apalonia supermarket has everything. Fully recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic group holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked the villas for a 4 family, group holiday and had a fantastic time. The extensive grounds you get around the villas means that everyone gets to have their own space and children can run free playing cricket, football and tennis all at the same time, whilst adults relax knowing the children can't get out of the electric gates. The pool is so much bigger than any we have seen at other villas and means you can swim lengths or have 20 in the pool playing without it feeling at all full, so unusual these days! If you're looking for space to host a multi generational holiday or indeed a large group these villas are just the ticket! The location of the villas give you so many options on fun day trips out, there's so much to do in the area from top quality golf courses to horse riding and the family friendly beaches are just 10 mins away by car. There are restaurants in walking distance and far too many to choose from a 5 min car drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Estrada de Vale do Lobo at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Val do Lobo at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Loule at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Almancil at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Parilla Natura at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia do Garrão at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended


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


Faro airport is 20 minutes away. Car hire is recommended.


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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter & Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring, Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
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:
Saturday. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 9.45am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea


  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shared Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shared Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Three travel cots (please bring personal cot linen) and two highchairs are provided. Outside: Each villa has a covered patio with granite topped table which seats 12 (extra table inside is often taken outside to seat 18 easily). Huge landscaped mature 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. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service provided 5 days a week, 2 hours, for general cleaning. Linen and towels are provided but please provide your own beach towels.

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