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Beautifully Renovated Old Farm Buildings With Large Private Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,884 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottages in Almadena, Luz/Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Secluded Yet Convenient Location Self Catering Cottages

Set in almost 5 acres of land and surrounded by open countryside, Paraiso Jardim Apartments is a registered Local Lodgement property AL registered 2009/69 and is situated in private grounds 8 km from Lagos and 3 km from the beautiful bay of Praia da Luz. It is a short walk from the village of Almadena with its restaurants and cafes and a few kilometres from the fishing villages of Burgau and Salema. The beautifully renovated old farm buildings cluster round a sunny courtyard containing large bougainvilleas, old vines and trees, a working well and a fish pond. The whole estate offers a high degree of seclusion and security making it ideal for families and larger groups. Guests are invited to enjoy the mature gardens, lawns, large sheltered swimming pool and sunbathing terrace. There is also a BBQ area and summer kitchen shaded by flowering vines and a huge pepper tree, for informal get-togethers. Self-catering accommodation comprises one 3 bedroom cottage and two 2 bedroom cottage. There are also two 2 bed studios available for any number of nights required.

Almadena Jardinagem Lda
Kathy Reid
Almadena Jardinagem Lda, 501059563 , Eiras Velhas, Almadena
8600-102 Lagos Portugal Portugal
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Kathy Reid
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Kathy Reid

Kathy and Alan, husband and wife team.

Originally from Wirral (not far from Liverpool and Chester)

It all started in 2010, we were looking for a change and along came the opportunity of trying something completely different. We have always enjoyed travelling and experiencing different cultures, the timing was good for us to do something for ourselves. Our kids were now adults and we couldn't think of a reason not to give it a shot. Having years of experience in accounts and customer services this was the perfect area for me to transfer my skills. Alan, my husband has spent his working life in engineering so we really feel we have all bases covered. We rented the property and ran the business for 5 years having completed the purchase one year ago...

Kathy Reid purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Kathy Reid chose Praia da Luz

We had only been to Portugal a couple of times before we decided to up sticks and move here. Sounds crazy we know! There's something about the place that makes us feel instantly at home and relaxed. Maybe it's the locals? So friendly and so easy going. The roads are quiet, the beaches are peaceful. The air is so fresh and clean your whole body feels better for it.

It was love at first sight with our property. Those gates and the long long cobbled driveway, down past the pond, it all unfolds the further you look around. The old farmhouse and barns were already made into apartments when we arrived so not too much structural work needed to be done. We have plans to continue with updates to the apartments over a period of time. And of course how can we overlook that beautiful pool. 14 metres long and surrounded by all of that greenery. Heaven.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We fell in love with the rustic nature of this property. Nothing is straight (much to the annoyance of my husband!) Every room is different. That's one thing we're not..a generic hotel chain. We put thought into our apartments and fill them with home comforts and finishing touches which we think you, our guests, will appreciate.

We have our own well which dates back from Roman times, we use this water to irrigate the grounds.

The farmhouses themselves date from the early 1900's. The walls are so thick they keep very cool inside. We love the views from the terrace on Bird of Paradise. 360 degree view of countryside and of our gardens. The pool as already mentioned is the jewel in the crown. So refreshing!

In total there are 5 apartments in an 'L' shape around the pool. The greatest benefit of this is that if you are staying as a large group- for example a 3 generation family- you can each have your own private apartment with bathroom and dining facilities but still be together. The communal areas are great socialising spaces.

We live in the main house on-site so we are handy if you need anything or have any problems but far enough away to leave you to it.

New for 2017 Games room with Table Tennis Table, Dartboard and various board games....

Guestbook comments from the manager

“A little bit of Paradise”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 September 2015 on TripAdvisor

Just got back from the most fantastic week after celebrating son Pauls and new daughter in law Karens wedding at this fantastic place.

Owners Kathy and Allen and their family went out of their way to ensure everything ran to perfection.

It is the most perfect, ideal place for a wedding venue and I would recommend it to anyone. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble.

When we first arrived at Paraiso Jardim my 8 year old grandaughter asked "Does this mean we are posh now?" and that sums it up. Walking through the ornate gates at the entrance takes your breathe away. Beautiful surroundings and comfortable, clean rooms. Fantastic pool and best of all communal kitchen area with double BBQ for relaxing with the family over sangria and dinner. Although most of the rooms have their own kitchens also.

At the end of my review I hope to download a short video that I took on our last morning, hopefully this will give you an idea of how lovely the place is.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Almadena in Lagos region

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2884 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bougainvillea - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bougainvillia also has a large double sink unit
    Vine - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large sink with mirror
    Jasmine - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower, toilet and sink are equipped with grab bars etc
    Bird of Paradise Studio - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Wisteria - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large sink with mirror
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Wisteria Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bougainvillea Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Vine Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom will take a child's day bed if needed
    Wisteria Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , This bedroom has a daybed suitable for a child
    Bougainvillea Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Vine Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Vine Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Jasmine Studio - 2 Single Bed
    Bird of Paradise Studio - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are a good size. Each room contains clothes storage drawers and wardrobes, bedside cabinets, mirrors etc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the cottages and suites have their own individual character and feature huge thick walls making them cool in summer. A cot is available plus a high chair. The summer kitchen has a washing machine, dishwasher, Ironing board and Iron for guests use. Satellite TV and DVD players available in most cottages. Tea, coffee making facilities, together with a toaster and fridge are provided. The gardens make this property an ideal location for weddings. Outside: The whole estate is set in acres of mature gardens with a large lawn area and old trees providing many shady areas when the sun gets too much for you! The accommodation is set round a courtyard with plenty of tables and chairs provided for outside living. There is a large 45ft x 25ft swimming pool with secluded terrace and plenty of sun beds and parasols. There is ample parking for cars Jasmine studio has the benefit of mobility aids and a wet room with doorways suitable for wheelchair use


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom

What a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely location and a great place to stay.

Kath and Al, from the start made the family welcome, this continued throughout the holiday. On arrival, when driving up the cobbled roadway from the main gate, it immediately instilled that Algarve feeling - beautiful blue sky, warm breeze, lovely buildings and a great feeling of tranquillity.

We stayed in the apartment ?Vine?. It was very spacious and well fitted out with all the facilities and utensils that we required. We found the outer dining area exceptionally useful for evening meals with large tables / chairs, very roomy, with additional fridge / freezer and the view looking out over the courtyard was picture perfect. Bedroom space was more than adequate both in floor space and cupboards, as was the living space, kitchen and bathroom. Overall the apartment was beautifully, well furnished, clean and well decorated.

The pool and pool area was well kept, with plenty of sun beds, and a attractive table area for afternoon sit arounds.

Kath & Al?s place is ideally located for local restaurants and bars with local beaches / towns a short ?hop? away. Great location can?t wait to go back.

Best hosts I have ever met....

There was a downside ? we had to come home!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris & Gill Thank you for lovely review, yes you were staying in Vine, the 3 bedroom apartment with your boys. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves, people work all year for that 2 week holiday in the sun and we feel it is our duty to ensure you have the best holiday you can no matter what your hobbies are, I know Cal enjoyed the horse riding trip we organised for him and Nick enjoyed the karting. As for you both we could see all you needed was some down time which we hope you got:) I hope all the question marks at the end of your review were just typos I think they should have been ' . It will be lovely to see you all again maybe next year hey??? Kath & Alx
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  • 5 of 5

This really was a good find. We enjoyed our stayed in Bouganvillea in July 2013. Liked the swimming pool, quiet garden and with both separate facilities and communal area we could choose either to cook/eat separately or mix with the other families in the bbq area.

Kathy and Alan's knowledge of the area was very helpful in choosing which beach to go to or where to visit.

Definitely we plan to return - it would be great to come with friends and to take the whole place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John & Carrie Thank you for your kind words, it would be great to see you back again, I know Carrie was keen to return with friends, remember to book early, July is almost gone now and I really would like you to get 2 weeks with us instead of the 1 that we could only squeeze you into last time. Maybe next time we will all fit in a couple of bike rides. Kath & Alx
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All together yet seporate

  • 5 of 5

If you want a Holiday with Family and Friends this is the place for you,

plenty of area for you all to play "we are all kids at heart" and a good size pool so you can bomb the kids, and when you have had enough for the day you can go to your own apartment to Chill,

Bars and restaurants 5 minute walk 10 on the way back, Bus stop next to the Bars Very handy,Nice walks and lots of hidden gems like hundreds of terrapins living in the reservoir 5 min walk on the road to LUZ,

We are booking again may try October I don't like it too hot it evaporates the drinks, This is a good clean and very friendly are of Portugal good walks and plenty to do, Hope to see you their I will be the big kid bombing in the pool in the day or the old man drinking a port outside his apartment with His wife saying HOW old are you, Thanks to Kath and Alan for a hustle free and very friendly stay Its like going to your Mums,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always great to see guests relaxing and finding their inner child:) You have a lovely family and it was our pleasure having you stay with us please do come back October is a great time of the year especially for walkers.. See you soon Kath & Al
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £375
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
PLEASE NOTE** In order to protect our guests from scammers we will no longer take a booking without speaking directly to you. We are happy to answer any email enquiries and questions but if you wish to book with us you must call one of the numbers advertised on this site.
We will never offer a discount for paying all up front, we ask for 25% deposit on confirmation of booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over days can be flexible where possible in order for you to tailor your holiday requirements. Access to accommodation from 3.00pm. Vacation on departure at 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Please be aware we do not offer discounts for up front full payments. This is a trade mark of a scammer. We ask for 25% to secure the booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday.
If you have a late booking request then call us on one of the advertised numbers

Please refer to our cancellation policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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