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Lovely and spacious family villa with beautiful garden and a large sunbath Pool



Updated: 18-Jul-2016
Villa close to Portimão, Alvor and Lagos in a peaceful and healthy location, with Mountain views and within easy reach of western algarvian beaches.


Villa Paradise is a lovely family villa with its own walled and fenced garden (which provide a high safety and privacy to the guests) and a sunny pool surrounded by a lawn and lot of plants. The villa is located in one of the most peaceful and nice estate of the council of Portimão, called Serra e Mar (in English "Mountain range and Sea") which means the villa is located between the western beaches of Algarve and the fresh air of the mountain.The nearest town is Portimão (10 minutes) which boasts large beaches and a lot of shopping and entertainment facilities. It is to the some distance from the typical and beautiful village of Alvor. The villa is planted in a plot of 1850 Sm and it self has the building area of 330 Sm with large rooms: 4 bedrooms (3 en-suite) each with nearest 15 Sm; a living room (50 Sm) close to the pool; a comfortable and pleasant lounge for the pool area; a kitchen (20 Sm); a laundry (8 Sm) with an open terrace (15 Sm), 4 bathrooms (two of them with bath and the other two with shower. All of them have washbasin and bidet). The villa has a barbecue and a big terraces and a large garden with some romantic spaces, one of them with small ponds with mountain views.The plot also have a space with fruit trees (figs, almonds, lemons, pomegranates, plums,quinces...). Parking for 4 cars. Inside the villa have all the amenities you need: Hi-Fi; TV with a lot of channels in different languages,DVD, and sound system. The kitchen has all the appliances (cooker, oven, microwave, coffee pot and coffee machine refrigerator/freeze, dishwasher, and all the crockery). The bedrooms have air conditioning. The laundry has the wash machine the iron / ironing board, and clean tools. Outdoor of the estate and close you can find some restaurants.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

We are a couple of two Portuguese teachers living and working in Portimão. We have twin boys who finished recently their university degrees. We fell in love with SERRA E MAR fourteen years ago when we discovered this quiet and wonderful “big garden”, which is a residential estate so close the towns (Alvor, Portimão, Lagos) and the beaches of Alvor, Praia da Rocha and Lagos. We bought the plot and we invite an architect to design in our way the house and the garden in order to live there when retired and meanwhile to rent it to holidays makers. On the last ten years we have rented and the villa has made the best impression on every guests. More than 60% of the guests rent again the villa for their holidays.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you very much for arranging our stay at the villa – and for all your kind attentions to our needs. Our whole family had a lovely time in your villa. We’ll be in touch again, for next year! We really did enjoy our stay in Serra e Mar.

All best wishes to you, and to Maria. Chloe and Bob.

We so enjoyed our first visit to Portugal and think we choose the best place on the Algarve. Alvor is such a pretty little town and the beaches are the best we have ever been to. We certainly hope to come and stay in your villa next year.

Best wishes to you and Maria and thanks for helping to make our holiday so special and memorable. Kirsty and Mike.

Just to say thank you very much, we have had a fantastic holiday and stay at your villa. We really enjoyed our stay. The villa is perfect. We were thinking of booking again to go back next year around the same time. Once again thank you for making our holiday so comfortable, we had no problems throughout our stay. Kind regards, Joanne.
Dec 2003
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From the Owner

This property have a special significance for us because we follow all the steps of its building, since the choice and purchase of the plot until the architecture - planning and design all the spaces, inside and outside. In the design of the villa we try to give her a personality, without break with environment. Beyond this, the villa is for us a special place where we felt good and have been happy. where we saw our sons growing up.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Penina at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimão at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Alcalar at 700 Metres Nearest Beach : Alvor at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended


The villa is a short drive from several, different and beautiful beaches located at Alvor (15 minutes): Praia da Rocha (20 minutes); Praia do Vau (20 minutes); Meia Praia and all the beaches of Lagos (25 minutes).


Faro airport is approximately 45 minutes via motorway. To enjoy your holiday a car is essential. Hire cars can be arranged at competitive rates at the airport.


The nearest supermarket is approximately 7 minutes driving.

Further Details:

Portimão is an important commercial centre town with local shops, banks, restaurants and boutiques. There are a lot of large supermarkets with all kinds of food. Praia da Rocha, the most famous beach in western Algarve, has an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and a casino. This area is fairly lively in the evening. There are night clubs and taxis are easy to pick up an anytime.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
16 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
5 Nov 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment 20% is in advance for booking. A caution can be required when there are children in the group of guests.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible, preferable Saturday or Sunday. To allow time for cleaning, occupancy is taken up after 15:00 pm on the day of arrival and vacated by 10:00 am on the date of departure.

Notes on prices:

Electricity, gas, water consumption and WIFI are included in prices.
Prices are depending on the number of persons. WE OFFER SPECIAL PRICES, ESPECIALLY FOR COUPLES.

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From the Owner

The beauty, the peace (inside the estate only you listen, in the day, the gardeners doing their job. You have no bars, no restaurants or shops inside), the harmony of the houses (all the villas are similar in architectonic terms) and the green of the place (Algarve is too much dry and yellow) turn it a special kind of oasis with excellent views to the mountain of Monchique. Beyond these benefits the estate where the villa is located is central and close for the best beaches and places of the western of Algarve. The villa itself has an attractive architecture: inside you have delimited the bedrooms (all ensuite) area faces south, from the sitting room, the kitchen and laundry. All the villa have a strong exposition to the light. Outside the villa presents a design which respects the best regional style, mainly in the water fall roof and the double eaves. The garden around with its 150sm of lawn and more a 400sm with different trees and bush give the perfect frame to the villa.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 330 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 3 en-suite bathroom with bath, bidet wc, washbasin. 1 bathroom with shower, wc, bidet and washbasin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3/4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with twin bed en-suite. 2 bedroom with double bed en-suite. 1 bedroom with twin bed.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Lovely and spacious villa absolutely private for guests and built with modern materials. Include: a small welcome foodpack. Information booklet containing details about the Algarve. Parking for four cars. Outside: 9.5m x 4.5m private swimming pool (for sole use of guests) with large surrounding terraces. Purpose built poolside barbecue and cover bar. Sunbeds, table, chairs and parasols. Also a large roof terrace ideal for sunbathing. A pretty and large garden (1200sm) with view point for a panoramic views and two small ponds with nice fish and frogs. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher, Iron and ironboard. Wifi. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning service one time a week including the changing of Bed linen and towels. All linen and towels are provided except for beach/pool towels .

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