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Boutique Farmhouse with very Large Private Pool

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


About the property

Villa in Portelas, Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes to Beach

Quinta da Matina is a beautiful renovated farmhouse set in mature sub tropical garden on the edge of the village of Portelas, having views of Funchal ridge to the south and Monchique mountains to the north east. It is ideal for people looking for a tranquil location yet being very near the beaches and the historic town of Lagos with its many restaurants, beach bars, the marina, interesting shops and discos.

Hillary Nicholls
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa Falfeira, Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - with bath, shower over, bidet, toilet and basin. Bathroom 2 - en-suite to bedroom 2 - Shower, toilet and basin. Bathroom 3 - en-suite to bedroom 3 - Shower, toilet and basin. Cloakroom - with toilet and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + more on folding beds Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - Emperor size bed and patio doors opening onto pool terrace. Bedroom 2 - twin single beds and patio doors opening onto pool terrace. Bedroom 3 - double bed and patio doors opening onto pool terrace. Bedroom 4 - twin single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The farmhouse is spacious and 'L' shaped and on one level making it safe for children and easy for older people. Folding beds can be provided for additional number of people. There is a safe in the Master bedroom. Outside: Outside there is a large private pool 15m x 5m x 2.2 min deep end - 0.9m in shallow end, the pool has underwater lighting which creates a luxurious ambiance whilst dining in the evening on the covered terrace, surrounding the pool the walled garden has mature palms and many colourful sub tropical plants, there is a covered terrace with table and chairs, on uncovered terraces there are sunloungers, table chairs and umbrella, dual purpose built barbecue, the pool area can be secured against small children. There is a lawn area for children to play. The house is approached by a private drive opening onto a large paved area in front of the house and open garage. The garden is fenced but for people that have allergies or problems with animals there are dogs living with the owners on the neighbouring property. Utility Room: Washing machine, deep freeze, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A maid can be arrange at an additional cost. Linen changed once a week. Beach towels are not provided. Other: The entrance hall has plenty of space for prams, golf clubs etc. and has a cloakroom leading of


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many holiday rentals over the years and can honestly say that this is the best. Spacious, cool, comfortable with a lovely interior and spacious exterior with a large pool. Even on the hottest days the interior remains deliciously cool. The bedrooms are comfortable and elegant and the kitchen and living rooms are extremely generous and well kitted-out. The owners live next door but you'd never know it as the house feels secluded and private. When we had a very minor problem with the water the owners fixed it almost before we'd noticed. All in all, my whole family loved just hanging out indoors or around the pool and we sincerely hope to return in the near future. We also had many happy excursions to Lagos and beyond. A gem of a house with a lovely atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

The house is an "L" shape around a lovely pool where there is plenty of shade from the midday sun. It is well furnished and comfortable.

We stayed with our children (aged 18 and 20) and their friends who, because of the close proximity of Lagos itself, where able to go into town in the evening with only a short (and cheap) taxi ride home.

The owners live next door. They keep themselves to themselves but are on hand if you need anything.

We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best villa we have ever rented in the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting villas around Lagos every summer since 15 years now and this one has by far beaten our quality/price expectations. It's actually a renovated Portuguese farm but although big, it has loads of charm.

It's very calm and peaceful, if you hate having other villas overlooking your pool and terrace then this is the place for you. Basically a small paradise. The pool is simply huge and the terrace and gardens well kept and beautiful.

The house was impeccably clean and was well equipped with everything you need and very comfortable beds. Our only complaint is that there were no beach towels!

Good wifi connection, so the kids were happy.

We will definitely be renting this villa again next year!

Sad to leave

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a such a nice review and thank you for taking the villa and leaving it clean and tidy, your comments regarding your beach towels are noted and we will supply them next year when we look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Two near Lagos
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Meia Praia, Lagos
Car: recommended


Beaches in Lagos are about 2.5 kms, 5 minutes in the car.

There are many other beaches further along the south coast worth exploring within twenty minutes drive. The west coast is about 25 minutes and popular with surfers and is always quieter even in high season.


Faro airport is 78 kms and under one hour drive on the new motorway to Lagos. Car hire is strongly recommended . We can let you have Car hire details and rates of a very competitive local company whom we have dealt with for many years.


Portelas village centre is 500 m.

Lagos is 2.5 klms.

Pria da Luz 12 klms.

Portimao/Pria da Rocha 25 klms.

Faro 75 Klms.

Further Details:

For basics there is a mini market in the village an two resturant bars. In Lagos there are supermarkets, fish and vegetable markets, banks, Museum, interesting churches a marina, water sports centre,boat and dolphin viewing trips, tennis, golf, micro lighting centre, there are very many restaurants both for indoor or pavement dining for all tastes and pockets, bars, discos, street entertainers. There is mountain bike riding. Serious Go karting at the race track.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa Falfeira, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
March & April
17 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July & August
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Bookings are only possible from Saturday to Saturday at peak times but we can be more flexible outside these times depending on other bookings

B ooking Notes:
When booking please give name, address, telephone number and other contact numbers, number in party and dates required. A non returnable deposit of 25% is payable with booking, with the balance payable no later than 60 days prior to arrival. A security deposit of £250 is required against damage, broken or missing items but this is returned within 15 working days of you leaving less the cost of any damage, broken or missing items.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible, arrival time 15.00hrs vacating time 11.00 hrs. Luggage can be left before or after these times by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Additional number of people over 8 can be accommodated on folding beds at a cost of 50% of the pro rata rate. Cot hire with high chair rental is £50 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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