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Farmhouse with Large Private Pool



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hillary Nicholls
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller 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: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 78 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Portelas at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Two near Lagos at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Portelas at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Meia Praia, Lagos at 2.5 Kilometres 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. 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 downhill mountain bike riding in Monchique.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
March & April
19 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July & August
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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

Booking 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.

25% non returnable deposit with booking, balance within 60 days of arrival, security deposit prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 23-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome


  • 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 3m in 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 off.

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