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Luxury 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa, With Heated Pool



Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Villa in Santa Barbara de Nexe, Central Algarve - Set In 2 Acres With Spectacular Views

El Dourado is situated in the picturesque village of Santa Barbara, 20 minutes from Faro. This stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bathroomed villa was built in 2000 to extremely high standards throughout. The villa is set in 2 acres of land and has spectacular views of the Algarve. There is a tropical garden, grassed lawns and a large heated swimming pool, together with dining terraces and a dedicated barbecue patio. The villa has automatic security gates and shutters and has a burglar alarm. The property is air conditioned through-out as well as having underfloor central heating.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in England with my wife, 2 boys. My wife and I both work, but spend most of our holidays in Portugal, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

what a delightful villa, aspect,peace and quiet and great comfort. A superb base for exploring the Alarve - O'Shea

Fantastic luxurious villa and facilities. The kids really enjoyed the lovely pool and gardens - Green

Fantastic Holiday Home, couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. Such beautiful views over the Algarve - Highly recommended - Galloway

" The villa is such a lovely place to spend a holiday. The views are stunning and its setting is the most tranquil place l have ever stayed"


" A fantastic villa with great views and relaxing atmosphere "

Mar 2004
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The most beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

Villa El Dourado is absolutely beautiful! My husband and I stayed here with 3 other couples in August 2014 and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It’s in the lovely little town of Santa Barbara de Nexe and situated up in the hills with a stunning view of the sea. The villa sleeps 8 with its 4 beautiful en-suite rooms, all with a lovely view. There’s a large modern kitchen with everything you need and a separate utility room. The villa has air conditioning throughout as well as under floor heating. The free Wi-Fi is great and the villa is fully furnished with comfy beds and furniture, a big flat screen TV in the lounge with Sky TV, a DVD player and HI-FI system. The grounds and garden are breath-taking with a good sized heated pool, BBQ area and lovely terrace for dinning al fresco. This well maintained villa is in a great location in the Algarve, only a 15/20 minute drive to many beautiful beaches that all have lovely cafes and restaurants all along the sea front. There is a lovely Italian restaurant call La Piazza in the town of Santa Barbara de Nexe as well as a beautiful old church, cafes and a couple of supermarkets - this is only a 1 minute drive or a 15 minute walk. This luxury villa is perfect for family holidays too so we will definitely be returning next year with ours. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay at their spectacular villa and making our holiday unforgettable :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

El Dourado was purchased from new in 2000 The views from our property are just stunning and every client we have stay at the villa remark how relaxing and quiet the villa is with every luxury available to them. We love the Algarve because of the fantastic facilities in the area. There are some beautiful beaches and there a great range of bars and excellent restaurants. There really is something for everyone here.The Golf courses are some of the best in Europe The area is easily accessible with Faro airport less than an half an hour drive away from the villa.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : faro at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Santa Barbara at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : various at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : almancil at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : IP1 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : santa barbara at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : various at 8 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are numerous nature walks/reserves within a short drive.


There are numerous beaches all along the Algarve coast, from the popular wide soft sand beaches near Vale do Lobo, a 15-20 minute drive from ElDourado, which have great restuarant and bar facilities to more secluded bays such as San Rafael just west of Albufeira, about a 30 minute drive from the villa.


Faro airport is about a 15 minute drive from El Dourado.

Car hire is recommended and further details can be provided upon request.


The nearsest village is Santa Barbara De Nexe (2km).

Loule a bustling market town is about 5km away, as is Almancil where there are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.

The mountains of Monchique to the North west, Cape St Vincent to the west and Tavira to the East are all approximately 1 hour drive away.

Further Details:

Santa Barbara itself has a number of small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, as well as a beautiful church all within walking distance of the villa.

The new football stadium, the venue for the 2004 European championships is close by.

There are over 100 restaurants within close promimity of El Dourado, from traditional Portuguese, to Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Italian, French and of course English most with superb cusine and friendly service.

There are several water parks close by as well as Go Karting,horse riding, sailing and fishing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter / Spring
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter / Spring
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are to be made directly to the villa owners. Special offers and periodic discounts on request

a 25% deposit is required on booking, the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. Keys can be collected from the management agent based in santa barbara, who can also supply other services. A £250 breakage deposit is payable on key collection. There is a supplement of £200 per week for pool heating.

Changeover Day:
Either Friday or Saturday, in the peak seasons .
Dependent upon availability in other seasons.
Check in 2.00pm. Check out 12.00 noon.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The property is just 15 minutes walk from the village of Santa Barbara and 20 minutes drive to the various beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago. Further afield there are many covers and beaches to explore up and down the Algarvian coast.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 Luxury en-suite bath and separate shower separate WC and bidet. Bedroom 2 Luxury en-suite with shower and wc. Bedroom 3 Luxury en-suite with bath, shower and wc. Bedroom 4 Luxury en-suite with bath, shower and separate wc.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1.1st Floor, kingsize bed, balcony with spectacular views, fitted wardrobes, security safe. Bedroom 2 1st Floor, twin beds fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 Ground Floor, twin beds fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 4 Ground Floor, twin beds fitted wardrobes.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: El Dourado is situated about a 15 minute drive from Faro, and within 2.5 hours of the Spanish border and 2.5 hours from Lisbon via the new motorway. Santa Barbara itself is a lovely village with supermarkets and great restaurants and bars. The beaches and world class golf courses are situated within a 15 minute drive. Outside: The villa is set in 2 acres of land with its own secure and automated gate system. Tropical gardens and grassed lawns surround the property which has stunning views across the Algarvian coastline. The heated pool is approximately 11m x 5m with a dedicated barbecue and sun lounge area with loungers and cushions for 8 people. The outside dining patio also caters for 8 people, and has an automatic awning for those who would like to keep in the shade. Utility Room: Fully fitted with sink, washing machine, dryer machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, but guests will need to provide their own beach/pool towels. Maid service once weekly (additional at a charge). Other: Entrance area with marble stairs to the 1st floor.

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