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Villa With Private Pool And Gardens Sleeping 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa located between Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Almancil, Central Algarve - Peaceful Location, 5 Minute Drive To The Beach, Close To All Amenities, Family Friendly

A newly refurbished family villa ideally located in the middle of the Golden Triangle. Our villa is positioned in a quiet area between Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Almancil. With a new kitchen, bathrooms, living areas and air-conditioned bedrooms it is perfectly self-contained for those who just want to lounge by the private pool all day and relax with a BBQ in the evening. For those who want to be a little more active it is conveniently located a few minutes away from local beaches, golf courses, tennis courts, water parks, restaurants and the amenities of Almancil. There is a newly designed spacious garden including a lawn play area, which is ideal for young children. A wide range of toys for the youngsters are also included. There are three bedrooms with twin beds and large fitted wardrobes, sleeping six people. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and shower and the other with a wet room. There is a private pool, patio and traditional Portuguese brick BBQ area. Hire includes bath and beach towels, hair dryers, free wifi, and satellite TV (NB the satellite in this area changes a lot, so we're unable to guarantee what channels will be available). A cot, high chair and stair gates are also available.

Andy Smith
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Andy Smith

Casa Helandria is owned by Helen and Andy Smith, who are brother and sister. The house was built by their parents and has been in the family for 35 years

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic location, quiet yet close to the beach and all the local amenities, the children loved it.

The new owners have done a wonderful job of refurbishing this villa. It is really smart and modern now.
Apr 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ferrarias in Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite bathroom has a toilet and wet room as well as a wash basin. The second bathroom has a bath and shower combined as well as a wash basin. A separate downstairs toilet next to the bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are three twin bedded air-conditioned rooms all with large built in wardrobes containing drawers and plenty of coat hangers. All of the bedrooms are designed for flexibility so that the beds can be pushed together to form a double bed easily.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: A cot, high chair and stair gates are all available, free of charge, for those who require them. Beach towels are included, so guests don't need to waste valuable luggage allowance. Outside: The villa is set in a 1500 sq.m. garden with rockeries, Oleanders, Bougainvillea, Mimosa and some pine, fig and fruit trees. A wall of flowers surrounds the private tiled swimming pool (10 x 5 m). There is a newly laid lawn. There is a large barbecue built into the wall and a large sun patio with sun loungers, table and chairs. The shady pergola has a large tiled table and seating area which is ideal for eating afresco on a warm summers evening. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A maid visits once per week to clean and make beds. There is a good supply of bed linen and towels. We include beach and bath towels for guests to use. Other: The dining area is situated next to the kitchen and has a table suitable for 6 people. There is a patio door leading outside, where meals can also be eaten. This area is shaded from the sun.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Villa With Private Pool And Gardens Sleeping 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic fortnight staying at Casa Helandria. We have stayed in the area on three previous occasions and this villa is the best we have stayed in. The description is very accurate and we found the place spotlessly clean and incredibly well equipped. Not only do you get beach towels provided but so much more. Toys for the garden, inflatables and toys for the pool, cool bags and ice packs, parasols, games, books and a really well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. You can tell the owner's stay in the property as it is like a home from home. The maid service was great and the pool cleaners and gardeners were unobtrusive.

The villa is very well located, close to Almancil for the supermarket (we'd recommend Pingo doce) and also only 10 minutes from the local beach. It is also lovely and quiet, not really overlooked at all in the garden so we could really relax especially around the wonderful bbq located right next to the pool area.

We found the booking process really easy and communication with one of the owners, Andy, to be prompt and helpful. We also received our deposit back very swiftly upon our return.

We love the Algarve and enjoyed visiting Silves, including a lovely wine tasting at Quinta de Francis, the Saturday market in Loulé, Tavira and of course Zoo Marine which both my children and my parents enjoyed greatly. If you're a scuba diver I'd also recommend Indigo Divers in Albufeira who I've dived with for travel last few holidays and found to be really professional and helpful.

Overall I would highly recommend Casa Helandria if you're looking for a relaxing break in a wonderful climate, great location and we'll equipped villa.

Thank you. We hope to visit again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An excellent family villa. Very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Helandria was an excellent villa. Very well presented and very well equipped. Ideal for families with small children with ample grounds for games, exploring or just relaxing and enjoying the weather. Our eldest practically lived in the pool for the holiday. Located right in between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, if you were golfing, this would be ideal. I unfortunately had no opportunity for Golf, but daytrips to the resorts excellent beaches were very easy and greatly rewarding with free parking during our stay. Also access to Albufeira, Vilamoura, Quarteira and local towns and shops was very easy.

Hard to imagine a better villa for our needs. Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

I'm a regular visitor to this stunning villa and have just had another wonderful relaxing holiday. It's recently been renovated and is fresh and modern and spotlessly clean, and equipped with everything you could possibly need, from the kitchen equipment to a wide selection of books and dvds.

It's located close enough to Faro airport to be hassle-free, but in a very peaceful location off the beaten track. Nearby beaches, shops and a variety of good restaurants are within easy reach - if you can tear yourself away from the pool!

I had a lovely week pottering about local markets, walking along sandy beaches, chilling out in the garden, and enjoying the local fresh fish in the evenings (the sea bass are about 3 times as big as you'd be served in the UK!).

The owners are very friendly and helpful if you need them, and very knowledgeable about the local area if you want to explore or need any tips.

Overall a great place for a relaxing break and I would strongly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Family Owned Villa in a great position

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Helandria 3 times in the last 10 years, and thoroughly enjoyed every time. It is well equipped, with modern kitchen and bathrooms and efficient air-con in the bedrooms. The pool, bbq area and terrace are of great size, and its position close to the Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club, the beach and Vale Do Lobo centre (for our teenagers) is ideal. We have no hesitation in rebooking.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous retreat for a very restful and luxurious week in the sun. It is beautifully furnished and maintained perfect for just hanging out by the pool and bbq. Everything has been thought about, from towels to kitchenware to regular cleaning (pool and villa) so once you're there you can truly relax. But what is truly outstanding about Helandria is that it is so close to world class beaches, easy shopping, good eating and plenty of attractions - all a short drive away. My wife currently uses a wheelchair but we found everything very accessible, from the beaches and restaurants to the downstairs bedroom and airport facilities. We spent most of the time at the villa and the beach (including meals at the beautifully appointed beach restaurants) but we also made a couple of easy day trips to the real Portugal and to the very entertaining Zoomarine as a treat for our three year-old (though suitable for any age). Altogether, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Refurbished

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling to Portugal for over 30 years. Over 5 years ago we stayed in this villa, but last month we spent nearly two weeks here. The new owners, Andy and Helen, have done a great job modernising the villa. It has a lovely pool and the garden is now far less overgrown than before. They have fitted a new kitchen, dining area and new bathrooms. One of the bathrooms has a wonderful wet room with a fantastic shower. The water is now solar heated and is surprisingly hot, even early the next morning. Helen has two young children so has made the villa very "child friendly" with stair gates, cots etc all included in the price. Unusually they have also included beach towels as well so you don't need to use up your luggage allowance. The villa is not on a major development and because of that tends to be very quiet and peaceful. Unlike many villas we have rented there are plenty of utensils, plates, cups etc. Indeed if you wanted friends round for a BBQ you could easily cope with 12 people. Another nice touch about this villa is that all the bedrooms have really big wardrobes, with lots of hangars.

There are over 50 restaurants within 2-3 miles of the villa, so if you want to eat out, there is plenty of choice. If you want to eat in, then we would always recommend the large BBQ, which even in October we were using during the evening.

If we go to this part of Portugal again we would definitely try to rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A few beaches are 3km from the villa, where you will find a number of restaurants and beach bars.


Faro airport is only a 20 minutes drive from the Villa. Since the new motorway opened from Lisbon it is possible to drive from Lisbon in under 3 hours.


Almancil is 3 km away offering a variety of shops, restaurants and bars, bakers and even the English butcher, there are a variety of supermarkets to choose from to cater for all tastes, post office, police station, several banks and a doctors surgery. Val do Lobo and the luxurious resort of Quinta do Lago (where footballers and TV stars have homes) are each 2km away. Both have beaches, banks, shops and restaurants. The old market town of Loule is 10km away.

Further Details:

There are a large number of restaurants within a 3km radius, varying from simple Portuguese restaurants to Michelin starred establishments and everything inbetween.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ferrarias, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
8 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
4 Sep 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 20% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. The remaining 80% must be paid 8 weeks before departure. Bookings can be secured either by telephone or by email. We take bookings on a per day basis, with a minimum booking period of 3 days (7 days in peak season), but are flexible regarding changeover days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible but not Sundays. We request that people arrive after 4.00 pm and vacate by 11:00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per day in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.