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Large Villa With Floodlit Swimming pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa, Sesmarias, Albufeira located two miles from the centre of the old town. Close To Beaches, Restaurants And Bars

Large villa/floodlit pool,centrally located close to beach coves, great restaurants and bars. Accommodating up to 10 on three levels . Villa on 3 levels,roof terrace with covered area for shade, great sunrises/sunsets from here. Supermarkets 5/10 minutes walk, bread and fish van/s pass the villa daily at very low prices, good variety of restaurants close by catering for all tastes and pockets! 5 minutes drive to centre of old town, bus every hour, water park/s buses also at stop. Peaceful countryside setting with quaint beach coves, ., second kitchen ground floor apt,fridge frezer and microwave available (no spa just pool.)

>New 2016 Season glass bottom boat, own by a friend who will collect clients take them for 2 hours trip, from local marina to ideal way to view coastline, get a first time view of the sea, Marine biologist on all trips.

More Details
Registration Number : 219550387

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Linda

I live in England and divide my time between the UK and Portugal. The Algarve has always held a special place in my heart and the family has spent many a happy time over the years there. Whatever part of the family wether it be younger or older relatives we all just love the place, the location and the friendly Portuguese people, who dont even mind my pathetic attempts to speak with them in their own language at least my sun tan can hide my embarrassment! From 2013 season we are including little extras, things such as beach towels mainy due to Flight companies being so hot on baggage allowance, and even Easter eggs with Easter bookings too. We have a lot of safety extras for children available, even special pool packs which include blow up arm chairs, lovely on a hot summer day.

Linda purchased this villa in 1999

Why Linda chose Patroves

We decided to try self catering instead of hotels and stayed in apartments then later feeling a little more adventurous decided to test the water so to speak and rent a villa with pool (sorry about the pun)! We loved holidays in villas and after staying in a number of different locations found the perfect villa and location.

Whilst renting we often discussed what little extras and facilities would our villa offer to clients and later when given the chance to purchase our dream started to put the process into action. Lots of work later the villa is lovely, but it still manages to keep the character and beauty I originally fell in love with. The area is second to none close to amenities, but set in its own grounds giving the best of both worlds to clients, families and our friends.

What makes this villa unique

The property benefits from the best of both worlds, superb views, peaceful surroundings, - but close to all amenities, beach coves, restaurants, bars and mini markets, supermarkets, of unique build not as one of so many cloned villas on a complex. Ideal and ready for clients to enjoy a memorable holiday whether enjoying water sports, or golf, or night life or just relaxing by the large swimming pool, enjoying super views. We have two little vans that visit each morning supplying catch of the day fish at remarkably low prices you can even sample, and a bread van, it is just so Portuguese and we always feel tons better and totally stress free after a visit to our little corner of paradise. The best of both worlds and a lot more on your doorstep, not to mention superb wines!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr Franky Cushion just returned from villa, best villa holiday ever, fantastic villa, superb surroundings, lovely villa, we will be returning year after year.
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Patroves in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Villa has four bathrooms, one en suite, second bathroom with bath/shower, third bathroom shower and fourth bathroom with shower and bidet. In peak period there is a further bathroom with shower on ground level for two bedrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • . . Sleeps 10. 5 bedrooms: Ground floor, one twin bedroom,one . bathroom with shower. First floor, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, both en-suite one with bath and shower. Second floor two bedrooms,one bathroom with shower a further en-suite bathroom with shower, bidet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We try to make the villa a real home from home having gone to a lot of trouble to include little extras such as cards, games, matches, candles, Mosquito spray and citronella night lights, wifi is available please ask for costs. Television, including Sky .news and Meo with over .200 channels, cleaning materials, barbecue coal and cones from the surrounding fields. Large floodlit pool/lighting, brick barbecue,sunbathing area and seating with tables around the pool area, roof terrace haswood dining table and chairs, lighting and loungers. Baby pack available, cot, highchair, childgate and paddling pool. Two safes available please ask for full details and prices for these extra items. Outside: Large tiled swimming pool ranging from 1 meter to 2 meter, ladder to shallow end, swimming pool is floodlit. Outside shower. Further wrought iron garden furniture by shallow end, three very large parasols, brick built barbecue Small gazebo with a further small wood table and two chairs, loungers, and two very large outside dining table and chairs to seat 12. We have a pool pack available, which includes, floating loungers, two very comfy floating arm chairs!! Floating net, rubber rings varying in size, spaghetti tubes and beach balls. Please note beach towels are provided also. Pool safety fencing is available and the villa has a very high rolling gate which can be locked if one wishes so making the villa child friendly. Cones for the barbecue are provided on arrival and the fields that stand around the villa one can spend many a pleasant stroll collecting them for that night’s alfresco dinner! Utility Room: Utility cupboard, with hoover, ironing board, two irons, mop bucket, brush andshovel, even a picnic hamper! clothes maiden, pegs, light bulbs, fuses andextra cleaning materials washing powder, tea towels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service on arrival. Please note the villa will be ready for you and we respectfully ask that you leave the villa in the same good condition that you find it. If the booking is of two week duration linen change half way through. Other: Dining room Italian Dining table and chairs seats 8. candles, citronella night lights, lovely wine glasses, a wide selection of books, further items such as matches, mosquito sprays and plug ins lounge and dining area. wi fi available


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Large Villa With Floodlit Swimming pool
average rating of 4.3 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful stay in a spacious property

  • 4 of 5

We were two families with five children and particularly chose the property because it offers lots of space for everyone. The villa itself has a lovely big living space with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a lovely separate living space on the ground floor of the property which is slightly more private. The outside space was great, in particular the pool area which we liked as the pool is big.

We had a car and travelled the short distance to Zoomarine which was a fabulous and fun day out. We visited three beaches which were close to the villa, all different but also fabulous and fun. There is lots to see and do in the area.

The owners of the property were very friendly and helpful during the booking and whilst we were at the property.

All in all we all had a wonderful holiday...!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments and being such great clients
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what a super villa for a group holiday

  • 4 of 5

Possibly the best fam holiday we have had in the last 10yrs, we are a 3 generation group ages 7 to 70plus, our host was super and a great help, the glass bottom boat not to be missed but not for the faint hearted they run out to sea at 30 knots: some people thought the beds a little firm but no real problem,. the villa was as detailed in the review and most attraction walkable n 10/15 mins,taxis no problem,,but bus service poor,pool was super but min depth is 3feet

we enjoyed our stay so much we are rebooking for later ths year

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being great clients look forward to seeing you soon
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Great Villa Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week here in August. The villa is in a stunning peaceful setting and is exactly what we were looking for. The villa is massive and offers plenty of space for big groups. The pool area is amazing, very nice size pool and plenty of space for BBQing (which we did practically every night) The villa was very clean and the welcome basket from David and Linda was a lovely touch. David and Linda are great hosts, very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. There are a number of beaches 2 minutes drive away (15 minutes walk) which are beautiful. Also a number of nice restaurants within walking distance I highly recommend a visit to Restaurante O Marinheiro. All in all we had an incredible week in this lovely villa. Thank you David and Linda for having us and we hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments it goes without saying you are always welcome and thanks for looking after the villa sorry we have just noticed your email our computer was being away to be fixed take care Linda and David
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Lovely beach holiday, great pool and very friendly owners!

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 toddlers in our family for this trip and we were really keen to find somewhere that could would be suitable and safe. This villa is good for families, especially with the fenced off pool and inflatables provided!

We loved the area. It's quite quiet and not touristy, so we enjoyed exploring the nearby beaches (Rabbit Beach was our favourite!). There is a superb restaurant just 5 mins walk away (Dom Dinaz I think it was called).

The thing that really stood out was the friendliness of the owners. They were so helpful and the communication before and after was superb too. While we were there, they drove us to the local supermarket to get food and were on hand to help out or answer any questions.

We would love to go back at some point!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words we do try and go the extra yard and its people like you who make that yard worth the effort and of course you are welcome back anytime, please thank your Husband for the lovely letter which we will put in the visitors book thanks Linda and David
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Excellent week in Portugal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in a group of 10 and everyone had a great time.

The villa has all the facilities you'll ever need shared over 3 floors and the pool areas is large enough to more than comfortably fit our group of 10.

There are local shops and restaurants a 10 mile stroll away with the beautiful main town of Albufeira the same in a taxi.

I would like to make special mention of the owners, Dave and Linda, who were so friendly and welcoming from the day we booked until the day we left. When we arrived they had provided food and drink so that we didn't have to immediately go to the shops and we're always available for any advice throughout our stay.

We travel extensively as a group and all agreed this was one of the best trips we had been on.

The only down side is that we had to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First class clients sorry you could not have stayed longer welcomed back anytime
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Fabulous Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a holiday in August with our children and grand children ,it was a huge success with everyone.

The villa was clean and spacious ,with an excellent swimming pool !!

David and Linda ensured we had a great holiday by providing local information and checking all was okay every couple of days .There is local restaurants which we enjoyed on several evenings , however with the facilities provided at the villa we were happy sat by the pool cooking on the BBQ.

The local shop was a 10 minute walk away.

We will be recommending this villa to friends who are looking for a holiday in Portugal next year .

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being superb clients and thanks for lovely comments and welcome back anytime
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Special interest holidays:

The villa is set in pretty countryside, although close to beach coves and the long sandy beach of Gale. There are some lovely walks through open countryside. Outside the villa we have cycle lanes so an ideal choice for hikers and cyclists. There is a local company near the villa who will drop off your bicycle and you can hire from one day to as long as you wish.


Glistening pretty beach coves short distance, from ten minutes walk brings you to Coelho and around the same time to Rafael coves. Gale long flat beach twenty minutes walk, bus goes to here, five minutes drive to Fisherman’s beach in town. Albufeira old town five minutes drive, good bus service into town, Algarve shopping ten minutes drive, Retail park now home to Iceland! The new Marina with its pretty coloured boats and cosmopolitan atmosphere five minutes drive also


Car hire to be either collected from Faro Airport, please note the company we use ARE based there and meet your flight, no messing around with having to wait for transfer buses to take you to car hire depots outside the airport! Or relax take the transfer, if you wish to explore the Algarve have your hire car awaiting at the villa for you! We can also organise car hire from Lisbon airport. The transfer company are also at the airport awaiting your flight.


Albuferia old town around five minutes drive from the villa, The Strip area around fifteen minutes, Guia five minutes drive, many famous piri piri restaurants here, local market in Guia third Friday morning of each month. Market in Albufeira lst and 3rd Tuesday each month. Many attractions such as the water parks and Zoo Marine close by the new marina with its lovely shops and restaurants five minutes away. Sight seers paradise, beautiful countryside, fantastic rock formations and sea scapes.

Further Details:

We have two very good supermarkets ten minutes walk from the villa which have a good range of products, wines, fresh fruit and vegetables, the butcher will also deliver meats for you. Also new for 2014 a super fish shop close to the supermarket with daily specials. We have a pharmacy close by, they are extremely knowledgeable and also have a wide range of homeopathy products available. Far too many restaurants and bars close by to mention in detail but all provide excellent cuisine. We also have the famous Scooby bar / restaurant, with one of the largest swimming pools in the area, crazy golf, food and children’s pet corner, they will pick you up and drop you back to the villa if you don’t feel like the short ten minute walk. There are some wonderful old churches nearby so if sightseeing is on your list of holiday things to do you will not be disappointed. If you wish to go further afield we have quaint little villages dotted around, further a field again on the west towards places such as Portimao even a Primark there, a little further again brings you to Monchique mountain range, or in the opposite direction towards Vilamoura, Quartaria or further still to the fishing village of Tavira. If you don’t wish to drive but would like to sight see the transfer company will take you were ever you wish to go they also offer taxi service and great water park rates, zoo marine and the Wild one to. We now also have C &A who have opened in Algarve shopping with Iceland just across the way in the retail park, we also have old favourites such as Lidil and Aldi. We also have a more up market supermarket near called Apolonia. From 2014 we have a chef on hand with a vast menu to cover all tastes, barbecues, Portuguese, English, Chinese, Italian foods who will come to the villa and cook for you, including wines, Sangria and also for the children a really nice no alcoholic Sangria perfect for that warm summer evening.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Patroves, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
28 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
26 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
3 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to book, balance payable ten weeks prior to departure with any extras you have ordered.

Changeover Day:
Flexible out of season, high season to fit in with bookngs, usually Saturday to Saturday. Normally 4.00pm arrival and 10.00am departure. There is a local bar with pool who will come and collect you with lock ups for cases to await your flight time.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown per week UK pounds,preferred currency, euros can also be taken. Contact for longer winter term lets. We accommodate up to 12 in season,price grid shown, a further four occasionally contact for prices. Require £250 breakage deposit for weekly bookings and £300 for two weeks, refundable subject to no damage due with balance ten weeks prior to holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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