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Completely Refurbished. 3 min walk to beach and village. Free wifi. Now with A/C

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Vale Do Lobo resort, Central Algarve - Peaceful Location In Renowned Resort, 3 Minute Walk To Beach And Restaurants

Located in the heart of Vale do Lobo and just 20 minutes from Faro airport, this fully equipped townhouse is situated amongst pine trees and beautiful gardens, with a sunny rooftop terrace, perfect for private sunbathing and sunset cocktails. Vale Do Lobo has excellent facilities including a beautiful sandy beach, restaurant area, children's village, two championship golf courses, swimming pool, tennis centre, supermarket, shops and local bus service. The villa is just a 3 minute walk away from the beach, the resort swimming pool and all the restaurant and shopping facilities of the Vale Do Lobo 'praca'. Free wifi is included and air conditioning has been newly installed for 2017.

Stephanie Brown
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Stephanie Brown

My husband and I live in Surrey, England. We are keen golfers and love the golf courses in the Algarve. In fact we first went to Vale Do Lobo for a golf holiday and fell in love with the resort, particularly the beach.

Stephanie Brown purchased this house in 2003

Why Stephanie Brown chose Loule region

We love Vale Do Lobo because of the great facilities at the resort and the beautiful beach. It takes us less than 6 hours to get there, door-to-door from leaving our house in England, which is a real bonus! The Portuguese are really warm people and the golf is great. And you don't even need to leave the resort for anything if you don't feel like it; complete and utter relaxation!

What makes this house unique

Vale Do Lobo resort has everything you need for a great holiday and everything is on the doorstep of our house. The fantastic beach, resort pool and restaurant area are all only a 3 minute walk away. The resort is clean and very safe for families. And it is only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Talk about location, location, location. We even met the English football team there on our last night - got pictures of my daughter with Posh & Becks.' Elizabeth - May 2008

'We had a wonderful time - the house was just perfect for us. It was warm enough for BBQs on the terrace and we spent almost every day at the beach.' Anna - March 2010

'We had a lovely time in Portugal and the weather was spectacular. We loved the villa and its wonderful location.' Clive & Sandie - Oct 2011

'We had a wonderful time thank you. What a Mecca for our teenagers! They're already planning next year. The villa worked perfectly. So convenient for the beach and the Praca. Thanks for a memorable holiday. I will certainly recommend your villa to friends.' Clare July 2012

'Thank you for a fantastic holiday; it was perfect in every way. The Villa was lovely and we really enjoyed our days and evenings in the Praca. We didn't venture out much because everything was on the door step!' Paul - Sept 2012
Jun 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almancil in Algarve

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, wc, bidet. Second Bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Large built-in wardrobes in all three bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Security safe for valuables. Cot and high chair can be hired at extra cost. Outside: Front terrace with table and chairs for breakfast sunshine. Secluded rear garden with patio area for afternoon sun. Table, chairs for 6 people, sunshade and barbecue. Utility Room: Large storage area under the stairs for suitcases, beach toys, garden umbrella, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Includes maid service twice per week. Linen and towels changed at the end of each week for a 2 week or more rental. Bed linen is not changed for stays of one week or less. Guests are kindly requested to bring their own beach towels. Other: Rooftop terrace with sea views is a suntrap. Two further first floor balconies from twin bedroom and landing. So there's always somewhere to catch those rays!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Perfect first family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have recently come back from our first family holiday with our 11 month old, and what a perfect place to go. From the very start, booking the villa and required equipment (cot etc.) was incredibly easy. As for the villa, we had everything we possibly needed. everywhere was clean and well presented. The location of the villa is perfect and 2-3 minute walk to the spa, golf club, restaurants and beautiful beach. I couldnt think of a better place to spend our first family holiday.

Highly recommend stay here, visiting Breeze Bar for their rose sangria and calamari. We also visited ZooMarine and had a fun family day out (please note if you intend on going on the A22 to mention that to your hire car company as it is an electronic toll road, and is difficult to pay after)

Thank you Steph

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at the apartment. Stephanie couldn't have been more helpful both prior and during my stay. The apartment is in the ideal location, very quiet, peaceful but close to everything. Had a very relaxing week. The apartment is well equipped, comfortable and very clean. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, I am thrilled to hear that you had a relaxing holiday at my home in Vale Do Lobo and that it suited all your needs. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes Stephanie
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Fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

Our third stay in the same property......another great week in this magnificent part of the Algarve. Superbly situated for access to the beach and restaurants of the Praca. The facilities are ideal for up to six adults / family and being set amongst residential properties it is quiet and relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well maintained villa in perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at this villa in Vale Do Lobo. This was our first time staying in Vale do Lobo having previously visited Lagos. The villa was located very close to the Praca and beach (a few minutes walk) This allowed our 15 year old son freedom to hang out at Praca each night. The villa had everything we needed for our family of five and we made use of the BBq and outside seating area frequently throughout the stay. The owner organised a highchair and cot for our 8 month old daughter. The living room was furnished nicely and the roof terrace is a sun trap for days when you don't want to venture far. The villa was very clean and housekeeping staff very friendly. The only negative for me was that the villa has no air conditioning which may or may not bother guests and I was aware of this before we booked. Unfortunately the kids and I struggled to sleep as it was very hot and humid the first week of our holiday (28c at night) but my husband didn't mind. We enjoyed being close to the Praca for dining out in the evenings and enjoyed all of the restaurants which we found fairly reasonably priced.

We didn't need to hire a car and used taxis for a couple of days out along the coast.

I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a comfortable stay close to the beachfront

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday....

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a two week stay from 7/9 to 21/9. Weather great and able to swim in the sea every day.

Ideal location - very convenient and only a short walk to the Praca area and the beach.

Fabulous beach, great for walking in either direction. Recommend Waves bar which is about 35 mins walk along the beach heading easterly towards Faro. An unexpected oasis.

A 10minute walk to supermarket which contrary to what we had expected, we did not find unduly expensive. The same can be said of the wine shop near the VDL reception office.

We didn't hire a car for the duration of our holiday - why would you when you are in one of the best locations in the Algarve? We hired a car for three days of our second week to explore further afield. It was very convenient to arrange that via Budget at the VDL reception area - not the cheapest but so convenient and we got an upgrade in the car we had ordered. The VDL reception can also order taxis for you which we organised specifically for catching an early start to Faro airport on the day we returned to the UK.

The accommodation was accurately described in the owner's information. We spent as much time sitting outside on the various terraces and balconies as inside the house, very pleasant balcony on the front of the house at first floor level to have breakfast. It was definitely a house where you felt you were staying at someone's home as opposed to a specific holiday rental.

The owner was very helpful and contactable via the WiFi available in the Praca area. For internet or IPad the bars or restaurants willingly advise the code.

Would we go again - you bet!

Sent from my iPad

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were so comfortable in our home Mike and that you found everything you needed on our doorstep. Thanks for the recommendation on Waves bar as we haven't been there! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stephanie
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  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly as described on the website.

Fantastic location near the beach and pool

Good clean decor

Clean and well maintained

Stephanie (the owner) was very helpful

If you like Vale do Lobo then this is a great holiday home

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay Richard. Thank you for your glowing review! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
18 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
22 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day: Saturday or Sunday depending on availability. Check-in time 2pm.
Check-out time 10:30am.
Other changeover days possible on request.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Payment in Euro possible.
Long winter rates negotiable.
Please contact owner for last minute special offers.
Minimum stay is 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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