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Completely Refurbished. 3 min walk to beach & village. Free wifi, A/C & UK TV.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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, tennis centre with public swimming pool, supermarket, shops and local bus service. The villa is just a 3 minute walk away from the beach all the restaurant and shopping facilities of the Vale Do Lobo 'praca'. Free superfast wifi, air conditioning and are included in the rental price. Includes all UK TV channels, Sky Sports and BT Sport.

Registration Number : AL License No: 18162/AL

Stephanie Brown
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

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 Faro

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 the Faro in the Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom on ground floor. Bedroom 2 with double bed on first floor. Bedroom 3 with twin beds on first floor. 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
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • 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!


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Completely Refurbished. 3 min walk to beach & village. Free wifi, A/C & UK TV.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here with our 3 children at the end of last month. It was our first time at this property and indeed our first time staying in Vale do Lobo, but we have been to the Algarve several times and really like what Vale do Lobo has to offer.

We picked this accommodation because we wanted a 3 bedroom villa that was just a short walk away from the beach and The Praça. Stephanie was also quick to reply to my initial enquiries and gave us a lot of information that enabled us to make the decision to book. On arrival, we were not disappointed with our choice. We felt at home straight away and the location was great for us - a tranquil setting, yet very close to all the amenities. Our eldest child keeps saying he misses it and wants to go back! Thanks for a fab holiday Stephanie.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lois, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our home and had a great holiday in Vale Do Lobo. We love it there too! I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stephanie
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Superb villa in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely villa for 4 nights. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable, with great outside areas both front and back, as well as a roof terrace and a private balcony off our bedroom for a nightcap. Just a few minutes walk to the Praca, it is superbly located for all Vale do Lobo's amenities. We ate in most of the restaurants in the Praca, with the Fusion restaurant being our favourite. Breakfast with bucks fizz in Sandbanks is a must! With everything on our doorstep we didn't venture too far but Julia's bar and restaurant, a 20 minute walk along the beach, is well worth a visit, especially for Sunday lunch with live music. Stephanie was a pleasure to deal with and couldn't have been more helpful in making sure our stay was perfect in every way. We were a party of 3 couples but I would recommend this villa to anyone, including families, wanting to stay in a prime location in Vale do Lobo

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Graet hollyday

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family (party of 6) just spent over 15 days in Vale do Lobo in this fantastic Villa, walking distance to the beach, the praça, the supermarket, the golf and all other needed facilities. The house is completely furnished and in case you have any problem there is always someone ready to take care of it. Thank you very much for letting me just rest!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved this villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa. Very quiet, and anly 2 min walking to the beach and Praça area.

Has everything we need for holiday, whashing machines, cable TV, Wi-fi, even a loudspeaker for music.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Francisco, Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our home and that it had everything that you needed. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stephanie
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Lovely villa so close to beach and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Second year in Portugal decided on a villa and found this Beautiful property. Very big for just the two of us but overall very well maintained and fabulous rooftop for sunbathing. Very close to golf course for my better half. Two minute walk to restaurants and beach. Also for a fee you can spend all day at the vale do lobo swimming pool. Get there early as gets really busy. On rare occasions you get to see famous people dining next to you in the restaurants. So relaxed and very family oriented. Had the pleasure of getting my picture taken with a famous footballer outside montys. The sandbanks is a must for seafood. Fully refurbished to a very high standard. Can't wait to go back again next year. Stephanie has always been there at the end of an email to answer any queries regarding the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lorraine & Mark, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Stephanie
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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: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Josh, Thank you for your review. I am so glad that your first family holiday was a success. Please do consider our home in Vale Do Lobo for any future holidays. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Steph
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Vale Do Lobo
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Vale Do Lobo
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Vale Do Lobo
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Vale Do Lobo
Car: not necessary


Vale do Lobo's fantastic beach is less than a 5 minute walk from the house. The beach is clean and safe and suitable for family holidays. There are various beach bars along the coastline. Sun loungers and umbrellas available to hire on beach. Resort swimming pool at the beach available at extra cost (adult Euro 15, child Euro 8 per day). Several water theme parks within easy driving distance. Watersports facilities at Quinta do Lago lake. Horse riding centre ten minutes away with beach riding.


Faro International airport is just a 20 minutes drive away.

Local bus service at end of road.

Ample parking close to the property.


Local towns of Almancil and Loule - 15 minute drive.

Faro old town - 25 minutes.

Vilamoura marina - 15 minutes.

Albufeira - 30 minutes.

Further Details:

The property is managed by a local firm based 10 minutes away and can be contacted should you require any assistance during your stay.

Vale Do Lobo Kangaroo children's village with hourly/daily creche service for ages 6 months to 12 years available at extra cost. Travel cots and high chairs available to hire on request.

At the 'Praca' on the seafront choose from a variety of restaurants and bars, including Portuguese, oriental, Italian, seafood, beach grill, breakfasts, coffee bar and snacks.

On site supermarket (open 7 days a week), cash machines, and medical centre. Further shopping available at nearby Vale Do Lobo Golf complex, Quinta Do Lago shopping centre, and the towns of Faro, Almancil and Loule, which also has an excellent Saturday morning market.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day: Saturday or Sunday depending on availability. Check-in time 4pm.
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.