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Private Villa Located In Beautiful Square

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Vale do Lobo - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Walk From Beach, Bars And Restaurants

Casa do Artur is a well appointed villa in Vale do Lobo set in a landscaped square away from roads offering peace and safety for children. Only a 5 min walk down the majestic sandstone cliffs leads you to miles of gleaming white sands and a beautiful blue sea. A 5 min walk down the road provides you with the main entrance to the beach with restaurants and bars for all tastes and value including French, Italian, Chinese , clothes shops and newsagents. In the evening, live bands play every night throughout the summer. Vale do Lobo has two championship golf courses and a tennis centre.

Julia and Graham Phebey
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Julia and Graham Phebey

My wife and I live outside the beautiful city of Canterbury. We love Vale do Lobo and we try to visit the villa as often as possible and love to bring all our friends. Both our children have been coming to Vale do Lobo since they were babies.

Julia and Graham Phebey purchased this villa in 1998

Why Julia and Graham Phebey chose Faro

We love the area, and I have been visiting Vale do Lobo since I was a child. In fact , I met my wife there in 1978.

Everything we need is within easy reach, but the peace and quiet is something special. It's ideal and safe for children.

The place has no doubt changed dramatically over the last 40+ years, but to me is still somewhere very special.

The short drive from the airport means that on many occasions we have been in the sea during the morning, and home in Kent before tea!!

What makes this villa unique

You can't ask for a more convenient position, just 5 mins walk from a beautiful beach, bars and restaurants and an fabulous view to enjoy from the roof terrace at any time. With so many golf courses within 20 miles, from the viewpoint of a golfer ,it is heaven on earth!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the use of your Villa all the family thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The Villa was very well located. Your help in making arrangements for keys, taxi's etc was also much appreciated and helped make our stay all the easier and was therefore much appreciated. When we re visit Portugal we would definitely look to use your Villa again. Hamish North July 2013

We had a wonderful time and everything was perfect. Barbara Pentacost April 2013

We really did enjoy ourselves and everything just came to an end too soon for me! Hope to be back again next year. Yvonne Ball February 2013

It's always a pleasure to stay in Casa do Artur. It's my favourite spot in the world. Dave Reid 2012

Another lovely week in Vale do Lobo, fantastic weather, could have stayed for longer. Fiona Salter July 2011 (Fiona has been visiting our villa since 2003)

Great holiday, as always. Greg Foster June 2011 (Greg has been visiting our villa since 2004)

Guest book available to fill in and read in
Feb 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Faro in the Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk in shower. Marble sink unit. Bathroom 2, bath/shower over with glass screen, basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, twin beds, en-suite bathroom. Floor to ceiling wardrobes. Bedroom 2, twin beds. Floor to ceiling built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3, twin beds. Floor to ceiling built in wardrobes. All bedrooms have heaters for the winter.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fans and heaters are also provided in every room. Cots and high chairs available at extra cost. Outside: The property is surrounded on three sides by it's own terraces with BBQ and patio furniture for outside dining. Roof terrace with sun loungers to admire the fantastic view. It is within easy walking distance of the beach front. There is a supermarket on site, only a 5 minutes drive away that will supply all your needs. A swimming pool is available for all guests within 5 mins walk. Under the stairs: Ironing board and iron, barbeque, parasols, beach toys and storage for your own golf clubs and other beach equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service Monday and Thursdays except Portugese bank holidays. All linen and towels provided with the exception of beach towels. Other: Dining room, table and seating for six. Heating in all rooms and fans in bedrooms and sitting room for summer.


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Private Villa Located In Beautiful Square
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Nice place, great location and quiet as well

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope we can be of service to you again in the future.
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Amazing villa. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. So comfortable, well equipped, well looked after and only 5 minutes walk from the bars, restaurants and beach. What more could one ask for?

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just like going home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been visiting and staying in this villa every year for the past 20 years or so. It's almost like going home again as the villa is so comfortable, so well finished and so ideally placed to experience the delights of Vale do Lobo and the greater Algarve. Having visited the villa in every season over the years I can tell the reader that the villa is wonderfully cool during the summer months and very snug in the chillier winter and spring seasons. The villa is ideally placed in this magnificent resort, just a few minutes walk to the beach, the shopping area, the restaurant complex and of course to some of the finest golf real estate in Europe. We will be back, again and again I daresay until hell freezes over. Wonderful, wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gem of a Place!

  • 5 of 5

We've just got home after a fabulous ten day stay in this lovely villa in a quiet residential (older) part of Vale do Lobo. The location was ideal for us and the facilities available (full very well equipped kitchen, 3 comfortable bedrooms, wifi etc) made for a great holiday.

The villa boasts a choice of three terraces so you can always chose sun or shade at almost anytime of the day and the view from the rooftop terrace particularly during the evening and at sunset was amazing.

The owners have an agreement with the nearby hotel allowing guests to use their pool as often as they like. We used it on nearly every day we were there and it was rarely busy. The hotel provides free towels and use of sun beds and there was even a lane roped off to allow fitness swimming.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Vale do Lobo Praca
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Vale do Lobo Praca
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Vale Do Lobo
Car: recommended


The fantastic Vale do Lobo beach is only a 5 minute walk away. Here you can walk for hours in either direction, with beach bars placed in amongst the rocks for those much needed breaks.


Faro airport is only 20 minutes by car. We would recommend a hire car for at least some of your stay to make the most of the local attractions, shops and restaurants which are varied from 5* to beach cafes.

Car hire - We have an arrangement with a car hire company at Faro airport and can offer very competitive prices to all guests with car collection from the airport.


The towns of Almancil & Quarteira are within 10 minutes drive. The market town of Loule takes about 20 minutes.

If you fancy a full day out, drive the length of the coast West to Cape St Vincent (about 2 hours) or, alternatively, go East and you can cross the Spanish border in about 45 minutes.

Further Details:

Vale do Lobo has most requirements covered from medical centre, supermarkets, cash machines, kids clubs, water sports etc, etc. There are very good English speaking supermarkets and butchers in Almancil which is only 10 mins drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Faro, Portugal

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Autumn and Winter Rates: A pro rata supplemental charge for heating will be applied after meter readings have been taken before and after the rental.
Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Thursday thoughout the summer, although we are always flexible wherever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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