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Spacious Modern Villa, Close Beach, BBQ, private Pool,Roof Terrace,Sleeps max.8



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
3 beds,bathrooms,private pool+BBQ terraces.easy access to holiday amenities,sea & mountain views from sun top terrace.

Quality,modern accommodation for up to 9 people; 6 adult beds, bunks. Perfect holiday base for 2 families or 3 couples.

Sunbathe around your own private pool with sunloungers, shades and outdoor shower, or relax with a drink and watch the sun set over the sea from rooftop terrace.

Follow the sun or shade on levelled terraces. pool can be heated.

Beach towels provided. 5-10 minutes' downhill walk to Caneiros beach with friendly bar and quality restaurant

The Rei as Praias, awarded top 15 fish restaurants in Europe. sun bed hire. Thai massage centre.

Take a short drive to the quaint fishing village of Ferragudo to explore its cobbled streets and ancient church, fish market, fine fish restaurants and excellent beaches. Golf, tennis, fishing and waterparks are all within 20 minutes' drive, as well as Zoo Marine. Monchique Spa and mountain range, and the medieval city and castle of Silves.

Restaurants for all tastes and all budgets nearby, including the well loved Piano Garden Restaurant...Tandoori Grill, Authentic Indian cuisine, wood oven Pizzas, Pasta & Children menu. Takeaways available.

LOCAL English speaking friend to be guests personal

contact during their stay.

Mobile phone number supplied.

For a small fee, paid locally, basic grocery shopping can be arranged for your arrival. Also personal TAXI service can be arranged.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

On retirement,I invested in a holiday home on the Algarve. The family are pleased I did! I was captured by the unique charm of the small fishing village of Ferragudo. Daily landed catch, BBQ'd on the quay and served from adjacent restaurants.

Portugal at its best!

The small town square is the hub;cafes, bars serving coffees & Sangria,a delightful meeting place!Bank,Post office,chemist,baker & butcher.Occasionally there is music and dancing in the Square for the entire community. It feels like going back in time, cobbled streets leading to the tiny church perched on top of the hill. Villa Lourenco is close to beautiful beaches,superb restaurants, cliff walks, Marina, wildlife marshes and much more. From Portimao to Cape St Vincente, Western Algarve is a joy for all ages to explore

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Brilliant stay, great holiday, villa as advertised

  • 5 of 5

The villa was fantastic, so well equipped, it had everything we wanted. We loved the balconies with every bedroom, and the roof-top area as well.

Although at this time of year, the wind could be a little chilly, around the pool area it was always possible to find a sunny spot sheltered from the wind. It was so nice it was actually quite difficult for some of our party to leave the villa and go out and do touristy stuff!

The two nearest (walking distance) restaurants were both excellent: Le Paradis, and the Piano Bar. I'd personally recommend fish soup at Le Paradis, and any of the curries at the Piano Bar, which are cooked by genuine Punjabi chefs. Elsa, the owner of the Piano Bar, was a great help to us, giving us logs to burn on the colder nights, and helping us with a problem with our hire car.

Ferragudo itself is a charming little village, with quite a few restaurants and bars, and it's a pleasantly quiet place which probably wouldn't appeal to the 18-30 crowd, but is better for it!

I would recommend the Villa Lorenço to any of my friends & relatives, and I'd love to go there again one day.

Love to Elsa and Judith,

from Simon, Julie, Dave & Jasminder.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to all of you! I look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Lourenco for another holiday on the beautiful Algarve! Judith x
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Fantastic! Didn't want to come home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do i start?

My partner and I were looking for a short-haul, self catering holiday; and Judith's fabulous villa came up in the top rated list.

Having never gone away self catering before, we were apprehensive! But having pestered Judith with every question possible; She completely put us at ease!

Everything was thought of, from which car hire company she recommended, to where we'd even get the best sardines!

Judiths villa is beautiful. Amazing balconies on every floor, heated pool, private roof terrace. Everything was just perfect, and spotlessly clean! So well thought out. We had everything for a small breakfast inside, and even to have a huge BBQ of an evening!

Already booked to return next summer. Can't wait!

Thanks Judith, and the fabulous point of contact Elsa! x see you in 2016 x

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I consider it my responsibility to help and support potential guests in every way I can. I welcomed your telephone calls when I could answer your questions in more detail. I recognise that booking a holiday " through the ether " can be daunting , so personal service and reassurance is of great importance to me. I look forward to welcoming you to Villa Lourenco next year! With best wishes Judith
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Fabulous Holiday- Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

As returning guests we have enjoyed another glorious week on the Algarve at Villa Lourenco - almost nicer than we rembered it from previous years! Elsa and her Piano Garden remain the hospitable same, but we continue to discover more and more of quaint Ferragudo. Long may it last

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 11 wonderful nights in this fabulous villa. We fell in love with Ferragudo, a traditional Portuguese fishing village and it's wonderful restaurants and beaches. The villa is very big, clean, bright and well equipped. There are plenty of different terraces to sit on as the sun moves around during the day. The children loved the pool, which was clean. I enjoyed watching them and reading ! The beach, Canaeros, is a 5 minute walk from the villa and is stunning. There are other beautiful beaches in the area. We went out on a boat trip with Reis Jorge, booked in the village, which was a wonderful afternoon. Slide and Splash is 15 minutes away as is the medieval town of Silves and the Sand sculpture attraction - Fiesta, all of which were great. I would highly recommend the villa. Judith, the owner, was lovely to deal with and will organise any needs that you have. I am sure we will return !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect - Go, stay and see for yourself

  • 5 of 5

Cannot rate this highly enough. Immaculate well kept villa with stunning sea views. All mod cons - literally a home from home but better. HUGE. Multiple terraces and all rooms have balconies. Plenty of room to enjoy your own space even if you go with a crowd. Everything you need is literally minutes away - great restaurants, shops, supermarkets and of course the beach - if you can drag yourself away from the pool. Will definitely be revisiting and would highly recommend. Perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful October half term holiday at this lovely villa with our children. The villa is in a beautiful area not far from the beach. The views are lovely, the heated pool was great, and the restaurants close by were spot on. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you to the owner who went over and above to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Less than a 3 hour flight from London the Villa Lourenco is under an hours drive from Faro airport. One of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve is 10 minutes walk away and the house is an easy, safe stroll to the beach, snack bar and restaurant. Ferragudo is one of the few remaining local fishing villages untouched by commercialism. If you are adept at cooking fish on a BBQ and not adverse to rising at 4am there is a fish market in the village where the local restaurants also buy from the fishermen. Golf, tennis, fishing all easily available. Boat trips,water taxi to busier Portimao & Praia Rocha for Marina & night life, excursions,eg.Silves Castle,Bird Sancturies Some restaurants will do take out meals. Whether its relaxing sundowners or an active time you seek its all here! Easy drive to many secluded beaches within 10 mile area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gosto, Piano Garden,Le Paradis at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Several at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Paradis & Bar, Gosto , Piano Garden, at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Caneiros beach. 10- 15 mins walk. at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


Two lovely beach coves within 5 to 10 minute walk of the villa. Many more 10 minute drive away. Sun bed hire and Thai massage available on Caneiros local beach. Great coastal walks. Bird watching / butterflies/ flowers /fungi /varied range of Algarvian wildlife. Interesting wetlands and specialist tours run safaris to see flamingos. Nr Tavira.


Faro airport is approx 65km from the villa approx. 45 mins.drive A22 motorway. Detailed itinary to villa provided on reservation. Car hire is recommended. There are very adequate taxi/shuttle bus services available.

Lisbon approx. 300 kms.


Ferragudo and Carvoiero are within 5 and 10 mins drive respectively from the villa. The lively towns of Portimao and Praia de Rocha are 15mins. drive.

Medieval city of Silves approx. 15 mins. drive. Monchique Spa & town approx.20 mins drive. Marina at Lagos, Harbour at Sagres.. many beautiful beaches along the route to Cape St Vincente (most southwesterly point in Europe) Great day out!

Further Details:

Supermarkets, 5 and 10 mins drive. Favourite restaurants few hundred yards. Bank, post office, patisserie, butcher, chemist, doctor in Ferragudo. Internet/Wfii local cafes. Zoo Marine. Slide and Splash for children.

Local bus service.

Golf courses, Pestana, Gramancho & Pinta, 5mins. drive away.

Carvoeiro Tennis Club

Praia Grande, Beach restaurants, pedalos. Castel St Joao de Arade

Parque Natural da Ria Formosa; Algarve wildlife; water taxi from Olhao, nr. Tavira


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 1 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
2 Feb 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
25 Apr 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
27 Jun 2017 - 24 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
25 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
29 Aug 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
29 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on reservation. Balance of rental 6 weeks prior to arrival. No credit card facility.

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over days.

Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Pool heating charged at £15 per day and switched on day before arrival.
Prices shown are for up to 4 PERSONS
Prices for EXTRA GUESTS, maximum 8 people, are charged BY ARRANGEMENT , on pro rata basis. (Costed approx. @ daily rate per person per week)

Out of season, by arrangement, shorter stays considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is in a quiet area but with good access to public transport. 30 -40 mins.walk to Ferragudo town.The spacious property is gated and railings for child safety. The private pool ( further charge £15 (20€) per day if heating requested) The BBQ and roof terrace make for a relaxing holiday if you feel like cooking at home and want to sunbathe in privacy. Internet access to keep 'in touch'! My friend, the lovely Portuguese Elsa is my guests local contact during their stay. Her mobile no. supplied prior to arrival. She is always on hand to happily answer any questions or requests to make the most of your holiday! I am always happy to speak to guests prior to making a booking on either my landline or mobile phone. It's important to me that you know with whom you are dealing! NEW SERVICE; Personal arrangements available for FARO AIRPORT pick up and return. Price on request. Elsa will also arrange shopping for basic groceries to be put in the fridge prior to guests arrival, helpful if arriving very early or very late! Shopping bill plus fee €10 to be paid directly to her.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 3 bathrooms, one on each level. Two shower rooms and first floor full bathroom suite.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed, built-in wardrobes, door to balcony, views to ocean. Fan. Hair dryer Twin beds built-in wardrobes, door to balcony, views to ocean. Fan. Extended family room on lower level with 2 single beds, bunk bed plus trundle mattress,sleeping up to 5. TV and DVD player and mini snooker table.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Modern accommodation for up to 9 people. Perfect base for 2 families or three couples. 1st floor sleeps 4 comfortably;1 double,1 twin room. Ample space for a cot.Lower floor sleeps five , 2 twin, bunk + trundle beds access featuring a lounge area with TV+DVD player, small billiard table, toilet and shower room facilities. Steps to most accesses. Automatic security lights. Security windows. Large through lounge/ dining room. Crockery/glasses cabinet. Tableware. Outside: Secluded private swimming pool (heating optional) Large patio area for outdoor dining. Tables and chairs, Sun beds and shades. Built in BBQ with dining area for alfresco lunch, BBQ Tools provided. Small lawn and wash line. Off road shaded parking and independent access to house lower level. The villa is situated on a quiet road. Property is gated for small children's safety. Close restaurants and bus stop a short walk away. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, airer, rotary clothes line, pegs. Laundry basket, vacuum cleaner, brooms, dustpans, floor mops etc. cleaning materials. Handwash provided all bathrooms. BBQ tools. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa cleaned on arrival and weekly thereafter. All linen including beach towels are provided. Towels provided weekly. Bed linen changed weekly during 2 week rental. Blankets in addition to duvets available. Cot & highchair Other: Access to totally secluded roof/sun terrace; sea, Monchique mountain and country views. Fabulous sunsets! Middle terrace, follow the sun or the shade! Self contained lower level accommodation sleeps 5 WC, shower and wash room. Independent access

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