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Spacious Comfortable Country Villa With Private Pool amid Landscaped Gardens



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Villa near Lagos, Algarve - In A Secluded Peaceful Location With Stunning Views, Maid Service

The villa is situated on the fringe of the tranquil Colinas Verdes (Green Hills) estate which comprises individual luxury villas, each in their own grounds. It was built to our exacting specification in the traditional style of the Algarve and has been tastefully furnished as our second home. It offers extremely spacious and comfortable accommodation and is equipped to a high standard. The principal rooms, pool and terracing all enjoy exceptional views across the adjoining countryside to the distant hills beyond. Our maid visits 6 days a week to clean and tidy the villa and to make the beds, and our Agent is available nearby should any problems arise during your stay. A welcome food pack is provided for your arrival. The private mosaic-tiled swimming pool (10m x 5m) is surrounded by extensive sun terracing with a nearby shaded dining area and barbecue, the whole enjoying far reaching views.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I am a retired Chartered Surveyor living in West Sussex and built our villa to our design in 1990. We have continuously carried out improvements and refurbishments so that we maintain the high standards that we and our clients expect.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Many new clients express the view that the villa surpasses their expectations in every way and we get numerous repeat bookings.

As one client recently said "This was the fourth year we had rented a villa for our summer holiday and I can safely say that your outstanding villa and customer service puts all the others in the shade, and at the time we thought those holidays couldn't be beaten".

Also, a new client said "I meant to email you as soon as we got back to congratulate you on such a great villa. To be honest we have done this type of trip before and always found our accommodation one step short of the ebullient billing. Either the pool was an after thought and too small or the bathroom was a throwback to the 50s. No such problem with Casa do Chocalho. It exceeded our expectations which is always a great way to begin a holiday. Spacious, clean, comfortable and it actually felt like a home."

Testaments indeed!
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From the Owner

We chose the plot on which to build the villa because of its quiet, yet accessible, elevated position and exceptional rural views. The villa has been designed and orientated to maximise the views to the distant western hills and these attributes are as valid today as they were when we made that initial decision.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Various at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lagos at 8 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Also within a 20 minute drive is the magnificent modern motor racing circuit, Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, where top international motor and bike racing events are held throughout the year. There is also an excellent go-kart circuit which is well worth a visit.


Around Lagos (approx 5 miles) are many pleasant beaches which offer good swimming and the opportunity for fishing and various forms of watersports. Within half an hour’s drive from the villa, through spectacular undulating countryside, is the western coast of the Algarve, with its more remote atmosphere. Here you can enjoy clear blue stretches of coastline and long sandy beaches. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with its coastal flowers and cacti.


Faro airport is within about one hour's easy drive, mainly by motorway.


Situated about 5 miles away, Lagos is a bustling ancient Portuguese harbour town, largely unspoilt by tourism, and is well worth exploring. The small village of Bensafrim is within about 2 miles.

Further Details:

The centre of Lagos has lovely old squares and pedestrian streets full of pavement cafés, restaurants, bars and shops. Here you will find the major banks and Post Office. Nearby is the Tourist Office with full details of local places of interest. Adjacent to the centre you will find the large central fish/meat/vegetable market, and the palm fringed promenade overlooking the harbour and sea. From here exciting boat trips can be taken to the magnificent caves and bays in the famous rugged Portuguese coastline and the lovely old fort, which juts out to sea, and museum can be found. A large supermarket offering comprehensive facilities lies just across the river bridge on the near side of town. There is a small supermarket and a few restaurants in Bensafrim, suitable for everyday needs. The interesting town and spa at Monchique, the historic town of Aljezur, Cape St Vincent and the spectacular Barragem da Bravura (dam and scenic reservoir) are all within easy striking distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Requests for a brochure and other queries can be made by telephone or email, and provisional bookings will be held for 48 hours pending receipt of a completed booking form and 25% non-returnable deposit. The balance will be due two months before departure.

Changeover Day:
Our standard change-over day is Saturday after 15.00 on arrival and departure before 10.00. Limited access may be possible outside these times by prior arrangement. We may be able to accommodate alternative change-over dates outside the peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week, on date commencing as stated, in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The quiet, peaceful location ensures an opportunity to completely relax from the normal bustle of our busy lifestyles in the UK, whilst still allowing easy access to the extensive facilities that are available in the beautiful town of Lagos and surrounding area.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 3 full bathrooms, each with bath, shower, basin and bidet (2 en suite to master and guest bedrooms). Separate cloakroom with shower. Principal bathroom recently completely refitted.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom/bathroom suite with king sized bed and sitting room. Roof terrace with fabulous views. Guest bedroom/bathroom suite with king sized bed, private terrace and views. 2 further twin bedded rooms, each with terracing and views over gardens.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning/heating units in each of the 4 bedrooms. A security alarm system is fitted for added protection and unlimited Wi-Fi broadband is available free for the use of our guests. An "amateur" walk-through video of the villa can be found on the YouTube link above Outside: The private mosaic-tiled swimming pool (10m x 5m) is surrounded by extensive sun terracing with a nearby shaded outside dining area and barbecue, set in about 1/3 acre of very pretty landscaped private and well-screened gardens, the whole enjoying far reaching views over open countryside to the valley and distant hills beyond. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and other linen is provided except for swimming towels.

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