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Spacious Villa with Private Pool & Large Gardens, Set In 4 Hectares



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Villa near Burgau, Lagos, Algarve - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Drive to Stunning Beaches and Traditional Villages

Spacious private villa in the Costa Vicentina National Park - a serene location in a traditionally Portuguese valley of almonds, figs, olives and cork oaks, yet only 3 km from the pretty fishing village of Burgau, with its cobbled streets and beautiful beach - the perfect place to unwind or to use as a base to explore Western Algarve.

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens with many unusual plants, including some superb palms.

We have children and have ensured that the property is family orientated with many indoor and outdoor games, including a secure private pool, space for playing ball & a Games Room.

A two hectare 'wilderness' area with meandering paths, tyre swings and a climbing rope has been created for older children to explore, make dens or play hide & seek.

The well-stocked property is close to spectacular beaches and many attractions including; local bars / restaurants and amenities. To discover the neighbouring towns of Lagos, Luz and Silves - a car would be beneficial.

An extensive information pack will be available at the villa, Quinta dos Almarjoes, reflecting our 47 year knowledge of the area, allowing you to experience more to your holiday than most tourists.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The villa (Quinta dos Almarjoes) has belonged to my family since it was built in 1968 and it’s the place where I grew up and call ‘home’.

However, since 2006, the villa and gardens have changed almost beyond recognition as it’s been developed by my husband and I as unique holiday destination. Whilst the villa has changed the location remains the same; unspoilt, tranquil and traditionally Portuguese.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to thank you for renting us your beautiful villa in Burgau. We all had a great time and the children especially liked all the books and games, and the pool was just what we needed after a hot day out. We are already looking to see if we can manage another week over there next spring, and will contact you if we can find the time to get over to Portugal again.

C. Kelly, Cheshire.

Returned home yesterday afternoon after a tremendous week at Quinta dos Almarjoes and very many thanks for the use of your wonderful Villa – loved the arrangements of cacti, palms and shrubs etc.

Many thanks also for the local information on restaurants etc, which we tried out and could recommend to others without a doubt.

Will certainly be in touch again some time in the future and shall be recommending to others. Many thanks again.

Kind regards, G. Bradford, Wiltshire.

When Dave initially described Quinta dos Almarjoes, I realised it was going to be a privilege to stay in a beautiful villa – but we were still unprepared for the delights of this lovely place. The 4 of us have spent a relaxing week in the sunshine, reading, swimming, visiting beaches, walking (getting lost!) BBQs, taking in coastal views and appreciating the tranquility, comforts & visual pleasures that you’ve created.

Gilmour /Bulmer, Herefordshire

Thank you for letting us stay in your villa - a real find and definitely one to recommend.

The Woods', Wiltshire

We had a splendid holiday & enjoyed the full extent of the villa and grounds. The pool was a welcome relief. Thanks for the well equipped kitchen & outside dinning. My wee sister enjoyed the childrens books & pool equipment.

Conway family, North Berwick

A peaceful and idyllic base for our forays along the west of the Algarve. Beautiful gardens. Today had hours of fun in the pool.

Sturgess family, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Loved Quinta dos Almarjoes. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the West Algarve. Really enjoyed lounging & dining on the terrace and many cooling dips in the pool. The grounds are great.

The Cooper family.

Fantastic villa, near lovely sheltered and quiet beach! The beach at Burgau is the best for miles around as is really quiet and unspoilt with fairly easy parking and a beach bar. The villa is in lovely rural location and the gardens are great for the children to explore. There aren't any steps and a secure gated pool so really relaxing for parents of toddlers. The villa is also really well stocked.

A. Stringfellow, Brighton

Really loved the villa, perfect for young children esp all the toys & books they kept finding. Will definitely recommend it. It’s a home away from home.

G. Flynn, Ireland

Many thanks for your wonderful property, loved the layout of the gardens. The five of us came over for a well deserved break and felt extremely relaxed during our stay here. Extremely sorry to leave. Am certain we will return.

The Bradfords', Norwich
Feb 2007
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


A spacious secluded villa with beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this comfortable villa for two weeks. The villa is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and is not overlooked. My children (aged 11 and 9) enjoyed playing football on the lawn, swimming in the pool (there were lots of inflatables available) and playing table tennis and pool in the barn. As if that wasn't enough, there was also large "Wilderness Area" for the kids to explore, with a treasure hunt to provide even more entertainment. The villa is very spacious, well equipped, and very clean. There was also plenty of board games, jigsaw puzzles, books and DVD'S to keep the kids content. The location of the villa was excellent, as it was private yet had great access to some stunning beaches and restaurants in Bergau. One of our favourite restaurants was Ancora, which served great meat and fish dishes, and the huge starter of Thai prawn salad was to die for! The staff in the child-friendly restaurant made us feel very welcomed and we look forward to visiting again.

The villa was easy to find, just being off the motorway yet quiet and free of traffic noise. The owners sorted out the car hire, and provided with accurate directions.

Secluded, well-equipped, and spacious, Quinta Dos Almarjoes is a beautiful place to stay. From a private pool to fabulous location, every aspect of it was brilliant. The villa exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa and amazing gardens!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a long weekend with friends. This was my second visit. We had a fantastic time and I would love to go again. The villa is well equipped and spacious, set in beautiful gardens with pool. The whole setting makes for a very relaxing environment. All amenities, shops, restaurants, beaches, etc., are within easy reach by car, as is the airport. The surrounding countryside is set in the Parque Natural and is stunning. Thank you for sharing your family home…

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well kept villa

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely week at this spacious, beautifully kept villa. Set in delightful, well kept gardens the villa felt very private and secluded yet it was only 10 minutes away from a lovely little village and glorious beaches. The villa was well stocked with everything we needed and although we were a big group it never felt crowded or as if we were short of anything. Would definitely like to return for another lovely, relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There are very few holidays places that I return to but this area of the Algarve is the exception having stayed in the Burgau and Salema areas for more than 10 years. We love the peace and tranquility and always look for accommodation that offers that. Quinta dos Almarjoes had everything that we were looking for in abundance and so much more. Set within the Parque Natural the property is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The villa does not have the feel of a holiday home but rather it felt like we had been given the privilege to stay in someone's home. So many personal touches and enough books, DVDs and games to occupy anyone. Thank you! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So lovely we paid a second visit!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Quinta dos Almajoes last year and had such a great time we made a return visit.

Absolutely great for young children as the pool is fenced/gated so worries of small ones falling in are erased. The grounds are beautiful with lots of lovely plants/cacti and the wilderness area is great for kids to explore.

The villa itself is spacious, clean and has everything that you need for your stay - even buckets and spades to take to the many beautiful beaches. We enjoyed some lovely, warm, relaxing evenings outside with a BBQ. There are lots of board games for evening entertainment as well as games for little ones. There is a supermarket 5 mins drive away where you will find all provisions you need (including very tasty local wine).

Every nearby beach we have visited has been clean, quiet and beautiful and there are many lovely restaurants for lunches/dinners with a wide range of options. The seafood was always great everywhere we went.

Couldn't recommend this enough, well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic property, so good we have been 5 times

  • 5 of 5

Can't recommend this property highly enough. It is a beautiful area and the villa is superbly located within easy reach of beautiful beaches, children's science museum, zoo, shopping and lovely restaurants. There is great space at the villa and the pool is a huge hit with our children. We have enjoyed it so much that we have been back 5 times.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

The villa is very private, spacious and well equipped. Its perfect location enables guests to have a relaxing and peaceful holiday - and yet it's still close to excellent local bars, restaurants, beaches, golf courses and the attractive town of Lagos. Beautiful landscaped private gardens surround the terraces which have been restored by a professional garden designer. Paths wind through palm trees and tropical plants to secluded seating areas where one can hide away with a good book. For al fresco dining there is a BBQ near the pool and close to the covered seating area. The villa has many unique features including, private pool, games room & large areas for playing ball. A shaded terrace offers a cool area for younger children to play or for parents to keep a mindful eye on the pool. Children are very welcome - if the children have a great holiday, then so do the parents! Through our extensive knowledge of the area and an information pack available on arrival, tourists can gain the most from their stay and from the Algarve in general.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Airport at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Burgau at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Espiche at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Burgau at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Burgau at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Surrounding Area:

The villa is situated in a protected Nature Reserve and therefore is secluded and unspoilt, with no development permitted in the vicinity. During the spring, walks around the property are outstanding, as this part of the Algarve becomes a botanist's dream. Our knowledge of the region can assist in researching specific interests. My parents wrote numerous books and articles on birdwatching, wildlife, arts & crafts and the cultural traditions of Portugal and Spain.


The choices of beaches is endless - all beautiful, but all different - from the family friendly beaches of Burgau, Luz, Salema and Lagos to the Internationally acclaimed wild beaches of the West Coast which are a surfer's paradise, awe inspiring and invariably almost deserted even in high summer.

Local villages and towns:

Burgau is a small and picturesque fishing village with narrow streets tumbling down to a slipway lined with colourful fishing boats. This bay is flanked by spectacular cliffs and offers a family friendly beach, restaurants and shops. A three minute drive or an easy 30 minute walk from the villa. The Burgau Sports Centre has tennis courts, squash courts, a swimming pool which is heated during winter months and also offers children's activities.

The beautiful and lively village of Luz offers water sports, a wide beach and more restaurants and night life. The attractive and historic town of Lagos with its Marina and walled town and dramatic beaches offers large shops, cafes and great night life. Sagres, the most south westerley point in Europe, is a 20 minute drive west.


Sports available locally include horse riding, water sports, tennis, scuba-diving, archery, deep-sea fishing, jeep safaris, gyms, boat trips and spectacular walks both inland and along coastal paths. Water Parks and Zoomarine are approximately a 40 minute drive, with Lagos Zoo only 15 minutes away. During the summer months there are many events occurring throughout the Algarve. One that we can highly recommend is FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival at Armacao de Pera.


A new Autodrome has recently opened, around a 25 minute drive away, between the towns of Lagos and Portimao. It is considered to be the most advanced in the world and the top racing teams are using it for testing purposes prior to the Formula 1 season. It is hoped it will become part of the Formula 1 circuit by 2018. At present it holds International Superbike championships and other racing car events. There is also an International Go-Kart circuit which is available for the general public to enjoy. If you are interested in motorsports check out their agenda for the forthcoming season on www.autodromodoalgarve.com


The Algarve is renowned for its top golf courses and there are five courses within close proximity:

Parque da Floresta is a 5-10 minute drive away and is a 18 Holes Par 72. It is a spectacular, although hilly course and can be challenging for beginners as it has been carved out of the hilly landscape. Boavista is a 10 minute drive away and is a 18 Holes Par 71. The course is integrated into the natural terrain overlooking Lagos and Monchique mountains. Palmares is a 15 minute drive and is an 18 holes Par 72, combining links-style golf on the first nine holes with a slightly more hilly back nine. It has breathtaking scenery and is renowned for its annual Almond Blossom tournament week in February. Penina is a 20 minute drive away and has an 18 hole Championship course Par 73, a 9 hole resort Par 35 and a 9 hole Academy course Par 30. It was laid out by Sir Henry Cotton.


Rental rates

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October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
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November 2016 to February 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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for 5 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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July to August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
November 2017 to February 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
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for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check availability by telephoning or emailing. We require a 50% deposit (within 7 days of booking), after which we will acknowledge and reserve your dates. The balance of the rental (50%) will be due 30 days prior to your departure date, at which point we will send you detailed directions and any additional information.
Cancellations: Where possible we will try to re-let the property and if successful a full refund will be given.

Changeover Day:
We appreciate that cheaper air fares are available midweek, so we try to be as flexible as possible.
Check-in time is after 3.00pm and check-out time by 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are per week and in UK Pounds sterling but we also accept payment in euros.
A cot & high-chair and wood for the log fire (October to April) are all provided free of charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The villa is totally unique, away from all the hassle and bustle, it’s situated amongst eight acres of land set in a traditional Portuguese valley within the Parque Natural do Costa Vicentina. Although peaceful and tranquil it’s also close to the villages of Burgau & Luz and the beautiful town of Lagos. The villa is furnished with all those essential items to make it a holiday to remember and is a regular destination for many returning visitors. We have received some lovely comments both in our Guest Book and through Tripadvisor.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 175 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • We have recently installed a new bathroom with a full size bath, WC, bidet and a separate shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Very spacious with a king size bed and fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed, Single bed and bunk beds with fitted wardrobes
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds with French windows leading to terrace & gardens
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have hair dryers, cooling fans and wooden floors.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on Accommodation: A Property Manager is available throughout your stay. Prices include gas, electricity, wi-fi, high chair or cot if required, clean linen and towels. Wood is provided free of cost from 1st November to 31st March. The villa will be cleaned at the end of each week, with towels changed mid-week We Do Not require a damage deposit and No taxes or extra fees are chargeable. The price per week is guaranteed and fixed as stated. Payment can be made either online, by cheque or by bank transfer.

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