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Stunning New Villa With Private Pool And Garden



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Villa in Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal - Tranquil Area Away From Main Roads On Hill Overlooking Meia Praia Beach

Ideal for families & golfers, our lovely villa called 'Amarela' has 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, the modern, wonderfully equipped and spacious kitchen opens out into the dining area and then into a beautifully furnished lounge, complete with free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV and PS2. The living area is surrounded by patio doors for a great pool and garden view, as well as easy access to outdoor life. 3 bedrooms open out onto a full length balcony overlooking the private pool. A small balcony overlooks the cobbled square; an added bonus is the roof terrace which has a view of the sea. The patios surrounding Amarela have been furnished for outdoor dining, an evening glass of wine as well as the classic BBQ. The gardens include an orange and lemon tree, a banana plant and a long soft grass lawn ideal for children to play on. The villa is decorated and furnished to the highest standard, with hand-painted pictures throughout the bedrooms and living area. Amarela is definitely a place to enjoy living in.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I work in London but stem from the North West where my roots firmly reside. I lived and worked abroad for several years before heading back to the UK in 2003. I run a small spend management company in Central London with a friend.

I'm married to Nick, a Police Officer and we enjoy anything to do with the countryside and hope one day to leave the city and head back North to a calmer pace of life and some fresh air and space.

I own our lovely villa with friends of mine, Phil and Cath Curran from my home village in the North West and we all enjoy heading over to the villa for our own family holidays at least once/year. I don't enjoy the hot season so much and tend to go at the end of October, November or up until March when the temperatures are lovely but without the strong sun rays.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a wonderful, relaxing stay at Amarela. Furnished immaculately and tastefully. The local beach restaurants were a real find & the area so historic and friendly. Looking forward to coming back next year.' N. Goodwin.

'We returned from Amerela last Friday after a wonderful 12 days in glorious Portugal! We all had a fantastic holiday and really enjoyed staying in your gorgeous villa. The location was perfect for us and we are already thinking about coming back next year. You may hear from us soon! Once again many thanks for sharing your fabulous villa with us.' Tania, Graham and Ben Ross.

'The pool area is great and the villa feels very spacious. Being able to walk to both beach and the town centre is a great plus. Clive was very helpful and kept the pool in tip top condition. I can't think of anything the house needed, it was all there. We sampled plenty of restaurants on the Marina and town centre and they were all good. Vicky Taylor.
Oct 2007
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A lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for a holiday with our two daughters, their partners and our young grandson and we had a great time. We loved the location, in a quiet area on a hill just outside Lagos town. We drove from Faro but one of our daughters chose to take the train and they really enjoyed the journey; the track runs along the side of Meia Praia beach ending at Lagos Marina. From there it is a 15 minute walk up the hill to the villa. It is a steep hill and the walk down is faster!

The villa is very nicely presented and well equipped for 8 people with a good sized pool (heated by solar panels) ........and the satellite TV with DVD player was very useful for our grandson! We really appreciated the welcome pack of provisions and the pile of beach towels left for our use.

Although we had a car we chose to walk locally, into Lagos town via the marina or to the nearby Meia Praia beach (6Km of lovely sand). However, the car was very useful for visits to the Pingo supermarket a few minutes drive away and for trips further afield.

The owners were very good at answering our questions and providing information prior to our visit, and there were well organised folders of information in the villa when we arrived.

We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing holiday in lovely surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Phil and Cath had been travelling to Lagos for years and I'd never been before. I'd wanted to invest in a holiday home, as did Phil and Cath, so when I headed out to Lagos, realised how friendly the community was, the type of warm, decent tourists the place attracted, the great food culture at great prices - and not forgetting the number of beautiful towns, villages and variety of beaches along the Algarve coast, I was hooked. It reminded me of Spain from years and years ago with all its charm. Our villa was a new build when we bought it and it's on a lovely residential 'close' with 69 villas, overlooking the fields and other lovely villas. It's very peaceful and we have such friendly neighbours. It's also so easy to get from Faro airport, in about 45 minutes which makes it hassle free.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

For young visitors there are various water parks with exciting rides for all ages; a zoo in Lagos and a marine zoo that offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins.


This beautifully furnished villa is in a perfect location to be able to enjoy all of the local delights; fish restaurants, cafes and bars whilst being a haven of peace away from any busy roads. Only 3 mins by car are the beaches of Praia De Ana and Praia De Mos, with the villages of Praia de Luz and Salema being only 10 minutes away by car.


The best airport to fly into is Faro. Direct flights to Faro are from most UK airports. Routes are always being updated and many of the routes are operated by low-cost airlines (EasyJet, BMI Baby, Flybe, Monarch etc). Amarela is approximately 70 miles/1 hour from Faro Airport. It is a very straightforward journey along the A2 motorway exit junction 1 or 2 into Lagos. We recommend booking a car though Carjet for the best deal from Faro airport, or check out the airport website.


Lagos marina is no more than 1km from Amarela. Lagos town is 1.5km. It's a 15 minute walk, a very short drive (especially if you part at the back of the Marina). It's great to walk down in the evening and take a cheap taxi back to the villa at the end of the night. Local beaches and beautiful villages span the local area. We have maps in the villa with recommendations for beaches, restaurants and interesting places to go.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 20% is required per booking and such payment will reserve the requested time period. The balance of the payment is required six weeks before arrival. A £300 retainer will also be required on balance payment for any damage. This is refundable based on no significant damage to the property.
Clients can make payments electronically or by cheque; bank details will be made available on request.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

First things first, I drop my suitcase and head straight to the supermarket 2 minutes drive away to stock up on provisions. The fact it's so close is wonderful so once we've stocked up, I can then get my swimming gear on & relax with some lunch, a drink & my book by the pool. I'm also a stickler for a couple of UK shows - Spooks, Strictly being a couple, so the fact we've got satellite TV means I don't have to miss out whilst on holiday. We have excellent maid, pool cleaning & gardening services for the villa so it really does feel like a proper break. It really is a villa which fills with sunshine and feels like a total break from the real world. Restaurants & bars are only 10 mins walk away when you want to head out & about, so there's the best of both worlds on your doorstep.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 4 bathrooms and one additional separate WC. 2 en-suite. All bathrooms have a shower and 2 bathrooms also include a bath. The furnishing and lighting in all bathrooms is very tasteful.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed with en-suite - the 'citrus spring' room. Bedroom 2 2 single beds - the 'burgundy' room. Bedroom 3 2 single beds - the 'terracota' room. Bedroom 4 double bed with en-suite - the 'Autumn leaves' room. All are finely furnished.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: An ideal villa for children. Walled and gate access only. All gates are lockable. Amarela also has a safe to store your valuables and is alarmed with a simple key fob device for your safety and peace of mind. The pool is cleaned every day. The gardener comes once a week. The property manager is local so any problems can be resolved quickly. There is a supermarket located 2 minutes drive from Amarela. Pingo Doce has free car parking and will cater for all your needs, including food, alcohol, toiletries and BBQ charcoals. Outside: The pool is approx 10m x 4m in size. There are very comfortable sun-loungers with parasols and side tables around the large patio area for you to enjoy lazy days by the pool. The garden area is lovely and green with lots of different types of plants and young trees, including an orange and lemon tree. The long soft lawn is ideal for children. The built-in BBQ will help you decide to 'eat-in' some evenings. The separate balconies and patio areas with their own tables and chairs are also ideal if you want some time to yourself. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided at the start of your stay together with a welcome pack of tea, milk, bread, hams, cheeses. On a 2 week stay there will be a mid-week clean and towel/linen change at the mid-point of the stay by our lovely English neighbours.

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