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Fabulous Countryside Villa with Pool



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Villa in Pateo, Albufeira, Algarve

This charming and spacious villa has a huge private pool and large sun terraces. It is perfectly peaceful, yet less than 5 mins drive to the amenities of the bustling, lively resort of Albufeira. It is a 10 minute walk down a country lane to the bars and restaurants of Pateo, where there is also a supermarket, newsagent and bakery. Car hire, therefore, is not essential but is recommended to enable you to savour all the delights of the Algarve. There are numerous beautiful beaches all within 5 to 10 mins drive away. The villa has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with a recently installed brand new kitchen, top quality appliances and modern bathrooms. The spacious lounge opens onto the sun terraces and pool area which has a built in BBQ, ideal for dining alfresco on those typical balmy evenings in the Algarve. There is free wifi internet access. All the accomodation is on one level. There is a seperate apartment on the top floor which is occupied by the caretaker

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, clean and well equipped villa with sea views and a great pool!

Very peaceful location and yet only a six or seven minute drive from Albufeira old town. No hesitation at all in recommending this villa to others. Jane. July'11.

The view from the patio is magnificent! A great place to get away from it all and unwind, but still easily accessible to Albufeira. We will be back. Andy, August 2011.

hi Ann and Jim, thanks for ur e mail. We would all like to say that we had a fantastic holiday at casa lucia. We all thought the outside space is fabulous the pool and surrounds lovely and clean. Inside the same everything we needed in the villa was there, all in all a lovely and well maintained property, even the country lane wouldn't put us off! We hope to see you again. Regards Joanne, Andrea and families. Aug 2011.
May 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


As good as it looks - and even better!

  • 5 of 5

We had spent a lot of time looking at various accommodation for our 2015 holiday. My son and daughter-in-law were seeking a quiet place (after an exhausting year teaching and child minding, along with looking after their own three children, one age 5 and twins just 3. Apart from the amenities offered, we all fell for the picture of the accommodation showing the swimming pool with the dolphin!

Our main experience of this holiday is the helpfulness and kindness of Cipriano, not only did he arrange for transport from and to the airport; hiring of a car for a few days which is essential for visiting places like Lagos and Zoomarine, which is an essential for the Dolphin feeding time; but also produced, at very short notice, a birthday cake for the twins' birthday!

Our first impression of Casa Lucia was "Wow". The villa is spacious, fully equipped and well-maintained; sitting on the terrace made us feel we were in a penthouse suite, with views over the surrounding countryside and not overlooked by anyone else.

This was, by far, the best holiday we had had for many years and would recommend Casa Lucia to anyone seeking beautiful accommodation, sunning and swimming facilities in a quiet, private area.

Thank you Cipriano.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A holiday to remember

  • 4 of 5

We spent three fantastic weeks in August with our daughter and two grandsons aged 12 and 14. The house was spotless and the outside space and pool was amazing with views to die for. The waterparks were between 15 and 30 minutes drive away,we all loved Zoomarine which was the nearest,we went there 3times also Aqualand and Slide and Splash are worth a visit.The old town has lots of bars and restaurants and a good atmosphere and is only minutes away by car.Cipriano was extremely helpful and made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Ideal for us

  • 5 of 5

This was a very different holiday from our usual type. Both my wife and I needed a big break from the stresses of work, and we sought a quiet private holiday with our three children (aged 13, 11 and 9). We booked Casa Lucia after narrowing down our search to one of two places. Casa Lucia won on the previous review. I was initially concerned as the drop pin places Casa Lucia in a built up area northwest of the centre of Albufeira, but in actual fact it is beautifully remote and you are overlooked by no one.

We hired a car for the fortnight and found the place on the first attempt thanks to Cipriano's directions. The villa is located on a hill at the end of a narrow track and has wonderful views to the south and east. The facilities are comprehensive and the furniture wonderfully rustic. Cipriano was an outstanding host, completely unobtrusive, yet on the end of a text whenever we needed him. He very kindly sorted out the Motorway Tolls for us as we didn't know what to do with them.

Albufeira itself is within walkable distance, and the two restaurants we visited in Pateo are great. We did use the car to visit some of the surrounding countryside, but the vast majority of our time was spent sunning ourselves by the pool and chilling. The pool itself was an ideal size for us, beautifully clean and perfect for cooling off periodically. We are strongly considering returning again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect! Coming back again this year! It has everything you could want or need. It is beautiful inside and out. And we were looked after so well. The views are amazing as you are above everyone, which was also good as there is no one looking onto you. It was a short walk into the nearest town (which we did with ease every day with a 2 year old and a 4 year old) the town is lovely with a shop for your essentials and a lovely little bar next door. And albufeira was a 2 minute taxi ride away (which you can order at the bar) so the villa is in a great location! I would recomended this villa to anyone! Can't wait to come back in May!! Thanks again for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 42 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ferreiras at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : o Leme at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Albufeira at 4 Kilometres Car: not necessary


There are numerous beautiful beaches all within a 5 to 10 minute drive away - from the Famous Fishermans Beach in the Old Town which stretches along the coast to Vilamoura, to the hidden coves of Coelho, Sesmarias, Evaristo, the long stretch of beach at Gale - you could visit a different beach every day.


The villa is approximately 45 minutes drive from Faro airport.

Car hire not essential as the villa is a 0.6km (less than half a mile) walk down a country lane to the bars and restaurants of Pateo on the outskirts of Albufeira Old Town.

Further Details:

For those not wishing to hire a car, we can provide a shopping service in advance of your arrival - you supply a list of your requirements and they will be in the villa on your arrival with an itemised till receipt which you pay locally.

We can also arrange a minibus transfer to and from Faro airport - this costs 32 euros each way for up to 4 people and 50 euros each way for 5 - 8 people, payable to the driver.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
18 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% booking deposit required with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Security/damage deposit required which will be returned after departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival and departure times are 3 pm and 10 am respectively, but these are flexible, depending on the adjacent booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, wc, bidet, fully tiled. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc, fully tiled. Shower room with shower, wc.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 and a half Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, full ensuite bathroom and adjoining small bedroom suitable for a child. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and a full ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 3 has twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large private pool, large sun terraces with sun loungers, patio furniture for alfresco dining, built in bbq. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A linen and towel change will be provided midway through stays of two weeks or longer. For rental periods of less than two weeks, a linen and towel change can be arranged locally, on request.

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