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Spacious villa with private pool ! Good prices ! Quiet area

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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Set in mature, very spacious gardens containing a variety of flowers, shrubs, trees and traditional decorative water wheel the outside area offers numerous sunny and shady spots to while away an hour or two. The large pool measuring 9x4m has roman steps or a fun slide entry is surrounded by a tiled terrace and lawns and is completely enclosed with a lockable gate. There are sunbeds, table and benches for alfresco lunches, poolside shower and child's swing.

The garden surrounding the villa is walled and gated making this an excellent choice for a relaxed family holiday. The villa is located within 3km of the superb coastline and a choice of beaches within easy reach by car. Vilamoura has Falesia and Marina beach which continues into nearby Quarteira. Fonte Santa, Loule velho, Cavalo Preto and Traffal beaches are all near.

Villa Fact file: 3 bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twins, 1 dining room, 1 living room, * Barbecue * Cot: € 5 per night * Sunbeds * Washing machine * Dish washer * TV satelite* Microwave * Toaster * Size of pool: 9 x 4,5 meters * Garden: 1.000 m2 * Supermarket: 200 meters * Restaurants / Bars: 200 meters * Beach: 3 kms * Quarteira: 3 km * Loulé 10 kms * Albufeira 17 kms * Faro: 20 kms * Prices include: air co, use of private pool with chairs and sunbeds, bed linen, towels and maid service: 1 x a week.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Fernando Rebelo and have lived in the Algarve for 26 years. I have many years experience working for British tour operators specialising in villa holidays which assists me in providing you with the best holiday experience I have an excellent knowledge of the whole of the Algarve and can suggest alternative days out away from the crowds, in providing you with the best holiday experience. I live upstairs but I have my own entrance at the back so in fact you never see me coming or leaving, besides I'm a very quiet person. I never use the pool, so this is entirely private for my guests. In fact you don't notice my presence but I'm there in case you need me.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch

10 Reviews

4.1
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Amazing time had by all.

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed in is amazing villa for a 5 night stay. The owner Fernando met us on arrival at our request which was great. Although he lives upstairs you wouldn't know it. The villa was perfect for us. Clean, spacious and homely. We spent a fair bit of time around the pool whilst the men went off to play golf then used the local taxi in the evenings to pop down to Villamoura Marina. We also had a lovely evening at Perilla restaurant. Stunning scenery and amazing food. We will be returning again next year. Thank you for an amazing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. See you next year. Kind regards Fernando
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5

Best holiday we've ever had!!

  • 5 of 5

Never stayed in a villa so it was a new experience for us. It was exactly as it was advertised, a home away from home, so spacious, clean and fabulous air con, which was a godsend at night! The owner Ferdinand was extremely accommodating, nothing was too much trouble...never saw or heard him even though he lived upstairs...the pool was fantastic, we spent hours in there! It was cleaned regularly and topped up when required...bedding and towels changed regularly..gardener came in every few days. we ate out a lot, except for a couple of BBQs we had, our favourite restaurant was Natraj down by the Marina, beautiful delicious food. Waterpark just down the road, as are supermarkets, gas station etc...would highly recommend Vila Sol...we loved it so much that we are going back for a month next year 😁😁...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. See you next year in July.Best regards. Fernando
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Rayleigh, Essex UK
3

The devil is in the detail

  • 3 of 5

I have written many reviews over the last few years but this is my first Villa review, it's harder than you think. But I will do my best to be objective based on the 6 of our experiences. This Villa has the potential of being a real find. However it lacks the detail which many of us would deem as standard. Externally it has few faults. See my video on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlAM9KmbUKA). Vivenda Sousa is well positioned inland with its €8 taxi ride to Vilamoura marina and €10 taxi ride to Loulé, both worth a visit. Locally there are 3 great restaurants - Wild fire, Moon and Villa Sol Bistro all 500 meters away.

The Villa itself has a large pool, extensive grounds, driveway and Barbecue. I will say upfront that Fernando is a "can do" kinda guy and if you have a problem he will address them immediately, as he did with a broken toilet. It broke again but heh - thats life. We wanted more tea towels... sorted, Clean the pool - Sorted. The bigger issues take time and I am sure in time they will be sorted in the coming months. A few details would make the the whole experience better, e.g. patio cushions, cheap to replace as they were so worn and old that our 3 female friends would not sit on them..... quite horrid. Only one working umbrella around the pool between 6 people - in 30 degree heat more shade is required. out of the 3 bathrooms 2 desperately need replacing and one (in reality just needs minor attention). The pictures added by the owner are factual - I have added a few.... Although 2 rather wonderful Palms are missing from the pictures shown?

Every morning between 4 and 6am we were audience to 4 barking dogs - continual barking, these were not the owners but the adjacent neighbours 20 meters from the villa. Out of the owners control, however as an owner I would have a word. On top of this the neighbour put the dog poo in a bucket close to the fence near the pool and sun beds, Seriously?! The cleaners could do better, Poolside towels were fine but supplied bathroom tools were very small, I do love a big towel.

Fernando arranged our Taxi from the airport and the return - Top man! Since taxis seem to be selective and sparse... Keep the number of your Airport ride, it could be useful. Food and drink, Lidl is best and I walked it with a friend, got a taxi back (arranged at the checkout). Cheaper that the UK despite exchange rates plummeting!

All in all I had a great time - but some might not

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My name is Fernando Rebelo and I am the owner of Villa Sousa. As people say it's not easy to please Greeks and Trojans. These very lovely guests never complained about a thing during their stay except the toilet that had to be fixed twice. I myself asked them a couple of times if everything was fine, they said yes. The bathrooms are ok, I've got hundreds of clients since 2010 and never had remarks about the bathrooms. The chair cushions on the terrace have been replaced. Since some time ago that I tried to find the same color, as I didn't succeed I bought different ones. I had two umbrellas around the pool, one was broken with the wind, without my knowledge, anyway if they have told me to replace that one I had done it right away. End of the season I will check if the bathrooms walls need to be painted, if so, I will do it. The question about the dogs: these belong to my gardener who does the pool and the garden. He lives just behind in a small house and he has 3 dogs, to be honest I sleep on the first floor of the villa and I never heard them barking in the night, anyway I told him to put the dogs inside his house what he really did. In October I will built a wall in stone all along the back side of the pool, replacing the actual net and metal plates, may be is this what this lovely guest means with outside improvement as I don’t see anything else. He had a great holiday and I must say that I have already 5 bookings for next year, mostly guests who have been there before, year after year the number of repeaters increase because they love the villa, they love my assistance, and they love the place.
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5

Amazing villa amazing owner !!

  • 5 of 5

We met Fernando the owner as soon as we turned up at his villa. He is an amazingly friendly guy and nothing is too much trouble. The description of his villa doesn't do it justice, it's amazing, probably the best I've ever stayed in. The pool was brjilliant and we made full use of the barbecue cooking sardines and fish from the local fish market in Quartiera. We will definitely be going back next year.

It's a 5 star holiday !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I really appreciate it. I look forward to see you next year again. Best regards. Fernando
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5

Lovely spacious villa with a superb pool.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Vivenda Sousa. While the villa is not the most modern, the space inside and out for a family of six more than compensates for any shortcomings. We did not hire a car but, while it didn't take from our enjoyment, if I had it back again I would have done so. We thought we would do Aquashow 3 or 4 times but even though it was brilliant, one long day there satisfied our lust for thrills (we were also quite sore after the big slides). The market in Quarteira on a Wednesday is worthwhile if you are after some clothes bargains. The other big day we had was a Segway tour of Vilamoura and Quarteira (€50 for adults and €40 for under 12s). This brought out the kid in all of us! It was magical but with a fair degree of danger too. But what a way to zip around! Overall we had a fantastic holiday and we will remember that villa for the rest of our lives. Fernando is a gentleman who never bothers you but is there when needed for anything.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pontefract
5

Wonderful Villa and Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa is wonderful, very spacious and immaculate and great value for money. I have read some of the recent reviews and can say that the owner has acted on the feedback and has made some lovely improvements regarding the décor and soft furnishings. There is a lovely pool and it is only a 5 minute drive from all the amenities in Vilamoura and Quarteira. The Aquashow waterpark is very closeby too. There are some really nice restaurants and bars within walking distance. Fernando was very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much for him. Can't wait to return for a longer period next time. Would definitely recommend this.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Because it's a nice quiet residential área, only five minute drive to the Marina, Casino and center of Vilamoura with all the amenities and to the beautiful beaches. two minute drive to the golf course Vila Sol, and ten minute to other 5 courses in Vilamoura. I myself play golf and I enjoy it very much.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Oscar's Bar at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Vila Sol at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Loule at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Oscar's at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Cavalo Preto Beach at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The villa is located within 3km of the superb coastline and a choice of beaches within easy reach by car. Vilamoura has Falesia and Marina beach which continues into nearby Quarteira. Fonte Santa, Loule velho, Cavalho preto and Traffal beaches are all nearby.

Travel:

Distance from Faro Airport 20km, Seville 250km and Lisbon 290km. Car hire is recommended.

Distances:

Distance to Quarteira with its daily fish market and weekly gipsy market 1km, Vilamoura marina with a variety of bars and restaurants 2km, Albufeira strip area 15km, Loule with its Saturday market 10km. Aquashow water park 600m and Zoomarine sealife park 25km.

Further Details:

The Pingo Doce supermarket which offers a good selection of produce at reasonable prices is 2 km away from the villa, the nearest restaurant and bar are 200m away. Cashline and bank facilities also within 200m. Nearest large supermarket is in Loule 10km away (10 mins by car). There are a good selection of local restaurants and snack bars within 300m of the villa and Vilamoura Marina - just 2km away - has numerous restaurants and bars open til the early hours for the more lively holiday makers.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£251
for 5 nights
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£50
£352
 
 
Mid
14 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£335
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£67
£469
 
 
High
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£460
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£92
£645
 
 
Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£921
for 5 nights
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£184
£1,289
 
 
High
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£460
for 5 nights
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£92
£645
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£209
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£42
£293
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£234
for 4 nights
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£59
£410
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 20% payable on confirmation of the booking and the balance payable cash on arrival.


Changeover Day:
Arrivals days are flexible. Check in 16.00 on day of arrival and check out 10.00 on day of departure. We will try to be flexible on these times.

Notes on prices:
Special rates for winter long terms Prices are for the property per week in Euros. Air-conditioning included (only cool air) Hot air at extra cost: 100 euros per week.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests have the benefit of staying in a nice and well located villa with comfort, peace of mind and privacy.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 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
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom one en-suite to master bedroom complete with walk in shower. Second bathroom with bath and overhead shower, third bathroom with bath and shower and a further small toilet en-suite to third bedroom.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with twin beds together and en-suite bathroom and air con with patio doors onto balcony. Bedroom 2: double bed with patio doors onto balcony overlooking the pool and air-con. Bedroom 3: twin beds and en-suite toilet with garden view.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Baggage allowance is an issue nowadays so we provide beach towels and hair dryers. Please note: Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer UK television channels such as BBC and ITV in the property. This is due to the fact that the main satellite providing the signal has recently been deactivated. You are welcome, however, to bring with you the appropriate leads to your own personal laptop or tablet device, as the television in the house is provided with an HMDI port. UK tv is presently streamed live at www.filmon.com. Outside: Set in mature, very spacious gardens containing a variety of flowers, shrubs, trees and traditional decorative water wheel the outside area offers numerous sunny and shady spots to while away an hour or two. The large pool measuring 9x4m has roman steps or a fun slide entry is surrounded by a tiled terrace and lawns and is completely enclosed with a gate. There are sunbeds, table and benches for alfresco lunches, poolside shower and child's swing. The garden surrounding the villa is walled and gated making this an excellent choice for a relaxed family holiday. Built in BBQ adjacent to pool area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Towels changed twice a week and linen once a week. Maid service is once a week.We provide beach towels Other: The dining room seats up to six people is traditionally furnished yet remains light and airy.The large patio doors open onto a furnished terrace giving access to the garden area at the front of the house. There is a second TV and DVD player.

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