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Great Villa Private Pool (heatable). Lovely Gardens, Internet, Walk To the beach



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Villa Areia Azul in Varandas Do Lago, Quinta Do Lago, Algarve, Portugal - Enjoy A Great Family Villa In Convenient Location For Families

Special Offer - Have a Lovely 10% discount for stays up to the end of April 2017!

Villa ‘Areia Azul’ is a very spacious 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa suitable for up to 8 adults. It boasts a fabulous indoor/outdoor living space perfect for two families sharing or several friends enjoying a sunny holiday together. In the garden there is a swing set for the children and poolside there are lots of outdoor sofa’s, sunloungers, dining tables and chairs to totally forget about the ‘real world... now’s the time to relax and soak up the Algarvian sunshine!

There is a spacious kitchen with large island unit – perfect for mixing up G&T's at cocktail o’clock, then move on out to the outdoor entertainment area with BBQ, all weather music system, shady terraces, grassy garden and a massive pool that is 10 metres x 5 metres – you can do proper laps or have a fantastic pool volleyball game in or if that’s too energetic you can just cool off in the outdoor shower and flop out on a sun lounger and read your favourite book. A pool fence can be installed on request for an additional charge of £200 per week. Pool heating is also available at an additional charge of£250 per week. The combined lounge / dining room has 5 terrace doors leading onto the outdoor area – there is a wonderful feeling of space and light, there is plenty of room for everyone to relax and chill out while on holiday. The living area also has internet connection, plasma tv and there is a playstation games console to keep the kids amused. All four spacious bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom or shower room and the upstairs bedrooms each have a terrace with views over to the Nature Reserve and enjoy the sunshine.

AL - 16965 EC - E

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for making our holiday special!!! The villa was fabulous!! The photographs really do not do the property justice.

The villa was furnished and presented to a very high standard .Housekeeper was very particular and the standard of cleanliness was exceptional. She even gave us some tips for shopping and eating out.

I have already recommended you to friends and family and hope to return to the Algarve soon.

Many Thanks for all your help and advice., Maria Brown
Dec 2009
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Concern for the environment is the focus of special attention at Quinta do Lago. To maintain the delicate ecological balance within the estate, which is flanked by the Ria Formosa Natural Park, stringent regulations have been implemented by Quinta do Lago SA. A strict, low density master-plan allows for only eight percent of construction of the total area of the estate, ensuring plenty of green space. Private villas, townhouses and village developments are carefully integrated into natural areas, nestling at lakeside, secluded by woodland or flanking the golf courses.

The tidal inlet area that is part of the Ria Formosa is recognized as a wetland of world importance and a natural habitat for rare and endangered species of migrating or nesting birds (IBA - Important Bird Area).

A wide variety of species, as well as other wildlife, can be observed in their natural habitats along Quinta do Lago's two nature trails which were established to encourage visitors to the area.


PRAIA DE GARRÃO beach is only a short walk from the villa it is wonderful sandy beach, which is excellent for both relaxing sunbathing and enjoying energetic family games. There are several convenient bar/restaurants serving up refreshments and meals, including freshly caught fish, right on the beach.

Numerous watersports are on offer at the beach too.


We recommend car hire to fully appreciate everything that is on offer for your holidays. If you do not wish to hire a car there are several very highly recommended taxi companies that can be on hand to take you wherever you want to go.


For those who love to shop, the Quinta da Lago 'Q' Shopping Centre is has many exclusive designers shops and some lovely restaurants/cafés - some very upmarket ! There is also a selection of boutiques here if you really need a retail therapy fix. Hopefully you won't have to use it, but there is also a very well-equipped pharmacy here.

Further Details:

Faro town is a 15 minute drive there is a large shopping centre that offers good facilities. Most tours offer a pickup/dropoff bus service from Vale do Lobo to the attractions. Options include horse riding, fishing, yachting/sailing, shark, dolphin watching, 4x4 safari tours and Cultural visits. There is also an Aqua Park and a swim with dolphin experience (30 mins drive). In the villa is a well stocked folder with all the details of the attractions so you can read at leisure and book you choices.

In Almancil (5 minutes drive) has Apolonia Supermarket (excellent continental selection of foods and wine) they accept all major credit cards and next door is Aldi (cash only or Portuguese registered multi banco cards). In Faro (15 minutes drive) there is a large shopping centre with Jumbo and Pingo Doce supermarkets. Just up the hill in Loule there are several supermarkets including Continente, Modelo, Pingo Doce and Lidl.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November to December 16th
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 9th to April 30th
9 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 1st to May 26th
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 27th to June 30th
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 1st to 14th
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 15th to August 14th
15 Jul 2017 - 14 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 15th to 31st
15 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 1st to 21st
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 22nd to 31st
22 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November to December 22nd
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 23rd to January 8th
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All rentals - the balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £500 is payable before arrival. The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days after departure if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.

Cancellation refunds:
Up to 8 weeks - no loss except administration charge.
4-8 weeks - 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks - 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks - no refund.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days vary from property to property please email us for more information. It is necessary to vacate the villa by 10am on the day of departure in the high season.

Pool heating is available and costs an additional £250 per week. The price is inclusive of VAT. Please note that the temperature of the water when heated is dependent on the external temperature / weather. Cold overnight temperatures and rain will mean that the water may be cooler. We cannot guarantee a temperature of the water. The pool cover must be returned when finished swimming to ensure that the water temperature is maintained. A pool fence can be installed on request for an additional charge of £200 per week.

The quoted weekly rates includes maid service with a mid-week towel change. Stays of 14 nights or more include a mid-stay linen change. For stays of 8 to 13 nights, there is a linen change surcharge. The rental includes preparation of the villa also cleaning on departure and air conditioning. All bed linen and towels are provided

For all rentals a securing deposit must be paid on time of booking this is 25% of the total booking cost. All deposits are non refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Five Bathrooms: Bathrooms with shower, bath, bidet, basin, mirror, hair dryers, heated towel rails.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps upto 8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two master bedrooms with king size beds, built in wardrobes, and ensuite bathrooms on first floor, own private terraces, additional master bedroom on ground floor with king size bed and ensuite bathroom and also on the ground floor twin bedroom with ensuite shower room. All bedrooms have air conditioning


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: All rental periods includes a maid service. It is necessary to vacant the villa by 10.00am on the day of departure. Access to the villa is after 4.00pm on day of arrival. Outside: The detached villa is set with garden surrounding, there are several outdoor shady terraces to enjoy the sunshine, mature planting, private large swimming pool, calcada entrance and security gates. Utility Room: ironing board, iron and cleaning products, washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villas are prepared for your arrival and included is one mid-stay maid service for 2 hours. All your linen and towels are included. Additional maid service is available, please enquire. Pool heating is available and costs an additional £250 per week. Other: Large private heated pool 10 x 5 m, sun shade awning, toiletries, children's books and toys, outdoor table, chairs and sunloungers, gas bbq, outdoor sofas, secure off street parking. Outdoor pergola and climbing frame & swings.

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