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Stunning 'Interior Designed' Villa With Private Heated Pool

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Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa at AlmaVerde, Western Algarve - close to beaches, fishing ports, cycling and glorious coastlines

A beautifully designed and landscaped free-standing villa in the heart of the AlmaVerde Village. Guests have access to tennis courts, hiring bikes, a small children's playground and some spa treatments depending on availability, all within walking distance from the villa. The villa comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, dining area, open-plan reception, 4 bedrooms (2 doubles with en-suites and 2 twins with shower room) and a galleried mezzanine area with sofas and beanbags, leading onto a sunny balcony overlooking the manicured gardens and pool. The villa is furnished to a high standard with a large terrace and pool. 5 mins drive is the picturesque village and beach of Burgau surrounded by beautiful countryside, beaches and excellent beach bars/ restaurants. The historic and vibrant town of Lagos is 15 mins drive with large selection of shops, restaurants, Marina and sightseeing tours. Sagres, Silves and Monchique are all within 30 mins. More than 20 golf courses within 1 hours drive. Perfect for families of all ages.

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About the Owner

Alison Lucy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Alison Lucy

We are a Surrey-based family that fell in love with the Western Algarve when we had little children and have loved it every since..

13 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Great location, lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Great location a short drive from the lovely village and beach of Burgau, and with easy access to Lagos and the further western Algarve. Good sized pool in a secluded garden. Quality BBQ and well furnished outdoor area for sunbathing and eating. The inside of the house is beautifully done to make it feel like a home rather than a holiday house. Very well equipped kitchen. Local management very responsive, and pool/garden maintenance very unobtrusive. All made for a very pleasant and relaxing stay. Can only thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed our villa, the surrounding area and had a good relaxing holiday. Thank you again for taking the time to write the review much appreciated
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Henley on thames

fabulous villa that has everything.

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous Villa and was perfect for two families sharing, the "H" shape with a twin and double on either side was great. Great pool and sitting areas. The kitchen was very well equipped and everything was very clean and tidy. The staff on the complex were very helpful too. We would recommend this villa 100%

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the villa. Look forward to hearing from you maybe in the future. Best wishes, Ali
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Superb villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

A really top class villa with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Great pool area close to the house for swimming and sun bathing. The villa is equipped with everything you may need during your stay and all of exceptional quality. The small town of Burgau is a short drive away too with some great restaurants and bars, and Lagos and Sagres are easily accessible too. Definetly a place I would return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you had a wonderful time in our villa and you enjoyed the local area. We look forward to hopefully hearing from you again in the future.
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Wonderful family villa in stunning grounds

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful villa which is well maintained and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the pool and the great location. Ali made the booking process easy and her directions made finding the villa straightforward. We will hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location, Tranquil Surrounds

  • 5 of 5

Put simply, the property was stunning, well thought through and in immaculate condition. The local bay is out of this world & the locals are hospitable. Stop thinking and start booking, you wont fall short. John

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Autumn Break

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in the Western Algarve on many occasions over the last few years in the summer months, we thought we'd try late October for a change. Villa Lucia was the perfect place to base ourselves - the fabulous terrace and heated pool kept us entertained on the mild and sunny days, but as the evening drew in and temperatures cooled it was great to sit by the fire in the fabulous lounge, or watching movies on the mezannine.

The villa was spotless with everything we needed for a great stay - we'll be back again in 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 80 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Burgau at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Western Algarve has a wealth of activities: horse riding, boating, sailing, fishing, diving, swimming with dolphins, dolphin safari, walking, bird watching, beach sports, paragliding, tennis (on site), wellness centre (on site), swimming and Slide and Splash water park. For the more adventurous, parasailing, paragliding, mountain biking and above Sagres the sea is great for surfers and there is a surf school available.


5 min drive to the nearest sandy beach at Burgau. A number of sandy, beautiful and quiet beaches can be easily accessed by car and are will within 5-20 mins drive.


Nearest airport Faro 95km. 60 mins by car to villa. Nearest beach/village Burgau 3km from villa. Nearest motorway A22 10km. Nearest town/train station Lagos 9km. Car highly recommended to explore all that Western Algarve has to offer. Please be aware there is now a toll payment required when travelling on A22. Please check with your car hire company that they have automatic tracking in their cars for payment to be deducted from payment card.


Lagos is the main town in the area with all major facilities including shops, bars, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. The new marina is a major centre for all sailing and boating activities. The spa town of Monchique in the mountains is approximately 45 mins drive away. The historical town of Sagres is 20 mins drive and Silves is within 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

AlmaVerde Village offers floodlit tennis courts and all the equipment can be hired from the Reception building found at the entrance to AlmaVerde Village. There is an excellent tennis and drop in session/tournament organised throughout the summer. The children's playground is within walking distance from the villa. Spa treatments can be booked but availability is limited. The fishing village of Burgau with a sandy beach is only 5 mins drive from the villa. There is a fantastic beach bar and several restaurants in the village. Lagos is about 15 mins drive from the villa and has everything you would want from a town, good shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. On certain days there is a market. Lagos has a marina and another attraction is very the long beach of Meia Praia where you can hire a variety of water sport activities. Also some great beach bars can be found here. Lagos also offers glass bottomed boat tours of the coastline which is great fun for all the family. There are some excellent beach bars and restaurants all within easy drive, found throughout the local villages and towns.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
7 Jan 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150
Pool Heating (per week) £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
In addition to the rental cost there is pool heating £10 per day (pool heating is included in the rental cost during the peak season July-Sept) and £150 cleaning cost (per booking) this covers the villa being fully prepared for your arrival, all bed linen and bath towels are provided, but not beach/pool towels, and a full departure clean by AlmaVerde Management at the end of your stay. A 25% holding deposit is required to secure the booking. The full balance payment is taken 8 weeks prior to the booking. If the booking is taken within the 8 weeks prior to the booking period the full amount is due to secure the booking. A £300 refundable security deposit is also taken at the same time as the balance payment.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but can do Fridays depending on other bookings. Ready for occupancy at 4pm. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Pool heating is £70pw extra (unless booking during July-Sept then pool heating is included in rental cost)
Travel Cot/ Highchair provided in the villa.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • 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
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, wc, sink. En-suite shower room, wc, sink. Shower room, wc, sink. All have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king size bed, wardrobe, door to terrace. Bedroom 2 - king size bed, wardrobe, door to terrace. Bedroom 3 - twin beds, wardrobe. Bedroom 4 - twin beds, wardrobe, door to garden. All mattresses are zip and link to provide single or king.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This villa type is shaped like an H, so particularly useful if 2 families sharing (double and twin bedrooms one end, double and twin bedrooms other end). The villa is equipped with 'cool house' system, an environmentally friendly form of cooling the villa (details sent on request). Central heating is available during the winter months. This is a non-smoking villa. Suitable for children but would ask that they are supervised at all times, especially around the pool. Travel cot and highchair are provided free of charge to our guests, we ask that you bring bed linen for the cot. Please note that we have wifi in the villa, a password will be issued while staying. Outside: Gas barbecue. Extending table and chairs for outside dining for 8 people. 2 x large parasols for shade. In addition there is seating on the upstairs balcony. Sun loungers x 6. Private heated pool (9 m x 4.5 m) with saltwater filtration system surrounded by large terrace. Electric safety pool cover. Garden planted with shrubs and trees. Parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels (except beach) are provided. Property professional cleaned before and after each occupancy. Maid service (light clean, linen and towel change) mid stay is provided for rentals of 2 weeks or more. Other: Galleried mezzanine leading onto balcony. L shaped sofa and beanbags, TV, DVD player, PS2 and games.

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