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Luxury Villa With Private Salt Water Pool & Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Dunas Douradas, Nr. Vale do Lobo, Algarve - 10 Minutes Stroll To Beautiful Sandy Beach. 6 Golf Courses Within 10 Minutes Drive

Air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, luxury villa also with wifi and Docking Station to play music from your iPad/iPod/iPhone. Just 20 minutes drive from faro airport. Dunas Douradas is an upmarket, luxury development of some 270 properties, in the midst of umbrella pines & palm trees, situated by the beach between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The resort is a safe, family-friendly environment, with a "Roman" communal pool and a children's paddling pool within the central facilities. Please note the pool area is enclosed and may only be accessed with a key fob. Temporary key fobs can be obtained from the main reception subject to a €20 refundable deposit.There is a pool bar, serving all-day food & drinks, which is also a focal point for early evening socialising, and a Reception facility which is manned from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, where the friendly staff will help you with anything from booking tours and discount golf to recommending one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. There are 2 tennis courts with a resident pro who can provide lessons for all ages. The resort is guarded by 24 hour security.

Registration Number : 172/10

Peter Grafham
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Peter Grafham

We live in England, but spend about 5 months each year visiting Portugal and the Algarve in particular. We have come to love the Portuguese people, and greatly enjoy the warmth, the food (especially seafood) and other attractions of this lovely country.

Peter Grafham purchased this villa in 2001

Why Peter Grafham chose Vale do Garrão

Our Villa was purchased a few years ago and is very much a second home for us, not merely a holiday destination. Through letting our property for some of the summer months, whilst we enjoy the UK, we hope to encourage other British people to similarly favour the delights of Portugal and its people. We are just a few minutes walk from a glorious and long stretch of sandy beach, and we provide beach towels and umbrellas so that you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy playing golf at great courses, of which there are many in the Algarve. Whether you wish to travel just a few minutes to play (there are 7 courses within 10 minutes drive) or are happy to journey a little further (at least 20 courses within 45 to 50 minutes by car), you will find very high quality golf courses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family have stayed at this Villa for several years. It is very well maintained, attractively furnished and has a great pool and built-in barbecue area. Everything you could wish for, with the most fantastic views from the balcony, especially enjoyable for evening meals while watching the sun go down. Great location and just a short walk to the beach and club house. Lots of lovely restaurants either in walking distance or a short drive away. Would highly recommend this Villa.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale do Garrão in Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom, with Bath (shower over), wash handbasin and wc. Family bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet, wc and wash handbasin. Separate WC on upper floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (3 Bedrooms), but normally 6 people. Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms on lower floor. Master Bedroom: King sized double bed & en-suite facilities. Bedroom 2: 1 double bed and 2 singles (ideal for family with young children). Bedroom 3: double bed. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with ample storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Pool heating is available, in need, at an additional cost (electricity is very expensive in Portugal) of £100 per week. Cots and High Chairs can be rented through Reception. Outside: South facing sun-drenched terrace & garden and saltwater pool. Barbecue area under upper terrace, with gas fired barbecue, for al fresco dining. Outside Bar with refrigerator and separate cupboard, fully equipped with poolside (plastic) plates, cutlery etc. patio table with 6 chairs. There are 4 parasols (2 large and 2 smaller). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (incl. beach towels) & Linen are included and changed twice weekly. Other: WC on upper floor.


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Luxury Villa With Private Salt Water Pool & Sea View
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Superb villa in quiet but central location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was ideal for our needs. It was in a quiet spot but also a short walk to the beach and the superb restaurant Maria's. Lovely pool area and great upstairs terrace with sea views. Would definitely like to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rhys, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in your ur Villa, and thank you for your very positive comments. Just a short time ago, having arrived at the Villa yesterday late afternoon, we too enjoyed relaxing (with a generous G&T, on our upper terrace. We My wife Sandra & I look forward to welcoming you back n the future. Kind regards, Peter Grafham
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your Review. We hope you had a very enjoyable time in the Algarve. My wife and I do our best to ensure that our clients have a comfortable and enjoyable time in our Villa, which for us is also a second home, and this includes ensuring that we keep the Villa well decorated, up to date a maintaining a high degree of quality. Your positive comments are much appreciated. Regards, Peter Grafham
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa situated on the popular Dunas Douradas complex. Roomy, well maintained and can accommodate up to 8 people very comfortably. The view across the complex and out to sea from the upstairs dining area is stunning and it also has a retractable canopy to give shade for lunchtimes.

The pool is larger than most villas in the area with plenty of space for sunbeds. The gas barbecue is easy to use and there is a fridge adjacent to the pool to keep everyone fully hydrated during the hot summer days.

My family have been holidaying on the Dunas complex for over 10 years now and this villa is our first choice.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very welcome comments. We try hard to ensure that any stay at our Villa is a very enjoyable experience, and one which our guests will want to repeat, and are delighted that your last visit met your very expectations. Best wishes, Peter & Sandra Grafham
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in this villa for the last ten years and I could not recommend it more highly. The property has been well maintained and tastefully modernised over the years. A brief and pleasant stroll from the beautiful beach, a number of restaurants and Dunas Douradas developments own large pool with restaurant and snack bar. I would definitely recommend hiring a car for your stay and it’s a must if you want to hit the supermarket or explore a little further afield, which is highly recommended. There are loads of great restaurants no more than a ten minute car journey away. The facilities in the villa itself are wonderful. There’s absolutely everything you could think of if you want to entertain at home and self-cater. View from the upper terrace when the sun is going down is to die for.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donal, Thank you for your very positive review. It is much appreciated. Best wishes to you and Grainne, Peter
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The beautiful sandy beaches of the Central Algarve are a 10 minute stroll from the Villa. Along the Algarve coast there are numerous other beaches & interesting bays worthy of a visit.


Faro Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from Dunas Douradas. Car Hire is more or less essential, particularly for those wishing to play golf, and is recommended as this facilitates food & drink shopping as well as allowing visitors to explore the Algarve.


The nearest town, with a decent range of shops and good supermarkets, is Almancil and is about 10 minutes drive from the Resort. There are also two further supermarkets in Vale do Lobo and in Bougainvilea Plaza (Quinta do Lago) both between 5 & 8 minutes drive. There is a large shopping Mall (Forum Algarve) in Faro, so 20 minutes away by car.

Further Details:

There are a number of excellent beach restaurants within 10 minutes walk. Dunas Douradas makes an excellent base for golf, horse riding, bird watching and walking. There is also a Go Kart track and 2 waterparks within a 15 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale do Garrão, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
4 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
18 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
9 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
20 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact Owners for bookings/enquiries.
A deposit of 25% in £ or € is required at the time of booking, with the balance due for payment 6 weeks prior to arrival. With the final payment we may ask for a deposit of £150 (€200) against possible damage/breakages during your stay; this is of course refundable. Arrivals: Due to the need to fully clean the Villa check-in is not normally before 4:00 pm. Departures: Normal check-out time is 10:00 am.

Changeover Day:
Bookings start on/changeover day is Monday(s), unless otherwise agreed with the Owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, with prices in Euros available on request.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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