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Spacious, Beautifully Furnished Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Vale Parra, Albufeira Area, Central Algarve - 5 Minute Drive to the Beaches of Gale, Salgados & Sao Rafael

A very spacious villa located on the hillside overlooking Vale da Parra to the sea. The 'Blue Flag' beaches of Sao Rafael and Gale are only a 5 minute drive away. The villa has recently been totally, and very tastefully, furnished to a high standard. The mosaic tiled swimming pool (10m x 5m) has Roman steps, and is surrounded with terraces and gardens, with a pool shower. The pool has a salt water system, which makes the pool particularly pleasant to swim in, as in normal use, no chlorine is added. The property is totally enclosed by walls and electrically operated gates. Free WiFi available.

Golf

There are many Golf courses around Val Parra. All courses are 18 holes unless otherwise stated.

Salgados - 5 minutes from Val deParra.

Morgado – 28 minutes from Val deParra. It is on the way to Portimao but inland.

Gramacho (part of Pestana Golf resorts) - around 25 minutes from Val de Parra.

Quinta do Lago South – 35 minutes from Val Parra using the motorway.

Others

Val da Pinta (part of Pestana Golf resorts) – 23 minutes from Val de Parra.

Silves Golf course (part of Pestana Golf resorts) – 23 minutes from Val Parra.

Amendoeira Golf resort – 14 minutes from Val Parra near Alcantarilha. Top golf resort and 2 championship golf courses designed by Nick Faldo.

Hotel da Balaia golf course (Albufeira) – 2x9 holes golf course (nr Olhos de Agua) 20 minutes from Val Parra.

Pine Cliffs (Albufeira) – 2x9 hole golf courses - 20 minutes from Val Parra – Praia da Falesia

Vila Sol (Vilamoura) – 35 minutes from Val Parra.

Pinhal Golf (Villamoura).

Victoria Golf (Villamoura).

Val de Milho (nr Carvoeiro) – 25 minutes from Val Parra - 9 hole par 3 course overlooking the sea.

More Details

Owner
David Sykes
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Harmonia was a fantastic base for our family holiday, the villa is huge and has gorgeous sea views, that you can actually see and appreciate.

The villa was clean and modern and has a fab BBQ area on the balcony which we used a lot ... the kitchen is well stocked and had excellent appliances. The whole family really enjoyed the spacious pool and the veranda's were a great way to relax in the evening, there was air con in every room however we didn't need it.

The villa was about a 15 min drive to Aqualand which we visited twice and has some nice restaurants nearby.

We stay in some fabulous villas in Cala D'or & Tenerife so this villa had a lot to live up and it certainly did, we have all agreed we will definitely return to Villa Harmonia. I would definitely recommend holidaying in this villa!
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Patroves in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, WC, sink unit, jacuzzi bath. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower inside bath, WC, sink unit. Bathroom with shower inside bath, WC, sink unit for bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 single beds are on runners and can be pushed together
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 single beds are on runners and can be pushed together
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double divan bed, fitted wardrobes, en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin divan beds, fitted wardrobes, en-suite. Bedroom 3 with twin divan beds, fitted wardrobes, en-suite. Bedroom 4 with single divan bed. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property has an alarm system. No smoking is permitted inside the villa. Outside: Private mosaic tiled swimming pool (10m x 5m). Ample pool-side sunloungers and umbrellas. BBQ terrace accessible from kitchen or living room. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, and safe for clients use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 1 time per week. Clients must bring their own beach towels. baggage saving - a pool towel is provided to every guest for the duration of their holiday. There is also a hairdryer. Other: Large garage suitable for 3 cars. An 8th person can be accommodated on a Z bed also for an additional £100 per week.

Reviews

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Spacious, Beautifully Furnished Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews
4

Great time, lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the villa for 2 weeks, our party consisted of 4 adults and a 10 year old, the villa was clean well equipped and much larger than we expected (the photos do not do it justice). Location was great very peaceful (except for the local cockerel which my daughter named “Frank”). Supermarket 10 minute walk away, Gale beach a 10 minute drive, parking is at premium so arrive early (we used to arrive about 9:30am to get a spot close to the beach). Also be prepared the sea is cold!

Albufeira Marina not far with great places to eat and drink, can recommend Restaurant Solar just down the road good food, service and reasonable prices.

We visited the two water parks and Zoomarine I would recommend Aqualand rather than slide and splash as it’s a bit quieter but it does have less rides. Zoomarine good day out but again arrive early to get a spot inside the park. You can hire sunbeds and parasols at the parks and it’s cheaper to buy the tickets online before you get there.

Our only criticism regarding the villa are that the two single beds in the two twin rooms are not very not comfortable, they are very low to the floor and the mattress is extremely thin.

We also thought that the patio furniture could do with an upgrade and the Wi-Fi could also benefit from an upgrade (it only really works in the lounge and kitchen areas).

On the whole a great holiday thanks David!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week long stay at Villa Harmonia with my family and have had a really relaxing time. The Villa is very spacious and clean and has everything you need for a great family holiday. The pool is really lovely and was a massive hit with us all as we spent every day relaxing on the sun beds.

The Villa itself is huge and designed really well with all the rooms being well proportioned. The front room is large and very comfortable and links onto the kitchen via double doors. The kitchen has all you need fora family self catering holiday and the welcome pack of groceries was a really nice touch. All bedrooms and front room are air conditioned which was nice as we had warm weather. The bedrooms are large and the master has a jacuzzi tub which my partner loved.

The villa is just a short walk up the hill from the main road and local supermarket but was really quiet and has the feeling of being secluded.

We didn't hire a car, but with Uber becoming more popular on the Algarve, getting about was very easy.

All in all, I would highly recommend this property as a great place to base yourselves for a relaxing Algarve holiday. 5*'s

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Photos do not depict how large this villa actually is!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and we were unsure what to expect. I have to be honest we had a few hiccups and maintenance issues during our stay, but overall this did not detract too much from the enjoyment of the property.

This villa is huge, a fantastic living space and the photos do not really do it justice. The pool was amazing and very well maintained and the plentiful sunbeds and umbrellas added to the enjoyment of the space. There are beautiful gardens at the front of the villa and it is very private even though it is next to the road which gives access to further villas up the hill. At the back of the villa there are steps leading to a patio and swing seat which give fantastic views towards Gale Beach. The villa is well equipped and we made the most of the barbecue on the patio. The beds were very comfortable and maid service part way through the week to change the towels was very welcome.

Security of the villa was very apparent with an alarm system and security gate. The only issue with this is that we arrived very late at night and in the dark did not read the letter accompanying the keys - we just wanted to get in! So the alarm went off! It would be helpful if we had been advised to follow the alarm instructions we had been given in advance!

Over the week we had a few maintenance issues regarding electric which kept cutting out. The maintenance man was brilliant as was the electrician, although I don't think it was quite resolved by the time we left. In addition there was a water leak from the shower in the master bathroom, again something to be sorted out and the key for the internal garage door needs renewing as this is your main access down to the pool during the day. Even with these issues, we had a fantastic stay and I would highly recommend this villa. It was an amazing place to stay. There is a well equipped shop 5 minutes walk down the road and Gale beach is about 5 minutes drive. I think a hire car is essential to get about. We would definitely stay at this villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an excellent time at the villa. Very tastefully decorated, very comfortable, well equipped - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt right at home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Harmonia was a fantastic base for our family holiday, the villa is huge and has gorgeous sea views that you can actually see and appreciate.

The villa was clean and modern and has a fab BBQ area on the balcony which we used a lot ... the kitchen is well stocked and had excellent appliances. The whole family really enjoyed the spacious pool and the veranda's were a great way to relax in the evening, there was air con in every room however we didn't need it.

The villa was about a 15 min drive to Aqualand which we visited twice and has some nice restaurants nearby.

We stay in some fabulous villas in Cala D'or (Majorca) & Costa Adeje (Tenerife) so this villa had a lot to live up and it certainly DID, we have all agreed we will definitely return to Villa Harmonia. I would definitely recommend holidaying in this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Faro
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
O Barco
Nearest Golf
2.5 Kilometres
Salgados
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Ferreiras
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
O Barco
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Gale
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The beaches of Sao Rafael, Gale, and Salgados are 2.5 to 3kms away.

Travel:

Faro airport is approximately 40 minutes drive away. Car hire is strongly recommended. There are some excellent restaurants within the valley area.

Distances:

Albufeira is approx 6km away, about a 10 minute drive. During the summer months there are street entertainers and live music in many bars. Close to Albufeira is the Marina, which offers more bars, restaurants and shops alongside some very impressive boats.

The town of Guia, famous for chicken piri-piri, is 5km away and has the Algarve shopping centre close by, which has a wide range of shops and restaurants, including a hypermarket, where you will find most things you will ever need.

Further Details:

Nearest supermarket is 300 metres, as is the nearest cashpoint, restaurant and cafe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Patroves, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 17-2
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 
 
MID 18-1
31 Mar 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£732
for 5 nights
£1,025
 
 
MID 18-2
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
HIGH 18-1
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 7 nights
£1,575
 
 
HIGH 18-2
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
MID 18-3
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£732
for 5 nights
£1,025
 
 
LOW 18
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
£770
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Details given at time of telephone/email contact. A security deposit of £300 is required.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday, although some flexibility is available during off peak periods.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner'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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