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Villa with own Private Pool, Games Room, Free Wifi, walking distance to old town

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


About the property

Villa in Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - In a Residential Area, 20 Minute Walk To Beach/Town

Villa in Vale de Pedras. Spacious family villa with own private pool 8m x 4m. It is in a residential area overlooking the town of Albufeira.

The villa is spacious throughout. The accommodation consists of:-

3 bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have king size beds whilst the third bedroom has 3 single beds. There is also a travel cot supplied FOC, if required. All are fitted with air con units.

There are 3 bathrooms, one being an en suite. All bathrooms have a hair dryer.

The basement is a games room with a pool table, table tennis table and table football. This room leads directly out to the pool area. There is also a 2nd Fridge/Freezer for your drinks and food by the pool. Plenty of loungers, chairs, tables, parasols, inflatables, plus an assortment of toys for the children. Pool towels are also included.

The lounge has 2 x 3 seater settees, 37" TV, DVD player, Satellite box for English TV, CD player plus CD's and DVD's and free internet access.

The dining area has table and chairs for 6 people.

The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons including a deep fat fryer, slow cooker and juicer.

The villa has everything you could possibly want for your holiday.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 July, 2017

About Lesley

I live in England with my partner. We also have 3 cats. We have been visiting Portugal now for more than 20 years and love everything about it.

Lesley purchased this villa in 2005

Why Lesley chose Algarve

We are both keen golfers and love the variety of golf courses in the Algarve. We love the area and the people and therefore decided to buy a property that was central for everything. 2 kilometres from the beach and old town of Albufeira, 10 minute drive to our favourite golf course, Salgados. 10 to 15 minutes from the night life and a nice peaceful area to unwind and relax.

What makes this villa unique

Over time we have put everything in the house that is essential for people staying either 1 week or 3 months. This is good so guests don't have to over pack their suitcases and worry about the extra weight at the airport. As we like to run the villa as a home you will find some provisions in the cupboards and fridge when you arrive and we just ask guests to replace what they use for the next guests. This way if you have a late flight at least you will be able to make yourself a snack and a drink when you arrive. Many of our bookings are repeat bookings. Some of our guests have been going on a yearly or twice yearly basis since we bought the property. Not only do they come back themselves but also recommend us to their family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to thank you for a fantastic holiday. Your villa is truly a home from home, a beautiful spacious villa with a great BBQ and pool area. The villa is furnished above and beyond what you would expect of a rental property, to the highest standards.

Great value for money, i will definitely be recommending your villa to my family and friends.

Mr and Mrs Arnold, May 2011

We all had a very enjoyable holiday in your beautiful villa. Our stay was brilliant from the moment we were picked up from the airport until the moment we were dropped back again.

Eion. July 2011

We had a great week, we were a party of 2 couples and 2 singles.

We spent most days lazing around the pool and enjoying a BBQ lunch. The crockery and cutlery and fridge provided in the basement was easy access to the pool area and kept beers on hand!

We had a wonderful time and have already booked again for 2013. This time with our new baby and grandparents.

Mr & Mrs George, June 2012
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, WC, bidet. Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower, separate shower, WC. Bathroom downstairs with bath/shower, WC, bidet, medicine/first aid box. All bathrooms have a hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, security safe. Bedroom 2 with King size bed and travel cot Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds. All bedrooms have air-conditioning units. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The villa is self catering and is a non smoking villa. Smoking is permitted outside. There are 2 ceiling fans in lounge/dining area. There is off street parking. Logs are supplied for winter use. Included in the price is a highchair, push chair and travel cot. Outside: The pool is 4m x 8m and is cleaned weekly by a local company. An outside shower and built in BBQ with sink. The pool has a coloured light and there is also outside lighting for sitting out for late afternoon/evening BBQ and drinks. There are loungers and mattresses, large tables with Parasols and chairs for up to 8 people. There is a patio area to the front of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels/linen and pool towels provided. Maid service provided at the end of rental. Other: Basement/Games Room with 2nd fridge/freezer, pool furniture, Inflatables, Parasols, children's toys. Plastic plates and Goblets. CD player and various CDs. New Games Room comprises of 7FT POOL TABLE, FULL SIZE TABLE TENNIS TABLE AND TABLE FOOTBALL.


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Villa with own Private Pool, Games Room, Free Wifi, walking distance to old town
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We (5 adults, 2 toddlers and a baby) had a great holiday in this wonderfully equipped 5 star plus Villa. Everything you can think of was provided. The local amenities were great, the weather was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed fisherman's beach where the children could safely play etc. The customer service was first class. We will highly recommend the property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Fisherman's beach is the closest beach to the villa and it was great the children enjoyed it.
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Generally good

  • 4 of 5

Villa was clean and comfortable with an excellent games room, however pool was extremely cold!! Louise and Kevin who looked after us during our stay were helpful and informative. Ana and her husband who lived behind villa and ran a minibus service were also lovely and very accommodating. Villa was not as central as we thought as old town was a good 30 mins walk away with only a few small cafes (which were very reasonably priced with lovely staff) within short walking distance. Closest supermarket (Lidl) was also at least 20 min walk away. Would definitely say that unless you are happy with a good walk to places a car would be needed which would make most areas accessible within 5-10 Mins.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, brilliant villa

  • 5 of 5

The description of the villa and the photos do not do it justice. It was in a fab location, away from the hustle and bustle but only a €1.40 bus ride to the old town with all the shops and restaurants you need. Very spacious rooms and a beautiful pool with the games room just making it that more perfect. I would book this villa again in a heartbeat as the owner was so helpful even with booking private reasonably priced transfers.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, home from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here May for 10 nights with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons. Everything went really well from organised airport pick up, greeting at the villa and the rest of our stay.

The property is very spacious and equipped with everything you could want, I cannot think of anything that is missing. It is located in a quiet, seemingly mainly residential area, near the bus station. It is out of the centre of Albufeira, took us about 20-30 minutes at a leisurely stroll to get to the old town. We tended to take a taxi back which cost between 4 and 6 euros, including tip, depending on where you caught it.

The boys loved the pool and spent a lot of time in there (a bit cold), we also made good use of the pool table and table tennis table. There is a fridge, cutlery, crockery etc down near the pool so you don't need to bring that downstairs. There is also a cd player and plenty of cd's if you want to listen to a bit of music whilst relaxing around the pool.

The lounge is very comfortable, has TV, DVD player and DVD's.

Kitchen equipped with everything you could want.

Bedrooms spacious with plenty of storage and with 3 bathrooms (1 ensuite) there is no queuing!

I would have no hesitation in staying here again or recommending it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. i am pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday and found the villa had everything you wanted for your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation , villa everything you could possibly need.lesley thought of everything.place in a perfect location, close to bus station, no need to rent a vehicle. Grocery store just down the road. We really enjoyed the games room and pool right next to it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Our entire family enjoyed this villa from top to bottom during a recent stay.

Such a well equipped place, there was nothing we were short of. The playground / cafe was only a short stroll from the villa where the kids played when they weren't making use of the games room or pool. It was an added bonus to have wifi in the villa so we could touch base with family back home. Taxi's were cheap ( approx €3.50-€5 for family of 5) on days when our walking excursions to the old town tourist area were a little too long for small feet to walk back. Overall a most enjoyable experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Balia 9 hole course
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Fishermans Beach
Car: not necessary


Albufeira sandy beach stretches for miles and is approximately a 20 minute walk away or the main bus terminal is at the end of the road where you can board a free bus shuttle to/from the town. Excursion buses to the Zoo Marine, Slide and Splash and other tourist attractions also go from the bus terminal. The town itself has many shops and restaurants.


Faro airport is a 40 minute drive away. You can either hire a car at the airport, get a shuttle bus to the resort or a reliable and friendly taxi service can be arranged. The charge for the taxi service is 70 Euros 1 to 4 people and 90 Euros 5 to 8 people, return. Car hire is not necessary as all amenities are within walking distance of the villa.


Supermarkets, bar, cafes, gift shops are all within walking distance of the villa. The "strip" is a 20 minute walk away where you will find many choices of restaurants, bars and night life. There are a couple of Portuguese cafes very near to the villa that serve excellent food.

Further Details:

Close to the villa is a park with swings, climbing frames and slides for the youngsters. Zoomarine is a must for young and old alike. The main attraction is the dolphin show. You can even arrange to swim with them. Slide and Splash is also a good day out for the children. There are numerous supermarkets in the area for the essential beers and wine. Near to the villa is a fresh fish and vegetable market and a butchers for the food for cooking on the BBQ. The town of Albufeira is a busy thriving town with plenty of good restaurants and cafes. The Portuguese people are friendly and make you very welcome. There are numerous gift shops dotted around the town selling local pottery. The marinas of Albufeira and Vilamoura are not far away where you can go on a boat trip to see the dolphins out at sea and the caves along the shore line. The gypsy market is next to the Albufeira bus station and is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The Spanish border is an hours motorway drive away. To the West a coastal drive to Sagres, is a fine days trip and Cape St Vincent is very similar to Cornwall.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Rates are per week based on up to 7 persons.

A 25% non refundable deposit is required when booking, remaining monies due 8 weeks before departure. Cheque payment in pounds sterling, bank transfer or credit card. Please note: 'Book now' is an optional payment feature of Owners Direct. If you would like to book directly with myself then please feel free to make an enquiry or phone before you make your decision.

£200 security deposit is payable with final payment to cover breakages etc. This will be refunded (less any breakages/damage) within 7 days after end of rental.

Changeover Day:
Rental day is flexible but may be governed by the previous guests or next guests check out/check in day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 10 day bookings/prices are available upon request. Check in is from 2pm on day of arrival and check out is by 10 am on day of departure.

For rentals between January and March for 1 month or longer, please contact for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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