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Beautiful Villa Heated Private Pool, Sea Views, AirCon, WIFI, Family Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Bolequieme, Loule, Vilamoura area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Amazing Views Out to Sea. Great Pool, Fantastic Sun Spot. Perfect Location to Relax In Private.

Casa Donald is situated about 20 minutes from Faro airport. This attractive and secluded rural villa is set in 2 acres of private gardens in which figs, olives, Almonds and lemons are growing. More information at www.algarvevilla.xyz .The villa has been sympathetically converted but retains many original features. The pool is set in a private terrace to the house and there is a top sun terrace which has uninterrupted views to the sea and BBQ. The whole villa is double glazed to help keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With blackout shutters to all windows. The Villa is equipped as a home from home, with everything you need to make you stay as comfortable as possible.

Nicola Cooper
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Nicola Cooper

We love Portugal and the people in this country. What attracted us to our villa was the privacy and the fantastic views. We have had many wonderful evenings chatting and enjoying the expansive views out to the sea. There is such a relaxed feel to the villa it is an ideal place to unwind. also perfect for sun worshippers due to the Sun Terrace which enjoys the full shine of the sun from Dawn til sunset.

Nicola Cooper purchased this villa in 2000

Why Nicola Cooper chose Loule region

We have owned this villa since 2000. It is ideal for anyone wanting privacy and suitable as a family home and very comfortable. It goes without saying that we love Portugal and especially the Loule area where our home is. The swimming pool is well maintained and in pristine condition and can be heated if required. We have land around the house some of which is garden and the rest is wild and full of trees, shrubs and flowers. There are other houses nearby but we are not overlooked which gives us privacy.

What makes this villa unique

Secluded. Quiet. Birds singing. Walking cross country.

No tourists. Local hospitality at Portuguese prices. Relaxing by the pool. Privacy. Sun. Easy to get to. Relaxing. Well Equipped. Home from home. And did I mention Quiet. Secluded, and Bird Song. Fresh Clean Air. Master bedroom with King Size Bed

Guestbook comments from the owner

Latest Comments from our Guests.

March 2013


We would like to thank you for our lovely stay at your Villa last week we had a great week the weather was mostly good and the Villa was really comfortable and gave us a really good base. The pool was really warm and used every day the sun was out, the views were fantastic. Lorraine was also very helpful and welcoming.

November 2012


Your property is lovely, well maintained and has such stunning views.

We got a lot of bird watching in, Waxbill and Bonelli's Eagle spotted.

Thanks again Nicola, I would definitely return to your property.


Excellent villa flexible accommodation but beautifully private.


A lot of Villa for the money, next time we will book the Aircon it is really needed after being on the sun terrace for a good Sunbath even in June.


Loved the Location, Shame we had to leave. Please can we buy your villa ?


Nice Village, very welcoming, easy place to get to, and no n
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Boliqueime in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to bedroom 1 bath, hand basin and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower, hand basin and WC. Bathroom servicing bedroom 3 and 4 with bath, hand basin, WC and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , king size bed in master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and ensuite. Bedroom 2 with double bed and ensuite. Bedroom 3 with double bed and 1 single. All rooms have wardrobes / drawers. Bedroom 4 can be made up if required with twin singles. £50 pw. Air-conditioning in all rooms if required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: The property can accommodate 9 people though we are happy to rent it to small groups if required. If you require the 4th bedroom this is available for £50 pw. There is extensive sunbathing areas with a private terrace with views out to the sea and also a second terrace that is by the pool. Internet Access available. Outside: Private pool with heating if required. BBQ, sun terrace and patio. The Villa is located in a 4000m2 Plot so is surrounded with much local plant life and forna, Almond trees, olive trees, Fig trees, Orange and Lemon trees. This is a well kept rustic garden with the villa residing in the centre of the land giving you peace and tranquillity, away from prying eyes. As the villa is situated in the country side you have very little noise form local traffic. The villa has a private driveway with ample secure parking, off road from multiple cars. The outside lighting around the Villa make an evening by the pool with a drink and a BBQ meal very enjoyable. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, house cleaned at weekend changeover. Other: 2 Terraces and BBQ


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


overall relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The villa was well equipped and spacious, It is remote but we were aware of that, the village itself is extremely small, with only one decent bar/restaurant within easy walking distance (cooper's bar) which served excellent food and friendly staff, the nearest convenience store was a good 30 minute walk away, so you may as well drive into town where you have supermarkets. The directions to the villa was not the easiest to follow, we did get lost, but when rang Natalie (management team) she was very helpful, as was paul who cleaned the pool on a regular basis, happy to give us directions etc when asked how to get anywhere,

Only really a couple of negatives were,: No welcome pack. which would have been helpful as the villa is remote, I have stayed in several villas over the years and always received a small welcome pack with essentials, would only cost a few euros for tea sachets/coffee/milk and water.

we were there 10 days, we did not have a villa clean or towels changed, but there was only 3 of us so we could utilise the towels in the spare bedroom, I did not particulary want to do washing whilst on holiday.

Plus it would have been nice to have some pool lights

Overall a relaxing holiday with only little niggly things

Pauline and John

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for feedback on our Villa, I am glad you have a relaxing time whilst on your holiday. The Villa is situated in the quaint typically Portuguese village, which has 2 very good restaurants and another bar café that serves excellent Portuguese style snacks. Coopers is a great restaurant but just 200 feet across from Coopers is an excellent traditional Portuguese restaurant that severs dishes like char grilled fresh grilled, pork and chicken. Both the Café bar and restaurant are excellent value for money. About 300 feet away from Coopers next to the café bar there is a great mini market that is well stocked and open 7 days a week, and sells everything you would need for a holiday stay. We have reviewed the directions to the villa and made a couple of minor alterations. It is great to know that our management company were available to talk to en-route and help guide you in. It is instances like these that they are there for to make your holiday more enjoyable. Welcome packs are available on our booking form. The management company have changed the bulb and tested them all and they are all working perfectly. The lights around the pool area are on a sensor so they switch on automatically as it gets dark this is working 100%. We are sorry you have a few issues during your stay and thank you for your feedback and four star rating, we hope to see you again at Casa Donald. Thank you
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Great location, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great base for exploring what the Algarve has to offer. Casa Donald has all the amenities you need and is well equipped for a comfortable stay. The views are outstanding as were some of the glorious sunsets. 10/15 minutes to some wonderful beaches. Vilamoura has some wonderful restaurants. Close enough to something for everyone, young and old alike. The pool was a great place to spend the days when we stayed in. Paul and Natalie were both very helpful. Looking forward to our return

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the villa well equipped and had a great stay
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Relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Donald, you couldn't ask for a better holiday, the views from the balcony and sun terrace are spectacular, the well kept gardens with their beautiful flowers and fruit trees are visited regularly by azure Magpies and too many butterfly species to mention, the villa itself is homely, we'll equipped and very comfortable and is only a short walk from a couple of quaint local restaurants, the walk is a pleasant one, through groves of olive and fig trees, and the staff at these restaurants are friendly and welcoming, The villa manager Paul is very friendly and keen to help and gave us some great, local knowledge tips on where to eat and visit, all in all a great holiday, we will be booking again soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous feedback Danny I am glad you had a great stay. I will pass on your comments to Paul as well.
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Great location, great pool

  • 4 of 5

Great location (short easy drives to Faro old town and the many beautiful beaches). Beautiful views, great pool. The local village is charming and we enjoyed both Coopers bar for a few evening drinks and the family run Portuguese restaurant (excellent food). The villa itself is spacious and the owner was professional and helpful in all communications. In summary, it is a great base from which to experience the best of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you and we look forward to welcoming you again
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A lovely break

  • 5 of 5

Casa Donald was just as we hoped. Plenty of room for 5 adults in a peaceful location with beautiful views. Unfortunately we picked the wrong week weather-wise but the pool, and a nearby golf course, were enjoyed by the men. A couple of evenings were spent at Coopers, great to be able to walk there and it was a very welcoming bar with good food.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Casa Donald was perfect beautiful villa with everything you need (like home from home). Six of us from our family stayed for a week very spacious you didn't feel like you where under each other's feet , recommended bars,cafes and restaurants are very good and friendly people.Would recommend Riley's cafe really friendly and gave us ideas and directions of places to visit , will defiantly return owners and representatives are really efficient

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit required to secure a booking and the balance is payable no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival along with a returnable damages deposit of £300.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
All prices and payment in GBP, We also take Credit Card Payments with a 4 % surcharge. fees, charges and currency conversion rates are the buyers responsibility. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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