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Self contained villa alongside large heated pool in mature countryside location - Azeitona (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

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



Azeitona (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

This modern and comfortable, single storey villa has three double bedrooms which all have shaded terraces and en suite facilities.

A bright and airy lounge dining room opens onto a huge shaded terrace for relaxation and al fresco dining, all overlooking the 10 x 5 metre solar heated swimming pool.

Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer.

Ipod/MP3 docking station supplied and free Wi-Fi available.

The main bedroom is double aspect and has its own private pretty courtyard, en suite bathroom with separate shower.

Two further bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and their own terrace.

All bedrooms may be either with a king size bed or altered to be twin bedded.

Azeitona is adjacent to Amendoa (2 bedroom villa) so it is ideal for parties who wish to holiday together but still retain their own privacy.

More Details

About the property


We are near the small traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao yet only a short drive from the walled town of Lagos. Stunning countryside surrounds the villa. Within easy reach of fabulous beaches, dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages and historic towns. Both villas, Azeitona and Amendoa, are single storey properties arranged around the large sun terrace and solar heated swimming pool with uninterrupted views of the countryside. They are well equipped and self contained and may be rented individually or are ideal for groups/families wishing to holiday together. All bedrooms are en suite and have their own terraces. An additional self contained one bedroom villa available when both properties are taken together, to bring the maximum sleeping capacity up to 12. Each villa has its own outside dining and seating areas and additionally, on the lower level is the Mediterranean style garden which has several secluded seating areas and the communal BBQ and large shaded dining area.

Registration Number : 1795/AL

Mark and Ruth
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Mark and Ruth

We live permanently in Portugal having moved here 5 years ago to pursue our dream of running a holiday business. We chose this property as it had all we want in a holiday - the peacefulness of the countryside, a proper swimming pool, closeness to wonderful beaches and access to great restaurants in a variety of lovely locations.

We really enjoy meeting and greeting all our guests and making new friends.

We love the Portuguese way of life, the food and wine and especially the sunshine!

Mark and Ruth purchased this villa in 2010

Why Mark and Ruth chose Barão de São João

We fell in love with the peace and quiet in idyllic countryside and being surrounded by our own Olive, Almond and Fig trees. It is only 5 mins drive to the nearest beach and there is a fabulous variety to choose from. Historic Lagos (10 minutes drive) has a great atmosphere and all the excellent street-side cafes and restaurants and yet we also love ambling into the small traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao on a summers evening.

What makes this villa unique

The property is tranquil and with the large solar heated pool is a perfect holiday spot. There is something for everyone with the variety of restaurants, historic sites, country walks and beaches within a few minutes drive. Further afield the surfing waves of the dramatic West Coast beckon.

All linen and towels including Pool and beach towels provided free of charge to help with those strict luggage allowances!

With loads on the doorstep it is tempting to be busy all the time yet the facilities of the BBQ area, gardens and terracing are great for a "not having to go anywhere" day! Perfect for parties to catch up and chill together!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful setting and excellent facilities. You couldn't ask for anything more! I would happily recommend the Quinta to family, friends and total strangers! Thanks for a great 2 weeks. Frank Cooper, West Midlands

A spotlessly clean, well equipped and spacious villa, set in the most idyllic setting, for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. Evenings on the terraced Bbq area were fantastic for dining with the family and friends. Penny Chapman, Channel Islands.

Just completed a 10 day stay in the villa amongst stunning and panoramic views between the villages of Espiche and Barao de Sao Joao. Excellent facilities provided - large peaceful pool overlooking the hillside and terrace for that afternoon snooze in the sun! Local towns provide ample restaurants through winding cobbled streets. The west coast is not to be missed! The Wise's, Hants.
Dec 2010
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Booking Notes:
20% non refundable deposit and completed booking form required within 7 days to secure booking. £200 refundable security deposit and balance required 8 weeks before holiday start date. Short breaks available out of peak season - please contact us.

Sterling, Euro or USD payment accepted by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is normally after 4pm and departure time normally before 10am.

Notes on prices:
If Azeitona and Amendoa are to be rented together please add the two prices together.
An additional 2 people may be accommodated in the one bedroom villa - please contact us for details and prices.

Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) are only available out of peak season, please contact us.
There are no hidden extras!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barão de São João in Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • All bedrooms can be either twin or king size beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa benefits from an open plan living area with casual seating and dining facilities both inside and outside on the terrace. All bedrooms are ensuite and can be king size or twin bedded. 2 Cots and High chair available on request at no extra charge. Laundry facilities and ample drying available. All linen and towels are provided, including pool/beach towels. Welcome pack on arrival. There are no hidden extras! Includes all linen and towels, including pool/beach towels. Outside: Both villas open onto the front terrace around the 10 x 5m solar heated pool. The outside area is spacious and the pool terracing overlooks the lower garden and countryside. Loungers and mats are provided ideal for sunbathing and relaxation. The pool is shared between Amendoa and Azeitona. The villas have private, shaded terracing leading from the bedrooms with seating and loungers in addition to the separate terraces for outside dining. The Mediterranean style garden has a large communal BBQ house and shaded dining area with huge dining table easily seating the maximum occupancy. Secluded seating areas are also dotted around the garden.


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Azeitona (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely location, relax or explore as you wish

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We are a family with three children aged between 4 and 10, Azeitona was ideal for us. The additional one Bedroom apartment for Grandparents was also ideal.

Mark and Ruth are great hosts, very friendly and helpful and maintain the property to a very high standard.

Everything we needed was provided, in fact we stayed for three weeks and only travelled with hand luggage! as not only are bath towels provided but so too are pool / beach towels. The very well equipped laundry room and reliable weather means you really can travel light and we still brought too much!

The location suited us, peaceful with lovely country scenery. Lagos is less than 15 minutes, and the West Coast is very easily accessed too. A car is essential and with Luz cars is very easy and great value.

The pool is very well maintained and heated to a perfect temperature!

If you like to BBQ then the BBQ house and outdoor eating areas are excellent, again with everything you need.

Thank you Mark and Ruth, we will be back and will definitely recommend to friends too.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Alice, Jennifer, Eilish and Niall We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday here in the Algarve. The property and the facilities are designed toi make the holiday, the packing and the stay as easy as possible - good to know we succeeded and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Mark and Ruth
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Caramba Bar & Restaurant, Barao de Sao Joao
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Espiche Golf
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A22 to Faro linking to Motorway to Spain or Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Fontenario, Espiche
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Praia Da Luz
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are close to many country and cliff walks. An experienced guide is available by prior arrangement to help manage, design and lead walking holidays if required.


The stunning Algarve beaches of Lagos, Praia Du Luz, Burgau and Salema are a few minutes drive. Excellent for children and offering a variety of water sport activities. Lovely cliff walks and coastal paths all 5-10 minute drive.

The dramatic and secluded beaches of the West Coast are an easy 30 minute drive and a number offer surfing schools in view of the excellent surfing conditions.


Nearest Airport is Faro which is an easy 60 min drive on the motorway A22, with Lisbon Airport and Seville Airport both about 3 hrs away. Car hire is essential.

We can arrange and book your car hire with a reputable and local company.


The traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao, with 7 bars/cafes, several restaurants and a couple of small shops is 4km and is a delightful walk 30 min through the valley along the country lane. The historic walled town of Lagos is about 8kms with street side cafes and restaurants, boutique shops, supermarkets, fish and vegetable market and interesting churches, fort and modern marina.

Further Details:

Nearest ATM is Barao de Sao Joao (4km) and outside the village post office. In the same small street are 5 cafe/bars.

Lagos (10mins) has a selection of banks and many conveniently located ATM's, including the large supermarkets of Intermarche, Continente and Lidl. Here you will also find bustling markets for fresh fish and vegetables, cafes and restaurants on cobbled streets, stunning cliff tops and beaches. The modern marina is a great place to sit and watch from one of the many waterside bars and offers boat trips including sea fishing, dolphin watching, sailing charters and scenic viewing of the caves and grottos.

Medieval Silves (40km) is surrounded by cork forests and and orange groves and houses a Cork Museum. At the Western most peninsular Sagres (35km) and its Fort are steeped in navigational history and Cabo de Sao Vincente offers spectacular cliff walks and sea views.

The mountains of Monchique (40km) are famous for their views, walking and waters. There are also some great hillside restaurants towards the peak of Foia offering great views of the Algarve and more especially traditional country cooking like Wild Boar in Plum sauce when the fresh fish becomes too much!