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Luxury 3 Bed Air-Con Villa On Quinta Da Saudade a Small Estate Of Private Villas



Updated: 09-Jul-2016
Villa on Quinta da Saudade, Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Central Algarve - Set In 24 Acres, 2 Pools, Tennis And Ideally Situated To Most Attractions In The Central Algarve

A richly refurbished 3 bedroom villa with 3 bathrooms, sitting on the hillside of an ancient river bank with magnificent views either to the undeveloped hillside opposite or across the nature reserve to the sea and cliffs at Armacao de Pera.

The villa consists of an upper level with 2 bedrooms and below a self-contained 1 bedroom with its own kitchen/wetroom. Ideal for the parents/in-laws or to hide away from the kids. There is air-conditioning in each bedroom and the lounge. Each level has its own terrace. WiFi and full UK television packages are provided including sport and there is access to a Filmclub and Music.

Sited on the Quinta da Saudade in a rural setting with well established gardens, it is a small estate of semi-detached villas, which is situated a few miles west of Albufeira and about a mile inland. The Quinta is around forty minutes drive from Faro airport.

The nearest beach, just over a mile away, is the largest on the Algarve and there are many sandy coves down the side roads. The Quinta has two shared pools, a tennis court, crazy golf, petanque and horse riding. On-site, there is a pool bar open during the day in summer months and a separate bar and restaurant in the evening.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We used to rent villas on the Quinta da Saudade around twenty years ago when the children were young as it is an ideal spot for families where the children can toddle off and make friends.

We returned recently and found it unchanged and as lovely as we remembered it, so much so, we decided to buy a villa of our own.

We hope you find it as relaxing and enjoyable as we do.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Many thanks for the use of the your beautiful villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our

stay. We loved the Quinta and would love to go back next year. EB Aug 2012.

"We really enjoyed ourselves. The villa is gorgeous" SW Jun 2012

"Just a message to say what a great time my family and myself had at your villa. Your photos did not do it justice, its in such a great area and the Quinta is lovely." GN Sept 2011

"Thank you for making our stay at 9a possible. We had a wonderful 10

days and really enjoyed returning to 9a. What a great make-over you

undertook. Valerie and I wish the Hagel family many years of enjoyable holidays

in what is now 5 star accommodation." BM June 2011 (Previous owner)

"We have now returned from our fabulous holiday at your gorgeous villa

in Portugal. Your villa was perfect and done up to such a high standard we were all very impressed." CT Oct 2011
Mar 2011
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Outstanding property - great location & facilities

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Quinta for the past 14 years and always had great holidays. The Quinta itself is a real gem - a small but low density development of traditional houses set on the side of a valley with views to the coast. The gardens are superbly maintained and the facilities include two pools. The support staff are excellent and always very helpful.

Villa 9a is a very good property with all the facilities you would expect. The rooms are spacious and air conditioned which makes a big difference in the summer. The partly covered patio is very large and includes a bbq and fantastic views to the sea. The villa is very well maintained and any issues are resolved quickly. We can thoroughly recommend both the Quinta and Villa 9a for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quinta da Saudade, Albufeira

Port do Sol, Quinta da Saudade

  • 4 of 5

Our recent visit was our fourth and won't be our last. The villa is a real haven of peace, away from other built-up areas and traffic yet close to a good road network. The quality of the accommodation is excellent and the Quinta is run by a small but efficient team who unobtrusively manage all aspects of ensuring a comfortable holiday.

Since our first visit, the small restaurant has gone from excellent French style cuisine to more downmarket fare, but there are many first class eating places within a short drive.

Not only would we recommend the property to friends and family, we aren't allowed not to invite the rest of our clan when we go there!

During our last two stays, other owners and guests have asked to inspect the property as it has the reputation of being of such outstanding quality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Villa in a Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two holidays in this beautiful villa.

The villa has been refurbished to a very high standard. While we travel with 3 children under 10 years, it would be perfect for a family with grandparents traveling too. The apartment downstairs would be perfect for guests.

While the pool is shared, the estate is well managed and there is a nice mix of families and couples. In addition, there are beautiful beaches less than a 5 minute drive away.

I would highly recommend this villa. We have travelled to this area of the Algarve for many years, and this is without doubt the best accommodation we have found.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation.
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West Yorkshire

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June 2012 for two weeks our friends have been coming to Quinta De Saudade for a long time and we decided to join them for their 25th Wedding Anniversary the villa is beautiful with a large balcony the sun sets were amazing. The villa has air conditioning which is a must for us and it is decorated to a very high standard we loved it here and if we came back we would most certainly want to stay here.

Thanks for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the property in November 2010 and it has undergone a heavy renovation program since to what, you will hopefully agree, is 5 star standard. The villa is now the best on the Quinta and ready for your enjoyment. Casa Por do Sol, meaning "house of the sunset", faces west, so enjoy a "sundowner" on the terrace, then wander down for an excellent evening meal in the Quinta restaurant followed by a digestif in the bar or alternatively, visit one of the local restaurants. Local taxis are relatively cheap. I am sure you will be provided with a holiday that will be remembered!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : First Bar at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander, Bilbao at 1000 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Museu, Prima Pasta, SalgadosMar at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale, Salgados at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are stables within the complex where you can take riding lessons, go for scenic horse rides or just pet the horses and ponies as you wish.

There is a wetlands wildlife reserve opposite the Quinta with varied bird life in residence.

For the gourmet, there are many good restaurants in the vicinity and there is a two Michelin star in Gale and another in Armacao de Pera.

Sir Cliff Richard owns a vineyard nearby which can be toured by appointment.

There is a tennis court on-site which can be hired for a small fee. Two tennis rackets are available in the villa.


The nearest beach is just over a mile away, a huge beach which is miles long stretching from Gale to Armacao de Pera. Get the mountain bikes out and try Carlos' beach bar or various restaurants on Fisherman's Beach in Amacao de Pera for barbequed fish caught that morning. Other cove beaches are close by e.g. Gale and Salgados which can be reached by turning right and then down various right turns. Keep straight on if you want to go to Albufeira (about 4 miles).


Faro airport serves the Algarve and is around forty minutes drive away. Most budget airlines serve Faro from UK airports and BA from Gatwick.

There is a local bus network but a hire car is highly recommended.

If you wish to bring your car from the UK, it is about 600 miles from the ports of Santander or Bilbao which are served by Brittany Ferries. There are motorways for most of the journey which are not busy.


The Quinta is one and a half miles from Pera, a mile from Vale de Parra and about 4 miles from Albufeira and Armacao de Pera.

Try the main road, N125, for many attractions which is reached by turning right out of QdS and right at third roundabout. Turn left for a water park, turn right for SeaMarine, keep going to Guia, famous for Piri-Piri chicken or keep on a little further to the Algarve shopping centre.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 26 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2016 - 23 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 5 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
6 Apr 2017 - 17 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
18 May 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
15 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Oct 2017 - 29 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
The traditional changeover day is Thursdays on the Quinta especially during high season but we will try and be flexible.

We will be pleased to discuss if you have other requirements e.g. long weekends or long term stays.

Notes on prices:
We will be pleased to discuss rates for weekend visits and long term lets.

For late deals, please contact us and try your luck!

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From the Owner

The Quinta features 2 pools within beautiful, well maintained gardens. The lower pool is served by a bar with food available until 8 p.m.. On Saturdays in high season, a barbeque is held on-site which is not to be missed. It is a very safe site with many local amenities and is centrally located with easy access to all attractions, local markets, nightlife and many excellent restaurants for eating out.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Walk-in Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite to the double bedroom containing a shower and a toilet. Bathroom 2 services bedroom 2 and family use for the living room and contains a bath with shower and a toilet. Bathroom 3 downstairs, has a walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Cot available
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be split into singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) plus cots are available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 contains a double bed, window overlooking the terrace and hillside. Built-in wardrobe and Safe. Bedroom 2 contains twin beds with windows to the courtyard and gardens. Wardrobe. Bedroom 3 contains twin beds with french doors opening to a small terrace with views over the gardens. Built-in wardrobe.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The three bedroom, semi-detached villa is laid out across two floors. The upper floor contains two bedrooms and bathrooms with a lounge/diner leading on to a terrace with views over the hillside opposite, the nature reserve and the countryside to the sea and cliffs at Armacao de Pera. The large terrace contains furniture for al-fresco dining together with loungers and a built-in barbeque. There is a door to an internal staircase to reach the lower floor, which forms a self-contained twin bedded studio with a separate kitchen and wetroom. The Studio has large tilt or turn french doors to a smaller terrace with views over the gardens, countryside and to the sea. Changeover days are flexible, depending upon demand. Please enquire. Please note that this is a non-smoking property. Smoking is permitted on the terraces. Outside: The main terrace contains a six seat dining suite and two sun loungers. There is also a built-in barbeque on the main terrace. The lower terrace has a table and two chairs. There is also a large roof terrace with superb panoramic views. However, this is kept locked as it has low parapets and could be quite dangerous especially for children. The key will be provided upon request which implies that full responsibility is accepted. Utility Room: There is a washing machine available in a utility room in the courtyard. 2 sets of golf clubs, tennis bats and his and her mountain bikes are available free of charge. Childrens' cots and highchairs are available from the Quinta site office. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is provided three days per week, typically Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Towels and bed linen are included and are changed weekly. Beach/Pool towels are also provided. There is also a washing machine available. Other: The downstairs studio has a two seater settee and has a LCD HD television in the bed/sitting room. There is a breakfast bar in the kitchen and table and chairs on the veranda. There is a large walk-in shower in the bathroom with various "spray" options.

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