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Spaciously designed, open plan villa; High specification; WiFi & private pool

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,636 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Guia, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - Traditional Portuguese inspired design, in the Tranquil Setting of Quinta Dos Alamos [with WiFi]

Bosque Limão: Fully FLEXIBLE booking arrangements - YOU choose the days of arrival & departure that best suit you for cheaper flights - we'll be delighted to host you! A meet & greet facility & welcome pack for all guests. Our fantastic, fully re-modeled 4 bedroom villa, with a/c, sleeps up to 10-people. 2 King Size bedrooms, 1 Twin bedroom, 1 Bunk bedroom & Queen sofa-bed in the living room. A modern shower room & separately a luxury bathroom. We have one of the largest footprints in this exclusive villa development, in QUINTA dos ALAMOS, on the edge of the quaint village of Guia, occupying 30 acres, with 10 acres of communal, landscaped gardens; set in beautiful countryside with the magnificent backdrop of the Monchique Mountains. We are only 35 minutes West of Faro International Airport. Just 3km inland from the beach resort of Armação de Pêra & 6km from Albufeira, the tourist capital of the Algarve. The pretty little villages of Alcantarilha & Gale are only minutes away. There is a safe & the villa is alarmed & patrolled!

A spacious villa, with 152.31 sq m / 1,640 sq ft of living areas!

More Details

Owner
Stephen R Houston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

About Stephen R Houston

Hi I'm Stephen - Husband & Father of 3. (7, 12 & 14 years) now living in Northern Ireland. Having lived in the USA, we got used to sunny, dryer weather & Portugal ‘ticked’ a box for us. The family friendly nature of the local Portuguese makes us feel very welcome at our holiday home in Quinta dos Alamos.

We purchased our villa with my in-laws & enjoy family holidaying together. It’s only a 4.5 hours drive from their beach fronting apartment in Spain.

We enjoy eating out as a family & numerous restaurants (boutique & family owned) are within walking or a short driving distance. Gale is our favourite fish restaurant & beach area.

Stephen R Houston purchased this villa in 2007

Why Stephen R Houston chose Albufeira

My bank manager introduced me to Quinta dos Alamos, promising me that the area was a genuine home from home, only with a beautiful 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Guia & Quinta dos Alamos lived up to his promise.

Having lived in the USA & enjoyed the heat there, I wanted somewhere for our family to get guaranteed relaxation & sunshine during the holiday periods. With Portugal only a short flight away & daily departures; Guia only a 35 minutes, easy, drive from the airport - it seemed a painless way to achieve this.

I've been traveling extensively in the Algarve since 2006 & I feel that we've chosen both our location & villa well. The neighbourhood is over 60% residential & very friendly, with most locals speaking English also.

Our nearest restaurant is a 2 minutes walk through the gard

What makes this villa unique

We love our villa's convenient location, yet it's tranquil, with our own private pool, 10 acres of communal gardens for bike rides & walks, an astro-turf play park, with swings & slides. It's a short walking distance (I must admit we drive!) to the largest shopping mall in the Algarve. With wonderful brand names, a mega-Tesco equivalent for 100% of your food-shopping needs & a multi-screen cinema complex. For boating days out Lagos Marina is a 30 minutes drive. Zoomarine Theme Park on our door step, edge of town Guia. AquaShow Park, Vilamoura, is 35 minutes away & makes for a great day out for all ages (yes, adults also!) There are numerous restaurants (boutique & family owned) within walking or short driving distance.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guia in Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1636 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower-room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • German Hansgrohe & Duravit bathrooms, with practical touches. Master bathroom with spacious bath & hand-shower. Extra large wash-hand basin & storage cupboard. Toilet. Guest shower-room with comfortable walk in shower & large wash-hand basin. Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom, King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Guest Bedroom, King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (4 Bedrooms) Double sleeper sofa in the living room. Notes on bedrooms: Spacious air-con'd bedrooms. Quality Portuguese furniture, mattresses & linens (comfy pillows!) Built in wardrobes. The bright king-size master bedroom has direct access to the magnificent garden patio, with full views of the pool & communal gardens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The “Practical” Solutions: To encourage you to “take time out” & relax, there are grassed / timber-composite decking [slip-resistant & splinter free] sunbathing areas, adjacent to your sheltered breakfast patio. Through a lockable gated / fenced area down to the lower level swimming pool. Easy access steps are located @ the shallower end of the pool [0.72-2.0M] Play areas off the kitchen & garage provide entertainment in the form of a foosball & table tennis. 10 acres of beautifully laid out gardens, with cobbled pathways surround the villa, make for ideal strolling & picnicking. Outside: Our villa is on the edge of the village of Guia, Algarve in the exclusive development of Quinta dos Alamos, 110 villas, occupying 30 acres; set in beautiful countryside & the magnificent backdrop of the Monchique Mountains sheltering the coast from strong winds. This brightly colored region, with its fig trees, orange groves & almond trees in blossom, is also the most verdant & fertile. The resort is east of the historic City of Silves & only 35 minutes West of Faro International Airport. Albufeira & Armação da Pera are less than a 10 minute drive. Both are busy, bustling resorts with lots of character, a huge choice of restaurants & bars & both with beautiful, long sandy beaches. Utility Room: Whirlpool tumbler-dryer, in garage. (table tennis table also). Available for use - Chicco Bye Bye Travel Cot & Bouncer. McLaren Triumph pushchair. Maxi Cosi Priori SPS car seat. For kids dining, there’s a kids kit table booster seat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Ralph Lauren, Bedeck & other high quality bed linen. Towels, robes, slippers & pool towels are provided. A maid service is available as required, though it's an easy to keep clean villa. Pool & garden prepared twice weekly. Other: FAST, UNLIMITED INTERNET / WiFi. A vast selection of DVD's, books, games, pool toys & 4 sets of golf clubs are yours to enjoy @ your leisure! We have 2 HAIR-DRYERS - one super powered 'PowerLux' hair-dryer & 1 regular one; plus hair straighteners.

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Spaciously designed, open plan villa; High specification; WiFi & private pool
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5

The best villa we have been to....

  • 5 of 5

After more than 20 years of self catering holdiays in the Algarve, this is the first place we have been to that feels like a real home. It literally has everything you could possibly want. And it is presented in immaculate and well cared for condition. It truly is a credit to the Houstons and clearly is somewhere they are proud of. The pool is beautiful and the shallow end was brilliant for our youngest who could feel happy and comfortable in water she could stand in. The pool temperature was warm but refreshing - June in the Algarve had been quite unseasonably hot, so I imagine the pool temperature might be a little cooler normally, but it is sparkling clean and a lovely and peaceful escape. Safety was a must with our young kids and the pool gates make it completely safe and secure when not in use.

We have always stayed in the Albufeira/Guia/Pera area so the surroundings were familiar to us. With a cheap car rental, this place gave us the perfect launching point for so many family outings - Zoomarine, and Aqualand and Slide & Splash water parks literally just minutes away. We spent a morning in Lagos Zoo this time also - about a half hour away which was a pleasant alternative trip.

The Algarve Shopping complex in Guia is just 5 minutes by car for weekly supplies or just to pass the time strolling around the shops.

Albufeira is about a 10 minute drive with a lovely beach and the old town charm that the western end provides. But the Algarve to us has always been about exploring as much as relaxing and this villa is perfectly positioned to set off to anywhere. Silves is a beautiful village with an impressive fort up the high hills and well worth a trip. And the western Algarve has so much to offer also - Armacao de Pera, Carvoeiro, Lagos, and Sagres with the interesting history in Henry the Navigators original maritime school, are all places you should try to tick off your list. Busy Portimao feels a little more like a bustling and busy town but has some surprises hiding too.

We have always used Praia de Gale as our beach of choice - it can be busy, but it's such a long stretch of sand that you can always find room to relax. It's about 10 minutes away from the villa and the Houstons have every toy and bucket and spade you could need hiding in the garage to keep the kids happy while you're there!

We have been struggling to find the right place for our family holdiays - I definitely feel like we have found it here.

We can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading your review, it looks that I've much left to see in our local area, Barry. You've made fantastic use of Bosque Limão's central location & managed to take in a vast array of the best attractions along the Algravean coastline. Thank you for sharing such an enlightening review & I'm delighted that we were able to host you in a holiday home, thats got that genuine 'home from home' feeling! Our family ranks Praia de Gale as it's #1 choice along the seaside too, great that its an easy 10-minutes drive. For our kids the pool @ the villa is still the number 1 attraction, day after day on your doorstep & that's why we modified the pool steps to be user friendly for all ages, with the shallow end safe for 'wee ones.' We look forward to hosting you & your family again, soon, @ Bosque Limão Barry. Stephen.
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5

Beautiful property, great location, great facilities...

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth time staying at this villa. It is beautiful perfect location for the great restaurants in Guia. It has everything you need for a perfect family holiday. Will be back again next year and it can't come soon enough...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your lovely review, Julie. Your annual holiday return trips speak volumes for your enjoyment & we're delighted that you continue to choose our villa to enjoy your Algarvean retreats. Every year we revisit our offering, to ensure that all the creature comforts are in place to make this your 'home-from-home' in the sunshine! Hope to host you & your family again Stephen
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5

'Perfecto'

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time to visit, excellent property and well situated for exploring the Algarve. Everything top notch and relaxing. Definitely returning. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martina, we're very pleased to have found the lovely little village of Guia, with the magnificent backdrop of the Monchique Mountains on one side & the Algarvean coastline on the other. We try to look @ the layout & amenities in our villa as you & your family would. Having stayed @ Bosque Limão previously, hopefully we added useful items since your last stay - capturing & catering for everything that you wanted & needed during your holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you back again, very soon. Stephen
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5

Absolutely fabulous - great villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a month and it was fabulous. It was perfect for what I was looking for as I needed somewhere to rest and also to work.

I went alone and felt very safe and I also had various friends stay throughout the month and it never felt crowded and was more like a house-party.

The villa has every amenity that you could ask for - it even has jigsaw puzzles which we spent hours poring over.

April probably isn't the best time to try out the pool - we did grit our teeth and took the plunge though.

The surrounding area is lovely - Guia itself is a small village with some lovely restaurants and for nightlife, Albufeira is on the doorstep.

I enjoyed it so much that I booked again and I'm a fussy so and so and hard to please!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading your review Wendy makes me want to hop on a plane for Portugal, to get away from February's rainy season! Thank you for your glowing review. A month in a villa really lets your immerse yourself & find out if it can be a 'home from home.' Glad that it was just that for you. As the villa is fenced, gated & intruder alarmed the comfort feeling of constant security is built in. Plus we've wonderful neighbours in Quinta dos Alamos. We've tried to provide all the amenities we'd look for in a holiday home, great that you'd fun with the jigsaws - tougher to concentrate with 3-kids running around, I can sure you! Looking forward to hosting you for your return booking Wendy. Stephen
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5 Star Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are just home from a family holiday staying in this amazing villa, it has everything. We have two young children and they had a ball. Lots of things to keep the children entertained - DVDs, toys etc. I couldn't recommend this place enough to anyone thinking of visiting Portugal.

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  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you'd such a great family holiday - Alwyn. We've tried to make Bosque Limão a 'home from home' for your kids. Welcome back...soon. Stephen
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Fantastic property with everything you would need

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. This was our third stay here and we are never disappointed. Beach towels are there so saves space in your suitcase and my two children age 3 and 6 couldn't want for anything they have a football table, table tennis, scooters, bikes and lots of other toys. High speed wifi, tv and play station for if you get any bad weather but that's not very likely. The swimming pool is very child friendly, with a lockable gate to stop the children freely gaining access to it. Great location for all the restaurants in Guia. I couldn't think of a better place to have a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that you chose to return to Bosque Limão this year, Julie - thank you. We really appreciate you making the time to write & post your review. I really glad that the 'little thing's such as towels, DVD's Foosball table etc make for that extra experience on your holiday. We want everyone to enjoy holidaying @ Bosque Limão to enjoy the simplicity of packing & the leisure of having everything @ your fingertips. Hopefully we'll get the pleasure of hosting you for may holidays to come... Stephen.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Gale Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Local Facilities:

Zoomarine, where you can swim with the Dolphins, is less than 1km away, & is one of the Algarve’s premier water & wildlife parks.

“Algarve Shopping,” only 1km away, is the Algarve’s largest shopping mall directly off the N125 dual carriageway; Offering more than 100 shops & restaurants, over 2 levels, & cinemas.

SUPER-FAST Fibre, UNLIMITED, Internet / Wi-Fi is available in the villa.

Adega do Cantor Winery, owned by Cliff Richard, is minutes away in the village of Guia.

Coast/Beach:

You are just 3km inland from the beach resort of Armação de Pêra & 6km from Albufeira, the tourist capital of the Algarve. The pretty little villages of Alcantarilha & Gale are only minutes away.

Travel:

Most of the UK & Ireland’s regional airports fly directly into Faro International Airport everyday. Quinta dos Alamos is only 35 minutes West of Faro International Airport. Hiring a car is recommended. Restaurants are within walking distance, but the beaches are driving distance. There is so much to see & do in the Algarve that we always recommend car hire to make the most of your holiday. Lisbon is about 2.5 hours by car & there are good rail & coach links, both very cheap.

Distances:

The village of Guia is a 10 minutes walk; its narrow streets & typical Portuguese architecture offering every amenity you will require. Famous for its numerous eating places, ranging from simple chicken piri-piri houses, typical Portuguese restaurant bars, international favorites, Italian, Indian, etc., all with excellent dining at prices to suit all pockets. A daily fish, fruit vegetable market, a regular visiting gypsy market, local supermarkets, a baker, butcher, banks, cafes & bars.

Further Details:

Garaged car parking & car port areas allow for safe & convenient storage of both your personal belongings & vehicles. UK Sky Dish allows for catching up on TV from home, including Sky FREEVIEW [selected] channels on the 40” Sony LCD TV. Or simply chose your own movie to watch on DVD. A safe, easy an quick to use steel lined outdoor charcoal BBQ. For your security we have electric entrance gates; centrally monitored & call out staffed intruder alarm; a valuables safe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guia, 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
 
Rate 5
11 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£939
for 6 nights
£1,095
 
 
Rate 7
13 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£707
for 5 nights
£990
 
 
Rate 8
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
 
 
Rate 9
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£55
for 1 night
From
£55
 
 
Rate 10
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
 
 
Rate 11
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£107
for 1 night
£750
 
 
Rate 12
1 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£142
for 1 night
£995
 
 
Rate 13
16 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£156
for 1 night
£1,095
 
 
Rate 14
1 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£214
for 1 night
£1,495
 
 
Rate 15
11 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£228
for 1 night
£1,595
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Fully FLEXIBLE booking arrangements - YOU choose the days of arrival & departure that best suit you for cheaper flights - we'll be delighted to host you!
A meet & greet facility & welcome pack for all guests.
£250 deposit, within 5 days of booking - secures all bookings.
Bank transfer (BACS) & personal cheque payment options. Final payment 6 weeks prior to your holiday dates.

Changeover Day:
Fully FLEXIBLE booking arrangements - YOU choose the days of arrival & departure that best suit you for cheaper flights - we'll be delighted to host you! We will aim to facilitate your days & times of arrival - you're on holiday, after all.

Notes on prices:
Great DISCOUNTS off accommodation:

April Special Offer SAVE £300 on bookings of 14 nights
May Special Offer SAVE £350 on bookings of 14 nights
June Special Offer SAVE £400 on bookings of 14 nights - 1st 2 weeks only
September Special Offer SAVE £450 on bookings of 14 nights - last 2 weeks only
October Special Offer SAVE £300 on bookings of 14 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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