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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,636 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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 3 bedroom villa, with a/c, sleeps 8 people. 2 King Size bedrooms, 1 Twin 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!

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Stephen R Houston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guia in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1636 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom, King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Guest Bedroom, King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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 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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


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.


  • 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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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday at your villa thank you. We were greeted by June and Sue, who were very helpful and friendly. The villa was immaculate, with everything you could need for your holiday and more, welcome pack greatly appreciated. We enjoyed walking around Guia, and the Algarve shopping centre nearby. Had a great day out at Zoomarine which you can get discounted tickets from the shopping centre. We also had a wine tasting tour at Cliff Richards vineyards which is close by. The pool was amazing our family really enjoyed it, we would definitely recommend this villa. Great holiday, many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed Bosque Limão as much as we do, Tracy. Having visited numerous places, we felt a warm welcome [meet & greet] along with a helpful welcome pack both in advance of departure [by e-mail] & a full book version in the villa allows for full enjoyment of all the villa's amenities, along with those of the local area. Zoomarine's a FAB place to entertain the kids. Thanks for sharing on the discounted tickets. However, for our kids the pool @ the villa is still the number 1 attraction, day after day on your doorstep! Looking forward to hosting you again @ Bosque Limão, Tracy. Stephen.
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Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

As a family we had stayed in Villa accommodation in near by Vale De Parra previously so we new the area well. The location of Bosque Limão was perfect, only a short walking distance in to the village of Guia and a short drive to Albufeira and our favorite beach at Gale. Having the supermarket close by was also extremely handy.

We received a warm welcome from the local agent Sue upon our arrival who showed us round and answered any questions we had. The Villa was everything we expected and more and we wanted for nothing extra during our stay. The Villa comfortably slept out party of 8 ( 5 Adults and 3 Children aged 9 and 3). The welcome pack was an added bonus, especially after an early morning flight, and been a coffee lover i made use of the Nespresso coffee machine having brought supplies from home.

Everything in the Villa was high spec and was obviously well looked after - it really did feel like home after only a short time.

The whole family enjoyed days by the pool (which is a superb size), chilling in the various seating areas and eating alfresco on an evening time. I am a big BBQ lover and the set up was superb. We also ate in the local restaurants in Guia, Gale and Albufeira. They were all very family orientated and the range of food was superb and excellent value.

The children really enjoyed Zoo Marine (just a 5 minute drive) and i would recommend the 2nd day 8 euro ticket option as there is so much to do you cannot fit it all into one day. They also do a number of great offers, you can pick up the flyers for these at nearly every shop or bar in the Algarve.

The Villa comes with too many added bonuses to list them all but the things we found useful were having all the beach towels and bathroom towels provided, the TV and DVD collection for the children, the use of 2 push chairs meant we didn't have to carry our own from home.

The communication with the owner both before and during our stay was first class and we arrived in the full knowledge that we would enjoy our holiday with the additional information we had been provided with.

We will definitely be back to this location and Villa in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us happier than happy guests Jon. Your positive comments are very rewarding. The villa's proximity of being only minutes walk from Guia is a real bonus - especially for families with young kids. As an over indulgent coffee fan myself, a Nespresso Magimix coffee machine was a must - for that home from home feeling! With good food shopping @ the Algarve Shopping Mall so close by, BBQ'ing just makes for a fun night's alfresco entertainment - glad you got to get 'grill-side.' Thank you for sharing your tips on Zoo Marine; after ll these years & I was;t aware of that. It's never too early to book your 2016 return trip to Bosque Limão (~_^) We'll be delighted to welcome you back to your new place in the Algarve. Stephen
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Absolutely Fab-u-lous

  • 5 of 5

This villa can't fail to Impress from the moment you walk in the door and when you walk out onto the wooden decked terrace which overlooks the pool and gardens the WOW!! factor sets in.

The villa is all how it is listed and more,is well stocked with everything you need be it towels bedding,cooking utensils crockery was chuffed with the electric blender came in handy for our dream topping mix.is very clean and well maintained.The lady who greeted us on our arrival was very nice and helpful,explained everything to us.The welcome pack of tea,bread,milk butter etc. was a real bonus allowed us to relax with a cuppa before sorting out the shopping.

The town of Guia was approx. 12/15 mins walk which we enjoyed we used to stop at the pub on the way for refreshments.The shopping mall was also approx 15 mins walk in the opposite direction,or 5 mins by car I would think.Lots of good quality shops and a massive supermarket with a taxi rank just outside.

Albufeira old town is a busy and buzzing place at night had some great nights out there we loved it.Lots of good restaurants

Sorry can't remember all their names but we had a great night out at Johnny Hoopers with food, music,quiz and disco.200 yards from 'The Strip' where we finished our night out ,off.

We had intended hire a car but found the taxis were so cheap 10 euros to Albufeira town for the 7of us so ŵe decided against. It meant everybody could enjoy the night without having to worry about driving back.

My 18 yr old granddaughter Rachael (youngest of our group) commented that she felt like the Kardashians ,maybe watches to much TV.most days we spent around the pool and had so much fun even the non swimmers as there were plenty of swimming aids to hand.The table tennis was very popular.

All in all we had a fantastic family holiday in a beautiful villa and location.We look forward to a return visit!!!

There was 7 of us on this holiday no probs the villa is spacious inside and out with plenty sitting areas in both.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maureen, we love the pool & gardens view from the terrace / patio also - it makes for a fabulous sunset alfresco vista location! Sue, who welcomed you for your 'meet & greet', is wonderful & we felt that it was a 'home from home' touch to have a welcoming face to show you around your villa & to be able to enjoy a tea / coffee or cold drink as soon as you arrive - especially after a flight. The table tennis table downstairs seems to have been in demand this summer...maybe Sir Cliff Richard will drop in for a quick set some day, as his vineyard estate is just around the corner. Hopefully you will join us again to relax @ your home from home in the Algarve, Bosque Limão.Stephen.
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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:
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April Special Offer SAVE £300 on bookings of 14 nights
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June Special Offer SAVE £400 on bookings of 14 nights - 1st 2 weeks only
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