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

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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!

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Stephen R Houston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 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.

18 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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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'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.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 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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5

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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5

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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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale Beach at 4 Kilometres 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.

FAST, 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
16 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£853
for 6 nights
£995
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
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
 

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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Updated: 28-May-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 152 m²

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

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only

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.