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Spacious South Facing Apartment With Private Pool & Terrace - 2018 Refurbishment

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Cental Algarve, Portugal - Minutes From Beach, Golf, Tennis, Spa And Restaurants

NEW BATHROOMS 2018 - Stunning 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor apartment with south facing private pool and terrace centrally located in Vale do Lobo. The Tennis Academy is a 2 minute walk. The stunning beaches and restaurants available at the "Praca" are just a 10-15 minute walk. The exclusive resort has a children's club, health/beauty spa, gym, bank, supermarket, 24 hour security, medical centre and 2 Championship Golf Courses. The split level apartment is professionally managed and cleaned. There is a internal circuit bus within the resort. Faro airport is 20 minutes away. The property is one of 3 apartments in a building surrounded by landscaped gardens. Although there are many facilities close by the property is in a quiet location. The private pool and extensive terrace have been recently re-tiled to a high standard with new patio furniture including outdoor dining and loungers. Sofa bed. Full HD TV and Internet. Both bathrooms have been refurbished in 2018 to a high standard with new WCs, bide, tiles, bath, both with new showers including hydrotherapy unit and vanity units

Registration Number : 37503/AL

Edward Short
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Edward Short

Welcome to our apartment. We have found Vale do Lobo to be an excellent resort. We have been visiting the area since 1992.

Edward Short purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Edward Short chose Loulé

We have been Villa owners in Portugal for 25 years. This split level apartment was perfect for us as we wanted a self contained 2 bedroom apartment within Vale do Lobo that has all the possible ammenities required.

What makes this apartment unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed our stay in your apartment which we found comfortable and well appointed. We expect to be in the Algarve at least on two occasions next year so no doubt we will be in contact again." Mac & Angela Grant

"We had an incredible time in the villa. There was plenty of space and the terrace was perfect for sunbathing and outside dining."

Giles and Claude September 2010

"The apartment was perfectly located for Tennis and we had 3 fantastic days on the golf courses. We will be back soon"

Ben and Qussay April 2012
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Loulé in Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The main bathroom has twin sinks, separate shower 'room' and bath. The en-suite of the master bedroom is complete with shower, wc, sink and ample storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has 2 twin beds, ample storage, a dressing room, an en-suite and separate access onto the private terrace. Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds and ample storage. The bedrooms are located on split levels affording privacy for guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is centrally heated. Cots, highchairs and a small camp bed are available at additional cost. There is a local manager who looks after our property if there are any problems. Outside: The villa has an extensive 40 ft private south facing terrace together with a recently re tiled plunge pool for the use of villa guests only. There is an external store which has a BBQ and some pool inflatables together with pool cleaning equipment. There are 2 sunbeds and new cushions. There is a brand new external dining table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is a hatch / bar adjoining the kitchen. Utility Room: Hall cupboard contains cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen included. Beach towels are also included. Weekly maid service. Extra service can be arranged on request. Other: Pets are accepted.


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Spacious South Facing Apartment With Private Pool & Terrace - 2018 Refurbishment
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spacious but tired and fading

  • 2 of 5

Whilst spacious and very clean, and well laid out with a nice small pool, there were lots of areas where the property failed us and lessened the enjoyment of our holiday - the air con wasn't working and the bedrooms were stifling, ants were invading, paint was peeling on the outside and inside, kitchen appliances were old and didn't work properly, there was a lack of kitchen utensils, even basic ones - if you were planning to eat every meal out this may not be a problem, but we planned to eat in a lot and found it lacking in many areas.

There were attempts to fix some of these things whilst we were there, and we've provided a comprehensive list of the issues we found to the owner and I'm sure these are easily rectified.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am grateful for the feedback from our guest who stayed at the end of the summer. Our agents were at hand to address any immediate concerns the guests had during their trip and maintenance teams have addressed the most pressing issues. While I believe some of the 'tiredness' was due to wear and tear over a busy summer period I concede that some of the property is in need of updating. A schedule to works has been drafted that will include a replacement of both bathrooms and all the kitchen appliances over the winter of 2017/18. New pictures will be uploaded when these works have been complete.
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Perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Clean spacious villa with private pool!

Great facilities, we loved it and already booked again for next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace, quiet and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this duplex. It is much more spacious than it appears on the photos. The décor is pale and neutral giving an atmosphere of tranquillity. The cleaners do an excellent job – the place was immaculate when we arrived.

The pool terrace is large and there is a choice of sun or shade all day – whichever is your preference. The terrace is not overlooked and the views up the hillside are lovely. We were the only ones in the block of three apartments – it was so peaceful and quiet (and this was in August!).

The beds are very comfortable with excellent quality linen. Pool towels were also provided thus saving luggage space.

The aircon is very efficient although we only used it on the first night. We realised that the apartment would keep cool without any intervention. It was handy having fly screens on the doors and windows to facilitate airflow with no bugs flying in.

Parking is very handy just outside the front door.

All in all a lovely spot for relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and facilities!

  • 5 of 5

This property benefits from being within walking distance of the Praca, beaches and facilities of Vale Do Lobo. The property is easy to find and is presented in a a very nice way. The living area is great, benefitting from digital TV including Sky. A fully fitted kitchen is accessible from both the main living rooms and also the terrace. Both bedrooms are of a very generous size, as are the bathrooms - particularly the family bathroom. The outside terrace and plunge pool are gorgeous and definitely benefit from long hours of sunshine. The owner, Ed, provided excellent communication and speedy response, as did the management company. A little gem in VDL.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend in this villa! I have been going to VDL for over 30 years, and I absolutely love the resort. This villa was great- no parking issues- which can be a problem closer to the square. Great facilities, and having our own pool was an added bonus. Highly recommended and we hope to be back soon! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great holiday, the apartment was very clean and had all the basics we needed for our stay. Maybe some aspects of the apartment mainly the bathrooms could do with updating a bit (hence 4 star) but the kitchen had all we needed and great to have wifi and good choice of TV channels. The swimming pool and outside area was nice and clean and the pool was certainly warm enough for our 2 boys to play in.

Location wise, the resort is lovely, very clean and security do regularly patrol however the overall feel of the resort felt very safe. The apartment is located 5 mins from the Tennis academy so we regularly went up and used the pool there. There is a charge but you get a voucher to use at the cafe so we ate there on a lunchtime which was fine. The beach is a good walk, think it's about a mile so probably took us about 25 minutes with our 2 young boys but it's not too bad just quite a hike coming back on a night as all uphill. The supermarket was about a 30 minute walk from the apartment too. We didn't hire a car and did manage without one as used taxis instead but they are expensive if just nipping to the supermarket so we would recommend a car if you don't want to walk a lot and particularly handy for the shops.

We walked on a night down to the beach to eat at the restaurants which were busy so you need to book when it's peak season. Great choice of food, a few bouncy castles for the kids after, all very family friendly and usually live music.

Overall loved the holiday, will definitely be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Tennis Academy
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ken Lo's Memories of China
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Vale do Lobo
Car: necessary


The Vale do Lobo beach is a 10-15 minute walk from the Villa. A number of quality restaurants are available at the "Praca". A number of beach activities including pedalos, banana boat and sunbeds are available throughout the summer. Other beaches are available within a short drive.


The Villa is a 20 minute drive from the airport. Car hire is recommended but there are plenty of taxis at the airport. The Villa is a few minutes drive from the regional towns of Amancil, Loule and Villamora


Faro is 20 minutes by car and has a number of shops and a marina. Almancil is 10 minutes away. Quinta Shopping is 10 minutes offering high quality designer shopping facilities. Children days out are available at Zoomarine and Aqua Splash within a half hour drive. The historic towns of Tavira and Monchique are approximately 40 minutes from the villa.

Further Details:

The "Praca" has many activities including restaurants, shops, mini golf, children's club, live music, a cash point, and resort swimming pool.

I have taken a number of 360 degree panoramic photos on my iPad. Should you wish to receive an e-mail of these pictures please do not hesitate to contact me for more detail.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Loulé, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
1 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
17 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September
18 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October / November
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible although Thursday or Saturday would be preferable.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
1) 10% discount if booking is less than 5 days away
2) 10% discount if booking is more than 120 days away (excluding June, July, August, September
3) 30% discount if booking is for more than 30 days (excluding June, July, August, September)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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