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Family Villa with 3 or 4 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Air Con,Sat TV & WIFI



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Villa in Guia, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location between Guia And Albufeira

Vivenda Rijo, our beautiful family villa is situated in the countryside between Albufeira and the popular village of Guia, and close to Sir Cliff Richard’s villa and vineyard.

Vivenda Rijo can be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom villa. The rental prices shown are for use with three bedrooms, max. 6 persons. If Bedroom 4 is used for up to 8 persons, there is an extra charge of £125 per week. Please note - The 4th bedroom (bedroom 4) is only for children as it is accessed through bedroom 2.

The rental prices shown under Prices & Availability (above) are the correct figures. The rental shown on your quote above is not correct. It contains an Owners Direct Service Fee which we do not charge.

For those not familiar with the Algarve or Albufeira, the area to the west of this popular resort is considered the best places to stay by seasoned visitors. You will find at least eight beautiful sandy beaches and coves within just a few minutes of our small selection of villas, most with beach bars and restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets and a huge selection of good restaurants to choose from. Although close to the Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira, we find most of our guests only pay the odd visit into Albufeira, preferring the beauty and peace and quite of the area around our villas, and its fabulous beaches. If you want more information on the area, please contact us.

Guia is famous for its numerous restaurants, many of which specialise in the local chicken piri piri, mildly spicy chicken grilled on charcoal. Guia and Albufeira Old Towns are only 5 minutes drive away. Just a 10 minute walk away is the Algarve Shopping complex with many shops, restaurants, hypermarket, cinemas and bowling alley.

Our villa is ideal for those wanting the peace and quiet to really enjoy a villa holiday in the Algarve countryside, and yet be just a few minutes drive away from beautiful beaches and a huge selection of restaurants etc.

Accommodation at Vivenda Rijo is all on one level. The property is walled, and with electric gates. The driveway leads to a covered car port.

You enter into the hallway, which leads to the sitting room and also Bedrooms 2 & 3, bathroom, and kitchen. The sitting room is nicely furnished and has a wood burning stove for early and late season evenings, large plasma television with Sky BBC & ITV programmes, small bar area, and archway to dining area with table and chairs. There are doors to the garden, pool area and an archway into a small study area and a door from the study to Bedroom 1.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar, hob, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, safe and a door to the garden and car port. There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board in a laundry room off the garden.

Bedroom 1, which is off the small study, has double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with large corner bath, safe and air conditioning.

Bedroom 2 is off the hall and is a double bedded room with air conditioning, door to garden, and en-suite bathroom with a power shower cubicle. Off this bedroom is Bedroom 4, a large room with a sofa and twin beds, suitable only for young children. If the villa is rented with 3 bedrooms, this room will not be used. To use bedroom 4, the cost is £125 per week extra.

Bedroom 3 is also off the hall, and is a double bedded room.

The Family bathroom, used by Bedroom 3 is also off the hall, and has bath with shower over.

Outside are the spacious and attractive lawned gardens, and private Swimming Pool, poolside sofa, easy chairs and table under a large tented pagoda, sun loungers and parasols. There is a covered barbecue area with built-in barbecue, large dining table and sink, where most of your meals will be taken al fresco. There is also a large dining table on the terrace outside the kitchen, overlooking the pool and garden.

Also by the pool is a laundry room with washing and ironing facilities, and a poolside toilet with sink, and the covered dining terrace with door to the kitchen.

There is a roof terrace with good views of the pool, garden and surrounding countryside.

Free WIFI internet is provided, and cots, high chairs and extra folding beds can be provided at extra cost.

The 'restaurant village' of Guia is nearby, and just ten minutes drive takes you to the many superb fine sandy beaches of Gale, Sa Lourenco, Evaristo, Castelo and Sao Rafael, a great area for holidays in the Algarve. All these beaches have restaurants and bars, and some offer watersports facilities. The village of Guia boasted over 20 restaurants at the last count, offering everything from chicken piri-piri to fine French cuisine. The restaurants in and around Guia are an important factor for experienced renters in this area.

Nearby is Sir Cliff Richard's villa, vineyard and winery. The Vineyard and winery can be visited on a tour. The popular Zoo Marine theme park, where children can swim with the dolphins, and enjoy lots of other attractions is also nearby. Several water parks are within 15 minutes drive.

Nearby is the Algarve Shopping complex where there is a hypermarket, lots of shops of all descriptions, and every kind of restaurant. Also cinemas and ten pin bowling. The Zoo Marine theme park where children can swim with the dolphins, and enjoy lots of attractions is also nearby in Guia village.

Maid service is 3 days per week (more if you want). Linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is changed weekly, and towels changed twice per week. We have a local English Villa Manager who is available to help with local information etc.

Towels are provided for the swimming pool.

See a video of our villa by clicking the link to the owners website or use the Youtube link. The links are towards the bottom of the FACILITIES page under the heading -

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website. The link is shown under the web links & videos heading above.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our family and close friends have owned and rented out our properties in the Algarve for the past 30 years, and we pride ourselves on our small selection of luxury properties that we welcome our guests to. All our 5 properties are featured on Owners Direct under the following property ID's P7363, P7368, P13027, P13028, P11070.

We are retired travel professionals, and the properties we offer are equipped to the highest standards, based on our many years experience in this lovely region of Portugal. We enjoy a 70% repeat bookings which is a fantastic recommendation. Come and see us, you'll love our villas.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Andrew

Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Vivenda Rijo. A beautiful villa wich suited our needs perfectly. And thanks too for the welcome package, which more than exceeded our expectations and got our holiday off to a flying start. Dina and Erminio were very helpful and Dina's english was excellent - a bonus when she was trying to answer any questions we had.

Many thanks once again for making our holiday special, we have all had a great time. 5 stars all round!

Hope to be in touch again soon in regards to holidays 2014!

Kind regards


Lovely quiet position in the countryside, and yet only a few minutes drive to Guia village and nearby beaches. A totally relaxing holiday we all needed. We have previously stayed in several of your villas, and Rijo was certainly up to the same high standards. Thank you. Mrs A Byrom, Bolton

Dear Andrew

Yes, we had a very fine time in your villa, thanks for that!

Everything was ok and we all enjoyed our time in Portugal.

JC Alons
Oct 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Perefect family accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Despite what some might think it is very easy to locate the villa.First impressions only got better the more we explored the property. It just kept giving more and more. Internal accomodation was spacious, very clean and had everything and more than we needed. 5 of us stayed and having sorted out allocation of bedrooms we started to explore outside. Beautiful pool area with plenty of sunbeds. Nice shaded gazebo area behind which is the outdoor kitchen/BBQ . Add to that an adjoining dining area, wc and utility room our tour was complete. First impressions ' BRILLIANT' Wi fi worked perfectly as did TV Channels. Kitchen provided all tools we needed and outdoor BBQ was great. Dina the housekeeper is a lovely lady who visited regularly providing clean towels, bedding and cleaning etc. She was also a good source of information about the local area. Her husband Aemenio did not speak as much english but he kept the outdoor space in pristine condition including frequent visits to attend to the pool. Both of them are a great asset. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the location whilst at the same time it was only a short drive to the beach, village of Guia or indeed both Albuferia and Villamoura are easily reached. A car is essential and it is best to front load payment for motorway tolls. The villa is very close to Sir cliff's Vineyard, turn left and you are there along a narrow road in about 10 minutes, it just behind Algarve Shopping so everthing is close at hand. I have been in Portugal 4 times now all in different accomodation. This one stands out as 'the best' it just suited everyone - perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mervyn. Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to welcome you back at some point.
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fantastic Villa and facilities

  • 5 of 5

I would like to thank Paul and Andrew for this fantastic Villa. We had a brilliant time in Portugal. The Villa was spotlessly clean and tidy. The house keeper and pool man were lovely and always willing to help and cater for our needs. The Villa has electric gates and nice fencing all around so it felt very safe, the gardens are really well cared for and the pool is nice and clean. The photos don't do it justice! I would definitely recommend this Villa and will be returning in the future. Shops are very close by. Once you have done a shop you don't need to leave the Villa if you didn't want to. Taxis are cheap and the beaches are beautiful. Best holiday I've had for a long time!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr & Mrs Stephens Thank you for taking the time to review your villa holiday. We are really pleased you enjoyed it, and we and our staff look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Paul & Andrew Killeen
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely, very large and well equipped, suitable for two family's given the size an extra annex. The privacy was great not overlooked, quiet rural location but a 10 minute drive from a large shopping centre and local restaurants.

The pool and out door areas are very underrated, beautiful gardens four / five eating and sitting areas, even a pool outdoor W.C .

Beautiful villa

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are careful with our description, in case some guests have over expectations, but we find most of our guests tell us our villa is much better than we describe. We hope you will return soon. Best regards Andrew
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excellent holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

Hi Andrew, been doing villa holidays for over twenty years and Vivenda Rijo is up there as one of the best. Very well equipped, very peaceful countryside setting and well located for travelling into Guia and Albufeira. Already thinking about returning next year and would certainly recommend the villa to friends

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review. We look forward to seeing you next summer. Don't leave it to late to book as we are starting our advertising for Summer 2017 next week, and it gets booked up early. Regards Andrew
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Definetly had the wow factor

  • 5 of 5

We was thrilled with the villa, spotlessly clean very spacious ,lovely pool and bbq area, we didn't hire a car as taxi was such good value it worked out costing less to use the taxi, the pool was cleaned twice during our stay and the housekeeper was delightful and very efficient. Short walk to the huge shopping complex walking past cliff Richards vine yards. Very impressed with our stay so much so that we were home less than a week and booked to return in 4 months

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, and hope you enjoy your October holiday just as much. Our staff will be pleased to see you. Best regards, Andrew
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Wonderful Villa, home from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and i had a great time staying in this villa, the location is great, it is out of town but close enough to all the amenieties, you will need to hire a car, we love the out of town location as we prefer the peace and quiet and this villa gives you just that, the odd cockeral crow and the odd horse neigh but we loved that, it made us feel secluded and smile.

The villa itself is well equipt with everything that you need, our first thoughts were wow its very clean and home from home, every room is fully equipt with what you need, beds are comfortable, love the table at the front of villa for eating breakfast and the gardens are all well kept and amazing flowers and shrubs, the back is just wonderful and so spacious and clean and with outside shower and toilet, wash room and line, and the bbq area is just fab, used this a few times and loved it.

The pool is amazing, pool man came twice, very nice friendly man, he kept it clean, in the evenings all the lights come on obviously from a timer, the sprinklers come on to water the garden too.

We enjoyed this holiday and stay immensly and will be back and reccommend it to anyone, Deena the house keeper was great, she came in twice to change towels and tidy up, speaks great english, very friendly also there is so much info in books at the villa which helped us find things.

Recommend Zoo Marine for a day out and just driving up and down the coastline was fab.

We ate at sao domingos in Gale which was awesome so i recommend this place.

All in all we loved it.

Contact with owners was very good, either by phone or e-mail.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought this property because of its lovely quiet location and being half way between Guia and Albufeira, it is very convenient for the country, the beach and lively Albufeira.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albufeira at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


Our villa is located near to Guia, 3km west of Albufeira, in lovely semi rural countryside. The popular beaches of Gale, Sao Rafael, Evaristo, Castelo, and Sao Lourenco,, some of the best beaches in Portugal, are within 5 minutes drive.

Albufeira Old Town, and the popular Fishermans Beach are just 5 minutes away.


Faro is the nearest airport, about 35 minutes drive away.

If you are driving to Portugal, it will take you two or three days from a channel port, or one long day from Santander or Bilbao.


Albufeira Old Town 3km

Carvoeiro 12 km

Vilamoura 12 km

Further Details:

Within just a few minutes drive are lots of restaurants, bars, shops, and supermarkets. Banks and shops are also located nearby in Guia Village and Albufeira. The Algarve Shopping complex is nearby a 10 minutes walk, and also the Zoomarine theme park which offers swimming with Dolphins is nearby in Guia. There are also several waterslide parks within 15 minutes drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
17 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rates shown above are correct. The quotation shown on the main villa page is not correct as it includes an Owners Direct Service Fee which we do not charge.

Booking Notes:
Deposit required is 25% of rental with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of £250 is required and will be added to your final account, which is refunded within 7 days of your departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, but dependant on other bookings. Please see availability calender.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for use with 3 bedrooms for maximum 6 guests.
The fourth Bedroom can be used for up to 8 guests at a supplement of £125 per week, but only suitable for children. Extra folding beds for young children can be placed in a parents bedroom at a cost of £50 per week to include bedding and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 : ensuite to Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2 : ensuite to Bedroom 2 Bathroom 3 : Separate to bedroom 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 in 4 Bedrooms (see description) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Double or Twin with air con and ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 : Double with air con, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4 : Twin which is accessed via Bedroom 2 (only for children) Bedroom 3 : Double with separate bathroom.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: The garden is on one level with terraces, lawns and a big covered barbecue and dining area next to the pool and house. There is a toilet next to the barbecue. The villa is walled and has electric gates, a driveway which leads to a covered car port. Utility Room: Outside via the garden is a laundry room with washing and ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 3 days normally or 5 days on request. Bed linen changed weekly. Towels changed twice per week. Local English villa manager for help and information. Other: From the sitting room is a door to the study with computer, Free WIFI and printer and from this study is a door to Bedroom 1.

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