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VILLA near Golf/Tennis Resorts,several beaches, private Pool (opt. heated) Gard



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
near villa Carvoeiro, Sesmarias, Western Algarve - incredible setting, mature gardens, secure

Very private villa, Mediterranean style, surrounded by lush gardens, near Gramacho golf course. Quaint outdoor setting, with BBQ and long wooden table and chairs for the peaceful enjoyment of view and gardens. Living and dinning room with sliding glass windows which open to the gardens and view. 10x5m pool (can be heated) and plenty of lounging space and sunbeds. Lovely fishing village of Ferragudo is just 10 min. drive. Carvoeiro village is even closer, just 5min drive. Plenty of parking inside the property. Free internet access. F1 Autodrome and International Carting Track is just a short drive. The little supermarket just a walk up the road has international newsprint.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Although Isobel handles the reservations for our home, I thought I would jot down some words as the owner. This house was built with much love and care, with special attention to the area, the architecture style of the Algarve and the beautiful view. We thought of spending time here with sliding glass doors always open, family barbecues, children playing in the garden (therefore we had the landscape architect design paths, gazebos, etc.) ... all making use of local materials like the intricate design of cobblestones, the hand painted tiles, the terracotta floor tiles, marble, granite, stone, etc. We come here often and love it. We hope you will enjoy it too! Matty

Speaks English, All inquiries in other languages will be answered

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Quinta Azul

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property set in beautiful gardens. The nicest property we have ever stayed in completely exceeding our expectations. The villa is extremely spacious great for families, well equipped and very well maintained as well as being traditional. Emilia the maid kept the place spotless and was lovely. We booked this villa through owners direct and was contacted by Isabel who was lovely to deal with and even made a special visit to meet us. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to friends. If you want somewhere special to stay then look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Carle & Clapshaw family, How lovely of you to take your time and write such a wonderful review of Quinta Azul - thank you so much. I am very happy you enjoyed your time in this beautiful area of the Algarve. Regards from all of us at the Quinta!
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A very special retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at quinta azul for a week and didn't want to leave. Two families with young children fitted in with space to spare. All facilities and equipment were plentiful and we really did think that we were in the middle of nowhere as it was so peaceful and private, but we were a 5 minute drive to some fabulous beaches. The property management team were professional and very helpful responding immediately to our needs. The property does have some steps inside the main house between the lounge and kitchen area as well as down to the pool which we felt would be useful to know when planning a stay with young children. The property boasts 4 bedrooms but again we felt it important to point out that two are in the main house with another two and two bathrooms are in an adjoining annexe with its own front door both front doors are secured by a gated main entrance. Having noted these points we felt that we had the most relaxing and comfortable holiday here and will definitely be returning which is something we've never done with other villas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write your suggestions and your wonderful review. Very much appreciated! We are happy you had a relaxing time at Quinta Azul.
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Quinta Azul for 1 week, there were 6 adults and 2 children both 2 years old.

The house was amazing, really nice layout. There are 2 large bedrooms in the main part of the house, then there are 2 more rooms in an annex that is detached from the main part of the house (only by about 5 meters, but has its own front door). This was perfect for our party as 1 of the couples did not have children so it was nice for them to have their own area where they would not get woken up at silly o'clock by the 2 over excited 2 year olds.

As lovely as the inside of the the house is, it is the outdoor space that really makes this house. The garden area is huge and surrounds the entire house. There are so many different areas, the children loved exploring. There is also a nice roof terrace where there is a bench and a gorgeous view. There are multiple outdoor dining areas and lots of benches dotted around the garden where you can escape to for a quiet moment.

The pool area is nice, plenty of sun beds and parasols. There are also lots of children's pool toys that our girls enjoyed playing with.

There are a couple of places that we visited that were within walking distance of the house. A bar just down the road, I can't recall what it was called but was adjoining to a souvenir shop. It did not look much from the outside but was a lovely little sun trap and was away from the road meaning the girls also had a safe area where they could play.

We also visited the pizzeria, this was lovely. We did not go until our last night and really wish we had gone sooner so that we could have got an extra visit in.

Both of these places were unbelievably cheap too which made them even better!

Isabel was amazing throughout the booking process, always answered any questions very promptly and thoroughly. Alma met us when we arrived, she was lovely and showed us around and made sure we knew where everything was and that we had everything we needed, considering we arrived at 1am we were really impressed with this service.

Can't wait to return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Louise & everybody! - you were wonderful guests, enjoying the villa and taking care of it as your own! Thank you again for your time and kindness... and hope to see you again!
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From the Owner

Although it has a feel of countryside, it is close to the coast and the nearby villages.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ask us abut cycling (bike rentals and tours), catering, babysitting.

Carvoeiro village is just 5min. drive and Praia da Rocha hub of shops, night life/Casino, down town Portimão-about 15min. drive.

Formula 1 circuit: 20 mins away.

Another idea: take a day trip by car or bus to Lisbon or Seville, Spain!

If you have special interests, please let us know: nearly all activities - too many to list! - are available and we are happy to try to get the information for you.

Stroll downtown Carvoeiro and check out all the shops. Walk along the cliffs ...drive to nearby Ferragudo fishing village for the flea market, or Alvor fishing village (15min. away)where you can take kite-surfing lessons...or just observe the colourful kite surfers and take advantage of the extensive, new boardwalks that provide access to the dunes and beach.


Nearby beaches (2km): Carvoeiro, Praia do Molho, Praia dos Caneiros, Praia Grande.

Typically, the south coast beaches, because of the calmer waves and gentle slopping shoreline, are very nice for wading, beach combing, safe swimming and sunbathing.

The west coast (40min. away) is exciting, wild and excellent for surfing, body boarding, and the general enjoyment of the sea and dramatic cliffs and landscape.


The nearest airport is in Faro, a 40 min drive from Lagoa on the A22 motorway; Car hires are recommended to reserve in advance of arrival, especially during the high season. The airport in Lisbon is about a 3 hours drive, or a 4 hour bus or train ride away. We have helped guests in the past with transfer arrangements. If there is a need, please let us know.

Further Details:

Many restaurants and convenience stores, shops, banks, all nearby. The village of Carvoeiro is like a quaint shopping centre, but there are many others around (Aqua Shopping Centre, Guia Shopping Centre). There are several water slide parks. Other activities available in the area: windsurfing, surf, para-gliding, skydiving, kite-surfing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, dolphin watching, kayaking, jet skiing, diving, snorkelling, paragliding, coastal tours, sailing, fishing. You will find all the details in a Welcome Folder upon arrival, but feel free to ask us for more details! The extensive coast line and beach area offer plenty of privacy and sunbathing space for all, without any fear of towel overlapping. There is also plenty of space for beach games such as Frisbee and the very popular bat and ball. Some restaurants: Just up the road (5min walk), the restaurant Bon Bon with excellent reviews, also does catering. On the beach of Caneiros, the restaurant Rei Das Praias looks more like a cafe, but has an absolutely splendid setting, and grills some fresh fish that is truly excellent. A bit expensive for what you get, but worth at least one meal.


Rental rates

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2017 Jan - March
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 July/August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 October-December
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267

Booking Notes:
We ask for a deposit to secure your booking and a €250,00 cash refundable security/damage deposit will be refunded once the villa has been checked to ensure that everything is in order. Cot, crib/ playpen, high chair available at no extra charge. Free Wi-Fi
Available (extra charge): Firewood, Central Heating, Pool Heating

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our normal changeover day. However, we are flexible whenever possible.
Arrival time is between 15,00h and 19,00h. Departure time: before 10,00h.
We kindly request to be informed of the arrival time, as soon as it is available.

Notes on prices:
Please inquire directly about availability and prices. All inquiries in all languages answered. Special rates for longer stays.
Prices are per week, in Euros, for use of the villa as described.
Extra cost to heat the swimming pool. However, in the summer months, the pool heating should not be necessary.
For further details please contact: qta.azul@gmail.com

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.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

It is up the road from Gramacho (Pestana) golf.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Five bathrooms available, walls beautifully tiled with Portuguese traditional, hand painted tiles, windows to exterior, towel warmers, spacious showers, modern fixtures.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Spacious rooms, fitted wardrobes, doors/windows to exterior courtyards. Master bedroom: King bed (2,00mx1,70m), en-suite bathroom All other bedrooms: twin beds (2,00x0,90cm), own bathrooms Child's cot available. Small bed in spare room available.


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Our home is, as a visitor has put it, 'a peaceful heaven!'. We have decorated the interior with unique and unusual art pieces. The house is a work of love with special attention to details and interior decorating - every room is a discovery. When the sliding glass doors are open, the living and dinning rooms become part of the landscaped gardens surrounding the house. The house has a private driveway, a carport and parking area for several cars. It is totally fenced off with security grates and wrought iron, artistically handmade. Outside: The property is set back from the country road leading on to Gramacho golf course. The area has numerous good restaurants. This is golf heaven and the villa is a great golf retreat. Private 10x5m pool which has heating available (at extra charge). Otherwise, expect pool temperature to be around 25ºC in May/June and up to 30ºC in July/August. Plenty of patio/sun lounging space around pool and house. BBQ grill/area, just outside the dinning room. Extensive gardens keep the main house and patios very private. Property has secure main gate and is surrounded by stone walls all around. This is the perfect place for lounging with a book, admiring the outstanding views, which extend from the ocean on the south/west to the Monchique mountains to the north. We go often to the nearby beaches which are spectacular. Utility Room: Utility room, off the kitchen, has all the cleaning equipment including washing machine, hoover, iron, ironing board, etc. it also has an extra alcove with small bed which is perfect as hideaway/extra children's bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A mid-week clean with change of towels is included with our compliments! Provided: linens (all cotton), towels, beach towels, pillows, etc. - just plan on relaxing ... Other: The outside entrance with stone fountain leads on to an extra hallway/living area/courtyard. Landscape: mature bougainvilleas and trees, rosemary, hibiscus, oleanders. TV with international channels. DVD player, lots of DVDs. Free Wi-Fi, board games.

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