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Villa In Quinta Da Saudade, Vale Da Parra, Guia, Portugal (21747/AL)

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa on Quinta da Saudade, Vale de Parra, Central Algarve, Portugal - A 3 Bedroom Air-Conditioned Villa Set In A Peacful Location With 5 Min Drive To The Beach (21747/AL)

Nestling in the peaceful country setting of an old hillside farm estate and set amid orange, almond and olive trees is a family owned south west facing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa on one level located at The Quinta da Saudade. This is a small British-run estate of privately-owned villas occupying approximately twenty-four acres about five miles west of Albufeira. The Quinta is about forty-five minutes drive from the Airport at Faro. There are two swimming pools, a children’s play area and pool, tennis court, restaurant and bar, mini-golf course, table tennis and petanque. The top pool can be seen from the rear terrace which is on the same level as the main accommodation and can be reached from a set of steps. During the high season there is also a pool bar located close to the lower pool which offers snacks and drinks. There are also Riding Stables at the Quinta with fabulous horses that can be taken out for gallops across the dunes or slow hacks through the countryside. Local rental license code 21747/AL.

Registration Number : 21747/AL

Paul & Hayley Bridgeman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Paul & Hayley Bridgeman

Paul & Hayley Bridgeman who live in Epsom, Surrey with their two daughters Louise & Ella.

Paul & Hayley Bridgeman purchased this villa in 2012

Why Paul & Hayley Bridgeman chose Vale de Parra

We have holidayed in this area of Portugal for many years as we like the area which is a quieter more natural part of Portugal with great beaches, golf courses and restaurants. Hayley stayed at the Quinta as a teenager and we also returned for other holidays as a couple and with the wider family. The Quinta is a great place to escape the crowds and is suitable for families and couples as well as a base for a golfing break.

What makes this villa unique

The Quinta offers much more than a normal villa rental such as the children's play area, tennis court, horse riding, onsite restaurant and pool bar during main season. You can either choose to use these facilities or just relax and keep yourself to yourself. Based on our experiences of renting villas in Portugal we hope to offer everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Main bathroom.
    Master en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to master bedroom
    En-suite to rear twin bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to rear twin bedroom.
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower, basin & wc. En-suite to rear twin bedroom with shower, basin & wc. Separate family bathroom with bath/shower, basin and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and doors to terrace.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with wardrobe & large window over looking terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room with en-suite shower room and built in wardrobe.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, two further bedrooms both with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Villa 5b is a 3 bedroomed air conditioned villa situated on the privately owned Quinta da Saudade, a mature development occupying 24 acres in a peaceful country setting amongst orange, almond and olive trees about 5 miles west of Albufeira. The Quinta overlooks farmland and the marshes of Pera where there is a wetlands nature reserve and the Salgados golf course is only a few minutes away. The Quinta has two swimming pools one large pool with a separate shallow end for small children and a quieter kidney shaped pool set in gardens which can be seen from the terrace. In addition there is a tennis court, mini golf, petanque, table tennis and a children's play area with its own paddling pool.Horse riding is available on site for experienced and novice riders. The original farmhouse has been converted into an independently run bar/restaurant open in the evenings. There is also a poolside bar that serves light meals during the day. Both facilities are open during peak season. Outside: From the roof and rear terrace you can see the nearest beach, less than two miles away. The beach is a magnificent long stretch of sand running from Gale to Armacao de Pera, bounded by dunes, where it is always possible to escape the crowds, even in August. There are also numerous small beaches dotted throughout this area. On the roof terrace there are sun loungers and on the rear terrace there are tables and chairs for eating, an awning for shade during those hot summer days as well as sun loungers. The rear terrace also has a BBQ with views over the countryside and sea. Utility Room: Washing machine available for use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Please note that bedding and towels are provided but not towels for the beach or pools. The villa rental is inclusive of maid service, hot water and cooking gas. Electricity and logs are also inclusive, except for November through to March. Other: Please note we have two full sets of golf clubs with light weight bags that are free for you to use on the many local golf courses.


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Villa In Quinta Da Saudade, Vale Da Parra, Guia, Portugal (21747/AL)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Excellent 3 bed with superb views

  • 5 of 5

Family with three young children. Plenty of space and storage. Best part is terrace with fantastic views across Salgados wetlands to the sea. Went 3 times to on site restaurant for amazing meals and child friendly staff. Other highlight was visit to ZooMarine.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Villa 5b. The Villa was very clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. There were 4 of us but the Villa could easily accommodate 6 - especially with having 3 bathrooms. Plenty of sitting out area overlooking the countryside and the sea in the distance.

The Quinta is a delight and quite unique. Beautifully kept gardens and pools and so peaceful . There is an excellent restaurant on the Quinta, with friendly staff and wonderful food ( especially the fish) .

If you arrived stressed, you will leave relaxed and rested! I cannot recommend the Villa and Quinta da Saudade highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Villa in a Great Setting

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very clean, comfortable and homely (what a treat to have 3 bathrooms) and the Quinta was a lovely setting - we enjoyed many walks around the site to see the horses and play on the children's rides. The restaurant at the Quinta was excellent too. Ideal location for visiting the nearby beaches as places such as Lagos, Alte and Fóia which are less than 1 hour by car.

We'd definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect short break in the sun

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place the Quinta is, and the villa we stayed in ensured our stay was comfortable,relaxing and very enjoyable. The villa is well equipped and with a log burner and oil radiators and warm air con it was very toasty at night. With day temperatures around 18C we enjoyed lunch on the sunny terrace overlooking the national park and the distant sea. We were also lucky to sample the Quinta's own restaurant where we had a very good and varied meal with a couple of jugs of sangria to help it along. All in all a very good break in a wonderful setting staying in a very nice villa. The perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Whether you're looking to explore the Algarve or just relax round one of the two great pools and fabulous grounds of Quinta da Saudade,then this villa is just perfect.The villa is comfortable and quiet,yet within easy reach shops,restaurants, wonderful beaches with amazing coastal and country walks.We have had a fantastic holiday here and hope to return to villa 5b in the very near future.KM June 2016

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly recommend this villa. Very clean, well furnished, spacious. Very short walk to the top pool where there were plenty of sun loungers and sun shades. Short walk to the lower pool suitable for children. Short drive to the local beach or you could walk it in about 30 minutes at a brisk walk. Supermarkets within a short drive.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2.4 Kilometres
Salgados Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.45 Kilometres
Museu dos Salgados
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Gale Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are attractive country walks in the vicinity and there is a wetlands nature reserve nearby with a wealth of bird and plant life not commonly found in the UK. Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Alpine Swift, Bee Eater, Red Necked Night Jar, Azure Winged Magpie and more. There are a number of local golf courses, a water park and the famous Zoo Marine just a short drive away.


It is possible to walk to the beach from the Villa however the sensible option is by car. Gale Beach is approximately 5 mins by car.


Faro Airport is approximately 40 min. drive away.

Further Details:

A complimentary starter pack will be put in the villa consisting of eggs, milk, butter, sugar, coffee, tea, bread, drinking water and white wine.

The rent also includes the use of all the amenities at the Quinta, except for a charge for the tennis court.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jun 2018 - 18 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Bookings are on a weekly basis from Thursday to Thursday, however we can be flexible. Shorter and longer lets will also be accommodated. A £250 non-refundable deposit is required up front with the balance due 4 weeks before departure. Along with the final payment for rental we will also ask for a £250 breakages deposit, any breakages will be deducted from your deposit and returned within 14 days of your return.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is generally a Thursday however we can be flexible outside of peak season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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