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



Updated: 28-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 2 children aged 6 and 2 and stayed here for 2 weeks. The villa is well laid out and very well equipped with some lovely homely touches. The terraces are a perfect space to relax while the little ones play and the tv makes relaxing very easy. The pools and playground are fantastic for the little ones and were never busy out of school holidays - no fighting for sun loungers! The Quinta is a very peaceful, relaxing, away from it all resort but close enough to drive to water parks, beaches, shops, bars and restaurants. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 47 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados Golf Club at 2.4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Museu dos Salgados at 1.45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gale Beach at 4.5 Kilometres 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Nov 2016 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
14 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
12 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
16 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
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 stays will also be accommodated such as golf weekends. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required up front with the balance due 6 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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Updated: 28-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural


  • 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


  • 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.


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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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