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Private Character Villa, Heated Pool, Garden, Peaceful Location,sleeps 4(2 Beds)



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Villa in Guia, Albuferia, Central Algarve, Portugal - A 5 Minute Walk To Restaurants & Shops,less Than 10 Mins Drive To The Beach. Wifi, UK & Irish Tv.

68AL/2014 Licence Number.

Casa do Sonho (The Dream House) is a Charming Villa full of Character. It is Private and Quiet with its own Heated Pool (Optional Charge) and Lush Garden.High speed internet. Situated in a Fabulous Location within Walking distance of the Quaint Village of Guia with its choice of typical Portuguese & International Cuisine. The beautiful Blue Flag Beaches of Gale,Salgados,St Laurenco & Albufeira with their many quiet coves are a short drive away.

It is close to all amenities which include Zoomarine , Aqualand, Slide & Splash, & Aquashow. You can choose from Water Sports, Golf, Cycling, Yoga, Horse Riding, Scenic & Nature Walks, Scuba Diving, Photography .

Painting classes are available in Guia Village.

Private Yoga classes can be arranged.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Repeat visit to lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa last summer and it was so lovely that we came back again this year. There have been some improvements such as new windows and blinds that kept out the morning sun from the bedroom. The owner and the agent were particularly helpful and always on hand for assistance when required. The villa is always kept clean and tidy and the outside space with the pool and garden are fabulous. It was particularly hot when we were there so the air-con was a god send. We would recommend this villa highly if you want a relaxing time in the sun in a central location where it is easy to drive out in the evening to visit other places and restaurants. We would happily go back for a third occasion!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you need for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We came with our 8 month old and had a great time in the villa. A very peaceful location. Lots of space in the garden to sit in the sun or shade. Heated pool was needed and much enjoyed. Kitchen had everything you could need. Lounge comfortable with British tv. Easy to walk to local village with a good array of restaurants. Owner very helpful. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a weeks holiday here at the start of April 2016, with our two children aged 2 & 5. The villa was perfect for us, two bed, large living room and kitchen private parking and ideal garden with pool. We had the pool heated for the week as it was only April and it allowed the kids and us to be in the pool everyday including the one day of rain that we had, that was well worth the extra.

The kitchen was extremely well stocked with utensils, glasses, plates, washing machine and dishwasher which was great for us as we had at least lunch or dinner there each day. We enjoyed the charcoal bbq two days for cooking.

The villa having wi-if and a good selection of movies on the to box was good as it kept everyone entertained at night or kids in the mornings!

It was well stocked with two travel cots (x2) and plenty of extra pillows and blankets which were handy in evenings when temps dropped.

The garden dinning table and other seating area options outside was good and gave us different options depending on where the sun was shining!

Villa was all very clean and well prepared for our visit, it matched up to the description given online. The owner communication was very good and they answered any questions I had very quickly.

Perhaps a better villa pack / folder would be a good idea with all villa info such as where fuse box is, and any general villa instructions operation manuals. The info was there but in 2-3 different places.

We would recommend this to anyone looking for a 2 bed villa with private pool for holidays, it has good links to the motorway but also albuferia and gale for lots of restaurants/beaches/and night life if you want that.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Neil for the excellent review. I'm glad you took advantage of the heated pool,a welcome addition during the start & end of the season.The grass area provides a cooler outdoor space than the terrace area. The Villa's location is ideal to explore all the Algarve has to offer. We are in the process of updating the info pack & thanks for your comments. Kind regards Laurence.
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First class villa in Guia

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 10 nights and it had everything we needed. The pool was lovely and warm, the wifi worked and we had English TV and a DVD player to keep us amused in the evenings after eating out. The restaurants were good with piri piri chicken a speciality. Beware, it's really hot!

The villa was clean and well stocked and the BBQ was a definite plus. It was lovely to have the lawn area as well by the pool. The owner and manager on site were very efficient at answering any questions we had.

We hired a car and visited Albufeira and Villamoura marinas and Slide and Splash water park. Just be aware that in the height of summer the queues for the water rides are huge!

Overall, we loved our stay. It was relaxing while being central enough to get out and about. We would definitely recommend this villa and would happily book again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday Villa in Guia

  • 4 of 5

Lovely garden and swimming pool, one depth was perfect and heated. Villa was good had everything you could want, the beds were very comfortable. Good restaurants, and near to supermarkets. Great location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing week in the sun

  • 4 of 5

The villa is home from home, with everything you could possible need. The pool and garden are very private and the BBQ was used most nights as after a day spent on the lovely beaches close by, we just wanted to relax in the garden with a glass of wine or two and a simple meal.

the agent, Nicolai, the owner ,Laurence and Dario the cleaning agency were all very easy to be in contact with before, during and after our stay at the villa.

We would recommend this villa to friends and family without hesitation and hope to return some time soon ourselves.

Thank you

David and Michele

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michele & David Thanks for your positive review.The Villa is ideal for a relaxing break,close to so many places but still private & secure.We have tried to make it feel like a home from home. The garden is a welcome retreat in the hot sun. It's good to get such appreciative reviews.We hope to continue to improve aspects of the Villa while retaining its charm. Once again many thanks & look forward to welcoming you or your family in the future. Kind regards Laurence Ball.
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Zoomarine Algarve
Praia da Gale
Praia da Cal

From the Owner

The Villa is in an established housing cluster, a short walk to Guia Village for restaurants, Bars & Shops. Gale beach & St Laurenco are about 15 minutes by car,some great sea view restaurants to pass many enjoyable hours, even in the winter.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia de Gale at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended


Less than 10 minutes drive to a number of Superb Beaches from the bustling

Albufeira to the quiet coves of Praia Da Gale, Praia Do Laurenco,Praia do Salgados

& Praia Do Castelo.

Albufeira & Vilamoura Marina are well worth a visit.


Faro airport is 30 minutes away. The nearest motorway a22 is just 5km away.

Algarve shopping centre is less than 10 minutes drive away.

Spain is 1 hours drive.

Lisbon is 2. 5 to 3 hours drive.

Car hire Recommended but not essential.

Trips & Theme Park Tickets can be booked in The Groupo Santomero Office in Guia Village.


All the Water/Theme parks are 5 to 20 minutes drive. Local Shops & Restaurants are 5 minutes walk.

Further Details:

Bicycle hire/tours can be arranged

local yoga studio is less than 15 minutes drive, Private Classes can be arranged.

The Local Shops , provide all grocery provisions including a Butcher. There are Banks, Optician, Chemist , Dentist, Laundry, & Hairdresser

A Quaint indoor Market which supply delicious fresh fish, vegetables and fruit daily, Also the local Bakery supply fresh hot bread daily.

Motorway toll payments can be paid in the Post Office(CTT) & local shops.

There is a choice of 18 Restaurants in the Village with Fado nights, which are local songs and typical Algarve music. Karaoke nights can also be enjoyed.

Outdoor Market is held on the third friday of every month.


Rental rates

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Rate 7
27 Sep 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
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Rate 1
17 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
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Rate 3
13 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
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Rate 4
28 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
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Rate 5
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
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24 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Tax Rate 6.0%

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday July,August.Other Months flexible subject to mutual agreement.
Check in 5pm Check out 11 am.
Unapproved late check out fee €75

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From the Owner

The main reason we love this Villa it's ideal for a couple & completely private, not being overlooked was a priority in this search. It has a traditional character & a garden. It stays cooler in summer & it has a fire for the winter. The pool heats up quickly naturally & the pool heating extends the usable period so much.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with large Walk in Shower Cubicle, wc & twin wash basins. Second bathroom with wc & wash basin & Bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + Cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom with king size bed , fitted wardrobes & air conditioning. Second bedroom with Twin beds & fitted wardrobes & air conditioning.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Garden & Pool are for your Private enjoyment . Ideal for Relaxing with Family & Friends. The grass area provides a Soft Play area for children & offers shelter from the hottest sun. Air conditioning is charged from £43 to £64/ €50to €75per week Outside: Enjoy the Covered Patio area with Outdoor Dining Table & 6 Comfortable Chairs. BBQ for Alfresco Dining. Outdoor Lounge seating for relaxing drinks . 4 Sun Loungers with Parasole, Cushions & Beach towels . Relax in the full size Swinging Hammock . The Pool can be Heated at an additional charge of £110/€150 The outdoor shower features hot & cold water. Utility Room: Water Softner & water heater. Outdoor storage area & clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen changed weekly. Beach towels & Beach Cooler Bag also provided.

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