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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,410 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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.

More Details
Registration Number : 68AL/2014

laurence ball
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Why laurence ball chose Guia

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guia in Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • No Smoking inside the Villa or near any restricted area.
  • No Diving in the pool. Pool depth 1.2M
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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 €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 €120 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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Private Character Villa, Heated Pool, Garden, Peaceful Location,sleeps 4(2 Beds)
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Very nice and clean, good cleaning services provided during the fortnight and had all we needed!

  • 4 of 5

The Villa is well kept and nicely situated within walking distance of Guia and a great hub between Portimao and Faro. It has everything one could possibly need in terms of creature comforts and we quickly felt at 'home' there. To be perfect, perhaps a check could have been made before occupation, on the squeaky bed, the external shower curtain, a few light bulbs that needed replacing, plus a visitors’ guide on how to use all the TV equipment and the Oven, which took a while to fathom out but we got there in the end! It would also have been helpful if there was a visitors’ guide on places to visit, local market days, where to take the household rubbish etc. but these are very small things in comparison to what the Villa itself had to offer - peaceful, clean, comfortable, lashings of hot water, pool that's 'just right' and a lovely garden that just encourages relaxation!! We certainly do recommend anyone to book it and would love to return ourselves, should we be fortunate enough to visit this part of Portugal again!! Finally, it is worth mentioning that Mr Ball refunded our deposit very promptly on our return so thanks Laurence! G & C Then, Hampshire

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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You were having a laugh - weren't you !!?? At our expense

  • 2 of 5

When will owners/ agents realise that "Wear and Tear" / "End of Season" excuses just don't cut it. We paid a lot of money to enjoy a holiday in the sun in a clean environment so when you arrive to find the garden grass not cut, the pool not cleaned, the patio not swept of ash /remains of food, the chairs dirty, covered in grease with a few cigarette burns - it doesn't really give off a good impression. And as for the contraption around the outside shower - well that defied explanation at first (we did get one from a neighbour). Inside the villa also was not up to the standard we enjoyed in Sept 16 and May 17 given a 5 star review, (a total of six weeks in less than a year) the general appearance was of a "quick turnaround" , windows not cleaned, floors sticky and surfaces not wiped dry, the freezer was so blocked with ice the drawers wouldn't open and we had to ask to get the hot water turned up. At best it got a bit warmer but not hot. Saving electricity? Some of these were dealt with - but not all.

Further into our holiday when having a shower the water didn't drain away and sludge came up from the drain. Removed the cover plate to find more sludge, hair and a thick layer of old soap i.e. filters not cleaned. Yuk. Days later the trap under the wash hand basin fell off and a wall towel tray started to come away from the wall.

Before we could use the outside shower area we had to clean it - a filthy tray tidy full of old soap, shampoo /conditioner and a duckboard which hadn't been lifted or cleaned for a very long time. To cap it all the water to the whole area went off for 12 hours but we later found out that there is a 2000 litre tank of water under the house but guess what - the pump to operate it is also broken.

We know, you're thinking, it's a holiday home, but hey we were the ones supposed to be on holiday we weren't there to handle and report problems - they should have been dealt with before we arrived that's what you have maintenance staff for - to maintain. The cleaning staff were excellent but they only do what they are told to do. Peace and quiet was what was wanted not an array of cleaners and the handyman coming and going all the time. Are we angry - too d...........d right we are.

Lawrence offered in good faith a E50 bonus which we have asked him to send to the Guia Childrens Charity , he has our address so they can acknowledge it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa for the perfect get away.

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at this beautiful villa to find it as perfect as the photo's.

Extremely comfortable, with everything one requires for the perfect holiday.

Kitchen very well stocked for anyone wishing to self cater.

We were a party of two couples who enjoyed the very pleasant 7-10 minute stroll down to the villa of Guia with its selection of restaurants & 2 reasonably well stocked supermarkets. Visited larger supermarket at the shopping centre for 1st shop to buy larger bulk items for our 2 week stay.

We did not hire a car and found the local taxis reasonable & very reliable for the few occasions we ventured out from Guia. We pre ordered a return airport taxi which made the 35 - 40 min journey hassle free.

Would highly recommend this ideal 2 bedroom villa for those seeking the ideal get away in a quiet & peaceful location. If you want crowds, busy restaurants/ bars & shops Albuferia is only about 15 mins car journey away.

Only just returned home & missing the glorious weather & the tranquility of this perfect villa.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this property and loved it. Lovely spacious rooms, well equipped kitchen, pretty garden and great pool. It is extremely well equipped and the layout worked really well for us as a family of 4. All on one level and you can see the pool from the kitchen and living room so it was easy to keep an eye on the kids who were never out the pool! Guia has a few good restaurants and shops but I would recommend hiring a car so that you can explore further. I would also recommend having the pool heated. We went in July but the heated pool meant our girls could play in it all day and sometimes at night. The villa was cleaned regularly. Laurence the owner is extremely pleasant to deal with and answered all my queries quickly. I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the villa at 11.30pm and everything was in place ready for our arrival.

Marion and Laurence went out of their way to make sure everything was in place to make sure we had a lovely stay in the villa.

The villa was spotlessly clean and equipped with everthing you could possibly need for a great holiday.

The village centre is just a few minutes walk away with many shops and restaurants. About a 10 minute drive away is the Algarve shopping centre with a huge supermarket and lots of other shops.

It was very hot while we were there but there are areas where you can lounge out of the sun if you wish.

Of course the swimming pool is an added bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed using it.

I would recommend hiring a car to give you freedom to venture further afield.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark Thanks for your great review.Its nice you appreciate all the Villa has to offer. The garden area offers welcome shade even in the hottest days & the pool lets you cool down in hot weather or can be heated for you in cooler times.The Village of Guia has so much to offer with its many restaurants,bars & shops. Kind regards Laurence Ball.
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  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in many villas over the years, this property surpasses them all. From the very helpful owners to the maintenance staff, each went out of their way to make sure our holiday was excellent. The villa has everything needed to ensure you have a relaxing holiday. The villa is set in a quiet residential area and there are plenty of local restaurants and bars and if you wish Albufeira is only 10 - 15 minutes away with beautiful beaches in abundance. I would recommend a trip to Lagos - especially the marina - a shopper's heaven. Looking forward to our third visit in September.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret Thanks for your return visit comments.As you say the Villa strikes a perfect balance of convenience & a quiet location. The Algarve Shopping Centre is another shoppers heaven,a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk. I hope you continue to return to Casa Do Sonho. Kind regards Laurence Ball.
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Zoomarine Algarve
Praia da Gale
Praia da Cal
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Praia de Gale
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guia, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
16 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
13 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
28 May 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
18 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 18
1 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
24 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.73
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

Notes on prices:
Secure Credit Card payments accepted. Euro/Sterling/Dollars & Major Currencies. PayPal also accepted.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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