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5 Bed Villa With A Large Private Pool And "al Fresco" Dining Areas.

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,489 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Pinheiros Altos - Quinta Do Lago - Fab Location, 10 Minutes From The Beach, On A Golf Course, Very Private And Not Overlooked.

A fantastic 5 bed luxury Villa, private and secluded within Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago.

A truly unique property and located in a fantastic area.

All the accommodation is to a very high standard and we encourage all our guests to enjoy the outside kitchen and BBQ area and extensive seating area and pool entertainment areas.

We are always happy to help out our guests to ensure that they all enjoy a great holiday.


John Barrett
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About John Barrett

I live over half my time in Portugal with my wife. I am semi retired but unfortunately my wife still commutes back and forth. We both love this area of Portugal in particular.

We try to stay as long as possible in the area and as we have access to a separate house we can always be available to assist our guests should problems arise during there stay.

The property is just ten minutes walk from fabulous beaches. We can provide beach towels, cycles, ice boxes so you can travel light and make the most of this great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can take advantage of special rates at our course of Pinheiros Altos golf course.

John Barrett purchased this villa in 2009

Why John Barrett chose Algarve

We bought this property in 2007 and having owned properties in Vale Do Lobo we had a preference for this location better.

We love Pinheiros Altos and Quinta Do Logo because of the fantastic facilities in the area including beautiful beaches, the wide variety of restaurants and superb golf clubs all within a 5 minute drive or short bike ride away.

We like privacy and also we wanted to be close to good eating restaurants and night-life.

The 27 hole golf club which surrounds the property is always kept in great condition and also benefits from the best golf practice facilities on the Algarve.

We cycle a lot and the location has fantastic cycle routes throughout. In particular Pinheiros Altos is located in the Rio Formosa Nature reserve and cycling is one of many ways of getting a

Guestbook comments from the owner

To John and Amelia,

Just to say a big thank you for allowing us to stay in your fab house. The family had a ball and since getting home we are all into the cycling since you introduced us to them "damn" bikes of yours.

Your house keeper was a "gem" and always made us feel at home.

I also arranged my first golf lesson with the Pinheiros Altos professional and I intend returning with the "girls" next spring.

Thank you again

D & F (Ireland)


Hi John

What a place and what a holiday we had. In the past when we rented we always seemed to eat out but the facilities in your villa were so good we cooked and had a number of BBQ´s. I also have to admit we drank some of your wine and beer but we replaced it with better stuff!!!

A big thank you again, and yes I have mentioned the Villa to my friends at work and in my golf course and yes we hopefully will be returning in 2014..

J & S

Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The melting pot
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
PInheiros altos
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
San lorenzo
Car: recommended


There are numerous beaches within a 5/10 minute drive. Gigi's beach is the nearest which is within the Ria Formosa nature reserve. A long wooden bridge takes you across the tidal lagoon to Gigi's restaurant and unspoilt beaches. Vale do Garrao is an excellent beach with numerous Portuguese restaurants on site - Antonios is great for fish, Julios has a great atmosphere and offers lively entertainment Vale do lobo beach is also a great spot with numerous restaurants and water-sports.


Faro airport is the just a 15/20 minute drive. Lisbon is 2 hours 30 minutes drive. Car hire is highly recommended and Seville in Spain is only 2 hours drive and well worth the visit.


Quinta Do Lago Shopping is 2 minutes drive away offering restaurants, bars and designer shops. A perfect place to while away an evening. Nearby is the new 6 star Conrad Hilton hotel with health club and Spa. Faro is 20 minutes drive away and offers plenty to do both from a site seeing point of view and shopping depending on your requirements!

Further Details:

Pinheiros Altos / Quinta do Lago is a luxury resort set in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and offers holidaymakers every luxury and convenience possible, from Championship Golf Course to luxury spas. The villa is set within Pinheiros Altos and is 2 minutes from the heart of the resort and just ten minutes’ walk to the lake where various water sports can be found as well as a quality fish restaurant. The fabulous Quinta Shopping with its luxury boutiques, restaurants and bars can be found at just a short drive from the villa and the wonderful blue flag sandy beach is just a short drive away. Faro airport is just 20 minutes drive from the villa. If all that isn't enough for you, the nearby luxury resort of Vale do Lobo is just a short drive from Quinta do Lago and offers more golf courses, restaurants, tennis academy and more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Faro in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5489 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    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
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all have en-suite bathrooms which include both showers, baths, double sinks and toilets. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have shared facilities of both showers, baths, double sinks and toilets. 2 further wc are located downstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom and is located upstairs. This and bedroom 2 have private terraces overlooking the pool. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 are located on the ground floor and enjoy there own private terraces. all bedrooms have there own tv´s
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the rooms throughout the house are maintained to a very high standard and our housekeeper who attends the property and has been doing so for 14 years is always available to assist our guests as and when required. Located between the expansive kitchen and Living area is the dining room which can seat 10 persons. (this room has also got direct access to the pool, BBQ and all the outside terraces. All the bedrooms enjoy there own TV and Internet is accessible throughout the house including some of the outside terraces and pool surrounds. Outside: This unique and large garden comprises various interconnecting terraces and all overlook the fantastic pool area. There is a large separate pond including waterfall with ever present goldfish and which attracts a great deal of pond and bird life. The pool is a huge one 15m x 8m with a children's pool attached.The pool is a "salt" water pool and therefore is a far more refreshing swim to enjoy. (The pool can be heated if required for an additional payment) There is a magnificent collection of Palm, Olive, Pine, local and copious specimen flowering plants and shrubs within the extensive garden and which allows for a great deal of privacy and seclusion. Adjoining the pool area is a huge "cabana" and offers a BBQ and a shaded seating area and also has a fantastic glass table that can seat 12 people comfortable. We have Table tennis available and a number of Bicycles for those who like to cycle. A golf buggy can be made available but restricted to persons aged 18 or older. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, dryer, separate double sinks and a very important "beer and wine" fridge. There is also an ironing board and iron available Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. These are changed when required and as often within reason. Our house keeper is available 3 days a week - approximately 15 hours split between monday, wednesday and fridays. ironing service can be arranged separately. Other: A separate study with a computer and printer facilities is available for use on the 1st floor. Adjoining the pool area is a huge "cabana" and offers a bbq, a shaded seating area and also has a fantastic glass table that can seat 12 comfortable.


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fantastic and most helpful owner this villa made our holiday

  • 5 of 5

every year for the last 10 years we have rented a villa for our family summer holiday. We have tried many properties in the south of France, Ibiza and Portugal. This villa is undoubtedly the best!

Fantastic gardens and outside space, comfortable accommodation and looked after by a very helpful housekeeper.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to return
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A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous property in which to holiday. House is very comfortable, with great attention to detail. Perfect for dining at home if you wish. Gardens and pool area are the highlight of this property, loads of space - Lovely and quiet.

Area is very close to all amenities and is perfect for a family/friends holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will return. Feel free to ring me directly to arrange a return visit. Once again thank you
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Faro, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring early
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring late
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer - 1
5 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer - 2
9 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer peak
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off peak
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
6 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £893.37

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 25% will be payable upon booking the villa and the balance payable no later than 8 weeks from departure time. A refundable security deposit will also be required.

Changeover Day:
We operate a flexible changeover day and this can be discussed with us and depends upon availability.

Notes on prices:
We are happy to discuss special prices for extended visits for periods in excess of a month.

For confirmed bookings before 31st March 2015 and for holidays booked within the period 1st May into September 2015 a 5% reduction in indicated prices will be allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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