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Villa On Quinta Da Saudade With A/C, 2 Pools, Tennis Court And Riding Stables



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
The only ONE bedroom villa on QUINTA DA SAUDADE, Vale de Parra, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Glorious Location, Opposite Wetlands Nature Reserve, 2 Minutes From The Beach, A Magical Getaway


The Quinta da Saudade is a small British-run estate of privately-owned villas occupying approximately twenty-four acres about five miles west of Albufeira. Nestling in the peaceful country setting of an old hillside farm estate and set amid orange, almond and olive trees, the Quinta is about forty-five minutes drive from the Airport at Faro. The nearest beach, less than two miles away, is a magnificent long stretch of sand, bounded by dunes, where it is always possible to escape the crowds, even in August. 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 Riding Stables at the Quinta have some fabulous horses that are available for gallops across the dunes or slow hacks through the countryside. 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. Casa Redonda is situated slightly away from the main group of villas. The villa is air-conditioned throughout. The villa is for two people but an extra bed or cot can be put in for a child or baby.

Casa Redonda is situated slightly away from the main group of villas.

The villa is air-conditioned throughout and this is included in the rent except from November through till March when it is charged as is the electricity and logs.

It has an entrance hall/dining-room, a good-size sitting room, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower and electric towel rail.

The kitchen has a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double sink, microwave oven, electric oven with eye level grill, and a hob with both electric and gas rings.

The sitting-room has a television receiving BBC1, BBC2 and other satellite channels, a DVD player and a digital radio.

For Winter occupation, there is a good stove/open fire in the sitting-room and electric heaters throughout.

There is a forty metre long garden with terrace and built-in barbecue. There are tables and chairs for eating out as well as sun loungers and umbrellas. Bedding and towels are provided but not towels for the beach or pools.

The villa is for two people but an extra bed or cot can be put in for a child or baby at an extra cost.

The villa rental is inclusive of maid service and utilities however electricity and logs are charged as extra between November and March when we charge a basic rent for the villa.

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.

Bookings are on a weekly basis from Thursday to Thursday, but if your holiday has to start on specific days, please let me know – we can be flexible.

There is a wheelchair in the villa if it is required.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I first visited the Algarve as a young child in 1965 and haven’t stopped spending my holidays there. I spent several happy years during the eighties running my own business and therefore have an extensive knowledge of the Central Algarve. I absolutely love Portugal and its wonderful people and want you to find it as magical a place as I have done over the years.

I have a web site with many other properties to suit all budgets. You will find properties with private pools, properties with shared pools, properties with tennis courts and even properties with riding stables.

To find you the perfect property, please email me or indeed pick up the telephone and let us discuss your


I very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just on the plane on the way back from Portugal. I can’t tell you how wonderful it was! The Quinta looks even more beautiful than I remember it and the facilities and atmosphere is truly magical. We loved the garden, the swimming pools, the pool bar and the restaurant. We rode to the beach on our last evening. The villa suited us perfectly. I have to congratulate you and all those involved in making the Quinta such a resounding success and - I believe - a truly unbeatable place to take a holiday. I just can’t wait to go back - the time went far too quickly and I realise that a week just isn’t long enough.
Jun 2016
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Melton Mowbray, England

The perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I've lost count of the number of times we have stayed at Casa Redonda - about 11 I think - but the attraction is still as strong. Its the perfect setting, quiet, lovely garden to relax in, a real home-from-home. Easy to reach lovely beaches, restaurants, supermarkets. You really need a hire car to make the most of the area but its an easy drive from Faro airport. We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of the villa. It is always a joy to welcome you back
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  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing break the villa had everything we required , the area was very scenic and shops and restaurants close by.

The evenings were a bit chilly but was expected due to time of the year , but the wood burning stove certainly kept us toasty warm and looked lovely when lit.

Would return to villa but later on in the year .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Casa Redonda and I look forward in welcoming you back again - with best wishes, Melanie Condon
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Casa Redonda

  • 5 of 5

Casa Redonda was for us like a little paradise in the calm and typical Portuguese Quinta Da Saudade.

We enjoyed the lovely swimming pools just a two minutes walk and the garden for lunch or cofffee. The horses at the stables were an absolute treat for our daughter. The Casa is very charming and nicely decorated to make you feel at home instantly. And you can spend your evenings in near the fireplace reading one of the interesting books about the surroundings and its nature.

For some sunbathing there are plenty of small beaches nearby with good restaurants to eat. The restaurant at the Quinta was not opened when we were there but we heard good reviews.

To go short, the perfect place for a charming Portugese holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our family villa. We are so happy that you enjoyed the stables - they are a lovely feature of the Quinta - if you are visiting again or indeed need a larger villa, I look after all the villas on the Quinta da Saudade so am happy to assist you - best wishes
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United Kingdom

Casa Redonda

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Casa Redonda on a number of occasions over many years. It is not your 'normal' holiday let. Just the one bedroom but possible to put up others if needed. Set on a lovely quinta away from other buildings but with easy access to all the facilities. An old traditional type property but with all mod cons, a lovely garden area and patio, unexpected on first visit! An orange orchard outside the casa and a stream and nature reserve opposite - great!!

A good selection of reference books and games to keep one occupied with friendly and very helpful staff.

Very clean, a nice welcome pack and well maintained.

We have been in spring, early summer and the autumn, each different but every time enjoyable.

A place where you can get away from it all and relax or have a game of tennis, swim, putting, boules, or just walk on the reserve or a five minute drive/20 minute walk to the superb beach. - the choice is yours.

Also a good base for touring the Algarve and getting away from the main tourist haunts.

Would we go again - definitely, in fact we have booked again for this summer and cannot wait!!!

It is everything the description we were given before we came first time and probably more so.

We are also taking the whole family to stay at other properties on the quinta.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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North Lincs

Casa Redonda

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been visiting Casa Redonda on the Quinta da Saudade in Vale de Parra for a number of years. We usually stay during October each year as the temperature is cooler then.

We have always found the villa to be immaculately presented on arrival. It is also very well maintained and kept spotlessly clean by an ongoing maid service throughout our 2 week holiday. The villa is ideal for a couple on a self-catering break. It has a beautiful garden and sun bathing area complete with a plunge pool (there is also a full sized swimming pool, complete with bar facilities, available within the Quinta complex).

The Quinta is a superb site containing a number of 2 and 3 bedroom villas. Casa Redonda has a single large bedroom with an attached en suite bathroom with both bath and shower. It also has very well appointed kitchen, dining and lounge areas. There are several excellent restaurants in the area including that on the Quinta itself which also has excellent bar facilities. The location of the Quinta makes car hire a sensible option. That said, provided one is prepared to walk to local facilities, dine on the Quinta and in very local restaurants or use taxis this is not essential.

Management service at the Quinta is excellent and any unexpected maintenance problems are very quickly resolved.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Redonda and the Quinta da Saudade to friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of Casa Redonda. We have since taken out the plunge pool and have replaced it with a beautiful floral centre piece in the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Melton Mowbray, England

Casa Redonda

  • 5 of 5

Casa Redonda is a real home-from-home on the Algarve. It is very clean, well-equipped and has a lovely garden to sit in and relax, ideal for plant lovers and those keen on bird watching. The staff at the Quinta are very friendly and helpful and any problems are quickly resolved. For energetic visitors you can play tennis or go horse riding from the Quinta. Beautiful sandy beaches are close by and we like walking on the cliffs from Gale towards Albufeira. We have been to Casa Redonda about 10 times and are going again this September which speaks volumes. It is easy to explore other places on the Algarve coast and we enjoy going inland to

Silves. It's also easy to get to from Faro airport. We feel at home as soon as we arrive and absolutely love it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kathy for your lovely review of Casa Redonda at the Quinta da Saudade. If you are ever visiting again, we look forward to welcoming you back. Alternatively, I look after all the villas at the Quinta da Saudade and can arrange larger properties if you so wish. Once again, thank you for the lovely review.
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From the Owner

I have been visiting the Quinta da Saudade since 1965 and I visit every year. It is a very special place. It is run by the wonderful Fernando who has been there sine 1964. The beauty of the Quinta is that nothing ever changes. Yes, it is, of course, maintained, but the cobbles and outbuildings remain as they were when we visited in 1965. As soon as you pass through the famous palm trees at the entrance, you feel at home. It is a truly magical place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Quinta bar Nearest Golf : Salgados 18 hole at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albufeira/Ferreiras at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Quinta restaurant at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salgados, Gale and many more at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended


Salgados and Praia Grande beaches are just a 2 minute drive from the Quinta. Gale beach which has a great selection of water sports is just 5 minutes drive from the Quinta.


Faro Airport is 45 minutes from the Quinta.

Albufeira Train Station is about 20 minutes from the Quinta.


Albufeira is 10 minutes drive east from the Quinta da Saudade

Armacao de Pera is 10 minutes drive west from the Quinta da Saudade

ZooMarine is about 5 minutes drive from the Quinta da Saudade

Aquapark Water Slide Park is 5 minutes drive from the Quinta da Saudade

Further Details:

There are a few restaurants within a short walk of the Quinta and many more a short drive away, either in Guia, Gale, Albufeira or Armacao de Pera.

There are several supermarkets and banks within a short drive.

The local chemist and doctor is also a short drive away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
December 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
January 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you would like to make a booking, I would require a deposit for 25%. The balance would be due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible on dates

Electricity and logs are charged as extras from November until April

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The Quinta da Saudade is a magical destination for your holiday. I always believe that if the children are happy, then you are free to enjoy your holiday, knowing that they are occupied and having fun. With two swimming pools, a tennis court, riding stables and table tennis table, the children are always occupied. The Quinta is also a romantic getaway. The top pool is usually very quiet and you can read or snooze in total peace.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The bathroom is spacious and has a wall heater for the cooler months. There is a full sized bath with overhead shower, a WC and a bidet. There is an under-sink unit for storage.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The twin bedroom is very spacious and has several large wardrobes with plenty of hangers. There is a large dressing table with mirror and a safe that is built into the wall.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is air-conditioning throughout the villa which can be used to heat the villa during the cooler months. The villa has double glazing throughout. Outside: French windows lead from the sitting room out to a terrace with a table and chairs and there is plenty of built-in seating. The terrace leads to the large garden which is full of well-established shrubs. There are sun-loungers in the garden with several large sun umbrellas. The Quinta has two swimming pools, a tennis court and riding stables. There is a little mini golf course through the orange grove and a petanque pitch situated by the bottom pool where there is also a little pool bar which offers snacks, ice-creams and cold drinks. The Quinta Restaurant and Bar is open during the evenings and offers a wonderful range of local food. Utility Room: The utility room is in the garden. There is a washing machine, ironing board etc situated there. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There is maid service three times each week. Linen and towels are provided but clients are requested to take their own beach towels. Other: There is a little dining room off the kitchen with seating for 4 people.

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