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Apartment With Stunning Lake And Garden Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Quinta Do Lago, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Accessible To Nearby Beaches And Good Road Links To Lisbon And Spain

Delightful second floor(top) apartment in the beautiful Lakeside Village, Quinta Do Lago. It has all modern amenities and is furnished to a high, comfortable standard. It has full air conditioning. It probably has one of the best views over the lake. The bedrooms are very comfortable and furnished to a high standard, the master bedroom has an en-suite. There is a separate guest shower room opposite the second bedroom. The kitchen has all modern appliances. The living area has very comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV which has all the UK channels including Sky Sport channels.There is also free internet access. There is also a dining table with 6 chairs should you wish to eat indoors.The apartment is within walking distance of the beach which has miles of uninterrupted sand. There are beautifully maintained private landscaped gardens and a pool area for the use of residents. This area overlooks the lake. There is also a little snack bar area for the sole use of guests at the pool which also has wifi access. It borders the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve which boasts many different species of birdlife. This is particularly enjoyable for those that like walking. There are many golf courses nearby and is in close proximity to San Lorenzo, three Quinta Do Lago courses and Pinheiros Altos. Other activities nearby are riding stables, bicycle hire and of course private tennis courts for the use of residents. The property has a patio area with a lovely table and chairs for dining "al fresco" and sun-loungers ( all with cushions) accessed from the living area which overlooks the lake and garden area. There is an awning which can be used to provide shade in the heat of the day, if required. There is also a watersport facility a short walk away which caters for wind assisted and people powered sailing only! There are no motorised boats allowed in keeping with the peaceful location. This is set beside the exclusive "Casa Do Lago" restaurant which also has a pool for cooling off during the day! There is a lovely less formal bistro type restaurant, if you prefer next to it, called "The Shack". They are both located on the lake.

Hilary Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Hilary Williams

We are a non smoking couple with a grown up family. We enjoy golfing and walking and this part of the world is the perfect place for us as it has a lovely climate all year round. We also enjoy travelling to different parts of Portugal and Spain and this is an ideal location for that. The apartment suits us as we are quite happy sitting on the balcony, switching off whilst looking at the fish jumping out of the lake....quite often with a lovely glass of wine in our hand!

Hilary Williams purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Hilary Williams chose Quinta do Lago

This property ticked all the boxes for us. We deliberately furnished it to a high standard with all the modern conveniences, including air conditioning. We wanted it to be a home from home. We had looked at a few properties but as soon as we walked into this one, the views sealed it for us. We liked the idea that we weren't overlooked and much preferred a top floor as you have the best of everything. Very peaceful! Everyone immediately relaxes when they come in the door. It is also easily accessible from the airport so no long journeys when you land! You can choose to be as active or inactive as you want! We love walking along the beach and then sitting having a sundowner, watching the sunset. We also enjoy being so close to some of the best golf courses in Europe.

What makes this apartment unique

There are many benefits to this property. It is in a great location giving the flexibility to do as much or as little as you want. It is very comfortable. If you stay in the winter months when it can get chilly at night the air con system converts to heating and is very cosy. There is plenty of space in the fitted wardrobes in each bedroom. Basically it has everything you could possibly need for a great holiday! Yes, we do love it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Quinta do Lago in Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom. Family shower room. Both very high spec, modern with bidet, mirrors in both including magnified mirror in master en-suite. Heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with twin beds which can be prepared as king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Both with good sized fitted wardrobes and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All rooms have mosquito screens. Being on the top floor, this property enjoys a good level of privacy and lovely outlook. Strictly no smoking. Free wifi is provided. Outside: There is a large communal swimming pool suitable for both adults and children. The surrounding terraces have sun loungers for general use and a small seating area with private café which is open in season and provides snacks and refreshments. The pool has a beautiful view to the lake. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is prepared for your arrival with towels and bedlinen. Beach towels provided from May to end of September. Maid service is provided at end of week when a two week stay where towels and bedlinen are changed. If the stay is less than two weeks there will be an additional cost should you require a change of linen and towels. Other: Patio furniture on lake view balcony includes: beautiful table with four chairs with removable cushions, Two sun loungers with comfortable removable cushions and a good sized sun canopy.


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Apartment With Stunning Lake And Garden Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic apartment & holiday

  • 5 of 5

The apartment felt like home and was so well equipped. It was spotless and furnished to a very high standard and the beds were soooo comfortable! We enjoyed sitting on the balcony admiring the views and just loved Lakeside Village and the surrounding area. An easy walk to the beach every morning with a coffee at The Shack on the way back.

We were there for a wedding but still had time to find fantastic restaurants- The Alambique and Maria's.

Hilary was a pleasure to deal with and we will most definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. We also enjoy the walk and coffee! You would be welcome back anytime!
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A super apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and our first holiday with our 7 month old we really couldn't have hoped for a better holiday everything was perfect!

The apartment was just lovely, immaculately clean, tastefully furnished, equipt with everything you could require and to top it off a balcony with a stunning view perfect for an evening gin and tonic! The communal swimming pool is lovely plenty of sunbeds and a great little pool bar run by Pedro and family who couldn't be more helpful. The location and surrounding area is excellent, we started each morning with a walk through the nature reserve to the beach and ended most days in one of the fabulous restaurants just a short walk away. Thank you so much to the owner Hilary for making everything hastle free, we will most certainly be returning to your beautiful apartment hopefully very soon!! Mark, Rebecca & Edward x

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and we are delighted you love it as much as we do! A first family holiday is very special! You would be welcome back anytime! Hilaryx
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Portuguese Delight!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better week away.The weather was sunny and warm (around 25*C) and the apartment provided everything that we could have needed in a quiet, beautifully maintained setting. It was just so peaceful sitting out on the balcony enjoying the sun and the view with a drink in hand!

The owners have clearly put a lot of time and effort into making their apartment a home from home and they ensured that our stay was a memorable one.

There are lots of activities close by and too many restaurants to choose from, both on site and in and around the Almancil area. You can literally do as little or as much as you like.....

But if you are looking for some time away to relax and recharge your batteries then you will be hard pressed to find a better location and apartment than this is highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and loved it as much as we do!
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Excellent stay in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fantastic 2 weeks in this apartment. The facilities in the apartment are excellent, everything is very clean and well maintained. It has a modern but homely feel. The surrounding gardens and pool were kept immaculate.

The location was perfect for us with a young family - 5 minutes walk to the Shack - a lakeside bar/ diner. Our children (9 and 11 years) loved the safe beach there. It's located about 20 minutes drive from Faro airport and about 15 minutes walk from lovely restaurants, golf courses and shops.

Hilary was so helpful when booking the apartment and went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

I would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you Hilary and Grant.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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A fantastic apartment set in a special place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic apartment set in a great location. This was our first holiday with our 9 month old boy and couldn't have chosen better. The apartment was in excellent condition with everything that a young family required. The weather was fantastic and could not fault anything. So many excellent bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and I would like to thank Hilary for making this experience so delightful - we will be returning in the near future for our next holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you had a lovely first family holiday experience! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Immaculate apartment in a wonderful,peaceful area.

  • 5 of 5

As a family we usually stay in a 5* hotel in the area but decided to have a different short break holiday by going in a self catering apartment. And what a find,we are now looking at when we can return to it!! The owners were very helpful leading up to our arrival. Everything was well organised and went smoothly. The apartment was immaculate and very well equipped with everything you could need. It was cleaned,bedding changed and clean towels provided half way through the week. Beautiful view onto the lake from the balcony, children loved the pool. We love the area and know it well. Excellent beaches, restaurants etc all a short drive away. Can't recommend this area and definitely this apartment highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


The Algarve has beautiful sandy beaches that go for miles. It takes approx. 15 to 20 minutes to walk to the beach ( approx 1 1/2km) or alternatively a 5 minute drive. There are a few beach restaurants along the coast which serve the most delicious fresh fish!


Faro airport is approx. 15 to 20 minute drive from the apartment. The drive from the airport is very straightforward and car hire is recommended.


Vilamoura 15km. Faro 15km. Tavira 30km. Quinta Do Lago shopping centre is 5 minutes drive away offering a supermarket, restaurants, bars and designer shops. The nearest town is Almancil which is about 10 minutes drive away and has a choice of supermarkets, shops and restaurants. The motorway connection is about 10 minutes away. There is a toll payable on this which can be organised by the car hire company. It gives easy access to many places of interest in both Portugal and Spain.

Further Details:

Quinta Do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. As part of the UNESCO Ria Formosa bird sanctuary, there is a strict 8% building restriction. It is favoured by the world's elite and Ayrton Senna owned a villa in the area and when he tragically died in 1994, a road was named after him "Avenida do Ayrton Senna da Silva".


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Prices are per week in Sterling. A securing deposit must be paid at time of booking. This is 25% of the total booking cost. The balance will be required 30 days before arrival date. There will also be a £100 deposit which is guaranteed against breakages or damage, payable at the same time as the balance. This will be refunded in full within 14 days of departure if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.

Changeover Day:
It is necessary to vacate the property by 10.00am on the day of departure. Access to the property is after 3.00pm. There is a degree of flexibility on this on request and will accommodate if possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.