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Majestic estate within golden triangle, large pool and a lake with Sea views

People18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate in Almancil, Central Algarve. Semi-rural Location 15 Minutes To Beach, Array Of Golf Courses & stunning restaurants nearby

Set in a truly stunning hillside location, Lago da Serra is nestled in a unique Algarvian oasis surrounded by magnificent countryside. The estate boasts a private lake, beach volleyball court, beautiful gardens with its own vineyard and orchards all set in a secure gated complex of over 20,000M2. The complex has undergone an award winning makeover and revamp to bring it into the 21st century with a bang. The villas are secluded within their own 7 acres of gardens, amidst an unspoilt landscape, yet is conveniently just 20 minutes from Faro airport, 5 minutes from both the bustling streets of Loule and Almancil with its abundance of restaurants and cafes. Whether you favour the cosmopolitan Marina at Vilamoura, the beaches of Vale Do Lobo or a round of golf at Portugal’s best championship golf courses all just 15 minutes away by car, this villa ticks all the boxes and is ideally placed. The villa is furnished with a stylish mix of designer and antique furniture and is adorned with several original works of art. The bedrooms have the design and flare of a boutique hotel. The living room accommodates large groups and leads into the dining room area and outdoor living spaces, which are perfect for entertaining and alfresco dining.

Perfect for large families wanting a unique portuguese experience, or small groups wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of usual life.

Tranquil setting is ideal for Yoga and boot camps.

The lake and volleyball court are perfect hazards for golfers wanting to practice their short game before they hit the nearby 5* courses leaving their partners to enjoy the sun by the pool in peace and quiet.

More Details

Owner
Sean Doyle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Sean Doyle

Having visited the Algarve for several years with my wife and family i felt it was time to take the plunge and make an investment in property here as i have always considered this to be my second home.

Having found this majestic site and now near completion i want to share with others what i have been fortunate to enjoy over the past years.

The Algarve has everything for all tastes and will be sure to make you want to return year after year.

Sean Doyle purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sean Doyle chose Almancil area

Almancil is a great area that caters for everyone. You are a stone throw from the town centre with its array of exceptional cafes and restaurants and a short drive to the stunning beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

It is perfectly situated for families and golfers who want to enjoy everything the Algarve has to offer but a nice distance away that you are not in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas.

Local restaurants serve freshly sourced food at great value.

The locals are extremely friendly and always welcoming which is one of the main attractions for buying in this gem of an area situated in the hills behind Almancil.

What makes this villa unique

The uniqueness of this property is that it is the only one in the Algarve that has its own lake within its boundary that is solely for you and you only to enjoy.

The property has absolutely everything you and your family need for a great vacation.

You can enjoy your days lazing by the outdoor pool or have a paddle in the 3,000M2 lake. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic you can walk around the 20,000M2 plot enjoying the sea views whilst sipping a cocktail in the sun or go fruit picking among the orchards.

The property is gated and fenced so is 100% safe for families with children and pets.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cerro do Mocho in Loule region

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main Villa; 2 ensuite bathrooms 1 family bathroom Annexe 1 & 2; 2 family bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (Villa 1; 5 beds, Villa 2 & 3; 2 beds) Notes on bedrooms: Main Villa; Master bedroom with sea views, walk in wardrobe and en-suite Bedroom 2 twin bedroom with ensuite Bedroom 3 twin bedroom Bedroom 4 & 5 double bedrooms Annexe 1&2; Bedroom 1- master bedroom with sea views Bedroom 2- Twin or double bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: Large outdoor pool with separate kitchen, shower room and WC and BBQ area perfect for summer evenings. Large outdoor BBQ area to main house. Large 3,000M2 lake accessible to all with Carp fish. Gated and walled garden safe and secure for children and families 2,000M2 vineyard and mature gardens throughout. Utility Room: Separate large laundry room with wash machine and drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa is cleaned weekly by maid. Towels changed once during stay though can be twice if requested at additional cost. Additional cleaning can be requested at an extra cost. All linen included. Other: Estate can be rented as one unit or villas can be rented separately.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic! All you need for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this holiday home as it has everything you need all in one location. The views are amazing and the pool is ideal for socializing and enjoying the sun. We had an amazing time staying here, you cant fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

When you first drive through the gates to this complex, you just think - wow! The main villa is situated at the top of the hill with amazing views over the surrounding area. The whole complex is landscaped brilliantly and with such attention to detail. The pool area is great and also has a built in bbq there as well as on the main patio outside the villa. The interior is open and spacious with a brilliant kitchen having everything you would need, and as a nice extra touch there are books, widescreen TV and a mix of games to enjoy. We had great fun with the giant jenga after a few drinks!

We definitely hope to be returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, faultless property

  • 5 of 5

13 of us went to the estate for a Hen party - it was absolutely wonderful and better than we expected.

The property is stunning, incredibly secure and has so much space, both inside the houses and the surrounding grounds.

Everything is finished to a very high standard, the beds were very comfortable and the outdoor seating area at the main house had beautiful views - I noticed a previous review said there needed to be more lighting in that area however there was strings of lights all across the terrace, so i would say that problem has been addressed.

The man looking after the estate - Reinaldo- could not have been nicer, very happy to leave us to it, but also just a whatsapp away if we needed advice with supermarkets, taxi numbers or what to do with the bins.

Sean was great at communicating with me regarding the booking, payments and sent me a long list of restaurants, supermarkets and other personal recommendations.

The taxi company Sean recommended was great - beautiful cars and drivers in suits - it felt more like a chauffeur service than a taxi - and the drivers were happy to wait for us while we went to the supermarket, and even came into the irish bar we were in to collect us and take us to the cars.

I couldn't be happier with our choice of staying here, nobody could find a thing to complain about, and it exceeding all our expectations. I hope we will be back again, as 3 days was just not long enough.

Thanks again, Sean,

Lisa

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family villa 14 of us and 1 baby and we all had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything I had hoped it would be..well stocked and in excellent order and the accomodation was ideal for a large family both in the main villa and in the two self contained bungalows.There was ample space in the extensive grounds for us to have our own space when needed but the pool and terrace were both ideal for us all to be together and bbq/cook then eat al fresco when we required.Great selection of restaurants around the area in Almancil,Loule and a little further afield in Sta barbara and in the Quinta area..would particularly recommend the Thai restuarant in Valverde where we were really well looked after with authentic Thai food.

The representative on site Reinaldo was particularly helpful..speaks excellent English and any slight problem (We had a water leak one day)was speedily and efficiently dealt with.

The only 2 slight things we thought would improve the villa was (1) more outdoor shade on the terrace and in the pool area and (2) more illumination on the terrace for when we ate outside in the evening.However in the scheme of things these were minor irritations..ovarall we couldnt have chosen better for our purposes and thank you Sean for the opportunities it afforded us

Peter Firman and family,Norfolk August 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish Villa with Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week with the extended family (ages 1 to 84) at Lago Da Serra. The villa is brand new, very stylish and it worked well that apart from the main house, there were two additional separate houses. There is plenty of room for everybody to meet at the pool, in the main living room or on the terrace from where you have stunning sea views. The housekeeper couple is very friendly and helpful. We can only recommend Lago Da Serra!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

This is a beautiful estate with well maintained and equipped grounds and villas and plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

Just lovely - well equipped kitchen, beautiful grounds, we didn't feel the need to go out in the evenings and most days just went to beach for a short while. Air conditioning very efficient (and welcome!). Bathrooms good size and plentiful water despite hot weather and no rain since April apparently! Whole place very clean and tidy and well equipped (except for a can opener - bring one with you!). Well placed and good distance for airport (Faro) and beaches. Walkable to local town - just about for the fairly fit. Good local supermarkets and restaurants. Best bit though is the lovely pool and the large patio outside main house. Annexes also have good patios with hammocks! The estate is still quite new and there were one or two glitches but the owner was responsive. This estate will be even better next year I am sure. Things to note - there are very steep slopes throughout the estate so it would be difficult for someone with mobility problems to access the pool and grounds. We (a family party of 18 aged from 2 to 70+) had such a great holiday and really didn't want to leave. Thank you Sean for sharing your Portugese paradise. Only reason for 4 stars not 5 is a few glitches which I am sure will be sorted out very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 4 nights
From
£750
£5,350
£20,150
 
 
Nightly Rate
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,150
for 7 nights
£4,150
 
 
Summer 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£6,150
for 7 nights
£6,150
 
 
Autumn (1) 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 4 nights
From
£650
£4,650
 
 
Autumn (2) 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 3 nights
From
£650
£3,150
£10,150
 
 
Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£600
£4,300
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,300
for 7 nights
£5,300
 
 
New years 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 3 nights
From
£800
£5,150
 
 
Winter 1
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 3 nights
From
£750
£4,650
 
 
Half-term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,300
for 7 nights
£5,300
 
 
Spring
17 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 4 nights
From
£750
£5,300
 
 
Easter half-term
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,800
for 7 nights
£5,800
 
 
Spring 2
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 3 nights
From
£800
£5,800
 
 
May half-term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,150
for 7 nights
£6,150
 
 
Summer 2018 (1)
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 3 nights
From
£750
£6,400
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,300
for 7 nights
£7,300
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,150
for 7 nights
£5,150
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,000
Pool heating (per day) £0
Cleaning £150

Booking Notes:
To book and secure the villa a 50% security deposit must be paid, with the final balance paid 30 days before your stay.
The booking currency is in sterling but other currencies will be accepted at the current exchange rate at the time of booking. Please ask for further details.
Additional cleaning can be requested at a cost of £150 for the 3 villas.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Estate can be rented as a whole or per villa depending on time of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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