Villa near Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - Varandas do Lago is set in a tranquil area and within easy reach of beautiful sandy beaches.
This extremely spacious 3 bedroom villa is exceptionally well-presented with each bedroom having its own en-suite shower/bathroom, built-in wardrobes, double glazing and air-conditioning. There is also a fourth shower room on the ground floor. The villa has an extensive basement with a home cinema area, games room and further indoor putting green. A fully-fitted kitchen designed to a high specification with ample size breakfast table, granite work surfaces, plenty of cupboard space and integrated appliances. There is a spacious open planned living/dining area with double glazed patio doors to covered terraces and private pool area with built in bar-b-que. All rooms have air-conditioning.
This is also the perfect villa for winter and early spring (golfers in particular), as it has under floor heating and heaters in all the bedrooms and lounge area, a gas fire in the lounge and also outside heaters so that you can still enjoy a bar-b-que or alfresco dining in the colder months.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Jane & Keith Williams
My husband Keith and myself live in Dartmouth, Devon and we share our time between Dartmouth, North Bovey on Dartmoor where we own an idyllic chocolate box cottage, Portugal and various long haul destinations. We have 4 sons and 7 grandchildren and love our holidays in the Algarve with the family
Jane & Keith Williams purchased this villa in 2006
Why Jane & Keith Williams chose Almancil area
We stayed with some dear friends in their villa in Varandas do Lago and fell in love with the area. It has fabulous beaches, a wealth of restaurants from economy through to Michelin standard and is right in the middle of a golfing paradise
What makes this villa unique
The nearest beach is a 5 minute drive and all of the beaches are perfect for children. They stretch for miles. There are an abundance of golf courses and tennis courts whatever your standard. As previously mentioned there are a massive array of restaurants for fine dining through to family economy.
(10 traveller reviews)
We had an amazing family holiday in this lovely property. The children particularly enjoyed the games room which is well equipped and provides hours of fun, especially for teenagers. The location allows easy reach to lovely beaches, restaurants and golf, you will not be disappointed. We would definitely recommend and look forward to going again soon. Thank you
Lovely well furnished and equipped family villa
We spent two weeks here enjoying this well furnished and equipped family villa with a lovely pool in the garden. It is conveniently situated near the beach and golf and tennis facilities. The games room with table tennis, billiards, darts and a putting room provides lots of entertainment and a separate area for younger family members. There are many good local restaurants to be enjoyed. Highly recommended.
Beautifully appointed spacious villa
We have just returned from a week at this villa and the pictures don't do it full justice....On the ground floor there is a huge open plan kitchen, dining, living room area with double doors leading out to the beautiful pool area (a real sun trap). There are also two well appointed bedrooms, one double/one twin, on the ground floor, both en-suite, with a further bathroom for good measure. The third bedroom is on the first floor, again a very good size and again en-suite. In the sizeable basement there is a further lounge area with tv, pool table, table tennis and table football...fantastic for the kids (and adults) when the sun decides not to show....and an indoor putting green for the golf enthusiasts! Located in a very quite residential area yet only a few minutes drive from the Praca and beach....highly recommended.
We had a wonderful week's stay in this beautiful villa in Quinta do Lago. First time we have visited Portugal and we would definitely go again! Spacious villa with a lovely outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and a great games room downstairs. It only takes 5 minutes to drive to the nearby beach and the villa is perfectly situated for the many restaurants and bars the area has to offer. The villa is beautifully furnished with a very comfortable master bedroom with ample bathrooms and a lovely spacious kitchen. Thank you so much for a fantastic week, we will be back!
Villa and VDL
We loved this villa! Immaculately presented, spotlessly clean and comfortably spacious for our family of five, the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom was a bonus. Situated in a very pleasant area, the pool and the games room worked hard for us all week and we appreciated the air conditioning too. VDL itself is essentially a fabulous beach resort and Janes informative pack helped us get the most out of our stay and we visited most of the restaurants, including Julias, Marias and Sandbanks, and the really excellent pizzeria with its gorgeous attached boutique - again as recommended by Jane - and were not disappointed. We hired a car and found this convenient as we enjoyed getting out and about - one evening spent at the Marina in Vilamoura - although nowhere otherwise seemed that far from the Villa. Grocery shopping was easy and the water sports on the beach were a hit with our sixteen year old son. We are already rebooking and would recommend both this Villa and VDL highly.
Just a wonderful place. Superb villa, gorgeous swimming pool and such an easy place to stay with kids. Big open floor space inside so loads of room for kids to be inside when it gets too hot. Games room was a big hit.
Local area wonderful too....beaches were great and nice places to grab a deserved drink in the afternoon off the beach. Loads of options for places to eat nearby for all budgets. That said, we didn't travel far in the daytime as the villa and the beach were all we wanted.
Big recommendation as a holiday place....Will be coming again, no question! Pure luxury!
From the Owner
“We stayed with some dear friends in their villa in Varandas do Lago and fell in love with the area. It has fabulous beaches, a wealth of restaurants from economy through to Michelin standard and is right in the middle of a golfing paradise”
Activity and Interests
The villa is within easy reach of beautiful sandy beaches, a ten minute drive or a twenty minute walk through a tranquil wooded pine forest. The sandy beach stretches for about 5 miles with safe bathing, surrounded by golf courses and excellent beach/bar restaurants. One can walk from the heart of the ria formosa nature reserve at quinta do lago to vale do lobo and on to quarteria along the beach.
Faro Internationl airport is within a 25 minute drive from the villa. Car hire is essential for getting around the area and there are numerous car hire rentals at Faro Airport.
Quinta do Lago with its stylish shopping plaza, restaurants and hotels is less than a ten minute drive/twenty minute walk. There is also a Riding Stables about five minutes away from Varandas. Vale do Lobo is again about a ten minute drive and Vilamoura with its Marina and Casino is about thirty minutes in the car.
The Varandas do Lago development is set in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve between the prestigious golf resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. Surrounded by beautiful pine forests the development is within easy reach of sandy golden beaches. Within a short drive there is also an extensive selection of exclusive restaurants, nightlife and great shopping facilities. It is also only 25 minutes drive from Faro airport and Faro itself.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
25% payable at the time of booking with the balance 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.
Preferred changeover day would be Saturday but are flexible.
25% non-refundable deposit payable on confirmation of booking, balance payable six weeks before departure. A damage deposit of £250 per week is payable one week before departure and refunded seven days after return after we have checked for any breakages.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The nearest beach is a 5 minute drive and all of the beaches are perfect for children. They stretch for miles. There are an abundance of golf courses and tennis courts whatever your standard. As previously mentioned there are a massive array of restaurants for fine dining through to family economy.”
- Air Conditioning
- Fireplace ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- water parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- jet skiing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bedroom 1 has ensuite bath/shower with wc and bidet. Bedroom 2 has ensuite shower with wc and bidet. Bedroom 3 has ensuite shower with wc and bidet. There is a further fourth shower room with wc on the ground floor.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, ensuite bathroom, glazed sliding doors to south facing terrace. Bedroom 2, twin beds with ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 with double bed, ensuite shower room and balcony. All with built in wardrobes and air conditioning.
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Notes on accommodation: This is an exceptionally well-presented villa, extremely child friendly and situated on an exclusive development close to sandy beaches and restaurants. Strictly no pets or smokers allowed and no stag/hen parties. Outside: The villa has lockable gates leading to steps up to covered entrance porch with main double oak front doors. Further electric gates open to driveway and garage. Landscaped gardens either side of entrance. Secluded 10m x 5m private swimming pool with landscaped garden, automatic irrigation system and featuring a natural stone wall backdrop. Built in bar-b-que area with outdoor dining table and chairs seating up to 8 people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Villa is cleaned weekly on exit of tenants. Other: Great fun games room with snooker table, table football and table tennis plus a darts board feature in this large basement area with comfy sofas and a cinema, tv and video. Adjacent is an indoor putting green to practice one's golf. Large storage area.