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3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa, South Facing Swimming Pool And Landscaped Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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, air-conditioning and 6ft super-king size beds. 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.

More Details

Zoe Hurst
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Zoe Hurst

Hello! I'm Zoe and I manage the bookings on behalf of my parents, Gordon and Nikki Hurst. We recently purchased this beautiful villa from good friends of ours, Jane and Keith Williams. We have prior experience in the holiday rental sector from letting out our barn conversion in Dartmoor, and we are excited to be able to welcome guests to our new Portugal home.

Gordon is a semi-retired Finance Director of a FTSE100 company, while Nikki keeps busy running their Dartmoor smallholding. As for me, I live in Somerset with my partner, two young daughters and dogs.

Zoe Hurst purchased this villa in 2018

Why Zoe Hurst chose Almancil

Varandas do Lago is ideally located within quick and easy reach of local amenities in Almancil, Vilamoura and Faro, but the estate itself is peaceful and quiet. There are fabulous beaches within a 5 minute drive (20 minute walk), a wealth of restaurants from economy through to Michelin standard and is right in the middle of a golfing paradise. If golf isn't your thing there is a reputable horse-riding stables at the end of the road, tennis courts in nearby Vale de Lobo (5 minute drive), shops galore or simply relax in the sun trap that is our back garden.

What makes this villa unique

This villa really has something for everyone and plenty of space so that you can spread out. Perfect for adults, teenagers and little ones alike. They don't call this area the Golden Triangle for nothing, it really is a giant sun-drenched playground for anyone in search of sun, sea, sand and...good food!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almancil in Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No wet towels in lounge area Always set alarm when going out No food in bedrooms or lounge area Plastic cups to be used around pool area
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size 6ft bed, ensuite bathroom, glazed sliding doors to south facing terrace. Bedroom 2, twin beds with ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 with super king size 6ft bed, ensuite shower room and balcony. All with built in wardrobes and air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This is an exceptionally well-presented villa, 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. Landscaped gardens either side of entrance. Secluded 10m x 5m private swimming pool (heating can be provided at an additional cost - please ask upon booking) with landscaped garden, automatic irrigation system and featuring a natural stone wall backdrop. BBQ 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.


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3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa, South Facing Swimming Pool And Landscaped Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Best ever holiday to date.

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish it was pleasurable. With the owners help, from booking until our return of a fabulous holiday.

The location of the villa was ideally located, close enough to the airport, beaches bars and restaurants and other facilities you may need.

A vehicle is recommended to visit other places, Vilamoura 20 minutes away and Alberfura 35 minutes away but none of them match Vale Do Lobo or Quinta do Lago which the local taxi can be used. Josie the taxi driver recommended by Jane could not be faulted, spoke good English and was very reliable and reasonably prices. Great so you can visit to local bars and restaurants and enjoy the local beers and wines.

Havent mentioned the villa yet, saving the best until last. It was second to none, Just as the web page said and more. Great location, very well equipped. The pool area was a sun trap with a lovely pool and patio area and a beautiful garden. With the villa itself was beautifully layed out, with a large open plan kitchen, dining area through to the lounge. All bedrooms were beautifully presented with lots of wardrobe space. Well equipped bathrooms and en-suites.

The games room just finished off a great days holiday, would love to take it home with us.

Would highly recommend it but not on the weeks I want to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kevin, We are so pleased you enjoyed your week's holiday at our villa and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We have had our villa for 10 years now and certainly think its in a fantastic area of the Algarve in which to enjoy fabulous beaches, top restaurants and lots of activities from tip top golf courses to horse riding. We always try to maintain an extremely high standard in the villa so that we make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible and also to tempt you back again another time. Enjoy the rest of your summer, Best regards, Jane
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Superb !!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent

villa well apppointed with tasteful furnishings yet a homely ambience. It is very spacious and the basement room is a bonus for fun family time. Although we stayed in April, the weather was great and despite the pool being unheated we swam most days including early mornings. Relaxing outdoors with the BBQ , pool and patio area was perfect. Amazing restaurants set on the beach with views to die for are a short ride away - we had great food at Maria's, Julia's, Eduardos and Caso de Campo. An upmarket shopping complex is also a short drive away and I can recommend the champagne afternoon tea at the Conrad Hotel . All in all the villa is of high quality in a lovely setting.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sensational villa. Very helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Well appointed villa on a quite estate, within walking distance of the beach. Also walkable are a few restaurants, but ideally a car is needed to get around.

The pool area is a real sun trap (even in April) and the BBQ experience is enhanced by outside heaters.

The basement games room was a real hit with the family, with the large screen TV having both Sky and BT Sports.

Furnishing were lovely and the place felt like a home from home.

Transacting with the owners was very straightforward and we had a great holiday.

Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Villa, Amazing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My young family spent ten days out here, and wish it had been longer! I was slightly nervous about how much work it would be taking my lot out there, but Jane (the owner) has made is all so easy out there. The villa was immaculate, the area so wonderful (tonnes of options for both day and evenings) and we can't wait to come back! Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

From the initial communication with the owners through to our departure, this was a wonderful experience. The villa is immaculate and very well equipped. The location is wonderful with the beach, Quinta Do Lago and Vale Do Lobo extremely close by with a great selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. The Villa is very family friendly with loads to do. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday and we will certainly be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic holiday with the family. The villa is in a great location, near the beach and a wealth of superb restaurants. Very spacious inside, with a lovely private swimming pool. We've already spoken to Jane (the owner, really helpful and friendly) about booking again this year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Vale do Garrao
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almancil, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
11 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
8 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
28 Oct 2018 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
16 Feb 2019 - 18 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
19 Apr 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% payable at the time of booking with the balance 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day would be Saturday but are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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