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Luxury Villa Overlooks Golf course, own private pool & free wifi

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Vilamoura Old Village, Central Algarve, Portugal - The Old Village Is A Peaceful Location With Its Own Bars, Restaurants, All In A Lovely Setting

** Free Wi-Fi, Free Games Room in PEAK Weeks, Free use of Laptop Safe, Free Beach Towels **

Casa Toja is a well equipped villa in a fantastic location, no car necessary, very quite and secure, suits golfers, families or mature adults, in fact anybody as pretty much everything needed is within walking distance. Large and luxurious Detached Villa with private swimming pool and garden. Set in an exclusive residential area with views from the garden encompassing the fabulous Pinhal golf course. As you enter into the villa you are greeted by a large dining room with table and chairs for 8 people, stepping down to the lounge area with open fire, TV and DVD player, off to the die of the dining area is a double bedroom with own en-suite. The kitchen and breakfast area is located directly off the dining room and leads out to the garden decking. Also off the dining room is a separate downstairs toilet. A sweeping wooden staircase leading up to the first floor and spacious landing and front facing balcony, accommodation upstairs provides three bedrooms all with air conditioning and it's own en-suite. Each room has access to a balcony, with the two double rooms overlooking the golf course. One bedroom is split into a Jack and Jill and has a single bed in each part of the room. There are also two travel cots provided, please request when booking, each complete with mattress and blanket and two high chairs, and a play pen which can be used in the garden. The well-equipped separate kitchen is fully fitted with, oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, juice maker, coffee maker and dishwasher and separate breakfast area. The spacious lounge area has leather seating, air conditioning, Internet, satellite TV with BBC, ITV and a Movie channel & DVD player. The patio doors lead out to the pool area and garden overlooking the golf course. Outside there is a delightful swimming pool set amongst mature garden, fabulous views over the golf course and patio areas to relax and sunbathe. Offset from the garden area is a large decking area with sofas and chairs for relaxing, this provides an area for all to sit and chill. With easy access to the kitchen its tailor made for making those quick trips to the fridge for more wine and snacks.

Registration Number : 40389/AL

Owner
Andy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Andy

We have owned the Villa since early 2013, Its my wife's photo as we celebrate New Year down at the Marina, since then we have had the garden and patio area completely refurbished and decking installed. Over the last 3 years we have had all of the bathrooms refurbished with walk in showers, one still having a bath, all windows replaced with new secure double glazing and electric shutters installed, and the outside renovated. This will allow us and anybody who uses the villa to really benefit from seeing the lovely surroundings. We have also just had a completely new kitchen fitted.

This is our home for many months of the year its in a lovely exclusive area, and we are very proud and lucky to be part of a great part of Portugal.

For 2018 we are hoping to have the pool heated and all of the wardrobes refurbished along with new bedroom furniture.

Andy purchased this villa in 2013

Why Andy chose Loule region

This is probably the best Villa available in the Old Village for those looking at a relaxing and quiet holiday and the best value. Backing onto the golf course, large decking/seating area you can just chill and watch the golfers struggle or you can mess around in the pool. Our ideal is to move around the garden during the day utilising the shade and sun as we need, cold beer or glass of wine, then happy hour at the Village Cafe for a Sangria or cold beer. The evening's spent sometimes walking to the Marina, try eating in the square behind the restaurants on the front as it's half the price, often starting at the Brewery for a cold beer (or two) first. At least once during our stay we will eat at Princess Gardens, you can always guarantee a warm and friendly welcome from Carlos and his staff. As for the food, its out of this world, not cheap mind!!

We love Vilamoura, the people are so friendly, the weather is great and the Old Village is so quaint.

There is no need for a car as you can walk to the Old Village bars etc in less than 5 minutes, to the marina in around 15 or if you want to catch the land train and have a fun trip.

The area is safe, and quiet and and feels like home.

What makes this villa unique

Unlike other villas we include

** Free Wi-Fi, Free Games Room in PEAK Weeks, Free Safe, Free Beach Towels On Request **

There is really no need to hire a car, you can walk to local restaurants and supermarket, if you want a fun trip catch the hoppon bus to the marina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for 10 days with a party of 8 people (including a teenager and 2 year old). The villa exceeded our expectations in that it is spacious and very clean. The outdoor space in particular is wonderful- very modern and lots of seating. Lovely views of the golf course although we only saw 3 or 4 golfers per day.

The villa is perfectly located in a pretty street but just a stones throw away from the Old Village where there are a few bars and restaurants and a small supermarket. We got everything we needed from the supermarket for our stay including freshly baked breads.

The Buccaneer bar was a favourite particularly during happy hour! The O Cafe was great fri breakfast and other meals.

The walk to the marina took us 15-20 mins depending on pace and we found the restaurants to be very reasonable. Perhaps the drinks were slightly more expensive around €3-4 per pint of lager (cheaper than home!). There is a small shuttle train that goes from Four Seasons hotel (2 min walk from villa) which takes you to the marina and also Falesia Beach. It cost us about €3 per person return. Great fun especially when they play the music!

There are a few steps at the villa which we were very mindful of with our little one but she navigated these well.

I look forward to returning to see some of the planned modernisations to the villa but overall it was great. I wouldn't hesitate to rebook! We were gutted to leave!
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vilamoura in Quarteira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Loud Music is not to be played outside of the villa due to this being a quiet and relaxed area
Location Type:
  • village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Walk in En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Walk in En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Walk in En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All are en-suite, three have walk in showers and one has a bath with shower. All bathrooms have recently been fully refurbished.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Downstairs Can also be 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs Twin Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms, 2 of which can be single beds) Notes on bedrooms: 1 room has double beds, one room has 2 single beds pushed together to make a double, the final room is a Jack & Jill style with a single in each. 2 x Cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The games room in the basement is available at an extra cost, the games room is included in the PEAK weeks pricing, for all other dates the room is available for £80 extra per week or for 2 weeks £145. This has a 6' x 3' pool table, table tennis table, darts board, PS1/ with games, PS3 (bring own games & controllers) and a Jago TF08 Football Soccer Table Football (Table size: (LxWxH) about 140 x 78 x 87.8 cm) Outside: Two levels, step down pool and lounge area which has shower, sunbeds and egg chairs and table, back up or directly from the kitchen to the second patio and decking area, this has 2 x rattan sofas, 2 x rattan armchairs and foot stool and rattan coffee tables. There are also 2 x large bean bags for lounging on and the use of a sun umbrella. Utility Room: Recently refurbished and has Washing machine, iron, ironing board, playpen which can go outside and 2 high chairs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and all towels supplied, mid week change of towels and light tidy up for bookings up to 7 days, for 8 days and over there will also be a linen change

Reviews

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Luxury Villa Overlooks Golf course, own private pool & free wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Toja is a beautiful property that has been lovingly maintained by its owners.

A real "Home from Home" experience and we would have no hesitation in booking this villa in the future if we return to Vilamoura.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Tracey, glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Andy
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5

Once again - delivers!!

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying at this Villa and fourth time in Portugal. This Villa is the icing on the cake to an area that is beautiful to be in. We all (the four of us) had a great, relaxing time in the pool, walking to the nearby restaurants shops etc and when too hot we cooled in the games room a couple of times. Andy, prompt as ever, had warned us re 'noise and a particular neighbor' but all was well! Even exchanged pleasantries. The key is respect. Give us a chance to recover and booking will commence for 2018.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Corrie for a wonderful review and you are correct it's all about being respectful. Look forward to you returning yet again.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The villa caters for a family, with everything you need, spotless and lovely as before. It is in a perfect location with many lovely restaurants close by, our grandson loved the pool. The new shutters are excellent

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, many thanks for your review of our villa we are both glad you enjoyed your stay again and hope to see you again sometime soon. Kind Regards Andy & Jo
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5

Fantastic villa and pool, great location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is immaculate inside and out with all the amenities you'll ever need. The pool is a nice size and has a good view over the golf course too. Nearby you'll find a large number of restaurants and bars to choose from and the Marina is a 2 mins drive away - great location! it's worth nothing that the owner of the property is very prompt and accomodating with all his responses. We'd certainly like to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, many thanks for a great review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and of course the Old Village. Look forward to you returning again. Andy & Jo
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Amazing villa in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful stay at Casa Toja. We were a family party of eight adults and found the villa to be very spacious and spotlessly clean. We Loved relaxing outside with a choice of seating areas and views of the golf course. The pool and games room was excellent.

We found the location perfect for a stroll into The Old Village, which is so pretty with its cobbled paths and stunning flowers, it has plenty of nice places to eat and drink, lovely bakery and little supermarket.

We walked to Vilamoura Marina a few times or you can get a taxis for €5. There are lots of bars and restaurants, if you walk away from the centre you come to the beach which stretches for miles.

Very helpful owner, thank you Andy.

We all really enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful villa and would highly recommend. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Paula, glad you enjoyed our villa and of course the Old Village. Look forward to your return. All the best Andy & Jo
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Lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at the Old Village every year for the last 7 years and have stayed in a number of villas both in and just outside of the main complex. This villa is just outside the main complex and is only a 2 min walk to the local bar, so it is ideally placed.

The pool is smaller than some we've stayed in but it was big enough for my 2 boys aged 8 and 11 to have plenty of fun in. Likewise the games room in the basement kept them occupied and was a nice feature.

The villa itself has recently been renovated in a number of areas such as new windows and doors, and new security shutters. The bathrooms also looked very new, as did the kitchen.

There were four of us staying there, but the villa could easily accommodate another 2 people as it is very spacious.

The owner left a handbook which said there were plans to replace the wardrobes and some of the internal doors, but personally it didn't make any difference to us as they are just wardrobes and doors. Likewise he said there were possible plans to heat the pool. Again it didn't make any difference to us as we think its nice to get into a cool pool when you've been baking yourself for an hour in the sun. However, I could imagine that on cooler days it would be nice to have a heated pool. Either way, it didn't detract from our holiday by not having a heated pool.

The only downside is that the TV channels are very limited, but that's not unique to this villa. All the properties on the outskirts of the Old Village are unable to get Sky TV whereas the townhouses and apartments within the complex get more UK channels. But we've known this for the last 7 years so just take DVD's with us to watch. We noticed that the owner had left some in a cupboard in the lounge, but out of respect for their property we didn't use them.

The villa was cleaned twice a week by 4 maids, who took on average an hour to clean the place. Just gives you confidence that the place is well cared for and maintained. We only saw the pool guy once, but we know it was cleaned twice during our 2 week stay.

The beds were a little firmer than those we have at home, but that is just personal preference. Again this is something we've found at all but one of the villas we have stayed in at the Old Village. However, duvets were provided so we just slept on top of those and everything was fine.

Bottom line, would we stay again???? Yes, absolutely. It was a great place and we had a fun time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review Steve, much appreciated. We appreciate all of your comments and your views as we do like to use these to look where we can improve the villa and overall experience for holidaymakers. The DVD's and books are there for all to enjoy and as you rightly say Sky service is a nightmare, although we are looking at alternatives this year. The bed's in an interesting comment as we are looking this year to replace some of the beds as we thought some were too soft! Maybe we need to try them all again :) Needless to say we will look at updating them for 2018. Once again many thanks and hope to see you again at some point. Kind regards Andy & Jo
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Buccaneer
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Princess Gardens
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Praia Da Falesia Vilamoura
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

It takes around 15 minutes to walk to Vilamoura Beach ("Praia da Marina" or "Praia de Vilamoura") is on the eastern side of Vilamoura marina. It is a lovely sandy beach with beach bars, sunbeds and a very convenient, large car park right behind the beach.There are all sorts of water sports available from Vilamoura Beach and the end nearest the marina is now part of the Purobeach

On the western side of Vilamoura marina is the beautiful beach of Praia da Rocha Baixinha.

Travel:

Faro airport is 25 minutes drive from the villa

Distances:

The Old Village is less than 5 minutes walk, Vilamoura 5 minutes drive, Albufeira around 15 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The Old Village is within walking distance of all other amenities, including tennis (14 courts), Church, Medical Centre, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs and Discotheques, Casino, Supermarkets, Shops, Banks, Post Office, Marina and the magnificent EEC blue flag Falesia beach which stretches for miles.

If you don’t feel like walking then there is a regular tourist shuttle train that connects the village to the main parts of Vilamoura, this is a fun way to travel, not just for the kids!

For those of you that are keen golfers there are many good courses, some championship, within Vilamoura itself and many more along the coast.

For a real taste of Algarve luxury, Vilamoura resort is a must-see place to visit or to holiday! It is one of the biggest private tourism resorts in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal. Although fairly far removed from the traditional Algarve, the purpose-built leisure resort of Vilamoura offers accommodation to suit all tastes - luxury hotels, privately owned villas and apartments on the golf course complexes, and a wide range of hotels and apartments near the marina.

Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity with a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops (including many designer shops). Luis Figo's 'Bar Sete' (bar seven) is also on the marina front. During the day, although it can get quite busy, it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night, with everyone coming to eat and try out some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed resort.

Boasting a 1,000-berth marina, Vilamoura attracts the wealthy, yachtsmen, golfers, celebrities and in fact, anyone who just fancies enjoying a rather nice place in the sun!

Vilamoura has something for everyone to enjoy - there are boat trips (for those of us who don’t own a boat!), specially designed trails for walking and cycling and restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vilamoura, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Year
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£485
for 3 nights
From
£155
£670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
1 Jan 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£605
for 3 nights
From
£195
£770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
24 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,120
for 7 nights
£2,120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£920
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Sunday change over £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Non refundable 25% deposit will need to be made on reserving the dates, the balance has to be paid 6 weeks prior to the holiday dates.

Please note that we will not accept bookings of Hen and Stag parties or groups of under 25's.

For 2018 the price of the villa is for 4 people, numbers over that will be subject to a nightly charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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