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Michaela Muller

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German

Luxury child friendly villa with private pool in eco-friendly resort

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Algarve

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 (up to 12 possible plus 2 cots)

Villa Andorinha is a large new villa in the Alma Verde resort, which has won numerous prestigious awards, including this year's (2006) Homes Overseas Gold award for best sustainable development. The villa is ideal for families with children of all ages with the heated pool having a large shallow area (50cm) at one end to allow toddlers to enjoy the pool and salt water chlorination, which significantly reduces skin irritation and burning eyes. The villa has been beautifully furnished and has a spacious open-plan living area, leading out onto the shaded patio with barbecue facilities and pool terrace with sun loungers. There is TV with access to 40 channels (incl. Sky Sports and Sky Movies) and various languages. A large roof terrace allows you to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding hills and a glimpse of the Atlantic Sea. Fantastic blue flagged beaches are within easy reach by car.

Living Room: The large open plan living room features two large sofas and one chair and has a flat screen TV with 40 channels in English, French, Dutch, German and Portuguese (including Sky sports and Sky Movies), DVD with surround sound and CD player.

Coast / beaches: Endless beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches and stunning coves dot the coastline of the Western Algarve. The charming fishing village of Burgau is a 5 minute drive and has lovely beach bars serving grilled fish and other traditional Portuguese dishes. Many other beaches are within 10-20 minutes drive and await to be explored!

Travel: Alma Verde is located 10 km West of Lagos (100km of Faro) on the EN125. With the opening of the new motorway extension to the Western Algarve, the journey from Faro International Airport to the villa is now a comfortable 60 minutes.

Lisbon and Seville airport are a 2 and a half hour drive; flights to these airports can be a lot cheaper at the peak season.

Car hire is strongly recommended in order to make the most of the surrounding area

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Michaela Muller (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the manager

Brand new villa
Nov 2007
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About Us

Michaela Muller-Schuhwerk
17, Ashburnham Avenue
HA1 2JQ Harrow
VAT Reg No


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury child friendly villa with private pool in eco-friendly resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great villa in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa with 4 adults and 2 children under 2 and it was great. The villa is really well equipped, particularly in the kitchen.

We paid for a heated pool and it was well worth the cost, we also paid for highchair and cots but when we arrived the cots hadn't been set up - after a brief chat to reception the cots were put up and made snug, in fact I was tempted to climb in myself! The reception staff were helpful throughout from booking to suggesting supermarkets and made our stay a lot easier.

The location is great, some fabulous beaches very nearby and lovely restaurants within a short drive.

Our only suggestion to improve is some stair gates outside to make the terrace a safe place to leave a toddler without worry about falling down steps or into the pool but that wasn't really a problem more a 'nice to have'.

We even talked about coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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If you like peice and quite and a bit luxury

  • 5 of 5

I picked this villa as we wanted to spend a week chiling by a nice pool and have every we would need to be self sufficient to hand, and thats what we got.

The pool was not heated as we requested and it didnt need it, everything is finished to an excellent standard. You must have a car as there is not much in the nearest town but within 10 mins is everything you need to either stock up or eat out.

I would have no hesitation in reccomending this villa, only 1 thing, they could do with bigger showers, they are not designed for the larger chap!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Vornbach, Germany

great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a superb holiday in this lovely spacious and beautifully furnished villa. This villa will suit everybody but is absolutely ideal for families with children and in particular smaller children, as everything is catered for.

We had arrived with two families and the kids, of all ages, had a great time in the heated swimming pool. The shallow area was ideal for the smaller one and it was hard to get them out.

Many thanks Michaela for all your very helpful information beforehand and prompt reply to any queries.

5 minutes from the beach in Burgau and very near to many other very varied beaches, this was a superb holiday. Sky sports and movies was great in the evening.Would thouroughly recommend this villa in a wonderful spot of the world.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
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Excellent Villa!

  • 5 of 5

On behalf of all of our group I am writing to let you know that we all had a fantastic time at Vila Andorinha. We enjoyed many a lazy day by the pool and BBQs at night, the local beaches at Burgau, Luz and Lagos were all really nice and we discovered a brilliant restaurant which we went back to several times opposite the church in Luz which had amazing views looking out to sea. Our 2 girls loved the pool and the Charlie and Lola DVD's.

We will be recommending the area and in particular your villa to everyone we know, especially those with small children. There was even some talk amongst our group about returning to the villa again next June as we all enjoyed it so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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Luxury family-friendly villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa is fantastic - especially if you have small children. High chairs, cots and even a selection of toys, books and DVDs are provided. The villa was spotlessly clean on our arrival and is also cleaned mid-week when towels and bed linen are changed. A nice touch.

For us, the best bit about the villa is the pool. The heating meant that the kids could play happily at any time of the day, even in May. There is a huge shallow area which meant that they also had their own kid-safe zone to play in allowing the adults to relax. It is also cleaned mid-week.

The villa is pretty much all on one level (with a stairgate blocking access to the roof terrace) meaning that we were able to let our toddler roam around without worrying about steps, etc.

The complex has a great park and there are a multitude of gorgeous (child-friendly) beaches within a 5-25 minute drive. We seemed to have most of these pretty much to ourselves at the time of our visit in May. Within the villa, there is everything you could possibly need to eat in and the satellite package meant that we could catch more football than at home. The complex management team were welcoming, helpful and efficient.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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Absolutely fabulous villa for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

Dear Michaela,

thank you so much for a wonderful holiday in your great villa. We arrived with two families and lots of children of various ages. Your instructions were very clear cut and we found the villa without problems.

As soon as we opened the door we knew we would be in for a great holiday. The villa is superbly furnished and has everything that we needed for our children, from stairgates to bedguards, videos, toys etc. The highlight yet was the swimming pool particularly with the shallow end that was perfect for all the smaller kids. The very large garden was great for play and enjoyment.

I was very impressed as well with your very helpful ongoing email correspondance and support right to the end.

The beaches around this area are amazing and very varied and this holiday certainly offered something for everybody.

We will certainly come back to what has been a really great holiday.

Thank you very much

Petrina with family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated in the unspoilt Western Algarve at the edge of the Costa Vicentina National Park, close to Burgau a small picturesque fishing village with cobbled streets and a stunning secluded beach. Restaurants, cafes and beach bars can be found in Burgau and most neighboring beaches. Just 10 minutes from the resort are two renowned golfing complexes (Parque de Foreste and Boa Vista) and many more golf resorts can be found along the coast. The wild Western Atlantic coast has magnificent cliff views and is deal for walkers. Traditional, colourful fishing villages dot the coast. For those wanting shopping and nightlife, the historic town of Lagos is 15 min away. There are many excellent restaurants, a lovely marina and long promenade to stroll along. The national park is right next to the villa and is great for mountain biking and walks.

Golf: Golf:

Parque De Floresta (3km) and Boa Vista (4km) are 2 superb golf courses welcoming to visitors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alma Verde, Vila Do Bispo region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Aug to Sep 16
20 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 16
3 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep to Oct 16
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct to Dec 16
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Xmas New year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £10

10% Discount for stays of 3 weeks or longer. Further discount for longer term rentals. A breakage deposit of £200 is payable with the balance and will be fully refunded when your stay is over and everything in order. Pool heating if required is charged at an additional £120/week.
For occupancy of more than 8 individuals a surcharge of £50-£100/week/individual is applicable
A deposit of 30% is required on booking with the balance and breakage deposit cheque due 8 weeks prior to departure

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Algarve, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 bath/shower, wc, bidet; En-suite shower room to bedroom 2, wc; Separate shower room with wc; All with heated towel rails and heated floor tiles
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , fitted wardrobes, side tables and en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , fitted wardrobes
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 with king size bed, fitted wardrobes, side tables and en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 2 with queen size bed, fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room; Bedroom 3 with two single beds and fitted wardrobes; Bedroom 4 with two single beds and fitted wardrobes.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa has been designed and fitted with children in mind. The pool area has a large very shallow area particularly suitable for small children or to enjoy your drink in the pool in the evening during the hot summer months. The environmentally friendly cool house system provides a welcome relief from the summer heat and the radiant skirting system provides winter warmth. An information manual detailing amenities, locations, restaurants and children’s activities is available in the villa.

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