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124/AL Luxury child friendly villa with private pool in eco-friendly resort

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,894 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Registration Number : 124_AL

About Us

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

Property Manager
Michaela Muller
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Brand new villa
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Faro in the Municipality of Faro

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1894 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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124/AL Luxury child friendly villa with private pool in eco-friendly resort
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Excellent villa location good but not great

  • 4 of 5

The villa was brilliant, very child friendly although one major downfall was the lagoon doors not having any form of safety latch so my 2 and a half year old could let himself straight out of the doors or the patio and also out of the bedroom into the green which also led straight round the front of the house onto the road. Obviously we were watching and chasing the whole time but still would have been more relaxing if the doors had a lock or safety latch.

We assumed we’d get a welcome pack telling us thing about the villa and local area but we didn’t. We paid for the pool heating which was a waste of money as we wernt informed thy we were supposed to cover the pool on a night to keep the heat in until we saw the pool cleaner a couple of days towards the end of the holiday.

But although it sounds like we had issues they were only minor in the grand scheme of things. The villa was lovely and the towns were nice but no great for anyone wanting walking distance like us. You could walk it on a road side no pavements and with young children wasn’t the best. Also very windy but that was just our bad luck!

Anyone looking for a lovely family villa this is great.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nikki many thanks for your helpful feedback which we take very much to heart as we try to improve guest experience continuously the patio area has recently (Feb 18) been encased by a glass wall making sure that children cannot go to the pool area; if all doors are locked including the ones from the bedrooms then children should not be able to make their way to the pool or road; we will also fit a trellis round one side of the house to make it impossible for them to leave the property based on your feedback with the other side sealed off already; Nikki, there is a green folder in the villa underneath the TV which has very detailed information about the house and surrounding area including the use of pool cover, what to do at Alma Verde itself and detailed information about the area, beaches, restaurants including phone numbers etc I will make it clearer in my email to guests to look out for this as it contains all essential information. Property management in the reception area also provides you with all the information needed I am glad that you had a lovely holiday otherwise and thank you once again for your helpful feedback with very best wishes Michaela
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Exceeded our high expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults, 4 children, and 2 babies) stayed in this beautiful villa for Easter holidays. It fitted our needs perfectly, with lots of unexpected extras (stair gate, buckets and spades, pool toys) that made a holiday with so many little ones easier and more fun. The kitchen is very well equipped, the garden large, and the pool perfect for children, closed off by a lockable gate from the outdoor dining area and with a shallow end and deep end. The villa itself has a touch of luxury that doesn't often come with a child-friendly environment. The surrounding area is lovely with beautiful beaches and villages and towns for visiting. The most peaceful, relaxing and fun holiday we've had as a family!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Knutsford, Cheshire, UK

Great house with excellent pool & garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the end of October / start of November. The house is very spacious (although there were only 5 of us) & well equipped. The pool (with paid for heating) was warm enough for the children to spend hours in at a time. The garden is very sheltered & not overlooked with ample room for the children to play.

It's a bit to far to walk anywhere from the villa, especially if with children so it's a short drive to any restaurants or shops. Local beaches (5-10 mins away) are excellent & shops are 10-15 mins away by car.

The villa is located in a development of other holiday villas, well away from the main road so no traffic noise at any time of day.

There's a selection of books, DVDs, children's games & pool toys so no need to pack these items!

A very comfortable villa & the terrace (great for dining outside), large garden & excellent pool make it perfect for family holidays.

(2 families of 4 could comfortably stay - all 4 bedrooms quite spacious)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful , modern villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in that villa for a 10 days in October and I had my best holiday ever. The property is really gorgeous , very comfortable with heated pool so my son enjoyed swimming . My family spent lots of time on the fantastic terrace, enjoying sun and BBQ.

The beds were very comfortable and we had the best nights sleep ever.

I would highly recommend villa Andorinha to anyone who is looking for top quality accommodation in a lovely area in the Algarve.

Szczerze polecam tą villę na wakacje. Super miejsce, bardzo spokojne osiedle pięknych domów. Villa jest naprawdę czysta, przestronna I bardzo wygodna. Basen podgrzewany , więc bez względu na porę dnia I temperaturę moglismy relaksować się w wodzie.

Przepiękne plaże I mnóstwo miejsc do zobaczenia. Rewelacja!!!

Naprawdę warto spędzić w tej willi urlop. Gwarantuję pełne zadowolone.


  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumvilla für einen Traumurlaub an der Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Sommer 2016 für zwei Wochen an der Algarve und hatten uns in der wunderschönen und sehr ruhigen Ferienanlage Alma Verde, ca. fünf Kilometer von netten Badeort Burgau entfernt, in der Vila Andorinha 93 eingemietet. Bei unserer Ankunft lernten wir sogar noch kurz die rührigen Eigentümer aus London kennen, die das Haus architektonisch perfekt geplant und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet haben sowie sich zudem regelmäßig persönlich um alle Instandhaltungen kümmern, so dass es uns an nichts fehlte.

In einer schöneren Ferienvilla haben wir bislang noch nicht gewohnt. Alles sehr geräumig, vier Doppelzimmer, drei davon mit eigenem Bad und Toilette, eine riesige Komfortküche mit Waschmaschine, Mikrowelle, Toaster und Geschirrspüler - und alles top in Schuss. Die Bettwäsche wird von der herzlichen Rezeption um die charmante Carola einmal pro Woche gewechselt, die Handtücher sogar zweimal. Viel Gepäck muss man daher nicht mitnehmen, Geschirr und Küchenutensilien ohnehin nicht, dazu stehen ein Bügeleisen mit Bügelbrett zur Verfügung. Und man kann im angrenzenden, offenen Wohnzimmer sogar unter rund 30 TV-Programmen wählen, darunter auch deutsche, französische und zahlreiche englische Kanäle. Und einen Kinderhochstuhl gibt es auch noch.

Ein Traum neben der zusätzlichen Sonnen-Terrasse im ersten Stock ist jedoch der riesige und von den Besitzern persönlich angelegte Garten mit einem wunderschönen, stets von dem Service-Personal zu gereinigten und auch für Kinder geeigneten Pool. Wehende Palmen und Blumen in bunter Vielfalt geben einem das Gefühl, hier am rechten Urlaubsfleck zu sein.

Rund um den Süsswasserpool stehen acht moderne Sonnenliegen zur Verfügung, auf der mit einem Sonnensegel überspannten Terrasse haben zudem locker bis zu zehn Personen Platz am ausziehbaren Tisch. Wie gesagt: in dieser Ferienvilla mit zwei Autostellplätzen, einer Alarmanlage und WLAN fehlt es an nichts, sogar an einen Weber-Kugelgrill für Holzkohle mit Grillbesteck wurde gedacht.

In kurzer Zeit sind darüber hinaus auch die traumhaften Algarve-Strände wie Burgau, Luz, Alvor, Dona Ana, Martinhal oder Ponta da Piedade mit dem Auto erreichbar, Städte wie Lagos, Sagres oder auch die etwas entfernteren Portimaio, Albufeira oder auch Faro können für kulturelle Abwechslung und Shopping sorgen. 5 Sterne dafür.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa in Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying at this villa, with 5 adults and 2 children aged 2 and 4 years old.

It is situated within a peaceful complex of villas which includes a spa and children’s play area.

The villa is spacious, clean, modern and nicely furnished with lovely open plan living area and a big well equipped kitchen. It is very child/toddler friendly with a stair gate across the stairs leading up to the roof terrace in the entrance hall. There is a lovely patio dining area for BBQs which overlooks the pool and garden area. Comfortable sun loungers around the pool, plus two more on the roof terrace. The pool has steps leading into the shallow end which is great for toddlers to splash around in. There was everything we needed and more with games, books, DVDs etc for children and adults plus an informative folder on places to visit and where to go. The garden and pool area is private and well maintained and there is room on the driveway to fit two cars.

The drive from Faro airport took no longer than 1 hour and is along one direct motorway. The location is perfect for visiting Zoomarnina and exploring the south and south west coast which has lovely picturesque sandy beaches. We went to Odeceixe which has a river running alongside the beach and is great for paddling. A lovely beach nearby is Salema where you can find real dinosaur footprints in the rocks. A short 15 minute drive to the main town Lagos where there are lots of restaurants and a harbour.

The was the most enjoyable and stress free family holiday we’ve had.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 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 the Faro, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July and August 18
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 18
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 18
30 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October half term
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November and December 18
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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