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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury villa sleeps 8 in 4 double en-suite bedrooms.

Villa Citrus is set in a peaceful hamlet and enjoys extensive views across the surrounding protected hills and countryside of Penina. The mature, secluded and fenced gardens extend to 1½ acres. The modern pebbletec 6 by 10m pool is complemented by a separate paddling pool.

Large lounge, dining room and terraces with satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning to complete your luxury holiday.

The villa has been furnished with much attention to detail with themed bedrooms all including recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. Similar attention will be given to your holiday. Thus, should you so wish, the villa manager can provide evening meals, baby sitting, shopping and other assistance. Complete each day by falling asleep in one of the English sized beds having chosen your themed bedroom.

Villa Citrus is set all on one level. Access to and from the private off-road parking is via a short path. Although the pool is set lower than the villa, access is facilitated by a short path with no steps. The pool can be gated from the villa and the gardens for children's security.

The pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace provided with sun loungers and other seating. The upper terrace, overlooking the pool, has a large table and ample seating. Unique covered outside dining area has BBQ, sink, fridge, large work surfaces, tables and chairs. Shaded seating areas among mature trees and a citrus tree grove adjacent at the side of the Villa. Substantial entrance driveway and formal flower beds around the property.

More Details
Registration Number : 3027/AL

Sally Sturt
Member since: 2005
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, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Sally Sturt

A retired English professional couple

Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2006

Why Sally Sturt chose Portimão

Villa Citrus is set in a very quiet hamlet which is highly conducive to providing a really relaxing holiday whilst at the same time being optimally located for fun whether it be golf, sailing, motor racing, surfing, shopping eating etc.

What makes this villa unique

We bought Villa Citrus having fell in love with it's outside taverna. During the summer, languid breakfasts are taken in dappled sunlight, long lunches are spent in the shade whilst raucous evenings are spent eating and drinking. During the winter, it provides a cosy, intimate and warm shelter enabling one to be outdoors but not suffer the elements. In addition, inside Villa Citrus, there is loads of character but we have undergone an extensive program of renovation which is now complete.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to say that we had an absolutely wonderful time

at the villa in March, pity about the weather though! But some things cannot be planned!

My parents were very taken aback by the whole experience and they even had a few tears when they saw the villa :-) They have not stopped talking

about it since!

The surrounding area is beautiful and it is far enough away from

the madening crowds! but close enough so as not too be too

isolated. It is very handy for the Autodrome (just up the road) which pleased my husband as he had three track days booked there.

The villa itself has everything and we all particularly loved

the outdoor facilities. Please give Melissa a big thankyou for

her help and little touches that helped in making it a

pleasurable stay, along with Clive for his handyman skills!

Many Thanks again for rentiing out such a beautiful place, we

hope to return again someday!
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Portimão in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished with luxury fittings and marble cabinet tops. Bathroom towels changed midweek.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Venetian - 1 Large Double Bed
    Oriental - 1 Large Double Bed
    Indian - 2 Single Bed
    Dutch - 2 Single Bed
  • Large air-conditioned bedrooms, additional cots and bed(s) for children are available. Each bedroom decorated to a particular theme, as indicated by it's name, English sized beds and quality bedlinen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air-conditioning in all rooms, with wood fire in the lounge. The pool is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace provided with sun loungers and other seating. The upper terrace, overlooking the pool, has a large table and ample seating. Unique covered outside dining area has BBQ, sink, fridge, large work surfaces, tables and chairs. Shaded seating areas among mature trees and a citrus tree grove adjacent at the side of the Villa. Substantial entrance driveway and formal flower beds around the property. All bed linen, hand and bath towels are provided. Pool towels are also provided. Maid service once a week. Air-conditioning throughout. WiFi available. Toy box and outdoor toys provided for the under 5s.


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Spacious Villa with Private Pool, secluded terraces and a new Games room.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 16 reviews

Super villa for a perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Citrus lived up to its description. It had everything laid on, and was spacious, spotless and well maintained. Managers most helpful. Pool and games room were great, and there were several interesting places to visit within a relatively short drive. Very highly recommended for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Brilliant quality and Service. Just as it says in the brochure only more so! Cannot speak highly enough to do it justice. Wonderful time in a superb Villa. Thank you so much for all your kindness.

Chris, Fiona and Tribe

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Definitely one of the best villas we have stayed at . Melissa and Clive are really friendly and helpful.

We loved the fact that Melissa was waiting for us to arrive to show us round and explain everything , so often your just left a key and have to muddle through . The food hamper is also a really lovely thought and much appreciated when you first arrive .

The area is so peaceful with beautiful views . The villa was well looked after and with plenty to do . The games room got used daily . We didn’t hire a car , but used the local taxis to go to the supermarket and Alvor, they were reasonably priced and friendly.

We all had a great holiday and will definitely be looking to return in the near future .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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For 6 people during 2 weeks - the perfect place

  • 4 of 5

Villa Citrus is a very comfortable house in a very nice – rather luxurious – area near the beautiful village of Alvor. We were 6 people: My husband and me with our two children (14 and 16) who both brought along a friend. All the bedrooms have an enclosed bathroom, which makes a lot of sense. The living room – one part with a table that easily seats 6 or more and the other part – big sofa with well functioning TV (we used it once in 2 weeks) is spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped but not exactly huge. Never mind this, because the summer kitchen on the pool level is where most the cooking takes place.

The game room, also on the pool level, is a very nice feature when e.g. the wind is too strong to play table tennis or have a swim in the well-sized pool. The terrace offers a beautiful view, not to the sea though. It is a wonderful place where you can gather at the table for meals or games and also sit outside until late at night. We saw many birds, including storks plus an owl and once a rabbit.

The owner of the house next to the villa Citrus has at least 2 dogs, who are nice and quiet during the day but obviously have the job to safeguard the house and its surroundings at night, which they vividly do, sometimes quite often. Keeps you awake but at the same time safe, which for us never was a question, the Algarve seems to be a very safe place, wherever you go.

The booking process for the house was very prompt and equally friendly.

Melissa and Clive, who welcomed us upon arrival not only informed us on everything useful to know in and around the house and the places we wished to visit, they also provided a food package that enabled us to sit down first and have a refreshment before we went grocery shopping.

Another very generous service they provide is all the things you need in kitchen and bathroom (even sum lotion in 3 different SPFs) plus they come twice a week to change the towels and stock up the toilet paper. I have never seen that before. The bedlinen are changed after a week. Great.

We had a very pleasant stay for 2 weeks – always blue sky, friendly people wherever you go.

P.S. We found having a GPS is a good thing;)

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Madeleine I'm glad you enjoyed our villa; especially nominating it the perfect place. It's a shame therefore that you only rated it at 4 stars. The neighbours dogs do bark at night for which I apologise but it is something outside of our control. I'm surprised that they kept you awake given how far away they are. Warm wishes Sally
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Beautiful Villa in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home with gorgeous gardens and fabulous pool. Melissa and Clive are nearby and really helpful. House has great air con and wifi, satellite tv - all you could wish for.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Met and overachieved expectations

  • 5 of 5

Booked a 2 week stay as a base for ourselves and 3 daughters and their partners as a family get together in a part of the world we we had not visited for nearly 20 years. Villa is well established and mature gardens and surroundings with virtually complete seclusion and ideal for us to do our own things but also be together. It is very well equipped and lacked nothing that we could have asked for, the four bedrooms were all air conned at a comfortable level and the dining options easily seating 8 for both indoor, on veranda (our evening favourite under the retractable awning) or at the BBQ kitched area (complete with beer fridge) were the hardest choice we had to make all holiday, although never dined inside as weather excellent and begged for open air dining throughout the day.

Must also include a special thanks to the other "fixtures" Melissa and Clive, the property managers, who met us on arrival, were so friendly and informative and provided a perfect service, being there if needed and living down the road, are in no way remote, a perfect arrangment.

Will be back in the future, not sure when yet as need to be able to coordinate 7 different holidays to an agreed fortnight, but feel this is a home away form home and all the family enjoyed the break.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The closest beach is at Alvor loved by both locals and visitors due to it's wonderful calm waters and soft golden sand. Very extensive and so not crowded, it truly deserves a blue flag. This fabulous beach is only 10 minutes drive away but there is also Meia Praia, Praia de Rocha and Praia do Ancao only 10km. Surfers amongst your guests may prefer the rugged west coast beaches such as Praia do Armado only 40 minutes drive away.

Villa Citrus is only 45 mins drive from Faro airport and Lisbon and Seville airports are 2 - 2½ hours by car.

Taxi's are plenitful and cheap. Some guests have not hired a car but instead used taxi's for transport to and from the airport, supermarkets and shops etc. Most guests use the taxi's when visiting restaurants and clubs in Alvor, Portimao or Lagos.

Good range of restaurants within 2km - 4km. Beaches, restaurants and major shopping facilities within 8km. There is the recent 134 retail shopping outlet opened in Portimao which is 8km and the street markets of Lagos 15km

Alvor has the best of both worlds, whether you chose the busy streets with booming night life, the beautiful beaches, it's history or numerous high-quality but reasonably priced restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Whilst we are happy to be flexible on the number of days and changeover, during the summer our changeover is Sunday. Prices quoted in British pounds but Euros accepted directly into our Euro account. Payment can be made by credit card. Welcome pack provided free on arrival sufficient for the first breakfast and lunch. Villa Citrus is fully compliant with local regulations including Tourist Licence No. 3027/AL

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