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By the Beach & The Praca, Private Pool, 4+1 Bedroom, Vale do Lobo - perfect!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday villa in Almancil area - Villa Miami - AL5021/14 EC - B

Fabulous 4+1 Bedroom Villa Right On The Beach & Praca In Vale Do Lobo

Villa Miami is a architectural gem, protected under Portuguese Heritage. Villa Miami is considered one of the best examples of forward thinking modern design emerging 30 years ago in Portugal.

For the past decade Villa Miami has been not available to the rental market. New life has been breathed into Villa Miami and a complete renovation project was under taken over winter 2013/14 so now you have a historical landmark villa with all the modern convenience of the 21st century.

Be the first to holiday in our wonderful family villa. Villa Miami is a large welcoming family villa all on one level, so nice and easy for large families with children and the older members of the family who may not like to deal with too many steps.

Enjoy lazing on a sunlounger by the private sunny swimming pool . Villa Miami surrounded by mature gardens, the villa has extensive paved terraces all across ground level over the landscaped garden and grassy areas off the bedrooms. There is a terrace with outdoor BBQ and dining table perfect for alfresco evenings. Note there are some steps down to the pool area.

There are 4 bedrooms in the main villa - double and twins with ensuite bathrooms. All rooms are fully reverse cycled air-conditioned. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated with modern furnishings. The 5th bedroom is located off the courtyard of the morning room.

In the rear wing of Villa Miami are three spacious bedrooms with direct access to the grassy lawns. In the other end of the villa are two further bedrooms. The 4th bedroom is off the morning room off the kitchen and has its own ensuite bathroom. The 5th bedroom is located off the morning room near the kitchen it is accessed by a internal courtyard of the villa. The 5th bedroom also has another entrance and is independent access from the main entrance of the villa. So very handy of you want to bring the au pair or if you have teenagers that want to come back in the wee hours and not disturb anyone! The 5th Bedroom has its own ensuite showeroom.

Enjoy relaxing in the evening in the formal living room - or set up the games table and the pool table and enjoy challenging the family to some games in the parlour! There is a formal dining room to enjoy large family get together and a small breakfast morning room off the kitchen that you can sip a quiet coffee in the morning. Or why not take your coffee into the little open air courtyard that is located here too.

All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms all simple clean and white. All bedrooms have been decorated in a relaxed casual style in modern muted tones. Villa Miami enjoys a calm ambience but just a very short stroll from the excitment of the Vale do Lobo Praca.

Outside: The villa is very conveniently located mid of the fairway of the 18th of the Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course. So nice and easy to just walk along the 18th to the Clubhouse and commence your game.

In the Praca there are numerous restaurants and bars – open all day and late into the evening. There is free live entertainment from May to September. Monty’s Bar and Restaurant is open all year round with evening entertainment. Enjoy watching the sunset over the beach & ocean from Breeze bar or Sandbanks both serving cocktails and international cuisine. There is also Free WIFI available in the praca.

The walk to the beach and praca from Villa Miami takes about 2 minutes walking along the calcada'd footpaths through the resort. It is an easy stroll, suitable for all ages and buggys. It is only a 10 minute walk from the villa to the medical centre and mini market on the main entrance roundabout or 5 minute walk to a cash machine, post office, newsagent, bank, hair dresser, spa, cafes etc. in Parque do Golfe.

It is just a 10 minute walk to the newly opened Paixa restaurant / wine bar on the Jardins Do Golfe development. Open from lunch through late evening, Paixa has a tapas menu, al a carte menu and serves delicious cocktails. It boasts a fabulous selection of wine displayed in a glass wine cellar. In winter there is an open log fire which makes this a wonderful restaurant to relax and enjoy our lovely mild winters here.

If tennis is your game, you will be impressed with the facilities of the 'Tennis In Portugal' tennis centre in Quadradinhas, Jardins Do Golfe, just a short walk from the villa. There are 3 new synthetic all weather tennis courts and a practice court in Jardins do Golfe. Tennis instructors Mark & Maria are available on-site all year round. There is also a onsite snack bar. Guests of SandyBlue have preferential prices for tennis lessons and court hire.

If you want to plan a different and fun day for you and your family/friends, we can help you to choose from lots of activities. We have tickets for Aquashow Park & Zoomarine and many other tours and excursions through out the Algarve.

Vale do Lobo is located on the beach area known as ‘Praia Vale do Lobo’, considered to be one of the finest beaches in the Algarve. From Vale do Lobo you can walk in a westerly direction to both 'Praia do Ancao' and 'Praia do Garrao' through the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa which is a heritage protected area of lagoons and wet areas that support the local wildlife population. If you walk towards the east you pass 'Praia do Trafal' and 'Praia do Almargem', following onto 'Praia Forte Nouvo' and then onto the Quarteria stretch of beaches.

Notes about the Architect: Villa Miami was designed by Vítor Manuel Figueiredo ( Figueira da Foz , 1929 - Lisbon , 2004 ), was an Portuguese architect and winner of the Prix secil of 1998.

He graduated in architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Porto in 1960 . Know to have endless energy, starred in a series of odd projects in Portuguese architecture, always recognizable and always different, based on a profound ethical, social and cultural approach. Vitor for many years held open discussion and dialogue in the industry, forming and informing successive generations of architects. He taught at the University of Coimbra and the Autonomous University of Lisbon.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
SandyBlue (Property Manager)
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About SandyBlue

Villa Miami has been built and owned by the same family for over 30 years. A beautiful family villa all recently refurbished to a wonderfully high standard to welcome the next generations of Vale Do Lobo guests.

SandyBlue purchased this villa in 1970

Why SandyBlue chose Almancil area

Villa Miamu was designed by the famous Portuguese Architect Vítor Manuel Figueiredo. He won an prestigious award for his forward thinking and radical design.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Miami is without doubt one of the most unique and iconic villas in Vale do Lobo. The villas history stretching back as far as the resort itself.



Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Montys Bar in Praca Vale do Lobo
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Vale do Lobo Royal and Ocean course
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 Loule
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sandbanks Restaurant Praca Vale do Lobo
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Vale do Lobo
Car: not necessary

Vale do Lobo is a very popular holiday destination for families and couples alike and definitely great fun for celebrity spotting. The famous like to be seen there - you never know who you will be dining beside each night enjoying the free live nightly entertainment in the Praca, Vale do Lobo.

The area between Quinta do Lago, Almancil and Vale do Lobo is referred to as the 'Golden Triangle'.

In Vale do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago there are numerous facilities - restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclub, spa, pools, gymnasiums, golf, mini golf, tennis, newsagent, shops, bank, car rental, wine shop, cash machines, numerous water sports, hairdresser and beauty salons. Everything is available so you never have to leave the resort!

See all our villas in Vale do Lobo and apartments in Vale do Lobo.

Things to do in Vale do Lobo:

Vale do Lobo has a range of excellent cafés and restaurants offering a selection of international gastronomy. Vale do Lobo Resort hosts regular live music and dance shows at the resort's main square to classical concerts and art exhibitions at the resort's auditorium - there is something to suit everyone. See all activities in Vale do Lobo.

Vale do Lobo Resort has excellent sports facilities including: two 18 hole championship golf courses, the largest tennis academy in Portugal with 14 courts, public swimming pools and 2 well equipped gymnasiums with sauna and physiotherapy services. Golf and tennis teaching programmes are offered at all levels for adults and children. See all sports activities in Vale do Lobo.

Why do we recommend a holiday in Vale do Lobo? Because its perfect if you are looking for an activity filled holiday (Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Kids Entertainment, Spa, Fitness & more!). However it’s also perfect if you want a ‘I-won’t-leave-the-Beach holiday’ (Algarve has the best beaches in Portugal).

And if you are like Joe, our resident Runner – you will love Running in Vale do Lobo. Fancy taking it a bit more easy? Check out our guide to walking and cycling routes in the area.

Don’t forget SandyBlue guests can avail special discounts for a number of activities and restaurants in the Vale do Lobo area. Just get in touch and we will tell you all about it!

Celebrity spotting in Vale do Lobo:

The rich and famous have been flocking to Vale do Lobo for over 40 years.

The resort is very popular with the tennis circuit set... John McEnroe and Pat Cash are regulars. Golfers (professionals and us mere mortals), the England football team and English Premiership Clubs are regularly seen training here.

England's No.1 skier Chemmy Alcott, England national cricket team captain 'Freddie' Flintoff, jazz legend George Benson and Manchester United footballer Christian Ronaldo have all been spotted in Vale do Lobo in recent months. Keep a look out for the football boys Teddy Sherringham and Alan Shearer - they are a bit of a double act. Peter Jones from Dragon's Den owns a house in Vale Do Lobo.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale do Lobo, Almancil area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 21st to June 10th
21 May 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 11th to June 24th
11 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 25th to July 15th
25 Jun 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 16th to September 2nd
16 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 3rd - September 16th
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 17 to September 30
17 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 1st to October 28th
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 29th to December 30th
29 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

The villa is prepared for your arrival and included is maid service x 5 days a week for maximum 2 hour duration. All your linen and bath towels and beach towels (equal to the number of guests) are included.

Changeover days are flexible but during the summer months it is more likely to be on a Saturday. It is necessary to vacate the villa by 10am on the last day. Access to the villa is after 4pm

For rentals securing deposit must be paid on time of booking this is 25% of the total booking cost. All deposits are non refundable.

All rentals - the balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £1000 is payable before arrival. The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days after departure if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almancil area in Loule region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are 5 bathrooms and an wc in Villa Miami
  • Studio, Sleeps 9
  • Villa Miami has 4 bedrooms in the main villa and an additional bedroom in the annex suitable for an au pair - has separate private entrance.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We provide a wonderful welcome basket full of delicious goodies. Also included is your beach towels and free WIFI internet.

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