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Individual villa with spectacular views of the ocean and the Algarve

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

On a hill near the Golden Triangle

This villa enjoys an ideal location close to all amenities, beach resorts, golf courses, beaches, airport, important roads and motorways, markets, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping activities and relaxation. Located near the Golden Triangle at the Algarve – between Loulé and Santa Bárbara de Nexe – on a quiet hill, it offers an exceptional view of the Algarve and the ocean. .

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Vanquathem

Buy this beautiful residence debuting in 2015

Vanquathem purchased this house in 2015

Why Vanquathem chose Santa Barbara de Nexe

We bought this house because we love the Algarve’s landscapes and the sunny weather all year round. This villa is ideally located to relax, play sports, close to all amenities and to enjoy the beautiful country.

What makes this house unique

House with character in a quiet location, on a private road with stunning views of the Algarve, The house is comfortably equipped to receive 8 to 10 people.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Valados, Loulé

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bathroom on bedroom with double bed on the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bathroom on first floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Guest bathroom on first floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Exterior shower by the pool
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Bathroom on bedroom with twin beds on the ground floor
  • 3 bathrooms, 2 en suite. Each bathroom has a toilet, a washbasin, a bidet, a shower or a bath. There is an additional toilet with a washbasin. There is a WC at the pool level with a wash basin + exterior showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bedroom with en suite bathroom overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom on first floor with twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with double bed on first floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom with double bed on first floor
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There are 5 bedrooms, 3 with double beds and 2 with 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveller reviews)

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Individual villa with spectacular views of the ocean and the Algarve
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Teaneck, New Jersey

Wonderful introduction to the Algave coast!

  • 5 of 5

As this was our first visit to Portugal and the southern coast, we couldn't have asked for a better experience than our stay at Casa Semaphore!

Our grandson (16) said his only requirements were a great view and nice pool. Well, we got that in spades. Privacy, views, lovely and luxurious, spotless home and pool, with glass doors all over that opened to terraces and gave you an outdoor feeling indoors. We were 3 generations with grandchildren 16,13 and 11 who each found their perfect nook in this spacious villa. Marie Diane, one of the owners.was instrumental in welcoming us before the visit with car rental,boat rental and perfect directions, along with any other information requested. Tim, the pool manager/caretaker gave us recommendations for excellent, inexpensive and memorable restaurants. Natalia came to the villa daily and inobtrusively tidied the bedrooms and cleaned the bathrooms.Having rented a number of times in Europe, we've never felt so cared for. Grandkids and grown ups loved the water park and swimming off the beach in a cave at the Benagil caves. There was much to do but we relished the peace and guiet of the area as we had just had a very busy week prior to our stay. Well located, near airport, beaches, restaurants and stores and yet away from the touristy, crowded areas. Can't say enough about Casa Semaphore and our wonderful visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in the Villa Sémaphore with a group of friends. Fabulous stay! The villa is huge, exposed to the South, so the sun is on the Terrace and in the house all day long. The view if simply GOURGEOUS! You are a 15 minutes drive to pretty much everything: airport, train station, golf courses, beaches, Loulé, Faro, and many activities such as karting and water parks (which are a bit further away, maybe 30 minutes). Trust me, it is worth driving 15 minutes, as you get a little isolated from the busy coast, which can get crowded and noisy, even in April… So I can't imagine the summer. I wouldn't have liked to stay too close to the beaches, I'm glad we picked this location. And when you see the view, you forget about the small drive, because it's simply breath taking.

The swimming pool is lovely, really refreshing with the super hot weather (25-28°C in March/April…).

The house is big enough for a quite large group, you have enough space to park a few cars. Everything is well equipped, and most of all, CLEAN! All the rooms and beds are ready upon your arrival, which is an extra comfort after a long journey.

There is even a separate toilet next to the pool that you can reach from outside, so you don't put water in the whole house… Very well thought!

Plus the welcoming was great. You get welcomed by one of the landlords, or a relative of theirs, and they explain everything to do in the area, and they can help you to get there (we followed the car from the airport), and you can reach them during the rental period in case of a problem or a question.

Truly fantastic stay, I'd definitely recommend this villa, it is really worth it! Can't wait to go there again next year!


  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your comment on your stay in our house Casa Semaphore. We are very please you enjoy your stay in our home and hope you get as relaxed as you wanted and needed. We are please you appreciate the differents services we propose for our customers, and hope it was helpull for you to get to the house, have differents explanations about Algarve and what to do in this aera, and the daily passage of our maid for your confort. We just buy this house at the beginning of 2015, and we really enjoy staying in this house for few days, appreciate the weather, the stunning view on algarve and ocean and his confort. Thank you once more for your comment , hope you'll come as soon as possible to appreciate Algarve and his treasure. Best regard Marie Diane Vanquathem
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Lieu paradisiaque

  • 5 of 5

Après un séjour d'une semaine avec des amis, nous avons tous été ravi.

Nous avons été super bien accueilli part TIM.

La villa est vraiment parfaite, il ne manque rien. Que c'était agréable de prendre son petit déjeuner avec la vue sur l'Algarve.

NATHALIA la gouvernante est très souriante et discrète. Au retour de nos balades la maison était toujours nickel.

Les propriétaires sont à l'écoute et arrangeant, un vrai plaisir d'avoir fait affaire avec eux.

En conclusion, si vous aimez le paradis, n'hésitez pas.

Michel (le motard)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5

Hier hat alles gestimmt. Super nette und absolut zuverlässige Eigentümerin, die alles bestens arrangiert hat.Wir haben mit sieben Leuten eine tolle Woche verbracht und freuen uns schon auf das nächste Mal.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La villa est tout simplement parfaite !! L'agencement de la maison permet à chacun d'avoir son espace privé tout en profitant du salon et du balcon avec une vue magnifique du coucher de soleil !

A 2 minutes du centre commercial,15 minutes des premières plages et des parcours de golf et 40 de la superbe plage de LAGOS, la maison est idéalement située !

Beaucoup d'activités à proximité : Quad, Buggy, saut en parachute, parachute ascensionnel, jet-ski, pêche, et encore bien d'autres à prix très attractif !

Les équipements de la maison sont d'excellente qualité : barbecue, micro-onde, four, lave-vaisselle, vaisselle en abondance, télé, Wifi rapide, tout comme à la maison. La présence de Nathalia (la gouvernante) est un vrai plus : sourire, amabilité, réponse à la moindre interrogation, et surtout très discrète. Que dire de Tim (le voisin) qui nous a très chaleureusement accueilli et donné toutes les bonnes adresses. Une bouffée d'air frais !

Les propriétaires sont vraiment SUPERS, très arrangeants, agréables Ces derniers ont laissés nombre de bonnes adresses, d'indications et d'astuces afin d'améliorer notre séjour (qui était déjà parfait).

Nous reviendrons SANS HÉSITÉ dans cette magnifique villa et encore plus magnifique région !!

Encore Merci pour cette magnifique découverte !!

Monsieur BISSAAD

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La maison est vraiment très sympa. Les chambres sont toutes grandes et agréables. On a adoré la terrasse / piscine qu ce soit pour les journées repos sous les parasols ou pour se détendre après les longues journées de ballade.

Villa parfaite pour un séjour entre amis ou en famille. Au calme.

On a adoré, on recommande ++

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Loule Soul - A22-
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Many beaches of the Atlantic Ocean
Car: necessary

40 golf courses and many beaches lining the Algarve.

Many picturesque villages and their weekly markets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valados, Faro region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £412.89

En période hivernale, Les frais d'électricité dont le chauffage de la piscine sont calculés a la fin de votre séjour, fonction de votre consommation électrique.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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