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Dunas Douradas Luxury Villa: private heated pool with kid section, walk to beach

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

This villa features a new luxurious exterior that includes a large private heated pool with a section for children, a modern shade sail, and views over the nature reserve. The villa is located within walkable distance to the beach and ideal for a family or group of friends.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

This Villa is located at the end of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in the luxury resort of Dunas Douradas, between the world-renowned resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, in central Algarve.

The Villa backs straight onto the Pine Trees and therefore affords beautiful views and more privacy - a privilege that will make your stay a truly relaxing experience. A 10-15 minute walk takes you to nearby Garrao beach, its beach front restaurants and the ocean.

The pinewood surroundings can be enjoyed from the South facing living room, the deck beside the private pool and BBQ area, or from the first floor balcony window.

The Dunas Douradas clubhouse with its bar, restaurant, large communal pool, tennis courts and mini market is a one minute walk away.

Europe's finest golf courses of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are just a 5 minute drive away, as are a host of additional activities such as horse riding, watersports, go karting, cinema, shopping, bars, restaurants and water parks to name a few. See more details in the location description.

THE VILLA

This air-conditioned* villa with a private large heated* pool and a separate children’s pool section is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to get away from it all without being isolated.

The south-facing exterior receives sun all day long and offers the ideal space for relaxing in the sun or dining al fresco, with a large ceramic-tiled pool including a kids section for your children’s enjoyment.

A large sun sail, sun loungers, a dining table, a BBQ and a glass wall to the pine trees round off the outdoor experience of the villa. The pool and outside area have been completely refurbished recently and are the star attraction of this beautifully kept property.

In the inside, the villa offers an open-plan living and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen and lounge area. The living area features a wood-burning stove, cable TV, DVD, portable stereo and wireless internet. Sliding doors provide access to the private outside, deck and pool.

The ground floor bedroom features twin beds, a wardrobe and sliding doors to the outside. It also has its own adjacent bathroom.

The first floor master double bedroom with ensuite full bathroom features a double bed, wardrobe and beautiful views over the private pool and the pine trees beyond.

The bedrooms do not have a shared wall, which makes this villa a great option for two couples sharing and/or holidays with children.

BABY PACKAGE

We offer a baby package, consisting of the following items, on request:

- Highchair

- Travel cot

- Stair gate

- Baby bath

For babies under 2 years old we can additionally supply a blender to prepare baby foods as well as a microwave sterilizer, both free of charge!

GUEST COMFORT

- An inbuilt safe for your valuables is installed.

- Mosquito screens are fitted to windows and doors.

- The AC heating system and wood-burning fireplace keep you warm in the winter months.

* The property is air conditioned throughout (for cooling as well as heating). The use of the units is available to guests who require these extra facilities, but carries an extra cost of 150 Euros per week during the summer months of June, July, August and September.

* Pool heating is optional and is charged extra at 190 Euros per week.

More Details

Owner
Lynn C.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale do Garrão in Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We accept families and couples. We accept groups of singles only if the average age is above 35 years old.
  • The Villa has a capacity limit of four adults plus two children up to 5-years old.
  • For stays of less than 7 nights an extra cleaning fee of 45 Euros applies.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , A fold away bed for an extra child is available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided without charge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Dunas Douradas Luxury Villa: private heated pool with kid section, walk to beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfect holiday home from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the villa and resort is fantastic. There is usually something that doesn't quite live up to the description - but not in this case! The villa is lovely; really well equipped and comfortable and the outside space is superb. You feel like you are at a luxury resort with the view out to the pines and your own well cared for pool. But it is the little extras that really make this place special. There are two cupboards full of outdoor toys. Nespresso capsules have been pre sourced for you so you can enjoy a good cup of coffee. There are DVDs ready for a rainy day. The wifi works wonderfully. The showers are great. The beds are comfortable. It is clear that Lynn the owner has a great eye for detail and really cares about providing a great holiday. And finally, Dunas Doradas itself is lovely. The beaches genuinely are a walk away. The communal pool is lovely. There are tennis courts if you want to be more active or a spa if not. And the mini market sells freshly made bread and croissants each morning. What more do you need??

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Caroline. After putting so much work into creating a real holiday haven for families we are extremely happy to hear that it is appreciated! Since our villa is owner- and not agency-managed we can make sure that it shows that we care!
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5

Excellent accomadation

  • 5 of 5

This Dunas Douradas villa is excellent, the out area with pool and barbecue area are ideal.

inside is very well equipped with every thing you will need and the customer service from our rep Lynn was exceptional.

short walk to the beach but a car required for shopping etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family villa

  • 4 of 5

What a fabulous holiday we have just returned from. Gorgeous villa and pool, where we did a lot of relaxing in the amazing algarve sun. Lynn the owner couldn't have been more helpful and informative. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location in Dunas Douradas

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this villa. The weather was perfect from start to end and Lynn made sure everything was perfect on arrival. The property was clean and tidy and I would recommend this property to anyone. When there was the odd problem Lynn got it sorted immediately and was always on hand to help, giving excellent customer care. The beach and plenty of restaurants are all within walking distance (we would particularly recommend Xenia).

We had a really love holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul. Living locally, we invest a lot of effort in making sure our guests are happy and have all they need, when they need it, so it is nice to hear that that is appreciated! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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4

Really relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely time at this Villa paid the extra for air com and pool heating, Heaven 😄 money well spent ,like getting into a hot bath in the evenings , would like to thank Lynn we enjoyed a totally relaxing holiday ,but would recommend a hire car

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Susan, we are very happy you enjoyed the villa and especially the pool heating so much. If used as directed it really is a like a big bath tub! As stated in our ad, we do always recommend car rental since the airport transfer plus a couple of taxi rides tend in the end to work out more expensive. This is the case for all villas in the resorts. We are always on hand to recommend sites for car rentals if requested. Hope to receive you again in the future!
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5

Comfortable, clean and private villa with new patio and pool area.

  • 5 of 5

The pool area was perfect for a family; clean and modern and with a large pool with a deeper end with enough space for a competent swimmer to swim lengths plus an additional smaller side pool to sit in that would suit smaller children, non swimmers or those who just want to read a book whilst sitting in the water!

The house was modern, comfortable and clean and had all the amenities required to make it a true 'home from home'

The sandy beach and amenties at the Dunas Douradas beach club are a short walk away although the pool at the villa was perfect so we spent most of our time there

The owner, Lynn, is well organised and thoughtful and gave us a warm welcome and plenty of recommendations of how to make the most of our stay in the area

I would recommend this property to friends and relatives

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Trudi! I am glad you enjoyed the villa so much. It is great to hear that the effort we went through to design a pool that offers more than your usual plunge pool is appreciated!
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Xenia
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale de Lobo Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Xenia
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Garrao beach
Car: not necessary

DUNAS DOURADAS AND RIA FORMOSA

Dunas Douradas is a safe, family-friendly resort situated on the Algarve coast, within the golden triangle between Vale do Lobo, Dunas Douradas Beach Club and Quinta do Lago. It is 25 minutes from Faro airport and within walking distance of long white sandy beaches and a numerous restaurants.

The clubhouse, about a minutes walk from the villa, is the heart of the resort with a large roman style communal pool and a children’s pool. A pool bar serves food all-day and Xenia’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a communal bbq area to socialize with other guests in the Resort, a minimarket, spa and hairdresser.

The Dunas Douradas Resort Reception area is 7 days a week, and the friendly staff will help you with anything from booking tours and discount golf to recommending one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. There are two tennis courts in Dunas Douradas with a resident pro for lessons for all ages. The Dunas Douradas resort is guarded by 24 hour security ensuring a safe and friendly environment to relax and enjoy a peaceful holiday.

The nearby Ria Formosa National Park features beautiful lagoons and sand dunes where nature lovers will be able to watch flamingos, storks and other sea birds or simply enjoy the surroundings by exploring.

RESTAURANTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

The closest beach offers a variety of restaurants at just 10-15 minutes walk from the villa. Here you can find fresh seafood, as well as sunset cocktail events and live-music.

The nearby Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo plaza has a host of upmarket boutiques, restaurants and bars. Within 10 minutes drive of the property you will find over 40 restaurants catering to every taste and budget. There are three Michelin star restaurants within The Golden Triangle (http://portugalconfidential.com/2012/11/2013-michelin-star-restaurants-in-portugal/). In the summer months there are frequent live music events and children's entertainment on the plazas.

BEACHES

During the summer season there are lifeguards on safety patrol from early in the morning until sunset on all beaches that provide restaurant / toilet facilities. The beach concessions generally offer all the water sports facilities you would want including banana boats, canoes, pedalo’s, surf boards, kayaks, para sailing, water skiing, jet skis and doughnut water rides.

GOLF

Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve's largest golf destinations and its courses are rated among Europe's top 25. The resort has hosted eight Portuguese Opens and continues to be the venue for national and international tournaments. It has hosted the Portuguese Open Championship eight times in addition to hundreds of national and international prestigious tournaments.

The fairways are wide and flanked at reasonable distance by the pines, heather, broom and beautiful wild flowering shrubs with several lakes in the play, providing a test to players of all ability levels. Enjoy a few rounds in the glorious Portuguese climate, with almond trees, citrus groves and fragrant breezes from the ocean adding to the atmosphere.

All courses have first class driving ranges, a golf academy, putting greens, pro-shops and clubhouses with large and informal terraces - the perfect setting to relax with friends, have a well earned drink or a light meal after a challenging round.

Golf discounts on a number of courses nearby, such as Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago, Vila Sol, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura, are available from the Clubhouse Reception.

CHILDREN

In addition to the villa's pool, the walkable distance to the beach makes for a more relaxed holiday. No more search for parking and backseat tantrums.

Inside Vale de Lobo resort the Kangaroo Club is a first class kids club which opens late and allows mom & dad to have a relaxed dinner in a nearby restaurant, a massage on the beach or simply a few hours of reading time. The club is part of the Dona Filipa luxury five star hotel but open to outsiders. You can decide on group activities or even individual babysitting if your kids are very young. See here for more details: http://www.donafilipahotel.com/kids-club

An inexpensive mini-golf course right next to the kids club provides fun for the whole family.

Often the plaza has children's entertainment at night to keep the kids happy during long dinners by the seaside.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale do Garrão, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season 2017
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,277
for 4 nights
£2,235
 
 
Nightly Rate
29 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,378
for 4 nights
From
£344
 
 
High Season 2017
6 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,235
for 7 nights
£2,235
 
 
Sep 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,872
for 7 nights
From
£267
 
 
Post season 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,218
for 6 nights
From
£203
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,127
for 7 nights
From
£161
 
 
Low season 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
From
£121
£1,788
 
 
Xmas and new year
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£933
for 7 nights
From
£133
 
 
Low season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
From
£121
£1,788
 
 
Feb halfterm
10 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,058
for 7 nights
From
£151
 
 
March
26 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
From
£121
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,127
for 7 nights
From
£161
 
 
Post easter
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
From
£121
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 7 nights
From
£195
 
 
May halfterm
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,622
for 7 nights
From
£232
 
 
June 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,684
for 7 nights
From
£241
 
 
High season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
14 night minimum stay
£4,471
for 14 nights
£2,235
 
 
Top season
15 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
£4,829
for 14 nights
£2,414
 
 
Post top season
19 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
£4,471
for 14 nights
£2,235
 
 
September 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,559
for 7 nights
From
£223
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.81

CANCELLATION
Cancellation has to be done in writing, refunds available:
Up to 8 weeks - loss of first payment, ie 50% of rental price
4-8 weeks - 25% of rate refunded
Less than 4 weeks - no refund

CHECK-IN/OUT
Check-in: After 4pm. Check-out: by 10am on departure day. Unless otherwise agreed.

STAYS OF LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS
An extra cleaning fee of 45 Euros applies.

CHANGEOVER DAY
In high season we prefer Saturday as the changeover day. Please enquire first before sending a booking request if your high season date does not coincide with that to check alternative availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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