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Walk to Beach in Minutes - Nature Views - Private heated pool with kids section

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Vale do Garrão

This two storey semi-detached villa with its brandnew luxury exterior features a private large heated pool, a separate children's pool section and nature views and is a walkable distance to the beach and ideal for a family or group of friends.


This semi-detached two storey Villa is located at the end of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Dunas Douradas, between the luxury 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 enjoyed by only a few houses in the resort, which 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.


This air-conditioned* two storey semi-detached 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 in 2015 and are the star attraction of this beautifully kept property.

On 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.


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

- Highchair

- Travel cot

- Stair gate

- Baby bath

For babies under two we additionally can supply a blender to prepare babyfoods and microwave steriliser.

Both packages are supplied by us free of charge!


- An inbuilt safe for your valuables is installed.

- Mosquito screens are fitted to all windows and doors.

- Electric wall heaters as well as the wood-burning stove keep you warm in the winter months.

* The property is air conditioned throughout. The use of the units is available to guests who require these extra facilities, but carries an extra cost of 100 Euros per week during the summer months of June, July, August and September.

* Pool heating is optional and is charged extra at 175 Euros per week.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynn C.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
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21 October, 2016


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Walk to Beach in Minutes - Nature Views - Private heated pool with kids section
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

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
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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
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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
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Great family stay with excellent pool

  • 5 of 5

Good spot to explore the Dunas Douradas surroundings. The villa itself is very complete and great for families. Lynn, the owner, is very welcoming and proved helpful before and after arrival. The recently added pool is a great boon, with view of the nature reserve & sun all day, in particular we liked the shallow kids section of the pool for our 2 year old. The resort is very nice- we enjoyed a few lunches at the club with its excellent communal pool or at the nearby beach. Well-supplied supermarkets are 5 mins drive away but the mini market at the club provides fresh morning bread. Our kids loved the open air cinema picnic - thanks for the suggestion Lynn!. From here we also explored a bit further afield, like the forum Algarve mall in Faro and even a day trip to Seville. All in all a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Beautifully appointed

  • 4 of 5

Great welcome, great owner, great facilities and great location. We had a brilliant week with 2 adults and 3 children (13,5,3). The villa had everything we needed and Lynn was easily accessible for any questions. The villa's pool is a real highlight, especially with the separate children's area and the provision of little extras (eg pool toys, dvds etc) meant that we could get straight on with our holiday. We used taxis rather than hire a car for the whole week as our priorities were the beach and pool but if you want to do lots of days out then a car is a better option. The beach is a 15 min walk (with children) but is huge with plenty to do and see. Zoomarine appears to be an obligatory day out but despite the ticket cost is actually really good value as there is so much to do and it's all included in the price. Overall, a really good villa in a good location with a lovely owner! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a fantastic week in this lovely villa. The villa is very well equipped, having everything you would want for a family, including our 2 kids who are 5 and 3. Very well equipped kitchen including a coffee machine which is a nice touch. Comfy sofa and TV with a DVD player for the kids. Beautiful outdoor area with a table for outdoor dining, large built in BBQ, 4 sun loungers. Star of the show is a brand new pool which we had heated for the kids. A good size and added bonus of an attached paddling pool ideal for the kids to play in when they weren't swimming. Two very good sized bedrooms both ensuite. Handy to have free access to Dunas Doradas resort with pool and restaurant and mini market. 15 minute walk to the beach which is very popular and has lots of good beachside restaurants. The beach is steep sloping and the sea is very powerful so didn't suit our young kids but older kids were fine for swimming. If you're a golfer than the villa is ideally located between 2 brilliant courses in Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. Finally, the owner Lynn was extremely helpful before we arrived and during our stay. We highly recommend this great property. We shall return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Vale de Lobo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Garrao beach
Car: recommended


Dunas Douradas is a safe, family-friendly luxury development situated on the Algarve coast, within the golden triangle between Vale do Lobo 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 open 24 hours a day, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Lowseason 2017
18 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Pre Season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post season 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £356

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: After 4pm. Check-out: by 10am on departure day. Unless otherwise agreed.

An extra cleaning fee of 35 Euros applies.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale do Garrão in Loule region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , A fold away bed for an extra child is available.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided without charge.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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

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