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

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Dunas Douradas Luxury Villa

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


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 privacy - a privilege that will make your stay a truly relaxing experience. A 10-15 minute walk takes you to nearby Garrao beach, its beachfront restaurants, and the ocean.

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

The Dunas Douradas resort clubhouse with its pool bar, restaurant, large communal pool, tennis courts and mini market, is a one-minute walk away. The staffed reception offers concierge services to help you with information, advice and reservations of taxis, restaurants and local attractions. During check-in, you will receive a magnetic key that provides access to the resort facilities.

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


This air-conditioned* villa with its private large heated* pool that includes a separate children’s 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 that includes 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 space. The living area features a fireplace, cable TV, DVD, portable stereo, bluetooth soundbar speaker, and free WiFi internet access. 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 2 years old we can additionally supply a blender to prepare baby foods as well as a microwave sterilizer, both free of charge!


- 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
Registration Number : 14604/AL

Lynn C.
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We accept families and couples, and groups of singles with average age above 35 yrs. We have a capacity limit of 4 adults plus 2 children up to 5 yrs
  • We are not currently accepting instant bookings for Easter and between Jun - Sep 2018. Contact us to enquire about booking conditions for high season.
  • For stays of less than 7 nights an extra cleaning fee of 55 Euros applies
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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Dunas Douradas Luxury Villa: private heated pool with kid section, walk to beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

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: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Property is clean and well managed with lots of extras thrown in that we weren't expecting.

  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing week. First time to the Algarve. Great area to stay and property is just perfect. Thank you Lynn for looking after us so well. We'll be back !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 05-Jun-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: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale de Lobo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Garrao beach
Car: not necessary


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.


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, Loule region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nightly Rate
17 Feb 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
13 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
18 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
8 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post easter
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May halfterm
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July Week
12 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Top season
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post top season
31 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
29 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
xmas and NY 18-19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season early 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid-term 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2019
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £352.19

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

An extra cleaning fee of 45 Euros applies.

For stays taking advantage of our longterm rates bills are separate. Please ask about details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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