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Luxury & Nature: Villa with solar heated pool set in garden park on 55.000 sqm

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Algarve Holiday: 6 people & baby, 3 bedr., WiFi, close to Restaurant/Golf/Beach

In the midst of a fully fenced area of 55.000 sqm/14 acres with old cork trees, almonds, olives, figs and wine, reminding of the unspoiled state of the Algarve, the new country house was conceived in quinta-style and finished in autumn 2003. Built in a detailed specification, it offers high-quality equipment and all modern amenities. The lounge and all bedrooms open through spacious French doors to an extensive southern terrace offering superb panoramic views of the countryside. Paved ways bordered by colourful flowers lead down to the solar heated pool with built-in barbecue for dining alfresco. Very personally and tastefully furnished, the house of an artist is equipped with many paintings, carpets and classical-modern furniture. The beamed ceiling creates in all areas the cosy atmosphere of a country house with the elegant living room and the varied decorated bedrooms.

Terraces and garden: Surrounded by large terraces (260 sqm), 40 sqm covered, the Vivenda da Liberdade has many comfortable outside dining areas with teak tables and chairs offering panoramic views of the southern landscape to the coastline of Praia da Luz 9 km/6 mi away. Shady spots under old trees are scattered around the Mediterranean garden park (3000 sqm). Landscaped with original cobbled walkways the garden delights you with a large lawn area (300 sqm), a rockery and a variety of bushes, palms and flowers. In the evening you can join together and enjoy a barbecue at the pool terrace.

Restaurants and shopping: Visiting the Parque Zoológico de Lagos nearby is quite an experience for the whole family. Only a few minutes’ walk away there is an excellent restaurant in tasteful Portuguese ambience. In the neighbouring village, Barão de São João, the guest will find other restaurants and a corner shop. The picturesque city of Lagos can be reached from Bensafrim on the new motorway in a few minutes. Besides historical sights, this town offers many opportunities to go shopping and dining.

Beaches, trips and day tours: The long, sandy beach Meia Praia in Lagos you can reach in about ten minutes by car. It’s worth visiting the astonishing grottos Ponta da Piedade and the picturesque sandy coves along Lagos’ coastline. Also within easy driving distance are the wildly romantic cliff bays of the western Atlantic coast located in the nature reserve “Costa Vicentina”. Very inviting for walking and cycling trips in the vicinity of the villa is the National Forest “Mata Nacional de Barão de São João“.

More Details
Registration Number : 8831/AL

Gundela K. Nitschke
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Gundela K. Nitschke

Hello, I am Gundela, having been retired along with my husband; we live in the south-west of Germany. I do painting, like writing and enjoy gardening. Our two grown-up children live across Europe, so we like to come together in the Vivenda da Liberdade at the sunny Algarve.

From the very beginning we fell in love with the area of the Western Algarve more than 20 years ago. The perfect climate, kind local people and unspoiled nature especially of the Lagos area appealed to us. We realised our dream and were lucky to find after an extensive search this attractively located spot near Lagos offering the privacy of 55.000 sqm/14 acres. Benefiting from the fact that our son is an architect we built this villa in 2003, designed to elegant Mediterranean layout.

Gundela K. Nitschke purchased this villa in 2003


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Barão de São João in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom I - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    WC - Toilet
    Pool - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom II - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom III - 2 Single Bed
    Master-Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House and garden of the Vivenda da Liberdade are carefully and tastefully equipped and immediately makes you feel at home. Driving through an electrical gate you arrive at the villa and park your car in the double carport. A special building quality provides a pleasant climate inside during the entire year, and the under floor heating beneath the Spanish tiles ensures a balanced temperature in the house. After swimming in the solar heated pool (34 sqm; 0,90-1,90 m; heating depends on season and sunshine) you can amuse yourself by playing table tennis, by reading a book from our collection or by listening to a CD. A complimentary welcome pack is provided for you. If you choose the Vivenda da Liberdade for your holidays, we will gladly welcome you with a bottle of Portuguese wine.


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Luxury & Nature: Villa with solar heated pool set in garden park on 55.000 sqm
average rating of 4.9 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic villa and delightful owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vivenda da Liberdade. Gundela is a wonderfully organised and efficient owner. All our dealings with her before our stay, including payment arrangements, were professional and well organised. There is a great set of welcome notes and directions to the villa. Afterwards, our deposit was returned very promptly.

The villa itself is located in a great rural location, well away from the rather samey villas nearer Lagos or Praia da Luz. It is quite near Lagos Zoo and so sometimes you hear some funny noises, but it is never intrusive!

There are local shops nearby, but it is Lagos for supermarkets.

The accommodation is well appointed with all mod cons including very good wifi for my teenagers. The main living space is great with lots of space. The kitchen particularly has everything you could ever need - great as there are so many outdoor eating options.

The rooms were all comfortable and clean, the bathrooms plenty for the size of the villa.

Outside the grounds are extensive and, near the villa and pool, beautifully tended. The pool itself is a good size for swimming and mucking about with kids. We spent a lot of time in there!

Overall it was a great, relaxing stay; and from the organiser's perspective, made very easy by Gundela's prompt and kind attention.

Overall, thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa to escape from the world

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful holiday time in this spacious and perfectly organised villa in the middle of nowhere. Our children were having lots of fun in the pool and in the garden.

We were impressed with the house and its equipment suited to the needs of every family.

We liked the ambience of the villa with many paintings and books emphasised by cosy lighting in the evening. The large area surrounding the house gave us the great feeling of privacy. The silence around us could be disturbed just by the strong Portuguese wind or by animals in the nearby zoo.

The house and the garden were perfectly clean. The spacious kitchen and its equipment was encouraging us to prepare meals. Although the villa is not located at the sea-side, nice beaches near Lagos and Luz are in the distance of 10 minutes drive and the fantastic surfers' beaches of the Vincentian coast - less than half an hour away.

The Villa recommended for those who appreciate silence, nature and happy time with their family.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Anwesen

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit auf diesem atemberaubenden Anwesen!

Das Gebäude und der Garten sind wunderschön und geschmackvoll angelegt. Der Blick von der Terrasse auf den Garten mit Pool und dem weiteren Außengelände ist wunderschön. Der beheizte Pool lässt keine Wünsche offen.

Auch im Inneren des Hauses ist einfach alles da, was man benötigt und noch mehr.

Die Kommunikation mit Frau Nitschke war sehr angenehm! In Portugal wurden wir sehr freundlich empfangen und haben auch hier die unkomplizierte Kommunikation mit der Betreuung vor Ort und das sehr unauffällige Hauskeeping sehr geschätzt.

Wir danken für eine unvergessliche Zeit und kommen sehr gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhiger und sehr gepflegter Rückzugsort.

  • 5 of 5

Großzügig und viel Platz für vier Personen.

Sehr persönliche Atmosphäre.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Traumvilla mit wunderschönem Garten

  • 5 of 5


es hat alles gestimmt. Sehr gute Kommunikation mit den Vermietern. Das Haus war in einem erstklassigen Zustand und der Empfang sowie der Service waren hervorragend. Alles war wie im Vorfeld beschrieben. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

Die Lage, Terrasse und der Pool sind einfach einmalig. Besonders ist der liebevoll angelegte Garten hervorzuheben.Guter Ausgangspunkt für diverse Touren, schnell an der Westküste. Gutes Restaurant ist fußläufig zu erreichen.

Viele Strände und einsame Buchten ganz in Nähe. Wir werden die Vivenda in sehr guter Erinnerung behalten.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Vivenda is a fantastic place where relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Vivenda is a very comfortable and well-equipped and furnished villa located close to a very pictoresque village, 11 km far from Lagos. Everything is tidy and clean thanks to the personnel at service. The villa is at the centre of a wide park made of typical Portuguese vegetation and this assure you a very discreet and silent stay. The pool is very nice. In my opinion spending your vacation at Vivenda is highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro Airport (FAO), Algarve
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Caramba Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Espiche Golf
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A22 ; Exit: Bensafrim
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Restaurant Cangalho
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Lagos: Meia Praia; Praia da Luz
Car: recommended

2 km outside of the small village of Barão de São João near Lagos/Western Algarve the 5.5 hectares large estate is situated in partly even, partly hilly country with charming old cork trees. This area “Lagoa da Rosa” with small houses scattered over the land is named after the rockrose flowering pink and white in spring. The location out in the country is quiet and marvellous, but just a short ride of 10 minutes to Lagos and to long sandy beaches.

Other Activities: boat tours

Golf: Palmares golf club (15 minutes drive) well situated with beautiful views out over the Bay of Lagos is a real treat for every golfer. Quinta da Boavista golf club (10 minutes drive) on the outskirts of Lagos fulfils the expectations of beginning and advanced golfers. Parque da Floresta golf club (15 minutes drive) the most westerly of the Algarve courses is situated in natural, hilly country with cistus bushes near the nature reserve “Costa Vicentina”.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Barão de São João, Lagos region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
6 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

Hochstuhl, Babybett & zugehörige Bettwäsche pauschal 50 Euro. Kaution 500 Euro ist innerhalb des Buchungsprozess vor Anreise zu hinterlegen; Rückerstattung innerhalb von 14 Tagen nach Abreise, wenn keine Schäden zu begleichen sind. Am Anreisetag ist die Villa ab 16.00 Uhr gebucht; die Abreise sollte bis 10.00 Uhr erfolgen; flexibel bei keinen Gästeab- od. anreisen am gleichen Tag. Gerne erhalten Sie Tips bei Ihrer Mietwagenbuchung.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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