Villa Douro is in Acoteias, a small suburb of Albufeira, the tourist centre of Algarve. However, being that it is about 7 km from Albufeira, it is in no way in the middle of business of this city. It is in a clear residential area with other villas and houses/apartments. You can reach the beach in just a few minutes by foot (about 500 m). This part of the typical Algarve sand beach with a fascinating cliff-lined coast is constantly kept clean and is the perfect spot for sun bathing and relaxing. The 'Centre' of Acoteias is within walking distance. There is a cosy atmosphere there with several restaurants with typical Portuguese and international cuisine, there are also small pubs, shops and a supermarkets with bakery.
- Villa2045 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Private pool, free DSL internet access, 5 min to the beach by foot
Jan F. Dierkes
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
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Beautiful Villa with an owner you can truly trust!
My wife and I have stayed at the beautiful Villa Douro for many consecutive years. My previous reviews show how much we have enjoyed our holidays.
When we first booked the villa we naturally had some concerns about booking direct with an owner...we have always booked previously with a holiday company. However the Villa Douro looked so very special so we took a chance.
I am so pleased we did….the owner (Jan) is German and is an excellent communicator with perfect English. He supplies his phone number, although I have never had to use it….email is my preferred way of contacting Jan...and he is very prompt in replying.
I have had some problems this year with illness in my family...Jan has been so helpful to me all the way.
All in all, have no concerns about booking this villa...you will never regret it!
Thank you John! I hope to welcome you and your wife again next year! Jan
Lovely villa in an excellent location
We have just returned from villa Douro 2 after spending two weeks in this truly lovely villa. We are a group of eight adults (four couples) and found the villa very spacious and well equipped.
The outside areas were more than we expected and the location of the villa was excellent, an easy walk to the supermarkets, the square with lovely bars and restaurants and also the amazing Falesia beach. Getting out and about was easy too as we used taxis and buses with no problems at all. The owner Jan has been very helpful and informative when we have contacted him, always quick to respond to any question asked. A few minor things we feel could be easily rectified are regarding the bed linen and pillows which we felt need replacing but other than that we have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful villa to anyone looking for a place for a group or family holiday. We truly didn’t want our holiday to finish and hope to return again to Villa Douro 2.
Amazing spacious villa with large swimming pool and close to all amenities
We have just returned from villa Douro after a 9 day stay. 4 adults, 1 teen and 3 kids. The villa is huge!!! 4 good sized bedrooms and 5 bathrooms! It is so well equipped with everything you could ask for, so much crockery etc and BBQ to cook great meals. We had maid service nearly every day who were friendly and discreet. We had no troubles whatsoever, air conditioning was easy to use but only needed it one day as house is airy and breezy. The house could do with a little updating but that didn't matter to us. The huge positive is the pool area. Clean, large and just beautiful. We spent all 9 days relaxing there. The beach is a very short walk, bit hilly and steep for the little one in the heat but apart from that, it's stunning. We spent most evenings in the square (1 min walk) eating, drinking and enjoying some live music. Lovely buzzing atmosphere and friendly locals. The supermarket is fab, no need to go any further for one. Cheap and literally next door! Perfect! We will definitely come back here, it was wonderful for a relaxing time away.
Our group of 5 enjoyed a 4 night stay in this beautiful and spacious villa. Very close to grocery store and a few restaurants and the beach is about a 10 minute walk. Glad the weather was nice as we didn't use the air conditioning and really had no idea where the controls were since all notices in the house were in German. It would be great to have an English version. Excellent communication with owner and as previously stated, the housekeeper didn't speak any English so we Google Translated our conversation with her. Highly recommend for a relaxing visit to the Algarve Coast.
Our family had a wonderful holiday in this lovely and clean villa. The location is great for the beach (only 7 min walk) and you have a supermarket, and restaurants just round the corner. The pictures of the house that are shown online match reality. The pool is huge and there is plenty of room everywhere - inside as well as outside. Several terraces and balconies to hang out and relax without felling crowded at all. We enjoyed the villa so much and would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Portugal. No doubt, we will be back next time we visit Portugal!
Loved the villa, loved the location. we booked this villa for an all girls holiday, 8 of us altogether from ages 60-21. The 2 double rooms caused a small problem but we managed, the villa had plenty of room for all and everything we needed. Only problems we had was we was not shown how anything worked so had no air con until we found controls on last day (it is located in the laundry room), the house keeper didn't speak very good English and we only saw her 3 times, on about the 5 day we had a leak and had no one to call. A welcome pack with instruction on how things work and emergency contacts is needed.
The resort is lovely and is suited to people the want a quite relaxing holiday but the night life is a short taxi ride away and will cost 13euro. I would go back and thinking of taking my family next year.
Acoteias is a small suburb of Albufeira with direct access to Praia da Falesia, a 4 km long sandy beach with the red cliff-lined coast typical for Algarve. There are stone pine forest in the area. Albufeira is 7 km away, Vilamoura (Europe's most modern marina) is 6 km away, Faro (airport, shopping centre) is 25 km away.
Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the surrounding. The closest is Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club in about 2 km.