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Spacious villa w/ pool, 5 walking minutes to the beach, free internet access!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Private pool, free DSL internet access, 5 min to the beach by foot

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.

Jan F. Dierkes
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aldeia das Açoteias in Olhos de Água

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Upper floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Upper floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Upper floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Separate guest toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Measurements: 140 * 200
    Bedroom 2 - Upper floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Measurements: 140 * 200
    Bedroom 3 - Upper floor - 2 Single Bed , Measurements: 100 * 200
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Measurements: 100 * 200
  • Upon request a cot can be made available. A DSL internet access is provided for you, free of charge!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Douro is very spacious with 190 m² living area, divided into 2 floors. On the ground floor there is the entry hall. From here you have access to the living area with living room, dining room and the spacious kitchen (kettle, slicing machine). From the living room you have access to the large pool (10x6 m) which is surrounded by idyllic, typical Portuguese vegetation just like the rest of the property. From the kitchen you have access to the exterior BBQ with a spacious terrace. One of the 4 bedrooms and one guest bathroom are located on the ground floor. The bedrooms are each equipped with 2 beds, spacious wardrobes, chest of drawers and a separate bathroom. In the upper part of the house, each bedroom additionally comprises of a spacious balcony. Even though the temperature is always comfortably cool due to the massif construction of the house, the temperature can additionally be regulated via a completely automatic air-conditioning unit (heating and cooling).


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Spacious villa w/ pool, 5 walking minutes to the beach, free internet access!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 75 reviews

Beautiful Villa with an owner you can truly trust!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! I hope to welcome you and your wife again next year! Jan
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Lovely villa in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing spacious villa with large swimming pool and close to all amenities

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Ice-cream parlour, bar
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Pine Cliff´s Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Portuguese, Italian and Asian cuisine
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praia da Falesia
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aldeia das Açoteias, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Endreinigung £88.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £264.63

Die Mietpreise pro Woche gelten für maximal 8 Personen und werden pro Übernachtung berechnet. Ihre An- und Abreise ist an allen Wochentagen möglich. Gerne finden wir individuelle Lösungen für Ihren Aufenthalt in der Villa Douro!

25 % des Mietpreises sind innerhalb von 10 Tagen nach Abschluss des Mietvertrages zu zahlen. Der Restbetrag (inkl. Kaution i.H.v. 300,00 EUR) ist spätestens 40 Tage vor Mietbeginn zu zahlen.

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