This villa has unique and stunning views out over the sea, and has the benefit of a great central location near all facilities , but is not overlooked and enjoys privacy in the gated gardens. Vale do Lobo is one of the most prestigious resorts in the Algarve, with the best in golf, tennis, beaches and restaurants. Perfect for any age, as there really is something for everyone. Accommodation: superkingsize bedroom, air conditioned, 2 twin bedrooms,, also air conditioned, (at extra charge), 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, dining room and living room. French doors open onto the private rear garden, the front has a south facing sun terrace and beautiful flower beds, with fabulous views overlooking the sea. The beach is a two minute walk away. The location is ideal for kids of any age, as the proximity to the beach makes getting to and from it so simple, and the shops, restaurants and bars, are just an easy stroll for young and old. Enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the sea whilst having breakfast, lunch or dinner from the front terrace, and from the first floor balcony for cocktails and morning coffee. Free WIFI access is provided. Air conditioning (supplemental). Three hours of cleaning is included every week, and can be provided every day at a small additional cost. Babysitting is easily arranged through our English speaking managing agents, who are more than happy to help. Washing machine, dishwasher, traditional Portuguese outdoor BBQ, storage area, drying racks, sun loungers, satellite widescreen plasma TV/DVD. Beach towels can be provided upon request for nominal charge. There is a very good local supermarket at the entrance to Vale do Lobo ( a 2-3 minute drive or 20 minute walk) , which has a very good selection of groceries, and makes shopping very convenient. There are several others a short 10 minute drive away in Almancil. Faro airport is 20 minutes away. In high season the villa has one car parking permit issued by the resort, enabling guests to park in the nearby street. Out of season, parking is free in Vale do Lobo.
In the summer, there are many different concessions on the beaches, providing sunloungers and sunshades. These areas are life guarded . There is a wide range of seasonal watersports on the beach right in front of the villa. Or you can take boat tours for the day, or by the hour, from the nearby marina at Vilamoura, a vibrant area with many shops and restaurants, or the national park of the Ria Formosa.
Golf: Golf is a major attraction to this part of the Algarve - and there are three beautiful links courses available at Vale do Lobo. Quinta do Lago, which is 10 minutes drive away, also has several championship courses. Special rates can be obtained through our agents.
Tennis: The Vale do Lobo tennis centre offers several different surfaces to play on, together with use of their pool, gym and restaurant. The courts are booked on an hourly basis for a fee (upon application). There is also a tennis centre with multiple surfaces available in Quinta do Lago, where games can be arranged, and tournaments played. The Doña Filipa hotel has three courts which can be rented at very reasonable rates, and has the benefit of being right across the road.
Swimming Pool: The pool pictured in front of the villa is privately owned (Breeze), and use of it with sunlounger and towel is available for a charge ( they offer a variety of new rates). Young children however are free of charge. There is also a kids' pool not shown in the photos, which is free for them.
Villa Rental requirement: There is a requirement that there must be at least one adult over the age of 25 present at all times during the rental period.
Barringtons Club: Has been closed now for some years.
SPA - The Vale do Lobo club is a 10 minute walk up the road, and has a luxurious spa with beauty treatments, hamman and an indoor pool.
Kangaroo Club: this kids' club really has wonderful facilities for young children, and offers hourly care for young babies and children up to around 8. There is a pool, bouncy castle, climbing frames, and indoor facilities also.
We are very happy to give recommendations, there is a very wide variety of cafés, bars and restaurants, some of them right on the beach.