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Luxury secluded and spacious villa with huge heated private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

A setting for a truly special holiday

Villa Phoenix is set in a peaceful hamlet and enjoys extensive views across the surrounding protected hills and countryside of Penina. The mature, secluded and fenced gardens extend to 1½ acres and benefit from extensive landscaping. The gardens are complimented by a purpose built barbecue area. There are 2 lawns; one perfect for football, badminton or boules whilst the other for peace and quiet.

The spectacular heated pool is a wonderful 16m by 8m, with a bubble jet spa having a waterfall overflow into the pool (lockable gates separate rear garden and pool from front garden).

Large lounge, dining room and terraces with satellite TV, WiFi and air-conditioning to complete your luxury holiday.

The villa has been furnished with much attention to detail with themed bedrooms all including recently renovated en-suite bathrooms. Similar attention will be given to your holiday. Thus, should you so wish, the villa manager can provide evening meals, baby sitting, shopping and other assistance. Complete each day by falling asleep in one of the English sized beds having chosen your themed bedroom.

More Details
Registration Number : 3040/AL

Sally Sturt
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Sally Sturt

A retired English professional couple.

Sally Sturt purchased this villa in 2003

Why Sally Sturt chose Portimão

Villa Phoenix is set in a very quiet hamlet which is highly conducive to providing a really relaxing holiday whilst at the same time optimally located for easy access to beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants, sailing, surfing, shopping and much more.

What makes this villa unique

We bought Villa Phoenix with it's huge bedrooms and feeling of space giving it an air of luxury rarely found. The pool, terraces and gardens are quite special facilitating cosy snugs and hideaways yet allowing for riotous water fights and noisy lunches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a fantastic holiday made even more enjoyable by the help and attentiveness from Melissa and Clive. The grand children had great fun in the super big pool and hot tub. We had 3 celebrations whilst at the villa and each one was treated by Melissa with cards and a celebratory bottle
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Portimão in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms recently refurbished with luxury fittings and marble cabinet tops. Bathroom towels changed mid-week.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Egyptian - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Moroccan - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Chinese - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
    African - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
  • Large air-conditioned bedrooms, additional cots and bed(s) for children are available. Each bedroom decorated to a particular theme, as indicated by it's name, English sized beds and quality bedlinen.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Separate exclusive utilities room with washing machine, drinks fridge, ironing board and iron, etc


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Luxury secluded and spacious villa with huge heated private Pool
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 31 reviews

An outstanding property that has everything you would require for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Phoenix is beautifully maintained by Melissa and Clive who are always on hand to help if needed. It is fully equipped as a functioning family home. The welcome pack provided was the best we have had at any villa. The villa has 4 good sized ensuite bedrooms, a big living and dining area, a good sized kitchen and utility room. Outside the gardens are meticulously kept and gave the kids great room for exploring and playing ball games. The pool area was exceptional. A big heated pool and spa with plenty of loungers and parasols made the area better than many hotels we have stayed in. Lots of inflatables, balls, racquets,etc on hand.

Our family of 6 (4adults and 2 young children) had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa with amazing pool and gardens and an incredibly friendly and helpful team

  • 5 of 5

We’ve had an amazing holiday here at Villa Phoenix!

The traditional villa is spacious, clean and well stocked with everything you might need to enjoy your holiday.

The gardens are huge and interesting to explore with a large lawned area, a shaded bbq area and a series of featured paths leading to a lovely herb garden for guests to use.

The pool is amazing! Large and ranging from 1-2m in depth with an integrated hot tub that guests can control both heat and bubbles. For early May the pool temp was circa 30degrees! Friends staying at a neighbouring villa were unfortunate to not have a heated pool and this very much limited its use, whilst our family were lucky to be able to use the pool at Villa Phoenix all day long - which we did!

Clive and Melissa are the perfect discrete on-site management team and certainly their help and the little touches they provide (just one example being a birthday card and balloons for my daughters 4th birthday) make this place 5 stars and somewhere we’d love to come back to again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant holiday !

  • 5 of 5

Pool is superb and with it's new heat pump the water temperature was over 30C - in early April !

Restaurants and nightlife in Alvor are great and with the Taxi ride at around 12 Euro - no drink drive problems.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors to Villa Phoenix and there are so many reasons why...

We are a family that has grown since we started visiting Villa Phoenix and we love it because it is our home away from home. This year it provided more than enough space for three active children... Two big lawns to play on and an immaculately maintained pool and hot tub which the kids loved.

We also found that the villa was particularly good when we had a 12 week old baby. Clive and Melissa made sure we had everything that we needed - cots appropriate for our children's age. They were also more than happy to have stocked up on essentials that we needed in advance.

One year we arrived late and requested prepared food on arrival... There was enough for us all for two days! This was in addition to the welcome pack - so well stocked that when we arrived this year, we were able to sort lunch for the kids before going to the supermarket.

The villa is so well stocked, I have never been in need of kitchen utensils and the washing machine is used as at home with all the powder and softer supplied.

I cannot recommend this villa enough... The scenery, the peace and our families general happiness and wellbeing... It is all down to the care and attention of Clive and Melissa and the stunning location and tranquility of Villa Phoenix.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great !

  • 5 of 5

Great villa and amazing holidays !

We spent 2 great weeks at the Phoenix villa. Even before we arrived the contact was great with Sally, she always answered very quickly to all our questions. When we arrived we discovered food for the first dinner and breakfast which was perfect because we landed in the evening. The house was really big, every room had its own bathroom, the swimming pool is also very big, we could really swim. The house is very well furnished (cleaning products, toys for the swimming pool...) and we received new towels in the middle of stay. The location is also very good, calm neighborhoods.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Return visit to this wonderful spacious villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the wonderful spacious Villa Phoenix. On each occasion with family and friends we have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The facilities are excellent and because it is someone's home it has all the extras to make it comfortable. Mellissa & her husband Clive are on hand, and with their local knowledge of restaurants and beaches and golf courses your holiday will be perfect. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The closest beach is at Alvor loved by both locals and visitors due to it's wonderful calm waters and soft golden sand. Very extensive and so not crowded, it truly deserves a blue flag. This fabulous beach is only 10 minutes drive away but there is also Meia Praia, Praia de Rocha and Praia do Ancao only 10km. Surfers amongst your guests may prefer the rugged west coast beaches such as Praia do Armado only 40 minutes drive away.

Villa Phoenix is only 45 mins drive from Faro airport and Lisbon and Seville airports are 2 - 2½ hours by car.

Taxi's are plenitful and cheap. Some guests have not hired a car but instead used taxi's for transport to and from the airport, supermarkets and shops etc. Most guests use the taxi's when visiting restaurants and clubs in Alvor, Portimao or Lagos.

Good range of restaurants within 2km - 4km. Beaches, restaurants and major shopping facilities within 8km. There is the recent 134 retail shopping outlet opened in Portimao which is 8km and the street markets of Lagos 15km

Alvor has the best of both worlds, whether you chose the busy streets with booming night life, the beautiful beaches, it's history or numerous high-quality but reasonably priced restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Whilst we are happy to be flexible on the number of days and changeover day, during the summer our changeover is Monday. Prices quoted in British pounds but Euros accepted directly into our Euro account. Payment can be made by credit card. Welcome pack provided free on arrival sufficient for the first breakfast and lunch. Villa Phoenix is fully compliant with local regulations including Tourist Licence No. 3040/AL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.