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Something for the whole family to enjoy!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 160 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom detached villa with private HEATED pool and lovely garden

This traditional Portuguese villa, oozes charm and character and is set in delightful gardens which offer the perfect choice of both shady and sunny areas in which to chill out and enjoy your holiday. As well as a large patio area for al-fresco dining, there is a further raised terrace in a peaceful corner of the garden with table and chairs. The sunny pool area even has its own feature detached pool house with w.c, basin and cold shower , bar area with fridge/freezer, so you're all set up for a lazy afternoon by the HEATED pool (heated 1st June - 30th September). Heating of pool outside of these months additional charge.

Inside the villa has been restored and renovated to a very high standard and is lovingly maintained to provide quality accommodation with all mod cons. Bring your laptop for WiFi provided throughout the villa and garden.

Accommodation: • Living/dining room with comfortable seating for 6-8 people. 40” TV with English channels,sports & movie channels

Ipod docking station.

• Kitchen, fully fitted with integrated appliances including fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Hob and oven, huge range of crockery and cookware for all your cooking needs.

• Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

• Bedroom 1 has comfy Super KIng Bed,overlooks the pool and has en-suite bathroom with bath..

• Bedroom 2 has King Size Bed, plus a single bed, fitted cupboards and overlooks the garden.

• Bedroom 3 has twin beds and overlooks the pool.

• New fabulous Wet room.

• Covered terrace area with large dining table and chairs. Built in barbecue.

Quinta da Balaia : This beautiful complex has an abundance of well maintained garden areas, communal pool,children's play area.

Also a well stocked mini-Market located within a stones throw.

There are six tennis courts on the complex with a resident coach all available for hire at a reasonable cost.

There is a mix of villas, town houses and apartments most of which are nestled privately within the mature pines and palm trees which are the trademark of this resort. The walk from the villa to the beach is around 20 minutes, mostly on a private road through the complex itself. Quinta da Balaia is also in walking distance of the 'Strip', which is less than 10 minutes away with its huge selection of shops, bars, restaurants and a buzzing night life.

Wooden cot & linen plus high chair (available to hire)

More Details

Jane Lambert
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Jane Lambert

John and Jane have made 'Villa Frog' there home for the last 6 years and truly feel blessed with the location, so many happy times here.

Waking up to birds singing and falling asleep to the sound of the frogs croaking makes us even more lucky we can call this 'home'. We now spend 6 months in the winter months in 'Villa frog' & 6 months in the UK , John is a carpenter & Jane is a locum registered veterinary nurse.

Jane Lambert purchased this villa in 2008

Why Jane Lambert chose Albufeira

Tennis on the door step is a real plus for us and the friendliness of everyone around us, we love being here.

What makes this villa unique

Your own private garden & pool for you, family & friends to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first stay in ' villa frog' - we will definitely be back.

We absolutely loved everything about the villa.

It is so well equipped & we felt ' home form home'.

We particularly enjoyed the pool area & beautiful gardens an absolute paradise!

Thank you for making our holiday so special!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olhos de Água in Faro District

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    In pool house - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , In Pool House cold shower only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Cot or travel cot with all linen (available to hire at €10 per week) high chair & pushchair(available to hire at €10 per week).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Large fridge/freezer with ice making tray in outside 'tiki bar' by pool.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Something for the whole family to enjoy!
average rating of 4.95 based on 29 reviews

Lovely homely villa

  • 5 of 5

I agree with other reviews about how lovely this villa is. We had a very relaxing stay here and unlike many places it actually felt lived in with books, pictures (many by Jane herself) etc rather than the usual bare white walls. The villa was very well equipped with essentials and more and also very clean. Possibly the best attribute for us as a family was the privacy, a secluded garden and pool was a lovely bonus.Wifi was good so that kept everyone happy too! Communication with Jane made arrangements run to plan and we hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such s lovely caring family looking after the visiting four legged friends as well jane & john
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Villa frog

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an enjoyable holiday at 'Villa Frog'. The villa is in a quiet a location but still close to local resorts to enjoy an evening out. Garden was superb, very pretty and well maintained. Pool and bar area was great for relaxation, bar fridge could be stocked with lots of goodies to compliment the excellent weather. The villa itself was extremely well equipped and well kept. We would certainly consider returning and would highly recommend it.

Eddie & Mary

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truely happy you discovered our oasis of calm at 'villa frog' ,thank you so much for writing such a lovely review john & jane
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an idyllic week away. Villa Frog surpassed our expectations. From the first time I made contact with the owners, we have received friendly helpful information. Plenty of space indoors although we barely spent any time inside. What we fell in love with was the beautiful garden, the pool, the pool bar and all the different areas to sit and while away the relaxing time. The lawn fascinated me, it was really unusual and always looked immaculate. The gardens were beautifully tended.

The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything to make it home from home.

Thank you Jane for allowing us to stay in the stunning Villa Frog.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed a relaxing holiday thank you for looking after 'villa frog' so well for us x
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fantastic break away

  • 4 of 5

my family and I ,wife and 3 boys 9-16 had a fantastic time at this charming and homely villa . the pool is great with the added luxury of the tikki bar on its steps , the location is peaceful with access to the tennis club used frequently . the proximity of the local restaurants and bar is a little walk but the quality of whats on offer was well worth the wait . would love to return again in the future .

gareth leek

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday time staying at 'villa frog' thank you for your warming comments 😎
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Relaxing,ambient & inviting

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on the 21/7/2016 stayed for 13 nights and I can honestly say we have never been more relaxed.

The villa is very homely and inviting, the restaurant,pool and shop is literally a two minute walk.If you

wished you wouldn't have to leave the complex.

Would highly recommend this villa.

regards Mr & Mrs Campbell & there 3 children

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time and writing a review it really does mean a lot to us that your family had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday
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An excellent 5 star villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a fantastic week at 'Villa Frog' which was beyond all expectations. When the six of us first arrived it was evident how well the grounds and villa were both looked after. The garden was immaculate with a couple of sets of patio tables, chairs, numerous sun loungers, BBQ and swinging hammock. The villa itself was brilliant with all your needs and more. We spent more time at the villa over the beach than i first anticipated due to the jewel in it's crown - the swimming pool and Tiki Bar. The bar has a large fridge/freezer for drinks and snacks as well as having a toilet/shower room on the opposite end of the pool so many a happy hour was spent in the back garden. It is only a 10-15 minute walk to the new town and there is a small shop and restaurant on site in the complex which is about 200 yards from the back gate of Villa Frog. The old town can be reached in about 5-10 mins in a taxi (which are very cheap). Look no further than this Villa if you are staying in Albufeira!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't thank you enough for such a lovely review , we are so happy you all had a relaxing holiday , it's what we hope to achieve while you stay at 'villa frog' .
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Olhos de Água, 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
One week left 'special'
15 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July & August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Step 1 Your booking is confirmed once we have received the £100 holiday booking deposit & completed booking form.
Step 2 The balance of your holiday will be required 6 weeks before your arrival.
The above (step 1 payment) will be held by us and returned to you within 10 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 Junction 9
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Santa Eulalia
Car: not necessary

This 3 bedroom detached villa, sits on a large plot, with beautifully landscaped gardens and private pool, in the heart of the popular family resort of Quinta da Balaia. The resort is well placed, in walking distance of the beach, shops, restaurants, bars and Albufeira's lively Strip area making car hire not necessary.


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