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Stunning villa in Vale do Lobo, private pool, air con & broadband

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Our villa is spacious & light offering accommodation for upto 6 people with private pool, air con, broadband and 2 hours maid service per week.

Furnished to a modern, high standard it offers broadband internet access, a very well equipped kitchen, large lounge with flat screen surround sound internet TV with mainly free view channels & DVD, leather sofas & fireplace with log burning stove, dining room with extending table to accommodate 8, 3 double/twin bedrooms (two with balconies), 3 bath/shower rooms & ample storage space.

The garden offers small private pool with spacious patio, barbecue with dining patio, further 'quiet' patio area, ample garden furniture & electric sun awnings. A child proof gate and fence separates the pool area from the rest of the outside area.

The use of air conditioning & heating to the swimming pool are available for guests who require these extra facilities.

Located within easy reach of all resort areas & only 10-20 minutes from many of the golf courses & other leisure facilities the Algarve is well known for, the villa is an Ideal holiday venue for families, golfers, sporting fanatics or just sun and beach lovers.

Resort Facilities:: Two Championship Golf Courses, Tennis Academy with 14 courts, pool, gym, sauna, steam and massage facilities, Cultural Centre and Auditorium, Physiogym and Royal Spa area, Kangaroo Club for children, pristine beach with water sports, two resort pools, bars and restaurants.

Also on site: Vale do Lobo shopping, internal bus service, bank, supermarket, medical centre and 24 hour security system ensuring a secure environment.

As we are members of the Vale do Lobo Property Owners Club, our guests can purchase resort Welcome cards to obtain free use of the internal bus service and various discounts in the Resort areas. Further details can be obtained from the owners on request.

More Details

Mrs Debbie Spengler
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Mrs Debbie Spengler

Hi there, this is my family - I am the one taking the photo! Keith (my husband) and I have two daughters, Fern and Holly, (hence the name Villa Folly) and in 2010 we became grandparents to our little granddaughter, Ruby. We all live in Oxfordshire and try to have an annual break together at Villa Folly which is our second home. Keith and I are now retired - but lead very busy lives and enjoy golf - particularly when we are at the villa! It is important to us that our guests enjoy our second home as we do and to this end we endeavour to do everything possible to ensure they have a happy and relaxing holiday whilst there.

Mrs Debbie Spengler purchased this villa in 2004

Why Mrs Debbie Spengler chose Almancil area

I fell in love with the Algarve after Keith took me there for a weekend together (after several of his golfing trips). The villa is our second home. We bought it off plan and when it was built we were not disappointed. The area is beautiful and quiet yet close to all the amenities. It has been fitted to a modern standard with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and plenty of living space. We think there is no where better to enjoy the weather and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a fantastic villa! The best we have ever stayed in - anywhere!! Very well equipped, beautifully designed and we would certainly love to come back. Just sorry we could only manage one week. Very much look forward to a return visit ASAP! Thank you so much.'

'Thank you for a lovely holiday. Your villa is beautiful (everything about it). Love the decor and it's massive! Boys loved the swimming. Vale do Lobo is a beautiful place. Definitely be back next year! Thanks again.'

'We may be the first Scottish family visiting but I'm sure we'll not be the last! Had a super holiday. Many thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Best wishes'

'Wonderful villa - really appreciate the modern decor - makes a change from your normal rental villas. Loved the location, very peaceful but easy to enjoy the nightlife of the Praca. Enjoyed the beaches and restaurants. Ist visit to the Algarve and would definitely come back especially with our 3 teenage children! Thank you.'
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almancil in Almancil

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , two wash hand basins (ensuite)
    Bedroom 2 Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin (ensuite)
    Bedroom 3 Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin (adjacent)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bath/shower room and balcony overlooking pool
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite shower room and balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Adjacent shower room and patio doors to front terrace
  • All three bedrooms have mosquito nets, ample cupboard and drawer space; two have their own balconies with reclining garden chairs.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional kitchen equipment: iron and ironing board, tumbler dryer, food processor, toaster and electric juicer. General: Hair dryer provided and insect screens fitted to windows. Inside storage: the basement hall area is available for the storage of golf clubs, push chairs and other large items. Outside: the garden is compact and offers a small private pool 4 meters in diameter with sun lounging patio. Built-in barbecue with dining patio and further 'quiet' patio area. Three electric sun awnings provide shade when required and ample garden furniture is provided. Equipment hire: weekly hire of cots and high chairs can be arranged for guests with babies/toddlers. Car hire/taxis: we can recommend car hire and taxi firms for those new to the area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Stunning villa in Vale do Lobo, private pool, air con & broadband
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Stunning Villa, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our tenth visit to Vale Do Lobo, however our first visit to Villa Folly. The villa itself was perfect, everything that we could have asked for and more, it was clean and well equipped inside and the outside space was fantastic. My three children, aged 13,9 and 6 kept themselves entertained in the pool area for hours. The pool fencing was an added bonus that we hadn't expected. The location was perfect for us as we could walk to the Pingo Dolce supermarket at the entrance to Vale Do Lobo and the Praca was also within walking distance. We would definitely recommend this villa and we will hopefully be booking again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased the villa met with all your needs and more and that it's location within Vale do Lobo also proved suitable! It's great the pool safety fencing proved an added bonus - our latest upgrade and obviously worth the investment for guests with young children. Thanks for the feedback and we'd love to welcome you again.
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Fantastic tennis holiday in Vale Do Lobo

  • 5 of 5

We are two families (4 adults, 2 children) who were specifically looking for a tennis holiday for the two children. They are both avid tennis players and we had read good reviews about the tennis academy at VDL. We found several villas on the homeaway site which could have met our needs, but on balance selected Villa Folly. We certainly weren't disappointed, from the collection of the keys on our arrival through to returning the keys at the end of our rental, the whole process was simple and the villa itself is fantastic. Everything you could want/need in a villa rental was available at Villa Folly, 3 great bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen with all mod cons, internet access, great swimming pool, superb barbecue area and even a little English TV if you want it. As we knew that we would be spending a lot of time on the tennis courts, we opted not to have a hire car and used the VDL circuit bus to get around. This was efficient and got us where we needed to be. We generally ate out within VDL itself, there are a good selection of restaurants, although I am sure you could find better value away from VDL itself. The tennis academy at VDL is absolutely fantastic, the staff were all very helpful and certainly provided some 's great insights and perspectives to our daughters tennis. The communication between Debbie and ourselves was brilliant, from the moment we booked the villa until our return. Debbie clearly wanted to ensure that we enjoyed our holiday and that everything met our expectations at Villa Folly. We will certainly return to both VDL tennis academy and Villa Folly itself in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you as our first guests of 2017. We are delighted the villa and resort lived up to it's expectations and that Debbie's communication with you assisted in facilitating a great holiday. It was also good to hear about the Tennis Academy as we ourselves do not play so it was excellent to hear such positive feedback on that area of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you all back.
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A lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 week family holiday , spanning across all age groups, in this spacious, contemporary, well equipped villa.

The location is ideal, close to the more popular shopping/restaurant areas but also within easy reach of the less populated parts of the beach- which we loved!

The villa has everything you need for eating in & is well equipped for indoor & outdoor catering. Even though it's situated in what appears to be an estate of similar properties we were never aware of our neighbours & it felt private. It was immaculately presented, clean & well maintained.

Communication & booking with Debbie was easy & straight forward. In fact we're probably about to book again. This was our first visit to the Vale do Lobo & we're hooked!

Liz and Marc Marot

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Marc and Liz - we are delighted you found the villa and it's location within Vale do Lobo lived up to expectations! Lovely also, to get positive feedback regarding the ease of booking and communication with myself. Looking forward to welcoming you back again!
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A lovely place to spend a summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to Vale do Lobo for a number of years staying in many different properties. Villa Folly is definitely one that I will be returning to.

My advice to the owners on my departure was to hire a better photographer. The photos on this site in no way do this villa justice. It is a much better property than we expected.

It is also worth mentioning how well appointed the villa is.

The kitchen is stocked well with everything that you may need.

I have no hesitation in giving this villa the maximum five stars.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you found the villa exceeded your expectations and that Villa Folly will see you again! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Our thanks for your lovely comments.
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A really comforatble and well equpiied villa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Folly 3 times, and will be back again next year! The villa is just as described and being there is simply delightful – it now feels like coming home. The villa is light and airy, the rooms are well furnished and decorated (well done, indeed, for all the hard work on this over the past year) and exceptionally well equipped. Although not quite essential, the washing machine, dryer and dishwasher make everyday living so much easier. The barbecue is really good, one of the most efficient we have ever come across, and so easy to use. The extra space around the pool is welcome and the whole area catches the sun for most of the day. On hot days the various electric awnings are very welcome.

Debbie and Keith are always helpful and the maid service is extremely good, always done with a smile. Plenty of information is provided within the villa and, if needed, the villa agents are also helpful.

The villa’s location is peaceful and relaxing, but close to beaches and also the Praca which is ideal for people of all ages. The many restaurants all around Val do Lobo provide a great choice – if you can tear yourselves away from the barbecue. The local supermarket is ideal for day to day items and their fresh food is very good.

Hard to imagine a better villa.

Eric and Joan

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Eric and Joan - your comments are hugely appreciated but more importantly is the confirmation they give that our efforts to improve on the villa to ensure our guests' enjoyment of it are indeed working! It is our second home, as you know, but to hear our guests feel likewise is wonderful. We have you booked for next year and look forward to welcoming you and the family back.
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A stylish, modern and well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely villa several times, on this occasion with our family party of 6 with 4 in their 20's. We always know we are assured of a wonderful break in what now feels like a home from home.

The recent redecoration, general up-grading of the furniture and furnishings, and re-sizing of the pool all work very well and are always meticulously kept by the maid service.

The proximity to the multitude of beach bars, restaurants, shops and many activities suit our holiday plans incredibly well. We always enjoy our time on the beaches and a special mention should be made of Rooster Quad bikes which was fantastic fun and a highlight of our holiday.

We shall return and have no hesitation in recommending a visit to all our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome you back and so pleased you continue to return and appreciate the upgrades we make to ensure our guests have a great holiday and most importantly, feel so at home. We look forward to welcoming you all another year!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Car: recommended

Located 20 minutes from Faro airport within acres of beautiful pine forests & adjacent to 10 miles of white sandy beaches, Vale do Lobo is known as Europe's Finest Golf & Beach Resort.

Offering a complete holiday experience, it is renowned for it's own security system, 2 Championship Golf Courses, 14 court Tennis Academy, beautiful resort pools, Cultural centre, Royal Spa, Physiogym & Medical Centre & 2 km of white sandy beach with spectacular coastline.

The villa enjoys an ideal location within Vale do Lobo, within easy reach of all the above resort areas. Furthermore it's location is within a 10-25 minute drive of many other golf courses that the Algarve is famous for (Quinta do Lago, Villa Sol, San Lorenzo. Pinheiros Altos & Vilamoura's 5 courses) & also within easy reach of further sporting, leisure, cultural & historic attractions which include water parks, nature reserves, horse riding and many more.

Other Activities: water parks and go-karting

Golf: Vale do Lobo hosted the Portuguese Open for two years in succession, enjoying it's own Royal and Ocean courses. In addition to these, it is situated within 10-20 minutes drive of some of the most famous golf courses in the Algarve (Quinta do Lago, Villa Sol, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos and Vilamoura's 5 courses). In short, Vale do Lobo is an excellent base for any golfing holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almancil, Loule region

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
25 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
29 Jun 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
20 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
31 Aug 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

These rates are for a 3 bed, 3 bath villa sleeping up to 6 people, less than 2 weeks carries an extra charge of £65. Aircon is available at an extra charge of £90/ wk. Heating to the pool carries an additional weekly charge TBA with owners. Included in the rates are water, gas, electricity & 2 hrs maid service per week. Guests are required to bring their own towels for beach & pool. A completed booking form and signed copy of our rental Terms and Conditions are required in the first instance together with a 25% deposit - please contact the owners.

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