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Beautiful unique tranquil lakeside villa in stunning pine forest setting

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxuriously appointed, fully refurbished spacious 3 bedrooms/4 bathrooms villa

Casa Do Lago is a very private luxury spacious villa with spectacular views towards Lake Bravura and the Monchique Mountains. Its a perfect combination of nature,luxury & tranquility and ideal for people who want to 'get away from it all', but only 20minutes drive to the large towns of Lagos, Alvor & Portimao, the Autodromo is 15mins drive. A long private driveway leads you to the villa. Steps lead up to the courtyard and front door. Spacious entrance hall & guest cloakroom, with utility room off. Large lounge with open plan kitchen and separate dining room, both with Sky TV,DVD and c.d/ipod docks. Three spacious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and large king-size beds and patio doors opening onto elevated pool terrace. Large pool has built-in steps & underwater lighting. Covered terrace areas surround the pool. Outside there are beautiful mature gardens, featuring an ornamental pond, Pergola with seating area & built-in barbecue for alfresco dining. Set in 30acres of land.

Welcome to Casa Do Lago. This is an exclusive luxuriously appointed, professionally interior designed country house villa estate set nestled in its own 30 acres of land. Its situated by a freshwater lake called Lake Bravura within a breath-taking unspoilt nature reserve setting area, where there is no pollution and the skies are fabulously clear at night - perfect for those who love star gazing! Casa Do Lago is perfectly situated for any of the following activities: via aAlgarviana route - only 2kilometres away, Bird watching, lake fishing - carp and black bass, cross country walking, running, rambling, hiking, kayaking & canoing, lakeside & nature walks, botany, mountain biking - downhill and cross country, cycling, 4 x 4 off safari jeep tours - discover the real Algarve! Off-road motorbike and trail riding tours, quad biking, horse riding & horse carriage driving in the stunning peaceful countryside, international FIA race track days & events - open to the public - use your own car or hire a ginetta. Go-carting - great fun for all the family, coastal boat sailing - power boat or sailing yacht, big game fishing, dolphin sea safaris & swim with dolphins, healthy HENS girlie parties, pampering and wellness holidays & mini breaks........and lots more

Lake Bravura (Barragem): This beautiful large freshwater lake is in the heart of the Algarve's loveliest wooded hills and rolling countryside near to LAGOS & Lagos Marina. It provides the perfect setting for peaceful walking, hiking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, wild swimming, horse-riding, bird-watching, fishing and nature lovers alike. It is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of busy beaches and resorts, ideal if you are looking for artistic inspiration & some chillax time ! And for those feeling slightly more energetic there are excellent dirt tracks ideal for mountain biking and running, or even a spot of windsurfing on the beautiful crystal clear lake water! Quite simply, you can do as much or as little as you desire.

Algarve's Beaches: The Algarve is renowned for its ample choice of beautiful clean sandy beaches. Locally, you can choose from Alvor, Meia Praia, Lagos, and Praia da Rocha, Portimao. They are all approximately 20 minutes drive away. Further west, there are 'private' secluded beaches and coves between Burgau across to Sagres. On the west coast (approx. 30mins drive away) there are many beautiful beaches ideal for surfing with long lines of rollers sweeping in from the open Atlantic ideal for surfing - for surfing novices or pros ! . You will be spoilt for choice!

Local Golf: There are 5 golf courses in the area. The most well known, Penina, was designed by Henry Cotton and has hosted some of the world's greatest golf tournaments. Penina is approximately 20 minutes drive away from Casa Do Lago. Palmares Golf Course overlooks some of the loveliest stretch of sandy beaches at Meia Praia. The course at Parque da Floresta is a more recent addition and Boa Vista is the newest designed as a championship course. Alto Golf in Portimao is also easily accessed. All the above golf courses are approximately 20-30 minutes drive away.

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eva clarke
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Portuguese, Polish
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Why eva clarke chose Marmelete

we fell in love with the gorgeous peacefulness and beauty of this location, the feeling of tranquility and space is totally inspirational, and yet the hustle and bustle of lagos & portimao and all the beaches are only 15minutes drive from the villa,so we have the best of both worlds. Additionally we are only approximately 20minutes drive from the gorgeous monchique mountains and also aljezur.

What makes this villa unique

total freedom and privacy, not overlooked at all. Villa set in 30acres of beautiful peaceful nature - pine & eucalyptus trees and little pathways, and easy access to the lake shore line. Stunning panoramic views all round the villa. Your senses will feel "at one with nature". This is the perfect place to come escape away from city life stress.....

Guestbook comments from the owner

"..thank you so much for our 8th fabulous holiday here, in your beautiful villa... We never tire of coming here...see you next year !"
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marmelete in Municipality of Lagos

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , this is ideal for anyone with mobility problems
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • All bathrooms totally refurbished All with showers One is a walk in shower room - ideal for those with hip/knee restrictions
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • poppy - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 single beds can be arranged in this room if required
    peach - 1 Large Double Bed
    lavender - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are spaciously sized, each with its own en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom is fully equipped with plenty of wardrobe hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside tables and bedside lamps, and bedroom chair, and all 3 bedrooms have sliding patio doors (complete with electric shutters and mosquito nets) with stunning countryside views (one bedroom also has pool views).
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Casa do Lago has been fully refurbished and modified to the very highest of standards, including air conditioning, electric shutters and mosquito nets,Italian high-gloss cream floor tiles and underfloor heating. Luxurious fully integrated, fully equipped open-plan kitchen with solid granite work surfaces and cream high-gloss cabinets with contrasting dark mahogany tall cabinets. The spacious main open plan lounge features a flat screen TV with large log fire burner beneath which is surrounded by a custom-made granite fireplace feature. 1 x 3seater sofa and 2 x 2seater sofas are laid out in a horse-shoe shape so you can still enjoy the fabulous views even whilst viewing TV !! Various feature lighting effects help to change and modify the mood of the lounge area. The new open-plan style kitchen is wonderfully social and again you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the swimming pool, hills and lake all whilst cooking and chatting to your family and watching TV! and we have fast WIFI


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Beautiful unique tranquil lakeside villa in stunning pine forest setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

After extensive travel staying in hotels, villas and b&b's we must say that Eva and Roger where the perfect home owner managers that we have EVER had the pleasure to meet and become friends who made our stay at their villa home special. They have everything set up as if you where in your own home with extensive kitchen and utility room cleaning products, toilet rolls, beer and wine fridge (full when we met Eva who said help yourselves) we did replace what we used even though they said not to.

They have an awesome dog Bella and cat Minnie who were a delight to look after. They do not have to stay but as we are pet lovers with dogs we said they did not have to go to the kennel or cattery.

There is plenty of wildlife to capture on camera for wildlife photographers out there. I am a professional photographer and captured a Bonellis eagle parrying with another raptor. Iberian hares, red-rumped swallows fledging, golden oriels, azure winged magpies, palid swifts, stork, heron, little egret, common waxbill, gold finch, serin, white scorpion, several varieties of butterfly and dragonfly, bee, hornet, cheeky sparrows, jay, bee eater, the list goes on and all this within the property extensive 30 acre grounds and surrounding countryside. You could stay here without travelling being something for all tastes.

This honestly is the best villa home that we have ever stayed in. Roger is an awesome Jazz trombonist and had the pleasure to listen to his band several times whilst on our two week break. Thank you Eva and Roger for your kind and friendly hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We has a wonderful week in a beautiful villa which provided everything you could possibly wish for. The pictures really do not do it justice, it is fabulous!Eva and Roger were great and provided us with lots of information about things to do in the area and restaurants to visit locally. Our day out on the yacht was one of the highlights of the holiday. The villa is close to Lagos and Alvor , where one of our favourite restaurants is, so a beach is within easy reach if you fancy a change from the pool. It was great to be able to feed the terrapins in the Lake, they are really friendly but watch your toes! The views were stunning and it was really peaceful both during the day and in the evening where you could sit out on one of the many terraces and watch the stars. The villa was also close to the kart track which kept our teenager amused. All in all we had a fantastic time and will definitely book this villa again next time we are in Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was a pleasure and an honour to have you stay and thank you so very much for the wonderful comments about the villa and day out on our yacht :) Your family is most welcome again in the future and thank you for leaving the villa so immaculately clean and tidy. We do hope you will come back soon :) xxx
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Beautiful Location, Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Once again, had a wonderful time at this gorgeous villa in beautiful surroundings. The villa is extremely well-maintained and has everything you need for a perfect holiday. The owners are lovely too. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...thanks for the lovely review :) we always do our best to please. Will be wonderful to have you back again, you are always very welcome :)
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Relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

Complete relaxation, peace and quiet in a clean and large but cosy villa. Casa Do Lago and Eva provided all we wished for.

The large pool and surrounding area with spectacular views ensures you never want to share with other holiday makers again!

A car is definately required and the location is not for those who want the company of others at all times.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time relaxing and generally enjoying the peace and quiet with no interuptions. Would definitely recommend this villa to anyone who wants an 'away from it all' holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
penina, palmares, alto
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
lagos, meia praia, alvor
Car: necessary

Casa Do Lago is situated 15minutes drive north of the beautiful cosmopolitan town of LAGOS famous for its nautical explorers history with a fabulous 5 star international marina, boutique shops and cute cobbled streets bustling with restaurants and bars. The villa is conveniently located in the foothills south of the Monchique Mountains and set in the stunningly beautiful Bravura FRESHWATER LAKE area surrounded by gorgeous sloping hills with lush pine & eucalyptus trees and the purest air quality. This peaceful tranquil location is ideal for nature-lovers, active adventurers, paddle boarding, wild swimming, canoeing, carp & black bass fishing, runners, walkers, extreme mountain biking, and bird watching or for those who just want to escape the hustle & bustle of city life - to come and totally relax in peaceful serenity. Our 30acre villa estate is surrounded by exceptionally picturesque pine & eucalyptus wooded rolling landscapes with plenty of tracks to explore and the fabulous freshwater lake is at the bottom of our driveway. Pereira village & Portimao International Racetrack and the new Hovercraft Park is only a 10mins drive,with Lagos & its gorgeous beaches only 15mins drive and Alvor & its beaches along with Portimao towards the East (15mins drive). Faro Airport is 50mins drive, with the Algarve international autodromo FIA superbikes race track approx 7kilometres away.

There is a huge choice of golf courses all within easy traveling distance including Penina, Boa Vista, Palmares etc. For the kids 2 huge Water Parks in Lagoa. Swim with dolphins at Zoo marine. The Portimao Casino/cabaret show is a must-do for adults. KTM bike tours, yacht sailing from the international 5 star Lagos Marina ,pony trekking, yacht sailing, kite surfing, surfing on the West Coast - only 15minutes drive away. The Fiesa sand sculptures in Lagoa is a must see - especially effective in the evening.

Other Activities: Bird watching, walking holidays, mountain biking, downhill biking, carp fishing, FIA international racetrack, sailing. Broadband, internet, Wi-fi is at the villa

Golf: Villa is Near to Algarve Penina, Alto, Palmares, Boa Vista, Morgado, Parc Da Floresta Golf Courses


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marmelete, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
17 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
main summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

20% deposit is required upon villa reservation confirmation, with the remaining balance due 8weeks before your arrival at the villa.
Car hire can also be arranged at special rates - please ask us for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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