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Beautiful villa, 1 km from beach & only 20 minutes from Airport

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Double bedrooms both en suite, 1 downstairs cloakroom 4 (6/8 2 sofa beds)

To view a video of the house, click on Facilities, scroll down to the end and before adverts, you will find house video or you tube. This villa is private, has a park directly behind with tiny swings, a slide & carousel for the very little, two tennis courts at the far end & a communal pool (not in use Oct-May),15/20 minutes walk through a Nature Reserve takes you to the stunning blue flag beach. The villa is beautifully decorated, tastefully furnished with a fully fitted kitchen, both bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin) have en-suite bathroom/showers rooms, the main bedroom balcony overlooks the back garden & park. The large airy lounge/dining room has 3 seat sofa (Sofa bed), 2 seat sofa, TV Digital Sky & Sentata Sports, DVD, CD Player, dining table-6 chairs, bar & leads on to the pretty garden and pool (6m x 3m) area with garden table, chairs, BBQ , sun loungers. 20 minutes from Faro Airport & easy to get to, 15/20 minutes drive to Faro, Vilamoura & Albufeira. Mini-marts, restaurants within walking distance, all types of sports activities, you can relax, keep busy or just sun yourself.

Getting around: The airport in Faro is 20 minutes drive down A22/A125. If hiring a car, which is probably sensible for sight seeing/golf/sports, there are many hire firms at Faro AIrport, alternatively a taxi will cost around £20 each way. There are buses and taxis and a great train service to Lisbon, which passes through some wonderful countryside. You can drive from the house to in one direction Lisbon or in the other direction Seville and the new motorway is superb. Vale do Lobo has a mini bus service, which ferries you around the immediate area only.

Places to visit & Blue Flag beaches: Vale do Garrao is ideally situated in Central Algarve, making it easy to explore the wonderful surrounding areas and the new A22 motorway makes the whole of Algarve easily accessible. Vilamoura has, lovely shops, restaurants and a marina and you can go on a fishing trips, sail or dolphin watch. Albufeira old town, is where you will find boutiques, bars and plenty of nightlife, the party capital and in Giua there is a great shopping mall. Faro walled town is a must with hidden delights and just before entering, you will find a superb shopping arcade with one of the best supermarkets and fantastic shops. Throughout Algarve you will find whatever you want, mountains, sea, beaches, waterparks, zoo's, go karting, horse riding, horse carriage excursions, plenty of history, markets, golf, tennis, gastronomy etc, you can be as active or relaxed as you want. The Ancao, Garrao and Vale do lobo beaches all have Blue Flags and are extremely well maintained.

Tennis Communal Pools: Tennis in the Algrave is an all year round sport as is golf as the climate is perfect and the scenery spectacular, especially at Vale do Lobo, where the tennis academy is wonderful, and you can have private coaching, you can also share an hour with a coach, half an hour each. There are numerous tennis clubs scattered around the surrounding areas, Villas & Vacations and the superb Quinta do Lago, being another two of the best.

There is a communal pool (open may-Sept) with tennis courts, in the lush park directly behind the house and round the corner at Xenia, there is another communal pool with bar/cafe.

More Details

Jan Baldwin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Jan Baldwin

To view video of the house, click on Facilities, scroll down to the end and before adverts, you will see house video or you tube. We strive to make everyone have as relaxed and stress free a holiday as possible so the house has everything you would need, making it like a home from home. We ourselves adore the area and house and always come back feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.

Jan Baldwin purchased this house in 2004

Why Jan Baldwin chose Almancil area

To view a video of the house, click on Facilities, scroll down to the end and before the adverts, you will see house video or you tube. The house is 20 minutes from Faro Airport so you can start your holiday almost immediately as you don't have far to travel to get to it. You are close to the beach and excellent restaurants but it is not in a resort, therefore, is very relaxing and it would be better to hire a car to get about.

What makes this house unique

To see a video of the house, click on Facilities, scroll down to the end and before the adverts, you will see house video or you tube. The setting is beautiful, with lots of pine trees and the beach a short walk away. It is so very relaxing but close enough to the buzz if you want it, about a 15 minutes drive away. The house is very well appointed, with everything you require, close to the beach, restaurant, golf courses. It is private with an enclosed garden, with pool and lush park directly behind, which is excellent for little ones with the swings, carousel and shute.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All guests have loved the house, its amenities, pool, privacy, park, beaches, along with the surrounding areas, restaurants and supermarkets and all have mentioned that they wish to return.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vale do Garrão in Almancil

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , His and hers sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • To view a video of the house, click facilities, scroll down to the end and before the adverts, you will see house video or you tube. Bathrooms have been newly tiled and have just had all new sinks and WC's. They are all tastefully decorated clean, bright and airy. The Master Bedroom en-suite has bath, his and her sinks, bidet and wc. The twin bedroom has sink, shower, wc and the cloakroom downstairs has sink and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Children beds and cots available at a small extra cost
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed also, sofa bed in lounge
  • Bedrooms beautifully furnished, ensuite bathroom/shower rooms, fitted wardrobes, balconies & Air Con/Heat. The main bedroom has a TV (sky) & large terrace, which overlooks the private garden, pool and a lush, green park, which lies at the back of the house, surrounded by trees and having at the far end a communal pool (open May-sept) & tennis courts, not visible from the house, in the evening, you can hear the gentle flow of the sea. There is a large en-suite which has bath, shower, WC, bidet and his and her sinks. The twin bedroom has a sofa bed (also 1 in lounge) therefore we can accommodate 8, which after the usual 4 people, is extra per person. The double twin bedroom has a balcony which overlooks the front terrace and catches the very early morning sun, the en-suite, has sink, wc and shower. Both the front and back gardens have the sun all day, the front till 5pm and the back till it goes down All towels are provided. Maid service weekly to change beds, tidy and clean, etc
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cleaner on request daily/weekly - chargeable per hour.- Book with Property Manager Behind the villa is a tree surrounded park, tennis courts, a communal swimming pool (open May-Sep), a beauty-health spa & gym book at Ria Park Resort Hotel, with restaurants and bars. The other hotel is the Ria Garden Hotel, where again you can have a relaxing drink or meal or dine at Xenia, 5 min walk round the corner. Close to Vale do Lobo & Quinta do Lago, you will find superb restaurants. Almancil has an excellent supermarlet Apolonia 10 min drive. Faro has a shopping mall with supermarket and cinema, 9am till 10pm & in the high season June, July, August & part of September till 12 midnight. There is also a shopping centre in Albufiera with ten pin bowling & cinema. Parking at the front and back of the house. Cots, High Chairs, welcome food packs, etc can be arranged at a small extra cost , please give prior notice. Wood Burning Fire & electric wall radiators. Games ,DVD's, CD's and boo


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Beautiful villa, 1 km from beach & only 20 minutes from Airport
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
New Forest Hampshire UK

Great Villa and Location

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the villa from the start were very helpful, they sent lots of information to assist our stay and traveling to the villa. The villa itself is perfect, a great location, near to the beach with access either by walking through the nature park or 5 mins by car, the villa is well equipped, the bedrooms are lovely each having their own balcony, one catching the sun in the morning the other in the afternoon. We stayed in May and did not need to put the aircon on at night. The area is very clean, lots of restaurants nearby if required or good selection of supermarkets. The area is good for sightseeing, good markets, nice villages and towns. Local fish market is good value. The beach is ideal for walking along, but sea was very rough when were there, overall a great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All our guests have been excellent to deal with and have appreciated all the literature I send them, before they fly off on holiday. Once they get to the house everyone has been delighted, by the house itself, the interior, the pool and gardens which have the sun all day, how well equipped the house is and it's proximity to all amenities, restaurants, supermarkets, sports activities, villages, etc,etc and also the beach. All our guests have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, (many have returned) and this is what we want for everyone as holidays are very important.
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Comfy home from home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed in this Villa and for the third time it didn't disappoint. The house is extremely well equipped, clean, tidy and has everything you could possibly need on holiday (and a few handy things you don't think you will need). We especially loved having such a well stocked kitchen allowing us to cook our own food and sample all the delicious produce - the fish and prawns are especially good! We dinned well into the evening on both the bedroom balcony and in the back garden by the pool. The pictures of the house don't really do it justice - it's much more comfortable when you are there. Each time we have stayed Jan and Tony have been very helpful - providing lots of details including getting from the Airport which was especially helpful. Directions to various sizes of local supermarkets was also very handy to have. The area is really peaceful and quite which we enjoyed - it's a great house for just chilling out away from everything! Though if you do want to see and do there's plenty around just make sure you hire a car! The local beach really is 10/15 mins walk so you don't have to go far at all for that luxury. The only small down side to the area was we found dinning out was expensive if you want "UK type Food" but we would highly encourage you to try some of the local run Portuguese places. These are far better value and are usually very good. It's not uncommon for a free glass of Port at the end of your meal which is a nice touch.

All in all - great house, lovely place and i'm sure we will be back.

Gillian and Ally

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a great review, we are delighted that you enjoy the house so much and can really relax there. We aim to help you enjoy your holiday as much as possible as holidays are very important. We hope to see you return again soon.
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Our home from home - perfection

  • 5 of 5

When we walk in this property, the immediate feeling is one of coming home. A perfect location to unwind, in the perfect location.

We have been coming back here every year for 5 years now and will be back in 2015. It's where we can shake off the stresses of home and truly enjoy holiday as a family.

With a reasonable sized kitchen, excellent living area, leading into the home of everything, the pool.

The pool has been where our children have learned to swim and grow up and where they still get beaten at pool soccer every year.

Bedrooms upstairs with en suite allow relaxation and setting of a cool area for those hot days and balmy nights of summer.

Jan as our host is always helpful and so fantastic to deal with. Everything is prepared, everything is easy to discuss.

What more do I need to tell you about the best kept secret?

Get a taxi from AlgarveT to anywhere nearby - Simply Tapas e Vinho, Or Vale Do Lobo praça is no problem and they will always come and get you.

Just open the door and feel your shoulders relax and time take a new meaning as you can forget the day to day and enjoy every minute here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review, it is a delight to know that you enjoy the house and area as much as we do and to hear that it provides you with the relaxation and as stress free a holiday as you deserve, that's what we aim for. Jan & Tony
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

This year (2015) will be our 10th year staying at Jan and Tony's villa. It is the most delightful place to stay and is really a home from home. It is a quiet and relaxing place and only a short walk to the beach. The pool is wonderful and has been enjoyed by our nieces and nephews over the years. I would certainly recommend this villa for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home. Helen and Tony Cavaco

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to welcome for the 10th year, Helen and Tony Cavaco. Like our other guests, we are delighted that they enjoy the house so much that they want to return. Long may that continue.
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Essex, UK

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From booking this villa until we arrived for 2 weeks, it was just brilliant. We have stayed many times during the past few years and just love it. It really is a home from home. I love where this house is situated and it is in a very pretty area. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for eating in and the pool is great after a day of touring around. Everything is immaculate and extremely well looked after. There are many restaurants near by though a car is essential as there are so many places to visit. We walked to the beach and again there are quite a few bars etc and I particularly enjoyed having a cold beer and looking out across the sea seeing all the different boats. This villa really is perfect and I feel it just gets better every year, if that is possible. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else on the Algarve. Can't wait until July this year for our 2 week holiday. Jan & Tony really do go the extra mile to make a holiday special and will help in anyway they can.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind review, we are very grateful and delighted that you enjoy the house so much and feel you can treat it just like home from home, which is what we aim for as holidays are so important.
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Great Stay and Introduction to Portugal

  • 5 of 5

The Villa at Vale do Garrao was the perfect place to begin our vacation in Portugal. It is well maintained and includes all the amenities required for easy living. The large kitchen is well equipped with a washer, dryer, and dishwasher. The vila is as depicted in the description and photos. For 2 of the 3 weeks of our stay, there were 4 of us. The villa is large enough that we never felt cramped or in need of more space. The location is within walking distance to a number of beaches. We had a car and found grocery shopping in Almancil provided a number of choices. I would say the biggest advantage of the property is the friendly and helpful attitude of the owners. Because this was our first experience in Portugal, I had a lot of questions. Jan was extremely helpful and provided not only her standard information package, but also many other helpful suggestions. We became email friends as a result. I highly recommend the villa and know anyone who stays there will come away feeling the same way. M. Cox Canada

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Xenia Dunas Dourados
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Vale do lobo
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
EN125 Almancil
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Xenia Dunas Dourados, Julias on Beach, etc
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

To view a video of the house please click on Facilities, scroll down to the end and before adverts and you will see you tube or house video. Close to lovely little villages, 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport, Vale do Garrao is in the Golden Triangle or Millionaires Triangle, between Vale do Lobo and Quinto do Lago. Set in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve next to Ancao & Garrao's stunning blue flag beaches. You will find wonderful golf courses, tremendous tennis academy, fantastic horse riding, all types of water sports, fishing and sailing trips, plenty waterparks, zoo's , walks, safari rides, wind surfing, surfing and the best go-karting track. The towns have quaint shops and superb restaurants, supermarket, banks, chemists, etc. Vale do Lobo's Praca (20/25 min walk) has amazing restaurants overlooking the sea, all serving superb food. Vale do Garrao is also close to Vilamoura and marina with gourmet restaurants, 1 casino and nightclub and Albufeira, catering more for the young and trendy, with numerous bars and nightclubs, something for everyone in the surrounding areas and both only 10/15 mins drive away.

Other Activities: Go Karting, Waterparks, Zoos, Dolphin Watch,

Golf: Golf is at its best in the Algarve as the courses and fairways are beautifully maintained and manicured, with either spectacular views across the sea or rolling mountains and as the weather and temperatures all through the year are great, can be played at any time of the year. They are scattered all around and there is never a course very far from where you are, here is a list of some close by: Vale do Lobo has the world renown 18th hole which is over the cliffs. All the greens are carefully manicured and Vale do Lobo is up to world class standard, having one numerous awards.

Vale do Lobo-Royal Course & Ocean Course 00 351 289 393939, Quinta do Lago-San Lorenzo 00 351 289 396522/South & North 00 351 289 390700, Vilamoura-Laguna Course 00351 289310180/Millenium & Victoria Courses 00 351 289 310188/Pinhal Course 00 351 289 310390/The Old Course 00 351 289 310341, Tavira - Benamore Course 00 351 281 320880, Carvoeiro - Gramacho Course 00 351 282 340900/Pinta Course 00 351 282 340900, Quarteria -Vila Sol Course 00 351 289 300505

They are of varying scales and prices.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vale do Garrão, Loule region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Spring
30 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Summer
16 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter
3 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Winter
21 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

To see a video of the house, click on Facilities, scroll to the end and before the adverts, you will see house video or you tube. We accept Sterling/Euros. Included bed linen & towels. A £150 non-returnable deposit to pay on booking, plus £150 returnable damage waiver, returned on your return providing the house is left in a satisfactory condition. An extra £30 weekly required Nov to April for heating & £30 weekly for Aircon June to September. Balance paid 8 weeks prior to departure. Long term lets are available.

Deposit to be paid on confirmation of booking. Full payment to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure date, along with a refundable £150.00 Damage Waiver.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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