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2 Bedroom villa sleeps 4/5, 2 communal pools, horse riding.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Vale de Parra - Quinta da Saudade 11b

2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4/5, 2 communal pools

Villa 11B is a semidetached villa located on the private Quinta Da Saudade estate, 7 km west of Albufeira. The 'Quinta' was originally a working farm set in a river valley and the development of some 26 villas set on different levels now occupies 25 acres of this tranquil hillside location.

The villa with modern kitchen and bathroom and satellite TV, is fully furnished and provides views of the Quinta the nearby lagoon and the sea. It has both a roof terrace and a large sun terrace with built in barbecue. A maid service is provided.

The site has its own restaurant / bar, 2 swimming pools, tennis court, mini golf, pool snack bar (seasonal), children's play area (with paddling pool) and working stables for horse riding, all set in an area of orange grove, almond, olive, and pomegranate trees.

Nearby facilities include local restaurants, golf, fishing, surfing, bird watching and walking. Beautiful sandy beaches with own beach bars are close at hand.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lesley Freeman/Spencer Magill
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2016
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

2 Bedroom villa sleeps 4/5, 2 communal pools, horse riding.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed several times at the Quinta but this was the first time in Villa 11B. The Villa was spotless and well laid out with all facilities you would need for a self catering holiday, even though the Quinta has an excellent pool/snack bar and an on-site restaurant. The Villa's large secluded sun deck was a big bonus especially with the built-in BBQ. Being at the end of the Quinta development it was very quiet, but only a couple of minutes from the pools and office. Booking and administration were fast and efficient. Overall an excellent experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We all fell in love with the villa and the surroundings and views of Quinta da Saudade, which is no mean feat, with 2 teenage children! Both twin bedrooms were very nice, with plenty of storage, nice kitchen, living room and bathroom. It was great having a welcome pack of essential groceries and a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived! We loved having the terrace and bbq as well as the roof terrace and the front courtyard, to sit and eat and enjoy the amazing views! We were very lucky and had amazing weather while we were there, but were glad there was a lovely log burning stove there and logs, just in case we had needed them! We made use of the Tennis court there, as well as visiting the horses at the stable, which was a lovely feature of the place. The smell of orange blossom from the orange grove in the grounds was gorgeous! In fact, we loved walking around the grounds as they were landscaped with flowers and trees and had amazing views in all directions! Finally, we felt so at home there, we didn't want to leave! We would love to come back and stay in the future! Thanks for a lovely holiday! Ps. Highly recommend Praia da Coelha beach, next to Castelo beach. Had never been there before, so thanks for telling us about it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top class

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect. Adorable surroundings, 2 pools, good bar with fair / low prices, tennis lawn etc.

The apratmaent has two good rooms, a nice kitchen, and above all a splendid terrace. Simply perfecy.

Try it - you won't be dissapointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay

  • 3 of 5

We spent 6 nights here in early April 2012 with our two small children. The apartment is adequate for a family but not as child friendly as other places due to the layout and low amount of free space. The kitchen has all the required equipment. The welcome food pack was most welcome

It was still a bit cool to be using the two pools and the childrens paddling pool was not yet filled up. The horse stables were a good distraction for our daughter.

We had some problems getting the gas fired hot water bolier to work in the begining due to the wind blowing out the pilot light. There is an additional charge for electricty which is not specified.

For birding this was a good location by the nature reserve and we had some good birds including Audouin's Gull and Azure-winged Mapies nesting in the tree outside.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The weather in Portugal can be variable at this time of year (booking 27/3/12 - 2/4/12) and more often than not, the evenings are cool. The additional charge for fuel and electricity only applies for the months November - March (inclusive). This is specified in the Terms and Conditions (item 5 of 8) which are sent with the Booking Form prior to confirmation of a reservation. There are no additional charges otherwise. This is a great area for birders, the nearby lagoon attracts many species.
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A perfect place for a great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have wonderful memories of the time we spent at Quinta da Saudade this summer.

The description of the house is accurate, but we were actually positively surprised to see how well this house is appointed. The house is equipped with more than the basics. There are fans in each room, mosquito nets on each window, "darkening" blinds (allowing children to sleep in!) on each window, plenty of towels available. There is a large choice of DVDs, family games, and some books to read. The kitchen has much more than basics and there is a nice system where cleaning products are left in the house for guests to use and replace when finished.

When you arrive, a nice wine bottle was waiting for us as well as all ingredients needed to make a fresh breakfast (including fresh bread). We have rented many rental houses before and this house definitely is at the top of our list. The cleaning ladies come in each day and do a great job cleaning the house (even going beyond their responsibilities). You feel that everything is done to make your stay enjoyable.

There is also a big binder with ideas of activities and recommendations, which was very useful.

The terrace is big and perfect for "star gazing" on comfortable lounge chairs of for enjoying your evening BBQ.

The compound is very well kept, with beautiful flowers and trees. The choice of pool is ideal, with a small playground and paddling pool for the little ones.There is a very relaxed atmosphere, where the compound does not feel crowded (even in the middle of the high season) as the houses are quite spaced out.

The beach choice is great. Our favorite was 15 minutes walk away (through a natural reserve area with flamingoes) or 5 minutes car away. Warm soft sand, nice waves, beautiful dunes, and never crowded (because of the length and width of the beach).

The closest town Albufeira is actually surprisingly pleasant. We had expected a very touristy and fake looking place, but in fact it has still kept a lot of charm, with small windy street, a local archeology museum worth visiting, houses built on cliffs.

Our experience was really all positive, and we would like to thank the owners for giving us the opportunity to enjoy their place and for their care. They were very responsive to emails (even when we had to change dates at the last minute) and we felt that they genuinely cared for us to have a nice time.

We hope to be able to come back to Quinta da Saudade soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We really want our guests to enjoy their holiday at our property as much as we do when we are there. We regularly ask for feedback so that we can improve where possible. Generally such feedback is positive and complimentary, although this doesn't usually come in the form of a review. It is therefore very encouraging that someone is prepared to take the time to post one on the HomeAway page. Thanks again. Lesley & Spencer.
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week staying in this villa. If you want peace and tranquillity this is the place for you. The location is also ideally situated to explore the whole of the Algarve. The villa is comfortable and very well equipped with everything you need and kept spotlessly clean by the daily maid service. The Quinta is also kept to a high standard with 2 swimming pools gardens and stables. The restaurant at the Quinta deserves a special mention offering first class food with excellent service. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Quinta da Saudade is located in Vale da Parra approx 5 miles from Albufeira. The nearest beach, Pria Grande is some 4 Km long, adjacent to which is Salgados Golf Course. A large lagoon separated from the sea by sand dunes is a famous refuge for migrating birds. The area is dotted with quality restaurants and there are plenty of licenced snack bars also. Shopping for provisions is easy in the local mini markets. In nearby Guia (famous for inventing piri piri chicken) there is 'Al;garve Shopping' a large modern shopping complex which also includes cinema and ten pin bowling.

Zoomarine is a visitor attraction with performing aquamarine mammals - sea lions, seals, and dolphins. A new shark pool, displays by birds of prey, and parrots complement these together with ferris wheel , rides etc.

Other Activities: Water Park, Zoomarine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra, Albufeira

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Sep 2016 - 26 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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27 Oct 2016 - 9 Nov 2016
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10 Nov 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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15 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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29 Dec 2016 - 11 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Wall safe, maid service, highchair and cot rental from site office, firewood - charged for in winter.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedrooms are twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Highchairs and cots are available, children's playground including paddling pool, swings, slide etc . are communal. Maid service three days per week.

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