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Villa Amendoeira - Heatable pool, a/c, WiFi, 5mins to 5* beaches

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms / 4 bathrooms, 5 mins drive to best beaches in the Algarve

Villa Amendoeira enjoys a wonderful hillside location overlooking Salgados Golf and the coast, and just minutes drive to the finest selection of Blue Flag beaches in the Algarve. Local Sao Rafael beach was recently voted the 4th best beach in Europe !

The villa is extremely well equipped, very well furnished and decorated.

There is complimentary WiFi internet. BBC and ITV available.

The large swimming pool can be HEATED, it is surrounded by spacious terraces and lawned gardens, with 8 sun loungers. There is a table tennis table and a table soccar table for additional fun !.

BAGGAGE SAVING : Every guest receives a pool towel for duration of their holiday and there are hairdryers.

Ground Floor: Fully fitted kitchen / breakfast room, with dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and ceramic hob, microwave, door leading to covered dining terrace, which overlooks the pool and garden area, and there is a brick built BBQ. Laundry room with washing machine. Lounge / dining room with double patio doors - one leading to a large covered terrace with chairs and a table and the other overlooks the pool area. Digital satellite TV and DVD.

Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, twin bedroom, shower room.

First floor: Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom, with double patio doors - one leading to a private balcony and the other to the roof top sun terrace. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The lounge and all bedrooms are fully air conditioned for heating and cooling. There is an alarm system and safe, and the property is totally enclosed by walls, fencing and gates.

Service: Our property management office is 1.5km from the villa. They offer friendly advice, help and assistance to all our guests including a welcome visit to introduce you to the villa and surrounding area. They also sell tickets to waterparks, zoomarine, golf, boat trips and excursions at discount prices. There is also an emergency telephone Nº provided. All guests receive a welcome food pack with our compliments.

Activities: VILLA HAS :

Table soccar & Table tennis

*Zoomarine Park (sea life): 10min drive *Two Waterslide Parks: 15min & 20 min drive *Horse riding over the sand dunes: 5min drive *Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach *Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 5min drive *Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 20min drive *River trips, Jeep Safaris, Sea day trips with barbecue on a secluded beach. *Excursions to local markets and other places of interest in the Algarve, to Seville and Lisbon. You can buy tickets to most of the above plus much more with a 10% discount from our local Management Office.

Golf: The beautiful Golf course Salgados is just 1 km away.

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Swedish
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

An excellent holiday made more enjoyable by having a villa that lacked nothing. Everything we required was at hand, clean and immaculate,comfortable beds beautiful pool ,well kept gardens, convenient position for shops /restaurants etc what more could you ask for. Would reccomend to anyone
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One twin-bedroom has an en suite shower room, the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and one double-bedroom has an en suite shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • A 9th and 10th person (should be children) can be accommodated on Z beds for an additional £90 per week on Z beds
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service 3 times per week. Complimentary Wi Fi INTERNET at villa. BAGGAGE SAVING : Every person ( max 8) will receive a POOL TOWEL for duration of their holiday. There is also a hairdryer.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Villa Amendoeira - Heatable pool, a/c, WiFi, 5mins to 5* beaches
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful and spacious villa located in middle of Algarve region

  • 4 of 5

The location of this large villa is perfect for day trips around the region. You definitely need a vehicle to get around from this lovely location. The villa is very private, spacious and comfortable (we were only 2 couples) and the kitchen was well furnished. Unfortunately the dishwasher did not work and was removed and a new one came the day before we left. Not a problem for 4 adults, but a larger family group would have missed it more. The house was very clean. We used the pool several times without heating as the temps had been warm prior/during our visit (Oct 15-22) and we made sure to cover in the evening to help retain heat. We appreciated the bread, meat, cheese, milk & Juice that were provided upon arrival so we could have a snack before heading to the grocery store. We found the Apolonia store very expensive, so try smaller local stores or go to the Albufeira Calicos Fish & Fruit market for great fish, fresh bread and veggies & fruit (our 1st choice of store), or the Continente store in the Algarve shopping plaza (it's huge). The stove was challenging about heating if using 2 or more burners, sometimes OK, other times limited heat. We enjoyed using the outdoor grill (found charcoal, matches & starter cubes at the Fish & Fruit Market). We recommend day trips to Sagres and Cabo St. Vincente (look for the surfers on the small beaches down below the cliffs!), Silves (cathedral & Moorish castle), Sans B. Aportel - NovaCortica Cork Factory (Book in advance!), have lunch in Spain at Isla Christina & walk the beach and stop in Tavira to walk the beach, Carvoiero is a beautiful cliff ringed beach & Lagos marina, town square & market are all great to see. We had a wonderful time exploring the area and would recommend this villa to others. Would have loved to see Team Portugal play in Faro if the schedule worked!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay at Villa Amendoeira.

  • 5 of 5

This is a big well equipped villa. It had all we needed for our holiday. The villa is cleaned regularly and always to a high standard. It is close to the beaches and local shops.

We would recommend Prima Pasta which is close by and the food is always excellent.

We have also booked for August 2017 when we will celebrate my daughters 21st birthday as we cannot think of a place that we would rather be.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous destination

  • 4 of 5

An immaculate, fully equiped villa in a superb location.

The only reason I have not rated this villa five stars was because of the numerous leaks, though saying that it was a horrendous storm that caused the heaviest and longest rain fall.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the weather was very bad when you stayed at the villa and we do apologise that you had water coming through. New terraces will be made during the Winter time so no water will come through. All the best and hope to see you again
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Near perfect...

  • 5 of 5

I'd have to start by saying that I couldn't recommend this Villa enough. Right from my first step in the property you could see how well kept and clean it is. The party size ended up being seven and with the villa being so spacious, at no point did we feel under each others feet or not have a place to sit for some peace and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped and having two fridges was fantastic! We all also agreed that the showers were some of the best we'd ever used. Pool towels and maid service are included along with a washing machine so you can very easily get away with packing light.

The pool was fantastic, with a gradual slope down to a very deep end. Going in October we made the last minute decision to have the pool heated... a very wise decision indeed. Sure you could warm up quickly enough without it but to pop in to relax without shocking the system, it's ideal. Outside there is also a large drying area, should you take advantage of the provided washing machine, along with a table tennis and foosball table which I only wished I actually used.

The only two sight issues I found was with the flooring, yes, ceramics really cooled down the villa to make for a pleasant temperature inside, however it did cause sounds to become amplified, meaning that with the early risers of the group I personally didn't get the lie in's I would've liked, although it did get me up and ready to sight-see. The other issue being the cooker, it works great don't get me wrong, but it takes a very long time to reach temperature.

The villa is located at the top of a fairly steep hill so I wouldn't recommend walking from the villa to anyone a little less mobile. To travel about, a car is recommended. Away from the villa, there are two restaurants within a ten minute's walk (huge recommendation to try Prima Pasta, great food and service) and a sports bar and small supermarket within twenty. The sports bar seemed to show almost every game of Football in Europe, however due to the smoking laws it did get a bit smoky inside.

During our stay we had trips to Slide & Splash (fantastic fun), Albufeia (touristy and tacky), Sagres (great fort and lighthouse action) and the beautiful beach at Praia de São Rafael. All of these places being within a fifty minute drive.

As I said, to me the villa was near perfect and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Also huge thanks to the property manager, Florence, to making everything so simple and easy.

Ideal villa.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so mush for your review, we can see that you have all enjoyed your holidays and this is what we want to.
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Excellent villa for families / groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this villa, our first time to the Algarve and we feel like we found a great spot and perfect villa. We booked last minute for a family of 3, so the villa was too big for us really, we just used the downstairs areas. We would definitely go back with more people! Very clean, well equipped and amazing pool. You do need a car but that is great to give you access to many of the local beaches which were all stunning with good restaurants. We particularly liked Castelo and Evaristo (small beaches, not busy). The management company sent through very comprehensive instructions and were very helpful during our stay. Only minor problem was that it took until 5th day of the holiday to get the wifi working, not a huge problem for us, just a bit frustrating as we use the Internet for so much these days! Once working, the wifi works well in parts (but not all) of the villa. The pictures are a good reflection of the villa. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at the villa. It is a nice property with lots of space and within easy access to facilities. We hope to see you again PS.The Wifi is now working fine.
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Well appointed, ideal for families

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property and great pool. Good views. Beaches are accessible with a short car journey [and the beaches are great]. Very clean and well maintained. Our only criticism was the poor wi fi coverage. We would happily go back and have no reservations in recommending to friends/family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
O Museu
Nearest Beach
2.2 Kilometres
Gale beach
Car: recommended

The villa is just a short walk of 300 metres from bars and an excellent restaurant, and is just a few minutes drive to the magnificent 'Blue Flag' sandy beaches of Galé (which is 5 kms long). Also Castello, Evaristo, Coelho, São Rafael ( recently voted the 4th BEST BEACH in Europe ! ) which are all beautiful sandy coves with beach bar restaurants. This the highest concentration of 5 star Blue Flag beaches in Portugal.

The small town of Guia is only a few minutes drive, and is famous as the chicken piri- piri capital, with over 20 good value restaurants. Albufeira town, famous for its interesting old town, and marina is 8 kms , a 10/15 drive, and is full of nightlife with music bars & discos. Zoomarine park - a great family day out - is 10 minute drive and water slide parks are 15 mins to 20 mins drive. Algarve Shopping the largest shopping complex in the region is a 10 minutes drive, with Multiplex Cinemas ( virtually all films are in English ) and food hall. There is a tennis court that can be hired, 100 metres from the villa.

Golf: There is a luxury SPA at the local Salgados golf course, which the villa overlooks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vale de Parra, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
31 Aug 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017
14 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2017
28 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Prices shown are for up to 8 persons.

Pool Heating : £170 pw
Two additional children can be accommodated on Z beds at £100 per child pw.

Price up to 6 persons:
Low - 700£ pw
Mid - 1100£ pw
High - 1500£ pw

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