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Family Holiday Villa in the heart of the Algarve

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Praia Da Oura is famous for the 'strip', a long avenue with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. This makes Praia Da Oura suitable for all types of holidays, whether you are looking for a peaceful break on a golden beach or nightclubs till dawn!

This older style property is in a central location, in a residential area close to the popular Praia d'Oura and centre of Areias de Sao Joao. It is within walking distance of the "Strip", beach, restaurants and shops and is an excellent choice for families with young children or teenagers.

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The accommodation is divided into two areas.

First floor: Living/dining room/open plan kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 shower rooms.

Ground floor: Living room/Kitchenette( not for cooking, light meals only), 1 double bedroom en-suite, 2 twin bedrooms, 1 bathroom. This is not available for groups of 6 or less people.

Enclosed garden with swimming pool, barbeque, poolside shower and wc.

If you would like to rent a Motorcycle there is a place near by called VESPA RENT where you can do this or look them up on

Transfers: We have a regular driver who does our transferes as he drops you at the house and is reasonable, a minibus for up to 8 is € 60, 9-12 is €85 and 13 to 16 is €95 one way only and you pay direct to the driver. You might find it cheaper but they don't drop you outside the house but at certain local points.

There is a good selection of golf courses within a short drive and Water Parks and a Zoo Marine for the children.

More Details

Ana Maria
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Myself and a group of friends stayed at Casa Malindi in May and had a fantastic holiday. The Villa was well maintained, beautifully decorated throughout. The Kitchen area is well stocked and brilliantly equipped for a large group of 12. The Pool area was gorgeous, with plenty sunny spots and shady areas for the non sunworshippers of the group. The BBQ area and outside table provided plenty space and seating for us, with a little area as our private dancefloor. Fantastically situtated, on a quiet back street but only a short walk away from the bustling 'Strip'. The Owner and her staff, incuding the pool mainatinence and the cleaner, were very helpful and answered our emails and queries without hesitation. We will be definitely returing to this Villa. Members of our group have even commented on how much they would like to bring their own families for a holiday. A big thanks to all involved, especially with your help in arranging our transfers to and from the airport. A lovely Villa, you will not be disappointed.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Areias de São João in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed outside only.
  • Please remove your rubbish, bottles etc before you leave.
  • No music or loud noise after 11pm.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One shower roon en-suite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is beds for 12 people. We can also accomodate a 13/14 person on a sofa-bed in downstairs lounge at an extra cost of €120 per person and we can supply cots at an extra cost €25.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The pool is 10m x 5m being on the shallow end 1m and deep end 2.5m. The maid comes 2 to 3 times a week as per request.


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Family Holiday Villa in the heart of the Algarve
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 71 reviews

June Holiday with friends

  • 5 of 5

Very nice Vila great position and very safe ,suited all our needs

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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3rd year running

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all! This is the third year in a row I have been to this villa and cannot stop enthusing about it. It is a lovely large villa, well maintained and lovely and clean with a great large pool to use when the weather gets too hot. And the air conditioning works extremely well too.

It is close to the strip but not that close that it is noisy, and a good healthy walk to the old town though we always got taxis back! Bars, restaurants and supermarkets are close by which cater for all tastes.

The villa is well secured, with alarm, and plenty of locked doors and gates.

Pauline is very helpful and the cleaner and gardener/pool cleaner come regularly. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this villa to anybody be it a party of guys, females or indeed a family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, perfect for a group.

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed in CASA MALINDI for my sisters hen do for 3 nights in April. All through the booking Ana Maria was extremely helpful during the and answered all of our questions. Upon arrival Pauline fully explained to us how to manage the villa; the safe, security, coming and going, local shops restaurants etc. The villa is a great size for a big group with a new kitchen which we cooked in (Huge american fridge freezer so we had ice and filtered water on demand), lots of seating inside and outside and lots of bathrooms and showers so we were never queuing! It was also extremely clean. There is also a private pool which was nice and big and clean and had lots of sunloungers around. We also made use of the table tennis! The location was amazing. We were 5min walk from the strip, bars, clubs and restaurants. It is also a very safe location. I do not have anything negative to say about our stay. I would whole heartedly recommend you stay here, very suitable for a big family or 2 or a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nell thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you staying at Malindi and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and had a good time. Kind regards, Ana Maria
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Stunning villa in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 11 friends recently stayed at the villa for a stag-do. The villa was perfect. Really well looked after and in an excellent location - 5min walk from “the strip”. Throughout the booking process, Ana Maria was a pleasure to deal with and organised our transfers and her agent to meet us at the property too.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our holiday in Casa Malindi and had a fabulous time, our second visit in 3 years. The upkeep of the Villa is still of a high standard whilst the kitchen area has all the amenities you will require to make some lovely meals if you choose. Since our previous visit there is a welcome addition of a table tennis table by the pool which provided good entertainment to 3 generations of family members.

The pool and outside space really complements the villa and was very welcome on hot days! Location is excellent in a quiet area considering the growth in popularity of the Strip over the last few years and we look forward to returning in August 2018.

The Leigh Family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind words, it's a pleasure having your family staying in our house for the second time. I like the fact that you look after the house and treat it as if it was your own, always a winning combination for both parts. Looking forward to see you next year. Kind regards, Ana and the team
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Close to the beach and the Strip

  • 4 of 5

We ( 3 generations) enjoyed our stay in this very nice villa. Plenty of space for 12 persons and everything in the house was up to the standard we expected from the pictures. Only 10 minutes walk to a very nice beach, and just around the corner for the Strip with a lot of bars and restaurants. The Strip is not for children at night hour, but we enjoyed it during the day. A small tourist train had its stop placed only 3 minutes walk from the villa, so it was very easy to get to the old town and habour of Albuferia. The caves and dolphines are for sure worth to go see.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
At the Strip
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pine Cliffs
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
At the Strip
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Praia da Oura

As a result of the tide of turism this once upon a time fishing village has expanded into a major holiday resort with plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs. There is a good selection of Beaches and theme parks.

Diving, golf, horse riding, paragliding, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, bowling, water parks.

Golf: There are 2 golf courses near by. Pine Cliffs and Vilamoura.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Areias de São João, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jan 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Apr 2019 - 1 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 May 2019 - 5 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jun 2019 - 3 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Jul 2019 - 4 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Sep 2019 - 2 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £707.73

If you are a group of 6 people or less please ask for the reduced rates as you are only using the main top floor.
Add €150pw for extra person sleeping on sofa-bed or extra beds. Air-condition/ heating is €180 per week if you wish to have it and we can supply extra beds for €30, extra cot €25.
Bookings are normally on a Thursday to Thursday basis from 16.00pm To 10.00AM, but out of season, and when possible we can be flexible.
There is a charge of €100 for end of stay cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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