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Luxury Raised Ground Flr.Apartment,1km to Stunning Beaches of Vale do Lobo Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bed 2bath Apartmt.16mx8m Pool,Beautiful Gardens,Superb Location,Beach 1km,Golf,Michelin*Restaurants,Horse-riding,Tennis,Jet skiing & more

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens with a stunning pool, these private apartments at Vilas Alvas are truly exclusive, being the only apartments in the area set amongst villas. Our raised ground floor apartment has a few steps leading to the pool, 15 metres from the front terraces and is the largest of the 22 apartments. Vilas Alvas is in the heart of the golden triangle and ideally situated equidistant between the prestigious Quinta Do Lago and Vale Do Lobo Luxury resorts. If you are familiar with the area, Vilas Alvas is just a 3 minute drive from the Praca, Julia's beach (Vale do Lobo) and Buganvillea Plaza (Quinta Shopping) . Alisuper supermarkets can be found at both Buganvillea Plaza and at the entrance to Vale do Lobo. Vilas Alvas is an Oasis of calm and tranquility. The location is ideal for lazy days relaxing by the pool when you want to and when you fancy grabbing a piece of the action, everything else is literally on the doorstep, from golf courses to gourmet restaurants.

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Michael and Donna
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Michael and Donna

Me and my wife are originally from London and like most people living amid the hustle and bustle of busy cities, longed to spend days in more tranquil surroundings. We first holidayed in the Algarve some twenty years ago and it quickly became a favourite place above all other European destinations.

Why Michael and Donna chose Almancil

Our apartment is the largest in the condominium;uniquely located to access the pool (which it overlooks) and gardens which again is accessed directly from any one of the 3 terraces. Sit and enjoy the beautiful gardens from any of the terraces whilst sitting on the very comfortable outdoor Rattan furniture, sunloungers or outdoor dining overlooking the pool and gardens (beautiful at night as well with the pool lights on).

What makes this apartment unique

The location is beautiful,peaceful,exclusive and perfect for touring the Algarve and further afield. Golf on world class fairways,Horse-Riding, Aquatic sports from Jet-skiing to Beach massages are available along with the excellent selection of restaurants which are literally on the beach or stroll along the beach to the Praca at Vale do Lobo or even more restaurants located at Dunas Dourados a short walk on the board walk from the beach. This is a beautiful exclusive location with something for everyone of every age.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Almancil in Parish of Almancil

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly request that clients refrain from sitting on furniture, where suntan lotion on their skin comes in direct contact with the leather/material.
  • Please do not leave the air-conditioning on when the villa is not occupied.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite to master bedroom (leading firstly to the Dressing room) with bath/shower, twin basins, wc and bidet. Separate shower room with wc and face basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom with continental King-size bed - There is a travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - We also have a guest Jay-bed (full size) & travel cot
    Bedroom 3 (door leading from Bed 2) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) +Travel cot and Guest bed. Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with dressing room (and wall mounted electronic safe in cupboard). 1 twin bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are 3 Large sun terraces over looking the pool with comfortable seating and rattan furniture Sun loungers are provided for this apartment. The apartment is fully air-conditioned which is included in the price and being located on the ground floor, is ideally situated for children. Wall mounted electronic safe in dressing room. Outside: 3 Large terraces with patio furniture. Landscaped gardens surrounding 16m x 8m shared pool with children's pool. Bike Hire available £15 per day 3 days minimum hire. £50 returnable damage deposit per bike. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included incuding beach towels to save our clients on travel weight allowances. Linen changed weekly towels twice weekly. Maid service twice a week. (Please speak with our housekeeper)


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Luxury Raised Ground Flr.Apartment,1km to Stunning Beaches of Vale do Lobo Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great location and outside area

  • 5 of 5

We know the area well, having lived here for a year deciding whether to buy a holiday home. We decided to rent and give someone else the hassle of maintenance and come over about 3 times a year. Michael was very patient with my queries. The apartment is in a great location, although you would need a car. It has everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine, UK tv....Some friends joined us for our last 3 days and stayed on. If I was being picky I'd have liked another subbed, as there were only 3 and 4 of us. Luckily my husband isn't much of a sunbather. It is great to be able to access the pool area so easily. A few of the apartments were in use, so a nice atmosphere. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and tranquil holiday apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment in a very quiet location but perfectly placed in a central position with lots of amenities on the doorstep, very well maintained with all necessary equipment. Would definitely revisit. We had a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location very quiet & close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was a 20 minute drive from the Airport in a very exclusive development, on arrival the owners had kindly left us a complimentary both of wine ( Which was a nice touch ). On arrival the apartment was very clean with ample room for the 5 of us 4 adults and one child, loads of bed linen towels etc and the added bonus of a fold up bed. we virtually had the pool area to ourselves for the 8 days which was very nice, access to the pool is directly from the raised balcony at the rear of the property. there are many local sandy beaches as well as local restaurants which are reasonable in price considering the great location. Overall we had a great stay and would certainly stay at this apartment again if visiting Portugal again which is highly likely as its a fabulous country to visit for an holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Vilas Alvas affordable luxury in Vale do Lobo

  • 5 of 5

We know this apartment block well and always thought Michael and Donnas would be the best one to stay in. Yes we were right - it is well equipped and stylish. Brand new comfortable mattresses were a bonus. It's on the ground floor which we find useful as you have direct access to the pool . Great start to the day for me was on the veranda eating breakfast watching and listening to all the song birds.

The pool area is very well maintained surrounded by beautiful shrubs.

It is a quiet privately owned complex so if you're looking to blast music and party into the small hours forget it.

I dealt with Michael and he was very professional - with clear instructions for keys etc.

I would recommend this accommodation and intend to rent again .

The famous Julias beach is 5 mins away by car and The Praca is about 10. We enjoy the local town of Almancil for a coffee mid morning with the locals ( very cheap). There are too many restaurants to mention - Casa Dos Pineros is great( a bit pricey) and Murofos near Quateria is the only place for chicken (great value). Almancil has quite a few new restaurants - Casvostra is a favourite haunt.

You will enjoy this apartment - it does exactly what it says on the tin!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location. Best apartment in the development

  • 5 of 5

It's an high standard complex set in the core of Vale do Lobo right in the golden triangle. Walking distance from the beach though a car is essential. The apartment is very well equipped. Comfortable and just over the pool area. Generous areas and good layout. South exposed. We were lucky with the weather despite being winter. Used the bikes and they were top quality. The area is quiet, safe beautiful and very well kept. The place to be!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment within Vale do Lobo, situated in a quiet and secure high class location with great pool. A car is a must but you are minutes away from great beaches and many fantastic beach restaurants etc, championship golf courses of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago are on your doorstep and the marina at Vilamoura is only a short drive away. The apartment is high spec, very clean and tidy and contains every mod con you could need for a relaxing holiday, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Car: recommended


15 minutes walk (3 minutes by car) will take you to a 10km stretch of golden sandy beach and restaurants overlooking the sea.

An easy 15-20 minutes drive will take you to the Algarve's vibrant capital Faro.

Don't just think of the Algarve for your summer break. The temperate and sheltered climate means the weather is great in April, October and at Christmas time too. So why not take a well earned break out of peak season - you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Faro airport is 15 mins drive. Car hire is recommended.


Michelin starred restaurants and shopping facilities of Bougainvillea plaza and Vale do Lobo are minutes by car as is Quinta Do Lago and the main town of Almancil. Faro is a 15 min drive.

Further Details:

The general area is well served by restaurants, shops, supermarkets and banking facilities. The Ria Formosa nature reserve is close by. Many other places of interest eg. water parks, can easily be reached by car in 20 minutes.

Two Waterslide Parks: 10min & 20 min drive

Horse riding : 3min drive

Water sports & jet ski on Galé Beach

Big game & Reef fishing from Albufeira marina just 25min drive

Krazy World (zoo & mini golf): 25min drive

Go-Karting ( Almancil) : 10min 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.

All infomation and tickets can be gained from the local Algarve Tourist Office ( 1km away from the apartment).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Almancil, Loule region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Feb 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
30% non-refundable deposit within 3 days of confirming booking. Balance plus refundable breakage/damage deposit of £250 due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A complimentary bottle of wine is provided to get your holiday off to a good start.. Full air-conditioning, Fogo Montanha log fire.

Bike Hire available £15 per day 3 days minimum hire. £50 returnable damage deposit per bike. Includes Helmet and bike locks.

Changeover Day:

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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