This comfortable 3 bedroom villa with large private pool is situated in Vale Do Garrao, a small and well planned development, lying directly between Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago. Vale Do Garrao consists of villas and townhouses set amongst African pine trees and landscape gardens. The beach is just about 1km away and can be reached by walking through the pine trees or by road which takes you down to the ocean. You will find a large selection of international restaurants, championship golf courses, tennis, horse riding, shops and bars all close by.
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Villa in Vale Do Garrao, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal - Pleasant Location, Nice and Quiet
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Sep 2018
Pool / Spa
Great location, lovely spacious villa in a pretty and quiet setting
We have just enjoyed a week in this villa. It is in a great location, convenient for the beach, supermarket and good restaurants. The villa is not modern but is well equipped and clean.
Lovely villa but tired and needs refurbishment.
We had a good holiday, perfect weather, good pool but hot at night.
Villa Joale is a lovely Classic Algarve villa with good gardens and a nice pool. Just as you might expect from a 1980s build. But it's now 2016 and this house is in need of refurbishment.
Whilst we were there the trees in the adjoining plot were being cleared (chainsaws and a JCB) which was disturbing, and clearly it will be a building site very soon. The contractors were putting up a temporary fence to replace the two foot sparse hedge which won't shield anything.
The house is a good layout, three reasonably sized bedrooms with bathrooms, but now old fashioned. There are plenty of cooling fans ( just as well in August) but surely now is the era of air conditioning is this quality of villa.
The sheets and towels were rather old and somewhat threadbare.
The kitchen was well stocked, but there were not enough glasses for each of us to have a G&T in the same type of glass. Picky but typical.
The villa information pack was dated 2004, and didn't include the only restaurant you can walk to ( the Xenia in the Dunas Douradas club - recommended very welcoming and professional).
The directions from the airport were wrong! Traffic lights have been replaced with roundabouts.
We had a classic problem with the drains by the front door ( in fairness quickly sorted).
The pictures showed five sun loungers, but there were only four. Frustrating as there were 5 of us!
When the necessary investment is made to bring this place up to date it will be great again.
I have had 5 families renting my villa this year and I have had a good comments from all...
The point about the building next door to the villa is NOT TRUE there is and is not intended any building work!
The points that where made about the villa have been done, the garden...towels, glasses and sun beds ( back to 5 ) have been replaced for 2017 season.
Lovely peaceful Villa in great location
Lovely Villa with spacious well maintained gardens & pool. Beautiful beach & great restaurants within walking distance. Had a very relaxing 2 weeks & hope to return!
Thank you for a wonderful review.
I'm glad you had a good time and do hope you come again…Alan
Gemütliche Villa mit Pool und wunderschönen Garten
Wir haben uns in der Villa sehr wohl gefühlt. Top Lage, absolute Privatsphäre in ruhiger und sicherer Umgebung. Zum Strand ca. 800 Meter durch das RIU Hotel. Der Pool und Garten sind Erholung pur. Die Villa selbst ist gemütlich eingerichtet, wenn auch im 80er Jahre Landhausstil; was in einer anderen Bewertung bemängelt wurde, aber das sieht man auf den Fotos bevor man bucht. Innen war alles sauber, Villa und Einrichtung finden einen Einklang. Ventilatoren waren genug vorhanden und sind besser, finde ich, als eine Klimaanlage. Das Hihglight sind Garten und Pool. Wir fühlten uns wie zu Hause. Preislich gesehen allerdings recht teuer, wenn man mit anderen Villen an der Algarve vergleicht. Sicher zahlt man die Lage und Nähe zum Strand mit. Wir würden aber wieder kommen!!
The villa is about 1km from the beach, a gentle stroll through the pine trees takes you to a beautiful long beach that is very rarely busy. The beach restaurants are plentiful with some of the best fish on offer. In high season the beach has an abundance of sun loungers and umbrellas.
Vale Do Lobo the next resort has many quality shops, restaurants and crazy golf.
Faro airport is a mere 20 minute drive. Car hire is recommended to get the most from your stay. All major car hire companies are represented at Faro airport.
The nearest town is Almancil, 15 minutes drive from the villa, everything you need is there, supermarkets, shops, post office, banks a go-cart track etc.
The resort that is in walking distance is Dunas Dorados, there is a restaurant, pool, small supermarket and tennis.
Again walking distance is Roger Taylor tennis centre.
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is required with all bookings with the balance being payable in full 10 weeks before departure. Any bookings made within 10 weeks of departure are immediately payable in full. A £300 security deposit is payable with the balance and is refundable within 14 days of departure. Less any damage costs. Changeover Day: Changeover days are normally Saturday, the villa will be available from 14:00 on the day of arrival and until 10:00 on the departure day. This can be flexible depending on existing bookings.