Spacious villa with four good sized bedrooms all with modern ensuite bathrooms. Large heated swimming pool. Roof terrace with panoramic sea and country views. Garden area at back with built in brick BBQ. Sky TV with Sky sports. Basement games room. Air con throughout. Underfloor heating October - April. Situated in quiet cul de sac 10 minutes walk to beach and short walk to Vale do Lobo praca.
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- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Villa in Vale do Lobo, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Cul-de-sac Location, Near Royal Golf Course, 10 Minutes Walk to Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Sep 2018
About Simon Horwood
Simon and Sarah live, with their two daughters, in Hertfordshire where they run a sheep breeding smallholding, specialising in Zwartbles. They bought the property in March 2016 from Joanna and Peter who have had the pleasure of ownership for 15 years. The aim is to maintain the villa to the high standard that it has been kept and that future guests will enjoy the same levels of service, from the same support team, that has been available in the past. The pictures on the website were taken by Joanna and Peter, but all the fixtures and furnishings have remained unchanged so despite having new owners there will be no difference in the look or feel of the villa. Simon and Sarah are extremely excited and privileged to be able to enjoy and share this gem.
Simon Horwood purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Simon Horwood chose Loulé
The climate in this part of the Algarve is absolutely fantastic. There are so many clear sunny days and the quality of light and air is uplifting especially after a few grey months in London. In the height of the summer when it can be very hot there is usually a breeze so it is not too over powering and in the winter we often sit outside in t shirts eating lunch and have even swum in November. We love entertaining family and friends and the villa is a perfect place to do this. There are a great many restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and pockets and we particularly enjoy sitting at the beach restaurants eating fresh fish and drinking local wine. The area feels safe and people are polite and courteous. Children are welcome everywhere which is a bonus for family holidays.
What makes this Villa unique
There are activities for all age groups and everyone can be as busy or as chilled out as they want. Being able to walk to the beach, the tennis club and the Praca makes a big difference so everyone can be independent without needing to get in a car all the time. Individual guests can have their own privacy by using the various terraces to read, write, paint or sunbathe without being disturbed. Being in a cul de sac and slightly outside the main hub makes it very peaceful and quiet. If the weather is dull the games room with table tennis, snooker etc is very useful and this is a good area for younger members of the party to have some autonomy. If the weather is very hot the house is well protected and cool. There is a lot of space in the house so it never feels over crowded.
Pool / Spa
Lovely large, well equipped villa in great location
We stayed at the villa in June 2018 and loved the villa. There were 6 adults and 3 children under 6 and there was loads of room. The pool was heated and a good size. The villa has everything you need from pool towels, bbq, terrace on the room, sun lingers and the maid came in regularly to clean. Getting to bars and restaurants is a ten min walk and the villa is super close to the tennis academy. We would all definitely recommend.
Extremely clean and comfortable
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this outstanding villa in a great location.
Casa Bella beckons
Fantastic villa with everything we wanted for a relaxing holiday. Location was perfect even if the weather was not quite so!! Owners were lovely and really helpful, answering all the questions we asked, as well as making suggestions re golf courses!! Thank you Simon. Competition in the games room became very serious in the evenings. Will definitely be back.
Perfect villa for families to share
We were two families and a mother in law (9 total) The villa is huge, clean, really well equipped and just perfect for families really. The pool is great and was well used. The villa is in a quiet street, but easy enough to walk to the beaches, tennis and restaraunts. We did have a hire car which came in useful for supermarket and trips to zoo marine and Loule. The cleaner came several times and was fab. I'd happily come back here again. It's gorgeous, but you don't feel on edge with kids running around, it's really homely rather than fancy decor wise. Our youngest is under 2 and required a lot of supervision on stairs as they are marble and the banisters are quite far apart so slightly worried about him falling through, and obviously around the pool. Fab holiday, would hire again.
Absolutely wonderful house and location. Spacious, well equipped, idyllic. We just want to be back there!
Worked a treat!
A group of 6 of us stayed at the Villa for a post GCSE break - Mum and 5 girls. The Villa is spacious and very well equipped making for a very comfortable stay. The outside pool area is lovely, well laid out and plenty of room for all to laze, read, swim and generally chill out.
Location wise it worked well particularly for the teenage girls who regularly walked to the beach and local night scene. The tennis academy is not far and away and of course, there is golf everywhere so it kept me happy too.
All and all a real result and a hit for all.
The stunning sandy beach of Vale do Lobo is only 10 minutes walk from the villa, Maria's restaurant is at the end of the path to the beach. There are a wide variety of activities on the beach including pedaloes, parascending, water skiing, banana boating etc. You can walk to the centre of Vale Do Lobo along the beautiful beach where there are restaurants, bars and cafes. You can also walk up to Quinta do Lago and round the Ria Formosa Reserve famous for its bird life.
Nearest airport is Faro which is 25 minutes drive. Car hire is useful and can be picked up at the airport. Taxis are also easily available and can be booked in advance.
Almancil is only 10 minutes by car with a full range of shops, banks, chemists etc. Apollonia is an excellent supermarket in Almancil and there is also a supermarket in Vale Do Lobo.
The Villa is located near many of the famous golf courses of the Algarve and is just a drive and a mid iron to the iconic 16th Par 3 on the Royal course of Vale do Lobo.
The Val do Lobo Tennis Academy is within easy walking distance and there are regular tennis tournaments, group and individual coaching sessions, BBQs and many other activities there.
There is also a tennis and kids club at Villas and Vacations 3 minutes drive and child club facilities at the Vale do Lobo centre Children's club.
There are wonderful walks in the hills behind Loule and along the spectacular coast line up towards Cape St Vincent the most westerly point of Europe).
Booking Notes: 20% payable to book your holiday and the balance payable 2 months prior to your stay. A £300 security deposit is payable with your balance and this is refundable within 10 days of your departure. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday. Leaving the villa at 10 am and arriving at the villa at 4pm. Outside the high season there is more flexibility on arrival and departure days and times.