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Beautiful Villa with 3 or 4 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Air Con,Sat TV & WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Family villa near Albufeira, - Quiet Location between Guia And Albufeira

We are a Premier Partner of Owners Direct & Homeaway, which means we have a first class history of bookings and guest satisfaction with our villas. Premier Partners are owners and property managers that have taken a pledge to continually provide great traveller experiences. Owners and property managers must meet certain criteria to become eligible and then take the pledge to officially become a Premier Partner.

Please read our reviews for a true picture of our villa.

Vivenda Rijo, our beautiful family villa is situated in a very quiet position in the countryside between Albufeira and the popular village of Guia, and close to Sir Cliff Richard’s villa and vineyard.

This is the villa for absolute peace and quiet away from the hustle bustle of the town. Please read our reviews and we invite you to contact us directly for further information. Please see our Rental Agreement page for details.

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Vivenda Rijo can be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom villa. The rental prices shown are for use with three bedrooms, max. 6 persons. If Bedroom 4 is used for up to 8 persons, there is an extra charge of £155 per week. Please note - The 4th bedroom (bedroom 4) is only for children as it is accessed through bedroom 2.

For those not familiar with the Algarve or Albufeira, the area to the west of this popular resort is considered the best places to stay by seasoned visitors. You will find at least eight beautiful sandy beaches and coves within just a few minutes of our small selection of villas, most with beach bars and restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets and a huge selection of good restaurants to choose from. Although close to the Algarve’s most popular resort Albufeira, we find most of our guests only pay the odd visit into Albufeira, preferring the beauty and peace and quite of the area around our villas, and its fabulous beaches. If you want more information on the area, please contact us.

Guia is famous for its numerous restaurants, many of which specialise in the local chicken piri piri, mildly spicy chicken grilled on charcoal. Guia and Albufeira Old Towns are only 5 minutes drive away. Just a 10 minute walk away is the Algarve Shopping complex with many shops, restaurants, hypermarket, cinemas and bowling alley.

Our villa is ideal for those wanting the peace and quiet to really enjoy a villa holiday in the Algarve countryside, and yet be just a few minutes drive away from beautiful beaches and a huge selection of restaurants etc.

Accommodation at Vivenda Rijo is all on one level. The property is walled, and with electric gates. The driveway leads to a covered car port.

You enter into the hallway, which leads to the sitting room and also Bedrooms 2 & 3, bathroom, and kitchen. The sitting room is nicely furnished and has a wood burning stove for early and late season evenings, large plasma television with Sky BBC & ITV programmes, small bar area, and archway to dining area with table and chairs. There are doors to the garden, pool area and an archway into a small study area and a door from the study to Bedroom 1.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar, hob, oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, safe and a door to the garden and car port. There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board in a laundry room off the garden.

Bedroom 1, which is off the small study, has double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with large corner bath, safe and air conditioning.

Bedroom 2 is off the hall and is a double bedded room with air conditioning, door to garden, and en-suite bathroom with a power shower cubicle. Off this bedroom is Bedroom 4, a large room with a sofa and twin beds, suitable only for young children. If the villa is rented with 3 bedrooms, this room will not be used. To use bedroom 4, the cost is £155 per week extra.

Bedroom 3 is also off the hall, and is a double bedded room.

The Family bathroom, used by Bedroom 3 is also off the hall, and has bath with shower over.

Outside are the spacious and attractive lawned gardens, and private Swimming Pool. The pool is equipped with a solar cover to help heat the pool in May & October periods. This should increase the temperature by up to 6 degrees depending on the ambient temperature. There are a poolside sofa, easy chairs and table under a large tented pagoda, sun loungers and parasols. There is a covered barbecue area with built-in barbecue, large dining table and sink, where most of your meals will be taken al fresco. There is also a large dining table on the terrace outside the kitchen, overlooking the pool and garden.

Also by the pool is a laundry room with washing and ironing facilities, and a poolside toilet with sink, and the covered dining terrace with door to the kitchen.

There is a roof terrace with good views of the pool, garden and surrounding countryside.

Free WIFI internet is provided, and cots, high chairs and extra folding beds can be provided at extra cost.

The 'restaurant village' of Guia is nearby, and just ten minutes drive takes you to the many superb fine sandy beaches of Gale, Sa Lourenco, Evaristo, Castelo and Sao Rafael, a great area for holidays in the Algarve. All these beaches have restaurants and bars, and some offer watersports facilities. The village of Guia boasted over 20 restaurants at the last count, offering everything from chicken piri-piri to fine French cuisine. The restaurants in and around Guia are an important factor for experienced renters in this area.

Nearby is Sir Cliff Richard's villa, vineyard and winery. The Vineyard and winery can be visited on a tour. The popular Zoo Marine theme park, where children can swim with the dolphins, and enjoy lots of other attractions is also nearby. Several water parks are within 15 minutes drive.

Nearby is the Algarve Shopping complex where there is a hypermarket, lots of shops of all descriptions, and every kind of restaurant. Also cinemas and ten pin bowling. The Zoo Marine theme park where children can swim with the dolphins, and enjoy lots of attractions is also nearby in Guia village.

Maid service is 3 days per week (more if you want). Linen and towels are provided. Bed linen is changed weekly, and towels changed twice per week. We have an English speaking housekeeper who is available to help with local information etc. Towels are provided for the swimming pool.

Please read our Rental Agreement page

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Killeen
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Andrew Killeen

Our family and close friends have owned and rented out our properties in the Algarve for the past 30 years, and we pride ourselves on our small selection of luxury properties that we welcome our guests to. All our properties are featured on Owners Direct Homeaway under the following property ID's Casa Antonio 8050412 Casa das Heras 8050418 Cantinho Oliveiras 8111959 Vivenda Rijo 8112100

We are retired travel professionals, and the properties we offer are equipped to the highest standards, based on our many years experience in this lovely region of Portugal. We enjoy a 70% repeat bookings which is a fantastic recommendation. Come and see us, you'll love our villas.

Why Andrew Killeen chose Albufeira

We bought this property because of its lovely quiet location and being half way between Guia and Albufeira, it is very convenient for the country, the beach and lively Albufeira.

Just the place for peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Andrew

Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Vivenda Rijo. A beautiful villa wich suited our needs perfectly. And thanks too for the welcome package, which more than exceeded our expectations and got our holiday off to a flying start. Dina and Erminio were very helpful and Dina's english was excellent - a bonus when she was trying to answer any questions we had.

Many thanks once again for making our holiday special, we have all had a great time. 5 stars all round!

Hope to be in touch again soon in regards to holidays 2014!

Kind regards


Lovely quiet position in the countryside, and yet only a few minutes drive to Guia village and nearby beaches. A totally relaxing holiday we all needed. We have previously stayed in several of your villas, and Rijo was certainly up to the same high standards. Thank you. Mrs A Byrom, Bolton

Dear Andrew

Yes, we had a very fine time in your villa, thanks for that!

Everything was ok and we all enjoyed our time in Portugal.

JC Alons
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 : ensuite to Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2 : ensuite to Bedroom 2 Bathroom 3 : Separate to bedroom 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 in 4 Bedrooms (see description) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Double or Twin with air con and ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 : Double with air con, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 4 : Twin which is accessed via Bedroom 2 (only for children) Bedroom 3 : Double with separate bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The garden is on one level with terraces, lawns and a big covered barbecue and dining area next to the pool and house. There is a toilet next to the barbecue. The villa is walled and has electric gates, a driveway which leads to a covered car port. Utility Room: Outside via the garden is a laundry room with washing and ironing facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 3 days normally or 5 days on request. Bed linen changed weekly. Towels changed twice per week. Local English villa manager for help and information. Other: From the sitting room is a door to the study with computer, Free WIFI and printer and from this study is a door to Bedroom 1.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful 😊

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa. Definitely the place to stay for a relaxing time as not walking distance to restaurants or bars. The photos do not do the villa justice. Would recommend to anyone. The housekeeper was so friendly and did a fab job. Great place and a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katrina Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Our reviews show that all our guests love our villa. We look forward to hearing from you again very soon. Best regards Andrew
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  • 5 of 5

everything was outstanding enjoyed the villa immensely but the hot water was non exisitent even the water to do the dishes never got hot so therefore cool showers

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mr Orr I am amazed to read your comments on the hot water. Did you report this to our housekeeper, as no mention has been made to me. I will immediately contact her. You should have contacted me directly when I would have resolved the problem for you. Otherwise, we are pleased that you enjoyed our villa. Your 5 Star rating and comment of "Awsome" is very much appreciated. I will be in contact as soon as I can answer your water complaint. Best regards Andrew
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Great villa, great place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

What can we say, the villa is fantastic, it has a real homely feel as soon as you walk in, the rooms were spacious and very clean and fully air conditioned which was definitely needed as the weather was hot whilst we were there! The pool was extensively used by all of the family from morning to night. There is so much space in and outside the villa for both adults and children to unwind, standing on the roof terrace at dusk looking down across the rural land was a real treat. The need of a car is essential as the villa is fairly off the beaten track but its position is its great selling point as it is so tranquil you can forget about the hustle and bustle of normal life! Great villa, great holiday - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rachel Thanks for taking the time to review Vivenda Rijo, and we are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Its also nice to see that you have already booked again for summer 2018 when we look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards Andrew, Paul.
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Great Accommodation, Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is easy to find and in a superb location within easy reach of Albufeira old town, shopping and beach with a car. Dina the maid is extremely helpful and happy to help. The villa, pool, garden and amenities are well presented and very spacious. Even though the pictures give a flavour of what can be expected we were more than pleasantly surprised! We had a great holiday and were delighted with everything.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this villa and the fantastic outside space. Totally private and peaceful. Car essential but only short drives to anything you need, shops, restaurants, beaches etc.

Booking was easy and everyone was really helpful. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan Thank you for your review and your kind words. We hope to hear from you again soon. Best regards Andrew
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Charming and homely

  • 5 of 5

we chose this villa as it was close to relatives and the reviews looked fab. We couldn't have been more pleased. The villa has traditional charm and it feels like home as soon as you walk in. The outside space is superb and so well maintained. You are away from the busy town, but it's hard to imagine that you are only a five min drive to the old town. Inside was cool as welcoming and had everything we needed to feel at home during our stay. The only thing I'd point out is that the directions made it a little difficult to find, and we know the area, but we eventually got there. :-) we will be back and are planning our next visit

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie Thank you for your kind comments. Sorry if you had some difficulty following our map and instructions. Yes this villa is for those who crave peace and quiet and yet be close to everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon in one of our villas. Best regards Andrew
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Our villa is located near to Guia, 3km west of Albufeira, in lovely semi rural countryside. The popular beaches of Gale, Sao Rafael, Evaristo, Castelo, and Sao Lourenco,, some of the best beaches in Portugal, are within 5 minutes drive.

Albufeira Old Town, and the popular Fishermans Beach are just 5 minutes away.


Faro is the nearest airport, about 35 minutes drive away.

If you are driving to Portugal, it will take you two or three days from a channel port, or one long day from Santander or Bilbao.


Albufeira Old Town 3km

Carvoeiro 12 km

Vilamoura 12 km

Further Details:

Within just a few minutes drive are lots of restaurants, bars, shops, and supermarkets. Banks and shops are also located nearby in Guia Village and Albufeira. The Algarve Shopping complex is nearby a 10 minutes walk, and also the Zoomarine theme park which offers swimming with Dolphins is nearby in Guia. There are also several waterslide parks within 15 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Deposit required is 25% of rental with balance paid 8 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit of £250 is required and will be added to your final account, which is refunded within 7 days of your departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, but dependant on other bookings. Please see availability calender.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for use with 3 bedrooms for maximum 6 guests.
The fourth Bedroom can be used for up to 8 guests at a supplement of £155 per week, but only suitable for children. Extra folding beds for young children can be placed in a parents bedroom at a cost of £50 per week to include bedding and towels.
Cots are £20 per week to include linen and towels
Please read our rental contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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