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Charming townhouse in quiet location, close to beach. AIR CONDITION and Wi Fi

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Vale do Garrão - Bright 2 bedroom townhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4. Additional small bed for child possible.

The townhouse is in a quiet location of the resort and barely a 4 minutes walk to the main swimming pool, reception, Xenia restaurant/bar, tennis courts and mini market. The glorious sandy beach is a 4 minutes car drive away or a 20-25 walk.

Upon entering the townhouse past the front garden, there is a well equipped kitchen to the left. The twin-bed guest bedroom is situated to the right, together with its adjacent shower room. The living room with its dining area has large glass sliding doors leading to the lovely garden and early morning sunshine, and a lovely pergola covered terrace where you can enjoy a relaxed breakfast or an al-fresco barbecue meal.

The bright spacious master bedroom is on the upper floor and enjoys glorious morning sunshine and views to the pine woodlands of Vale do Garrão. The en-suite shower room has a very large shower with seating. Both bedrooms have an air-conditioning unit (hot or cold).

The townhouse is tastefully furnished throughout to ensure maximum comfort and ease of living.

The paved patio has a charcoal BBQ and the garden is totally enclosed to ensure privacy and safety for children.

Available in the townhouse are cable TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and Wi Fi for internet connection is provided free of charge. Non smokers preferred however there are ashtrays available for smoking outside in the garden!

MINIMARKET: There is a small mini-market near main Clubhouse, open each day.

TENNIS: There are two tennis courts within 5 minutes from the property. A resident coach is available. The courts can be booked through the main Reception.

Within a 5 minutes drive are the 14 courts of the Vale do Lobo Tennis Club and there are weekly programmes of coaching and competitions. In Quinta do Lago, just 10 minutes drive away, is Jim Stewart's Tennis Academy. Weekly roll-ups and private coaching available.

RESTAURANTS / ENTERTAINMENT: There is an immense choice of restaurants for all tastes and prices. Information and recommendations are available from Reception or found in the property.

There are two shopping centres within a 10 minutes drive from the resort. At the Buganvilia shopping centre you will find cafés, an Italian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, and an upmarket Japanese Sushi & Steak house. In addition, there are 2 night-clubs, one that particularly caters for youngsters. The other is a very elegant and trendy bar and dance night club and is beside the Japanese Sushi & Steak House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Forbes-Van Laere
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, spanish enquiries: email reply in spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2016
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About Linda Forbes-Van Laere

My husband (Irish) and I(Belgian) have lived in Portugal since 1987 and love this beautiful country and its people. My husband has his own business offering project management services and I look after our two properties in Dunas Douradas. We have two sons (24 and 19) who are in university in Dublin.

As I live near our rental property, I am able to give a personalised service to clients and I like to pay particular attention to the little details that make the difference in a holiday.

Linda Forbes-Van Laere purchased this house in 1999

Why Linda Forbes-Van Laere chose Almancil area

We bought the townhouse because we felt that Dunas Douradas (which means golden dunes) is a perfect spot for a wonderful holiday. Although situated in a quiet location in the resort, it is close to lots of facilities and the beach is a 5 mins drive away. On the beach, there are sun shades and loungers for hire, water sports are available during the summer months and the beach restaurants are open all year. It is also within a short drive to lots of restaurants and nightlife. For golfers, there are many golf courses in the area. Families can relax knowing they are in a safe environment.

What makes this house unique

The resort is a fantastic place for a holiday as it is so close to the beach and many golf courses. Most facilities are barely 10 minutes away.

I provide beach towels so you don't have to bring those with you and there's usually a good selection of buckets, spades and body boards for the kids. I live nearby and contactable at any time.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Charming townhouse in quiet location, close to beach. AIR CONDITION and Wi Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 from Austria and we have been two weeks in Dunas Douradas. It was a wonderful time there! The townhouse is very well equipped, in the kitchen we found everything for cooking ourselves. The rooms are elegant furnished and arranged with love.

A nice terrace and a lovely garden belong to the house.

The housemaid was very friendly and everything was cleaned very well.

The townhouse is situated in a nice holiday resort without a lot of noise. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the beach. There is a great sandy beach and it was funny to bathing in the atlantic!

Before starting and during our holidays we had nice contact to Linda, she takes care of her guests. We enjoyed our holidays and we recommend highly the house of Linda!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Dunas Douradas several times and once already in Linda's apartment. As expected the villa was delightful, everything was as described and Linda even left a couple of Easter eggs for the children as it was Easter ! A really nice touch and the kids were thrilled.

The villa was very clean and tidy and all the rooms were decorated very well. The garden was also really nice as we were there in April the weather was a little unsettled, not that it spoilt it at all. Everywhere is so nice it's an added bonus if the weather is good too.

Would highly recommend either of Linda's holiday homes as they are both lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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Real home from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nights here in August 2011 and had a fantastic time. On our arrival we found the town house was spotless. The decor is charming. We really enjoyed having a beautiful private garden to sit in and our 6 year old daughter really appreciated the toys and DVD's which were provided. Wi-Fi was a must for us and it was very reliable.

The facilities on the complex were very good, a great swimming pool, pool bar, restaurant and mini shop catered for our needs.

The surrounding area of Vale de Lobo is very accessible although you do need a car.

We would have no hesitation in booking again. Thank you for making the whole process so easy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Just what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Booked for last few days in March into April. Wanted somewhere quiet and boy did I get it. It was idyllic. Villa was beautifuly presented and spotlessly clean, which gets my vote to start with. Everything there you needed, the villa was well equipped, beautiful decor and furnishings and beautiful bathrooms. The back garden was so delightful I could have sat out there every minute of the day! All we could hear were the birds - wonderful!

Lovely stroll to the beach and very short walk to reception and the nearest restaurant. Bonus was wi-fi for me and sky sports for the other half. Booking was made very easy. Will be back as soon as I can! Ooh, nearly forgot, the weather was great that week also!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
In the Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A22 (IP1)
Nearest Restaurant
In the Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Vale do Garrão
Car: recommended

Dunas Douradas is a luxury development situated on the Algarve coast, within the golden triangle between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. It is 25 minutes from Faro airport and is within walking distance of the long white sanded beach and a number of restaurants.

Other Activities: restaurants, shopping, night clubs, karting and quad bikes, bird watching

Golf: Golf discounts on a number of courses nearby, such as Pinheiros Altos, Quinta do Lago, Vila Sol, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura, are available from Reception.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vale do Garrão, Almancil area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
19 Nov 2016 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental rates include water, electricity and maid service 3 times a week including full linen change. Cots and highchairs can be provided at small extra charge.

Long term rentals considered. Price upon request: 1 maid service and full linen change per week included. Electricity is not included.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vale do Garrão in Loule region

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 98 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have walk-in showers with seating. There is no bath tub in either bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin Small additional bed or cot can be provided for child.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Benefits from all Dunas Douradas facilities including use of large swimming pool, tennis courts and play area. There is a 5 star restaurant and pool side bar. The resort has 24 hr reception facilities and there is round the clock security. The villa is managed locally and maid service is provided twice a week + the departure clean. Extra maid service can be arranged at additional cost. A complete linen change is provided once a week. Cots and highchairs can be provided upon request, free of charge. There are 2 stairgates available in the townhouse, free of charge. Although maximum occupation is 4 people, there is a fold up bed that could accommodate another person or child, if necessary. Please request this. There is no additional charge for this, but it will restrict space in bedrooms. Please note that in the low seasons of December (excluding Christmas and New Year), and January the pool bar and restaurant is closed. The mini-market remains open all year.

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