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Sea front family owned villa, glorious views, 2 min walk to beautiful beach.

Chris Ehinger

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Sea front family owned villa, glorious views, 2 min walk to beautiful beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Vale do Lobo House Rental Photos and Description

Family sized villa - relax on the terraces with beautiful views of the sea

This villa is one of only 6 sea front Aldeamentos,or townhouses, with stunning views out over the sea. Vale do Lobo is one of the most prestigious resorts in the Algarve, with the best in golf, tennis, beaches and restaurants. Perfect for any age, as there is something for everyone. Accommodation: superkingsize bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, utility room, dining room and living room. French doors open onto the private rear garden, the front has a south facing sun terrace and beautiful flower beds, with fabulous views overlooking the sea. The beach is a two minute walk away. The location is ideal for kids of any age, as the proximity to the beach makes access simple, and the shops, restaurants and bars, are just an easy stroll for young and old. Enjoy the sun roof for private sunbathing, and morning coffee or evening cocktails on the private first floor balcony with breathtaking views overlooking the sea. Free WIFI access is provided. Maid service is provided three hours a week, and can be provided every day at a small additional cost. Babysitting is easily arranged through our managing agents. Washing machine, dishwasher, traditional Portuguese outdoor BBQ, storage area, drying racks, sun loungers, satellite widescreen plasma TV/DVD. Beach towels can be provided upon request for nominal charge. The nearest supermarket is 5 minutes, with several others a short 10 minute drive away in Almancil. Faro airport is 20 minutes away. There is a wide range of activities nearby, and seasonal watersports on the beach right in front of the villa.

Golf: Golf is a major attraction to this part of the Algarve - and there are two courses available at Vale do Lobo, the Royal and the Ocean. Quinta do Lago, which is 10 minutes drive away, also has several championship courses.

Tennis: The Vale do Lobo tennis centre offers several different surfaces to play on, together with use of their pool, gym and restaurant. The courts are booked on an hourly basis for a fee (upon application). There is also a tennis centre with multiple surfaces available in Quinta do Lago, where games can be arranged, and tournaments played.

Swimming Pool: The pool pictured in front of the villa is privately owned (Breeze), and use of it is available for a daily or weekly rate upon application. Small children however are free of charge. There is also a half price rate for entrance in the afternoon.

Villa Rental requirement: There is a requirement that there must be at least one adult over the age of 25 present at all times during the rental period.

Barringtons Club: Bella Vista had a full year round membership with Barringtons Club - however the club has now been closed, and we have been unable to ascertain when or if it will reopen. However there are excellent spa facilities available at the Vale do Lobo Club, a 10 minute walk away up the road.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Ehinger (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Chris Ehinger

We are a family with two teenage children, and bought the villa from my parents, so this villa has been in the family for 30 years. We renovated it, and have been renting it out since 2006. Generations of kids have enjoyed holidays here, from babies through to teens and young adults, to families with grandparents.

We love the peacefulness here, yet there is so much to do. We try to enjoy holidays here three or four times a year, sometimes with the kids, other times just with friends.

We live in Berkshire, England, having moved from the States in 1996.

Chris Ehinger purchased this house in 2003

Why Chris Ehinger chose Vale do Lobo

What a location ! Need we say more.

What makes this house unique

The proximity to the beach and all the facilites of the Praca - indeed much of Vale do Lobo is walkable from this location. But the special and quite unique view we enjoy from the ground floor terrace ( you don't have to climb up to the roof terrace) is the main attraction of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cara Marguerite, muito bom dia.

Peço desculpa só hoje responder ao seu e-mail mas só hoje regressei a Portugal.

Tivemos com nossos filhos uma das melhores férias dos últimos anos, só possível pela sorte que tivemos em usufruir da vossa casa, inserida num local muito agradável e calmo que lhes permitiu divertirem-se sem problemas e em segurança.

Pensamos seriamente voltar para o ano mas desta vez só nos últimos quinze dias de Agosto, pelo que oportunamente entrarei em contacto com a Marguerite.
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Sea front family owned villa, glorious views, 2 min walk to beautiful beach.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 18 reviews

Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

This villa is a lovely place to be, especially if you like the beach!

It is very close to the huge and gorgeous beach, with views to admire out to sea including sunsets over the water.

The house itself is very comfortable and well-equipped, and feels really homely. There are lots of attractive pictures, traditional blue and white Portuguese tiles, comfortable cushions and plenty of space. The whole place is beautifully furnished, even has proper napkins in the drawer!

We found the location really excellent for all of us to be able to go out to the beach independently, and it is very handy too for the excellent mini-golf course and several seaside restaurants and bars.

We managed our week without a car, going on foot to the supermarket (which is a good 20 minutes walk up the hill) and trundled our beers down to the villa in a suitcase. There is a shuttle bus which gave us one free round trip. The resort is well-guarded by security men who are very helpful, and has a public bus service to other towns, but only on week days.

The villa faces South so has lots of options for sunbathing, dining in or out, balcony drinks and after dark is cosy and comfortable in the sitting room.

Highly recommended !

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: sounds like a great holiday over half term. It was a new destination for this family, so glad it was a success and they enjoyed the benefits of our villa and its location.

Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at this home, and also the first time I've been to Vale Do Lobo, and I can't wait to go back to both!

The house is wonderful. It is beautifully decorated - a perfect blend of being well appointed with all the perfect touches, but casual and comfortable. And the house is full of extra amenities - from the built-in barbeque, to the upstairs deck that was perfect for morning coffee with incredible views of the ocean, to the roof where sunset cocktails are a must! And I got the best nights sleep every night; beds were so comfortable!

The location of this house was perfect. So close to the beach and close to the central shops, restaurants and activities. But just far enough you could not hear the music or noise of the bars. I loved getting up in the morning and running though Vale Do Lobo - such a gorgeous community with the best of everything.

I definitely hope to make this house and location an annual vacation. I would recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

'Lovely relaxing holiday'

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 8 nights in this lovely , well equipped villa , the setting and location was ideal being only a short walk from the fantastic sandy beach and many restaurants in Vale do lobo centre . We could not fault the villa , all you could need to hand , a real home from home. Really enjoyed pre-dinner drinks watching the sun set on the front balcony overlooking the sea. The owners could not do any more to help and are always available should you need them.Thoroughly recommended and looking forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came for a 50th birthday celebration with friends from around the world. We could not believe the beauty of the entire area and were thrilled with the location and views from this property! We loved having coffee on the terrace overlooking the beautiful sea. Our beds were comfortable; we slept so well with the ocean breeze coming into our room. The villa was well appointed and the decor was lovely. We also own rental property and noticed how well the owner organized everything and all the creature comforts included.

We had great meals in the restaurants below this property and loved that we never needed a car to get around! We rode bikes one day down the coast and my husband and I commented that this area was so much like the Monterey area in California that we love so much! We had massages on the beach, definately recommend! People were so nice.... we can't wait to come back! The Andersons from Fort Worth, Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

We hated to leave and can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with another couple, thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay at this warm, charming and comfortable villa, experiencing all the wonderful amenities of the Vale do Lobo resort. To begin with, the Villa has incredibly breathtaking, panoramic views looking south over the Atlantic Ocean. Morning coffees and evening cocktails were so special in this beautiful setting. We loved the beach that’s just below the villa….great sunbathing, swimming, and long shoreline walks. And the pool option was awesome as well, particularly the hour long poolside massage at the end of the day. We enjoyed the great food and relaxing, Mediterranean ambiance of the resort's restaurants. A special treat was being able to watch the World Cup games in a fun-filled open air environment of one of the resort bars. . Finally, we found the Villa was well situated to venture out and explore the surrounding region as well...a wonderful cultural experience. We hated to leave and can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, you certainly made full use of the opportunities available locally. We look forward to welcoming you back next time!

Location Location Location?

  • 2 of 5

Let’s start with the good points.

The view from the balcony and the roof is as good as it gets.

The Praca is very handy if you need to be near dining options and pay 2 Euros for a bottle of water or a daily newspaper. Or 9 Euros for a paperback.

The beach is wonderful and is free if you take your own towels, it is also only about a hundred yards if you walk through the Praca.

The restaurants are all good quality and stock the same wines more or less and charge the same for pastas and steak. Only the Indonesian was more expensive. We also tried the Mexican and the Italian and another Pizza type place that was also decent.

A band of some sort (all decent acts) play from 7 until 10 each night in the square to a mainly infant and pushchair dominated audience.. and their parents of course.

Better value, better vibe and a bit less center parcsy we preferred to walk to Julia’s beach bar, head east along the shoreline about 15 minutes walk.

Anyone expecting a decent night’s sleep however is in for a rude and noisy awakening around 4 or 5 am when the bars and nightclubs discharge to the taxi rank.

The general mating, shouting, chanting, screaming and bottle dropping abates by about 6am.

In an ironic twist the bottle banks at The Praca are also routinely collected and emptied at 4am by the Val de Lobo estate recycling wagon.

It’s ok though because you are awake anyway. It just feels and sounds like a car has crashed into the kitchen window.

It’s easy to have some sympathy with the owners over this.

Perhaps this is why they have not renewed their club membership. How does that impact the renter?

The pool which features so prominently in the website photos is off limits unless you buy a weekly pass at 280 euros for a family of 4.

Alternatively you can buy daily entry at 15 Euros for adults and 7.50 euros for under 17s.

There is a 50% discount pass but this is only available to guests of owners who have paid their membership fees.

You are also unable to use any of the resort buses.

The villa is functional but tired and is due a makeover although the downstairs shower room is contemporary and worthy of better villas.

Ants are in residence in the kitchen tramping across the kitchen wall into a cupboard but don’t bother taking them on there are lots of them, as many again the next day.

The double bed is 2 singles pushed together but sleep is not really an option and came home very tired.

Would I return? Only in a stag party

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happily there were some good points that were enjoyed, the beautiful views! It is a great pity that this family did not enjoy their holiday, but thankfully they are very much in the minority. Clearly they felt aggrieved and had many issues. We tried to speak with them when they returned from Vale do Lobo, which we always do with our guests, but they wouldn't talk to us at all. We obviously cannot be responsible for what Vale do Lobo charge, it is marketed as a high end resort, so we are surprised that this family were not prepared. Many of the shops are private concessions, and the pool is actually privately owned (Breeze) and is never crowded. Paying to use the pool, play golf, or any other activity available in the resort is always an option for guests. There are several inaccuracies in their review, the details of club membership being one. Our website photos show quite clearly what our villa looks like, and in no way are misleading, sorry that this family did not like our home. However we do wish them good luck in making a more suitable selection when they next go on holiday.


Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Faro (FAO)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Vale do lobo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Vale do lobo
Car: not necessary

Vale do Lobo is Portugal's best known and largest golf, tennis and beach resort. In an area of outstanding natural beauty with protected grassy reserves, the beaches are pristine, and stretch for mile upon mile of golden sand with dunes and golden cliffs. A truly year round destination, with three premier golf courses, the Tennis Centre with 14 multi surfaced courts, pool and gym, the Royal Spa and Fitness Centre with indoor pool and gym, Hamman and luxurious beauty treatments, Equestrian centre, biking, and go-karting to name but a few activities. In the summer enjoy waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing and sailing. There are so many fabulous restaurants, of varying price ranges, that it is impossible to visit them all in one holiday. The villa is only 20 minutes from Faro airport, and within easy reach of several excellent shopping centres, cinemas and waterparks. The local shopping centre (8 minute drive) has everything from local pottery and handicrafts, to international designer name stores. The villa is located in a prime position with wonderful sea views, and is perfect for all ages. A car is not necessary, but recommended as the supermarkets are a short drive away.

We have local management agents, who are easily contactable if you have any questions about the villa, or the local area. They can also provide excellent babysitters if required.

We will take bookings in £ stering or Euros.

Golf: Vale do Lobo, San Lorenzo, Quinto do Lago, Vilamoura - to name but a few of the excellent and championship courses nearby. There is plenty to do for families with children of all ages, or groups of older singles. The nightlife in the Praca includes two nightclubs and there are several restaurants, newagents and shops. The Praca is easily walkable in a very safe area. The large pool in front of the house is open seasonally to all residents. Guests in the villa may purchase daily or weekly admission, children under 7 are free (there is also a kids' pool). Guests cards for the resort can be purchased at the Vale do Lobo reception, and used to obtain discounted entry to all the facilities.


Rates & Availability

From £100 Per night

Vale do Lobo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Mid season
May 1 2015 - May 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
May 24 2015 - Jun 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2015 - Jul 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £400
Notes We include 3 hours of maid service in our weekly rates, more are available. Anything that you might need, please ask and we will do our best to provide it.
We accept sterling or euros. There is a deposit of 30% payable upon booking, with the balance paid 10 weeks before arrival.
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Vale do Lobo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first floor bathroom is tiled with the traditional Portuguese tiling and marble floors. The ground floor bathroom has marble tiled walls and floors, with walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is light and airy, and overlooks the rear gardens. It has a king size bed (6') Second bedroom has two single beds (which may be pushed together). Third bedroom also has two single beds (which may be pushed together). The rooms are furnished very comfortably with traditional Portuguese furniture. There is plenty of cupboard space in all the bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • caves
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is an ipod docking station, and 24' plasma tv, and dvd player with some dvds

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