CLASSIC QUINTA NEAR LAGOS (VILLA)

Ineke ten Hoopen

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSIC QUINTA NEAR LAGOS (VILLA)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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Villa with infinity pool, magnificent sea views, full privacy and style

One of the Western Algarve's most beautifully located private villas, the romantic quinta is set on 4.5 acres with park-like, mature gardens. The property affords a spectacularly attractive view across the fields towards the ocean. A beautiful pool area surrounds a salt water infinity pool. The garden is fenced and hedged and very private. Many almond trees, olive trees, flowering trees and some enormous cacti. Nearby village with regionally famous bakery, excellent butcher and small daily market, provides everything needed for daily life. The golden beaches of Meia Praia, the old town of Lagos and two famous golf courses (Penina and Palmares) are all within 10 minutes. This artist's residence is rustic in nature, with a soft, lived-in feel. The overall atmosphere is artistic and romantic, with a strong sense of privacy and connection with nature. Please read our guest reviews. Also do not forget to visit our own website with many more images.

Excellent location offers views and privacy: The villa is set on the Southern flank of a low elongated hill, which it shares with only one other villa, not in view, and half a dozen farmhouses along its foot. Almond trees, fig trees, and flowering shrub all around. The overall atmosphere is very peaceful. The hill, a protected area, is covered in short blue iris in early spring. There are foxes, partridges, hedgehogs, toads, and many kinds of birds nestling in the many cypresses and palms. Nearest beach is Meia Praia, 3 miles of golden sand, 10 min away by car. There are several pretty little restaurants right on the beach. The popular Praia de Batata and Porto de Mos beaches are within 15 min. There are many other great beaches within 30 min, some of them very quiet and spectacular, including the West coast beaches, great for surfing and surf watching. Please visit our own website with more images. (Please, contact owner for website link or further information).

Lagos area full of attractions: nearby Lagos is the third largest town in the Algarve, straddling the river Bensafrim and surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside. It is a lively, cozy town with a maze of winding cobbled streets full of pavement restaurants, local cafés bars, antique and art shops, and a well stocked fish market. It is also rich in culture and history, and widely regarded as the most charming town of the Algarve. The impressive town walls date back to Roman times. In the days of the great discoveries, Lagos was the heart of naval Portugal and it was here, close to Cape St. Vincent, the South-Westerly tip of continental Europe, that Henry the Navigator´s captains, Gil Eanes and Magelhaes sailed to the ends of the world. Today it is an an attractive small town with modern amenities, including a modern marina. Nearby Portimão (15 min) has the popular Praia da Rocha beach resort, the Autodromo do Algarve, one of the world's most modern racetracks and an attractive riverfront with small fish restaurants.

Unique benefits: The quinta stands out from the average villa in its price range by the beautiful natural hill side setting. Very private, yet with the ocean and a nearby village in the valley below always in view. Away from it all, but right next to it. A little above it actually. Guests tend to appreciate the easy going feel of the house, with its unpolished stone floors (as found in old Portuguese castles and monasteries), rounded shapes and rustic rendering. No sharp edges anywhere, nothing overly delicate. But all the art works are real (paintings, photography, lithographs, etc.) many of them antiques. No posters, no factory art. There are many books (including scores of coffee table books), on a wide range of subjects. We strongly encourage guests to explore the glorious hillside behind the house.

Further details: Beautifully designed pool area with natural stone terraces and poolhouse with great rooftop terrace. Full privacy. Pool has infinity design, salt water treatment, requiring no chlorine - great for children, adults love it too! Mature garden with some spectacular palms, cactuses, agaves and yuccas. Ample lawns, shade spot under large olive trees. Classic cypress-lined driveway. Beautiful countryside all around. Teak outdoor furniture. BBQ. Flatscreen TV, Full HD. LG wing radio with ipod dock and USB MP3 port. Free WiFi with good transfer speed. Bed linens and bath towels are provided, but clients must provide own pool/beach towels.

Full service package available on request, depending on staff availability. This package comprises lunch and dinner prepared and served at the quinta for agreed number of days per week, and/or daily maid service, and/or aiport transfers. Price on request.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ineke ten Hoopen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Classic Quinta near Lagos (villa)
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Meia Praia Lagos Town
5

Another great holiday

  • 5 of 5
Usually it is not a good idea to revisit a place where one has had a fabulous time previously. However, that cannot be said about Quinta das Achadas Ruivas. Having just spent another two weeks here it was equally as good as the first occasion. A very relaxing time for the whole family and a fab pool for the grandchildren - no chlorine!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Far from the madding crowd

  • 4 of 5
But close to everything you need, if you are looking for a peaceful quiet break, look no further.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and would love to revisit.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Can’t be faulted. Truly outstanding. A beautiful villa in a convenient location for local beaches and golf courses.
Away from the hussle and bussle but not remote
Kind helpful owners who live locally. The gardens and pool are delightful and very private. Sit on the enormous patio early in the mornings watching the sun come up over the sea. The villa has 4 spacious bedrooms and all the facilities required. We could not do the villa justice since there were only 2 of us and our 2 Westie dogs.
When we visit Portugal again this Quinta would be a favourite.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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5

Excellant villa, superb location

  • 5 of 5
We have not long returned from our weeks holiday and must say WOW... what a place! Amazing villa in beautiful grounds. Felt very welcomed by the owners. Very grateful for their perfect directions to wonderful restaurants in the surrounding areas. What more could you ask for. The villa itself was just beautiful. Everything was catered for perfectly, comfy beds, excellent storage etc. The view looking out to the sea and the fabulous countryside was just stunning. Seeing the full moon on an evening was a sight to behold. The pool was very enjoyable due to it being a salt water pool, meant no chlorine smells or stingy eyes. We found it very difficult to encourage our six year old daughter out it!! To sum up, the villa is a wonderful place and if you are lucky enough to have the opporutnity to go then you should take it, you will not regret it. We hope to be back there again in the very near future. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, enjoyable holiday x
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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5

Shangri la

  • 5 of 5
If there ever was such a place then Quinta das Achadas Ruivas would surely be it! Fabulous! The location, overlooking open country to the Bay of Lagos. The Quitna, homely and spacious and the pool - saltwater (but not too salty) and no smelly chlorine to wash off skin and swim ware. A night swim with the pool light on is a must. Our three week holiday was just like being 'at home', but in a warmer climate, we felt so relaxed in the property. Ineke and Peter, the owners, were charming hosts and most helpful if questions required answering. Maria, the maid, was quiet, efficient and unobtrusive. Would I recommend a stay here? Absolutely!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Classic Quinta near Lagos (villa)
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5

A haven off the beaten track ...

  • 5 of 5
The quinta nestles into the hillside, its tall firs giving a tantalising glimpse of what's to follow. Turn off the road and onto the yellowed unmade track leaving a cloud of dust behind the car, and travel on up to the property, passing through the iron gates with the tumbling front lawn, established borders and cacti marking you way up to the end of the track, and one of the entrances to this vast villa. It's a great start to what will be an unforgettable stay at this traditional Portuguese quinta. And it only gets better. Moving into the villa you encounter shelves generously stocked with literature, much of it betraying an interest in the arts, and the flagstone floors leading to a series of bedrooms and bathrooms, each well proportioned and stocked with storage and the comforts you'd find at home. But perhaps the most stunning part of the property is the pool and its surrounds. Looking out of the sets full height patio doors, and across the lawn, you'll see the turquoise blue of a full size swimming pool, again surrounded by established flora and fora, providing the ultimate in privacy. Here you'll also find what appears as a folly, but venture around the back of this cylindrical building that houses a table for al fresco dining, you'll climb stairs to its roof and to a vantage point where you can survey the grounds of the villa, and look across the valley to the ocean beyond. As you can probably tell, we had a fabulous time! On a more practical side, the villa's location gives easy access to main roads opening up trips to a variety of beaches and towns and to shops and other attractions, as well as the inevitable golf courses. Would we stay at this quinta again? You bet!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Odiaxere village
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Portimão
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Penina, Palmares and Boavista all at 10 min
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Odiaxere exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Odiaxere
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Meia Praia
Car: recommended

Beautifully designed pool area with natural stone terraces and pool house with great rooftop terrace. Full privacy. Pool has infinity design, salt water treatment, requiring no chlorine - great for children, adults love it too! Mature garden with some spectacular palms, cactuses, agaves and yuccas. Ample lawns, hammock slung between large olive trees. Classic cypress-lined driveway. Treehouse hidden in carob tree. Beautiful countryside all around. Teak outdoor furniture. BBQ. Beautifully designed pool area with natural stone terraces and pool house with great rooftop terrace. Full privacy. Pool has infinity design, salt water treatment, requiring no chlorine - great for children, adults love it too! Mature garden with some spectacular palms, cactuses, agaves and yuccas. Ample lawns, hammock slung between large olive trees. Classic cypress-lined driveway. Treehouse hidden in carob tree. Beautiful countryside all around. Teak outdoor furniture. BBQ. Flat Screen TV, Full HD and Ipod dock.

Other Activities: Endless country walks in unspoilt nature

Golf: Several of the Algarve's top golf courses nearby. The classic Henry Cotton designed Penina Championship course at the Meridien is 10 min from the house. Many waterhazards and half a million shrubs and trees give it special appeal for stronger players. Penina further offers two 9-hole courses, the Penina Academy course and the Resort course. Also at 10 min. (and in view from the house) is Palmares, entirely made over in 2010 by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The 27 holes are laid out on hillside with gorgeous views over the Bay of Lagos. Again at 10 min. is Boavista, completed around 2000. It was designed to provide a sensible game for the average player. Breathtaking views towards the Atlantic Ocean from most holes. At 15 min. is Margodo de Reguengos, with its 980 hectares of the largest in Europe - though its spaciousness makes it feel like Africa. The large greens demand good putting skills, and he accuracy of the player's shot is questioned by deep aggressive bunkers. Another attraction is that it often very quiet. No villas or other development so far. At 20 min. is Parque de Floresta, on the way to Cape St. Vincent. A fascinating course with fairways that roll up and down through hills demanding accurate shots and good placing. The Par-3 fifteenth hole of 159 metres is a golfer's dream. Alto Golf in Alvor, at 15 min. challenges with strategic bunkers, dog-legs, elevated greens and well placed trees, and one of the longest holes in Europe. Several other courses within 20 min.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €1,500 Per week

Meia Praia Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Indian Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Harvest Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Blossom Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Easter Holiday
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Late Spring
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,750
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,300
 
 
Harvest Season
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Blossom Season
Jan 9 2016 - Apr 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes The owners will provide further information when a booking is made. For winter rentals an at-cost arrangement will be made for central heating. Special rates can be arranged for extended periods.
Listed rates are include all taxes and services. A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Payment of the balance and a refundable damage deposit of €500 should be made 8 weeks before departure. Payment by bank transfer is preferred. Payment can also be made by Paypal (and through PayPal with all major creditcards), subject to a 3.5% markup to cover charges.
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Amenities

Amenities

Meia Praia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble walls
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Marble walls
  • All bathrooms have floor to ceiling marble - Lioz, Estremoz or Brecha.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Very large room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Large room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Large room
  • All beds are full length at 200 cm. Bed in 2 largest bedrooms are King size (200x180cm). All bedrooms are very spacious, two of them have their own private terraces.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The most important facility offered at our Classic Quinta is a peaceful, stressfree atmosphere. We feel this is important because guests essentially come to us (and come back to us) to relax. This delightful atmosphere is created partly by the architecture of the house, with its gentle, flowing shapes and its pleasant interior arrangement with the bedrooms spread over two separate wings with the lounge in between - and partly by the mature garden, with its numerous tall cypresses reaching skywards, the wealth of plant species, and the style of gardening, which is best described as a lightly managed wilderness. We believe in letting nature take care of itself - with human loving help. The effect is joyful and free. A chef and/or nanny can be provided by arrangement.
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