Superb luxury villa which keeps it's traditional appearance but has been extensively modernised. Case Figuiera sits down a quiet one way lane towards the bottom of a steep valley. The surrounding luxury villas are dotted around the valley peeping out amongst the beautiful pine trees. The tranquility of the valley and abundance of trees and plants attracts beautiful birds such as Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, Bee Eaters, Azure Winged Magpie, amongst many others. It is a haven for birdwatchers. The villa is close to the sea which can be heard pounding the shore nearby. It is a magnificent setting and has a very special feel unique to old Vale do Lobo.
We purchased this villa in 2013 primarily because of its incredible and unique setting. We have extensively renovated over the last year. The garden is planted with figs, olives and citrus fruit. It is beautifully lit at night and is absolutely stunning both at night and during the day. It is much admired by locals and guests and considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in VDL.
The villa has raised terraces and balconies with plenty of seating snd furniture. It is lovely to sit and enjoy the surroundings in peace and quiet and gives guests quiet areas to just be alone.
Using a local well known architect, we have added a new master bedroom suite, large kitchen, swimming pool and BBQ/ outdoor dining room. We have also added a new carport, fountain and electric entrance gates. This is a superb position to be in Vale do Lobo, situated on the other side of the 17th Hole from the Donna Filipa Hotel. It is a only a 10 minute walk to the Praca and beach.
The interior has been planned and fitted by a local interior designer. All the beds are new, large and superior hotel quality. The soft furnishings are mainly natural colours and Include Sanderson fabrics and Jane Churchill. The tables and outdoor furniture are Point and Provence, (hand crafted wooden furniture from Northern Portugal). We have aimed to keep the traditional feel of a Portuguese villa, whilst making it modern and fresh. All the kitchen appliances are new and regularly refreshed and updated.
The L shaped kitchen is large, light and modern with black marble worktops and fitted Bosch appliances. There are bar stools to sit at and an American Fridge Freezer with ice maker. There is also a dining area furnished with Provence table and chairs. A flat screen TV has been fitted which offers UK channels. This villa is truly a home from home. Having bought four young children to Portugal over the last 12 years, we have tried to think of everything. We have therefore ensured that travel cots and high chairs are available to guests and free to use. We also supply cool box, beach towels, robes, bath towels, beach umbrellas and toys. We have tried to think of everything and will respond to special requests for your visit. If you want to go back with fresh clean laundry, we provide two washing machines for guest use.
The master bedroom is double aspect opening onto a large balcony furnished with sun loungers and overlooking the pool. It is a perfect place to watch the sun go down listening to the sea.
The BBQ has a two charcoal grills and a large outdoor dining area. It is furnished with Point outdoor outdoor furniture.
There is a large lounge, comfortably furnished with a fireplace and flatscreen TV.
THe utility room is large and as already mentioned, has two washing machines, a tumble dryer and wine cooler/ storage. It is well equipped with steam iron and ironing board.
Nearly all the rooms have air conditioning and electric shutters. We have installed Lazer TV and internet which offers lots of channels including UK channels and BBC, Sky Sports etc.
There is also a covered terrace overlooking the swimming pool furnished with comfortable seating and table.
The swimming pool at the villa is over 5mx11m. It can be heated in the cooler months and has a rigid solar powered pool cover. The seating areas around the pool allow for good sunbathing, supervision of the pool and outdoor dining.
The gates are electric to provide extra security and the villa is enclosed by hedging and fencing.
Vale do Lobo is beautiful all year round and many of the beach bars and restaurants remain open in spring, autumn and winter months. It is a golf, jogger and sport paradise and our prices are low (out of peak season) to encourage guests to visit at these times. The beach is also at its most beautiful as it is empty!
We are members of Vale do Lobo and guests get the benefit of VDL security, 24 Hour Reception and membership cards( small extra cost) giving discounts to Gym, Spa, Tennis, Restaurants , free use of Circuit Bus and entry to swimming pool at Praca.
Our rental rates have stayed pretty much the same for 2018/19 Home Away and Owners Direct from July 2016 now add a Service Charge which is paid to them (not us). In order to counter this charge and be competitive, we have reduced our deposit and removed extra add on fees such as maid and pool heating.
We have visited Vale Do Lobo as a family since 1979. We have four children and it is perfect for family beach holidays, eating out at fabulous beach bars and relaxation. This villa is set in the heart of the resort on Rua Dos Pinheiros, a tranquil one-way lane with exclusive villas tucked away under the Umbrella Pines. The situation of the villa is typical of the original vision of Vale do Lobo as a five-star family resort; it provides easy, safe access to the bars and restaurants of the Praca and the glorious beach, in a short 10 min walk.
Two Championship Golf Courses, Tennis Academy with 14 courts, pool, gym, sauna, steam and massage facilities, Cultural Centre and Auditorium, Physiogym and Royal Spa area, Kangaroo Club for children, pristine beach with water sports, two resort pools, night club, bars and restaurants.
The outside areas are comfortably-furnished with relaxing sofas and chairs. Outdoor dining is a pleasure with your local fish grilled to perfection on the poolside BBQ...
What to do.....
The villa is a 10 minute walk to the Praca and 2km beach at Vale do Lobo. We have teenage children who enjoy the large pool overlooking the Atlantic and meet the friends there that they have met in previous years. The nightclub is also an attraction for them; there is 24 hour Vale Do Lobo Security and a Circuit Bus which is free for people using our villa. As we are members of the Proprietor's Club at Vale do lobo, there are valuable discounts in golf, tennis, wellness and bars. It also has the benefit of 24-hour reception facilities at the Resort Centre. Having had four children, I understand the need to be child friendly. The pool itself has no fencing around it, (although it does have a rigid pool cover). Children will therefore need constant adult supervision around the pool and must not be allowed to walk on the pool cover. There are DVD'S, books and some toys (including pool toys) for children to use during their stay. There are also two travel cots and two high chairs free to use.
Vale do Lobo is a perfect place to get fit! There are superb jogging routes with hill work and beach runs straight from the front door of the villa. The tennis, golf, beach and Praca are all almost equal distances away from the villa, so it is perfectly situated for those wanting to make the most of Vale do lobo as a resort with no need to drive.
Out of season Vale do Lobo is lovely. Many of the beach bars remain open serving fresh fish and superb wines. The beach is empty and the temperatures are good. It is a perfect time for relaxing, playing golf and tennis and enjoying quiet Vale Do Lobo as it used to be in 1979: highly recommended! See link below for video.