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Stunning detached townhouse with fantastic sea views, minutes walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Good sized double bedrooms, beautiful sun terrace

Stunning 3 bed detached townhouse with fantastic sea views refurbished to a high standard and located with only a short easy walk to the beach and entertaining Praca. Vale do Lobo has great on site facilities including 2 championship golf courses, Wellness Centre Spa and fitness, Tennis Academy with 14 tennis courts, water and beach sports, internet and games, swimming pools, shopping centre, night club/disco, supervised children's village, crazy golf and many fine restaurants and bars, bank, newsagents and medical centre, supermarket and internal shuttle bus. Whether you have young children or teenagers you can relax knowing there is plenty for them to do. This townhouse is in a particularly quiet area but so well placed for everything. You are not really overlooked and can relax totally in a beautifully presented house that has kept its old charm. Dine outside and enjoy the beautiful views, from the back patio or top terrace. I know you will have a great holiday.

Please contact me if you wish to play golf at VDL as I should be able to get you a 50% discount on green fees on the two courses there.

More Details

Nigel Walls and Christine Jay
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Why Nigel Walls and Christine Jay chose Almancil area

Just loved the area and the uniqueness of VDL. Its a hugely relaxing place and I intend to spend more and more time there.

What makes this house unique

Close to great facilities in a very secure and up market location. Also extremely close to Faro airport so no long transfers. Just very relaxing

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had agreat week. Well kiited out villa with evrything you could need to have agreat stay. Found the path to the beach which takes as little as ten minutes. Lots of good running routes and the food in all the restaurants was great. Enjoy your stay.
Jun 2014
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Almancil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms have been newly refurbished to a very high standard and look stunning. Both have heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite
  • Both bedroom 1 and 2 have beautiful views to the beach, bedroom 2 with balcony for 2 chairs and table to have breakfast and bedroom 3 is a very good size with beautifully appointed ensuite with bath and shower. All have very large fully fitted wardrobes and all have hot/cold air conditioning. Bed 3 could easily fit a child bed in or cot. There is also a main bathroom with shower.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property is a detached townhouse set on 3 floors. Flat screen TV and also internet. There is a garden area accessed by patio doors from the main lounge/dining area. There is a table + 6 chairs for outside dining and attractive garden area. The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the second floor and there is a top terrace and laundry area with another fridge, washing machine and sink and large drying area hidden at the side of the top terrace. There is dining table and chairs for 6 and 2 sun loungers with wooden pagoda to shade the dining area. There is a large parasol that can be put up over the sun loungers. Stunning views of the beach can be seen all the way down to Albufeira and the small lights of the fishing boats can be seen going out against a wonderful sunset. Only unsuitable for the elderly or infirm due to the amount of stairs. Kitchen is modern with plenty of saucepans, crockery,cutlery, some plastic kids cups/plates etc.


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Stunning detached townhouse with fantastic sea views, minutes walk to beach
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 34 reviews

Fantastic Stay - Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Nigel's house. First of all I would like to thank him for his excellen communication, all emails were answered right away and no question was left unanswered.

We stayed here with six persons, my mum and dad, my husband and two teenagers. The location of the villa is fantastic, just 5 minutes walk from the beach (which was super quiet when we were there, so lovely) and easy walk to the Praca. We rented a car (Nigel recommended the VLD car rental - which was an excellent service) There is a discounted rate for VLD occupants, and complimentary pick up service, i have never experienced such stress free car rental service, it was great! We also hired two bikes for the odd trip to the supermarket (just 5 mins by bike) or for a little exercise around the property. Everything is there what you need, restaurants (although we ate off property a lot since we had rented a car), beach, golf, you name it! Persons renting at VDL have discounted golf and my son and husband played many rounds on the two courses which were in great condition. We used the bars, water sports and ventured out to many beach restaurants. We ate in various times too as the roof terrace is so beautiful, the view is stunning and can't ask for anything more. I guess a little depends on what type of neighbours you have, as the townhouses are interlinked. Fortunately when we were there we had friendly and quite neighbours so there were no issues. We used the barbecue various times and either purchased food in the supermarket off property or the one on VDL which is very well stocked and really not that expensive.

The townhouse itself is an traditional Portuguese townhouse which is from the original VDL development. It is therefore not modern but has a lot of character, and both bathrooms have been renovated. The house has all that you need and is very well equipped. I have read about the note ref. Towels - to which I can agree. I would also recommend supplying beach towels (after all they don't cost too much to purchase) and that would take a lot of hassle (and space) for not having to bring them from home.

The property was very well cleaned and we opted for the additional maid service (some comes with the rent depending on your duration of stay) and that was very nice. Parking is provided for one vehicle, any additional cars (we had 2) can be parked at the Golf Club House (only an issue in high season).

We would come back in a heartbeat to VDL!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

This villa in vale do lobo offers a wonderful holiday experience

Amazing sea view

Walking distance to the beach

The owner is very attentive and competent

The house has everything you need to a perfect holiday, very well equipped

I spend my holidays for the last 5 years in this house with my husband and 2 kids (now with 20 and 19 years old) and we return every year with joy and we will do it as long as we can

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property overall was very very nice

  • 4 of 5

WE stayed in the property for 10 days. We really were impressed when we first arrived. It had almost everything that you need for the perfect holiday.

There were only a couple of things, that is.. the towels need renewing, they were very worn and old, and the sunbeds on the terrace are in need of replacement.

The internet connection was very poor and we did loose the tv signal on regular occasions.

We all loved the resort, it was very clean and tidy all of the time.

I was not impressed with the pool at all. I think it could do with some cleaning and it seemed very baron and un interesting. It needs some palms putting around or any kind of greenery to soften the look of a lot of concrete and slabbed areas.

We felt that the charge for the pool was not representative of the overall experience there at all.

There were 6 of us and we hadn't hired a car so we were having taxi to go everywhere.They were very expensive. The car hire wasn't an option either because we were quoted 275 euro per day( that's was for a six seater)

The beaches were really lovely and clean and couldn't have asked for anything better there so thank you.We had a lovely holiday XXXX Price family

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn Thanks for your comments. Yes we are in the process or replacing all the linen generally, including the towels, and this is starting in September 2017. It is unfortunate about the internet as it was not the router but the main line. I had already ordered a replacement but they could not do this in time for your stay but was replaced with a fiber connection on the 10th August so is now working perfectly. As the TV is through the internet this is now also working fine.
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Lovely Villa in the heart of Vale Do Lobo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the villa early April and we had a lovely time. We were 6 adults and found we had plenty of room. Everything you need is provided for and you are close to the Praca the supermarket and the main reception areas. The upper terrace gives spectacular views of the sea and coast line and is a great addition to the property, the pictures do not do it justice!!The villa is located in a nice quiet area and i would recommend it if you are looking for a good location with a clean comfortable homely environment. Nigel is also very helpful and will keep you informed and offer guidance if needed.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Fantastic Villa - Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was spotless and comfortable and had everything you could ever need. The rooftop dining option was fantastic and it is only a 5 minute walk to the Praça and the beach. I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful views, beautiful villa, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely holiday. The villa and terrace are beautiful. We really enjoyed sitting on the terrace and enjoying the wonderful views. It really is a stunning location.

It's definitely worth a walk up to Paixa restaurant - the tapas were amazing. We also loved Maria's for it's great sea front location and wonderful fish.

The villa was really well equipped and very spacious – the photos almost don’t do it justice! We loved our time in VDL and left promising to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Praca, Vale do Lobo
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Royal and Ocean Courses, Vale do Lobo
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Several at the Praca, Vale do Lobo
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Vale do Lobo
Car: recommended

Probably Portugal's best known golf, tennis and beach resort. Set within a beautiful area the beaches are very clean and stretch for many miles of golden sand backed by rugged cliffs. Vale do Lobo does provide everything, but the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago is just 5 minutes away and Almancil can provide all your shopping needs. Easy trips down the motorway will take you to Albufeira and the fantastic shopping mall at Algarve shopping. Going East, Tavira is an attractive coastal town and Olhao has great fish and vegetable markets on the quayside. There are many nearby golf courses, the best in the Algarve and also nearby sports facilities, spa and beauty clinics for the ladies. This is an all year resort with much to do during all the seasons and golf being especially popular in the months outside the very hot summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $540.18

We can take payment in either Sterling or Euros. We will ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking with the balance being payable two months prior to the stay. A security/excess cleaning deposit of £400 will be required at the same time as the balance and held for up to four weeks after departure, when the property has been inspected. Unlike many properties we DO NOT charge for air conditioning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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