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Luxury Villa with private pool, lush gardens and direct access to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 1 nights


About the property

3 bedroom villa to sleep 6 in a wonderful location

It is hard to appreciate the location of this villa until you see it in person. Located at the end of a terrace of eight villas fronting directly onto the beach in Vale do Lobo. The aspect from the villa is stunning by day and night. It is only a two minute walk to the hub of Vale do Lobo, the 'Praca' with its wide range of bars and restaurants. Within the estate there is also unrivalled facilities including 2 championship golf courses, driving range, Wellness Centre Spa and Fitness, Tennis Academy, beach sports, shopping centre, supervised children's village, crazy golf, night club, supermarket and medical centre. There is plenty to do for all age groups, young children, teenagers and the parents! The pool is a good size and there is room for games on the lawn area. Daily maid service is included. This is one of the original houses in Vale do Lobo but has been kept up to date with all modern equipment and furnishings. It is a wonderful house and the roof terrace is spectacular.

Oonagh and Paul O'Reilly
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Almancil Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms are fitted to the highest standards and have good size baths with excellent showers. Both have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom has a large double bed and has an ensuite bathroom and has great views of the garden leading down to the sea. The second and the third bedroom have two single beds each and are adjacent to the main bathroom. The second bedroom has the view to the side of the house to the pool, garden and sea. The third bedroom is on the land side of the house.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Villa with private pool, lush gardens and direct access to the beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Book it now! You WON'T be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the villa could not have been more perfect. It is literally on the beach and 1 minute to six restaurants and a bar - what's not to like?

The villa is beautifully furnished and had plenty of space for the six of us (2 adults, 4 kids aged 9 - 13). The bathrooms have been recently updated and with underfloor heating, have a touch of a luxurious feel about them. The kitchen is fully equipped and everything works perfectly.

The daily cleaner, Rita, is very accommodating and can help with any questions - not that we had any as everything is very clearly laid out for you.

The owners, Paul and Oonagh, are only too happy to answer any questions very promptly and sent through directions and offered to get in some provisions ahead of arrival, which was most welcome.

All in all a fantastic 2 week break in a true 'home from home' - we would definitely like to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury Villa

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfectly situated gorgeous villa with outstanding views all round. The villa itself has everything you could need. My wife and me spent a week there with our three grown up children and we all went wow seeing it for the first time. We all loved it so much that we are going to re book for next year. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzanne, we still say wow when we walk in and we've owned it for more than ten years!!
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything we expected & more.There are only a handful of properties in the resort with direct access to the amazing beach & this is the best of them,it's also only stones throw from the Praca with it's varied restaurants.During our stay the house was cleaned daily , the pool & garden were also attended to.The whole process of booking the house & making general enquiries was effortless, the owners seem genuinely keen that you have everything needed for relaxing stay.We are already looking forward to staying again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark, we try and make everything as seamless and easy as possible for our guests. If there is anything we can improve on please let us know. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you with us again soon. Best regards, Paul
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Heaven by the sea.

  • 4 of 5

The villa position is outstanding. The villa is gets the sun all day and is light, airy, well equipped and spacious with all the facilities you need including an excellent maid service. Best is the easy access to the beach and the beautiful well tended gardens on a larger than normal plot. We enjoyed meals outside on the verandah. The good sized swimming pool looked tempting but it was March! So relaxing, there was no need to leave the villa. It was all there providing heaven beside the sea.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So this is Portugal!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to Portugal so we didn't know what to expect. We were worried that the Villa looked too good to be wrong we were. It is a perfect location to enjoy the beach, the pool, walk to restaurants, play golf and otherwise explore the Algarve. We enjoyed the location as a couple but could easily imagine sharing it with one or two other couples...lots of space and easy to find a quiet corner if need be. Paul was very good to work with and the daily cleaning staff kept everything tidy...a nice touch when renting a Villa!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad your stay was enjoyable and was worth the trip over from Canada. Hopefully see you again sometime, regards Paul
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. From the speedy, friendly and professional communication with Paul, the owner, to the villa itself, which is beautiful, cool and in the most perfect position - on the beach front and a couple of minutes stroll to the heart of the restaurant and bar area.

I had wondered beforehand if this proximity to the nightlife hub would mean that the villa was noisy at night, but no, it's tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac, so there's no noise nuisance at all. Plus, it has its own driveway, so parking is no hassle either.

The villa itself was spotlessly clean, cool, but not cold (we didn't bother with the air conditioning) and the swimming pool was endlessly enticing. The garden was beautiful too planted with scented herbs and towering palm trees that offer shade throughout the day (if you move your lounger occasionally). All in all, it's the perfect place for lazing away the day, reading and people watching, before taking in the sunset from the rooftop terrace.

Normally, we like to dash about on holiday, visiting the sites, guide books glued to the ends of our noses, but here, well, why bother? We already knew we were in just about the perfect spot. Anywhere else would have been a come down, so we spent most of our time at the villa eating simple salads and luxuriating in our little piece of paradise. Would we recommend it. Yes, whole-heartedly. It's the perfect spot for a tranquil getaway from the stress of daily life.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Vale do Lobo Royal and Ocean Courses
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

This lovely 3 bedroomed villa with its own pool is just about as close as you can get to the beach in the Algarve. This sought after property occupies one of the best locations in Vale do Lobo and offers an amazing ocean view. Vale do Lobo has restaurants to suit every taste, from Ken Lo's Memories of China at the Tennis Academy to the wide range of Thai, French, Italian and English at the Praca which is less than a five minute walk from the villa. Just outside Vale do Lobo are many other top class restaurants all within a five minute taxi ride. Vale do Lobo has everything most people would need but Quinta do Lago is five minutes away as is the local town of Almancil which can satisfy all your shopping needs. A short trip takes you to Faro shopping or in the other direction lies the superb shopping mall at Algarve shopping. Quarteira, ten minutes away, has great fish and vegetable markets on the quayside. Above all this is a superb golf destination with a dozen top class courses nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $491.52

There is a daily maid service. Linen and towels are changed weekly and beach towels are provided. We have an excellent local management agent should any problems occur. They are also able to help in arranging babysitting.
Check out time is 10am on the day of departure and access to the house is from 4pm on the day of arrival. At quiet times these can be more flexible by prior arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund