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Family friendly with private heated* pool, AC, WiFi, close to beach and golf.

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bedroom, 3 bathroom sleeping 6 plus 2 cotbeds near Quinta & Vale do Lobo

The air-conditioned villa comprises of 3 bedrooms (one double with en-suite on the first floor and two twins, one on ground floor) all with built in wardrobes, 3 bathrooms all with showers and one jacuzzi bath, lounge with CD, DVD and entertainment system showing all of the latest films, box sets and television at no extra charge, WiFi included, dining area with seating for six and a fully equipped fitted kitchen all accessing the pool terrace and garden. Outside there is a roof terrace with wooden pergola and a washing line, the enclosed rear garden has sun beds, traditional Portuguese BBQ, table and chairs for outside dining and a heated swimming pool for sole use of guests. Sand resistant beach/swim towels are included for the pool or for guests to take to the beach. The area around the swimming pool has if required a removable safety fence for peace of mind with toddlers. The front of the villa is laid to lawn with garden furniture and a driveway.

High-chairs, cot-beds, bath seats for babies and stair gates are all available if required.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Joanne Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, If in email form anything is possible
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in your villa and will most certainly recommend your villa to anyone who is considering renting.

Our granddaughter (and her parents) loved the villa and the pool, it was good seeing her gaining confidence with water.

To be honest we enjoyed every moment of our holiday, even we are home now for almost a week and we still talk about it. We definitely treasure our holiday memories as it was nice for my husband and I watching our family enjoying themselves also the villa did help because it is so comfortable and family friendly.

Thank you once again for allowing us to stay in your villa.
Jun 2014
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Family friendly with private heated* pool, AC, WiFi, close to beach and golf.
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful villa and such a relaxing place to enjoy the great surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully kept villa with lovely pool to the rear of the property which we utilised to the maximum during our week long stay.

Having holidayed in the Algarve for many years this area is absolutely perfect for the delights of Quinta do Lago and Val do Lobo with the best restaurants and beaches within five minutes journey of the villa.

Jo and Steve have set out the property to be very chilled and my family and I really enjoyed the opportunity to laze in the sunshine and when it was a little too warm, move inside to the coolness of the air conditioning.

I could not recommend staying there any higher as we enjoyed it so much we will be looking to book again really soon.

Craig Dean


  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review regarding your recent stay at Casa Lilly, it is much appreciated. We are pleased that you found the house so accommodating, felt able to chill out and treated it like a home from home. We strive for all our guests to feel this way as family holidays together are so important. We are delighted that you enjoyed so many of the great restaurants in the area and made good use of the beaches too. As you mentioned in your review because the villa is nestled between both Quinta and Vale do Lobo it is easily accessible and centrally located. We hope we can welcome you all again in the future and thank you for your booking. Warm regards, Joanne and Steve
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Casa lily ❤️

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd visit to casa lily, as soon as we open the door, it's like being home from home, flowers & delicious treats are there to welcome us! This quite little oasis offers privacy & relaxtion with a lovely outside patio & BBQ area with a small pool to cool off in, as the garden is a little sun trap!!! Inside is spacious & comfortable with generous sized bedrooms & a main family bathroom, lounge area & dining room is very sociable with all the amenities you require are in the kitchen to serve all meals & make delicious drinks!! We've had very happy days here & hopefully will return again, fabulous beaches & restaurants are 10 mins away & a great supermarket in the opposite direction in the Quinta da Lagos shopping center! Happy holidays!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon at Casa Lilly and thank you for your kind words. We love to welcome our guests with little treats, especially after travelling - a relaxing glass of chilled wine or a lovely cup of tea with cake can really hit the spot on arrival. Once again we are pleased that you enjoyed the house and felt immediately at home, making good use of all the facilities on offer. We know from speaking to you that you made the most of dining out - this time trying a number of different restaurants from your previous stay and enjoying every one - Marias, Paixa and La Parilla were some of your favourites. We hope to welcome you back again in the future and in the meantime enjoy the start of your married life together! Warm regards, Joanne and Steve
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Fantastic villa and owners!

  • 5 of 5

The villa has everything we (family of 5) were hoping for.

The excellent mattresses insured a good night's rest. The well-equiped kitchen, combined with Portugese ingredients from Apalonia-supermarket, brought us delicious 'mode-made' lunches.

The children (10, 9 and 3) had great fun in the heated pool.

The villa is in a quit neighborhood, there was hardly any traffic or 'noise'. A (rental) car is advised, since the neighborhood is purely residential.

Not only the villa was terrific, also the owners Joanne, Steve (and Haydn) are very helpfull and really make you feel welcome in their house.

In the area there are plenty of good restaurants. We enjoyed lunch at Pure Boutique in Quinta do Lago and Gigi's at the beach. Had nice diners at Florian, Maria's and Gourmet Natural. But also the burgers at the Hamburgeria Casavostra are great.

I would recommend Casa Lilly unreservedly to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very confortable house

  • 4 of 5

We've had a very pleasant stay in casa Lilly.

The house is big and well furnished, the pool is great with kids and the neighbourhood is very quiet and fancy.

Nice visits around Faro, Loulé, the sand beaches, golfs etc...

It was our first time in Algarve. In some point it looks like Florida for golfs, resorts and beach (3 hours from Paris), but the "authentic" Portugal is always close. Everybody could be satisfied. Very good compromise.

And thanks to Joanne and Steve for their welcome and their assistance.


  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frederic, Thank you so much for you lovely review. We are pleased that you and your family had a very pleasant stay at Casa Lilly and enjoyed both the house and the area. As you say the location offers both sides of Portugal - the upmarket (top class restaurants, coffee houses and shopping) and the authentic (local markets, local restaurants etc.) It sounds as though you really toured the area! We would love to welcome you back again and thank you for booking your holiday with us. Kind regards, Joanne and Steve
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Villa was fantastic and had everything and more that we wanted

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Lilly 11/4/16 for a week with my daughter.

The villa was fantastic and had everything we wanted and more. The pool was great and warm for that time of year due to it being heated. The removable fence was also great as my daughter is 4 years old so when in place I could keep an eye on her.

Great BBQ, and overall villa very spacious.

Haydn (Steve's dad) was also very helpful with recommendations on places to eat etc

Highly recommend a visit to Paixa

Will visit again for sure, everything close by and the beach was great.

Darren & Mila

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darren for your kind feedback regarding your stay at Casa Lilly. We are pleased that both you and your young daughter enjoyed your holiday and made great use of the heated swimming pool. The safety fence as you say makes staying with young children a tad more relaxing as it's always good to know that they can not access the saves you constantly worrying! We know that you ate out lots and tried an array of lovely restaurants on offer - Paixa has proved very popular this last year too. We hope to welcome you both back for holiday number two and thank you for your booking - kind regards, Joanne and Steve Jones
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Excellent Location, safe and good facilities

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at Casa Lilly. It was conveniently located and easy to find. We could easily get around to local shops and things to do, beach close by and easy to get out of the Algarve to travel around. There are too many things to list to do nearby, but Joanne will definitely be able to point you in the direction of anything from Horse Riding, to Golf and Go-Karting or just lazy days by the beach. Property was accurate to description with all amenities we needed.

We were greeted with a Cake and Bottle of wine which is a nice touch to welcome you to the villa. The villa has most of the conveniences you need with modern furniture, TV, WiFi (although would be good if Wifi reached the master bedroom). The cellar has loads of toys and games for families.

The pool is a decent size and has just about enough privacy, and the security fence is good for the safety of little ones.

House is clean and well-maintained.

Overall we had a really good time and we would recommend this villa to future guests, especially those with children. Organising was so simple. Joanne made things very easy for us and communication was excellent. We also had the convenience of having a local contact (relative of owner) who we could contact if we had questions or help. Thank you once again for all of your help.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review Paul. We are really pleased that you found our house so accommodating and that it met your young families needs. We do try and make sure that our guests have all of the local information to hand so you can do as little or as much as you want to on your holiday. It's always lovely to hear that families enjoy the restaurants and the area as much as we do too! We love to receive feedback in order to improve and ensure that we maintain standards. Therefore, your comment regarding the WiFi not connecting to the master bedroom has already been addressed and a local company has been contacted to provide a booster system upstairs to eradicate this issue as we know that this would be frustrating so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We thank you for your booking and hope to welcome you all again in the future. Kind regards, Joanne and Steve Jones
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Car: necessary

There’s plenty to keep you occupied. Sports enthusiasts will love the unrivalled golf courses, Quinta do Lago (North & South), Vale do Lobo (Royal and Ocean), Pinheros Altos and San Lorenzo 5 minutes away. Two tennis centres, carting, boating marina, equestrian centre, walking trails, water sports centre and a fun filled water park only 15 min away.

Sun worshippers have Ancoa beach only 2 minutes drive away with sun beds/parasols. Watersports with authentic restaurants overlooking the sea. The conservationist will appreciate the Ria Formosa Reserve at the eastern end of Quinta - created in 1987 to protect some of Portugal's rarer species of birds and wildlife and the zoomarina fun-park.

The shopoholic will not want to miss the Quinta Shopping a sophisticated and elegant shopping area, two larger shopping centres offer high street fashions and local markets.

A wide variety of restaurants offer international cuisine from authentic Portuguese restaurants to the converted Michelin Star.

Other Activities: Carting, boating marina, canoeing, peddle boats and water park


Rates & Availability

Almancil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2nd Oct - 5th Nov 2016
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
6th Nov 2016 - 4th March 2017
Nov 6 2016 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $244

There is an additional option for the private swimming pool to be heated. If you would like the swimming pool heating on there is an additional charge. Please advise at time of booking.
Cleaning Saturdays.
Towels and linen changed weekly or more frequently if requested.
Washing machine with liquids available for washing clothes and towels.

A provisional booking can be made and dates are held for 7 days until a 25% deposit is received. The remaining balance of the holiday is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Almancil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Adjacent bedroom 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , Adjacent bedroom 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite with mirrow and bathroom cabinet.
  • All the bathrooms are fully tiled. and include fluffy bath towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom adjacent. A travel cot is also available.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom adjacent
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite to master. A travel cot is also available.
  • Master bedroom (upstairs) - Window with shutters to front aspect. King size bed, air conditioning, built in wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with mirror and chair, hairdryer, occasional chair and refitted en-suite shower room with window to the front aspect. Bedroom two (upstairs) - Window with shutters to the rear aspect. Twin beds, air conditioning, built in wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table with mirror and chair, hairdryer and occasional chair Bathroom adjacent. Bedroom three (downstairs) - Large patio doors with shutters to the front aspect. Twin beds, air conditioning, built in wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, occasional chair, shower room adjacent.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Detachable swimming pool safety fence is available for families with young children.

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